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California Couple Stole $37k in Eyeglass Frames from Twin Cities stores in Minnesota  Two suspects have been accused in Anoka County District Court of stealing 160 expensive eyeglass frames from several stores in the Twin Cities, including two in Blaine. Twenty-seven-year-old Hector Astudillo and 38-year-old Beverly Sanchez Jara are both due back in court Nov. 13 on two felony charges – aiding and abetting theft over $5,000 and aiding and abetting receiving stolen property over $5,000.They have both posted bail amounts set at their arraignment in court Oct. 9. (Source

Three charged in counterfeit cash-for-merchandise case at Kohl’s in Fort Wayne, Indiana  According to court documents Kyasha L. Walker, 19, was working as a clerk at Kohl's in Northcrest shopping Center, where she accepted counterfeit money from Christopher D. Walker, 19. The latter later returned the items he had purchased for real money. These incidents happened between Aug. 21 and Sept 2. Kyasha L. Walker had at first denied knowing Christopher D. Walker but later admitted he was her cousin. When questioned about whether she had checked for counterfeit money she said she had, but security camera footage showed in three different instances she had not. The Secret Service in Indianapolis recovered from Kohl's 14 counterfeit $50 bills, all with the same serial number. (Source

Nationwide, the baby formula theft rings continue to trouble Law Enforcement  Nation-wide, the peak of baby formula thefts seems to have been around 2011. That’s when Rhett Asher, vice president of industry relations for the Food Marketing Institute, told USA Today that baby formula was a “staple item” for shoplifting rings because it was expensive and always in demand. That same year, two Democratic senators - Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota, and Robert Casey, of Pennsylvania - introduced legislation aimed at curbing organized theft of medical items such as prescription drugs and formula. (Source

Oro Valley Police in Arizona investigating multiple credit card fraud cases
Police are dealing with a handful of cases where suspects are reproducing people's cards and making fraudulent purchases. But the cards themselves are never lost or stolen. September 7th this year: two guys walk into the Oro Valley Walmart with a wallet full of fraudulent credit cards. At the time, nobody even thinks twice because they go through a self-checkout aisle and buy about $250 in merchandise. That is, until those fraudulent charges show up on the account of an unsuspecting victim. (Source

Weis Market in Fredrick County, Maryland seeking the apprehension of a possible ORC ring  Deputies say the thefts happened on July 17 and August 27 at the Weis Markets in Spring Ridge Parkway in Frederick. They say the couple worked together, with the man distracting store employees while the woman filled their cart with various items including baby formula, diapers and paper towels. (Source

The Daily is following a major San Diego fencing operation bust - Stay tuned for more information as we receive the case detail shortly

ORC Cases

  Total Cases Cases no $
amount reported
Total suspects $ Reported
Sept. 2013 74 34 317 $5,305,376

Yearly Totals

2012 515 198 1865 $146,082,301
2013 662 284 2341 $474,124,072
% Change 29% 43% 26% 225%

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