The Legislature of West Virginia has approved a bill (H.B. 4101) that will make it a felony to create more than 14 fake bar code labels with the intent of stealing from retailers. Perpetrators face a sentence of up to two years in prison.
Changing Retail, Changing Loss Prevention, a new report from the Centre for Retail Research, summarizes global retail crime and loss prevention trends since 2001. It is based on annual Global Retail Theft Barometer publications produced by the Centre and sponsored by Checkpoint Systems, Inc.