A 31-year-old Anaheim woman pleaded guilty Tuesday for her part in an organized retail crime ring in Orange County and was immediately sentenced to a year in jail.
Maritza Ivonne Guerrero, who has been in custody since Aug. 31, pleaded guilty to two counts of organized retail theft, a count of receiving stolen property, two counts of grand theft, all felonies, and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Guerrero also admitted sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime exceeding $500,000 and committing a crime while out of custody on a separate crime.
Investigators from TJX Companies Inc., who work for TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores, told California Highway Patrol investigators about a team suspected of repeatedly stealing from stores throughout Southern California.
The suspects were caught under surveillance stealing from multiple stores and bringing the loot to a mobile home in Midway City, according to the CHP.
After serving a search warrant investigators found stolen goods packed in the home up to the ceiling, the CHP said. Investigators also found stolen goods at four self-storage units and needed multiple trucks to haul it away, the CHP reported.
Authorities also recovered $65 in cash. The CHP reported that 43 separate retailers were victimized and $1.9 million in goods were recovered.
Jaime Delarosa Sanchez, 55, and Yolanda Delarosa, 48, who also have been in custody since Aug. 31, pleaded guilty in January to organized retail theft of two or more thefts exceeding $950 and receiving stolen property, both felonies, and admitted a sentencing enhancement for aggravated white collar crime exceeding $500,000.
Delarosa Sanchez was sentenced to 286 days in jail and Delarosa to 364 days in jail.
Both were placed on two years of formal probation.
Co-defendant Jamie Mendoza, 36, of Anaheim is awaiting trial.