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When a Dishonest Employee “Doesn’t Remember”

In situations where a subject reverts to “I don’t remember,” it is generally a means of defending himself without having to admit to participation in a particular act.
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Friendly Associates Function as Theft Deterrents

Strong customer service is one of our most effective tools and most proactive means to control theft and other losses on the retail selling floor.
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Armed Robbery Prevention—When It’s an Inside Job

As long as a retailer’s doors are open for business, there is risk of of a store robbery. If this is the case, how are we to be proactive in armed robbery prevention?
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Shedding Light on Retail Theft Statistics

The NRSS indicates that shoplifting accounted for 35.7 percent of the reported shrink in 2017, which is down from 39.3 percent in 2016.
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The Moral, Societal, and Legal Obligation for Workplace Theft Prevention

At first, this may seem like an issue that involves only the retailer. However, the decision to ignore generally accepted cash and merchandise controls has far-reaching implications.
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Conducting Telephone Interviews for Theft Investigations

How was I going to secure an admission if I couldn’t look the employee in the eyes, observe his body language, and gauge deception in all the ways interviewers are traditionally trained?
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5 Ways Employees Are Stealing from Your Stores Right Now

Implementing targeted theft-deterrent strategies depends on consistent record-keeping, organization, and pattern recognition. A data-driven incident management process is the only way to keep pace with an extremely adaptable foe.

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Franchisees: Building a Restaurant Security Program from Scratch

Consider this: restaurant security programs require monetary output for potential safety measures, such as buying and installing CCTV cameras or implementing access systems. Such...
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A Root-Cause Analysis May Help Reduce Shrinkage

As the industry transitions from bricks and mortar to “bricks and clicks,” the capabilities of existing systems are being stretched thin, and many retailers have not fully integrated the new technology required to manage loss and reduce shrinkage effectively in an omni-channel world.

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Promoting a culture of honesty requires implementing a strong employee theft policy and internal awareness program.

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This report shows how CCTV/video and alarm systems can enhance the safety and security of retail locations.