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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wal-Mart cracks down

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 10:41 AM

Wal-Mart is cracking down on youthful shoplifters, though it claims the crackdown is unrelated to a rise in losses through shoplifting and employee theft, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. this week tightened its rules on prosecuting young shoplifters, lowering the age at which it will prosecute and authorizing store managers to call the police if a parent doesn't appear within an hour to retrieve a child.

The policies, which went into effect Monday, now include prosecuting first-time shoplifters as young as 16 years old, compared with the previous limit of 18. The company also will prosecute younger shoplifters whose parents don't quickly respond to a store's call, and children repeatedly caught stealing.

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