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ORC 11-2-15




2nd Suspect in Saks Fifth Ave. Greenwich store $50,000 Fur Heist Is Caught
It was nearly a year ago that a man swiped more than $50,000 in furs from the Saks Fifth Avenue store on Greenwich Avenue. A second suspect wanted for the brazen daytime theft of more than $50,000 worth of furs from the Saks Fifth Avenue store on Greenwich Avenue in November 2014 has been arrested. It was on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 26, 2014, when a man grabbed seven fur jackets, a chinchilla vest and at least three rabbit fur vests valued at more than $50,000 and ran from the 205 Greenwich Ave. store and jumped into a waiting black Dodge Charger, police said at the time.

Wrentham, MA: $31K in goods allegedly shoplifted
from Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
The arrest of two women for shoplifting at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets led to the recovery of over $31,000 in merchandise, money, gift cards, electronic devices used for retail theft, and charges against two other suspects believed to be tied to a major shoplifting ring, police said. Laneisha Munford, 22, and Dejeuner Knight, 28, both from Brooklyn, were arrested after they allegedly used fraudulent payment methods to purchase items at the Burberry store. Police also arrested 2 people in the parking lot and seized the get-a-away car. Both are facing charges of felony credit card fraud and receiving stolen property. Local detectives and a U.S. Secret Service agent executed a search warrant on the vehicle and recovered more than $31,000 worth of merchandise, prepaid money cards and gift cards, police said. Charges have been filed in several other jurisdictions, police said. One bank contacted Wrentham Police indicating 37 accounts were allegedly compromised by the ring, police added. Two weeks ago, local police arrested three shoplifters from Hartford who they said may be linked to an organized crime ring and recovered thousands of dollars in merchandise at the outlet mall.

Lemon Grove, CA: Quick-thinking Home Depot employee was key in Statewide Credit Card Fraud bust
Authorities arrested two people for credit card fraud in Lemon Grove last week. Lasaro Quijano, 30, and Bunthi Im, 29, were arrested after officers found numerous fraudulent credit and ID cards, meth and other drugs and a stolen handgun. A search of the couple's vehicle revealed credit card making materials and items purchased with the fraudulent cards. Lemon Grove Home Depot employees called the Sheriff's Department after one of the suspects made a purchase with a fake card. The employees then saw him enter a hotel room across the street. The couple is suspected of conducting numerous similar credit card frauds at Home Depot stores throughout the state.

Absecon, NJ: 4 Arrested at Home Depot, charged with Theft, Robbery and Assault of Loss Prevention Officer
Absecon Police were notified at 1:20 p.m. Saturday that four people were suspected of shoplifting and that they assaulted employees while escaping the store. The four fled, but drove into instant karma when they got caught by a red light at the Route 30 drawbridge which was about to rise. One rider fled on foot from the stopped Tahoe seconds before the driver drove the SUV around the traffic-control gates. Atlantic City police officers spotted and pulled over the Tahoe a few minutes later.

Peoria, IL: Baby Dropped During Shoplifting Incident at Walmart
Police say a shoplifter dropped a baby as she was walking out of a store on the north side of Peoria. Authorities say the woman was among three suspected shoplifters spotted at the Walmart on Allen Road just after noon on Thursday. "Upon leaving the store with the stolen merchandise, the baby was dropped. The three females continued on, fleeing towards the parking lot," says Peoria Police Public Information Officer Amy Dotson. Officer Dotson says it appears the baby is fine. One woman is in custody, although it's not clear if she's the one who dropped the baby.

Chicopee, MA: Man arrested after he uses cable cutters
to steal drill from Home Depot
Police arrested a 57-year-old city man Saturday morning after he allegedly attempted to steal a $300 power drill from a display case at the Home Depot on Memorial Drive. A loss prevention officer spotted the suspect enter the store shortly before 11 a.m. and kept an eye on him because he has been known for prior "issues" there, Michael Wilk, public information officer for the department, said. The suspect approached the display case, took a pair of cable cutters out of his pocket and used them to remove a DeWalt cordless drill, Wilk said.

Solon, OH: Solon Police and Giant Eagle Loss Prevention identify Akron-based organized retail crime ring
The Solon Police Department Bureau, in partnership with Giant Eagle Loss Prevention, have identified the following members of an Organized Retail Crime ring, based in the Akron, Ohio area. Arrest warrants for David Shadeck,43, and Jessica Scalera-Pacheco, 30, have been issued.

Leon Co, FL: Leon County Sheriff's Office arrest serial Shoplifter, wanted on 9 thefts over $770 in merchandise
In January, the Leon County Sheriff's Office began investigating a series of retail thefts from local businesses. Detectives were able to link the crimes, due to the suspect description, and the common items stolen which were bottles of high end liquor. This trend continued with one or two incidents per month from different stores throughout the county. While investigating these incidents, detectives obtained surveillance video from numerous stores. The videos show the thefts were being committed by the same suspect. On October 29, 2015, Mr. David Patterson, 41, was taken into custody for multiple counts of retail theft and dealing in stolen property. Over the course of the past ten months, Mr. Patterson stole over $770.00 worth of liquor and cigarettes.

ORC 11-2-15
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