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Matthew Haughton named Assistant Vice President - Corporate Security
for L'Oreal USA

Matthew was previously the Director of Field Investigations for the retailer since 2011. He has held other asset protection and loss prevention leadership positions such as Asset Protection Technology Analyst for Toys R Us and National Loss Prevention Manager for Babies R Us. Congratulations Matthew!

Melanie Meschwitz, CFI promoted to Senior Regional Loss Prevention & Safety Manager for PetSmart

Melanie has been with Petsmart for 10 years and has worked as a Manager within the Distribution Center, has worked in the Home Office in Phoenix AZ, and has been in Loss Prevention and Safety for five years. Melanie has been a Regional Manager all throughout the Country as well as Canada. She is CFI and OSHA certified and currently based out of Kansas City, covering the Northeast Region. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminology from St. Mary's University. Congratulations Melanie!

Al Robinette promoted to Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager for North America and Canada for Destination Maternity Corporation
Al has been with the Destination Maternity Corporation team since 2015. He's held other loss prevention positions for retailers such as Ascena Retail Group, Inc. as Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Gap Inc as District Loss Prevention Manager, and Kmart as District Loss Prevention Manager. He's also been a Sales Manager for Best Buy and a Store Manager for Radio Shack. He earned his Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and his Masters of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Walden University. Congratulations Al!

Erik Schmidt promoted to Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager for North America and Canada for Destination Maternity Corporation

Erik has been with the Destination Maternity Corporation team since 2007, when he started as a Store Operations Manager. In 2014 he became an Assistant Construction Manager and a year later started his work in the Loss Prevention field as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager - Northeast. Prior to his work for Destination Maternity, he was an Associate General Manager for Waterworks and a Store Manager for Restoration Hardware. Congratulations Erik!

Meet Keith White Senior VP of Loss Prevention
& Corporate Administration at Gap Inc.

Blog post published by Gap Inc. highlighting some of the many people
who make Gap Inc. great

If you were to combine the toughness of a sturdy pair of boots with the feeling you have when you catch up with an old friend over many smiles and laughs, you'd essentially have Keith White, Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention and Corporate Administration at Gap Inc., who is equal parts no nonsense and unendingly warm. We spent some time with Keith to talk about community, first jobs, epiphany moments, and the boots that got him through all four years of college.

What do you do for Gap Inc.?
I lead Loss Prevention and Corporate Administration.

What inspires you?

The opportunity to make a difference every single day!

Style personality:

Cool as the other side of the pillow.

Go-to outfit:

A pair of Gap straight fit jeans, my BR half zip Cashmere sweater and my brown or black leather blazer! Are you still doubting if I'm cool?

All-time favorite piece of clothing:

A pair of non-branded boots that I wore all four years in college. They saved me from the snow, ice and rain many a day. I retired them as soon as I could afford a new pair and they have a coveted, warm dry spot in my garage. They'll have a chapter in my book for sure, between each line of pain and glory...

Last purchase:
Kuna; it's a home security system built into an outdoor light that you can control from your phone. Did I mention I was in Loss Prevention?

Why do you volunteer?
I think volunteering has a connotation that it's extra, that it's not a part of your normal routine - it's what you do when you have extra time, extra energy. But for me, it's essential to share my gifts and talents with people and in places that wouldn't ordinarily have access to it.

What does community mean to you?
Everything! It's like oxygen, it can sustain and produce life when it's good, but it can do the exact opposite when it's bad.

What you've learned from customers:
You have to really love serving others or you're in the wrong business.

Favorite Gap Inc. moment:
Attending Don and Doris Fisher's 50th wedding anniversary in the 7th floor Cafeteria at 2 Folsom and it was wonderful!

First job:

Epiphany moment:
Realizing that you can never ever let anyone define how you feel about yourself!

Always puts you in a good mood:
Music and hanging out with my family. (They are so funny.)

Theme song:
"Aint No Stoppin' Us Now" by Mcfadden and Whitehead

Something people don't know about you:
I'm heavily involved in the Youth Ministry at my church.

