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(Canton Repository)   Kmart loss prevention manager arrested for stealing games from his store and selling them to Game Stop. Grinchy   (cantonrep.com) divider line 44
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2013-12-18 12:11:46 PM  
His ill-gotten gains amounted to a grand total of $6.35, which he doubled by accepting store credit.
 
2013-12-18 12:17:45 PM  
Dude stole thousands of dollars in games and probably got $18 in reselling to Game Stop. Maybe $27 if he has a PowerUp Rewards card.
 
2013-12-18 01:13:17 PM  
The 22-year-old Wooster man was unemployed

I believe it's pronounced Worcester.
 
2013-12-18 01:28:53 PM  

jaylectricity: The 22-year-old Wooster man was unemployed

I believe it's pronounced Worcester.


This reminds me of the time I accidentally mixed Worcester Sauce with embalming fluid.
 
2013-12-18 01:29:32 PM  
global3.memecdn.com
 
2013-12-18 01:31:35 PM  

SpdrJay: jaylectricity: The 22-year-old Wooster man was unemployed

I believe it's pronounced Worcester.

This reminds me of the time I accidentally mixed Worcester Sauce with embalming fluid.


Yeah, pinkeye is a biatch.
 
2013-12-18 01:33:02 PM  
In other news, you can be the manager of a K-Mart loss prevention department at age 22.
 
2013-12-18 01:33:08 PM  
What is this KMart you speak of???
 
2013-12-18 01:34:44 PM  
K-mart is still around?  I am surprised.
 
2013-12-18 01:35:21 PM  

JohnCarter: What is this KMart you speak of???


Well, in MY home town, it was the place people who couldn't afford walmart and weren't close enough to the Dollar store/tree/General went.

To steal from.
 
2013-12-18 01:37:07 PM  
The records said he was also working as a loss prevention manager when he stole numerous video games, Nintendo game systems and miscellaneous food items from his employer.

Game Stop: We can only give yew seven bucks fer the brand new Battlefield game but we kinn offer yew twelve bucks fer that burrito 'n diet coke.
 
2013-12-18 01:38:51 PM  
We used to ride our bikes into town and steal MicroMachines from Kmart.

That is all.
 
2013-12-18 01:40:33 PM  
The old vid cop/bid cop routine, eh?
 
2013-12-18 01:42:53 PM  
Ah yes gamestop, the place methheads can go to guarantee they will get at least 20 bucks after breaking into someones house and stealilng their shiat.

Can't wait until they all go out of business.
 
2013-12-18 01:43:53 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Game Stop: We can only give yew seven bucks fer the brand new Battlefield game but we kinn offer yew twelve bucks fer that burrito 'n diet coke.


When did Game Stop start hiring hilljacks?
 
2013-12-18 01:48:01 PM  
I heard Game Stop has an ample supply of Battletoads and Warrior Amphibians
 
2013-12-18 01:49:05 PM  
Whar ironic tag, whar?
 
2013-12-18 01:49:22 PM  
So Gamestop received stolen goods and probably even resold them before they realized what was going on.

Throw the book at them. Which they'll probably give you a quarter for.
 
2013-12-18 01:51:47 PM  
CSB Time: back in my teen years in the Stone Age I worked at a K-Mart, early on I saw this shady character sneaking around the store only to learn the guy was the store's loss prevention manager.  He looked like a skinny Snidely Whiplash, like John Waters and Steve Buscemi's lovechild.  Years later I learned he had been blackmailing employees caught stealing to hand over part of their weekly paycheck instead of going to the cops, had been doing this for quite some time and had built up a considerable workforce of slaves before a couple of the blackmailees went to the cops themselves.
 
2013-12-18 02:02:55 PM  
Kmart sells electronics?

i.i.cbsi.com
 
2013-12-18 02:11:28 PM  
To be fair, he did prevent their loss, because they weren't lost and he knew exactly where they were.
 
