NY profiling claims expose retailers' use of shoplifting suspects' detention, fines

  • by: COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 16, 2013 - 1:10 PM

NEW YORK — Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy's huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in "Room 140," where they can be held for hours, asked to sign an admission of guilt and pay hundreds in fines, sometimes without any conclusive proof they stole anything.

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