Miami-Dade Police ORC Task Force Honored
for $2.1M - 23 Suspects busted -
The efforts of a five-officer team investigating retail thefts in the Miami-
Police Hammocks District paid off with $2.1 million confiscated and the
of 23 subjects. Their efforts earned Officer of the Month citations for each
during the district’s Sept. 24 Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting.
Increasing reports of chain store drug thefts in the district caused Maj.
Palmer to appoint the team that concluded a 14-month investigation in March
seizing 41 bank accounts of a large-scale fencing operation. It all began
the theft of diabetic strips from CVS Pharmacies, noted Maj. Palmer who
appointed the unit to aid nationwide enforcement and tracing of over-the-
medication thefts, now a “$2 billion nationwide industry,” he said.
Alabama Police warrant turns up $25,000 in stolen merchandise
A Houston County judge revoked the bail Monday for a Kinsey man based on a
felony charge alleging the distribution of stolen property. Circuit Court
Kevin Moulton granted a request by the Houston County District Attorney’s
to revoke the bail for 37-year-old Christopher Lee Dozier. Court records
Kinsey police arrested Dozier last month and charged him with felony
first-degree receiving stolen property. As a result of the investigation,
Police Chief Tim Hurd obtained a search warrant and searched Dozier’s home.
said police found hundreds of T-shirts worth $22,722 and $2,300 worth of
retail items ranging from power tools to purses to shoes to watches. At the
of Dozier’s arrest last month he was out on bail for three pending felony
ORC thief on the loose - $10,000 in high-end razors, cosmetics hitting
in West Michigan
Holland Police on Monday, Oct. 20, released surveillance photos of a woman
they say has been stealing high-end razor blade kits, dental cosmetic
and other cosmetics. She is suspected in a string of shoplifting cases in
Ottawa, Kent, Ionia and Muskegon counties, police said. She has targeted
pharmacies and department stores. Police think she may have gotten away with
more than $10,000 in merchandise. Anyone who can identify the woman is asked
contact Ottawa County Silent Observer at 877-88-SILENT (745368) or submit a
on line by visiting www.mosotips.com and clicking on "WebTips." Or
Department of Public Safety at 616-355-1100.
Henrico, VA Police Arrest Three In Shoplifting Scheme
Henrico County Police were able to shut down a shoplifting scheme that led
the arrest of three people on a variety of charges, including identity fraud
possession of heroin. According to police, 32-year-old Crystal Dawn
35-year-old Tonya Ann King, and her brother-in-law, 39-year-old William
King, Jr. are accused of shoplifting from the Kroger grocery store in the
block of South Laburum Avenue and then returning the items at the store for
cards. “Brumsfield was charged with two counts of petit larceny 3rd offense,
conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of heroin, identity fraud, and had
outstanding warrant from Henrico,” a police spokesman said in an email. “Mr.
King was charged with two counts of petit larceny third offense, conspiracy
commit larceny, and possession of heroin.” Mr. King has been detained on two
outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions, police said.
Two Ex-Convicts Arrested On Fake Credit Card Charges in Noroc, Ca
Two ex-convicts were arrested Friday on charges stemming from the use of
credit cards more than three dozen times, Riverside County authorities said.
William Eger and Joseph Avilia tried to use the cards for a 39th time on
according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Portillo. They were
on suspicion of burglary, receiving stolen property and other other charges.
Sheriff’s detectives began an investigation following a rash of fraudulent
credit card thefts from a business in Norco dating back to early September.
learned the suspects had equipment for making fake credit cards at a home in
Ontario, and served a search warrant there, Portillo said. The equipment was
seized, and the filing of additional charges against the men was
Alert Best Buy employee stops theft - 2 arrested for credit-card
Two 24-year-old men from Miami Gardens were arrested Sunday in Davie and
of credit-card fraud. Jonathan Antonio Ferguson is facing one count each of
grand theft, forgery of a credit card and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Marvin Darrell Davis is facing one count of forgery of a credit card. A
at Best Buy, 2200 S. University Drive, told police he noticed something
suspicious as Ferguson was trying to buy two iMacs.. The cashier walked over
swiped Ferguson's Visa debit card, which was declined. The cashier then
card and Ferguson's ID to the store's manager, who called police.
told police Ferguson and Davis were together. Police found a Capital One
Quicksilver credit card in Davis' pocket. The card had the same name and
number as the one used by Ferguson. Following his arrest, Ferguson admitted
police that he had used a fraudulent credit card to try to buy the
according to the affidavit. Davis told police he didn't know where the
One card came from and that Ferguson had handed it to him to hold while they
were in the store.
Sutton, 39, Richland, PA., charged - retail theft & receiving stolen
property - $2,000 of baby formula from Wal-Mart multiple