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  • Postal worker admits to stealing more than 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash and checks

    09/16/2018 6:45:50 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | 09/14/18 | Karen Pilarski
    Under a plea deal, a U.S. postal worker admitted to stealing more than 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash and checks in Wauwatosa. As part of the deal, Ebony Lavonne Smith, 20, of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to theft or receipt of stolen mail on Sept.12 and will be sentenced at a later date. Last summer, Wauwatosa residents complained to the U.S. Postal Service that they were not receiving graduation, wedding, birthday and sympathy cards in the ZIP codes of 53213 and 53226. Smith, who was identified as the mail carrier in those areas, had started working on March 23, 2015,...
  • Illegal Immigrants Cited In Theft of 39 Million Social Security Numbers

    09/11/2018 1:28:58 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 11, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 40 million Social Security numbers have been stolen and used by illegal immigrants and others to get work, according to agency records obtained by an immigration reform group.
  • The couple in a homeless vet’s $400K GoFundMe campaign will plead the Fifth, a lawyer says

    09/06/2018 8:42:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    MSN / Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 6, 2018
    A judge on Wednesday ordered a Burlington County, N.J., couple to testify under oath next week about what happened to the $400,000 they raised in a GoFundMe campaign to help a homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt Jr. — money their lawyer says is gone and that Mr. Bobbitt says they squandered. Superior Court Judge Paula T. Dow directed Mr. Bobbitt's team of pro bono lawyers to request financial statements from the pair before the court closed on Wednesday. At the hearing, the couple's lawyer told the judge they wanted to invoke their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. At issue is whether...
  • The FBI Says There's Going to be a Huge Bank Heist in the Coming Days

    08/15/2018 6:09:00 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Aug 2018 | allie Detrick
    The FBI just warned banks that their customers’ accounts could be targeted by a worldwide ATM hacking scheme. The attack, known as an “ATM cash-out” or “unlimited operation,” is expected in the coming days, and will likely take place on a weekend or after banks have closed, according to information obtained by the FBI. Hackers will steal data by gaining access to bank systems or payment card processors. They’ll then alter bank data relating to fraud controls, maximum withdrawal limits, and even the amount of money in each account. Then, using the stolen information, they could withdraw large sums of...
  • GE engineer (Chinese) charged with stealing turbine technology

    08/02/2018 11:22:53 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 40 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | 8.1.2018 | Brendan Lyons
    Xiaoqing Zheng accused of using trade secrets to benefit his interest in Chinese companies Prosecutors, in a statement, said that Zheng "used an elaborate and sophisticated means to remove electronic files containing GE's trade secrets involving its turbine technologies. ... Zheng is alleged to have used (encrypted technology) to hide data files belonging to GE into an innocuous looking digital picture of a sunset, and then to have emailed the digital picture, which contained the stolen GE data files, to Zheng's (private) email account."
  • Secaucus mom who made national headlines 'steals donation jar': police (trans "son")

    07/23/2018 4:44:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 21, 2018
    A Secaucus woman whose son made national headlines in 2017 has been charged with stealing a donation jar from a town business, authorities said. Police say Kristie Maldonado, 44, walked into Hudson Bread, a cafe that specializes in artisan breads, on May 29 and left with the jar that was estimated to contain $200. Carla Campos, manager of the cafe, said Thursday that Maldonado had been a regular customer and then all of sudden stopped coming into the store on Riverside Station Boulevard. After watching the surveillance video from that day, Campos knows why, she said. While the theft occurred...
  • Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found for Sale on Dark Web, Researchers Say

    07/17/2018 1:22:01 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11th 2018 | Dustin Volz
    An unidentified hacker tried to sell purported U.S. military documents containing information about combat drones last month, a cybersecurity research firm said, after they were allegedly stolen from an Air Force officer’s computer.
  • How to Stand Up To a Morally Superior Leftist

    07/13/2018 4:09:25 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 38 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | July 13, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    On a friend’s Facebook thread, I recently posted the following. It was in response to a rather sanctimonious rant saying things defending socialism since Venezuela isn’t the only socialist country in the world. Also, the person asked if the millions going without health insurance in America mattered. Without the wealth that only free markets, free people and capitalism can create, there’s nothing to socialize. There’s nothing to redistribute. There’s nothing to steal or give away. Does that mean nothing to you? It should. Because in order to have wealth redistribution, you first have to get wealth! In order to socialize...
  • Dem chief of staff tried to expose suspected theft ring on Capitol Hill, but since it was... (Awan)

    07/01/2018 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/25/18 | Luke Rosiak
    Rep. Yvette Clarke’s deputy chief of staff came into the office on a Saturday in December 2015 and caught the New York Democrat’s part-time IT aide, Abid Awan, rummaging through the congresswoman’s work area with new iPods and other equipment strewn around the room, according to a House document and interviews with Hill staff. Wendy Anderson told Abid to get out of the office, the document said. She told Capitol Hill investigators that she soon suspected Clarke’s chief of staff, Shelley Davis, was working with Abid on a theft scheme, multiple House staffers with knowledge of the situation told The...
  • 112-year-old Austin resident, our oldest living veteran, robbed of savings, identity

    06/30/2018 8:16:20 PM PDT · by HKMk23 · 24 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 6-29-2018 | Brendan Meyer
    Someone is impersonating the oldest man in America. Family members of Richard Overton, the 112-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Austin, learned that his personal bank account had been drained on Friday.
  • Kidtrina

