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Woman Impersonates Nurse to Steal Drugs from Seattle Hospital

Woman Impersonates Nurse to Steal Drugs from Seattle Hospital

ABC News/KOMO(SEATTLE) — Dressed in slacks, a blue blouse and fluent in medical terminology, an unidentified woman walked into the rooms of two patients at the Swedish Medical Center, posing as a nurse. She then cut the tubes connecting them to their …

Inside Organized Retail Crime Raids

Inside Organized Retail Crime Raids

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — We used to call it shoplifting, but these days the foot soldiers of retail crime rings are known as boosters. Police even have an acronym for these operations: ORC, which stands for Organized Retail Crime.”It’s just …

New York Police Set Up Team to Track Stolen iPhones, iPads

New York Police Set Up Team to Track Stolen iPhones, iPads

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Apple has become one of the most popular gadget brands in the world — not only in sales, but in theft. With iPhones, iPads and iPods stolen so often, New York City police have teamed up with Apple Inc. to combat the…

White House Unveils Strategy to Stem Trade Secret Theft

White House Unveils Strategy to Stem Trade Secret Theft

CamEl Creative/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House announced its strategy to protect against trade secret theft Wednesday, just one day after a report indicated a Chinese military unit may be responsible for a string of cyber attacks on America…

Rising Tide Thefts Leave Colorado Retailers Airing Dirty Laundry

Rising Tide Thefts Leave Colorado Retailers Airing Dirty Laundry

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Retailers in Colorado are cracking down on Tide laundry detergent thefts by locking up the product and hiring undercover security guards to patrol their aisles.The Colorado Retail Council hopes that such measures wi…

Debit Card Thieves Ship Shopping Spree to Victims

Debit Card Thieves Ship Shopping Spree to Victims

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — When Chris and Susie Linford of Anchorage, Alaska, found out that their bank account was drained of nearly $5,000 without their knowledge, they were stunned.“We had our debit card on us the whole time,…

Package Theft Rising as More Order Online

Package Theft Rising as More Order Online

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wondering why that gift you ordered online a week ago hasn’t arrived yet?
Well, it may not be the retailer’s fault or the result of slow shipping.  What’s been occurring more often are thieves swiping packages f…

Sticky Situation: Thieves Arrested After Stealing 6 Million Pounds of Canadian Maple Syrup

Sticky Situation: Thieves Arrested After Stealing 6 Million Pounds of Canadian Maple Syrup

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Talk about a sticky mess. The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers believe several million cans of stolen maple syrup may be sitting on U.S. grocery shelves.Quebec police arrested four men in connection with the rob…

Another TSA Agent Accused of iPad Theft

Another TSA Agent Accused of iPad Theft

Port Authority Police Department(NEW YORK) — A TSA agent was arrested this week and charged with stealing from passengers traveling through New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, adding to the long list of TSA officers accused of theft of passenger belon…

WATCH: Grinch Videotaped Stealing Christmas Decorations

WATCH: Grinch Videotaped Stealing Christmas Decorations

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) — A Texas man was caught by surveillance cameras stealing the holiday decorations from a front lawn in San Antonio this weekend.In footage obtained by ABC affiliate KSAT, the man can be seen driving past the house i…

Ancient Petroglyphs Stolen Along California Cliffs; Local Native Americans Stunned

Ancient Petroglyphs Stolen Along California Cliffs; Local Native Americans Stunned

File photo. Tom Brakefield/Thinkstock(BISHOP, Calif.) — Petroglyphs, rock engravings left by ancient Native American people, stood along the California cliffs for up to 5,000 years. Yet it only took a concrete saw and pliers for thieves to steal the …

Arizona Man Posts Stolen iPod on BYU-Idaho Resale Site

Arizona Man Posts Stolen iPod on BYU-Idaho Resale Site

REXBURG – A thief was caught red handed after attempting to re-sell a stolen iPod at BYU-Idaho. The Upper Valley Journal reports Jared Leon allegedly stole the iPod from a fellow Brigham Young University student at the campus library, and then tried to sell it on a university bulletin board. The Arizona man was arrested […]

Computer Expert Convicted in Pope Theft Case

Computer Expert Convicted in Pope Theft Case

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — The Vatican court has found a second person guilty in connection with the theft and leaking of secret papal documents. The Vatican court has convicted a computer expert in connection with the theft and leaki…

Alleged Gas Thief Catches Fire, Crashes Truck

Alleged Gas Thief Catches Fire, Crashes Truck

Mitch Drum/ABC News(MESA, Ariz.) — A man has been hospitalized in Mesa, Ariz., after he caught fire and the truck he was driving crashed into a home as he fled from allegedly siphoning gas from someone’s car, police said.Surveillance footage tak…

The Top 20 US Airports for TSA Theft

The Top 20 US Airports for TSA Theft

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your suitcase has been tagged and whisked away for a security check before being loaded onto a plane en route to your final destination.  How safe are the belongings inside? The Transportation Security Admini…

Video Released of Daring Rotterdam Art Heist

Video Released of Daring Rotterdam Art Heist

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) — Dutch police have released security footage from a daring art heist in which thieves broke into Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum and stole seven paintings by famous modern artists including Pablo Picas…

Thieves Across Country Stealing SUV Seats

Thieves Across Country Stealing SUV Seats

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thieves across the country are in many cases not targeting expensive SUVs parked in driveways and parking lots.  Instead, they are stealing the third row of seats from the vehicles for up to a $1,000 profit.Ivan…

Crown Jewels Stolen from Ghana’s Royal Family

Crown Jewels Stolen from Ghana’s Royal Family

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(OSLO, Norway) — Precious ancestral crown jewels were stolen from Ghana’s king while he was on a business trip to Norway and Oslo and police are trying to track down the thieves who were caught on video cameras.The gold jew…

Thieves Cracking Security Codes to Get Into Cars

Thieves Cracking Security Codes to Get Into Cars

ABC(CHICAGO) — Just after 1 o’clock one August night, a man calmly walked up to a locked car parked on a downtown Chicago street and within seconds — without a key, without any force — was sitting in the passenger’s seat. If you witnessed it, you wo…

Cops Say Japanese Man Stole More Than 1,100 Library Books

Cops Say Japanese Man Stole More Than 1,100 Library Books

Photos.com/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Japanese police have arrested a 61-year-old man accused of stealing more than 1,100 library books.Officials say Mitsuka Suizu was initially arrested in July for taking a few books from the public library in Nagato, in we…

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