MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Thirty-nine people were arrested after a retail theft sting in Marion County, according to deputies.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said they worked with the Ocala Police Department and loss prevention personnel at Walmart on April 4 and 5 for the sting operation.
Deputies said Walmart personnel and undercover detectives arrested 39 people who are now facing 39 felony and 46 misdemeanor charges.
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In addition to the shoplifting charges, several people are also being charged with drug possession or had warrants for previous crimes, deputies said.
“Not only do businesses suffer a loss when individuals like these strike, but so do the consumers,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.