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Prosecutor: Man stole $250K from Harley shop
Elliott is charged with embezzlement of more than $100,000. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.        
899 points by Detroit Free Press | Theft Lawyer Larceny Prosecutor Jury Trial Embezzlement Fraud
Ohio psychic stole $1.5 million in cash and cars from clients
Gina Miller conned nearly a dozen clients at her Mentor studio 20 miles northeast of Cleveland, prosecutors said.
94 points by Daily News | Jury Criminal law Money Luxury vehicle Chief of police Allegation Theft
Mayor charged with stealing $8K from social club resigns
NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) - The mayor of an eastern Pennsylvania borough has resigned five months after he was charged with stealing $8,000 from a fire company social club. Nazareth (NAZ'-uh-reth) Mayor Carl Strye Jr. resigned on Tuesday. The borough council nominated Councilman John Samus to complete Strye's mayoral term through ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Criminal law Burglary Misdemeanor Theft Borough
Sister of Bronx bodega worker killed by police slams NYPD
The sister of a Bronx bodega clerk killed by a cop ripped the NYPD for having no regard for her brother's life.
171 points by Daily News | Robbery Theft Royal Marines English-language films Sibling Officer
Martha’s Vineyard burglar paints pet dog before being collared by police (PHOTO)
A Massachusetts man suspected of robbing a house has left a bizarre calling card - painting the homeowner’s dog purple before fleeing in a stolen car. Read Full Article at RT.com
19 points by Russia Today | Theft Crimes Criminal law Automobile Police Cruelty to animals Crime Burglary
Man charged with robbing off-duty officer in Lakeview
A Near North Side man has been charged with robbing an off-duty Chicago police officer at gunpoint in Lakeview on Saturday, according to police and court records. Kendall Hammond, 18, is charged with armed robbery, disarming a police officer and aggravated assault of a police officer, according...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Crime Theft Robbery Crimes Burglary Assault Week-day names Constable
In Las Vegas, no neighborhood is safe from burglary
My wife, Patricia, and I drove out of town last weekend for some R&R. However, within minutes of driving onto our Summerlin street, the wonderful feeling of restoration that comes with three days on the waterfront turned into a high-anxiety downer.
842 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Burglary Las Vegas metropolitan area Theft Nevada Las Vegas Nevada Officer R v Collins Clark County Nevada
Man sentenced to 12 years for Fargo restaurant robbery
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of shooting and injuring a Fargo restaurant employee during a robbery has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Carl Smith is one of five people charged in federal court for the September 2015 robbery at a Taco John's restaurant. Authorities say Smith ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | North Dakota English-language films Crime Robbery U.S. state Theft Piracy Minnesota
Boy charged with stealing truck from Woodstock driveway
A boy, suspected of additional vehicle thefts, is charged with stealing a Chevy truck from a driveway in northwest suburban Woodstock.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Automobile Mobil Theft Crime Larceny Motor vehicle Burglary Robbery
Crook snatches $600 from bra of 93-year-old woman in wheelchair
A lowlife grabbed a wad of cash from a 93-year-old woman’s bra as she sat in a wheelchair in a Harlem store Wednesday afternoon.
1784 points by Daily News | Theft Robbery Crime English-language films Brassiere Victim American films Old age
Suspect in Drake tour bus theft is a homeless janitor
The suspect accused of stealing jewelry from Drake’s tour bus during the rapper’s Phoenix concert is a homeless man who works as a janitor. Travion Lamar King, 21, was released on his own recognizance on one count each of burglary and theft, according to court documents made available Thursday. Police say King entered the bus...
5 points by New York Post | Phoenix Arizona Theft Burglary Victim Mary J. Blige Prince Nathan Drake Robbery
This guy is the worst person in New York
It doesn’t get much lower than this. A thief robbed a wheelchair-bound, 95-year-old East Harlem woman — by reaching into her bra and stealing an envelope full of cash. Maria Vasquez was shopping for new shoes on Wednesday inside of Regines Clothing Boutique on East 116th Street when the crook peeped over and saw her...
