us for the premier conference of the Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance
Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance (CORCA) will host its premier
Annual Conference on September 8, 2016 in Charlotte, NC with a Welcome Reception
on the evening of September 7.
Formed in February 2016, CORCA is a partnership
organized through the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) and
the South Carolina Retail Association (SCRA). CORCA is an Alliance of retail
businesses and law enforcement agencies working to combat organized retail crime
activity in the Carolinas, through the Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation.
event will bring law enforcement together with retailers specializing in asset
protection, loss prevention, and emergency and risk management fields, along
with prosecutors, district attorneys, and policy makers. This will provide an
opportunity to network, learn about the trends surrounding retail crime in the
Carolinas, and connect with vendors on innovative products in the field today. A
wide-range of topics will be covered throughout the day at both the general and
breakout sessions. Presentations will be focused on some of the most pressing
retail crime issues, such as organized retail crime, cybersecurity, return
fraud, e-commerce, emergency preparedness, asset protection technology, and the
private and public sector partnerships in the Carolinas.
exchange of knowledge will benefit retailers, law enforcement, and other
partners across the Carolinas. Our area is a hub for organized retail crime with
major highways, such as Interstates 85 and 95, running along the eastern
corridor and right through North and South Carolina. It is imperative that we
work together to strengthen and expand this alliance, because together we can
better identify organized retail theft networks and combat retail crime.
We hope you will consider joining us!
For more information about this organization, contact Jessica Edwin,
CORCA Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.CORCA.org.
Berwyn, PA: HH Gregg
employees busted in $268,000 theft
The store's Loss Prevention reported that several employees were responsible for
$267,684.27 in fraudulent transactions. During an investigation, Detectives
determined that there were four actors total. The 4, all from Philadelphia were
charged with multiple counts of the following crimes: Retail Theft; Receiving
Stolen Property; Theft by Deception/False Impersonation, and Unlawful Use of the
Vacaville, CA: Two Arrested in Wal-Mart thefts,
hitting the store since January
Police in Vacaville are breathing a sigh of relief as two members of a crew whom
they've had their eye on for quite some time are finally caught and arrested.
Police say the group repeatedly targeted Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stores
in Vacaville, Fairfield and Suisun, stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise
since January. Angel Morgan and Breanna Thomas were caught red handed in the
scheme to knock off the Vacaville Walmart near the city's outlet stores on
Saturday. Vacaville Police had been receiving information about the thieves
moving the stolen items in U-Haul trucks. An alert officer spotted a U-Haul in
the Walmart parking lot, and became suspicious.
Hoover, AL: Belk shoplifter wanted for the theft of
$2,500 in merchandise
Police are looking for a woman they say stole more than $2,500 in clothes from
the Galleria. Last week, a woman allegedly took clothes from the Belk store and
left without paying. When a loss prevention personnel tried to stop her, she
started fighting with the employee.
Battle Creek, MI: Mother, daughter shoplifting team
arrested after Lakeview Square Mall thefts
A Kalamazoo area woman struck a security guard with her car as she tried to help
her 15-year-old daughter get away with shoplifting at the Lakeview Square Mall,
police said. The security guard was not injured and both mother and daughter --
a shoplifting team who made off with $2,300 in merchandise from several stores
--were arrested, police said. Battle Creek police responded to the mall about
8:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 on a report of a teen shoplifter.
Rehoboth, DE: Two women hit
Sunglass Hut at the Tanger Outlets for over $1,200
State Police need your help to find two women wanted for shoplifting sunglasses
from two separate stores at the Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth. Police were called
to Sunglass Hut in the Seaside Outlet on August 26 for the women stealing a pair
of Burberry sunglasses valued at $255; police say later that day, the duo went
to the Sunglass Hut in the Midway Outlet and stole five pairs of sunglasses
valued at more than $1,000.
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Computer and Television thief
makes a clean get away, except for cameras
Police in Fort Oglethorpe are asking for the public's help finding a man who
managed to shoplift a large television and a computer from the Walmart on
Battlefield Parkway on Saturday. A post on the FOPD's Facebook page provided
photos of both the suspect and the car he was driving.
Tredyffrin, PA: $1,100 in Razors Stolen from CVS
CVS Pharmacy in Paoli. The store management reported that a male actor stole
over $1,100 worth of razors. The case is under investigation.
Santa Monica, CA: Woman
steals $293 worth of merchandise from CVS