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RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference 2017
Feb. 12-15

Jewelers' Security Alliance's 39th Annual Security Seminar and Expo
March 7-9

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Korey Smith named Senior Manager Loss Prevention for Things Remembered

Korey previously held the position of Director of Loss Prevention for dressbarn since 2009. He had been on the dressbarn Loss Prevention team since 1999 when he started as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager, and later was promoted to Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager. Korey also was a Loss Prevention Manager for Kmart. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Pensacola Christian College. Congratulations Korey!

Partners in Prevention
Retailers and Law Enforcement Employ Problem-Solving Techniques
to Keep Shoppers and Assets Safe

Law enforcement and retailers work closely throughout the year in such areas as shoplifting, fraudulent payment card use, merchandise return scams and organized retail crime. But during the heavy shopping period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, retailers and law enforcement focus on cautioning shoppers not to become crime victims.

Police departments encourage retailers to post signs warning customers about pickpocketing, purse snatching, scamming and similar activities that can occur inside or outside of the store and in parking areas. "When and where such signs have been displayed, crime statistics are dramatically reduced," Kleinlein says. "However, some merchants refuse to do so for fear of frightening away customers."

Community partnerships

The U.S. Department of Justice has an agency that provides information to local law enforcement on resources available to combat crimes that tend to rise during the holiday season. DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services encourages police departments to promote community policing efforts and "forge community partnerships" to focus on "problem-solving techniques that law enforcement, communities, shoppers and retail businesses can take to help prevent becoming a victim of crime."

In Green Bay, Wis., this took the form of a holiday safety and theft prevention summit involving retailers like Walgreens, Kohl's and Festival Foods as well as smaller merchants, shopping center operators and law enforcement. "We invited retail managers and retail loss prevention officers to get together to talk about what we could do as a city and a group" to reduce holiday crime as much as possible, says Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith. He says that eliminating retail theft would reduce crime in Green Bay by 22 percent.

In Monroe, La., the local police department deployed its "sky tower" in shopping center parking areas. The 25-foot-tall structure provides officers with a 360-degree view and is equipped with cameras and spotlights. That was supplemented by officers in patrol cars, on Segways and both uniformed and plainclothes officers on foot inside and outside of stores.

Holiday patrols by police have increased over the last decade in El Dorado, Ark.; Capt. Kevin Holt says the El Dorado Police Department uses a combination of uniformed officers on foot patrol, motorized patrols and plainclothes officers at shopping centers and in city shopping districts. nrf.com

Chattanooga, TN: Many officers are beginning their shift at the Mall; engaging the community
"Line ups are an essential part of an officer's day to get them prepared for the work ahead. Normally they're at the police service center but this morning officers met in a public setting at the Hamilton Place Mall," said Captain Roger Gibbens. It's the beginning of the day for officers in the 'Charlie Sector,' one by one, Officer Bryan Moody and his fellow officers line up in the food court inside the mall for a shift change. wrcbtv.com

Houston Deploys Axis Cameras to Ensure Public Safety During Super Bowl LIVE
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, today announced that Axis' high-resolution network cameras will be used to help secure Super Bowl LIVE, a 10-day fan entertainment festival in downtown Houston from Jan. 27-Feb. 5, 2017. The City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security selected Axis' video and audio products to provide surveillance at and around the event's venue, Discovery Green, a 12 acre park in downtown Houston. More than one million fans are expected to experience the excitement of Super Bowl LIVE, which includes free concerts, fan games and other attractions. businesswire.com

UK Report: Of 700K Retail Crime Cases Per Year, 83% Are Customer Thefts
Figures from Checkpoint Systems, a loss-prevention organization for the retail trade, revealed that theft costs UK High Street stores £4 billion a year - 1.3 per cent of their turnover and the highest figure in Europe. Of the 700,000 cases of retail crime reported each year, 83 per cent are customer thefts - and women's clothes are the most commonly stolen item. Every year British households are paying a hidden 'tax' of £174.35 - the extra charges put on High Street products by stores to make up for this 'shrinkage', the industry word to describe losses caused by theft and wastage. dailymail.co.uk

Overstored America
Store closings - well above usual level of annual trimming - expected in 2017

Some retail experts expect Forever 21, Gap Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Bon-Ton Stores Inc., Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, HH Gregg, Ascena Retail Group, and a handful of upscale and luxury chains to reduce store counts beyond the normal amount of trimming they do each year.

