When a civil recovery request is made, many retail theft offenders assume that the request qualifies as an attempt to collect a debt and mistakenly believe that they are provided with the protections listed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Congress enacted the FDCPA in 1977 “to eliminate Read More
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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
Loss prevention and retail industry professionals have a responsibility to stay informed about the latest retail theft statistics. This article provides a snapshot of what retailers currently face when it comes to loss and theft.
Inventory shrinkage refers to the difference between the merchandise a retailer shows in its records Read More
When I was a doctoral graduate student at the University of Minnesota during the late 1970s, I began conducting research on employee theft. At the time this was an area of criminology that was virtually unexplored. I found that it was hard to study this subject then, since few retailers Read More
There are many different ways that retail theft statistics can be applied in order to show how the many different ways that shoplifting, employee theft, and other forms of retail loss can impact a retail enterprise. But how are retail theft statistics really used, and what numbers are truly most Read More
By LPM Admin
Losses from retail theft have presented a major challenge for Portland, Oregon retailers in recent weeks. After receiving a tip from an informant that a North Portland convenience store was serving as a front for criminal operations, the Fred Meyer loss prevention team, in conjunction with the Northwest Organized Retail Read More