Articles Tagged with theft

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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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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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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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Three women who run Los Angeles County stores are the main focus of an investigation that led to charges against 17 people who allegedly took part in the misuse of food stamp benefits.

Maria Teresa Ramirez, 37, her 54-year-old mother Maria Magdalena Salgado, and 37-year-old Yessica Raquel Garay each reportedly run different locations of three convenience stores owned by the mother and daughter.

Over a 6-year period beginning in 2011, the three women allegedly afforded some of their customers with cards containing SNAP funds the ability get cash instead of food if they agreed to give some of the money obtained to the store as a fee for the service.

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A report to the authorities from a man who said that he was the victim of thievery after he paid for a sexual encounter that fell through did so to his own detriment when they became more interested in his actions those in his claim.

Jon Omer Sengul, a 50-year-old Florida homeless man, reportedly rented a room at a Days Inn with $500 and the purported intention of paying for sex.

Sengul allegedly approached four people staying in another room at the motel and handed over his cash with the agreement that they would come to his room and perform sexual acts with him.

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A well-to-do South Carolina man has accused a woman that he believed he was dating for the last decade of exploiting his emotions in order to extort $500,000 from him.

75-year-old Diarmuid Hogan was visiting New York City in 2009 when he met a 23-year-old woman who was employed as a model. The two hit it off and began to talk when the young lady allegedly disclosed that she was in financial trouble.

The woman, Jacqueline Frances Moore, reportedly insinuated that she was open to having a physical relationship with Hogan, and he decided to extend financial assistance for her needs.

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A man has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior toward a teenage girl after the authorities saw pictures he allegedly digitally sent to her, some of which were reported as showing his tattooed privates.

A 16-year-old female student recently told a safety officer at her high school that she had gotten text messages from a man that was a mentor at the outreach program she is a part of. The girl stated that the pictures were illicit in nature and that she did not ask for or expect them. One of them was allegedly a shot of the words “Fun Size” tattooed on the suspect’s penis.

The unique tattoo of the miniature Snicker’s candy bar catchphrase in addition to the other reported details led the authorities to suspect that Joshua Louis Hillyard, a 28-year-old man who provided mentoring for the outreach program, was the man the alleged victim spoke of.

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A San Francisco man was charged with three felonies on Wednesday after he was accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman in her apartment on New Year’s Eve.

A 99-year-old woman who resides in a Chinatown housing project reported that a man knocked on her door around 12:30 pm on New Year’s Eve. She said that she opened the door and tried to obstruct him from entering, but he came inside anyway.

After the man was in her apartment, the alleged victim said that he washed his hands before he pulled down his pants and tried to have sex with her upon her bed. She reportedly told the man that he was causing her physical pain, which caused him to cease and leave her home.

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A man was arrested at an Oregon police station when officers working inside viewed him allegedly trying to steal a bike that was locked up outside near the front door.

Early in the evening on December 27, a surveillance camera at the Gladstone Police Department recorded someone walking toward the front of the building wearing dark clothing with a hood, and a piece of fabric concealing their facial area.

Officers inside the police station reported that as they were watching the live footage streaming from the video camera they noticed that the man appeared to be carrying a tool.