26016 points by New York Post | Theft Undergarment Money Manhattan Robbery Brassiere Holds of Pern Cash
Police: 2 injured in scooter crash after fleeing from officer
Two people suspected of stealing a package off a porch were hurt in a scooter crash after fleeing from a Metro Police officer, police spokeswoman Officer Laura Meltzer said. The male and female were taken to ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Las Vegas metropolitan area Road English-language films Tropicana Avenue Theft Crime Larceny Streets in the Las Vegas metropolitan area
Two accused of causing crash while fleeing Eastlake police (photos)
Two Cleveland residents are accused of causing a car crash during a short police chase Sunday in Euclid. Brandy TillettEastlake police  Joshua Bailey.jpgEastlake police  EASTLAKE, Ohio -- Two Cleveland residents are accused of causing a car crash following a short police chase Sunday in Eastlake. Officers tried to stop a 2006 Ford after learning the people inside were suspected of shoplifting at Walmart on Vine Street. The driver refused to stop and crashed into a van on Euclid Avenue, police said. The crash pushed the Ford into a street sign and several trees and caused it to overturn. Officers arrested a passenger in the car and arrested the driver hiding nearby, police said. The driver, Brandy Tillett, 32, of Cleveland, is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, failure to comply, reckless operation and driving without a valid license. Her passenger, Joshua Bailey, 32, of Cleveland, is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. Tillett and Bailey pleaded not guilty during their arraignments Tuesday in Willoughby Municipal Court. Both are scheduled to appeared at preliminary hearings Sept. 13, records show. A Walmart employee reported just after 8:45 p.m. that two people loaded a cart full of merchandise into their car and drove away. An Eastlake officer spotted the car turning onto SOM Center Road from Vine Street. The driver ignored the officer's order to stop and kept driving onto the Lakeland Freeway toward Interstate 90. The van hit the Ford's passenger side at Euclid Avenue, police said. The van's passengers were taken to Hillcrest Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. At least one person in the van suffered a broken shoulder, court records show. Officers arrested Bailey in the overturned Ford. They found Tillett hiding in a recycling bin outside a house on East 267th Street, police said. Neither Bailey nor Tillett was injured. Investigators later learned the Ford had been reported stolen in Elyria, records show. To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
2 points by The Plain Dealer | Crime Arrest English-language films Resisting arrest Cuyahoga County Ohio Theft Greater Cleveland Cleveland
Suspect in Drake tour bus theft a homeless janitor
PHOENIX (AP) - The suspect accused of stealing jewelry from Drake's tour bus during the rapper's Phoenix concert is a homeless man who works as a janitor. Travion Lamar King was released on his own recognizance Wednesday on one count each of burglary and theft. Court documents say King lives ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Burglary Theft English-language films Robbery Week-day names Criminal law Crimes Theft Act 1968
NE Philly man arrested in home invasion, armed robbery
A 19-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested and charged in a pair of armed robberies in the city's Rhawnhurst section Wednesday night - one of which involved a home invasion and the pistol whipping of a 53-year-old man, police said Thursday.
1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Robbery Crime Theft Home invasion Victim
Garfield Heights detectives arrest suspect in restaurant robberies (video)
Detectives have arrested a man who is a suspect in a robbery and an attempted robbery at restaurants in Garfield Heights. Watch video GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Detectives have arrested a suspect in a robbery and an attempted robbery at restaurants in Garfield Heights. The man taken into custody Wednesday matches the description of a man involved in robberies at Marco's Pizza and Burger King. Detectives are still working to gather evidence that could link him to those incidents, police said. The man has not been charged in either robbery but is expected to be charged in the purse snatching, police said. Details of that incident were not immediately available. The Aug. 31 robbery at Marco's Pizza and the Sept. 4 attempted robbery at Burger King involved a man in dark clothes covering his face with a white shirt or cloth, according to police reports. Detectives released surveillance video from the Marco's Pizza robbery and are asking the public to help identify the man. Witnesses said a man entered the restaurant just before 8:30 p.m. and confronted a cashier. He showed her a gun in his waistband before he said "I'm not playing, all of it," the cashier told police. The man left the store with approximately $400 from the cash register. He left the area on a bicycle, witnesses said. The man did not take any cash during the attempted robbery at Burger King, according to a police report. The man entered the restaurant just after 9:30 p.m. and demanded a cashier "give him everything." The cashier ignored him because she believed it was a prank. When she realized he was serious she became too afraid to move. The man, who appeared to be holding a note in his hand, became frustrated and ran out of the restaurant, the report says. Anyone with information is being asked to call the Garfield Heights Police Department's detective bureau at 216-475-5686. To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
41 points by The Plain Dealer | Crime Police Detective Surveillance Criminal Investigation Department Robbery Detective fiction Theft
Turkish tourist killed in Orlando's tourist corridor
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Turkish tourist on his honeymoon was killed during an armed robbery in front of his wife in the heart of Orlando's tourist district. Authorities say 52-year-old Osman Darcan died early Thursday from multiple gunshots fired by a robber who was trying to steal his wife's ...
