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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
Middletown, DE- A multi-jurisdictional investigation into the pawning of stolen over the counter healthcare products by the Delaware State Police, United States Postal Service, Department of Justice, and the Middletown Police Department, has concluded with the arrest or indictment of 23 individuals.
The 18 month investigation, dubbed “Operation Golden Eye”, which began in January of 2015, targeted the illegal pawn practices of the Gold Fever Pawn Shop, located at 16 N. Broad Street, Middletown, DE, which included the purchasing of stolen merchandise.
The operators of the business, identified as Shaun S. Reilly, 35, of New Castle, Kisha A. Reilly, 35, of New Castle, and Denise C. Toy, 62, of New Castle, were routinely under reporting the pawning of the merchandise to the pawn regulatory agency. Shaun and Kisha Reilly, who are both convicted felons, also regularly possessed firearms while they conducted their business, which they are prohibited to do by law.
On Monday, August 1, 2016, the New Castle County Grand Jury indicted a total of 23 individuals on multiple charges including Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, and Organized Retail Theft*. On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, search warrants were executed at the Gold Fever Pawn Shop as well as at the residence of Shaun and Kisha Reilly located in the 900 block of Cox Neck Road, New Castle. As a result of the searches the following items were seized:
As a result of the cooperative effort of investigators from various law enforcement agencies, loss prevention personnel from Walgreens and CVS, and prosecutors from the Department of Justice, Shaun and Kisha Reilly were both arrested and charged with Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, Organized Retail Theft, Criminal Solicitation, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited. Shaun Reilly is currently incarcerated in the Howard Young Correctional Institution for lack of $150,000.00 cash bail. Kisha Reilly was committed to the Delores Baylor Correctional Institution also for lack of $150,000.00 cash bail.
Denise Toy was arrested and charged with Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, Organized Retail Theft, Criminal Solicitation, and two counts of Giving a Firearm to a Person Prohibited. She is currently incarcerated at the Delores Baylor Correctional Institution for lack of $150,000.00 cash bail.
The following list of subjects have also been arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering and Organized Retail Theft as a result of this investigation (mugshots available upon request):
Arrest warrants have been obtained charging the following individuals with Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering and Organized Retail Theft in connection with this investigation (mugshots available upon request):
If anyone has any information in reference to the location of Brittany Martin, Cody Keithley, Paige Hobbs, or Cody Kidwell, they are asked to contact Detective William Harris at 302-365-8428 or Detective Christian Hevelow at 302-365-8471. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”
Released: 080916 1630
Contacts: DSP – Master Corporal Jeffrey Hale – 302-304-0245
DOJ – Carl Kanefsky – 302 577-8949