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Chris Barkis, CFI promoted to AVP Loss Prevention for TJX Companies, Inc.

Chris has been with TJX Companies for 20 years, starting with the company as a Regional LP Training Manager. Before his latest promotion to AVP Loss Prevention, he spent more than eight years as Regional Loss Prevention Manager - Marshalls. Prior to that, he spent two years with The Home Depot as Regional LP Manager, seven years with TJ Maxx as a District Loss Prevention Manager, and seven years with Mervyns as a District Loss Prevention Investigator. Congratulations, Chris!

Mark Crowley named Group Head of Loss Prevention & Risk Management for Theo Paphitis Retail Group

Before taking this new position, Mark spent nearly six years with John Lewis, first as Senior Manager - Profit Protection and most recently as Head of Profit Protection. Before that, he held LP/AP positions with Burberry, Gap Inc., and Arcadia Group. The Theo Paphitis Retail Group is a UK-based family of multi-channel brands including Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas, Boux Avenue and London Graphic Centre. The combined group comprises over 330 stores and 4,000 employees who serve over 28 million customers a year. Congratulations, Mark!


ADT Commercial Purchases Alliant Integrators, Inc.

ADT Commercial continues growing its geographic footprint and strengthening its capacity to serve mid-market, national and large-scale commercial customers with today's announcement that it has purchased Alliant Integrators, based in Louisville, KY.

Established in 2006 by Beverly and Jim Bozarth,
Alliant Integrators, Inc., is one of the largest providers of commercial fire alarm detection, installation, inspection and maintenance services in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana region.

"A wide range of commercial clients in education, healthcare and at industrial facilities trust Alliant's team of talented and tenured professionals for their integrated fire, life safety and security systems requirements. Alliant is a significant and welcome addition to ADT Commercial and will deepen our ability to be the one ideal integrator in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana areas," said Dan Bresingham, Executive Vice President, ADT Commercial.

Johnson Controls release new Illustra Pro Bullet with Smart Wide Dynamic Range

New Illustra Pro Gen3 Bullet camera automatically optimizes video quality while minimizing configuration time

Johnson Controls has added to its successful Illustra Pro camera family with the Illustra Pro Gen3 Bullet, featuring new Smart Wide Dynamic Range that optimizes video quality while minimizing configuration time. Available with standard or telephoto lens and in megapixel resolutions of 3MP and 4K, the Pro Gen3 Bullet provides customers with a selection of video images to match their operational requirements and is ideal for a wide variety of deployments in both medium and large-sized facilities. illustracameras.com


Coronavirus Update

U.S. Readies for Coronavirus Pandemic Some Experts Now See as Likely

"This is about mitigation at this point."

Now scientists know its spread can be minimized at best, and governments are planning for the worst.

"There is not a doubt this is going to end up in most countries eventually."

The U.S., with 11 diagnosed cases so far, plans to quarantine at military bases potentially more than 1,000 Americans evacuated from China's Hubei province. State health departments are activating emergency programs to isolate the potentially infected-a piecemeal approach that could range from specialized facilities to hotels. Some hospitals have tents in stock to use as emergency.

Total containment isn't in the cards, said Nancy Messonnier, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. "Given the nature of this virus and how it's spreading, that would be impossible. Our goal is to slow this thing down."

"This is an unprecedented situation and we are taking aggressive measures," she said. "We are preparing as if this were the next pandemic."

The CDC has developed a new test that would allow samples taken from patients to be tested locally instead of sent to CDC headquarters in Atlanta, saving transportation time and getting results faster. The test was cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday. nytimes.com

China Is About to Find Out Whether Its Mass Quarantine Worked

"This is more and more like flu, which is like trying to stop the wind."  bloomberg.com

Coronavirus Live Updates:
Hong Kong Imposes Quarantines as China Death Toll Rises

As deaths near 500, no sign of a slowdown of cases in China

66% Deaths Men - 80% Over 60 - With Pre-Existing Conditions

New cases have surged by double-digit percentages in the past 11 days, with no sign of a slowdown. More people have now died in this epidemic than in the SARS outbreak of 2002-3 in mainland China. During that outbreak, 349 people died in the mainland.

