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Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Army Funds To Buy Car, Tropical Home

A man pleaded guilty in a St. Paul federal court Thursday to theft and laundering of more than $400,000 from the United States Military, which he used to buy a car and a home in the Philippines. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Michael Craig Miller admitted to embezzling the money in 2006 from the United State Military Medical Material Agency while an employee of EXP Pharmaceutical in Fremont, Cali., a company which returns unused medicine back to vendors and manufacturers.

05/01/2014

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Mpls. Nurse Allegedly Stole, Tampered With Medication

A Burnsville, Minn. man was charged with tampering with and stealing medications from a nursing home where he was working in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. Daniel Thomas, 56, was charged with two counts of theft and two counts of adulterating a substance.

04/25/2014

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Accused Shoplifter Charged With Assaulting Macy’s Employees

An accused shoplifter has been charged with attacking store employees when he was confronted about the theft. According to a criminal complaint, 20-year-old Carlos Antoine Smith of Rochester, Minn. was at a Macy’s store in Burnsville, Minn. last Saturday.

04/24/2014

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Police Search For Suspect In St. Paul Burglaries

St. Paul police are seeking help in the search for a man they believe is behind a rash of burglaries. Investigators believe the same man is behind at least four business break-ins. The break-ins occurred at Core Power Yoga on Grand Avenue, Steele Fitness on Grand Avenue, the Minnesota Museum of American Art on East 4th Street and the Victory Ramp Deli on North Wabasha Street.

04/04/2014

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Charges: Drunk Man Steals Cheese From Ex’s Fridge

A Forest Lake, Minn. man has been charged with three criminal counts after he allegedly broke into his ex-wife’s house and stole cheese from her refrigerator. The criminal complaint says police in Lino Lakes responded to a call very early the morning of March 28.

04/02/2014

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Fired Gov’t Worker Charged With Accessing Info On 800 Day Care Providers

A human services worker, fired for identity theft, has been charged with burglary and theft after returning to her former workplace, stealing office equipment and accessing the private information of almost 800 daycare providers, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office. On the evening of July 9, 2013, 53-year-old Jan Michelle Gray gained access to the fourth floor of the Anoka County Human Services Building in Blaine by telling a custodian that she forgot her badge, according to a criminal complaint.

03/27/2014

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3 Charged In Downtown Mpls. Drive-By Shooting

Three people involved in a drive-by shooting in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning have been charged with weapons and riot offenses. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, Michael Rolack Jr., TyLynne Wilson and Loretha Peoples were charged in connection with a shootout that happened just before 2:30 a.m. on 2nd Avenue near 5th Street.

03/26/2014

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Sheriff: Money Stolen From Church Fundraiser In Bemidji

Authorities in northern Minnesota are looking for suspects in a burglary last month after an empty money bag was turned into a Bemidji bank. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office said the burglary happened at a residence in northern Hubbard County, likely between Feb. 9-13.

03/13/2014

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Woman Convicted Of Stealing $150K From Vulnerable Relative

A 24-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $150,000 from a vulnerable family member, according to the Washington County Attorney’s office. Elaina Lorene Casello was convicted on multiple counts of felony theft and identity theft after stealing money from various bank accounts of an elderly relative. The theft occurred from Feb. 2011 till Dec. 2012, with Casello using the stolen funds to buy several items, in addition to paying her own bills.

03/07/2014

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Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

02/25/2014

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MN Man Arrested After Alleged Sioux Falls Carjacking

A man is in custody on several charges after an alleged carjacking in Sioux Falls. Police say the 36-year-old man fled on foot from the scene of a vehicle crash about 8:40 p.m. Sunday. They say he eventually assaulted a man in a parking lot, stole the man’s car and then assaulted a woman who was still inside the car.

02/03/2014

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Thief Swipes Donation Jar, Coffee From Gas Station

Savage Police are investigating after a man stole a donation jar intended to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network from a gas station early Thursday morning. According to police, the thief entered the Super America on the 14200 block of O’Connell Road at about 3 a.m. and made himself a cappuccino.

