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  1. PragmaticStatistic at |

    So, where is the top 10 list of wealthy shopfitters to support the claims in the article?

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    1. marc at |

      No, it’s for realz.

      I used to fix commercial refrigeration equipment for restaurants, factories and grocery stores. One of our clients was a natural foods stores, like Whole Foods. One day we noticed that security cameras had been put up and when we asked about it (assuming they were having trouble with the employees) the owner said it was shoplifters.

      Their prices were understandably higher than our average chain store so they tended to get a better educated, wealthier clientele. The owner said whenever they caught shoplifters, they (the shoplifter) always had “reasons” for shoplifting.

      Many claimed:
      “I spend a lot of money here, why can’t I just take this thing?”
      “Do you know who I am?”
      “Without people like me, you’d go out of business!”
      And so on.

      It’s not the Donald Trumps who do this. Wealthy landowners, artists, musicians, bankers, stock traders and especially the children of the wealthy shoplift. The kids assume Daddy will fix it, or have the manager fired. Whatever.

      Woodstock, NY is filled with spoiled, wealthy people who think they are entitled to do whatever they want. I live nearby and they do this stuff all the time.

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    2. Shell Harris at |

      We thought this would be a good idea and wrote it: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-wealthiest-thieves.php and you will notice you were mentioned in the first paragraph. Thanks.

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  2. marc at |

    Down with hippies!

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