Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced 10 appointments to the recently created statewide Organized Retail Theft Task Force, which will study the impact of organized retail crime in this state and provide recommendations to address this problem as mandated by HB 1826 88(R).. Hegar will serve as the lead administrator of this legislatively mandated task force, which will meet quarterly and publish a report for the Texas Legislature by December 2024. The task force will meet quarterly, conducting an ongoing study of organized retail theft. It will make legislative and other recommendations to prevent organized retail theft, address the crime’s long-term economic impact and enhance consumer protections.

Hegar’s appointments to the Organized Retail Theft Task Force are:

  • Adam Colby, Texas Financial Crimes Intelligence Center
  • Carly Richter, Comptroller of Public Accounts (Criminal Investigation Division)
  • Tiana Sanford, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
  • Faith Kohler, Amazon
  • Christian Hardman, eBay
  • Adam Mendoza, Target
  • Darrell S. Taylor, H-E-B
  • Corey Yates, JCPenney
  • Art Lazio, 7-Eleven
  • Joyce Beebe, Rice University (Baker Institute)