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December 22, 2017

  • 2017's Top 5 ORC Cases By Dollar Amount

  • Providence, RI: Jeweler pleads guilty to $5M scheme using fake invoices

  • Polk County, FL: 'Nuthin' for Christmas but Jail'; 4 Arrested in $222,000 Home Depot ORC ring; 6-county theft ring spanned over 11 months

  • Palmyra Township, OH: Family Caught on Camera Stealing More Than $1,000 Worth of Goods From Store


December 21, 2017

  • Knox County, TN: KCSO retail theft unit nabs 290 thieves

  • Dania Beach, FL: Thieves smash through wall to get into clothing store; $700,000 worth of gowns, dresses stolen

  • Carteret County, NC: 5 people busted in connection to $124,000 Pharmacy Smash and Grab

  • Omaha, NE: Update: Two Arrested in the Mace attack on a Victoria's Secret employee; suspects now sought in additional store thefts

  • Brunswick County, NC: Four Dollar General employees charged with $27,000 theft

  • Mount Pleasant, WI: Couple Attempted to Steal over $3,000 in goods from Kohl's

  • Pawhuska, OK: 1 Arrested 3 wanted in $1,700 Walmart theft; suspect had prior arrest in October that ended in a Police chase

  • Travis AFB, CA: South Bay lotto ticket theft suspects crash into Travis Air Force Base

  • Davenport, IA: Man in custody involved in at least 14 Grab & Run Thefts; struck at Von Maur, Victoria's Secret and Ulta Beauty for nearly $20,000

  • Bethel Park, PA: Three arrested in $1,500 theft from Giant Eagle and The Home Depot

  • Naperville, IL: Police find id/ credit card theft suspects in store parking; $2,493 in purchases seized 

  • Avon, CT: Two Suspects sought in Victoria's Secret theft; used pepper spray on store associate

  • Las Cruces, NM: Pecan theft spikes as harvest gets underway; total of 15 Felony thefts valued at nearly $35,000 

  • Anaheim, CA: Two men attempt to steal $650 in Baby Formula from Stater Brothers Market

December 20, 2017

  • Medina Township, OH: Police break up Retail Theft Ring; over 4000 items stolen from stores in 100 mile radius

  • Update: Arnold, MO: New Video released in $28,000 theft of Apple products from Target

  • Sacramento, CA: Man Pleads Guilty For Nationwide Debit Card Fraud Scheme Targeting Apple Stores

  • Portadown, Northern Ireland: Crime gang busted and stolen children's toys recovered

  • Logan Township, PA: State Police arrest 2 in the theft of $2,600 in merchandise from Best Buy

  • Millburn, NJ: Female Grab & Run suspect hits Bloomingdale at Short Hills for 4 handbags valued at $2,670

December 19, 2017

  • The Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail Announces New Board Member Gregg "Ox" Oxfeld - Senior National Account Manager, Stanley Security

  • Update: Undocumented immigrant couple sentenced in $1 Million MoneyGram scam

  • Pico Rivera, CA: Armed Robbers steal $60,000 in cell phones from Sprint store

  • West Palm Beach, FL: Three Arrested in $41,000 Verizon Store Armed Robbery

  • Paducah, KY: Police seek suspects in 'bait and switch' Walmart thefts

  • Madison, WI: 18 year old man arrested for $5,000 iPhone theft at Best Buy

  • Glenview, IL: 5 charged after $3,000 in clothing stolen from Dick's in The Glen Town Center

  • Northbrook, IL: 3 iPhones stolen from Apple Store; valued at $2,550

  • Highland Park, IL: 5 Canadian Goose Coats Stolen By 6 Shoplifters

  • Lexington, KY: Police seek 2 for $1,000 Felony Theft at Dillards; merchandise recovered

  • Coral Gables, FL: Pair Spent Nearly $1,000 at CVS With Stolen Credit Card

  • Portage, IN: Woman arrested in $400 Liquor Theft; suspected in thefts at Walmart and Meijer in Hammond and Lansing

December 18, 2017

  • Florence, AL: Suspect arrested for theft of $890,000 of merchandise from Advance Auto

  • The Woodlands, TX: 15 stolen purses from Macy's found in hit and run suspect's car; valued at $5,000

  • Rockland, ME: Home Depot employee sentenced to 5 years in jail for $20,000 theft; restitution failed

  • Lynnwood, WA: Three arrested for allegedly stealing $7K worth of perfume

  • Fresno, CA: Distraction Theft Team: Seven wanted for Jewelry heist

  • Columbus, OH: Best Buy manager threatened with gun as couple steals tablets

  • Dekalb County, GA: 3 Burglars steal over $20,000 of merchandise from a Grocery Store; cut hole in bay door

  • Yucaipa, CA: TJ Maxx Shoplifter stealing $2,000 of merchandise gets Body Slammed by 15-year-old Boy

  • Bolingbrook, IL: Judge Bans Man From Visiting Meijer Stores; previously convicted of stealing razors and teeth whitening strips


December 15, 2017

  • Fairview Heights, IL: Grab-and-run thefts at St. Clair Square netted $25,000 in goods

  • Miami, FL: Three Women Accused of $2,500 Shoplifting at Aventura Mall

  • 4 arrested in $3,000 Theft from The Avenue of Murfreesboro; Victoria's Secret, Osh Kosh, The Children's Place and Ross

  • Davie, FL: Thieves caught stealing items from Best Buy using baby stroller; ends in Police pursuit, crash

  • Vero Beach, FL: Dillard's busts handbag thief with $800 of merchandise


December 14, 2017

  • Volusia & Seminole County, FL: "Operation Blacklist" Gang has hit for over $360,000 since 2013; 5 SUSPECTS ARRESTED

  • Anderson, CA: Police Department's 'Problem Oriented Policing Unit' teams with Walmart; nets 12 arrests 

  • Memphis, TN: Suspects took $90,000 worth of drugs in Walgreens Burglary

  • Fairview Heights, IL: In spite of Police warning on Facebook, 'Grab and Run' suspect arrested; over $25,000 in merchandise

  • Hermitage, PA: Walmart Bust Professional Shoplifter with $1,000 of merchandise in a car seat box; WANTED 

  • Mandeville, LA: Police looking for 5 Armed Robbery suspects stealing over $1,500 from Victoria's Secret

  • Chattanooga, TN: Suspect missing front teeth steals $1,000 worth of clothing from Old Navy

  • Coon Rapids, MN: Walmart Felony Shoplifting stop also discovers Juvenile Runaway

December 13, 2017

  • San Bernardino County, CA: LensCrafter thieves tied to 4 state Burglary spree; $54,000 in merchandise recovered

  • Milwaukee, WI Family's apparent Black Friday tradition, stealing from Target, leads to arrest warrants 

  • Cranston, RI: Woman Caught Stealing Items From Walmart Self Checkout

  • Wilkes-Barre Township, PA: Two men pull off a $5,000 Smash and Grab theft of Cellphones from Walmart

  • Southington, CT: Man stole $2,000 worth of merchandise from home improvement store where he was employed

  • Beachwood, OH: Shoplifters busted Stealing $1800 From Dillard's at Beachwood Place

December 12, 2017

  • Costa Mesa, CA: $375,000 in watches stolen in Smash-and-Grab Burglary

  • Lexington, KY: Police go after shoplifters: 28 arrested; $12,000 in stolen property recovered

  • Saginaw Twp, MI: 35 arrested in Shoplifting Sting

  • Fox Crossing, WI: Verizon Store Manager charged with $40,000 theft

  • Columbus, OH: Reynoldsburg and Whitehall Police collaborate with local stores in Retail Theft Blitz

  • Northern Ireland: Crime Gang of eastern Europeans behind alcohol and razor blade theft

  • El Paso, TX: Man purchases $700 in merchandise from Walmart, loads into his car - Goes back in and attempts to steal the exact same items 

  • Lower Paxton, PA: Police seek 2 Female suspect in Sears theft


December 11, 2017

  • Omaha, NE: Police warn of 'boosters' at area malls, a breed of aggressive shoplifters who may use violence

  • Update: Volusia County, FL: Deputies charge man for locking Pharmacy Employees in car trunks, stealing $65K in pills

  • Two Walmart Shoplifters arrested following High Speed Chase/Crash; thousands in Hoverboards recovered

  • Hayden, TX: Shoplifters now facing multiple charges in $1,000 Walmart theft

  • Spring, TX: Suspects in Aggravated Robbery of over $400 at Walmart in custody

December 8, 2017

  • Multi-State Gift Card Scam & Baby Formula ORC Duo Busted in Bellingham, Mass.

  • Canmore, Alberta, Canada: Safeway Pharmacist's arrest only her latest problem with narcotics prescriptions; 33,000 tablets missing

  • Bridgeport, CT: Man who scammed $30,000 from Home Depot stores to pay for wedding pleads guilty

  • Hixson, TN: 4 arrested in Sears shoplifting, $1,000 in stolen property recovered

  • Millburn, NJ: Police arrest 2 in High End Shoplifting schemes; Uffizi, 3 items valued at $8,330 and Neiman Marcus, 9 items valued at $4727.00

December 7, 2017

  • Hillsboro, OR: Suspects in $400,000 Washington Square smash-and-grab sentenced to prison time 

  • Springville, NY: Man arrested for theft of 31 iPads from WalMart

  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA: 4 arrested after $4, 000 Macy's theft, crash with deputies

  • Burr Ridge, IL: $11,000 Worth Of 'Pink' Clothing Stolen From Victoria's Secret

  • Boardman, OH: Theft, child endangerment charges after pair accused of shoplifting $800 of merchandise at Kohl's

  • Fort Myers, FL: Tips lead to woman in $300 Baby Formula theft from Publix

  • Georgetown, KY: Four Georgetown College students charged in alleged Shoplifting Ring; over $500 in merchandise


December 6, 2017

  • Husband, Wife Duo Resell $1.6M in QVC Returned Cosmetics Meant for Disposal

  • From Russia With Love 
    -Five Defendants Arrested In Bottle-Return Bust

  • Tulsa, OK: Police arrest 2 accused of stealing at least $18K in merchandise

  • Framingham, MA: Unmoved by shoplifting suspect's request, judge yanks bail; $5,400 Theft from Target 

  • Pleasant Grove, UT: Two arrested for fraud after buying $13,142 in doTerra merchandise

  • Las Vegas, NV: Two suspects in Retail Robbery ring arrested; tied to at least 8 crimes

  • Belmont County, OH: Professional Shoplifter joins co-defendant in Jail

  • Refund Scammer Busted Hitting 7 Home Depots for $17,118 in Nassau, N.H.

  • Janesville, WI: C-Store Cigarette Thief tries to sell loot on Facebook 'Swapmeet' page

  • Bayonne, NJ: AT&T store robbed at gunpoint, $14K in merchandise stolen

  • San Bernardino County, CA: A man, woman, and 2 teenage boys arrested for $4,000 theft from Macy's in Victoria Gardens

  • Maricopa County, AZ: Sheriff's Detectives arrested 2 suspects in $2,259 electronics theft from Target

  • Myrtle Beach, SC: Victoria's Secret Shoplifters make off with $1,000 of merchandise in pajama heist

  • Houston, TX: Career criminal allowed to return to streets after 32 arrests

  • Amite, LA: The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Organized Retail Task Force and the Hammond Police Department have joined forces to assist retailers with Organized Retail Crime


December 5, 2017

  • Cleveland, OH: Elderly couple convicted of masterminding massive theft ring out of Café

  • Update: Austin, TX: 5 charged after Victoria's Secret employee pepper-sprayed during robbery 

  • Germantown, WI: Speeds reached 113 mph: 2 arrested following Walmart theft, police pursuit

  • Franklin, TN: Two men arrested for shoplifting, resisting arrest at CoolSprings Galleria

  • Birch Run, MI: Team shoplifting, lack of prosecution confounds Birch Run Police

  • Bolingbrook, IL: Unknown Suspects Steal 300 Samsung TVs, $148,000, From Trailer

  • Chambersburg, PA: Man tries to steal more than $400 in merchandise from Walmart after switching price tags

  • Ponderay, ID: Burglars flee with $9,000 worth of Tires


December 4, 2017

  • Stillwater, OK: Police investigating theft of $1,885 form Walmart and Dollar General

  • Allentown, PA: Two Arrested in Forgery Ring across 5 Counties

  • Thousand Oaks, CA: 2 Men Arrested in Home Depot Tool Theft

  • Houston, TX: Houston police to release video of "Grinch" suspected of stealing holiday packages

  • Nashville, TN: Two arrested using Stolen Credit Card #'s to purchase $3,000 of T- Mobile phones 

  • Dayton, OH: $4,000 of Cigarettes stolen in Gas Station Burglary

  • Wilmington, DE: Delaware State Police seeking female who stole $1,000 in Sunglasses

  • Concord, CA: Two arrested in thefts at Sun Valley Mall; Merchandise was recovered from several stores

  • New South Wales, AU: 7 Charged in Identity Theft and Fraud Racket

  • Hong Kong: Smash & Grab thieves flee with $184,000 in handbags; 14 Hermes and one YSL bag stolen from a store in the Man Yee Building


December 1, 2017

  • Text Book Case
    -Perfect Example of How ORC Has Become Top Theft Risk
    -Data Breaches - Ukrainian Hackers - Hong Kong Trading Co. - Two Mexican Gangs
    -Hit Tucson Retailers With 6,000 Fake Cards For $550,000 in Fraudulent Purchases

  • Russian cyber criminal given additional jail time for role in $50M fraud ring

  • Gates, NY: 5 Arrested after $80,000 Home Depot merchandise scheme

  • Update: San Diego, CA: Santee Sheriff's Office investigating $4,000 Walmart theft

  • Mesa County, CO: Satan's Disciples Gang chief indicted on Organized Crime charges

  • Credit Card Fraud Ring Operating up & down East Coast, U.S. now in Melbourne, Brevard & Rive County, Fla., Since Oct.

  • Fort Myers, FL: Suspect sought in over $300 Baby Formula theft from Publix

  • Montclair, CA: $8,000 in Hair Extensions grabbed in Armed Robbery

  • Natick, MA: Women dodge cars after $250 Victoria's Secret theft

  • Newark, DE: Undercover Police from Special Operations Unit working with local Retailers

  • Moline, IL: Local police see increase in shoplifters during holiday season

  • UK: Sydney, AU: 'Operation Christmas Rush' - Eight juveniles among 21 people caught shoplifting in pre-Christmas blitz

  • UK: Lincolnshire Police begin 'Operation Grinch' at Boston Towne Centre


November 30, 2017

  • Rogers, AR: Mom directs young son to steal $30,000 in jewelry

  • Update: Austin, TX: Suspect in custody; $50,000 of phones, watches stolen in armed AT&T store heist 

  • Update: Thousand Oaks, CA: Fleeing ORC suspects find themselves in face to face with Police Chief

  • Moses Lake, WA: $8,000 of Skateboards, Scooters and Bicycles stolen in Burglary

  • Kingsport, TN: Police seek man who took $1,500 in tools from Lowes

  • Wilbraham, MA: Police looking to identify attempted $400 Home Depot theft suspect

  • New South Wales, Australia: 27 Arrested in Special Police Operation in the Nowra CBD; focus on Supermarkets and Retail Stores


November 29, 2017

  • Memphis, TN: $70,000 seized in alleged Food Stamp Fraud

  • New Orleans, LA: Man uses barricade to break into store, takes $9K worth of clothes

  • Detroit, MI: U.S. Postal worker and Husband steal package from Jeweler; $8,000 watch recovered at Pawn Shop

  • Gresham, OR: Man linked to 79 thefts from Safeway; accused of stealing $6K between 2016-2017 

  • New Hartford, CT: Police release photo of Macy's Mixer thief; stole two mixers worth $1,259

  • Spanish Fort, AL: Kohl's Shoplifting call results in Police chase, 3 Arrests

November 28, 2017

  • West Jordan, UT: Police seek tips on smash-and-grab tool burglary at Home Depot

  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Retail Theft Team arrests man with $1,200 in Merchandise, Stolen Car, Counterfeit cash, fake ID's and drugs

  • Westport, CT: 3 Arrested following Police Chase; Pharmacy Theft

  • UK: Wales: Gang who went on 'sophisticated and professional' shoplifting spree are jailed; $13,000 of merchandise recovered

  • UK: Melbourne, Australia: Police arrest 9 in Shoplifting Ring; ages 25 to 70 years old

  • West Nyack, NY: Three arrested in $2,600 Theft at Lord &Taylor; Assault a Police Officer

  • Vero Beach, FL: Two woman arrested for Felony Theft; $876 from Tommy Hilfiger Outlet


November 27, 2017

  • Miami Skimming Gang Producing 1,000 Fake Cards a Day - Millions in Losses
    - Eighteen Defendants Charged by Federal and State Authorities in Connection with Credit Card Fraud Scheme

  • Salt Lake City, UT: U.S. Mailman charged with theft of $72,000 of Costco Rebates

  • Jacksonville, FL: UPS employees use fake addresses to scam $50,000 from company

  • Ravenna, OH: Giant Eagle Employee stole $34,000 in merchandise; asking for court-ordered drug treatment

  • Big Rapids Township, MI: 2 Suspects attempt to steal $4,200 in Walmart merchandise

  • Louisa County, VA: Suspects stole more than $3K of goods from Walmart

  • San Francisco, CA: ORC Thieves targeting Nest Thermostats

  • Austin, TX: Two women arrested at Macy's with $1,300 in clothing, jewelry and Gucci perfume; male suspect fled

  • Evansville, IN: Police search for 2 suspects in Victoria Secret $942 theft

  • Los Angeles, CA: LAPD investigate the theft of 1,800 gallons of Vodka

November 22, 2017

  • North Attleboro, MA: Police arrest four women on shoplifting charges
    -Hit Three Stores: Dollar Tree, Five Below & Christmas Tree shop

  • Sonora, CA: Three arrested following $1,000+ Safeway baby formula heist

  • Chicago, IL: Burglars use car to smash into Foot Locker

  • Williamsburg, VA: Police searching for memory supplement drug thieves

  • East Lampeter Township, PA: Three suspects hit Tommy Hilfiger store for $540


November 21, 2017

  • Skimming Crew Leader Gets 77 Months in Fed Prison for $1M Scheme - 25th Conviction

  • San Bernardino County, CA: $16,000 of Stolen Merchandise seized by Sheriff's Deputies

  • Saline County, KS: 4 Kansas women jailed for Shoplifting

  • Owensboro, KY: Two women arrested after 130 MPH Chase; Victoria's Secret merchandise recovered in Multi-County Pursuit

  • Lancaster, PA: 70 Guns stolen; ATF , State and Local Police investigating Sporting Goods Burglary

  • East Windsor, CT: $3,200 Apple Watch Theft Attempt Thwarted at Walmart

  • Rocky Mount, NC: Belk Employee and Friend busted for $1,700 felony theft of merchandise

  • Update: Long Beach, CA: Man Charged with Stealing Diapers with threat of force from Multiple Stores; facing 8 felony counts

  • Framingham, MA: Woman arrested stealing $1,100 of merchandise from Target; filling cart with no concern for size or price

November 20, 2017

  • Two Robbery Crew Leaders Get 32 yrs & 29 yrs. 
    -For String of Violent Armed Cellphone Store Robberies in Midwest

  • ORC Ring Operating in Fort Lauderdale - Rental Van Filled With Merchandise 
    -Duo Busted Stealing $1,000 in Perfume From North Lauderdale Walgreens

  • (Update) Ventura, CA: Two sentenced in $200,000 Avocado caper

  • Sullivan, IN: Man admits to being part of ORC Ring; latest Walmart theft was a Car Seat box filled with $4000 in electronics

  • Rochester, NY: Kohl's Shoplifter arrested following High Speed Chase

  • Orange, CT: Police search for a Home Improvement robbery suspect with a unique MO

  • Evanston, IN: More than $7K worth of items stolen from business in 54 second robbery

  • Bridgewater, NJ: Two Arrested for Theft of $1,199 in Merchandise at Microsoft Store 

  • Man arrested after running a $1,000 Counterfeit money scheme at multiple Victoria's Secret locations


November 17, 2017

  • Walmart Serial ORC Thief in Santa Cruz, CA., Gets 3 Terms of 2.5 yrs in prison

  • Falls Church, VA: Thieves distract jewelry store owner, stealing roughly $200K worth of items

  • Livonia, MI: Home Depot employee embezzled $60K worth of merchandise

  • Boca Raton, FL: Microsoft Store employee accused of stealing $43000 to pay IRS

  • Great Falls, MT: Sears Hometown employee busted for $4,000 Refund fraud; 
    had prior Felony record 

  • Update - Columbia, SC: Police identified 2 of 3 S in Armed Robbery of Victoria's Secret

  • Oak Brook, IL: Oak Brook Police Investigating multiple Felony Thefts

  • Sarasota, FL: Opioid Addict who turned to Organized Retail Crime, now wants to help others with recovery

