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New Jersey State Police Cargo Theft Unit bust organized theft operation with profits of more than $100,000 by stealing crushed and baled cardboard boxes from Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. The accused subjects operated shadow companies that stole the cardboard from the retail locations and sold it to recyclers. Busting three suspects and seizing two tractor-trailers and three flatbed trailers. Spotters in the operation would go to various Walmart and Sam’s Club locations throughout New Jersey in search of crushed cardboard bundles awaiting pickup by contracted recycling services. Truck drivers would pick up the bales and take them to recycling facilities in New York and New Jersey that pay $125 per ton. Since May, operation employees redeemed approximately 900 tons of cardboard worth in excess of $100,000. "This group invested a considerable amount of time to create an enterprise with the sole purpose to steal cardboard," said Col. Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. (Source

click to watch videoLabel switching Mom hitting South Florida Target stores was yielding $30,000 a month. Lego collectable series toys were again the focus of the suspect, paying just $6.99 for the nearly $100 item and selling the items on eBay. The 34 year old women is believed to be responsible for the switching of UPC labels at Target for over a year, bank records from her bank and PayPal account show profits of nearly $30,000 per month. The suspect, Barbara Aqueveque left a long trail for investigators, using the same debit card for every transaction. (Source

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