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America's LP Teams

From the D&D Daily 2016 GLPS's

Ulta Beauty Loss Prevention Team
with Rocky in Philadelphia at
NRF Protect 2016

"Knocking Out Shrink!"

In the picture: Jeff Foster, CFI (Regional Loss Prevention Manager); Steve Smith, CFI (Area Loss Prevention Manager); Marc Abramson, CFI (Regional Loss Prevention Manager); Dan Taylor, CFI (Area Loss Prevention Manager); Jake Welch, CFI (Regional Loss Prevention Manager); Annette Wall, CFI (Area Loss Prevention Manager); Brian Wedoff (Regional Loss Prevention Manager); Perry Manous (Sr. Director - IT Infrastructure)


Zuhal Weber named Director of Asset Protection for BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP

Zuhal previously held the title of Loss Prevention Specialist II (Area LP Manager) for CVS Health since last July. She has also held numerous loss prevention managerial roles such as District LP Manager/District Operations Manager for JC Penney, District LP Manager for National Stores, Inc., Multi-Unit LP Manager and LP Manager for Kmart, and Loss Prevention Manager for Sears Holdings Corporation. Congratulations Zuhal!

Bob Zumbrunn named Corporate Loss Prevention Manager
for Assemblers Incorporated

Bob was previously the Senior Regional Manager for Remax Business for over 3 years, and was also a District Operations Manager for Home Depot in 2007. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University. Assemblers Incorporated is a leading provider of merchandise assembly, product installation, delivery and exercise equipment repair services in the US. Congratulations Bob!

BREAKING NEWS Fort Lauderdale, FL: 5 Killed and 8 hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting
Authorities say a lone shooter opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, International Airport Friday, killing "multiple" people before he was taken into custody. The airport suspended operations as law enforcement authorities rushed to the scene and emergency medical workers treated at least one bleeding victim on the tarmac. cbsnews.com

Mexico City: At least 300 stores looted, four people dead after anger over gas price hikes erupts in Mexico
Protests and looting fuelled by anger over gasoline price hikes in Mexico have led to four deaths, the ransacking of at least 300 stores and the arrests of more than 700 people, officials said.

The country's business chambers said the combination of highway, port and terminal blockades and looting this week forced many stores and businesses to close and threatened supplies of basic goods and fuel. The scenes of mass looting came as parents faced the last shopping day to get presents for their children before the Jan. 6 Epiphany or Three Kings Day holiday.

Police said it would deploy 9,000 officers to control the situation. nationalpost.com

Sonitrol Reaches Record Number of Criminal Apprehensions
Sonitrol's verified alarm detection techniques coupled with law enforcement partnerships result in more than 175,000 criminal apprehension to date
Sonitrol, the leader in verified electronic security, provides customers throughout the United States and Canada with customized, state-of-the-art security solutions for intrusion alarms, access control, video surveillance and fire detection. Sonitrol has reached a new milestone by assisting with 175,000 documented criminal apprehensions since 1977, when the company first began recording apprehension statistics. These record breaking results have been achieved through constant innovation in alarm verification techniques as well as strong relationships with law enforcement and the communities that Sonitrol serves. sonitrol.com

FBI to Food Companies: Insider Threat Should Be Big Concern
Terrorists targeting food sector
In most cases, contamination that occurs within a food facility is unintentional. However, it's been documented that terrorists are interested in targeting the food sector, and as lone wolf attacks gain popularity, companies need to be able to identify and protect themselves against the insider threat, said Special Agent Scott Mahloch, weapons of mass destruction coordinator for the Chicago division of the FBI, at the 2016 Food Safety Consortium.

In the following video, Mahloch talks about FBI's role in the food industry, explains how food companies can protect themselves against terrorism by identifying the insider threat, and discusses some of the FBI's initiatives surrounding food defense. "One of the biggest concerns that we have is the disgruntled employee and the FBI really isn't in the position to identify these people," says Mahloch. "That's going to be the frontline supervisors, the coworkers that can see somebody's behavior that maybe deviates outside anything that they would recognize as being baseline behavior." foodsafetytech.com

OSHA Publishes RFI for Possible Workplace Violence Standard
On December 7, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input for a possible future safety standard intended to reduce employee exposure to workplace violence. The agency's initial expression of interest in the topic focused on employee exposure to criminal conduct such as robbery, or hospital employees injured by violent patients. These examples just begin to scratch the surface of this issue. Other sources of workplace violence include co-worker assaults, spillover effects of domestic violence situations or retail employees caught in holiday shopping "stampedes." jdsupra.com

California Supreme Court Rules Security Guards Get Un-Tethered Breaks
A new California Supreme Court ruling will have major impacts on California employers especially those in the security industry but also could affect public safety and emergency responders and other types of businesses.

