Police in several Ohio townships are working with malls and other merchants to educate them on the growing problem of organized retail theft in their areas. Gangs of professional shoplifters utilize various tools and methods to steal as much merchandise as possible and then resell it in several ways. All of this lost merchandise adds up to higher prices on goods for honest consumers and a lot of man-hours for law enforcement personnel. Hopefully, the more that stores communicate with each other about this issue, the less impact it will have in the future.
Tag Archives: Ohio
November 21, 2011
October 12, 2011
Popular big box stores for home improvement and sporting goods were the primary targets of more than fifty people shoplifting and committing fraud in three states. Three homes that were renovated with stolen goods or using the proceeds from these crimes have been seized as part of the investigation. Excellent work by the Summit Country Sheriff’s Office!
October 4, 2011
It would seem that certain criminals simply aren’t satisfied with the typical goods targeted by most ORC groups. In the greater Columbus, Ohio area, seven people are accused of stealing trucks, tractors, trailers and construction and lawn-maintenance equipment in Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Knox, Fairfield, Marion and Huron counties. Sounds like their motto was “go big or go home,” so let’s hope they spend some quality time in the big house.
September 21, 2011
Cooperation from The Home Depot helps local detectives investigate a theft ring that is accused of using a bar to fence stolen property. No charges have yet been filed, but the investigation is certainly a step in the right direction.