Posted on 18 March 2012.
Theft can be defined as an illegal taking of another person’s property. The crime is synonymous with embezzlement, robbery, looting, burglary and larceny. Here are just 10 fascinating cases where thieves done things that were out of the ordinary.
1. Stolen Lion Carcases:
Some people steal money, others steal valuables. 5 Ohio men stole dead lions once they heard that police were shooting them down. They proceeded to then lift the lion into their SUV and drove away. They now face 6 months in jail and $1000 fine.
2. Charlene Doell:
Doell was the financial administrator for Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists in Saskatoon, Canada. Instead of writing cheques to different parties as requested by employer, she wrote the cheques to herself. She scammed and stole $80,000 from her employee. Doell is most likely going to serve 8 months in jail.
3. Danwine Dewayne Renard:
Renard is a prisoner in Missouri. From his jail cell he was able to steal the identities of residents in Madison and St. Clair counties. He was also able to open accounts in their names. The theft scheme totalled $200,000. Renard was sentenced to 12 more years in jail.
4. Tina M. Jacobsen:
A woman from Neenah was charged on 3 felony counts of theft. She embezzled over $500,000 from the blood bank. She had used fraudulent expense reimbursements and drafted cheques to herself. I wonder why they called after $500,000 was missing?
5. Tomas Hvozdar:
This is a case of moral debate. Hvozdar has a dying step daughter at home. He is also distraught about losing his daughter. He stole the donation box totalling around $3,000 as a result. He wanted to use that money for food. Intentions were good, but did Hvozdar have to go through such extremes to get money?
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Posted on 12 June 2010.
These people stole millions and billions and will go down in history for carrying out the most famous robberies in history.
1. Harry Winston
This robbery was carried out in December 2008 when out of four men, three were dressed like women entered a jewelry store and forced the working staff to rob it. They stole jewellery worth 108 million dollars.
2. Antwerp Diamond Center
Those diamonds that are uncut are made to go through a process that is carried out at the Antwerp Diamond Center. Leonardo Notarbartolo headed a gang which managed to empty out 123 deposit boxes out of 189. The gems they stole were worth 100 million dollars and were never found.
3. United California Bank Robbery
A group headed by Amil Dinsio robbed the United California Bank. They cleaned out the safe deposit vault and managed to remove about 30 million dollars. While this may not seem like too much after going through this list, fact is that this robbery took place in 1972 and this money will probably be worth over 100 million dollars today. Even though the details are not clear, one can safely say that it was a great robbery!
4. Schiphol Airport Heist
This diamond robbery is considered to be the largest of its kind as gems worth over 118 million dollars were stolen. While a majority of these robberies involved fantastic plans and remarkable execution, this one didn’t. Their basic plan was to smash, grab and run. Four men carried it out and several have been arrested on the grounds that they were associated with the crime.
5. British Bank of the Middle East
In 1970, a terrorist group called PLO needed money so they decided to rob a number of banks and the most significant one was the British Bank of the Middle East. They stole gold, current and stocks worth over 25 million pounds which would be worth about 100 million dollars today.
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