Washington State Forms Task Force To Crack Down On Organized Retail Crime

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has created a statewide Organized Retail Crime Theft Task Force.

Across the country, organized retail crime costs 70-billion dollars a year.

Ferguson says the task force will improve coordination and collaboration among law enforcement agencies to stop the crime rings.

Nine other states have a task force dedicated to stopping organized retail crime.

The Washington task force will meet for the first time on July 7th and then every quarter for at least a year.

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