Stealing hotel towels dates back to Fred & Wilma Flintstone checking into the 1st No-tel Motel.  Now, in 2015, I'm sad to say technology is here to RUIN the practice.

Technology is now making it harder for you to steal towels from hotels.  Linen Tracking Technology, is selling tiny, affordable tracking chips that hotels can put in their towels and robes . . . and more than 2,000 hotels have already started using them.

While you probably wouldn't get arrested for stealing towels and robes, you would likely get called to pay for or return them.

Hotels lose up to $50,000-a-year from stuff that gets stolen out of their rooms.