01/24/2014

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Minn. Crime Study Ends After Theft Of Victim Data

A University of Minnesota law professor has apologized to violent crime victims and witnesses after a computer with sensitive information of nearly 300 people was stolen from his office. Criminologist Barry Feld was collecting data for a study on interrogation techniques when the laptop, a scanner and external hard drive were taken.

01/17/2014

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3 Suspects Arrested In Beltrami Co. Burglaries

Three men have been arrested and are believed to be connected to a series of burglaries in Beltrami and Cass Counties. According to the county sheriff’s office, 29-year-old Joshua James Martin, 25-year-old Jeremy Jay Martin, and 19-year-old Jasmine Lee Bellcourt were taken into custody over the weekend.

01/06/2014

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Rep. Atkins Wants Stolen Smart Phone Cutoffs

A Minnesota legislator says he’ll push a bill next year for mandatory cellphone technology allowing people to remotely disable lost or stolen smart phones. The legislation requiring cellphone cutoff technology is a response to a burst in phone thefts, including some taken in violent attacks in Minnesota.

01/02/2014

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‘U’ Student Tracks Stolen Laptop, Man Arrested

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with one of the robberies near the University of Minnesota campus. Myron Jovan Richardson-Rivers, of Crystal, is a suspect in a robbery last month. He’s currently behind held at the Hennepin County Jail.

12/24/2013

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‘U’ Resorts To Unusual Methods To Thwart Evergreen Thieves

The University of Minnesota says “Grinches” steal evergreens from its campuses each winter to use as Christmas trees at home. Now, they’re using an unusual method to thwart would-be thieves.

12/06/2013

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Authorities Investigating Business Burglaries In Benton County

Authorities in northern Minnesota are asking for help as they are investigating a pair of burglaries from businesses near Sauk Rapids. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that took place on the early-morning hours of Oct. 13 at Mimbach Fleet Supply near Sauk Rapids.

11/22/2013

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Charges: 2 Stole 2,000 Trees To Resell For Xmas

Two people are charged with stealing nearly 2,000 spruce trees from county-managed forestland in northeastern Minnesota. Authorities say the two planned to sell the small trees and tree tops as miniature Christmas trees in southern Minnesota.

11/15/2013

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Charges: 2 Men Stole $1M In Hearing Aids

His plan was to fortify his retirement plan by stealing and selling $1 million of hearing aids from his previous employer, but a Bloomington man is now heading to court instead. Thyvuth Lin, 56, is set to make his first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court. Joining him is Laden Hot, 20, who is related to Lin and lives in the same Bloomington home.

11/13/2013

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Police: 3 Masked Men Robbed A Fridley Bank On Halloween

There’s nothing strange about seeing someone in a mask on Halloween, unless you’re a bank teller and one of the masked men has a gun. The FBI said three men in masks robbed the TCF Bank in Fridley on Friday night.

11/02/2013

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Charges: Duo Steals Nearly $40K Worth Of High-End Eyeglass Frames

Police said two people were caught with nearly $40,000 worth of stolen high-end eyeglass frames earlier this month, after allegedly stealing from multiple Twin Cities businesses. Beverly Sanchez Jara, 38, with an unknown address, and 27-year-old Hector Astudillo, of an unknown address, were each charged with one count of theft (more than $5,000), and one count of aiding and abetting receiving stolen property (more than $5,000).

10/22/2013

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For Some With Minn. Criminal Pasts, Pardons Come

Minnesota’s highest officials have granted a second chance to a seven people with long-ago criminal pasts by granting them pardons. The Board of Pardons agreed to the redemptive step Tuesday after being persuaded that the people have served their time, atoned for their mistakes and turned their lives around. The board rejected more pardons than it granted.

10/22/2013

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Police: 2 Juveniles Arrested For Theft & Possibly Creating An Explosive Device

Elk River police have arrested two juveniles after they believe the duo was involved in burglary, theft and even possibly creating a homemade explosive device. According to sheriff Joel Brott, investigators observed one juvenile leave the residence in a car, which was later determined to be stolen.

10/18/2013

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Police: Help ID Woman Who Robbed Forest Lake TCF Bank

Police are trying to identify the suspect who woman who robbed a TCF Bank in Forest Lake on Oct. 2. Authorities said it took place at 1:02 p.m. at the Cub Foods on West Broadway Avenue.

10/09/2013

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