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Northern California online ID & credit card Vendor - Thief gets 100 months in federal prison  Makyl Haggerty, also known as “Wave” and “G5,” must also pay $50.5 million in restitution for his part in the identity theft and credit card fraud ring known as “” members trafficked in compromised credit card account data and counterfeit identifications, and committed money laundering, drug trafficking and various computer crimes. He worked as a vendor on the organization’s websites and sold about 1,000 counterfeit identification documents and counterfeit credit cards to other members. The 24-year-old Oakland resident made and sold counterfeit driver’s licenses for at least 15 states and British Columbia. Fifty-six people were charged in four indictments in Operation Open Market, which targeted the organization. So far 25 people have been convicted. The rest are either fugitives or awaiting trial. (Source

Two ORC suspects sought hitting Sam's Club in Shreveport, La. for thousands in electronics in multiple thefts  Nathan C. Stachmus and Missy Lepitre, both 30, have been named as suspects in a series of thefts from the Sam's club located in the 7400 block of Youree Drive. Back on June 28, Stachmus is captured on surveillance video entering the business and removing thousands of dollars in electronics before walking out of the business. On a number of occasions, Stachmus is observed traveling with Lepitre, who apparently serves as an accomplice during the commission of the thefts. The suspects are suspected of thefts which have also occurred in other states in the southern region. The couple is believed to reside in the Hot Springs, Arkansas, area but frequents the Shreveport-Bossier City area. Arrest warrants for the couple have been signed charging the duo with Felony theft. (Source

Female ORC suspect hitting Walmart stores in several states Between Florida and Missouri for tens of thousands in electronics  New images have been made available showing a brazen thief making off with tens of thousands of dollars in new electronics from three Walmarts in the region late last week. The suspect walks into the store, grabs a cart and uses whatever she can find and smashes the display case and throws everything in the cart and casually walks out of the store,” said LaHay. “She typically wears nurse type scrubs and even has a name tag pinned on her uniform. That time (of the night) the buffer machines are running and there is only one clerk at the registers, so she waits until their head is turned to walk out of the store.” There were three Walmart’s in the region hit Friday morning: High Ridge, Desoto and Potosi, MO. Local authorities were joined by multiple jurisdictions across the United States searching for a Chrysler minivan and its occupant or occupants. The driver and other possible passengers are wanted for stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise. (Source

Best Buy employee, boyfriend charged in identity theft ring in Gwinnett Co. GA  Investigators say Adriana Orellana ran applications for iPhone and Verizon service using the names and information from victims her boyfriend had stolen the identities from. Christopher Verdell is behind bars. Both he and Orellana are charged in three cases where police say they have video showing the couple committing the crimes at the Best Buy store on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. Gwinnett County police reports show Best Buy internal security suspects there are as many as 30 additional incidents at the Pleasant Hill store and another store in Atlanta where a relative of Orellana's works. (Source

Credit card fraud International Gang arrested in Dubai
Police say they have arrested three of five members of an international gang that uses high-tech equipment in ATMs to steal credit card data. The suspects were detected by Dubai Police as part of an operation “Ramadan Cannon” The other two suspects are being pursued in a European country in collaboration with Interpol. Dubai Police said the gang made sure it never sent the same member to a target country twice, and never used data from the stolen credit card in the country in which it was issued. He said the suspects caught in Dubai had almost 60 stolen cards in their possession when arrested. Dubai Police said the gang would plant a device equipped with a scanner and a camera in ATMs to scan credit card data as clients conducted transactions. They would then provide the data to their accomplices in Europe to produce fake cards. The suspects are wanted in European countries and North America. (Source

Macy's employee arrested in $50,000 Michael Kors scheme
An employee at the Macy’s store in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is accused of stealing more than $50,000 worth of merchandise from the store over a one-year period starting last August, according to an arrest report made public Friday. Odell Tripp of West Palm Beach, 25, began stealing Michael Kors handbags and wallets in August 2013, swiping $36,000 worth of merchandise in the first six months, the report said. This year he allegedly stole about $14,000 worth of the products. City police were informed of the thefts by an anonymous woman who said Tripp had been selling the merchandise “on the streets.” (Source

Belk Employee and Co-Conspirator arrested for Fraud Scheme in Rock Hill, NC
A Belk employee and an alleged co-conspirator were arrested Friday in connection to a fraud scheme, according to a Rock Hill Police report. A Belk loss prevention worker claimed that Mark Thomas, 23, who is a cashier for the Galleria store, and Tazhane Atkins, 21, sought to exchange items with the wrong price tags for a refund total of $2706.89. Police viewed surveillance video showing Thomas and Atkins had committed similar incidents for two months.  (Source

Two Brooklyn, N.Y., men busted using 11 fake credit cards over two days buying gift cards in Vermont

Four suspects arrested for ORC stealing cartons of cigarettes from Walmart in Houston

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