Articles Posted in Theft Crimes

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A man who used to work for Disney World in Orlando is facing felony charges for allegations that he stole and then sold thousands of dollars in costumes and props from the park during the time that he worked there.

Last August, an animatronic from the Epcot area of Disney World valued at $7,000 went missing and an investigation into the theft was opened.

In November, 24-year-old Patrick Allen Spikes, a park employee at the time, was one of the suspects questioned about the incident. When speaking with the authorities Spikes said he did not steal anything from the theme park. He was still taken into custody for resisting arrest based on allegations that he had been uncooperative and argumentative when speaking with law enforcement, but the charges were dropped shortly afterward.

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A woman who was suspected of two separate incidents involving the abductions of toddlers in Los Angeles last week has been arrested as the perpetrator of one of the alleged kidnappings.

On Tuesday, the surveillance camera at a downtown Los Angeles McDonald’s recorded a 4-year-old child standing by himself near one of the tables. A woman can be seen approaching the boy before she picked him up and carried him towards the door of the restaurant. The woman was chased away when an onlooker intervened as the woman was allegedly trying to place the child inside a vehicle.

The following day, a toddler was walking with a relative when a woman reportedly tried to snatch the child. It was reported that she was unsuccessful in the alleged incident when the person with the child became suspicious of her behavior chased her away.

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A woman who used to work as the clerk of the small town of Rockville, South Carolina, has been accused of embezzling money during the time she was employed.

John’s Island resident Chelsea Bentz Schaffer began working as the clerk of Rockville in August 2017. The salary for her position was reported as being $300 per month for the first three months that she performed the job, and $500 for each month following.

Between the months of August 2017 and May 2018, it was discovered that the town’s accounts, funded through the collection of taxes from the nearly 150 people who reside in Rockville, were missing nearly $2,000.

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The resident of an Ohio home notified the authorities when they allegedly had an unexpected drop-in from an unknown woman who let herself into the dwelling without permission.

On Monday morning, a homeowner in Hamden, Ohio, allegedly found themselves face-to-face with a woman who reportedly walked through an unlocked back door and took a seat on the couch next to the family dog.

The alleged burglar spent a bit of time showing the canine affection by petting it before she reportedly walked into the kitchen on her own accord and proceeded to clean the dishes that were in the sink before leaving.

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After allegedly breaking into a Rossmoor home and startling the inhabitants, a suspect shed his clothing and climbed atop a nearby elementary school’s roof to try to escape the police.

While a 14-year-old boy was asleep in his bed an unknown man reportedly came into his room and woke him up. The teen said that the man talked to him for a minute and then proceeded to take off all of his clothing.

While the alleged intruder was busy disrobing, the boy went out of his bedroom to find his parents and alert them about the man. His father was outside of the house for a moment, and the teen located a meat cleaver for protection.

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Two Los Angeles County residents have been charged for their alleged involvement in an immigration scheme allowing them to illegally obtain $1.5 million from Chinese nationals with the false promise of visas.

34-year-old West Covina resident Nianfei Bu, and 37-year-old Hourong Zhang, from Rowland Heights, were taken into custody on Thursday after purportedly pilfering cash from Chinese nationals in 2015 and 2016.

Bu and Zhang allegedly told seven people that if they invested money in one of several five restaurants of which Bu is the proprietor they would be given visas. The money was allegedly taken from the unknowing investors by Bu and Zhang, but the visas were never produced.

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When a Lyft driver and another automobile were in a collision, the driver of the other car allegedly responded by flying off the handle and attempting to assault the service vehicle’s operator.

Hollywood, Florida, residents Carlos Camilo Nino and his wife were out for a drive on Sunday, when and he an SUV being used as a Lyft and in the act of transporting two passengers at the time reportedly crashed.

Following the impact, the two vehicles reportedly pulled into the parking lot of a nearby library so that they could handle the matter.

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An alleged thief was apprehended for wasting an expensive cut of beef by placing it inside of his pants in a purported attempt to take it without paying.

On the morning of April 20, 40-year-old Eric Worden was reportedly inside of a Publix grocery store when one of the workers in the establishment said that they saw the man sticking a large package of meat in his pants.

When the manager of the store was told about what was allegedly witnessed, he went up to Worden and reportedly saw a disproportionate bulge in the man’s crotch area. The manager told Worden that he suspected there were stolen goods in his clothes, to which Worden allegedly responded by ditching a rib roast and then the location.

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A man has been accused of appropriating more than $166,000 from his nonagenarian mother’s credit and bank accounts to purchase sexual items and online sex shows.

Shaun Joseph, 59, and his 91-year-old mother were residing together in a home in Dayton, Ohio. Joseph was caring for the daily needs of his mom, as she had become increasingly unable to do so for herself due to escalating dementia and failing eyesight.

At the start of December 2018, family members came to the Joseph household for a visit and felt that something might be amiss with the way the caregiving was being provided. They reportedly found the woman unkempt and unable to communicate, and they attributed her decline to a lack of proper care from Joseph.

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When a woman believed she was being pursued by zombies, she took cover inside a delivery truck and allegedly tried to take the vehicle in an attempt to escape the undead predators.

A driver employed by Sparkletts was making his deliveries on Tuesday when he left his truck for a moment to drop off some water bottles at an Oklahoma Walmart store.

While collecting the store’s order off the truck, the driver said that he heard what sounded like the door of the vehicle slamming shut. Upon inspection of the sound, he said that a woman was inside of the vehicle, which reportedly also contained the keys and his phone. The woman had already proceeded to lock herself in the cab before he could prevent it.