Free Webinars by StopORC.org to Combat Organized Retail Crime

First Topic Will Be How to Pass State ORC Legislation

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – February 12, 2013StopORC.org, a major source of information, education and collaboration in combatting organized retail crime (ORC), will host a series of free webinars beginning February 28 to better equip everyone engaged in combatting ORC. The semi-monthly events will feature subject matter experts who will cover current topics such as ORC trends, theft methods, prevention techniques, investigations, legislation, and how to work with law enforcement.

The first webinar will feature Michigan State Representative Joseph Graves who sponsored two successful 2012 Michigan House Bills, 5843 and 5902, that make organized retail crime a felony and punishable by up to five years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $5,000, or both.

Based on his successful bills, Graves’ presentation will provide practical information on crafting and passing state ORC legislation including drafting effective but acceptable language, garnering support and overcoming challenges and opposition. In addition, he will provide suggestions on how webinar attendees can approach and work with legislators to generate similar legislation.

“Organized retail crime is a growing menace to our economy and society,” said Rep. Graves. “It was my duty to sponsor legislation to protect retailers and law abiding citizens from these emboldened thieves. I hope to be able to help others duplicate my success across the nation.”

Adel Sayegh, founder of StopORC.org and president and CEO of Universal Surveillance Systems, said “We are fortunate to have such a knowledgeable leader not only as our first guest on our webinars, but on our side fighting against ORC.”

The webinars are open only to those engaged in combatting ORC including loss prevention professionals, law enforcement officials, legislators, prosecutors, judges and security experts.

To register for the upcoming February 28 ORC webinar by Rep. Graves, visit StopORC.org or call 1-800-488-9097.

The mission of StopORC.org is to fight organized retail crime through information sharing, education and advocacy, while strengthening the cause of loss prevention on a global level. StopORC.org provides a comprehensive centralized resource on ORC for anyone requiring current news and information. It is supported by an advisory board made up of ORC authorities Nelson Harrah, GAP, Inc.; John Morris, Macys; Mark VanBeest, JCP; David Nance, Sabre, Inc.; Scott Sanford, Barnes & Noble, Inc.; Frank Muscato, The Muscato Group; Jason Gonzales, Rite Aid; Dennis Dansak Sr., The Kroger Co.; and Lauren Cunningham, eBay.