Macy's Asset Protection Announces
Four New Promotions
Rogers was named the Asset Protection RVP for the Northeast
Dave began his Asset Protection career with Macys in 1995 as
a store Detective. Dave has held multiple positions in
several markets; including Asset Protection Manager,
Investigations and Systems Manager (Hecht's Department
Stores), Regional Director of Investigations, Asset
Protection RVP New England South, and Asset Protection RVP
for the Mid-Atlantic Region since 2009. Dave will report to
Alisa Dart, VP of Asset Protection. Congratulations Dave!
Pamela Velose was named the Asset Protection RVP for the
Pamela began her Asset Protection career with Macys in 1995.
Pamela has held multiple positions in several markets;
including Asset Protection Manager, District Director Asset
Protection in Hawaii and Regional Director of Investigations
for the Southwest Region. Pamela will report to Alisa Dart,
VP of Asset Protection. Congratulations Pamela!
Cynthia Grizzle was named the Asset Protection RVP for the
Cynthia began her Asset Protection career with Macys in
1990. Cynthia has held multiple positions in several
markets; including Asset Protection Manager, Sr. Field
Manager in Denver, Director of Training and Operations for
Macy's South in Atlanta, District Director Asset Protection
in Atlanta and Regional Director of Investigations for the
Southeast Region, as well as Asset Protection RVP for South
Central Region. Cynthia will report to Alisa Dart, VP of
Asset Protection. Congratulations Cynthia!
Mike Coyle was named the
Regional Director of Investigations for the Northeast
Mike began his Asset Protection career with Macys in 1998.
Mike has held multiple positions in New York, Massachusetts,
Florida and Maryland as an Asset Protection Manager,
District Director Asset Protection in Florida and Regional
Director of Investigations for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Mike
will report to John Matas, VP of Asset
Protection/Investigations. Congratulations Mike!
Gibson, CFI was promoted to Senior Asset Protection Manager - West for Under
Rob was previously the Asset Protection Manager - West for the retailer and has
been with them since 2014. Rob has also worked in the loss prevention and
investigations field for such retailers as JC Penney (Senior Market
Investigations Manager), Target (Senior Investigator and Executive Team Leader -
Assets Protection), Abercrombie & Fitch (Regional Loss Prevention Manager), and
at Marshall Fields (Investigator). Rob earned his BA in Criminal Social Justice
from Lewis University and his Masters in Cybersecurity Policy from Colorado
Technical University. Congratulations Rob!
Canada's CCL Industries to Buy Checkpoint Systems
CCL will buy Checkpoint for $10.15 a share, which represents a 29% premium to
its closing share price Tuesday. CCL Industries Inc. said Wednesday it has
agreed to buy U.S.-based Checkpoint Systems Inc. for more than $400 million,
marking the largest in a string of acquisitions aimed at expanding the Canadian
packaging and label company's international footprint.
Toronto-based CCL said it has reached a friendly deal to buy Checkpoint, which
makes antitheft tags for the retail and apparel industry, for $10.15 a share.
The offer represents a 29% premium to Checkpoint's closing share price on
Tuesday, and values the New Jersey-based company at about $428 million based on
the 42.2 million shares it has outstanding, according to data provider FactSet.
Checkpoint CEO George Babich, who headed Pep Boys in the early 2000s, called the
price "a highly attractive premium," nearly 30 percent higher than Checkpoint's
closing price yesterday. Checkpoint employs nearly 4,800 at its Gloucester
County plant and other facilities. CCK said it expected to shave up to $40
million in annual expenses from Checkpoint. Sales totaled around $600 million in
the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, down from over $900 million in 2008, the
company's busiest year.
March Networks and SpeedLine Point of Sale Integration Helps Pizza Restaurants
Protect Profits and Grow their Business
A new integration from intelligent IP video leader March Networks® and premier
pizza point of sale (POS) provider SpeedLine Solutions is helping pizza
restaurants and other delivery operators reduce losses from shrink
significantly, and improve overall performance using valuable insights into
customer service, operations, compliance and other areas of their business.
