July 27, 2019

LCBO: Cost of rampant liquor theft “confidential,” security follows Rebel outside

David MenziesMission Specialist

It is well-known and widely-reported that theft at the Liquor Control Board is out of control. One individual is wanted for single-handedly stealing some $58,000 worth of booze!

Indeed, employees are instructed not to interfere when it comes to thieves — even if they observe shoplifters openly stealing alcohol.

Just how much is the LCBO losing due to theft on an annual basis?

And the answer is: that figure is confidential... even though Ontario’s liquor monopoly is owned by Ontario’s taxpayers!

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commented 2019-07-30 00:08:03 -0400
PRIVATIZE THOSE COMMIE LIQUOR STORES….stop letting them "redistribute " your…“wealth” through confiscation…this is a deep state coup to make Ford look bad…ROB FORD…you have nothing to loose by comming down hard on this.
commented 2019-07-29 22:42:50 -0400
I was in an LCBO outlet when someone walked out with a bunch of booze, without paying. A staff member started to go after the thief and was seriously reprimanded by his superior for even thinking about it. Their policy is to just let is go. I guess that is why we pay such high prices for alcohol… allowed theft is included in the price of every bottle.
commented 2019-07-28 22:33:45 -0400
This could be easily remedied by having guards who stop each customer as they are leaving the store and match their receipts to the merchandise. Too bad if it’s inconvenient. You have to enforce the law or eventually those with this level of contempt will be throwing water buckets at the police .
commented 2019-07-28 16:43:50 -0400
We all pay more for this crime . What a joke . Just put lockable doors and when the thief goes thru the first door the next door locks and the one behind locks till the cops arrive . You could have multiple doors as to contain the thief and still access the store .
commented 2019-07-28 11:44:13 -0400
I’ll bet that it’s more like union employee theft!
commented 2019-07-27 21:37:44 -0400
Kyle James : There is nothing like reducing yourself to the lowest common denominator….is there? Please try harder…..
Yes. everyone….David’s story is merely weekend low brow intellectual entertainment….and sometimes that is exactly what we need because……sometimes low brow intellectual entertainment is exactly what we need…….
commented 2019-07-27 21:31:45 -0400
Will they be doing the same when pot is stolen?
I wonder what they would have done had it been CBC or CTV calling on them?
Thanks David. You are fearless.
commented 2019-07-27 20:57:58 -0400
Kyle James is right; If David had taken a couple of bottles, then the Security Guard would not have followed him for a city block.

Good job David, you took a story that means nothing to people outside of Ontario and gave us interesting entertainment for 7 minutes.

commented 2019-07-27 17:34:11 -0400
I thought you’d at least steal a bottle or two.
commented 2019-07-27 16:54:35 -0400
Privatize those communist liquor stores
commented 2019-07-27 16:41:27 -0400
All the stores have surveillance CTV Just broadcast the videos and stills of the thieves with a wanted poster for theft. At the very least it would generate public interest in the issue .
commented 2019-07-27 16:11:47 -0400
I suspect that the union uis afraid of how bad they’ll look and there will be calls to privatize the LCBO. I think they should drop the first two letters because this sure does stink.
commented 2019-07-27 15:43:01 -0400
Liberal corruption in the Public Service continues!
commented 2019-07-27 12:40:46 -0400
Pay the Booze bill or pay the Hydro bill….Just a Shot in the dark.
commented 2019-07-27 12:04:37 -0400
Should be robbing $46400. Math wasn’t my best subject.
commented 2019-07-27 12:01:07 -0400
When you consider Canadians pay up to 80% taxes on Spirits, then this theft of $58000.00 is like robbing $29000.00 directly out of Trudeau’s coffers. That is our money that Trudeau and the extreme left could have pissed away on important planet saving measures like, jet fuel, weed, and other “party” essentials. Kudos to the thief.