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  • YouTube video helps catch thief

    08/10/2007 6:46:00 AM PDT · by Brujo · 13 replies · 900+ views
    AP ^ | 2007 Aug 10 | AP
    A thief was convicted and fined after being spotted on a video posted on the Web site YouTube. The man was taped slowly circling the store, stealing a laptop computer, slipping the computer into his overcoat and stepping out of the store in the South Island town of Greymouth, local media reported Friday. The whole performance was posted on YouTube — set to “The Pink Panther” music track — and attracted 500,000 hits from around the globe. One viewer recognized the man and alerted police. Dawson Anthony Bliss, 50, was convicted of theft in Greymouth District Court on Thursday after...
  • Theft rising at U.S. Wal-Mart stores

    06/14/2007 2:41:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 83 replies · 2,208+ views
    AP ^ | 06/14/07 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MARCUS KABEL
    Theft rising at U.S. Wal-Mart stores By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MARCUS KABEL, AP Business Writers 1 hour, 49 minutes ago Shoppers at Wal-Mart stores across America are loading carts with merchandise maybe a flat-screen TV, a few DVDs and a six-pack of beer and strolling out without paying. Employees also are helping themselves to goods they haven't paid for. The world's largest retailer is saying little about these kinds of thefts, but its recent public disclosures that it is experiencing an increase in so-called shrinkage at its U.S. stores suggests that inventory losses due to shoplifting, employee theft,...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick Tues 4-17-2007

    04/17/2007 6:09:49 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 154+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 4-17-2007 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. So if you have irritable bowel Don't stand in line, throw in the towel Just run out the door with stuff from the store then be surprised when the cops scowl!
  • Nesquik, Utensils Found In Woman's Pants (Gross-Out of the Year Alert)

    12/08/2006 9:05:02 AM PST · by IN Farm Girl · 15 replies · 1,033+ views
    Anderson (IN) Herald-Bulletin ^ | 12/8/06 | Shawn McGrath
    Nesquick, utensils found in woman's pants By SHAWN MCGRATH Cheyanne E. Dwiggins sweet tooth got the better of her on Wednesday and her method of shoplifting became creative, according to police. Dwiggins, 18, was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly trying to swipe several pieces of candy, a few kitchen utensils and a well-hidden 15-ounce box of strawberry Nestles Nesquik from Bauers Market, 815 Main St. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., store owner Scott Law watched Dwiggins for about 30 minutes and knew she had pocketed several items, according to court papers. Dwiggins walked up to the cash register to pay for...
  • Owner: Man Tried to Hide Guitar in Pants

    11/29/2006 11:05:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies · 575+ views
    National Examiner ^ | November 28, 2006
    DE QUEEN, Ark. - The guitar-shaped bulge in Morgan Conatser's clothing tipped off a music store owner that there might be a crime in progress. Clifton Lovell, owner of Guitars and Cadillacs on U.S. Highway 71 in De Queen, was talking with a customer last week when he saw Conatser, 29, walking out of the store. "I saw him walking out to his pickup truck and the bulges in his leather jacket. I said, 'Hey what have you got there,'" Clifton Lovell said. He said Conatser, 29, replied, "Nothing." Lovell pointed toward the unnatural shapes in Conatser's jacket and pants...
  • CNN Ignores Labor Union Source for Times Story on Wal-Mart

    07/18/2006 6:03:20 AM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 53 replies · 1,458+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | July 13, 2006 | Ken Shepherd
    CNN business contributor Andy Serwer reported on a curious policy change at Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) stores: theyre giving first-time shoplifters a break for inexpensive merchandise. The story was not meant to be publicly announced and could cause an up-tick in shoplifting at the stores. Yet Serwer left out that The New York Times broke the story after being handed internal documents from an anti-Wal-Mart group funded by labor unions. If you are caught in a Wal-Mart stealing less than $25 of merchandise and its your first time, you get a pass, Serwer reported in a Minding Your Business update on...
  • Report: Wal-Mart to charge shoplifters who steal $25 or more

    07/13/2006 7:59:20 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 56 replies · 1,192+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | July 13, 2006 |
    Wal-Mart is moving away from what it called a zero-tolerance policy on prosecuting shoplifters and will now only prosecute anyone caught taking merchandise worth $25 or more, according to a published report. The New York Times reports the change in policy, citing internal documents from Wal-Mart that say it will now only press charges against those between the ages of 18 and 64 who take at least $25 worth of goods. Formerly its policy was to press charges against anyone who took at least $3 in goods. The paper said the change in policy will allow Wal-Mart to concentrate on...
  • Home Depot Apologizes For Methuen Pencil Mix Up

    11/20/2005 3:10:38 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies · 1,316+ views ^ | 11/20/05 | WBZ-TV 4 Boston
    (CBS4) METHUEN, MA-- Home repair giant Home Depot is getting hammered by the public over a dispute with a customer. The customer is a handyman from Lawrence. On Saturday, he was banished from all Home Depot stores, apparently over a pencil. Now, the store is releasing a statement to apologize for the incident. The used pencil wasn't even for sale. It was out at a register when Michael Panorelli borrowed it and put it in his pocket. Home Depot barred Panorelli from all its stores. It was a 41-cent carpenter's pencil, but the small piece of wood is causing one...
  • Methuen Home Depot Bans Man For Pencil Theft

    11/19/2005 8:16:40 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 31 replies · 805+ views
    WBZ-TV Boston ^ | 11/19/05 | CBS 4 Boston
    (CBS4) METHUEN-- A Lawrence man has been banned from all Home Depots for one year after accidentally walking out of the store with a sharpened pencil he used to write down some notes after buying over $100 worth of lumber. Michael Panorelli, 51, was with the owner of Salas Auto Repair, George Salas, when the incident occurred. The Eagle-Tribune is reporting that Panorelli and Salas were heading to the parking lot of the Methuen Home Depot when the stores security guard stopped the two men. Apparently Panorelli put the pencil he used to take notes into his pocket and forgot...
  • Retail Gangs: A New Breed of Thieves

    08/01/2005 4:28:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 1,525+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jul 31, 2005 | Margaret Webb Pressler
    Retail Gangs: A New Breed of Thieves By Margaret Webb Pressler,/Washington Post Staff Writer Sun Jul 31,2005 At CVS, the diabetic test strips and the perfume are now behind locked glass cabinets, with a bell to ring for service. Nearly all over-the-counter medicines are behind plexiglass panels that customers must reach over to get their Advil or Pepcid. And most razors and refills are in clunky, noise-making dispensers that won't let you put back what you take out. The new displays are part of a larger effort by chain stores to combat what has become a significant problem for the...
  • Home Depot clerk screws up, veteran get arrested for shoplifting.

    07/08/2005 10:32:59 AM PDT · by flashbunny · 163 replies · 8,441+ views
    WTMJ - Sykes Writes ^ | Charlie Sykes
    THE HOME DEPOT STORY Here's the email about the shoplifting arrest at Home Depot: Charlie, My local Home Depot store had arrested my son for shoplifting. They claim he stole a $9.90 skill saw blade. Let me give you a little more background. My son is 29 yrs old, he had just purchased my house for his family, and I told him to go to Home Depot and buy whatever he needed to make changes to the house and charge it to my Home Depot credit account. We figured two to five thousand dollars should be enough to get it...
  • Is black-market baby formula financing terror

    06/29/2005 2:33:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 595+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 29, 2005 | Mark Clayton |
    On the day terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, a Texas state trooper pulled over a rental van driven by a Middle Eastern man toward Houston. Opening the cargo door, the officer found a huge load of ... baby formula. False alarm? Not really. Police later identified the driver as a member of a terrorist group and linked him to a nationwide theft ring that specialized in reselling stolen infant formula, says Sgt. Johnnie Jezierski of the Special Crimes Service of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Proceeds were wired to the Middle East. The driver is still under investigation....
  • Demoted general details alleged shoplifting incident - Former Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski

    05/13/2005 3:26:55 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 40 replies · 2,525+ views
    SANTA CLARITA Former Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, who served as military police commander at Abu Ghraib, said she was never arrested or charged in an alleged shoplifting incident, and the Army only brought the allegation to demote her after the Iraq prison scandal broke, a newspaper reported in Friday's editions. Karpinski was demoted to colonel last week after the Army's inspector general investigated four allegations against her, including: dereliction of duty, making a "material misrepresentation" to investigators, failure to obey a lawful order and shoplifting. Only the shoplifting and dereliction of duty allegations were substantiated. Karpinski has repeatedly denied...
  • Women Shoplifters won't Be Jailed by Lib Dems

