suspect who stabbed two J.C. Penney LP officers last
Thursday now in custody is a parolee and faces attempted first
degree murder Chattanooga Police have plenty of leads and evidence to
name 30-year-old Andrew Morgan Hall as the shoplifting
suspect who stabbed two loss prevention specialists
outside the JC Penney store in Hamilton Place Mall
Thursday night. Last Friday, Hoskins, one of the LP
officers had recovered sufficiently to post a thank you
to police and first responders, and to request prayers.
"As of now (Keith Langley's surgery went well but has a
road to travel on recovery (sic) and as of myself I'm at
home now a bit sore but ok, " Hoskins' post reads.
"Please keep the prayers coming as this was a very very
close call." Hoskins' posted again Saturday, upon
learning of Hall's capture. They have him in custody,"
it reads. "Thank you for your (sic) non-stop work and
help everyone, and thank you, Lord for these Great and
Fine Outstanding officers!" (Source
Safeway's Marsha Bowman a "20 under 40" honoree in
Security Director News
Marsha Bowman, 35, loss prevention integrator, Safeway
Inc., Denver. Bowman is a "self-made expert in fraud,
workplace violence and many other categories," said John
Lites, loss prevention director, Denver division, for
the international grocery store chain. She got her start
at Safeway working as a front-end manager and then
applied for an open LP position. Now she oversees 25
facilities, including overall security for a production
facility. She is responsible for CCTV support, executive
protection and fraud investigation for 137 stores with
10,000 employees in five states. (Source
Wal-Mart Accused of using Mexican Governor to Push
Wal-Mart's Mexican unit used a current state governor
there to facilitate $156,000 in bribes meant to help
open stores, an ex-lawyer for the retailer told company
officials in 2005, according to documents released by
members of the U.S. Congress. (Source
American Eagle Outfitters to open six stores in Mexico in
American Eagle Outfitters is already in 13 countries
around the world including Japan, Israel, and the Middle
East, and now it sets it sights on the store opening in
Mexico City on February 20. The new store will be the
first of six company owned stores planned for Mexico.
It is getting busy for
senior Loss Prevention positions, as there are 9
currently open in North America
Most are the smaller to mid size retailers and a number
of them were open prior to the holidays. But for this
time of year that's a high number and the housing market
is still having a negative impact on executive
relocations. The industry lost one in the upper mid-west
last week, as it was frozen.
NRF predicts "tepid sales on slow economic growth"
Retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas
stations, and restaurants) will increase 3.4%, down
slightly from 4.2% in 2012 and 5.8% in 2011, according
to the National Retail Federation’s 2013 economic
$1.26B counterfeit goods seized in 2012 in the U.S.
alone Each seizure
averaged $10,450 worth of counterfeit goods. The value
and the number of seizures changes dramatically each
year due to the products sold and the success of CBP
operations. The value of handbags and wallets seized in
2012 rose 142%. Here's a look at the top 10 items
The Pentagon plan to hire 4,000 cybersecurity pro's
won't guarantee more security
The plan, leaked last week to the Washington Post prior
to a formal announcement, would expand the Pentagon's
cybersecurity force within the next several years by
500%, from 900 to 4,900 military and civilian personnel.
Defining Employer Retaliation in Whistleblower Cases
An employee who complains of discrimination at work is
protected from retaliation from his or her employer. But
if that employer reveals the worker’s name and actions
in a widely distributed email, does that count as
retaliation? Indiana University researchers consider
this issue through new research. (Source
Substance abuse problems growing problem in the
In 2011, about 9.8 million full-time U.S. workers — 18
and older — either abused or were addicted to drugs or
alcohol in the previous 12 months, according to the
National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which is
conducted by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration. (Source
Chino warehouse operator ordered to pay workers $1
million in OT.
State labor regulators have ordered a Chino warehouse
operator to pay more than $1 million in overtime, plus
$200,000 in penalties for hundreds of state labor law
violations. State Labor Commissioner Julie Su issued
citations Monday to Quetico, a warehouse and
distribution company that handles shoes, apparel and
electronic goods for Walmart Stores Inc. and other
big-box retailers. The commissioner's investigation of
two Quetico facilities, totaling a half-million square
feet, found that the company created restrictive
procedures which shorted 865 workers of their wages.
Employees were forced to come to work early to stand in
long lines to punch time cards at only three available
Google find of 86,800 public HP printers could prompt
cybercriminals to penetrate corporate networks or steal
sensitive documents Printers
are not the typical paths cybercriminals take into
corporate networks. Nevertheless, the devices have
become a concern among experts who see them as an
ignored weakness in network defenses.