    06/24/2018 6:49:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/24/2018 | Clarice Feldman
    The advantage of having to write a column at the end of the week is that usually within seven days, the latest leftist meme has been thoroughly debunked. And so it is this week with such bunkum as claims that crying toddlers and children at the border are being ripped from the arms of loving parents and held in concentration camp-style settings. My online friend Randy Bock has dubbed this propaganda ploy "Kidtrina," and it certainly bears a great deal of similarity to the overwrought coverage of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath in New Orleans. And for the same reason: to...
  • Austin declares itself first ‘Freedom City’ in Texas, hopes to reduce deportations

    06/21/2018 4:24:47 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 25 replies
    https://www.theblaze.com ^ | June 20, 2018 | Jana J. Pruet
    What are the resolutions? One of the measures restricts officers from asking the status of immigrants without first permitting them to not answer the question. The other instructs officers to refrain from arresting people for low-level offenses such as smoking marijuana, possessing drug paraphernalia, petty theft, and other misdemeanors.
  • 'When has it ever become legal to shoot someone because they’re pulling off in your car?'

    06/15/2018 6:01:58 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 183 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 06/15/18 | Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
    Janique Walker knows the cost of a split second. Her younger brother, 17-year-old Charles Macklin, was killed while trying to steal a Jeep from a Chicago fire lieutenant on the West Side last August. The lieutenant had left the Jeep running, and Macklin jumped behind the wheel. The lieutenant ran in front of the Jeep and shouted, “Get out,” according to a police report. When Macklin began pulling away, the lieutenant drew his gun and fired through the open driver’s side window, hitting the teen in the chest. Macklin’s last words were, “Sorry, bro,” according to the police report....
  • EVIDENCE MISSING: Server Belonging to Wasserman Shultz IT Worker Imran Awan Is Stolen from Congress

    06/08/2018 10:42:33 AM PDT · by detective · 132 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 8, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortebed title. Full title: KEY EVIDENCE GOES MISSING: Server Belonging to Wasserman Shultz IT Worker Imran Awan Is Physically Stolen from Congress Imran Awan worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz for thirteen years since she came into office in 2004 as a Florida representative. Imran and his two Pakistani brothers managed the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials. They were relieved of their duties in February 2017 on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking. Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives in February 2017.
  • Duo takes TV from pawn shop shelf, pawns it for $175: NOPD

    06/07/2018 8:56:32 AM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 6/6/18 | Laura McKnight
    Investigators are searching for a man and woman accused of theft after they took a television from the shelf at an Algiers pawn shop and sold it back to the store, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The duo, identified by the NOPD as Don Adams, 32, and Dana Francois-Carter, 38, was captured on surveillance camera during the Thursday afternoon (May 31) theft, police said. The theft occurred about 5:20 p.m. at a pawn shop in the 1600 block of Newton Street. Adams and Francois-Carter entered the shop, and then Carter walked to the electronics aisle and took a...
  • Millions were donated for a recount of the 2016 election – where did it go?

    05/31/2018 11:20:43 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Green Party candidate Jill Stein is coming under renewed scrutiny after a Daily Beast report details that millions donated to a 2016 presidential election recount have been squandered in the years since.
  • Banking heiress Kate Rothschild's home raided for £500k in jewels as her children slept upstairs

    04/27/2018 7:06:47 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 44 replies
    Evening Standard UK ^ | 26 April 2018 | Justin davenport
    Raiders broke into the home of banking heiress Kate Rothschild escaping with up to £500,000 worth of jewels and valuables as her children slept upstairs. The burglars scaled a rear wall to enter her bedroom at her new home in Barnes, fleeing with a large jewellery box containing all her valuables, including an antique diamond dragonfly brooch and wedding and engagement rings. Ms Rothschild, 35, pictured, returned home with her boyfriend, entrepreneur Paul Forkan, after a night out and only realised something was wrong when she could not get into her bedroom. Mr Forkan climbed through an open bedroom window...
  • Lois Riess, grandmother accused of killing her husband, may also have killed a woman

    04/17/2018 11:59:25 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 29 replies
    CNN,MSN ^ | 4/17/2018 | Susannah Cullinane
    A nationwide manhunt is underway for a grandmother known as "Losing Streak Lois" to authorities, who believe she killed her husband last month in Minnesota, then killed a woman in Florida, likely in a bid to steal her identity. Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, was last seen Sunday, about 50 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas, heading south on Highway 77, Deputy US Marshal John Kinsey told CNN. She is known to have a gambling addiction and often frequents casinos, which accounts for her nickname among local police, according to the US Marshals Service. Riess allegedly killed her husband...
  • Ex-bookkeeper gets 2 years in prison for stealing $400K from Georgia church

    04/09/2018 8:14:12 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04/09/2018 | Lauren Foreman
    A former bookkeeper was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing about $420,000 from a Peachtree City church, according to the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. . . . “We hope that today’s federal prison sentence will bring some solace to the church and its members, and deter others who might consider stealing from vulnerable victims like churches and charitable organizations,”
  • Caretakers arrested, accused of stealing over $1 million from elderly woman

    04/09/2018 1:16:30 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Palm Beach Post via WPXI ^ | April 9, 2018 | Chelsea Todaro
    Facebook BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Two women working as caretakers were arrested over the weekend, accused of stealing more than $1 million from an elderly woman in Fort Lauderdale after she died, police said. Angella Morrison, 54, and AnnaKay Johnson, 29, each face changes of grand theft, exploitation of an elderly victim, and dealing in stolen property, WPLG-TV reported. Detectives said Morrison and Johnson wiped out the woman’s bank accounts after she died in March 2016 by making withdrawals that totaled more than $1 million, according to WPLG. Police said that Morrison and Johnson gained the victim’s trust while working...