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ORC 2-24-14




"Prolific" family skimming crew hit Bay area gas stations for over two years and connected to Southern Calif. skimming crew  Mother-son-daughter crew in the Bay area operated for years hitting "less then 100" gas station pumps in San Jose, San Francisco, Los Altos, Fremont, and Redwood City and then insert a skimming device to store credit and debit card information from gas customers, Flattery said. The three defendants and three other people are being held in county jails on $1 million bail each, charged with being part of a criminal identity theft organization based in Southern California that involved two "skimming crews," according to Flattery. The crews over a two-year period bought more than $500,000 worth of merchandise, mainly from purchases of Apple brand computers, using credit card information stolen directly from inside gas station pumps. "We suspect this has been going on for years," Flattery said. The conspirators would return to the pumps later, open them, take out the skimming devices and later download into a computer the numbers and other information from as many as thousands of cards at once. (Source

Sophisticated crime rings target supermarket meat in Calgary, Canada
Thieves are brazenly walking out of Calgary grocery stores pushing carts filled with stolen meat worth thousands of dollars every day, selling it through middlemen who distribute it to customers that include restaurants. Police know of at least two or three offenders who steal meat from grocery stores by the cartful every day. The thieves haul away an average of $1,000 to $3,000 worth of meat in a single cart, and they do it several times a day. (Source

Sunbury, PA man used outdated receipt in $1100 attempted theft at Walmart
Sunbury man tried to fool a Walmart employee with an outdated receipt while trying to steal more than $1,000 in merchandise. Township police patrolman David Sage charged Aaron McAfee, 33, with a misdemeanor charge of retail theft after he allegedly attempted to leave Walmart SuperCenter with $1,101.73 in merchandise Jan. 28. McAfee told Sage he purchased a number of DVDs and a storage container, and when he left the store, was asked to produce a sales receipt. When he showed her an outdated one, he got upset and left the store, and was waiting for someone inside the store. (Source

Fake prescription arrests at Newberry Township, MD Walmart


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