101 points by The Washington Times | United States Robbery Crime Theft Piracy English-language films Florida Tourism
SEE IT: Calif. man gives interview at burned-out home he looted
A California man was busted for stealing a truck and $30,000 worth of tools from a burned-out home.
80 points by Daily News | English-language films Desert The Station nightclub fire Theft According to Jim Armstrong College Palm Springs California Larceny
Caregiver accused of stealing $100K in artwork, jewelry from elderly Wheat Ridge artist’s home
Investigators began looking into the case when the family of the artist reported that more than 600 pieces of Southwestern art had been taken from her home.
72 points by The Denver Post | Police Colorado Front Range Urban Corridor Prison Crime Jefferson County Colorado Newspaper Theft
Loch Raven residents meet with police to discuss crime spike
About 60 people gathered at Babcock Presbyterian Church, in Loch Raven Village, Wednesday night to discuss with Baltimore County police officials what residents say has been a rash of property crimes, including thefts from vehicles, in the neighborhood.Loch Raven Village, Knettishall and Ridgeleigh...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Crime Baltimore County Maryland Property crime Shoplifting Joppa Road Theft Crimes Community
Self-described Ohio psychic accused of stealing $1.5M
MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — A self-described Ohio psychic is accused of stealing more than $1.5 million in cash, jewelry, gift cards and cars from several clients.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Tropical cyclone Theft Act 1968 Water Rain Criminal law Theft Cloud
Taneytown woman sentenced six years for string of armed robberies
A Taneytown woman was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for her participation in a string of 2015 armed robberies. Ann Marie Knights, 22, of the unit block of Middle Street, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery in January. Presiding Judge...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Crime Drug addiction Robbery Theft Addiction Piracy Heroin
Donald Trump supporter electrifies campaign signs to thwart vandals
Ray Gilbride is hoping to deter thieves and vandals by giving them a small shock. BELLINGHAM, Washington -- Ray Gilbride had seen his yard signs supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump become the subject of thieves and vandals a few too many times. Now he's taking charge. Gilbride has hooked up a 1.5-joule electric fence to the signs in his front yard in this Washington town that tends to lean left, politically. So now anyone thinking about taking his signs is in for a bit of a jolt. "It'll light you up a little bit," Gilbride tells mynorthwest.com. "Especially if you're standing in wet grass." Gilbride tells king5.com that he decided to take the action because seven signs had been taken or vandalized in the past four months.  He's already had one victim, a woman who received a shock while trying to take the sign in the middle of the night. A surveillance camera recorded the incident, he said. However, the shock only temporarily deterred the woman, who still managed to rip up the signs and run down the street, Gilbride tells mynorthwest.com. "Earlier in the year I started putting up signs," Gilbride tells king5.com. "Some like it, some don't, but it's freedom of speech, right? ... "If someone comes on my property and steals stuff, its theft and it's not right." Police say Gilbride's actions do not break the law as long as no one is injured.
56 points by The Plain Dealer | Donald Trump Theft English-language films President of the United States Black-and-white films Ivana Trump Fred Trump
Woman who headed group that helped crime victims to be tried on charges of stealing from the agency
Stephanie Mayweather, accused of stealing more than $15,000 from a Philadelphia crime-victims support group she once directed, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on felony theft charges.
10 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Theft Crime Judge Victim Criminal law Misdemeanor Crimes Robbery
Bret Michaels’ cellphone stolen during New Hampshire gig
Ex-Poison frontman Bret Michaels says two thieves stole his cellphone while he was onstage during a recent performance in New Hampshire
69 points by The Boston Globe | Burglary Criminal law Theft Crime Misdemeanor Robbery Crimes Larceny
Summer 2016 safest for NYC in 25 years despite J'Ouvert violence
The bloodshed at the J’Ouvert celebration provided a violent coda to the safest New York summer in 25 years, city officials said Tuesday.
