Shoplifting up

A pun too close to call.  Article 15 and court-martial could be on the horizon for more Marines.

Smile, you’re on security cameras.

Despite the field overhead of video surveillance at the exchanges aboard Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Marines are betting the odds they won’t get caught stealing.

The number of active-duty Marines at those installations who were busted for shoplifting in 2009 is up 59 percent from the year prior, prompting Marine Corps Community Services officials to remind its uniformed clientele that paying for a can of chew will be easier on their wallet and their career.

The Marine Times reports.

I blogged a while back about shoplifting.  The point came up with a piece from an Alaska newspaper.   Did Iraq veteran’s PTSD spark his shoplifitng charge?  By Julia O’Malley | Anchorage Daily News.