They pointed to American Apparel recently shutting its entire chain, Limited in the process of doing the same and Sears Holdings indicating this month that 109 Kmarts and 41 Sears units would close this year. They have all been suffering from internal and macro issues. According to The Centurion newsletter for prestige jewelers, about 2,000 jewelry stores shuttered in North America from 2015 through 2016, and closings will continue. wwd.com

Department stores need to close 800 locations to restore their 2006 productivity
Sears would have to close 44% of its stores; J.C. Penney 32%

Those 110 Sears and Macy's stores that have been marked for closure are only the beginning. As department store chains cede market share to off-price, fast-fashion and online competitors, they would need to close about 800 locations to achieve their inflation-adjusted sales productivity level of 2006, according to Green Street's 2017 Mall Outlook. That's the equivalent of all anchor space at 200 malls, or 20 percent of U.S. mall anchor space, according to the report.

Sears and J.C. Penney are the biggest culprits behind the industry's sales productivity gap, Green Street said in its report. Sears needs to close 44 percent of its stores to reach 2006 productivity levels, and Penney's needs to close 32 percent of its locations. cnbc.com

Report: Retailers must reduce US brick-and-mortar footprint by 1B square feet
To curtail continuing declines in sales per square foot, retailers need to rationalize nearly 1 billion square feet of U.S. store space by closing stores, converting retail space for other uses or reducing rents, according to a report from commercial real estate research firm CoStar Group.

At the beginning of the last decade, a basket of publicly traded retailers researched by CoStar Portfolio analysts enjoyed sales of more than $350/square foot. Those same retailers now generate sales of less than $330/square foot.

As sales per square foot were declining from 2000 to 2008, retailers expanded their store space at the pace of annual averages of 160 million square feet of added space, according to CoStar. That translates to 24 square feet of U.S. retail real estate per American citizen, compared to just 16 square feet per Canadian, according to data from real estate investment management firm Clarion Partners cited by Bloomberg. retaildive.com

Mall Owners Rush to Get Out of the Mall Business
Surge in store closures prompts shopping-center owners to walk away from troubled locations
Mall landlords are increasingly walking away from struggling properties, leaving creditors in the lurch and posing a threat to the values of nearby real estate. As competition from online retailers batters store owners, some of the largest U.S. landlords are calculating it is more advantageous to hand over ownership to lenders than to attempt to restructure debts on properties with darkening outlooks. That, in turn, leaves lenders with little choice but to unload the distressed properties at fire-sale prices.

In the period from January to November 2016, 314 loans secured by retail property - totaling about $3.5 billion - were liquidated, 11% more loans than in the same period a year earlier, according to data from Morningstar Credit Ratings. The liquidations resulted in a loss of $1.68 billion. wsj.com

Wet Seal to lay off 148 workers at SoCal HQ
Embattled teen apparel retailer Wet Seal plans to lay off 148 employees at its Irvine, CA headquarters by March 21, according to a filing with the California Employment Development Department obtained by Women's Wear Daily. The struggling SoCal retailer is on the brink of its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in about two years, and this time, experts don't expect Wet Seal to regain its footing. retaildive.com

Study: Rampant promotions lead to big margin reduction for retailers
44% of all 2016 orders sold on promotion, 67% on markdown

