Denton, Texas, police arrested the "fences" for the a major
Three women and one man
were arrested in Dallas Sunday, who police believe to be part of a major
shoplifting ring. Investigators found a minimum of $300,000 worth of stolen
property in one of the homes they raided. The merchandise was from Dollar
General, Tom Thumb, The Gap, Old Navy and Children's Place. The fences gave
shopping list to their shoplifters and paid them for their efforts. Much of the
recovered loot came from Denton, Texas, stores and all four "fences" were taken
to Denton County Jail. Kelly Moye, Regional Loss Prevention Investigator
for Dollar General told reporters, "It's a huge victory for us today" and
"they're exactly like a mini retailer." (Source
Cross dressing ORC ring operating in
Nashville, Tenn., hit the downtown area last week and hit dozens of stores.
Just weeks ago, police arrested one cross-dressing thief who has several
different looks. Ashton Collins is believed to be the ring leader of the ORC
ring and has been arrested about a dozen times, but keeps getting out of jail.
Tow of the suspects from Thursday's incident at Bullets & Mullets were
Terrell, Texas Police bust a fencing operation
at Seven Day's Drive-In, a convenience store, and charged the owner with
organized retail theft. The investigation was a culmination of several months
of undercover operations in conjunction with fraud prevention investigators from
several major retail companies. Terrell Police Chief Jody Lay said, "There are
numerous locations in our city that make it their business to buy stolen
property from local criminals," said Lay, "and we are making it our business to
do everything in our power to stop these fencing operations."
ORC ring of two busted in San Francisco
where uncle and girlfriend were skimming credit card numbers from a gas station
where they used to work and used the information to create new credit cards,
which were then used to purchase items and sell them online for cash. The
investigation is ongoing.
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