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ORC 6-25-14




10 years in prison for key player in a $300 Million International Counterfeit-goods ring  A Staten Island man who helped spearhead a $300-million international counterfeit-goods ring has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, said New Jersey federal prosecutors. Hai Dong Jiang, 37, arranged for shipments of top-name knock-offs from China to the United States, which entered the country through the busy Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal. The merchandise consisted of phony Nike sneakers, UGG boots, Louis Vuitton, Coach and Gucci handbags and other name-brand goods, said Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. (Source

Sam's Club employee in Gulfport, MS accused of stealing over $14,000 of cell phones  Gulfport police have arrested in 29-year-old man in the theft of cellphones from Sam's Club. Alfred Lee Lewis Jr., was arrested Friday on a charge of embezzlement. Sgt. Damon McDaniel said Lewis is accused of embezzling more than $14,000 by stealing cellphones between May 5 and June 10. McDaniel said Lewis was assigned to the wireless section of the store when the thefts occurred. Lewis was held at the Harrison County jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. (Source

Hardee's worker busted for stealing credit card numbers at Greenville, AL drive-thru Greenville woman is accused of stealing credit card numbers from customers at a Hardee's fast food restaurant. Investigators say she then used the information to buy $3000 worth of clothes, shoes and jewelry online. Tanya Powell, 41, of Greenville, was arrested Monday and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and unlawful possession of credit cards. Her son, Ladairus Powell, 20, was also arrested for fraudulent use of a credit card. Greenville investigators say Tanya Powell has been working at the Hardee's for the past two months. (Source

Copper thieves strike at 10 ACE Hardware stores in Tucson, AZ  Copper thieves have been targeting the Ace Hardware stores in Tucson. Owners of several stores contacted Tucson News Now saying they had fallen victim to these copper crooks, and had surveillance video they wanted to share. David Rhude, the owner of the Ace Hardware store on Grant Road said at least ten stores had been hit up in the last 2-3 weeks, and he estimated a total of about $10,000 worth of copper was stolen from the stores. The business has state of the art surveillance and more than a dozen cameras all over the store. (Source

Trio of shoplifting suspects nabbed by Bossier, LA
Police after wild ride in Walmart parking lot wasn't the getaway some shoplifting suspects were hoping for Monday in Bossier City. Officers responded to Walmart in reference to three women who were seen shoplifting in the store. The suspects ran out of the store after they were confronted by store security. While one of the suspects was attempting to get away in a car, she backed over a woman's foot. The woman's adult daughter confronted the driver and as the suspect attempted to drive off, the daughter jumped on the hood of the car. The suspect then sped through the parking lot with the daughter on the hood. As police arrived on the scene the suspect slammed on the brakes and the daughter was thrown off the hood and landed on the pavement. (Source

Jewelry Thieves Use Pepper Spray In Pricey Watch Theft at Bloomingdales in Sunrise, FL  Police are looking for a man and a woman accused of stealing several watches from a department store in Sawgrass Mills Mall. On Monday night, at the Bloomingdales in Sawgrass Mills, Sunrise Police Department said a man and a woman got away with six Michael Kors watches, totaling $1700. According to police, as the female suspect exited the store, two loss prevention specialists try to stop her but then she is seen on surveillance pulling out a canister of pepper spray to spray the guards. (Source

Detectives in Goodlettsville, TN dash across 5 lanes of traffic to capture shoplifter  A crazy few minutes ensued outside the Rivergate Mall Monday afternoon. Four Goodlettsville detectives sat down for lunch and suddenly found themselves in a foot pursuit across all five lanes of Gallatin Pike. The Detectives saw the alleged shoplifter Deashley Tabor dash across the parking lot of the restaurant where they were eating, running from the Buckle store manager at the Rivergate Mall. The other three women who allegedly aided Tabor in the thefts have not been identified. Officials in Shelby County were very interested in Tabor’s arrest. The $894 worth of merchandise she allegedly stole Monday was returned to the store immediately. (Source


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