Explore a snapshot of the legal proceedings surrounding significant Organized Retail Crime (ORC) incidents, each telling a story of theft, charges, and the pursuit of justice. As you browse through these notable cases, remember that all individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Delve into the visual and narrative facets of ORC cases that have impacted our community.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
State v. Maria Isabel Fernandez (CR2023-103958-001)
On Friday, January 26, 2024 Maria Isabel Fernandez (06/97) was sentenced to seven years in prison for 12 counts of Shoplifting with Predicate Convictions. Fernandez is a repeat offender. Prior to these charges, Fernandez had served time in prison for Organized Retail Theft charges that she had previously been convicted for. Part of Fernandez’s prison term is to serve a probation after she is released from prison and is obligated to pay restitution for taking over $36,000 worth of merchandise.
State v. Jihana Shante Jones, Renae Lynne Molett & Quantana Curtis
In a significant legal development, Jihana Jones, Renae Molett, and Quantana Curtis find themselves indicted on eight counts of organized retail theft, each classified as a class 4 felony. The indictment outlines a pattern of criminal activity throughout November 2023, where the trio allegedly targeted multiple Victoria's Secret stores across the valley. Their coordinated efforts resulted in the theft of merchandise valued at $23,984.
State v. Juan Ambriz-Rincon (CR2023-147649-001)
39-year-old Juan Ambriz-Rincon has been charged and indicted on the following: two counts of trafficking stolen property in the first degree, class two felonies, one count of attempt to commit trafficking stolen property in the first degree, a class three felony, 14 counts of organized retail theft, class four felonies and one count of possession or use of dangerous drug, a class four felony.
The indictment alleges that from October 2022 thru October 23, Ambriz-Rincon stole merchandise from numerous Home Depot stores not only in Arizona, but in other neighboring states as well. Home Depot investigators believe Ambriz-Rincon was allegedly responsible for a documented loss of close to $1 million that lasted over three years.
State v. Sierra Monroe & Sarah Barker
26-year-old Sierra Monroe and 36-year-old Sarah Barker are accused of stealing over $6,600 worth of clothing from various Marshall’s stores throughout the valley. The pair, along with other suspects, allegedly stole merchandise from stores in Avondale and Phoenix in October 2023. Monroe faces six counts of organized retail theft, class four felonies. Barker faces two organized retail theft charges, also class four felonies.
State v. Lili Teresita Cisnero
Cisnero was part of a crew out of California, who came out to Maricopa County, committed multiple thefts. She pled guilty to two felonies and was ultimately sentenced to 3.25 years in prison. She agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $29,380.59.
State v. Antania Kimble
Stole approximately $20k in cosmetics. Police were able to recover close to $8k. She agreed to pay restitution in the amount $11,920 to Ulta and was sentenced to 3 years of probation with 1 year in jail.
State v. Geovanni Arna
(CR2022-002081-001 and CR2022-128447-001)
Multiple cases – Stealing power tools from Home Depot and Lowes and then also vacuums and hones from Target. He got 2 years in jail with 3 years of probation upon release. Restitution of: $7,043.97 to Home Depot; $2,823 to Lowe’s; $2,102.86 to Target.
State v. Kenneth Reese Perkins
On November 3, 2023, Kenneth Reese Perkins was indicted on 4 counts of organized retail theft, class 4 felonies. The 56 year-old Phoenix resident is accused of having taken over $1,000 in liquor from Fry’s Food Stores as well as taking merchandise from a local Walmart.