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7 April 2011Warning - this news article expired on 2011-05-07. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Fraud & Theft

Belleville, Ontario ? On April 6, 2011 police responded an internal theft complaint at a Bell Blvd business. It is alleged over a four month period the suspect made numerous false merchandise returns to himself and had the money credited to a store card. He then used this store card to purchase more merchandise. The total amount of the thefts was approximately $1700. A 23 year old Belleville male was charged with one count each of Theft Under and Fraud Under $5000.00 and will appear in court in May 2011.

Theft & Possession

Belleville, Ontario ? On April 5, 2011 police responded to a north end department store regarding a shoplifter. The female shoplifter was observed taking clothing from within the women's area of the store and then immediately returned them to the store as if they had been paid for. The suspect received a gift card in return. The suspect was then observed stealing the identical items that she had previously returned. The suspect left the store with these items without paying for them. A 25 year old Lakefield, Ontario female was charged with one count each of Theft Under and Possession of Stolen Property and will appear in court in May 2011.