Additional forensic examination of the computer revealed a list of compromised credit card numbers, e-mails from an unidentified woman that contained credit card information, and a money gram receipt of purchase made from an individual in Russia.
While discovering all the information on the computer was important in developing the case, SIRAS P.I. was fundamental in helping us tie the entire case together, leading to the conviction of all six Richmond Girls. SIRAS P.I. enabled us to link these products directly with the retailer transaction records. Without this service we would not have been able to connect the products we found to the stores where they were purchased - thus establishing the ownership - making it almost impossible to establish our case. Linking the product to the retailer enabled us to discover the fraudulent tender and other additional evidence, making the case as solid as they come.
It also allowed our task force detectives to do something we rarely get to do: Return the merchandise to the retailer from which it was stolen. Finding the rightful owner is a tremendously gratifying feeling - one that until now we didn't get to appreciate as much.