Two Toms River residents have been indicted by an Ocean County grand jury for running what is being term an "organized retail
The indictment charged Anthony
Italiano, 27, of Toms River, with second degree shoplifting for crimes
committed "in furtherance of or in conjunction with an organized retail
theft enterprise," according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's office. Italiano was also indicted on second degree robbery and second degree leader of an
organized retail theft enterprise.
Katelynn M. Alaimo, 23, of
Toms River, was also charged with second degree shoplifting for her alleged
According to prosecutors, the criminal
enterprise allegedly affected Lowe's stores in Manchester, Brick, Toms River, and Stafford.
This indictment by the Ocean County
Prosecutor’s Office comes as a result of an extensive investigation
conducted by the Stafford Township Police Department, according to officials.