Rosenthal was promoted to Senior Director of Sales and Customer Service - North
America for Checkpoint Systems - Alpha brand.
Stuart has been with Checkpoint/Alpha since 2010 and has held
various positions including National Account Manager, Director of Business
Development, and Director of Sales. Stuart brings with him 25 years of previous
Loss Prevention Management experience holding positions as a District, Regional,
and Director of Loss Prevention. Stuart earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business
from the University of Georgia. Congratulations Stuart!
Tony Davis was promoted to Canada Operations
Director for Nordstrom.
Tony was previously the Eastcoast Operations Manager
for the retailer and has been with Nordstrom since 1994 when he started as a
Regional Loss Prevention Manager - Northeast Region. He has worked his way up,
and has held such positions as Corporate Loss Prevention Director - Operations
and Corporate Loss Prevention Director/Rack Division. Congratulations Tony!
Sports Authority to file for bankruptcy as early as March, close 150-200 stores
Sporting goods retailer Sports Authority Inc intends to file for bankruptcy as
early as next month, an action that would expedite the closing of some of its
450 stores across the United States, according to three people familiar with the
matter. Sports Authority missed a $20 million coupon payment on Jan. 15,
triggering a 30-day grace period to work out a compromise with creditors. The
Englewood, Colorado-based company's bankruptcy plans underscore the challenges
the fragmented sporting goods industry faces as it competes with discounter
Wal-Mart Stores Inc and online retailer Amazon.com Inc. Ahead of the bankruptcy
filing, Sports Authority is trying to work out a deal with creditors for a loan
to get the company through bankruptcy, and line up liquidators for the 150 to
200 stores it plans to close, one of the people said this week.
Best Buy lays off a few dozen corporate employees
Best Buy has laid off a few dozen corporate employees in recent weeks, the
Richfield-based electronics retailer confirmed Monday. We've had some areas
where we have done a small amount of restructuring," Jeff Shelman, a company
spokesman, told the Star Tribune.
He did not provide an exact number of job cuts. But he noted that Best Buy is
also hiring in other strategic areas. Its corporate website lists about 90 job
openings in Richfield.
vs. Privacy Debate - Rallies supporting Apple taking place at stores nationwide
Rallies are planned at Apple stores across the country Tuesday to support the
company's refusal to help the FBI access the cell phone of a gunman who took
part in the killings of 14 people at the Inland Regional Center in San
Bernardino. The group Fight for the Future is behind the national effort,
encouraging people to rally at an Apple store at 5:30 p.m. at the Fashion Valley
Mall. Other Southern California rallies are planned in Los Angeles and Santa
"Breaking the security features of our iPhones won't just hurt our privacy, it
puts all of our safety at risk," the group proclaims on its website. "Once a
backdoor is built, there's no way to ensure it will only be used by the
government and law enforcement, and it will eventually leak either by malicious
hackers, foreign governments, terrorists or thieves and stalkers to use our data
Federal authorities want Apple to help investigators access data on the iPhone
of Syed Rizwan Farook, the man in the husband-wife terror duo that killed 14
people at the Inland Regional Center on Dec. 2. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri
Pym ordered the company last week to help the FBI access
the password-protected phone, but Apple has resisted, saying such a move could
compromise the security of all iPhone owners' information.
Most Americans support the FBI over Apple, Pew study finds
Most Americans think that Apple should help the FBI unlock a smartphone used by
one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino mass shooting, according to a study
released Monday by the Pew Research Center. Fifty-one percent of those asked
said they think Apple should unlock the iPhone to help the FBI with its
investigation, while 38 percent said it should not unlock the phone to protect
the security of its other users. Eleven percent of respondents had no opinion
Ex-Dress Barn Assistant Controller & Former CFO Settle SEC Insider Trading
The SEC on Friday filed and settled administrative claims against Nicholas
Prezioso, a former assistant controller at Dress Barn subsidiary Ascena Retail
Group Inc. According to the SEC, Prezioso purchased Ascena options in December
2011 and February 2012 based on inside information regarding the company's
positive earnings results. Prezioso also illegally purchased stock in Lane
Bryant owner Charming Shoppes Inc. in early 2012 after learning that it would be
acquired by Ascena, the SEC said.
