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Mark Your Calendars: A List of Upcoming ORC Conferences


Over the next few months, ORC organizations across the country will hold conferences and trainings that bring together leaders in both public and private sectors with the common goal of fighting Organized Retail Crime.

Below is a list of the upcoming ORC events: 


TCORCA - Annual Conference & Training - Aug. 16-17 in Minneapolis, MN
CCROC - 2016 ROC Training and Conference - Aug. 23-24 in Oak Brook, IL
GRAORCA - 5th Annual Retail Crime Conference - Aug. 24 in Atlanta, GA
CORCA - First Annual Conference -Sept. 8 in Charlotte, NC
New England Loss Prevention Expo - Sept. 15 in Worcester, MA
CAL-ORCA - "Renewing the Partnership" Conference - Sept. 27 in Padadena, CA
CLEAR - Seventh Annual Training Conference - Oct. 24-27 in Reno, NV


Be sure to register today! If you can't attend, stay tuned for post-conference recaps to be published in the D&D Daily.


Middletown, DE: FENCING OPERATION: 23 Indicted in 'Operation Golden Eye
Twenty-three people have been indicted or arrested following an 18-month investigation targeting the illegal practices of a Middletown pawn shop, the Delaware State Police said on Wednesday. The months long investigation, dubbed "Operation Golden Eye," began in January 2015 and targeted the illegal practices of the Gold Fever pawn shop, at. in Middletown. The practices included purchasing stolen merchandise. The operators were routinely under-reporting the pawning of the merchandise to the pawn regulatory agency. Last week, a New Castle County grand jury indicted the 23 individuals on multiple charges, including, racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and Organized Retail Theft. Search warrants were executed on Aug. 2, as a result of the searches, Hale said investigators seized the following items: $100,000 in over-the-counter health care products and a long list of weapons.

Pike County, PA: Marshall's employee pleads guilty to $31,000 theft
A Dingmans Ferry, Pa. woman admitted to taking more than $31,000 worth of merchandise while an employee at Marshalls. Judy Holgate, 52, pleaded guilty in state Superior Court in Newton on Aug. 8 before Judge William J. McGovern to fourth-degree theft. Holgate admitted that from 2011 to 2016 while an employee at Marshalls, she took $31,500 worth of merchandise and, at times, would return stolen merchandise for a store credit or cash.

Grandview, WA: Ace Hardware employee steals 25 Firearms from his store; purchased 2 weapons for a penny a piece
Grandview Police arrested a 26-year-old Sunnyside man they say stole 25 firearms from Ace Hardware Store where he worked. The owner of the store told police that computerized store records showed the man had deleted the firearms from the store's inventory. And, recorded that he had purchased two weapons from the store for a penny a piece.

Erie, PA: Victoria's Secret shoplifter charged with $400 theft and Hit & Run
Tyiona Taylor, 21, was arraigned on charges after police accused her of taking $403 of merchandise from Victoria's Secret at the mall and then crashing her vehicle into another vehicle in a mall parking lot as she attempted to flee. Taylor crashed her vehicle into another vehicle in a mall parking lot as police were arriving. Taylor and her passenger fled their vehicle on foot, but were apprehended by officers less than a minute later in a mall parking lot.

Orangeburg County, SC: Thief attempted to steal 16 cases of beer from Walmart
A man walked through the Garden Center with 16 cases of beer and began to place the cases into a car. The loss prevention officer asked the man for his receipt, but the vehicle pulled away, leaving 14 (valued at $275) of the 16 cases behind.

Houma, LA: Three charged with shoplifting at Dillard's in Southland Mall
Two men and a woman are accused of stealing clothing Monday from Dillard's in Houma. Alvin Welch, Jonah Stevenson was charged with Organized Retail Theft, and Tiera Williams is charged with accessory after the fact to theft. A deputy was working a detail at the store inside Southland Mall observed Welch and Stevenson running from the store with two large bags of merchandise.

Delta Township, PA: Man who stole 4 TVs arrested trying to steal 3 more
The Eaton County Sheriff's said they were called to Walmart Tuesday night on reports of a retail fraud in progress. Employees had called after seeing a man in the store who had allegedly taken four televisions from the store over the weekend. The man apparently had three televisions loaded into a cart. He then just wheeled the TVs out of the store without paying for them and loaded them up in a waiting car. The car left the lot, but was quickly pulled over by deputies.

Salem, IL: Two Centralia residents have pleaded guilty to felony retail theft for their attempt to steal two carts full of items (totaling $1,700) at Walmart last month

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