Thursday, September 29, 2011

Three Arrested in Florida for Stealing High-End Toothrushes and Teeth Whitening Strips

The thieves would steal them from pharmacies and then sell them online at eBay at low ball prices.
Police say they've broken a ring of three professional crooks who stole millions of dollars worth of toothbrushes and other dental hygiene products.

Citi Pawn at 909 N. Dixie Highway in Boca Raton was allegedly ground zero of the operation, where police say the manager sold the items on Internet auction sites like eBay.

"If it's free for them to steal, it's easy money," said Palm Beach County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Keith Conley.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies say Brian Hegmann, 26, and Lauren Ann Healy, 23, hit stores like CVS, Publix and Walgreens all over South Florida.

Their targets? High-end toothbrushes and whitening strips.

"They're considered professionals," said Conley. "They do a large quantity on a daily basis. They work from morning until night."

Police say the pair dropped the stuff off at Citi Pawn for small kickbacks from pawn shop employee Igor Roytikh.

He allegedly sold enough on online auction sites to pocket more than $2.5 million. The total value of the merchandise is estimated at $3.2 million.
I mean the quantity was so great, it is hard to believe these morons wouldn't accept their profits of a few hundred thousand and call it quits.

Guess it was greed.

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