A new task force has been formed by local businesses in Marion to combat shoplifting. The task force works by sharing information like photos of suspects and trends to watch out for, between competing chains in hopes of reducing the overall retail theft problem.


The task force was formed between Kroger and other businesses, including Meijer, Walmart and Kohl’s. These businesses are the top for shoplifting. @


The group also uses the Marion Police Department, Marion City Law Director Mark Russell and the Marion Municipal Court Adult Probation Department for additional resources and information.


If you are a business that would like to join the task force, you can get more information from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.