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ORC 9-11-14




CLEAR's Fifth Annual Training Conference Coming Oct. 13-16
Just a reminder the hotel discount for the annual conference rate expires 9/22/14, so make your reservations now! And for those of us that are CFI's - we get 6 CEU credits toward re-certification! Also - If anyone has any nominations for either an LP or Law Enforcement investigator/investigation of the year please email Dave Collins at, or Jack at The conference is a chance to learn some new skills, and just as important, network with others in the LP industry, and with many different Law Enforcement agencies.  Click here for more details and to register!

6 Saks NYC employees caught binge shopping with customer cards; over $400,000  A crew of Saks Fifth Avenue employees was busted after they charged at least $400,000 worth of luxury shoes, handbags and other items using customers’ stolen credit card numbers, authorities said Wednesday. Six workers at the Midtown fashion Mecca swiped credit card data from 22 customers in a spending spree that stretched from May until earlier this month, according to a criminal complaint. Ringleader Tamara Williams, 36, of Queens got the customers’ personal information from the retailer’s computers and passed it along to five sales associates at the store, the complaint said. (Source

Walmart computer theft ring tied to additional financial crimes in Indiana and Illinois  Ottawa Police reported this week of hearing Aug. 2 that more than $4,000 worth of computers were stolen from Walmart. Rakeem M. Roberts, of Joliet, emerged as a suspect in more than 12 thefts from other Walmarts, which led Ottawa detectives to work with Joliet detectives and question Roberts. As a result, Roberts was charged Aug. 29 in La Salle County with retail theft and burglary. Last week in Will County, Roberts was charged with being the organizer of a financial crimes enterprise, a continuing financial crimes enterprise, burglary and three counts of retail theft. (Source

New York State Police uncover Philadelphia thieves striking in Albany, NY  New York State Police say they’ve caught a group of Philadelphia criminals who were striking here in the Capital Region. The theft ring was discovered after a traffic stop in Clifton Park uncovered stolen property. They arrested 22-year-old Jennell Carr, 21-year-old Kenyatta Miller, 23-year-old James Carter and 47-year-old Tracey Worley. Police say Carr and Miller would go into retail locations throughout the area and chat with customers to distract them. That’s when another member of the group would steal the unsuspecting victim’s wallet out of her purse. The four were found with a debit card stolen from Joanne Fabrics in Colonie as well as another woman’s checkbook taken from the Dollar Tree Store in Clifton Park. They also used a stolen debit card at the Walmart on Washington Ave. Extension to purchase $800 worth of merchandise. (Source

Radio Shack reports the theft of over $15,000 in iPhones in Ocala, FL  Twenty-six iPhones, valued at $15,350, were reported stolen from a store Tuesday. Employees at Radio Shack in Ocala, told deputies that four women entered shortly before 7 p.m. and one said she was looking around while her food was being prepared at a nearby restaurant. The other two women distracted employees while the fourth went to the back, a report states. The women later left the building. After the store was closed, one employee realized his keys were missing. Other employees noticed the security cabinet was unlocked. (Source

Havasu man arrested for ORC for stealing item and returning it for a gift card at Walmart in Lake Havasu

Employee steals $400,000 worth of breast pumps from Medela in Woodstock, IL; sold on EBay

3 men sought in connection with theft of 85 iPads, cell phones from T-Mobile store in Staten Island, NY

ORC 9-11-14
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