Identity theft ring of 3 busted last week in Fremont, CA.
Police say they found them with stolen personal
checks, other personal information that did not belong to
them, several laptops, and altered checks. They arrested the
three suspects and also charged them with receiving known
stole property. The investigation continues and it is unclear
if any retailers had been hit. Anyone with information about
this incident can call police at 510-790-6800.
store employee works with restaurant credit card thief,
stealing $24,000. Niquarus Rawls works
at the Chili's on US 17, north of US 92 in DeLand, Florida. Investigators say
Rawls has been stealing card numbers over the past several months.
He then used the cards to buy merchandise and gift cards at the
Champs Sports store at Seminole Town Center in Sanford. An employee
at the Champs store, Shaira Garcia, has also been arrested. Garcia
is accused of manually keying-in stolen card numbers. The purchases
totaled about $24,000. Investigators are also looking to see whether
employees of Wal-Mart’s in Ocoee and Clermont may also have been
involved in this crime. (Source
Portland, OR Mom gets 4 days jail for running a home based black
market mini-mart. Orquidea
Interian-Castillo, a mother of four, declined to say
anything at her sentencing Tuesday. But after her arrest in
March, she told investigators she'd been selling stolen
merchandise out of her apartment for three years. In March,
investigators from Fred Meyer, Safeway and Albertsons said
organized retail theft operations in apartment complexes
have been popping up throughout the metro area, especially
in east Multnomah County. They estimate Interian-Castillo's
operation may have cost them $200,000 a year in losses. The
Judge had ordered $20,000 in restitution, four days in jail and
two years of probation. (Source
Delaware man accused of Organized Retail Theft on 31 counts.
Derick Colon shoplifted nearly $1,000 in merchandise from
the Walmart in Milford, Delaware. Colon was accused of using
tools to remove the merchandise from its packaging on 30
occasions between July and August.
Five teens wanted in Brooklyn sneaker store robbery.
Police are searching for five
teenagers caught on security camera robbing a sneaker store
in Brooklyn. The incident happened just after 2 p.m. last
Monday afternoon at Lee's Sneakers in East New York. Police
say five teens burst into the store. One, wearing a blue
shirt, appears to point a gun at a worker. The suspects then
ransacked the place, taking hats, clothes and a laptop.
Group responsible for 40 robberies of Oxycontin could be
living in Ottawa. The group,
believe to be men from Somalia may be connected to 10 bank
robberies as well as 30 pharmacy robberies all over Canada.
Police know the crimes are connected; they have video of the
same suspects hitting three to five robberies in a single
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