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SHOPLIFTING; BECOMMINGCOMMNPLACE?

posted at 12/3/2011 7:48 PM EST
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While most of us are out buying holiday presents some people are getting their gifts with a five-finger discount. www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/steal-136712" rel="nofollow">Ad Week is reporting that one in every 11 people walks out the door with at least one item they didn’t pay for. With shoplifting up six percent this year, retailers stand to lose a whopping $119 billion of merchandise to shoplifters in 2011. And it’s not just kids with sticky fingers—75 percent of shoplifters are adults, most of whom have jobs. We know people are hunting for holiday deals, but this amount of theft is both surprising and sad 

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posted at 12/3/2011 7:55 PM EST
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When I was7 yo my best friend & I stole tubes of cheap lipstick.We didn't want to wear it &  never did; 
I don't know why we stole it????????????EmbarassedWe tried to retrn it the next day  &  the store would not take it back ( board of health law) so we never made things right & always felt bad about it.Crystill do!

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posted at 12/19/2011 12:51 PM EST
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Shop lifting is very common but other theft is even more prevalent and that is employee theft.I read a study that 79% of employees steal from their employers that is shocking! 1 out of 3 small business fail and go out of business due to employee theft.When I worked for the grocery store I was in charge of training new cashiers and watching the front end and helping out as needed.I was also the assistant head cashier.Stealing  can be from pocketing things to ringing out items incorrectly or not charging for item.Some cashier just stole money from their drawers.I could probably write a book on the things I have seen while working in retail.I personally feel theft in any form is just wrong, in the end it cost all of us.My job and reputation was always more important to me than the thrill of getting away with something.I know God is always watching,it's always better to do the right thing.

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posted at 12/19/2011 2:39 PM EST
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While most of us are out buying holiday presents some people are getting their gifts with a five-finger discount. www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/steal-136712 " rel="nofollow" /> Ad Week is reporting that one in every 11 people walks out the door with at least one item they didn’t pay for. With shoplifting up six percent this year, retailers stand to lose a whopping $119 billion of merchandise to shoplifters in 2011. And it’s not just kids with sticky fingers—75 percent of shoplifters are adults, most of whom have jobs. We know people are hunting for holiday deals, but this amount of theft is both surprising and sad  
Posted by ann h

My wife and I saw a well-dressed woman who looked as though she had just come from church get a bottle of vitamins and drop a second bottle of vitamins in her purse.  This was at a Walmart Store.  She only paid for one bottle when she checked out.

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posted at 12/19/2011 4:00 PM EST
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stealing is the norm today even if people have money. taking something is not worth going to jail or not beable to go back into the store .

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posted at 12/19/2011 4:26 PM EST
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Shoplifting is like a habit or an addiction like habitual gambling.Once it's started it's very difficult to stop.A lot of people who shoplift are depressed and they do it for the thrill of it or to make themselves feel better.Some do it to get even for something that was done wrong to them a way to get even.Most people who shoplift have the money to pay for the items that were stolen.I took a loss prevention class and it's amazing what and how people steal.Our meat department was at the back of the store and all isles were visible.The managers would stand down in the meat department and watch people actually stealing through the sliding glass windows.We just all have to remember that stealing is a crime and it's just not worth the consequences or embarrassment.

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posted at 12/19/2011 5:16 PM EST
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What happened to honesty being a virtue?
When I was growing up honesty was something much admired.  We were taught Honesty at home, school, church, scouts - everywhere!
To look the other way was as bad as committing the crime.  One didn't need to confront the person directly but reporting to the authorities was expected.
I raised my boys the same way - honesty in all one's dealings- work, shopping, dealing with others.
 When dealing with others, honesty sometimes requires diplomacy as well.

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posted at 12/19/2011 5:20 PM EST
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Apparently we have all seen someone putting a bottle of vitamins in their purse, taking  a piece of candy, eating a bag of grapes while walking through the store, slipping a pair of gloves on like they belong to you. Or any number of ways that people "liberate" product.
Has anyone said something to the clerk, to the manage, stopped at the customer service desk?  If not maybe we should.  I will tell you though the response you get will shock you. I did this when my husband was walking out of a store with a box of gum.  There was no reaction from the manager and he let my husband walk to the car.  I went and got the gum and handed it to the manager. They thanked me, I think my calling attention to it threw them off.  I did explain my husband has Alzheimer's so that may have been why they did not approach him.  But I wanted to get it across to my husband that what he did was wrong.  I guess looking back that would not have worked as he did not understand what he had done.  I understand now that I have to readjust my thinking and my expectations.