Why would you encourage people to get involved in communities?
If life can be better for us all collectively, then it's maximized individually. gapinc.com


Huge LP Job Cuts Coming Tomorrow
Over the last week we have received multiple anonymous calls about a drastic cut in LP positions at a major retailer. More information coming in tomorrow's Daily.

"Violence is off the charts"
Organized Retail Crime on the Rise; Perennial Challenges Remain

An inexplicable rise in organized retail crime during the past couple of years, perhaps due to police passivity, has major retailers looking to upgrade their equipment, technology, policies and procedures, and training for employees to combat loss prevention. Meantime, perennial issues like shoplifting and credit card fraud continue to plague the sector.

The retail sector has been losing $40 billion to $50 billion in merchandise annually due to robbery, burglary and theft in recent years in addition to the employees and customers injured or killed when an armed intruder appears during business hours, says Dr. Read Hayes, director of the Loss Prevention Research Council and a research scientist at the University of Florida.

"Violence is off the charts as far as the rate of increase in the last 18 months or so," he says. "Armed robberies and more serious organized burglary groups are happening at a much more increased rate." FBI Director James Comey has called this "the Ferguson effect," Hayes notes.

Violent and Organized Retail Crime

Tom Meehan, director of technology and investigations, asset protection for Bloomingdale's, says violent crime and organized retail crime are both on the rise, sometimes related and sometimes not.

"It's in all verticals of retail," he says. "Years ago, you would talk about convenience stores and drug stores. Today, it's everywhere. It's a topic that is constantly reviewed: what is happening and what measures can we take to make sure customers and employees are safe, and still manage our risk and loss potential."

Meehan agrees with Hayes that the reasons are unclear and adds that upsurges in crime at retail don't seem to track with overall environmental crime rates in particular cities. Retailers are lobbying states to pass legislation that more clearly defines organized retail crime vis-a-vis simple shoplifting, especially given the trend toward treating shoplifting as a legal violation rather than a crime with "softer" remedies such as restorative justice being put in place.

"There isn't an industry-wide definition, and there isn't a legal definition that is the same, state by state and municipality by municipality," he says. "The industry is struggling with everybody calling [organized crime] the same thing but defining it differently. With shoplifting, you have a common understanding. But if everybody doesn't agree what [organized crime] is, how do you come up with a solution in the legal system?"

Walgreens, with about 8,000 drugstore locations, has noticed the growth in organized robberies, says Hal Friend, director, physical security and fire prevention. "Organized robberies place us and our team members and customers at risk," he says. "We use technology around that and procedures for employees... to comply with the demands of the individual and be a good witness later. We want a safe resolution to a bad event."

Advance Auto Parts, which has about 5,500 stores and 42 distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada, has also noted the upsurge in organized retail crime, says Jeff Carr, asset protection solutions engineer. In Advance's case, organized criminals often are trying to take advantage of the store's returns policy, in some cases stealing items from a warehouse or store and then "returning" them to another location.

The chain has deployed a tracking system called True Retail Equation to help identify and catch repeat offenders along with video technology to enhance that ability. Advance trains staff to be polite but vigilant, flagging certain familiar people from whom the Advance system will no longer accept returns, Carr says. "We see a familiar face and correlate it," he says. securitymagazine.com

Part 2 of the article above will be published in tomorrow's Daily

Pelco Launches Security Insights Website
Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global leader in surveillance and security products and technologies, announces the launch of a new informational website for the security industry: securityinsights.pelco.com. The site offers articles, studies and other useful resources to help, inform and support security professionals.