The new figures from China's Health Commission on Wednesday showed that 65 people died on Tuesday and that 3,887 more people had been infected. So far, 24,324 people are known to have been infected.

Health experts say the death toll is likely to rise because of the large number of infections. The mortality rate of the coronavirus, about 2 percent so far, appears to be far lower than SARS, which has a mortality rate of about 10 percent.

On Tuesday, health officials released details of the deaths so far, saying that two-thirds of them were men. More than 80 percent were over 60 years old, and they typically had pre-existing health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases or diabetes.

What is a coronavirus, and how dangerous is it? Read up on the basics, including its symptoms and how it is transmitted.

How bad could the outbreak be? Here are the six key factors that will determine whether it can be contained.

How is the United States being affected? There were 11 confirmed cases as of Tuesday. American citizens and permanent residents who fly to the United States from China are now subject to a two-week quarantine.

How do I keep myself and others safe? Washing your hands is the most important thing you can do.

Drugs to fight H.I.V. and the flu show promise in treatment, China says. nytimes.com

Worldwide Retail Impact:
Paris shops feel the pinch as virus keeps Chinese tourists away

Lunar New Year Retail Sales Plummet in Japan on Virus - Down 10% to 15%

NYC Getting Hammered By No Chinese Tourists

Spike in Crime Inflames Debate Over Bail Law in New York

Overall Crime Up 16.9%, Robberies Up 37%

The police commissioner blamed the bail overhaul for the increase, but supporters of the law said he was spreading misinformation.

New York City's police commissioner on Tuesday blamed the state's new bail law for a sharp rise last month in serious crimes, warning again that the law allows violent criminals to go free and risks eroding the city's historic improvements in public safety.

But supporters of the law responded that it was far too early to draw any conclusions about its impact, saying that the data was being framed in politically irresponsible ways.

Precipitous increases in crimes like robberies, shootings and auto thefts drove a 16.9 percent increase in overall crime last month compared with January 2019, according to police data.

Police commissioner, Dermot F. Shea, maintained that the new bail law was clearly responsible for the spike.

He said the new law forces judges to release people even if they are believed to pose a risk to others.

The courts began following the new guidelines in November to avoid a last minute crush of people who were released from jail.

One of the largest increases was in robberies, which rose to 1,290 last month from 943 in January 2019, an increase of nearly 37 percent, according to police records.

Chief LiPetri said the increase was being driven by teenagers who have been robbing other teenagers of electronic devices in greater numbers than before. People younger than 18 committed 26 percent of robberies, he said. nytimes.com

Trump Calls Out 'Second Chance Hiring'
Trump noted that lawmakers passed "landmark criminal justice reform." Trump signed the bi-partisan First Step Act into law on Dec. 21, 2018, which provides job training, treatment and rehabilitation for the formerly incarcerated. The new law aims to reduce sentences for nonviolent offenders in federal prisons and improve programs to curb recidivism.

SHRM supported the First Step Act. The employment of people with criminal records is an issue workplaces should be talking about, according to Taylor. "I encourage HR professionals to lead conversations about inclusive hiring at their organizations so other executives can make informed, sensible and beneficial hiring decisions," he said. shrm.org

Macy's Press Release:
Macy's Announces Three-Year Polaris Strategy to Stabilize Profitability & Position the Company for Growth

Closing approximately 125 stores in lower tier malls within three years & exploring new off-mall formats

Establishes single corporate headquarters & relocates digital business to NYC

Reducing corporate & support function headcount by 9%, or approx. 2,000 positions

Macy's plans to close approximately 125 over the next three years, including approximately 30 stores that are in the process of closure now.

Will continue to expand Macy's Backstage over the next three years. In 2020, the company plans to open an additional 50 Backstage store-within-store locations and 7 additional freestanding, off-mall Backstage stores.

Testing a new smaller store format, Market by Macy's, located off-mall in lifestyle centers.

Macy's is streamlining its organization with a net reduction in its corporate and support function headcount of 9%, approximately 2,000 positions.

