Most Shoplifters look like ordinary shoppers, until someone looks through a security camera and sees Shoplifting in action. Peering across feeds in stores throughout North Carolina, security personnel and store managers are seeing shoplifters operate at an alarming rate.
For instance, the Park Slope Food Co-Op is only open to members who number 16,390. The way they situate their hours of operation it reduces costs, making their prices lower than chain supermarkets. This concept is having a big issue with shoplifting.
The manager estimates that Shoplifting and Larceny’s account for an average loss of $700 per day. But this month he has revised this Shoplifting and Larceny number to $1,200 per day. The sad part is that this leads to an estimated $438,000 a year worth of Shoplifting losses.
Because the co-op is open to members only, this means that the Shoplifting totals are due to inside jobs. At one point in time the co-op installed a high chair where a member would sit and keep an eye on Shoplifters. This in-turn kept Shoplifters from committing Larcenies, because of the awareness the high-chair created. Customers however complained about the high-chair and it was removed and in turn the number of Shoplifting cases increased.
Traditionally members of co-ops are punished within. The sentence for being caught Shoplifting is being barred for life.
Recently a tipster informed the manager that a member was Shoplifting from the co-op five times a week. They kept an eye, and sadly they were able to produce photographic evidence of the woman committing Larceny and she immediately left the co-op.
Occasionally, the police are called to the co-op to handle Shoplifting cases. The police were upset because they were called to the store to handle a shoplifting case involving $25 worth of groceries. The woman caught Shoplifting was charged with Larceny and had to attend court as a result of her Theft.
If you or someone you know is charged with Shoplifting or Larceny in Greensboro, High Point or Asheboro – Guilford County or Randolph County, please contact our lawyers.