More than Organized: Addressing Retail Crime

October 5, 2022

October 5, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

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Theft and specifically, organized retail theft, is plaguing communities across the country. Retail stores are being devastated by groups who assault and threaten retail workers, help themselves to as much product as they can hold, and leave destruction in their wake. Many are organized gangs who have found new funding sources with stolen merchandise. Others are persistent, habitual offenders acting on their own and reselling the stolen goods on the street or on online marketplaces. According to a 2019 study by the Retail Industry Leaders’ Association, Arizona had over $2.4 billion worth of goods stolen and the economic impact of retail crime in Arizona results in over $766 million in lost wages and 14,297 lost jobs.

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has partnered with the Arizona Retailers’ Association to identify trends, individuals, and groups creating substantial losses for Arizona retailers. In this webinar, County Attorney Rachel Mitchell and Arizona Retailers Association Executive Director Michelle Ahlmer will discuss how county prosecutors are working with local law enforcement, city prosecution agencies, and retail loss prevention professionals to address this serious community issue.


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Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.0 hours

NDAA has applied for CLE in Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Zoom will log each attendee’s “time in session” for the webinar. All attendees who sign into the webinar and complete the session will be sent a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, speaker biography, and a Uniform CLE Certificate from NDAA staff following the event.

Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information.  General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Courtney Jan at


Please contact Senior Project Coordinator, Courtney Jan.

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