Closing its San Francisco, downtown Cincinnati and Lorain, OH offices. Also closing its Tempe, AZ customer contact center and consolidate customer service work into its Mason, OH and Clearwater, FL facilities. macysinc.com

Best Buy CEO to stay on after investigation
Best Buy on Tuesday announced the conclusion of an investigation into CEO Corie Barry based on misconduct allegations. In a company press release, the audit committee of the board of directors said Best Buy "immediately retained outside legal counsel" upon hearing the allegations to conduct an independent review and has since decided to support "the continued leadership" of Barry.  retaildive.com

What the CFO's Are Reading
Metric of the Month: Total Cost to Manage & Process Collections

The Lifetime Value - It's a Team Sport

Smart companies take a strategic approach to the collections process by prioritizing and stratifying past-due receivables, setting tolerance limits, establishing strong policies for credit and collections, and negotiating with customers where appropriate.

This month's metric, the total cost to perform the process "manage and process collections per $1,000 revenue," includes the sum of fully-loaded personnel cost, outsourcing, overhead, systems, and other costs related to collections, per $1,000 of annual organizational revenue.

Data from APQC's Open Standards Benchmarking database shows a significant gap between top and bottom performers when it comes to this metric. Top performers spend about 20 cents on managing and processing collections for every $1,000 of revenue, while bottom performers spend close to five times that amount.

Collections Pitfalls - Drivers of Cost-Effectiveness cfo.com

Walgreens to Pay $7.5M For Fake Pharmacist in California
Walgreens will pay $7.5 million to settle with California authorities after an employee was criminally charged with impersonating a pharmacist and illegally filling more than 745,000 prescriptions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kim Thien Le has pleaded not guilty to felony impersonation charges. Prosecutors said that from late 2006 through 2017, Le used the license numbers of registered pharmacists in order to impersonate them and dispense prescriptions at Walgreens stores in Santa Clara and Alameda counties. The prescriptions allegedly included more than 100,000 for opioids such as fentanyl, morphine and codeine.

Le herself didn't have a pharmacist license, prosecutors said.

"The burden is on the company to make sure its employees are properly licensed and to complete a thorough background check," Alameda County District Attorney said.

In a statement Monday, Walgreens said Le hasn't worked for the company since 2017. "Pharmacy quality and safety are top priorities, and upon learning of this issue, we undertook a re-verification of the licenses of all our pharmacists nationwide," the statement said. chicagotribune.com

How Chaos at Chain Pharmacies Is Putting Patients at Risk

"I'm a danger to the public," one wrote to a regulator.

Pharmacists across the U.S. warn that the push to do more with less has made medication errors more likely.

In letters to state regulatory boards and in interviews with The New York Times, many pharmacists at companies like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens described understaffed and chaotic workplaces where they said it had become difficult to perform their jobs safely, putting the public at risk of medication errors.

They struggle to fill prescriptions, give flu shots, tend the drive-through, answer phones, work the register, counsel patients and call doctors and insurance companies, they said - all the while racing to meet corporate performance metrics that they characterized as unreasonable and unsafe in an industry squeezed to do more with less.

"I am a danger to the public working for CVS," one pharmacist wrote in an anonymous letter to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy in April.

State boards and associations in at least two dozen states have heard from distraught pharmacists, interviews and records show, while some doctors complain that pharmacies bombard them with requests for refills that patients have not asked for and should not receive.

Michael Jackson, chief executive of the Florida Pharmacy Association, said the number of complaints from members related to staffing cuts and worries about patient safety had become "overwhelming" in the past year.

A spokesman for CVS said it had created a system to address the issue, but Dr. Schwartz said complaints persisted. nytimes.com

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7-Eleven® Pilots Cashierless Store Concept

Hy-Vee Grocery Ends 24/7 Operations (265 Stores) - Closing Midnight to 5 a.m.

