On November 2, 2018 the Honorable Edward J. McBride, J.S.C., sentenced Yasin Knight, 43, of Salem, New Jersey, in connection with an organized retail theft ring that spanned across South Jersey. Yasin Knight was sentenced to five and a half years in prison. Knight is required to serve approximately two and a half years before he is eligible for parole.

Yasin Knight pled guilty to second-degree Leader of an Organized Retail Theft Enterprise on October 9, 2018. The charges against Yasin Knight were a result of a six-month long investigation that spanned between June of 2017 and August 1, 2017. This long-term collaborative investigation was conducted by members of the New Jersey State Police Interstate Theft South Unit detectives, along with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Acme and ShopRite Loss Prevention.

This investigation revealed that Knight conspired with others as an organizer, supervisor, financier or manager of an organized retail theft enterprise by orchestrating the shoplifting of items such as baby formula, diapers and laundry detergent from local grocery stores in Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties, and then reselling those items to stores in Camden City for profit.

Released Thursday, November 15, 2018.