COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A computer business allegedly used as a front to sell stolen items, including gift cards, was busted Friday after an investigation that began in November of 2012.
The stolen items came from shoplifting, victims' cars and the burglaries of homes or businesses, said Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Barbara Miller. The items were stolen from victims in Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Denver and Pueblo.
The shoplifted items were the result of teams of organized thieves, Miller said.
Miller said the investigation found Just Computers, under the direction of owner Clay Schaner, would take the stolen items and sell them, mainly on eBay. The sales allegedly totaled more than $1.3 million.
Just Computers is located at 2506 E. Platte Avenue.
Schaner is accused of working with his son, Clinton Schaner, and at least two others.
11 search warrants executed Friday resulted in the arrests of Clayton Schaner, Clinton Schaner, Caleb Butler, Tommie Bradley and James Driscoll. Miller wasn't clear about which two were accused of working with the Schaners.
Miller said CSPD anticipates the group will face charges under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act.