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Theft & Property Crimes Archives

2 Texas women taken into custody for theft

Police say that two females taken into custody on Oct. 16 confessed to 50 break-ins across multiple cities in northern portion of Texas. Authorities first made contact with the women after a traffic stop that took place at 4 a.m. that morning after an illegal lane change. When police approached their vehicle, they saw power tools, a vice grip and a lock cutter.

Texas is hot spot for watercraft theft

The state of Texas has a lot of watercraft theft compared to most other parts of the country. According to data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Texas ranks number three for watercraft theft after Florida and California. Although Texas is still one of the top five states for watercraft theft, there were fewer watercraft thefts in 2014 than there have been in other years.

Texas credit card fraud laws define acts, defenses

Credit card fraud is a felony in Texas. Its definition includes a number of different acts. To offer a few examples, each of using another person's credit card, selling a card, buying a card from other than its issuer, making use of a fictitious card, or using a card that has expired or been revoked may constitute credit card fraud under the Texas Penal Code.

Texas man has his kids help with shoplifting

Police say that a 32-year-old man was taken into custody for committing theft at a Saratoga Boulevard Walmart in Corpus Christi. Cameras showed the man walking around the store with his 9-year-old daughter putting merchandise into empty plastic bags. Authorities say that they walked out of the store without paying for the merchandise. Additionally, employees caught his 10-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son walking out of the store with merchandise that was not paid for.

College football recruit faces theft charges in Texas

A football player set to start his college playing career as a wide receiver at the University of North Texas was arrested on theft charges at a Texas Wal-Mart. The man was taken into custody after he and another man were arrested for stealing goods valued between $50 and $500. Under state law, this is a Class B misdemeanor.

2 accused of Texas convenience store robbery

On April 7, Texas authorities reported that two teenagers were taken into custody after they were accused of being involved in a robbery that occurred on March 16. Both individuals, age 17, were ultimately charged with aggravated robbery. Detectives involved in the case indicated that more individuals may have been involved.

Man faces robbery charges following purse-snatching incidents

Houston police say that a tip from Crime Stoppers helped them identify a man who may have been involved in three robberies that occurred in local Walmart parking lots on Feb. 2, Feb. 21 and March 1. According to news sources, the 21-year-old man has been taken into custody and is now facing charges of robbery bodily injury in connection with the purse-snatching incidents.

Police charge 2 men with aggravated robbery

According to law enforcement authorities in Texas, two men were charged with aggravated robbery following an incident that reportedly occurred on Feb. 4 in the Katy area of Fort Bend County. The alleged aggravated robbery occurred at a Lifetime Fitness facility around 6:30 p.m.

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