Articles Tagged with theft

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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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A Virginia mail delivery carrier allegedly became so overwhelmed by the amount of mail he was expected to deliver that he rented a storage unit and held onto approximately 5000 pieces of mail he failed to deliver.

Jason Delacruz, 38, was hired by the United States Postal Service in Virginia Beach, Virginia in June 2018.

At the end of May 2019, the USPS Office of the Inspector General was notified about a situation regarding the possibility that one of the mail carriers was placing undelivered mail into a storage rental unit. The person who reported the incident submitted photographs that they had obtained of someone that appeared to be a mail carrier and included pictures of the license plate of the car that the suspect was driving.

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A Houston man has been accused of theft after he reportedly visited a local sex shop and allegedly stole several items on Monday.

On the evening of January 20, 23-year-old Jaquan Thompson, a man currently out on bond who is facing felony theft charges, allegedly went to an adult shop called Katz Boutique.

During his shopping excursion, Thompson reportedly grabbed an assortment of items off the shelves including sex toys, high heeled shoes, lubricant, and at least 21-pieces of lingerie and set them on the counter.

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While his grandmother’s funeral was taking place a man allegedly broke into his grandfather’s residence and took guns without permission.

26-year-old Cameron Michael Reine’s grandmother passed away recently and her funeral was held last Thursday.

While the rest of his family paid their final respects to his grandmother, Reine allegedly used the time as a chance to break in and steal from their Evansville home while his grandfather was at the service.

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A Massachusetts palm reader has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a mother after the self-proclaimed psychic offered to rescue her daughter’s soul from demon possession.

37-year-old Tracey Milanovich was running a business in Somerset called Tracy’s Psychic Palm Reader, where the woman sold her services as a psychic and spiritual healer to her clients.

When the mother of a 10-year-old girl came to Milanovich for assistance, the palm reader allegedly informed the woman that her child was possessed, and “dead in God’s eyes.”