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Sarasota News Leader November 29, 2013 Page 82 40 ARRESTED DURING LATEST CRACKDOWN ON RETAIL THEFT The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office made 40 arrests with a total of 22 felony charges and 44 misdemeanor counts during its third operation in five months to crack down on retail theft, "particularly as the holiday shopping season begins," the office has announced. period of three days, a news release says. The offenders have a combined 344 prior felony charges and 343 prior misdemeanor charges, the release notes. Five of the 40 people arrested are locally identified as Prolific Offenders, and one of the Operation Booster Buster III focused on defendants was arrested two days in a row, retail corridors in Sarasota and Venice over a first for Petit Theft and then for an attempted A Sheriff's Office poster shows some of the individuals arrested during Operation Booster Buster III. Contributed photo

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