NYSE Owner Intercontinental Exchange Makes Takeover Offer for eBay

Tiffany & Co. Stockholders approve Acquisition by LVMH

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2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report: Threat Actors Pivot Toward More Targeted Attacks, Evasive Exploits

9.9 billion malware attacks recorded, a 6% decrease, due to more targeted attacks

Over 40 million web app attacks detected, 52% increase

Encrypted threats up 27%, almost 4 million identified

SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, today announced its annual threat report findings, which highlight the evasive tactics cybercriminals leverage to target businesses and consumers.

The 2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report provides in-depth information and analysis of the cyber threat landscape. Major findings of the report include:

Cybercriminals change approach to malware: 'Spray-and-pray' tactics that once had malware attack numbers soaring have since been abandoned for more targeted and evasive methods aimed at weaker victims. SonicWall recorded 9.9 billion malware attacks, a 6% year-over-year decrease.

Targeted ransomware attacks cripple victims: While total ransomware volume (187.9 million) dipped 9% for the year, highly targeted attacks left many state, provincial and local governments paralyzed and took down email communications, websites, telephone lines and even dispatch services.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a treasure trove for cybercriminals: Bad actors continue to deploy ransomware on ordinary devices, such as smart TVs, electric scooters and smart speakers, to daily necessities like toothbrushes, refrigerators and doorbells. SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers discovered a moderate 5% increase in IoT malware, with a total volume of 34.3 million attacks in 2019. sonicwall.com

8 of the 10 Most Exploited Bugs Last Year Involved Microsoft Products
For the third year in a row, cybercriminals employed vulnerabilities in Microsoft products far more so than security flaws in any other technology, new data for 2019 shows.

Eight out of the 10 most exploited vulnerabilities in 2019 in fact impacted Microsoft products. The other two-including the most exploited flaw-involved Adobe Flash Player, the previous top attacker favorite, according to analysis by Recorded Future.

The most exploited vulnerability in 2019 itself was CVE-2018-15982, a so-called use-after-free issue impacting Adobe Flash Player and earlier, and and earlier. This vulnerability, and another use-after-free issue impacting multiple Adobe Flash Player versions (CVE-2018-4878), were the only ones in Recorded Future's top 10 list unrelated to Microsoft.

Four of the remaining eight vulnerabilities in Recorded Future's top 10 most exploited list impacted Internet Explorer.

Troublingly, as many as six of the vulnerabilities in this year's list, were present in the 2018 top 10 as well. One of them-a critical remote code execution flaw in Microsoft Office/Wordpad (CVE-2017-0199)-has been on the list for three years. darkreading.com

What's Your Answer to this Question?

Do your employees feel valued?
64% have one foot out the door

The estimated current cybersecurity workforce is 2.8 million professionals, while the amount of additional trained staff needed to close the skills gap is 4.07 million professionals, according to (ISC)2. This makes retaining employees a top priority, but how can companies be successful at this?

Only one-third of employees surveyed plan to stay at their jobs this year, compared to 47% who said the same in 2019, according to a report conducted by Achievers.

53% only feel "moderately" valued
26% feel being "undervalued and unappreciated" is the highest barrier to engagement.

Risk of turnover and underperformance
The report revealed that in 2020, up to two thirds of employees surveyed could be headed for the door. The likely culprit? Disengagement. In fact, just 19% of employees surveyed consider themselves "very engaged," while 14% are fully disengaged. Even the 32% surveyed with "average engagement" are open to new job opportunities.

"Our data shows a substantial portion of today's workforce already has one foot out the door. This is a huge shift from what we found last year: that despite disengagement, 65% of employees were planning on staying at their jobs," said Dr. Natalie Baumgartner, Chief Workforce Scientist at Achievers.

"Employers must take immediate action to reverse these feelings of underappreciation and disengagement. If they don't, the risk of turnover and underperformance in 2020 is immense."

Leadership is falling flat on culture-building

The perception of leadership's commitment to culture and employee experience declined, with only 23% of employees surveyed stating senior leaders are "very committed" or have "more than average" commitment, compared to 31% who said the same in 2019.

One-third of employees (33%) surveyed believe leadership is "minimally committed" to culture and employee experience. This raises serious concerns as it's up by 7% from 2019.

