Bay Area Flea Market Merchandise A Real Steal?
ORC dumping merchandise at flea markets in San Francisco and
it's on video. With gangs in the area using flea markets to
dump their stolen merchandise with security tags still on
some of the clothing. After CBS showed up the vendors
cleared out real quick in Oakland, Ca. What a video!
Identity theft ring leader pleads guilty in Manhattan
Federal Court Friday to $1M in large-scale scam hitting big
retail stores Smith and seven
other scammers used credit information from customers with
accounts at big-box retail stores -- such as Home Depot,
Kohl's and Sears -- to purchase pricey products. He then
sold the products to a secondary party at a price lower than
market value, according to the release. Smith faces a
maximum of 22 years in prison. (Source
Two men accused of "skimming" hundreds of credit card
numbers will plea out in St. George, Calif.
Arrested last year in Iron County following a traffic stop
by the Utah Highway Patrol the two initially charged with
fraudulent use of a credit card, two counts of marijuana
possession and one count of possession of drug
paraphernalia. The case was referred to federal court in
December, however, where the men have been charged by a
grand jury with aggravated identity theft, possession of
unauthorized access devices and aiding and abetting. The
government seized two iPhones, a laptop computer, two cell
phones and nine electronic data capture devices allegedly
found in the vehicle. The government alleges the items were
used to “skim” credit card information, which involves using
data devices to swipe and store card numbers while the cards
are being used by their owners for otherwise legitimate
Two Baton Rouge women have been sentenced for an identity
theft scheme that netted $150,000.
Convicted of creating more than 20 unauthorized credit card
accounts over a three-year period, beginning in January 2007
the sisters used the cards to make $148,000 in purchases.
NYC Shoplifting Gang busted in Kittery, Maine.
Three New Yorkers allegedly involved in
"organized retail crime" were arrested after police reported
finding $8,000 in stolen merchandise from the Kittery Outlet
Mall in their van. Police responded to the outlet mall at
about 1 p.m. Friday, after a store manager reported people
acting suspiciously and possibly stealing items. Officers
obtained descriptions of the suspects and alerted other
stores in the outlets to the investigation. Police said the
suspects became "nervous" and stashed some stolen
merchandise in another store where no theft had taken place.
Kittery police subsequently arrested the three suspects
after following the trio to their rented van.
Duo jailed in retail theft spree in Palm Beach, FL
Police arrested Eva D. Robinson, 21, of
Miami, and Letishia Powell, 43, of Miramar, charging them
with an organized scheme to defraud and three counts of
aggravated grand retail theft and petit theft after hitting
retailers from six Palm Beach stores.
Massachusetts man-serial shoplifter busted stealing ink
cartridges in Windsor Locks local pharmacy
Stewart Farmer, 44, of Springfield, had roughly $1,120 in
cartridges along with drugs in his car when arrested.
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