The proven integration, already deployed by a Midwestern U.S. pizza chain,
enables operators to find theft and fraud incidents more efficiently and conduct
centralized investigations faster with powerful March Networks Searchlight for
Retail software and SpeedLine's enterprise-class restaurant POS system. The
software combines the POS transaction data with high-quality surveillance video
from March Networks 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs. It provides restaurant operators
with easy-to-use transaction summary and graphical reporting tools.
Sports Authority files for bankruptcy
Sports Authority is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The retailer
said Wednesday that it planned to close or sell about 140 stores and two
distribution centers. The store closings are expected to take up to three
months. The Englewood, Colorado, company has 463 stores. businessinsider.com
Sports Authority Seeks to Honor Gift Cards, Rewards Program in Chapter 11
One of the retailer's first requests in its new chapter 11 bankruptcy case is to
continue honoring them. The retailer told the judge that its ability to do so
"is necessary to retain their customer base and reputation within their
Sports Authority has about $93 million in outstanding gift cards, court papers
show. Companies in bankruptcy don't have to honor gift cards, but many do to
keep customers happy. (Many retailers and shoppers
have learned this the hard way.)
The retailer also wants to continue its shoppers loyalty program, called The
League by Sports Authority. About 28.8 million people are enrolled in the
program, in which they earn one point for every $1 spent at a Sports Authority
store or online. Points are converted to rewards that customers can use on
future purchases. The retailer says an estimated 128.4 million points were
outstanding in January, worth about $1.1 million. Another $22 million in reward
certificates were outstanding as of Jan. 25, Sports Authority said.
NYPD - Cops get new discretion over arrests for minor offenses
Summonses, Not Arrests, for Small Crimes in Manhattan
10,000 fewer cases being prosecuted in Manhattan Criminal Court each year
Manhattan will no longer arrest most people who commit minor offenses. Will take
effect on Monday. It gives officers discretion to issue criminal
summonses for such offenses as an alternative to arresting people whose
behavior they determine does not pose a threat to public safety.
Summonses are adjudicated by judges, who ask the recipient questions about the
alleged violation or infraction before deciding whether to dismiss the ticket or
impose a penalty, usually a fine. It would also improve how New Yorkers
experience the criminal justice system.
The changes come as the City Council considers legislation that would go further
by creating a civil process for minor violations of New York City law in all
five boroughs. Introduced in January, the legislation aims to reduce the impact
of the "broken windows" style of policing that has guided the Police Department
for decades, as officials sought to deter major crime by focusing on
quality-of-life issues. The department has also scaled back enforcement of
low-level offenses in recent years as crime has fallen to record lows.
Editor's Note: Does this include shoplifting? As NYPD goes so does the rest
of the nation. As most follow suit based on NYPD.
Modell's Says Fiery Hoverboard Suit Can't Show Class Injuries
Modell's Sporting Goods on Monday urged an Indiana federal court to toss a
proposed class action accusing the retailer of liability for selling a Swagway
LLC self-balancing "hoverboard" that allegedly exploded while charging, arguing
it's impossible to certify a class based on hypothetical injuries. law360.com
Home Depot Pays $2.1M To Shutter Wage, OT Class Action
A California judge on Tuesday approved Home Depot's agreement to pay $2.1
million to end a class action alleging the retailer shorted sales managers in
its roofing division on overtime pay and meal breaks, ruling the parties had
resolved his prior concerns about notifying the class. law360.com
Meijer spending $400 million on stores; adding 3,000 jobs in 2016
Meijer plans to build nine new supercenters and remodel 32 stores across
its six-state footprint in 2016. The opening of each new Meijer store represents
as many as 300 full- and part-time jobs. Since 2010, Meijer has opened 36 new
stores, and remodeled dozens of others.
CargoNet and Florida Trucking Association Align to Mitigate Cargo Theft in
Verisk Analytics, a leading data analytics provider, announced today an alliance
between its CargoNet business and the Florida Trucking Association (FTA) to help
members reduce cargo theft risk and lobby for stricter penalties and more public
CargoNet will assist the FTA to collect, aggregate, and analyze cargo theft data
in an effort to aid law enforcement with recoveries and better identify trends.
