Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-251

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 27, 2013
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Organized Retail Theft

    Suspect had in her possession stolen merchandise from 17 different stores.
    • Saturday
    • June 1, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested: 


    Toccara M. Huff
    DOB: 12/12/1981
    3611 Paris Street
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • Felony Petit Theft
    • Driving while License Suspended

    Details:

    Deputies with the Tactical Intelligence Squad DELTA conducted a two-week surveillance operation to observe criminal activity regarding organized retail theft groups working inside numerous malls within Hillsborough County. Toccara Huff was observed attempting to sell over $2,500.00 worth of stolen merchandise which was recovered during a traffic stop. Huff had in her possession stolen merchandise from 17 different stores from International Plaza, Westshore Mall and Westfield Citrus Park Mall. Huff was arrested for Felony theft charges related to shoplifting. Huff is known to utilize “booster bags” and similar anti-theft detection removal equipment along with distraction accomplices. These groups targeted high-end clothing, merchandise and perfumes. Huff would then resell the property at numerous hair salons on east Hillsborough Avenue. Huff was previously arrested for Grand Theft related to retail theft in both Tampa and Clearwater in which she was out on bond while committing this crime. Huff has numerous felony convictions for retail theft related crimes and is a habitual violent felony offender.


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