19-year-old Aiden Macaraig was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail this week on an outstanding warrant for felony theft. Police say Macaraig was employed by Mapco last September when during a five-day period he stole five retail packs of scratch-off lottery tickets and activated them.
The retail cost of the stolen tickets totaled $2,400.
Nashville Airport Police say 38-year-old Colleen Joy Thomas, of Virginia, walked into the Arts of the District store inside Concourse A of the Nashville Airport and stuffed her pockets full of electronics, and left the store. In addition to the multiple Apple Airtags, guitar picks, and an Apple device charger she pocketed, she grabbed a Helix power bank and a pair of Apple Airpods Max while the cashier was distracted. The store manager, Jason Messick, confronted her in the concourse and she returned the larger items she had stolen. She stated she has a “short-term memory issue” which often causes her to forget things and suggests that’s why she didn’t pay for the items.
When police arrived they asked if she had anything other than the larger items in her hands, which she “forgot” to pay for, and she stated she didn’t believe so, but had an issue with her memory. She consented to a search of her luggage and backpack, which revealed the other missing items, which brought her total theft to a value of $1,053.06.
18-year-old Shikisha Kennedy is charged with theft after police say they responded to the Walmart on Dickerson Pike after loss prevention had observed her walking around the store and putting merchandise worth $51 in her purse. Once she passed all points of sale she was detained until officers arrived. It was discovered she also had an outstanding warrant for driving without a license.
Police say 19-year-old Marem Youssef pocketed the debit card of a customer after checking her out at the Converse store at Opry Mills. When the customer reported the suspected theft, officers reviewed the camera footage and observed Youssef take the card. She apologized and returned the card while the footage was being reviewed.
She is charged with theft and issued a citation, for which she self-booked this week.
28-year-old Colin Beason has, once again, been caught doing return fraud at a retail store that employed him. In 2019, we covered his felony theft arrest for pocketing $1800 in cash from fraudulent returns from GameStop. District Attorney Glenn Funk agreed to give him a deferred judgment with no conviction for that charge, and he moved on without a guilty plea on his record. Beason now works for Locker Room by Lids at Opry Mills Mall. Earlier this week, the store notified Metro Police they had determined Beason had stolen $4,718.30 in cash from fraudulent returns. Beason signed a confession in the case, and because of the prior deal with DA Funk, has no prior conviction. Beason, who studied finance at MTSU, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, charged with felony theft, and is free on a $2,500 bond.
26-year-old Kierra Edwina Hockett was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail this week on an outstanding warrant from October of 2020, charging her with retail theft. A warrant alleges she entered the Finish Line store inside Rivergate Mall on October 29th, 2020, grabbed $565 worth of Nike pants and jackets, then fled the store. Later that day, the store received a phone call stating that the female’s name who just boosted clothes from them was Kierra Hockett. Police compared the security video to photos of Hockett and confined her identity. They were then able to locate Kierra’s Facebook account, from which she had posted the items for sale on the Marketplace. Hockett is free on pre-trial release.
30-year-old Rickeita Butler & 24-year-old Tierra Braden were each booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Monday on outstanding warrants from July which charge them with working together to steal $800 worth of merchandise from a West Nashville Old Navy store. Butler is free on a $1,000 bond, while Braden was required to post a $5,000 bond due to her much more extensive history.
28-year-old Kelly Etheridge faces a felony theft charge after confessing to embezzling over $2100 from the Adidas Outlet in the Opry Mills Mall by pocketing money from fake returns. After loss prevention confronted her, she admitted to the theft, which took place over a few weeks. She is free on pre-trial release.
26-year-old Dominique Danielle Stone was arrested Tuesday, charged with three counts of theft of merchandise, and one count of assault of a store employee who tried to stop her. Though she was just arrested this week, the warrants covered thefts occurring from August of 2018 until February of 2019.
Juwan Shakur Williams (24), who went by the female name of ‘Jade Caruthers’ (also Pooh Williams), was taken into custody in Nashville on Friday afternoon in a partnership with MNPD officers, detectives, Franklin PD, Metro’s AirONE police helicopter, and her car dealership, who provided real-time GPS tracking. Juwan Williams was wanted for dozens of cases, in counties all over middle Tennessee for his role in leading a team of boosters, stealing clothes and other items from retail stores and re-selling at a much discounted price. In addition to those cases,…