Call 2016 the "year of promotions" in retail, with 44% of all orders during the year sold on promotion, and 67% of all orders sold using a markdown. That's according to the DynamicAction Retail Index: 2016 Year-in-Review and 2017 Outlook, which found that rampant promotional and markdown activity led to a 24% margin reduction for North American retailers in 2016. Retailers are also entering 2017 with merchandise returns on the rise, already up 23% for the year versus January 2016. businesswire.com

Chain restaurants do a better job on food safety
Chain restaurants often demonstrate better food safety practices than their non-chain competition. This is not a universal rule, of course. Your corner dive could follow food-safety protocol to the letter, and your local Starbucks could be a dump. But generally speaking, public health experts have found, major corporate chains have consolidated and standardized their food prep operations in a way that cuts down on possible contamination.

Health department inspectors found 9.6 total violations per inspection of non-chain restaurants versus 6.5 for chains, according to an analysis of data from the Philadelphia area conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. washingtonpost.com

Report: Albertsons no longer interested in buying Price Chopper

$4B American Dream mega mall secures initial approval from Miami-Dade commission

Wal-Mart spared additional damages in trucker overtime suit

Trump Freezes Overtime, Pay Data Regulations

Target Goes to Capitol Hill As Retailers Fret Over Trump's Border Tax

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How to keep corporate systems safe
That online job candidate may be carrying a virus

Almost one in five jobseekers cited January as the most popular month to make a move, which means that resumes, cover letters and reference contacts are eagerly shared through social media, email and company websites. Cyber thieves are eager to take advantage of the busy hiring season, too, and they've come up with several ways to infiltrate corporate systems.

Cyber criminals use LinkedIn and other social media sites to bypass company defenses

LinkedIn and other social networks are becoming targets for threat actors since they know it's a great way to bypass company's defenses, according to cybersecurity firm Cylance. LinkedIn is typically a site that is not blocked by network filters to allow HR departments the freedom to communicate with prospective job candidates.

Cyber thieves posing as legitimate LinkedIn users can also be hard to spot. They're often able to infiltrate a company by striking up conversations with recruiters or employees in social engineering plots or to share malware attachments. If the fake user's account has a lot of shared connections, then the employee is less likely to be concerned.

Executives face higher risks

Fake LinkedIn users pose a higher threat for executives, says Ray Kruk, a vice president in social media protection at Proofpoint. The average CEO has 930 LinkedIn connections, according to LinkedIn. "We're seeing a lot more risk to the brand around fake users impersonating a trusted business partner and reaching out to an executive leader in the company," he says. Using a post or communication dialog over LinkedIn or social network, the fake user will include a malware link in the form of a shortened link. Clicking on the link will install software on the executive's computer.

If an executive were to be compromised, cyber criminals would have access to perhaps more important or sensitive data and file systems than they would have simply by trying to socially engineer an HR department to get in, Kruk says.

Protecting corporate systems

Companies should first make sure that employees are aware that the vulnerabilities exist. Training programs, such as spear-phishing campaigns, are an effective first step, Stephen says. Endpoint security and application-layer software can also help deter the threats.

Private vs. corporate email address

"There's mixed opinion here, but we hear more companies say that using your corporate email address vs. private email address tied to your social media profile may be a better security best practice," Kruk says. "Your corporate email should be less vulnerable to attack if you have strong security controls around it, compared to your private email on Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail." csoonline.com

Industry group issues cyber incident, breach response guide for businesses
The Online Trust Alliance has released a new guide to help businesses improve their cybersecurity and prepare for a variety of cyber incidents beyond traditional data breaches.

"OTA's 2017 Guide has broadened to include the wider impact of what OTA calls 'cyber incidents," the industry consortium, which promotes trustworthy and secure online technology and services, announced in a statement. "These incidents include more than the compromise of consumer data. They involve business interruption from ransomware, stealing of funds via business email compromise (BEC), distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), and takeover of critical infrastructure and physical systems."

