Metropolitan Security Council of Greater New York
The next meeting
of The Metropolitan Security Council of
Greater New York is Tuesday, October 24, 2012 at
12:00 pm at Koenig's Restaurant in Floral Park, NY.
The featured guest is New York Senator Lee M. Zeldin,
Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection
Committee. Senator Zeldin will be updating the group
on his fight against organized retail crime. The
State Senate passed a package of five bills
(S.6956-A, S.6958-C, S.6954-B, S.6957-B, and S.7370)
introduced by Senator Zeldin.
Also presenting on ORC will be TJ Flynn, CFI. TJ is
the Investigations Sr. Manager J.C. Penney. He will
give a presentation on "Interviewing ORC Subjects".
TJ will also show a video that JCP has put together
called, "Organized Retail Crime on Patrol." It is an
8 minute training video for Law Enforcement use to
educate patrol officers to the understanding of ORC.
Paid members are free to attend. For all others the
fee is $40. RSVP is required to
ORC gang of three busted hitting Walmart stores in Oakland,
Livingston and Macomb Counties in Michigan.
Livingston County deputies arrested three people Monday they
say may be responsible for numerous retail frauds at Walmart
stores in Oakland, Livingston and Macomb counties. Detective
Sgt. Gary Childers of the Livingston County Sheriff's
Department said the men are believed to have stolen tens of
thousands of dollars worth of high-end electronic items,
including iPads. Police from multiple agencies are
interviewing the three suspects, who remained jailed Tuesday
in Livingston County on suspicion of possession of burglary
tools and conspiracy to commit retail fraud.
Earlier this week we published an article stating that Las
Vegas had made the Top 10 list for retail theft, including
Organized Retail Crime. In this
video, Metro Las Vegas Police are fighting back against ORC.
Las Vegas Police have a plan of attacking back, with $14,000
recently recovered from just one bust.
Serial Shoplifter nabbed in Wisconsin.
Police believe Bervis D. Sallis has been
hitting many of the area retailers in Racine County for a
long time. Sallis was apprehended at Pick n Save stealing
razor blades, the staff at Pick n Save believe he is
responsible for multiple thefts at several locations. Police
were also called by Kmart Loss Prevention when Sallis hit
their store on Oct. 9th , getting away with over $100 in
merchandise. If convicted Sallis could face 45 months in
Five female suspects hit Saks Outlet near Cincinnati for a
large quantity of perfumes.
Police in Monroe are looking for information
on the identity of five female suspects who bagged a large
quantity of perfumes and fled the Saks Outlet store in the
Monroe Outlet Center.
Idaho Falls man arrested for theft and fraud from Home Depot.
Idaho Falls Police arrested 23-year-old Tyler Coon for
burglary and grand theft for stealing more than $2,400 in
property from Home Depot. According to reports, Idaho Falls
Detectives began investigating Coon in June after Home Depot
reported possible thefts and fraudulent returns of
merchandise by Coon between February and June.
Burlington, Mass., Police search for a trio hitting Best Buy.
Maybe not the most sophisticated group of thieves, simply
draping a jacket over an item and walking out of the Best
Buy store in Burlington. One of the suspects dropped a Bose
Soundlock valued at $269.00 when she believed Loss
Prevention was on to her. All three suspects are still at
Two suspects arrested after hitting Abercrombie stores in
Peabody and Braintree.
Christian Arroyos and Celso Aragon-Mina, both from New York,
were apprehended outside the mall in Peabody, being charged
with various crimes according to police. The pairs pattern
of behavior matched an incident form September when A/F lost
over $11,000 in merchandise. (Source
Convenience store theft ring broken up in Limerick.
A group allegedly using stolen information on more than two
dozen credit cards was arrested Tuesday night after alert
employees at a Limerick Wawa notified police. They uncovered
tens of thousands of dollars in thefts as part of a
long-term investigation. Two Philadelphia women were
arrested and stand accused of using stolen information on a
variety of credit cards to buy items at several convenience
Third member of ORC gang in Danbury Conn. turns herself in.
A 32-year-old Hartford woman became the third person charged
in a series of thefts from an Eagle Road home improvement
store last year when she surrendered to police Tuesday
morning. Lauren Ursitti was arrested on a warrant accusing
her of organized retail theft and conspiracy. According to
police, a ring comprising Ursitti and two alleged
accomplices, Christine Early, 39, of New Fairfield, and
Jason Kocenko, 35, of New Milford, targeted the Lowe's store
in Danbury during July and August 2011. Police said the
three, working in varying combinations, would enter the
store empty-handed, load tools and other items, and bring
them directly to the service desk for returns.
Coming in 2012:
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