The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: August 12 – 18

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

The New Yorker Explores What Happens to All the Stuff We Return
It almost goes without saying that Americans are the world’s leading refund seekers; consumers in Japan seldom return anything. Here, The New Yorker explores what happens to all of these returned items.

Oaklawn Employee Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Almost $200K in Cash
An accounting room employee was arrested Thursday morning at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort for allegedly stealing almost $200,000 in currency, reportedly hiding the cash in his shoes and a lunch box.

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Police Seize $650K in Counterfeit Merchandise from Arlington Warehouse
The owner of an online business has been arrested after Arlington police seized more than $650,000 of counterfeit merchandise, one of the largest seizures in department history, from the company’s warehouse, officials said Tuesday.

CHS Task Force Arrests 51 People in ORC Operation in Fresno
The Organized Retail Crime Task Force conducted a series of “Blitz” operations over the weekend which, in addition to the arrests, recovered nearly $60,000 in stolen goods.

Girls Aged 13-15 Among 6 Suspects Arrested in San Francisco Robbery
Six burglary suspects, including three teens aged 13, 14, and 15 years old, were arrested after a business in San Francisco was burglarized by a large group of suspects, police said Monday.

Target CEO Says Thefts Involving Violence Have More Than Doubled
Shoplifting and organized theft are not only getting more expensive for Target, the company says incidents are getting more dangerous for workers and customers.

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