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click to watch videoMom and son "box stuffing" ORC team hit Toys R Us for $2M and hit 50 states in one year A mother and son from Tamarac, Fla, may be placed on Santa's naughty list after being accused of stealing $2 million worth of toys. The Broward Sheriff's Organized Retail Crimes Unit arrested Ignatius "Michael" Pollara, 46, and his mother, Margaret Pollara, 70, on Thursday, accusing the pair of stealing more than $2 million in merchandise, WTVJ-TV reported. The son always used his reward card which is how Toys R Us LP Investigator, Patrick Fairley, was able to track him. Fairley tracked the reward card's usage and discovered that since May 9, Pollara had visited 139 Toys R Us stores in 27 states, spending a total of $6,737.94 on 175 purchases.
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This male suspect was discovered after the Toys R Us investigator reviewed store reporting and identified a trend. It was not by chance that this suspect was discovered. Toys R Us stores communicated with the Investigations team each time this individual came into their stores which allowed for extensive case building. The case involves numerous retailers and the male suspect was tracked all over the U.S. through 30 states in the last 30 days alone and hit 118 retail establishments attempting to box stuff. It represents a great example of the tremendous partnerships between several different retailers and numerous law enforcement agencies. Great job Toys R Us! (Source

The 2012 Chicago Cook County Retail Organized Crime conference scheduled to be held on Sept 10-11 is booked up - filled and will obviously be a packed house with Loss Prevention executives and law enforcement members.

Traffic stop in Mobile, Ala., uncovers 4 ORC suspects with booster bags that had over 500 stolen items in their trunk. Authorities said they hit up some popular stores at the outlets in Gulf Port and a department store in Biloxi walking out with more than 500 items using a pretty clever technique. Since the crime happened in Mississippi, that's where the four suspects will be charged. They will stay in Mobile until they are extradited. (Source

Conn. Trio busted hitting Outlets in Clinton and Westbrook. Three Hartford residents are accused of stealing merchandise worth more than $2,500 from Clinton Crossing and Tanger Outlets in Westbrook. Store employees at Tanger Outlets in Westbrook called police after seeing the trio and suspecting they were stealing from multiple stores, including Carters and Osh Kosh, police said. Employees reportedly watched Robinson, Mack and Hasty walk to a car and deposit shopping bags, then return to the shops. Police found the car a short time later at the Clinton outlets. Officers set up a perimeter, and when the three returned to the car with more shopping bags, police took them into custody. (Source

Video shows women shoplifting more than $10K in goods from West U boutiques in Houston, TX Authorities are trying to track down two women behind a couple of high-dollar heists. Police say the pair shoplifted about $10,000 worth of merchandise from upscale boutiques in West University and Houston. (Source

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