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ORC 4-23-14



$16M ORC ringleader & fence guilty on 31 counts in 'Operation Cash Back' three-year investigation in Denver. N.C.  A Lincoln County businessman accused of being at the center of a multimillion-dollar retail theft ring collapsed in federal court Tuesday as his conviction was being read. Steve Hale appeared to suffer a seizure, according to his attorney, Noell Tin of Charlotte. Hale is the owner of Double D Distributing in Denver, N.C. Hale was indicted in October as part of “Operation Cash Back,” a three-year investigation into a professional shoplifting ring that has already sent six people to prison for sentences as long as seven years. The shoplifters are believed to have been responsible for up to $16 million in stolen goods, mostly over-the-counter nonprescription drugs, and health and beauty products, between 2006 and 2011. Hale was accused of selling the products, often at half their normal wholesale prices, to in- and out-of-state customers. Federal prosecutors also charged him with filing fraudulent tax returns and other financial irregularities. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, his convictions are punishable by at least 10 years in prison. (Source

ORC ring of four arrested in Portland hitting T.J. Maxx and Ann Taylor stores  Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against four people who police have linked to a retail theft ring. Diamond Dugas, 32, Shannvonday Holmes, 34, Andre Lavert, 32, and April Taylor, 34, face one count each of first-degree theft and second-degree theft. Police said they found items from T.J. Maxx worth $989.94 and items from Ann Taylor valued at $1,464.50. Officers later learned that the group had also stolen from the Ann Taylor store at Lloyd Center. Police said when the employee at Ann Taylor tried to confront the group, they ran from the store. (Source

South Florida woman steals $160,000 from employer to fund Nordstrom shopping spree; convicted of a similar crime two years ago and sentenced to probation  She was a great customer, but a lousy employee. Katty Hernandez, 27, spent tens of thousands of dollars on luxury purses, shoes and other items from Nordstrom and other high end stores by using her employer's identification and bank account. Hernandez's charges include grand theft, felony organized scheme to defraud over $50,000, felony money laundering and fraudulently using someone's identification. (Source


ORC 4-23-14
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