A person can be charged with organized retail theft if the person:
Organized retail theft in the second degree is a class C felony ranked with a seriousness level of two. Applied on the sentencing grid, the sentencing range is 0 to 90 days for a person with an offender score of zero.
A person is guilty of organized retail theft in the 2nd degree if the person commits theft of property with a cumulative value of at least $750 from a mercantile establishment with no less than two accomplices, and each accomplice enters the mercantile establishment within five minutes of each other seeking participation in the theft.
PRO: This bill adds an additional means of organized retail theft in the second degree. This is an important tool in the fight against organized retail crime. Organized retail theft is a multimillion dollar problem and huge loss for business owners. These crimes have a greater impact in bipoc neighborhoods. Theft drives up prices.
OTHER: There was a section of a bill that raised questions but it is no longer in the bill.