This ruling, which started with Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., now ends an 11-year battle that holds that employers can no longer require employees to remain "on duty" or "on-call" during paid rest breaks. The Court ruled that the same standard that applies to off-duty meal breaks (that employees must be completely relieved of all duties) also applies to rest breaks.

However, employees can still be required to remain on the premises during rest breaks especially in cases where the breaks are "paid" time. privateofficer.com lexology.com

Tiffany & Co. Hit With NJ Whistleblower Suit Over IBM Biz
Tiffany & Co. has been slapped with a whistleblower lawsuit in New Jersey state court by a former e-commerce employee alleging that she was fired for raising concerns about financial malfeasance in the luxury jeweler's relationship with IBM.

Devonne Dingley alleges that two Tiffany executives, who previously worked at IBM, terminated her in October 2015 after they removed negative references to IBM in an e-commerce assessment prepared by Dingley. Those issues included that Tiffany was overcharged for services performed by IBM; travel and entertainment expenses were paid without verification and that Tiffany was purchasing outdated technology from IBM, which the company would then have to pay to maintain, the complaint states. law360.com

NRF Protect 2017 Registration is Open
June 26-28 in Washington, D.C.

The Full Conference Pass offers access to the entire NRF PROTECT program, including four keynotes and 23 breakout sessions. Just interested in seeing the latest in surveillance, security systems and other asset protection technologies on the trade show floor? The EXPO Pass is free to retailers.  Register today.

National Retail Federation Shares Industry Predictions for 2017
A surge in tech-aided retail

NRF predicts an upsurge in the use of all sorts of tech-assisted commerce, from chatbots that give shoppers advice to social media that helps with purchasing decisions. Major companies like H&M, Sephora, and Macy's are already experimenting with these types of tech.

"They want retailers to remember what they buy-a stepping stone to facilitating replenishment, and they want a touch of personalization-which translates into 'know what I'm looking for, but don't creep me out.'"

Retailers will also continue to try and shorten the gap between themselves and Amazon. One-click payments, as well one-day, two-day, or same-day shipments will increasingly become the norm. associationsnow.com

"The Growing Value Proposition for Video Analytics in Retail"
In the recently released report, "The Growing Value Proposition for Video Analytics in Retail," IDC Retail Insights Research Manager Robert Eastman describes how the value proposition for video in loss prevention is continuing with steady improvement in video quality and other capabilities.

"At the same time," he says, "much better analytics are now creating opportunities for new customer insights. By making more and better use of video analytics, retailers not only get better loss prevention, but may find a growing value proposition on the customer side as well."

Video analytics examine recordings using intelligent algorithms to discern unusual occurrences and to alert operators within seconds of an incident and its location. From a centralized control center, the notified operator can visually verify and assess the situation and react appropriately.

He adds that "as in-store technologies become more sophisticated, video becomes yet another sensor in the store, alongside beacons, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc." nrf.com

Chicago, IL: Cook County Jail population down about 700 people
Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart released a year-end report on the Cook County Jail, highlighting efforts to reduce incarceration of people for lower-level, nonviolent offenses because of their inability to post bail. Over 100 people have benefitted from a program that ensures that nonviolent defendants charged with crimes such as retail theft or criminal trespassing will have their cases disposed of within 30 days of assignment to a courtroom or be released pending trial. The program has a 96 percent success rate in either expedited adjudication or pretrial release. dailyherald.com

