Local Cops Bust New York Thieves in $400K Counterfeit Retail Receipt Scheme

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Once, on an order to send more clothes for illegal returns, Millsaps stole $60,000 of clothing and other items during a two- to three-week period.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Millsaps typically stole at least $5,000 within three days. She also stole receipt tape and proprietal store information from retailers, such as Ann Taylor.

See also: St. Louis Man Busted with $1 Million Worth of Counterfeit Merchandise

Leo Lewis, 33, recruited Estes and helped mail stolen goods to Davis, according to the attorney's office. In Davis' St. Louis hotel rooms, police found receipts from wire transfers to Millsaps and Lewis.

On Monday, the court sentenced the group to a collective 245 months, or more than 20 years in prison. Davis, of Springfield Gardens, New York, and Millsaps, of Brooklyn, were each sentenced to 87 months. Lewis, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to 41 months. Simpson, of Brooklyn, received 18 months, and Estes, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to a year and a day.

The City of Maryland Heights Police Department and the United States Postal Inspection Service investigated the case.

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