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July 03, 2013
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Stores see big losses from retail 'booster' thieves

Nearly 80 percent of US retailers report thefts where stolen items are returned for store credit gift cards; cards are then resold for cash on secondary market

By Dave Larsen
Dayton Daily News

DAYTON, Ohio — Organized theft rings have found a new way to get quick cash for stolen merchandise by returning those items to retail stores for easily transferable gift cards, experts said.


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