Skip to comments.Shoplifting as an Industry
Posted on 05/06/2009 8:24:30 AM PDT by lakeprincess
In March, federal and regional authorities shut down a central Florida shoplifting ring, arresting 21 suspects - all illegal immigrants - who were paid up to $300 a day to steal baby formula. The group stole $17.5 million worth of formula, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, which had 40 detectives assigned to the case.
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Illegal immigrants? Stealing? Nah....
They are only shoplifting the inventory that Americans are unwilling to shoplift...
Dems in one state were recently trying to help this industry thrive with a thieves charter that would only fine shoplifters below $100 of goods
“Shoplifting as an Industry”
By failing to apprehend them, Obama can take credit for “preserving” these shoplifting jobs.
What are the odds that these people were not also criminals when they were in Mexico? I sure wish that we had a system where the incentives to remain “undocumented” weren’t so high, so the bad apples would be easier to sort by the fact that they were the only ones without papers.
Baby formula must be a methamphetamine precursor or something. One of the largest baby formula factories in the US (Mead Johnson - Enfamil) is in my city and the security around there is like Ft. Knox. Concertina wire, cameras and motion detectors. Hmmmm...maybe it’s really a chemical weapons factory.
The mob has been into organized shoplifting for at least the past 50 yrs. In hard economic times, they rev up because there are more people shopping flea mkts., willing to buy black market goods, because they are living on unemployment and must cut back on living expenses.
That picture says it all! lol
They should go into politics, the current administration is quite adept at looting from American taxpayers and producers.
No, they just want you to know all of the toxic chemicals they use in the baby food.
Does it have "Baby Milk Factory" painted on the roof? LOL!
Shop lifting rings are an odd business and are more common than most people might think. My impression is that law enforcement does not do a good job of tying the loose ends and individuals into the groups that they really are.
look for the demholes to unionize it...
Polk County, Florida HAS 40 detectives?
I don’t believe it.
Meanwhile, I left some infant formula here a minute ago. Have you seen it?
At $35.00 a can (enough to feed an infant for about 5 days) the theft is huge! Stores around us keep it under lock and key.
I can only imagine the threats a company gets from nut balls wanting to poison our infants food supply.
Think for a momment if there were no such thing as infant formaula...what would all those working mom’s do with a kid who needs to be fed every 3 to 4 hours?
Baby formula is mucho expensive. The welfare queens get it through the WIC program. The amount they are given through the program is not sufficient to last the entire month so they steal the rest. Huge black market item.
Most independent retailers keep such products in locked cases. No self-service. Can’t speak for the chain or big box stores.
There is no margin in it for the retailer as the government tells you what you can charge for it. I refused to participate in the program so it’s not a problem for me.
Cops, Judges all of them are to crime fighting what the DMV is to efficiencies.
They don't care, don't have to, their paychecks come in every two weeks, pensions at 20 and out. Any police station, court I've ever gone into radiates sloth, slowness, boredom, dullness, perfunction, clock watching and timeserving.
We just voted out RINO’s and in Socialists. Anyone seen a couple of Trillion dollars?
There were guys from Harvard, Yale, Federal Government, Goldman Sacs and Unions around here a little while ago....
Same as most of them do, pump their breasts and refrigerate the milk until needed. Many employers set aside lactation rooms for the mothers to do so in private, or to actually feed the infant. My last two have.
I agree though the cost is enormous. If plain Enfamil costs that much, some of the specialty formulas probably cost hundreds per can.
These shoplifting rings have been going on for years. It’s just part of the organized crime imported to us from South of the Border.
Wrapped another one up here in Brevard County, Florida today.
The specialty formulas do a cost a little bit more than the regular formula, but not that much. My son was born premature and very small and needed the Enfamil formula for preemies (it was always mixed with milk and we kept track of how much he was eating). The can is a little smaller and costs about the same as the larger regular can. I was glad when I was able to switch him over to the regular formula.
And it isn’t just working moms and welfare queens who use formula (as I’ve read on a couple of other posts). I am a stay at home mom who needed to supplement milk with formula. Sometimes moms just don’t produce enough milk and need to go with the formula. And then sometimes babies need the extra calories that formula can provide.
at those prices you could have Salma Hayek come to your house and breastfeed your kids...
Probably Muslims. They are heavy into stealing and reselling baby formula. Many Muslim owned convenience stores to fence the stuff
Boy, I think I need a bottle...LOL!
A local grocery chain in my area treats baby formula like it’s cigarettes. Behind the counter under lock and key.