TO CATCH A THIEF

Down the pants, under the hat and into the pocket book: The choicest cuts of meat end up in the oddest places via the "five-finger discount."In fact, shoplifters steal fresh meat more frequently than any other product in grocery stores, according to the Washington-based Food Marketing Institute's "Supermarket Security and Loss Prevention 2005" study. Meat represents more than 20% of merchandise stolen

Down the pants, under the hat and into the pocket book: The choicest cuts of meat end up in the oddest places via the "five-finger discount."

In fact, shoplifters steal fresh meat more frequently than any other product in grocery stores, according to the Washington-based Food Marketing Institute's "Supermarket Security and Loss Prevention 2005" study. Meat represents more than 20% of merchandise stolen by supermarket shoplifters, followed by health and beauty care items at 15%, and ov

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