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Fencing Operation busted in San Francisco and it could be a part of a bigger ring   San Francisco police announced that last month more than half a million dollars worth of property and $32,000 in cash were recovered when they busted up a fencing operation and arrested three people. Investigators also say they believe this is just a part of a much larger fencing operation and the investigation is continuing. An inventory tallied a total of more than a thousand items, almost entirely electronics, including laptops, cell phones, hard drives, and accessories that were recovered in the residence, as well as at storage facilities, inside vehicles, and at other locations. The arrest and prosecution of these defendants will deal a strong blow to the marketplace of stolen property. "The San Francisco Police Department did a phenomenal job in investigating this case,” said District Attorney George Gascon. (Source

Canadian ring busted with 30,700 stolen payment card numbers and at least a dozen stolen POS devices  Toronto police said a five-man gang arrested in September had tens of thousands of stolen card numbers on PCs and USB thumb-drives, along with at least a dozen stolen POS devices. This gang was allegedly modifying several different models of PIN pads, then swapping them for legitimate PIN pads on retailers’ counters. That means they were doing it at multiple retailers, and doing it easily enough that they believed an assembly-line approach made sense. (Source

Criminal crew - ORC gang targets Seattle-area Microsoft stores
Seattle Police are looking for a group of individuals who police said have robbed Bellevue and Seattle Microsoft stores multiple times. Calling the group an “organized retail theft group” that has taken nearly $5,000 worth of goods from the Microsoft stores. The group suspected of robbing the stores includes six female suspects and one male suspect. They are between the ages of 20 and 45 and frequently enter the stores wearing heavy coats. (Source

Ross Store in Tulsa, Oklahoma busts five for Grand Larceny following a high speed chase.  Five women suspected of shoplifting lead police on a high speed-chase that started in Broken Arrow and ended in Tulsa. Employees at a Ross Dress For Less near 101st Street and Elm Place told police that five women had stolen $1,500 worth of merchandise around 10 p.m. Monday. Officers spotted the suspects' silver car about three miles away, but the suspects refused to stop for police, leading to a high-speed chase that ended in Tulsa. Police say they found stolen merchandise from the Broken Arrow store and from Woodland Hills Mall. (Source

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