"The decision to invest in building this library of resources was a natural outgrowth of our renewed commitment to provide all security industry professionals with the support they need, when they need it," said Diane Feliciano, VP, Global Marketing, Pelco by Schneider Electric. "As we continue to expand and add content to securityinsights.pelco.com, the security community will have access to a range of useful assets to help them with evaluation and decision-making." pelco.com

That Cool Robot May Be a Security Risk
Significant security flaws were found in an examination of six home and industrial robots, according to a report to be released Wednesday by IOActive, a computer security consulting firm with headquarters in Seattle. The report notes that only four of the six companies responded to the firm's alert, and only two said they planned to make patches after being informed of the problems.  nytimes.com

Judge: 86-year-old jewel thief Payne too sick for trial in Atlanta
A well-known jewel thief who reflected on her six-decade criminal career in a 2013 documentary has been deemed too ill to stand trial for an alleged 2015 theft.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 86-year-old Doris Payne's trial was scheduled to start Feb. 21 in connection with the theft of a pair of Christian Dior earrings from a Saks Fifth Avenue store.

Payne, her family and friends discuss her life in the documentary "The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne." chron.com

Warren Buffett Baffled by Retail
He isn't alone either - it took the whole industry by storm
Confused by the retail business? You're in good company. Warren Buffett is at a loss too - an unusual state for the superstar investor who turned a New Bedford, Mass., textile company into a portfolio of firms worth more than $420 billion under the Berkshire Hathaway umbrella.

"Retailing is tough for me to figure out," admitted the 86-year-old investing guru. "If you go back to when I was a kid, in every town, the guy that owned the big department store in town was king, whether it was Marshall Field or Dayton, or Hudson in Detroit. The department store was king. People said, 'What can happen to it? It's down there where the street car lines crossed.

"And then somebody came along with the shopping center, instead of making it vertical with all this display owned by one person, they spread it out, owned by many," he said. "And now comes the Internet and that's the ultimate variety of things that you can get to very easily. So, people love variety, they love low prices. It just keeps evolving and the great department stores, many of them have disappeared and the rest are under pressure."

Buffett weighed in on the state of retail during a CNBC interview on Monday, during which he also praised Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as perhaps the best manager he'd ever seen.

"It's remarkable, here a guy gets in a car with his wife to travel, leaves [hedge fund D.E.] Shaw and starts traveling and thinks, 'How am I going to take over the world, maybe I'll sell books online.' He is one terrific businessperson." wwd.com

AFCI Hosting 35th Annual Fraud Seminar on April 19th
On April 19th, the Association of Financial Crimes Investigators will be hosting its Annual Fraud Seminar. We are once again at the Doubletree Suites in Downers Grove, IL. We are hosting it again in the Grand Ballroom, so there will be plenty of room for everyone who attends.

This year is packed with a variety of interesting topics including Fraud Trends with Guest Speakers Beth Savage and Eileen Felson of Price Waterhouse Coopers, Asset Forfeiture with Detectives Christine Connor and Chris Stenzel of the Chicago Police Department, Cracking Cards with Michael Carroll and Human Trafficking with Dawn Jones, Lieutenant, Milwaukee Police Department.

Registration begins at 8am, seminar ends at 4:15pm. Purchase your raffle tickets at the door for a chance to win some amazing prizes! See flyer for details

The seminar cost is $125 per attendee for current AFCI Members and $135 for non-members.

More information can be found here. Register for the seminar here.

Director of Loss Prevention for Hermes posted online - based in New York
Provide retail stores, corporate and the distribution center with a safe and secure working environment. Responsible for developing and maintaining the strategy for reducing shrink and increasing profitability within the retail division and NJ facilities. This includes sustaining a high level or loss prevention awareness in all locations. Must have the ability to detect and resolve internal theft issues. It also demands a partnership effort with the operational team, human resources team and retail team to ensure that all processes are efficient and contribute to the goal of reduced loss and increased safety for our employees and customers.