2013-12-18 02:12:29 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: In other news, you can be the manager of a K-Mart loss prevention department at age 22.


And he hopes this doesn't adversely affect his application to be Director of Security for healthcare.gov.
 
2013-12-18 02:17:59 PM  
Game stop?  Do they have copies of Battletoads??!?
 
2013-12-18 02:35:58 PM  
Happens all the time, I'm afraid. It happens to GameStop managers pretty often, too, when they get caught selling their stolen merchandise to competitors (though those are becoming rarer and rarer).

This is why criminals so often get caught... they aren't smart enough to realize that this stuff is tracked by inventory systems and that LP officers from corporate offices coordinate with each other. All it takes is knowing one serial number that was stolen and suddenly, Kmart can have GameStop pull an entire account on the guy and provide a list of every time, date and place he's sold merchandise for cash. Then they can compare it to their stockloss record and build a strong case against him. LP people should know better than that.

I hate thieves and would never encourage their behavior. But seriously, people -- if you're going to steal, sell that crap on Craigslist, where it's hard to track you, you get cash for your merchandise and where the buyers are less likely to keep records. Also, if you have something new to sell and it's not a collectible, take the shrink-wrap off and ruffle the game manual or something. Make it look "Like New" instead of new. That makes it much harder to prove you stole it and much less likely to raise red flags for the buyer.
 
2013-12-18 02:35:59 PM  

jaylectricity: The 22-year-old Wooster man was unemployed

I believe it's pronounced Worcester.


Not in Ohio
 
2013-12-18 03:08:24 PM  

secularsage: Happens all the time, I'm afraid. It happens to GameStop managers pretty often, too, when they get caught selling their stolen merchandise to competitors (though those are becoming rarer and rarer).

This is why criminals so often get caught... they aren't smart enough to realize that this stuff is tracked by inventory systems and that LP officers from corporate offices coordinate with each other. All it takes is knowing one serial number that was stolen and suddenly, Kmart can have GameStop pull an entire account on the guy and provide a list of every time, date and place he's sold merchandise for cash. Then they can compare it to their stockloss record and build a strong case against him. LP people should know better than that.

I hate thieves and would never encourage their behavior. But seriously, people -- if you're going to steal, sell that crap on Craigslist, where it's hard to track you, you get cash for your merchandise and where the buyers are less likely to keep records. Also, if you have something new to sell and it's not a collectible, take the shrink-wrap off and ruffle the game manual or something. Make it look "Like New" instead of new. That makes it much harder to prove you stole it and much less likely to raise red flags for the buyer.


Or skip the consoles and just do games since there are no serial numbers for games.
 
2013-12-18 03:11:33 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: Game stop?  Do they have copies of Battletoads??!?


Our local store has one for US $599.99
 
2013-12-18 03:31:54 PM  
Not-so-CSS:  Sent my best friend to buy a jacket from Kmart. A black leather Adam Levine jacket. Because one of the vain monsters is into A.L., and for the last two or three weeks I have been absolutely BOMBARDED with "Adam Levine Collection - Sold Exclusively at Kmart" commercials.

Every employee at that Kmart said my friend must be in the wrong place and maybe she meant to go to Macy's?

Sigh.
 
2013-12-18 03:46:41 PM  
Kmart security guard loss prevention manager arrested for stealing games from his store and selling them to Game Stop. Grinchy

FTFM
 
2013-12-18 04:27:18 PM  
Sigh.  This article has been green for 3 hours and on TF for God knows how long and there has been no mention of Don Brodka.

I can not believe the sorry state of liberal arts education in this country where the GREATEST security guard in all of fictional culture does not even get a fleeting thought!

Shame on you!  Shame on you all!

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2013-12-18 04:27:32 PM  

leevis: Kmart security guard loss prevention manager arrested for stealing games from his store and selling them to Game Stop. Grinchy

FTFM


is there some hidden message we are missing here, or did an LP guy touch you in the bad place?
 
