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Why Shoplifting Is a Common Crime During the Holidays

Have you been caught shoplifting? The holidays can be a stressful time. There are festivities left and right, dinners, and gifts. These days aren’t as magical as when we were kids. We used to just receive gifts and free food. As an adult, you are in charge of buying everyone gifts, hosting the holidays, and preparing meals. These months are a financial burden for many people. It’s no surprise that shoplifting spikes during the holidays. Here are some of the main reasons shoplifting is a common crime right now, and what you can do if you or a loved one got arrested.

Stores Are Packed 

The holiday season brings a lot of foot traffic into the stores. People are buying their loved ones gifts, and stores have many discounts and holiday deals. Aisles are packed, lines are long, and it may seem like a perfect opportunity to steal a couple of items. Who’s going to see it anyways right? 

Stores will have employees who are just tasked with keeping an eye on shoplifters. So, even though the stores may be packed, there’s no guarantee you won’t get caught.

Employees Are Distracted or Store Is Short-Staffed

Since stores are busy during the holidays, staff may seem distracted by all of the customers. Maybe the staff is busy fixing all of the clothes and items, especially during Black Friday when everyone makes a mess. Sometimes, stores are short-staffed because workers take paid time off to spend the holidays with family and friends.

Financial Trouble

One of the main reasons people resort to shoplifting during the holidays is because of financial trouble. Gift exchanges are part of the holiday traditions. However, there are some families that can’t afford nice fancy gifts or just gifts in general. Due to a financial crisis, shoplifting might seem like the only quick solution. 

Other Crimes During the Holidays

Apart from shoplifting, package theft and identity theft are popular crimes during the holidays. Online shopping has increased in popularity over the years and so has package theft. However, the increase in doorbell cameras has slowed it down. When shopping online, people use their personal information to purchase items. Credit information is sensitive information and identity theft is easy to achieve when a person is buying things from a scammer. If you have scammed, shoplifted, or stolen a package, then you will most likely get arrested.

Contact Delta Bail Bonds Today

If you or a loved one is stuck behind bars, give Delta Bail Bonds a call today. Our bondsmen work around the clock, every day of the year including holidays. There is never a good time to get arrested, but during the holidays is an especially worse time. Let’s get you back home so you can spend these days with your family and await trial from home. Everyone makes mistakes and we aren’t here to judge. We keep all information confidential and we are here to answer any questions that arise during the bail process. Give us a call today and let’s get started on your case.

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