County, FL: Sheriff's Office arrests 4 on racketeering charges after nearly
$179,000 worth of thefts
Jacksonville residents are in custody and three more are being sought in
connection with the theft of electronics totaling $178,929 from Wal-Mart
stores through the Southeast, including five Polk County cities. They have
been charged with conspiracy to engage in racketeering, grand theft and
conspiracy to commit grand theft. A racketeering charge is a first-degree
felony and carries up to 30 years in prison if defendants are convicted.
Statewide, there were thefts at Wal-Marts in 26 counties.
Mass. Home Depot Ex-Con
Pleads Guilty to Hitting Them Again for $35k
Massachusetts man who already served time in prison for defrauding Home
Depot has admitted doing it again. The U.S. attorney's office says
56-year-old Robert Dooley, of Salem, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Boston
federal court to 10 counts of wire fraud. Authorities say he took items off
the shelves and brought them to the return desk in exchange for store
credit. He admitted defrauding the store of more than $35,000.
Dooley was sentenced in 2007 to five years in prison after being
convicted of defrauding Atlanta-based Home Depot of more than $330,000 in a
CC Fraud Female Duo Busted in Clarksville, In.
Two women were arrested in Clarksville Indiana and are currently in Clark
County Jail for perpetuating and running a highly successful fake credit
card ring. The women's modus operendi was to buy iPhones with the
stolen credit cards, fence them and sell them for cash, and then
load the cash on to different gift cards which they would then use for their
Interestingly enough, the police have found that the
two women are not friends; in fact, they only met each other less than a
week ago. The Secret Service has been called in to investigate this case,
especially because all the credit cards and licenses have the names of real
people, people whose identities these women stole. myinforms.com
CC Fraud Gang Member
gets 1.5 to 3 yrs state prison in NY
Brayboy, 38, pleaded guilty in June to attempted criminal possession of a
forged instrument, a felony, for a December arrest at the Million Dollar
Half-Mile outlet centers. Police said he was part of a group that was trying
to use stolen credit cards to buy gift cards at stores, but police were
called by a suspicious store employee. He has a prior felony robbery
conviction in Westchester County, for which he was on parole at the time of
his local arrest.
Two arrested with ten
fake credit cards in Midwest City, Okla. - Hitting Sam's Club stores
Both Ashley Mark and Tiarie Hall are accused of trying to use the fake
credit card numbers at the Midwest City Sam's Club and at Sam's Club stores
in Tulsa, Norman and Moore.
Victoria's Secret Pink hit for $1,700 in
merchandise in Grab & Run
Two men took
little time stealing merchandise from a West Towne Mall boutique Tuesday
night, grabbing over $1,700 worth of goods in less than a minute before
fleeing on foot. The retail theft happened at about 6:30 p.m. at Victoria's
Secret Pink. "A manager said the corporate office believes the same men are
responsible for thousands of dollars worth of thefts at Pink stores in
Wisconsin and Illinois," said Madison Police spokesman Joel DeSpain.
East Caln Township, PA:
Wegmans detains 2 women in $1,630 Credit Card/ Gift Card Scheme
On Aug. 9, Police received a report that the credit cards the two
women reportedly used to purchase various gift cards, including Old Navy,
Macy's, iTunes and Nike, were fraudulent with the purchases totaling $1,630.
Denville, NJ: Walgreen
shoplifter hit several times in one day: $1,600 of merchandise recovered
On Aug. 10, police received a call about a man shoplifting from
Walgreens on West Main Street. Police found Angel Collazo, 38, at a Sunoco
gas station on Route 46. Police found the proceeds of the thefts inside his
vehicle and the ensuing investigation revealed Collazo had walked in and out
of Walgreens with items hidden in his pants several times, stealing about
$1,600 worth of merchandise.
Hanover, MD: Police
release Photo of Old Navy shoplifters who assaulted Loss Prevention
Anne Arundel County Police have released images of shoplifting
suspects who allegedly stole items from a store at Arundel Mills mall and
used pepper spray on a security guard. The encounter happened Aug. 8 at the
Old Navy store in the mall.
Sumter County, FL:
Walgreens Pharmacy Tech busted for theft of nearly 1000 pills
A Deputy was called Monday to the Walgreens on Bella Cruz Drive where
a Regional Manager reported that 508 Alprazolam and 430 Hydrocodone pills
were missing. The regional manager indicated that a pharmacy technician,
21-year-old Jaquila Kelley, was suspected of taking the pills. The deputy
questioned Kelley who admitted she had taken pills from the pharmacy on five