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ORC 12-2-13




Suspects Bought $20,000 Worth Of Gift Cards At Walmart in Centennial, Colo. - Can You ID them? Hitting stores from Colo. to New York  According to the sheriff’s department, on Oct. 9 three white men purchased over $20,000 in gift cards at the Walmart located at 10900 East Briarwood Avenue in Centennial using several different cloned credit card numbers. “After speaking with several law enforcement agencies, the same suspects can be seen on surveillance at Target and gas stations throughout the metro area,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement. “Some of the gift card usage has been tracked to Arizona and New York.” (Source

Clarksville, Tenn., police bust one female - ID'ed two more females - still looking for 5 ORC gang members that hit Governors Square Mall  The Clarksville Police Department have identified three of the adult females involved in the Organized Retail Crime Group as Terry S. Campbell, Toxzia Hughes, and Erica Greer. Hughes has already been booked in Montgomery County Jail, the other two identified have not been apprehended, and five other suspects have not been identified yet. (Source

Five member ORC female gang busted in Houston Tx. hitting Houston Premium Outlets  Five suspects have been arrested on organized retail theft charges two days before Thanksgiving. A security guard told police he saw five women take merchandise from six different stores without paying. All five defendants were located and arrested and all merchandise was recovered. Edna McWhorter charged with Engaging in Organized Retail Theft, a state jail felony, that was enhanced to a 3rd Degree Felony due to Previous Conviction, and booked into the Harris County Jail. Defendants Denesha Dunn, Autumn Murphy, Barbara McWhorter, and Kurneshia Armstrong were all arrested and charged with engaging in organized Retail Theft (State Jail Felony), and booked into the Harris County Jail. Additional charges of engaging in organized crime may be consider by the District Attorney’s office. "It is our belief they went into about 10 to 12 different stores stealing retail merchandise,” said Pct. 4 Assistant Chief Mark Herman. Stealing expensive purses, and items for re-sale. (Source

Traffic stop leads to international large scale credit card and identity theft ring - 4 arrested in Emanuel, Ga.  On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, a Georgia State Trooper stopped a vehicle for exceeding the speed limit. During the stop, the trooper observed several credit cards and gift cards inside the vehicle, along with a card scanner and computer equipment. Information gathered at the traffic stop gave investigators enough evidence to conduct a search warrant at a residence in Swainsboro. At the residence, deputies seized more items related to identity and credit card fraud, and property believed to be profit from fraudulent activities. Items found in the vehicle and at the residence produced enough evidence to indicate that the case has international ties. Because of this, the sheriff requested that the United States Secret Service assist his investigators. Locally, a total of four individuals have been arrested in connection with the case and are currently being held without bond in the Emanuel County Jail. More arrests are pending as the investigation progresses. (Source

4 charged in ‘major shoplifting ring’ in Manchester area of Rock Hill, N.C.
Rock Hill police detectives found themselves opening Christmas gifts early this week, after they discovered what is believed to be stolen merchandise wrapped for holiday giving by four women suspected of being part of a major shoplifting ring. Inside the colorfully wrapped packages are what detectives described as merchandise reported stolen from stores in the Rock Hill area, including some that still had security and store tags on it, police said. They also found valuables belonging to stores in the Concord Mils area. (Source

Female ORC Duo busted in Jacksonville, Fla., hitting Western Boulevard retail store for over $6k  Jacksonville police say Rafeeka Candice Brunson, 37, and Dominique Eason, 19, were arrested after officers responded at 3 p.m. Wednesday to "the vicinity of Marshall's on Western Boulevard to a report of a larceny that just occurred," according to a JPD press release. Police say that patrol officers attempted to stop the vehicle the two were in on Moosehaven Road, but it contined into a nearby parking lot, shifted into reverse and collided with a JPD car. The driver and passenger tried to run away, according to JPD, but were taken into custody. More than $6,000 worth of stolen merchandise was recovered from the vehicle. (Source

3 Bronx women busted for $4,800 electronics shoplifting spree at Wal-Mart in East Greenbush, N.Y. - one was prison escapee  Three women from the Bronx were spending Thanksgiving in the Rensselaer County Jail after allegedly shoplifting nearly $4,800 in electronics, computers and housewares from a Wal-Mart in East Greenbush. Lockwood was also charged as a fugitive from a Connecticut, where she was wanted by the state corrections department for escaping from a work release program and for grand larceny. (Source

Fayetteville Police announce Organized Retail Crime effort for the holidays  On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:00 am, the Fayetteville Police Department in partnership with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Hope Mills Police Department, Spring Lake Police Department and area retail merchants held a media conference at Cross Creek Mall. The purpose of the media conference was to discuss the impact of Organized Retail Crime on law enforcement and the community. (Source


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