May 7, 2013
Being famous has its good and bad points. Being related to a celebrity also has its highs and lows. The mother of British soccer star John Terry knows this first-hand.
Terry’s mother was sold out to The Sun by two police officers and a prison guard. As reported in www.standard.co.uk.
Of cour... [More]
April 21, 2013
We all hear about the vicious attacks by the pirates around Somalia. But what about those stealing our data every day? Once the hot item, now cyber-theft has been relegated to the blogs of a counselor for a stop theft class.
A good deal of the world’s “cyber-theft” occurs from Chi... [More]
April 11, 2013
There was a time when the word “gypsy” connotated something mysterious and positive. Given their worldwide talent for pickpocketing and theft that train has long since left the station. The term gypsy automatically creates a fear to guard your personal belongings.
Four gypsies were arre... [More]
January 19, 2013
The tragic death of the ultra-talented Jenni Rivera last week in a plane crash has devastated many in the Latin music community. Friends, family and fans all suffer together in the loss of a music legend.
Now the ever-corrupt Mexican police is adding to their pain and suffering. As Rivera's family ... [More]
November 28, 2012
Shoplifting is a global problem. In past blog entries I have noted how rampant it is in the United States. I recently read a report in the Irish Times about how prevalent it is in the Land of Erin as well.
One study estimates that shoplifting costs Irish merchants over €500 million a year, or ... [More]
October 9, 2012
One fact about most shoplifting is that it is not well-planned. Habitual shoplifters steal on impulse. As a counselor for both in-class and online stop theft classes I have heard all kinds of crazy stories about shoplifters.
Nevertheless, this story out of wacky New Zealand takes the cake. A woman ... [More]
September 30, 2012
Who would have thought shoplifting was such a big problem in Tasmania. When I was a kid the only thing I knew about this small locale was it was home to Taz – Looney Tunes’ Tasmanian Devil.
But there is ever-so-much-more to Tasmania – including a very bad shoplifting problem. Fina... [More]
September 26, 2012
A pregnant mother who took a young child on a shoplifting spree just weeks after being convicted of the same crime was jailed for six months today.
Shelley McDonald-Francis, 26, was caught with clothes from H&M and New Look stuffed in bags, her pockets and bra - just six weeks after being convi... [More]
September 23, 2012
How many gallons of maple syrup would one have to steal to equal $1 million worth? I bet a lot. Now multiply that number by 30 and that is how much syrup would have to be robbed to equal what just happened in Canada.
Police in Quebec were following the scent of something sweet – millions of d... [More]
September 1, 2012
Do you sometimes find yourself wishing you live in a major metropolitan city so that you could ride your bike everywhere? If so, the recent news out of England might have you rethinking your stance.
How many bicycles do you think were stolen last year in the metropolis of London? More than 26,000 b... [More]