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Police bust major retail fraud ring allegedly responsible for years of crime

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 11:12:09-05

Dearborn Police have taken down a major retail fraud ring allegedly responsible for years of committing crimes throughout metro Detroit.

Beverly Jo Sassin, 70, of New Boston, 38-year-old Amanda Lynn Mosed of New Boston and 49-year-old Jodie Beth Welbes of Lincoln Park have each been charged with eight felony counts by the Wayne Co. Prosecutors Office. 

Christopher Bucannion, 45, of New Boston, is also charged with the same eight felonies plus two additional firearms charges. According to police, evidence recovered includes guns, cash, liquor, coffee, video game machines, Red Bull energy drinks and other items. The retail fraud happened at several major stores.

Bond is set for each female suspect at $100,000. The male suspect is being held on $250,000 bond. They are due back in court for a probable cause conference on Dec. 7 and a preliminary exam on Jan. 14.