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Paul Jones named Director of Asset Protection & Risk Management for CKE Restaurants in Nashville, TN
Paul was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Turning Point Justice for over two years. During his twenty years of experience in the asset protection/loss prevention industry, Paul has held such roles as Executive Director of Global Asset Protection for eBay/PayPal, Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention/Global Security for Limited Brands, Vice President Loss Prevention for Luxottica Retail. Paul is also the Vice Chairman for The Loss Prevention Foundation, and was also the Vice President of The Retail Industry Leaders Association from 2008 to 2009. CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. owns, operates and franchises some of the most popular brands in the quick-service restaurant industry, including the Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Green Burrito and Red Burrito restaurant brands. The CKE system includes more than 3,300 restaurant locations in 42 states and in 28 countries. CKE is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. Congratulations Paul!

Corey May, CFI promoted to Director, World Headquarters Business Continuity for Nike

Corey was previously the Senior Manager, Global Loss Prevention Operations for the retailer for over a year before taking this promotion. During his 7 years at Nike, he's held various loss prevention positions including North America, LP Operations Manager, LP Business Analyst, and District LP Manager. He was also an Operations Director for OfficeMax before he worked at Nike. Congratulations Corey!

Matt Palmer promoted to Sr. Asset Protection and Loss Manager for The Fresh Market
Matt was previously the Senior Loss Prevention Manager for the retailer, before earning this promotion. Since 2016, he's been a part of the loss prevention team at The Fresh Market, starting as a Zone Loss Prevention Manager. He's held various other loss prevention roles including Manager Risk/Safety/Loss Prevention for Horizon Services Inc., and Regional Retail LP and Safety Supervisor and Distribution LP Supervisor for Wakefern Food Corp. Matt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Delaware Valley University. Congratulations Matt!

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Vector Security to Award Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Scholarships for 10th Straight Year

More than $213,000 awarded to date to support loss prevention certification

For the 10th year in a row, Vector Security, Inc., the provider of intelligent mobile security and automation solutions to homes and businesses, is accepting applications for its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program from now through March 31, 2018.

  ● 10 LPC, 10 LPQ and 5 Canadian scholarships will be awarded.

Applications can be submitted via the Vector Security website at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.

Fraud, cyber and security incidents reach all-time high
84% of companies experienced fraud in 2017
The percentage of companies worldwide experiencing a fraud incident reached 84% in 2017, up from 82% in the year before, according to a press release. Fraud levels have increased every year since 2012, when 61% of companies reported such incidents.

There is an escalating threat to confidential information as well, with 86% of executives saying their companies experienced a cyber incident or information theft, loss, or attack over the past 12 months, slightly up from 85% in 2016. Seventy percent reported they had sustained at least one security incident during the past year, compared to 68% the previous year.

Survey respondents said they are experiencing a heightened sense of vulnerability to fraud, cyber and security risks. Information-related risks are now the area of greatest concern.

This was the first time in the 10-year history of the Kroll Report when information theft, loss or attack was the most prevalent fraud, according to a press release. retaildive.com

The Biggest Internal ORC Fraud in History
Whistleblower - Secret Recordings - Guilt Ranking - Group Sentencing - $56,5M in Provable Fraud
Judge in Pilot Flying J case orders ranking of the 17 guilty sales team executives by degree of criminal deeds
Make a list of convicted Pilot Flying J fraudsters - Put the guiltiest at the top

U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier has issued that order to federal prosecutors as 17 former executives and staffers of the truck stop giant prepare to learn their fates after conviction in a plot to rip off truckers and grow Pilot Flying J's market share and profits.

Collier's unusual order comes after a jury in his courtroom in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga on Feb. 15 served up convictions for conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud for former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and ex-staffer Heather Jones.

Former vice president Scott "Scooter" Wombold was cleared in the plot but deemed guilty of a single act of fraud. Account representative Karen Mann was acquitted.

Fourteen other former executives and staffers of the nation's largest diesel fuel retailer have pleaded guilty in the years following the April 2013 raid of Pilot Flying J's Knoxville headquarters.

