15 Most Commonly Shoplifted Items

Tide Laundry Detergent 1 of 16

Shoplifting has existed ever since people started selling things, but it's become a big problem in recent years thanks to the economy. With increasing numbers of people becoming unemployed and impoverished, more of them are resorting to theft to make ends meet. Keep reading to find out which products are stolen the most!

You might be surprised to learn that Tide laundry detergent is actually one of the most commonly shoplifted products. It's expensive, almost everyone uses it, and it's almost impossible to prove that it's stolen -- that's why it's become a popular form of currency among drug dealers. People load up shopping carts full of the "liquid gold" and run out of the store before they can be stopped by security. Stolen Tide is then traded for illegal substances or sold online for profit.