The guide outlines a strategy for protecting consumers, data, and the internet, including broad operational and technical best practices, incident response plan advice, and descriptions of "human factors" in security defenses and cyber posture. insidecybersecurity.com

Lawyers warn of expanded data-breach enforcements by states to address operational impacts
State data-breach enforcement actions are expected to be more expansive in the coming year -- addressing the operational impacts of a cyber event as well as the information affected, according to lawyers who see regulators in California and New York leading this charge.

"Although it is difficult to predict, we expect 2017 to be a year of relaxing U.S. federal agency cybersecurity requirements (or, at a minimum, enforcements), including breach notification requirements, on the private sector," write Kim Peretti, Jason Wool and Nameir Abbas in a Jan. 4 "cyber alert" for clients. "It is possible that states such as New York and California will take additional actions to fill the void in cybersecurity regulation if it seems that the federal government is not taking a proactive enough role," they write. insidecybersecurity.com 

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SOS Security LLC Acquires New Horizon Security Services, Inc.

Acquisition Strengthens the Mid-Atlantic Region for SOS Security,
One of the Nation's Largest Security Providers

Parsippany, New Jersey (January 20, 2017) - SOS Security LLC, one of the nation's largest privately-owned security companies, recently acquired the operating assets of New Horizon Security Services, Inc., a leading provider of manned security services in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

New Horizon Security Services was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Manassas, VA. It employs more than 800 officers who serve commercial, residential, and state and local government clients.

New Horizon Security Services' focus on quality, technology and training has led to consistent growth, and it was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation's fastest growing private companies six years in a row.

"We are excited to join SOS Security," said John (J.J.) Frazer, President of New Horizon Security. "As part of SOS, we will continue to serve our customers with the same dedication to quality as we do today, only now as part of a company with over 7,500 employees. We look forward to bringing the benefits of SOS Security's domestic and global capabilities and extensive operational resources to our customers."

SOS Security is known for its commitment to quality service and client partnerships. Like New Horizon Security, senior management is directly involved in daily operations in support of their clients. This approach, combined with best practices developed over 47 years, allows SOS Security to provide superior security services and consistently exceed client expectations.

"We founded SOS Security with the belief that if we hired the best people and provided the highest quality services to our customers, we would build a first-class security company," said Edward B. Silverman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SOS Security. "We are excited about our investment in New Horizon Security because the people, mission and culture uniquely align with ours. New Horizon Security's innovative technology and customer service techniques will support our continued tradition of excellence."

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Alaska's sweeping new crime law already under pressure for change
Law enforcement agencies are agitating for changes to parts of Alaska's sweeping new crime law before all of Senate Bill 91 has even gone into effect. The law, based on recommendations from the 13-member Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, aims to reduce prison overcrowding and recidivism by giving "low risk" offenders treatment instead of time behind bars. But is the law, parts of which took effect last summer, making Alaska safer? Or are criminals just getting a get-out-of-jail free card? Take shoplifting, an issue covered in the crime measure some people would like to toughen. The new law made thefts under $250 punishable by a fine and probation but not jail. That's led to a reported 30 percent to 40 percent spike in shoplifting among the retailers of the 17-member Wasilla Retail Crime Association, according to Michael Hand, who heads the group that includes loss-prevention officers from Wasilla and Anchorage as well as law enforcement. adn.com

Mississippi Legislature Tackles Cargo Theft: The Mississippi legislature is considering two bills that would create a specific offense for cargo theft
House Bill 722, introduced by Representative Steve Massengill (R-District 13), and Senate Bill 2184, introduced by Senator Dennis DeBar, Jr. (R-District 43), recognize the impact that cargo theft has across the entire socio-economic spectrum. The proposed legislation creates law specific to cargo theft from a railcar, commercial trailer, semitrailer, fifth wheel or container and includes substantial penalties upon conviction. yahoo.com

Indianapolis, IN: Bill Would Allow Juveniles Involved in Non-Violent Pharmacy Robberies to be Tried as Adults
State lawmakers are considering a plan that would allow teens to be prosecuted for robbing pharmacies. Senator Michael Young said the number of pharmacy robberies must be addressed in the new session of legislature, and he believes his bill will help with that.

