Articles Posted in Theft Crimes

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A Houston man has been accused of theft after he reportedly visited a local sex shop and allegedly stole several items on Monday.

On the evening of January 20, 23-year-old Jaquan Thompson, a man currently out on bond who is facing felony theft charges, allegedly went to an adult shop called Katz Boutique.

During his shopping excursion, Thompson reportedly grabbed an assortment of items off the shelves including sex toys, high heeled shoes, lubricant, and at least 21-pieces of lingerie and set them on the counter.

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While his grandmother’s funeral was taking place a man allegedly broke into his grandfather’s residence and took guns without permission.

26-year-old Cameron Michael Reine’s grandmother passed away recently and her funeral was held last Thursday.

While the rest of his family paid their final respects to his grandmother, Reine allegedly used the time as a chance to break in and steal from their Evansville home while his grandfather was at the service.

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The 26-year-old wife of a 77-year-old millionaire is facing several theft-related charges after she allegedly tried to fraudulently obtain $1 million of his money without his knowledge.

Lin Helena Halfon, an Israel native, and her husband Richard Rappaport, the president of a Tampa-based medical device distribution company called Panther Medical, have been married for approximately 7-months. The couple reportedly lives separately with Halfon residing in her own apartment.

Last November, Halfon reportedly visited Amscot Financial in Tampa and presented a cashier’s check made out to her husband to the teller, and allegedly informed the staff that she and Rappaport planned to use the cash for the purchase of a yacht in Miami. The request was denied due to the fact that Rappaport was not present at the time.

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A man facing felony extortion and other theft charges for an alleged incident involving a car dealership has been accused of trying to imitate a prosecuting attorney in an attempt to have his own case dismissed.

47-year-old Christian Eugene Mosco, listed in records as currently homeless, stays in the Daytona, Florida area.

In May 2019, Mosco allegedly tried to scam the owner of Jon Hall Chevrolet out of $50,000 and a new car under the guise that he had obtained customer records and personal information.

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A Massachusetts palm reader has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a mother after the self-proclaimed psychic offered to rescue her daughter’s soul from demon possession.

37-year-old Tracey Milanovich was running a business in Somerset called Tracy’s Psychic Palm Reader, where the woman sold her services as a psychic and spiritual healer to her clients.

When the mother of a 10-year-old girl came to Milanovich for assistance, the palm reader allegedly informed the woman that her child was possessed, and “dead in God’s eyes.”

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An ex-Wisconsin deputy has been accused of combing through the obituaries in an alleged attempt to locate homes she reportedly intended to burglarize while the residents were attending funerals for their loved ones.

29-year-old Janelle Gericke worked as a deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office for a period of 15-months beginning in February 2016 before she was reportedly fired from her position.

In 2018, between February and June, at least seven residences were allegedly chosen by Gericke with the intention of burglarizing them during times she believed that the inhabitants would not be home.

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A theft suspect from North Dakota allegedly lit a Bible on fire in an attempt to conceal his effort to steal merchandise from a local Walmart store.

On December 13, at a Bismarck Walmart store with shoppers and employees inside, a fire reportedly broke out.

When the authorities arrived, one of the workers present during the event provided footage from the surveillance camera that displayed a man wearing a ski mask while concealing what was believed to be a Bible under his dark clothing. While in the garden center of the establishment the suspect walked behind boxes on the floor where he was assumed to have lit the holy tome ablaze using lighter fluid as an accelerant.

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A North Carolina Wells Fargo employee has been accused of stealing $90,000 from the financial institution after he was found posting images of himself on social media with large stacks of cash.

At the end of last April, 29-year-old Arlando Henderson accepted a job offer to work inside the cash vault at a Charlotte, North Carolina, branch of Wells Fargo bank.

A couple of months after Henderson started his new position, the man allegedly started swiping money that came from deposits made by customers of the bank.

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Two women were nabbed while allegedly attempting to leave a Walmart store with stolen merchandise while the store was filled with law enforcement agents and families during the annual “Shop With a Cop” event.

Shop With a Cop, a nationally recognized effort supported by donations, tries to help families with children who have been victims of crimes or are suffering from financial hardships. Some of their outreach is meant to facilitate a trusting relationship between children and law enforcement in cases where children have had interactions with police during criminal situations. The children and their families meet at Walmart and law enforcement agents take children through the store filling baskets with toys and goodies they desire for the holiday season.

On the morning of December 10 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, local families were gathered with their children at Walmart so they could take part in the “Shop With a Cop” event.

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After a drunken brawl that caused him injuries, an Ohio man allegedly walked into the home of a sleeping family he did not know and slept on their couch until they awoke and called the authorities.

On November 30, 30-year-old Colin Febus reportedly spent the evening enjoying alcoholic beverages at a local bar.

Before Febus made it back to his residence, he and a person with whom he was not acquainted reportedly got into a physical fight. Febus suffered from a broken nose, in addition to two black eyes as a result of the altercation.