Prison time for multiple thefts from Target

A Blaine man who admitted in Anoka County District Court that he stole merchandise from multiple Target stores over a period in the summer of 2013 has been sent to prison.

At sentencing July 15, Adam Johnson Dack, 31, was given an 18-month prison term with credit for 276 days already served. Restitution totaling almost $8.41 million was ordered.

He had pleaded guilty in court June 2 to a felony theft over $5,000 charge.

According to court records, Dack had prison time stayed in 2008 on two separate felony convictions, one for financial transaction card fraud and the other for fleeing police in a motor vehicle. He was given five years’ probation on each count.

When a Fridley Police investigator responded to a theft report from the Fridley Target store Sept. 19, 2013, he was told by a store loss prevention employee that two known people were suspected of numerous thefts from Target stores in Anoka County between June 10 and Sept. 18, 2013.

When shown a photo lineup, the loss prevention officer immediately identified Dack as one of the suspects committing the thefts.

Dack was accused in the criminal complaint of stealing or attempting to steal merchandise from various stores on at least 22 occasions during that time period.

The Fridley detective and a Target store investigator reviewed surveillance video and still photos from Target stores in Fridley, Lino Lakes, Champlin, Rogers, Andover and Blaine.

The videos showed Dack taking at least seven box DVD sets, four flat screen television sets, two other television sets, two vacuums and a surround sound system, plus other miscellaneous merchandise.

In addition, surveillance video showed Dack waiting in a car, loading stolen merchandise and driving away from multiple Target stores.

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