Theft

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Woman, 53, Charged With Stealing $700K From Employer

A St. Bonifacius woman charged with stealing more than a half a million dollars from her employer is expected to make her first court appearance next week. Karen Jane Breyette, 53, has been charged with seven counts of theft by swindle over $35,000.

08/25/2015

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Apple Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $100K From Athletic Association

A 63-year-old Apple Valley man has pleaded guilty to five felony charges of theft in connection to the loss of $113,532 from the Rosemount Area Athletic Association (RAAA), the Dakota County Attorney’s office announced Friday.

08/21/2015

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Apple Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Rosemount Athletic Association

A 62-year-old Apple Valley man accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the Rosemount Area Athletic Association, where he was employed, has pleaded guilty to charges in the case. Robert Steven Reischauer had been charged with five counts of felony theft.

08/19/2015

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Target Reaches Deal To Settle Breach Claims With Visa

Target has reached a deal to pay up to $67 million to settle Visa claims related to a massive 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of debit and credit card numbers. Both Target Corp. and Visa Inc. confirmed the agreement Tuesday, but wouldn’t put a dollar amount on the deal.

08/18/2015

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Charges: Man Stole MnDOT Truck, Led Police On Chase

A 33-year-old Inver Grove Heights man is accused of stealing a state construction truck, leading authorities on a chase and damaging a squad car in a crash, according to charges filed Tuesday in Dakota County Court.

08/11/2015

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First Responder Accused Of Stealing From Otter Tail County Crash Victim

A 42-year-old woman who is a first responder is accused of stealing money from a crash victim in an accident that killed two people back in June in Otter Tail County, according to charges filed Monday.

08/10/2015

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Charges: Woman, 71, Bilked From Estate Sales

A woman from Hopkins is accused of stealing money from her property estate clients. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says she’s illegally collected nearly $150,000.

07/31/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Horses Stolen In Stearns County

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of two horses from a farm in Lynden Township. The owners say the horses were last seen one week ago on their property.

07/17/2015

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Almost $3K Worth Of Sunglasses From Pearle Vision

A Cottage Grove woman is accused of stealing almost $3,000 worth of eyewear from a Hastings Pearle Vision last spring. Emily Catherine Pesek, 31, is facing one count of theft over $1,000.

07/15/2015

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8 Charged In Galleria Handbag Heist, Police Chase

Eight Chicago-area men were charged Thursday in connection with a dash-and-grab theft at the Galleria in Edina that turned into a police chase across the Twin Cities.

07/02/2015

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Suspect Arrested After Leaving Stolen Construction Trailer Near Courthouse

A construction trailer filled with expensive tools is now back with its rightful owner. The trailer was stolen from a construction site in Roseville. As it turns out, authorities said the thief took the stolen trailer with him when he went to a court hearing in Washington County.

06/30/2015

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St. Paul Police Seek Suspect In Wal-Mart TV Theft

The St. Paul Police Department is looking for a suspect who allegedly walked out of a Wal-Mart store with a large television.

06/18/2015

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Charges: Armored Car Driver Stole Money From ATMs

A 23-year-old Robbinsdale man driving an armored car is accused of stealing nearly $3,400 in cash from ATM machines during pick-ups, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.

06/17/2015

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Woman On Trial For Identity Theft Accused Of Stealing Jewelry From Juror

A Ramsey County juror showed up for court, but ended up leaving without her wedding band and a watch worth almost $5,000. And police say the person who took her jewelry was the defendant. Travette Campbell has a lengthy criminal history, including at least five prior felony convictions.

06/04/2015

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9 Indicted In Cellphone Trafficking Scheme

Nine Twin Cities area people have been indicted in a multimillion dollar cellphone trafficking scheme. The indictments made public Thursday say homeless people were recruited to buy the cellphones using stolen identities and then sign up for a service plan that gave them the phone at a reduced cost. Authorities say the phones were shipped to Hong Kong and sold on the street for as much as $2,000.

05/15/2015

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Warrant Out For Man Who Sold Fake Minnesota Wild Tickets

Prosecutors say an out-of-towner took advantage of Minnesota Wild fever — and now he’s wanted by police. Investigators say Michael Nottrodt flew in from Florida for the Wild playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.

05/08/2015

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Sheriff: Man, 31, Stole $5K In Soybeans From Grain Bin

31-year-old Elysian man was arrested April 10 and is accused of stealing $5,000 worth of soybeans from a grain bin in rural Waterville, according to the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office.

04/15/2015

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Police: Iowa Man’s Stolen Bag Of Dog Poop Was Worth $1

Police say someone who attempted to steal a truck parked outside a Des Moines home instead took a bag of dog poop. The Des Moines Police Department responded to a report of an attempted burglary around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

04/09/2015

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Police: $70K In Bull Semen Stolen From Minnesota Farm

Police are investigating the theft of about $70,000 worth of bull semen from a farm in southern Minnesota. Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi says a LeRoy man reported Tuesday that a storage canister with vials of bull semen was taken from his unlocked barn.

04/09/2015

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Man, 43, Charged With Stealing Video Games From 8-Year-Old Boy

A Minneapolis man has been charged with stealing video games and systems from an 8-year-old boy, police said. According to police, Dave Schmotter, 43, stole more than $1,000 worth of electronics when the boy and his mother were visiting him at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.

04/08/2015

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Cheap Tech Helping Homeowners Respond Faster To Crime

In the last two weeks, two homeowners have used the power of technology to catch burglars in action inside their homes.

Homeowners in south Minneapolis and Roseville used a combination of gadgets and small cameras to capture high-quality video of the thieves.

03/09/2015

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Suspect Caught On Camera Burglarizing S. Mpls. Home

A burglar breaks into a south Minneapolis home — and the whole thing is caught on camera. Homeowner Joe Craddock recorded it using a smartphone app. “I’m thinking, ‘Someone’s in my house. Who is this?'” Craddock said.

03/06/2015

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Sheriff: Several Catalytic Converter Thefts Reported In Stearns County

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said it has received several reports in recent weeks of catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles parked at dealership lots.

02/12/2015

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Man Steals Cat From Mpls. Store, Returns It With Apology

After a man walked into a Minneapolis pet store and stole a kitten Friday afternoon, the rescue community that first found the pet sprang into action. Ruff Start Rescue coordinator Abbey Lynn says she snapped pictures of the man from PetSmart security video and took to social media for help to find the cat named Wednesday.

02/07/2015

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MPD Helps Foil Stolen Electronics-For-Meth Pipeline

A drug pipeline that supplied meth from the Twin Cities to North Dakota has shut down. Strangely enough, it all started with electronics stolen from homes and businesses in Grand Forks and Twin Cities suburbs. The investigation began in North Dakota, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Scott Downing.

01/31/2015

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