West Bloomfield Man Charged in Detroit Organized Retail Fraud Scheme

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DETROIT, MI – Robert Jamal Yono, 37-years-old, of West Bloomfield, has been charged in connection with an organized retail fraud scheme where stolen items from various established stores at various  locations in the region were sold to a liquor store in Detroit.Robert Yono

From June 2017 through November 2017, it is alleged that Robert Yono conducted an organized retail fraud scheme out of the Omni Liquor Store located in the 14700 block of West Seven Mile Road in Detroit.  It is further alleged that he would request specific items that would be stolen from local stores, such as Walmart, CVS or Rite Aid and would purchase the stolen goods to resell.

Robert Yono has been charged with One count of Conducting a Criminal Enterprise, Organized Retail Crime – five counts, Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property – $1,000 but less than $20,000 – five counts and Food Stamp Fraud – $250 — $1,000 – three counts*.  He was in 36th District Court was given a $25,000 cash/surety bond.  A Probable Cause Hearing is scheduled for September 26th at 8:30 a.m. and a Preliminary Examination Date is scheduled for October 1st at 9:00 a.m. before  Judge Kenneth King.