Former Arizona Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Allegedly Crashing Weddings and Stealing Newlyweds’ Gifts
(Link): Ex-sheriff’s deputy accused of crashing weddings, stealing card boxes with at least $3K each
After Landon Earl Rankin’s arrest, police in Chandler, Arizona, said they had connected him to at least 11 incidents of theft in the East Valley.
May 9, 2022
By Marlene Lenthang
A former Arizona sheriff’s deputy has been arrested, accused of crashing weddings and dashing out with card boxes holding thousands of dollars.
(Link): Ex-deputy accused of posing as wedding guest to steal gifts
by The AP
May 6, 2022
A retired sheriff’s deputy posed as a guest at two Phoenix-area weddings to steal boxes of cards containing thousands of dollars and is under investigation in a series of similar crimes, authorities said Friday.
Landon Earl Rankin, 54, was arrested Wednesday in the thefts at private venues in April and was being held without bond, according to Chandler police and court and jail records.
According to police, the two stolen boxes of wedding cards each contained between $3,000 and $6,000.
(Link): Former Arizona Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Allegedly Crashing Weddings and Stealing Newlyweds’ Gifts
May 9, 2022
by Paul Best
A former sheriff’s deputy in Arizona allegedly crashed as many as 11 weddings and stole thousands of dollars worth of gifts from newly married couples, the Chandler Police Department said this week.
Landon Earl Rankin, 54, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of two counts of burglary in relations to thefts at two Phoenix-area weddings last month.
He is also facing several drug charges after police found amphetamine and fentanyl in his possession, according to Chandler police.
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