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
Former Wegmans Employee Sentenced for Stealing $500,000+ Through Fraudulent Refunds
A former Wegmans employee is heading to prison for accumulating more than half a million dollars in fraudulent refunds for herself through a program used to fill customers’ prescriptions.
Cali Sheriff Rips Target for Interfering with Shoplifting Crackdown
A California sheriff launched a scathing tirade against Target, accusing the retailer of preventing cops from cracking down on shoplifting.
FedEx Employee Charged After Allegedly Stealing More Than $99K Worth of Gold Coins From Package
A FedEx employee in Delaware has been arrested on firearm and felony theft charges.
Fremont, Calif. Council Approves $2.5M Grant in Effort to Combat Retail Theft
Fremont City Council approved $2.5 million in grant funding that was awarded to the Fremont Police Department from the Board of State and Community Corrections for organized retail theft prevention during its Nov. 7 meeting.
$350K Worth Of Merchandise Stolen in Organized Retail Thefts Seized in Oakland
A trove of merchandise suspected to have been stolen during organized retail theft incidents was seized during raids in Northern California.
New York Authorities Make Largest Ever Seizure of Knock-Off Goods Worth More than $1B
Federal authorities in New York announced on Wednesday the largest-ever seizure of counterfeit goods, consisting of handbags, shoes, and other luxury merchandise valued at more than $1 billion.