I was watching the news this evening and was surprised by a story about yarn. Seeing the story I was both horrified and quite angry.
Apparently, 2 women in metro Atlanta have been arrested for stealing from LYS(plural) and we are not talking one or two skeins. One store has recovered their stolen yarn (thanks to one woman’s DH) and it was over $12,000 worth! That’s one woman’s take from one store. I believe that the reporter stated a total stolen over $50,000!
It has been suggested that these women were planning to sell the yarn on e-bay which made me even more angry. I mean, owning a LYS cannot be the easiest thing and to have a “customer” steal that much of your inventory and turn around and sell it on-line even cheaper is enough to run a LYS out of business. Not to implicate any sellers in metro Atlanta but these 2 are currently in jail so there may be some e-bay bidders wondering what happened to their Lorna’s Lace or Baby Alpaca or Noro - yes, they stole the good stuff!
I just wanted to share because it made me so angry. Things like this can hurt knitters everywhere and drive LYS owners out of business. Sorry for the rant. Thanks for letting me vent.