Police arrest additional 22 people in retail crime ring

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handcuff-crime-scene-tapeThe West York Borough Police Department have charged an additional 22 people for their involvement in a major organized crime ring, in which James Giuffrida of West York was the ring-leader, and one of the total 133 people arrested in the case originating in March.

The other 22 individuals, from York, Lancaster, Adams and Perry Counties, were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Retail Theft, Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception, and Conspiracy to Receive Stolen Property. They told investigators that they committed the crimes to support their illegal drug activities.

This successful and large scale criminal investigation involved an historic number of suspects and arrests totaling 133 overall. Two patrolmen, David Kahley and Sean Hightman, were honored for their work on the case by the Pennsylvania Retailer’s Association.