USA-IT spokesperson Alysa Erichs comments on the dangers of Organized Retail Crime.
“‘The tragic death of an 83-year-old store employee in North Carolina is yet another reminder that retail crime and shoplifting are not ‘victimless crimes,’ said Alysa Erichs, former acting executive associate director for Homeland Security Investigations. ‘Sadly, this is another example that criminals do not care who or what lies in their wake as long as they’re making money. It’s sick, and it affects all of us. These crimes have very real, dangerous consequences — it’s why we must work together to protect our communities.’”
“Erichs is a spokesperson for United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade (USA-IT), a private-public partnership to fight the sale of counterfeit, illicit and stolen goods. In the past, its focus was more on cross- border contraband and fake products like fraudulent vaccines and personal protection equipment. But at a recent summit in Washington, it dedicated an entire roundtable to the growing problem of organized retail crime.”