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Police Looking for Suspects in Huntington Beach Small Business Thefts

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on June 9, 2014 · 0 comments

in Theft / Shoplifting

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Tustin criminal defense lawyerPolice are looking for a group of women in a string of thefts at small businesses in Huntington Beach. So far, they have hit about six businesses in the area, using distraction to steal from local business owners and their employees.

The women have been seen at day spas, dry cleaners, and nail salons, and police say they range in age from 20 to 40 and are bilingual. They typically engage a store employee in conversation while other women in the group steal small items from the business, such as products or employees’ belongings. While the victim is distracted with one woman, the other leaves the store with the stolen items. Police say the group includes four to five women.

Under California law, theft falls under two categories: petty theft and grand theft. Petty theft is any items stolen with a total value under $950. Grand theft includes property stolen totaling $950 or more is stolen, taken directly from a person or car, or involves a stolen firearm. Grand theft is punishable by up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $5,000. Petty theft carries a sentence of up to six months in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

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