Prezioso is the second former Ascena employee to be accused of insider trading
by the SEC in as many months. On Jan. 12, Reid Hackney, the company's former
chief financial officer, agreed to pay $100,770 to settle allegations that he
traded on inside information about earnings reports and the Charming Shoppes
Prezioso, of Secaucus, New Jersey, agreed to pay $420,669 in disgorgement,
interest and civil fines without admitting or denying wrongdoing.
Does Walmart self-checkout have shoplifting problem?
Something unusual may be going on at the self-checkout line in Walmart,
officials say. Natchez, Mississippi city officials have noticed a high number
of shoplifting arrests related to the self-checkout line, and are
questioning whether some of the allegations could be mistakes. The narrative
reports on those instances almost always describe a failure to scan an item;
many suspects told police the items were left unscanned by accident. They were
One person who was arrested for shoplifting at the self-checkout, who spoke on
the condition of anonymity, said the self-checkout area made it difficult to
keep track of what items had already been purchased. She forgot an item in the
bottom of her shopping cart, she said, and when she approached the door, she was
stopped and told that surveillance had noticed the omission. But instead of
being allowed to return to checkout, she was escorted to the back of the store
Municipal Court Judge Jim Blough said he has seen every single one of the
self-checkout cases. "It has come up again and again, and it's something that
will have to be looked at harder," Blough said. "It is a growing problem,
and they're working on it on both sides."
Survey: U.S. Retail Cash Theft Up 8%
the number of stores using secure storage at POS dropped
Published by Retail Knowledge and sponsored by Volumatic, the
US Retail Fraud Survey 2015, now in its third year, is an extensive study of
the retail fraud and loss prevention systems, processes and strategies employed
by of 100 of the US's top retailers. The latest Survey showed that cash theft,
one of the top areas of store loss for retailers, represents the second
biggest area of store loss at 26% of shrink. This is an 8% increase since last
year's Survey. The Survey also revealed that, during the same period, the
number of stores using secure cash storage systems at the POS dropped by 2%.
Other areas of store loss highlighted by the Survey include:
● Employee theft is identified as the biggest area of store loss at 38% of
● Administrative and bookkeeping errors account for the third biggest area of
loss at 23%; a 10% increase
● Shoplifting is the fourth biggest area of loss in stores at 11%
Mafia behind most EU pharma cargo theft
- $33.5M worth of drugs stolen each year says expert
The Mafia is responsible for most pharmaceutical cargo thefts in Europe
according to a researcher who says 30m euros ($33.5m) worth of drugs are stolen while
in transit across the continent each year. The research also identified Italy as
a hot spot for such crime, however, the South East of England, Dusseldorf in
Germany and Moscow in Russia were also mentioned as areas of concern by survey
Mississippi Bills cover Cargo Theft
One bill is intended to deter the theft of truck, rail or container cargo
through stiff punishment. The bill from Rep. Steve Massengill, R-Hickory Flat,
would establish cargo theft as a specific offense and impose felony charges with
escalating fines and punishment based on the value of goods. In an effort to
discourage thefts in the state, offenders would face prison in addition to
monetary penalties. Specifically, thieves who steal cargo from trucks loaded
with controlled substances, or pharmaceuticals, valued at less than $10,000
would face fines up to $100,000 and/or up to 10 years in prison.
Theft of controlled substances valued up to $1 million could result in as much
as 25 years behind bars and/or fines up to $1 million. Loads valued in excess of
$1 million could result in prison terms as long as 30 years and/or fines up to
$1 million. Violators of other property heists valued as much as $1,000 would
face misdemeanor charges. Theft of cargo valued as high as $10,000 would include
fines up to $100,000 and/or 10 years behind bars. Stolen loads valued in excess
of $10,000 could result in 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $1 million.
Berkeley, NJ: Investigation of Fatal Accident in Roof Collapse Still Ongoing
It's been almost five months since 52-year-old Raymond Crosby died at the
Beachwood Shopping Center, when a roof collapsed on him in one of the sections
of the dilapidated plaza. But the Occupational Health and Safety Administration
has not finished its investigation in the Sept. 24 accident, spokesperson Leni
Fortson said. Crosby died during the demolition of the shopping center, which
had been underway for several weeks. Everything stopped on the day he was killed
and no work has been done at the site since.