  • Merced, CA: Police investigating $1,000 Kohl's Theft, LP Agent pepper sprayed

  • Springfield, IL: Sunglass thief facing Felony charges

  • Meriden, CT: $3,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Victoria's Secret at Meriden Mall


November 16, 2017

  • Two Cincinnati Men Charged with Theft of More than 70 Firearms from Gun Stores in Ohio & Kentucky

  • 2 Mexican Residents Attempt To Steal Nearly $20K In Merchandise From Saks Fifth Ave. in Somerset Mall

  • ORC Crew Member - Toledo Woman Sentenced To Jail For ORC
     -Extradited for Outstanding Felony Conviction Warrant in Indiana

  • Knox County, TN: Sheriff's Office arrests owner of Mexican restaurant on food-stamp fraud charges

  • Nashville, TN: 'Boosters' turn shoplifting into lucrative business

  • Indianapolis, IN: Traffic stop leads to 3 arrests, recovery of $1,500 worth of stolen merchandise

  • New York City, NY: Suspects wanted in engagement ring thefts in New York City

  • San Antonio, TX: Woman accused of stealing 'armful' of jeans from Gap store

  • Update: Seaside, CA: Woman sentenced to 3 years in multiple Home Depot Frauds

  • Lebanon, NH: Man Shoplifted $1,700 in Merchandise from NH Kohl's Store


November 15, 2017

  • Update: Fencing Operation: Front Range, CO: Two sentenced in $300,000 Cell Phone Burglary/Fencing Ring 

  • Knox County, TN: KCSO cracking down on sale of stolen goods

  • Benton, LA: Man arrested in $48,000 theft of Lawn Equipment from a Hardware store

  • Update: Bullhead City, AZ: Police seeking man wanted for questioning in Kohl's jewelry burglary

  • Paris, France: French Police investigating the Burglary of $793,000 worth of Whiskey

  • Bakersfield, CA: Two men wanted for stealing $1600 worth of merchandise from JCPenney at Valley Plaza Mall

  • Prineville, OR: Police investigating spree of Burglaries; Sear Hometown hit for $25,000 in merchandise

November 14, 2017

  • Coral Gables, FL: Armed Robber target Jeweler, one piece worth $500,000; totaling over $1 Million

  • Bogalusa, LA: Walmart employee arrested after ringing up nearly $40,000 in bogus gift cards

  • 2 former Albertsons employees get probation in $20,000 theft as part of plea deal

  • Bluffton County, SC: Target employee caught on camera stealing nearly $4,000 in iPhones

  • Dauphin County, PA: Weis Market shoplifter charged with Felony Theft attempting to steal bags of shrimp by hiding them in his pants

  • Update: Chicago, IL: Second suspect admits being part of suburban Chicago Shoplifting Ring

November 13, 2017

  • Legislative Alert: Let's Stop ORC!
    -3 Retail Thefts = Felony

  • Payson, UT: Grocery Store Employee accused of stealing over $45,000; refund fraud

  • Green Bay, WI: 3 conspired to steal more than $10,000 in items, sell items online

  • Beachwood, OH: Four women Hit With Felony Charge In $2,000 theft

  • Knoxville, TN: New law helps crack down on holiday season shoplifting

  • Massachusetts District Attorneys throw support behind House criminal justice reform bill

  • Murfreesboro, TN: Another Victoria's Secret Theft, over $1,200

  • Naples, FL: Woman aided minor in Kohl's shoplifting


November 10, 2017

  • Meijer's ORC Ex-Con Suspect High Speed Getaway Caused Death in Car Crash in Muskegon, MI

  • Couple That Stole $1.2M From Amazon Back in Jail on New Felony Charges
    -Running Another Online Scheme Since Being Convicted for Amazon's Case

  • Dark Web Buyer of Stolen Data
    -Cuban Crew member/man sentenced - using counterfeit credit cards at Walmart stores in  North Texas - gets 5 yrs.

  • Fraudulent Credit Cards - N.Y. Duo "Part of a Larger Group" Hitting South Georgia Stores Busted

  • Five women charged in $8K fake retail employee scam

  • Update: Grapevine, TX: Robber who helped steal $1.7 million worth of jewels in sentenced to 15 years

  • Orangevale, CA: Video captures Armed Robbery at Verizon

  • Berks County, PA: Alleged ringleader of gang that robbed Victoria's Secret stores sent to state prison

  • Bullhead City, AZ: Police investigating Jewelry Burglary at Kohl's

  • Union City, TN: Burglar steals over $7,000 of merchandise from a Farm Equipment Dealership

  • Palm Beach, FL: Louis Vuitton early morning smash and grab; 4 purses stolen

  • Bethel Park, PA: Police Concerned About Teams Of Shoplifters After South Hills Village Theft

  • Police in Komoko, Ind. Looking For Cloned Card Fraudster Hitting Stores


November 9, 2017

  • Hopkins County, TX: Jury Deliberates 13.5 Minutes; 
    -Guilty Verdict Rendered in $600 Theft Case

  • Ocala, FL: Pack of thieves targeting Victoria's Secret and Dillards, may have hit Ulta Beauty a few weeks ago 

  • Sarasota County, FL: Three charged with stealing $800 worth of fishing poles

  • Oakland, CA: Armed Robbery at AT&T; suspect fled with cash and over $10,000 in merchandise


November 8, 2017

  • L.I., NY Woman Pleads Guilty 2nd Time - $1M to $3.8M Credit Card Fraud Scheme in Conn. Fed Court
    - Oct. 2010 Convicted - $1M Credit Card Fraud Scheme - 2 yrs prison - in Eastern KY 
    - Hitting High-End Retailers Using "Runners" & Selling Stolen Merchandise

  • Three Cuban Nationals Skimming Gang Plead Guilty to Hitting Walmart Stores Across Iowa

  • Dark Web Stolen Info Customer
    - Central Falls Resident Pleads Guilty in Stolen ID, Fraud Scheme
    - Hitting Over 8 Retailers for up to $90,000

  • Owasso, OK: Five arrested for shoplifting, leading police on dangerous chase; over $2,700 in merchandise recovered

  • Burnsville, MN: Burnsville Police Search For Shoplifters In Viral Video

  • Former Restaurant manager pleads guilty to theft to $245,000 theft

  • Indian River, FL: Mom charged with paying only $3.70 for $1,800 worth of electronics at Walmart self-checkout

  • Columbia, SC: Jeweler Accused of Buying $150,000 in stolen Jewelry

  • Libertyville, IL: Shoplifter stole $2,000 in merchandise from Libertyville store

November 7, 2017

  • Three Men Sentenced in Connection with Online Sales of Stolen Razor Blades

  • Charleston, WV: Pair wanted in theft of nearly $30K worth of rings from Macy’s

  • Allentown, PA: Shoplifter makes return trip to Home Depot; hit the store twice in six days

  • Williston, MT: Walmart shoplifter arrested with $1,051 in merchandise; charged with felony

  • Nashville, TN: Man steals $2,000 in merchandise from Liquor store in minutes


November 6, 2017

  • Woman Sentenced for $6 Million "Mystery Shopper" Fraud Scheme

  • Hempstead, NY: Two women arrest in $7,000 theft from multiple Home Goods stores

  • Orland Park, IL: Identity Theft Crew Hits Orland Square Apple Store

  • Cedar Springs, MI: 2 held after 89 guns stolen from western Michigan store

  • Kennewick, WA: Police now looking for a suspect, who helped steal thousands in merchandise from Macy's 

  • Sequim, WA: Man jailed following nearly $1,000 theft from Walmart


November 3, 2017

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Man pleads guilty in up to $9.5 million in gift-card fraud
    Walmart, Lowe's, Target & Home Depot stores affected

  • Sacramento ID Theft Crew Member Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme and Aggravated Identity Theft

  • San Francisco, CA: More than 300 iPhone Xs stolen from UPS truck at Stonestown Galleria; valued at $375,000

  • Pleasant Prairie, WI: Five arrested in shoplifting crew after stealing over $19,000 from 16 stores

  • Arlington Heights, IL: Over $6,000 in Over the Counter medication stolen from Jewel Osco in Multiple thefts 

  • Bolivar, MO: Police sees theft increase as holiday season approaches; working with MORCA

  • Hoover, AL: Galleria Shoplifter Arrested After Stealing $3,400 In Merchandise; 85 items

  • Mexico City: Leader of Mexican fuel-theft gang shot and killed at Hospital during Plastic Surgery

  • Millburn, NJ: Bloomingdales Reported the theft of nearly $5,000 in coats in Grab & Run at Short Hills

  • Decatur, GA: Huntsville man arrested for stealing over $2,500 in merchandise from Walmart in Decatur

  • Oakbrook, IL: Tory Burch store hit for $1,800 handbags theft


November 2, 2017

  • Floyd County, GA: 20 charged in statewide C-Store Burglary Ring

  • Tampa, FL: $20,000 of merchandise stolen from SOHO Cycling

  • Incline Village, NV: $15,000 in wine stolen from Raley's grocery store

  • Louisville, KY: Police say Victoria's Secret was target of choice for Serial Thief

  • Muhlenberg Township, PA: Couple swiped over $500 in baby formula from Walmart 


November 1, 2017

  • Medinah, IL, Man Gets 13 Yr's Prison - $7.2M Credit Card Fraud

  • Fencing Operation: Boost Mobile Store Owner Selling $100,000 Stolen Home Depot Merchandise

  • 6th "Manche Boy Mafia" Gang Member Sentenced To Fed. Prison - $350,000 Credit Card Fraud in Tampa Bay

  • Berks County, PA: Getaway driver in Victoria's Secret heists gets 5 years state prison

  • UK, England: Sleeping Truck Driver wakes to find 10 masked men stealing a large number of TV's from his trailer with a fork lift

  • Westchester & Orange Counties, NY: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Federal Charges For String Of Gunpoint Robberies Of Cellphone Stores 

  • Burr Ridge, IL: Two women steal $800 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret in Burr Ridge Village Center

  • Reading, PA: Getaway driver in lingerie heists pleads guilty 


October 31, 2017

  • Large Scale Fencing Operator Pleads Guilty to Running $1.5M ORC Fencing Operation

  • Stolen Credit Card Gang - Walmart Assist - $500,000 Case
     - Two Cubans, One Nicaraguan Sentenced - Fraudulent Bank Cards
     - Four Others to Be Sentenced For Their Roles

  • Waco, TX: Two arrested, 1 sought in thefts of baby formula; estimate loss at $30,000

  • Pleasant Prairie, WI: 5 'Professional Shoplifter' arrested at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets; hitting 16 stores, nearly $20K in merchandise recovered

  • Fairfield, CT: Bridgeport Shoplifter Caught On Tape At Kohl's; $1,600 in merchandise

  • Longview, WA: Walmart Shoplifter previously banned from store charged with Felony Burglary in repeat offence

October 30, 2017

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Upcoming San Diego ORC Alliance Events

  • Moline, IL: Car Audio store hit for nearly $60,000 merchandise and the Owner’s car

  • Peoria, IL: Nearly $11,000 in merchandise stolen from Victoria’s Secret in Northwoods Mall

  • Cleveland, OH: Group of teens rob two CVS stores in Cleveland more than 50 times

  • Update: Houston, TX: Reward offered in hunt for fugitives accused of stealing $10,000 of clothes from Galleria store


October 27, 2017

  • Identity Theft Ring of 6 Indicted for Credit Card Fraud

  • Salem, OR: Husband, wife on West Coast Baby Formula theft spree arrested in Salem

  • Aurora, IL: Smash & Grab Thieves hit Chicago Premium Outlets for $45,000 
    in merchandise

  • Walnut Creek, CA: Police say man walked out of jewelry store with 1.82 carat diamond worth $27K 

  • New Castle County, DE: Delaware State Police are looking for 3 ORC thieves with active Felony Warrants

  • Loveland, CO: 1 Arrested In 3 Jewelry store Smash & Grabs, Search For More Suspects Continues 


October 26, 2017

  • NY's "Operation Sticky Fingers" 
    -Boss of NY-Based Nationwide ORC Ring Pleads Guilty
    -Forfeits $7.28 Million - Faces 3 to 9 yrs

  • Memphis, TN: Burglars steal $500,000 in prescription drugs for Walgreen's in 2 minutes

  • Cedar Rapids, IA: Roughly 50 cellphones stolen during Sprint store robbery

  • Palm Beach, FL: Miami pair caught shoplifting $6,300 in purses

  • San Bruno, CA: 'Combative' Thief Scratches San Bruno Police Officer During Shoplifting Arrest; over $2,000 of merchandise recovered

  • Frederick County, MD: Two of 5 suspects arrested in $800 theft from Victoria's Secret in Francis Scott Key Mall

  • Palo Alto, CA: Female Trio fled with nearly $3,000 in Allergy medication from Walgreen stores in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Mountain View

  • Clinton, CT: Men Stole $3,725 Worth Of Shirts from Calvin Klein in Clinton Crossing Outlets

  • Biloxi, MS: Police make 4th arrest in $4,000 Victoria's Secret, Edgewater Mall shoplifting case

  • Bridgeport, WV: Three Kohl's shoplifters arrested after crashing into a Police cruiser

October 25, 2017

  • Hillsboro, OR: $300,000 worth of gems stolen vendor in McDonalds parking lot

  • Collier County, FL: Sleight-of-hand Jewelry thief arrested; ORC Investigator from U.K. helps solve the $13,000 theft via Facebook

  • Fort Meyers, FL: Shoplifting women connected to a spree of retail thefts at Old Navy and Victoria's Secret

  • Houston, TX: Police seeking two suspects in Galleria Saks theft

  • Osaka, Japan: Romanian couple came to Japan to steal Rolex watches

  • Sonora, CA: Police recover over $1,000 in Electronic Toothbrushes and Oral Care items from Rite Aid and CVS 

  • Fairless Hills, PA: Police report $640 theft of Mucinex from CVS

October 24, 2017

  • New York Men Sentenced for Identity Theft - Hitting AT&T Stores in Idaho

  • St Joseph, MI: Local contractor faces sentencing in large-scale scam targeting Lowe's; $150,000 in restitution

  • Update: 'Blow Torch Crew' steals hundreds of guns from stores across Carolinas

  • Skokie, IL: Over 30,000 Illegal Cigarettes Seized

  • St Clairsville, OH: $1,000 Victoria's Secret ORC thief sentenced to 6 months in jail

  • Hoboken, NJ: Burglary suspect arrested in $800 Tequila Theft

  • Kirkland, WA: Man arrested for stealing $607 worth of razors from Safeway

  • London, U.K.: $60,000 of Sex Toys stolen in Burglary

October 23, 2017

  • Two Men Defraud Staples $1.4M in Loyalty Rewards & Product Rebates -  Querying Staples Website for Small Transactions

  • Worthington, MN: Shopko Employee pleads Guilty to $3,850 theft; Shopko claims she stole $150,000 in merchandise

  • Lexington, KY: Repeat high-dollar shoplifter strikes Lowe's

  • Sioux City, IA: Three teenagers arrested for involvement in multiple Siouxland burglaries

  • Orchard Park, NY: Three charged in $900 shoplifting at Kohl's

  • Mechanicsburg, PA: Police see surge in shoplifting due to opioid crisis

  • San Antonio, TX: Shoplifter displays handgun to Walmart Loss Prevention; Couple led Police on chase that ends with female in custody

  • Sentencing: Queensbury, NY: $1,000 Shoplifting case at French Mountain Commons leads to 3 year prison sentence

October 20, 2017

  • Los Angeles Skimming Crew With U-Haul Busted Near New Orleans - "Organized crime snuffed out over $7 Waffle House tab in Pearl River"

  • Carrollton PD disrupt $500,000 North Texas theft ring

  • Milwaukee Prosecutors: 1 of 2 charged in meat thefts said he "steals to survive because he's unemployed"

  • Truck smashes store front of Louis Vuitton, $150,000 in merchandise stolen

  • Dublin, GA: Two arrested in Best Buy Cargo stolen at Love's truck stop on I-16

  • Update: Baltimore, MD: Two ORC suspects admit to role in East Coast ring that hit Victoria's Secret for over $300,000

  • Hagerstown, MD: Organized Retail Theft Ring member gets five years in prison

October 19, 2017

  • Pittsburgh, PA: 'Shoplifting For Hire': Shoplifters Taking Orders Online, Then Selling Stolen Goods For Profit

  • Millburn, NJ: $31,395 worth of purses stolen at Short Hills Mall

  • Bolingbrook, IL: Police Arrest Convicted Thief At Menards Store

  • Scarsdale, NY: Shoplifters Steal Garbage Bags Full of Merchandise from CVS

  • Framingham, MA: Man charged in multiple Vacuum Cleaner thefts from Walmart

  • West Allis, WI: Two charged in grocery-store meat raids at Save-A- Lot and ALDI

October 18, 2017

  • Decatur, AL: Update - 7 Women Indicted in $18,000 theft from Old Navy

  • Lee County, FL: Couple uses child as accessory in theft of $57,000 ring from Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet 

  • Columbus, OH: 26 Handguns taken in Burglary at Gun Envy

  • Detroit, MI: 'Shinola' employee steals hundreds of watches from her Midtown Detroit employer; sold on the internet

  • Palm Beach County, FL: Accused thieves targeted Delray, Boca stores as Police watched

  • Milburn, NJ: Apple store at The Mall at Short Hills reported the theft of $792 (8 Apple Pencils); suspect arrested with Booster Bag 

  • Westland, MI: Police seek suspect in $1,000 Family Dollar Cigarettes theft

  • East Lampeter Township, PA: Police seek female suspect in $695 Walmart theft

October 17, 2017

  • Denver, CO: Ringleader directed 24 thieves in $35,000 gift card crime ring, paying them in drugs 

  • Minot, ND: Former Kmart employee facing Felony charges for $2,983 theft

  • Burr Ridge, IL: Man steals $880 worth of Candles from Bath & Body Works

  • Gainesville, FL: Two women arrested, pretended to scan $555 in merchandise at Walmart

  • Manager of ORC position open for Columbia Sportswear - Sacramento, CA


October 16, 2017

  • Manheim Township, PA: Distraction Team hits for $100,000 at Dave's Collectibles

  • New York City: Fake Messenger Flees With $58,000 Worth of iPhones From Apple Store

  • Macon, GA: $11K in designer sunglasses stolen from Sunglass Hut in The Shoppes at River Crossing

October 13, 2017

  • Folcroft, PA: Warrants served at pawn shops and warehouse in alleged stolen property probe
    -Multi-million dollar stolen property scheme fueling local drug epidemic

  • Richmond, VA: Dismissal of Organized Crime charges against store owners possible

  • Cuban Member of Credit/Gift Card Crew gets 60 months in Federal Prison

  • TX Stolen Credit Card Crew Get Prison
    -Garland, TX, Alan Okpechi, 30, gets 60 months in Federal Prison - Stealing ID's of 2,000+

  • Update: Cranston, RI: Police release images of $4,000 Victoria's Secret shoplifters

  • Palo Alto, CA: Nearly $12,000 of merchandise stolen from Stanford Shopping Center: Lululemon, Bloomingdales, Victoria's Secret and Burberry

  • Laurel County, KY: Woman tried to steal $1,000 in merchandise from Walmart

  • Deer Park, IL: Two men stole over 100 phones, tablets from AT&T store

  • South Strabane, PA: Two women charge for roles in $800 refund thefts


October 12, 2017

  • Salina, KS: Sporting goods store employee arrested for stealing $16,000 in merchandise

  • Murfreesboro, TN: Store Owners Suspect Crime Ring Behind Chainsaw Thefts

  • Lake St Louis, MO: Suspects in Victoria's Secret Theft Caught After Vehicle Catches Fire

  • Columbus, GA: Two nabbed on theft charge at Home Depot

  • Camp Hill, PA: 5 sought in 3 thefts from Walmart store

  • Ebensberg, PA: Police investigating $3,500 theft of electronics, tools and outdoor supplies from Walmart

  • Pendleton, OR: Police arrest man connected to $1,000 in multiple thefts from Safeway

October 11, 2017

  • Vietnamese Man Extradited Over Role In $500,000 Online U.S. Shopping Scam
    Using U.S. Mules To Wire Funds Overseas

  • Scottsdale, AZ: Crime syndicate uses fraudulent credit cards to buy jewelry

  • Redlands, CA: Shoplifting call at Target unveils Crime Ring responsible for 
    $18,000 in thefts

  • Update: Cranston, RI: Thieves steal nearly $4K in goods from Victoria's Secret

  • College Station, TX: Three women caught stealing almost $3,000 worth of makeup from JCPenney

  • Paducah, KY: 5 women suspected of theft at Kentucky Oaks Mall

  • Helena, MT: Theft of sunglasses leads to assault at Sportsman's Warehouse


October 10, 2017

  • Update: Delaware County, OH: Two Women indicted in 15 store theft at Tanger Outlets