Hermès International S.A., Hermes of Paris, or simply Hermès is a French high fashion luxury goods manufacturer established in 1837, today specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfumery, jewellery, watches and ready-to-wear. It had $5.37 billion in revenue in 2016. hermesemployeur.com

Fargo-based Vanity to close about 140 stores after filing for bankruptcy

Designer Dress Retailer BCBG Files for Ch. 11 Reorganization; Closing 120 Stores

HHGregg closing 88 stores amid bankruptcy rumors

Abercrombie & Fitch to Close Another 60 U.S. Stores as Sales Crater

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results

Burlington Stores Q4 comp's up 4.6%, net sales up 9.4%
Burlington Stores full-year comp's up 4.5%, net sales up 9.2%
Publix Q4 comp's up 2.2%, sales up 11.1%
Publix full-year comp's up 1.9%, sales up 5.1%
Kroger Q4 comp's down 0.7% (1st decline in 13 years), total sales up 4.4%
Kroger full-year comp's up 1%, total sales up 6.7%
Abercrombie & Fitch Q4 comp's down 5%, net sales down 7%
Abercrombie & Fitch full-year comp's down 5%, net sales down 5%
Barnes & Noble Q3 comp's down 8.3%, total sales down 8% 

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5 Questions You Should Ask Before
Installing A Door Lock System

The InstaKey Key Control Program can improve security, while helping to control costs and minimizing your business liability. In order to reap all these benefits, you will need to ensure you choose the right lock and key security system for your organization and use it correctly. Before you install a door lock system, ask yourself the following questions to clarify your organization's security needs and work out which solution is right for you.

1. What Is a Door Lock System?

Before you install a new system in your facility, you need to know how it works. Mechanical solutions for securing access to a property have existed for centuries and they haven't changed much because they are very effective. In just the past 30 years, small changes to traditional lock pinning practices have made a huge impact on locks making them more efficient and less costly to maintain. Click here to see the four critical components of a key control system.

2. Is It Easy to Control and Maintain?

Before you install any new system for managing locks and keys, you need to know how much time you can expect to spend maintaining it. Thankfully, these systems are easy to control and maintain. Online software provides compliance by allowing you to track keyholders and ensuring that you know who has the keys and that they are all present. When you need to reset a lock, you can quickly do this without needing to replace any physical components other than keys.

3. Can I Customize My Door Lock System?

You might worry that due to complexity, no product can meet the needs of your organization. However, you can customize InstaKey systems so they work just as you need them to. Rekeyable lock cylinders that retrofit into most existing hardware, online/mobile software and restricted keys all provide customization options even up to a great grandmaster key level of complexity, ensures that you give access to everyone who needs it, where they need it.

Read #4 and #5 here.

How Amazon Web Services outage impacted retailers
A good number of retailers were impacted when Amazon Web Services - the company's most profitable division - experienced a four-hour outage on Tuesday. The outage caused major headaches for millions of AWS customers, according to web monitoring and optimization firm Apica, which monitored the top 100 Internet retailer sites during the outage.

Fifty-four out of the top 100 Internet retailers were effected with a decrease of 20% or greater in performance. Three websites - Express, Lululemon, and One Kings Lane - went down completely, Apica said. During the outage, average website load time went from a few seconds to longer than 30 seconds to load. Specific examples cited by Apica include:

  ● Disney Store: 1165% slower to load;
  ● Target: 991% slower;
  ● Nike: 642% slower;
  ● Nordstrom: 592% slower; and
  ● Victoria Secret: 353% slower.

The outage did not affect Apple, Walmart, Newegg, Best Buy, Costco, or Zappos, which is owned by Amazon. chainstoreage.com

IT leaders say it's hard to keep the cloud safe
Shadow IT causing cloud trouble by illicitly working behind the scenes

IT managers are finding it difficult to keep their applications and data safe in the cloud, and many are slowing cloud adoption because of it.

IT professionals told Intel that shadow IT and a shortage of cybersecurity skills are causing the most problems.

The survey of 2,000 IT executives showed results that the problem is largely coming from shadow IT, or employees who skirt around their company's IT department to set up applications on their own. Company executives need to make it clear that shadow IT is harmful to the company and won't be tolerated.
"I think companies need to understand all the applications they have on premises and on the cloud, and develop some criteria for what can go out on the public cloud and what should never go out to the public cloud." csooline.com
Trend Micro report: Ransomware booming
The profitability of ransomware made it the top cyber threat last year in two categories: the number of attacks and the amount of money generated for crooks, according to a Trend Micro lookback on data collected from customers.

