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Busted: What Happens When Shoplifters Get Caught?

NPR | Nov. 15, 2012 12:25 p.m.

Shoplifting costs the retail industry nearly 35 billion dollars annually, according to the National Retail Security Survey. Shoplifters who are caught are most often prosecuted, but some may also face a process known as civil recovery, where retailers demand additional payment to recoup some of their costs.

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