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.
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.
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
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.
Co, NJ: 9 arrested in NJ and PA, 11 at large in North Jersey crackdown on fraud,
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
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
Easton, PA: Man purchases $7,100 in Bamboo
Flooring from Lumber Liquidators with stolen AMEX Card