  • Johnson County, IA: Man arrested in stolen car has 112 fake ID's

  • Columbus, GA: Smash & Grab Burglars hit Skate Shop for over $25,000 in merchandise


October 9, 2017

  • Fencing Operation: Pawn Shop Raided in Colonie (Albany Area), NY
    -Walmart, Target & Home Depot Assist Local PD

  • Sophisticated Counterfeit Operation Busted in Selma, AL
    -Three arrests in identity theft, counterfeiting operation

  • Serial thief linked to more than 130 cases across Texas, other states

  • Chicago, IL: 3 charged after Mag Mile, Louis Vuitton store purse theft, crash

  • Monroe, LA: X-Mart Employee arrested for stealing $1,200 of sex toys

  • Hamden, CT: Shoplifter busted after making 2 attempts to steal over $1,200 in merchandise from The Home Depot

  • Carroll County ORC Detective Profiled in Local Media


October 6, 2017

  • Hundreds in Attendance for CAL-ORCA's Value-Packed Annual Training Conference

  • Lakeland, FL: Eight arrested in elaborate Polk County retail theft ring

  • Mulberry , FL: Polk County Sheriff's Department seeking 2 Walmart Cigarette Thieves

  • Columbia, MD: Macy's hit by Grab & Run thieves

  • Norridge, IL: Four Chicago women busted at Carson's stealing over $800 in merchandise


October 5, 2017

  • Goodyear, AZ: CVS Pharmacy Tech charged with theft of over $100,000 in Diabetic Test Strips; sold stolen goods online

  • San Antonio, TX: Target Asset Protection Leader Arrested in $115000 theft scheme targeting Gift Cards 

  • Scarborough, ON, CN: Brazen $50,000 Burglary using power saws captured on video

  • Jefferson County, AL: Search warrant nets over $17,000 in stolen retail merchandise 

  • Salina, KS: O'Reilly Auto Employee busted in $3,000 refund scam

  • Sioux Falls, SD: Police are looking for two women who they say stole more than $4,000 worth of merchandise 

  • Troy, MI: 'Panty' raid: Woman arrested for over $800 theft from Victoria's Secret

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Police seek to Identify 2 in Hobby Lobby shoplifting

  • Llano County, TX: Nasaria Inez Limon, 25, of Kingsland was arrested Sept. 28 for motion to adjudicate-organized retail theft

  • Update: 2nd man sentenced to 1 year in prison for involvement in $20,000 Interstate Theft Ring


October 4, 2017

  • Jefferson, MO: Four Dillard's shoplifters arrested after multi-county car chase; over $3,000 in merchandise 

  • Pair suspected of stealing expensive perfume arrested after two-county pursuit

  • Brooklyn, NY: Ink Thief busted with over $1,000 in merchandise

  • Toledo, OH: An Ohio woman who allegedly worked with three other individuals to try to steal merchandise from a Green Oak Township store has entered a plea

  • Lufkin, TX: Pharmacy Employee gets probation for stealing pills from work

  • Bradenton, FL: First, he was accused of Home Depot ORC theft ring; now it's killing a motorist while drunk


October 3, 2017

  • Madison, WI: Suitcase toting Shoplifter steal thousands in Food and Liquor; 17 prior convictions

  • GameStop Employee arrested in $10,500 gift card theft

  • West Lebanon, NH: $1,300 of Merchandise Stolen from Wal-Mart; ties to thefts throughout the state 

  • Denton, TX: Five person Distraction Team hits JC Penney for over $750 in makeup

  • Covington, GA: Walmart Shoplifter tries to pay for stolen items with Counterfeit Money

  • Wilbraham, MA: Man accused of stealing $700 in items from Big Y Grocery store


October 2, 2017

  • COMING SOON! 2017 Western U.S. Anti-Organized Retail Crime Conference Presented by COORCA

  • Update: Muncie, IN: Couple admits to stealing $1.2 million from Amazon

  • Update - Lake Park, FL: After Hurricane Irma: Lake Park man arrested in $100,000 Wal-Mart thefts

  • Natick, MA: Three charged in retail scam; buy a cheap TV, pull around back, leave with cash

  • Lantana, FL: Man used stolen credit card at Publix at least 36 times

  • ORC LP Investigator job posted for TJX Companies - Houston, TX

September 29, 2017

  • Miami-Dade County, FL: Search Warrants served on 2 homes in connection to $3 Million Walmart burglary during Irma; 26 people already arrested

  • Union County, NC: Fired Harris Teeter worker accused of stealing $78,000 from its charitable foundation

  • Santa Clarita, CA: Deputies serve Search Warrant on a Suspect in 60 thefts of over $21,000 in items from Walmart and Target

  • Natick, MA: Man charged with $20K power tool theft from Natick Home Depot; has distinct gold plated teeth

  • Stevenson Ranch, CA: Thieves steal $85,000 in cell phones in Verizon store Armed Robbery; 2nd time this month

  • Lady Lake, FL: Man dressed up as woman arrested in theft of merchandise 
    from Belk

  • Madison Height, MI: Target employee accused of stealing $4k worth of electronics from Target

  • Millburn, NJ: Short Hills Nordstrom's employee busted for 39 fraudulent refunds for cash totaling $836.91

  • Brookfield, WI: Two females stole over $600 worth of baby formula on Sept. 20 at Pick 'N Save

  • Update - Sentenced: Corvallis, OR: Man sentenced to 1 year in prison and $20,500 in restitution in an Interstate Theft Ring


September 28, 2017

  • New York: Three plead guilty in Operation 'Sticky Fingers' $12M theft ring

  • Hartford, WI: 5 in custody after Walmart shoplifting incident leads to police pursuit

  • Bethal Park, PA: Two women face charges after $1,000 shoplifting spree at South Hills Village

  • Coon Rapids, MN: Four shoplifters are sentenced on $2,500 Kohl's theft charges; 2 year diversion program and probation

September 27, 2017

  • ​Lexington, KY: Thief Targets Vacuums; hitting the same store since April

  • New Caney, TX: Thieves hit Burlington store twice in one week

  • Albuquerque, NM: 5 Grab & Run suspects hit Spirit Halloween store for over $600

  • Indianapolis, IN: Women use stolen suitcases to shoplift hundreds of dollars' worth of items from CitiTrends

  • Brown Deer, WI: Three Milwaukee women arrested after stealing $1,000 worth of Bath & Body Works merchandise

  • Market ORC Manager position posted for Lowe's - Chicago, IL

  • Market ORC Manager position posted for Lowe's - La Follette, TN


September 26, 2017

  • COMING SOON! CLEAR's 8th Annual Training Conference Oct. 16 - 19

  • Stockbridge, GA: Burglary at Metro PCS results in nearly $170K in losses

  • Austin, TX: Jewelry store manager accused of pawning Rolex watches worth $150,000

  • Hilliard, OH: Man accused of stealing $2,000 worth of items from Home Depot

  • Indianapolis, IN: Thieves fill grocery carts with food, confront worker with gun during a Safeway robbery

  • Oswego, IL: $470 in Powered Toothbrush Heads Taken from Walmart

September 25, 2017

  • Here's a 1st Ever: Mexican ORC Gang Working with the Russians 
    -Mexican ORC Gang & Russian Hackers - $400K Tucson fraud case

  • Riviera Beach, FL: UPS Warehouse Supervisor arrested in jewelry package thefts

  • Clemson, SC: Burglars hit GameStop for $15,000 in merchandise

  • Humboldt, TN: Police seek to ID men in $4,000 Wal-Mart thefts

  • Fort McCoy, FL: Thieves stole 32 laundry detergent containers valued at $528 from Dollar General

  • Portland, OR: Do It Yourself Hardware capture $140 saw blade thief on camera

September 22, 2017

  • Slidell, LA: Home Depot thief crashed into a lake, swam across and dodged interstate traffic to get away 

  • Los Angeles County, CA: Armed Thieves steal iPhones from 2 stores in Pico Rivera, Temple City

  • Cypress, TX: Man charged with stealing $500 of Detergent from H-E-B

  • Santa Barbara, CA: Gypsy Distraction Gang has hit in 2 States, visited many stores

  • Former Big Lots cashier sentenced in theft; Auto accident liability results in extortion-like scheme to steal $36,000 in merchandise

  • Salem, MA: Trio pleads guilty in multistate ATM theft case

September 21, 2017

  • Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance Welcomes Packed House For Second Annual Conference

  • River Edge, NJ: Thieves Swipe $52,000 Worth Of Scotch From Liquor Store

  • Hollister, CA: Grand Theft suspects lead Police on 72-mile chase; Officer and civilian injured in crash

  • Orange Park, FL: Duo charged in Sears theft spree

  • Attleboro, MA: TJ Maxx nabs 2 suspects with $600 of merchandise in a Duffle Bag

  • Lady Lake, FL: Shoplifters found hiding in bathroom after fleeing on foot from Target

  • UK: Bromley, England: Gang steals designer children's clothes worth thousands in Smash & Grab raid

  • Wauwatosa, WI: $3,850 in rings stolen from a kiosk at Mayfair Mall

  • Longview, TX: 19 yr old Girl charged with $632 Walmart theft and Drug Possession

  • Lakewood, NY: Career Thief busted for $500 theft from Bon Ton


September 20, 2017

  • Ring Leader of $1.6M Jewelry Robbery Crews Gets 77 Yrs Prison

  • Gallatin, TN: 3 masked men break into Gun store, stealing 18 weapons

  • Perry County, KY: Wanted man arrested after stealing $15,000 worth of tobacco products 

  • Lexington, KY: Big Ticket Thief the focus of Lexington Police; already hit Macy's, Cabela's and Meijers 

  • Tempe, AZ: Shoplifter arrested may be linked to 22 other thefts

  • Murrieta, CA: Four Shoplifters arrested; one pulled a hatchet on a Walmart Associate

  • Kingwood, WV: West Virginia State Police searching for suspect in a $9,000 theft of merchandise from Walmart

  • Decatur, AL: 3 arrested in $1,159 Harbor Freight Theft

  • Memphis, TN: Reward offered in Bass Pro gun theft

  • Update: Irondequoit, NY: Police seeking info on 2 suspects in $10K Liquor store theft


September 19, 2017

  • Update: Falmouth, ME: Nearly $20,000 of stolen merchandise recovered by Police

  • Cortland, NY: Three suspects sought in theft of $10,000 worth of baby formula from Walmart

  • Elizabeth City, NC: Man arrested in $40,000 Jewelry Robbery from a kiosk in Southgate Mall

  • Kingwood, MD: State Police investigating a $9,000 electronics theft from WalMart

  • Woodbridge, NJ: Booster Bag woman busted with $524 in CDs from FYE Music

  • Fairfield, CT: Kohl's Shoplifter said Stolen Jewelry Would Pay For Kids Diapers

  • New York, NY: New York County Criminal Court hearing for suspect who allegedly fraudulently purchased Apple gift cards

September 18, 2017

  • ​Warrington, PA: Distraction Thieves get away with $11,000 of merchandise from Verizon, connected to multiple other thefts

  • Brighton, MI: ORC theft foiled at Green Oak Victoria's Secret

  • Farmington Hills, MI: Three suspects stole $4,000 worth of blue jeans

  • Oxnard, CA: Five arrested in Police's latest Shoplifting Sting

  • Falmouth, ME: Suspects charged with Organized Retail Theft from Rite-Aid and Shaw's Supermarket

  • El Cerrito, CA: Grand theft - DB Shoes at El Cerrito Plaza reported possible embezzlement

  • Louisville, KY: Serial shoplifter arrested outside U of L Campus Bookstore

  • Market ORC Manager Open for Lowe's - Radford, VA


September 15, 2017

  • COMING SOON:  CAL-ORCA's Annual Training Conference ORC - Evolved: "Illuminating the Dark Side"

  • Tyler, TX: $43K worth of Cellphones stolen from Sam's Club

  • Ewa Beach, HI: 3 women attempt to steal 18 cases of Spam, over $1,000, at Longs Drugs

  • San Diego, CA: Sheriffs Seek Woman for Multiple Thefts in Home Goods Stores

  • North Carolina: Carolina's Organized Retail Crime Alliance biggest concern is the safety of the general public

  • Asheboro, NC: Third Offense lands shoplifter in prison 1 to 10 years

September 14, 2017

  • New job posting: ORC Manager for ULTA Beauty - Bolingbrook, IL

  • Knoxville, TN: Knox County Sheriff's officers raid landmark Restaurant for Stolen Meats; Kroger ORC Team assists

  • Eau Claire, WI: Holiday C- Store employee busted for $6,000 theft

  • Camarillo, CA: Police seeking prolific shoplifter; hitting 3 Target stores for over $3,500

  • Coralville, IA: Police are looking for four suspects who they say stole hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a department store last week

  • Monroe, LA: Lowe's Employee busted in $3,000 pass- thru thefts

  • Goodyear, AZ: Shoplifter may be linked to thefts in 5 other cities

  • Boise, ID: Boise Police thank Organized Retail Crime Association for assistance in Credit Card Fraud case

  • Auckland, New Zealand: Stolen meat a hot commodity for synthetic drug users

  • Newark, DE: With young children in tow, woman steals $1,200 worth of groceries from Acme store

  • Austin, TX: Serial jewelry store robber gets 77 years in prison


September 13, 2017

  • Port Orange, FL: Smash & Grab Hurricane Burglary suspect charged in $145,000 theft from Sunglass World 

  • Toledo, OH: Ohio State Highway Patrol recover nearly $10,000 in stolen merchandise

  • Detroit Lake, MN: Couple caught posing for Security Camera as they Shoplift

  • Temecula, CA: Police arrest 1 of 2 suspects in Cellphone Crime Spree across Southwest Riverside County 

  • Knox County, TN: Two men arrested in a series of felony Guitar thefts

  • Jersey City, NJ: Man busted with Rogaine, Nicoderm after Target robbery

  • Update - Collinsville, IL: Man called Walmart cashier, ordered up a $9,000 theft of prepaid Visa cards


September 12, 2017

  • Houston, TX: Belk Shoplifter facing multiple Felony charge; theft of over $1,000

  • Sioux Center, IA: SD Pair Accused of Stealing $1,700 Merchandise from Walmart

  • Dalton, GA: Man steals a Stove, attempts a Refrigerator from Sears

  • Concord, CA: Shoplifting rings targeting Concord retailers

  • UK: London: House of Fraser windows smashed as thieves steal thousands of dollars of Mulberry handbags


September 11, 2017

  • Carolinas ORC Alliance 2nd Annual Conference Sept. 21 in Durham, NC

  • Update: Trumbull, CT: Thieves stole at least $32,000 worth of jewelry from the Pandora store in the Westfield Trumbull mall, police said

  • Akron, OH: Shoplifter with booster bag and $3,100 in merchandise arrested; 
    two Macy's LP injured

  • Pleasanton, CA: $1,800 Baby Formula Theft Leads To Heroin Bust

  • Bloomfield Township, MI: $1,000 in merchandise reported stolen from Ulta store

  • Marysville, WA: Two Wal-Mart thieves' getaway ends in fiery crash


September 8, 2017

  • CLEAR's 8th Annual Training Conference in San Antonio Still On After Hurricane Harvey

  • San Diego, CA: Suspects Plead Not Guilty in $20 Million Retail Theft Ring

  • San Antonio, TX: Fencing Operation: Mother, daughter, boyfriend caught with $15K in stolen goods in West Side home

  • Update: Portage, PA: Pawnshop co-owner sentenced for theft scheme

  • REGISTER NOW: MetrORCA Meeting/Training in South Jersey Thursday, Oct. 5


September 7, 2017

  • 22 indicted in ICE-led probe into multimillion dollar theft ring that targeted upscale shopping malls in San Diego area and nationwide

  • Huber Heights, OH: 1 in custody, 2 sought in theft from Justice

  • Cambridge, MA: The Theft of Books has retailers turning to new ideas to control losses

  • Madisonville, TN: Thief hauls off 48 gallons of Sweet Baby's Ray Barbecue sauce

  • Australia: Nationwide Search for 2 suspects in $20,000 electronics theft from retailer Harvey Norman

  • Gympie, Australia: Police Arrest 12 Shoplifters with increased partnership with local Retailers

September 6, 2017

  • State seeks $6.5 million from owners of busted Middletown, DE pawn shop
    -The Conclusion of a Great ORC Case
    -Originally Reported on August 11, 2016

  • Burlington City, NJ: Fencing Operation - C-Store Owner charged with Reselling Stolen Goods

  • Three charged with using fake money to buy Home Depot merchandise

  • Update: Staten Island, NY: Brazen daytime heist: Masked robbers flee T-Mobile with 50 phones


September 5, 2017

  • North Bethesda, MD: Trail of jewelry from broken bag led to a Lord & Taylor thief

  • Warren, MI: Three arrested in Computer theft at Target

  • Laurinburg, NC: Fencing Operation: Suspect stole $1,250 of car rims, tires to sell

  • North Coventry, PA: Warrant issued for Lowe's Generator Thief

  • Naples, FL: Deputies arrest 78 year old Serial bra thief

  • Los Alamos, NM: Smith's Grocery bust 2 more ORC Thieves; over $1,300 in merchandise recovered

  • Market ORC Manager position posted for Lowe's - Lakeland, FL

  • Queenstown, MD: 2 sentenced to jail time in $4,000 Merrell Clothing store theft scheme

August 31, 2017

  • Carolinas ORC Alliance 2nd Annual Conference - Sept. 21 in Durham, NC

  • Clarence, NY: 3 Walmart employees charged with stealing nearly $5,000 of electronics

  • Troy, MI: Thieves make off with $4,245 in merchandise from Versace store

  • Allentown, PA: Serial shoplifter nabbed at Wegmans; faces 8 counts of retail theft, over $4,500 

  • San Mateo, CA: Stun gun used to rob $3,000 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret store

  • Ulster, NY: Repeat Walmart Shoplifter caught on 2nd attempt; over $2,000

  • Pottstown, PA: Police seeking suspect for thefts at multiple area Walmart stores; thousands in merchandise stolen

  • Hamilton, ON, CN: Beauty product thieves sought following thefts from Oakville and Burlington malls

August 30, 2017

  • Update: Detroit, MI: Two charged in $300,000 Pawn Shop fencing operation headed to circuit court

  • Fry's VIP shopping card links a suspect to 38 baby formula thefts

  • Naperville, IL: 'Habitual criminal' sought in strip mall burglaries

  • Centralia, OR: 5 Arrested, charged with Organized Retail Theft in $800 Safeway shoplifting spree

August 29, 2017

  • Tangipahoa Parish, LA: Woman arrested for reportedly stealing, reselling $18K worth of baby formula

  • Greenwich, CT: Traffic Stop leads to Drugs charges, Booster Bar and $8,000 of stolen Apple

  • Wayne, NJ: Serial Shoplifter Caught Taking $2,100 In Lord & Taylor Goods

  • Ankeny, IA: Former Iowa State Football player charged with $800 theft

  • Paris, TX: Repeat Offender now facing felony in Brookshire's Grocery theft

  • Westminster, CO: 5 Arrested in Smash & Grab Burglary at Boost Mobile

  • Troy, MI: Detroit Woman with multiple warrants arrested with her 2 small children; hundreds of dollars of merchandise from Macy's

  • Fort Wayne, IN: Same Suspects Burglarize 3 Cell Phone Stores in One Night

  • Ajman, UAE: 3 Arrested for theft of $50,000 worth of smartphones

August 28, 2017

  • Lockport, NY: Home Depot employees foil $3,000 merchandise theft

  • Vero Beach, FL: Two men pull off a Distraction Theft of $2,000 in Visa cards from Walmart

  • Orland Park, IL: JC Penney employee busted for $3,500 clothing theft

  • Jacksonville, TX: Organized retail theft occurred at the WalMart on S. Jackson St.

