ICYMI: LP Industry News of the Week May 2 – 8

LPM news in review

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

Georgia Governor Signs Inform Consumers Act for State
This week, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 332, also known as the Inform Consumers Act, which prevents criminals from selling stolen goods from retail stores on any online marketplace platform.

NBC Looks at How Retailers are Stopping ORC Rings
From 2011 to 2019, Robert Whitley sold more than $6 million worth of stolen goods. The case against him was built not just by federal agents, but corporate investigators with CVS, Target, and Publix, representing the kind of collaboration that has grown more prevalent.

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Retailers Call Hawaii Bail Reform Bill a Win for Criminals
Retailers and other community members are saying that a bill passed by Hawaii lawmakers changing the bail system is a win for criminals. They’re now calling on the governor to veto the proposal.

Woman Sues Kroger after Losing Job for Confronting Shoplifter
A Michigan Kroger worker who confronted a shoplifter trying to steal a cart full of liquor lost her job after more than three decades with the company. She said she didn’t violate any policies, and now she’s suing the company.

US Customs Seizes 460 Counterfeit Rolex Watches from China
US Customs and Border Protection officers in Indianapolis seized two shipments that contained hundreds of counterfeit Rolex watches worth $10.1 million. The vendor had a history of fraudulent shipments.

Retail Staff Wear Body Cams to Counter Abuse from Customers
Retail staff at six major department stores across Australia have started wearing body cameras in a bid to reduce threatening and abusive behavior from customers. This comes after an increase in threats to staff during the pandemic.

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