Local & Federal authorities raid Lincoln Park, IL., home and
find elaborate fencing operation and "truckloads of
high-end, stolen merchandise" worth $100,000.
Jicheng Liu, 32, is charged with a felony for his role in
the operation, and felony cyber-stalking, authorities said.
According to sources, Liu also has cyber-stalked two Chicago
police officers who arrested him on a separate case.
ring of two women busted by Bosie ORC Unit and thousands of
dollars worth of stolen loot found in their storage unit.
On Tuesday, investigators with the Boise Police Organized
Retail Crime Unit obtained a search warrant for a storage
unit used by the suspects. Inside the unit they found
thousands of dollars in stolen items that included high-end
bedding and perfumes, kitchen appliances, and women and
children's clothing. Prior to their arrest last month,
police had been investigating the two women since last
December in connection with other theft cases in the area.
The suspects, Jennifer R. Morgan, 27, and Renee D. Cable,
47, are each charged with two counts of burglary and one
count of grand theft.
Wisconsin bill lowering felony threshold from $2,500 to $500
reported yesterday in the Daily also includes ORC provisions.
The bill also includes if the value of merchandise is less
than $500, a suspect could be guilty of a felony charge if
the suspect "agrees or combines with another to commit the
violation," and the suspect "intends to sell the merchandise
by means of the Internet." And goes one step further and
requires people selling certain items— the list includes
baby food, cosmetics, drugs, infant formula, razor blades,
and batteries—at flea markets to have proof that the person
owns the merchandise.
Washington state man & Romanian skimming gang leader pleads
guilty to ATM skimming that cost banks and retailers more
than $300,000. Last
September, federal investigators seized card skimmers, fake
ATM face plates, gift cards and electronic encoding
equipment during a raid of Ismail Sali's home and found
$10,000 in cash. The home, shared by Sali and co-conspirator
Eugen Tirca, a Romanian citizen, connected all the fraud
dots to Sali. They also found documents tying him to other
suspects already arrested and convicted for skimming
activity. Most of the money went overseas to associates in
Romania. The Seattle case is a prime example of
international skimming scams that are taking advantage of
banking institutions and customers across the U.S. Attacks
on payments systems have exploded in the past two years,
U.S. Secret Service agent Erik Rasmussen says, whose card
fraud investigations within the Cyber Intelligence Section
of the Secret Service's Criminal Investigative Division stem
back to 2004. The common connection among these attacks:
international crime rings, which are increasingly profiting
from card compromises, whether through skimming or backend
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