The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
ID Fraud Steals $17,000 Worth of Computers
A woman in Memphis allegedly used several false identities to order $17,000 worth of Dell computers. According to Examiner.com, the woman was caught by Dell's fraud department, after they discovered she used the same email address for all of the orders, which were under more than 20 different names. She has been charged with computer fraud, identity theft trafficking and forgery.
Man Arrested in TV Theft
A Florida man was arrested earlier this month after scuffling with store employees while trying to leave a Walmart store with a 46-inch TV without paying. According to Florida Today, the 30-year-old man attempting to carry the plasma TV out of the store, and was stopped by employees; during the ensuing struggle, he allegedly reached into his pockets multiple times. He was charged with retail theft after police took him away.
Two Walmart Robbers Arrested
Police in Ohio have arrested two of the four men who robbed an area Walmart in October. According to the Dayton Daily News, one of the two arrested was a store employee. The theft entailed the men storming the store after hours and locking employees in the cash room. After the crime was caught on tape, the men were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, grand theft and kidnapping. Warrants are out for the rest of the two remaining conspirators.