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ORC 9-6-13




ORC duo arrested hiding in a Toys R Us store in Tigard, Ore. after SWAT team searched him out  Police said 33-year-old Loren Parham, of San Francisco, and a woman, 21-year-old Geraldine Curiel, of Fairview, Calf. were involved in theft, identity theft, credit card fraud and forgery at several retailers in the mall. The man, suspected of theft at Washington Square Mall, was arrested Thursday after police chased him from the mall and into the nearby Toys 'R' Us. Tigard police deployed their SWAT team to the toy store. The store was evacuated and police entered the store to search for the suspect. They took Parham into custody without incident just after 7 p.m. after finding him hiding on top of a 30-foot storage rack of boxes and merchandise. Police said both suspects are being held in the Washington County Jail. Parham faces multiple counts of theft and Curiel faces more than 15 counts of fraud, forgery, credit card fraud and identity theft. More charges may be added later, according to police. (Source

Major credit card fraud ring uncovered in Studio City, CA.
Investigators from the multi-agency Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention allege suspect Andrew Foley Parker III, 36, failed to pay a leasing company to keep the car. During the raid, they uncovered roughly 6,000 black credit cards and machinery for encoding and decoding credit cards. "We found evidence that at least 500 were already manufactured,” said Sgt. Jess Corrall of the Los Angeles Police Department. “And from the amount of cards involved, there is probably someone else, too." (Source

Delco pair face charges in baby formula thefts hitting Target and Wal-Mart stores in PA. and Del.  Two Deleware County residents are facing retail theft charges after hundreds of dollars worth of baby formula was stolen from area retailers late last month. Police said Marucci and Colgan told investigators that the baby formula was sold for cash in Philadelphia. Law enforcement officials said baby formula is often stolen and sold for cash to small, privately owned stores in cities like Philadelphia and Wilmington. Both Marucci and Colgan face pending charges of retail theft and related offenses in connection to the thefts, police said. (Source

Columbus, Ohio Authorities Searching for Serial Shoplifter  Police are once again searching for a serial shoplifter who once allegedly used her newborn child to provide cover during a theft. Samantha Brown faces new charges of theft and probation violations, the latest in a series of dozens of theft allegations levied against her by Columbus authorities. She was released from jail in early 2013. Brown, 36, is now sought for a theft at a Columbus Lowe's, during which she allegedly entered the store with an empty shopping cart, and walked out with nearly $300 worth of merchandise. She then re-entered the store within two minutes of the theft, and attempted to return the items for cash, according to police. Brown is well-known to Columbus police, having previously faced charges of domestic violence, assault, forgery, receiving stolen property, falsification, possession of criminal tools, criminal trespass, felony drug possession, identity theft, and felony tampering with records -- though theft has long been her calling card. (Source

Three times in four days, thieves load shopping carts, walk out of Wal-Mart in St. Louis County  Looking for certain re-sellable items this store is getting hit. Officers say 60 to 70 percent of the shoplifting is related to drugs- addicts looking for stuff to resell for drug money. Sometimes they’re sent by drug dealers to get specific stuff that’ll be resold at local flea markets. (Source

ORC duo busted hitting Wal-Mart stores in PA. for over $30,000 in electronics 
Authorities said Scott Reed, 42, of Springdale, stole more than $30,000 in electronics at Walmart stores in Armstrong, Butler, Fayette and Westmoreland counties between Aug. 1 and Sept. 4. Police said Reed wore a fake beard to cover neck tattoos. A woman, who according to police acted as Reed's lookout, identified Reed in surveillance images and also identified his car.

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