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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    FL - woman, adult son stole $2M in toys


    MIAMI (AP) A mother and son stole more than $2 million in expensive toys by stashing them inside the boxes of cheaper products that they bought at Toys R Us stores across the U.S., authorities say.

    Broward County Sheriff's deputies say Michael and Margaret Pollara then sold the big-ticket items online, according to an arrest affidavit. They were arrested Thursday and face a bevy of theft charges. Both remain in jail, and it's not clear if either has an attorney.............

    Authorities were able to track Michael Pollara's purchases across the country because he used a Toys R Us rewards card for all of his purchases........

    Authorities tracked the two for months, watching them allegedly steal from various stores around the state and later ship packages filled with toys. Michael Pollara, 46, had more than $900,000 in eBay and PayPal accounts, according to the report.

    More at link....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Isn't this wild? Seems like his greed (trying to get points on his Toys 'R Us rewards card) did him in. I am amazed at all the great detail the news agencies are providing (giving a lot of info on how to do this - hello copy cat thieves!).

    One of the articles I read said he had been doing this for 10 years and frequented stores every day.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    What an example to set for your son....

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