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Shoplifting, Fencing Operation Was Shipping Items to Cuba

Manuel Aguiar-Santana, authorities allege, had mules shoplift goods that he either fenced locally or shipped to his native Cuba. His arrest came, they said, after they caught and “turned” one of his helpers.

Aguiar-Santana, 46, charged with dealing stolen property, was booked Thursday at the Palm Beach County Jail with his bail set at $15,000. He remained jailed early Friday.

According to a Palm Springs police report, a search of Aguiar-Santana’s home uncovered 10 large garbage bags of razor cartridges, one bag of female hygiene products, two chest freezers packed with meat, and numerous containers of laundry detergent.

Lantana police had caught a man shoplifting Sunday at the Costco near Interstate 95 and also tied him to an April 28 theft there, the Palm Springs report said…  The Palm Beach Post

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