POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Eighteen people face charges in as a result of a organized retail theft investigation covering Polk and Hillsborough counties, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
The investigation took place over a four-week period, and as of Thursday morning, 15 suspects had been arrested.
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