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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 | CNNMoney.com
    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
    CBS4Boston.com ^ | 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
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | May 12, 2005 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    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
    news24.com ^ | 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
    NY POST ^ | PHILIP MESSING
    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...
  • Student shoplifting surge hits U Store (Princeton)

    05/24/2004 8:23:47 AM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 25 replies · 223+ views
    Trenton Times ^ | Sunday, May 23, 2004 | KEVIN SHEA
    <p>PRINCETON BOROUGH - To the Princeton University Store, a surge in shoplifting arrests during the past few months is the result of a business move: a new, cutting-edge surveillance camera system.</p> <p>To the police, the dozen arrests they've made at the campus shop are the product of good investigative work by highly motivated security officers.</p>
  • 'Boosting' arrives in Triad malls (organized shoplifting - national epidemic alert)

    03/23/2004 6:07:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 252+ views
    News & Record ^ | 3/23/04 | Russ Rizzo
    'Boosting' arrives in Triad malls 3-23-04 By Russ Rizzo Staff Writer News & Record GREENSBORO -- A national epidemic known as "boosting" has reached the Triad, and investigators think they have just scratched the surface of its devastation for retailers. Boosting, or organized shoplifting, is blamed for a significant portion of the more than $10 billion in merchandise stolen from the nation's retail stores each year. It involves skilled and organized groups of thieves who work together to lift thousands of dollars in goods at a single take. That's what police believe is behind the $40,000 in stolen merchandise officers...
  • INVENTORY LARCENY: Store thieves grab $53 billion

    12/18/2003 4:51:43 PM PST · by Holly_P · 25 replies · 279+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 12/18/03 | Greta Guest
    <p>High-profile shoplifting cases like Winona Ryder's Beverly Hills shopping spree last year and local cases of security guard assaults on suspected shoplifters give the impression that retail theft is an outside job.</p> <p>But a recent survey shows retailers lose more inventory from insiders -- employees -- than they do from shoplifters.</p>
  • Best-dressed honoree charged with shoplifting - Highland Park woman was featured in 2002 'Vogue'

    09/27/2003 4:48:55 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 37 replies · 508+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 27, 2003 | By JENNIFER EMILY / The Dallas Morning News
    Best-dressed honoree charged with shopliftingHighland Park woman was featured in 2002 'Vogue' profile of Dallas 07:04 AM CDT on Friday, September 26, 2003By JENNIFER EMILY / The Dallas Morning News A Highland Park woman named best dressed by Vogue magazine last year has been arrested on charges of shoplifting nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise from Neiman Marcus at NorthPark Center, police said. Brooke Stollenwerck Aldridge, 48, was arrested on the evening of Sept. 15 and released from the Dallas County jail just after midnight, jail records show. She could not be reached for comment Thursday. Ms. Aldridge, who was named...
  • Board Upholds Firing of Alexandria, LA, Policeman in Shooting of Suspected Shoplifter, 2 Children

    04/10/2003 4:52:32 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 201+ views
    The Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 04-10-03 | Goodnight, Mandy M.
    <p>A civil-service board Wednesday upheld the firing of a former Alexandria police officer who shot at a suspected shoplifter and two children at the Alexandria Mall.</p> <p>The officer's attorney, Michael Brewer, intends to appeal the decision to the 9th Judicial District Court.</p>
  • Stores Braces for Increase in Shoplifting at Holiday Time

    11/29/2002 7:30:33 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 307+ views
    Cheyenne, Wyoming, Tribune-Eagle ^ | 11-29-02 | Lowell, Jessica
    Stores brace for increase in shoplifting By Jessica Lowell Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE Not everything that leaves stores in Cheyenne this holiday season will be paid for. Just as store managers see more shoppers at this time of year, they also see more shoplifters. People think they are less likely to get caught, JCPenney store manager Wally St. Clair said, partly due to the crowds that flock to stores for holiday shopping at the end of the year. If you are going to get up to 30 percent of your yearly business in the fourth quarter, you...
  • The Director Made Me Do It: The Winona Defense