Right now, unless a juvenile uses a gun or commits bodily injury during a robbery their crime can't be waived to adult court. But with Sen. Young's bill, that would change. "What we're trying to do is to take away the incentive of these kids who know what they are gonna do very little time and get $1,500 to $2,500 for these robberies," said Young. wibc.com

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How online marketplaces police products and sellers on their sites
Online marketplaces host products from different merchants on their websites. Some of the larger online shopping malls have millions of product listings, and the high number of items can pose a challenge when trying to keep tabs on sellers and SKUs. It can be particularly difficult because the marketplace model allows these online shopping malls to scale rapidly. And while most large marketplaces have automated and manual processes in place to scan the items merchants list for sale, products that infringe on trademarks or that are offensive still slip through the cracks.

"Online retailers or intermediaries, such as Amazon, eBay and Wal-Mart, definitely have concerns about being liable for trademark infringement when the products they sell create a likelihood of confusion as to the source or sponsorship of the products that are offered on their sites," Vacca says. But marketplaces have had success in avoiding liability by arguing that they're not actually selling the infringing product and instead acting as a platform for merchants to sell their products online to consumers. And in many cases, "the courts have placed the burden of policing violations of trademark law on the trademark owner instead of on the online marketplaces."

How marketplaces police products

Not every marketplace can look at all products that sellers list, especially those that list millions of products and are growing rapidly. Wal-Mart, for instance, features more than 20 million items online and has added up to 2 million items per month to its online assortment in the past year, primarily through its marketplace sellers. Even larger, eBay lists 1 billion products on its marketplaces.

One way these larger shopping malls police products is by integrating technology that looks for keywords in descriptions, tags and images that could indicate counterfeit products or sellers trying to piggyback on another company's technology or trademark. For example, if a marketplace doesn't allow weapons to be listed and sold, then an automated system could flag listings with words such as "gun" or "rifle" anywhere on the listing page. Or, if a seller is listing counterfeit products or brand-name products without authorization from the brand owner, then some automated systems can detect those listings based on such things as low-resolution images of the products and brand logos. internetretailer.com

KPMG: Online Fraud in 2016 Topped 120 Million British Pounds
The global services giant's bi-annual Fraud Barometer claimed total fraudulent activity in the UK last year burst through the 1 billion British Pounds barrier for the first time since 2011. Cyber comprised just over 11% of that figure - jumping a massive 1266% from 2015 figures. infosecurity-magazine.com

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Harper Woods, MI: Pair charged with stealing thousands of dollars of shoes
Two Macomb County residents have been charged in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from stores at Eastland Center. Thousands of dollars worth of Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Finish Line and Champs Sports gym shoe merchandise was stolen out of a UPS delivery truck, and Harper Woods police arrested Melvon White and Lauren Mielcarek and charged them for the theft. An investigation began after Eastland Center security officers located a person hiding inside a merchant storage unit in the mall. Upon further investigation, the security officers determined that the subject had broken into the storage unit, where he allegedly was attempting to retrieve merchandise that he had stolen from a UPS delivery truck at the mall earlier in the day. White and Mielcarek were charged in 32-A District Court on one count of breaking and entering a building with intent, one count of Organized Retail Crime. candgnews.com

Lee County, FL: Thieves swiping cold meds at Fort Myers drug stores
A widespread theft ring has reached the streets of Lee County and the shelves of several local pharmacies. Authorities are looking for three women wanted for stealing thousands of dollars worth of drugs. The women are grabbing over-the-counter drugs like Mucinex and Prilosec. A CVS at College Parkway and South Point Boulevard was hit, with the crooks taking more than $2,000 worth of Mucinex, which is used to treat congestion. It also has the potential to be used a way to get high. The women may have been involved in a larger OTC drug theft ring stretching from Orlando to Lee County, swiping an estimated $20,000 worth of cold-busting capsules. nbc-2.com