329 points by Daily News | Crimes Assault Crime Murder Misdemeanor Theft Robbery Battery
Identity thieves set sights on college students
The IRS says that fraudsters are trying to trick young people into paying bills they don't owe, and other scams.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Identity theft Fair Credit Reporting Act Credit score Credit card Social Security number Fraud Credit card fraud Theft
‘I’d rather be in jail’: Kansas man robs a bank to flee ‘situation’ with his wife
Family life has pushed a Kansas man over the edge. After robbing a bank to get away from his wife, the desperate husband told officials he would rather live in jail than at home. Read Full Article at RT.com
307 points by Russia Today | Robbery Money United States dollar Bank robbery Currency Security guard Surveillance Theft
Catalytic converter thefts are still smoking hot
Thefts of automobile catalytic converters are rising in the U.S., and California drivers are the top victims. Thefts of the antipollution devices, which reduce harmful emissions in passenger cars, SUVs and trucks, rose substantially between 2008 and 2015, according to new data from the National...
241 points by Los Angeles Times | Catalytic converter Crime Theft Automobile Palladium Rhodium Larceny Robbery
‘Planets aligned’ for homicide suspect who escaped North Las Vegas police custody — VIDEO
A fluke and a little good fortune helped a homicide suspect escape North Las Vegas police custody Friday, officials explained Wednesday, the day after the suspect was recaptured.
181 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Las Vegas metropolitan area Theft Nevada Las Vegas Nevada NBC Constable Detective North Las Vegas Nevada
Colorado marijuana industry finds veterans as protectors
It’s nighttime at the Herbal Cure, a south Denver marijuana shop and grow house tucked into a parking lot beside the highway. Inside is a marijuana bounty: thousands of dollars’ worth of ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Cannabis Police Cannabis cultivation Security guard Theft Denver Police Department Cannabis
Man who stabbed Chris Copeland gets 60 days in jail, probation
Shevoy Bleary-Murdock was going to get a sweeter deal, but was then busted for identity theft in Brooklyn.
48 points by Daily News | Criminal law Theft Crime Supreme Court of the United States Misdemeanor Identity theft Stabbing Dagger
2012 mistaken identity cop-shoot victim was not given aid: video
Lawyers for Reynaldo Cuevas' family say the city NYPD has engaged in a "coverup."
260 points by Daily News | Robbery New York City Theft Manhattan The Bronx Criminal law Burglary New York City Police Department
Menorah stolen from Somerton synagogue

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Synagogue Religion Road Transport Crime Theft
Three teens charged in separate robberies in Cleveland Heights
Three teenagers are facing juvenile charges in a pair of robberies that happened in Cleveland Heights. CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - Three teenagers face juvenile charges in a pair of robberies that happened in Cleveland Heights. The incidents happened within a three-hour period Saturday but do not appear to be related, police said. Two 17-year-old boys are accused of attacking a 19-year-old man just before 4 p.m. outside Gas USA on Noble Road near Monticello Boulevard, according to a police report. The victim had just left the gas station when the teens pushed him into a parked car and began hitting him. They stole a pack of cigarillos and other items before leaving in a black Oldsmobile Alero, the report says. The victim, who had several cuts and bruises on his face, identified two of the attackers as the 17-year-old boys. Detectives are still working to identify the third attacker. Police filed robbery charges against the 17-year-old boys in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. A 15-year-old boy is also accused of stealing a 12-year-old boy's bicycle shortly before 8 p.m. near the Noble Elementary School playground, according to a police report. The victim said several boys threw him off his Huffy bicycle and began hitting and kicking him. The victim was not hurt but was distraught when officers arrived, the report says. Officers found the 15-year-old boy at the playground. He first denied being involved in the attack and provided a fake identity to the officers. The boy then tried to run, but officers caught him near the intersection of Noble and Montevista roads, the report says. The 15-year-old boy is charged with robbery and obstructing officials business in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. Detectives are working to identify the other teens involved in the robbery.