Collier wrote that he wants to schedule sentencings for the defendants "in an orderly and logical manner," grouping the hearings in clusters of "three or four defendants at a time."

"The United States SHALL file a document listing defendants in order of the government's approximation of their respective culpability," Collier wrote.

He's allowing prosecutors Hamilton and David Lewen to toss in any other "information it believes is relevant" to deciding which defendants face sentencing first. Collier is also giving the defense a chance to weigh in on whatever the prosecutors say.

Vincent Greco, a former Pilot Flying J salesman from Texas, turned mole in 2011 and began making secret recordings of meetings and a mandatory staff training. Those recordings captured talk of fraud and plans to expand it.

Pilot Flying J's Board of Directors paid $92 million in penalties under a criminal enforcement agreement and $85 million in lawsuit settlements. knoxnews.com

Smash-and-Grab Robberies Erupt in the Jewelry Industry
9 States Hit  - JSA Believes They're All Connected
The industry has seen 20 smash-and-grab robberies in jewelry stores since October, as a troubling trend that began in the Midwest has now spread to other areas of the country.

Originally, these thefts were localized to the Midwest states of Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio. But lately, the JSA has seen smash-and-grabs occur in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, and Missouri, hitting a variety of jewelers, from independents to chain stores.

While the JSA can't say for sure the thefts in this latest spurt are connected, it believes they are, given the similarities in M.O.

Most of the thefts have gone like this: A group of men, generally masked, enter a store near closing time, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The men don't display weapons but attack cases with sledgehammers and steal high-value product, particularly diamonds and watches.

If you have any information on this crime pattern, call the JSA, at 212-687-0328. jckonline.com

Off-the-Shelf Friction-Free Retail-Go - Is Here
Startup Company Replicates Amazon Go's Cashier-Free Tech in Any Store
A.I. Tracks 500 People, Tens of Thousands of Products
Computer vision company AiFi is introducing the first scalable, checkout-free system for stores outside of Amazon's sphere of influence. The technology has the potential to turn enormous retail spaces and small mom-and-pop operations alike into shopping environments of the future, allowing customers to "grab and go" without the hassle of physically checking out.
The difference is its scalability -- it doesn't require any major retrofitting, which makes it a feasible option for almost all stores. Plus, it offers store owners useful understanding into shopping behavior and gestures. AiFi is designed to scale - it can support tracking up to 500 people, and tens of thousands of SKU item numbers.

AiFi will unveil its technology at a 50,000-square foot store belonging to a major grocery retailer, which Gu declined to name. The company could potentially expand to other locations with this retailer in the future.

Shoppers check in with an app as they enter, then small cameras perched over the store track them as they make their way through the aisles. The system recognizes when a product has been taken off the shelf, and charges shoppers after they leave the store.

The cameras can track and process customers independently, and together form a network that can cover even large-format stores, Gu said.

"Imagine a store with hundreds or thousands of eyes," he told Food Dive in an interview. "Each camera can make individual decisions, and collectively they can track people across different camera views."

Recode has also reported that Walmart is working on its own checkout-free store to compete with Amazon Go. If true, this could signal major competition ahead in friction-free retailing. Of course, this could also be the major retailer AiFi is working with.   

AiFi will also have to prove that it's more effective than the many scan-and-go programs that are popping up across the U.S.

"It's almost like self-driving cars," he said. "It's becoming inevitable."
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Ill-Conceived Text Messages Surface in Employment Litigation
Smartphones provide information-some of it incriminating-in workplace disputes.

Employers used to worry about the unprofessional-and potentially damaging-things workers would say to one another over e-mail. Now they can add texts to the list of places to check for unsavory content.

When companies have to gather information for lawsuits, "text messaging is the new frontier" in electronic discovery, also known as e-discovery, according to Judge Andrew Peck of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

"In short, information contained on a smartphone is often equally as important as information that resides on the company's e-mail system, as employees sometimes use their smartphones to communicate informally or share information they don't think will be documented elsewhere," Barlow said.

Everything on the device can be subpoenaed, including texts, e-mails and images sent to or received from someone else. Sometimes it's difficult to obtain the devices, he said, but it can be done.

