23 Suspects Taken Into Custody And Charged In Connection To Organized Retail Theft
Twenty-three suspects have been taken into custody and charged Thursday following an investigation of organized retail theft across South Florida and Orlando.
Police say that the crime ring was in possession of about 15 million dollars worth of merchandise stolen from mostly chain retailers.
State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle says the suspects have been charged individually under the "Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act" or RICO, meaning they'll be facing federal charges.
The stolen merchandise appears to include over-the-counter drugs and the suspects are accused of selling over the internet and in stores owned by family members out of state.
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