The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: February 17 – 23

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

A Troy grocery store manager has been charged with 1 Count of Embezzlement over $100,000 and 1 Count of Using a Computer to Commit a Crime in a case uncovered by the Department of Attorney General’s ‘FORCE Team’ and the Organized Retail Crime Unit, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced.

Two Men Charged for Viral Emeryville, CA, Apple Store Theft 
Two men in connection with multiple organized retail theft-related crimes from Apple Stores in the cities of Berkeley and Emeryville in four months have been arrested, District Attorney Pamela Price announced Friday.

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Theft The Alarming Surge in Cargo Theft: A Modern-Day Piracy Threatening the Supply Chain
In 2023, cargo theft surged with over $130 million in goods stolen, a 57% increase from the previous year. This modern-day piracy targets valuable and easily sellable goods. Companies are investing in preventative measures and technology to combat the threat.

Trio Accused of $100k Organized Retail Theft at Home Depots in 11 Florida Counties
Three men in Florida are accused of operating an organized retail theft ring in 11 counties and stealing more than $100,000 from Home Depot stores.

Tennessee Bill to Try Minors as Adults for ORC Moves Forward
A bill that would give Tennessee judges and prosecutors a new tool to crack down on organized retail crime is moving through the state legislature.

Accused Serial Shoplifter Arrested in Gig Harbor, WA, Bust Along with Nearly 20 Others
The police chief says they positioned officers at retail stores all over Gig Harbor, WA, late last week. He says the sting caught a mix of shoplifters from all over the region, ranging in age from twelve to fifty-three.

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