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ORC 11-3-15




'PRC' Report

Organized Retail Crime's Publicly Reported Cases Report

Grand Rapids, MI: FBI says 2nd group of Gas Pump Skimmers caught in the act by alert Shell manager
An alert Shell station manager in Grand Ledge helped investigators crack a credit-card skimming crew that hid scanning devices inside gas pumps, court records show. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids was unsealed Monday, Nov. 2, naming five suspects who allegedly targeted West Michigan. Three of them had been facing state charges. This is the second group suspected of placing devices inside gas pumps to capture customers' credit-card account numbers.

Marana, AZ: Police busts Organized Mail theft ring that uses juveniles; Social media posts lead to arrest
An organized theft ring one that recruited and used juveniles has been busted. Marana police said the thieves operated from Marana, Sahuarita, Green Valley and Las Vegas, where their luck ran out. Under the bright lights of Las Vegas, some Tucsonans were allegedly committing some shady crimes.

Northbrook, IL: Men accused of trying to defraud Crate & Barrel store
Northbrook's Crate & Barrel store reported that two men stole about $2,000 worth of merchandise Oct. 22 through the use of fraudulent credit cards. The men were seen entering the store in a Northbrook Court out-lot together but split up, with one staying on the ground floor and the second going to an upper level. Officers reviewed the store video tape, seeing what appeared to be a man in his late 20s make a purchase for about $866. The other man, described as being in his late 20s, made two purchases totaling about $1,130.

Murfreesboro, TN: Victoria's Secret Theft in Murfreesboro - Again
Another theft has been reported at Victoria's Secret in Murfreesboro. The theft occurred at The Avenue store on Medical Center Parkway. Reports indicate this theft was not as large as previous incidents which sometimes totaled more than $2,000 in merchandise. In this most recent case, only two jackets, five pairs of panties, three bras, three undershirts and a t-shirt were stolen. A store employee told police that a female entered the store and selected merchandise. As she headed towards the front door, the worker asked the customer if she planned to pay for the items. The female responded that her boyfriend would pay for the items and then fled the store.

Millburn, NJ: Two Arrested for Shoplifting $4,000 Worth of Merchandise From Bloomingdales
On November 1, 2015 Millburn Police Officer Pinero responded to Bloomingdales at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Bloomingdales personnel report 20 year old Jennifer Nervil out of Brooklyn concealed $2,193.00 worth of merchandise in a bag and left the store without making payment. Ms. Nervil was accompanied by 20 year old Jocelyn Cruz out of Brooklyn who concealed $2,102.00 worth of merchandise in a bag and left the store without making payment. Ms. Nervil was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting and possession of an antishoplifting device. Ms. Cruz was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana).

ORC 11-3-15
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