Dollar Tree associates robbed at knife point in St.
Louis. St. Louis County
Police continue to search for the man who hid inside a
Creve Coeur area Dollar Tree store Monday evening,
waiting for the business to close for the night so he
could strike. Around 9:00 p.m. Monday, workers at the
store located on Olive at Ross Road locked the store for
the night, only to face a masked man armed with a knife
who announced a robbery as the two employees were
wrapping up the books for the evening. The suspect tied
the employees before cleaning out the cash drawers and
fleeing the location. (Source
Indianapolis assigning more police to Circle Center Mall
following weekend gunfire.
Investigators say most of the problems have begun with
arguments among teenagers. Officers would disperse
crowds only to see the groups meet up in new locations
where they sometimes turned violent. Officers arrested a
16-year-old boy Saturday night after deputies saw him
fire three shots near the Indiana Convention Center.
Beverly Hills jewelry store robbery nets $1.43 million.
Jason of Beverly Hills on Wilshire Blvd.
is reported to have lost $1.43 Million in jewelry on
January 25. A male and female entered the store
appearing as customers then a third suspect appeared
brandishing a handgun. No one was injured.
Distribution Center employees tied to $65,000 chicken
wings theft. A pair of
workers at a frozen food distribution center outside of
Atlanta, Ga., made off with $65,000 worth of frozen
chicken wings earlier this month. Police say 35-year-old
Dewayne Patterson and 26-year-old Renaldo Jackson are
both charged with theft. A report states that an
Enterprise rental truck was pulled up to a bay door at
the business, and the truck was then loaded with 10
pallets of Tyson frozen chicken wings. Managers at the
business told police that Jackson used a forklift to
load the wings while Patterson served as lookout. Police
said there was no word on the whereabouts of the wings.
A UPS Store employee arrested for theft in Louisville.
Customers who were in a hurry during Christmas found out
they should have taken a little extra time to package
and seal their own gifts. The 22-year-old cashier at the
UPS Store went through items left by customers to be
packed and shipped, stealing what she could including
cash, gift cards and even a computer.
Four Maryland teens charged in 16 commercial burglaries,
youngest is 13 years old.
These four juveniles, ages 13 to 17
years old, are responsible for at least 16 burglaries in
the last two months. The group hit everything from local
businesses to an Olive Garden. As time went on the
crimes became bigger, hitting jewelry stores and ATM’s.
The suspects were caught after the 17-year-old tried to
sell jewelry he had stolen the night before to a
merchant in the same mall. (Source
indicted in 10-month-long crime spree robbing
Walgreens, currency exchanges and telephone stores
Brandishing firearms during the robberies and in some
cases restraining employees of the victim businesses
with zip ties and concealing their identity by wearing
masks and gloves they robbed 12 stores on the Northwest
Side of Chicago. They face 20 years for each count of
the 12 counts and 10 years for the felon-in-possession
of a firearm crime and 7 years for brandishing them
during the robberies. (Source
Chicago Hair Salons see 11 robberies in one month
Police are warning hair salons about the recent string
of armed robberies at similar businesses in Chicago and
the suburbs. (Source
Police make arrest in Idaho grocery store
Police have made an arrest in a southwestern Idaho
grocery store fire that took place early Sunday morning.
Mountain Home Police said James Greenfield turned
himself in on Sunday night after police began searching
for a suspect who broke into the store and set it
ablaze. Employees reported that the glass in the entry
way had been broken and found smoke coming out of the
building but no one inside; firefighters were able to
extinguish the blaze. Officials haven't released the
extent of the damage. (Source
Two arrested following a $18,000 jewelry theft from
Meijer in Louisville.
Police have two suspects in custody believed to be
responsible for the theft of $18,000 worth of jewelry
from a Meijer store in Louisville. A third person being sought by police was the person responsible for
pawning the items. (Source
Serial shoplifter busted for the 8th time at Walmart
using a garbage can in Lower Nazareth Twp., Pa.
Woman who was arrested seven times for shoplifting is
now facing a felony charge after being caught stealing
again, this time using a garbage can. Jennifer D. Banato
loaded men's clothing and five Xbox video games into a
32-gallon garbage can and tried to leave without paying
at the Walmart store at 2926 Nazareth Pike, Lower
Nazareth Twp., Northampton Co. (Source
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