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$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 nationals. (Source

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. (Source

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. (Source

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. (Source

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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