Has the Internet Increased Theft?
There is an interesting article about how a man was stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars by switching barcodes on boxes of Legos to pay a cheaper price for them. After wrongfully purchasing the Legos for a lower price he would then turn around and sell them on the internet. This man was able to make lots of money by selling his semi-stolen boxes of Legos for less then the store was selling them for. The internet has made private party sales easer which has increased the incentive to steal products for the purpose of reselling them.