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Shoplifters? Studies Say Keep an Eye on Workers

Posted in POS,Retail,Security by ebs4pos on December 29, 2009

At the Saks flagship store in Manhattan, a 23-year-old sales clerk was caught recently ringing up $130,000 in false merchandise returns and siphoning the money onto a gift card.“Gift card fraud is spiking,” said Joshua Bamfield, author of the Global Retail Theft Barometer, an annual international survey of retailers. “To employees, this is like currency. It’s almost as good as the U.S. dollar.”After all, walking out with a little card in the wallet is a whole lot easier than lugging a big-screen TV out the rear of a store.

via Shoplifters? Studies Say Keep an Eye on Workers – NYTimes.com.

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