Posted 01:28 PM June 13, 2013When people think about t shoplifting, they might picture a person hiding goods in his or her clothes and then leaving the store without paying. While this is definitely a typical shoplifting scenario, it's not the only one.
Scenarios where people get arrested for shoplifting, may include
- Placing merchandise in a "booster bag" (a bag lined with aluminum foil, designed to conceal detection of merchandise from electronic security monitors)
- Removing Sensormatic and other anti-theft tags from store's merchandise
- Concealment, concealing merchandise on the way out of the store with it
- Tag switching:
- Coordinating theft with a store worker who doesn't ring up all the merchandise
- Group shoplifting where, one member of the group creates a distraction that provides another member with the opportunity to shoplift