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Scott Womack

Scott Womack

Senior Officer Scott Womack is an eight-year veteran with the Raleigh Police Department in Raleigh, North Carolina, and currently serves as the Northwest District Crime Prevention Officer. Womack works intently with area loss prevention professionals to identify boosters and fences, as well as investigates organized retail crime. He has authored a continuing education course for law enforcement professionals on organized retail crime to empower them to partner with the retail industry to combat the issue. Womack holds a Masters in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University and a Bachelors Degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Articles by Scott Womack

Are Retailers Selling Shoplifting Tools?

Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

Are Retailers Selling Shoplifting Tools?

Boosters are savvy in their methodology of offending. They often find creative ways in which to conceal property when shoplifting—in their clothing, via a special “booster bag,” etc. However, occasionally they capitalize on resources provided by the very location they intend to victimize.

While shopping in a nationally known chain drug