Louis County, MO: Two men charged with $1,000 Baby Formula Theft from
According to charging documents, the
men loaded 55 canisters of baby formula into a tote bag in a cart, then ran
out of the store without paying. Store security officers tried to stop the
men, but they made off in a orange SUV. An officer responding to the theft
call saw the car and gave chase, but soon gave up when it became too
dangerous. The two men were later arrested by another officer. They said
they were going to sell the formula to what they called the "Arab stores".
Editor's note: Missouri does not currently have an ORC law.
Homer Glen, IL: Meijer
employee scammed on Gift Card transaction
over the phone
Police said an employee at Meijer was tricked by someone pretending to call
from Meijer's corporate offices during a July 7 scam. The victim was
instructed to put $499 on six store gift cards and $249 on the seventh one.
The victim than provided the card's serial numbers per the caller's request
before the scam was discovered later that day.
Centralia, WA: Thief
Makes Off With $800 in Merchandise at Outlet
At 5:31 p.m. on Sunday, police received a report of a second-degree theft at
a factory outlet store in the 1400 block of Lum Road. Three suspects
reportedly entered the store and stole more than $800 in merchandise before
fleeing in a silver car with Oregon license plates.
Evergreen Park, IL:
Menard's seeking a Career Criminal for Identity and Retail Theft
The Evergreen Park police detective told the judge that Walter Bacon
visited Menard's on May 17, where he brought an outdoor grill and some food
items to the cashier. When the cashier noticed that he put his own picture
on another man's driver's license, she called her supervisor. Together they
tried to stall for time until police could arrive. Bacon became wise to
their ruse and walked out of the store with the unpaid merchandise. The
cashier managed to get a photocopy of Bacon's alleged fake driver's license.
The prosecutor said Bacon has a long rap sheet, including seven prior felony
convictions and 14 misdemeanors ting back to the 1980s. Bacon is still on
Muskegon County, MI: Ricky Ricardo
White, 43, of Muskegon, 20 months to 10 years MDOC for organized retail
crime, third-time habitual offender
Buffalo, NY: Family Dollar shoplifter steals
$225 in laundry pods, pulls knife on Associate after robbery