Dearborn Police arrest New Boston residents involved in major retail fraud investigation

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By Scott BolthouseHub Editor —

Dearborn Police said Monday that they recently arrested three New Boston residents for operating of a major retail fraud ring that committed crimes in the metro Detroit area for several years.

Beverly Jo Sassin, 70, Amanda Lynn Mosed, 38, and Christopher Bucannion, 45, — all of New Boston — were charged with eight felony counts by the Wayne County prosecutor.

Dearborn Police say the crime ring paid heroin addicts to steal items of all kinds from major department stores in the Detroit area.

The items were then allegedly sold out of Cas Bar on Michigan Avenue in Detroit near the Dearborn border, a business which is owned by Sassin.

Police say evidence recovered from the business in Detroit included guns, cash, liquor, Red Bull energy drinks, and video gambling machines, among other items.

A house related to the investigation on Rust Road in Huron Township was raided Nov. 26 by Dearborn Police.

A 49-year-old Lincoln Park woman was also arrested and faces the same charges in relation to the fraud activity.

Sassin and Mosed are being held on a $100,000 bond, and Bucannion, who is also being charged with two firearms felonies, is being held on a $250,000 bond.

They are due back in court for a probable cause conference on Dec. 7 and a preliminary examination on Jan. 14.

This article has been updated

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