Major Retailers Report Surge of Theft Recovery and Apprehensions

Over 530,000 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended — and more than $116 million worth of purloined goods recovered — at 23 major retailers in 2006, according to the 19th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, a loss-prevention consulting firm.

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. — Over 530,000 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended — and more than $116 million worth of purloined goods recovered — at 23 major retailers in 2006, according to the 19th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, a loss-prevention consulting firm here. In total, shoplifters and dishonest employees stole more than $6 billion in 2006 from these 23 major retailers, the survey reported. The 23 retailers comprise 14,118 stores, with c

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