LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The tedious process to arraign dozens of people involved in a gift card theft ring is underway.  Court documents reveal that 70 people involved in the theft ring would steal merchandise from area stores, then return the products to receive gift cards.

Authorities say the suspects would then pawn the gift cards for cash.

The suspects have all been charged with criminal syndication and theft.  Police have been investigating for nearly a year, and it's not over yet.

Authorities expect to file charges against another 100 people.

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