I had been asked to come in to conduct an investigation at a neighborhood liquor store. They had suddenly been experiencing an influx in bottle shortages that they could not explain. The store did not have any liquor bottle security like the Alpha Security EASy Bottle, so it was hard to tell initially where the losses were going.
It was only after concluding the investigation that we uncovered what was going on.
This particular liquor store had a few employees working a late shift on the weekends who decided they needed to make more money. One of them came up with the great idea that they would start selling individual shots to customers. Since there was no liquor bottle security, it was easy to take a handful of bottles to sell from.
Pretty soon word was out in the community. People were stopping by the liquor store on the weekends like it was the neighborhood bar. We started noticing losses in the inventory, not because of the bottles the shots were being sold out of (those had actually been paid for by the employees). It was from the customers who were coming in to drink.
They noticed that the store didn’t use bottle locks for their liquor bottle security, so these “customers” started walking out the door with unpaid for goods. It was those losses that prompted the investigation. Had the employees kept a better eye on the merchandise, the losses never would have happened, and no telling how long their new business would have gone unnoticed.
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