Northampton, PA: Man wins Marco's Pizza for a Year, donates to local Food Bank; his donation went viral and sparked many to join the cause
Josh Katrick is going through chemo right now for colon cancer. Last month, he was chosen - at random by Mario's - for a contest they had for 'free pizza for a year.' He got the news as he was leaving the chemo treatment center. He was excited about it, but didn't even hesitate to write Mario's back and ask if he could donate his winnings to his local food bank. Mario's owners said 'it touched a nerve in the heart.' They took Josh's kindness, and paid it forward. They doubled their offer, by giving Josh and the food bank both certificates for free pizza for a year. Then the story spread all over the country - even across the world. wfmz.com

Walgreens Boots CEO: No Plan B for Rite Aid Merger

Retailers Risk Multibillion-Dollar Earnings Hit Under GOP Tax Plan

NRF: For retail, seasonal employment provides slight increase in December

Amazon opening Big Apple bookstore

December Same Store Sales Results

Gap Inc. comp's up 4%, sales up 3%
     Gap comp's up 1%
     Banana Republic comp's down 7%
     Old Navy comp's up 12%
Costco comp's up 3%, sales up 5%

Holiday Same Store Sales Results (Nov/Dec)

Gap Inc. comp's up 2%, sales up 1%
J.C. Penney comp's down 0.8%

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Q&A with a CTO:
Technology alone won't stop security threats to retail

Trevor Hawthorn of Wombat Security Technologies has spent some 20 years as a maven of retail security. The Wombat chief technology officer has a unique take on security, including on the biting ramifications of cyber breaches for retailers and their customers. Hawthorn's words are both colorful and purposeful as he examines retail security from the inside out - from the back office to the point of sale. He is a former security assessor, qualified by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, helping retailers comply with payments standards, and founded his own security firm.

Hawthorn discussed his ideas on retail security with STORES Contributing Editor M.V. Greene.

What is the retail landscape with regard to security and any concerns retailers should have going into 2017?

The problem is that as a retailer, depending on how your network is laid out, you now have this big, extended family of physical locations you have to protect. If you have wireless networks or computers in the back room that have a tie-in back into corporate, it just makes you a little bit more vulnerable.

On the one hand, there's an opportunity to do things more securely with technology, but on the other hand all of these things - like more advanced point-of-sale systems and loyalty programs and a mix of e-commerce and bricks-and-mortar - that's complex. One of the fundamental rules in security is complexity breeds insecurity. The more complex things are, the harder it is to secure. Like with a lot of things, it comes down to the implementation.

The retail industry has been the victim of a number of highly sophisticated cyberattacks in recent years. What's the posture of the cybercriminal these days? There seems to be no limit to the sophistication of their hacking efforts.

At the end of the day, it comes down to whatever can fetch the highest margin. It's kind of ironic: The bad guys are stealing cards or stealing identities or stealing database dumps of personally identifiable information, then they have to turn around and figure out what gives them the biggest margin. Some of the largest criminal groups have internal customer relationship management systems in place to see what their pipelines look like. You don't just steal credit cards and you're done. There's a whole process that you, as the bad guy, have to [undertake following] the credit card dump in order to sell the credit cards.

What are some impediments that retailers face on security? You have talked about a cybersecurity skills gap in organizations - can you discuss that?

The [large retail chains] have enough money from a security standpoint that they can handle the technology spending and also hire the right people to implement their programs. But for most retailers, it's really tough to find the people that know how to implement the technology and to drive it. nrf.com

Ransomware took in $1 billion in 2016
Improved defenses may not be enough to stem the tide

Increased user awareness of phishing threats, better antivirus technology, more industry-wide information sharing and cross-border efforts by law enforcement authorities will combine to turn the tide against ransomware this year, according to some security experts, but others expect the attacks to continue to increase.

According to a security expert who requested anonymity, ransomware cybercriminals took in about $1 billion last year, based on money coming into ransomware-related Bitcoin wallets.

That includes more than $50 million each for three wallets associated with the Locky ransomware, and a fourth one that processed close to $70 million. Cryptowall brought in close to $100 million before it was shut down this year. CryptXXX gathered in $73 million during the second half of 2016, and Cerber took in $54 million, the expert said. csoonline.com

House Homeland Security chairman says elevating cyber role for DHS is top priority
House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) says he will "very soon" reintroduce legislation for reorganizing the Department of Homeland Security to consolidate and elevate its cybersecurity functions, and that passage of the bill will be the first order of business for his committee. McCaul said a "major reorganization" of DHS will be his "highest cybersecurity priority," arguing that a "19th century bureaucracy" can't be relied upon to address modern threats to privacy and security. insidecybersecurity.com

Stolen Passwords Fuel Cardless ATM Fraud
Some financial institutions are now offering so-called "cardless ATM" transactions that allow customers to withdraw cash using nothing more than their mobile phones. But as the following story illustrates, this new technology also creates an avenue for thieves to quickly and quietly convert stolen customer bank account usernames and passwords into cold hard cash. Worse still, fraudulent cardless ATM withdrawals may prove more difficult for customers to dispute because they place the victim at the scene of the crime. krebsonsecurity.com

White Paper - Specialty Beauty Retailer Offender, Shopper, Employee Feedback Study: LM Tag

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) conducted a series of in-person survey interviews in the Gainesville, FL. A specialty beauty retailer's StoreLab in order to understand the impact of the LM Tag on associates, shoppers and shoplifters. This research focused on the LM Tag's impact on protecting high end fragrances, one of the specialty beauty retailer's high loss products.

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In this study, all 7 shoplifters indicated they would not attempt to steal a product that was protected by the LM Tag.

Click here to download the complete report.

The LM Tag from Intelligent Loss Prevention uses the combination of a light sensor and motion detector to notify when a product is both in motion and concealed. It alarms at the point of theft, making it the only device on the market that has the ability to alert you before product walks out the door.

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How online retailers can curtail fraud in 2017
The 2016 American Express Digital Payments Security Survey of 1,021 web shoppers and 401 online merchants found that roughly half of consumers who shopped online in the past year have experienced payment fraud, representing nearly 80 million online consumers. So it's easy to see why 40% of consumers believe shopping online is riskier than making a purchase in store (28%).

Alleviate Consumers' Anxiety about Shopping Online

Consumers' perceptions of security does affect their behavior. In our survey, 42% of shoppers said they have abandoned an online purchase due to payment security concerns. Therefore, it is vital for merchants to increase investments in security and fraud-prevention capabilities to address their customer's concerns.

On average, merchants are investing 28% of their IT budgets on digital security, and nearly half are planning increased investments for payment security next year, according to the Digital Payments Security Survey.

Empower Customers to Take Security Precautions

One easy step to increasing security is calling on shoppers to improve their passwords. According to our survey, 44% of shoppers use a different password for every online account; 30% change their passwords once or twice a year; and 17% never change their passwords. We recommend that consumers create different passwords across all accounts and update these passwords frequently. internetretailer.com

Why Selling Sneakers Online Is a Risky Business
With the footwear and apparel industries facing slowing overall demand, many fashion firms have embraced the booming sneaker business as one of the safest bets for financial security.

And while athletic continues to revel in its moment as fashion's "it" category, the popularity of derivative styles and the flourishing resale market may now come at a cost for many sneaker retailers, according to a new study.

The report - which analyzed fraud in online sneaker sales - found that, on average, an online sneaker order is three times more likely to be fraudulent than a purchase of any other kind of fashion item. In other words, sneakers carry three times the risk for sellers over any other fashion purchase.

"A robust resale market and high collectible appeal make sneakers a favorite target of fraudsters," the researchers explained. "Additionally, the increased growth of cross-border e-commerce has led to strain on fraud teams, as international orders are particularly challenging to process."

What it found was that fraudsters using fake or stolen credit cards or engaging in faulty chargeback claims were disproportionately targeting online sneaker websites - likely in an attempt to tap into the lucrative sneaker resale market or to snap up hot kicks without spending their own loot. (Chargebacks are a demand by a credit-card provider for a retailer to refund the loss on a fraudulent or disputed transaction and often includes additional charges to the retailer.)

"At least 15 percent of sneaker chargebacks are friendly fraud, a type of fraud often associated with younger shoppers," the team wrote. footwearnews.com

USDA is testing food stamps online

Wal-Mart buys Shoebuy for $70 million to bolster Jet.com

Barnes & Noble stores lose sales over the holidays, but online increases 2%

San Antonio, TX: Man accused of stealing from Office Depots across Texas; over $100,000 in merchandise stolen
An alleged serial shoplifter accused of targeting Office Depot stores is now jailed here in San Antonio. Police say Whit Paige Taylor, 59, has stolen more than $100,000 of merchandise from Office Depots from here to Midland. He allegedly steals printer cartridges, and then sells them online. We were there as police went through his SUV at the store off Loop 1604 and Blanco. Police say they found multiple disguises, as well as more than $2,400 worth of stolen merchandise inside the vehicle. He's charged with theft and failure to identify himself to a police officer. keyetv.com

Boscobel, WI: Chain saw Burglary thief Busted, tied to 42 incidents, nearly $100,000 in merchandise
A store manager in Boscobel is relieved to hear a man is in custody in connection to a string of store burglaries across Wisconsin. "It's like ok, we can kind of take a deep breath and bring business back to usual, don't have to keep watching everybody," said Gasser's True Value Store Manager Robert Stenner, who put up a series of photos around his store of the suspect who was caught stealing Stihl-branded chainsaws in Wisconsin. 46-year-old James Stroup, of Peoria, IL, was arrested early Tuesday morning, after authorities in Grant County caught him near the Village of Potosi after he stole nearly $8,000 dollars worth of chainsaws. The investigators that interviewed him managed to tie in 41 different burglaries,", who noted Stroup targeted stores in four other states as well. "We're looking at between all of them, hundreds of thousands of dollars potentially, so who knows if restitution will actually be made [to all stores]." wkow.com

Cummings, GA: 122 weapons recovered after Georgia gun heist, 6 suspects in custody
Six young men are in custody and over 100 stolen guns off of the streets following a botched robbery at a pawn shop in Cumming, Georgia, over the weekend. The suspects are accused of stealing more than 30 firearms from a pawn shop early Saturday morning during a smash and grab. However, a pawn shop employee fired a single round at the suspects, who immediately fled from the scene in a pickup truck. During the investigation, police recovered the guns stolen from the pawn shop, as well as more than a dozen firearms stolen during a separate robbery at a local gun club on Dec. 1. The remaining guns recovered are also believed to be stolen from other businesses. guns.com

Unsuspecting theft suspect arrested during Pawn shop raid; man wanted for selling stolen chainsaws
A Berks County man picked the worst possible day to cash in on a power tool that was stolen just minutes earlier. Timothy Long showed up at Capitol Cash Exchange n Muhlenberg Township during a police raid of the pawn shop Wednesday afternoon. Police said they then found an unopened Poulan Pro chainsaw, valued at $169, in the rear passenger area of Long's car. Long told officers he had just bought the chainsaw, but he didn't have a receipt for the purchase. Police said they soon learned that Long stole the chainsaw from the nearby Lowe's on Madison Avenue, just 18 minutes before he pulled into the pawn shop's parking lot. wfmz.com

Reading, PA: 10 Home Burglary and 5 Retail thefts blamed on Heroin Addiction; $22,000 ordered in restitution
A Berks County judge told a former Lancaster man he could have faced up to a lifetime in prison for burglarizing 10 homes and committing five retail thefts to support his heroin addiction. Patrick McDonough, sentenced to 3 to 8 yrs and $22,000 in restitution. He admitted to committing five retail thefts in the summer of 2015, including stealing dozens of canisters of baby formula from Target stores in Exeter and Spring Townships. McDonough also admitted to stealing $440 worth of DVDs from the Barnes & Noble and $60 worth of shrimp from the Weis Market. readingeagle.com

Westerly, RI: Jewelry thief won't serve prison time in
diamond ring theft

A notorious New England jewelry thief, Robert Petrono, Sr. had a two-year prison sentence suspended on Thursday after pleading no contest to a charge related to the September theft of a diamond ring from Westerly Jewelry Co. on High Street. Court records show Petrino pleaded no contest to the charge on Thursday and received a suspended two-year prison sentence. Police say Petrino walked out of the store with the ring on Sept. 16. Petrino has been convicted of a jewelry theft in Connecticut in 1991. He was also convicted of stealing two large diamonds worth nearly $80,000 in Kansas. Records indicate he has been connected to thefts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey. thewesterlysun.com

Flemington, NJ: Man stole wart remover, cold sore treatment from CVS; $500 in merchandise, facing 10 yrs with multiple priors

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Shootings, Death & Bomb Threats

Milwaukee, WI: BP Gas Station Clerk beaten to Death by a Shoplifter
A gas station employee on Milwaukee's northwest side was killed Thursday after he tried to stop a man from stealing inside the store. The altercation happened at the BP Gas Station at the corner of 27th and Lisbon around 9 a.m. Thursday. According to witnesses, the gas station employee grabbed a bat and chased the shoplifting suspect across the street. At some point, the suspect got a hold of the bat and beat the worker to death on a sidewalk. tmj4.com

Haines City, FL: Woman accused of shooting another
in Wal-Mart parking lot turns herself in

Police say a woman suspected of shooting another woman outside a Haines City Walmart on Thursday has turned herself in, police said. Yajaira Rivera, 37, of Davenport has turned herself in at Polk County Jail. Police were called shortly before noon to the parking lot Walmart, where Mandy Nicole Guzman, 30, of Lake Hamilton, had been shot at least once in the lower abdomen. Guzman and Rivera argued inside the store while shopping, police said. The two have known each other for a few years. newschief.com

Middleton, DE: Shots fired in shopping center parking lot
Middletown Police investigated the gunfire after receiving the shots fired complaint, on Wednesday, January 4, 2016, at approximately 3:30 p.m. At least two unknown subjects, who were in the parking lot, got out of their respective vehicles and exchanged gunfire, before fleeing the area in a dark colored sedan with tinted windows and a tan colored sports utility vehicle. Police said there were no reports of injuries. wdel.com

Clinton, MS: Police investigating 3 bomb threats; Walmart, Home Depot and Holiday Inn Express

Robberies & Thefts

Tampa, FL: FLASH MOB: Surveillance video shows 11 suspects burglarizing a Grocery store
Tampa Police are asking for help to locate the mob of people who burglarized a Tampa grocery store. Detectives say at approximately 11:13 p.m. on December 26, 2016, eleven people broke into the Super Choice Meat & Grocery store. The suspect barged through the unlocked front door and once inside they took lottery tickets, cigarettes and other merchandise. abcactionnews.com

Detroit, MI: Detroit's Most Wanted: Jimmie Walker wanted in robbery,
shooting at Clarkston Jewelry Outlet

On December 17, a Clarkston jewelry store owner shot in an armed robbery, chases down his attackers catching one while one got away. Police have now identified that second suspect who was brazen enough to storm into a family business and shoot the owner. His name is Jimmie walker and he's no stranger to the law. wxyz.com

Palm Coast, FL: Shoplifters target Kohl's in Palm Coast Twice in 2 Days;
4 Arrested, 3 Sought

Kohl's department store off Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast was twice the target of coordinated shoplifting sprees Tuesday and Wednesday, each time by suspects swiping either electronics or clothes. Three of the four suspects involved in Tuesday's spree were arrested. Two suspects involved in Wednesday's incident got away, and are sought by the sheriff's office. flaglerlive.com

Newnan, GA: Waffle House waitress in Georgia fired for shooting gun during robbery

Brooklyn, NY: Macy's employee busted for $2,000 in fake payments to her Macy's credit card

UK: Newton Aycliffe, England: Yankee Candle warehouse Burglary; $12,000 of merchandise stolen

UK: London: WH Smith store the victim of a Smash & Grab; store front destroyed

Kay Jewelers in the Desert Ridge Marketplace, Phoenix, AZ reported a CZ Switch on 1/5, item valued at $8,899

Kay Outlet in the Camarillo Premium Outlets, Camarillo, CA reported a Grab & Run on 1/5, items valued at $10,400

Credit Card Fraud

Portland, OR: 2 arrested for Credit Card theft case involving 300 victims
Two people were arrested Tuesday after West Linn police searched their motel room and found thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods. It all started along Oregon 43 in West Linn when police pulled over a car they said didn't stop at a stop sign. The vehicle also had no license plates. Paul Herbert, 43, and Jennifer Coffman, 42, were arrested after authorities learned they paid for the Lake Oswego motel room they were staying at with prepaid debit cards purchased with stolen credit cards. In their motel room, officers said they found meth, stolen property, other items paid for using the prepaid debit cards, luggage from the Portland airport and other evidence of identity theft such as forged driver licenses and credit cards. Officials say as many as 300 people from Portland, West Linn and Lake Oswego are victims of Herbert and Coffman. Many victims may not yet know their information was stolen, especially when thieves open up a new credit account in their name. koin.com

AAbundant Graces Books - Bethlehem Township, PA - Robbery
BP - Milwaukee, WI - Robbery/ Murder- Clerk beaten to death
C-Store - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery
CEFCO - Killeen, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Tallahassee, FL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Ocala, FL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Elkton, KY - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Charleston County, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Waco, TX - Armed Robbery
Ice House Foods - Titusville, FL - Armed Robbery
M&M Liquor - Summit, NJ - Armed Robbery
Marathon/Sav-A-Step - New Albany, IN - Armed Robbery/ Shooting, clerk wounded
Marksman Range - Houston, TX - Burglary/ Guns
Metro PCS - Erie, PA - Armed Robbery
Pet Supermarket - Lutz, FL - Armed Robbery
Roadrunner - Washington County, TN - Armed Robbery
Sprint - Jefferson Parish, LA - Burglary
Tobacco Outlet - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery/ shot fire, no injuries
Walmart - Haines City, FL - Shooting/ 1 woman wounded
Value Joyeria y Prestamos - Miami, FL - Armed Robbery/ Customer shot and killed
7-Eleven - Anaheim, CA - Armed Robbery/ Stabbing, clerk wounded


Daily Totals:
18 robberies
2 burglaries
4 shootings
2 killed

Weekly Totals:
65 robberies
24 burglaries
12 shootings
5 killed

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The Director of Loss Prevention is responsible for achieving the shortage and safety goals set for the Supply Chain. This is done by supervising and promoting Loss Prevention initiatives and programs, and by developing and maintaining a strong collaborative partnership with Operations and Human Resource business partners...

Director Loss Prevention
Dallas, TX

The National Loss Prevention Director will create and lead Loss Prevention programs for corporate owned/managed units. Create and review Loss Prevention program processes in stores to drive shrink reduction and bottom line profits. Provides leadership to operations teams and stores in the management of critical incidents...

Director, Loss Prevention
New York, NY

Maintain inventory levels and reduce loss. Responsible for developing and maintaining the strategy for reducing shrink and increasing profitability within the Fashion division. Building programs to sustain a high level of Loss Prevention awareness in our boutiques, and support our MBR partners and corporate partners...


Global Security & Retail Loss Operations Manager
San Francisco, CA

The Global Security & Retail Loss Operations Manager will be responsible for the strategic planning and execution of projects/programs. You will ensure that projects are completed on schedule and to the scope established and agreed upon with key stakeholders...

Sr. Manager Loss Prevention
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Asset Protection Manager will oversee the asset protection efforts in all Retail and Outlet stores in Canada and in the states of: Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio which will include the following:
• Conduct investigations as it relates to theft, fraud and policy violations and furnish those results the VP of Asset Protection as well as Human Resources.
• Reviewing an analyzing incident reports generated from the stores...


Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Antioch,  CA

The Regional Loss Prevention Manager works under the direction of the Regional Director of Loss Prevention. Implements company programs relating to shortage control, theft resolution, and safety. Oversees and works with investigations staff to identify and resolve internal and external theft cases. Serves as a role model for all store and district personnel. Works as a liaison between National Stores Inc. and the criminal justice community...


Loss Prevention Manager
Chicago, IL

The Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for monitoring the performance and minimizing the losses experienced in the bowling centers operated by AMF Bowling Centers, Inc. The Loss Prevention Manager will investigate incidents of fraud, theft, policy violations, allegations of wrongdoing or any other activities that have or potentially could adversely affect the bowling centers... 


Loss Prevention Business Analyst
New York, NY

Protects company assets and increases profitability through the analysis, response and management of various data across a broad spectrum of internal financial and technology resources such as Exception Reporting, Sales Audit, FP&A, IT and Loss Prevention. The Loss Prevention Analyst works cross-functionally in a dynamic, fast paced and demanding environment providing critical guidance to the organization's asset protection and profit improvement initiatives... 

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