Whole Foods Calls Claims Of Overcharging Scheme Baseless
Whole Foods Market Inc. told a Texas federal court Friday that investors' class
allegations the grocery chain masterminded a plot to overcharge New York City
customers were unfounded, and that the case should be permanently dismissed. The
shareholder lawsuit is premised on a New York City Department of Consumer
Affairs press release detailing an alleged companywide scheme to overcharge
customers in Whole Foods' New York City locations, the company said Friday. But
the "unwarranted" allegations in that release were put to rest after the agency
reached a settlement with the retailer in which Whole Foods denied any
culpability, the health food chain said.
The alleged overcharging scheme was revealed in June 2015 by the DCA. The
agency said a probe carried out in fall and winter 2014 tested 80 different
prepackaged products, including berries, nuts, vegetables, meat and baked goods,
and found 89 percent of the foods tested were missing more product than is
allowed under federal guidelines.
DSW to open 14 new stores next 3 months
Stein Mart plans 12 new stores this year
Wayfair to hire 450 for Texas service center
Danish jewelry brand Pandora Acquitted in Criminal Court Case
Quarterly Same Store
HBC Q4 comp's up 11%:
• The Department Store Group (DSG) up 4%; • Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th up 2%; •
Saks Fifth Avenue down 1.2%; • HBC Europe (GALERIA Kaufhof,
Galeria INNO and Sportarena) up 0.4%; • Digital sales
Home Depot Q4 comp's up
7.1% with net sales up 9.5%
Office Depot Q4 comp's flat, with total sales down 9%
Dillard's Q4 comp's down 2% with total sales down 2%
Macy's Q4 comp's down 4.3% with total sales down 5.3%
All the News - One Place - One Source - One
The D&D Daily respects your time
& doesn't filter retail's reality
eBay Asset Protection Assists Law Enforcement
on Vehicle Scammer Arrest
The victims said they had purchased vehicles online through eBay. The offender
would talk the victims into just making a down payment through PayPal and to
wire the rest of the money into his bank account located in Scottsboro. The
victims were never able to get the vehicle they had purchased. After a few weeks
of being unable to make contact with the offender, the victims would file a
claim through eBay. On Feb. 19, Dennis lee Burton, Jr., 41, of Fackler, AL was
arrested and charged with theft by deception. Burton is being held in the
Jackson County Jail on a $20,000 bond.
For further information on PROACT, email inquiries to
eBay Direct - Click Here
(notify - info - questions)
The rise of LinkedIn fraud - Hackers after your business email
There is an increasing number of fraudsters and hackers who are committing cyber
crimes targeting LinkedIn users. Phishing campaigns are among the most
popular means to acquiring a target's security credentials and personal data.
report revealed a large number of hackers who were speculated to be have
operating out of Iran. Creating dozens of fake LinkedIn accounts by posing as
corporate headhunters, they sought to snag working professionals in
industries such as telecommunications and even government agencies. Once the
approach and the trap is laid with successful results, the targets are
enticed into giving up information such as business emails.
Acquiring important business emails is key, as this brings hackers the targets
that they seek. When a successful phishing campaign is completed, the stolen
employees' sensitive data could be used to engage in more effective phishing
campaigns all over again. By gaining access to significant data such as
titles, reporting structures and emails, the hackers gain the means to assume
the identity of senior management.
Even more-so, communicating through the hacker company emails could see
malicious hackers pretend to be a member of the board, the CEO, a senior
executive and most times, the CFO. Usually, the communication is made toward
an employee who is below the hacker's assumed position in the corporate
hierarchy. There are plenty of instances when an employee is forced to transfer
money, at the behest of the faux executive or senior to the hacking
Inversely, a hacker could also assume the identity of a supplier to the
business, sending in a vendor email that can easily be mistaken as routine
communication. Vendor emails are either compromised or spoofed with subtle
changes, an extra character here or a removed one there - which would, in
essence, make the email appear legitimate. Another instance wherein emails are
clearly deemed an effective hacking vulnerability is malware-laced
attachments that tend to infect targeted computers entirely.
Last Year 700 Million Records Were Compromised
Over 700 million data records were compromised last year thanks to 1,673 data
breaches, according to digital security firm Gemalto. In 2015, 22 records were
lost every second, yet in only 4% of total cases strong encryption was used to
render that stolen data useless to the attacker.