Texting is fast and can be misused not only to harass or require off-the-clock work but also as a way to misappropriate trade secrets quickly. Make sure restrictive covenants are in place in accordance with state law to prevent the misappropriation of trade secrets, he recommended. shrm.com

No Retail Apocalypse After All?
State of retail 'very healthy', survey says

Despite news about the dire state of retail, retailers are bullish on their industry overall and their own business in particular.

Six in 10 merchants view the state of retail as very healthy (ranking seven points or higher on a 10-point scale), according to a survey by Vyze. And three in four merchants view the state of their business the same. Merchants with loyalty programs rate their business health even higher than average (81%).

The survey also revealed that 98% of merchants plan to invest in the checkout experience in 2018. Improving the credit application process, increasing financing options, and improving mobile checkout are the top three areas in which merchants plan on focusing their check according to the survey. Artificial intelligence and augmented / virtual reality are the least popular areas for investment among the retailers surveyed. chainstoreage.com

Macy's Getting Positive Press?

Is Macy's Finding Their Footing?
Macy's Bluemercury & off-price Backstage Stores Becoming "Significant Contributors to Profits"
Regardless, It's the best news in quarters

Macy's has inevitably lost market share as it closes stores as part of a massive reduction in its overbuilt footprint, but that is starting to yield some serious cash

That's helping foot the bill as the department store also works to improve its merchandise and pull back from discounts. It's all working, CEO Jeff Gennette said in a statement on Tuesday, who called the company's fourth quarter results "solid."

The retailer is finding a smoother path through its standalone Bluemercury division and off-price Backstage stores. In the fourth quarter the company opened two new Bluemercury stores for a total of 137. All told, Macy's opened 36 Bluemercury stores, two Macy's stores, 30 Backstage off-price stores within existing Macy's stores and one Bloomingdale's licensed location in Kuwait. The company closed 16 Macy's stores, all as previously disclosed. Expanding those and improving existing departments are proven growth areas, Saunders said, and could become "much more significant contributors" to profits.

"The refurbishment of departments such as home furnishings and footwear in some stores have shown that where Macy's makes an effort, sales results follow," Saunders said.

The company aims to return to strong same-store sales growth this year, Gennette said. For fiscal 2018, the company expects same-store sales on both an owned and an owned plus licensed basis to be flat to up 1%.

"Macy's cannot just wait around for a miracle," he said. "Management needs the strength and will to engineer one." retaildive.com

Macy's Should Unleash Its Secret Weapon - 'Bluemercury'
Opening 40 'Outposts' this year

Much of what Macy's must do to win back shareholders is admittedly difficult, such as turbo-charging e-commerce growth. But there's one fairly easy way to signal it's adapting to the retailing winds of change: putting a spotlight on its Bluemercury beauty chain, and quickly rolling the concept out more widely.

Bluemercury, which Macy's acquired in 2015 for $210 million, is extremely well-suited to the current moment in retailing. In part, that's simply because the upscale beauty business overall has been on a hot streak.

But it's also about the specifics of Bluemercury's strategy. The brand has been smart about where it opens stores, eschewing traditional malls and setting up shop in the neighborhoods where its customers work and live

Bluemercury has much to offer Macy's as it tries to make itself over. Macy's should take full advantage. bloomberg.com

CLEAR Releases February Newsletter
Annual conference set for Oct. 8-11 in Myrtle Beach, SC

CLEAR released its latest newsletter, recapping their 2017 conference, reporting on top ORC cases, and providing information about their annual conference set to take place Oct. 8-11 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

To view the newsletter, click here. Check out the Daily's recap of CLEAR's 8th Annual Conference here, including ORC award winners.

Click here to register for the upcoming conference.

The UK's Moped Crime-Wave - It's Out of Control
The raw statistics are extremely shocking, particularly in London, with 16,158 of these offences taking place between June 2016 and 2017, a rise of over 300% on the same time period during the previous year.

While many of these crimes are rooted in personal theft of mobile phones or the recent trend of acid attacks, moped crime is also having an impact on brick and mortar stores. These thieves generally target high-end retailers; within a single fortnight last autumn, "ram raid" style break-ins having took place at Chelsea's Michael Kors store and Regent Street's flagship Apple store.