Not only is the ransomware business booming, it's innovating, with Trend Micro researchers identifying 752 new families last year, up from 29 in 2015.

Add to this the rise of ransomware as a service (RaaS) and payments made to anonymous bitcoin accounts, and the result is a booming criminal enterprise worth $1 billion last year, according to TrendLabs 2016 Security Roundup. Neophyte crooks are being drawn in because it's so easy to set up a ransomware operation, the report says. "Since RaaS is available in the underground, the service provides fledgling cybercriminals the necessary tools to run their own extortion campaigns," it says.

Mostly - 79% of the time - ransomware is spread via spam and victims clicking on malicious links or opening attachments that contain the malware, the report says. csoonline.com

Tyler, TX: Video Posted from Cyber-Focused 2017 Retail Summit

Yahoo CEO Loses Bonus Over Security Lapses

Intelligent Video. What's your store showing you?

Network surveillance technologies continue to revolutionize the way retail professionals work with not just loss prevention, but also with store optimization, operational efficiencies, and enhancements to the overall customer experience. Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Development Manager for Axis Communications, tell us how the global leader in network video can help retailers can bring together their video surveillance, physical access control and now audio systems to create a full solution that goes beyond security and helps grow the business.

Quick Take #3

Joe and Amber share some words of wisdom for the young professionals out there. Hear the advice they would each give to their younger self.

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Online stores in France fined for misleading promotions
Several online stores, including Amazon, Zalando and H&M, were fined becauses their online promotional campaigns were considered to be misleading. One of the things done was increasing the price and then apply a discount, so it looks like the product is now very cheap by comparison.

The French Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) issued a total of 2.4 million euro ($2.5M) in fines for 19 online stores, Retail Detail Europe wrote. Amazon, Zalando and Le Comptoir des Cotonniers, a French fashion label for women, paid their fines, but there are also companies like H&M who refuse to do so. ecommercenews.eu

Merchant Advisory Group Launches Task Force Focused on Online and Mobile Commerce
The Merchant Advisory Group (MAG), which represents over 100 of the largest merchants and franchisors in the United States, recently formed a task force focused on these types of sales. MAG merchants participating in the task force represent well over $100 billion in e-commerce revenue annually, and that number will only continue to grow as customers migrate to digital channels.

A primary focus of the task force will be to collaborate and define a new approach to balancing the risk/reward relationship for digital commerce transactions that will incent an equitable co-investment in authentication strategies among stakeholders in the ecosystem. Currently, card network acceptance rules have merchants who conduct digital remote commerce footing the majority of the costs and fraud prevention investment for online payment acceptance, while also bearing the majority of fraud losses. prweb.com

Gap reconfigures warehouses to deliver online orders
Distribution centers that previously only shipped merchandise to stores will also fulfill orders to individual online shoppers. internetretailer.com

Best Buy grew web sales faster than Amazon & Wal-Mart last year - online sales up 21%

Southington, CT: Manager staged Burglary to cover up $15,000 theft of Kirby Vacuum cleaners
Police are looking for a man accused of staging a burglary in town to cover up that he stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from his then-employer. Albert Hayes, 38, is wanted on $100,000 bond after allegedly skipping out on court last week for his arraignment. Hayes will be charged with failure to appear when he is caught. He is already facing charges of third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree larceny, making a false statement and second-degree reporting a false incident. Hayes was a manager at Northeast Distributors, when he made it look like the business was burglarized on Jan. 2. Police said eight Kirby vacuums, worth $1,800 each, were reported missing. During the investigation, police said they found multiple things that made it appear as though the burglary was staged. centralctcommunications.com

