The Q1 ORC report is a data
driven, detailed audit of all publically reported ORC crimes in the U.S.
Last year, the D&D Daily gave you, for the first time ever, a four year
study of publically reported ORC Cases. We analyzed the numbers of every
single ORC case that was reported on since 2012, and provided you with the
number of cases, dollar amount reported from each year, and the top trends
driving organized retail crime.
Now, we are going to give you a look
at this first quarter in terms of how organized retail crime is projected to
develop for the rest of 2016. Here is the Daily's breakdown of this year's
Quarter 1, compared to first quarters over the past four years. So far, it
looks close in numbers to last year's first quarter. Could this year beat out
last year? We will have to wait and see.
So far in the first quarter of 2016, the Daily has reported 368 Cases with a
total of 762 suspects, and over $208 million dollars reported.
The top 5
cases by dollar amount that the Daily has reported thus far are:
Leader of International, $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Scheme
Five Arrested in $1 Million+ Florida Cargo Theft Ring
'Shoulder surfing' husband gets prison in $600K Walmart Check Scam
Workers steal over $500,000 of Lobster Meat from Distribution Center
$500,000 Major CC Fraud Gang Busted in Atlanta hitting Best Buy Stores
||# of Cases
||$ Amount Reported
||# of Suspects
762 total suspects, 423 reported were male, and 250 reported were female.
Below is also a breakdown of the number of suspects reported the past four
years, with number of male and female suspects, as well as those with a
gender not reported.
||# of Suspects
||# with Gender Not Reported
||% of Male
||% of Female
Out of the
368 cases, the methods that were used the most were Credit Card Fraud (11.4% with 42
incidents), theft (37.2% with 137 incidents) and shoplifting (21.7% with 80
This graph represents the number of different methods used in
ORC cases reported in the D&D Daily. Theft, Shoplifting and
Credit Card Fraud are by far the main culprits, making up 259 cases or 70%
of the total 368 cases.
This map represents the number of cases per state that the Daily has
reported from January 1st through March 31st. The five states with the
highest number of cases are California (36), New York (31), Pennsylvania
(29), Florida (28) and Texas (26).
OH: Leader of $1.2 Million stolen credit-card ring gets five years in prison;
"People of your age and no legitimate work don't drive a Porsche Panamara."
Francois G. Toure admits to being a spoiled child at age 26. Now, the son
of a former high-ranking official in Guinea has five years to grow up. That's
the prison sentence a federal judge imposed on Tuesday for Toure's role in
leading a complex stolen-credit-card-number ring. Secret Service agents said the
group, self-dubbed "Youngest in Charge," re-encoded the magnetic strips of gift
cards with stolen credit-card information obtained over the Internet. They used
the cards to buy gift cards and merchandise that they then sold. Toure obtained
some numbers from credit-card theft gangs in China.
The operation stole
almost $1.2 million from 289 banks around the world and their customers between
April 2012 and March 2015. Toure will have to forfeit his luxury car as part of
his plea agreement, Judge Watson said, "People of your age and no legitimate
work don't drive a Porsche Panamara." It didn't help Toure's case that after he
was freed from jail in December, he was caught using a stolen credit card at
Saks 5th Avenue.
Athens, GA: Employee
suspected of stealing vintage Louis Vuitton handbags
The owner of Agora Vintage on East Broad Street reported to police she
suspected an employee, working with a customer, was responsible for the theft of
two Louis Vuitton handbags with a combined value of $4,500 from the store.
Tempe, AZ: Couple arrested
for stealing from Target and Total Wine
A Valley couple is facing multiple charges in connection with nine thefts
of Tempe-area Target stores and two Total Wine stores.
Court records show
that Renard Owens and Ashley Smythe stole more than $4,000 worth of merchandise
from Target, and over $1,000 from Total Wine. Police say from February 8 to May
3, the couple stole from two local Target stores as well as thefts at two Tempe
Total Wine stores, where they stole $1,200 worth of spirits. The pair would
allegedly sell the liquor to people in their neighborhood. After they were
arrested, the suspects reportedly told police that they needed the money to pay
bills, especially baby formula and diapers.
Hanover Twp. PA: Man facing
felony charges after stealing $4,000 in tools and jewelry
Kyle S. Heim was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on theft and receiving
stolen property charges after allegedly swiping an armful of power tools from
the Fastenal retail store and a gold necklace from Kay Jewelers, both in Hanover
Royal Palm Beach, FL: Cashier charges friend for
Skittles, not for $2,400 in electronics
An employee at a store in the 400 block of South State Road 7 gave an
acquaintance a big discount on two occasions. The first time the man bought
video gaming systems but was charged for only a bag of Skittles. On the second
visit, the man bought two iPads, two iPod Touch devices and a video game. Again,
he was charged for a $1.49 bag of Skittles. A tally of the stolen items came to
$2,389.93. The employee, who would not provide information on his friend, was
arrested and taken to the county jail.
East Lampeter Twp, PA: Woman sought in $1,634 theft at
Route 30 Wal-Mart
Police are seeking a woman in connection to the theft of $1,634 worth of
merchandise from an East Lampeter Township store. She was captured on store
surveillance. The incident occurred on Monday.
Muskegon County, MI: Terrance Brian Davis, 46, of
Muskegon Heights, one year jail, two years probation for organized retail crime,
third-time habitual offender