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4 Polk Co. residents arrested in statewide racketeering, money laundering investigation

Posted at 9:26 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 18:10:04-04

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is expected to discuss a statewide racketeering and money laundering investigation Thursday morning.

"Detectives worked with Organized Retail Crime Managers for a major retail chain to identify the suspects responsible for 568 fraudulent transactions at 67 different stores in 15 Florida counties," the Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a press release.

Of the seven arrests warrants issued, four of the suspects live in Polk County and have been arrested. The three other suspects live out of Polk County.

Watch Sheriff Judd provide more details about the investigation at 10 a.m. below: