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
Portland police arrested 37 people and recovered four stolen cars and nearly $5,000 in merchandise during a weekend retail theft operation.
$2 Trillion Worth of Counterfeit Products Are Sold Each Year—Can AI Help Put an End to it?
As the holiday season approaches and the intensifies, consumers are being warned to stay vigilant against the rising menace of counterfeit products. These imitations are becoming increasingly difficult to identify—and potentially dangerous.
Illinois Walmart Hit by Multiple Thefts, Charges Filed by State’s Attorney
Four people face theft-related felony charges filed Thursday, and three of them allegedly stole items from the Walmart in Glen Carbon, Illinois.
Amazon Sues Scammers for Stealing Millions of Dollars via Fake Returns
The scheme tricks Amazon into processing refunds for products that are never returned, instead of returning the products as promised.
NRF Expert Testifies Before House Hearing on Retail Crime
On December 12, the House Homeland Security Committee Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence Subcommittee held a hearing titled “From Festive Cheer to Retail Fear: Addressing Organized Retail Crime.”