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Shoplifting

Policeman Buys Diapers, Shoes For Mom Of 6 Who Was Caught Shoplifting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.14.2015 | Good News

When a mother in need expected to get in trouble with the law, she was met with a moving show of generosity, instead.  Sarah Robinson, a mo...

Father-Son Duo Accused Of Stealing $72,000 In Health And Beauty Aids

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.02.2015 | Crime

Rogaine, razors and pregnancy strips are just some of the more than $72,000 worth of health and beauty items an Oregon father and son are accused of s...

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Effectively (and Cheaply) Prevent Shoplifting

Diana Mackie | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Diana Mackie

Some of the fastest growing and most successful brands out there have recently employed innovative tactics to discourage shoplifting, largely harnessing the power of consumer psychology.

Judge To Walmart Shoplifter: Write A Letter To Your Kids!

Associated Press | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who had her children help her shoplift from a Wal-Mart has been ordered to write them a letter explaining what she ...

Holiday Shopping: More Shoppers, More Theft –- Prepare Your Business

Mark Bomber | Posted 01.19.2015 | Small Business
Mark Bomber

The upcoming holiday season is extremely important for small business owners. It's the biggest revenue driver of the year, and can keep a business afloat or sink it. However, the increase in potential shoppers, brings an increase in potential theft.

Police Have Beef With Shoplifting Suspect

AP | Posted 08.20.2014 | Weird News

Police have a beef with a man they say stole meat worth $2,700 from three Safeway stores in Portland, Oregon. Police say 53-year-old Barry T. Sande...

'Bling Ring' Tumblr Shoplifting Community Is Discovered

Jezebel | Kate Dries | Posted 04.30.2014 | Style

They go by names like Lift Witch, Klepto Princess and Lifting for Survival. They offer up weirdly worded disclaimers about how what they're doing is "...

After Shoplifting Altercation, Officer Dragged By Car: Cops

AP | Posted 11.29.2013 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A police officer answering a call of alleged shoplifting at a Chicago area department store open on Thanksgiving evening shot the dri...

A Message to Ponder on for Barney's, Macy's and the NYPD: Shoplifting Comes in All Sizes, Shapes, and Colors

Jerome D. Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Jerome D. Williams

Indeed, shoplifting does come in all sizes, shapes and colors, and in some instances, evidence suggests that other racial/ethnic groups actually are more likely to engage in shoplifting than blacks.

This Is The Most Awesome Cop In Miami (Seriously!)

Posted 10.23.2013 | Miami

We'd like you to meet the most awesome cop in Miami. Last month Miami-Dade Police Officer Vicki Thomas encountered a woman shoplifting $300 worth o...

Crimes of Passion

Allison K Hill | Posted 08.01.2013 | Books
Allison K Hill

My teen years are a blur of loitering and prowling, in libraries, bookstores, and books themselves. And there may have been some trespassing along the way. (The statute of limitations hasn't expired though, so I'll leave it at that.)

PHOTOS: 'The Bling Ring' And Other Unforgettable Fashion Heists, Robberies, and Crimes!

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 06.14.2013 | Style

Imagine hanging out in Miranda Kerr's house. How about Paris Hilton's? Or Rachel Bilson's? Well, in "The Bling Ring," the much-anticipated Sofia Coppo...

How A 'Gypsy Family' Allegedly Stole Over $3 Million

Posted 03.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Four people who described themselves as a Polish "gypsy family" have been arrested for orchestrating a nationwide shoplifting ring netting more than $...

WATCH: Should Attractive People Be Allowed To Shoplift?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.14.2013 | Comedy

If you aren't watching "Nathan For You" yet, we recommend you change that immediately -- this show is one of the funniest, weirdest and most original ...

Forest Whitaker Accused Of Shoplifting, Frisked In Public

Posted 02.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Last week Forest Whitaker, an Academy Award winning actor, was accused of shoplifting at a New York City deli and publicly frisked by an employee. Acc...

Republican Arrested After Bathroom Break

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

Dale Peterson, a former Republican candidate for Alabama agriculture commissioner known for an ad hitting "thugs and criminals" that "don't give a rip...

Detergent Thefts Baffle Police

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Authorities are hoping suspects come clean following a rash of thefts of laundry detergent and expensive face lotion across Colorado. ...

How I Stopped Trying to Fix Myself

Jill Di Donato | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

There were many times I was lucky not to have been hurt as I indulged in some serious stupidity, waking up god-knows-where and telling myself, Jill, remember how this feels. Remember just how low and dirty and rotten this feeling is so you don't do it again.

Police, Searching For Terrorists, Arrest Woman On 22-Year-Old Cigarette Crime

Posted 01.22.2013 | Weird News

That cigarette smoking is bound to catch up with you. Florida police who were searching a cruise ship for suspected terrorists arrested a woman on ...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - The Holidays and Theft

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month because of the increase in instances of theft in the last few months of the year? Theft comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and it is important to realize we are all susceptible.

Here's One Reason To Boost The Wages Of Retail Workers

Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

Well here's at least one reason to raise worker wages in a notoriously low-paying industry. The higher the wages of retail workers, the less likel...

Smooth Move: 'Oil Of Olay Bandit' Stole Tens Of Thousands In Skincare Products

Posted 06.28.2012 | Weird News

He thought he was smooth. Efrain Hardman, a 27-year-old who allegedly stole $40,000 worth of skincare products, gave up and turned himself in to Te...

WATCH: Alleged Walmart Shoplifting Incident Takes Deadly Turn

Posted 06.20.2012 | Detroit

A routine police call turned deadly at a Woodhaven, Mich. Walmart, when a suspected shoplifter allegedly tried to run over police with a stolen car. ...

Shoplifter Shoves Prawns Up Skirt At Costco

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.15.2012 | Crime

While there's no shortage of creative ways criminals try to steal loot from stores, shoving prawns up your skirt apparently isn't the best strategy. ...

The Most Shoplifted Items

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.06.2012 | Money

Shoplifting is on the rise. Nineteen out of 20 retailers have been victims of organized retail crime over the past year, according to a report rele...