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ORC Ringleader Charged With Paying Drug Addicts To Shoplift At Stores

A West Virginia man is accused of organizing a network of shoplifters, many of them drug addicts, to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in store merchandise that he then resold on the internet.

Nedeltcho Vladimirov of Cross Lanes was charged Monday in a criminal complaint with acquiring nearly 3,700 stolen items that were later resold for profit, US Attorney Mike Stuart said at a news conference.

Vladimirov, who is charged with money laundering, allegedly paid cash to the shoplifters for a fraction of the stolen items’ worth. Many of the shoplifters then would use the money to support their drug habits… CBS News

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