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A woman from central Florida may face charges after allegedly trying to steal from a convenience store and striking an employee with Slim Jim meat sticks when they tried to stop her. 

Around 3:00 PM on January 23, a woman walked into the convenience store attached to a Citgo Gas Station in Pinellas Park. 

According to the police report, as soon as the potential patron entered the building, she began to verbally harass one of the store employees.  

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A mother and daughter in Tennessee have been charged with theft after allegedly stealing a dog that someone left outside in freezing temperatures during a winter storm and refusing to give it back to the owners. 

Around 5:00 PM on December 23, a deputy with the Bluff City Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office went to a home after they received a complaint about an animal. 

It was reported that the temperature outside was eight degrees Fahrenheit, and the deputy saw a female German Shepherd chained up in the backyard. The owners were not at home. The dog was inside of a makeshift shelter constructed with a plastic doghouse, straw, and a tarp. It was not an enclosed structure. 

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A married couple in Georgia was allegedly robbing a convenience store at gunpoint when a few of the customers intervened and used their own firearms to prevent it. 

Early in the evening on January 9, an Ideal Mart market in Gilmer County was visited by a man who was using a pair of women’s underwear as a makeshift face mask. The purported patron grabbed an energy drink from the cooler. 

According to reports, the man approached the cashier and pulled out a .45 caliber. He allegedly pointed it at the employee and told them to hand over the money. 

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A software engineer from Seattle who was reportedly largely influenced by the movie “Office Space” is facing charges after he allegedly pilfered over $300,000 from his former employer by editing the software. 

Last Spring, Zulily.com noticed that there was an issue with the way their checkout system was operating. 

According to reports, they learned that some of the charges from purchases and shipping fees were incorrect. They also found that the price of some of their merchandise had been lowered. 

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A former Florida news columnist and regular guest of Tucker Carlson was arrested for allegedly bilking her mother out of more than $200,000 after forcing her into an assisted living facility. 

51-year-old Catherine Areu Jones works under the name of Cathy Areu, and she used to be a columnist for the Washington Post. She hosted a podcast called Liberal Sherpa, and she used the name “Liberal Sherpa” on the occasions that she was a guest on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox.  

Jones has an 88-year-old mother, and she used to have power of attorney, but it was reportedly revoked. 

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A Connecticut woman was arrested on several charges after she allegedly used the name of an incarcerated person to fraudulently collect $20,000 in unemployment benefits during the pandemic. 

According to reports, the Statewide Prosecution Bureau and the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit received notification from the State Department of Labor concerning possible unemployment fraud.  

The investigation reportedly revealed that between May and September 2020, an individual wrongfully and fraudulently collected $15,312 in unemployment benefits.  

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A Florida woman was arrested after allegedly attacking a man in his vehicle and injuring an officer’s hand before leaping out a two-story window in a purported attempt to escape. 

On the evening of November 20, a man and his wife went to a relative’s apartment in Gainesville for a visit. 

When they were leaving, the couple got into their vehicle and a woman from an adjoining apartment rushed out the door and began screaming at the man. 

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A Pennsylvania man is facing several charges after allegedly pulling a gun on a store clerk, in addition to using the firearm to taunt the police that responded to the situation. 

Around 2:00 PM, a 53-year-old man entered a New Castle Dollar General store and asked the clerk if he could purchase a pack of cigarettes.  

According to reports, during the transaction, the man allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the cashier. 

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A man in the Florida Keys is facing several charges after allegedly breaking into a storage facility and stealing items, including 85 pounds of shrimp. 

At approximately 10:00 am on November 13, the owner of a storage facility arrived at their business and found that one of the locks had been broken off a door. Several items were missing from the building, and the owner suspected he had been robbed. 

The proprietor placed a call to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to report the purported burglary. 

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Three Florida men from Miami were arrested for allegedly stealing millions of dollars worth of meat from packaging plants in a heist that spanned through several Midwestern states. 

According to reports, in June 2021, many trailers full of frozen meats were stolen in Lancaster County, Nebraska. The reported total loss from the missing products was assessed at $1 M. 

While investigating the situation, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office worked with Homeland Security Investigation, and they discovered that 45 additional pricey meat thefts happened in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

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