Money Team' retail crime ring busted in Indy - Police used GPS tracking and
Facebook to bust them The "Get Money Team," group of
in more than 20 reported incidents of retail theft in Marion and surrounding
counties. Operating since 2000 as an ORC gang known as the ‘Get Money
This group is known throughout their community as the ‘Boosters." "The
took orders and sold stolen merchandise out of their homes, trunks of their
vehicles and hair salons. Prosecutors said surveillance cameras caught several
of the thefts and that police became familiar with members of the group. They
attached GPS devices to several of the suspects’ cars to track their
movements—and found the women were often traveling to malls and retail stores.
The women were also all connected on Facebook and referenced their activities,
in one post referring to themselves as the “MONEY TEAM.” The group has been
charged with multiple felony counts, including corrupt business influence,
criminal recklessness, theft and forgery, in relation to alleged counterfeit $20
bills presented by two of the women. Court documents said the suspects pilfered
multiple retail outlets including Burlington Coat Factory, Rack Room Shoes,
Victoria's Secret, Buckle, Carter's and Sunglass Hut. (Source
men from California used counterfeit credit cards for $100K at Nordstrom, Macy
and others Police arrested two men from Los Angeles accused of
counterfeit credit cards to make more than $100,000 in purchases throughout the
Portland metro area. Xunhai Zheng, 33, and Jin Hua Lin, 22, are charged with
aggravated theft, aggravated ID theft and organized retail theft. Police were
called to the Washington Square Mall on Wednesday after Nordstrom security
workers spotted the duo. Investigators said they had been notified about Zheng
and Lin the previous day after store owners discovered they had used fraudulent
credit cards to purchase gift cards and other merchandise. Officers followed
them throughout the afternoon. Police said they went on another "shopping
at the Macy's store in The Streets of Tanasbourne shopping center. Zheng and
then went to a hotel in northwest Portland, where they were ultimately arrested.
A search of the hotel led to an extensive collection of gift cards and
merchandise purchased with counterfeit credit cards.
ORC ring led from inside Ala. prison with inmates cell phone scams leading to
retail fraud arrest - loading up their prison accounts with sales of fraud
purchases Timothy Richard Robertson, 45, charged with fraudulent
of a credit card and first-degree theft of property by deceit for buying and
selling merchandise to load up his friends/inmates prison accounts. The inmates
would smuggle cell phones into the prison, call phone numbers of hotel rooms or
other random phone numbers and use a ruse to convince the person on the other
end of the phone to give them credit card information. They would then send that
information to people on the outside who would make purchases, sell the items
and then deposit money into the inmates’ prison accounts. Ventress Correctional
Facility is conducting an internal investigation and will likely charge inmates
as co-conspirators in the theft ring that may have been operating all over the
Organized Retail Crime charge dismissed for one of the first people to be
charged under Michigan's new state law One of the freshman
class of people
charged with Michigan’s Organized Retail Crime law, a felony punishable by as
much as five years in prison, saw the charge dismissed and was able to walk out
of the courtroom a free woman. Lisa Dawn Ehorn, 26, pleaded guilty to
second-degree retail fraud on Monday, Oct. 21, and Kent County Circuit Court
Judge George Buth sentenced her to time served, as well as a slew of fees
totaling more than $1,000. (Source
duo busted stealing 614 items from Wal-Mart in Utica, N.Y. Sara
Millron, 27 of Clinton, and Elizabeth Wust, 29 of Edmenston, N.Y., were both
eventually arrested on the basis that they allegedly stole 614 items of
merchandise, valuing a total of $4,092.71 from the chain store.
UK Serial shoplifter with 163 offenses must serve 6 months in
Shoplifting $691 U.S. from UK retailer Marks & Spencer's they found a
removing security tags in her purse. The judge heard that Clarke had a total of
163 previous convictions, including 112 similar theft offences. He branded
Clarke’s record as “appalling” and told her: “This was on any view a
premeditated criminal expedition, organised and professionally executed by you.
The goods taken were of high value, 443 pounds worth of clothing and food.
Two Miami men busted on I-75 in Bonita Springs, Fla. - the west coast of Fla. -
with 15 counterfeit credit cards Lee County's Highway
Unit stopped two Miami men on I-75 in Bonita Springs and found pot and altered
credit cards. The detective could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle and a
subsequent search of the pick up uncovered a gram of marijuana and 15 fraudulent
or altered credit cards. The two suspects purchased $2,000 in merchandise using
the phony credit cards. Both men face charges of trafficking in counterfeit
credit cards and possession of marijuana.
Michigan trio hits multiple stores in two or three Michigan counties - busted
BIG RAPIDS, MI – Police say three young men stole televisions, audio systems, a
laptop computer and other items but were caught early Monday, Oct. 21, during a
traffic stop. Big Rapids police said the suspects, a 20-year-old Kentwood man
and two 19-year-old men from Baldwin stole more than 30 items from Meijer Inc.
and Walmart in two or three counties.
Two arrested for Organized Theft in Corpus Christi, TX.
Corpus Christi Police arrested a man and a woman at a store on South Padre
Island Drive for Organized Retail Theft Sunday night. Officers discovered
evidence to support an accusation that the stolen retail merchandise was
bartered, sold, or otherwise disposed of in a manner beyond ordinary theft.
Corpus Christi Police arrested 30-year-old Bonnie Vidrio (11/11/1982) and
31-year-old Joel Garcia (9/3/1982) for Organized Retail Theft and delivered them
to the city detention center. No retailer was mentioned.
Two Gainesville Furniture store employees accused of theft; selling stolen new
product to a consignment shop The men worked for Walker Furniture
stole the chairs over the past year and used a company truck to take them to a
consignment shop, where they were sold at a drastically reduced price. An
employee of the consignment shop told police that he had been dealing with Jones
and Edwards since the store opened about a year ago. The employee said Jones and
Edwards told him that Walker Furniture was overstocked and wanted to sell the
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