6-state shoplifting ring hit pharmacies for over $10 million


“Consumers and businesses incur a high price for thieves who commit larcenies and profit by selling their stolen goods to well-organized theft rings,” Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin, said. “Thieves should take notice. Tulsa is not going to capitulate and allow criminals to disrupt commerce in our city.”

For clarification purposes a “booster” is a person who steals goods and merchandise. And a “fence”  is a person or organization that purchases or receives stolen goods and merchandise from boosters.  The fence or fencing operation then re-sells the stolen goods and merchandise to third parties.