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Denton, Texas, police arrested the "fences" for the a major shoplifting ring. 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 (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 arrested.  (Source

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."  (Source

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.  (Source

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