The #1 Digital News Source for Retail Loss Prevention,
IT Security & Safety Executives throughout North America

FREE Daily
eNews Special
Reports Spotlight on
Leadership ORC
News Canadian
Push Vendor
Spotlights LP
Newswire Group LP
ORC 7-7-14




Law Enforcement in FL Bust 2 Multi Million Dollar ORC Cases: $3.2M

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of three women for an organized retail theft of baby formula. Alicia Tondreau-Leve, of Rockledge, Fla., allegedly operated a business on Craigslist named “Formula Mom.” According to the investigation, Leve recruited Guilyanna Guzman, of Orlando, and Alexis Lyn Dattadeen, of New Port Richey, to help her steal large quantities of baby formula and then ship the formula to New York, Wisconsin, and California. Leve allegedly generated up to $2 million from this scheme.

"I am grateful to our law enforcement partners who helped dismantle this alleged retail theft ring who targeted local stores," said Attorney General Pam Bondi.

“Quality cases like this are a result of the strong partnerships within the Florida law enforcement community,” said FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey. “My appreciation to each officer and analyst who worked this case.”

“The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was glad to work with the Attorney General’s Statewide Prosecutor, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and several sheriff’s offices to bring to justice white-collar criminals who were preying on local grocery stores,” said Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.

Each defendant is facing charges of Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering punishable to 30 years in prison. The Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute this case. The Casselberry Police Department, Ocoee Police Department and Cape Coral Police Department assisted with this case.

Volusia, Seminole deputies bust $1.2 million retail theft ring in Central Florida; 5 people arrested Thursday  Deputies in Volusia and Seminole counties have busted a large retail theft ring operating in the Central Florida area, officials say. Deputies said they have already arrested several people accused of stealing more than $1 million in property in the last year from stores like Target, Walmart and Publix. Investigators said the suspects would resell the stolen items on eBay. Deputies said the ring leader was 41-year-old Marc Kolarik, of Deltona. He was arrested on charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $45,000. Deputies said he made more than $1.2 million running his illegal operation. (Source

Drug chains battling meth scourge in West Virginia
After prodding by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, CVS Pharmacy stores in West Virginia have stopped selling a popular cold medication that criminals use to make illegal methamphetamine.CVS, with 50 stores across the state, no longer sells cold medicines that solely contain pseudoephedrine, a key meth-making ingredient. CVS’s single-ingredient pseudoephedrine sales ban also extends to another 40 stores within 15 miles of West Virginia’s border — stores in Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, said Mike DeAngelis, a CVS spokesman. Also, Walgreens notified Manchin’s office last week that the drugstore chain plans to stop carrying single-ingredient pseudoephedrine products in West Virginia. A Walgreens spokesman confirmed the change, and said the company was “still working out details.” Walgreens has 17 stores in the state. (Source

Baltimore Business Owner gets prison time for $400K gift card theft scheme; John Tadros used others to steal items, return them for gift cards  Prosecutors said 45-year-old John Tadros' fraud scheme led to the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from businesses. He was sentenced on charges of wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering. Tadros owned Busy Bees Convenience Mart and J&J's Bar and Liquor in Baltimore. According to his plea agreement, from January 2009 to February 2013, he directed several people known as boosters to steal merchandise from large retail stores in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Those boosters would use modified Maryland driver's licenses to exchange the stolen items for gift cards and sell them to Tadros for 50 percent of their value. Retailers in Maryland lost $401,326 because of the scheme. (Source

UK: Police hunt shoplifting gang who snatched $1300 worth of clothes from Marks and Spencer  A gang of shoplifters escaped with clothing worth more than $1300 in a raid on a Marks and Spencer store. Now CCTV images of suspects have been released by police in a bid to put names to their faces. Police said three men ‘worked as a team’ to plunder items including 10 pairs of jeans and 30 floral patterned scarves from Marks and Spencer on George Street in Altrincham. One was carrying a large Sports Direct bag and another a large Next bag. (Source


ORC 7-7-14
Powered by Design By J, LLC
ASP.NET Shopping Cart Software