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$40,000 credit card scheme brings charges in Fort Wayne
From August to October 2013, police believe Doris J. Hembree charged more than $48,000 to stolen credit cards. Hembree was working with other unidentified people in a scheme carried out largely online. Using her information, the other people took over existing credit card accounts and then created new credit cards using her name and the valid information from the existing accounts. In just a few months, she charged $48,456.96 on four different cards to buy a variety of electronics from Best Buy and Walmart. Those items were then shipped to other destinations using pre-purchased freight tickets provided to her. (Source

Work-At-Home scam involves repackaging stolen high-end products - Shipping them to Russia  Running ads online for work-at-home people they'll have you repackage high-end smart phones and Ipads and mark them as "gifts" and send them overseas, invariably to Russia. Where they came from is unknown. They didn't arrive packaged as you would expect from Apple or Motorola. They were sent by individuals poorly protected, rattling around in boxes. Most are still in their shrink wrap. U-S Postal Inspectors tell us it's a constant problem. These items were probably bought with stolen credit cards. (Source

Florida man steals 26 iPad minis from Walmart by smashing display case, loading up cart  The brazen suspect is caught on camera strolling into the Coral Springs Supercenter at 4:36 a.m. Jan. 18, smashing open a display case and quickly dumping thousands of dollars’ worth in a cart: $8,400 worth. (Source

Couple hitting Home Depot since 2012 busted for ORC in Louisville, KY.
According to arrest records, Cunningham and Briles were indicted on Jan. 23 for engaging in organized crime for their alleged involvement in shoplifting items from local Home Depot stores, then returning it for gift cards, which were later sold to area pawn shops. Investigators say the money made from selling the
gift cards was used to buy heroin. According to the arrest warrant, Cunningham, Briles, and another unnamed accomplice have sold at least 131 gift cards. (Source

Lebanon, MO man arrested for $1500 theft from Walmart  On Friday, Lebanon Police was dispatched to Walmart for shoplifting. Learning two laptop computers were missing, in reviewing security footage a woman and man, were identified as Ocasio.  (Source

American Canyon Police arrest 1 suspect stealing 15 watches from Walmart; struggle with Loss Prevention agent  American Canyon Police arrested a 19-year-old at a Walmart Supercenter and arrested Vallen R. Burkhauser, of Middletown, after struggling with the security officer they found he had hidden 15 watches valued at $1,013. (Source


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