a blog on just shoplifting.
More shoplifting crap. A&F wouldn’t let two girls into a fitting room because they were afraid of shoppers stealing from them. My question is, if you are in the selling business, why are you afraid that people are going to steal from you? Is everyone is a potential thief? Why not just try to sell as much as you possibly can and don’t worry so much about the thief here and there? This cost A & F 115K. How much stuff could teenagers shoplift before you could get to 115k? You people are a bunch of bozos. Here is the story::
Abercrombie & Fitch was fined $115,264 for refusing to let an Apple Valley teen help her autistic sister try on clothes.
Molly Maxson, then 14, was with her older sister on a back-to-school shopping trip in August 2005 when a store employee told them they couldn’t both enter the fitting room because of store policy aimed at preventing shoplifting. The store refused to relent even after the sister, and later the girls’ mother, explained that Molly couldn’t be alone because of her disability.
The confrontation humiliated the girl, who testified that the incident made her feel like a “misfit.”
“She was singled out and required to hear her sister and mother repeatedly ask for accommodations based on her disability, in front of a long line of customers, at a store that markets itself to young people as a purveyor of a particularly desirable ‘look,'” administrative law judge Kathleen D. Sheehy declared in her ruling.
When several complaints to the company were ignored, the girl’s mother, Beth Maxson of Apple Valley, took the case to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.