According to the Metropolitan Police superintendent in charge of the anti-moped crime taskforce, these thefts are also popular due to a "growing secondhand market in mobile phones," with research showing that moped criminals can steal 300 (UK pounds) worth of phones in mere minutes. These criminals further reduce their chances of getting caught through DNA evidence or CCTV identification by wearing gloves and balaclavas. Considering their lightweight nature, and the almost disposable way in which they are treated by the criminals who use them, mopeds are often used not only as a getaway vehicle, but as a two-wheeled battering ram. aboutmanchester.co.uk

Sr. Director Asset Protection Operations for JCPenney Stores, Plano, TX
The Sr. Director of Asset Protection Operations leads the AP operations team and ensures AP program is efficient, productive and impactful. jobvite.com

The Warrior Spirit

We're looking for the best talent to join our winning team! JCPenney has a growth culture that is focused on bringing out the best in our people. We call it our warrior spirit - the drive of our associates at all levels to unite with loyalty, passion, service and courage to succeed. jobvite.com

Become a JCPenney Warrior.  Apply Today!

Director AP - Shortage Operations for Target Stores - Minneapolis
One of the world's leading and most recognized brands requires an industry-leading Asset Protection team who ensures the safety and security of our team, guests, stores, DCs and merchandise. We use strive to maintain a profitable, safe and secure environment; whether within our stores, our headquarters or our distribution centers. You'll promote a culture of safety and security, while preventing and responding to incidents that fall within our many areas of expertise.

A role with Shortage Operations is an opportunity to positively impact shortage results in stores and supply chain by leading a team that drives end to end shortage process improvement. Your analytical skills will come into play as you research and evaluate shortage results to resolve large-scale shortage drivers across all process and merchant categories while developing long term shortage solutions. And you'll employ the merchandise protection strategies that keep Target's merchandise safe and secure. You'll also have a hand in providing valuable shortage tools and resources for Assets Protection teams across the field organization. target.com

Charlotte Russe upgraded after shedding debt

Second-Hand Luxury Retailer The RealReal Pops Up In Las Vegas

Consumer Confidence at Highest Level Since 2000

Only 14% of Businesses Have Basic Mobile Security in Place

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Quarterly Results
Skechers USA Q4 comps up 12%, global retail sales up 25.8%
Urban Outfitters Q4 comps up 4%, net sales up 5.7%
Domino's Q4 U.S. comps up 3.8%, comps up 2.5% internationally, global sales up 11.7%, revenue up 8.8%
Dillard's Q4 comps up 3%, net sales up 6%
Macy's Q4 comp's up 1.3%, sales up 1.8%, full yr. comp's down 2.2%, sales down 3.7%

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North Carolina man indicted on suspicion of
selling stolen military equipment on eBay

A Fayetteville man who allegedly sold stolen military property from Fort Bragg to the Netherlands on eBay has been indicted in federal court.

Scott Douglas Browning, 40, was indicted Friday on two counts each of receiving, concealing and retaining stolen property belonging to the U.S. military; one count of shipping the stolen items overseas in violation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations; one count of possessing oxycodone; and one count of possessing testosterone. Browning faces a maximum of 42 years imprisonment, a fine of $1.7 million and a term of supervised released following any imprisonment. Read more

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Image to text

Have you ever been at a meeting or conference and wanted to transcribe a slide or document? If you are like most folks nowadays, you snap a picture with your smart phone. But did you know that there are now apps that can convert your picture to text? Yes, actual text! Optical Character Recognition (OCR) has gotten very advanced in the last few years. Search the Google Play or Apple App store for OCR apps. My favorite one is Prizmo, and there are a lot of other good ones.


Johnson Controls advances real-time incident response with centralized video and event management in victor and VideoEdge

Johnson Controls introduces the newest version of its victor Video Management System and VideoEdge Network Video Recorders (NVRs) from American Dynamics, version 5.2, a powerful video management system that provides enhanced video intelligence and analytics to greatly improve the efficiency of security personnel and daily business operations.

