Stop Thief! Box-stuffers IDENTIFIED! - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Andy Wise

Stop Thief! Box-stuffers IDENTIFIED!

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GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC-TV) - Two out of three is a start.

Your tips have identified two of three thieves who have made a living out of a scam detectives call "box-stuffing."

Detectives with the Shelby County Sheriff's ALERT Unit (Area Law Enforcement & Retailers Team) say the three suspects below hit two department stores -- one in Germantown, TN, and another in Olive Branch, MS.

Det. Dee Bowling said at the Germantown location, 46-year-old Derrick Johnson of Whitehaven and 29-year-old Danny Livingston grabbed a child safety booster seat off the shelf and removed the seat from the box.  The Action News 5 Scam Cam captured them carting the box to the car stereo aisle.  The footage shows them filling the box with several car stereos.

They left the cart with the box someplace in the store, then they left the store.  That's when the Scam Cam recorded the female suspect as she enters the store, finds the cart and proceeds to the check-out line.  The cashier rang her up for a $20 booster seat -- when it's actually stuffed with $100 worth of car stereos.

The next day, the Scam Cam caught them again, this time at the Olive Branch store.  They pulled the same "box-stuffing" stunt, using a box for an $18 kiddie-potty to conceal more than $1,000 in car stereos.

Records show Johnson has 58 arrests in the last 20 years.

"Theft, forgery...he seems to violate his probation every six months or so," says Bowling.

Here's Johnson.  We need to know where he is.

Now here's Livingston.  We need his location, too:

Now here's the female suspect.  Name and location?

If you can put us on their trails, click here:

That's ALERT's web site.  At the bottom of the home page, you will find a link where you can send anonymous tips to ALERT's detectives.  You can also call ALERT's hotline at 901-756-LOSS.

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