The Van Dyke Money Gang in New York made off with more than $1.5 million this year -- but it wasn't in gunpoint robberies or drug running, it was a Western Union money order scheme. In New Jersey, 111 Neighborhood Crips used a machine to make dozens of fake gift cards for supermarkets, pharmacies and hardware stores. In South Florida, gangs steal identities to file false tax returns.
An international street gang with ties to New Jersey was delivered a big blow this week. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman announced charges for a dozen top-ranking members of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.