The victor client on VideoEdge hardware platforms allows users to leverage high-performance video streaming, audio, motion meta-data and an expansive feature set for improved real-time command and management.

The combination of victor and VideoEdge maximizes smart streaming resources to optimize operation of high-resolution cameras and robust analytics while providing more efficient bandwidth management. In addition to the transcoding options, by accepting triple video streams from the camera to the NVR, victor and VideoEdge allow for more effective video management software operation in this bandwidth intensive environment. Operators can both listen and speak to individuals near a camera for improved situational response and control with new bi-directional audio support.

The victor VMS streamlines user creation and privilege assignment with the union of roles between victor and the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform from Software House. A single log/journal for both access control and video events saves investigation time by providing a single point of information for accessing alarm-related video and tools in intuitive, pre-defined layouts. Key system status indicators are clearly and visually displayed in a single graph form ensuring that operators have instant access to the most important system health information.

victor and VideoEdge also offers powerful command and control to seamlessly synchronize video surveillance with access control, fire, intrusion and other systems into one powerful, intuitive interface and recording platform, allowing customers to manage their business more safely and intelligently.

For more information on the latest version of the victor VMS and VideoEdge NVRs, please visit http://www.americandynamics.net.


Threat Hunting Takes Center Stage for SOCs
Threat management continues to challenge security operation centers (SOCs); new research reveals that detection of advanced threats remains the No. 1 challenge for SOCs (55%), followed by lack of security expertise (43%).

According to Crowd Research Partners' 2018 Threat Hunting Report, which surveyed cybersecurity professionals in the 400,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn, threat frequency and severity is on the rise. A majority (52%) say threats have at least doubled in the past year. Based on this trend, the number of advanced and emerging threats will continue to outpace the capabilities and staffing of organizations to handle those threats.

In fact, three-quarters (76%) of respondents feel that not enough time is spent searching for emerging and advanced threats in their SOC. Lack of budget (45%) remains the top barrier to SOCs that have not yet adopted a threat-hunting platform. infosecurity-magazine.com

AI Emerges as a Powerful Tool for Cyber-Threat Actors
Research from Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, shows that cyber-threat actors are actively exploring the development of innovative new techniques to use these technologies and tools to enhance their capabilities. For instance, in the post-infection phase, clusters of compromised devices, dubbed hivenets, could develop the ability to self-learn and could be used to automatically identify and target additional vulnerable systems.

"Cyber-threat actors are recognizing the need to advance their skills to keep up with this development. One application could be to use deep learning algorithms to improve the effectiveness of their attacks. This shows that AI and its subsets will play a larger role in facilitating cyber-attacks in the near future."  infosecurity-magazine.com

Clock is ticking for Congress to pass cyber legislation
Congress is in session for about 17 weeks before the August recess, and it will get more and more difficult to pass significant cyber legislation as the election-year calendar quickly slips away.

Legislation consolidating and elevating existing DHS cybersecurity functions in a new agency has passed the House and is a top priority for House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas.

The House has also already passed a McCaul-written DHS reauthorization bill, so if Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., can get those measures through his panel this week, enactment this year would be highly likely.

The source stressed, "It is imperative the Senate pass these essential pieces of legislation to improve America's cyber defenses and ensure the future safety and security of Americans." washingtontimes.com

Verizon Report Shows Failure by Retailers in Protecting Consumer Mobile Data
Despite the growth of online fraud and increases in cybersecurity risks, retailers and service providers in the hospitality segment are continuing to fail in protecting consumer data, according to the latest Verizon Mobile Security Index report. Researchers found that one-third of respondents "knowingly sacrifice mobile security to improve speed to market and business performance."

Verizon said 85 percent of those polled said "their businesses face at least a moderate risk from mobile security threats" while 26 percent described it as a "significant risk." And 74 percent said that the risks associated with mobile devices "have increased in the past year" while "just 1 percent said they had gone down."

