$37.5M worth of fake credit cards found in Australia, making it the
the most sophisticated and most successful fraud operation in the
country's history. Over 15,000 fake credit cards were
manufactured in two suburban homes in northern Sydney, then sold to
buyers who then embarked on shopping sprees before tossing the cards
away. A joint-investigation involving the Australian Federal Police,
NSW Police, and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship lasted
for 12-months and has resulted in the arrest of eight Chinese
Third suspect arrested in Pennsylvania in 'Operation Hard Target'.
Now three men have been arrested in
Montgomery County for the theft of nearly $20,000 of merchandise, by
switching UPC label on merchandise at Target stores. The men are
also accused of fraudulently creating eBay, Paypal and PNC bank
accounts to sell the items online, yielding a profit of $172,000.
Police and Troopers are developing more information on Midwest
Walmart thieves. Two suspects
allegedly took a suitcase from the store and loaded it with over 200
DVD, purchasing the $80 suitcase and profiting nearly $5000. The
suspects are now believed to be connected to over $100,000 in thefts
from Walmarts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota.
Stein Mart in Louisville nabs thieves with $1000 of cologne.
Sherry Lynn Munion and Charles M. Dowe told Police when they stopped
their car, they had never been inside the Stein Mart store, but
Stein Mart had Munion stealing cologne on tape. Police retrieved
nearly $1000 of cologne from a bag in the backseat of the car.
Publix employee Pepper Sprayed by Shoplifter.
A Texas man was arrested for shoplifting in Pelham, Alabama
following pepper spraying the store’s Loss Prevention Associate. The
suspect had five boxes of Prevacaid, four boxes of Prilosec, two
boxes of Zegrid, two boxes of Rogaine and a Cuban sandwich, totaling
nearly $500. (Source
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