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ORC 7-22-15




Celebrating Retirement of Deputy Chief Kevin Harrington, NYPD - NY Metro ORCA

Chief Harrington, CO the Grand Larceny Unit, of the NYPD is retiring later this year. Chief Harrington has been very active with the Metro ORCA movement in NY and the retail community has a lot to thank for his service over the past years. Order your tickets before September 8, as they won't be sold at the door!

Upcoming Retail Fraud - New York conference Sept. 24th to host ORC Panel from Public & Private sectors  A powerful new alliance connecting retail Loss Prevention and Federal Law Enforcement 'goes live' this September. A panel of partners from Loss Prevention, the USSS and the FBI will speak to conference delegates at Retail Fraud - New York on 24th September. The Organized Crime Coalition Industry Group (OCC-IG), sponsored by The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI), will be a venue for training, current trends and case referral to Federal Agencies - the United States Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service. It will be chaired by Glenn Justus, who is Senior Corporate Investigator at Barnes & Noble. Glenn will host a panel of OCC-IG partners at the forthcoming Retail Fraud - New York conference on 24th September at the New York Marriott Downtown Hotel. The panel will speak to conference delegates and answer their questions:

The OCC-IG panel at Retail Fraud - New York

Glenn Justus, Senior Corporate Investigator at Barnes & Noble (Chair)

Sam Guttman, President at The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators

Stuart Tryon, Special Agent in Charge Criminal Investigations at United States Secret Service

Shane Hunter, Director of Global Investigations at Wal-mart

Jeff Fulmer, VP of LP at Barnes & Noble

Scott Sanford, Director of Investigations at Barnes & Noble

"The group's key goals will serve to accomplish training, discussion of current Retail Organized Crime trends and case submission / review to the aforementioned federal agencies for investigations that have a nexus to title 18 infractions", explains group Chair Glenn Justus.

Male - Female ORC duo busted hitting Target stores for electronics in multiple New Jersey Counties  A Man and a New Jersey woman were charged with shoplifting electronics Friday from Target stores in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, and South Whitehall Township, according to court records.

Victoria's Secret target "reseller" using coupons to make a profit; $185,000 in eBay sales  That's the reason Amy Thompson is speaking up. "I am infuriated; I don't think it's fair," said Thompson. Thompson says she's a loyal Victoria's Secret customer, and she says for years she has run into major problems with the store. In 2006 she was asked to sign a large sale cash form before buying merchandise. That same year she says her online orders started getting cancelled. In 2014 she says local stores will no longer accept coupons from her, and she also received a divorce letter from the store. It asked her to stop future purchases, returns and exchanges at the store. In 2015, a disorderly conduct ticket was delivered to her door. Thompson filed a complaint with Wisconsin Consumer Protection. Victoria's Secret's parent company, Limited Brands, or L Brands responded. Victoria's Secret accuses Thompson of being a reseller. She takes some of the new clothing she buys and sells it on eBay. If she buys the merchandise with coupons, she can make a profit. She claims the fraudulent coupons Victoria's Secret presented in their response do not show any evidence they were used by Thompson. She also says Victoria's Secret did not bring forward any evidence to show the survey coupons were altered. Victoria's Secret says Thompson has sold more than $185,000 worth of Victoria's Secret merchandise on the site. Listing 75 pages of eBay records as evidence.

Fredericksburg, VA Shoplifting Pair Make Off With Wardrobe-Sized Heist at Old Navy  Investigators are looking for two women suspected in a large shoplifting heist Monday night. Officers responded at 7:15 p.m. to the store at 1260 Carl D. Silver Parkway. An employee reported that two unknown females stole a large amount of merchandise.

Couple charged with shoplifting $800 in Kohl's merchandise in Wallingford, CT 
Two people are facing charges after police say they attempted to steal $800 worth of merchandise from Kohl's this week. Jason Michael Link was charged with fifth-degree larceny, conspiracy, resisting arrest and carrying a dangerous weapon (box cutter). Amy Mount was charged with fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy. Link and Mount were stopped by police outside Kohl's, 1248 S. Broad St., on Sunday around 5:19 p.m. with about $800 worth of merchandise.


ORC 7-22-15
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