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A woman who resides in Red Bluff was arrested after she was accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from an employer by using a company credit card without authorization. 

In May 2022, the Major Crimes Unit at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation into a possible embezzlement crime. 

The detectives believed the purportedly embezzled money started disappearing in March 2019. 

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Last weekend, a teenage girl was accused of driving drunk in a stolen truck after she crashed the vehicle and fled from the scene. 

Early in the morning on September 17, the Petaluma police were informed about a single-vehicle accident in the local area involving a Chevrolet truck. 

When officers went to the location, they spoke with people who said they saw the accident as it happened. It was reported that a young female driver smashed the vehicle into a fence.  

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A therapist in New Jersey was charged for fraudulently using her clients’ credit cards to pay for approximately $40,000 in psychic readings from a downloadable app. 

According to reports, the woman was a provider and the owner of the Counseling by the Sea therapy center in Ocean City, New Jersey, and she recently went through a breakup with her boyfriend. 

She said she used the Sanctuary Ventures downloadable app, which offers daily horoscopes, personalized astrology, and psychic readings, in an attempt “to gain clarity.” After regular use, she reported that she displayed addictive behavior when using the app. 

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A man who was a Hialeah firefighter for two decades was accused of selling thousands of life support certification cards for over $870,000 without giving the necessary instructional classes to the applicants. 

For the past two years, a 60-year-old man who was a firefighter for 20 years with the Hialeah Fire Department was teaching life support classes to people seeking certification from the American Heart Association.  

It was reported that the man has training and certifications in several techniques such as basic, advanced cardiovascular, and advanced pediatric life support. 

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A Florida man is facing many charges after he allegedly threatened the lives of the residents of a home he entered, in addition to police, and workers at a local hospital. 

On September 4, a married couple was in their home in R Section, a community of Palm Coast, Florida.  

While they were preparing a meal, a stranger reportedly entered their house. The husband ordered him to leave. 

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A shopper in a Texas Walmart is facing several charges after the authorities accused her of trying to steal items by using the barcode scanner incorrectly while checking out of the store. 

It was reported that on September 3, the Walmart Supercenter in Brownsville, Texas, had a patron who tried to scam them when they used the self-checkout. 

The woman reportedly had items in her cart totaling an estimated $100. 

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An assistant manager at a Florida Dollar Tree store allegedly took her 15-year-old son to the store to assist her in stealing over $5,000 during a staged robbery. 

According to reports, one of the duties of the assistant manager at Dollar Tree is to handle the after-hours cash bank deposits when the store closes. 

In the middle of August, some of the deposits were reportedly never received by the bank. 

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A Tennessee man is facing over three dozen theft charges after being accused of using the identities of others to steal over $260,000 from his job. 

37-year-old Lashawn Green worked as a manager at the People Ready temp agency in Covington Pike from December 2020 until February 2022. 

Employees of People Ready are issued a debit card for their pay to be direct deposited, and they use a digital app as a timecard to track their hours. 

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When the police caught a woman driving an allegedly stolen vehicle who forced them to chase her through Shasta County, they said she punched a K9 officer while resisting arrest. 

On the evening of August 7, a woman was reportedly driving around Redding in a silver Acura. 

Just after 7:00 pm, the authorities began receiving calls from bystanders who said they saw a silver Acura being driven unsafely. The callers said that the driver was going the wrong way on the road into oncoming traffic. 

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A Houston man is facing charges after he allegedly stole an ambulance from a hospital and smashed into several cars at two fast food restaurants. 

On the evening of July 31, it was reported that a Houston Fire Department ambulance that was parked outside of the West Houston Medical Center hospital was stolen. 

According to reports, the alleged thief drove down the road to a fast food restaurant and slammed into three cars parked in the parking lot. 

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