launches The Colorado Organized Retail Crime Association.
Since 2007 Colorado has lost more than $18
million in sales taxes and now they're creating a shared
database tool. Chief Deputy District Attorney of the
Economic Crime Division Robyn Cafasso said CORCA will open
the lines of communication between retailers, law
enforcement and prosecutors. Cafasso said the problem is
prosecutors look at one incident as shoplifting, a
misdemeanor with a possible fine, but criminals involved in
retail theft rings are stealing day after day and store
after store. CORCA will be launching a website on March 7.
It will allow law enforcement and retailers to share input
data and information about shoplifters, and exchange
information allowing prosecutors to build serious cases,
said Cafasso. (Source
ORC law coming in Colorado and the Colorado news channel
continues their series on ORC (A MUST SEE
VIDEO) Today, a Colorado lawmaker will lay out his plan to
change the law and crack down on these shoplifting gangs.
Rep. Mark Barker (R-Colorado Springs) is going to introduce
a bill in the State House that will crack down on organized
retail crime and give law enforcement more options. "Instead
of taking each offense one at a time and dealing with them
separately, it allows them to aggregate the offenses over
the state and perhaps even over multiple states and charge
them under the organized crime act," Barker said. Great
article and video that even tapes an ORC investigator
selling stolen merchandise to a local c-store. This makes
the fourth state in the last six months.
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