He stole so often from the Apple Store employees knew him by name


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Stop Todd !! 

The employees of the massive Apple Store in Downtown Portland Oregon, knew him by his first name.

For over 3 Months…….

Todd would run into the store nearly every day and grab an average of $700 worth of  electronics from the store.                                                                            

The Plan 

Todd would look

into the glass store until the Security Guard took his break . Multnomah County investigators said, because he knew store employees at many big chains are trained not to lay hands on shoplifters but to report them after they walk away.

The Apple Store wasn’t his only target

10K in eye wear from Sunglass Hut 

And $$$$$ From Ross Dress for Less 

Eddie Bauer

All near the Apple store at Pioneer Square in Downtown Portland

During one of those Ross thefts, he shoved a manager who confronted him and his girlfriend, who was holding a pile of coats, authorities say.

39 year old Todd Anthony Billinghurst was arrested on February 14 after a Portland Police officer recognized him at a Starbucks downtown.

$150.00-a-day heroin Habit 

According to court papers, Billinghurst told detectives he used bout 2.5 grams of heroin, which costs about $150, and his girlfriend used about 1.5 grams, which costs about $90,

.

$109,000                                                                   

Is he amount of the settlement money his girlfriend received in December 2017.  But the couple blew through the money in less than a year and that’s why he turned to stealing.

 

Guilty!

Todd Anthony Billinghurst

pleaded guilty to first degree theft and third degree robbery for targeting the SunGlass Hut and Ross Dress for Less.  That was on top of earlier guilty pleas he made for first-degree aggravated theft from the Apple Store and initiating a false report, after he pretended he swallowed a wad of heroin so he’d get sent to the hospital instead of directly to jail after his arrest at Starbucks.

 3 ¾ years

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office agreed not to prosecute his girlfriend.

“I have turned into a junkie and it’s unfortunate that I did what I did with Apple and many other stores,” he said. “I’m not going to deny my behavior. … I don’t wish the disease that I have on my worst enemy.”  “my sincerest apologies to Apple and to every other store” I’ve stolen from in Portland.

 

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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