Communicating & Documenting the ORC Efforts
Thank You From the Daily's Team to the ORC Teams & Associations
Across North America
We at the D&D Daily would like to thank all of you who've allowed
us to share your news,
your stories and your histories with the entire retail LP
industry. We're honored that you've included us in your efforts and
look forward to continuing to do so well into the future.
With ORC now being recognized as the leading cause of theft
in the retail industry, it's more important now than ever to
communicate and document as much as we can publically in order to
hopefully persuade the
remaining 20 states to pass ORC legislation. With retail,
state, and city budgets being as tight as they are, it's also
imperative that we continue to share your news in a public forum
that enables any and all retailers, states and cities to quickly see
the reality of the matter and the facts that support their
continuing investment in the efforts.
As everyone knows, educating, communicating and documenting a
problem is the only way to gain the visibility needed to secure
the funding necessary to solve or fight it. We at the Daily are
committed to doing just that. But we need your help, your
stories, your cases and anything else you feel can add value to this
fight. We recently launched our new ORC Resource Center (orcinfo.com)
with these goals in mind, providing valuable investigative resources
and information, while also highlighting the ORC leaders, teams and
efforts that are making a difference.
ORC is never going away, and now that we're seeing the cybercrime
nexus it's more critical than ever that we educate the general
public and secure the funding for all of you. The Daily is here for
all of you and we're ready to help. All we need is your input.
Share your stories, your news, and your association's history & events, even
your Group LP Selfies, and let's see how it makes a difference.
Just a Thank You and a Thought.
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The new group taking aim at Organized Retail Crime in the Carolinas
A new coalition is forming to curb organized retail crime in the Carolinas.
Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance (CORCA) is being formed by the N.C.
Retail Merchants Association, retail members and North Carolina law enforcement
agencies. CORCA leaders will introduce the organization during a news conference
Thursday at NCRMA's headquarters in Raleigh. The group identifies organized
retail crime as a $30 billion problem for retailers across the country.
being deported to Romania after pleading guilty to the theft of $8,500 of baby
Three people pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than 400 cans of baby
formula from numerous stores in Utah and Idaho, including several in Cache
Valley. Selford Velcu, 49, Iolanda Velcu, 47, and Elisabeta Zatreanu, 22, will
be deported to Romania after they each pleaded guilty to third-degree felony
theft by receiving stolen property in 1st District Court. "You will be deported
from the United States of America," Judge Thomas Willmore said. "I don't control
that, but you need to know that is the consequence." Their arrest not only
cleared a rash of thefts from several Logan stores, but also a number of stores
between Rexburg, Idaho and Heber City. According to Logan Police Lt. Rod
Peterson, police found 466 cans of formula, valued at $8,430.34.
Springs, TX: Suspects in Sulphur Springs ATV thefts linked to thefts in several
states; $234,000 in merchandise recovered
Sulphur Springs Police Department is searching for three suspects in connection
to ATV thefts from Nortex Tractor in Sulphur Springs. Police are searching for
Christopher Lee Chambers, 29, of Mabank, Dustin Kyle Garcia, 33, of Scurry and
Christopher Brandon Garcia, 34, of Seagoville. Leads in early January led to the
arrests of seven people connected to the thefts, in addition to the recovery of
12 Polaris Razors and two Rangers. The 14 recovered units were valued at about
$234,000. Six of those units recovered from the November theft are valued at
about $74,000 total. The units were recovered in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.
Police say the suspects involved in the ATV thefts could be part of a larger
organized crime ring and have been linked to recent burglaries in Lindale,
Tyler, and numerous other jurisdictions in Texas, as well as other states as far
east as Tennessee. Police say the theft ring could also be connected to this
attempted burglary at a Lowe's hardware store in Lindale.
Park, MI: Sears Loss Prevention agent assaulted during $2,000 tool theft
The Lincoln Park Police are still trying to identify a man who stole nearly
$2,000 worth of tools and attacked an employee at Sears last month. The man was
shopping in the store, 2100 Southfield Road, when he exited the store with more
than $1,800 worth of various tools and other unpaid merchandise.
Jose, CA: Police release video of Eastridge Mall robbery suspects
The robbery was reported around 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Sephora section of J.C.
Penney. San Jose police said a woman entered the cosmetics store and placed
several items in her purse. She was confronted outside the store by a security
officer who led her back inside. Police said that while the woman resisted the
officer's efforts to take her into custody, a man ran up, yelled "let go of my
sister" and pummeled the officer with his hands and feet. Police said both
suspects escaped with the stolen merchandise.
Redding, CA: Six arrested in alleged drugs-theft scheme
Police said stolen property was being funneled through the Redding Inn to a
destination at a home. Suspects with stolen property would meet at the Redding
Inn with residents from the Willis Street home and trade stolen property for
drugs, police said. Numerous items were recovered during a search at the Willis
Street home, including drugs, syringes, drug paraphernalia, scales, 20 credit
cards, a passport, three California identification cards and numerous stolen
checks and mail, police said.
Egg Harbor, NJ: Serial shoplifter arrested at the
Jersey shore; 4 recent thefts
Kokomo, IN: Man charged with 7 thefts in past month; hit Target, Kroger and
Chicago, IL: Three charged with $500 retail theft
in Lake View