Tallying the true cost of retail theft

01/13/2013 | Middletown Journal (Ohio)

Retailers aren't the only ones hurt by shoplifters and organized retail thieves -- their actions drive up the price of goods for consumers, experts say. "Fighting these self-serving and unethical criminals has been a tedious battle, but we remain resolute in our efforts and our partnerships with law enforcement to combat this growing problem," said Rich Mellor of the National Retail Federation.

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Middletown Journal (Ohio)