    11/15/2002 6:20:24 PM PST · by PhilDragoo · 9 replies · 301+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 15, 2002 | Henry Mark Holzer
    The Director Made Me Do It: The Winona Defense By Henry Mark Holzer FrontPageMagazine.com | November 15, 2002 Criminal defense lawyers are constantly trying to find new ways to acquit their clients. Remember the "twinkies" defense, when a criminal defendant claimed he killed because the confections ingredients affected his mind? In the just-concluded Winona Ryder trial, her lawyer propounded yet another spurious defense. The jury didnt buy it. Ryder was charged with three crimes: burglary, vandalism, and felony grand theft (the latter sometimes euphemistically called "shoplifting"), for helping herself to over five- thousand dollars worth of designer-expensive clothes and accessories...
  • Security guards at two other stores stopped Winona Ryder, records show

    11/08/2002 8:01:26 PM PST · by GeneD · 3 replies · 236+ views
    AP via Boston.com ^ | 11/08/2002 | Linda Deutsch
    <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Winona Ryder was observed three times by security at stores in New York and Beverly Hills and videotaped twice in suspected shoplifting incidents before her arrest at Saks Fifth Avenue, according to secret court transcripts released Friday.</p>
  • True kleptomaniacs are hard to find Stanford seeks 24 for study of the rare illness

    11/07/2002 2:15:56 PM PST · by Temple Owl · 14 replies · 279+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle | 11-7-02 | Katherine Seligman
    True kleptomaniacs are hard to find Stanford seeks 24 for study of the rare illness Katherine Seligman, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, November 7, 2002 2002 San Francisco Chronicle. URL: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/11/07/MN186779.DTL We're entering the stealing season, but things are off to a slow start for researchers at Stanford University who are conducting a study on kleptomaniacs. It seems that people who steal impulsively are reluctant to stand up and be counted, even in a laboratory setting. Still, psychiatrists at Stanford are embarking on the first controlled study looking at whether a drug approved for treatment of depression will work for kleptomania,...
  • Jury Ends First Day of Deliberations in Ryder Case

    11/05/2002 5:52:31 PM PST · by GeneD · 1 replies · 143+ views
    Reuters.com ^ | 11/05/2002 | Jill Serjeant
    BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) - The jury charged with deciding whether actress Winona Ryder was guilty of shoplifting in Beverly Hills ended its first day of deliberations on Tuesday without reaching a verdict. The six-man, six-woman jury -- several of whom work in the entertainment industry, including an ex-studio head -- spent the day deliberating after an extraordinary six-day trial which featured Ryder's videotaped trip to the posh Saks Fifth Avenue store last December but never heard from the actress, herself. Ryder, 31, arrived early at the Beverly Hills court on Tuesday dressed in dark pants and looking pale and tense....
  • Winona Ryders Bum Rap

    09/30/2002 1:43:51 PM PDT · by WarrenC · 34 replies · 2,288+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9/30/02 | Joel Mowbray
    Winona Ryders Bum Rap Actress targeted by zealous prosecutors.Facing a trial in less than a week, movie actress Winona Ryder is trying to overcome ten months of unrelenting media scrutiny and public humiliation, all of it operating on the assumption that she is guilty of shoplifting charges. Maybe she did steal some clothes and a few purses, and maybe she didn't. But that's become irrelevant. In a town infamous for granting celebrities free passes, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office has pursued its case against the actress with a tenacity typically reserved for high-profile murderers. Stung by a long string...
  • Ali's Kin Charged With Shoplifting

    09/17/2002 5:14:04 PM PDT · by GeneD · 9 replies · 273+ views
    wire.ap.org ^ | 9/17/02
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) A daughter of Muhammad Ali was arrested on a charge of trying to shoplift bedding from a store in Rossford, Ohio, last week. Hana Yasmeen Ali, 26, of Berrien Springs, Mich., was scheduled to appear in Perrysburg Municipal Court on Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of attempted theft. She identified herself as Ali's daughter when she was arrested, officer Craig Revill said. Employees at the store, Linens & Things, also reported that she tried to tamper with a price tag on a $69.99 picture frame. Ali, one of nine children of the former heavyweight boxing champ,...
  • Daughter of (Muhammed) Ali due in Perrysburg court

