New ORC group forms in Tulsa

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04/05/2012

The rise in public-private partnerships to fight organized retail crime continues. The Tulsa Police Department has created a new Organized Retail Crime Unit, which is collaborating with local retailers to combat professional shoplifters, according to a news report from KTUL. Detective Lori Visser, a member of the newly formed ORC unit, said the group has already identified between 40 and 60 organized shoplifting groups operating in and around the city. She also said ORC has cost the local taxpayers more than $1 million in lost tax revenue.

With the increasing number of these ORC groups, I think it's time we had a clearinghouse of information about all these groups and points of contact at each.