- Know the Law. You need to know all the laws in your Country, State, and local government. More than Just those laws that have to do with shoplifting may apply.
- Who saw the shoplifter? Are you 100% positive the person still has the item concealed on them? If you stop and accuse a person of shoplifting, you have to prove it! Falsely accusing someone of shoplifting can cost you 1000's of dollars in law suits and legal fees.
- Always have a witness. After stopping a shoplifter, never go alone with them into a closed room or office. If the person is of the opposite sex it is wise to have witness of that sex. If you are accused of inappropriate behavior, even if your innocent it will cost you in legal fees to defender yourself.
- Never use physical force to stop a shoplifter. If a shoplifter gets hurt while trying to leave your store, you may be at fault. If an employee gets hurt you may be at fault. Either way you are going to pay legal fees to defend yourself. Is it worth getting hurt or killed over a $10.00 item?
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