KC police bust what they call an organized retail crime ring operating in a nice neighborhood

Six charged in $650,000 check fraud scam

Retail Theft Team Makes Arrest, Significant Seizure In Sweep

Investigators arrest and charge five in organized theft ring

Shoplifting A Booming Industry Acccording to The Washington Times, shoplifting has become rampant: 61 percent of the largest retailers and chain stores report that "opportunistic" shoplifting has increased in the past four months, despite the fact that stores collectively shell out $12 billion a year in loss-prevention efforts, according to new research released last week by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). None of the retailers – grocery, mass merchandise, appa … Read More

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In The globalization of crime: a transnational organized crime threat assessment, UNODC analyses a range of key transnational crime threats, including human trafficking, migrant smuggling, the illicit heroin and cocaine trades, cybercrime, maritime piracy and trafficking in environmental resources, firearms and counterfeit goods. FULL REPORT: http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/tocta/TOCTA_Report_2010_low_res.pdfRead More

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The Pennsylvania Senate on May 26 passed legislation that would make it a felony to participate, in any capacity, in organized retail crime, a move that represents ongoing effort at the state level to battle ORC, a crime that often crosses state lines.  Read article at Security Director News here. … Read More

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