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San Jose Couple Accused Of Stealing $430K In Clothes From Big Retailers

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – San Jose police arrested two suspects on suspicion of fencing stolen property after a three-month investigation, a police sergeant said.

Zoila Martinez, 42, and Jose Figueroa, 44, both of San Jose, are suspected of running a major fencing operation dealing primarily with stolen clothing, burglaries and robberies of department stores in the San Jose area, Sgt. Enrique Garcia said.

The San Jose Police Department's burglary-prevention unit worked with loss-prevention management from retailers including Macy's, Nordstrom and Victoria's Secret to develop information regarding a makeshift storefront known as Betsy's Fashion in the 1400 block of South King Road.

Zoila Martinez, Jose Figueroa - Stolen Clothing Suspects San Jose
Zoila Martinez (left) and Jose Figueroa of San Jose are accused of running a major fencing operation that dealt with stolen clothes. (San Jose Police Department)

Detectives searched the storefront Friday and recovered more than $430,000 of stolen clothing, including at least 700 Michael Kors jackets, hundreds of shoes and other clothing that was confirmed stolen from the local department stores, Garcia said.

Martinez and Figueroa were arrested and booked Friday in the Santa Clara County jail for possession of stolen property, Garcia said.

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