The 2016 U.S. ORC Effort Census
Given the fact that ORC now exceeds internal theft
it's critical that we provide the retailers, state legislatures and the federal
government with an accurate picture of the size of the effort that the 50+ ORC
Associations have now grown to be.
So far, with only a few responding, we have over 7,000 executives from the
retail industry and law enforcement community working together to help fight
With over 653 law enforcement agencies and 125 retailers and financial
institutions working together this effort represents the largest collaborative
effort in the history of retail. Contact Sean Colarossi at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Gordon Smith at
What's the census of your ORC Association?
Let us know so we can educate America and
help pass more ORC legislation
We would like to thank the following ORC Organizations that have
Nassau County, NY: CVS busts ORC Shoplifter who hit
2 stores for over $6,000
Jeffrey Greene, 54, of Hempstead, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, and
charged with grand larceny and petit larceny charges in connection with the
theft of more than $6,000 in merchandise from CVS stores in Rockville Centre and
Freeport, Nassau County police. A Hempstead man is scheduled for arraignment
Sunday on grand larceny and petit larceny charges for stealing a bag of assorted
merchandise worth more than $1,200 from a CVS in Rockville Centre on Saturday,
Nassau County police said.
NY: Woman pleads guilty to $2,500 theft from French Mountain Commons Outlets
A Troy woman who police said was part of a group that stole thousands of dollars
worth of merchandise from stores in the Million Dollar Half-Mile outlet centers
pleaded guilty to a felony charge Wednesday in Warren County Court. Rosalie
Johnson, 47, also known as Rosalie Jackson, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree
criminal possession of stolen property for April thefts from stores in French
Mountain Commons. Police said she was in a car that contained about $2,500 worth
of stolen items, which police stopped after getting a shoplifting complaint from
an unspecified store. Johnson has three prior felony convictions, all for theft
or forgery-related crimes, and faces up to 4 years in state prison when
sentenced by Warren County Judge John Hall.
Orem, UT: Archery Store
employee busted in $6,000 theft; selling products online
A Provo man was arrested Thursday afternoon on reports that he stole archery
equipment then attempted to sell it online. Police reports state a manager of
Jake's Archery in Orem received a tip from a man who reported he saw some
archery equipment on the KSL classifieds that may have been stolen. The man told
the manager that he had looked at some bows in a box with a Jake's Archery
shipping label. The store manager recognized the KSL seller as her employee,
Joseph Espinoza. The store manager purchased the bows back from the man,
totaling nearly $6,000. Police believe tens of thousands of dollars' worth of
equipment were likely stolen by Espinoza.
OH: Over 50 arrested in Heroin Operation; many tied to ORC
Police have arrested more than 50 people through a special detail focused on
heroin-related crime. The department said its undercover theft operation
recently had a state grant renewed after seeing substantial success in curbing
the crimes. "They'll take anything," Chief Kevin Knight said. A variety of
things have reportedly been stolen, from jewelry and electronics, to light
bulbs, baby formula and lobster tails. Most recently, 22 clothing items, mostly
jeans, were stolen from a Mentor Target. Police say the shoplifters, Kayla Wenz
and Matthew Lanning, admitted their drug-fueled intentions.
Lake Havasu, AZ: Jody G.
Shettleroe, 58, was arrested Sept. 8 on charges of organized retail theft
Police say Shettleroe was found to be concealing items at a McCulloch Boulevard
store in an elastic band he modified for the purpose of storing items he
intended to steal from the store. Shettleroe admitted that he intended to sell
the items. The total value of the allegedly stolen items was $26.43.
Centralia, WA: Chadrick Singleton, 26,
charged with 2nd degree Organized Retail Theft, sentenced to 3 months in jail,
$1,600 in fees
Credit Card Fraud
Rapids, MI: FBI says, Suspects tied to $300K credit-card scheme at Walmart &
While investigating a
disorderly-person complaint, Kent County sheriff's deputies wound up
arresting suspects linked to $300,000 in fraud at Walmart and Sam's Club
stores, the FBI said. The suspects, Cuban citizens living in Miami, are
believed to have targeted Sam's Club stores in Alpine Township, Cascade
Township, Holland, Lansing and Muskegon. They bought $40,000 in merchandise
using stolen credit-card account numbers. Two of the suspects have ties with
a $300,000 fraud scheme in Texas in which gift cards, or stored-value cards,
are re-encoded with stolen account numbers to make fraudulent purchases at
retailers such as Walmart and Sam's Club. A motel worker had recovered a
"wad" of gift-card packaging and broken cards from the stairway trash.
Police found three other such cards on a bed. Multiple cards with
compromised data were found in the other room. Between June 10 and 13, the
group used 87 account numbers under the names of Perez and two others,
possibly fictitious, to make $40,167 in purchases, the FBI said.
Fremont, CA: Target
thieves sets fire as a diversion