2013-12-18 04:36:50 PM  

inner ted: leevis: Kmart security guard loss prevention manager arrested for stealing games from his store and selling them to Game Stop. Grinchy

FTFM

is there some hidden message we are missing here, or did an LP guy touch you in the bad place?


Just tired of people who feel the need to change the name of their job to make it sound kind of glamorous.
 
2013-12-18 04:49:21 PM  
KMart has LP officers? Maybe they should work directly for the CEO and prevent the massive losses they experience every quarter.
 
2013-12-18 05:11:40 PM  

leevis: inner ted: leevis: Kmart security guard loss prevention manager arrested for stealing games from his store and selling them to Game Stop. Grinchy

FTFM

is there some hidden message we are missing here, or did an LP guy touch you in the bad place?

Just tired of people who feel the need to change the name of their job to make it sound kind of glamorous.


Loss prevention manager is more accurate than security guard. His job isn't to keep things safe, its to prevent stuff from walking out the door.
 
2013-12-18 05:11:48 PM  

leevis: inner ted: leevis: Kmart security guard loss prevention manager arrested for stealing games from his store and selling them to Game Stop. Grinchy

FTFM

is there some hidden message we are missing here, or did an LP guy touch you in the bad place?

Just tired of people who feel the need to change the name of their job to make it sound kind of glamorous.



well IMHO there are certainly similarities between the two with the main difference being that a LP person is focusing specifically on theft and actually apprehending the bad guy with varying degrees of acceptable force.

security guards tend to patrol an area or building for trespassers / safety concerns etc. and are less likely to actually arrest anyone, instead calling on local cops. not always, but more often than not considering how sue-happy everyone is.

i don't know that it sounds more glamorous, but i guess that's up to interpretation.

jayphat: KMart has LP officers? Maybe they should work directly for the CEO and prevent the massive losses they experience every quarter.


that's what corporations fight with all the time: the value of LP vs. the risk of being sued for a wrongful arrest or someone getting hurt.
i've seen a big discount retail store go from 7-9% quarterly loss (which is pretty high - similar outfits target 3-4% as acceptable loss at inventory & are always wanting to lower it)
to near 45% loss - this was after they decided LP was not worth the investment & risk.  they reconsidered their move and brought LP back.
 
2013-12-18 05:46:57 PM  

inner ted: leevis: inner ted: leevis: Kmart security guard loss prevention manager arrested for stealing games from his store and selling them to Game Stop. Grinchy

FTFM

is there some hidden message we are missing here, or did an LP guy touch you in the bad place?

Just tired of people who feel the need to change the name of their job to make it sound kind of glamorous.


well IMHO there are certainly similarities between the two with the main difference being that a LP person is focusing specifically on theft and actually apprehending the bad guy with varying degrees of acceptable force.

security guards tend to patrol an area or building for trespassers / safety concerns etc. and are less likely to actually arrest anyone, instead calling on local cops. not always, but more often than not considering how sue-happy everyone is.

i don't know that it sounds more glamorous, but i guess that's up to interpretation.

jayphat: KMart has LP officers? Maybe they should work directly for the CEO and prevent the massive losses they experience every quarter.

that's what corporations fight with all the time: the value of LP vs. the risk of being sued for a wrongful arrest or someone getting hurt.
i've seen a big discount retail store go from 7-9% quarterly loss (which is pretty high - similar outfits target 3-4% as acceptable loss at inventory & are always wanting to lower it)
to near 45% loss - this was after they decided LP was not worth the investment & risk.  they reconsidered their move and brought LP back.


I was more directly pointing to Sears Holdings MASSIVE quarter after quarter loss that they dont seem to care about stopping. You know, preventing loss.
 
2013-12-18 06:07:17 PM  

jayphat: inner ted: leevis: inner ted: leevis: Kmart security guard loss prevention manager arrested for stealing games from his store and selling them to Game Stop. Grinchy

FTFM

is there some hidden message we are missing here, or did an LP guy touch you in the bad place?

