Articles Tagged with theft

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Minutes after his release from jail, a man who was lacking a ride was accused of trying to steal nearly 2 dozen vehicles in a purported effort to drive himself away from the facility.

68-year-old Dennis Libonati, who resides in Homosassa, spent a little over four months incarcerated in the Land O’Lakes Detention Center.

After he was processed out and released near 10:30 PM, Libonati exited the building and reportedly headed for the parking lot and allegedly entered an area that was only for official use and restricted from the public.

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A Glendale man who was previously convicted for messing with iconic Hollywood fixtures has been accused of theft after the Marilyn Monroe statue went missing from its Hollywood Gateway home.

Around 11:00 pm on June 16, a surveillance camera positioned at the Gateway facing “The Four Ladies of Hollywood” gazebo recorded what appeared to be a male descending from the top of the structure where the Marilyn statue been affixed. It was purported that the suspect used a tool to saw the statue from its base before walking to the nearby Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. A group consisting of the suspect, two men, and a woman had gathered by the time they reached the destination.

The Los Angeles Police Department opened an investigation and the same detective who worked on a case involving the destruction of Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star began to research the details of the incident involving the disappearance of the artistic depiction of Marilyn Monroe.

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A Florida man was arrested for allegedly stealing many inflatable pool toys over several months, presumably for his sexual pleasure.

During the past seven months, specific residents of Palm Bay reportedly found that their blow-up pool floats had disappeared on more than one occasion. Some of the screens at the homes were reportedly destroyed in order to gain access to the toys.

The authorities began to receive complaints, and over a dozen people reported the alleged thefts of their pool toys. The police posited that the suspect responsible had swiped a large amount of the inflatables based on the fact that most of the alleged victims did not log complaints until they had been stolen from a few times.

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A woman who held the position of director of a child care and preschool facility funded by the state has been accused of embezzling over $75,000 by reporting that more than the actual number of children were enrolled and keeping the extra money.

Jan Coleman was employed as the program director for the Hazlehurst United Methodist Church Child Care and Preschool in Mississippi for several years.

Beginning in late 2014 and extending through July 2018, Coleman allegedly falsified the number of children that were attending the program, which is funded by the state Department of Human Services and used for low-income families in need of childcare.

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A Pennsylvania man has been accused of pilfering over $1300 worth of soft drinks from a local pharmacy over a 2 month period.

The authorities recently had been investigating the CVS Pharmacy in Lancaster Township for their reportedly high number of recent thefts.

Toward the end of their probe, they discovered a man who had visited the location on numerous occasions and appeared to have left the store with soda that he did not pay for.

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The authorities are searching for a woman they believe matches the identity of a suspect reported for stealing nearly two dozen bottles of vodka, and several cases of toilet tissue.

A Baton Rouge area Walmart was the target of theft totaling nearly $800 on May 12.

A woman wheeling a cart filled with 21 bottles of Tito’s vodka, topped with four cases of toilet paper, walked past the checkout area and out the door without paying for the items.

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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.