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SF Chronicle: New law Targeting Organized Retail Theft just kicked in. Will it make an impact in S.F.?

CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin “urged the state Legislature to allow felony prosecutions of people who steal less than $950 worth of merchandise. Prop. 47 raised the threshold for the value of stolen goods to trigger a felony from $400 to $950. We know these repeat offenders are coming into the stores, they’re stealing under that threshold. They get a cite and release and they keep doing it. This (federal INFORM Act) isn’t going to impact them.”

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