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
NYT Interviews San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin
Chesa Boudin was elected district attorney for San Francisco in 2019 as a part of a wave that swept progressive prosecutors into offices across the country. Now, the 41-year-old is facing a recall election on June 7.
Dollar General Employee Steals Cash for Rent Money
A Dollar General employee in Pennsylvania was arrested after stealing a bag of money containing $3,141.92 that was supposed to be deposited at the bank. She admitted to using the money to pay her own bills.
Border Protection Seizes More Than $2M in Counterfeit Entertainment Systems
US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers at the Portal, North Dakota port of entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in North Dakota. In it, they discovered 6,464 counterfeit entertainment systems.
Woman Uses Mace to Steal Thousands in Items From TJ Maxx
A woman was caught on camera stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise from a Massachusetts TJ Maxx. As the woman rushed out of the store, an employee ran after her, and was ultimately sprayed with mace by the shoplifter.
Illinois Minority House Leader Says it’s Time to Stop Coddling Criminals
Illinois Minority House Leader Jim Durkin (R-Burr Ridge) is pushing for the passage of House Bill 4275, which would make organized retail theft a felony punishable by as much as 15 years in prison.