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ORC 5-17-13



16 Arrested, 2 Others Sought in Retail Theft Ring making $400k yearly, Poke County, FL., Sheriff's Office Says  For 18 years, Malynda Ford of Lakeland managed to walk into department stores, pick up six or seven pieces of clothing and leave undetected, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference Thursday. Judd said Ford was part of a large-scale retail theft ring that she organized and that Judd estimated shoplifted between $350,000 and $400,000 a year in merchandise. Judd said that estimate was based on what sheriff's officials were able to determine was taken in one day. The Sheriff's Office said 16 others were arrested by deputies and charged with dealing in stolen property, a second-degree felony. Detectives worked with retail loss prevention teams from such stores as Beall's, Beall's Outlet, Stein Mart and Kohl's to identify the suspects, Judd said. The operation stretched across Polk, Tampa, Brandon and Plant City. "When you look at this size of an operation for a 30-day period, it's staggering," he said. "Some of these folks (who were arrested) have told us they target stores where there is a notice to appear (in court) policy rather than an arrest policy," Judd said. "When you send people to jail, it makes a difference. When you lock someone in jail, they have to post a bond; they are inconvenienced." (Source (Source

'Professional Shoplifters' cause headaches for retailers  The most basic items are being stolen left and right by gangs of shoplifters from the Kansas City metro area. This year, in two cases alone, thieves in Kansas City stole several hundred thousand dollars worth of product. Four years ago, Carol Keplinger's Overland Park Kansas store had $1600 worth of Yankee Candles pilfered off the shelves in a matter of seconds. Police and private security experts say they are battling an ever-growing problem of organized retail crime. Low-level shoplifters hop from store to store stealing name-brand items, from high-end products to Tide detergent. "It's very lucrative. It's fairly low-risk and high-reward," said Chad Sellers of Midwest Digital Systems. Chad had installed security at Keplinger's business but that doesn't deter thieves from shoplifting in the footsteps of those who have been caught. Due to the increasing number of shoplifting cases, business owners are left with no other choice but to raise their prices. What a headache for customers. (Source

ORC? TJ Maxx in Kansas City hit by two women taking $1,250 in purses  Two women hit the Kansas City store on N. Evanston just before 5:30 p.m. for $1,250 in purses. One woman held the door open while the other rushed out into a dark-colored SUV. (Source

Southern Ohio man pleads guilty to selling stolen items from Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid at Flea Market.  Jeffery Jones of Proctorville, Ohio, a small town on the border of the Ohio River and West Virginia plead guilty Wednesday to four counts of fifth degree receiving stolen property. Jones is the co-owner of the Flea Market and was arrested back in 2012 during a raid conducted by the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force. Jones was believed to have purchased the stolen property from a ring of shoplifters who targeted Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS. (Source

Urban Outfitters in Brooklyn, NY hit by 5 suspects stealing 20 pairs of pants.  Police have release surveillance video photos of four of the five suspects being sought for stealing 20 pairs of pants from the Urban Outfitter store n Brooklyn. Police say at least one of the group members was used to distract the associate while the other took the merchandise and ran. (Source

Maryland woman arrested, three still being sought in a Distraction Team theft at a Radio Shack in Muhlenberg.  A Maryland woman has been arrested on charges she and another woman stole 18 smartphones valued at a total of $11,600 from the RadioShack store in the Fairgrounds Square Mall in February after two male accomplices distracted employees. Police were called to RadioShack for a report that four people were involved in a theft. The men distracted two employees while the women went to the back room and 10 iPhones and 8 other devices. (Source

News on a new ORC effort in a specific locality that is much needed may be released next week.  Stay tuned as a group of senior LP executives may be making an announcement soon.

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