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Springfield, MO: Teen stole $45,000 of guns from Bass Pro's Fine Gun Room   A Springfield teenager has been arrested after police say he broke in through an outside window and stole more than $45,000 worth of guns from the Fine Gun Room at Bass Pro Shops. Ray J. Genel, 17, was arrested Friday after a brief foot pursuit and charged with first-degree robbery in connection with the gun theft. Police were dispatched to Bass Pro Shops at Campbell Avenue and Sunshine Street just after 5 a.m. Aug. 8 for reports of a break-in. An employee was stocking merchandise in the hunting department when he noticed the glass door to the Fine Gun Room was shattered and someone was standing inside with a bandanna covering his face. The masked man, who police say was Genel, pointed a handgun at the employee and threatened to shoot him if he did not leave.

Canadian Co, OK: Gift cards valued at more than $30,000 recovered during routine traffic stop  About 11:40 p.m. Friday, deputies pulled over a black 2015 Infinity sports utility vehicle with California tags on I-40. The deputy believed the people in the car might be involved in criminal activity because neither of the occupants' names were listed on the rental agreement. The people in the car also could not explain how they had possession of the vehicle, which was supposed to be returned to the rental group two weeks ago. A K-9 unit was called to the scene, and alerted deputies to the presence of drugs. Deputies found 4 grams of marijuana in the front seat pocket and 320 assorted plastic Gift & Cash cards inside three suitcases. The cards were valued at more than $30,000. The people inside the car told deputies that the cards weren't theirs and they didn't know how they got into their luggage.

Austin, TX: 2 wanted in HEB, Lowe's gift card fraud scam  Austin police are searching for two people who they say participated in a gift card scam that netted them $7,000 in cash. According to an arrest warrant, Isaac Alonso, 41, and Felicia Ojeda, 31, went to several different HEB grocery stores throughout Austin and bought Lowe's gift cards using credit cards that ended up not processing. Police say the scheme the suspects are accused of using allows them to take advantage of a "glitch" in the gift card purchase. By working together, the suspects can "buy" and activate the gift cards without actually paying for the gift cards. Police say once the suspects "bought" the Lowe's gift cards, they used the gift cards to buy items from Lowe's and then returned the items for cash, valued at nearly $7,000.

Wichita Falls, TX: 2 from Lawton, TX arrested in theft ring; Police seeking 3rd
Police arrested a man and woman and are looking for a third suspect in a theft ring, and all of them are from Lawton. Police arrested Tanika Huffman and Bobby Burrell Sunday afternoon in Wichita Falls. After receiving a call about a disturbance at Target, officers were given information that the suspects left in a white Tahoe heading to Wal-Mart. They found the vehicle at Kohl's where officers detained Huffman and Burrell. They recovered more than $3,000 worth of clothing stolen from Dillard's. Authorities arrested Huffman and Burrell on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity theft over $2,500. Police have not yet located the third suspect involved.

St Petersburg, FL: Police searching for suspects in $3,000 Macy's purse thefts
St. Petersburg police are searching for two people seen in Macy's department store surveillance photos who they say stole more than $3,000 in Michael Kors purses. Police described them as a black man, 40 to 50 years old with a thin build, who was seen wearing a black t-shirt with the word "security" on it, and a black woman, 30 to 40 years old with a large build, who is known to wear a head wrap and carry a large purse or shopping bag. The man was seen using a cutting tool to free the purses from the store security wires, police said.

Frederick, MD: Six women stole $1,400 in merchandise from Francis Scott Key Mall  Several Baltimore women were caught with more than $1,000 worth of stolen merchandise Sunday at Francis Scott Key Mall. Each of the six women faces a maximum penalty of close to 35 years and $31,500 in fines if convicted of all of the six criminal charges they face. The thefts were reported at 5:26 p.m. Sunday, shortly after employees at DSW Shoes saw the women leave the store with several pairs of shoes without paying. Employees gave deputies a description of a car the women used, a white Nissan with New York license plates. A Frederick County sheriff's deputy had the car stop at approximately 6:15 p.m. Employees of the Victoria's Secret store in the mall told deputies the women had also stolen items from their store, and the women were identified using store surveillance footage and by employees of DSW and Victoria's Secret. In total, the women were caught with $1,169.10 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret and $233.90 worth of shoes from DSW. Deputies also found items stolen from other stores in the car they used.

Columbus, OH: Woman accused of running one of 'stupidest scams'
Calling it one of the "stupidest scams we've seen," Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr. said police are looking for a 33-year-old North Side woman who has stolen $2,000 in merchandise from area retailers. Jennifer M. Niziolek enters a store, places items in a cart and then heads to a customer-service desk, where she attempts to exchange the items for store credit, gift cards or merchandise vouchers without a receipt, the office said. On the occasions when she is denied a refund, she simply leaves the customer-service desk with the items in her cart and walks out the door, according to the office. Niziolek on at least five occasions dating back to Jan. 2 made off with various goods, including a wet-dry vacuum, a coffee maker and plumbing supplies.


The latest US initiative unleashes its Kryptonite
on Retail Organized Crime

ROCC (Retail Organized Crime Coalition) launched at the 47th annual IAFCI (International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators) training conference in Minneapolis, MN this past week...

"I am most proud of the inclusion and commitments received from industry loss prevention experts and key federal agencies to support the battle against organized retail crime. This type of crime is not victimless... retailers, both large and small, are affected daily by villains who carry the pillaged product over state lines causing higher prices, negatively impact sales tax revenue, and at times... enable drug addiction when thieves convert the stolen goods into currency through sales online or to a complicit buy-back business. ROCC intends to leverage its collective talent against the criminals with assistance from the following investigative leaders; special agent in charge of criminal investigations Stuart Tryon - The United States Secret Service, supervisory special agent Scott Campbell - Federal Bureau of Investigations and assistant deputy chief Gary Barksdale - United States Postal Inspection Service" As quoted by Glenn Justus, chair of ROCC.

The 47th IAFCI conference last week provided a forum for education and networking on subjects including ORC, cyber fraud, the dark web, identity theft and money laundering.

Please join Glenn and a panel of ROCC board members at Retail Fraud on September 24th in New York City to learn more about case referrals and participation or for further information email him at

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Retail Fraud New York, NYC - September 24th

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