Tag: internal theft cases


The Moral, Societal, and Legal Obligation for Theft Prevention

The Moral, Societal, and Legal Obligation for Theft Prevention

As a loss prevention professional, it is likely that you have responsibility for detecting, investigating, and resolving internal-theft cases. Doing so may support your organization’s zero-tolerance policy toward internal theft. Many top retailers rely on their loss prevention departments to give them a competitive advantage by controlling their operational costs   Read More


Your Loss Prevention Program Needs a Good Cause

Your Loss Prevention Program Needs a Good Cause

In today’s retail business environment, everyone is seeking a competitive advantage. It could be in technology, people, business practices, or newly developed programs. The best strategy in the world, however, becomes meaningless if it is not executed properly.

I have always been fortunate to have a high degree of success at   Read More


Managing Retail Shrink Through Program Development

Managing Retail Shrink Through Program Development

I remember walking into the office for the first time. A new company, a new position, a new city. The size of the building and the sophistication of the other associates were somewhat intimidating.

I arrived at 6:00 a.m. sharp to make a good first impression. Soon it was time to   Read More


Building Kirkland’s Loss Prevention Program

Building Kirkland’s Loss Prevention Program

Founded in 1966 by its namesake Carl Kirkland, Kirkland’s admittedly fills an odd niche in the retail world, although it has become more mainstream as the decades have passed. Carl Kirkland’s vision originated in Jackson, Tennessee, with a single store that sold items meant to be gifted. For 20 years,   Read More


Made from Scratch

In the summer of 1969, Dan Evins came up with his old country store idea while driving his family down to the Atlanta (Georgia) Zoo. The drive from middle Tennessee usually took five hours, and Evins had some time to think…at least until the kids started repeating, “Are we there yet?” As a Shell   Read More


Civil Recovery in the Sunshine State

Many people are familiar with civil recovery demands in Florida for $200 and use that amount as requested statutory damages for any civil shoplift or internal theft demands made. However, they may be leaving money on the table by not pursuing civil theft claims for what the Legislature of Florida   Read More


Stopping Theft with the Click of a Mouse

Stopping Theft with the Click of a Mouse

Detecting internal theft at JCPenney has leap-frogged into the 21st century. Just five years ago, attempting to identify possible fraudulent refunds meant that every month, we would take a week’s worth of refund media, separate it by register, and try to find a correlation between the media to the individual   Read More