I was asked recently to do a consultation for a liquor store. They were showing all the typical signs of theft. Their profits were starting to decrease as their inventory costs were going up inexplicably. They noticed a change in the customers that were coming in, but the sales never seemed to justify their presence. They had very basic liquor bottle security, to say the least.
At the end of my consultation, we had determined that the store had a case of employee theft. Two employees were passing bottles to their friends and family, a buy one get five free sort of deal. It was several thousands of dollars worth of inventory gone.
I had a conversation with the owner about what comes next. First they need to be convicted in a court. That could take months. Then they would have to arrange a payment schedule for restitution. It is very unlikely the employee is just going to write a check for the total amount. Keep in mind, if they serve time, they are not employed and have no way to pay the money back.
We took a closer look at how his liquor bottle security could be improved. One of the easiest solutions we had was to use the Alpha Security EASy Bottle for his high dollar liquors. The bottle locks can only be taken off by the manager on duty who has validated the sale actually took place.
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