The San Diego Organized Retail Crime Alliance,
In conjunction with the San Diego Police Department,
will be hosting their second annual Organized Retail
Crime Training Conference.
conference will be held at the PALA Resort and
Casino, on August 10, 2012 from 0800-1630. Topics
discussed will cover current ORC issues, Retail
Theft, Credit Card fraud, Intelligence led policing
and other exciting topics.
*A lite continental breakfast and a catered lunch
will be served. There is no cost for attending the
*Parking is available at the conference for free,
however carpooling is encouraged.
*Attendance will be capped at 400 so please sign-up
early and cancel if unable to attend.
*For those needing hotel accommodations, a block of
rooms is being reserved at the
PALA Resort and
see the included instruction sheet for ensuring the
**This conference has been approved for 6 Continuing
Education Units for those with their CFI Certification
**Current LPC/LPQ certified members will receive 6
continuing education credits for attending the
**Registration for the conference can be done
through the main webpage:
*Nominations are also being accepted for
'Investigator of the Year' awards. From the
nominated Investigators/Cases, one award will be
presented to the Law Enforcement Investigator of the
Year and Loss Prevention Investigator of the Year.
All nominations should be emailed to
by July 31st and should be sent as an attachment to
an email. Submitted nominations will be reviewed by
the Executive Board and awards will be presented
**Sponsorship and vendor slots are still available.
Please contact Dave Iorillo
firstname.lastname@example.org if you
are willing to help sponsor the event or would like
to be a vendor.
Police say organized retail theft is one of the
fastest-growing crimes in the country.
Target 11 in Pittsburgh
is investigating retail theft rings, after busting a
ring of thieves in Center Township who were stealing
DVDs and reselling them. Under a new state law, this
type of crime is being recognized as more than just
shoplifting and it's under this law that the ringleader
from Center Township is being prosecuted. ORC is a
$12 billion a year problem. Thieves are stealing some of
the most popular brands on the market, Tide, Tylenol,
even Crest White Strips. A new report found that 96% of
stores nationwide say they've been a victim of organized
retail theft. (source
Woman charged in two year fraud scheme that cost residents
and and businesses $337K.
Griffin was identified as a key member of a group that ran a
complex fraud scheme in Montgomery County. In Griffin's
case, court documents say she "converted hundreds of
thousands of dollars of gift cards purchased with stolen
credit and debit card information into U.S. currency"
through more than 100 fraudulent purchases. Griffin
personally made at least $30,000 in fraudulent purchases and
was charged last week in federal court in Greenbelt.
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