Local business uses fingerprinting to combat crime
“No fingerprint, no sale.”
That’s the new motto for the owner of Plato’s Closet, a popular used clothes store that’s hoping its new policy will deter shoplifters from trying to sell their store stolen goods.
“We’ve had people come in here to think that they can pass off and sell us hot items,” Plato’s Closet owner Richard Burns said. “So, this has really deterred that because we’re able to tie in the actual article of clothing to the person who actually tries to do the selling”
The idea for fingerprinting came from the Daytona Beach Police Department after Burns complained to the officers that the store’s photo ID policy wasn’t enough. Burns also noted that implementing the fingerprinting services for individuals system was very inexpensive, but incredibly effective.
“All us honest business people want to work together to try and deter dishonesty and I feel like this is really doing it,” Burns said.
How fingerprinting services can help you business
If you’re not in the consignment industry, you might think that fingerprinting services aren’t important to your business, but you might you want to reconsider that stance.
Do you work with any contractors, or third-party vendors that maybe didn’t go through the same vetting process as your full-time employees? Nearly half of all data breaches come from third-party vendors or contractors. Smart businesses are seeing this trend, and that’s why people like Burns are taking advantage of fingerprinting services for organizations.