The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: July 22 – 28

We know that your week can get busy, and the time you have to catch up on the news from around the retail loss prevention industry is often stolen away by other things. That’s why the LPM team sifts through headlines from all over the country to bring only the most relevant LP news to you here, in our special weekly news round-up—the perfect bookend to a productive week.

Here’s What You May Have Missed

Health Employee Sentenced for Stealing Patient Data for Unemployment Claims
A San Diego, California resident in federal court received a three-year prison sentence Friday in connection with submitting false claims for pandemic unemployment insurance benefits and will surrender to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on Dec. 4, according to the court ruling.

Six Charged in Capital City Mall ORC Scheme in Pennsylvania
Six people have been charged after what police described as an “organized retail theft ring” allegedly stole $3,499 worth of merchandise from the Capital City Mall Macy’s.

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Wendy’s Employee Steals $20K from Fast Food Chain Using ‘Ghost Clock-In’ Trick
Linda Johnson, 35, allegedly stole money from her employer for almost a year, before being confronted by the police in Pennsylvania.

Hardware Store Worker Fired After Confronting Shoplifters Raises Nearly $25K on GoFundMe
An employee at a Georgia hardware store is now without a job after fighting off a group of shoplifters and has raised $25K on GoFundMe.

Solink Closes $60M in Series C Investment Round
Solink, a physical security company for businesses, announced on July 25 that it has closed $60M in a series C investment round.

Florida Man Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Multi-Million Dollar Prescription Drug Fraud Scheme
A South Florida man who made a profit of at least $200,000 participating in a years-long fraud scheme involving prescription drugs was sentenced Monday to over seven years in federal prison.

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