How to prevent your staff stealing

Is staff theft and fraud affecting your profits? Find out out how to protect yourself, your stock and your bottom line. Retail crime is an expensive problem for company’s according to a new report by the British Chambers of Commerce which puts the annual cost of crime against business at £12.6 billion – an increase of 20 per cent since its previous survey in 2004. 3,900 businesses were surveyed nationwide and they found that 59 per cent had experienced at least one crime in the previous 12 months. This survey reflect Salgado’s own survey published as Thieving Little Britains. Jorge...

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The 7 Habits of a Highly Successful Shoplifter

What you never dared to ask a shoplifter! In my career as a professional thief catcher, I have detained between 5 and 10 shoplifters a day, over 17 years that works out at more than 20,000 shoplifters caught stealing in various retail stores. As you can imagine, I consider myself a bit of an expert on shoplifter techniques. Most people have no idea of the staggering scale of shoplifting which costs retailers and ultimately consumers billions of pounds every year. The general public largely consider shoplifting a trivial and ‘victimless’ crime. Before I get to my list, I think we need to talk...

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