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sudo wrote

there’s loads of money to be made

No, no there isn't. Short of robbing the store, the best you could do for one "haul" would be a few thousand dollars worth of merchandise. If you steal that much, you can bet the store manager / loss prevention agents will notice it, and they'll pull the tapes to figure out who did it. Once they do that, you'd better not set foot in that store again for years, if ever, or else they'll recognize you and watch you like a hawk. Alternatively, they may just decide to call the police right there and then. If you are somehow able to pull off thousand-dollar hauls at multiple stores, you'd deplete your supply of "safe" stores pretty quickly. Plus, if the police hear about the same person shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from multiple stores, they'll start actively hunting you down.

In the long run, you'll almost certainly get caught. Shoplifting as a job has very high risk, and low reward. You're honestly better off with a minimum wage job - you'll make about as much per year, and you won't be in danger of going to jail.

If you want to shoplift small items occasionally just for personal use, then that's a lot safer.


Throwdown321 wrote

as soon as you steal more than a thousand, expect to be on the news, and police trying to find you. It usually happens, and weve seen videos of people getting caught with thousands, like that costco incident.