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Grocery store in Madison sees increase in theft

Officials are concerned with the increase in thefts in Madison-area grocery stores.

A spokesperson from the Wisconsin Grocers Association stated that theft in the stores can take a heavy toll on the store. Each year, shoplifting results in nearly $1 million in losses.

The most commonly stolen grocery items include diapers, cosmetics and meats.  In order to combat this increase, a bill in currently in the state legislature that will increase the penalties on shoplifting by decreasing the threshold on what is considered a felony theft crime. The current threshold is at $2,500 and it the new bill is attempting to lower it to $500.

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