i wholeheartedly agree - crime is crime and should be investigated.
i agree with that too. it's unfortunate, disappointing, disgraceful etc that the police will not investigate small crimes because they don't have the resources.
but we don't have to rely on the police to do all the investigating and we don't have to rely on the CPS to handle every prosecution. if a group of merchants get together, they can share information, investigate fraudulent orders and trace the criminals, then either hand over more detailed information to the police or take out a private prosecution.
merchants already share information on merchant911.org and early-warning.org.uk - all it needs is for people to volunteer to go that little bit further and do some investigation.