Follow us on Twitter
"During our working relationship, Michael has assisted in the development and successful closure of several high profile investigations and inventory shrinkage incidents. His services were both professional and unbeatable. He is truly diligent and comprehensive in every aspect of his business. Michael is an intelligent professional whose track record speaks for himself"
— Jack Legorreta
Director of Loss Prevention, Pep Boys Inc.
"It has been a pleasure working with Michael over the years, he has always proven to be a trustworthy dilligent professional. In all aspects of investigating, his drive and dedication are unparalleled"
— Vito Colucci
Owner of Colucci Investigations

* Participants: 22 large retail companies with 19,151 stores and over $570 billion in retail sales (2008).

* Apprehensions: 904,226 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2008, up 7.26% from 2007.

* Recovery Dollars: Over $182 million was recovered from apprehended shoplifters and dishonest employees in 2008, up 21.64% from 2007.

* Shoplifter Apprehensions: 832,106 shoplifters were apprehended in 2008, up 7.65% from 2007.

* Shoplifter Recovery Dollars: Over $113 million was recovered from apprehended shoplifters in 2008, an amazing 30.24% increase from 2007.
An additional $37.2 million was recovered from shoplifters where no apprehension was made, up 9.08% from 2007.

* Employee Apprehensions: 72,120 dishonest employees were apprehended in 2008, up 3.01% from 2007.

* Employee Recovery Dollars: Over $69.8 million was recovered from employee apprehensions in 2008, up 9.9% from 2007.

* One in every 30 employees was apprehended for theft from their employer in 2008. (Based on over 2.1 million employees.)

* On a per case average, dishonest employees steal a little over 7 times the amount stolen by shoplifters ($969.14 vs $135.81).

About Us / Company Information

L.P.S.C. (Loss Prevention Security Consulting) is owned and headed by Michael DeBiase, CFI. Michael has over 15 years of Loss Prevention, Private Investigating and Private Security Experience. His hard work, diligence and professionalism have earned him numerous awards for his related fields. He is currently certified as a WZ (Wicklander & Zulowski) interrogation specialist (Basic and Advanced Degrees) and a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI). He is currently a member of the R.I.L.A (Retail Industry Leaders Association) as well as the NRF (National Retail Federation).

L.P.S.C.'s goal is a simple one. We aim to be the cost effective solution for you and your business to reduce shrink and add profitability to your bottom line. With Loss Prevention professionals being salaried anywhere from $50K to $200K, most small and mid sized businesses cannot afford to have this professional service. This is where L.P.S.C. enters the picture. We can extend our FULL LINE of services to all our clients for a fraction of the cost of hiring an LP staff. Our goal is to be your "On Call" Loss Prevention Solution and to answer any and all needs of our clients.

L.P.S.C. is not only geared towards Retail, but to Private Establishments (Residential, Background Checks, Etc.), Law Professionals and Restaurants alike. All services listed are available for all that may require them. Our staff consists of professionals that have extensive Loss Prevention, Private Investigating or Private Security Experience. Any and all inquiries are kept completely confidential and handled with the utmost integrity.

Pie Chart: Scenarios

Certification / Membership
L.P.S.C. is certified by:
Wicklander & Zulowski
Wicklander & Zulawski
Certified Forensic Interviewer
Certified Forensics Interviewer
L.P.S.C. is a member of:
Member of RILA
Member of RILA
Recent Projects Projects
Certified by the following (Learn more)

Member of the following (Learn more)
Member of RILA Member of RILA