    09/17/2002 10:53:52 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 22 replies · 803+ views
    Toledoblade.com ^ | 09.17.02 | AP
    <p>Hana Yasmeen Ali, 26, of Berrien Springs, Mich., is identified in a Rossford police report as the woman accused of trying to shoplift bedding items Thursday from Linens & Things in the Crossroads Centre on U.S. 20.</p> <p>A daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has a scheduled appearance in Perrysburg tomorrow - in front of a judge.</p>
  • Winona Ryder in Plea Talks with Calif. Prosecutors

    08/24/2002 6:42:23 PM PDT · by GeneD · 11 replies · 176+ views
    Reuters.com ^ | 8/24/02
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Lawyers for actress Winona Ryder, who is accused of shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue, met with prosecutors and a judge on Friday behind closed doors amid speculation that a plea deal was in the works to settle the high-profile case. Participants in the hastily arranged meeting were not immediately available for comment. A spokeswoman for the District Attorney's office said that plea negotiations had been ongoing for some time but did not know if that was the subject of the hearing in the chambers of Superior Court Judge Elden Fox. Spokeswoman Jane Robison said her...
  • Calif. Judge Delays Trial Date for Winona Ryder

    08/14/2002 12:31:37 PM PDT · by kcpopps · 4 replies · 264+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 13, 2002
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - A Beverly Hills judge on Tuesday delayed setting a trial date for Oscar nominated actress Winona Ryder, who is accused of shoplifting $6,000 worth of goods from the Saks Fifth Avenue department store last December. Instead of setting a date for trial, as had been expected, Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox set an Aug. 26 date for pretrial motions on what evidence could be admitted during the eventual trial. Fox said he would set a trial date within 30 days of that hearing. Ryder, 30, the star of the 1999 film, "Girl, Interrupted," has...
  • Newsweak: "LA D.A. Says Winona Ryder Stole Before Dec 12"

    06/09/2002 4:59:37 PM PDT · by RobFromGa · 28 replies · 499+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 9, 2002 | PR Newswire
    Newsweek: The District Attorney's Office Has Evidence That Purportedly Shows Previous Shoplifting Incidents by Ryder, Newsweek Has Learned -- Jokes on SNL in Poor Taste; 'Nobody Is Going to Write a Script for Them If They Get Caught Shoplifting' Says Top Star Story Filed: Sunday, June 09, 2002 10:07 AM EST NEW YORK, Jun 09, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The district attorney's office in Los Angeles has evidence that purportedly shows Dec. 12 wasn't actress Winona Ryder's first shoplifting incident (though she's never been charged before), Newsweek has learned. Ryder was arrested on Dec. 12 at an L.A....
  • SHOPLIFTING CHARGES FORCES(VICE MAYOR)STEINE TO WITHDRAW FROM 5TH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL RACE

    04/26/2002 6:59:39 PM PDT · by GailA · 23 replies · 367+ views
    The Nashville City Paper ^ | 4/26/02 | Skip Cauthorn
    Shoplifting charge forces Steine to withdraw from 5th District Congressional race By Skip Cauthorn In a surprising turn of events Friday, Metro Vice Mayor Ronnie Steine told The City Paper he was withdrawing from the 5th District Congressional race due to a shoplifting charge that occurred in December. Steine, who was the first to enter the race following Congressman Bob Clements decision to run for the U.S. Senate, called the arrest a serious lapse in judgment. It was a self-inflicted wound and I wanted to get it out and make sure my family and friends werent hurt in the process,...
  • WINONA RYDER'S (ALLEGED) SHOPLIFTING PICS!

    03/12/2002 11:42:01 AM PST · by codebreaker · 3 replies · 390+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | March 12, 2002 | Matt Drudge
    According to those who have seen the whole tape, it looks like all they have is Yves Saint Laurent hats disappearing in the dressing room.I assume they were found on her person later.