The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: July 23 – 29

LPM news in review

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

2 Men Facing Trial for Role in Retail Theft Ring
Two Pennsylvania residents who led an organized retail theft organization that hit stores in multiple counties have been ordered to face trial on criminal charges. Authorities seized nearly $100,000 of merchandise in their investigation.

Man Killed After Shoplifting from Dollar General
Body camera footage has been released that shows a deputy holding down a black man and fatally shooting him at close range after receiving 911 calls about an alleged shoplifting and assault at a Dollar General store in Houston.

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ORC Wreaks Havoc in Delaware
People have been stealing from retailers for as long as there have been retailers, before the pandemic, along with a shift in organized theft, intensified things. Now, ORC has increased across the country.

A Hacker Explains How to Shoplift
MakeItHackin is a security researcher who has dived into the world of shop security tags, and who presented their work at the HOPE hacking conference last weekend. He has gained a large following by making TikTok videos about how to shoplift.

Shoplifting Investigation Reveals Nationwide Scheme
A routine call for a report of shoplifting at a Wyoming Walmart led to the discovery of a nationwide fraud scheme and the seizure of more than $8,500 in merchandise and stolen gift cards.

More Than $630K in Counterfeit Merch Seized Before Premier League Match
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston, the Houston Police Department (HPD), and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized more than 6,593 items of counterfeit soccer merchandise during a week-long operation.

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