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ORC 5-20-15




List of 34 Organized Retail Crime Associations
throughout the U.S.

The number of Organized Retail Crime Associations has grown steadily in recent years, demonstrating an increased effort on the part of retailers and law enforcement to share information at the local and regional levels, as well as an acknowledgement of the scope and severity of organized retail crime. For your investigative purposes, we've compiled a list of current ORCA's throughout the United States should you need assistance in any specific locality or wish to join their group.

If you have another group or groups to add to the list, let us know!
Help raise awareness about the resources available to LP practitioners and investigators throughout the country - as we, as an industry, continue to strengthen our collaboration in the fight against this national epidemic.


Arizona Organized Retail Crime Association
Alaska Organized Retail Crime Alliance
Bay Area Organized Retail Crime Association
California Organized Retail Crimes Association
Carolina's Organized Retail Crime Alliance
Collier County Organized Retail Theft Association
Central New York Organized Retail Crime Alliance
Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR)
CONNECT Albuquerque PD (ARAPA)
Colorado Organized Retail Crime Alliance
Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force  - need to log in
Dallas/ Fort Worth Organized Retail Crime Association
Florida Organized Retail Crime Enforcement Network
Georgia Retail Association Organized Retail Crime Alliance
Greater Houston Loss Prevention Alliance
Hawaii Organized Retail Crime Alliance
Inland Empire Organized Retail Crime Association
Indiana Regional Organized Crime Coalition
Missouri Information Analysis Center (MORCA)
New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance
National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association
Northern California Organized Retail Crime Association
Northern Nevada Organized Retail Crime Alliance
New York Metro Organized Retail Crime Alliance
Ohio Regional Organized Crime Coalition
Organized Retail Crime Association of Idaho
Pittsburgh Organized Retail Crime Coalition
Safe City - Federal Way, WA
San Diego Organized Retail Crime Alliance
Southern Nevada Organized Retail Crime Association
Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association
Utah Organized Retail Crime Association
Victor Valley Organized Retail Crime Association
Washington State Organized Retail Alliance

The Daily - Driving the ORC Effort Nationwide

Coming soon:  Over the next few months, we'll be publishing articles on individual ORC associations around the country, detailing the history, the growth and the people behind these major efforts nationwide. The Daily will help share their stories, their successes and their models in order to better educate the industry and help build the ORC effort for the future.

Westchester Co, NY $450,000 Identity Thieves Re-Arrested in Orange County on Additional Charges  The ringleader of an elaborate identity theft gang, and the former bank teller who stole customer data, were re-arrested on new charges in Orange County, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today. Tyrone "Reece" Lee, the leader, and former bank teller Nadia Figueroa, were charged on a 50-count indictment, accused of running an identity-theft ring that stole over $457,000 from customers of Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo). Both pleaded guilty earlier this year to operating a similar identity-theft scheme in Westchester County, for which Figueroa last week was sentenced to two to six years in prison.

2 arrested on identity theft, credit card fraud warrants out of Stamford, CT  A man and woman have been arrested at their Bronx home on outstanding warrants Stamford police issued for identity theft and credit card fraud. Officers say they seized numerous fake Florida licenses, blank credit cards, and forged credit cards from Ferne and Phillip Deans' home. They also say they found commercial equipment used to manufacture credit cards, a card reader/writer, and a laptop with links to a site known for selling stolen card information. The Deans are being held in New York as fugitives from justice and await extradition to Stamford to be formally arrested on their warrants. Both suspects are charged with with multiple counts of felony forgery, criminal possession of a forgery device, and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Two Phoenix men were arrested May 15 on suspicion of trafficking in stolen property, organized retail theft and shoplifting at a Target, according to a police report  The first man was seen on surveillance removing two bottles of cologne from the sales shelf, according to the report. A security officer then saw the man begin to walk down the aisle and place the items in his pants pocket, police said. That man was then seen walking out toward the front entrance without paying for the items, police reported. The officer saw the man hand the bottles to the other man outside the store, according to the report. The other man immediately entered the store and went directly to the customer service counter to conduct a non-receipt return for the two bottles of cologne, according to the report. A gift card worth $119.65 was issued to him, police said. The first man denied stealing any items but the second man admitted to the theft, police said. He said the plan was to split the proceeds of the gift card, according to the report. Both men were transported to Tempe City Jail where they were booked and held to see a judge.

Shoplifting team hits Stop & Shop in Norwalk, CT; claiming bad App  Three Norwalk women were arrested for larceny after they allegedly coordinated an effort to walk some $700 in goods out the door of the Stop & Shop on Old King's Highway, according to police. It happened Monday night, May 11, a little before 9:30. Store personnel were watching three individuals as they moved around the store, according to the police report, and one of the three shoppers then went out to the parking lot "and appeared to be a lookout." Meanwhile, the other two shoppers wheeled out of the store with the shopping carts they'd been filling, but store personnel stopped them and called the police. The carts contained a total of nearly $730 in stolen items, police reported - although there were no further details on what was taken, only that the carts' contents were photographed. All three of the suspects denied they were doing anything wrong, police said. The trio claimed they'd been trying to use a Stop & Shop application to pay for items, and the app hadn't worked properly, but the employees told police the store doesn't use such an app.

Three wanted in retail theft in Silver Spring Twp, PA  Police are looking for three people they say were involved in a retail theft on Monday. Silver Spring Township Police said the incident occurred at Kohl's, 6444 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, when the three suspects entered the store, stole items and left in a silver vehicle, possibly a Hyundai Tiburon.


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