Twelve percent of employees surveyed believe leadership in their workplace is "not at all committed" to culture and employee experience.

- Employee experience: Absence of recognition is a top driver of turnover

- Employees are leaving because they (still) don't feel heard  helpnetsecurity.com


Business owners, law enforcement hold meeting in Winnipeg to tackle retail theft
Fed up with rising theft, law enforcement officials and retailers held a round table discussion in Winnipeg to crack down on crime. John Graham with the Retail Council of Canada told 680 CJOB that increasingly violent incidents made the meeting necessary.

Graham said while crime is an issue in every community, Winnipeg is a hotspot for repeat incidents - and has retailers and their employees concerned about safety.

One of the biggest challenges facing local retailers, he said, is that businesses' loss prevention teams are legally prevented from sharing information about the identities of repeat offenders with each other.

Graham said the Retail Council is working with Manitoba Justice to find a solution to the problem, but at present, retailers don't have the individuals' permission to share their personal information, so they can't share it unless the person is convicted of a crime.

Best Buy Canada's regional loss prevention officer, Marco Addesa said that opening up lines of communication and sharing best practices is one of the issues he's interested in discussing at the round table meeting. Addesa said Best Buy's policy is very straight-forward - staff are not to interact with shoplifters. globalnews.ca

Retailers looking to share info to combat theft pen letter to justice minister

Businesses, province tight-lipped about takeaways from retail crime roundtable discussion


Retailers opposed to Canadian cities fining businesses over stray shopping carts
When Greater Sudbury's bylaw to regulate shopping carts came into effect in January 2014, nearly 600 of the stray carts were rounded up in 60 days. Not only did it send a message to local retailers, it netted the city $30,000 in fines, charging stores a $53 per cart "storage fee" that had to be paid if they wanted the property returned.

Other cities have followed suit, such as Mississauga, where not only business owners, but people who remove the carts from the store property can be fined. Closer to home, Sault Ste. Marie is considering a similar bylaw, for the same reasons as Sudbury: they are a nuisance and a potential safety hazard.

Retailers don't like the bylaws, because they feel they are being punished for a crime someone else commits. sudbury.com

From store closures to coronavirus, retailers face challenges in 2020 - but no apocalypse

Store closures and the rise of e-commerce are forcing a restructure of what we always thought retail was, says Retail Council of Canada CEO

The retail sector has seen a number of significant store closures and job losses. Now the coronavirus is throwing another wrench into the retail picture. Retail Council of Canada CEO Diane Brisebois speaks to the Financial Post's Larysa Harapyn about the challenges retailers face and what they can expect through 2020. financialpost.com

Canadian Retail Sales Growth Slows to a Crawl
On Track to Hit 10-Year Low

Toronto businesses report loss in sales due to coronavirus scare
One store says sales cut in half over past month

'Fog of uncertainty' in Canada as autos mask weak retail sales

'Things don't look good': Uncertainty over MEC Saskatoon opening

Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre to Become the Largest Mixed-Use Development in Canadian History

Why big supermarkets aren't jumping on the zero-waste train

Collingwood, ON: Fire engulfs Sporting Life; damages in the millions

Surrey, BC: Alleged crook traps himself store, then gets nabbed by police
Surveillance video captured Saturday night shows a man smashing the glass of the front door of the Cell Clinic in Surrey, B.C. Next, the apparent crook tries desperately to push through a security gate. The gate bows and flexes until finally the man is able to slide underneath. Once in the store, he appears to realize all of the pricey merchandise of the shop on 104th Avenue has been removed. With alarms ringing and time running out, he decides to bolt. But he can't get out. The video shows the man frantically looking around, presumably for a key to open the gate. But it was too late. The room is seen suddenly getting brighter as police cruisers pull up outside, lighting up the shop. ctvnews.ca

