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A father-daughter pair is facing charges for allegedly recruiting Fairfax High School students into a criminal gang.

Fairfax City Police say the investigation into 43-year-old Theodore Olds began after the school resource officer started looking into a string of larcenies and frauds in May.

Paul Regnier, a spokesman for Fairfax County Public Schools, says he's proud the officer and the larger school community reacted so quickly. "The school resource officer, and apparently some students, did notice something amiss and immediately alerted the authorities," Regnier said.

Sergeant Pam Nevlud says police came to believe Olds and his daughter, a student at the school, were recruiting juveniles into the criminal street gang known as the Bloods. "We were surprised that this was going on, but at the same time it's not so shocking that we didn't expect it eventually," Nevlud said.

Police say the Bloods have roots in Southern California, but have been active on the East Coast for many years. They say it's becoming more common for local neighborhood gangs to claim allegiance to larger gangs with national reputations.

Jonathan Wilson reports...

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