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Theft Ring Stole at Least $83K in Merchandise from Home Improvement Stores

At least four people have been arrested in connection with a string of thefts of power tools from several Home Depot and Lowe’s stores in Jacksonville.

Nicole Arnette, 34, Samantha Cowles, 31, Brian Hudson, 41, and Keith Wright, 28, face charges of grand theft and organized fraud in connections with thefts at stores on the Southside, Westside, Northside, Jacksonville Beach, Mandarin, East Arlington and Regency.

According to reports obtained by News4Jax, at least $83,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from 10 Home Depot and Lowe’s stores between September 2017 and January 2019. The reports list 52 separate thefts during that time frame. One of the stores, located in Regency, was hit at least 11 times over a 16-month period, a report shows… News4 JAX

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