Winnipeg, MB: Customer knocked out during liquor store left

Bradford, ON: Man charged with $2,000 theft of baby formula from grocery store

Man who stole 150 wigs, some for kids with cancer, gets 3.5 year sentence

Skimming devices at Kitchener gas stations weren't skimming devices after all


Robberies & Burglaries

C-Store - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery
Liquor Mart - Winnipeg, MB - Robbery
Needs - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery
Seaway Mall - Welland, ON - Armed Robbery
Smoke Shop - Oshawa, ON - Armed Robbery
Unnamed business - Brantford, ON - Armed Robbery
Unnamed store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery
Unnamed store - London, ON - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - High River, AB - Armed Robbery

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Fraud Decisioning Adapts To Shifting Conditions
Online Marketplaces A Top Target For Internet Crime Syndicates

Just when you think there are no surprises left, this statistic drops:
60 percent of organizations recently polled had no idea their customer data had been breached, because their payments system and process is too opaque to detect it. That's surprising in 2020 - or maybe "shocking" better captures the vibe.

Some industries are more prone than others, as we discovered in the latest Fraud Decisioning Playbook, a PYMNTS and Simility collaboration. With 2020 on track to be a banner year for internet villains, there's also good news for merchants and brands. Some of the most effectual uses of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are happening in the anti-fraud space. That also makes 2020 a potentia
l turning point in the battle between legitimate eCommerce and its shadowy foes.

The Issue With Trust

Trust is untrustworthy. It's a strangely ironic truth in this time of rampant cybertheft. Businesses that function on trust were among the first to be targeted by internet crime syndicates - especially online marketplaces, where there is no face-to-face or voice communication between sellers and buyers.

This is where the powerful fraud decisioning systems are making a difference, with AI-powered adaptive detection and flexible data ingression that looks for fraud patterns in unexpected new ways.

Safety Is Multilayered

While ingenious new forms of fraud detection - like analyzing mouse movements for signs of humanness, and the biometric detection of deep fakes and synthetic IDs - are pulling ahead of fraudsters, other methods are proving effective. What's emerging is a multi-point approach to fraud detection that uses AI and ML to analyze torrents of web traffic, while human experts make the tough decisions.

There is support for ideas like
adding some "friendly friction" back into transactions, as well as more strident methods like strong customer authentication (SCA). Anti-fraud efforts are increasingly a multi-pronged affair, where overlapping procedures and technologies sniff out the fakes and let the "real you" get through. pymnts.com

Coroner: Man dies in accident at Amazon construction site at Cincinnati Airport





Update: Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee man pleads guilty in shoplifting ring involving Star Wars toys
A Murfreesboro man has pleaded guilty for helping run a shoplifting ring through the use of fraudulent UPC bar codes. James Adkins, 36, pleaded guilty to criminal stimulation on Jan. 17. Police said Adkins used fraudulent bar codes to purchase Star Wars theme toys and other action figures for pennies on the dollar then resold them online. He's accused of entering an Alabama Walmart and replacing bar codes on toys then replacing them with the fraudulent ones, allowing them to purchase the toys at a much lower price. He is accused of committing similar crimes in other parts of Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. Alabama police searched Adkins' Murfreesboro home in December, which also led to the arrest of his wife Taylor Melvin, a Staff Sergeant in the military. Adkins and his wife were accused of operating an online eBay business from their home which served as a distribution center. Inside, detectives found 6,600 toys valued between $750,000 and $1 million which are believed to have been purchased using the fraudulent bar codes. Police also found computers, printing label materials, and business documents which were confiscated. Charges against Melvin have since been dropped, according to multiple media outlets. fox17.com

Baton Rouge, LA: Mother-daughter duo arrested for alleged Home Depot theft
A mother-daughter team is in jail in Louisiana after a Good Samaritan posted video of the two allegedly shoplifting at a Brookhaven home improvement store. The Louisiana State Police's Fugitive Task Force Tuesday arrested Joy R. Taylor and her daughter, Tyshericka Lashae Taylor, in a pre-dawn raid in Baton Rouge. The video provided to the police and posted Friday on the BPD Facebook page allegedly shows the two women and another person loading the back of a car with items from at least one full shopping cart. Collins said a Home Depot Organized Retail Crime team from Houston, Texas, is heading to Louisiana to assist Louisiana State Police in processing the evidence recovered that belongs to Home Depot. dailyleader.com

