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The U.S. Government Accountability Office ORC report June 2011 The Definition of ORC -In their report they defined ORC which we feel is important information for everyone involved in ORC efforts to read and be aware of.

ORC Definition Although the term ORC is commonly used among the retail industry and state and local law enforcement, it remains difficult to clearly define because it can be comprised of several underlying crimes and is subject to different interpretations by retail and law enforcement stakeholders. While there is a federal definition for "organized retail theft," we use the term ORC to refer to a broader set of crimes that can affect retail stakeholders, such as fraud associated with gift cards or product returns. Specifically, under federal law, organized retail theft means

(1) the violation of a state prohibition on retail merchandise theft or shoplifting, if the violation consists of the theft of quantities of items that would not normally be purchased for personal use or consumption and for the purpose of reselling the items or for reentering the items into commerce;
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