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Indictment: K-Mart Stealer Caught Four Times

Farmingdale man indicted on four shoplifting charges

Erik M. Parker likes K-mart. He just doesn’t like to pay for anything there, police say. 

Parker, 28, of Farmingdale, on Wednesday was indicted on four counts of shoplifting from various K-mart stores in the area.

On November 29, Parker was caught stealing more than $500 from the Michigan-based retailer’s West Long Branch location, according to an indictment.

On December, 13, he was caught stealing merchandise valued at more than $500 from the Wall Township K-mart location, the indictment says.

On January 4, Parker was caught again at the Wall Township K-Mart stealing more than $500 worth of merchandise, the indictment says.

And on March 18, Parker was again nabbed at the West Long Branch location stealing more than $500 in merchandise, the indictment says.

Parker was indicted on four counts of third-degree shoplifting, according to the indictment.

Carolyn Ann April 26, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Kinda gives a new look at "...If at first you don't succeed..."
Paul April 28, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Chop his hands off....problem solved.
MrDoughnut April 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Considering the actual cost of these goods (unknown) not the (inflated cost) given by the chain the shoplifter attempted to steal more then likely crap imported from off shore which is made in sweat shops cheapened by low currency rates. What was the final production cost before those goods were sold in bulk and shipped to the USA? Many of the goods today are excessively marked up over their actual costs so they are still profitable after mark downs of 75% off and sometimes more. Shoplifting is a minor crime compare to the losses suffered by the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs of US citizens here in NJ and the rest of the United States of America.
MrDoughnut April 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Thou Shalt Not Steal in so many words does not exempt those that take the food from our lips by outsourcing our jobs.
MrDoughnut April 28, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Lets not forget the former WMT executives that got the Kmart stores in financial trouble. Remember Kmart stores were owned by the parent company Kmart Holdings that bought Sears then assumed that name as Sears Holdings to hide behind that name.
MrDoughnut April 28, 2013 at 10:39 PM
During the 1960's riots the stores bore a greater lost because a greater percentage of the cost's of labor and materials originated here. If the stores weren't hoarding so much money today they could not pay their CEO's and other corporate staff so much salary,bonuses or other frill's while the rest of the people live in abject poverty.
MrDoughnut April 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Sears& Roebuck was once part of Allstate Ins. it truly had just about everything and catologes until unfair trade deals and other sady corporate shannanigans gutted the job market.
MrDoughnut April 29, 2013 at 01:02 AM
It must be cheaper to pay criminals to make license plates and other things than keeping the jobs in this country. Gee when they can outsource or use automation to do it cheaper they won't have nothing to do!
Lucretia B April 30, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Im sure our finest have gotten to the root of this man's problem. Is there a way now to really offer him the kind of therapy he needs to get well?
Lucretia B April 30, 2013 at 06:06 PM
You mean were not dealing with a novice here? No homelessness for food? No street living? No reselling goods to feed the family or pay rent? No drugs?

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