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ORC 9-15-15




ORCAID's first annual ORC Conference was a huge success!

Attendees were treated to several fantastic presentations by local and national speakers, amazing raffle prizes, and a seemingly endless supply of refreshments, not to mention the networking opportunities for both local and traveling members. ORCAID Chairman Michael Culton of the Boise Police was pleased with the results of the conference and stated that the awareness created by this event will go a long way to bettering the partnerships between retail and law enforcement. Culton also stated that the funds raised by the raffle will help to offset the costs of the website and other expenses of the organization. Speakers at this year's conference included Beau Lachance, Asset Protection Specialist for Home Depot, Boise Police Department ORC Officers Cody Evans and Terry Weir, Jeffrey White, Ada County Prosecutors Office, Justin Whatcott, Assistant US Attorney, Lee Frasier, Senior Investigator for Walmart Global Investigations, Joe Throneberry, Principal Fraud Investigator with Capital One, and a great active shooter presentation by Boise Police Lt. Doug Schoenborn. The ORCAID Board would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers that helped make the first annual conference a true success! Thanks Ben Becker, ORCAID's PIO for writing this recap.

 Attendees watch Lee Fraiser present on global investigations.

Lee Fraiser with Walmart talks about Walmart's global investigations

Raffle prizes generously donated by retailers, including tickets to Boise State Football games.

ORCAID Board members (L to R) Marlin Baker, Preston Smith, Terry Weir, Beau Lachance, Michael Culton, Darcy Layman, Doug Kuripla, Ben Becker, Scott Nihart

Prolific Minneapolis thief used many stolen IDs to unload ill-gotten loot; 75 Social Security Numbers 
34-year-old repeat felon was charged Tuesday with stealing hundreds of items over the past four years, ranging from jewelry to designer luggage, electronics and other valuables - and also stealing people's identities to pawn off the loot. Calvin M. Rogers, of Minneapolis, was arrested Sunday and charged in Hennepin County with identity theft and being a felon in possession of ammunition or a firearm. Rogers remains jailed without bail ahead of a court appearance Tuesday afternoon. Police say Rogers fenced some of the stolen items at local pawnshops - using fake names or having someone else unload the valuables to avoid detection - and stored the rest in his garage at his North Side home. Investigators allege that Rogers used the identities of many people as part of his enterprise. Specifically, he had 75 Social Security cards of others, along with passports, credit cards, driver's licenses, bank account checks, a birth certificate, a car title, a firearms permit and notary stamps belonging to two people.

Burglars Hit Santa Clara Drone Store; could be connected to drone-store burglaries in other U.S. and Canadian cities 
The early morning burglary of a Bay Area store that sells drones has some asking if something bigger is going on. Police say someone broke in to the Drones Plus store at about 1 a.m. Monday morning and stole several drones and other products worth $5,000 from the shop in the 2000-block of Duane Avenue in Santa Clara. Drones Plus is one of the biggest sellers of unmanned aircraft in the nation. Surveillance video provided by the store appears to show two men breaking in through a front window and then taking off with several drones. Santa Clara store manager Armin Monajemi says drones are a hot-ticket item. Monday's is at least the third burglary of a Drones Plus store since the end of August.

Lake Mary, FL: Seminole County deputies are searching for two women who are accused of shoplifting more than a dozen purses from T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods 
Deputies said the women were spotted entering the T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods store located on Lake Mary Boulevard on Sept. 2. just before 7 p.m. After casually walking around the store for several minutes, both women ran out the front door of the establishment with 17 purses, all unpaid for, according to deputies.

Friendswood, TX: Gang of shoplifters target Friendswood Kroger, get caught
The Friendswood Police Department arrested three men accused of stealing from a Kroger. Douglas Wayne Keller and Curtis Lindner were charged with theft. Eusebio Salazar, Jr. was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. On Tuesday, September 8th, undercover officers noticed a suspicious vehicle in the Kroger parking lot on Friendswood Drive. The driver, later identified as Salazar, parked at the back of the parking lot and two rear passengers, later identified as Keller and Lindner, got out and went inside the store. Twenty minutes later, Keller exited Kroger with a basket full of groceries, police said, and wheeled them over to the vehicle and seemed to unload them in a hurry. Soon after, officers said Lindner also walked out with a cart full of groceries and unloaded them into the vehicle. When the suspect vehicle left the parking lot, a marked patrol unit stopped the vehicle for expired registration. The four occupants were asked to exit. During the investigation, Keller, who was riding in the back seat, had a pocket full of unused plastic Kroger grocery bags and two Kroger grocery receipts dated in August. The officers collected the groceries, which totaled $978.98, and took them back to Kroger.

Fairfield, CT: $2,000 of merchandise stolen from Victoria's Secret
The manager of the Victoria's Secret store, 1499 Post Road, reported last Friday afternoon that 220 sets of women's underwear - worth $2,130 - were missing from the store. The apparent theft took place between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., according to the report, and store management is reviewing surveillance video for clues.

Spotsylvania, VA: Rite Aid Pharmacy Shoplifter Grabs $1,000 in Allergy Meds
One Spotsylvania drugstore was noticeably low on allergy medicine recently after a large mid-day heist. At 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3, a man entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 5229 Jefferson Davis Highway and grabbed two bags from the gift section. He walked back to the medications section and stuffed the bags with boxes of Allegra, Claritin and Zyrtec. The 36 boxes were valued at $1,114.08.

Murfreesboro, TN: Walmart hit for 5 Chainsaws and 2 leaf blowers
in 3 recent thefts
One the first day the suspect got away with 6 bags of mulch before Loss Prevention could catch up to him in the parking lot. On Monday, the same suspect returned to steal 2 chainsaws and 2 leaf blowers. Followed by a third theft of 3 more chainsaws and chainsaw oil. No arrests have been made.

Sanford, FL: Police confident shoplifter wearing
'Won't be caught' shirt is wrong 
Sanford police said they've arrested one of two people who allegedly made off with five handbags worth more than $700 from a Marshall's store late last month. According to police, Lexus Perry was arrested after one of the suspect's family members contacted authorities. Police said the women are seen in surveillance video selecting multiple handbags before passing all points of sale and leaving the store, making no attempt to pay for the merchandise. The woman seen wearing a "Won't be caught" T-shirt has been identified as Shazonya Williams, and police continue look for her.

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