In recent years, criminal groups have selected the retail industry as a relatively low-risk/high-profit target in what has become known as organized retail crime, or ORC. Using teams of shoplifters, ORC groups pilfer high-value products like baby formula, razor blades and dietary supplements, often reselling them easily online. The problem has been growing: Total retail losses attributed to ORC range between $15 billion and $30 billion — more than auto theft, robberies, burglaries, larcenies ...

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