All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Theft’

Starbucks: Bad Passwords, Not Hackers to Blame for App Thefts

If you use the Starbucks app to pay for your morning coffee, you might want to check your bank account. And then strengthen your password. After reports emerged saying hackers had gained access to user accounts and used its app to siphon money away from unsuspecting customers, Starbucks has hit back, saying that these reports are false. Blogger Bob Sullivan …

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Smartphone Theft is Still on the Rise

For smartphone owners (and iPhone owners in particular) the risk of theft is always present. Millions of smartphones are stolen every year and most of them are never recovered. A quick survey of recent Twitter posts is enough to demonstrate the phenomenon: $50 reward to anyone who returns my stolen iPhone. PLEASE RETURN. it has a case with cats on …

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$460,000 in Quarters: NJ Gov’t Employee Confesses to Theft

One New Jersey man obviously took his coin-collecting hobby a little too far. Government employee Thomas Rica pleaded guilty to four counts of third-degree theft on Wednesday. The 43-year-old admitted to the Hackensack Supreme Court that he had stolen at least $460,000 in quarters while working in Ridgewood village as a public works inspector. He was initially arrested in 2013 after a …

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The Hunt Is On For Hulk Hogan Shoe Thief [Video]

Wrestling star Hulk Hogan is missing a $5,500 shoe. It wasn’t just any shoe. Hogan once wore the white wrestling boot in the ring, and he has signed it with a permanent marker. The Steve Cardillo shoe was on display at Hogan’s shop in Clearwater, Florida until staff noticed it had gone missing on Tuesday. They checked the CCTV and …

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McDonald’s Employees Sue, Claim Wage Theft

According to the Chicago Tribune, there have been seven class-action lawsuits filed by McDonald’s restaurant employees recently. The suits charge McDonald’s with systematically stealing wages from employees in a variety of ways. Some of the plaintiffs said that the burger chain did not pay overtime as they were required to do. Others said they were forced to do work “off …

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Another Soldier Sentenced For Afghanistan Fuel Theft

U.S. Army Sergeant Kevin Bilal Abdullah has been sentenced to one year, one day in prison for his role in fuel thefts at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Fenty in Afghanistan. Abdullah pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery in August 2013 for receiving bribes in exchange for helping to steal fuel during his time in Afghanistan. Abdullah is …

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Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom Report Theft

Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom may not be an item anymore, but it looks like the two are still dealing with issues including burglary at the home they once shared. LAPD confirms that they are investigating a report of missing property at the Tarzana, CA., home. They cannot confirm the amount or that there were no signs of forced entry. …

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Another Soldier Found Guilty of Afghanistan Fuel Theft

U.S. Army Sergeant Alber Kelly III today pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of fuel from the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Kelly was stationed at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan from 2011 until 2012, assigned to oversee the delivery of fuel into the base. Kelly was in charge of verifying and documenting the total amounts of fuel …

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Soldier Jailed For Fuel Theft in Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that former U.S. Army Specialist Stephanie Charboneau has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for her role in a plot to steal fuel from the U.S. Army. Last September Charboneau pleaded guilty to the charges, which include bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery. Her thefts are estimated to …

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Mailbox Theft Brings Federal Action, 27 People Charged

Snail mail isn’t as popular as it once was, especially with the prevalence and ease of email, but it is still a useful, important part of many a person’s life. After all, how else would you be able to get your Amazon packages, or send tacky Christmas cards? A group of folks with bad intentions in the California area didn’t …

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Scarecrow Thief is Arrested

Poor Uncle Si can’t catch a break. Between the guys on Duck Dynasty giving him a hard time for his vocabulary and naps and someone stealing and burning up a scarecrow made in his likeness, the tea-guzzling duck hunter is always catching grief. Cherokee County police in Georgia have made an arrest in the case of the stolen Duck Dynasty …

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Thief Returns Prized Pumpkin, Leaves Note

Ah yes, York, Pennsylvania. Home of the York Peppermint Patty, York International Air Conditioners, the rock band “Live,” and now prized pumpkin theft. On Sunday, a thief returned a 255-pound pumpkin a boy won at a Windsor Township Oktoberfest celebration, along with an apologetic note. Nine-year-old Jaiden Newcomer correctly guessed the weight of the whopping pumpkin, and was able to …

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