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ORC 11-19-15




San Antonio, TX: ORC Suspect busted, possibly $20,000 stolen over last 4 years
San Antonio Police today arrested a New Orleans woman in connection with the theft of hundreds of items from local stores. "We're estimated, probably over $20,000 worth of property over the last four years," Police Officer Douglas Greene said. The suspect, Daphne Moore, didn't go quietly in her 'perp walk.' She spat invective at reporters and news cameras who had gathered at the police station, at one point bending over and showing the media her butt. Greene says Moore would take the bus from New Orleans, steal from stores in San Antonio like Academy and Old Navy, and then take the bus home with the stolen merchandise to sell in the Crescent City. "She has a robbery warrant issued for her arrest and possibly two felony theft warrants, and it is possible she could face more charges," Greene said.

Chicago, IL: Target Cashiers Swipe $18,000 from Loop Store
Two cashiers at the Target on State Street in the Loop stole more than $14,000 this week when they illegally loaded 16 gift cards with money and passed them to friends, prosecutors said. A third cashier from the same store at 1 S. State St. is also charged with stuffing more than $4,000 in cash into her pocket since October. Brezhelle Watts, 20, is accused of loading nine separate gift cards with $900 each during her shift Monday, for a total of $8,100. She gave the cards to an accomplice, prosecutors said, and no one ever paid for them.

Toledo, OH: Dollar General Smash and Grab thief targeting cigarettes and Tide
He uses a cinder block to smash the front glass door, shatters the cigarette case by ripping it off its hinges and steals laundry detergent all within two minutes. That burglary happened Wednesday around 6:00AM at the Dollar General on Bancroft and Ashland. After he breaks through the front of the store, he hurdles the counter and tries to pry open the cigarette case, pulling and kicking it. The man then begins stuffing roughly 50 packs of cigarettes into a garbage bag. After that, the thief continues to the laundry detergent and loads up on packages of Tide Pods. Those at this Dollar General say in their district, which includes half of Toledo, six Dollar General stores have been burglarized during the past two months.

Waynesboro, VA: Two Credit Card Fraudsters spend over $4,000 at 8 area retailers in 2 days
The Waynesboro Police Dept. said store surveillance systems recorded a male and a female, sometimes pushing a baby stroller. Credit card data was stolen from a Waynesboro woman. The alleged fraudsters are thought to have used a cloned card with her data. The victim, 36, notified police after noticing unauthorized charges on her credit card bill on Nov. 14 and 16. Charlottesville area purchases on Nov. 14 were at Kroger, Harris Teeter, Target, and the Game Stops at both Barracks Road and Hollymead. Purchase made in Waynesboro on Nov. 14 were at Target and Wal-Mart. On the next day, the pair targeted Waynesboro-area stores including Target, Martin's, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Plaza Azteca, and the Kroger stores on Arch Avenue and Lew Dewitt Boulevard. On Nov. 16, the pair struck in Waynesboro at Home Depot, Martin's, and Target. They also used a card in Harrisonburg at Martin's on Nov. 16.

Long Island, NY: Woman used fake credit card at
Coach store in Roosevelt Field Mall
The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of a Brooklyn woman for Forgery that occurred in East Garden City on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm. According to Crimes Against Property detectives, Third Precinct Patrol Officers were alerted that the defendant Na Chen, 24, was using a fraudulent credit card at the Coach Roosevelt Field Store. Officers approached the defendant outside the store and conducted an investigation. Chen was then placed into police custody without incident. The defendant was in possession of 7 fraudulent credit cards and fraudulent purchased merchandise. There were no injuries reported.

Spring, TX: Two 17 year olds arrested for Organized Retail Theft; identified in the Missing Person's report
On November 13, Deputy Peterson was dispatched to a Missing Person Juvenile call at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive. Upon arrival Deputy Peterson made contact with the two 17 year olds identified in the Missing Person's report. The suspects were taken into custody for Organized Retail Theft after it was determined that they had stolen $206.97 worth of merchandise from Target and Academy and had another $474.00 worth of merchandise from Macy's when they were located inside the store.

Georgetown, KY: Police issue warrants for 10 members of a gang involved in theft, drugs and prostitution
Georgetown police have identified nine men and one woman as members of a gang believed to be involved in illegal drugs, robbery, theft and prostitution, court records show. Several of the individuals have criminal records with arrests on charges ranging from shoplifting to second-degree robbery, with at least one having arrests on drug trafficking, records show.

Bergen Co, NJ: 9 arrested in NJ and PA, 11 at large in North Jersey crackdown on fraud, ID theft
Nine suspects were arrested and 11 more were identified but remained at large in a crackdown on an alleged identity theft and fraud ring that targeted small businesses in North Jersey, authorities said Wednesday. Two of the arrested suspects were being held Wednesday in the Bergen County Jail on bail, and seven more were being held in Pennsylvania to await extradition proceedings, said Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. The arrests on Monday were the result of an ongoing investigation that heated up after the arrest last February of Miokar Wehye, 42, of Hillside, a citizen of the West African nation of Liberia, Molinelli said. Wehye's arrest followed an 11-month investigation into identity theft and fraud reported by owners of small businesses in Bergen County, the prosecutor said. Investigators from Molinelli's office were assisted in that arrest by the Fairview Police Department, the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, the Union County Prosecutor's Office, the Hillside Police Department and the FBI. The initial investigation revealed that Wehye orchestrated an elaborate fraud scheme to steal more than $100,000.00 from victims' bank accounts by changing the victims' mailing addresses, opening bank accounts in victims' names, using counterfeit checks to make illegal withdrawals from victims' bank accounts and applying for fraudulent business loans in victims' names, Molinelli said.

Jackson, TN: Motel Drug bust leads to ORC Ring
Law enforcement officers were able to identify a suspect in a theft ring that had been plaguing businesses in Jackson and surrounding cities while they were serving outstanding arrest warrants on a woman at Executive Inn, 2318 N. Highland Ave. Investigators with the Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit were serving two outstanding arrest warrants on Christy Ann Smith on Nov. 11 when they recovered numerous clothing items with tags still on them inside her room. With the assistance of Loss Prevention, investigators added additional charges on Smith; they are: theft of property, shoplifting over $1,000 at Macy's; theft of property, shoplifting from Dick's Sporting Goods; and criminal trespass at Macy's.

Easton, PA: Man purchases $7,100 in Bamboo Flooring from Lumber Liquidators with stolen AMEX Card

ORC 11-19-15
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