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Shoplifting can cost retailers lots of money, and it is worth spending money up front to prevent this fraud from happening to your business. Learn about the different forms of shoplifting and how you can help to prevent from becoming a victim.

Burglar Alarm Systems
(770) 942-3307
6031 Fairburn Rd
Douglasville, GA
 
Bos Staffing
(706) 353-3030
651 W Broad St
Athens, GA
 
Alert Security Services
(478) 477-6125
4480 Riverside Dr Ste 5
Macon, GA
 
Bibb Security Systems
(478) 745-5635
885 Walnut St Ste A
Macon, GA
 
American Guardian Alarms
(229) 430-8294
522 Pine Ave
Albany, GA
 
Superior Security Systems
(678) 715-6148
6702 E Broadview St
Douglasville, GA
 
R I C S Inc
(706) 560-9300
119 Davis Rd
Augusta, GA
 
Protection Plus Security Systems
(678) 768-5656
3198 Cloverhurst Dr
Atlanta, GA
 
Pollard Services
(706) 234-1633
436 Broad St
Rome, GA
 
Clark Security Systems Inc
(912) 265-4900
114 Shipmaster Dr
Brunswick, GA
 

Video Surveillance

Shoplifting

The Fraud

The National Retail Foundation had the University of Florida do a study on the 2006 data for record theft and shoplifting losses of $40+ billion. The results broke down this way:

  • Employee theft = 47%
  • Shoplifting = 32%
  • Administrative errors (pricing, etc.)= 14%
  • Vendor fraud = 4%
  • Unknown sources = 3%

So we can estimate the cost of shoplifting to retailers at around $13+ billion a year.

The Flaw

Lack of security controls. The subject of employee theft is covered in the first section of this module, but the major method retail employees use to accomplish theft in the context of grocery stores or large discount retail operations is by "sweethearting." That term refers to a checkout clerk, when processing an order for a friend, relative or accomplice, holding a hand over the bar code on a product being scanned so that no amount is rung up on the register.

This sleight of hand fools any security cameras into thinking the item was scanned properly.

Shoplifters themselves can be freelance amateurs, kleptomaniacs, or members of sophisticated professional bands who shoplift for a living. Some pros even take orders from local "fences" for specific items.

The Fix

  • Closed circuit TV surveillance
  • Employee training and Supervision
  • Alarm devices attached to products (to be disarmed by cashiers)
  • Security personnel (in uniform or plain clothes)
  • Intelligent hiring practices
  • Vigorous prosecution

. . . check "all of the above!"...

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