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Multi-state counterfeit credit card gang member gets federal prison
A Chicago woman was sentenced to five months in federal prison for credit card fraud, Wilson-Robinson, 27, previously pleaded guilty to possession of 15 or more counterfeit access devices. Wilson-Robinson admitted that she, along with three codefendants, Christine Johnson, Stephanie Stevenson, and Crystal Merritt, possessed over 100 counterfeit access devices. Wilson-Robinson and her codefendants drove from Chicago to West Virginia and attempted to use these counterfeit credit cards. On June 5, 2015, the women were observed at the South Charleston Target and Walmart attempting to use the counterfeit cards, and store employees alerted law enforcement to the suspicious behavior.

Meriden, CT: Woman charged in scheme with other Charlotte Russe employees to steal $26,000 of merchandise
Talisha Rivera, 18, was charged Tuesday with second-degree larceny, scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 26. In June, officers were called to Charlotte Russe, a clothing store in the mall, to investigate a report of employee theft. A loss prevention officer told police the store reported unusually high losses from stolen inventory and suspected a supervisor was involved in the theft, according to an arrest warrant. When questioned, the supervisor admitted stealing merchandise and helping other employees, including Rivera, steal merchandise totaling over $26,000.

Johnston, RI: 3 charged in theft of $2,800 high-end sunglasses
Police are crediting the use of social media and assistance from the public with helping to quickly identify and apprehend three suspects in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of sunglasses from OPTX Rhode Island late last month. "It's just another example of what a great tool that Facebook page is," said Maj. Frank Levesque, commander of the Johnston Police Department's Investigative Division. "Within two hours, we had the identities of all three. It was remarkable."

Laredo, TX: Man allegedly tried to shoplift more than $1,000 in merchandise
A man was arrested recently after he tried to leave a store with over $1,000 in merchandise. The suspect, Francisco Javier Cedillo-Rodriguez, 28, was arrested Saturday for theft at a store in the 2300 block of Bob Bullock Loop.

Evergreen Park, IL: Dollar Tree Employee Accused of Robbing Register 78 Times Antoine Lewis was under investigation for months, he is also currently on parole for manufacture and delivery of heroin. The investigation showed $658 in theft from the register using voids.

Norridge, IL: Man tried to steal $320 in vacuums from Kmart twice in one day

Newark, MD: Kmart Loss Prevention thwarts Shoplifter attempting to steal $345 of merchandise

Indianapolis, IN: Sullivan Hardware & Garden hit with 5 Burglaries in 2 months

Muskegon County, MI: Nicholas Ronals Vasquez, 17, of Muskegon, was sentenced to 12 months jail with credit for time served, and 18 months probation for two concurrent charges of organized retail crime

Lewis County, WA: Jalexis Brinae Ezell, 20, Tacoma, second-degree organized retail theft, sentenced to 30 days in jail, home detention authorized, fined $900, $1,700 in fees

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