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Distillery Security Guard Theft in Kentucky

Posted by Sean Murphy on Dec 9, 2015

A famous distillery thought they had a trusted security guard to protect their bourbon. According to The Kentucky State Journal, what they should have been looking for was security guard theft. The female guard helped the robbers in the distillery theft of valuable alcohol on multiple occasions.

The security guard confessed to the crime and was arrested. She took $800 in bribes from the criminal mastermind in two incidents. She allowed him to steal 11 bourbon barrels from the distillery, put them on his truck, and drive away. The expensive commemorative edition bourbon was valued at $500 per gallon. The security guard theft resulted in over $10,000 in fine bourbon stolen from the distillery. The security guard was the tenth person indicted in a string of bourbon thefts since 2008.

You shouldn’t have to worry about security guard theft. But it’s just part of the difficulty in relying on guards. Other problems include high security guard costs with the overhead of holidays, benefits, training, uniforms, golf carts, and guard stations, poor guard training and technology, and the unsuitability of using guards to confront actual criminals.

Avoid security guard theft. A more effective solution is remote or virtual surveillance to supplement or even replace security guards. Multiple video cameras can be located around your property and watched live, providing far more coverage and protection , as well as video evidence. Use of a remote video monitoring service can provide up to 80% savings over typical security expenses.

This distillery is not a client of Stealth Monitoring. Stealth proactive live video surveillance can detect and deter crime in Kentucky and other states in the U.S. while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator could have seen unusual activity like security guard theft, activated a speaker warning to deter the thieves, and called the local police.

Please contact Stealth today for more information to protect your warehouse or other industrial property. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended.