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ORC 6-22-15




'Operation Gucci' - The Sixth Ward Organization - Gang of 38 busted for organized crime that involved retailers  Fifteen of the 38 defendants charged in what county officials called the largest criminal organization of its kind in recent memory will face court action. The group is accused of committing a wide variety of crimes, from simple thefts to elaborate check and credit card fraud schemes. Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams said the 38 members of the group, which calls itself the Sixth Ward Organization, wear the same tattoos and spray the same graffiti in their neighborhoods. About 100 law enforcement officers from multiple agencies with arrest warrants fanned out across the county and arrested suspects in what they dubbed Operation Gucci.

Tucson police bust 5 ORC gang members hitting big box retailers
Five suspects have been arrested in what Tucson police say was a scheme to steal merchandise from various "big box" stores. Through an undercover operation, police arrested: Richard Godoy, 24; Felipe Godoy, 27; Elizabeth Godoy, 38; Guadalupe Suttle, 26; and Alexis Balbastro, 18. A news release issued Saturday by police gave the following account: In May, officers from Operations Division Midtown began an investigation into organized retail theft. The officers looked into several incidents and noticed a trend they say started in February. A group of individuals went to various “big box” stores throughout the city and removed items without paying, and would then return the items to the store or pawn them. The stores lost thousands of dollars in merchandise. The officers, in conjunction with officers from Operations Division West and the Organized Retail Theft Unit, performed an undercover operation and made the arrests.

Red Bull thief hits 5 times in Voorhees, N.J. - Police searching for him  Voorhees Township police are seeking the public's help in identifying a serial shoplifter who most recently stole a case of Red Bull, police said Saturday. Surveillence images of the suspect taken during a May 11 theft at the Acme in Eagle Plaza were posted on the police's Facebook page with a request asking anyone who has information about him to contact the department. The man - seen in the photos wearing a black t-shirt, long shorts and a black and white patterned hat - is suspected in four additional shoplifting incidents in the township as well.

Felon gets 6 years for using discarded Walmart receipts for cash refunds in Whiteville, N.C.  Rockwell, a habitual felon, admitted finding several discarded receipts in the Walmart parking lot on June 19, 2014, finding identical items in the store, and taking them to the customer service counter for a cash refund.

ORC couple hits two Walmarts - Steals $37k in electronics from Horseheads, N.Y. store - Hit Gang Mills as well

Man stole $17K worth of tools from Home Depot in Davie, FL
One man is charged and another is being sought for the theft of more than $17,000 worth of tools in Davie, police said. Charlie Lenue Young, 46, of North Miami, had been an employee of the Home Depot at 5801 S. University Dr. since February 2014. A regional asset protection manager called police after viewing surveillance videos that showed Young stacking by a rear exit door several power drills, air conditioning units, lawnmowers, trimmers, blowers, vacuum cleaners, paint sprayers, ceiling fans and other merchandise ranging in price from $169 to $1,744. The video also showed Young handing the supplies to a second man who drove up in a vehicle, loaded the merchandise and then drove away on more than two dozen occasions between March 11 and June 6. Detectives questioned Young at Home Depot on Thursday and he confessed, police said.

ORC 6-22-15
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