Just tired of people who feel the need to change the name of their job to make it sound kind of glamorous.


well IMHO there are certainly similarities between the two with the main difference being that a LP person is focusing specifically on theft and actually apprehending the bad guy with varying degrees of acceptable force.

security guards tend to patrol an area or building for trespassers / safety concerns etc. and are less likely to actually arrest anyone, instead calling on local cops. not always, but more often than not considering how sue-happy everyone is.

i don't know that it sounds more glamorous, but i guess that's up to interpretation.

jayphat: KMart has LP officers? Maybe they should work directly for the CEO and prevent the massive losses they experience every quarter.

that's what corporations fight with all the time: the value of LP vs. the risk of being sued for a wrongful arrest or someone getting hurt.
i've seen a big discount retail store go from 7-9% quarterly loss (which is pretty high - similar outfits target 3-4% as acceptable loss at inventory & are always wanting to lower it)
to near 45% loss - this was after they decided LP was not worth the investment & risk.  they reconsidered their move and brought LP back.

I was more directly pointing to Sears Holdings MASSIVE quarter after quarter loss that they dont seem to care about stopping. You know, preventing loss.


i get it
& it's usually a small fraction of loss that is the result of outside theft.  employees generally account for far more in losses (directly from theft as well as less obvious ways like time theft)

also: it's remarkable how some companies can operate with such consistent heavy losses
 
2013-12-18 06:17:23 PM  

imtheonlylp: Kmart sells electronics?

[i.i.cbsi.com image 610x458]


I have one of these in my basement:
www.jwnyc.com
No idea if it still works.
 
2013-12-18 06:26:32 PM  
I worked for a parcel delivery service for a few Christmas'. When we would deliver boxes of video games to a store it was the biggest hassle, because the boxes were always short games. The amount of theft was staggering.
 
2013-12-18 06:34:12 PM  
Did this guy steal the ironic tag and sell it to Game Stop, too?
 
2013-12-18 06:35:13 PM  
Here's the thing - a loss prevention specialist is at the same level as a sales associate in most companies..
 
2013-12-18 06:49:58 PM  

jayphat: inner ted: leevis: inner ted: leevis: Kmart security guard loss prevention manager arrested for stealing games from his store and selling them to Game Stop. Grinchy

FTFM

is there some hidden message we are missing here, or did an LP guy touch you in the bad place?

Just tired of people who feel the need to change the name of their job to make it sound kind of glamorous.


well IMHO there are certainly similarities between the two with the main difference being that a LP person is focusing specifically on theft and actually apprehending the bad guy with varying degrees of acceptable force.

security guards tend to patrol an area or building for trespassers / safety concerns etc. and are less likely to actually arrest anyone, instead calling on local cops. not always, but more often than not considering how sue-happy everyone is.

i don't know that it sounds more glamorous, but i guess that's up to interpretation.

jayphat: KMart has LP officers? Maybe they should work directly for the CEO and prevent the massive losses they experience every quarter.

that's what corporations fight with all the time: the value of LP vs. the risk of being sued for a wrongful arrest or someone getting hurt.
i've seen a big discount retail store go from 7-9% quarterly loss (which is pretty high - similar outfits target 3-4% as acceptable loss at inventory & are always wanting to lower it)
to near 45% loss - this was after they decided LP was not worth the investment & risk.  they reconsidered their move and brought LP back.

I was more directly pointing to Sears Holdings MASSIVE quarter after quarter loss that they dont seem to care about stopping. You know, preventing loss.


The Sears I used to work for decided to can their sole LP for not preventing enough loss.. One week before Black Friday.

I have yet to go back and see how desolate the shelves are now.
 
2013-12-18 07:03:01 PM  
Was it worth it stealing and losing a regular paycheck?
 
2013-12-19 10:36:04 AM  
Funny story, I got into loss prevention at kmart by replacing a guy that was stealing movies and games.
 
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