Wal-Mart shoplifter has more than 40 felony arrests http://www.privateofficer.com
A man with more than 40 felony arrests has been arrested by Van Buren police for allegedly stealing from at least two different Walmart stores at least three times in the last two months.
Buren police were contacted by a store loss-prevention officer, who showed authorities a segment of store surveillance video from Jan. 5.
Best Buy employee charged with theft over $10,000 http://www.privateofficer.com
Gary Brown Jr. of Van Buren was arrested Sunday on a charge of felony theft. Officials at the Best Buy at 4195 Phoenix Ave. told police that over the past three weeks, 39 iPods, two cell phones, a laptop computer and a digital camera were taken.
Brown has been released from the Sebastian County jail on a $3,500 bond. It couldn’t be determined Wednesday if formal charges have been filed.
The police report listed six other Best Buy employees as suspects, but no other arrests have been made, according to police records.
Police spokesman Sgt. Levi Risley said one of the suspects, Cory Evans, 18, of Muldrow, Okla., was arrested Sunday on an unrelated felony shoplifting charge that also involved Best Buy merchandise. Jail records show he was released Sunday after posting a $1,500 bond.
The police report stated Brown admitted taking several items. He said he unloaded trucks at the store and would put items in an empty box and throw it into a large trash compactor. When the compactor was full, he would climb in to collapse the boxes in it and would place the stashed items in his pockets and leave with them.
He said he sold many of the items.
Brown told officers he threw the items into the compactor because he knew there were surveillance cameras in the loading area but that inside the compactor was out of their range.
Store officials became suspicious because products ordered were missing, the report said. Surveillance camera footage showed suspicious activity, but the thefts were not witnessed because there were no cameras in the compactor.
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Arkansas teacher arrested for shoplifting http://www.privateofficer.com
Police officers were called to Kohl’s department store Wednesday night after store security stopped a woman who had concealed merchandise and tried to leave the store without paying for it.
Police identified the school teacher as Deborah Ludlow.
Officers said they found clothing and other merchandise in her purse.
Ludlow was taken to the Sebastian County Jail where she later posted bond and was released.
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