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A 37-year-old woman from Detroit was arrested after being naughty in a Target Store in Southfield.
The woman was arrested about 4:15 p.m. Thursday after store security officers said she tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for $20 worth of merchandize, according to Lt. Nick Loussia. The suspect was turned over to Southfield Police, who found several other counterfeit bills in her possession, he said.
The U.S. Secret Service, the federal agency that oversees counterfeit currency cases, was called. “They will assist us in this case,” Loussia said.
The woman was not identified pending her arraignment in 46th District Court.
Rome GA. Rome Police arrested two Wednesday on shoplifting, drug and resiting arrest charges after Wal-Mart employees found one suspect had taken merchandise, reports stated.
Oscar Blaine Crosby, 45, of 7246 Rockmart Hwy. in Silver Creek and Bobby Joe Tidwell, 23, of 1252 Plesant Valley Road in Silver Creek, were both arrested at the West Rome Wal-Mart on Redmond Circle after Crosby was suspected of shoplifting.
When police approached the two, sitting in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in a white Ford Taurus, Crosby resisted arrest and ran from police into the woods behind the store after being pepper sprayed in the right eye.
The two remained at the Floyd County Jail this morning with no bail, with Crosby facing charges of theft by shoplifting and obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers along with a hold for Chattooga County.
Tidwell remains with no bail on felony possession of methamphetamines and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug related objects.
Buffalo NY A man and a 13-year-old accomplice were arrested Thursday for allegedly trying to shoplift more than $1,700 worth of video games and DVDs from Target on Delaware Avenue, police said.
Target security alerted police to the alleged theft. Officials said the suspect, Craig M. Moss, 25, of Fenton Street, entered the store with the girl, whose name was not released.
Moss allegedly loaded up a plastic storage container placed inside a shopping cart with goods, then left the store.
Moss was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and endangering the welfare of a child. The girl was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY Fla — A suspected shoplifter threatened a loss prevention officer with a pruning tool, then ran into another store where deputies found him hiding behind a stack of shoes, according to an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office report.
Javoris Ladarius Thorpes, 18, of the 1600 block of 30th Avenue, was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, shoplifting, resisting arrest and resisting a merchant. He was being held in lieu of $9,000 bail at the Indian River County Jail.
A Dillard’s loss prevention officer spotted Thorpes at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday trying to leave the store at the Indian River Mall with two pairs of jeans stuffed into a handbag, the arrest affidavit said. The officer approached Thorpes, who threatened the man with a pruning tool and fled, the report said.
While running through the mall parking lot, an off-duty Sheriff’s dispatcher said she spotted Thorpes and warned him to stop as he fled into the wooded area in the 6300 block of 20th Street. Thorpes later emerged from the woods and went into a home goods store east of the mall. Deputies said Thorpes noticed them and ducked behind a stack of shoes.
Deputies later found Thorpes’ handbag with the jeans and the pruning tool.
A pair of Dorchester siblings Monday went on a shoplifting spree at Walmart while their unknowing mother shopped, police said.
Police arrested Chantaylor R. Perkins-King, 21, and her brother, Demounte D. Perkins-King, 17, at 11:55 a.m. after store security caught them leaving with shopping carts full of stolen items, Lt. Paul Shastany said.
The pair stole a combined $746 worth of items, with the most expensive being a $45 camera, the lieutenant said.
Other stolen items included hooded sweatshirts, jeans, an umbrella, bras, several packages of panties, knit pants, several sets of headphones, some knives, socks, a belt, purses, a wallet and a DVD.
The duo went to the store with their mother and Chantaylor’s children. The mother and her grandchildren got separated from the siblings, who store security said started filling their carriages.
Investigators do not believe the mother was involved.
“She said if she knew what was happening, she would have stopped it,” Shastany said.
The duo, both of 225 Norfolk St., were both charged with larceny of property worth more than $250.
Both were released without bail after pleading not guilty in Framingham District Court yesterday. They are due back in court on Jan. 26 for a pretrial conference.
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