'Thieves Inc.' to Premiere Wednesday, September 11 on Food Network

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August 13th, 2013


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Series Premieres Wednesday, September 11th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network

NEW YORK, NY - August 13, 2013 - Food Network viewers take a comedic peek behind the scenes of what food and beverage retailers have to deal with when it comes to the constant threat of theft, as professional security experts Scott McDonald and Connie Ribble expose internal flaws and offer advice on how to prevent future loss in Thieves, Inc., premiering Wednesday, September 11th at 10pm ET/PT. American businesses have over 25 million dollars in theft every day, but this dynamic duo have made it their mission to put an end to thievery, one store at a time.

Over six weeks, each episode features Scott and Connie meeting business retailers to help pinpoint their shoplifting vulnerabilities and recommend unique low-cost solutions that will help stop real criminals from sneaking out with stolen merchandise. Using tactics they learned from decades of busts that border on the hilarious and unbelievable, Scott and Connie will go to the extremes to prevent theft. First by exposing and testing vulnerabilities at each location, Scott and Connie dress up in wigs and disguises to "steal" from their clients, sometimes even competing in a "steal-off" to see who can walk out with more products without paying. With the help of their hidden cameras, they then look to apprehend shoplifters red-handed. Scott and Connie's witty banter and upfront personalities help them get inside the mind of shoplifters as they go to extraordinary measures to stop ordinary crooks, and show owners for themselves how quickly small items can add up to much bigger losses.

About Scott McDonald and Connie Ribble:

With almost 30 years of experience, Scott has been a cop and a private investigator, and in 1994 became the CEO and owner of Monument Security. In 2008, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Scott to work on the disciplinary review committee with the Department of Consumer Affairs, where he played an integral role in upholding the laws that govern the private security industry in California.

Connie serves as the Director of Loss Prevention at Monument Security. Annually, the company handles more than100 clients across the U.S., including Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble and H&M. She's considered one of the most respected names in loss prevention.

Thieves, Inc. is produced by Gigantic! Productions.


  • Informed Viewer

    This show is so funny. Monument Security is a horrible place to work where the management pays their employees terrible and treats them ever worse. Scott and Connie have the worst ethics and terrible integrity. Recently they were caught having an affair with each other by scotts wife….

  • Tv network lover

    Connie is a pig !!! She is the worst broad to have on TV… I heard she was caught blowing a homeless guy in NYC to prove she could steal his wallet. She used to be a Prostitute. She would trade sexual favors for ham hocks. I thought the show sucked it was lame. The guys wigs were so bad and at the end when they were bikers ??? Come on of course people were gonna “notice” them at that point !!!! Connie needs to stick $37.50 of Gouda in her pie hole and get off tv !!!!

  • Emily Dexter

    I loved the show. I worked for Monument Security for 3 years and it was a great place to work. I thought the show was fun and educational for people who don’t know about the problems that retailers face. I would recommend it.

  • Sam

    Great Show. Clearly “informed viewer” is an ex-employee probably fired by Connie. She has been happily married for years and Is friends with Scott’s wife. Geeze…. I guess it’s true, people get a little fame and psychos come out of the woodwork!

  • bingbongdingdong

    omg those wigs were ridiculous and the biker outfit like seriously hahaha this show wont last

  • Jackie

    I liked it. It was educational and also entertaining. I will watch it again.

  • Lover of Food

    This show was wonderful. Scott is hot, and Connie too!

  • Judy

    I am watching the second episode right now, and it looks like they are giving tips to thieves on how to steal. Not good.

  • Christy

    This is a great show !!!

  • Dario

    Wow…what a great show. Very authentic, interesting and funny. I loved when they busted the shoplifters! I hope the show can stand the test of time. Good luck!

  • Evan

    It keeps getting better and better. I think it’s my favorite new show.

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