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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: May 4 – 10

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 woman in Northern California is facing more than three years in prison after being convicted of shoplifting dozens of times from a Target store while using self-checkout. She’s charged with one felony count of grand theft and 52 misdemeanor counts of petty theft.

Shoplifting Suspect Dies After Being Shot by Phoenix Police
A reported shoplifting incident at a Phoenix convenience store led to a deadly officer-involved shooting late Tuesday night. The shoplifter began shooting at the officer during a foot pursuit, and the officer then returned fire, striking him at least once.

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Large ORC Ring Is Charged in NYC
A New York beauty store just blocks away from the Empire State Building resold more than $1 million worth of goods that had been stolen from Macy’s and a slew of other retailers, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, ULTA, Victoria’s Secret, and others.

Livestream Shopping Dodges High-Tech Tools to Stop Fake Merch
Livestream shopping where buyers and sellers transact in real-time video is growing in the United States while technology to police counterfeit goods has so far not kept up, a situation that makes it easier for fake goods to flood the market.

8 Arrested in Multi-Million Dollar Retail Theft Ring in LA
Eight people were arrested in connection with a suspected multi-million dollar retail theft operation in which medicines, cosmetics, and other items were stolen from West Coast stores and then re-sold.

Costco Makes Adjustments to Warehouse Club Model to Curb Theft
Costco loves to be called the “warehouse club”—a retail model that allows customers to be part of the project. But this practice comes with some costs, one of which is the rising incidents of theft.

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