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What Retailers Need to Know about New York’s Bail Elimination Act

A New York law eliminating cash bail and pretrial detention for most nonviolent crimes went into place at the beginning of the new year. The legislation was designed to address the disproportionate effect on people who cannot afford to pay bail and must remain in jail until their trial date. However, the unintended consequences for retailers is the risk of most shoplifting and ORC offenders remaining free to commit more crimes.

$460K in Fake Air Jordans, UGGs, Rolexes, and More Seized; Five Arrested

State agents seized $460,000 worth of counterfeit products — Air Jordan shoes, UGG boots, Rolex watches, Gucci handbags and pirated CDs and DVDs —...
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250 Needles Found on Man Suspected of Shoplifting

Police say they found over 250 unused hypodermic needles Monday on a man suspected of shoplifting from Kohl’s near Springfield Drive in Chico (California). Duke...

Serial Shoplifter in Custody

A Chicago man suspected to be a serial shoplifter was arrested for retail theft on January 9 in Arlington Heights, police said. Darius Williams,...

Protos Security Launches New Logo

Protos Security released a new logo and brand identity system to reflect the company’s expanded portfolio of managed, direct, and monitored guard services from its acquisition of Security Resources Inc. in August 2019.

County Prosecutor Arrested for Shoplifting from Grocery Store

A Pennsylvania county prosecutor walked out of a grocery store without paying for more than $400 in merchandise, investigators said. Caitlin Rice, an assistant district...

Shoplifters Tried to Distract Store Staff Get Caught

Police say a team of shoplifters who tried to steal merchandise valued at more than $800 were foiled by an alert store security officer...

Another Phish in the Sea: This Time It’s Wawa Hit by Hackers

More than 850 Wawa convenience stores and gas pumps had malware in payment processors that potentially compromised customers’ credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and cardholder names. What can companies do to prevent phishing attacks?

In Memoriam: Garth Gasse

Garth Gasse, a well-liked, long-tenured, and highly respected member of the loss prevention community, passed away earlier this week following a long battle with...

Deadly Episode; Shoplifting Suspect Runs over Wife with U-Haul

A weekend shoplifting incident at the Blount County (Alabama) Walmart turned deadly when one of the suspects was run over by her husband as...

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