GPS anti-theft device leads
Pasco deputies to ORC trio - Saks shoplifting suspects
WESLEY CHAPEL, FL - Three woman suspected in a retail theft at the Tampa Premium
Outlet Mall are in custody, each facing multiple theft charges.
County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Toccara Huff, Ayanna Palacio and
Sharhonda Pedroso Tuesday. Deputies said the women entered Saks Fifth Avenue and
ran out with $1,539.78 worth of merchandise. Investigators caught up with the
woman 15 minutes later, about 8 miles away.
Deputies used an anti-theft
tracking device that was attached to merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue. "It was
a complete surprise to them," Sgt. Richard Jones said.
Deputies said this is the first time they've caught suspects using a GPS
tracker. "Obviously criminals will be more creative in committing crimes, so
obviously, law enforcement, loss prevention have to be just as creative in
catching those criminals," Jones said.
"They were giving us minute by
minute locations on where the property was," he added. "We have to do what we
can to prevent the crime, so it should be looked at as a deterrent as well."
I think that's pretty awesome. I think it's gonna help stores find thieves. I
think it's an example of technology, you know helping out everybody," Cangeme
Deputies said the women were in possession of all the
merchandise from Saks Fifth, as well as merchandise from Pacific Sunwear and
Hollister. Deputies said the trio utilized a rental car from Advantage Rentals
and booster bags. The women are suspected in thefts in other counties.
New York ORC Gang Hitting
Apple Stores in the Midwest
Seventh New Yorker charged in attempted Apple Store
fraud in Chicago area- $10k recovered
sheriff's detectives learned that New York crime ring had brought their
enterprise targeting Apple stores to the Midwest. They were trying to make
fraudulent purchase at various Chicago area stores using fake and stolen IDs and
credit card numbers of victims throughout the country, according to the
Deputies arrested Simone L. Signorelli, 22, of
Palisades, N.Y., who was subsequently charged with burglary, identity theft,
possession of a counterfeit credit card and use of a fraudulent ID to commit
theft, all felonies, police said.
On Monday, sheriff's police announced
six people from New York were charged in "an organized criminal enterprise"
during which fraudulent transactions allegedly were attempted at the Deer Park
store, authorities said. Between last Wednesday and Sunday, six people allegedly
tried to commit fraud at the store. The six were arrested and charged.
Authorities successfully recovered more than $10,000 worth of stolen
Apple products from the alleged suspects.
ORC gang member gets three
yr's prison for stealing P-O-S machines & processing $215,000 in refunds
According to court documents, Walker conspired with others from July to
September 2014 to steal point-of-sale machines from various Twin Cities
businesses, including bowling alleys and liquor stores. They then used these
machines to process fake "refunds" from the businesses. Prosecutors say Walker
and his co-conspirators used the stolen machines to create 275 unauthorized
refunds totaling more than $215,000.
Michigan Credit Card Cloning
Gang of 4 indicted
Indicted this week was a group
of Michigan men arrested at a Steuben County store this month, caught with phony
credit cards and credit card making equipment.
Marcellous Willis of Canton, Michigan; Aaron Rayshawn Mays, 21, of Detroit;
Donriko Ruemondo Goosby, 21, of Detroit; and Lawrence Andrew Hill, 21, of
Detroit were all indicted in connection with the scheme. They were indicted on
multiple counts, including conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and possession
of 15 or more fraudulent credit cards. Mays and Willis were also indicted on a
count of possessing a credit card making machine, according to court documents. journalgazette.net
Nail polish ORC duo identified with help of social media
DDerek Michael-Herbert Hilland a female accomplice stole about 180 bottles of
nail polish worth about $1,600 in two trips to the CVS in December of 2015 and
January of this year. "On June 16, 2016 LOPD Investigators received a tip
from a family member that recognized both suspects after recently viewing the
suspect images from a social media post," the police report stated. "Based on
information obtained from the family member the male suspect was identified as
Derek Michael-Herbert Hill, a 26-year old resident of Utica, and the female, a
30-year-old resident of Farmington Hills."
Wesley Chapel, FL: Three
women arrested for $1,500 Saks shoplifting; Trio suspected for thefts at several
stores in multiple counties
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