In the retail and hospitality segments of the market, authors of the report said that 29 percent of respondents "put employees at the top of their potential breach source lists - more than any other industry surveyed." And 82 percent of companies in the sector "see mobile devices as a risk, especially given the high number of employees, many of which are often part-time and may not take security as seriously as permanent employees." wwd.com

WEBINAR: Latest Ransomware Outbreak Spreading From Eastern Europe
How Global Businesses Can Proactively Prepare

A new strain of the Petya ransomware called "Bad Rabbit" is impacting business and sweeping across Russia and Ukraine, among other Eastern European countries. Like many of the other ransomware outbreaks, understanding fact from fiction is the first step in staying safe.

Join this webinar to learn:

● What Bad Rabbit's attack vector looks like;
● What trends we're seeing about this attack;
● What proactive actions you can take to keep safe;
● New ways you can protect your users from threats like Bad Rabbit. govinfosecurity.com


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The Leader in Crime Prevention Systems

Captis Intelligence is a global industry leader and pioneer in i4 technology - Combining a powerful yet scalable platform that provides industry-first solutions to the asset protection, financial, security, law enforcement, and KYC (Know Your Customer) markets. Kirk Brown, Vice President of Business Development for Captis Intelligence, explains how their I-4 platform (Information, Intelligence, Investigation, and Identification) helps solve some of Loss Prevention's most challenging problems.

Bob Moraca Discusses the NRF's Latest LP Efforts and Focus

From expanding the NRF LP Council and the National Retail Security Survey to previewing what's to come at this year NRF Protect conference, Bob Moraca, Vice President of Loss Prevention for the NRF, shares some of the organization's top priorities and biggest industry challenges.

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Unfriending The Friendly Fraudster
While there is no "good" news about fraudsters taking shots at a merchant's website, this type of fraud does have the benefit of being so prevalent that payments players have several tools at their disposal to mitigate it. Such a feat is possible because fraudsters have a persistent tendency to give themselves away by doing things that look "wrong" over the course of making the purchase, Kalechstain said.

Those "wrong" factors include the wrong IP address for the device from which the order is coming, the wrong shipping address or even the wrong order in the form of a customer suddenly spending a lot on a website he's never visited before. All these things and a host of others go up like warning flares when firms like Riskified are reviewing transactions. But, what can be seen can be stopped, according to Kalechstain, and often before the fraudulent order is ever made and a chargeback is initiated by a disgruntled customer whose card has been stolen.

While classic fraud remains a common battle in the war on chargebacks, another fraud front is becoming more active. As it turns out, sometimes the customer is not the victim of a fraudster. Sometimes the customer is the fraudster.

No retailer is benefited by liar buyers who, at their core, are the same types of players in the marketplace as the fraudster who swipes a card or buys a card number off the Dark Web. Both are thieves who want to exploit a system for their own benefit.

Firms have reason to fight them and to convince them that attempting to steal will not be easy or go unchallenged. It's more work on the front end, Kalechstain explained, but it makes a better market on the back end. pymnts.com

Five reasons why companies should be worried about click fraud
In the last couple of years there is one underhand tactic that has spiraled out of control - and it's 'click fraud'.

While on the face of it this might not spell doom and disaster for companies, if employed effectively, it can mean the difference between turning a profit or pouring thousands of pounds down the drain.

The problem is that click fraudsters don't have to be sophisticated to inflict serious financial damage - so here are top five reasons you should act against this scam now:

● This is costing businesses thousands
● Beware the vicious cycle
● It's not always that easy to spot
● You can't rely on Google to catch fraudulent activity
● No campaign is too small to be targeted

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Monona, WI: Police suspect 2 are part of Multi-State Check Fraud Ring; group responsible for nearly $1M theft from Walmart
Police have arrested two people at the Monona Walmart who they suspect are part of multi-state check fraud ring. Officers responded about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, to Walmart in Monona for two subjects that they say had attempted to pass a forged check. Further investigation by police and Walmart Asset Protection led investigators to believe these suspects are part of a larger check fraud group that has defrauded Walmart stores over multiple states in the amount of approximately $700,000 to $1,000,000.

