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  • Theft Crimes and Employment: How Can a Conviction Affect Your Job Prospects?

    July 07, 2023

    In today’s competitive job market, having a criminal record can significantly impact your chances of securing employment. This is especially true for individuals with theft crime convictions. Theft crimes encompass a range of offenses, including shoplifting, burglary, embezzlement, and identity theft. If you have been convicted of a theft crime, it’s essential to understand how […]

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  • More Thefts Happen on Black Friday Than On Any Other Day

    November 04, 2021

    Black Friday, one of America’s most popular shopping holidays, is also the leading day for theft-related crimes. Reports show that theft rates increase by 2% more than any other day of the year. If you break the numbers down even further, information from Travelers Insurance indicates that off-premises theft increases by 28%. Common Types of […]

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  • Corrections Officer Caught Shoplifting While in Uniform, According to Authorities

    May 20, 2021

    Monmouth County, New Jersey, recently suspended a corrections officer after allegations of her shoplifting while in a uniform came to light. The officer is accused of stealing $661 of items from a local home improvement store. The store has security footage of the officer not scanning items at a self-checkout. The shoplifting charges occurred over […]

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  • The Most Common Types of Theft That Happen During the Holidays

    December 20, 2020

    Although the holidays are meant to be a joyous time of celebration, the holiday season also presents opportunities for common types of theft. The rate of theft crimes actually increases during the holidays due to the fact that people are distracted with holiday preparations, have new, expensive gifts stored in their homes to give to […]

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  • Defending Yourself Against a Shoplifting Charge in NJ

    August 30, 2019

    Shoplifting in New Jersey Have you ever accidentally taken merchandise from a store without paying for it? If so, then you’ve committed a major crime according to the state of New Jersey. Were You Accused of Shoplifting in New Jersey? Shoplifting is often perceived as a juvenile crime, but the punishments are heavy. In New […]

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  • Shoplifting in New Jersey Will Get You New Clothing

    May 07, 2019

    Shoplifting The idea of shoplifting has managed to become to some what would be considered a harmless crime, or a crime that is committed by reckless teenagers. However, shoplifting is still theft of the the property of another person, and in New Jersey shoplifting can get you a brand new wardrobe. Unfortunately, that wardrobe is […]

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  • Shoplifting FAQ

    March 08, 2019

    While shoplifting is often thought of as a juvenile crime, this serious offense costs businesses around the country billions of dollars annually. Shoplifting occurs when a person takes merchandise from a business without paying for it. Businesses worldwide are forced to deal with shoplifters to prevent losing out monetarily, so they often use various different […]

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  • Man Sentenced To Term Of Imprisonment For His Connection to South Jersey Retail Theft Ring

    January 21, 2019

    On November 2, 2018, the Honorable Edward J. McBride, J.S.C., sentenced 43-year-old Yasin Knight to 5 and one-half years in prison for a criminal conviction he incurred as a result of his connection to a retail theft ring operating in South Jersey. Pursuant to the sentencing order entered in this case, Knight must serve approximately […]

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  • Millburn Police Arrest Man For Alleged Shoplifting Incident After Observing Him Walking Down Right Lane Of JFK Highway

    January 14, 2019

    On November 9, 2018, 23-year-old Jihaad Haskins of Newark was stopped by Lieutenant Guensch of the Millburn Police Department after Lieutenant Guensch observed him walking down the right lane of JFK Highway. After Lieutenant Guensch effectuated the stop, he conducted an investigation, wherein he allegedly found eight items worth an aggregate amount of $305.50 in […]

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  • Difference Between Shoplifting and Kleptomania

    September 25, 2018

    Difference Between Shoplifting and Kleptomania Incredibly, about 27 million people are charged with shoplifting each year in the United States alone. These crimes cost businesses an overwhelming $49 billion every year. Shoplifting is a very misunderstood crime because a person’s reasons for committing the crime may include pure greed, necessity, or even mental health issues. […]

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