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Theft & Property Crimes Archives

Custodian at Texas A&M facing theft and forgery charges

A custodian who was working at Texas A&M is facing serious charges related to crimes alleged to have been committed between October and November 2013. The 38-year-old woman is facing a combination of forgery and theft charges for over $1,300 that was reportedly stolen from the Emerging Technologies Building (ETB) of the university. Additionally, a warrant for criminal trespass was also issued to the accused for entering the ETB.

Texas woman and boyfriend accused of stealing Rolex

A 20-year-old Pearland woman and her 21-year-old Lake Jackson boyfriend were taken into custody and charged with third degree felony theft after a stolen Rolex watch valued at $13,000 was located at a Houston pawnshop. The person who owned the watch has accused a family member of taking it on Dec. 13.

Texas man charged with $200,000 employer embezzlement

A 41-year-old man from Houston was charged with dual felony counts of cumulative theft and money laundering after his employer claimed that he falsified records on the job so that he could steal funds. On Nov. 21, the firm, New Caney Recycling, told police that the man may have taken as much as $200,000 over the course of a single month and then transferred the profits to his home nation of Pakistan and a number of other unidentified sources.

Two men taken into custody for alleged theft

Two men are facing charges after police officers took them into custody following a bank robbery in Texas. Police allege that the men led them on a car chase before exiting their vehicle. Law enforcement officials then chased the men on foot and both were captured. An off-duty police officer was reported to have seen the men as they left the scene of the crime. He is the one who began the pursuit.

Man accused of stealing copper wire from school roof

A Texas man who allegedly stole copper wire from an elementary school roof has been called a habitual felony offender. Prior to the latest incident, the 40-year-old man served six prison sentences for other crimes. If the man is convicted of a theft charge, it could be added to the habitual felony offender case that is being built against him.

Texas firefighter charged with theft and fraud

An Aransas Pass volunteer firefighter was taken into custody on suspicion of taking funds from his department. Authorities charged him with felony theft and fraud, and the court held him on a $10,000 bail bond. Prior to the theft charges, the accused man apparently told his boss that fire department funds were mistakenly put into his personal account by the bank.

Texas pair taken in on charges of stealing trailer

Bowie County Sheriff's officials say that one of their law enforcement personnel observed a vehicle that seemed suspicious in Redwater's Echo Hills subdivision on Sept. 18. The truck that the sheriff saw reportedly drove past him twice while headed in two different directions, and it ended up behind the sheriff as he was traveling on Bowie Parkway. When he yielded to let the truck pass, he saw that it was pulling a trailer that he hadn't seen it towing before.

Theft charges target bass fishing competition director

A Texas man who directed the 2012 Big Bass Mania fishing tournament at Lake Sam Rayburn was recently indicted on charges brought against him by state organizations. The theft charges allege that the 44-year-old man was involved in an unconfirmed failure to pay promised cash rewards associated with the event. It is unknown if someone involved in the tournament initiated these complaints or whether this arrest was the result of an independent effort on the part of law enforcement officials.

Texas petty officer sentenced on theft charges

The U.S. Attorney's Office investigated approximately $617,000 in purchases made without authorization on government credit cards. The investigation led them to a petty officer with the Coast Guard. The man, now 29 years old, is accused of buying electronics using government credit cards and reselling them.In Feb. 2013, the man plead guilty to one count of theft of government property. The conviction is based on theft crimes that allegedly occurred in June 2011. Prosecutors claim that the accused purchased two electronic tablets and a high definition television. On April 29, a judge sentenced the man to serve three years in prison and repay the full $617,000 he is alleged to have taken.

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