The majority of incidents (53%) were related to identity theft rather
than financial access (22%) or account access (11%). This is a shift away from a
pattern of previous years, when credit card and other financial data was the
main target for cybercriminals. infosecurity-magazine.com
Hackers Targeted Human Error in 2015
Hackers overwhelmingly sought to socially engineer and exploit computer users
last year rather than create automated exploits for use in email-based attacks,
according to Proofpoint.
The cybersecurity company claimed in its new The Human Factor 2016 report that
99.7% of documents used in attachment-based campaigns relied on social
engineering and macros. What's more, 98% of URLs in malicious messages link to
executables, or executables inside an archive - which have to be opened by the
How do you make seamless shopping a reality?
Operational silos are key inhibitor to delivering an integrated, seamless
Only 18% of CEOs said they have eliminated operational silos and are delivering
seamless omnichannel shopping experiences for their customers. Companies without
operational silos expressed greater confidence in revenue growth (59% compared
to 48% average for all CEOs) and profit growth (63% compared to 43%) than their
peers. The study also indicates CEOs that have removed silos are also achieving
competitive advantage though lower costs and increased investments in
customer-centric services. chainstoreage.com
MasterCard, Visa bring payment to the consumer
Both of the major financial services providers are releasing new Internet of
Things (IoT)- and mobile-enabled payment solutions that will allow consumers
to shop from an increasing number of locations, using a variety of touchpoints,
with greater security.
STANLEY SECURITY ANNOUNCES STANLEY GUARD
Mobility Solution Delivers Security and
to Campuses and Workplaces
- February 22, 2016 - STANLEY Security, a leading global
manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range
of industries, announces STANLEY Guard, a smartphone and cloud-based personal
safety and security response suite. The STANLEY Guard Personal Safety app
allows users - whether they are students, employees, or executives - to send
alerts, including video and their GPS location, directly to their security
command center for immediate response. The STANLEY Guard Security Response
app is designed to coordinate incident responses and provide a means of task
management for facilities and institutions that manage their own security.
Finally, the STANLEY Guard Command Center platform provides businesses,
schools, and other facilities an effective means to verify and dispatch their
security resources and manage mass notifications.
The STANLEY Guard campus security mobility solution provides personal safety
beginning with a user triggering an alert from their Personal Safety app. Once
the alert is triggered, the user's smartphone immediately notifies the STANLEY
Guard Command Center portal and begins to transmit the user's identity and
location, as well as live audio and video that may be used as evidence of the
incident. If the user chooses, he or she may then shake their smartphone,
turning the device into a high-volume, strobe-light alarm.
As the Command Center portal receives the alert triggered from the user's smartphone in real-time, the authenticity and severity of the threat may be
verified. In addition to receiving the user's real-time video and audio
evidence, location and identity, the Command Center also sees a record of
previous alerts, including comments from dispatchers and first responders. Once
the Command Center verifies a threat, a police or security officer may be
dispatched through the STANLEY Guard Security Response app. Further, the Command
Center can choose which security officer to dispatch based on either their
proximity to the incident or their unique qualifications and skill set.
Security personnel are notified of the incident in progress, and are provided
with all pertinent information, including a map and GPS guidance to the
incident's location through the STANLEY Guard Security Response app. The
Security Response app may also be used to capture and coordinate video and audio
evidence, as well as provide detail response reports from each individual
|● Send Alerts: users can notify
security whenever the need arises from anywhere on their premises.
|● Schedule Meetings: automatically
alert authorities if the user deviates from their schedule and does
not switch off a timed alert.
|● Conduct Journeys: the user can set
pre-arranged routes and automatically alert authorities if they
deviate from their route and do not switch off a timed alert.
|● Man-Down Functionality: the user
can activate this feature to automatically alert authorities if
their device senses a fall, collision, or similar incident.
|● Lone Worker Safety Solutions:
provides employees with a direct line to security in any situation.
|● Geo-fencing: assign security
personnel to defined areas to improve coverage, efficiency, and
Read more here.
Research in Action Report
The Loss Prevention Research Council is aware of how critical research is to
help guide you and your team to sell more and lose less. Each month the D&D
brief summaries of loss prevention research from the LPRC and other researchers
across the globe.
This research covers a wide range of topics and includes basic types of
research, such as benchmarking, as well as more applied research. Both types are beneficial: basic research helps us understand complex loss
prevention issues and the environmental context in which you work, while applied
research builds on this to provide us with more concrete deliverables.
