On March 1st, police searched a unit near East 20th and Fraser Street in Vancouver.
Police say the 69 and 74-year-old are accused of purchasing stolen goods from drug addicts and others and re-selling the items from their home to smaller merchants.
Inspector Earl Andersen says some of goods were even shipped overseas to be sold on Asian markets.
Some of the items recovered: coats, shoes, cosmetics and liquor.
Police say they had been operating for years.
Tony Hunt with London Drugs says organized retail theft tops $4 billion in this country, eventually hitting consumers in the wallet.
The couple have no criminal record, but are known to police. Charges are pending.
An elderly couple faces charges after the Vancouver Police Anti-Fencing Unit found about 200-thousand-dollars worth of stolen goods at a home near 20th and Fraser Street.
Inspector Earl Andersen says the volume of property seized suggests hundreds of crimes were committed every month.
“People were showing up at the home to purchase stolen property buying clothing, perfume from this individual’s home.”
Some of the stolen goods were also shipped overseas to be sold on Asian markets.