The two suspects, both from Missouri, were identified as Shelly A. Scott, 42, and Jason D. Edge, 44. Both subjects were taken into custody and booked into the Dane County Jail and face charges of being party to the crimes of forgery, identity theft, possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are expected after notification of police agencies across the United States. During the initial contact with the suspects, a false 911 call was made in an attempt to lure the investigating officers away from their stop. It is believed an additional member, or members, of the group were in the immediate area acting as lookouts and to make the false call. wkow.com

Lufkin, TX: Former CVS Pharmacy Tech accused of stealing pills
Lufkin police are charging a woman accused of stealing pills from her employer over a two-year time span. Angie Fearing, 42, is charged with third-degree fraud delivery of prescription. She was arrested on the charge Friday. According to an arrest affidavit, police began investigating the case on July 26, when an officer met with a loss prevention manager at CVS. The manager told the officer he learned that Fearing had been taking pills from the pharmacy. The manager said he brought Fearing in and asked her about the theft and she admitted to taking 1,500 pills of Phentermine and 50 pills of Modafinil and she admitted to taking them over the course of a two-year time span. The affidavit states Fearing gave a written statement, which stated she would steal 20 bottles on average once or twice a month. ktre.com

Las Cruces, NM: Burglars flee with $17,000 in Golf Equipment
A burglar stole more than $17,000 worth of golf clubs from the Red Hawk Golf Club pro shop on Sunday night. Surveillance video shows a man breaking into the pro shop just after 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. The grainy video footage shows the burglar using a large rock to break through the glass door leading into the pro shop. He enters, grabs clubs and exits three times, spending fewer than 2 minutes inside the store. lcsun-news.com

Show Low, AZ: Police recover $1,000 of merchandise from Ross,
Kmart and JC Penney

Police responded to a local residence where an officer arrested Antonia Sanchez, 40, of Lakeside, charged with felony organized retail theft and felony shoplifting. Police said they found her in possession of approximately $1,000 in merchandise she allegedly stole from Kmart, Walmart, Ross Dress for Less and JC Penney. wmicentral.com

Jackson, TN: Police seek to ID woman in $1,100 Kohl's thefts

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Shootings, Assault & Deaths

Casper, WY: Man enters a C-Store wielding a sword; shot and killed by Police
At 11:36 p.m. Sunday, police officers responded to a call from the Loaf 'N Jug on Centennial Court, where the clerk said a man "had come into the store wielding a sword and had threatened her and physically assaulted her," the Casper Police Department said in a statement. The clerk did not suffer injuries that required immediate medical care. About three minutes after the call, police officers confronted a man with a sword near the intersection of East 15th Street and Trojan Drive. During that contact, two Casper Department Officers fired their service weapons at the male subject," the release said. trib.com

Lauderhill, FL: Farm Store Clerk shot and killed man following argument
Sameer Rashid, 33, faces a charge of premeditated murder. Lt. Michael Santiago, said Rashid shot Stevens Jeangilles, 32, multiple times just after 8:30 a.m. Jeangilles was taken to the hospital , where he later died of his injuries. Jeangilles ran from the Farm Store to nearby parking lot, police said. Surveillance video showed that Rashid followed in an SUV. On the video, Rashid gets out of the SVU and draws a weapon, causing Jeangilles to raise his hands in the air and drop his phone, police said. Rashid then proceeded fire multiple shots at Jeangilles. After Jeangilles fell to the ground, Rashid is shown on the video firing additional shots into the victim. local10.com

Update: Dallas, TX: C-Store Owner shot and killed after suspects followed him 30 miles to his home; 3 Charged with Capital Murder
Police say three people charged in the fatal shooting of a businessman outside his Plano home drove 30 miles to rob the man on Valentine's Day. Ladrida Diann Bagley, Brandon Davis, 23 and Wilbert Scales Jr., were arrested last week and have all been charged with capital murder in the slaying of Ahmed Omar. Omar, who owned a convenience store in Pleasant Grove, was found with multiple gunshot wounds outside his home, just before 1 a.m. A cellphone and laptop were strewn in the grass, and his children told police that a black briefcase he carried money in was missing. dallasnews.com

