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CONSUMERS BENEFIT FROM STATE’S ATTORNEY’S NEW TASK FORCE
It is currently estimated that the State of Illinois loses $77 million in tax revenues each year as a result of the crimes of organized retail theft and fencing. These crimes also have a direct impact on consumers on many levels, including driving up consumer prices and presenting potential dangers to consumer health and safety.
Recognizing this growing problem, State’s Attorney Alvarez created the Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force (CCROC), a group of law enforcement and retail partners dedicated to working jointly to combat these increasing crimes.
Since the CCROC task force was formed under the State’s Attorney’s leadership, its membership has grown to more than 800 participating law enforcement agencies and private sector retailers who are working to increase the prosecution of large-scale organized retail theft and fencing operations and sharing resources and intelligence throughout the Chicago Metropolitan Area and in neighboring states to prevent these crimes.