August 25, 2017

  • Chandler, AZ: Man steals $10K worth of baby formula to fuel heroin addiction

  • Laguna Hills, CA: 12 thieves steal $140,000 in Prescription Sunglasses

  • Youngstown, OH: Three Women charged in $7,300 Walmart theft

  • Naperville, IL: Police arrest Group of 6 Young Men stealing merchandise at Walmart

  • Fremont, CA: Four suspects steal $3,000 worth of calculators from Fry's Electronics

  • Update: Shreveport, LA: Shoplifting 'is what I do'; woman arrested after video goes viral

August 24, 2017

  • Memphis, TN: Kroger grocery store employee accused of stealing more than $25,000 in groceries 

  • Green Bay, WI: Two charged in $12,000 UW-Green Bay textbook theft

  • Update: Fort Wayne, IN: Warrants issued for 2 men who hit 5 Kroger stores; focused on liquor thefts for 2 months

  • Shreveport, LA: Woman shoplifts 18 bottles of booze from liquor store in 2 1/2 minutes

  • La Crosse, WI: Man steals 60 bottles of Baby formula and 28 cases of Energy drinks

  • Bakersfield, CA: Police seeking suspect of Bed, Bath, and Beyond Theft


August 23, 2017

  • Newton, AL: Smash & Grab thieves use a truck to break into a Gun Store

  • Brookfield, WI: Dick's Sporting Goods Teen Shoplifters led Police on 5 mile chase

  • Update: Somerset, PA: Man waives preliminary hearing in $2,700 TV thefts

  • Cape Girardeau, MO: Menard's multi-store Shoplifter arrested following a 15 mile chase with Police

  • Brookfield, WI: An electric guitar valued at $1,999 was stolen from Guitar Center, on Aug. 15

  • South Korea: Oil thieves dig a 50 yard tunnel to an underground pipeline; stealing over 5,000 gallons per day

  • Tampa, FL: Federal Judge sentence Lakeland Gun store thief to 30 months; stole 104 firearms

August 22, 2017

  • West Palm Beach, FL: Theft scheme targeted Home Depot stores; man faces charges

  • Kenosha, WI: Three suspects arrested in 2 Cellphone store burglaries; $33,000 of merchandise recovered 

  • Las Vegas, NV: Two men charged with Victoria's Secret $15,000 heist spree

  • Manhattan, NY: Group stole clothing from Manhattan running stores

  • Springfield, PA: Police Investigating $5,500 Optical Theft

  • New Zealand: Organized Retail Crime Ring busted at Ballantynes Department store in Christchurch; group tied to theft, credit card fraud and burglary


August 21, 2017

  • Laval, Quebec, Canada: Hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen goods fall out of Quebec thieves' truck as they flee

  • Town and Country, MO: Total Wine and More reports a $6,000 theft of merchandise over the weekend

  • Update: Farmingdale, NY: Man Stole $3K Worth Of Copper From Lowe's

  • New York: Four teens fill a suitcase with toothpaste and air fresheners at Family Dollar

  • Fairfield, CT: Two Target shoplifter attempts $622 theft; active arrest warrants in 7 different Municipal Courts

  • Berks County, PA: Two charged with Organized Retail Theft, Receiving and Conspiracy

  • Fencing Operation: Mobile County, AL: Deputies shut down Pawn Shop seizing stolen merchandise; Owner was uncooperative with investigation

August 18, 2017 

  • Homestead, FL: $100,000 in Lawn and Garden item stolen from a Hardware store

  • (Sentencing) Salem, MA: Man pleads guilty to ATM Burglaries in 3 states and $120,000 Apple store theft

  • Boiling Springs, SC: Man fled Walmart with over $2,000 in merchandise

  • Harrison County, MS: Husband and wife busted stealing dozens of hats, underwear, toys and Religious Books

  • Chicago, IL: Thieves Break Into 5 U.S. Mail Trucks In One Week On SW Side

  • Canfield Township, OH: Randy Pence, 34, of, Leavittsburg, was arrested for theft of $1,061.23 in merchandise at Walmart


August 17, 2017 

  • Laredo, TX: C-Store Manager Arrested for cash theft; store suffered a $78,000 shortage

  • Las Vegas, NV: Two arrested in 7 Cell Phone store Robberies; stealing over $18,000 in merchandise 

  • Greensburg, PA: Pittsburgh couple bust with Booster Bag and $3,350 of stolen merchandise

  • Orange County, CA: Police searching for woman suspected of stealing more than $2,000 worth of baby formula

  • Greensburg, PA: Police searching for 4 in Carter's store theft

  • Riverside, CA: Police arrest target of ORC Task Force investigation

  • Victoria, TX: Jerrod Leshawn Dean, 28, of Victoria, arrested by officers Aug. 14 on warrants charging him with Organized Retail Theft less than $2,500 and five Class C misdemeanors


August 16, 2017 

  • Shorewood, WI: Man Arrested In $300,000 International Gift Card Fraud; gift card codes from India, used to buy more in USA, then sold the new cards to China

  • Somerset, PA: Man stole TVs from Walmart to trade for drugs

  • Edina, MN: Former Mrs. Minnesota convicted of switching price tags on clothes at Macy's

  • Update - Waterloo, IA: Two convicted in multi-state cell phone robbery spree; facing life in prison


August 15, 2017 

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Woman uses fake ID to steal $94K of diamonds

  • New Jersey Couple Steals Enough Lowe's Merchandise, Including $2,500 in Underwear, to Fill an 18 ft Trailer; exploited "weaknesses" in website

  • Louisville, KY: Cricket Wireless employee busted for theft of $6,800 in phones

  • Salem, NH: Two 18 yr old females busted at Macy's with thousands in merchandise

  • Lower Macungie Township, PA: Police Charge NY Man in $600 Baby Formula Theft

  • Dauphin County, PA: Three guys dressed as Animals steal $500 in merchandise from Walmart


  • Vernon, FL: Three Alabama women arrested after stealing from patio of Dollar General

  • Police across Michigan battling rash of wheel, tire theft

August 14, 2017

  • Coalition of Law Enforcement & Retail (CLEAR) August Newsletter: New Website, Upcoming Conference News, Top ORC Cases & More

  • All in the Family
    -UK Crime Boss Daughter & Widow - To Be Sentenced As ORC Gang Member

  • Memphis, TN: Memphis police are looking for three men who stole more than $100,000 worth of jewelry

  • Springfield, OR: Big Lots employee gave away $36,000 in merchandise to victim of car crash to repay debt

  • Rogersville, TN: Cuban illegals nabbed in Rogersville in connection with $20K 'skimming' scam

  • Robinson Township, PA: Surveillance photos part of investigation into theft ring

  • Brown County, OH: Drug bust uncovers theft ring

  • Livingston, NJ: Two Booster Bag thieves busted at Victoria's Secret;
     $2,200 in merchandise

  • Gainesville, FL: Florida Gators Suspend 7 Players Suspected of Credit Card Fraud from season opener

  • Vero Beach, FL: 23 Video Games Stolen From Walmart; 3 Arrested in $1,000 theft


August 11, 2017

  • Jefferson Parish, LA: $50,000 in Best Buy and Sears Gift Cards purchased with stolen Personal Info; 5 Arrested

  • Farmingdale, NY: Man Stole $3K Worth Of Copper From Lowe's

  • Lake Grove, NY: Women Used 'Booster Bag' To Steal Over $2K Worth Of Items From Victoria's Secret

  • Bloomfield Township, MI: Woman arrested for stealing nearly $1,000 worth of items from Ulta

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Man loaded stolen suitcase with $300 of merchandise at Walmart

  • Update: Houston, TX: Suspect stabs employee with stolen machete

  • Joliet, IL: Walmart employee busted for $900 in voids/ pass thru to friends


August 10, 2017

  • Rolla, MO: Walgreens LP Monitoring assists in the arrest of 5 men; gang of pharmacy burglars hitting in multiple states

  • Houston, TX: Suspect stole over $3,000 in clothing from upscale store

  • Racine, WI: Three charged with Felony Theft
    -$675 of merchandise stolen from American Eagle

  • Yesway C-Store Employee busted for over $12,000 in Lottery Tickets

  • Milburn, NJ: Louis Vuitton store at Short Hills reported the theft of 4 wallets valued at $3,185

  • Beachwood, OH: Akron Couple busted at Dillard; $1400 of merchandise and criminal tools

August 9, 2017

  • 2017 GRAORCA Retail Crime Conference - Aug. 16

  • Harrisburg, PA: Police Arrest 3rd Suspect in Human Trafficking - Retail Theft Ring

  • Fountain Valley, CA: Jewelry heist suspect linked to $100,000 in hand bag thefts in three counties

  • Philadelphia, PA: Woman pleads guilty to $1,600 Toys R Us theft; connected to east coast ORC group 

  • Decatur, IL: Serial shoplifting suspect arrested for TV theft at Walmart

  • Brookfield, WI: Thousands of pieces of jewelry stolen from vehicle

  • Las Cruces, NM: Mimbres Valley woman suspected in $640 Walmart shoplifting

  • Update: Staten Island, NY: Man charged in $1,600 Michael Kors handbag theft


August 8, 2017

  • Polk County, FL: Polk Sheriff's Office undercover shoplifting operation leads to 65 Arrests

  • From Russia With Love: Pittsburgh, PA: Russian Credit Card Fraudster arrested in Dyson Vacuum Scheme UPS Employee's quick thinking breaks the case

  • Update - Fairfield, CT: Jewelry crew sentenced to 15-20 years in $3M Jewelry Store Armed Robbery/ Kidnapping

  • Salisbury Township, PA: Victoria's Secret robbery suspect charged; was part of lingerie theft ring

  • Celina, OH: Man Arrested in Multijurisdictional Theft Ring hitting Tractor Supply and Dollar General

  • Doral, FL: 'Beauty bandits' arrested for $70,000 in cosmetic thefts 

  • Update: Las Cruces, NM: Couple steals $3,500 in electronics from Walmart

  • Mt Sterling, KY: Man pepper sprays 80-year-old Walmart employee during shoplifting attempt

August 7, 2017

  • Chicago Ridge, IL: Shoplifter Swipes Over $43,000 Worth Of Gold Earrings From Sears

  • ATF Warning: A gun is stolen every two minutes

  • Marshall, TX: Police identify suspects in $2,000 Walmart theft

  • Melbourne, Australia: Violent Youth Gang terrorizes workers at three C-Stores


August 4, 2017

  • REGISTER NOW! Twin Cities ORC Association Annual Conference & Training on August 15-16 

  • Organized offensive: Law enforcement, retailers combat retail crime
    - TCORCA Reveals "Eye-Opening" Realities of ORC

  • Burlingame, CA: Man accused of stealing $230,000 worth of Persian rugs

  • Sacramento, CA: Stolen iPads Returned to Sacramento Tech Exchange after Robbery

  • Carbondale, CO: Thieves roll away 7 high-end bicycles valued at $62,000

  • Barboursville, WV: Two women busted in $1,000 theft from Victoria's Secret in the Huntington Mall

August 3, 2017

  • Miami, FL: Cosmetics Theft Ring Nabs $70,000 From CVS & Walgreens

  • Man stole $1,700 of Crest White Stripes from Giant Eagle; charged with $2,700 thefts at other area stores

  • Fairview Heights, IL: Macy's apprehended 4 suspects with over $3,600 in merchandise

  • Austin, TX: Police issue 2 Warrants, arrest 1 in Pawn Shop Distraction Team; over $4,000 in merchandise stolen from 5 area stores

  • Mokena, IL: Warrants issued for 3 suspects in Meijer Alcohol Thefts; Pepper Sprayed a Loss Prevention Associate

  • Oaks, PA: Police search for baby formula thief wearing Cowboys hat

August 2, 2017

  • Columbia, MO: Walmart employee accused of stealing drugs

  • Christian County, KY: Dollar General Shoplifting bust turns into a $5,000 regional ORC case; 4 Arrested

  • Troy, MI: Macy's nabs $888 Shoplifter with Booster Bag

  • Update: Reading, PA: Two women admitted to stealing more than $1,330 worth of items from three Wyomissing stores and led police on a chase


August 1, 2017

  • Fencing Operation: Detroit Pawn Shop found with $300,000 worth of stolen goods

  • Grand Junction, CO: Woman suspected in Cellphone-Buying Scam; over $8,600 of merchandise in 2 days

  • York, PA: Police investigating $8,000 theft of iPhone, iPods and GPS
    stolen from Walmart

  • Monroe Township, PA: Lowe's reports theft of $2,300 in tools

  • Gastonia, NC: Two charged in Victoria Secret $2,100 theft

  • Greenville, TN: Women with multiple priors busted again at Walmart;
    over $600 of merchandise recovered

  • Cherokee County, GA: Thousands worth of guns stolen from gun range

  • Millbrook, AL: Lawn & Garden Thieves hit Walmart on multiple occasions: Chainsaws and weed eaters

  • Glastonbury, CT: Police said they arrested a man Wednesday after reports of a suspected credit card fraud incident at Whole Foods

July 31, 2017

  • Thieves Use "Romanian Method" to Steal $600,000 in Apple iPhones

  • Dutch Police catch Romanian Gang suspected in Cargo Truck; hitting trailers while moving

  • San Diego, County, CA: Man Charged With 68 Felonies for Theft in Multiple Counties

  • Peoria, IL: Two women make off with $1,000 in merchandise from Victoria's Secret Pink

  • Epping, NH: Police seek suspect in $700 Dyson Vacuum theft from Walmart

  • Woodbury, MN: JC Penney bust Shoplifter with over $500 in merchandise, a Prybar, Wire Cutters and Magnet

  • Organized Retail Crime Regional Manager Positions in various locations listed for CVS Health - See today's Internet Jobs


July 28, 2017

  • (Update) Viera, FL: Ice Cream Depot owners sentenced to 35 Months in $100,000 ORC case

  • Willow Grove, PA: JC Penney Loss Prevention Manager busted for theft of $25,000 in Gift Cards

  • Lufkin, TX: Citizen helps Police nab suspects in Home Depot $21,000 ORC theft

  • Fort Wayne, IN: Shoplifting suspect attacks Kohl's Loss Prevention Agent with Stun Gun

  • Sunbury, PA: Weis LP Agent Assaulted by female with multiple warrants


July 27, 2017

  • Atlanta, GA: Man threatened Rita Aid Pharmacist, stole prescription cough syrup

  • Erie, PA: Police seeking 2 suspect in $4,200 Walmart Theft

  • Milford, DE: 2nd theft scheme takes place at Walmart in less than a week; pair arrested

  • Dunfermline, Scotland: Amazon workers caught on camera stealing $14,000 of merchandise

  • Newton, PA: Suspect arrested in $1,000 Sunglass theft

  • Burnet County, TX: David Jarrod Cornelius, 24, of Granite Shoals was arrested July 19 by BCSO on a SRA-Organized Retail Theft; was released the same day after posting bond

  • Save the Date! CLEAR's 8th Annual Training Conference Coming Oct. 16 - 19


July 26, 2017

  • LPNN 'Special Series' Schedule

  • Florida Ring Leader Gets 7yrs Prison For Stolen Credit Card Trafficking Ring 
    -Involving More Than 114,000 Accounts And Losses Of $23 Million
    -Bought CC#'s Online - Made Fake Cards - Purchased Goods Worth $23M

  • Four Members Of "Manche Boy Mafia" Gang Sentenced In Credit Card Fraud Scheme
    -Bought CC #'s Online - Made Fake Cards - Bought Gift Cards & Electronics For Resale - $600,000

  • Texas City, TX: Police bust retail theft ring at Tanger Outlet Mall

  • Newark, NJ: Man who led stolen credit card ring sent to prison

  • South Brunswick, NJ: Serial Shoplifter Runs From Officer With Pants Full of Vodka Bottles

  • Littleton, CO: 27 Rifles stolen from gun store in sophisticated theft

  • Orange Park, FL: Armed man steals 11 boxes of Nikes from Shoe Carnival


July 25, 2017

  • Dania Beach, FL: 16 guns are stolen from a Bass Pro Shop

  • Campbells Creek, WV: Man sought after theft of $2,500 worth of cigarettes

  • Syracuse, NY: Career Shoplifter Arrested at Macy's

  • Jacksonville, FL: 2 Winn-Dixie clerks charged with theft, fraud

  • Decatur, IL: man charged in string of Walmart burglaries

  • Southington, CT: Target Employee shipped herself over $5,600 in stolen items from the store 

  • Lake Zurich, IL: Multiple ORC Theft reports at Jewel Osco stores, totaling over $3800


July 24, 2017

  • Bayone, NJ: Jersey City Duo Used 7-Year-Old Girl in $3,000 Diversion Theft; hit 6 stores

  • Trenton, NJ: Update: Woman who ran Organized Theft Ring sentenced to 5 years in prison

  • Shreveport, LA : Police trying to ID two JC Penney shoplifters; assaulted Loss Prevention

  • Update: Plaistow, NH: Thief who posed as Home Depot worker to steal air conditioners apologizes

  • Boston, MA: Trio hits Stop & Shop for over $500 in Razors

  • Dublin, Ireland: Man who stole guitars worth $7,000 is linked with International Crime Ring; Romanian Gypsy gang with ties to U.S. and Canada

  • India: Crude Oil Theft: Gang busted after 50 million litres heist over 6 years 


July 21, 2017

  • South Jersey Retail Theft Leader Sentenced; admitted to $20,000 in theft

  • Bellvue, WA: Organized Crime Ring busted in Credit Card Theft case; over $100,000 in loss, 11 Arrested

  • Omaha, NE: Serial Felony Shoplifter takes a Plea Deal; total of 9 charges

  • Louisville, KY: Woman arrested for the theft of $11,000 in Jewelry from Kohl's

  • Murfreesboro, TN: Shoplifters once again hit Murfreesboro Victoria's Secret; $1,300 in merchandise stolen

  • Gretna, NE: Shoplifter Re-Boxed electronics into a scooter box

  • Update: Farmington, NM: Warrant issued for $7,800 Sam's Club shoplifter

July 20, 2017

  • Toronto, Canada: Woman arrested in $89,000 Jewelry theft

  • Bellingham, WA: Police are looking for thief who stole $40,000 to $60,000 in gold chains at kiosk in Bellis Fair mall Tuesday night

  • Simpsonville, KY: Police looking to ID $7,000 Polo/ Tommy Hilfiger Outlet thieves

  • Murfreesboro, TN: Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics from Targe

  • Update: Omaha, NE: Former Wine Store Employee Takes Deal in $68,000
    Gift-Card Scheme

  • Update: New Orleans, LA: Three men Arrested in $50,000 Dirt Bike Theft from Cycle World


July 19, 2017

  • Cupertino, CA: Burglars enter through Verizon store roof, steal $138,000 in merchandise

  • Redlands, CA: Amazon warehouse employee accused of $30,000 in thefts

  • Update: Chad Johnson has Hilarious Reaction after being Identity Theft Victim

  • Palm Desert, CA: Man Arrested in $10,000 theft from Westfield Palm Desert Mall

  • Destin, FL: Shoplifter Uses Box Cutter as a Weapon inside Best Buy

  • Arlington Heights, IL: Guitar Center thieves hit for over $5,000

  • Des Plaines, IL: Mariano's Grocery reports $650 ORC theft

  • Orland Park, IL: Apple Store Security Guard arrested for $1,700 theft


July 18, 2017

  • REGISTER NOW: CAL-ORCA's Annual Training Conference
    -ORC - Evolved: "Illuminating the Dark Side"

  • Update: Woodland Hills, CA: LAPD release photo of $10,000 Sunglass Hut Armed Robbery Suspect

  • Brentwood, TN: Police seek suspect in Costco Ink Cartridge Thefts

  • Teaneck, NJ: Arrest Made In 4,000-Pill Armed Oxy Robbery

  • Tulsa, OK: Career Criminal Couple arrested in Home Depot and TJ Maxx Thefts

  • Newport Beach, CA: 3 women suspected of stealing Louis Vuitton luggage from Fashion Island store

  • Blytheville, AR: Thousands in Electronics stolen from Walmart

  • Update: Toledo, OH: 7 Indicted in Lowes's Theft and Gift Card Scheme

  • Update: Milwaukie, OR: Head of ID Theft Ring gets 10 years in prison; hit Target, Cabelas, Best Buy and many others

  • Springfield, PA: Two arrested in $700 theft from Target

July 17, 2017

  • Polk County, FL: Organized Retail Task Force searching for 2 in theft of thousands from Walmart

  • Monroe, OH: Walmart shoplifter arrested with over $4,000 of electronics

  • Livonia, MI: Police searching for 2 men in connection with metro Detroit Home Depot theft

  • Dorset, England: Gang of thieves steal over $1,700 worth of Legos from 3 stores in a 5 day spree


July 14, 2017

  • Update: Birmingham, AL: Brothers sought in theft of 113 cell phones, $54k cash from T-Mobile arrested

  • Rochester, MN: Women used children as spotters to shoplift baby formula

  • La Mirada, CA: Thieves Throw Red Bull at Store Clerk During Robbery, fled with $700 of merchandise

  • Update: Kansas City, MO: Mother of 5 to recover after shoplifters slam into her SUV while running from police

  • Thousand Oaks, CA: Two Arrested with cart full of merchandise fleeing Kohl's; charged with Felony grand theft

  • Maidenhead, England: 40 Saxophones have been stolen from a family run music shop; valued at over $100,000

  • Bournemouth, England: Woman arrested after more than $1,300 worth of Legos stolen


July 13, 2017

  • Brooklyn, NY: Suspects steal $10K in cigarettes from NYC Rite Aid

  • Butte, MT: Walmart in Butte hit in $3,500 counterfeit Voucher Scam

  • Speedway employee steals over $500 in Cough Syrup

  • Oak Lawn, IL: Shoplifter Steals Tide and Charmin from Jewel; turned over merchandise to girlfriend, who probably sold it

  • New Zealand: Auckland Supermarket focus on high end meats due to 'high theft activity'


July 12, 2017

  • Update: Houston, TX: $200K in watches stolen from Macy's, video released

  • Becker County, MN: Multiple Walmart store thefts leads to Felony Theft charge

  • Bryan, TX: Three arrested in two area Walmart thefts; over $3,200 in merchandise recovered

