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Christmas Crooks Are on the Loose This Holiday Season — Dollars and Sense

Employee theft and shoplifting will cost retailers nearly $9 billion this holiday season, and unfortunately it's the upstanding consumer who pays for that loss in the end.

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Murder Spreads Through a City Like an Infection in the Body

Murder is more like an infection than a random act, according to a new study. This may help police contain a city's homicide rate, through better understanding of where future murders are more likely to occur.

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U.S. Marshal's Office
U.S. Marshal's Office

[UPDATE] New Hampshire Couple on Run After Abusing 3 Year Old Boy, Found in Florida

The Plaistow, NH couple wanted by police and accused of child abuse have been found. Police have been looking for Roland Dow and Jessica Linscott for 2 weeks since Linscott's 3-year-old son, James, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

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Alexis Wright
youtube | NBC

[UPDATE] 4 More ‘John’ Names Released in Kennebunk Zumba Prostitution Scandal

More names have been released in the Kennebunk prostitution ring involving Alexis Wright, a Zumba instructor in Kennebunk. Today 4 more names were revealed by the Kennebunk Police.

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Man in Spider-Man Outfit Mugs Woman
Merced Police Department

‘Spider-Man’ Busted for Mugging Woman

In a move that will shock comic book fans everywhere, a California man was recently arrested after allegedly attempting to mug a woman while wearing a Spider-Man costume. Spidey, what have you done?!

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Getty Images, photo by Chung Sung-Jun

Abe Lincoln on a $100 Bill?

It was a case of mistaken identity or a case of just plain dumb. According to the Jamestown Sun a Rhode Island man was trying to pass fake $100 bills at a Target store in Attleboro, Massachusetts, but the counterfeiter made one tiny mistake.

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wtvl pd

[UPDATE] Waterville Police Make Arrest of Couple Involved in Purse Snatching at Wal-Mart

From the Waterville PD facebook page:
CASE CLOSED: This afternoon, Officer Dennis Picard charged Heather Folsom, 23 and Brandon Brasher, 24 of Pittsfield for one count (each) of Class C Felony Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer in the Walmart purse theft case featured on this page yesterday. Folsom and Brasher will appear in Kennebec County Superior Court on January 29, 2013 to answer this criminal charge. Thank-you to everyone who shared this information and to the several individuals who called us with tips.

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Game Online, Flickr
Game Online, Flickr

Rappers Rob Studio, Leave Song Behind as Evidence

Two men entered a recording studio as rappers and left as robbers. But its something they left behind that might do the thieves in.

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Thieves on Motorcycles Rob Mall Jewelry Store in London
The Telegraph

Watch these Thieves on Motorcycles ‘Smash and Grab’ a Jewelry Store in London Mall

In a scene that looks like it was taken straight out of an action movie, six black-clad men recently rode into a north London mall on motorcycles and helped themselves to a fortune in jewelry. Where's James Bond when you need him?

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Thief Thwarted In Hilarious Swedish Ad

We don't want to ruin this ad, so we're not going to tell you what company it's for, or what it does. We'll only tell you that it's from Sweden and that it's a riff on Apple Store robberies that happen occasionally

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