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Makes for a lot of nicks and cuts:
"Too close of a shave: 3 men nicked in scheme to sell Gillette blades" by Katheleen Conti Globe Staff August 01, 2016
Three men face federal charges for allegedly trying to sell razor blades stolen from Gillette’s South Boston manufacturing facility online.
The trio, Robert A. Liberatore, 51, of Wakefield; Mark S. Girardin, 43, of Randolph; and Joseph Evangelista, 62, of Lowell, were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to transport stolen property interstate in an alleged scheme to sell stolen Gillette razor blades on eBay, the US attorney’s office said Monday.
In 2011, the three men allegedly hatched a plan whereby Evangelista, who was then employed at Gillette’s South Boston plant, would steal newly manufactured razor blades and deliver them to Liberatore and Girardin to sell on eBay.
Liberatore and Girardin, who face an additional charge of interstate transportation of stolen property, managed to sell $208,944 in stolen razors in a six-month period under the business name Cambridge Dedicated Services, according to the US attorney’s office.
According to the indictment, Liberatore and Girardin rented space to store, package, and ship the stolen razors.
During the six-month period, hundreds of text messages were exchanged among phone numbers registered to Liberatore, Girardin, and two cellular numbers registered to Evangelista’s wife.
Some of the text messages allegedly included discussions on how to price the razors and confirmation that they received razors from Evangelista.
On Aug. 5, 2011, a cellphone registered to Girardin received a text from a cellphone registered to Liberatore saying: “Joes wife just came by w 500 m3 orig. 5 pks. Im taking them out ofthe bag now I just listed them,” according to the indictment. Court records indicate “m3” referred to Gillette’s Mach3 men’s razor blades.
The three men were arrested Monday and released after their court appearance.
The charge of conspiracy to transport stolen property interstate carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Liberatore and Girardin also face a maximum of 10 years in prison on the charge of interstate transportation of stolen property.
Maybe you should go electric?