The Most Shoplifted Items Include Pregnancy Tests & Weight Loss Pills

When times are tough, the temptation of a five-finger discount can push consumers to shoplift — and it’s not like people are taking just flashy duds or pretty jewelry. Baby formula, pregnancy tests, vacuums and kitchen mixers — many of the most common items are expensive and are therefore being shoplifted, according to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation.

It’s not just people stealing things for personal use, but shoplifters go for products they can sell for near-retail price, notes ABC News. A few new products to the list this year include KitchenAid mixers, educational toys and games, GPS units and laundry detergent.

So what are the most common items snatched? Some might surprise you, some might not (everyone needs to brush their teeth, after all):

Cigarettes
Energy drinks
High-end liquor
Infant formula
Over-the-Counter Medicine
Allergy medicine
Diabetic testing strips
Pain relievers
Weight loss pills
Electric toothbrushes & replacement heads
Lotions and creams
Pregnancy tests
Denim jeans
Designer clothing/denim
Handbags
Electronics
Cell Phones
Digital cameras
Digital recorders
GPS devices
Laptops
LCD monitors & televisions
Home
High-end vacuums
KitchenAid mixers

What Are The Most Shoplifted Items? [ABC News]