  • Clackamus, OR: Wanted man caught with $2,200 in stolen goods from Clackamas store

  • Birmingham, AL: Brothers wear their T-Mobile employee shirts while burglarizing their store

  • Columbus, GA: Man arrested on more than 40 counts of credit card fraud; buys items to sell online

  • New Zealand: Auckland Supermarket focus on high end meats due to
    'high theft activity'

  • Santa Monica, CA: Bloomingdales recovers $795 worth of merchandise

  • Update: Guy Who Stole 100K in 'Star Wars' Toys Will Go To Jail  


July 11, 2017

  • Olathe, KS: Employee sentenced for $275,000 theft from Garry Gribble's Running Sports

  • Fort Pierce, FL: Walmart employee accused of stealing more than $30,000; scan tires for refunds

  • Polk County, FL: Trio Of Cross Dressing Accused Thieves Caught; Home Depot Gift Card theft

  • Burlington, VT: Vermont Police and Retailers focus on Shoplifting impact; nearly 1,000 police calls, 500+ arrested

  • Mobile, AL: "Cooler Crook" targets Yeti, Steals More than $5,000 in Merchandise

  • Menlo Park, CA: CVS Reports $2,000 Cologne theft

  • Update: Sugar Land, TX: Police investigating a Burglary at Shop N Go; thieves used high end Rescue saw to steal safe

  • Mechanicsburg, PA: 'Felony Lane Gang' believed to be working Midstate area of PA

July 10, 2017

  • Watsontown, PA: $57,000 worth of equipment stolen from Valley AG and Turf

  • Costa Mesa, CA: $14,000 of Handbags stolen from Bloomingdales

  • Springfield, OR: Man arrested for Shoplifting 4 Assault Rifles, total value of $8,500

  • Norridge, IL: Three Chicago women charged in $1,122 Victoria Secret's theft

  • Wasilla, AK: Police investigating $800 NAPA theft

  • Fresno, CA: Police search for suspects in Total Wine and More theft

  • Update: Baytown, TX: Police still seeking to identify Home Depot theft suspects

  • Nashua, NH: Toys "R" Us employee busted; ran a Gift Card Scam worth over $2,700

  • Ephrata, PA: Two female Shoplifters used bolt cutters to create an escape route through Walmart Garden Center 

July 7, 2017

  • Sandy Springs, GA: Armed Robbers Steal Cell Phones Valued At $65,000 from AT&T store

  • Update: Westmoreland County, PA: Woman pleads guilty to $30,000 Victoria's Secret online theft

  • Robstown, TX: 4 adults, 2 juveniles arrested in Organized Theft Ring; $2,000 of merchandise from Express

  • UPDATE: Vienna, WV: Police release new details on Toys 'R' Us shoplifting

  • North Augusta, GA: Man commits felony shoplifting of local Belk twice in one week

  • Alcoa, TN: Man with extensive criminal history flees police after shoplifting $300 in cologne from Walmart


July 6, 2017

  • Vernon Hills, IL: Hawthorn Mall store employee arrested for theft of $56,000
    in merchandise

  • Wilmington, NC: Burglars target Highly Collectable Comic Books, $12,000 of items stolen

  • Lebanon, NH: Two facing Felony Theft charges in $2,000 spree at Price Choppers

  • Saddle Brook, NJ: Four Thieves Snatch $600 Bird From Pet Store


July 5, 2017

  • Manhattan, NY: Man Missing Fingers Swipes Thousands In Merchandise From High-End Retailers

  • New York, NY: Bloomingdale's Thieves Try Using Stolen Cards to Buy $42K Chanel Purses

  • Carlisle, PA: Man charged in retail theft spree

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Police looking for couple in three 'bait and switch' ring thefts in Texas and OKC

  • Lower Macungie Township, PA: Fake price tags, Self Check-out, reason for discounts; Pair paid $2.64 for $224 worth of Walmart merchandise


June 30, 2017

  • Memphis, TN: UPS Shipping Ring stole $79,000 in cellphone merchandise

  • Pekin, IL: Probe widens into Wheel Rim thefts as Missouri man charged: $28,000 of items recovered

  • Update: Riverhead, NY: Man in Fedora steals $2,000 in Home Depot goods

  • Williston, VT: Woman Tried to Flush $900 of Stolen Jewelry Down the Toilet

  • Oakland, CA: Feds say a Woman ran ID theft ring from Bay Area halfway house

  • Gainesville, FL: Play Station thief facing Organized Retail Theft charges

  • Mount Pleasant, WI: Three women arrested with over $1,000 in stolen merchandise; got stuck in traffic

  • Franklin, NJ: Woman gets probation for $1,000 Walmart theft, heroin charge

  • Lakeland, FL: Shoplifters That Stuffed Empty Bags with $2,711.00 of Polo and Nike Merchandise Are In Custody

  • UK: Police tackling higher rates of Organized Crime in North Wales than most major UK cities 


June 29, 2017

  • Washington, DC: 2 Md. men arrested for theft of over $20K worth of Alcohol

  • Polk County, FL: Sheriff's Office Searching For Three Suspects In Retail Theft Case

  • Saginaw County, MI: Woman faces prison after 8th Shoplifting case in 3 year

  • Albuquerque, NM: Thieves steal $2,000 in vacuums from sewing shop


June 28, 2017

  • Miami-Dade, FL: Electronics store robbed of $30K after multiple break-ins

  • Daytona Beach, FL: Shoplifting crew busted after stealing $10,000 in merchandise

  • Delray Beach, FL: Man arrested for stealing thousands in baby formula from Publix stores

  • Four Colorado gun shop burglaries could be connected, ATF says

  • Coweta, OK: Couple suspected in $1,200 Walmart electronics theft

June 27, 2017

  • Carolinas ORC Alliance 2nd Annual Conference - Sept. 21 in Durham, NC

  • Portland, OR: Fred Meyer manager may be responsible for $300K theft

  • Charleston, SC: Two men steal $10,000 in handbags from Gucci store; Third theft at store this year

  • Louisville, KY: 'Shoplifting is my job,' suspect allegedly said after theft of $4,000 in merchandise


June 26, 2017

  • Saratoga Springs, UT: Smith's Marketplace employee steals over $18,000; refunds to his debit card

  • Walnut Creek, CA: 4 women arrested in 2 grab-and-run thefts at Victoria's Secret stores

  • Friendswood, TX: 4 Arrested for ORC at H.E.B. all with Prior Convictions

  • Update: Huntington, WV: Man serving a decade for leading a criminal enterprise scheme appeals his Conviction

  • Tallahassee, FL: Circle K Manager busted for $15,000 Lottery Ticket theft.

  • Elyria, OH: Ohio man now in jail in Nebraska following a $2,000 Walmart theft and eluding Police

  • Cheltenham Township, PA: Police seek female suspect who stole nearly $500 in Baby Formula from Shop Rite

  • Mount Laurel, NJ: Home Depot nabs a $400 thief after a foot chase


June 23, 2017

  • Maricopa County, AZ: Couple Arrested on Suspicion of Liquor Thefts totaling $100, 000 from Fry's Food Stores

  • Arnold, MO: Baby Formula Theft Ring hitting area grocers

  • Rockaway, NJ: Two men steal over $1,000 in video games from Toys R Us 

  • Willmar, MN: Pharmacist Tech busted stealing over 330 Opioids

  • Naples, FL: Two men arrested for theft of nearly $4,000 from Target

  • South Strabane Township, PA: Walmart thieves load up a UHaul truck and attempt to flee in a police chase

June 22, 2017

  • Update: Flemington, NJ: Two men Indicted in Polo Outlet and 6 Jewelry Store Burglaries, netting over $1 Million in merchandise

  • Phoenix, AZ: Man allegedly steals over $30,000 of ammo from Sportsman's Warehouse

  • Update: Merrimack, NH: Co-Conspirator arrested in Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet theft 

  • Saginaw Township, MI: Repeat shoplifter accused of pilfering from Kroger, cutting GPS tether

  • Queens, NY: Shoplifter Punches Duane Reade employee After Stealing $640 Worth of Makeup 

  • Warwick, RI: Kohl's Shoplifter arrested for $560 theft, Wanted on Warrants for Shoplifting and narcotics

June 21, 2017

  • Columbus, IN: Indiana State Police arrest 2 after recovering crystal meth, Thousands in Stolen Merchandise

  • FENCING OPERATION: Knox County, TN: Sheriff said Vinny's Market dealt in stolen goods

  • Simpsonville, KY: Police say suspect stole $5K worth of sunglasses from Sun Glass Hut

  • Las Cruces, NM: Sears employee busted for $1,200 theft

  • Update: Upper Merion, PA; Police seek man and woman in Gucci Handbag theft at King of Prussia Mall

  • Warwick, RI: Two arrested in Suitcase swap at Target

  • Niceville, FL: Two men stock up on Stolen Groceries: $1,600 in merchandise from Walmart 

June 20, 2017

  • Port St Lucie, FL: $4,000 Baby Formula theft probe now seeks man and woman

  • Lexington, KY: Serial shoplifting suspect arrested; facing nearly a dozen charges

  • Inverness Township, MI: 36 Wheels and Tires stolen off new cars in Dealership lot

  • Update: Framingham, MA: Man pleads guilty to Target $350 Baby Formula theft

  • Ridgecrest, CA: Four arrested for breaking into C-Store, over $1,000 in cigarettes stolen  

June 19, 2017

  • Columbia, SC: Three men wanted for purchasing over $7,000 of liquor and wine with cloaned Credit cards

  • Update: Columbus, OH: Police in Ohio are looking for tips after an attempted grocery store robbery escalated a violent altercation

  • Update: Rockwall County, TX: Two indicted in theft of $200,000 of Justin Brand Boots

  • Police Say Woman Training Teenagers As Shoplifters At Manchester Mall

  • Uttar Pradesh, India: UP Police finds trail of online fraud selling luxury; techies and student groups illegally using stolen credit card data to shop gadgets from online portals


June 16, 2017

  • Update: Tucson, AZ: TPD searches for $100,000 JC Penney jewelry theft suspects

  • Guam: Kmart Employee charged in theft of $30,000 of jewelry

  • Euclid, OH: Thousands of dollars in eyeglass frames stolen; 3rd Burglary in 4 months

  • Brooklyn, NY: Two Rite Aid stores the target of Cigarette Grab & Runs; totaling over $8,000, employee injured

  • Naples, FL: Walmart shoplifter nabbed with 69 items, baby formula, fishing gear, meat valued at $1,334 

  • Omaha, NE: Omaha Police seek suspect in the theft of two Les Paul Guitars valued at $7,700; used cloned Credit Cards

  • Johnson City, TN: Teen accused of returning stolen goods to Walmart for refunds; charged with theft under $1,000 and ID theft

  • Winter Haven, FL: Woman charged with stealing $1,000 of electronics from Walmart, trying to drive car into police officer


June 15, 2017

  • Chattanooga, TN: Felony Thefts from Ulta at Northgate and Hamilton Malls

  • East Lampeter Township, PA: Delaware man arrested for $600 theft at Calvin Klein & Nike Outlets

  • Franklin, NJ: 2 arrested in multiple thefts from Walmart, Weis and others

  • Edmonds, WA: Police investigating an $1,100 theft of merchandise from TJ Maxx


June 14, 2017

  • Fencing Operation: Sting Bust Pawn Shop Owner Buying Stolen Merchandise From Home Depot & Sears in Baton Rouge 

  • Harlingen, TX: Two Arrested in the theft of BBQ grills and Lawn Tractors

  • Memphis, TN: DA's Office sending letters to people 'who commit the most crime', including one serial shoplifter

  • Bay City, MI: Career Criminal claims Kleptomania was cause for recent Tractor Supply theft

  • Update: Sherman, TX: Duo receives 6 to 10 year sentence for $37,000 Lottery ticket theft

June 13, 2017

  • San Antonio, TX: Fencing Operation: Man faces Retail Organized Theft charge after $10,000 in tools seized from home

  • Detroit pawn shop raided

  • Gillette, WY: Woman says she's studying 'kleptomania' after caught shoplifting

  • Ulster, MI: Trio nabbed at Gander Mountain with over $1,300 in merchandise

  • Sebastian, FL: Former Walmart Cell Phone Vendor arrested for theft of computer tablets and headphones

  • Franklin, TN: Investigation into Attempted Theft of over $500 in DVD's

  • Millburn, NJ: Suspects Stole 92 Packs Of Batteries From ShopRite

  • New Zealand: Retail crime costs New Zealand more than $1.2 billion annually

  • West Palm Beach, FL: Fresco y Mas Grocery Cashier admits to $9,000 in Lottery Ticket theft

  • Muskegon Count, MI: Joseph Paul Kidd, 34, of Muskegon, to five months in jail, 18 months probation, completion of the EXIT program, for organized retail crime

June 12, 2017

  • Queens, NY: Couple Accused Of Stealing $6,000 From Lois Vuitton stores with baby In Tow

  • Houston, TX: Police seeking id of 2 female thieves; stole over $5,000 of clothes from a Boutique

  • Wayne, NJ: Woman stole over $600 from Victoria's Secret; 3 outstanding Warrants

  • Olympia, WA: Two arrested in $2,000 Target theft: Police chase ends in crash

  • New Orleans, LA: Police seek man wanted in $1,200 theft of Gucci frames


June 9, 2017

  • Polk County, FL: Sheriff Grady Judd says 4 suspects ran elaborate state -wide theft operation

  • Sarasota, FL: Sarasota drone racing dealer feels betrayed by employee who stole over $100,000 of unopened merchandise, sold the products to  pawnbrokers

  • Fuquay-Varina, NC: 2 arrested in $46,000 Sprint phone scam, ID theft ring

  • Update: Lower Nazareth, PA: Police searching for 2 more men in C&S Wholesale baby formula heist

  • Update: Streetsboro, OH: Former Home Depot employee pleads guilty in $30,000 theft

  • Update: Belleville, IL: Store owner charged with stocking stolen baby formula


June 8, 2017

  • From Russia With Love - "Nationwide Racketeering Enterprise" 
    - Russian Gang of 31 Hacked Slot Machines - Cargo Theft & Other Traditional Typical Crimes

  • Milpitas, CA: Thieves Steal 2 Handbags Worth $45,000 From Neiman Marcus Last Call

  • Fresno, CA: Thieves steal $10,000 in Cough Syrup from pharmacy

  • Milledgeville, GA: Four JCPenney employees busted in store theft ring; totaling nearly $10,000

  • Two Maryland National Guard Soldiers convicted of using stolen credit cards at PX

  • Quincy, MA: More than 100 credit cards, checks, merchandise, passports and 2 badges seized in traffic stop

  • Columbus, OH: Law enforcement trying to sniff out 'Cologne Cowboy' 

June 7, 2017

  • Charleston, SC: Two suspects stole 10 purses from Gucci; 2nd hit in 4 months

  • Columbia, SC: Deputies searching for 3 Suspects in $7,000 Credit Card fraud

  • Louisville, KY: Man steals $2,500 in merchandise through hole in garden center fence; caught on 2nd attempt

  • Independence, MO: Lowe's Shoplifter Attempts Carjacking before being Subdued by Bystanders

  • Hempfield, PA: Couple charged with selling stolen merchandise


June 6, 2017

  • Hagerstown, MD: Man charged with stealing $10K in grocery items from Wegmans

  • Houston, TX: Man accused of stealing 75 saw blades from The Home Depot

  • Lakeland, FL: Shoplifter tries to stuff 15 quarts of oil down pants at 7-Eleven

  • Queensbury, NY: Three charged in $1,000 shoplifting case at outlets

  • Update: Buffalo, NY: 'Serial shoplifter' faces up to 7 years in Red Bull theft

  • UK: Leamington, England: Shoplifters targeted in Retail Crime Crack Down 

  • Field ORC Investigator Position Posted for Gap Inc. - Houston, TX

  • Field ORC Investigator Position Posted for Gap Inc. - New Orleans, LA

June 5, 2017

  • Queens, NY: $200K Counterfeit credit card ring is tied to Street Gang

  • Moundsville, WV: Police Believe They've Busted A Shoplifting Ring

  • Berkeley, CA: Brazen Grab-and-Run Burglars Strike Upscale Berkeley Apparel Store

  • Dundee, MI: Drones the target at Cabela's: At least two incidents in recent weeks involved shoplifters trying to steal $1,800 drones

  • Woodbridge, NJ: $1,000 Shoplifting arrest at The Home Depot

  • Baton Rouge, LA: Woman attempts to walk out of Walmart with over $800 in stolen items 


June 2, 2017

  • Brentwood, NH: Lego thief pleads guilty to stealing razors

  • Fort Myers, FL: Distraction Team hits the same Cell Phone store 3 times in 2 days

  • Exeter Township, PA: West Lawn couple stopped amid traffic after reported Walmart shoplifting

  • Lauderdale County, AL: Theft suspect sought by multiple northwest Alabama law enforcement agencies

  • Yorktown, NY: Three Stole Nearly $1,500 in Merchandise from Yorktown CVS

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Four wanted in connection to theft from Academy Sports


June 1, 2017

  • Ravenna, OH: Giant Eagle employee busted for $30,000 theft of merchandise

  • East Harlem, NY: Delivery Driver Sells $20K of McDonald's Food to Harlem Bodega

  • Memphis, TN: $14K Worth Of Nikes Stolen From Semi Trailer

  • Jonesboro, AR: JC Penney employee busted for $6,800: sweetheart discounts

  • Springfield, MA: Massachusetts State Police looking for Credit Card Fraud Suspects: hit Walmart for thousands


May 31, 2017

  • Allentown, PA: C&S Wholesale worker charged in $11K baby formula theft scheme

  • Salem, NH: 2 New England men arrested after purchasing tools at Lowe's with stolen credit card

  • Update: Decatur, IL: Seven women now charged in Old Navy thefts totaling over $18K

  • Danbury, CT: Police arrested two Bridgeport women Friday afternoon for being suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from the Danbury Fair Mall

  • State College, PA: Man Facing Multiple Theft Charges at Walmart

  • Update: Davidson County, NC: Two additional suspects charged in $30,000 Home Depot Theft


May 30, 2017

  • Kentucky ORC Association & Lexington PD
    -'Shoplifting Blitz' Bust 20 for $9,000

  • Fulton County, GA: $5K worth of controversial herb with opiate-like effects stolen

  • Gainesville, FL: Couple charged in grand theft scheme; Kohl's employee arrested

  • Kansas City, MO: Woman arrested, thousands in high-end cosmetics seized from Overland Park home

  • North Miami Beach, FL: Burglars drill hole into Costco


May 26, 2017

  • Oakland, CA: Lengthy investigation turns up $500,000 in stolen make-up
    -ORC Task Force including CVS, Walgreens & JC Penney helps solve the case

  • Brooklyn, NY: 3 men dressed as construction workers steal $850,000 in jewelry, gold, cash from Downtown Brooklyn store; 67-year-old owner assaulted, hospitalized

  • Kenner, LA: Supervisor accused of stealing $25k from At Home furniture store

  • Hong Kong: 3 suspected members of fake credit card ring arrested

  • Dublin, NH: Woman arrested on warrant for bail violations following ORC/larceny charge


May 25, 2017

  • 12 Arrested In Federal 'Takedown' of Credit Card Skimming Ring
    -FBI Conducts Raids in Southern California, Suspects Linked To Street Gangs

  • Atlanta, GA: Thieves steal more than $200,000 in jewelry from Underground store

  • Lincoln, NE: Sears Optical Center hit for $19,000 in sunglasses

  • Livonia, MI: 3 Women arrested following theft of hundred of items from Walmart; valued at $3,239

  • Hidalgo County, TX: Sheriff's Department Looking for Soda Bandits; over 50 cases of product

  • Update: Canandaigua, NY: Stolen goods donated to local churches;
    -Police recovered 15 to 20 large duffel bags of clothing stolen by a theft ring

  • United States Marshals Arrest ORC Fugitive Nicole Perry, 21, of Berwick, Maine


May 24, 2017

  • Oregon man suspected of stealing 800 pairs of shoes from Nike factory store

  • Los Angeles, CA: 11 people arrested in local ID theft, credit card fraud raid

  • New Hartford, NY: Three Charged With $1,900 Grand Larceny In JC Penney Theft

  • Syracuse, NY: Judge's unusual plea deal in Smith Restaurant Supply theft hinges on $1

  • Montgomery County, TX: Mom, daughter caught in alleged store return, tampered ID scam

  • UK: Shoplifting at five-year high as brazen thieves no longer fear they will be caught; Gangs of thieves have cashed in on police cuts


May 23, 2017

  • Wyomissing, PA: Group suspected in Victoria's Secret thefts along East Coast; over $300K in merchandise stolen

  • Wallingford, CT: Suspected Identity Thief Stole More Than $100,000 In Jewelry

  • Bismark, MO: Former High School Valedictorian busted for $2,000 theft at JC Penney