Dover, DE: Two arrested for Theft and fraudulent returns at Walmart
Two shoplifters were arrested Jan. 24 following a police investigation into Jan. 19 thefts at Walmart. Harrington residents Amanda K. Chen and John E. Pauley were arrested for taking merchandise and trying to return it using fake receipts. Both were charged with possession of shoplifters tools, two counts of shoplifting under $1,500, two counts of theft by false pretense, three counts of use of illegitimate retail sales receipt, and third degree conspiracy. milfordbeacon.com

New York, NY: Shoplifter made off with more than $4,000 worth of Nicorette gum

New York, NY (Chelsea): Thieves Steal $750 in Body Wash, Lotion and Medicine from CVS

Providence, RI: Westport police capture serial shoplifter at Lee's Supermarket

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Shootings & Death

Southaven, MS: Kroger Police Shooting: Two Desoto Deputies expected to make "Full recovery" after being shot, suspect killed
The two deputies recovering after being shot in Desoto County Wednesday night have been identified. Sgt. Hunter Garrett was shot in the foot. and was released early Thursday morning. K-9 officer Lee Hutchins was shot in the chest. Hutchins has a collapsed lung and is in the ICU. The shootings happened after a confrontation with a suspect believed to be involved in a string of robberies. The suspect is dead. Sheriff Bill Rasco said the suspect, who is unidentified, was involved in three violent robberies back to back in Horn Lake and Southaven. He then went to the Kroger near I-55 and Stateline. He was sitting in the parking lot when the deputies spotted him around 9 p.m. The suspect reportedly jumped out of the car and took off running behind Heartland Church. That's where he was involved in a shootout with police. commercialappeal.com

Robberies & Thefts

Bethesda, MD: Police investigate string of Armed Robberies at Montgomery County Pharmacies Police are investigating what now appears to be a string of armed robberies at Montgomery County pharmacies
The first reported robbery happened at the CVS on Arlington Road in Bethesda just before 3 a.m. Police say that the suspect wore all black and was armed with a handgun. It is unclear what the suspect stole and no injuries were reported. Police say two more robberies occurred - one at a Silver Spring Rite Aid on East West Highway at 5:16 a.m. and a second at a different Bethesda CVS on Wisconsin Avenue around 5:35 a.m. The description of the suspect in all of the robberies is similar; however, police are still investigating to determine if they are connected. fox5dc.com

Shelby County, AL: A 19-year-old man is in custody for the part he played in a smash and grab burglary of a Pelham, Alabama, gun shop earlier this month
Police say Sidontae Harris, along with two other suspects, carjacked an individual on Jan. 12. The following day, the stolen truck was used to ram into the storefront of Alabama Guns and Outdoors at an estimated 60 miles per hour. In less than two minutes, the suspects made off with 16 guns and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage. Authorities recovered five of the stolen guns but eleven are still missing. guns.com

UK: St Heliers, NZ: $90,000 worth Sunglasses stolen in major theft;
2nd since December

Around $90,000 worth of sunglasses and frames have been stolen after thieves smashed their way into an Auckland OPSM store. The burglary happened at the St Heliers store just before 4am. Around 300 sunglasses and frames were stolen - most of them Tiffany, Prada, Ray-Ban and Bulgari, said a staff member. She said the store was also burgled just prior to Christmas. newstalkzb.co.nz

Los Angeles, CA: Police arrest suspect for Murder/ Armed Robbery; Chevron Clerk shot and killed last week

Lubbock, TX: Suspect in United Supermarket theft nearly hits employees with vehicle during getaway

Oklahoma City, OK : Serial armed robber hits stores in OKC, MWC

Killeen, TX: Police get new information in a 2016 Armed Robbery

Richmond, KY: Accident: Driver smashes car 'into' Big Lots store

Kay Jewelers Outlet in the Opry Mills Mall, Nashville, TN reported an Armed Robbery on 1/24, items valued at over $300,000

