Articles Tagged with theft

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A married couple from Virginia accused of pilfering more than $1.4 M from the Paycheck Protection Program was taken into custody at the airport when it was discovered they were leaving the U.S. in a purported attempt to escape criminal penalties.

Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) put many small businesses in danger of having to shut their doors, the U.S. Small Business Association began offering a loan called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). It was designed to help owners keep their employees on the payroll during the pandemic.

A press release from the Justice Department informed the public that they found purportedly fraudulent PPP applications submitted to at least a dozen institutions during the months of April and May, and they asserted the responsible parties were a couple from Ashburn.

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A man allegedly robbed items from a woman’s car and reportedly spent over $1100 in cash and unauthorized credit card purchases at Walmart and tobacco shops.

Spanish Fork, Utah resident Nakoda Stan Millet was accused of illegally entering the vehicle of a Chick-Fil-A worker while she was working her shift on June 8.

The 24-year-old alleged thief reportedly took off after tearing the stereo from the dash, and allegedly also scored the woman’s purse which held her wallet and credit cards.

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A Florida woman is facing charges after it was alleged that she and her jailed boyfriend had a virtual sex encounter during a video visit while a young boy was reportedly standing next to her bed.

26-year-old Tathan Fields and his girlfriend, 32-year-old Noelle Rascati, were taking part in a virtual visit on March 25, as Fields has been sentenced to spend 15-years in jail for theft crimes.

During the video chat, Fields and Rascati allegedly spent a large portion of the 12-minutes they spent together engaging in mutual sexual self-pleasure.

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When a man in Walmart reportedly coughed on a patron on purpose and stated that he had the coronavirus the authorities arrested and charged him for the poorly received prank.

26-year-old Robert Eugene Heffner Jr. lives in Belmont, North Carolina.

Governor Roy Cooper issued a statewide order to the people of North Carolina stating that they must adhere to social distancing.

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A man in Los Angeles allegedly tried to scam people out of financial investments by asking them to endorse a drug he reportedly claimed he created that was successful for curing COVID-19, and he is facing federal charges for the accusation.

53-year-old Keith Lawrence Middlebrook has a large online presence on social media under the name “The Real Iron Man.”

Middlebrook reportedly had an Instagram account as well as a YouTube channel where he marketed items such as a product claiming to reverse the aging process, in addition to having an acting career with small roles in several well-known television shows and movies.

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A man is facing charges after more than two-dozen cases of N-95 masks were reportedly stolen from a nonprofit building supply center and an ad he allegedly placed to sell them led to his arrest.

On March 6, the ReBuilding Center reported to the authorities that between 20 and 25 cases, each holding 400 N-95 masks were missing from their premises, and they believed they had been stolen.

The ReBuilding Center, located in Beaverton, Oregon, has a mission to help with “all people and materials, particularly those perceived as liabilities and often cast aside by society, are respected and valued as community assets,” according to their website. The nonprofit had intended to donate the masks to hospitals so the workers would have more supplies for protection while they tend to patients during the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Three men in Tennessee allegedly covered their faces using surgical masks in a purported attempt to shield their identities from the authorities when they reportedly stole thousands of dollars’ worth of cigarettes from a delivery truck.

On March 16, a delivery driver parked his truck on the side of the convenience store area at an Exxon gas station in Memphis and departed the vehicle.

When he peered back at his truck, the driver reported that he spotted a few people hurriedly removing many boxes filled with the cigarettes intended for his deliveries and placing them into a dark van.

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A married couple in Louisiana is facing charges after they purportedly stole many cases of beer totaling over $1000 in estimated value from local Target stores.

At the beginning of March, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation regarding claims made by two local Target stores reporting that they had merchandise swiped from their beer section on six different dates.

The first alleged beer theft occurred on February 24, and the reported following incidents took place through February 29.

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When a DNA sample from a water bottle that was allegedly discarded during the robbery of a jewelry store led the authorities to a suspect, the man was additionally assumed to be the person who broke into the home of a Hollywood couple last year.

In 2019, actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell reported that their home had been burglarized and the suspect had stolen jewelry. An item allegedly used during the invasion contained a sample of DNA, and the authorities collected it during their investigation.

This year on April 27, the manager of Marcelo’s Fine Jewelry in Tampa, Florida closed the store, secured the building, and departed for the evening.

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The authorities have alleged that a man chose to commemorate his many months of sobriety by binging on alcohol and attempting to steal a motorcycle from a dealership lot.

Last Tuesday afternoon, a patron of Kelly’s Kawasaki in Mesa, Arizona flagged down an employee and reported that they spotted someone they believed was trying to remove a motorcycle from the business without paying for it.

The worker called the Mesa Police Department and officers were sent to the location.

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