Shaming shoplifters | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Shaming shoplifters

Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 10:52 AM

Business Week takes a look at efforts by Wal-Mart and other retailers to reduce "shrinkage," or losses to shoplifting and employee theft. In one Alabama town, a judge is sentencing shopliftters to wear sandwich boards saying, "I am a thief. I stole from Wal-Mart."

After initially agreeing to the judge's idea, Wal-Mart has asked that people sentenced to shaming not be made to stand with their signs on Wal-Mart property or that Wal-Mart employees be expected to monitor the convicted shoplifters as they serve their sentence.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (12)

Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation