CEOs Ask Congress to Help Stop Crime Surge
CEOs of Target, Best Buy, CVS and other retail chains ask Congress for help amid crime surge
- The group called on Congress to pass legislation that would deter criminals from being able to easily resell stolen merchandise, specifically online.
- “As millions of Americans have undoubtedly seen on the news in recent weeks and months, retail establishments of all kinds have seen a significant uptick in organized crime in communities across the nation,” said the letter, sent by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).
- The group urged Congress to pass a bill that would make it easier for consumers to identify exactly who they are buying from, and harder for criminals to hide behind fake identities as they try to sell stolen merchandise online.
- retail theft jumped nearly 60% from 2015
(Excerpt from CNN. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)
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