pilferage


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pilferage

n. a crime of theft of little things, usually from shipments or baggage. (See: theft)

See: larceny, misappropriation, theft
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Poe raised concern that pilferage at airports, if left unabated, is a "huge security threat" and may result in the loss of confidence of potential tourists and investors.
The senator said incessant incidents of pilferage at airports are a 'huge security threat' and may lead to 'loss of confidence of potential tourists and investors.
Sub Division Officer (SDO) Lala said millions of rupees were also recovered from the defaulters and added that drive against power pilferage and meter tempering would continue till its logical end.
He also appealed people to identify those households that were involved in power pilferage by using kunda (hook).
Minister in-charge of the Aviation Division Raja Mohammad Javed Ikhlas informed members of the lower house that pilferage and stealing from passenger's luggage was not unusual in the airline industry and that PIA was no exception unfortunately.
Escorting of coal rakes in coordination with RPF upto weighbridge, is arranged in pilferage prone areas.
He said President Duterte wanted to stop the pilferage in all airports in the country, once and for all.
Due to power pilferage, he said on one hand PESCO has to face financial losses and the over loading of the whole distribution system of the company on the other hand and in the result the general public to face the inconvenience of frequent power break downs.
65 lakh water connections and according to estimates, around half the water that goes out of the DJB's reservoirs never reaches consumers due to wastage, theft and pilferage.
The government reported 230 cases of pilferage of pipelines during the past five years.
NEW DELHI -- A parliamentary committee has asked the government to include coal in the Essential Commodities Act (ECA) to control its pilferage while asking the ministry of coal to prepare a comprehensive document having details of human lives lost, environmental degradation and resultant loss to the exchequer due to illegal mining.
Question: I plan to open a small restaurant and would like some guidance on avoiding pilferage by employees.