  • Sioux Falls, SD: Two women face Federal charges for trying to buy computers with fake credit cards 

  • Lynchburg, VA: Suspects stole $1.5K worth of merchandise from Foot Action

  • Willoughby, OH: Thief grabs $800 in tools from Sears Outlet

  • Eagle, CO: Turkish man gets 3 years in prison for nationwide cellphone theft spree

May 22, 2017

  • Muncie, Ind., couple charged in $1.2 million Amazon theft
    - Filing False Damage Claims & Selling Electronics to Reseller in NY

  • Pierce County, WA: Cell phone store crooks: Help ID crew of bold, well-organized suspects

  • Lancaster, PA: Woman wanted in Bon Ton retail theft of 4 purses worth $1,000 surrenders

  • La Vergne, TN: 39 Firearms Stolen From Gun Store; The ATF and Police are looking for multiple suspects

May 19, 2017

  • Fulton County, GA: Four charged in credit card scam; hitting multiple stores in Mayfield and Johnstown

  • Woodstock, IL: Man Burglarized Jewel-Osco three times stealing thousands in cigarettes

  • Maryville, TN: Blount County man arrested in 2nd Fencing Operation

  • Kingman, AZ: Three arrested in Burglary investigation, 1 charged with Organized Retail Theft 

  • Modesto, CA: Update: Police provide descriptions of team of thieves that hit Apple Store at Vintage Faire Mall

  • Mesa County, CO: Truck Toolboxes stolen from Murdoch's store: valued at nearly $6,000

  • Update: Women run from Seminole mall after Victoria's Secret theft

May 18, 2017

  • Coming Next Week
    -UTORCA Annual Conference Set for May 23

  • Perry County, AL: Burglars steal $35,000 worth of guns from west Alabama business

  • Los Angeles, CA: MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles

  • Hibbett Sports Burglarized $2,000 of merchandise stolen

  • Shelby County, TN: Serial shoplifting problem; nearly 3000 cases reported this year

  • Tulsa, OK: CVS Robbery suspect steals 430 Xanax pills

  • Loss Prevention ORC Specialist for Gap Inc. posted today


May 17, 2017

  • Update: Winnebago County, WI: Suspect accused of stealing over 100,000 Diaper pleads Not Guilty

  • Jacksonville, FL: $28K worth of iPhones, iPads stolen in Apple store smash-and-grab

  • Millburn, NJ: 2 arrested in $12,000 Credit Card Fraud at Cartier store
    at Short Hills Mall

  • Millburn, NJ: Burberry store reports a Grab and Run of nearly $8,000 in merchandise

  • Lufkin, TX: AT&T Employee stole $4,229 worth of phones, tablets

  • Update: Barrington, RI: Police arrest woman who stole 6 Air Conditioners from Shaw's


May 16, 2017

  • Jonesboro, AR: Trailer with $5,000 worth of Little Debbie snack cakes stolen

  • Fencing Operation: Lafourche Parish, LA: Man Arrested with over $4,000 in Stolen Merchandise

  • Stafford, NJ: 2 Arrested for Fraud and Theft at Dick's Sporting Goods

  • La Porte County, IN: Sheriff's traffic stop leads to 54 counterfeit card and $1,200 in stolen cigarettes

  • El Paso County, CO: Three arrested in 'sophisticated' counterfeit money and ID theft ring

  • Four Milwaukee women arrested after stealing shopping bags full of merchandise from Bath and Body Works

  • Plaistow, NH: Man posing as Home Depot employee, stealing air conditioners

  • Raleigh, NC: Investigative Report: Rise in organized retail theft is costing you

  • ORC Investigator Position Posted for TJX Companies in California

May 15, 2017

  • Scam Artist jailed for stealing $600,000 Shower Doors Home Depot stores

  • Columbus, OH: Five Indicted in $150,000 Credit Card/ ID Theft Ring

  • Novi, MI: Thief takes heads from 7 golf clubs: loss of $3,500

  • Niagara Falls, NY: Police seek shoplifting three female accomplices

  • Update - The Villages, FL: Former Walgreens pharmacy technician sentenced in theft of hundreds of pills


May 12, 2017

  • West Park, FL: More Than $80K in Merchandise Seized in Warehouse Raid, 4 Detained in Credit Card Fraud

  • Cape Coral, FL: Credit Card counterfeiter arrested 127 victims, $10,000 in gift cards seized 

  • Willoughby, OH: Police arrest 3 in credit card fraud; $3,800 in gift cards seized

  • Gulf Breeze, FL: Gulf Breeze authorities are searching for two women they say robbed a boutique Wednesday afternoon

May 11, 2017

  • Myrtle Beach, SC: Pawn shop owner arrested for stolen goods; over $10,000

  • Erie, PA: Millcreek Police seek 4 Victoria's Secret theft suspects

  • Highland Heights, OH: A man and 4 girls busted in $3,600 Kohl's theft

  • Fresno, CA: Police bust Fencing Operation in China Town; tied to alcohol and drugs

  • Knoxville, TN: Tire Shop Owner arrested in raid; felony theft and selling stolen property

  • Shepherd, MI: Serial Flower thief has Florists sleeping in shifts to catch next caper; nearly $1,000 of merchandise stolen in 4 recent Burglaries

  • Modesto, CA: Grab & Run Team of thieves strikes Apple Store in Vintage Faire Mall

  • Willmar, MN: Country Club Golf Pro swindled $90,000 of cash and merchandise; invoiced items sold out of his home

  • Marble Falls, TX: Gracellia Ballesteros, 23, arrested May 4 by MFPD for failure to appear-organized retail theft; released next day after posting bond


May 10, 2017

  • Charlotte, NC: Burglars with hammers steal $24,000 of Apple merchandise from Target

  • Thorntown, IN: C-Store Manager arrested for theft of $66,000 of cash and merchandise; 12 other people involved

  • Yorba Linda, CA: Slow Speed Chase of Kohl's Shoplifters; unfortunately still at large

  • Commack, NY: Police Seeking Two Men Who Made Off with $700 in Breast Pumps from Commack Target 

May 9, 2017

  • Coalition of Law Enforcement & Retail (CLEAR) May Newsletter New Website Updates, Open Positions, Top ORC Cases & More

  • Olive Branch, MS: 67 guns stolen from delivery truck behind Academy Sports store

  • Update: High Point, NC: Four more charged in organized retail theft case

  • Jonesboro, AR: Man drives Land Rover to Walmart to steal $2,000 in merchandise

  • Framingham, MA: Woman busted with $1,000 of baby clothes stolen from Natick Mall

  • Fairfield, CT: Three Shoplifters busted attempting a $460 Diversion Theft at Stop & Shop

  • Update: Dartmouth, MA: Viral Facebook posts help Dartmouth 'popo' nab retail thieves

  • Reading, PA: Retail theft turns into high-speed chase; merchandise recovered from Children's Place, Charming Charlie and Express


May 8, 2017

  • SAVE THE DATE: 2017 GRAORCA Retail Crime Conference - August 16, 2017

  • Hickory, NC: Two Arrested in Shoplifting Spree at Valley Hills Mall; $3,500 of merchandise recovered

  • Decatur, AL: Police find meth while returning $500 in stolen items to Ulta Beauty

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Man steals over $600 in energy drinks

  • Lower Nazareth, Township, PA: Man with 6 prior Theft Convictions, busted stealing a $300 mixer from Kohl's

  • Dartmouth, MA: Police looking to identify three Target shoplifting suspects

  • Organized Retail Theft Investigator positions posted for Weis Markets in Sunbury and Scranton, PA; Gaithersburg and Baltimore, MD; Fredericksburg, VA and Rehobeth Beach, DE

  • Market ORC Manager position posted for Lowe's in Southwest Ranches, FL


May 5, 2017

  • Twin Cities ORC Association Hosting One-Day Forensic Accounting Seminar on May 23

  • Mesa, AZ: Man responsible for North Phoenix robberies arrested for thefts of over $30,000 from The Home Depot and Lowes

  • Shoplifting plagues Portland retailers

  • Pasco, WA: Suspects seen stealing, returning over $1200 in items from Walmart

  • Barrington, RI: Shoplifter swipes 6 air conditioners in 4 days

  • Broken Arrow, OK: Facebook post of Liquor Store thieves gets a great deal of local attention


May 4, 2017

  • UTORCA Annual Conference Set for May 23

  • Henry County, GA: Police search for men in Diesel Fuel Theft Ring; over $90,000

  • Aspen, CO: $17,000 in merchandise stolen from Aspen Gucci store

  • Indianapolis, IN: Hobby R/C store Smash and Grab; nearly $7,000 of merchandise stolen

  • Harris County, TX: 2 arrested for Target thefts accused of being part of 'organized crime theft ring; $1,000 worth of electronics recovered

  • Nashua, NH: Woman arrested in theft from Kohl's; third strike makes it a Felony


May 3, 2017

  • Rochester Target Employee Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $21,000 in Cell Phones

  • Mason, OH: Warrant Issued for $3,400 Walmart electronics thief; considered Armed and Dangerous

  • Lynchburg, VA: 20 to 30 iPhones stolen from Sprint store

  • New Braunfels, TX: 3 arrested after foiled perfume theft, assault on employee at Belk

  • Reno, NV: Police seeking 3 suspects in Ulta Beauty Theft and Assault


May 2, 2017

  • Purcell, OK: Police pursue I-35 Gift Card Theft Suspects; hitting Walmart stores for over $20,000

  • International Super Heist Cost Retailers Billions Last Year; One woman in El Segundo stole $10,000 of clothes from a shop in about 20 minutes in three visits

  • Woodbridge, NJ: $760 K-Mart Shoplifting Arrest in Avenel tied to Flea Market

  • Update: Detroit Lakes, MN: Man uses bolt cutters to shoplift from Walmart

  • Bettendorf, IA: Pawn Shop license suspended; tied to stolen merchandise


May 1, 2017

  • IL Judge = FL "Lego Bandit" Gets 5 Years
    -Fla. Waiting With Warrant

  • Louisville, KY: Simpsonville Police need help finding suspect accused of stealing over $4,000 in merchandise from Kay Jewelers

  • Galesburg, IL: Burglars steal 52 phones from US Cellular store; valued at $31,637

  • San Diego, CA: Thieves hit two Apple Store in less than an hour

  • Wyncote, PA: Fresh Grocer employee busted for $2,100 theft of Baby Formula


April 28, 2017

  • San Antonio, TX: Fencing Operation: Police bust $20,000 Theft Ring that peddled items from clothes to lawn equipment

  • Queens, NY: Career Thief purchases Airline ticket to hit stores inside JFK Airport; $14K in merchandise stolen

  • Martinsburg, WV: Macy's employee arrested for of stealing $8K in merchandise from Fullfillment Center

  • Raleigh, NC: Woman busted at Crabtree Mall; nearly $4K stolen items from 5 different stores

  • West Bend, WI: Police break car window to Arrest Pick n' Save Baby Formula Thieves

  • Lowell, MA: CVS employee busted for using stolen credit card numbers
    for online purchases

  • Houston, TX: Brothers arrested, charged with organized theft after stealing power tools from Home Depot

  • Mount Pleasant, WI: Armed Robbery - Over $30,000 worth of cell phones stolen from AT&T store


April 27, 2017

  • Clifton Park, NY: Two charged with Felony Burglary; repeat shoplifters caught at Boscov's

  • Natick, MA: Man charged in $1,600 sunglasses theft from Lord & Taylor

  • La Verne, CA: Three Armed Robbery suspects flee Rite Aid with 35 bottles of cough syrup

  • Alpharetta, GA: Carter's employee Pepper sprayed trying to stop 3 shoplifters at North Point Mall


April 26, 2017

  • Knoxville, TN: 2 Knox County Pawn Shop Owners Arrested; Selling Stolen Goods

  • Update: Kent County, MI: Man sentenced to 3 years in Federal Prison for $300,000 Sam's Club Credit Card Fraud

  • Hobart, IL: Police release photo of Ulta Beauty suspects; stole thousands in merchandise

  • Glasgow, KY: Man Accused of Felony Theft after Wal-Mart Shoplifting Incident

  • Update: Fort Mill, SC: Grand Larceny charge for $4,000 Vacuum Cleaner theft
    at Lowe's


April 25, 2017

  • A deadly addiction: Funded by crime & ORC 
    - Heroin Hits Home: Part 2, 'It's At An Epidemic Level' 
    - Michigan Hit Hard by Heroin & ORC

  • Corte Madera, CA: Burglars steal $24,000 in goods from Apple Store

  • Fort Walton Beach, FL: Over $10,000 of High End Bicycles stolen from Dragon Sports storage unit

  • Memphis, TN: Smash-and-grab thieves hit 3 cellphone stores in Midtown, East Memphis and Hickory Hill

  • Denton, TX: Victoria's Secret ORC group responsible for a series of thefts

  • Post Falls, ID: Deputies Arrest primary suspect in Mail Theft Ring; facing 65 counts of Grand Theft 

  • Fort Myers, FL: Police seeking suspect in $600 CVS Razor Blade theft


April 24, 2017

  • San Diego, CA: Serial Shoplifter wanted for Robbing Multiple Adult Stores; $200,000 of merchandise stolen

  • Hudson Valley Duo Hit Home Depots In $33K Crime Spree

  • Five people arrested for Cell Phone thefts at Coachella Music Festival, over 100 phones recovered

  • Victor, NY: Pair arrested after trying to Kohl's Shoplift almost $600 in clothing

  • Decatur, IL: Target thief steals $900 in merchandise; 2nd attempt ends with arrest

  • UK Update: Two years in prison for Lego thief; 109 prior convictions


April 21, 2017

  • Clarksville, TN: Police find $1.5 million in fake goods in ORC raid

  • Update: Eagle, WI: Man accused of $41,492 in Fraudulent Refunds pleaded Not Guilty

  • Camp Hill, PA: Trio charged in $3K theft at Capital City Mall

  • Bethlehem, PA: Two charged with stealing $2K teeth-whitening strips from Target

  • Southington, CT: Trio Arrested at Cell Phone Kiosk at BJ's Wholesale

  • Chicago (Bucktown), IL: Leader Of Teen Shoplifting Ring Hitting Bucktown Stores Gets Nabbed

  • Update: St Louis, MO: 8th suspect in Saks Fifth Ave smash and grab charged


April 20, 2017

  • North Naples, FL: Winn Dixie employee accused of stealing $34K of winning lottery tickets

  • Palo Alto, CA: Sephora in the Stanford Mall hit twice in 2 days; Shoplifters take more than $8,000 of perfume

  • Missouri: Female Shoplifter makes a run for it; Stopped with cart full of merchandise

  • Jonesboro, AR: Dollar General Dumpster under investigation; over $1,000 of merchandise stolen

  • Mankato, MN: Woman charged with stealing $25,000 from her employer; had 2 priors for employee theft totaling over $60,000

April 19, 2017

  • Update: Fugitive Pleads Guilty in $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Scam

  • From Russia With Love - Russian National Confesses to Major $170M Credit Card Fraud in Letter to US Court

  • San Antonio, TX: Police say $11K in stolen merchandise linked to man in S.A. Home Depot Scam 

  • Publix Clerk who stole $6K in lottery tickets ordered to undergo Psychological Exam 

  • Fort Bend County, TX: Vacuum cleaner bandits hit local store

April 18, 2017

  • Update: Grand Rapids, MI: 'Bricks of $100 bills:' Credit-card scheme at Sam's Club brings prison

  • Cedar Park, TX: Walmart cashier stole more than $7,000 from store 

  • Early, TX: Off-duty Officer stops mall shoplifters from taking 122 items from JC Penney 

  • Corpus Christi, TX: Woman arrested for $1,000 shoplifting spree after leaving car keys in store 

  • High Point, NC: Organized Retail Theft arrest following 3 month investigation

  • Update: Charlotte, NC: Secret Service now involved: Notebook with identity theft plans found after SouthPark Mall arrest


April 17, 2017

  • Hopkins, MN: $100K of Sports Memorabilia Stolen from Small Store

  • Milpitas, CA: $3K Of Cigarettes Stolen from Milpitas Walgreens; Suspect Busted Leaving Store

  • Greenfield, WI: McDonald's Manager does 1,100 Big Mac fake returns; over $3,800

  • Dunkirk, NY: Woman charged in felony identity theft probe; 75 transactions totaling over $3,400

  • Danbury, CT: Two NC men had $1,500 in stolen merchandise from Lowe's

  • Muskegon County, MI: Angela Renae Trowbridge, 29, of Muskegon, in jail for organized retail crime, habitual offender second, $1,098 court costs/fees

April 13, 2017

  • Bel Air, MD: Thieves Swipe $1K In Barnes & Noble Merchandise

  • Update: Morrow, GA: A trail of crumbs and crime ended, Wednesday, after an alleged pawn shop burglar was nabbed in Morrow

  • Rome, GA: Woman Charged with Shoplifting from Walmart Three Separate Times

  • Lower Allen Township, PA: Two men wanted in connection to $380 Baby Formula theft from Weis Markets

  • Cape Coral, FL: Suspect throws Home Depot's brick at employees in escape attempt

  • Laconia, NH: Police Log: 3 charged with Organized Retail Crime Enterprise


April 12, 2017

  • Stockton, CA: 5 arrested in $2,900 Verizon "Mob Theft', high-speed pursuit

  • Yakima WA: Janitor working at Verizon steals 50 to 60 items

  • Harrison Township, MI: Cough Syrup Thief Strikes Macomb County CVS

  • Hesperia, CA: Suspected Shoplifters Run Over Stater Brothers Employees

  • Springfield, PA: Target Asset Protection Team nabs man with $700 in merchandise

  • Muskegon County, MI: Police Blotter: Jacob Michael Humphrey, 28, of Muskegon, to 3-20 years in prison for organized retail crime, habitual offender fourth, $648 court costs/fees 


April 11, 2017

  • Connersville, IN: Duo facing felony charges in $20,000 lottery theft scheme

  • Pinellas County, FL: PCSO looking for Winn Dixie grand theft suspect; over $1,000 in baby formula

  • Woman arrested in $1,600 Crocker Park theft

  • Victoria, AU: Thieves smash and grab chainsaws

  • Wala Wala, WA: Police Blotter: Tara N. Whitmore, 28, for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle, organized retail theft, theft with intent to resell and second-degree possession of stolen property

  • Elkins, WV: Woman arrested on 2 Shoplifting incidents in January: totaling $1,360 in merchandise

April 10, 2017

  • Twin Cities ORC Association Annual Conference & Training Set for August 15-16 

  • Omaha, NE: Three Shoplifters use stun gun on Wal-Mart employee

  • Devon, England: Repeat Shoplifter tells Police why he likes Mark & Spencer

  • Dubai, UAE: Watch how quickly the Dubai Police can solve a crime; A gang from Hong Kong arrested just 24 hours after they reportedly stole $544,000 of jewels

  • Brookfield, WI: Police investigating Female Shoplifter hitting Walgreens for 5 Hour Energy Drinks


April 7, 2017

  • Edgewood, MD: 5 people indicted in Pawn Shop Theft Scheme; 10 retailers affected

  • Surrey, BC, CN: Mounties shut down large Retail Fencing Operation

  • Akron, OH: Dollar General Manager and a former employee steal over $10,000 in cash and merchandise

  • Santa Clarita Valley, CA: Ulta Beauty Communication Leads To Arrest or ORC Trio

  • Fayetteville, NC: Fayetteville woman wanted for multiple retail crimes

  • Canfield, OH: Police arrest 3 in UPC switching; $488 Generator for $9.87

  • Wallingford, NJ: woman charged after switching bar codes at Walmart


April 6, 2017

  • St Johns County, FL: ORC Burglary Gang hitting stores along Florida's I-95

  • NJ Man Admits to Stealing $20,000 of Canada Dry Drinks From ShopRite

  • Miramar, CA: Drone store hit again; 4th Smash & Grab in recent years

  • Kootenai County, ID: Kootenai County Sheriff's Office said two are in custody following theft at a Walmart

  • Columbus, OH: Abercrombie ORC Suspects return to the same store

  • Pala Alto, CA: On March 29, according to police, someone ran into Victoria's Secret at New Park Mall, grabbed $1,000 in bras and dashed out

  • Cranston, RI: Police searching for 2 women who stole $250 of plumbing supplies from Lowe's


April 5, 2017

  • San Antonio, TX: Former James Avery Jewelry employee busted for $60,000 theft

  • Anaheim, CA: $10,000 of Sunglasses stolen in Smash & Grab Burglary; 4th Burglary at this store in 3 months

  • Laconia, NH: Three Arrested for Stealing Over $7,500 Worth of Retail

  • Ocala, FL: Three suspects sought in $6,500 Burglary at Best Buy Mobile

  • Clarksville, TN: Police catch woman inside store after hours with $2,700 of stolen merchandise

  • Osaka, Japan: Vietnamese men formed cosmetics theft ring to resell stolen items back home


