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March 1, 2012

A man recently released from prison after serving two years for five shoplifting convictions was arrested on Feb. 29 -- for shoplifting.

February 6, 2012

Two members of a retail theft ring charged with stealing more than $100,000 worth of merchandise from Lowe’s stores in five western states were convicted of multiple felony counts by a federal jury in the western district of Washington State. 

January 12, 2012

According to an article in The Republic of Columbus, Ind., a man convicted of burglary and theft of a hardware store received a sentence of 17 years in prison.

Robert Owen Luetke, 44, was found guilty of the felonies in a case that involved the theft of copper wire and tubing from Country Bins hardware store in Columbus, Ind. Luetke, who was found to be a habitual offender, was also ordered to pay the hardware store $450. 

May 31, 2011

Suspects are being sought by federal authorities for allegedly stealing $130,000 worth of merchandise from Lowe’s by smuggling it out in toilet and sink boxes, according to an article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer

May 6, 2011

Two brothers charged with stealing $1,000 worth of tools from several Home Depots in Northern California have taken a plea bargain, according to an article in the Chico Enterprise Record.

Yevgeniy Ivakhov, 24, and Valeriy Ivakhov, 19, pleaded guilty on May 4 to one felony count each of receiving stolen property in a Butte County Superior Court. The Ivakhovs had faced additional charges of second-degree commercial burglary and grand theft.

January 31, 2011

A man already convicted of forgery and grand larceny in New York State is also facing a federal indictment that accuses him of gift card scams at Home Depot and Lowe’s totaling $78,800, according to an article in the Buffalo News.

September 29, 2010

A Home Depot shopper witnessing a possible shoplifting crime followed the suspect in his car...