Sugar Land, TX: Shots fired during confrontation in parking lot of First Colony Mall
Investigators said a man and at least one other person got into an argument with another group inside the mall's parking lot. The confrontation started somewhere around Richmond and Rosenberg, police said. At some point, shots were fired and the man's vehicle was struck at least twice. The man claims he sped away, leaving his friend at the mall. According to officers, both parties know each other. No one was injured, police said. cw39.com

Greensboro, NC: Teen Arrested During 'Large Scale Disorder' at Four Seasons Mall Saturday Night
17-year-old is facing charges related to an incident that happened at Four Seasons Mall Saturday night. Police responded to an initial call--which was reported as an active shooter. Officers on scene were able to confirm within a minute or less that there were no shots fired at all. After investigating further, Greensboro police said that a fight started and during the chaos someone yelled there were shots fired, which created mass panic throughout the mall. Claims of shots fired were also being posted on social media which continued the rumors and police continue to say, no shots were fired. Victoria Waldrip, 17, of Marietta, Ga. was arrested for trespassing and assaulting an officer. Investigators say Waldrip refused to leave the mall after officers and mall security gave her multiple opportunities to do so. wfmynews2.com

Houston, TX: Police still searching for suspect who carried out brutal Memorial City Mall attack
A man who carried out a brutal attack on Sunday morning that left a woman beaten and bloodied in a mall bathroom is still on the run. abc7chicago.com

Daly City, CA: Man and Woman killed in Shooting outside C-Store.

Rahway, NJ: Police re-released video in 2 year old Sneaker Store murder

Robberies & Thefts

Locust, NC: Local Police Officer assists in arrest of multi-state Dollar General Robbery suspect
A Locust patrol officer may have been the key in helping to stop a string of robberies in two states. Officer Hannah Claiborne was driving by the Dollar General in Locust when she noticed a gray Nissan parked in the lot, according to Locust Det. Jeff Shew. The vehicle had been backed in, matching the pattern of a suspect in a string of Dollar General robberies in North Carolina and South Carolina. Claiborne's information was sent to other departments, and police in Stallings arrested Ron Luclaire Houser, 41, of Stallings on Feb. 22. thesnaponline.com

West Lebanon, NH: Panera Bread Employee charged with theft of $11,000
Sean A. Moote, is accused of stealing roughly $11,000 from Panera Bread's West Lebanon location. Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello said his department received a report from a district manager in August 2016 about an alleged theft from the company. Following a lengthy investigation, officers concluded that Moote was the suspect based on a "pattern of behavior." vnews.com

Belknap County, NH: Store Employee charged with Burglary/ theft of
$3,318 from safe

Kevin Johnson was indicted on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly stealing $3,318 from the drop safe at a store in Tilton. Johnson was also indicted on a charge of burglary for entering the store after it was had closed in order to commit the alleged theft. laconiadailysun.com

Youngstown, OH: Police believe same suspect robbed Walgreen's, Dollar General

Owasso, OK: Man Accused Of Robbing Walgreens Arrested

Colonie, NY: Arrest made in Gun Store Burglary, but Firearms still missing

Credit Card Fraud

Man arrested in New Jersey by Secret Service after Orlando TSA finds hundreds of fraudulent credit cards & gift cards in luggage


Mountain View, MO: Two charged with arson after fire at Mtn. View Walmart
Mountain View Police was called to the Walmart there just after 5 pm February 21 for a call of an attempted arson near the sporting goods section. Surveillance footage reportedly showed Johnson and Arthur at the scene of the fire, and quickly leaving the store towards the McDonald's across the parking lot. Both Johnson and Arthur were arrested at the restaurant. Johnson reportedly told authorities he and Arthur were walking around the store waiting for a money order when he opened a package of matches and accidentally struck one. Court documents say he attempted to put the fire out, and the two left after thinking the fire was out. ozarkradionews.com


Santa Ana, CA: Man sent to prison for 12 years for four OC 7-Eleven robberies

Spotsylvania, VA: Man already serving two life sentences in Fas Mart shooting gets added time

Murrieta, CA: Man convicted of murder in whiskey bottle attack in Temecula CVS



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