Their collective efforts will also assist the state to better understand the
potential damages of cargo theft intrastate. Both organizations are optimistic
this strategy will help them communicate to legislators the need for more
resources, such as more law enforcement officers in the state of Florida
dedicated to cargo theft. Additionally, these collection efforts are essential
to assist in their commitments to lobby for stricter cargo theft penalties.
One man arrested in the 2015 $4.8M gold bar heist in Miami
Miami FBI spokesman Mike Leverock says 46-year-old Adalberto Perez was taken
into custody Wednesday at his home in Opa-Locka, Fla. The truck shipment of 275
pounds of gold bars was intercepted in March 2015 by three armed thieves as it
traveled along I-95 near mile marker 144 in North Carolina. Two others have been
arrested with one serving 3 years in prison.
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Attorney General doesn't budge on Apple and encryption in RSA talk
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch thinks the government and tech industry
should find common ground in the fight over whether Apple should help crack an
iPhone used by a terrorist, but her position is that the company should comply,
she said during a talk at RSA Conference 2016.
The middle ground is to do what the law requires," Lynch said, which in her view
is having Apple obey the court order. "Do what you did for years until about a
year ago." She was referring to Apple's earlier ability to decrypt data stored
on iPhones - a capability that it has since disabled. It now faces a court order
to help the FBI by writing code that would enable a computer to carry out a
brute-force attack to open up the phone.
While Lynch called for dialog about the issue, she made it clear her mind was
set. Security vendors "need to maintain the ability to obey court orders," she
says. "We can have strong encryption...but we can also have the ability to
conduct investigations in the way we always have."
Turkish ring leader of $55M operation - hacked credit & debit card processing
companies pleads guilty - NYC court
A Turkish citizen who led an operation that hacked into the systems of credit
and debit card processing companies between 2011 and 2013 has pleaded guilty
in a court in New York, according to officials. Ercan Findikoglu, 34, also known
by his online nicknames Segate, Predator, and Oreon, pleaded guilty.
Findikoglu was arrested in Germany in 2013 and was extradited to the U.S. in
2015. He could face up to over 57 years of imprisonment on sentencing.
The operations of his group inflicted more than US$55 million in losses on
the global financial system.
His group is said to have hacked into the systems of at least three credit and
debit card processing companies, stole data for prepaid debit cards and removed
withdrawal limits for those debit cards. The group targeted Visa and MasterCard
prepaid debit cards serviced by the processors, breached the security protocols
that put withdrawal limits on such cards, and then increased the account
balances to allow withdrawals in excess of legitimate balances.
The group then disseminated the stolen card data worldwide to the leaders of
"cashing crews" around the world, who were directed to use the information
to make fraudulent ATM withdrawals in a matter of hours, for which the group
would get a commission. pcworld.com
Collaborating with the Competition
From 25 threats a day to 500,000 a day in 10 years
While threat intelligence-sharing has been a favoured buzzword in the industry
for a few years now, many industry leaders have become skeptical that it will
At a keynote speech at the 2016 RSA Conference in San Francisco, Christopher D.
Young passionately advocated for companies to make a renewed effort challenge
their existing models, and to share information more freely and strategically -
even with companies that are competitors.
Young, a Senior Vice President and the General Manager of the Intel Security
Group at Intel Corporation, outlined how his company is already moving forward
on this front.
"We wanted to revise our business model because 'sharing as charity' isn't going
to work," Young said. "We can compete, but not on the intelligence or the
data itself, but on how we use it and put it into action."
Intel Security, along with Fortinet, PaloAlto, and Symantec, founded an
organization called Cyber Threat Alliance, through which they and a growing
number of partners share threat information for the purpose of improving
defenses against advanced cyber adversaries. infosecurity-magazine.com
Mobile POS is growing rapidly - 6 million worldwide now - up 64% LY
The vast majority of these units are being used in retailers below 50 stores in
their chain. However, IHL reports it is beginning to see an uptick in enterprise
mobile POS retail accounts.
