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Lacey Cops Arrest Man In Shoplifting Scheme

Adam Tanner (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Adam Tanner (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Lacey police arrested a man who is suspected of running a shoplifting scam in the township's Kohl's store.

Adam Tanner, 29, of Jackson, is accused of clothing to the Lacey Kohl’s store without a receipt on three separate occasions, including Jan. 20, 21 and 23, 2014.

During each visit to the store and after returning the clothing, Adam Tanner was reportedly observed shoplifting various electronic devices including Sol Republic headphones, N-Ergy Ear-buds and N-Tune Headphones, totaling approximately $669, according to police.

After township police obtained an arrest warrant for Tanner, they responded again to the Kohl's store on Tuesday after another shoplifting incident. The shoplifter was identified as Tanner, police said.

Kohl’s reported that the male shoplifter fled the store on foot and ran into the woods toward Shop Rite after concealing headphones on his person and attempting to leave the store with them. When confronted, he reportedly dropped the headphones and fled.

He was later located near Route 9 and Sunrise Boulevard in Forked River.

Tanner has been charged with shoplifting merchandise from Kohl’s valued at $149.99, along with the outstanding $10,000 warrant. He is now being lodged in the Ocean County Jail.


hardesthit January 29, 2014 at 04:58 AM
He's been accused of clothing?
gettin by January 29, 2014 at 07:30 AM
Yes, when one is accused of clothing, it is a serious offense at Kohl's apparently.
grace January 29, 2014 at 09:57 AM
lol ok stop you two...thats so funny..patch dont you proof read? anyway mr tanner has been a very bad boy
Don Spontaneous January 29, 2014 at 10:11 AM
Nice work that guy looks like a suspicious character
4Liberty January 29, 2014 at 08:01 PM
I have a request for Mayor Quinn and TC. Under the open public records act please post the cost of all of the hundreds, if not thousands of man hours that our police department has spent investigating crimes at the Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Kohl’s and all those Big Box Stores that you brought to town. How much did it cost in police pay and overtime to go to court. How much did it cost to prosecute these DB’s, how much did it cost to incarcerate the accused and how much did we receive in taxes from these stores. Net losses are what $$$$. Please be transparent, if you don’t we will expose the cost. How many of these crimes are related to drug addiction that doesn’t exists in Lacey? It’s time for a change. It’s time for Responsible Accountability for Municipal Spending (RAMS)
4Liberty January 29, 2014 at 08:13 PM
P.S. Please don’t be confused. We are not associated with RAM (Republicans Against Most 2014).
can January 30, 2014 at 01:56 AM
thumbs down
grace January 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM
@4liberty i get your point but i do not see why having new businesses in town really hurts.. i like it..i would love to see more..maybe a saladworks or olive garden, movie theater and so on..cant help it if dirt bags try to steal..and yes i say build the road!! omg
Mama January 30, 2014 at 01:06 PM
Where are the plain clothes security in that store? Walmart has them so why not Kohl's? People keep stealing from these stores, the prices are gonna sky rocket just to make up their profit loss.

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