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ORC 9-13-16




San Antonio, TX: $2,000 of stolen items seized in the parking lot of the Juvenile Detention Center
A Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center employee was arrested Monday after police said they discovered she was buying and selling stolen goods. Vanessa Vasquez, 26, a juvenile community service restitution specialist, faces a charge of organized retail theft. Det. Sgt. Daniel Anders said a shoplifter led members of the San Antonio Police Department's Fencing Interdiction Team to Vasquez. He said detectives watched her selling stolen items in the parking lot of the juvenile detention center. "She was actually sending out orders to a thief. The thief would go and steal the product to fill the orders," Anders said. "She (Vasquez) would go and resell the items to other people." In total, the team recovered about $2,000 worth of Yeti brand coolers from Vasquez's vehicle Monday.

Dothan, AL: Exprezit Convenience store clerk charged with $70,000 theft of cash and merchandise
Houston County Sheriff's investigators arrested 51-year-old Tammy Carol Peterson late last week and charged her with felony first-degree theft of property. According to court records, Peterson allegedly stole $70,000 worth of cash and merchandise from an Exprezit store between Jan. 23 and Aug. 21 of this year. Capt. Bill Rafferty confirmed Peterson was a former employee of the Exprezit convenience store. Records also show Peterson no longer works at the Exprezit store but is now a cashier at a different local convenience store.

Montgomery County, MD: Police seek suspects in 5 Cell Phone Robberies; $18,000 of merchandise stolen
Police are asking for help in identifying thieves who stole more than $18,000 worth of merchandise during thefts at five cellphone stores in Montgomery County in June and July. Surveillance video of one theft shows people running around a store, yanking electronic devices on security cords from the walls. At one point, a thief stumbles over a chair and briefly loses a shoe as he pulls on a cord. In each incident, two or three thieves, during normal business hours, yank electronics off security cords and then flee to a waiting vehicle, police said. The robberies last only seconds.

Watertown, CT: Police looking for two women for shoplifting at Marshalls
Police in Watertown are looking for a woman who they say was shoplifting with another woman inside a Marshalls store. Security cameras caught the two women inside the store. The pair took off with nearly $500 worth of merchandise.

Watchung, NJ: Gap Outlet hit for nearly $800 in merchandise
A shoplifting incident was reported at 3:31 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Gap Outlet store on Route 22 West. Store personnel reported an elderly female allegedly fled from the store with $773 worth of clothing.

Wauwatosa, WI: Boston Store in Mayfair nabs sunglass thief; $897 in merchandise recovered

Lake Havasu, AZ: Kira A. Fiscella, 30, faces felony charges for Organized Retail theft, taking the identify of another and a valid warrant

Ashland, KY: Two females wanted in $700 theft from Belk at the Ashland Town Center Mall

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