Police make arrest in retail crime operation
Gresham Police Officers have arrested a woman connected with an organized retail crime operation that resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars in merchandise from Safeway.
Meagan Bradley, 27, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center earlier this month after being accused of selling product that was stolen. The Multnomah County grand jury gave her a 17-count indictment.
According to investigators with Albertsons-Safeway and the Northwest Organized Retail Crime Alliance, Bradley was selling items like Pepcid Complete, electric toothbrush heads, vitamins, Nasacort, Allegra, Zyrtec and Flonase. Those types of items are common on the black market because they are popular and have a high resale value, police said.
KOIN 6 News, The Outlook's news partner, learned the total amount recovered in the Bradley case was more $32,000. Court documents show she was selling stolen items from November 2017 through February 2018.
Police warn people about buying items online from third-parties that are offering steep discounts. If considering making a purchase, buyers should ask the seller where they acquire their merchandise.