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ORC 8-15-13



T.J. Maxx manager in Long Island busted for possession of $130,000 in stolen goods and had his own store set up selling stolen T.J. Maxx goods  Cornell Poyser, 40, an assistant manager at the retail chain’s Oceanside store, was caught red-handed as he drove a van packed with designer duds destined for his own shop in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, law enforcement sources said. More than $130,000 in designer duds and accessories were seized from Poyser’s van and the shop he opened nearly a year ago, a law enforcement source told the Daily News. “Even the racks and the displays came from the Oceanside store,” the source said. A lot of the merchandise Poyser was selling still bore T.J. Maxx labels, the source said. And he was protective of his purloined property, making sure he wired up high-end security cameras to eye his front door. The retailer’s own investigators launched a probe and caught Poyser on videotape stashing clothes, shoes, purses and luggage in the back of the store, the source said. They also watched him pull his van up to the back door after closing and load up. On July 28 and Aug. 3, the store sleuths tailed him to the East Flatbush store and watched him unload the loot. Then they went to the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, which sent undercover officers to his store. (Source (Source

ORC gang member kills accomplice girlfriend - drives over her with his car in Calgary  In May, Del Campo and Manion, along with two others were charged by police in Medicine Hat with the fraudulent use of credit cards and identity theft, an investigation which led police to recovering about $20,000 in fraudulently obtained property. Del Campo, who faces 44 criminal charges on other matters, was out on bail at the time of Manion’s death. Witnesses said the 33-year-old had stepped out of the rented car moments before Manion was struck by the car that was driven by her boyfriend Del Campo. Court records show the pair were both before courts earlier this year charged in relation to an alleged theft ring. Del Campo was taken into custody on the manslaughter charges that could change to murder charges. (Source

Chandler police bust retail theft ring hitting Kroger's division Fry's Foods and others  With the help of Fry's Food Store, Chandler police arrested seven people in connection with a retail theft ring that started in June. Chandler police said the suspects steal high priced merchandise from various grocery store chains throughout Chandler and Mesa. The most common products stolen include Tide detergent, baby formula, diapers, and high-end alcohol. The thieves then sell it at a discounted rate. "They're not a typical shoplifter. They're people that have cell phones and are talking to each other and watch and take massive amounts of merchandise" said Joe Kopelic of Fry's Foods. All around it's a major loss. It's time consuming to chase these folks. It's police resources, it's my resources, and it's every other retailers resources, to try and manage this issue," said Kopelic. (Source

Shoppers at a TJ Maxx help bust ORC gang in Ohio who had also hit other retailers  Shoppers at a TJ Maxx store alerted authorities when they saw two people stuffing dozens of high-end purses into shopping bags in Upper Arlington, Ohio. "I would consider it more on the professional level with the amounts being taken,” said Officer Heather Gailli of the Upper Arlington Division of Police. Galli say the purses from Michael Kors and other name brands totaled more than $2,500. They were utilizing bags and other items to mask the security sensors on the clothing and on the merchandise that they were concealing and trying to take,” added Galli. But thanks to the alert shoppers, police were waiting for the two alleged shoplifters as they left the store with the stolen merchandise. Shortly after the arrest, Upper Arlington police say they found a set of car keys concealed by the female suspect. They traced it back to a parking lot, where police say they found a rental car with bags of stolen merchandise. Police say items included shoes, perfume and clothing from other stores including Gap Kids and Express Men. Some still had tags, and others were still on hangers. Upper Arlington Police are still working to see if the two suspects are part of a bigger crime ring since they both listed Akron as their home address. (Source

ORC Trio charged with organized shoplifting in Wexford County, MI., hitting Meijer, Wal-Mart and Rite Aid stores  A Cadillac man, James Bates, 37, arrested for operating organized shoplifting ring and letting them live in his house in exchange for stolen merchandise. He encouraged a handful of people to steal items such as blankets, shoes, movies, pots, pansm, televisions, radios, coffee makers, and even horse tack. And a focus on fishing equipment. Helped by his wife Bates would sell the items online and is a habitual offender. He faces 7 1/2 years in prison and up to 6 years on other charges of bribery, intimidating or interferring with a witness. (Source

New Hampshire Sears employee arrested on charges of operating an organized retail crime enterprise  Edwin Echevarria, 25, an employee at the Sears store at the Mall at Rockingham Park was arrested Tuesday night and is believed to be responsible for thousands of dollars in theft. Several other suspects who participated in the thefts may also be arrested. Echevarria rang false returns and under-rang merchandise, a woman bought an air conditioner valued at $359 and received a refund without returning it. On another day, the woman bought luggage for $979 and was charged $5.49 for a screwdriver. Echevarria was charged with two counts of operating an organized retail crime enterprise and single counts of conspiracy to commit theft and theft by unauthorized taking. (Source

TJ Maxx employee in Ireland caught giving credit card information to a West African gang  Investigators traced the source of several identity crimes back to an employee at TK Maxx in Dublin. So far 20 customers of TK Maxx have been identified. The card information was used to make online purchases, no dollar amount has been given. (Source

Hy-Vee grocery cashier steals $7000 in merchandise
A Hy-Vee employee in Des Moines is awaiting arrest for giving merchandise to friends and family, a total of over $7000. The cashier would charge his family and friend between $30 and $60 dollars to pass merchandise through to them. A warrant for second-degree theft was issued. (Source

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