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DAs, retailers say California needs tougher retail theft law

Sacramento, California (AP) —Prosecutors and retailers support the Governor of California and Attorney General’s claim that they have sufficient tools to combat shoplifting and other retail thefts.

Rachel Michelin, chairman of the California Retailers Association, says recent large-scale thefts, where groups of individuals steal inconspicuously or break and grab display cases, take it to a whole new level.

California isn’t alone and has similar problems elsewhere in the country.

Critics in California have pointed out a seven-year-old voting bill that reduced specific thefts from felony to misdemeanor and drug possession crimes. However, Attorney General Rob Bonta used existing legislation to obtain a plea in one of the state’s largest retail theft busts announced Friday.



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