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December 9, 2011

A convicted felon who participated in a theft ring that targeted Lowe’s pleaded guilty in an Indiana court on Dec. 6 to a single charge of corrupt business influence, according to an article in The Journal Gazette

June 14, 2011

Shoplifting, employee theft and organized crime have combined to boost retail shrinkage to 1.58%, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). These preliminary results, compiled from a survey conducted by Dr. Richard Hollinger of the University of Florida, compare with a 1.44% shrinkage rate in 2009.

According to the survey, total retail losses cost retailers $37.1 billion last year, up from $33.5 billion in 2009. NRF’s recently released Organized Retail Crime survey found that 95% of retailers have been victims of organized retail crime over the last 12 months.

May 31, 2011

Suspects are being sought by federal authorities for allegedly stealing $130,000 worth of merchandise from Lowe’s by smuggling it out in toilet and sink boxes, according to an article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer

April 20, 2011

Five individuals dressed in black and carrying flashlights and burglary tools were arrested April 19 outside the North Carolina Lowe’s store damaged by a tornado, according to an article in the Sanford Herald. 

March 17, 2011

A man accused of breaking into a hardware store in Flint, Mass., was arrested on the fourth anniversary of the burglary, according to an article in the Herald News.

March 14, 2011

A man who worked at a Raleigh, N.C., lumberyard was arrested and jailed on March 9 for allegedly using a credit card belonging to his employer, according to an article in the News and Observer

Kendryl Direlle Garner, 42, was accused of making $797.40 in unauthorized purchases in April using the credit card of his employer, American Woodyards, a supplier of custom, cut and specialty lumber. 

January 3, 2011

 

A man suspected of using stolen credit cards and personal checks to make purchases from a Northern California Home Depot was arrested after sales associates noticed a variety of credit card orders were being shipped to the same residence, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle

November 11, 2010

Bruce Karatz, the former chief executive of KB Home, received a sentence of five years...

September 29, 2010

A Home Depot shopper witnessing a possible shoplifting crime followed the suspect in his car...

September 22, 2008

Brian Brady was charged after failing to fulfill promises to homeowners to pay liens that...

May 11, 2008

An FBI investigation of the Gambino crime family has allegedly uncovered phony bar codes...