In bad economy, stores face rise in shoplifting
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
The Gwinnett County Police Department reported a 7 percent rise....
High unemployment is giving people with less pocket money more free time to roam around stores, said John Heavener, president of the Georgia Retail Association. He blamed the recession for an uptick in shoplifting across the state.
“We think some people who normally would not shoplift may be tempted and actually do shoplift,” Heavener said.