Looking at retail verticals most likely to implement mobile POS, IHL found that
shipments to department stores grew at the fastest rate at 107% worldwide.
Meanwhile, restaurants and other hospitality establishments (90%) and specialty
stores (70%) also saw significant growth in mobile POS shipments during 2015.
IHL also identifies two primary barriers to full widespread adoption in the
enterprise, particularly in North America, These are the move to EMV and the
priority of aligning systems within Unified Commerce, which is a real-time store
environment that uses a cloud-based infrastructure to lessen reliance on
hardware such as fixed POS terminals. IHL says Unified Commerce is by far the
largest area of spend for most retailers. chainstoreage.com
And Cons Of The Payment Card Data Security Standard
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (the PCI DSS) establishes the
self-described minimum data protection measures required of all entities
involved in payment card transactions. The PCI DSS consists of twelve basic
requirements, along with testing procedures and guidance designed to assist
entities in meeting each requirement. The PCI DSS itself is not a law or
regulation, and the PCI Security Standards Council has no enforcement authority.
Many businesses are confused about what their obligations are under the standard
and what liability they may still bear in the event of a data breach. The short
answer is that while the PCI DSS provides guidance as to appropriate data
protection measures and is contractually required by many card processing
agreements, compliance with PCI DSS does not necessarily protect businesses from
data breaches or related costs.
Why Comply? The council does not require, monitor or enforce compliance
with the PCI DSS, leaving many companies wondering why they should comply. The
reality is that there are many reasons for all payment industry participants to
seek compliance with the PCI DSS.
First, merchants typically are contractually obligated to comply with the PCI
DSS. Many agreements, such as card processing agreements, expressly obligate the
merchant to comply with the PCI DSS as well as card network rules, which
incorporate the PCI DSS. The individual payment brands, not the council,
determine any noncompliance penalties that may be assessed. Merchants risk
financial penalties for noncompliance and may even lose card network privileges.
Second, PCI DSS is the first step toward complying with rapidly changing
statutory requirements surrounding data privacy.
Third, PCI DSS noncompliance is a "bad fact" for a company defending a lawsuit
in the wake of a data breach.
Last but certainly not least, the PCI DSS provides specific direction and
recommendations to merchants, service providers and other participants in the
payments ecosystem that enable them to establish at least a base set of proven
measures that help protect sensitive data. law360.com
Top 3 Reasons Why ORC may be
Smaller Fish in the Shrink Sea
What is ORC?
The National Retail Federation (NRF) defines Organized Retail Crime (ORC) as,
"theft/fraudulent activity conducted with the intent to convert illegally
obtained merchandise, cargo, cash, or cash equivalent into financial gain (no
personal use), typically through online or offline sales. Organized retail crime
typically involves a criminal enterprise that organizes large-scale thefts from
a number of retail stores and employs a fencing operation to sell the
illegally-obtained goods for financial gain."
ORC: The Smaller Fish in the Shrink Sea?
Shrink rates can be lowered by either decreasing the amount of inventory
shortage or by increasing sales, The Calibration Group's whitepaper, "SOH: The
Retail Problem That's 7 Times Greater than ORC" reveals. Accordingly, ORC may no
longer be considered the biggest threat to retailers' bottom lines from a Loss
Prevention perspective. The Top 3 reasons to consider when pondering this
1. ORC costs North American retailers a staggering $34.67 billion a
year, but the $252.9 billion stock-on-hand (SOH) issue overshadows ORC
by more than 7:1.
2. If North American retailers eliminated ORC entirely, profit earned
from the $34.67 billion in merchandise now available for sale would be
3. If North American retailers resolved their SOH issues and recouped
the lost sales, the profit earned from the $252.9 billion would be
nearly $7.6 billion.*
* Calculations based on 3% net profit margins
The Four-Letter Solution
inventory visibility system (IVS) with RFID technology offers retailers clear
insight into their inventory at any given point in time. RFID, along with a
comprehensive, yet simple software application, has now become the solution that
can easily be embedded into any retail framework. An IVS system with RFID
provides store personnel with key inventory management data, such as how many
items are in back stock and on the sales floor, which in turn allows the staff
to manage inventory more "real-time" by making necessary adjustments.