Santa Clarita, CA: Replica Firearm, Ski Mask, Stolen Items Recovered After Canyon Country Home Depot Theft
Three suspects are facing multiple felonies after an alleged Canyon Country Home Depot theft Friday, with deputies recovering over 50 pieces of evidence. Deputies also found narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia, stolen tools, stolen mail, fraudulent identifications cards, a replica firearm and a ski mask. hometownstation.com

Boise, ID: Police make arrests in tool theft ring, recover $18,000 in stolen goods
A Garden City man has been charged with 31 crimes, including 20 felony counts of burglary, after police conducted a monthslong investigation into the stealing of tools from a Boise retailer. Layn Minor, 23, also was charged with three counts of grand theft, a felony, and eight counts of petit theft, a misdemeanor. The thefts occurred over several weeks between October and December from a retailer on N. Milwaukee Street. BPD worked in conjunction with the U.S. Marshal's fugitive task force to arrest Minor and Madison Carner, 19, of Nampa, the release said. Carner faces a single felony count of solicitation to commit a crime. idahostatesman.com

Steubenville, OH: Trio arrested in over $1,000 Walmart theft

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Shootings & Deaths

Chester, PA: 2 men arrested after Gas station gunfire exchange kills 2
Two killed in double shooting at Gas station. Police have arrested two suspects following a gas station convenience store robbery and gun battle that left two people dead near Philadelphia. Officers in Chester were called to the Sunoco A-Plus Mini Market shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday and found 29-year-old Tahriq Doward in front of the store with a gunshot wound. Thirty-year-old Lasantos Saunders was found a block away in the driver's seat of a car, also with a gunshot wound. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said surveillance footage and further investigation indicates that several people assaulted and robbed Saunders inside the store. Employees escorted the attackers out, but moments later Doward returned and exchanged gunfire with Saunders. Police said two men were charged with robbery, aggravated assault and other counts, but not with the homicide of Saunders. phillytrib.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Tallahassee, FL: Walmart manager accused of stealing more than $80,000 in 7 days
On Friday, the Leon County Sheriff's office was called to Walmart for an employee theft. When they arrived, a loss prevention officer told them that the store's till had been consistently short all month and suspected one of the customer service managers was to blame. The officer said that Alexander Washington showed up at the store and logged into the system on Jan. 28, 30 minutes after midnight. The officer found it odd because Washington was not scheduled to be at work that day. Through further investigation, deputies determined that Washington stole $12,505 on Jan. 10, $28,318 on Jan. 14, $3 on Jan. 15, $16,717 on Jan. 20, $2,000 on Jan. 21, $18,000 on Jan. 22, and $9,000 on Jan. 28. In total, investigators say Washington stole $86,543. Based on the evidence, Washington was charged with organized scheme to defraud (over $50,000). wtxl.com

Hamden, CT: Gas Station Employee Accused of Stealing Items Worth $17k on First Day
Hamden police are trying to identify a gas station employee who allegedly stole more than $17,000 worth of items on his first day of work. Officers were called to Go on Gas on Arch Street late last month after getting a report of a larceny. Investigators said they were told management hired a new overnight employee. During the new employee's first solo shift, police said the store owner used an app on his cell phone to view the store cameras. The owner said he quickly learned the new employee had left and had stolen items including lottery tickets, 89 boxes of cigarettes and money. According to investigators, the total worth of the items that were stolen is $17,183. In addition to stealing the items, officers said the employee stole his employment folder, which contained all of his personal information. The store's owner said he does not know the new employee's name. nbcconnecticut.com

Taunton, MA: Former Kay Jewelers manager to be charged with in-store larceny of over $15K
An internal investigation showed that Peluso employed fraudulent discounts when she used her credit card to buy 14 pieces of jewelry valued at $16,426. The discounts, which ranged from 85 to 99 percent, allowed Peluso to buy the items for just under $1,300, police said. tauntongazette.com

Media Courthouse, PA: Check Schemer to serve 1 year, pay $25,000

Houston, TX: 5 juveniles taken into custody after armed robbery of AT&T store in Montgomery County

