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ORC 2-25-16




Temple, TX: Felony ORC suspect leads Police on 50 mile chase
Revion Long, 24 had an outstanding warrant for Organized Retail Theft (over $30,000 but less then $150,000) as well as a list of other felony warrants. A high-speed chase that started in Temple early Wednesday morning covered almost 50 miles before ending in Valley Mills with his arrest. Temple Police officers were investigating a suspicious person call at about 1 a.m. at the Holiday Inn. When Long saw the Police, he jumped in a car and fled. Temple officers chased the car at speeds reaching 120 mph until about 2 a.m., Long stopped because he ran out of gas.

San Saba, TX: Man sentenced to 15 years for Organized Retail Theft;
$1,600 of Walmart Jewelry
On February 1, 2016, a Burnet County jury convicted Matthew Wayne Manning of Organized Retail Theft and assessed his punishment at 15 years in prison with a $10,000 fine. Judge J. Allan Garrett sentenced Manning in accordance with the jury's verdict. Manning was charged for stealing multiple necklaces from a glass case display at Walmart. Altogether, the necklaces were valued at $1,662.00.

Polk Co, FL: Lowe's takes down 4 suspects in ORC Ring; teamwork with Polk County Sheriff's Office
Four suspects accused of working together to steal hundreds of dollars in merchandise from Lowe's stores across Polk County have been identified. Two of the suspects have been arrested and two are being sought, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. A fifth person identified as a person of interest may be with one of the suspects. One suspect was observed switching barcode stickers by undercover deputies and Lowe's loss prevention officers. Hendrix was seen purchasing the items with a second suspect. On Feb. 4, the same suspect switched barcodes on a breaker box priced at $29.98 and placing it on another breaker priced at $220. They again hit for merchandise in the same manner in Lowe's locations in Winter Haven, Bartow, Haines City and two Lakeland stores, the two men are charged with stealing products worth a total of about $877. Thank you, Jason Meikrantz for this submission.

Alcoa, TN: Lowe's Shoplifter steals $700 chain saws, uses bolt cutters
from shelf to make escape
The man proceeded to the chain saw aisle and disappeared momentarily while retrieving a door mat from another shelf. He then loaded two chain saws, valued at $700 total, into a shopping cart before covering them with the door mat, the report said. The video showed the subject pushing the cart out through the garden center area, which is fenced in, and using the bolt cutters he got from inside to cut through the fence. While he initially leaves everything behind, the man returns in a pickup truck and reaches through the hole to retrieve both chain saws.

Glendale, CA: Police recover 50 counterfeit credit cards, $10K in fraudulent purchases
Police recovered $10,000 worth of fraudulent purchases and 50 counterfeit credit cards after a Florida woman used one of them to try to spend $2,079 at Victoria's Secret in the Glendale Galleria. Officers responded and followed Raquell Jackson, 25, to her car, where they reportedly found the re-encoded credit cards and illegally purchased items, which included clothing, two PlayStation consoles and two iPhones.

Jackson, TN: Macy's busts 3 suspects in $844 theft

Southington, CT: Man arrested for allegedly taking part in shoplifting refund ruse at Wal-Mart

ORC 2-25-16
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