Arizona suspects held in $15K Organized retail crime
Kevin Elliott and Kayla Vance are behind
bars for stealing televisions from Sam’s Club, they are
believed to be connected to thefts at multiple Sam’s
Club stores. Surprise, Arizona Police served a search
warrant at a home in Peoria and Green and Vance both
Marsh employee in Indianapolis accused of giving friends
$6000 in Visa Gift cards. A 20 year old Marsh
Grocery store employee rang multiple transactions for
two male customers who entered the store at 4:40am. The
transactions were for 12 Visa Gift cards, total value of
$5871.40, but no form of payment was ever received. By
the time police were called, officers said several of
the activated gift cards had already been spent or
redeemed for cash. No charges were immediately filed,
but officers were gathering the security camera video
and other evidence so that criminal charges could be
considered by prosecutors.
Boston Retailers Push Bill to Crack Down on Organized
Retailers in Massachusetts have been trying to get a
bill passed that would crack down on organized retail
crime since 2007. Ryan Kearney, general counsel for the
Retailers Association of Massachusetts, says the latest
version of the bill has been slimmed down, including a
proposed ban on the sale of certain items in flea
markets and a proposed mandate for additional
recordkeeping at the state Department of Revenue. The
legislation, if signed into law, would strengthen the
penalties for shoplifters if their actions are part of a
broader, orchestrated effort. The bill would also turn
several theft-related actions into crimes. It would
impose criminal sanctions for people found guilty of
using a device to block or deactivate theft-protection
devices, shoplifters who use an emergency exit to avoid
apprehension, and individuals who use counterfeit
receipts or fake Universal Product Codes to cheat or
defraud a merchant.
steal $9,000 Worth of Jeans from a Corpus Christi store.
Police are looking for two thieves that stole thousands
of dollars worth of jeans from a local clothing store.
The burglary happened last night at the Manhattan Plaza.
Footage shows one guy break the glass door to get in. He
then heads to the rack where the blue jeans are and
begins handing them to another guy standing at the door.
In all, 64 pairs of jeans, valued at over $9,000 were
stolen. This was the third break-in to local retailers
in the last two weeks.
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