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Archives for: December, 2019

Dec 1
2019

Texas Retailers Extra Vigilant For Shoplifting During the Holidays

Shoplifting/Retail Theft

Budgets get pretty tight during the holiday season. For many people, the extra pressure of getting their loved ones a great gift leads them to criminal activity that winds up costing retailers $6 billion during the holidays.

In turn, retailers are paying extra close attention to shoppers during the holiday season. If you think someone is watching you while you shop for your friends and family, you’re probably right.

What sections of the store are retailers most likely to be hanging around, waiting for shoplifters? What are people stealing?

We finally have some answers, thanks to a report from Checkpoint Systems.

Top Items Shoplifted By Americans During the Holidays

  • Electronics and electronics accessories
  • Leather clothes
  • Winter clothes
  • Any type of
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Oct 12
2019

Accused of Shoplifting in Texas? You Have Rights

Shoplifting/Retail Theft

Being accused of shoplifting can be a stressful experience. Security personnel may threaten you with criminal allegations, police action, or ask you to pay restitution. However, depending on the circumstances of the situation, their actions may not be entirely lawful.

If you have been accused of shoplifting in Texas, it is important to recognize that you have rights that protect you.

Texas Shoplifting Laws

The act of shoplifting in Texas falls under the definition of “theft” in the Texas Penal Code. In layman’s terms, theft is defined as the act of taking another person’s property with the intention of depriving the owner of that piece of property.

Depending on the value of the stolen items, penalties for the act of [...]

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