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ORC 3-28-16




Wyomissing, PA: Dunkin Donuts Employee stealing credit card info,
part of $14,500 Operation Gucci
A Berks County judge told a Reading woman that if she put as much energy into lawful activities as she put into a credit-card skimming operation, she would have never ended up in jail. Anabel L. Sanchez-Marquez, 27, admitted in court Thursday that she was involved in an operation to make fake credit cards from information stolen from customers at a Dunkin' Donuts in Wyomissing. Police later connected the scam to the wide-sweeping Operation Gucci investigation. Barrett sentenced her to nine months to five years in state prison, followed by five years of probation. ADA Jason Glessner said the scam lasted from May 2014 until March 10, 2015. Glessner said they would then sell the fake cards to others for money and other items. The fake cards were used to take more than $14,500.

Cuban Skimming Gang Trio Busted Buying Merchandise at Patton Creek Shopping Center, Hoover, AL
According to police, a trio of suspects on Monday were allegedly making multiple purchases with stolen credit cards at the Patton Creek Shopping Center. A corporate security team for Regions Bank alerted police of the alleged activity and officers were able to locate the suspects' vehicle on Galleria Boulevard. The three men inside the vehicle were identified as the suspects accused of using stolen cards, police said, and 32 stolen and/or cloned credit cards were recovered.

Authorities say the cards contained the identities of 32 different victims, 15 of whom have been located. The victims' credit card information was stolen through the use of a skimming device on a gas pump at the Kangaroo station on Cahaba Valley Road in Pelham, police said.

Amarillo, TX: Two arrested at Walmart, Ticket Switching, Concealing
and using stolen credit card
even thieves are looking to save. Amarillo Police responded to a the Walmart on 2 subjects removing and replacing price tags on merchandise. The subjects reportedly concealed electronics inside other boxes. Officers observed as the subjects left the store without paying for the concealed merchandise. While being detained it was also discover they had purchased some of the other merchandise with a possible stole credit card. The theft of the items concealed or changed is valued at over $500.

Vernon, CT: Connecticut Troopers Solve $6,600 Theft With Vernon Traffic Stop
State police said they seized about $6,600 in stolen merchandise, and the 37 fake credit cards apparently used to buy it, after a traffic stop Wednesday night. The search also turned up "a large amount of gift cards, merchandise and a fake identification card.

Booster Busted Hitting Polo store at Philadelphia Premium Outlets Friday
Lawrence Enos, a 38-year-old Philadelphia man arrested using two booster bags at Polo-brand clothing store at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets Friday afternoon. Limerick Ofc. Kevin McGuigan was credited with finding Enos, and the department indicated a "subsequent investigation led to the discovery of two booster bags and stolen merchandise." Enos has previously been arrested for retail theft, police added. He was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

Richland, MS: Police officer and K-9 almost struck by alleged shoplifter
Police had been investigating after two people had been accused of shoplifting from a retail store several times in a week, authorities said. Officers were able to corner the duo Friday morning, investigators said. Surveillance video shows an officer getting out of his vehicle with his police dog and approaching another vehicle. As he does, the car's passenger jumps into the driver's seat and takes off, leaving his companion behind. The open car door hit the officer and spun him around, and the car narrowly missed the officer and the K-9. The officer regained his balance and took the other suspect into custody, police said. The driver was arrested on Highway 49 after what police said was a short chase.

Vacaville, CA: Suspects crash car near I-80 after Home Depot robbery, chase
Two men were arrested after stealing from a Vacaville Home Depot and leading police on a chase on Interstate 80 to Vallejo, officers said. Loss prevention agents at the Home Depot noticed the two men stealing tools just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday. When the men were confronted about the thefts, one pulled out a knife he had taken from the store and threatened to harm the agents, according to Vacaville police. The men got away in a vehicle, and a description of the car was given to police. Officers spotted the vehicle going west on Interstate 80 and tried to pull over the driver, but the suspects continued into Vallejo, police said. The vehicle exited at the off-ramp, but was going too fast through the curve, causing it to hit the concrete barrier and flip over.

Manteca, CA: Three suspects arrested after stealing $650 of merchandise
from Kmart, Police chase and crash
Three burglary suspects who allegedly took some $650 in merchandise from Manteca's K-Mart store led police on a high speed pursuit about 7 p.m. Sunday in a stolen car that ended up rolling over on westbound Highway 120 Bypass just west of Airport Way as they were fleeing. The trio , two men and a woman from Ceres, ran from the store out a fire exit.

Bellefontaine, OH: Two face $1,800 Walmart Theft, drug charges
Two people were charged with multiple offenses Friday after they tried to steal shopping carts full of merchandise valued at more than $1,800.

Muskegon County, MI., Joshua Allen Bullers, 32, of Holland, one year jail, 20 months probation for organized retail crime, habitual offender fourth, $1,098 fees/costs, must complete the Exit program

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