Due to the upcoming LPRC Cyber Security Summit, this month's Research In
Action report focuses on Cyber-Crime. We will discuss various reactions and
responses to cyber-crime and analyze the current systematic measures that are
currently in place to combat the threats as a whole. Finally, we will look at
the overall costs of cyber-crime and how it might affect you.
How Do Consumers React to Cyber-Crime?
While cyber-crime events are costly and disruptive in their own right, even more
impactful is the ripple effect they exhibit on consumer trust and subsequent
commerce behavior. This research examines consumer reactions to various degrees
of cyber-crime exposure, measuring their change in willingness/likeliness to
execute online retail transactions.
Read the report summary here.
Read the full report here.
Cyber Crime: Impact On Society And Prevention
Cyber crime is emerging as a serious threat worldwide. Governments, police
departments and intelligence units have started reacting to it seriously. In the
current era of online processing, much of the information is online and prone to
cyber threats. Those attacks which are processed knowingly can be considered
cyber crime and they have serious impacts over the society in the form of
economical disrupt, psychological imbalance, threat to national defense and
infrastructure, etc. Restrictions on cyber crimes are dependent on proper
analysis of their behavior and understanding of their impacts over various
levels of society.
Click here to access the report. (LPRC membership required)
Measuring the Costs of Cyber-Crime
Annual costs of cyber crime are amounting to scary figures - but how much do
these figures affect you? Several data sources in existence lead citizens to
believe they are being affected in a very grandiose way. This Deltica study from
2012 aims to combat this belief and provides readers with actual costs versus
perceived costs of cyber-crime and how to better combat this online issue.
Click here to access the report. (LPRC membership required)
America's Top Cop
Father' of Public Law Enforcement's ORC Efforts
William Bratton's speech
to the LP community
On Jan. 18th,
New York Police Commissioner William Bratton spoke to retail loss prevention executives at the D&D Daily's "Live in NYC 2016
at the NRF Big Show" event. In his speech, Bratton talks about NYC's new ORC
efforts, asking retailers to get involved and help in the fight against the
growing threat of organized retail crime.
From his support and funding of the nation's largest ORC association and
conference in Los Angeles, to his current efforts in authorizing the formation
of New York City's first Metro ORC effort, learn about Commissioner Bratton's
commitment to public-private crime-fighting partnerships nationwide.
Watch Bratton's speech here.
Solution Providers, have a
video or commercial you want to publish?
'Ex' Factor Of Offline Commerce
Savvy retailers - whether they began as physical stores before expanding online
or vice versa - understand that the customer experience at a brick-and-mortar
location, if sufficiently attended to, provides a substantial potential
differentiator over the competition that is not available in the online space.
That is not to say, however, that to build an effectively unique in-store
experience, retailers can disregard the ever-increasing propensity of digital
elements. On the contrary, those are essential factors in the new world of
offline commerce - i.e., the one in which physical retail stores have to compete
with online offerings, as well as with one another - to be incorporated in
designing experiences powerful enough to draw customers away from their desktops
and laptops (but they can keep their mobile devices handy) and into the world.
Barneys New York, for one, kept all of these factors in mind during the planning
of its flagship store in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, which just opened
As Digiday reports, the new location - which marks a return for Barneys to where
it was first founded (at the time, as a menswear brand) in 1923 - features a
beacon network that communicates with shoppers' smartphones, a sales staff
equipped with iPads to help them better personalize the shopping experience (as
well as offer mobile checkout) and same-day delivery, an offering that is fast
becoming table stakes in the realm of online-to-offline commerce.
Expanding in the other direction (but with the same purpose), meanwhile, is
Amazon, which - having opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in November
of last year - is rumored to be planning hundreds more.
Regardless of the exact number of locations that Amazon intends to open, many
observers are questioning why the very (digital) company responsible for
effectively annihilating bookstore chains (hang in there, Barnes & Noble!) would
quite literally move into that space.
The answer, very likely, is the customer experience.
MasterCard Raises The IQ Of Fraud Prevention
While recognizing that digital commerce (referring to card-not-present, card
present, eCommerce and mobile commerce) is still small, Ajay Bhalla, MasterCard
President of Enterprise, notes that it's expanding "at a very fast pace." It's a
problem, explains Bhalla, that inspired MasterCard and its IQ Series.
