NEW YORK — Store theft added $423 to the average American family’s shopping bill this year according to a new report on retail theft released Tuesday. “That’s a phenomenal figure,” said Joshua Bamfield, author of the 2010 Global Retail Theft Barometer report from the U.K.-based Center for Retail Research. Compared to the $186 global average … Continue Reading
Working with some 500 plus courts throughout the U.S., it is not surprising NASP hears a complaint or two about civil demand from the criminal bench, prosecutors and staff. We often hear how “It’s unfair that retailers collect $200 even when they get their merchandise back” or that a probation officer is “telling the offender … Continue Reading
Shoplifting is the act of stealing merchandise from a retail store or other shop. It is a serious crime, and the penalties increase for repeat offenders or when the stolen item is especially valuable or expensive. Penalties range from tickets and fines to jail time, so you should find out how your local laws treat shoplifting.
At the Saks flagship store in Manhattan, a 23-year-old sales clerk was caught recently ringing up $130,000 in false merchandise returns and siphoning the money onto a gift card.
While teens, like adults, usually know the difference between right and wrong, when their life becomes too stressful they become more vulnerable to temptation, peer pressure and other things that can lead them to shoplift. This is especially true when they feel unworthy, angry, depressed, unattractive or not accepted.