    03/29/2005 12:57:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 1,245+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Tuesday, 29th March 2005 | Jamie Lyons
    Women would not be jailed for shoplifting under crime plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats today. The Lib Dems said putting women behind bars risked damaging families. They said women shoplifters should instead serve community sentences. Party leader Charles Kennedy said: What is achieved by such a set of circumstances (jailing women shoplifters)? You have a woman behind bars, separated in many cases from children. Wouldnt it be better if that person was rehabilitated in the community, rather than being incarcerated?
  • Crime Wave: Black Market Baby Formula/Formula Theft Rings May Be Linked To Terrorism

    02/04/2005 4:12:38 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 27 replies · 909+ views
    NBC17 ^ | 2/4/2005 | Kim Genardo
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Babies and criminals now have something in common, an affinity for formula.It's an expensive powder that is easily found on store shelves. Mothers feed their babies with it and criminals are making a killing off of it.FBI agent Mike Sutton told NBC 17 he's busted two infant formula theft rings in the Triangle in the past 18 months.In the most recent case, eight illegal immigrants pleaded guilty in federal court last month to stealing and reselling $2.5 million in baby formula."It is a multibillion-dollar criminal enterprise," Sutton said.The suspects lived in apartments in Raleigh and Morrisville and...
  • Singer 'stole DVD'

    01/26/2005 9:21:48 AM PST · by flitton · 16 replies · 955+ views ^ | 26/01/05 | unattributed
    New Mexico - Lynn Anderson, who won a Grammy for Rose Garden in 1970, was accused of shoplifting a Harry Potter DVD from a supermarket and then punching a police officer as she was being put into a patrol car. Anderson, 57, was arrested on Monday night at Smith's Food & Drug Centre, said police Chief Neil Curran said. She was taken to police headquarters, where she refused the option of a written citation, he said. A Taos County magistrate released Anderson on her own recognisance. An arraignment was scheduled for later this week. Telephone calls to a listing for...
  • Eight Plead Guilty To Baby Formula Theft Scheme (Illegal Aliens)

    01/20/2005 4:44:34 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 49 replies · 787+ views
    WXII ^ | 1/20/2005
    WILMINGTON - Eight illegal immigrants from Honduras have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a multistate scheme to steal and resell baby formula and over-the-counter drugs.Officials say the products are worth over $2.5 million.The defendants admitted in federal court in Wilmington Tuesday to conspiring and to aiding and abetting the transport of stolen baby formula across state lines. They will be sentenced April 25.Federal prosecutors say shoplifters targeted more than 50 retail outlets beginning in September 2003 and ending in August 2004. More than 121 pallets of baby formula were prepared for shipment out of state, often to Columbus,...
  • AL GOLDSTEIN BOOKED AS SHOPLIFTER (porn sleazebag a common thief)

    11/29/2004 1:35:40 AM PST · by Liz · 68 replies · 4,885+ views
    Penniless pornographer Al Goldstein has "screwed" up his life some more after being caught shoplifting books from a Barnes & Nobles yesterday, police said. And they weren't even dirty books. Goldstein, 68, the ex-publisher of Screw Magazine, was stopped by security on his way out of the chain's Lincoln Center store at 1972 Broadway, with three books, a police source said. They were health books "including at least one on colitis," the source said. Goldstein was charged with petit larceny. His life has been spiraling downward the last couple of years. In March 2002, he was found guilty of...
  • Illegal Aliens are Boosting for Billions, 60 Minutes

    07/11/2004 4:43:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 215 replies · 4,849+ views
    Boosting For Billions July 11, 2004 Approximately $10 billion worth of merchandise is stolen from stores every year. (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes) When you talk about shoplifting, not a lot of people think about organized crime. Most people think when you say shoplifting, it's the opportunistic shoplifter"Craig Matsamato, security consultant for major retailers Retailers are just beginning to realize that a huge chunk of stolen merchandise is being taken by well-organized gangs from South America. (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes) (CBS)"Boosting" is organized shoplifting, and if you think it's a petty crime, think again. As Correspondent Steve Kroft first reported in February, approximately...
  • Shoplifting Charge Dogs Iraq General(Karpinski)

    06/04/2004 9:23:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 54 replies · 507+ views
    Shoplifting Charge Dogs Iraq General Military Sources: Gen. Karpinski Caught Stealing Perfume In 2002 Jun 3, 2004 5:45 am US/Central NEW YORK (CBS) An American general caught up in the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal is now at the center of a new controversy involving allegations about her past, but she's calling it a smear campaign. Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, who claims she has been made a scapegoat for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, is the subject of an investigation by the Army Inspector General involving an alleged shoplifting incident in October of 2002, one year before the abuses began, reports...