The FBI estimates that retail crime costs the U.S. $30 billion a year, and some household items that people steal may surprise you.
A pregnancy test may not make your wish list, but it's popular among thieves for a couple of reasons.
First, they're easy to steal. Many little boxes can be stuffed quickly into a bag in one fell swoop.
Second, the tests themselves, like many other over-the-counter items at drug stores, can be pricey.
And third, people hate paying a lot for something they're only going to use once. Knocking a few bucks off the price tag takes the edge off.
Now, if only the thieves would offer a bundle deal to include diapers and baby formula ...