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Understanding Shoplifting   
Shoplifting has so many causes, affects, and costs and all are presented to you in this lesson. Topical conversations about how the law approaches shoplifting and theft, as well as the employer community and how shoplifting affects your life now and into the future. This course proves beyond a doubt that retailers know the techniques and tricks of shoplifting, how they monitor their customers, and shows the reality that theft and shoplifting will be caught as technology has advanced so that shoplifting and theft are no longer crimes that can be gotten away with.
  • Introduction
  • Shoplifting Statistics
  • Diversion and Probation
  • Retailers Ability to Combat Shoplifting
  • Stores and Surveillance
  • Two Types of Shoplifting Offenses
  • Criminal Penalties of Shoplifting
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Passing Bad Checks
  • Perspectives on Shoplifting
  • Review and Conclusion
  • Streaming Video
  • Detailed Lesson Printout
  • Interactive Slides
  • Moderated Forum
  • Peer Chat
  • Polls
  • Additional Resource Links
Lesson Specs
Length: 1 hr, 22 min, 27 sec
  Part of Course:
Changing Your Life to Stop Theft and Shoplifting
Lesson Instructors
  Bob Reid  
  Retired Sheriff, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
A 30 year veteran of law enforcement including as Sheriff of Ohio’s largest county, Police Cheif of the suburb of Bedford, and a 20 year patrolman, Bob Reid is an expereinced law enforcement officer who graduated from the FBI’s Academy.

Reid served his country after graduation from Mayfield, Ohio High School and served in Ohio Army National Guard, 107th Armed Cavalry, where he was honorably discharged in 1969. He received an associates degree in arts from Cuyahoga Community College in 1971 and in 1972 graduated from Cleveland State University with a BBA in Management.

  Buddy Graf  
  Loss Prevention Expert
Buddy Graf serves as Vice President of Business Development and Risk Management at Discount Drug Mart in Medina, Ohio. A 40 year veteran of the retail industry, who has worked his way up from a store stock boy to Vice President of a substantial consumer retail chain in the Midwest, Graf has a wide array of experience in management and retail operations.
  Jeff Hastings  
  Counsel at the law firm of Collins & Scanlon, LLP
Jeff Hastings is a former Judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas and is currently Of Counsel at the law firm of Collins & Scanlon, LLP in downtown Cleveland, OH. His practice is primarily focused on criminal defense matters and throughout his career has handled over a 1,000 criminal matters in municipal, state and federal courts. Previously, Jeff served as the Managing Attorney for the Cleveland Office of the Ohio Attorney General and since April 2007 has been a Member of the Cuyahoga Board of Elections and served as the Board’s Chairman from April 2007 to December 2012.
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