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More details surface in Roanoke money laundering scheme

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More details in a Roanoke City money laundering scheme now show that the businesses buying stolen goods may have played more of an organizing role to the crime.

Last week we told you about the busts at seven Roanoke City convenient stores after police say someone from those businesses were buying stolen goods from various shoplifters.

READ THE ORIGINAL STORY HERE.

Police were originally tipped off about these seven businesses by the community.

After a year long investigation, authorities were able to catch those businesses in the act when they all bought stolen merchandise from undercover police.

Businesses were then served with search warrants that revealed many stolen items from various businesses like dollar general and kmart.  

Tuesday, WSLS was able to get copies of those search warrants as well as police documents that revealed more details of the investigation.

Police outlined that their undercover investigators were actually contacted by these businesses a second and even in some cases a third time, asking for more stolen merchandise.

 In fact, in several cases, undercover investigators actually received requests for stolen goods.

Requests ranged anywhere from cigarettes to canned food items and tv's.

In all cases, these items were purchased with cash that was hidden somewhere in the store.

These new details show that not only were these businesses taking part in the money laundering scheme, but they were actually helping to organize these crimes.

The investigation is ongoing, and police say there could be more arrests.

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