© D.L. Crumbley
It’s not just stars (e.g., Bess Myerson, Hedy Lamarr, and may be Winona Ryder). Why, each year, ordinary people shoplift $13 billion of lipstick, batteries, and bikinis from stores.
800,000 times a day the thrills and temptations win over fear – a product of the late 19th century with the larger stores.
Source: Jerry Adler, “The Thrill of Theft,” Newsweek, February, 2002.