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 Three men who were arrested for allegedly stealing over $1,000 worth of merchandise at Target in Brick Township are also suspected of taking part in several similar thefts that occurred throughout the state. 

On the afternoon of April 6, a Target store in Brick was reportedly robbed by three men. 

When the authorities were alerted, detectives with the Police Street Crimes Unit went to the store to investigate the situation. It was reported that they had been investigating similar thefts that had been taking place in large retail stores, such as Target and Walmart. The heists had been taking place recently in the local area, as well as in other parts of New Jersey. 

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A woman in Florida has been accused of approaching men that she does not know and hugging them for the alleged purpose of stealing their wallets to use their credit cards. 

65-year-old Kathy Stevens lives in Clearwater, Florida. 

According to the local authorities, Stevens is known as the “hugging bandit” for allegedly bestowing costly embraces upon men she has never met before. It is purported by the police that she does so because it affords her the opportunity to take their wallets without it being immediately detected by the alleged victims. 

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A man was taken into custody after the police asserted that he is connected to a string of thefts where items were taken from several vehicles at local greenways and parks. 

Throughout the month of February, the authorities in Nashville received several notifications from people who had items stolen from their parked cars. The alleged victims had their vehicles parked at dog parks and greenways in the area. 

On February 5, a woman who had parked her car and left it unlocked at Two Rivers Dog Park reported that when she got into her vehicle, she noticed her wallet was no longer there. 

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A woman’s acquaintance allegedly broke into her home while she slept and stole money, credit cards, and her sex toys.

Michael Holden is a 36-year-old resident of Tyrone, Pennsylvania.

Holden has had several interactions with the authorities for multiple purported illegal acts. When speaking with the police, the man has always reportedly been wearing a baseball cap with the Pittsburgh Pirates logo.

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A teenager employed at a Georgia Kroger has been accused of stealing nearly $1M from the store by allegedly making invalid returns of merchandise.

19-year-old Tre Brown works at the gas station at a Kroger store located in Duluth, Georgia.

During an estimated two week period, from the end of December through the beginning of January, Brown allegedly found a way to scam Kroger for an exorbitant amount of money.

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When the authorities believed that they spotted a man in the act of trying to steal gasoline they detained the suspect and he is being charged for the accusation.

On Wednesday, an agent with the Brevard County Sherriff’s Office’s Economic Crimes Unit was at a gas station when he saw a man that he felt was spending an unusually long amount of time while using a gas pump. The agent additionally posited that the man was intentionally trying to stay out of sight, and thought that he might have a large tank to store the gasoline he was pumping.

The driver, identified as Esmerido Osori, left the filling station and he was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation.

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A woman was taken into custody on allegations that she stole the identities of at least two of the elderly patients for whom she provided in-home health care, and used the information for her personal financial gain.

Aujana Johnson-Payne works for an agency in Orange County where she is sent on live-in assignments to clients’ homes, and she supplies them with meeting their healthcare needs. Many of the patients are senior citizens who live with debilitating symptoms after suffering strokes, developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other serious afflictions.

Johnson-Payne has been accused of abusing her position with two elderly patients in her care when at some point during her employment she reportedly stole their credit card or debit card information and assumed their identities to make purchases for herself.

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On Thursday a woman was taken into custody and charged for an incident that occurred on February 8 in Irvine, when a woman walking toward a store had her purse snatched.

Approximately one week ago in the evening a woman parked her car in the lot of Bath and Body Works and walked through the parking lot toward the entrance of the store. Before she was able to make it to the door someone advanced upon her from behind and tried to grab the purse off of her shoulder.

The victim fought to keep her belongings and wrestled with the perpetrator until she fell to the ground. She reported that the woman stealing her purse then began kicking her in the forehead and upper body before taking the bag and driving away in a black sedan.

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A Dana Point resident who allegedly made millions of dollars in purchases through fraudulent means at several businesses in San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties is facing 89 charges for the schemes.

Over a nine-month period last year, businesses in three Southern California counties were the victims of a forced-sale scheme consisting of the perpetrator purchasing expensive merchandise with credit cards; some of which were fake and others were inactive. The standard authorization process that the credit card machines typically issue was surpassed by the customer requesting that the sales associate enter the transaction by hand or telling them to force the sale through.

When the transactions were processed by the credit card companies the merchants received notification that the payment was not approved.

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