Articles Tagged with theft

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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.

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When a man allegedly tried to carjack the vehicle of an elderly gentleman he found himself unable to complete the deed when he learned that the car was operated by stick shift.

Last Tuesday morning in Orlando, a man was behind his vehicle and in the process of storing his walker in the trunk.

Before he was able to finish, the man, who is reportedly over 65-years-old, was caught unaware when he was approached by someone who allegedly used force while slamming the trunk of his car down on him.

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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.