Transcript for Family Arrested for Alleged $7 Million in Shoplifting
Authorities say they busted a major shoplifting scheme that targeted stores in several states, millions of dollars in goods were stolen but what makes this case highly unusual is how the suspects know each other and where they were arrested. Here's ABC's Alex Perez. Reporter: This morning, a family is behind bars charged with shoplifting more than $7 million in merchandise during a decade-long robbery spree. 58-year-old bronco bogdanoff, his wife Lia and daughter Julia arrested outside their $1.3 million home in the posh Chicago suburb northbrook. The family charged with interstate transportation of stolen property after allegedly stealing a variety of items from multiple states over the last ten years including American girl doll, cosmetics, legos, steak knife, even baby supplies from stores like Barnes & noble and toys "R" us. Authorities say the family would then sell the items on Ebay. We identified transactions on Ebay that were similar in amounts of merchandise and types of merchandise that were stolen from these stores. Reporter: This federal complaint even accusing Lela of wearing a long skirt with hidden compartments inside to allegedly hide lifted merchandise. If convicted each family member faces up to ten years behind bars. For "Good morning America," Alex Perez, ABC news, Chicago.
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