Articles Tagged with theft

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An Uwchlan Township woman allegedly claimed she had cancer in a purported attempt to scam people who donated to her fundraisers out of the money they pledged to assist her.

31-year-old Jessica Smith reportedly said she was being treated for Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, and she reached out to the public using GoFundMe and Facebook in an alleged attempt to raise money.

In the fundraisers, Smith, reportedly using the name Jessica Veronica Cornell, allegedly stated that she was suffering from her treatments and that she was struggling to make ends meet due to the high cost of her medical bills.

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An Arizona man is suspected of stealing several cases of beer from the same market that he reportedly visited 17-times during an eight-day period late in July.

The QuikTrip Market in Mesa, Arizona, reported that they were missing an estimated $1100 worth of their beer inventory at the end of July.

When the authorities were notified about the situation and started to investigate the source of the missing alcohol, they reviewed the market’s surveillance videos from the time period in question in an attempt to track down the suspect with the purportedly sticky fingers.

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A man who was employed with the Utah Transit Authority has been accused of spending the past few years accumulating over $450,000 by sneaking fares from the collection boxes.

On September 10, a person notified the authorities when they thought his neighbor’s behavior seemed suspicious. The caller claimed they spotted what they believed was the man transferring buckets full of change into the garage of his home more than once. The neighbor also reported that he watched as the man took the buckets to Walmart and used a machine to cash the coins in for bills. When asking a regular employee of the Walmart if they knew what the situation with the man and the change machine was, it was reported that the worker believed the man owned an arcade as he made a habit of turning in coins at their store.

The suspect in question was identified as Taylorsville resident David Leroy Healy, a 54-year-old man who has worked for the Utah Transit Authority for close to two decades. Healy, who has done several jobs at UTA, was reported as most recently holding a position as a technician who maintained the equipment used for fare collection.

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A woman who was seen riding a bicycle down the highway while topless has been accused of stealing from a clothing store near the location that she was apprehended.

On September 19, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible theft that had taken place at the Surfside Outfitters clothing and souvenir store in Ft. Walton Beach.

An employee said that a woman had come into the establishment and put on a pair of flip flop sandals that were on display for $19.99. She then allegedly took another piece of merchandise and put it inside of the bag she was carrying before she left the store without paying for the items. It was reported that the alleged thief had been using a bicycle as her mode of transportation.

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The manager of a Dollar General in Georgia has been accused of setting the location on fire while shoppers were inside in an alleged effort to hide her theft of money from the store.

On the morning of August 17, the Dollar General in Douglas, Georgia, suffered from a blaze that consumed an estimated $700,000 in internal and external damages. The fire reportedly broke out while customers were inside of the store.

While the authorities investigated the circumstances surrounding the fire they discovered that it was started in two different locations inside of the building.

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A married couple has been accused of treating money they discovered in their bank account as a windfall by spending it before contacting the financial institution to find out where the hefty sum came from.

On May 31, Montoursville couple Robert and Tiffany Williams reportedly noticed an inexplicably large balance totaling $120,000 above the $1,100 they actually had in their account at the BB&T Bank.

Though they allegedly knew that the money wasn’t theirs the Williams’ reportedly spent nearly three-weeks following the financial anomaly indulging in purchases including but not limited to an SUV, two ATV’s, and a car trailer. Bills were paid, and friends with money trouble were awarded $15,000 by the couple, purportedly using the funding found in the account.

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A man who claimed he was making a Netflix movie in Hollywood has been accused of bilking $14 million out of the people he allegedly convinced to foot the bill for the false film.

Manhattan Beach, California, resident Adam Joiner ran a company called Dark Planet Pictures, LLC.

A few years ago, Joiner reportedly decided he wanted to work on a movie project for a 19th Century period piece casting famous Hollywood actors in the roles and gave it the preliminary title of “Legends.”

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When a store employee tried to approach a woman they believed was stealing food from the market she allegedly attempted to run the man down with her vehicle.

On August 14, one of the clerks employed by Martin’s Food store in Eldersburg, Maryland, thought he recognized a woman who was thought to have stolen from the establishment on a previous occasion.

The employee trailed her around the grocery store until he watched the woman allegedly make her exit without paying for the items she had collected while shopping.

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After a woman reported that her debit card had been stolen from her purse the authorities arrested a suspect who was reportedly set up by the actual alleged perpetrator of the theft.

On August 5, Joei Thompson was hanging out at the Chestnut St. Inn in Butler, PA.

When Thompson decided to call it a night around 1:00 am, she reportedly offered a man who was visiting the same establishment a ride home as she left the bar.

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A woman and her boyfriend who worked as delivery drivers for Amazon have been accused of snatching a family’s dog and trying to sell the pet on Craigslist.

On July 5, a male and female pair were delivering parcels for Amazon in a Parker County, Texas, neighborhood.

The couple came across a home where they saw a dog in the front yard and they allegedly decided to pick up the pup.