The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: April 1-7

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

Philadelphia DA Asks for $7M to Tackle Retail Theft
In a hearing before members of the Philadelphia City Council on Tuesday, District Attorney Larry Krasner said he doesn’t understand why there isn’t more prosecution of retail thefts. He asked council members for an additional $7 million in funding to better address retail theft as well as a rise in carjacking incidents.

Burglars Cut Through Wall to Access Apple Store
Right after the shops at the Alderwood Mall closed Sunday night, Lynwood, Washington police say burglars came to the sprawling complex with one target in mind: the Apple Store. To avoid setting off the security system, they broke into a neighboring business.

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Brands Flock to Chicago Court in War on Internet Counterfeiters
Harry Styles, the NBA, and other big name brands have filed thousands of lawsuits over the past decade in a Chicago-based federal court to stop alleged online counterfeiters, using a strategy that’s now drawing more scrutiny.

Las Vegas Small Business Owners See Rise in Friendly Fraud
Chargeback911 says friendly fraud has spiked 75 percent in the country in 2022, though experts aren’t sure what caused the sudden spike. Small business owners in Las Vegas are feeling the spike, as customers are reporting genuine charges as fraud for a refund.

The ORC Bill Grocers Should Be Watching
Efforts to battle ORC have expended from the sales floors to the floors of the House of Representatives and the Senate with the recent introduction of the Combatting Organized Retail Crime Act of 2023.

Shoplifting Sting Leads to 16 Arrests in Kansas
Over a dozen people have been arrested in connection to organized retail thefts in Lenexa, Kansas. Lenexa police say the 16 people were arrested following a special operation they conducted from March 28 to April 1.

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