Two products have been launched so far in the series. The first solution is
Authorization IQ, a system that monitors the behavior of a consumer's account
over a rolling 12-month period and can authorize payments using algorithms based
on that very behavior. The second solution launched as part of the IQ series is
Assurance IQ, which Bhalla notes "solves specifically for the devices world."
Assurance IQ allows merchants to pass all of the aforementioned information to
MasterCard through an API. MasterCard will then use the information in its
databases, combine all the other information that we have about the transaction
- for instance, the merchant, the ATM, where it's used - and then provide a
score to the issuing bank.
York: Police Investigating Possible Link Between Fur Thefts In New York City And
The NYPD is teaming up with law enforcement in Colorado to go after robbers
targeting fur stores. The NYPD and police departments in four Colorado cities
are on the hunt for the fur thieves. Surveillance cameras have captured a man
and woman on their alleged crime spree that started last October. Investigators
said they're link to at least six incidents in Midtown alone. Members of the
suspected theft ring stole two fur coats in December, a $40,000 loss. The high
end fur store owner in Denver believes the same man and woman hit his store for
over $20,000 in merchandise. The fur store owners said the thieves have thick
accents and could possibly be from eastern Europe.
Bellevue, WA: Bellevue Police bust 5 tied to several Apple Store Robberies,
over $20,000 of merchandise stolen
Officers apprehended five suspects linked to several robberies at local Apple
stores. During one robbery, six men entered the store wearing hooded sweatshirts
and grabbed around 13 iPhones before fleeing. In all, they were reportedly in
and out of the store within 25 seconds. The suspect's descriptions also match
large-scale grab-and-runs at Apple stores in Southcenter and Tacoma, according
NH: Police arrest a FL man connected to ID Theft Gang
and over $10,000 in gift cards purchased
Police have arrested a Florida man in connection with a credit card fraud ring
involving more than $10,000 in gift cards from Sam's Club in Hudson. According
to Hudson police, around 1 p.m. on Feb. 15 officers were called to Sam's Club to
investigate a reported credit card fraud in progress. Two men fled the area
prior to police arriving, with one man, identified as Yoel Peguero Bettancourt,
38, of Miami arrested on charges of disobeying an officer. Police have requested
a warrant for Bettancourt on felony charges related to credit card fraud. Police
believe a Texas-based organized crime ring responsible for the gift card fraud
also put devices on gas pumps in several New Hampshire communities to steal or
skim credit card numbers.
Baltimore men charged with Identity Theft
Two men are charged with identity theft, conspiracy to commit identity theft,
forgery, theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception. On
Friday, Springettsbury Township police responded to Boscov's at the York
Galleria mall. Alert employees and Loss Prevention observed the two suspects
after they had opened 2 lines of Credit, purchasing $2,794.83 worth of clothing
and jewelry. Corporate Loss Prevention contacted the 'actual' South Carolina
victim who stated that his identity was also used the day prior at Home Depot to
open a line of credit. Police stop the two men, a search and found a fake
Florida Driver's license and four credit cards in other names.
Belknap Co, NH: Grand Jury indicts Man in $1,500 Baby Formula case
Edward Burke, 32, was indicted this week for theft by unauthorized taking of
baby formula valued at more than $1,500 from the Tilton Wal-Mart back in
Norman, OK: Man steals 2 Drones valued at $500 each from Target; may have a
de-activation security device
Police say the man was able to walk into the Target and out with the drones
undetected. The drones were valued at $500 a piece. "Target's loss prevention
seems to think that he had some type of mechanism with him that allowed him to
disable or take off those security items," Jensen said.
Brownwood, TX: Brown County Sheriff's Office arrests a suspect warrant
for ORC and drug charges
Chelsea Rene Mallone, 28, of Brownwood on warrants related to surety withdrawals
for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 2 equal or greater than 4
grams, less than 200 grams, and theft from person enhanced along with a
Weatherford Police warrant for organized retail theft.
Madison, MS: Police look for suspect that used clone credit cards
at Kroger stores
The suspect used what appeared to be a cloned credit card to make three
different purchases at two different Kroger stores in Madison.
Do you have an ORC case to share? Publishing it educates the LP & retail community,
which might fuel even more jobs and funding.
Share your ORC news and help the industry grow!
