You Can’t Beat ORC Without The Cops

By Matt Pillar, chief editor Pressured by police last week, a pawnshop in Kentucky quit selling gift cards. While the pawn shop associates had no way of knowing, it turns out a number of the gift cards it had acquired were procured by an organized retail crime ring. In a rudimentary scheme, the gang was […]

ORC targets Thin Mints, Nutella and what else?

by: Amy Canfield – 07/03/2013 I had an informative talk with Mark Doyle the other day about the annual retail theft survey his loss prevention/shrink reduction consultant firm, Jack L. Hayes International, recently released. You can read about that here. But here’s more from our conversation. Professional shoplifters, or organized retail crime boosters, whatever you may […]

Organized retail crime: A global epidemic

The National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association was created in 2011 to assist loss prevention professionals and law enforcement officials by bringing the private sector and public sector together against the growing tide of organized retail crime. We at NAORCA are dedicated and passionate about this topic. ORC has been linked to terrorism, drug trafficking, money […]

New Advocate In The Battle Against ORC

By Matt Pillar, editor in chief When he’s not on duty as a multi-district LP Manager at Genuine Parts Company (which operates more than 6,000 NAPA stores nationwide), Christopher McGourty is pouring his energy into the NAORCA (National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association), a new professional organization he founded this year with the help of the […]