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ORC 7-27-16




Orangeburg, SC : Second of 7 sentenced in Dollar General $56,000 ORC Ring/Employee Theft
An Elloree woman must pay restitution and serve probation for her role in a theft ring at Dollar General. Shantell Alexzander McFadden, 26, pleaded guilty to breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued more than $2,000 but less than $10,000. McFadden pleaded guilty on July 22. Dickson sentenced her to prison for five years, suspending the balance of the term to five years of probation. She was also ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to Dollar General. McFadden is the second person to plead guilty in the theft ring. On June 22, Laquilla Serbino Leola Washington, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued at $10,000 or more, sentenced her to prison for three years. According to Police, both McFadden and Washington were part of a seven-member theft ring comprised of Dollar General employees. Warrants accuse them of stealing from the store between July 2015 and Dec. 28, 2015. Avinger's report states that Washington was a shift manager and led the ring. The estimated value of merchandise stolen from the Dollar General store in Elloree is $56,000.

Walgreen's Employee arrested for theft of 1274 Hydrocodone pills, valued at nearly $1,000
According to Police, an LPD corporal met with a Walgreen's loss-prevention specialist on Monday. The loss-prevention specialist said that he had been in the area investigating the fact that the numbers on the pill inventories were not coming out right. He also told the officer that the common factor was that Peterson was when Peterson, a shift leader, was working around the pharmacy. "He looked at some video and discovered that he could see Peterson on camera taking the bottles of Hydrocodone 1./325mg from the shelf, walking around the shelf corner where she could not be seen on camera, and then coming back into view on camera." When the LPD corporal entered the room with the loss prevention specialist and Peterson, the loss-prevention specialist told the officer that Peterson still had some of the stolen pills in her possession. Nineteen Hydrocodone pills were on a napikin in front of her.

Bedford, NH: Police seeking ID of possible twin females in $1,800 Credit Card Fraud
Bedford police are seeking two women who are suspects in a credit card fraud case who may be related. Police say maybe even twins. Bedford Police are searching for the two in connection to fraudulent credit card transactions at the Hannaford Supermarket. The credit card number was reported stolen, by the owner who still had the original card in her possession. The two females purchased gift cards valued at $1,800.

Panama City, FL: ORC gang hit Sears in Panama City, possible connection to thefts in Dothan, AL
Panama City Police need your help identifying three suspects believed to be responsible for an area retail theft. Officers say on July 14th, surveillance video caught three women entering the Sears at the Panama City Mall and allegedly walking out with just over $450 in merchandise. Authorities believe the three may be responsible for other retail thefts locally, as well as in the Dothan, Alabama area.

Eugene, OR: Two Home Depot employees help capture shoplifter  
Police received calls of a customer at Home Depot who was attempting to steal from the store at about 6:12 p.m. on Monday, July 25. Police say 22-year-old Brandon Mundell attempted to leave without paying for the equipment he had taken. An employee attempted to contact him outside the store but Mundell ran. They said the employee grabbed Mundell in efforts to stop him and was able to detain the Mundell until police arrived. Mundell was arrested on a warrant for second-degree theft, stemming from a 2014 case in Multnomah County, also was cited for second-degree theft and harassment.

Sioux City, IA: Two charged for stealing from Kohl's using purple suitcase

San Antonio, TX: Two women used children in brazen robberies from H-E-B, Walmart


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