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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.


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