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Hotels now use tracking devices to keep tabs on stolen towels

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Have you ever stolen towels from a hotel?

If you’re thinking about doing that again, hotels may be able to track you down.

Some hotels lose up to 20 percent of their linens a month, but those numbers will soon plummet as 2,000 hotels now use chips to track towels using radio frequency.

The chip sends a signal to antennae at the entrance or exit of the hotel, letting proprietors know when the linen has exited the premises.

The chips could save an estimated $50,000 per year in lost linen.

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