3 arrested in college book-selling scam
Police said they would either shoplift the books or write bad checks and then return the books to other stores for a cash refund....
...The total loss incurred by the three bookstores and the bank was $15,823.76.
I looked around for stats on textbook shoplifting, but couldn't find any meaningful numbers. I imagine, with the cost of books, that there is a lot of loss that bookstores have to pick up due to poor students swiping books.