Beef thefts on the rise nationwide as record-high prices disrupt Americans’ food supply

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Daniel Barker
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

As beef prices climb to record highs, more and more people are resorting to shoplifting to get their hands on it.

A recent CBS News article reported on the trend, pointing out the fact that meat is the most popular food item for thieves. The problem is becoming worse as the cost of beef increases, with grocery stores across the country now facing huge losses from beef theft.

Jamie Schweid’s family business, Schweid & Sons Burgers, has been around for four generations, so Jamie has seen the change from the 1970s, when beef was cheap and plentiful, to the present day in which beef is scarce and prices have hit all-time highs.

Schweid said:

You only have so much money you can spend on groceries, so if the cost of ground beef goes up 30 percent to 40 percent, you have two ways of eating beef — eating less, or in this case, stealing it.

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