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"THE TRUTH ABOUT SHOPLIFTING" WILL PREMIERE ON MARCH 4TH ON CNBC

(ALL TIMES ARE IN ET)

"The Truth About Shoplifting" will premiere on Friday, March 4th at 9pm, and it will repeat that evening at 1am.

The documentary will also re-air on Sunday, March 6th at 8pm.

"The Truth About Shoplifting"

Every single day in North America, there are more than 600,000 shoplifting incidents. Eighty percent of us have stolen at least once in our lives. One out of every 10 of us shoplifts often. And now, organized crime has discovered that it’s a low risk way to turn a handsome profit. The truth is... stealing from stores is a big part of our consumer culture. And it’s a crime you pay for every time you step up to the cash register.

"The Truth About Shoplifting" examines the rise in retail crime and how the consumers’ quest for the lowest discount price fuels the market for stolen merchandise. Featuring surprising security camera footage, the latest crime-fighting technology and interviews from both sides of the law, "The Truth About Shoplifting" investigates why people steal, who is doing the stealing, what others are doing to fight it, and how retail crime affects us all.

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