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TJ Maxx Putting Body Cameras on Some Employees to Deter Theft

Big retailers are trying anything and everything to prevent shrinkage.

Some employees at TJ Maxx stores nationwide may soon be wearing body cameras.

The Boston Globe is reporting that during an earnings call in May, it was announced that employees trained to use the body cams would be wearing them in stores. 

TJX, the company that owns TJ Maxx stores, did not indicate when customers would start seeing employees outfitted with body cameras.

It is unclear if customers will be told that they’re being recorded by a TJ Maxx employee wearing a body camera. Footage gained from body cams will be handed over to authorities if it’s requested or demanded by a subpoena, The Globe reports.

This change is the store’s attempt to reduce retail theft, either by catching people in the act or deterring it altogether. 

TJ Maxx operates a Schuylkill County store at Fairlane Village Mall, outside Pottsville. 

This move is just one of many attempts retailers across the country are taking to reduce theft, or shrinkage.

At the Saint Clair Walmart store, more and more products are going behind lock-and-key, like health and beauty products and baby formula. 

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