Deputies: 39 people arrested during shoplifting sting at Marion County Walmart

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.

39 SHOPLIFTERS ARRESTED DURING TWO-DAY RETAIL THEFT STING Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and...

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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