Cops bust theft ring in Riverdale

Cops bust theft ring in Riverdale

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RIVERDALE -- Police have arrested three women accused of involvement in a theft-ring of stolen credit cards and thousands of dollars in merchandise.

"We had what appears to be a group of friends who'd lay their hands on credit cards and checks, they'd pass them around and use them to purchase electronics or clothes," Riverdale police Lt. James Ebert told KSL NewsRadio on Friday.

It began when police arrested one woman and Ebert said detectives followed leads to round up others. The three women are accused of pilfering credit cards and sharing them.

"They'll take a card into a store, run it and see how much they can charge up on it," Ebert said. "They'd hand it off as they left the store and someone else would go into the same store and try to charge it up."

In one case, Ebert said detectives found charges ranging from $700 to $1,300 within several minutes at the same store. The electronics and clothing would sometimes be fenced to get quick cash, detectives said.

Chancy Jo Hendricks, 31; Shacoy Saunders, 25; and Tiffany Cline, 21, were all booked into the Weber County Jail on various charges. Ebert said the search is on for more suspects.


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