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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: June 18 – 24

We know that your week can get busy, and the time you have to catch up on the news from around the retail loss prevention industry is often stolen away by other things. That’s why the LPM team sifts through headlines from all over the country to bring only the most relevant LP news to you here, in our special weekly news round-up—the perfect bookend to a productive week.

Here’s What You May Have Missed

New ORC Task Force Formed in Washington State
Washington state lost $2.7 billion in 2021 to organized retail crime, which is why State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Thursday the creation of a statewide task force to help curb the crime.

Jimmy John’s Employees Accused of Stealing $100K
Two former Jimmy John’s employees in Missouri are accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from the restaurant in an embezzlement scheme. They did this by not properly logging transactions through receipts.

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After More Than 1,000 Thefts, Shoplifter Gets 4 Years in Prison
A man was sentenced Wednesday to four years and one month in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree theft and violating his parole from a previous theft case. He previously admitted to stealing more than 1,000 times in Oregon.

Florida Governor Signs Bill Combatting ORC
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 1534 to help Florida prosecutors dismantle organized retail theft rings. The law goes into effect on October 1.

Illegal Trade Impacts Tennessee Businesses
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee this week addressed the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce about the consequences of illicit drug and counterfeit goods sales on the state’s economy. Jack Daniels is one local business that’s speaking out.

NY Bail Reform Secures Release of Shoplifter with 122 Arrests
An accused serial shoplifter with 122 prior arrests was released again under New York’s bail reform law despite Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office wanting him to remain in custody.

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