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Ways to avoid a Retail Fraud or Theft Conviction in Michigan

October 20th, 2015|

A conviction for retail fraud, i.e. theft, is just like any other criminal conviction: you will have a criminal record that may follow you for the rest of your life. When you apply for a job, the employer will see the conviction when it does a criminal background check. Having

Michigan Loss Prevention Officers: What They Can and Can't Do

August 18th, 2015|

Can a Loss Prevention Officer Interrogate or Hold a Suspect Against Their Will? When a person is suspected of retail fraud there will likely be an encounter with the store’s security personnel. These individuals are often called Loss Prevention Officers and they are common in larger retail stores like Wal-Mart,

Retail Fraud: Self-Scanners and Advancing Security

July 27th, 2015|

How many times have you gone through the self-scan checkout lane at the grocery store and had difficulty with the machine? Using a self-scanner? Anybody who has used one of these machines knows how difficult it can be to properly scan and pay for merchandise. Using these machines requires complete

Retail Fraud Kleptomania Defense: How Did This Happen and Why Did I Shoplift?

July 2nd, 2015|

Michigan Retail Fraud Lawyers Many of our clients are employed, productive members of society, with no criminal record and strong support systems.  When a new client visits our office and describes the circumstances of their Retail Fraud case, they often have no explanation as to why they decided to take