Is a rise in store theft at Home Depot really linked to the opioid crisis?

Dec 13, 2019
Some are skeptical the chain retailer's "shrink" is due to opioid addiction.
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Police say pickpocketing is on the rise in Paris

Jun 28, 2019
City of Light ... fingers?
French police officers detain a man suspected of pickpocketing in Paris during a 2015 crackdown on pickpockets and street scammers targeting mostly tourists.
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In Virginia, the theft of an iPhone can result in a felony charge for life

Mar 15, 2018
Virginia’s felony threshold for property theft is tied with New Jersey for the lowest in the nation at $200. There’s bipartisan support to raise it to $500 this year, but that’s still far below the threshold for most states.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently struck a bipartisan deal to raise the state’s felony larceny threshold in exchange for restitution reform.
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Theft of oil and gas from Mexican pipelines an increasing concern

Oct 26, 2017
The loss of oil and gas from Mexican pipelines currently totals more than $1 billion a year, leaving some U.S. companies skittish about entering the market.
Refinery workers in Veracruz finish their shift. Mexican gov't statistics indicate mounting theft from pipelines that ferry refined gasoline from here to Mexico City. 
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Bitcoin's unhackable. Bitcoin banks? Not so.

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Aug 3, 2016
Theft of tens of millions of dollars worth of bitcoin leaves it with a black eye.
 sticker on the window of a local pub indicates the acceptance of Bitcoins for payment.
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Tracking down Warhol's stolen 'Campbell's Soup' prints

May 18, 2016
Authorities know one thing: There was no mastermind behind the Missouri art museum theft.
 A spectator walks past Andy Warhol's "Campbells Soup Cans" at the 2002 Warhol retrospective exhibition  at the Tate Modern Gallery in London. 
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World's biggest art heist, 25 years later

Mar 18, 2015
Few clues and nothing recovered. The art world will never be the same

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Foiled by foil: The latest weapon in credit card theft

Jan 1, 2014
If you notice someone on your roof with a roll of aluminum foil, you may want to take note.

2013: A year of heists and capers

Jan 1, 2014
Marketplace host David Gura talks to Quartz business reporter Tim Fernholz about the greatest heists of 2013 and if we've learned anything from them.

Is your PIN code one of the easiest to figure out?

Aug 6, 2013
If your PIN number is 1234, 1111, or 0000 you're in trouble -- not only for your lack of creativity, but also because you're at risk.