ORC gangs targeting high-end Oahu stores with counterfeit credit cards
Honolulu police are trying to crackdown on mainland gangs who are sending people
to Hawaii to make high-end purchases with counterfeit credit cards, putting them
up in expensive hotels while they charge expensive merchandise to unsuspecting
credit customers across the country, sources said. Police arrested Bo Fu, 25,
from Pomona, Calif., July 20 at Nordstrom Ala Moana, and charged him with four
felony counts including ID theft and theft.Fu is accused of using a counterfeit
credit card to purchase a handbag worth about $500 from the Bulgari store at Ala
Moana a few days before. He's suspected of being a member of a gang from
Law enforcement sources said on any given weekend, people from gangs around
the country are in Honolulu
making similar fraudulent, high-end purchases.
"It is increasing more and more and I think that's something that the public
should know about, because it also poses a safety hazard to the public, to
employees of the store," said Sheri Sakamoto, president of the Retail Merchants
of Hawaii, representing 3,500 storefronts across the state.
Sources said law enforcement in Honolulu has tracked many of the fraudulent
credit card purchases at fancy stores here back to organized retail theft
gangs who bought legit credit card numbers from Russians obtained through
various data breaches in this country.
ORC male suspect busted in thefts from Target and Meijer stores in three
counties in IL
Gilberto Feliciano, 49, of the 1200 block of Forest
Drive, Elgin, was charged with five Class 3 and nine Class 4 felony counts of
retail theft as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting a police officer. He
was arrested July 21 at Meijer in Elgin. An Elgin officer worked with loss
prevention officers to identify Feliciano, police said. He was found to have
five previous retail theft convictions in DuPage, McHenry and Kane counties. In
the incidents Feliciano is believed to have taken $3,675 in merchandise from the
stores, including liquor, TVs, video and digital cameras, headphones, speakers,
and DVD players, police said. chicagotribune.com
River Co, FL Police arrest 2 shoppers with 112 fake credit cards
men from Miami-Dade County were arrested Tuesday after one of them was caught
making purchases at Target in Indian River County with a fraudulent credit card.
Police recovered two bags containing a total of 112 fake credit cards left on
the side of the road with the same name, "Raul Mena," printed on the fake credit
card used at Target. Anibal Tanoue, said he was approached by Federico
Wouterlood in Miami. The two men had a system in which Wouterlood would drive
Tanoue to various stores between Vero Beach and Miami. Tanoue would make a
purchase, Wouterlood would then keep the purchased merchandise and give Tanoue a
share of profits.
Sherman, TX Police looking for Academy Sports theft suspect
Police need your help identifying a thief they say has hit a local sporting
goods store several times. They say the man has stolen merchandise for the
Academy in Sherman at least 4 times totaling a loss of about $4,000 dollars to
the store. They say he prefers to steel knives and fishing reels.
ORC Trio hits Walmart store for cart load of
electronics in Union