DA: Security involved in Nordstrom thefts

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - September 23, 2008 - The ironic part is that some of the suspects work there, and their job was to help keep the store from being ripped-off.

On Tuesday, Upper Merion police unloaded more than $25,000 worth of designer clothing, allegedly stolen by a theft ring that included four ex-employees whose job it was to prevent shoplifting the high end retailer at the King of Prussia Mall.

"This was the fox guarding the henhouse," said Montgomery County D.A. Rita Ferman.

Police say the ringleader was Rozita Davani of Wyncote, who was the regional director of loss prevention.

Authorities say her operation used other employees from her unit and their relatives to return merchandise stolen from the mailroom.

Those items had been ordered from the King of Prussia store, and others in New Jersey and Maryland.

Six suspects are in custody. One remains at large.

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