FAQ: What Exactly is Shoplifting?, Stealing, Theft, Boost, Rip-Off,
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What Exactly is Shoplifting?
Shoplifting is the commonly used term to describe the act (by a non-employee) of
something from a retail establishment, during business hours, without
making payment for it. An even more common word, 'stealing,' is also
used to describe this act. In fact, there are no criminal statutes
known as 'shoplifting' or 'stealing'; they are simply terms used to
describe the act.
Shoplifting is a well-entrenched cultural phenomena
as evidenced by the many slang terms used to describe the act that have
evolved thru time such as 'boost', 'rip-off', 'jack', 'clip',
'get-over', 'gank', 'pocket', 'swipe', and the truly descriptive 'five
The act of price switching, or intentionally altering
price tags or stickers on merchandise, is a way to pay an amount less
than what the store owner actually intends to charge for the item.
Price switching is another
extremely common form of shoplifting.
Theft, petty theft and criminal
conversion are the most frequent legal terms applied to the act of
shoplifting. A variety of local and state laws cover the crime and the
penalties for the offense vary based on the particular statute.
To learn more, read Shoplifting.
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