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May 18, 2008 Leave a comment
Police charge 2 with theft, fraud and drug charges http://www.privateofficer.com
PINELLAS PARK Fla. May 18 2008 A vagrant was arrested after he allegedly defrauded a local store to obtain money for crack cocaine. Travis S. Crawford, 40, no home, was charged with grand theft, scheming to defraud and violation of parole involving a previous grand theft and petit theft case.
He remains in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bail.
Police said Crawford would walk into a Marshall Store, take clothing off racks and present them for returns.
The alleged incidents occurred at Marshall stores in Largo, St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park.
The suspect allegedly got away with gift cards amounting to $2,047 from the three stores during the month of April alone.
Police said the suspect allegedly told officers that he sold the gift cards for pennies on the dollar. The money was used to feed his crack cocaine habit, police said.
PINELLAS PARK – A woman on May 6 who claimed to be a member of a “shoplifter’s anonymous group” told police she cannot resist the impulse to steal after she was arrested for shoplifting.
Kelly Mae Tate, 27, of Pinellas Park was charged with possession of Oxycodone and retail theft. She remained in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Police said Tate was at the Publix store, 7580 49th St., at about 11 a.m. when a store security officer saw her placing items in her purse.
The suspect then allegedly walked from the store without paying for the items. She was apprehended by the security officer after a brief struggle, police said.
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