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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. (Source

Two 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 theft. (Source

Colorado 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 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 the submission.

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