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Posted on: November 29, 2023

New Charges in the Fight Against Organized Retail Crime

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 Three defendants accused of stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from local retailers. 

(Phoenix) – Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell has announced charges against three defendants involved in Organized Retail Crime (ORC)....

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

County Attorney Launches ‘Safe Shopping’ Campaign

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New Public Effort is Intended to Help Stop Organized Retail Crime

(Phoenix) – Battling Organized Retail Crime has been a top priority for Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell since her very first days in office. Today, the County Attorney unveiled a ne...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Women Indicted for Organized Retail Theft

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Pair traveled from California to steal from Arizona stores.

(Phoenix) – Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell has announced the indictment of two California women accused of taking thousands of dollars in merchandise from retail stores in Phoenix, Gilbe...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Defendant Indicted on 20 Counts of Organized Retail Theft

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No bond for Yosvany Portilla who stole thousands in merchandise from Sephora and Ulta stores.

(Phoenix) – Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell has announced the indictment of Yosvany Maza Portilla (DOB 07/89)*, who is accused of stealing cosmetics from...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Promoting Collaboration to Combat Organized Retail Theft

Doug Mangum speaking as part of a speaker panel.

In July of this year, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell announced the start of a new Organized Retail Theft Team in response to increased organized retail theft. Organized retail theft refers to groups, gangs, or individuals who illegally obtain re...

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Posted on: May 17, 2012

Law Enforcement Agencies Partner with Major Retailers to Combat Organized Retail Crime

PHOENIX, AZ (May 17, 2012) – Major retailers in Arizona are teaming up with local law enforcement agencies on a new strategy to fight organized retail crime. Using a secure website developed by the Arizona Organized Retail Crime Alliance (AZORCA), retaile...

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Posted on: February 25, 2011

Local and Federal Authorities Shut Down Major Organized Retail Crime Syndicate

PHOENIX, AZ (February 25, 2011) - The Scottsdale Police Department, working with fraud investigators from eBay, Home Depot and Walmart, along with several other members of the Arizona Electronic Crimes Task Force, including the Maricopa County Attorney’s ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2011

Multi-Agency Investigation Shuts Down Organized Retail Shoplifting Operation

PHOENIX, AZ (September 14, 2011) An organized group of retail rip-off crews that targeted major shopping malls, outlet stores and strip centers throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area is now out of operation, thanks to a cooperative enforcement action by...

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