Clarksville, TN: $16k in Merchandise Purchased with Stolen Credit Cards
Two criminals are on the run this morning after making large purchases across Middle Tennessee with stolen credit cards. Police say back in January, the two people shopped up more than $16,000 at retail stores in Franklin and Clarksville. A witness says the two people left one of the stores in a white Cadillac Escalade with aftermarket tire rims. Clarksville officers are classifying these incidents as identity theft, since the credit cards were stolen. fox17.com

Waseca, MN: Five charged in $3,000 thefts of liquor, video games
from Walmart and Hy-Vee

Store security video has helped police identify five alleged thieves now charged with stealing thousands of dollars of liquor and video games from area shops. A Hy-Vee Liquor employee reported that two women came into the shop Feb. 13 and stuffed a total of three bottles of alcohol into their bags. A third person, a man, appeared to be trying to distract employees while two of the thefts occurred. A second theft, perpetrated by two men and two women, took place at about the same time at the Waseca Wal-Mart. There, an employee reported that $2,500 worth of alcohol and video games was taken. Three days later, police received a report in which a Wal-Mart manager said he watched in-store surveillance showing three men and one woman taking video games from the store. When the four realized they were being watched, they dropped a bag filled with games and left the store. southernminn.com

Oklahoma City, OK: 4 suspects sought in theft at Dollar General store
The Oklahoma City Police Department is searching for four people connected to a theft at a Dollar General store. Each suspect filled a shopping car with merchandise and left the store through the backdoor without paying. More than $1000 in goods were taken. okcfox.com

Redding, CA: 3 Arrested in theft at Walmart; crashed Gardne Center fire door attempting to steal a carts full of merchandise

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Shootings & Death

Orange County, FL: Wal-Mart boss killed in stabbing; former employee arrested
A 23-year-old former Walmart employee who deputies said fatally stabbed his former boss Wednesday is scheduled to face a judge Thursday on a first-degree murder charge, court records said. Caswayne Williams, of Winter Park, was arrested a mile from that store on Lee Road after investigators said he killed 25-year-old Davon Brown shortly before 9 a.m. outside the store's gas station. Deputies said there was a struggle between the two that spilled out into the store's parking lot. wftv.com

Pomona, CA: Multiple shots fired at Jack in the Box now riddled with bullets
At least 20 rounds were fired from 2 cars toward customers at the Jack in the Box. Nobody was hurt inside the restaurant, but moments later at a nearby hospital police received word that a victim involved was being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg. That person suffered non-life threatening injuries. During the chaos, one victim drove away, shearing a fire hydrant. nbclosangeles.com

Robberies & Thefts

Vestal, NY: Kohl's LP Manager Arrested for providing False Statements to Police about Grand Larceny
A Loss Prevention manager from Kohl's has been arrested for allegedly providing two false written statements to police. Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell says Michael Aston was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of Making a Punishable False Written Statement, a Class A Misdemeanor. Cornwell says, Aston offered two written statements to Vestal Police Officers stating he witnessed a grand larceny at the store. Cornwell says an investigation by District Attorney's Office Chief Investigator Jason Ellis indicates Aston signed false statements. binghamtonhomepage.com

Howard County, MD: Thieves Steal Opioids From 4 Howard County Pharmacies Thieves robbed four Howard County pharmacies in just over a week, stealing prescription drugs. County police said they don't think any of the four cases are related, but they said it represents a regional problem, and they're working with other jurisdictions to see if there are any connections. The four incidents are spread out over the county from Laurel to Columbia to Ellicott City and Woodbine. wbal.com

Credit Card Fraud

Orlando, FL: 'Operation Nip Tuck' $200,000 credit card scheme ringleader convicted of fraud
A 28-year-old woman charged with masterminding a scheme to use stolen identities to pay for plastic surgery and dental work has been convicted of fraud. Terilyn Riggins was arrested in January 2016 as part of Operation Nip-Tuck, which netted more than a dozen other arrests, officials said Riggins was the one who set up the fraudulent accounts and lines of credit using stolen identities from at least 12 people. Police said the group of women involved in the scheme took advantage of the scheme to get everything from breast implants to gold teeth. In all, medical businesses and credit companies were taken for nearly $200,000. wftv.com