This technology also provides the ability to take a full inventory of the store
within minutes as opposed to hours. Loss Prevention professionals can now
enhance profitability more effectively by increasing sales while simultaneously
lowering the shrink rate.
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Coupons continue to be a strong tool for retailers to use both online and
offline, but in the digital space, coupon fraud is becoming a bigger problem.
Kristina: What can retailers do to combat coupon fraud?
Cheryl: The solution to coupon fraud...is digital coupons. Digital
coupons wipe out the problem and put the money back in the pockets of retailers
When we say 'digital coupons,' this doesn't mean general coupons that can be
printed from a website. These coupons never exist as paper or other hard-copy
form during their entire life cycle, so there's no presentation of a barcode and
they can't be copied and distributed. Digital coupons must be set up in advance
to work at a point of sale (POS) and must be selected or taken by a consumer and
associated with his or her loyalty card or other ID to allow the retailer to
uniquely identify her when she shops. This solution is already in practice today
and has the potential to save would-be lost dollars due to fraud.
Kristina: How can digital coupons help to combat coupon fraud?
Cheryl: Digital coupons are essential to reducing fraud and increasing
security. With digital, counterfeiting isn't an issue. The coupon won't work
unless it's a legitimate coupon that's been set up in advance. The same applies
to copied coupons: A "copy" won't work. Retailers no longer have to worry about
people reusing coupons. Digital coupons are set up to work the exact number of
times per person that they are meant to be.
Digital coupons also ensure that discounts are only being issued for the exact
UPCs of the products covered by the coupon. There are no generic family codes.
Expired coupons also become nonexistent in this case. Digital coupons can also
help combat return fraud. They allow returns at the transaction level to be net
of coupons, but this is determined by the store return policy.
M-Commerce Security Failing? Mobile Payment Adoption Must Come with Protection,
The answer to improved m-commerce security is a two-pronged approach: one-part
increased security measures by merchants, in conjunction with all-out consumer
security education that extends across the entire range of electronic payment
solutions consumers have access to while at the same time advancing the security
of payments and consumer identity with standardized best-practices that run end
Eaton-Cardone contends that the above changes are needed now. Over the next five
years, mobile point of sale transactions, and particularly the NFC, contactless
payment ecosystem will become more pervasive. It is projected that it will be
used nearly three times more often. Naturally, where there are more users, there
is more money, and thus more potential for fraud. And with the 50+ year-old
consumers representing the web's largest and fastest growing constituency,
security and education must be in place for rapid adoption.
Luxury online retail market to reach $41.8B by
Biloxi, MS: Wal-Mart employee arrested in theft of $40K |
Police arrested a Wal-Mart employee Tuesday in the theft of more than $40,000
from the business. Samantha Lynn Edwards, 29, faces a charge of embezzlement.
Police began investigating her after Wal-Mart security officers completed an
internal investigation and found an employee had made fraudulent transactions.
Aventura, FL: $30,000 in Drones and Hoverboards stolen from hobby shop
Over $30,000 worth of drones and hoverboards was stolen from a hobby store in
Aventura, Tuesday morning. The burglary took place at the Drone Nerds on
Biscayne Blvd., at around 4:30 a.m. This is the second time this store has been
burglarized this year.
Bucksport, ME: Employee woman charged in $15,000 theft from Family Dollar
Police have charged a Waltham woman for the alleged theft of $15,000 from the
Family Dollar store last spring. Michelle Chaloult, 47, was an employee of the
Route 1 business last April, when the incident is believed to have taken place.
Police began investigating the case in May, after receiving a complaint from a
district manager of the Family Dollar chain.