SC: Reported SC shooting may not have involved gunfire, Airsoft Guns found
Investigators have not found any shell casings at the Columbiana Centre, and the
surveillance video reviewed so far hasn't given authorities any solid leads,
Columbia Police said in a news release Monday. Also, witnesses who originally
reported seeing two men fire in the air after a fistfight Saturday night aren't
as confident about their stories in later interviews, police said. Investigators
did find one curious piece of evidence in the woods nearby - a backpack with at
least four Airsoft guns, which look like real guns and fire tiny BB-size
pellets. Some of the guns make popping sounds when fired. Police haven't been
able to determine who left the bag behind or if they were connected with what
witnesses thought was a shooting. No one was injured in the mall, despite a mass
panic when reports of shots fired spread rapidly. Hundreds of people ran away or
hid in stores. It took hours for police to clear everyone out.
Baltimore, MD: 90-year-old woman, 82-year-old man shot
in shopping center parking lot
The shooting happened in the area of Clifton Avenue and Denison Street around
1:00 p.m., near the Walbrook Junction Shopping Center. "They were not the
intended targets," Police spokesperson TJ Smith said at a press briefing.
Investigators believe the suspect(s) fired from across the street.
Kalamazoo, MI: Suspect bought tactical jacket hours before shooting spree
The man charged with shooting eight people Saturday night, killing six of them,
bought a tactical jacket hours before the shooting. Jonathan Southwick of
Southwick's Gun Store in Plainwell, confirmed that Jason Dalton was at the store
at 3 p.m. Saturday. Dalton bought a 511 brand tactical jacket, but no guns or
Chapel, FL: Police Officer slams female Shoplifter to the ground; failure to
comply or abuse of force?
Tiffany Tebo was accused of shoplifting from Bealls Department Store. A police
officer in Wesley Chapel, Florida, ordered her to put her hands behind her back,
instead of complying, she pleaded with him and got thrown to the ground. He
slammed her head causing blood to splatter and drip down her back. At one point,
the deputy's hand can be seen around her neck, and the situation escalates,
leading to Tebo bleeding severely from her head. Pasco County Sheriff Chris
Nocco spoke on behalf of the unnamed deputy and defended his actions.
City, PA: Woman who abandoned child after Macy's theft in custody
A woman who abandoned her young daughter while evading police at Macy's now in
custody. 27-year-old Mahogany Ashly Terry, was taken into police custody late
Monday night. The incident happened around 6:10 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2016
at the Macy's in Center City. Police say Terry was apprehended by store security
for retail theft. She is accused of stealing $1,400 worth of merchandise. Terry,
who was accompanied by her 4-year-old daughter, was handcuffed and detained by
Macy's Loss Prevention. Hwever, she was able to free herself from the handcuffs
and escaped the room, leaving her daughter behind. Security notified police and
the child was taken to DHS and is now staying with relatives.
Sherman, TX: Two men wanted in Kay Jewelers $8,000 Grab & Run theft
Sherman Police are looking for two men who snatched thousands of dollars in
jewelry right out of an employee's hand. Two men entered Kay Jewelers around 5
p.m. Monday. "They actually asked to see the jewelry from the case," said Sgt.
D.M. Hampton with Sherman Police. "When the employee showed it to them they
ended up grabbing it out of the employees hand and they fled on foot." They ran
off with about $8,000 worth of stolen jewelry.
El Dorado Co., CA: Sheriffs Detectives Seek Pick Pocket Gang possibly based in
The search began after a series of wallet snatchings at area grocery stores
where shoppers left their purses in the child seat of shopping carts. Instead of
taking the purses, which would be to conspicuous, they took the wallets with
credit cards in them instead. It appears the thieves were taking credit cards
quickly to nearby stores to buy gift cards before law enforcement could be
Pasco Loss Prevention detective collected $11,000 in benefits
for false claim of Injury during Apprehension
Charging papers say Carranza claimed she injured her knee in May 2014 when
chasing a shoplifter in her job as a loss prevention specialist at a Pasco
grocery store. L&I opened a workers' comp claim for Carranza, which provided
medical care for the workplace injury. The store allowed her to keep working
with medical restrictions while her knee was being treated. In April 2015,
however, Carranza admitted she wasn't really injured on the job. She apologized
to her employer, saying she filed the false claim to get medical treatment for a
painful, preexisting knee problem. Carranza is accused of stealing more than
$11,000 in L&I benefits, including more than $7,200 for medical treatment. The
amount also includes nearly $3,900 that L&I reimbursed the store for providing
Carranza with light duty instead of requiring her regular job tasks.
