INK CARTRIDGE THIEFS….
INK CARTRIDGE THIEFS….
2006-07-20 at 11:21:00 am #16337
Montour Falls man charged with stealing from Race Office
ITHACA – The investigation of a Montour Falls man accused of a felony is continuing, according to Andrew Bonavia, Tompkins County assistant district attorney.Norman W. Rich, 47, was arrested on May 12 and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, an E Felony, according to court records. Rich is alleged to have taken more than $1,100 worth of ink cartridges from Race Office Equipment, where he was employed.Rich was also charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, for allegedly taking a refund check that belonged to Race, court records said. The check was worth more than $350.Rich is no longer employed at his store, said Race Office Equipment owner Tom Pine.Rich became the object of suspicion when thousands of dollars worth of merchandise were found to be missing from the store, said Ithaca City Police Investigator Michael H Gray.Store personnel cooperated in the investigation, Gray added.
Bonavia characterized the case as a pending felony complaint. Ithaca police are continuing to investigate for possible additional charges against Rich, he added, and the case has not been presented to a grand jury for indictment.“If we’re going to indict, all the charges will be indicted together,” he said.Rich was arraigned in Ithaca City Court on May 31 and released on his own recognizance, Bonavia said.
Youngster arrested on shoplifting charges
A 24-YEAR-OLD Bahraini was arrested for allegedly stealing 10 ink cartridges from Geant Hypermarket, Bahrain Mall.Security guards spotted the culprit taking the ink cartridges along with another Bahraini man, according to a Public Prosecution spokesman.They had a trolley filled with clothes and they headed towards the electronics department where they were seen taking the ink cartridges and hiding them in the clothes, he added.”Then the two men headed towards the fitting rooms and security suspected that they were stealing,” he said.”Security headed towards the fitting rooms and saw that the men were hiding the ink cartridges in their pockets.”The 24-year-old was detained, but managed to distract security guards while the other culprit escaped.”We will look at the footage of the surveillance camera along with the culprit and see what he has to tell us about his accomplice,” said the spokesman.