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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...

Mom Forces 11-Year-Old Daughter To Shoplift, Then Ditches Her

Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

A mother who allegedly coerced two children into helping her shoplift clothing and accessories from an Old Navy store on Saturday night refused to pic...

Wells Fargo Fires Woman For Shoplifting 40 Years Ago

Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Imagine getting fired for a crime you committed not one, not two, not three, but four decades ago. That’s what happened to one Milwaukee woman....

WATCH: Man Allegedly Teaches Kid To Steal iPhone

Posted 05.03.2012 | Miami

A man allegedly enlisted a young boy to steal for him in an incident last month at Miami International Mall in Doral, reports NBC Miami. Surveillan...

Chihuahua, Hamster Among Stolen Goods In All-Day Shoplifting Spree, Cops Say

Posted 04.03.2012 | Weird News

A Florida woman and her 13-year-old accomplice were apparently attempting the four-paw discount when they allegedly stole a chihuahua puppy, a hamster...

Woman Steals $25,000 Croc Handbag From Ralph Lauren

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti & Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.22.2012 | Style

Disclaimer: we are not condoning shoplifting in any way, shape or form. BUT. If you did have to lift something from a nearby store, wouldn't it be ...

Hostage Situation Ends In Fatal Shooting At New Jersey Mall

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.08.2012 | Crime

A shoplifter was shot and killed by cops after he took a hostage at a New Jersey mall late Thursday afternoon. Officers told NBC New York that a ma...

Here's Why American Apparel Is Losing The Hipster Vote

Alice Hines | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Thieving hipsters, take note. American Apparel will be tagging every neon legging, velvet bodysuit, V-neck t-shirt and iconic hoodie with an RFID ...

'Tis The Season... To Shoplift

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.24.2011 | Style

'Tis the season! As everyone scurries about making their last-minute purchases, stores ought to be on the lookout for shoplifters. As AP reported t...

Which Country Has The Worst Shoplifting Problem?

Posted 12.13.2011 | World

Shoplifting is up in 2011, and 10 countries have been pinpointed as the worst offenders. This year's Global Retail Theft Barometer -- a study from th...

Man Caught Shoplifting During 'Shop With A Cop' Charity Event

Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

Walmart security had it pretty easy over the weekend when a man allegedly decided it would be a good idea to shoplift while 50 police officers held a ...

Cops: Man Caught With Romantic Dinner In His Pants

Posted 12.06.2011 | Crime

Is that a romantic dinner in your pants or are you just happy to see me? Police in Florida could only wonder when they arrived at a supermarket whe...

The Most Shoplifted Product: Meat?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

The holiday season often means festive parties and special dinners with elaborate spreads. Did you ever stop and wonder where all that food came from?...

The Most Frequently Shoplifted Items Are...

The Huffington Post | Marielle Bingham | Posted 12.23.2011 | Style

Holiday shopping is officially upon us, which means the highest consumer spending of the year. For some retailers, these high sales will account for a...

Cross-dressing Bandits Shoplift Chanel Bags

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.17.2011 | Style

We were a bit confused by this New York Post headline: "Trannies as 6G thieving bagmen." But it turns out the title is pretty darn accurate: "tacky...

New Arrest May Cost Thief Her Heart

Posted 10.14.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- A thief who was released from a New York jail so she could get a heart transplant is back behind bars -- possibly for good -- after s...

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Best Buy Manager Fired For Refusing To Profile Customers: Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

A former manager at a Best Buy store in Northern Virginia says he was fired for refusing to profile customers as part of a theft-prevention program at...

Does More Shoplifting Mean The Economy Is Improving?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 08.27.2011 | Style

In what might be an overly-optimistic report, CNN Money writes that a new study shows that a rise in shoplifting could indicate that the economy is a...

Shoplifter Pleads Guilty To Hiding Fur Coat In Her Undies

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A 46-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing a mink coat from a Twin Cities store and then hiding the coat in her underwear, the Associated Pres...

Shoplifters Taped Hiding Liquor Up Their Skirts

Dumb As A Blog | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Security footage caught three ladies stuffing more than $3,000 of liquor into a hiding place somewhere in their skirts. It's a wonder how they managed...

Desiree Fontaine, TV Personality, Charged With Shoplifting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Desiree Fontaine, a TV personality in New Haven, Conn., was arrested this weekend after being accused of shoplifting. Fontaine allegedly shoplifted...

Dr. Phil Shoplifters Get Jail Time

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN DIEGO (Associated Press) -- A Southern California couple who bragged on the "Dr. Phil" show about making $100,000 by selling shoplifted toys on eB...

Organized Retail Crime On The Rise

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Organized retail crime is on the rise according to the "Current Crime Trends" survey by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), WWD reports. T...

Priest Encourages Congregation To Shoplift

StyleList.com | Erin Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Claiming that his words didn't contradict the eighth commandment "because God's love for the people outweighs the property rights of the rich," Father...

Boulder Author Stole His Own Book

Boulder Daily Camera | Vanessa Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A recent New York Times article about book thefts has the online community atwitter about one mysterious Boulder author accused of feeling a little to...