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Busted: What Happens When Shoplifters Get Caught?

Posted: November 15, 2012

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Shoplifting costs the retail industry nearly $35 billion annually, according to the National Retail Security Survey. Shoplifters who are caught are often prosecuted, but some may also face civil recovery — where retailers demand additional payment to recoup some of their costs.

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