April 4, 2017

  • Fort Morgan, CO: $1,000 Power tool theft ends in a fiery crash 

  • Camden County, NJ: Couple admits stealing $322K in goods from employer, selling the items on eBay 

  • Staten Island, NY: Man sought in theft of Rogaine, Whitestrips from Target 

  • Williamson County, IL: Woman to spend 3 years in prison for retail theft for $330 theft 

  • Columbus, OH: Three females flee Abercrombie & Fitch at Polaris with nearly $2,000 in cologne

  • Columbus, OH: Walmart thief selected 2 TV's valued at over $1,000 and crashed a Fire Exit door to an awaiting get-a-way car


April 3, 2017

  • Romanian Jewel Gang stole $3.7 Million from stores across Britain - Trained in 'academy regime' teaching heist techniques 

  • Napa County, CA: Two men arrested in $13,000 Michael Kors thefts at Napa Outlets 

  • UPDATE: Troy, IN: FBI Task Force assist Police with Verizon Armed Robbery; Suspects under investigation for multiple incidents 

  • Dayton, OH: Police suspect inside job in Boost Mobile burglary

  • Manchester, CT: Police shut down 3 C-Store/ Deli Fencing Operations

March 31, 2017

  • Ventura County, CA: Alleged members of the Rainbow Crew theft ring plead Not Guilty

  • Fort Mill, SC: Crossbow among $2.3K in merchandise stolen from Cabela's

  • Richland, WA: Family Busted for Facebook Retail Theft Ring

  • Traffic stop leads to biggest seizure of untaxed tobacco products in MN history; over $74,000 in tobacco taxes

  • Arlington Heights, IL: Police seeking female suspect in Rogaine and Crest Whitestrip thefts

March 30, 2017

  • Marana, AZ: Thieves turn to apps to sell stolen merchandise

  • Highland, CA: Search is on for three men who lifted baby formula from WIC store

  • Concord, CA: Walgreens employee fought back against two women stealing $1,000 of cosmetics

  • Leicester, MA: Man used BB gun, fake badge to pose as cop and steal merchandise from Walmart

  • Dublin, Ireland: Organized crime gangs 'flying in to steal iPhones'

  • Livonia, MI: $5,000 worth of reptiles stolen from Exotic Pet Shop

  • Clifton Park, NY: Woman arrested after multiple thefts at Boscov's and Marshalls


March 29, 2017

  • Calhoun County, SC: Three employees of Southeast Food Distribution Center busted for 'diverting' over $10k in merchandise 

  • Update: Somerset Township, MI: Second member of Wal-Mart $10,000 theft ring sentenced 

  • Baytown, TX: Three identified in $2,600 ORC Baby Formula theft from Walmart; $4,000 in baby clothes and products recovered 

  • New York, NY: Serial Duane Reade Thief Steals Meds from 8 Stores in 2-Months 

  • Milford, CT: Macy's at Connecticut Post Mall bust $500 shoplifter with toy stroller; adding charges of risk of injury, interfering with arrest and failure to appear (Sept 12 larceny)


March 28, 2017

  • Update: Jersey City Jewelry store owners sentenced in $200M credit card scheme

  • San Francisco, CA: Flash Mob of thieves hit Safeway

  • Alexandria, VA: Woman impersonating a Target employee steals $40,000 worth of iPhones

  • Columbus, OH: Shoplifting 'boosters' raid drugstore shelves in criminal enterprise

  • Clinton, CT: Police say that close proximity to the highway may be why those stores are targeted by shoplifters

  • Paramus, NJ: Serial Shoplifter Arrested After Stealing Women's Golf Clubs at PGA Superstore

  • Augusta, ME: Augusta Police Seek Attempted Teeth Whitener Bandit

  • Sioux Falls, ID: Florida Man Arrested For Using Fraudulent Credits Cards In Sioux Falls

  • Orland Park, IL: Fugitive Wanted for Supermarket Booze Heist; A man AWOL from electronic home monitoring is wanted for stealing 41 bottles of vodka from an Orland Jewel


March 27, 2017

  • Burlington, WA: Former Fred Meyer employee busted with over $10,000 in stolen merchandise; selling online

  • Westport, CT: Gap Employee charged with running a scheme; nearly $600 in merchandise

  • Waynesboro, VA: Two 7-Eleven employees busted in $700 Lottery thicket theft

  • Sonora, CA: Two arrested with stolen vehicle, store merchandise

  • Next LPOC Meeting Scheduled for April 6

March 24, 2017

  • Bixby, OK: A Bixby store is looking to catch thieves caught on surveillance camera stealing $50,000 worth of vintage merchandise 

  • State College, PA: Woman facing 30+ Felony theft charges for over $25,000 in Fraudulent Cell Phone Purchases 

  • West Monroe, LA: Dillard's employee busted on fake refunds; admits to $15,000 in merchandise theft 

  • Pinellas County, FL: Suspect Sought In $2K Stein Mart Grand Theft 

  • Eau Claire, WI: Serial Walmart thief accused of stealing vacuum cleaner 

  • Fayettville, AR: Police ID thieves who threatened Walmart, Home Depot workers with contaminated needles 

  • Town of Hamburg, NY: Police seeking to identify 2 suspects in Best Buy theft


March 23, 2017

  • Bronx, NY: Suspects steal $23K in product from T-Mobile store 

  • St. Davids, PA: $11K worth of merchandise stolen from TJ Maxx 

  • Bluffton, SC: True Religion Outlet store the target of multiple thefts over 5 months 

  • Cottage Grove, MN: Target Employee arrested for theft of over $2,000 of Electronics merchandise 

  • Yorktown, NY: Two arrested in $2,000 theft from Ulta Beauty 

  • Baton Rouge, LA: Baton Rouge man accused of making 51 fake credit cards after learning how on YouTube 

  • Niceville, FL: Man uses old receipt to steal puppy chow 

  • Nashua, NH: 3rd theft arrest may bring 7 years in prison for NH woman 

  • Lower Merion, PA: Lord & Taylor shoplifter stopped with over $1,000 of merchandise

  • Boardman, OH: A man dressed as a woman and wearing a wig reportedly stole two $368 purses from Macy's in Southern Park Mall

  • Simpsonville, KY: Saks Off 5th at the Shoppes of the Bluegrass reported the theft of hundreds of dollars in merchandise

March 22, 2017

  • San Francisco, CA: FBI Busts High-End Craigslist Theft Ring 

  • Maryland: Charles County Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Credit Card Fraud 

  • Palmer Township, PA: Four NY men arrested with fake credit cards, Reader and Laptop; $800 in McDonald's and Wing Stop gift cards 

  • TRAVELING CREW: Garden City, ID: Three men arrested from FL, GA, AL in traveling Credit Card Fraud Ring 

  • Green Bay, WI: 7 arrests makes woman face of Shoplifting Summit 

  • Fort Worth, TX: High Speed chase video released of Mail Thieves in action

  • Brighton, MI: Man Arraigned in Home Depot $2,000 theft that led to Police Chase & Lockdowns 

  • Falmouth, MA: Falmouth Police reported: Two charged with Organized Retail Theft

  • Livingston County, MI: Livingston County Circuit Court: Two plead guilty to ORC

March 21, 2017

  • Philadelphia, PA: Burglars Steal Up To $1 Million Worth Of Jewels From Store; 2nd hit in 3 months

  • FENCING OPERATION: Oklahoma City, OK: Federal Agents raid Gift Card store

  • UK: West Midlands: Police conduct early morning Raids on homes of Burglary Ring Suspects

  • Athens, AL: 50 handguns taken from pawn store in overnight burglary

  • Orion Charter Township, MI: Police arrest 2 men attempting to use fraudulent Credit Cards to purchase an iPhone

  • TRAVELING CREW: Columbus, IN: 3 New York men arrested for fraudulent credit card purchases and skimming

  • Murfreesboro, TN: Over $1300 in merchandise stolen from Victoria's Secret Store

  • Ulta Shoplifter hits on almost Daily basis; 17 priors for Retail Theft

  • Minneapolis, MN: Woman Stole $1K In Baby Formula From Various Stores; incidents ranged from June to October of 2016

  • Amenia, NY: Woman Stole Nearly $900 from Walmart


March 20, 2017

  • Twin Cities ORC Association Hosting One-Day Forensic Accounting Seminar on May 23

  • Over $100,000 of handbags stolen from Neiman Marcus; 15 member Smash & Grab gang

  • Columbus, OH: High-end camera shop heist believes its part of nationwide-ring

  • UPDATE: Palo Alto, CA: One of 10 Apple Store burglars arrested; connected to recent hit & run

  • UK: Romanian crime gang who amassed over $3M from 11 'meticulously planned' jewelry store raids across the UK are jailed for 47 years

  • Janesville, WI: Police seeking female suspect accused of stealing over $2600 in merchandise from Ulta Beauty in the Janesville Mall 


March 17, 2017

  • UTORCA Annual Conference Set for May 23

  • NC Retail Merchants Support New Bill to Combat Theft - House Bill 384 Targets Gift Card Fraud and Shoplifting Rings

  • Knoxville, TN: Felony Lane Gang Members arrested in East Tennessee 

  • Lehigh Valley, PA: Fifth person charged in connection with Lehigh Valley cell phone store robbery spree 

  • Coon Rapids, MN: Police arrest 2 Target Electronics thieves, fled in high speed chase

  • Broken Bow, OK: Orscheln Farm & Home employee charged with theft of nearly $13K

  • Loudoun, VA: Teen Faces Charges for Stealing over $5,000 in Vaping Products

March 16, 2017

  • New York: 'Operation Sticky Fingers' busts criminal gang making millions from stolen ink cartridges

  • Orange County, CA: Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest In Theft Of $30,000 Bottle Of Wine

  • Aurora, IL: $30,000 in cameras stolen from Procam store near Fox Valley Mall

  • Cortez, CO: Marijuana Dispensary employees busted for $12,000 theft of merchandise

  • Cary, NC: Police charge shopper at Cary Towne Center Mall had 41 counterfeit credit cards

  • Canandaigua, NY: Tractor Supply Company employee busted, stealing $3,700 in merchandise

  • Lincolnton, NC: Shoplifting Incident Leads to Felony Drug Charge for Gastonia Man


March 15, 2017

  • UPDATED: 'Toys 'R' Us Kid' Serial Shoplifter Found Guilty in Illinois

  • Fresno, CA: Young robbers preyed on cigarette merchants

  • Wayne, NJ: Two 'Booster Crew' Members Arrested After Traffic Stop


March 14, 2017

  • El Segundo, CA: Police arrest two suspects in Colombian Shoplifting Ring; $65,000 recovered 

  • Falmouth, ME: US Secret Service assists with busting Florida Credit Card gang 

  • Lubbock, TX: Three Arrested at Academy Sports After Robbery of Another Academy Location

  • Toledo, OH: Man found guilty in elaborate multi-state Organized Theft ring; sentenced to 5 years, $66,000 in restitution 

  • ID Theft Ring Busted By Arlington PD: 5 backpacks of Credit Cards and Mail discovered during Traffic Stop 

  • Mansfield Township, PA: Women toss $2.2K in stolen goods during stop 

  • Chicago, IL: Arrest made in $2,000 theft of eyewear from Visionworks 

  • Coldwater, MI: One of 3 Suspects pleads no contest to $1,700 retail theft, faced ORC charges 

  • New Milford, CT: Police search for suspect in $914 theft from Stop & Shop 

March 13, 2017

  • Atlanta, GA: FBI seeks person of interest in credit card theft ring; purchasing thousands in gift cards

  • Woman Admits To Leading South Jersey Retail Store Theft Ring; $20,000 

  • Walgreen's employee busted for $3,000 theft of prescription painkillers 

March 10, 2017

  • St Louis, MO: 76 iPhones, valued at $36,000 Stolen in less than a minute

  • Saucier, MS: Man cuts a fence to steal $40,000 of Lawn Equipment 

  • Costa Mesa, CA: Optometrist burglarized for 3rd time; this time $12,000 in designer glasses stolen

  • Wellington, FL: Man in a tie wanted for stealing from Toys R Us 

  • Maitland, Australia: Best for Less, Big W and Target the focus of an Organized Retail Theft


March 9, 2017

  • Wewahitchka: FL: 14 arrested in $60,000 Grand Theft from IGA

  • Foley, AL: Thieves Steal $7,000 In Merchandise from Foley Tanger Outlets; hitting 9 stores

  • Newark, NJ: Police arrest suspect for $3,000 theft, 5 Outstanding warrants for thefts 

  • Lake Havasu, AZ: Man facing his 6th Organized Retail Theft charge


March 8, 2017

  • ORC Legislative Update - West Virginia House passes Organized Retail Crime 'Boosting Bill' legislation

  • Burlington, NC: Four arrested in $90,000 theft of Lawn Equipment from 2 local retailers 

  • Update - Fox Crossing, WI: Ex-Valley Packaging workers arrested in 100,000 diaper theft 

March 7, 2017

  • Portland, OR: 9 accused in organized $102K theft from Safeway

  • Boulder, CO: Former Nite Ize employee stole, resold $100K in merchandise

  • Folsom, CA: Distraction Team busted after stealing $80,000 in jewelry

  • Gwinnett, GA: Police link $4,000 in Home Depot gift card thefts to Atlanta hip-hop duo

  • Deer Park, IL: Apple Store nets 2 more arrests; most suspects are from out-of-state

  • Chicopee, MA: Police charge Bronx, NY pair with passing fake $100 bills

  • Fort Wayne, IN: Medical Uniform company employee steals $5,000 in merchandise; attempting to resell online

  • Fort Wayne, IN: Medical Uniform company employee steals $5,000 in merchandise; attempting to resell online

  • Farmington, ME: Woman pleads guilty in $6,000 of multiple thefts from Walmart; probation violations in 2 counties

  • Council Bluffs, IA: Omaha trio arrested after stealing more than $1000 in hair extensions from Sally's Beauty


March 6, 2017

  • Springfield, MA: Three women charged for stealing $10,000 worth of merchandise at Clinton Crossing Outlet

  • Geneva, GA: Albany, GA couple arrested on multi-state theft charges from Walmart

  • Vermillion County, IN: Walmart theft leads to Craigslist sale and 2 Arrests

  • Northampton County, PA: Multi-jurisdictional Task Force conducts 3 raids, 2 arrests in connection with Lehigh Valley cellphone store robberies

  • Hillsboro, TX: Two Arrested for theft of $636 in merchandise from Walmart: repeat offenders used magnets to defeat sensors


March 3, 2017

  • Lawrenceville, GA: Bold robbers try to steal $100,000 in goods from Neiman-Marcus

  • Gulf County, FL: Fourteen Arrested in $60,000 Theft; involving IGA employees and customers

  • Deer Park, IL: Theft charges against 2 men at Apple Store total 12 cases since July


March 2, 2017

  • Southington, CT: Manager staged Burglary to cover up $15,000 theft of Kirby Vacuum cleaners

  • Clarksville, TN: $16k in Merchandise Purchased with Stolen Credit Cards

  • Waseca, MN: Five charged in $3,000 thefts of liquor, video games from Walmart and Hy-Vee

  • Oklahoma City, OK: 4 suspects sought in theft at Dollar General store

  • Redding, CA: 3 Arrested in theft at Walmart; crashed Gardne Center fire door attempting to steal a carts full of merchandise


March 1. 2017

  • Sacramento, CA: Two brothers pull a $15,000 Burglary at Target, throw stolen items from car during police chase

  • Frankfort, KY: Police identify suspect in $9,000 Walmart jewelry theft 

  • Forest Park, OH: Man steals $3,800 of Fishing Gear from multiple Walmarts

  • Livingston County, MI: El Hadji Mamadou Gueye, 27, of Mount Morris, plead guilty to organized retail crime


February 28, 2017

  • Springfield, MA: Man arrested for $10,000 Burgalry at Extreme Hats 

  • Jackson, TN: Lid's employee charged with stealing $3,500 from store in Old Hickory Mall

  • Naples, FL: Man charged with stealing $4,000 of lingerie from Victoria's Secret in the Coastland Mall 

  • Sylvester, GA: ORC Suspects tied to multiple thefts at Walmart's in Southern Georgia

  • Greenwood, IN: Meijer's thief fled with $400 in ammo, knives and booze; adding charges of forcibly Resisting Arrest 

  • Lake in the Hills, IL: Police seeking suspect in $800 Lowe's theft

  • Prattville, AL: Police continue investigation for Four Women Wanted for Felony Shoplifting


February 27, 2017

  • Canoga Park, CA: Up to 11 Suspects in Neiman Marcus Smash and Grab, two arrested 

  • Palm Springs, FL: Walmart Loss Prevention Associate busted for theft 

  • Chicopee, MA: Police arrest men for stealing cart full of merchandise for The Home Depot 

  • Baytown, TX: Police seeking 8 Suspects in Walmart Baby Formula Thefts 

  • Charleston, SC; Woman stole more than $3,600 in beauty products from Sephora on King Street

  • Park Ridge, IL: Woman charged with stealing power tools from Ace Hardware

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February 24, 2017

  • UPDATE: Glendale, CA: Police continue to investigate $14,000 Apple store theft; Reward now Offered

  • Daytona Beach, FL: Police arrest 2 suspects in multiple Burglaries; $6,500 in damages at JC Penney

  • Clarkston, WA: Female Shoplifter attempts a $622 theft; kicks LP in the groin to escape 

  • Athens-Clarke, GA: Dollar General employee busted; cart load of merchandise for $2.00; everything else was voided

  • Oklahoma City, OK: 4 Michael Kors bags stolen from Von Maur; man punches a female LP Agent 

  • Fredericksburg, VA: Judge shows no mercy for Toys R Us thief; sentenced to 23 years 

  • Utica, NY: Shop 'n Save employee arrested for $1,200 cigarette theft

  • Secaucus, NJ: Kohl's nabs shoplifting trio with $568 worth of jewelry


February 23, 2017

  • New York, NY: Fat Joe Involved in Multiple Lawsuits Over $318,000 credit card fraud at Up NYC Sneaker Store

  • UPDATE: Queensbury, NY: Man faces felony in $140,000 Lowe's theft case

  • Austin, TX: Dallas based Theft Ring members behind $8,000 Domain Louis Vuitton thefT

  • Jersey City, NJ: 'Big Bloods gang member' caught shoplifting, threatens to shoot cops with AK-47

  • Winter Garden, FL: Police Officer breaks knee cap in struggle with Victoria's Secret theft suspect; $750 in merchandise

  • Portland, OR: Thieves are targeting drones and remote control cars in what appears to be a string of thefts at local hobby stores

  • Jacksonville, FL: Woman tries stealing more than 100 items from Walmart, blames husband


February 22, 2017

  • Cheyenne, WY: Police seek suspect in a Menard's felony theft 

  • Eldersburg, MD: Two arrested in $1,400 Baby Formula theft at Walmart 

  • Stevensville, MD: $100 bill Counterfeiter busted at AutoZone; arrest and search lead to Booster Bag 

  • Lockport, NY: Serial Walmart shoplifter pleads guilty to third felony 

  • Newhall, CA: ORC Suspect charged; fled Police in High Speed chase across AZ 

  • Franklin, TN: Nashville Men Ignore Walmart's Lifetime Ban, Steal Computers and Clothes 

  • Randolph, MA: Man arrested at McDonald's following an Armed Bank Robbery


February 21, 2017

  • Madison, WI: Two arrested in $1,500 Baby Formula theft at Walmart 

  • Franklin, TN: 2 men try to return stolen merchandise at TJ Maxx 

  • Lee County, FL: $600 Power tool theft reported at Northern Tool store 

  • Coon Rapids, MN: Sears employee caught giving friends and family 95% OFF; theft totaling $2,790


February 20, 2017

  • Vancouver, BC, CN: Criminals using Drug Addicts to steal goods for Black Market 

  • UPDATE: Indianapolis, IN: Man to spend 7 years in jail after stealing hundreds of panties, $20K worth of merchandise

  • Antioch, CA: Police arrest Macy's Grab & Run suspect with $3,800 of fragrances 

  • Williamsville, NY: Sears employee charged in $2,500 theft of lawn mowers, snow blowers

  • Gretna, LA: 9 arrested in 'Felony Lane Gang' vehicle burglaries, check-cashing scheme 

  • Hyderabad India: Amazon staff loot 30 laptops from Fulfillment Center; valued at over $32,000 

  • Northampton, County, PA: Wegmans worker foils $648 steak & lobster tail theft 

February 17, 2017

  • Toronto, CN: $8 million 'lost and laundered' in elaborate fraud scheme

  • Olathe, KS: Running store employee indicted on theft of more than $250,000
    in merchandise 

  • Providence, RI: Truck driver accused of stealing $90,000 worth of diapers

  • Norwalk, CT: Man Charge In $40,000 Theft Of Plumbing Supplies

  • Northbrook, IL: Apple Store reports theft of over $5,700 in merchandise

  • Bend, OR: Florida fugitive caught for credit card fraud in Bend


February 16, 2017

  • Coffee County, TN: State Trooper traffic stop leads to identity theft ring discovery totaling $800,000 in stolen credit 

  • Cleveland, OH: 'Heartless Felons' Gang members arrested in phone thefts from 9 states

  • Green County, WI: Five arrested in $90,000 from Radio Shack: 40 mile Police chase 

  • South Euclid, OH: Habitual Walmart Baby Formula thief gets away; banned from stores for theft of over $5,000 

  • Franklin, KY: Police seeking $5,300 Walmart jewelry thief 

  • Natick, MA: Lord & Taylor nabs Shoplifter wanted on 7 counts in 2 states 

  • Martinsburg, WV: Hagerstown women charged in $1,500 Target theft; possible connection to 4 other thefts 


February 15, 2017

  • Chattanooga, TN: Over $100,000 of merchandise scammed from 50 Walmart's in Tennessee 

  • Fort Mill, SC: Serial Walgreens Robbers caught on camera: 30 stores across the Southeast 

  • Helena, MT: Man accused of stealing 50 knives from Montana Outdoor Sports 

  • Portland, OR: Women arrested after traffic stop reveals drugs, stolen merchandise from Fred Meyer and Walmart

  • Palm Beach, FL: Police arrest two in theft of $2,000 Louis Vuitton handbag 

  • Franklin, TN: Serial Shoplifter Surrenders to Police; convicted felon wanted for thefts at multiple Target stores

  • Key West, FL: Janitor arrested in $800 Jewelry theft at Navy Exchange


February 14, 2017

  • Twin Cities ORC Association Annual Conference & Training Set for August 15-16 

  • Baton Rouge, LA: Retired Baton Rouge officer credited with spotting theft operation by group from Florida: 54 purchases/ nearly $16,000

  • Austin, TX: Wal-Mart employee busted, loading Visa gift cards for nearly $17,000

  • Neosho, MO: Walmart shoplifter arrested; had multi-state warrants and skipped on $300,000 bond

  • Eastlake, OH: Police arrested a Cleveland woman stealing $2,000 of baby formula from Walmart

  • Niagara Falls, NY: Off-duty sheriff's deputy helps thwart theft of TVs at Sam's Club

  • Glens Falls, NY: Police arrest suspect in $1,000 theft from Walmart

  • Cheyenne, WY: Cheyenne Teen Facing Prison for Stealing $1,235 in Cash, Pop & Candy from King Sooper

  • Suisun City, CA: Man arrested for allegedly stealing $1,500 of DVD, Blu-Ray movies from Wal-Mart


February 13, 2017

  • From Russia With Love - Then Back to Russia
    - Fraudulent credit cards - reshipping to Russia couple busted in Andover, Mass.

