Turns out theft from shoplifting is a poor second to employee theft. Recent studies estimate theft from employee dishonesty to be $186 billion a year.
Only one of five workplace violence is reported. Murder is the 2nd leading killer of women at work, Murder is the 3rd leading killer of men in the workplace.
While law enforcement requires a court order to install a GPS, there is currently no prohibition of this technology being used in the private sector. However, one must be aware of trespass laws; trying to place a GPS device on a vehicle parked on private property is a recipe for trouble.
There is a new device out to monitor restraining orders. Both parties wear a bracelet that is connected to GPS. Whenever the two bracelets get closer than the orders dictate, an alarm is sent out to law enforcement.
In a follow up to “Joy Street”, Boston investigator Danny Hughes heads to the Jersey Shore In “Ride the Stone Pony” to find a retrieve a runaway. He has to prowl the club scene and runs into much more than he expected. Stay tuned.
If you notice a working bartender with a plastic swizzle stick in his mouth, it may be a way of keeping track of how much he is stealing. He bites down on the stick every time he does not ring up a sale, putting a notch in it. Then he simply counts up the notches to figure out much money he can take out for himself. Tosses out the swizzle stick and leaves no record.
A store detective spotted a customer taking a pair of shoes without paying for them. He was confronted in the mall, putting them on, and said he was in a hurry for a job interview at another shoe store, and would not cooperate. He took off and went into the other store for his interview, and while he was waiting the police were called and then led him out in cuffs. Needless to say, he didn’t get hired.
21% of those not arrested own a home by age twenty five, while only 10% of those arrested and convicted do so. And,13% of those who have not been arrested are below the poverty line at age twenty five, while 26% of those arrested and convicted are below the poverty line.