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Women shoplift $1,200 of perfume from Ulta Beauty

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Four women shoplifted more than $1,200 of perfume from a local cosmetic store, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

A deputy was called to Ulta Beauty in the Augusta Exchange shopping center Tuesday, after an employee noticed 14 bottles of perfume were missing.

The employee told police that the women, who had come into the store the day before, were acting suspiciously.

The thieves took $655 of Chanel perfume, $247 of Gucci perfume, $140 of Burberry perfume, $93 of Vera Wang perfume and $73 of Dolce & Gabbana perfume, according to the report.

The suspects were described as black women, varying in age from 20 to 45. The store gave surveillance video and pictures to police, according to the report.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 10/11/12 - 06:28 am
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How to solve it

Get a bloodhound on the case to follow their scent...won't be hard!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 10/11/12 - 07:24 am
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One Thing For Sure

these 4 criminal women will be the best smelling criminals on the block!

Tullie
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Tullie 10/11/12 - 07:39 am
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Makes Sense to Me

Ok..so if they were acting suspiciously it took the employee till the next day to realize that $1200.00 worth of perfume was missing?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/11/12 - 07:40 am
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Steal perfume...

Take the chance of jail time for this??

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/11/12 - 08:29 am
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Dilute same with grain alcohol
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and sell it on the street. Entrepreneurs at heart. Look to 56 Loop fleas this weekend for some bargain perfumes.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/11/12 - 08:59 am
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black women. You gotta be kiddin' me?

galaxygrl
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galaxygrl 10/11/12 - 09:11 am
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Shoplifters

I hope I can say this. There is a certain family that has a three generations trained to this type of work. There faces are known and shop keepers that have dealt with them are vigilant when they arrive.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/11/12 - 09:48 am
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Call out the K-9's

Let them smell this one out.

Sorry could not resist.

whyme
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whyme 10/11/12 - 10:23 am
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very punny!

Wish someone had enough scents to catch these ladies in the act! The type of crime reeks of some experience, or maybe they are just some fragrants, er, vagrants! (ok, that was a stretch). Maybe they used to work at an ol' factory downtown!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 10/11/12 - 11:31 am
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With the new GA

With the new GA no-incarceration law they will all get a "walk" even if they are caught. It's open season on retailers and free passes for shoplifters.

Retailers need armed guards with shoot to kill orders. At a minimum they need TSA type security on the exit doors. Instead, WE get charged higher prices to make up for the stuff these scumbags steal. The police can't protect the retailers and the courts WON'T protect them. As the other commenter said, shoplifting is a family business in many cases and is now officially sanctioned as a small business by our court system. With the new law there is little or no punishment even if caught.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 10/11/12 - 12:18 pm
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Embarass Them
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Well, dollar wise, this is now grand theft. While they probably won't do any "real" time in jail, they can be held for 48 hours. Plenty of time to make sure that the Jail Report has posted their picture in Facebook. Then let them bond out. And yes, this is part of the reason why things cost the honest consumer more than they should.

Jane18
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Jane18 10/11/12 - 12:42 pm
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Once A Thief, Always A Thief

I hope no one thinks this a first time thing for these women. Hopefully, there will be arrest records on them for previous thefts. What a bunch of lowlifes. I can(almost) understand stealing food, but perfume?? No way. They will do it again, just a matter of time.................

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/11/12 - 02:19 pm
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On a serious note

Google: Facial Recognition Software

Think Jail Report, Sheriff Jail-booking photo and etc.

A complete 70+% accurate basic setup for a small store under $5k.

*Biometric Facial Recognition Software Application or Picture ID Software
* 2ea Megapixel cameras,
* 1 ea computer system,
* plus an Internet connection for sending warnings to the Smartphone of the store clerks.

Even at 7 out of 10 positive warnings, the system would pay for itself by ID'ing possible issues and reducing losses.

The other 30% would get extra special sales help.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 10/11/12 - 02:37 pm
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Perfume is Bad Enough
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Perfume is bad enough, but what about the black women that have been going in and stealing HAIR !! Get them weaves done...I guess. Even though I am somewhat follically challenged, I cannot even imagine going into a beauty supply store and stealing wads of hair...

Karen Slater-McDaniel
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Karen Slater-McDaniel 10/11/12 - 09:15 pm
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M.M. ... lol

What? Are you saying that you have to be actually ARRESTED to have your photo blasted all over The Jail Report on Facebook?
*sarcasm inserted here*

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