ORC Duo charged in Home
Depot arson reject 10-year sentences
The two men charged in connection with an arson at the Home Depot in Kochville
Township, MI., have rejected 10-year sentencing agreements and have elected for
trial which may lead to longer sentences.
are charged with conducting a continuing criminal enterprise, single counts
of third-degree arson and first-degree retail fraud, and separate counts of
conspiring to commit those crimes. Prosecutors say Furline and Jenkins, who
lived in Mount Morris in Genesee County, conspired to use the fire as a
distraction to steal merchandise from the Home Depot.
The smoke from the fire got "really black, really fast, and there was a lot of
it," said Marciak, the store clerk.
Furline-Walker said she and her son had done something similar the day before at
the Home Depot at 4380 W. Corunna in Flint Township.
An affidavit for a search warrant authored by Saginaw County Sheriff's Detective
Aaron Simons states a male placed a table saw on the shopping cart and that a
woman pushed the cart out of the store following the fire. Twenty minutes later,
at the Home Depot in Burton, the same male returned the saw.
Furline has at least 20 prior felony convictions, including recent ones that
involved him assaulting police officers to the point that they were
hospitalized, Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel has said. Jenkins has at
least eight prior felony convictions dating to 1983. mlive.com
Millbury, RI: Senior citizen shoplifter hits Target
for $350 and Walmart for $700
Millbury Police were called to Target on Worcester Providence Turnpike. Linda M.
Pernini, 65, was arrested and charged with larceny over $250 and receiving
stolen property over $250. The Loss Prevention Department from Target stopped
Pernini and found about $350 worth of merchandise in her vehicle. Millbury
police also found about $700 worth of merchandise from Walmart.
Strongsville, OH: Shoplifter
uses wire cutters to remove EAS tag on 2 televisions
On Aug. 28, police were dispatched to Walmart after store security watched a man
with an orange shirt and jeans steal two TVs. The thief also took wire cutters.
He used them to take off the security tags. The man was arrested while
attempting to leave the store.
Three Detroit men arrested
at Kroger for Fraudulent Credit Card purchases of Gift Cards
""Due to the number of separate transactions being made, the loss prevention
officer suspected a fraudulent or stolen credit card was being used to make the
purchase," according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrested
three Detroit area men for credit card fraud in two separate incidents, Aug. 31
and Sept. 2 at the Kroger store on Dixie Highway in Independence Township.
Burbank, IL: Mother
Encouraged Kids To Shoplift Crest Whitestrips
Jewel-Osco Loss prevention agent told police the kids tried taking 81 beauty
products worth $681 without paying for them. Michelle Rodriguez, 31, was issued
a citation by Burbank police for encouraging the delinquency of the minors.
Great Falls, MT: Ace Hardware Shoplifting
goes bad, suspect pulls a handgun; One arrested, one fled and no injuries