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NCJ Number: 67320 Find in a Library
Title: TEN BILLION DOLLAR RIPOFF
Corporate Author: National Retail Merchants Assoc
United States of America
Project Director: D SPECTOR
Date Published: 1979
Sponsoring Agency: National Retail Merchants Assoc
New York, NY 10001
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Retail Merchants Assoc
100 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BEGINNING WITH A SERIES OF SCENES SHOWING EMPLOYEE THEFT AND ARREST, THIS FILM DISCUSSES THE COSTS OF EMPLOYEE THEFT, IMPROVED DETECTION METHODS, AND FIVE RULES FOR HONEST EMPLOYEES.
Abstract: CASEY KASEM OF THE SYNDICATED RADIO SHOW 'AMERICAN TOP 40,' NARRATES THE FILM. IT BEGINS WITH THE ARREST OF A YOUNG WOMAN EMPLOYEE CAUGHT STEALING FROM THE CASH REGISTER. THIS SCENARIO IS USED TO TALK ABOUT THE COSTS OF EMPLOYEE STEALING--OVER $10 BILLION A YEAR--AND ITS IMPACT; 23 JACKETS MUST BE SOLD TO MAKE UP THE COST OF THE 1 JACKET THAT IS STOLEN. THEN VARIED FORMS OF EMPLOYEE DISHONESTY ARE DEPICTED, INCLUDING STEALING MONEY OR JEWELRY FROM THE STORE, MAKING OUT FALSE REFUNDS, AND UNDERCHARGING A CUSTOMER WHO IS A FRIEND. SOME MODERN SECURITY EQUIPMENT INSTALLED TO PREVENT INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL THEFT IS SHOWN, SUCH AS HIDDEN TV CAMERAS, ELECTRONIC BUZZERS, AND A COMPUTER THAT CHECKS CASH REGISTER SALES ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. VARIED KINDS OF SECURITY PERSONNEL--UNIFORMED, PLAINCLOTHES, AND UNDERCOVER--ARE DISCUSSED, AND EMPLOYEES ARE URGED TO FOLLOW FIVE RULES TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE: REPORT SUSPICIONS; AVOID TEMPTATION; DO NOT GET INVOLVED; KNOW THE RULES, INCLUDING PARTICULAR SECURITY REGULATIONS; AND TALK YOUR PROBLEM OVER WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR. A DISCUSSION GUIDE ACCOMPANIES THE FILM. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Business crime costs; Business security; Crime prevention measures; Embezzlement; Employee theft; Retail business crimes; Surveillance equipment
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 22 MINUTES, 16 MM COLOR, 1979.
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