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Episode Info: Adult Shoplifters are using Kids for theft at a Florida Walmart. Why do adult shoplifters use children to commit theft from retail stores? Arrest reports show that parents teach their children how to be thieves? Interview by Jim Ross with the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper. Podcast Time Stamps: 00:39 -- Show introduction by Crime School Security Expert Chris McGoey. 03:39 -- Interview begins by Jim Ross with the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper. 03:50 -- Police arrest parents shoplifting with 12-year old daughter at Walmart. 04:52 -- What is the frequency of older kids shoplifting with adults or parents? 05:10 -- In a case like this, is the child a victim, a shoplifter, or both? 06:00 -- Was a book written about using children called "Oliver Twist". 07:00 -- Adult shoplifters believe children make them look less suspicious. 08:10 -- Parents normally do not shoplift in front of older children. 10:05 -- Most adults will not shoplift in front of their significant other. 13:00 -- Adult shoplifters hope loss prevention agents will be fooled by this. 13:44 -- Crime School Host Chris McGoey gives his thoughts about the story. 14:50 -- Corporate retailers have policy challenges regarding shoplifter detentions. 20:00 -- Corporate policy needs to address every detention/arrest protocol. 20:55 -- Criminal charges are sometimes reduced or dismissed by courts. 21:25 -- Retailers are sometimes exposed to civil liability from judicial decisions. 24:00 -- Whose rights are more important to protect: Criminal v. Retailer? 25:58 -- Shoplifters can file civil lawsuits when criminal cases are dismissed. Parents Accused of Shoplifting with their Kids at Walmart Adults using kids to steal like from the book, Oliver TwistTweet This Adult Shoplifters with Children Challenge Loss Prevention Older children usually do not shoplift together with adults. Likewise, significant others generally do not shoplift together. Adults with infants in large baby carriages sometimes require monitoring. Adult shoplifters believe that children nearby makes them less suspicious. Do a Google Search of "Walmart children shoplifting with parents Florida" Some adult shoplifters will abandon their children in-store to avoid capture. Retailers need complex policies how to deal with adult shoplifters with children. Difficult to formulate a nationwide shoplifter apprehension policy. Legal/practical implications require local detention/apprehension standards. Cannot afford to let local police sort-it-out after a family theft apprehension. Decisions relating to the prosecution of a family of shoplifters requires caution. The criminal justice system can expose a retailer to detention/arrest liability. Shoplifters rights often get top priority during the judicial process. Other Adult Shoplifters Related Podcasts Juvenile Shoplifting Until Adults Throw Red Bull Cans at Cashier 10 Things Loss Prevention Agents want Shoplifters to Know  10 Thin...
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