pilferage


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Synonyms for pilferage

the crime of taking someone else's property without consent

Words related to pilferage

the act of stealing small amounts or small articles

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She recalled that a few days after the termination order, an incident of baggage pilferage surfaced anew when an overseas Filipino worker reported his damaged luggage and some missing items at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
However, Poe noted that a new case of alleged baggage pilferage surfaced at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in February after an overseas Filipino worker reported that missing items inside his luggage after its lock and zipper were damaged.
18 baggage handlers were laid off in 2015 for pilferage from customers' luggage, NA told
Joint patrolling with local police is also being carried out in pilferage prone areas.
He added that many cases of pilferage occur in single-aisle airplanes, which are smaller and whose cargo are 'loose,' meaning they are not inside containers.
Now, the committee wants Centre to control its production, supply and distribution to stop illegal mining and pilferage.
Supply shelves that are too full tempt pilferage because missing items will not be readily apparent.
PESHAWAR, July 16 -- Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) is all set to establish special tribunals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces to stop gas pilferage, which has been incurring huge financial losses to the company for a long time, sources revealed on Thursday.
Manila: Baggage handlers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will need to wear uniforms without pockets in a bid to stem pilferage at the country's premier gateway.
Viaspace is targeting homeland security and defense markets, but the technology can also be applied commercially to detect theft and pilferage, he said.
The pilferage of luggage is very difficult to pinpoint.
In other cases, we've noted excessive use of the same material as a warning of pilferage at a specific site.
Whereas before the biggest problem was pilferage from the back of trucks (or, in rare cases, a hijacking), current schemes include infiltrating trucking companies to create phony invoices or bills of lading and emptying and refilling containers in warehouses.
Thus, the objective was two-fold: increase production and eliminate pilferage.
Tax pilferage not only deprives the government of much needed revenue but also plays havoc with the moral fibre of a society.