Three Arrested in Multi Million Dollar Blu-ray Theft Ring

Posted Fri Aug 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

In Florida, three people were arrested in connection with a series of Blu-ray thefts from stores amounting to an estimated five million dollars.

Making several trips to the same store in one day, mastermind Gregory Marinitz and his associates James Davidson and Tina Pallay managed to take a huge amount of merchandise over the time that they’ve been operating.

According to Orlando’s Channel 9, when police raided the home of Gregory Marinitz, they found more than 2,400 DVDs and Blu-ray discs as well as several hundred audio discs and videogames. Moving the stolen merchandise was done simply through eBay, according to the officers. While the three suspects face fairly serious charges, purchasers of these dirty discs will not be charged.

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