Crime Prevention Tip

Do you go shopping and throw your receipt in the garbage can outside the store? If so, thieves may be watching.

Receipt fraud is a national problem. Locally, serial shoplifters are digging through the garbage cans or picking up receipts discarded in the street. The thieves then use the receipt as a shopping list to steal items and subsequently return them. This fraud costs us all as retailers often times have to charge higher prices to recoup their loss.

TPD recommends taking the receipt with you and either file it away or destroy it at home with a shredder. Please ask your friends and neighbors to do the same. That way we can all do a little bit more to make the thieves job just a little bit harder.