Jared Vault in the Gilroy Premium Outlets, Gilroy, CA reported a Grab & Run, Rolex watch valued at $14,410

Zales Jewelers in the Park Plaza Mall, Little Rock, AR repoted a Grab & Run on 1/25, items valued at $2,898

Peoples Jewellers in the Guildford Town Centre, Surrey, BC, CN reported a Grab & Run on 1/25, item valued at $525

Peoples Jewellers in the Willowbrook Shopping Centre, Langley, BC, CN reported a Grab & Run on 1/25

Piercing Pagoda in the Paradise Valley Mall, Phoenix, AZ reported a Grab & Run on 1/24, items valued at $999

Zale Outlet in the San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore, CA reported a Burgalry on 1/25, items valued at $21,712


Philadelphia, PA: TaylorMade and PXG Join Golf Anti-Counterfeiting Group
The U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group (The Golf Group) announced today the addition of two members to the growing roster of golf manufacturers joining forces to help stop the spread of counterfeit golf products. TaylorMade Golf and Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) join current members Acushnet Company; Callaway-Odyssey; Srixon, Cleveland Golf and XXIO and PING to represent 11 of the golf industry's most popular brands. yahoo.com

Credit Card Fraud

Albion, NY: Three arrested in what police call a large credit card skimming ring New York State Police have arrested three Florida men in connection to a large credit card skimming operation. State Police say the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) responded to Walmart in the Town of Albion after the men attempted to use fraudulent gift cards. Troopers say when they approached one of the men, Yordani Ramirez-Salgado, 27 of Miami, he tried running away and resisted arrest. wkbw.com

Florida man gets 3 and a half years for credit card fraud in Maine; $35,000 in restitution


Moncks Corner, SC: Fire Investigators investigating suspicious fire at Walgreens

Blue Ridge Produce - Pickens, SC - Robbery
Braums - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
CVS - Bethesda, MD - Armed Robbery (Arlington Rd.)
CVS - Bethesda, MD - Armed Robbery (Wisconsin Rd.)
Deli 54 - Pasco County, FL - Armed Robbery/ Shooting Suspect shot by customer
Encore Resale - Tahlequah, OK - Burglary
Gap - Elizabethtown, KY - Robbery
Gold Star Alterations - Elmwood, PA - Armed Robbery/ Assault
Jewel-Osco - Schaumburg, IL - Robbery/ TCF Bank inside
Kay Jewelers Outlet - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Keg N Bottle - Lemon Grove, CA - Armed Robbery/ Shooting- customer wounded
Kroger - Southaven, MS - Police Shooting/ Robbery suspect shot and killed
Low-Cost Prescriptions - Elwood, IN - Robbery
Rite Aid - Silver Spring, MD - Armed Robbery
Sunshine Market - Lynchburg, VA - Robbery
Super America - St Cloud, MN - Armed Robbery
Turkey Hill - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Shooting- no injuries
Verizon Wireless - Fitchburg, WI - Burglary
7-Eleven - Denver, CO - Robbery


Daily Totals:
16 robberies
2 burglaries
4 shootings
1 killed

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Malvern, PA

The Head of Financial Crime, Loss Prevention and Safety 1NA is responsible for developing strategies to identify and remedy vulnerabilities that lead, or could lead, to financial loss throughout the NA operation, both in the field and office locations...


Director, Loss Prevention Initiatives Job
Dublin, CA

The Director of LP Initiatives & Compliance is responsible for directing cross-functional initiatives for both Ross and dd's Stores. The Director will direct and lead rollouts of new/updated processes, policies and procedures by working directly with LP Field Management and Stores for feedback. The Director will also direct LP compliance and merchandise protection programs... 


Director, Supply Chain Loss Prevention and Safety
Perris, CA

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...


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...

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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