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Matt Lincoln

Matt Lincoln

Matt Lincoln is the former manager of the Special Investigations Unit for Mervyn's stores. Lincoln has a degree in criminal justice from Saint Leo University, Florida.

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ORC Theft Trends and Impact

Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

ORC Theft Trends and Impact

Loss prevention has traditionally focused on shortage reduction through an emphasis on internal theft, external shoplifting, and operational controls. Resources to prevent these losses have been spent on developing programs and controls to stop loss from within the company.

Within the past couple of decades, however, retailers have identified the growing