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Miami-Dade Police ORC Task Force Honored for $2.1M - 23 Suspects busted - 14-month Investigation  The efforts of a five-officer team investigating retail thefts in the Miami- Dade Police Hammocks District paid off with $2.1 million confiscated and the arrest 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. Arnold Palmer to appoint the team that concluded a 14-month investigation in March by seizing 41 bank accounts of a large-scale fencing operation. It all began with the theft of diabetic strips from CVS Pharmacies, noted Maj. Palmer who appointed the unit to aid nationwide enforcement and tracing of over-the- counter 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 Judge Kevin Moulton granted a request by the Houston County District Attorney’s Office to revoke the bail for 37-year-old Christopher Lee Dozier. Court records show Kinsey police arrested Dozier last month and charged him with felony first-degree receiving stolen property. As a result of the investigation, Kinsey Police Chief Tim Hurd obtained a search warrant and searched Dozier’s home. He said police found hundreds of T-shirts worth $22,722 and $2,300 worth of various retail items ranging from power tools to purses to shoes to watches. At the time of Dozier’s arrest last month he was out on bail for three pending felony theft charges.

Female ORC thief on the loose - $10,000 in high-end razors, cosmetics hitting retailers in West Michigan  Holland Police on Monday, Oct. 20, released surveillance photos of a woman whom they say has been stealing high-end razor blade kits, dental cosmetic projects 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 to contact Ottawa County Silent Observer at 877-88-SILENT (745368) or submit a tip on line by visiting and clicking on "WebTips." Or call Holland 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 to the arrest of three people on a variety of charges, including identity fraud and possession of heroin. According to police, 32-year-old Crystal Dawn Brumfield, 35-year-old Tonya Ann King, and her brother-in-law, 39-year-old William Andrew King, Jr. are accused of shoplifting from the Kroger grocery store in the 4800 block of South Laburum Avenue and then returning the items at the store for gift cards. “Brumsfield was charged with two counts of petit larceny 3rd offense, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of heroin, identity fraud, and had one outstanding warrant from Henrico,” a police spokesman said in an email. “Mr. King was charged with two counts of petit larceny third offense, conspiracy to 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 fake 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 Friday, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Portillo. They were arrested 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. They 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 recommended.

Alert Best Buy employee stops theft - 2 arrested for credit-card fraud
Two 24-year-old men from Miami Gardens were arrested Sunday in Davie and accused 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 cashier 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 and swiped Ferguson's Visa debit card, which was declined. The cashier then gave the card and Ferguson's ID to the store's manager, who called police. The cashier 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 account number as the one used by Ferguson. Following his arrest, Ferguson admitted to police that he had used a fraudulent credit card to try to buy the computers, according to the affidavit. Davis told police he didn't know where the Capital One card came from and that Ferguson had handed it to him to hold while they were in the store.

Charlene M. Sutton, 39, Richland, PA., charged - retail theft & receiving stolen property - $2,000 of baby formula from Wal-Mart multiple times

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