Millions of dollars of stolen goods recovered in ‘organized retail crime’ bust, AG says

By Jerry Nowicki | Capitol News Illinois

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Rob Karr, president and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and USA-IT partner, speaks to Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force’s first bust:

“This seizure is about more than recovering lost goods, it’s about protecting our communities and sending a strong message that these crimes will not be tolerated. By working together, we can better understand how these perpetrators operate and work to dismantle these criminal rings that steal tens of billions of dollars a year, using profits from thefts to fund other illicit activities such as illegal firearms purchases, while also depriving local governments of sales taxes needed to fund important services we all rely upon.”

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