Wauwatasa, WI: Nordstrom hit for over $2,000 by Grab & Run gang
Five males in their late teens took between $800 and $1,000 worth of shirts from
Nordstrom, 2424 N. Mayfair Road, around 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Police believe one of
the suspects also took $1,155 in men's Lacoste tops from the store around 11:20
a.m. Feb. 22.
TX: Lowe's busts man stealing Washing Machines
Austin police say over the past few months a man entered several Lowe's Home
Improvement stores, loaded up a washer and dryer on a cart and wheeled them out
without paying. But the thief's luck finally ran out. On February 4th, a man
identified as John Carline was stopped by a Lowe's loss prevention employee as
he was pushing a washing machine out of the store without paying. According to
the police affidavit, the loss prevention employee was able to link Carline to 6
other thefts from Lowe's through still photographs and store video. In a written
statement to the employee, he admitted to stealing the big ticket items. A
criminal history check by police revealed prior convictions for theft. Carline
is now facing two arrest warrants for felony theft.
Memphis, TN: Man wanted for stealing thousands of dollars in beer from Kroger
Steven Richardson,49, is accused of stealing beer from the Kroger on Lamar but
Kroger claims he's stolen a whole lot more than just a 6-pack, he's targeted
multiple stores for beer. Kroger couldn't saw which stores were targeted and
wouldn't give details about the kind of beer he's accused of stealing or how it
says he keeps getting away with it. Kroger did say its retail crime loss
prevention team is working with police to try to catch him.
West Palm Beach, FL: Man, 74, caught pilfering 65 pairs of panties from store
A customer told the manager that a man was stuffing merchandise into a large
shopping bag. The manager of the Palm Beach Outlets store saw the man leaving
the store and stopped him. The $520.80 worth of items recovered included 65
pairs of panties and seven pairs of socks. The 74-year-old ma was arrested and
taken to the county jail.
Stockton, CA: Repeat Offender targets meat counter in store robbery
A man walked into a store in Stockton, threatened the manager, then took off
with hundreds of dollars worth of meat. Police say the suspect is known to
employees at the Walmart along March Lane, and has been known to take items in
the past. He walked into the store Monday afternoon and reportedly told the
manager "If you come near me, I'll stab you". At which point, the suspect walked
to the meat section, filled his bag and backpack with about $200 worth of meat,
then walked out of the store.
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Orlando, FL: Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of two men at Florida Mall
Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man on third-degree murder charges stemming from
the Feb. 5 killing of two men outside the Florida Mall. Novell Johnson was
booked into the Orange CountyJail on Monday and is being held on $25,150 bail,
records show. He faces two counts of third-degree murder with a firearm. A
shopper found 19-year-old Samuel Destin lying on the ground in the mall parking
lot near the JC Penney department store about 7:20 p.m. with a gunshot wound,
according to the Sheriff's Office. The shopper called 911, and when deputies
responded, they found 20-year-old Andrew Garland also shot and lying near a
vehicle about 100 yards from the store's entrance. Both men were rushed to a
local hospital, where Garland died a short while later, deputies said.
Prince Edward Island, CN: Five-hour standoff ends at Sherwood Mall
A paramedic is seen talking to a police officer in a vehicle outside an incident
Tuesday in the Sherwood Shopping Centre. A man inside the building was
threatening harm to himself if his demands concerning social assistance were not
Palm Beach Co, FL: Three Life Sentences for Robert Alvarez in Circle K murders
Robert Alvarez was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences based on a
jury's verdict, convicting him in the murders of two Greenacres Circle K store
clerks. Circuit Judge Charles Burton handed out the sentence without comment at
the end of a brief sentencing hearing immediately after the jury's verdict. Lisa
Alvarez told the judge she believed her son was an innocent man caught in a
vicious law enforcement conspiracy that destroyed her family.
Charleston, WV: Person of interest named in Arson at Southridge Wal-Mart
South Charleston Police are trying to find the person who intentionally set a
fire at the Southridge Walmart in South Charleston, causing significant damage
to the store. The fire was reported just after midnight Wednesday at 2700
Mountaineer Boulevard. Police are still on the scene reviewing surveillance
video and gathering evidence in the case. Also, police say they are looking for
a man found on the video. They have named him a person of interest in the case.
