Counterfeit check fraud ring of 3 busted in Charlotte,
N.C. hitting major retailers A large scale counterfeit check investigation initiated
by the Stanly County Sheriff's Office ended with three
suspects taken into federal custody. Authorities say the
suspects were using identifying information to create
and print counterfeit checks to complete fraudulent
transactions. Investigators determined that one of the
suspects was obtaining the victims' information while
employed by a food distribution company. The fake checks
primarily ranged from $200 to $400 and were passed to
major retailers in the greater Charlotte area, for
purchases of goods and gift cards.
woman ORC ring busted in Louisville, Ky. involved in
"large scale theft ring"
Two Louisville women were arrested after police say they
were involved in a large scale theft ring. Amanda Bruce,
21, and Elizabeth Bryan, 44, were arrested by officers
conducting a theft investigation. According to a police
report, multiple statements implicated Bruce and Bryant
as key players in an ongoing theft ring. According to
the police report, at least 160 gift cards have been
sold since November totaling more than $14,000 in retail
Springs launches their COORCA program last
Tuesday and the turnout was great!
COORCA has approximately 550 members overall in less
than 12 months. The main chapter is COORCA-Metro
(i.e., Denver). Web site is
www.coorca.org. Their first meeting,
pictured here, was at the Stetson Hills
police substation in Colorado Springs.
Pictured at left in front is CSPD Commander
Rafael Cintron. Sr. Investigator-ORC for
Safeway, Nathan Bandaries is standing in middle. And seated
in front below the screen image is CSPD Det.
Eric Frederic, who is the COORCA South
chair, and CSPD’s full-time ORC detective.
Congratulations to all involved - job well
done and lets hope we see some major impact.
Thanks to John Lites, Loss Prevention
Director for Safeway's Denver Division for
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