Austin, MN: Golf Course Manager steals $450,000, promised to repay but his $75,000 restitution payment check bounced

Roseville, MN: Pair pepper-sprayed Famous Footwear employee after stealing shoes


AT&T - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Rome, GA - Robbery
Destiny USA -Syracuse, NY - Burglary
Dollar General - Cleveland, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Person County, NC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Brownwood, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Peoria, IL - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Chester, PA - Armed Robbery / employee killed
Grocery - Orangeburg, SC - Burglary
Guns - Sequim, WA - Burglary
Jewelry - Texas City, TX - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Columbia, SC - Robbery
Jewelry - Myrtle Beach, SC - Robbery
Jewelry - Brookfield, WI - Robbery
Jewelry - Tigard, OR - Robbery
Liquor - Towson, MD - Burglary
Liquor - Orangeburg, SC - Burglary
Mall Kiosk - Towson, MD - Burglary
Restaurant - Columbia, TN - Armed Robbery (McDonalds)
Shoes - Roseville, MN - Robbery/ Assault
7-Eleven - North Riverside, IL - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 15 robberies
• 6 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 1 killed


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Field Loss Prevention Manager
Oklahoma City, OK
As a Retail Loss Prevention Manager for Staples, you will manage and coordinate Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within Staples Retail locations...
Risk Management and Asset Protection Manager
Kansas City, MO
This role is responsible for risk management, physical security, and loss prevention in Hallmark Gold Crown retail stores and will monitor internal and external theft, consumer and retailer fraud, and employee and consumer injuries...
Assets Protection Business Partner - Food & Beverage
Minneapolis, MN
In this role you will lead a team of DC AP Managers responsible for providing safe and secure environments for our team members and guests in Food & Beverage Distribution Centers. AP teams will do this by leading a physical security culture and responding to crisis events to protect our team, investigating and resolving theft, and creating awareness and educating team members on operational shortage priorities...
Assets Protection Business Partner - Global Supply Chain & Logistics
Multiple Field Locations, Nationwide
In this role you will lead a team of DC AP Managers responsible for providing safe and secure environments for our team members and guests in Distribution Centers across Central and Pac-Northwest US regions. AP teams will do this by leading a physical security culture and responding to crisis events to protect our team, investigating and resolving theft, and creating awareness and educating team members on operational shortage priorities...
Investigative Analyst
Palo Alto, CA
The Investigative Analyst conducts various analysis and investigative services for a specific client in their Investigations Center. The Analyst will complete all-source research, gather pertinent data, review intelligence gaps, prepare case files and complete associated investigations and reporting requirements...
Regional Loss Prevention Manager
San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA
Primary Purpose: To protect the company assets, associates and customers in the stores located on the West Coast (majority of stores in California) and administer the established Loss Prevention programs that have been established at the stores of our three brands: Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman...

Research Director
Gainesville, FL
The Research Director leads, develops, and manages the research and innovation team and its outputs by coordinating research and innovation strategy, projects, working group engagements, lab enhancement, IMPACT and other event preparation...

Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Chicago, IL

The Regional Loss Prevention Manager (RLPM) oversees the daily activities of loss prevention efforts within the assigned area to ensure an effective and proactive approach to the reduction of shrink and protection of company assets...

Manager of Loss Prevention & Security
Wawa, PA
The Manager of Loss Prevention and Security serves as the subject matter expert in the area of Loss Prevention and Physical Security for the Company with focus on developing and driving solutions that will create an optimum associate and customer experience in a safe and secure environment...
Payments Security Program Manager
San Jose, CA

The Payments Security Program Manager will oversee the strategy, identification, coordination, implementation, execution and completion of the Security Initiatives across eBay's Payments, Risk, and Billing systems and partnering organizations...

Region Asset Protection Manager
Jacksonville, FL
Responsible for managing asset protection programs designed to minimize shrink, associate and customer liability accidents, bad check and cash loss, and safety incidents for stores within assigned region. This position will develop the framework for the groups' response to critical incidents, investigative needs, safety concerns and regulatory agency visits...

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