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2012 Archives

Colorado television station focuses on the impact of ORC. Great video with John Lites, Safeway's Div. Director of LP explaining the problem. Includes an interview conducted with a 'beauty supply booster' who hits for $300 dollars per day. Chris Howes of the Colorado Retail Council sees the bigger shoplifting problem; estimating the loss of $15 million in lost state sales tax revenue. (source

Michigan State Police busts two leaders of an ORC ring. Jennifer Ann Sanborn, 39, and Jeremiah Jason Grose, 33, of Cadillac were arrested on Jan. 25 after a five month investigation into tens of thousands of dollars of theft from Cadillac area businesses. Investigators learned that the suspects would target high dollar tools, equipment, and sporting items and would often walk right out the front doors of the victim businesses. The suspects were also known to alter their appearance using wigs and other techniques. After the thefts, the suspects would sell the stolen property and pocket the cash. The investigation also led to the recovery of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property in addition to the criminal charges. (Source

Spokane police bust "prolific" thief that had been hitting Best Buy for months and charge him with Organized Retail Theft. On January 13th officers responded to a call from the store about a shoplifter. Employees told officers the shoplifter had been stealing things from the store for months. Best Buy has a “no hands” policy for shoplifters meaning they can’t physically stop a theft. A week later officers located 49 year old William S. Neis. After further investigation they were able to connect Neis to multiple other thefts from the same store. Neis was booked on 14 counts of 2nd Degree Burglary and 1 count of Organized Retail Theft. He currently has 19 felony convictions. Was he hitting your stores there as well? (Source

Jewelry thieves hit a Boscov’s Department store for $100,000. It only took thieves only a few minutes to conduct the over night break in of the Boscov's in the Colonial Park Mall in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Police believe the merchandise is being moved to the larger cities in the area to be pawned or re-sold. This latest robbery is part of a string of jewelry thefts in southeastern Pennsylvania. (source

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