Cargo theft often is thought of as a silent and victimless crime despite the fact that it accounts for losses of billions of dollars annually in the United States. The most common incidences of cargo theft involve gangs who steal high-value commodities from loaded trailers. Substantial losses can also occur Read More
For years, there have been those who have questioned whether retail loss prevention and law enforcement can effectively work in partnership with one another. Retail loss prevention professionals have often felt that law enforcement was unconcerned about helping them with their business. In reality, detectives may have been focusing on Read More
Does Concealment = Shoplifting?
In most states, intent is the driving factor in determining whether to charge a shoplifter.
It is a common misbelief among shoplifters that an individual must exit the store with unpurchased merchandise before being civilly liable for statutory civil damages.It is also a common misbelief among those shoplifters Read More
When Tragedy Strikes the Loss Prevention Community
On the evening of April 10, 2016, a shoplifting suspect was attempting to steal three flat screen televisions from a metro Atlanta Walmart when he was confronted by J.D. Ferguson, one of the store’s asset protection officers. As Ferguson approached the suspected shoplifter and Read More
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Disruptive digital trends for 2017
167 arrested for organized retail crime
123 Australians arrested
$500k worth of Coach bags missing
Eliminating Cargo Theft
£1m fake goods in Wales
For many years, the stereotype of the amateur shoplifter has been a juvenile shoplifting offender pilfering candy, makeup, and other minor items from retail establishments seeking a deep discount or a cheap thrill at the expense of a neighborhood store or market.
Those of us in loss prevention have long preached Read More
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$1.5 million in counterfeit goods seized
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Woman selling $250k in stolen goods
$3.1 million employee theft
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