110 people involved in large retail theft ring that
stole at least $750K, could be millions in merchandise,
in West York, PA Police
announced Wednesday morning charges were filed against
those involved after a roughly four-month investigation.
Giuffrida headed a highly organized theft network active
since 2009 whose activity started to branch out and grow
in late 2011. "We believe it went up to a million
(dollars) and that's just an estimate," he said. Ring
members worked in crews of three to four people and
targeted 92 businesses at more than 300 locations in
five counties in Pennsylvania and two in Maryland,
Kahley said. Each member of the crew had a particular
role and targeted several stores in a week, making
between $1,500 and $5,000 a day, according to
Giuffrida's charging documents. One crew member would
drive other members to a store where another member,
dubbed a "booster," would steal an item. Another person,
called a "refunder," would either return the item to the
same store or have the driver go to another store where
it was returned in exchange for gift cards, Kahley said.
Of the 110 people who have been charged so far, about 90
percent are from York County. "We're anticipating filing
charges against at least 18 more (people)," he said.
Rack Room Shoe employees busted selling over 200 pairs
of shoes from Rockvale Outlets in Lancaster, Pa.
An employee has been charged with taking about 200 pairs
of shoes worth $13,000 from a Rockvale Outlets store,
police said. Edna Marie Nazario, 23, of Lancaster, rang
up the shoes at Rack Room Shoes for less than their
sales price from September through December, East
Lampeter Township police said. She also reportedly sold
shoes on the side for cash. Another employee of the shoe
store, Rebecca Lynn Watson, 21, of Marietta, also has
been charged with similar activity.
Stockton, Ca., woman sentenced to 4 yrs and 3 months for
stealing over $1M in designer clothes and selling them
online The sentencing of the
34-year-old Wagner comes after she pleaded guilty in
October to charges that between 2002 and September 2010
she shoplifted the clothes from department stores, then
collected more than $400,000 by selling the merchandise
to people in California and other states on eBay.
North Carolina group busted for drugs, search turns up
$5000 in stolen merchandise.
The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Tarboro Police
raided the home of a suspected heroin dealer; they did
find 49 bags of heroin and other illegal drugs.
Surprising the Task Force was the recovery of $5000 in
stolen merchandise, including 20 stolen weapons, items
from Walmart, Lowes, JC Penney and others.
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