A security officer at a Hilldale Mall store was punched three times in the groin by a woman he was trying to detain for shoplifting Friday, according to Madison police.
The Macy’s security officer told police he contacted the suspect near a sandwich shop at the mall when she grabbed chairs, a table and a rack for chips while swearing and yelling at the Macy’s officer.
Carrie J. Evert, 28, of Madison was arrested on suspicion of theft and possession of cocaine. Police said she stole three purses.
Former Tennessee Driver License Service Center Employee Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Bribery www.privateofficer.com
FBI Press Release
Nashville TN March 1 2013
Larry Murphy,54, of Antioch, Tennessee, and Anny Castillo, 30, of Madison, Tennessee, were sentenced on February 15, 2013, on federal bribery charges stemming from the fraudulent issuance of Tennessee driver licenses, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Murphy, who had been employed by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security as a licensing clerk, was sentenced to 27 months in prison and ordered to forfeit almost $70,000 in bribes he received for issuing driver’s licenses to unauthorized applicants.
Castillo was sentenced to 90 days in prison and nine months of house arrest for paying bribes to Murphy to obtain licenses for applicants who did not pass the required tests. Castillo was also ordered to forfeit $42,500 which she received to broker the transactions. Both defendants requested more lenient sentences, but U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp noted that the sentences imposed were called for due to the serious nature of the offense.
“Government employees owe a duty of trust to the citizens of middle Tennessee that they serve,” said United States Attorney Jerry Martin. “Public employees who corruptly breach that trust should expect to go to prison, even if, like Mr. Murphy, they have not previously been in serious trouble with the law.
Raymond R. Parmer, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New Orleans, who oversees the region that includes Tennessee, added, “Fraudulent documents threaten the security of all citizens by making it easier for criminals to commit a range of offenses from identity theft to potential terrorism. HSI and its law enforcement partners continually work together to identify and prosecute criminals who violate the public trust.”
Tennessee Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons stated, “There are homeland security concerns with identity crimes as it relates to driver licenses. Our department initiated this investigation as soon as we learned of possible criminal activity by Mr. Murphy, an employee in one of the state’s driver services centers. With the help of our federal partners, justice was served and the sentence was appropriate for the crime.” This case was jointly investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the FBI, and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hilliard Hester.
U.S. Attorney’s Office January 25, 2013 Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700
FBI PRESS RELEASE
Washington DC Jan 29 2013
Amy M. Shelby, 38, of Madison, Illinois, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, to be followed by three years on supervised release, and restitution of $112,383.52, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Shelby was indicted by a grand jury in July 2012 and later pled guilty to the federal offense of wire fraud.
The instant offense was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), following a complaint made by James Green Management (JGM), the owner and management office of Oakmont Mini-Storage. Prior to the complaint, Pitney Bowes Visa credit card company contacted JGM to inquire about delinquent payments on an existing Pitney Bowes account, which JGM was unaware existed. Subsequent audit results found Amy Shelby, the manager of Oakmont Mini- Storage, had applied for a Pitney Bowes commercial credit card for Oakmont Mini-Storage in 2006, which held her name. Amy Shelby had used the commercial credit card to purchase numerous fraudulent charges, which included personal purchases such as for perfume and satellite television service, payments for personal bills, and a monthly credit report service. The audit also found Shelby had access to Oakmont Mini-Storage’s operating bank account(s), and she was paying the Pitney Bowes credit card bills, and additional personal bills, with company funds. In addition, the audit found Shelby had simply kept numerous cash deposits and/or payments made to Oakmont Mini- Storage for storage units.
The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman R. Smith.
Bridgewater NJ Sept 9 2011 Two different people were arrested for shoplifting clothing from Macy’s, and one also received a charge for having marijuana on his person.
Deon Elliott, 18, of Plainfield, was charged with shoplifting and possession of marijuana after he was found with $97.98 worth of clothing from Macy’s at 3:37 p.m. Aug. 30. Police said he was also found with marijuana in his front pants pocket.
And Wondwosse Atnafukechina, 40, of Peapack, was charged with shoplifting after being found with $468 worth of clothing from Macy’s at 5:13 p.m. Aug. 29.
Several people were also charged with shoplifting from Wegmans over a two-day period.
Tiberiu Berkovits, 58, of Bridgewater, was charged with shoplifting after being found with $6.48 worth of food from Wegmans at 12:08 p.m. Sept. 3.
And Jennifer Mitchell, 39, of Madison, was charged with shoplifting after she was found with $234.93 worth of merchandise from Wegmans.
Finally, Adam Hepburn, 18, of Ringoes, was charged with shoplifting after he was found with $79.90 worth of merchandise from Zumiez at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 2.