Articles Posted in Theft Crimes

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A man accused of breaking into homes was allegedly found carting a 4-year-old girl along with him during his purported heists.

Around 8:00 am last Thursday, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department was alerted by a concerned person who saw an adult and a small child that they didn’t recognize walking around their neighbor’s backyard while carrying bags.

When the deputies dispatched to the Edgewater location reported, they spoke with the homeowner, who said that they found some wires on their boat that looked as if someone had tried to manipulate them in an effort to start the engine.

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A Florida man was arrested for allegedly stealing many inflatable pool toys over several months, presumably for his sexual pleasure.

During the past seven months, specific residents of Palm Bay reportedly found that their blow-up pool floats had disappeared on more than one occasion. Some of the screens at the homes were reportedly destroyed in order to gain access to the toys.

The authorities began to receive complaints, and over a dozen people reported the alleged thefts of their pool toys. The police posited that the suspect responsible had swiped a large amount of the inflatables based on the fact that most of the alleged victims did not log complaints until they had been stolen from a few times.

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A woman who held the position of director of a child care and preschool facility funded by the state has been accused of embezzling over $75,000 by reporting that more than the actual number of children were enrolled and keeping the extra money.

Jan Coleman was employed as the program director for the Hazlehurst United Methodist Church Child Care and Preschool in Mississippi for several years.

Beginning in late 2014 and extending through July 2018, Coleman allegedly falsified the number of children that were attending the program, which is funded by the state Department of Human Services and used for low-income families in need of childcare.

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A Pennsylvania man has been accused of pilfering over $1300 worth of soft drinks from a local pharmacy over a 2 month period.

The authorities recently had been investigating the CVS Pharmacy in Lancaster Township for their reportedly high number of recent thefts.

Toward the end of their probe, they discovered a man who had visited the location on numerous occasions and appeared to have left the store with soda that he did not pay for.

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The authorities are searching for a woman they believe matches the identity of a suspect reported for stealing nearly two dozen bottles of vodka, and several cases of toilet tissue.

A Baton Rouge area Walmart was the target of theft totaling nearly $800 on May 12.

A woman wheeling a cart filled with 21 bottles of Tito’s vodka, topped with four cases of toilet paper, walked past the checkout area and out the door without paying for the items.

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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.