eBay Helps Catch Florida Thieves
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested six men thought to be a part of a Central Florida theft ring that stole items from over 60 local Publix Super Markets. The arrests were made with the assistance of eBay. Items stolen from the stores were placed on eBay for resale which led to the discovery of the thieves location.
Brevard County Sheriffs arrested the 6 people for dealing in stolen property. The group has thought to have stolen near $1,000 a week from local super markets and resold the items online or through flea markets in the area. For over ten years the operation was in place until police obtained additional information and placed purchases directly with the individuals for the stolen items.