Morton’s smelled like a good deal — until Stephen Stanton got stuck with the bill

57-year-old Stephen Craig Stanton and three friends walked into Morton’s The Steakhouse on Church Street in downtown Nashville Friday night, enjoyed their dinner, and racked up a bill totaling $1,042.27. Three of the individuals left the location, leaving Stanton behind. When confronted by the dining manager, Stanton advised he would not pay for the bill as he did not have any money. Police responded to the scene and took Stanton into custody for felony theft of services.

Nordstrom employee Jonathan Ramirez Perez charged with $1,600 in return fraud

Security Personnel at Nordstrom at the Mall at Green Hills detained 22-year-old employee Jonathan Ramirez Perez in the security office until police arrived after management discovered he had stolen $1,600 from the store. Officers say security video confirms Perez Perez actually purchased items from the store in the past and, on two recent days, pretended to refund those transactions and refunded the money to his debit card without actually returning the merchandise. The total amount of the fraud was $1,600.

Yasmeen Bibbs charged in employee return-fraud scheme at Champs Sports Rivergate

20-year-old De’Nijha Yasmeen Bibbs is charged with felony theft after police say she stole more than $1,600 from her employer, the Champs Sports store at Rivergate Mall. Manager Michael Mateo and transaction logs and evidence showing Bibbs would scan in various items from the store and process a fake refund, transferring the money to her personal debit card. The thefts began on August 26th, and across five days, she took $1,648.62 in fraudulent return money. Bibbs confessed to the crime after being Mirandized by police.

Shane Brooks charged in multiple thefts from Target #BoosterClub

Police say 45-year-old Shane Brooks has found a new way of shopping on the cheap at Target — by pushing out shopping carts full of items out the front door without paying for any of it. He was jailed this week on three outstanding theft warrants, one of them a felony, for his Target heists. In September of 2021, they say he pushed out a cart with $937 worth of merchandise, including a large mattress, out the front door. On November 11th, he pushed $476.69 worth of merchandise directly to his black Ford F-150 without stopping at any checkout. In his largest known theft, Brooks returned to Target on November 20th and pushed a cart with $1,151.88 out the door, and fled after a parking lot confrontation with a loss prevention associate.