32 points by The Plain Dealer | Attack Crime Cuyahoga County Ohio Cleveland Oldsmobile Alero Oldsmobile Theft Cleveland Heights Ohio
Chronic, affluent Kansas shoplifter gets prison time
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An affluent suburban Kansas City woman with a history of shoplifting was sentenced Friday to a year and seven months in prison for her thefts of tens of thousands dollars of items, often peddled out of…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Theft Misdemeanor Criminal law Crime Shoplifting Burglary Felony Larceny
Michigan businessman gets 11 years for embezzlement
Authorities said he used “a variety of methods” to execute and cover his embezzlement.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Bank Fraud Financial services Genesee County Michigan Oakland County Michigan Credit union Theft 2015
Credit union thief begs for mercy, gets none
“This offense represents pure greed,” judge tells ex-credit union executive Michael LaJoice, who stole $18.6 million        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Law Crime Fraud Detroit Prison Plea Theft Embezzlement
Nevada AG indicts man identified as ‘sovereign citizen’ accused of taking over Las Vegas home
A man accused of taking over a Las Vegas home and claiming ownership of the property as a sovereign citizen was indicted on theft and burglary charges Thursday.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Criminal law Nevada Burglary Trespass Jurisdiction Theft Lawsuit Cease and desist
Humvee stolen from Ohio National Guard Armory in Stow
The military-grade, desert tan Humvee was taken overnight Tuesday from the armory in Stow, authorities say. STOW, Ohio -- A Humvee was stolen from the Ohio National Guard Armory in Stow, officials said Thursday. The military-grade desert tan Humvee was stolen late Tuesday or early Wednesday, Ohio National Guard spokeswoman Stephanie Beougher said. The State Highway Patrol, which is investigating the theft, discovered that the thieves cut through a chain link fence sometime to enter the area where the Humvees are stored. The Humvee was locked, but the thieves broke into it and drove away, the Highway Patrol said in a news release. The Humvee has distinct bumper numbers 174 and 1-145 near its left tail light and HQ-51 near the right tail light, the patrol says. State patrol investigators have not identified any suspects or witnesses. Anyone who may know where the Humvee is should call the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 216-265-1677 or dial #677. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section. 
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | Ohio State Highway Patrol French Revolution North Carolina State Highway Patrol Theft Week-day names Left-wing politics Political spectrum Right-wing politics
Brooklyn pol’s niece busted for swiping $25G from pharmacy
Cops have arrested a Brooklyn state legislator’s relative for stealing $25,000 from a business in the pol’s district.
10 points by Daily News | Larceny Theft Brooklyn Embezzlement Criminal law Theft Act 1968 Williamsburg Brooklyn 2016
The bitter taste of Madagascar vanilla
In the world's top vanilla exporting country farmers live in poverty and constant fear of losing their crop to theft.
13 points by Al Jazeera English | Vanilla Madagascar Theft Sava Region Larceny Robbery Poverty Comoros
2 arrested for carjacking, running over Oroville Dam evacuee
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested two people accused of carjacking and running over a man preparing to flee when authorities ordered those living downstream from the Oroville Dam to evacuate. Butte County Sheriff's Office said Saturday that 27-year-old Cody Bowles and 31-year-old Lucia Ripley were arrested Friday in ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Butte County California Theft Robbery Crime Oroville California Crimes Lake Oroville Burglary
Rice students use iPhone app to help catch armed robbers
Rice University students robbed at gunpoint Friday evening used an iPhone app to help campus police arrest the robbers and recover their stolen goods.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | Crime Theft Mobile phone Robbery App Store
Blue Island cops injured pursuing alleged car thieves
Two Blue Island police officers were injured early Saturday morning after crashing into a vehicle allegedly being driven by armed robbers, police said. The incident began at about 12:45 a.m. when three suspects stole a black Infinity at gunpoint in the 1400 block of West 127th Street in Calumet...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Cook County Illinois Robbery Chicago metropolitan area Theft Transport
Hatton Garden ringleader admits role in earlier 1 million pound heist
Daniel UriaFeb. 18 (UPI) -- One of the ringleaders in England's largest jewelry heist admitted to stealing 1 million pounds of valuables in another burglary five years earlier.
2 points by UPI | Theft United Press International Robbery Burglary Million Crimes Jewellery Gemstone
Police: Corktown's Katoi restaurant 'gutted' after burglars set fire
The overnight fire gutted the Thai-themed restaurant which was named the top new eatery for 2016        
448 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Tote bag Detroit Free Press Michigan Theft Take-out Burglary
Henderson police arrest 6 suspected of multiple residential burglaries
The six suspects were arrested Thursday after police received tips, surveillance footage and photos from concerned citizens, according to the Henderson Police Department.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Criminal law Theft Crime Constable Robbery Chief of police Burglary Aaron Eckhart
Baltimore County man arrested in connection with Taneytown thefts
A Prince George's County man has been arrested in Baltimore County and allegedly linked with recent thefts of items from cars in Taneytown. Michael Terrell Boone, 26, of the 700 block of Capitol Heights Boulevard, has been charged with two counts of theft, one of $1,000 or less and the other of...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Crime Baltimore County Maryland Theft Constable Prince George's County Maryland Police Larceny Carroll County Maryland