Merchant's Group Opposes Bill That Would Raise Threshold for Felony Theft
The group that represents Illinois' shopkeepers says its worried about the message lawmakers may be sending to shoplifters. The Illinois Retail Merchants' Association yesterday told lawmakers that its a bad idea to raise the threshold for felony theft to a thousand dollars or more. Right now its at 300-dollars. The Merchants' Rob Karr says thieves will steal up to the threshold, and will only steal more if that threshold is higher.