A male shoplifting suspect has been coming into Store 153 three times a week for as long as anybody can remember. Store management has even attributed this guy as a major cause of the store’s shrink woes that have put them on the corporation’s “target store” list for the last Read More
Tag: retail theft
By Jack Trlica
Best known for his fifteen years as head of the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) loss prevention initiatives from 1987 to 2002, Charles Imbrie “Chuck” Miller, CPP, CSP, had a major impact on the supermarket segment and loss prevention industry as a whole. Miller influenced and mentored many loss prevention executives Read More
By Gary Oberman
For retailers around the globe, one of the greatest sources of loss comes from the inside. The problems of employee dishonesty and payroll fraud are real. According to the Jack L. Hayes International 25th Annual Retail Theft Survey, internal theft issues are increasing at a rate of 5.5 percent every year and Read More
By Scott Womack
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 Read More
Judgment is everything for a loss prevention decision-maker. Good choices are a lot easier with good information—hence the Loss Prevention Research Council’s aim towards evidence-based loss prevention.
In earlier columns, I’ve discussed how critical it is to accurately diagnose the causes and dynamics of a problem to properly treat it using Read More
Mitzi Perry, LPQ, has been an investigator at the St. Petersburg (Florida) Police Department since 1999. In 2001, she was assigned to the auto theft unit and in 2002 transferred to the property recovery unit. Perry is the current president of the Florida Law Enforcement Recovery Unit (FLEPRU), training codirector Read More
By Matt Lincoln
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 decade, retailers have identified the growing threat of organized Read More