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Category: Shoplifting / Retail Theft
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While most shoplifting in U.S. stores is carried out by college-educated individuals who simply act on impulse and steal low-value items, it can very well be turned into a lucrative business that can pay for a luxurious lifestyle.
This is exactly the case of a family from a Chicago posh suburb, who stole $7 million in merchandise from stores all over the country during a 10-year shoplifting spree. Their main targets included toys, dolls, cosmetics, [...]
1.1 million shoplifters stole more than $189 million worth of goods in 2012, according to the 25th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by loss prevention consultancy firm Jack L. Hayes International. The 23 large retail companies that participated in the survey reported more than 70,000 dishonest employees – 5.5 percent more than in 2011 – and managed to recover nearly $50 million from apprehensions.
Industry experts estimate the value of organized retail theft industry anywhere between $15 billion [...]
Shoplifting. Sometimes it’s an innocent oversight that spiraled out of control, and sometimes, well, you did it. What next? Even though shoplifting is usually a misdemeanor, you can still face jail time, still have to pay a hefty fine, and still have a theft charge on your record to contend with for the rest of your life. So even though shoplifting is often considered a petty crime, it’s something you’ll want to take care of swiftly and thoroughly.
July 23, 2021
Drug Crimes | Drug Trafficking
Being charged with possession of illegal substances is not something to be taken lightly, but it could land you in especially hot water if you’re convicted in the state of Illinois.
Why? Because Illinois courts enforce mandatory minimum sentences for drug trafficking, and you can be charged with drug trafficking based on the amount of substance in your possession (even if you didn’t intend to distribute it) due to state laws.
Often associated with federal courts and accused of targeting [...]
July 17, 2021
Aggravated Domestic Battery | Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a crime taken very seriously by the authorities in Illinois. Even if you’ve never been convicted of a domestic violence offense before, being charged with it once can have a huge impact on your future — especially if you’re convicted of felony domestic violence.
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony domestic violence in the state? It’s an important distinction to be aware of, especially if you’re facing charges.
Here’s what you need to know [...]