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ORC 9-2-14




Partnership between police and local retailers nets organized retail thieves trafficking stolen property  Yesterday morning Renton police seized more than 200 cans of baby formula destined for the black market of Vietnam, following a year-long investigation. The formula, valued at about $5,400 is back in the hands of Safeway and QFC, just two of the many retailers targeted by thieves in recent months. The suspect, Nguyen Tran Nguyen, has been booked for Felony Investigation of Attempted Trafficking in Stolen Property 1st Degree. Utilizing undercover officers investigators contacted a couple, Whitney Dale-Benson and Christopher Gannon, who offered to sell investigators several cans of stolen baby formula. The investigators developed a relationship with the couple, known thieves in the area of Organized Retail Theft, who stole thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise during the course of this investigation. The relationship led to the identification of Nguyen as the person who had previously purchased their stolen goods. During a five month period in 2014, Nguyen purchased from investigators more than $26,000 in what she believed to be stolen merchandise. She told investigators that she shipped the stolen baby formula to “her sister in Vietnam.” “Organized Retail Crime is a growing issue for retailers and for law enforcement. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Safeway and QFC; without their assistance this case would not have come to fruition,” said Chief Kevin Milosevich. Thanks Denny Dansak for this story! (Source

Man who made $600K using stolen credit-card numbers pleads guilty
A Bronx man pleaded guilty Thursday to managing a $600,000 scheme involving nearly 200 stolen credit-card numbers. Luis Tavarez, 34, and four others allegedly got the numbers from Web sites where users sell and exchange credit-card information. Tavarez put the stolen account information onto counterfeit cards and used them to make hundreds of unauthorized purchases. (Source

Two charged with large scale theft ring in Chicago hitting Target stores  A regional fraud investigator for Target Corporation said the two men, spotted at the store in Destin, were believed to be part of a ring involved with altering or modifying receipts and returning merchandise. The men are accused of altering receipts to return single items at the price of two of the items. Each man received more than $1,200 in fraudulent returns in Destin, according to the arrest reports. The men’s vehicle was searched and investigators found wireless baby monitors, Bluetooth equipments, numerous Target bags, receipts and other items, the release said. An active multi-jurisdictional investigation into the scheme is underway. (Source

Two member ORC gang busted hitting Lowe's screen-stealing scheme in Orlando  Two Orlando men are facing charges out of Polk County, one suspected of stealing fiberglass screens from area Lowe's home-improvement stores while the other acted as a lookout, the Sheriff's Office said. Hamlin told deputies he had been driven to the store by 51-year-old Vincent Wilkinson, who would act as a lookout while Hamlin stole rolls of screen for Wilkinson's screening company, V's Screening. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said the two men face organized retail crime charges. Wilkinson fled from the Lakeland store when Hamlin was apprehended.  (Source

Two women charged with felony organized retail crime enterprise in Rochester, NY hitting Walmart stores  The two women charged with felony organized retail crime enterprise — for allegedly stealing items from Walmart and returning them for a gift card — pleaded not guilty and waived arraignment at Strafford County Superior Court this week. Samantha Beyer, 23, and Audrey Morelle, 45, both of 26 Liberty Cir., Milton, allegedly worked together to commit theft at Rochester’s Walmart in January, in a for-profit scheme.  (Source

Brooklyn Couple uses fake credit cards to buy $100K worth of baby formula
They had a formula for making money. Cops have charged a Brooklyn couple with using phony credit cards to buy more than $100,000 worth of Enfamil baby formula from a wholesale chain and shipping it to China. Zhao Rong, 26, and Chen Xun, 31, used different Citi­Bank credit cards to buy the formula from various BJ’s Wholesale outlets. But store workers got suspicious when the purchases were made with the same BJ’s membership card. BJ’s and the bank alerted the NYPD’s new citywide grand-larceny unit. The next time the membership card was used, the unit caught up with the couple at a BJ’s in The Bronx. (Source

Oshawa credit card thief racks up $3,000 in purchases within minutes

Duo nabbed for theft of two $3,000 rings from Cromwell, VA Kmart 

ORC 9-2-14
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