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6 Indicted in Family-Run Crime Ring

Six people were indicted in a family-run crime theft ring following a seven-month investigation that targeted a brother and sister who were buying stolen merchandise from shoplifters and then reselling it, according to New Jersey prosecutors.

The investigation revealed the six people were buying stolen merchandise from shoplifters who targeted stores such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Wawa, Stop & Shop and Walmart.

All of the family members were indicted on charges connected with the theft ring along with store employees Andre Watts, 30, of North Brunswick; and Dunia Patricia Hernandez, 32, of Somerset.

In 2018, a seven month investigation found that all six people bought stolen merchandise from shoplifters and targeted the chain stores, Robertson said. The shoplifters would exchange the stolen merchandise for cash at… Hillsborough Patch

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