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Your own shoplifting personal shopper in Albuquerque. Acting on a tip the Organized Crime Unit watched the female suspect hit stores. Investigators said Ranona Griego, 46, took orders from people. She'd go into stores, take pictures of items and if her customers liked them, she'd steal them. (Source

Picture13 people busted in Queens for stealing millions in ID theft that funded shopping sprees at Best Buy, Home Depot, Loehmann's, Walgreens and Sephora. The defendants have been charged with fraudulently obtaining credit card account numbers through various means, which were then used to manufacture forged credit and identification cards. Once the counterfeit cards were made, so-called shoppers were sent out on shopping expeditions all over and beyond the New York City area, including Long Island, upstate New York and New Jersey as well as Delaware, Florida and Pennsylvania to buy merchandise using fake credit cards, stolen accounts numbers and personal ID information, according to the indictment. The defendants are accused of reselling the purchased items and returning some items to get the cash. (Source

Minn. Apple stores get hit with the popular "here talk to the credit card company on my cell" scheme
. Three New York men hit two Apple stores for $44,041.79 after their credit card was declined in both stores and they got the employee to fall for the old here talk to them on my cell and they'll give you an authorization code. By the time they got to the third store in Minnetonka the gig was up. All three of them went to Minnesota with a list of Apple Stores where they knew their scheme would work. (Source

Female suspect busted with 47 shirts stolen from Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister stores in Memorial City Mall in Houston
. Her male accomplice got away. (Source

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