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ORC 12-6-13




7 Polk Winn-Dixie Employees Arrested
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Organized Retail Crime Unit deputies, in conjunction with Winn Dixie Organized Retail Crime investigators, arrested 7 Employees (5 adults and 2 juveniles) involved in an internal scheme to defraud resulting in an estimated $6,000 loss. Investigation revealed that employees were knowingly re-using Coinstar kiosk receipts turned in to cashiers in order to steal cash from the stores. Winn-Dixie asset protection team members conducted an internal investigation and discovered seven employees were involved in a scheme to use the Coinstar receipts multiple times to steal money from the store. (Source

ORC suspect gets 28 year sentence reduced to two months in jail and 20 years probation in Amherst, Va.  Stealing over $10,000 in goods from Lowe's and Walmart and selling the goods to local pawn shops Joshua Thrumer pled guilty to 14 counts of grand larceny and admitted to taking the items. (Source

ORC suspect busted after assaulting LP officer in Super Target in Naperville, ILL., - long list of priors  A man who has been arrested four times in just over six weeks on fraud- and theft-related charges remains in DuPage County Jail. He faces trial in a total of four cases involving theft, identity theft, retail theft, battery and resisting police. He stole a Dyson brand vacuum cleaner with a retail price of $449.99 from the SuperTarget on Naperville’s far west side. When confronted with the allegedly stolen appliance, Ortega “battered a female security officer and took off running” from the store. Ortega has been arrested and charged in separate cases of misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor possession of another man’s identification card and felony identity theft. (Source

Three charged with credit card fraud
Two women and a man have been charged with credit card fraud after a Saskatoon Police Service investigation turned up new electronics, appliances and a card embossing machine. The women, ages 31 and 36, and the man, 36, were arrested December 5 after the SPS economic crime unit executed a search warrant at a residence. Inside the residence they found thousands of dollars worth of newly purchased items including computers, flat screen televisions, stereos, and a washer and drier, along with questionable identification and an embossing machine used to make credit cards, according to a police news release. Investigators believe the three are responsible for using fake credit cards to make purchases at businesses in Saskatoon and other locations in Saskatchewan. (Source

Kingpin Gets 124 Years In Phone Store Robberies in Detroit
The ringleader of a seven man robbery crew that terrorized cellphone stores in the metro Detroit area is going to prison for a very, very long time. Frank Richardson, 39, was sentenced Thursday to 124 years in federal prison after having been found guilty in June on 10 counts of robbery and firearms offenses. According to the U.S. Attorney, Richardson was the leader of a seven man robbery crew that committed armed robberies of Verizon and Radio Shack stores in Detroit and Eastpointe between February and May 2010. (Source

UPS driver in Washington accused of stealing phones worth $50,000
A former United Parcel Service employee from Winlock, WA. is accused of stealing boxes of cellphones worth more than $50,000 from a UPS distribution center in Chehalis. Roland E. Camps, 30, was charged with nine counts of first-degree theft and nine counts of trafficking of stolen property Tuesday. A security supervisor from UPS contacted the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 26 after learning that nine boxes of cellphones were not delivered to Fred Meyer and Game Stop. Each box contained between five and 10 phones and was valued between $5,490 and $6,490. Dozens of the phones were later activated across the nation. (Source

Spring, Texas man charged with organized retail theft
A Montgomery County grand jury indicted a Spring man on Thursday on charges of organized retail theft. According to an offense report filed with the Conroe Police Department, Marquell Jeremiah Schuster, 19, of Spring, is alleged to have engaged in the organized retail theft of merchandise. In November, a DPS Trooper observed several male suspects leave a TJ Maxx Store with multiple purses. The Trooper initiated a traffic stop, however the thieves fled. Two males were arrested after a short foot chase, the female driver first said she had been kidnapped, but then quickly arrested when they learned she was the get away driver. Over $3000 in stolen merchandise was recovered. (Source

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ORC 12-6-13
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