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Fencing Operation Busted: Seven Roanoke store owners to be indicted  Seven Roanoke store owners will be indicted for buying stolen goods and reselling them. The following stores involved are Pure Station, K&H Grocery, Toni's Grocery, Community Grocery, P&N Market, Triangle Market, and M&S Stop Mart. This is part of a year long investigation. Investigators say a group of shoplifters stole items from stores then resold the products to the seven stores listed above. According to investigators, that money was used to buy drugs. Meanwhile, the businesses owners who bought the stolen items then resold them. (Source

Multi-State Retail Theft Crime Ring Bust in Marion County, Florida  Two men arrested for stealing a couple hundred dollars of toiletries from a CVS in Marion County opened up an investigation to a multi-state retail theft crime ring. Willie Willis and Charlie Pitts are thought to be low level players involved in stealing thousands of dollars of household and personal hygiene items and then re-selling them for a lower price. Both men told detectives they have traveled around Central and North Central Florida and parts of South Georgia committing this kind of retail theft. The sheriff's office is currently working with area stores to prevent this crime ring from succeeding.  (Source

Baltimore Man sentenced to 4 years/$210,000 in shoplifting-gift card conspiracy
A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in a shoplifting scam in which stolen goods were returned to stores for gift cards. Forty-seven-year-old Mark Brunelle was also ordered to pay more than $210,000 in restitution at sentencing Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. According to his plea agreement, Brunelle and others stole merchandise from large retail stores in central Maryland, then returned the stolen items for store gift cards. (Source

Saginaw County Sheriff driving Honda Element 'taken from a theft ring'  It may not be as racy as the Ford Mustang or as classy as the Lincoln Town Car that Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel drove on duty in the past. But the sheriff's new ride has one thing in common with his former vehicles. The Honda Element, dubbed "the toaster" by Federspiel and others at the department, has the words "Taken from a theft ring" displayed on both sides of the vehicle, along with gold Saginaw County Sheriff logos on top of black paint. (Source

N.H. Retail Association offers info on organized retail crime; an updated compilation of N.H. statutes relating to organized theft

Fayette County woman sent to prison for retail thefts in Lebanon County, PA

Smelterville, ID Police chase down shoplifters, accused of stealing over $1000 of merchandise from Walmart


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