Cedar Rapids, IA: New York Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Selling
A Federal Judge Monday sentenced a man who sold counterfeit merchandise at a
"Clearance Sale" in Cedar Rapids to more than three years in federal prison.
57-year-old Yahya Jawad from Binghamton, New York, pleaded guilty in September
to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. Jawad admitted that on January
9, 2015, he was selling counterfeit merchandise. Police seized more than
$150,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise. Prosecutors presented evidence at the
sentencing hearing Monday showing Jawad ran a similar sale in Topeka, Kansas in
December. Kansas police seized more than $280,000 worth of additional
Austin, TX: Homeland Security helps APD crackdown on fake merchandise
Working off tips from the Department of Homeland Security, Austin Police
Organized Crime detectives arrested Evelyn Teresa Carewicz, 36, and Irfanbhai
Barkatali Momin, 36 in two different cases. Each face a state jail felony charge
of trademark counterfeiting. According to Momin's arrest warrant, he is a store
manager at Mi Pueblito. A private investigator paid a visit to the store on Feb.
12, and found numerous counterfeit products including Louis Vuitton, Burberry
and Otterbox merchandise. A few days later, Austin police went to Carewicz's
apartment. They had received a tip from Homeland Security that she was selling
counterfeit Beachbody, Chi flat irons, P-90X and Zumba products online.
Kay Jewelers in the
Rockaway Mall, Rockaway NJ was the victim of a Diamond Switch on 2/20, earrings
valued at $2,149
Peoples Jewelers in the Fairview Park Mall, Kitchener, ON, CN, Attempted Credit
Fraud in the amount of $13,000; The Credit Line was denied and no merchandise
Austin, TX: Woman arrested for stealing 27 bags of candy from HEB, priors make
it a felony
Aurora, IL: City Alderman's charges upgrade from shoplifting at Meijer's to
Montgomery Co, MD: Several Smash-and-Grab Robberies Reported at Montgomery
Limassol, Cyprus: Designer sunglasses worth
$33,000 stolen in smash and grab
Aldi - Des Moines, IA - Armed Robbery
Bashas' - Flagstaff, AZ - Burglary
Circle K - Port Lucie, FL - Robbery
CVS - Georgetown, KY - Robbery
Dollar General - Newport News, VA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Lexington, KY - Armed Robbery
Domino's - Georgetown, KY - Armed Robbery
Dunkin Donuts - Montgomery Co, MD - Burglary
Food Line Market - East Ney York, NY - Armed Robbery
GameStop - Odessa, TX - Armed Robbery
Little Caesars - Montgomery Co, MD - Burglary
Nancy's - Wilson, NC - Armed Robbery
Pacific Quickmart - Spanaway, WA - Armed Robbery/ clerk shot
Patricia's - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Quick and Easy - Ramseur, NC - Armed Robbery
Sammy's Food Mart - Erie, PA - Armed Robbery
Sherwin Williams - Hendersonville, TN - Armed Robbery
Shopper Drug Mart - Lindsey, ON, CN - Robbery
Walgreens - Brunswick Co, NC - Robbery
Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net -
To apply to today's Internet Jobs,
Sponsor this section of the Daily
was promoted to Senior Director of Sales and Customer Service - North
America for Checkpoint Systems - Alpha brand.
Tony Davis was promoted to Canada Operations
Director for Nordstrom.
Post Your New Job or Promotion! Click Here
Sponsor this section of the Daily
Sometimes you've just got to draw the line on what advice to follow and who you
ask. Certainly getting advice is important on any issue or decision. But at the
end of the day you've got to own your own decision and listen to the bird on
your shoulder. We all have one and oftentimes it's muted by our friends and
family members. At 5 am staring into that mirror is usually when the bird
whispers the clearest. The only problem then is if you don't hear it because
you're not listening.
Just a Thought,
Post Your Tip or Advice! Click Here
Please make sure to add email@example.com
to your contact list, address book,|
trusted sender list, and/or company white list to ensure you receive our
ADVERTISE WITH THE DAILY