  • Union Gap, WA: Traveling ORC group hitting Cabela's from coast to coast 

  • Rogersville, A South Carolina man wanted in connection with thefts from several Tri-Cities area Walmart stores was arrested early Saturday 

  • Jasper, IN: Arrest made in $1,600 tool theft from Rural King store

  • Cheltenham Township, PA: Target, reported Feb. 3 that a male had stolen baby formula on three different occasions with a total value of $1,122.96 

  • Houston, TX: Mother, daughter duo arrested for theft at Target; Mother attacks LP Agent while daughter is detained


February 10, 2017

  • Gas pump skimming is a major public safety issue
    TCORCA issues press release warning consumers

  • Cheektowaga, NY: Western New York Police fight 'Organized Retail Crime'

  • Athens-Clarke County, GA: Police make arrests related to Flea Market ORC Theft Ring

  • Lakeland, FL: Mob of up to 15 people Burglarizes Urban Appeal

  • Fairfax County, VA: Bloomingdales Theft Suspects Still At Large Following Chase And Crash

  • Garden City, ID: Man arrested after trying to steal $800 worth of stuff from Walmart

  • La Cruces, NM: Man stole $635 of electronics at Best Buy in order to score drugs

  • San Bruno, CA: Perfume Robber Pleads No Contest; nearly $400 in perfume from J.C.Penney


February 9, 2017

  • Harris County, TX: 9 Detained after stealing $12,000 in iPhones from AT&T

  • Palm Coast, FL: Deputies seek suspects in $2,400 Ulta cosmetics theft

  • Tahlequah, OK: Coordinated effort spurs arrest of $600 Stage store thief

  • Chattanooga, TN: 2 Tampa, FL Men Arrested For Attaching Skimming Devices At Local Gas Station; suspected in Organized Crime Ring

  • Palisades Park, NJ: One of 2 arrested in $18,000 Liquor Store heist


February 8, 2017

  • Morgan Hill, CA: Four suspects arrested with $1,000 of stolen baby formula from Safeway

  • Gainesville, FL: Mobiquity Store employee steals nine laptops

  • Waltham, MA: Father & son busted for $1,500 Printer thefts from Staples 

  • Update - Memphis, TN: Man Convicted of Choking TJ Maxx LP agent Unconscious during Shoplifting Incident; $500 theft and 15 prior felony convictions 

  • Mohave County, AZ: Man arrested in connection with 23 Shoplifting incidents, Burglary and Motorcycle theft


February 7, 2017

  • Thieves Use Moving Truck in $100,000 Burglary at Sunbelt Rental Store 

  • Colorado Springs, CO: 12 indicted for burglarizing 25 cell phone stores in CO, NM 

  • Santa Ana, CA: Serial Shoplifter's Stealing Spree Comes To An End 

  • Cahaba Heights, AL: 2 suspects shoplift nearly $1,500 of merchandise from CVS 

  • Terrebonne Parish, LA: Repeat Offender charged with 3 Felony thefts; stealing to support his crystal meth and crack habit


February 6, 2017

  • Colorado Springs, CO: Cellphone theft ring took retailers for a bundle, racketeering indictment charges

  • Mooresville, NC: Police investigating $100,000 "hole in the wall" burglary at Best Buy

  • Atlanta, GA: 6 people Indicted on Gun Theft and Burglary charges spanning 3 States

  • New Retail Crimes Unit on patrol in D'Iberville, MS

  • Troy, MI: Three teens busted stealing $400 of energy drinks from Kroger

  • Ephrata, PA: Lancaster man steals $300 security systems from Walmart twice in 5 days


February 3, 2017

  • Green Bay, WI: $18,000 Tooth-whitening strip, hair growth products and razor blade theft suspect arrested in Chicago

  • Vanderburgh, CO: Over $9,000 worth of stolen items found inside car; Walgreens, CVS and Dollar General

  • Paducah, KY: Dillard's shoplifter arrested after ramming Security Guard's vehicle

  • Kershaw County, SC: KCSO nabs fugitive "Bloods" gang member with stolen checks, $1,500 of merchandise and gift cards

  • Pittsburgh, PA: Electronics store owners accused of selling stolen merchandise online


February 2, 2017

  • Orlando, FL: Two men arrested for stealing fuel with counterfeit credit cards; over $2,500

  • Newark, DE: Women used duffel bag to steal $1800 worth of medication from Acme

  • Fredericksburg, VA: Lowe's shoplifter busted, search of get-a-way truck reveals a cache of stolen tools


February 1, 2017

  • Cass County, IN: Repeat Offender sentenced to 12 Years; Investigation began with series of Walmart Thefts

  • St Joseph, MO: Four Rally House Employees Plead Guilty to $7,400 theft

  • Glenview, IL: Two charged with 'continuing financial crime enterprise' for thefts from Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods

  • Wareham, MA: Six charged in $1,700 Home Goods theft/ refund scheme


January 31, 2017

  • Philadelphia, PA: Plastic Vendor crate theft is a $100 Million dollar problem

  • Miami: Strike Force Nabs 100+ In Identity Theft Fraud Investigation - 30,000 stolen identities, $60M in intended theft

  • Polk, County, FL: Suspect arrested in $250K jewelry store heist connected to multi-county armed crime spree

  • Aspen, CO: Woman 'dealing with kleptomania' arrested again for theft

  • Lancaster County, PA: Convicted 11 times for retail theft, Lancaster man now faces felony charge for stealing sneakers

  • Hodgkins, IL: Police Hunt Crest White Strip-Rogaine for Men Thief; $978 of merchandise from Target


January 30, 2017

  • Sonoma County, CA: 2 Sacramento men steal $6,000 in alcohol from Safeway stores

  • Deer Park, IL: Three suspects arrested attempting to make $3,000 of fraudulent purchase at Apple store

  • Fairfield, NJ: Target Victim of Shoplifting and Fraud; 2 arrested in $1,300 case

  • UPDATE - Newburyport, MA: Teen sentenced to 6 months; part of crew who hit Polo Outlet for $13,000 of merchandise

  • Polk County, FL: Third gun store burglarized in Lakeland since Sept. 2016; Sheriff has words for Store Owner

  • Woodbridge, NJ: Woman attempted to steal $600 in merchandise from Boscov's


January 27, 2017

  • St Paul, MN: Nearly $100K Worth of Merchandise Stolen from Foot Locker 

  • Overland Park, KS: For 4th time, Kansas woman pleads guilty to clothing theft; just sentenced in $25,000 theft 

  • Niagara Falls, NY: Vacuum cleaner thief hits Target; $2,300 loss 

  • Laredo, TX: Four arrested in theft from Five Below. Samuel Hernandez, Francisca Rocha, Gabriela Rocha and Rocky Rangel are facing theft charges 

  • Mount Laurel, NJ: Police investigating $1,100 Diaper and Baby Formula theft at Wegmans 

January 26, 2017

  • Harper Woods, MI: Pair charged with stealing thousands of dollars of shoes 

  • Lee County, FL: Thieves swiping cold meds at Fort Myers drug stores 

  • Dover, DE: Two arrested for Theft and fraudulent returns at Walmart 

  • New York, NY: Shoplifter made off with more than $4,000 worth of Nicorette gum

  • New York, NY (Chelsea): Thieves Steal $750 in Body Wash, Lotion and Medicine from CVS

  • Providence, RI: Westport police capture serial shoplifter at Lee's Supermarket


January 25, 2017

  • Miami, FL: Police investigating the theft $115,000 worth of cigarettes from a Miami-Dade warehouse

  • Millburn, NJ: Burberry at Mall at Short Hills hit for $4,350 

  • Plymouth Meeting, PA: Over $500 of Baby Formula purchased with fraudulent pre paid Visa Card 

  • Putnam, IN: Repeat Offender told by Judge "If I were you, I'd pick up a different hobby, you're not very good at this one" 

  • Livingston County, MI: Suspect pleads guilty to ORC and Retail Fraud

  • Helena, AR: Two plead guilty to in $100K Federal Fraud; store operators paid cash for food stamps


January 24, 2017

  • Cincinnati, OH: Kroger and Walmart team-up on C-Store ORC Operation, $100K in merchandise seized

  • Philadelphia, PA: FENCING OPERATION: Agents probing burglaries raid Philadelphia jewelry store 

  • NBA Star Kyle Lowry Victim In Multi-Million Dollar Jewelry Fencing Operation

  • Nashua, NH: NY couple nabbed in Abercrombie & Fitch theft: $7,000 in cologne and clothing 

  • Forsyth, IL: Kohl's electronics thief arrested; nearly $6,000 of merchandise stolen since October 

  • Dane County, WI: Two arrested in felony coat theft at Gander Mountain

  • South Strabane Township, PA: California man hit with felony count;  7 retail theft charges in 4 months 

  • Wilmington, IL: Two Arrested in Burglary and $600 Retail Theft;  busted due to a Traffic accident on the way to the Pawn shop

  • Iredell County, NC: Man charged with felony theft; stole $1,500 generator- pawned the same day


January 23, 2017

  • Clifton Park, NY: Theft-and-return ring targeted Lowe's stores; $140,000 of merchandise 

  • Bethesda, MD: Surveillance video shows $12K theft at True Religion store 

  • Passaic County, NJ: Sheriff's Investigators bust Home Depot shoplifting ring; $7,000 in merchandise 

  • Sandpoint, ID: Police arrest brazen Walmart thief; nearly $5,000 from same store over 2 weeks 

  • Memphis, TN: Two Family Dollar shoplifters steal nearly $2,000 of merchandise 

  • Millville, NJ: Social media tips lead police to $1,800 Lowe's shoplifter 

  • Rome, GA: Four Charged in $1,500 theft from Belk in the Mount Berry Square Mall 

  • Poulsbo, WA: Operation "Not in Poulsbo" yields 10 shoplifting arrests


January 20, 2017

  • Organized retail crime becomes an issue in South Dakota

  • Slidell, LA: Fraudulent Credit Card operation broken up; $25,000 in merchandise and equipment seized 

  • Memphis, TN: Thieves take $30K in merchandise from Legend in Oak Court Mall 

  • Palm Beach, FL: Serial Target shoplifter arrested; focused on Vacuums, mixers, knives and even cat food 

  • Logan County, WV: WV State Troopers find $10,000 in stolen merchandise in a home 

  • St Louis, MO: Group of 9 snatches $5,000 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret 

  • Los Angeles, CA: 2 LA Dodgers security guards stole $3,400 in equipment, balls and jerseys 

  • Houston, TX: Burglar caught on camera stealing $5,000 of high-end purses in Rice Village 

  • Ormond Beach, FL: Police investigating two Lego thefts from Walmart 

  • Troy, MI: Woman Busted Shoplifting $2,518.69 Of Items At Nordstrom's Rack


January 19, 2017

  • Loss Prevention Organization of the Caribbean (LPOC) Kicks Off 2017 with Successful First Meeting

  • Philadelphia, PA: Clerk, Customer Bound with Zip Ties as Robbers Steal $10K from Manayunk Consignment Shop

  • Atlanta, GA: Shoplifters use unusual distraction to steal $6,000 in perfume

  • Lincoln, NE: Four Women busted stealing $1,700 of merchandise from Kohl's

  • Alexandria, VA: Repeat offender booked for 60th time, known to be regular shoplifter

  • Raritan Township, NJ: Serial shoplifter charged in Lowe's, ShopRite thefts 


January 18, 2017

  • Sioux Falls, SD: Retail crime a growing problem, threat for businesses 

  • Columbus, OH: City Attorney says Shoplifting trends down as diligence goes up 

  • Tempe, AZ: Credit-card scheme targeted ill, dead account holders; 150 victims, $300,000 in purchases 

  • Steubenville, OH: Police believe 'Pruitt Gang' strikes at Lowe's; loss of over $5,000

  • North Adams, MA: Distraction Thieves arrested after stealing $500 in cigarettes from Cumberland Farms 

  • Boca Raton, FL: Woman used kids, ages 7 and 8, to steal from Macy's; $1,700 in merchandise


January 17, 2017

  • Toledo, OH: Jewelry store employees subdue thief that fled with more than $25k in merchandise 

  • Update: Smyrna woman gets 10 years in $4 million multistate jewelry heist

  • Paris, France: Police seize 'golden hands' thief who stole $5M in jewellery from under dealers' noses

  • New Market, ON: Police hunt for suspects after smash and grab at Knappett Jewellers


January 16, 2017

  • Omaha, NE: Ex-Brix worker accused of stealing $110,000 in gift card scheme; unclear if case is related to shuttering of stores

  • Milwaukee, WI: Man accused of stealing $55,000 in power tools from multiple Home Depots

  • Gurnee, IL: Orlando identity thieves ran $20K on credit cards

  • Novato, CA: Investigators continue hunt for suspects in Safeway and Sephora organized thefts

  • East Baton Rouge, LA: Two possible members of the Florida based Felony Lane Gang busted with stolen checks

  • Darien, CT: Serial Thief Nabbed With Shampoo In His Pants


January 13, 2017

  • Weston, FL: Florida thieves make off with $60,000 worth of Nabisco snacks

  • Charleston, SC: Thieves make off with more than $20k worth of merchandise from Apple Store

  • Coldwater, MI: Serial shoplifter goes back to prison

  • Youngstown, OH: Walgreens Shoplifter in fatal car crash, pleads not guilty to charges

  • Escanaba, MI: Three thieves busted; hitting Menards and Dunham Sport for high ticket items  

  • Spain: Gang that stole 58,000 pounds fruit and vegetables arrested


January 12, 2017

  • Knox County, TN: KCSO, lawmakers crack down on Retail Crimes

  • Taunton CVS employee allegedly stole $12,000 in prescription drugs

  • Hamburg, NY: Police looking for suspects who stole over $12,000 worth of merchandise from Walmart

  • Hoover, AL: Pair steals $7,500 worth of eyeglasses

  • Santa Anna, CA: Serial Shoplifter arrested; hit 8 Orange County cities to feed his Heroin Habit  

  • St. Louis, MO: Galleria Macy's hit by Smash & Grab thieves, thousands in wristwatches stolen 


January 11, 2017

  • Owensboro, KY: Man charged with stealing almost $100,000 from store

  • Philadelphia, PA: Thief steals diamond ring reportedly worth $50,000

  • Peoria, AZ: Eye Care Center Burglarized for a 2nd time in a month; loss of over $23,000

  • UPDATE: Boyd County, KY: Owner of cell phone store pleads not guilty to role in $10,000 phone theft ring 

  • Mattress Firm Employee Steals thousands in Mattresses 

  • Lansing, MI: Police turn to public in search for serial shoplifter


January 10, 2017

  • Knoxville, TN: Tennessee State Rep says Organized Retail Crime a big problem

  • Ashland, KY: Investigators with Sprint and Ashland Police bust $13,000 theft ring

  • River Falls, WI: Four from St. Paul busted in ShopKo felony theft


January 9, 2017

  • Los Angeles, CA: Theme park crime: Counterfeiters prefer Disneyland; shoplifters like Universal Studios Hollywood 

  • Safford, AZ: Shoplifting couple arrested as 2016 ends 

  • Stateline, IL: Robbers Targeting Four area Cell Phone Stores; Local Police team-up with FBI 

  • Columbus, OH: 4000 files stolen from medical offices, organizations in Organized Crime Ring 

  • State College, PA: Pair with multiple IDs charged in $870 theft case at Best Buy 

  • Texas Organized Retail Crime Association (Texas ORCA) Official Launch


January 6, 2017

  • San Antonio, TX: Man accused of stealing from Office Depots across Texas; over $100,000 in merchandise stolen 

  • Boscobel, WI: Chain saw Burglary thief Busted, tied to 42 incidents, nearly $100,000 in merchandise 

  • Cummings, GA: 122 weapons recovered after Georgia gun heist, 6 suspects in custody 

  • Unsuspecting theft suspect arrested during Pawn shop raid; man wanted for selling stolen chainsaws 

  • Reading, PA: 10 Home Burglary and 5 Retail thefts blamed on Heroin Addiction; $22,000 ordered in restitution 

  • Westerly, RI: Jewelry thief won't serve prison time in diamond ring theft 

  • Flemington, NJ: Man stole wart remover, cold sore treatment from CVS; $500 in merchandise, facing 10 yrs with multiple priors


January 5, 2017

  • Las Vegas, NV: Pair in custody for $900,000 Jared store Armed Robbery

  • PA State Police raid pawn shops in Berks, Montco seeking stolen items 

  • Spring Hill, FL: Target Burglary suspects could be part of Teen Crime Ring 

  • Clarksville, TN: 3 Suspects wanted in $1,800 theft from Best Buy 

  • Tucson, AZ: Groups team up to fight Organized Retail Theft; CART, Coalition Against Retail Theft 

  • Anderson, SC: Five Burglars hit 'Phone Factory' for over $7,000 in merchandise; gone in 3 minutes

  • Platteville, WI: Police investigating Armed Robbery at BeMobile Verizon; 23 Iphones and 15 Galaxy S7 stolen

  • Newark, DE: Police trying to identify Acme shoplifter; over $300


January 4, 2017

  • St Augustine, FL: Video Released on Flash Mob hitting Kate Spade store for $18,000 in merchandise

  • Monroe County, MS: Over $20,000 in Stolen Goods Recovered from Dick's and Outdoor Advantage

  • Pontiac, MI: Pair Investigated In Serial Thefts From Oakland County Lowe's Stores

  • Manhattan Beach, CA: 2 arrested, 1 at large, at Verizon Wireless; 25 phones stolen

  • Tucson, AZ: Inmate held on ORC charges escapes from Pima County jail

  • Athens, GA: 'Piggly Wiggly bacon thief' may be headed back to prison; serial shoplifter with 6 prior convictions

  • Bloomington, IN: Two Women Arrested After Stealing More Than $500 From Kroger Store


January 3, 2017

  • New York, NY: Thieves steal $6M in jewels while ball drops on New Year's Eve 

  • La Habra, CA: $300K Stolen in Electronics Heist 

  • Fairfax, OH: Suspects sought in the theft of 16 TV's stolen from Walmart 

  • Anderson, SC: $7k in merchandise stolen, property damage at Sunshine Wireless 

  • Warwick, RI: Officer Arrests Walmart Toy Thief for Switching Price Tags 

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