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A new survey shows retailers are losing billions of dollars each year to shoplifting. (hemeroskopion, ThinkStock)
A new survey shows retailers are losing billions of dollars each year to shoplifting. (hemeroskopion, ThinkStock)
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Shoplifting, theft, fraud cost retailers billions

Retailers lose billions of dollars each year as a result of shoplifting, employee and vendor theft and administrative error, which is known as inventory shrink, according to a new study.

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Ulta shoplifting suspects
Surveillance photos of Ulta shoplifting suspects (Howell Police)
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Ulta shoplifting suspects sought by Howell police

A probe of shoplifting at the Ulta in the Howell Commons shopping center raises two possible suspects, based on surveillance images. Howell Township police want to hear from you if you recognize either, or both.

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Suspect believed to have shoplifted from the Wine Gallery and the vehicle he left in
Suspect believed to have shoplifted from the Wine Gallery and the vehicle he left in (Brick Police)
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Suspect in Brick Township Shoplift Caper Sought

Theft at a Brick Township liquor store has police combing through surveillance images. They think they have a suspect. Now they're looking for your help to identify him.

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Burlington Coat Factory Shoplifting Suspect (Brick Township PD)
Burlington Coat Factory Shoplifting Suspect (Brick Township PD)
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Breast Pump Bandit Sought in Brick Township

He looked like any other shopper at the Burlington Coat Factory in Brick Township on December 1, but police suspect that he tried shoplifting breast pumps - and might have tried it in Monmouth County as well.

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Bags of Heroin
Bags of heroin (Jan Pitman, Getty Images)
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Accused Shoplifter Also Facing Drug Charges in Monmouth’s Ocean Township

A month after a failed shoplifting attempt in Monmouth's Ocean Township, the suspect is cornered in Asbury Park. But, authorities say, dumping suspected heroin at police headquarters only worsened the situation.

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Toms River Police Department Squad Car (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
Toms River Police Department Squad Car (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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Shoplifter Takes Clothes and Cart, Say Toms River Police

Twenty pairs of jeans wheel out of Kohl's in Toms River and head down Route 37 - and the clothes, the shopping cart and the suspect remain outside the custody of the law.

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Screen shot of surveillance video showing shoplifting JC Penney shoplifting suspect.
Screen shot of surveillance video showing shoplifting JC Penney shoplifting suspect. (Toms River Police)
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Cologne Shoplifting Suspect Sought by Toms River PD

The suspect seen pocketing fragrances in JC Penney at the Ocean County Mall on May17 remains outside the law. Toms River police hope that a surveillance shot will jar someone's memory and lead to an arrest.

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Screen shot of surveillance of suspects at Lakewood Beauty Shop shoplifting
Screen shot of surveillance of suspects at Lakewood Beauty Shop shoplifting (Lakewood Police)
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Wig-Lifters Hit Lakewood Shop, Sought by Police

Two women suspected of shoplifting about $250 worth of wigs and hairpieces from a Lakewood retailer Saturday remain outside police grasp today.

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Jackson Supermarket Shoplifting Suspect Charged

Bail adds up to $40,000 for a Jackson man suspected of shoplifting at two supermarkets in the township.

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Sears Under Siege? Two Shopliftings in Two Counties in Two Days

Shoplifters ransack Sears stores in Monmouth and Ocean Counties and, in both cases, suspects are charged within hours.

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