Police say the fire caused significant damage to the store. The fire started
near the sporting goods and automotive sections. The store was closed overnight,
but reopened to customers about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Police seize at least 250 stolen credit cards in West Greenwich, Cranston -
Two separate traffic stops
Five New York residents were arrested in Rhode Island after police found more
than 250 stolen credit cards during traffic stops in West Greenwich and
Police said officers pulled over a car for speeding on Route 95 in West
Greenwich around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. During the stop, police learned that the
driver, Roberto Carmona, 24, and one of his two passengers, Yannick Dopwell, 29,
were recently arrested in Virginia for using stolen credit cards to purchase
$19,000 worth of merchandise. Authorities searched the car and found 180
fraudulent VISA credit cards, along with 36 Apple store gift cards.
On Saturday night, authorities made two more arrests for fraudulent credit
cards, stopped an unregistered vehicle on Route 95 in Cranston. Upon searching
the driver, Jonathan Meeks, 23, officers located 41 fraudulent VISA and
MasterCard credit cards, as well as 31 fraudulent credit cards from VISA and
MasterCard on his passenger, Geraldy Beraud, 22.
Michigan warns consumers about skimming devices popping up across the state
While state officials have already removed nearly 40 credit card "skimming"
devices from gas pumps in little more than a year and a half, they are
warning consumers to remain vigilant for the information stealing devices. State
officials report the first known skimming device was recovered from a gas
station pump last August.
Criminals have been migrating eastward with the equipment, only recently
reaching Southeast Michigan. The most recent discovery of a skimming device was
in the Westland area in late-February, Holton said, just a month after another
device was found at a station in nearby Livonia. theoaklandpress.com
Murrieta, CA: Man named LOSER arrested while trying to steal tools at California
A California man with the unfortunate last name of Loser was arrested Sunday on
suspicion of stealing items from a cluster of Walmarts in Murrieta, Calif.
Police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle near Murrieta Hot Springs
and Madison Avenue from a Walmart loss prevention employee.
Wichita, KS: Man charged in 4 bank, jewelry store robberies
Terence L. Thomas is charged with four counts of bank robbery, one count of
robbing a commercial business, one count of brandishing a firearm during a
robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony
conviction. If convicted, Thomas faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.
Taunton, England: Five arrested following Smash & Grab raid on Michael Spiers
Jewelers, police chase ends with a dramatic crash
Masked gang attempted a smash and grab at a Taunton jewellers before ending in a
dramatic police case and crash this morning. Police launched a manhunt to find
five men following the attempted robbery at Michael Spiers Jewellers. A police
chase ensued along the M4, which was brought to an abrupt end with a crash at
11.30am. Two lanes of the M4 were closed following the crash.
Two Texas men busted with gas-pump skimmer in
traffic stop in Harrison County, MS
Niagara, N.Y. Walmart associate busted for 18
shoplifting incidents in Lockport store
Cuyahoga Falls, OH: Man sentenced 12 Years or
robbing four CVS Pharmacies
KwaMashu, South Africa: 3 Police Officers injured
at Bridge City Mall Armed Robbery/ Shootout
AT&T - Tulsa, OK - Burglary
Conoco - Gainesville, FL - Robbery
CVS- Lafayette, IN - Armed Robbery
Envios Y Mas - Houston, TX - Robbery
HEB - Houston, TX - Burglary
Kardesh Jewelry - Bellmore, NY - Burglary
Lama Grocery - Tavares, FL - Burglary
nTelos - Roanoke, VA - Burglary
N. Glenoaks Pharmacy - Burbank, CA - Burglary
Rite Aid - Greenwood, SC - Armed Robbery
Shell - Indianapolis, IN- Robbery
Southern Charm - Ringgold, GA - Burglary
T-Mobile - Merrick, NY - Burglary
The Corner Store - Massena, NY - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Ellsworth, ME - Theft/ Robbery
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