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.
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?
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.