Man Who Stole 41 Tubs Of Oil Of Olay Gets 27 Months In Prison

Mayor (inset) is scheduled to be paroled in December

A 27-year-old North Center man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for shoplifting $1,097 worth of Oil of Olay in Lakeview last year.

William E. Mayor was detained as he tried to walk out of Mariano’s at 3030 North Broadway with 41 boxes of the beauty cream in late November, police said. He was on parole at the time after serving ten months of a 2-year narcotics sentence, according to state records.

Mariano’s security told police that Mayor “has done this before,” but we could find no record of Mayor being arrested at that location, which had its grand opening last summer.

If all goes well, Mayor will be paroled on December 22, just in time for the holiday shoplifting season.


Wells (inset) is charged with stealing 29 tasty Butterfingers.

In other shoplifting news, a Wicker Park man is facing charges for trying to take 29 Butterfingers from a Boystown gas station, according to court records.

Wynton Wells, 47, was arrested as he tried to walk out of the Circe K gas station with the candy, valued at $40.08, on March 28, prosecutors said.

Wells has a long criminal history that includes 94 separate court cases in Cook County since the late 1980’s. Over the years, Wells has been sentenced to prison twice for shoplifting and once for possessing a stolen motor vehicle, according to court files.

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