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.
The Daily - Driving the ORC Effort
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.
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
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
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.