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posted at 12/19/2011 5:41 PM EST
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ALWAYS wrong!

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posted at 12/19/2011 7:28 PM EST
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Apparently we have all seen someone putting a bottle of vitamins in their purse, taking  a piece of candy, eating a bag of grapes while walking through the store, slipping a pair of gloves on like they belong to you. Or any number of ways that people "liberate" product. Has anyone said something to the clerk, to the manage, stopped at the customer service desk?  If not maybe we should.  I will tell you though the response you get will shock you. I did this when my husband was walking out of a store with a box of gum.  There was no reaction from the manager and he let my husband walk to the car.  I went and got the gum and handed it to the manager. They thanked me, I think my calling attention to it threw them off.  I did explain my husband has Alzheimer's so that may have been why they did not approach him.  But I wanted to get it across to my husband that what he did was wrong.  I guess looking back that would not have worked as he did not understand what he had done.  I understand now that I have to readjust my thinking and my expectations.
Posted by nikki p


Hi Nikki,My heart goes out to you and your husband you are a great women caring for him.Many people walk away when there is illness.My husband is a dialysis tech as he sees it all the time,very sad.If the store manager didn't actually see your husband take the gum he really can't approach him.People pocket things and when they are seen by a store employee they dump whatever they stole,then when approached they have nothing on them then they might try to sue the store for being wrongly accused of theft.The employee has to keep their eyes on the person 100% of the time.You did the right thing by telling the Manager what happened and returning the gum.I'm sure he appreciated your honesty.When I worked at the store I did some shopping and I was checking out my son was a baby maybe 3 years old.One of my friends there would always let the boys pick out some candy and he would pay for it.The one day we went shopping my friend wasn't there.The two boys were with me and my youngest walked out with a candy bar,he didn't understand that this was wrong.I made him take it back in and apologize,he never did it again  it was a good learning experience for him.

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posted at 12/19/2011 7:56 PM EST
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Hubby is a DIABETIC & SOMETIMES gets too hungry & cannot wait till we'veve checked out & gotten  back home to have something   to eat.He might nibble on crackers  or fruit before checking out.The cashier notices the open package & offers to replae it w/ a new unopened ne.Hubby explains that he opened it & ate sme that he's willing to pay the full regular rice forthe item;
The cashier is always so surprised ; They  are  not sure how to react. It's possible another shopper observes his nibbling & thinks he is stealing the food; fortunately they've not brought it to the attention of the store; it  would have been embarrassing for all involvedEmbarassed

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posted at 12/20/2011 1:26 AM EST
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Ann this is understandable,there are certain circumstances that occur.They may have observed him eating the main thing is that you paid for the items before leaving.I've done the same for the kids if they were fussy.

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posted at 12/20/2011 6:47 AM EST
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The economy is not good, however we need to set good examples.  Shoplifting is a crime.  We are better then that.

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posted at 12/20/2011 10:20 AM EST
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It is a shame that some people feel they have to steal some do it for fun and some are addicred to it.

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posted at 12/20/2011 12:12 PM EST
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In the paper last night some store reported that they had
lost over $1000. on Black Friday to shoplifters.That is terrible and
we have to pay more because of their loses.

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posted at 12/23/2011 7:46 PM EST
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GRANA  here;
Not  only do  the rest o fu s have to pay more ( to over losses from shoplifters;) but stores may have to close; hurting banks& costing jobs for emplyees & for what?
 ( what do some people think they need  so badl, heycannot ee the  consequensesf their selfish  deed)Yell

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posted at 12/23/2011 7:59 PM EST
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GRANA  here;
What sit alled  when the trore steals from us?
I've hadd  coupons not credited; wrong change given
InsuranceCo pay charged when thereisnone( thisat apharmacy& thedruhgs were necessary forhealt& ife.It's been almost2 monthaw/o arefund.Hubby filed in smallclaims court for therefund of money  $15.50 x 2 ( yesa ithappeedtwice, even w/ proof ofinsurancerequiringg nocopayon thesei ems.
HubbyrequestednewRX # to take it to another pharmacy& was refused.
 I clledtheir Nationwide eadquaters & we were  finally  given  the RX #  were promissed " A REFUND IS FORTHCOMING "We are giving them another 2 months beforefiling in courtThat's a total of 4 months from  the first theft  by the  storeFrown

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