New Britain, CT: 2 Russians believed to be part of larger ATM skimming ring
A Superior Court judge said two Eastern European men arrested after they allegedly attempted to steal $1,500 from various accounts at a Main Street ATM Tuesday are likely part of a larger fraudulent card skimming ring operating throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The scheme resulted in $60,000 in losses and $165,000 in attempts to use fraudulent cards across Connecticut and Southern Massachusetts in 390 transactions, bank officials said. Several other bank ATMs were hit as well. centralctcommunications.com

York County, PA: Police investigating rash of card-skimming reports

New Rochelle, NY: Police Recover Skimming Device From Local Gas Station

Arson & Fire

Holland, OH: 16 year old sets a fire inside Walmart to cover theft; Store evacuated without injuries
A girl set fire to a rack of children's clothes at the store. Holland police arrested the teen on charges of aggravated arson. Police are still searching for three other unidentified people with the girl. The four hid merchandise on themselves before fleeing the store. The blaze broke out shortly before 1 a.m., and the store was evacuated. About 25 employees and 40 customers were in the store at the time. The blaze was contained, but smoke spread throughout the store, Chief Reed said. It was unknown how much damage was done to the contents or the structure. toledoblade.com

North Jackson, OH: Fire Crews called to the Macy's Distribution Center; 5 semi trucks ablaze
Jackson Township Fire Chief Dave Graham said four of the trucks were completely scorched while a fifth was damaged. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. He said the JB Hunt Trucks had been sitting for more than 12 hours and hadn't been driven in that time. The fire took about 30 minutes to put out, but until then, heavy black smoke could be seen for miles. No one was injured. wkbn.com

American Tactical - Shelby, NC - Burglary
Breakneck Market - Connellsville, PA - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Yuba City, CA - Burglary
CVS - Shreveport, LA - Burglary
Drug-Lo -Laurens, SC - Armed Robbery
Faz Corner - Pickens County, GA - Burglary
Fishing Pro Shop - Oakley, CA - Burglary
Gas & Go - Shreveport, LA - Armed Robbery
Grow Depot - Northglenn, CO - Armed Robbery- Owner shot and wounded suspect
J&B Grocery - Syracuse, NY - Armed Robbery
Jack in the Box -Pomona, CA -Shooting- one wounded
Kwik Shop - Pratt, KS - Armed Robbery- Clerk shot, in critical condition
McDonalds - Little Rock, AR - Armed Robbery
Northeast Distributors - Southington, CT - Burglary
Olympia Sport - Willingboro, NJ - Burglary
Walgreens - San Francisco, CA - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Orlando, FL - Murder- Former Employee stabbed Mgr.
7-Eleven - Odessa, TX - Robbery
84 Lumber - Pasadena, MD - Burglary


Daily Totals:
9 robberies
8 burglaries
3 shootings
1 killed

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Loss Prevention & Risk Management, the Director of Corporate Security will work in a dynamic fast paced environment and will be responsible for leading all "corporate" security functions which include but are not limited to: corporate internal investigations of both a criminal and code of conduct nature; physical security of all Regional support centers and the Home Office located in Brampton, ON; manage third party security providers... 

Director, National Asset Protection
Toronto, Canada

At Holt Renfrew, our mission is to present exceptional experiences together with the finest luxury products for life's every day and extraordinary moments. The Director, National Asset Protection defines the luxury lifestyle shopping experience through building lasting relationships with our people, customers and partners by pro-actively developing, recommending, implementing and monitoring asset protection strategies...

Senior Manager of Loss Prevention
Atlanta, GA

NAPA is hiring for a Senior Manager of Loss Prevention! Come join our team and manage and direct all loss prevention activities and results. We are looking for someone who can provide leadership and build business partnerships with vital corporate and field partners (which include our distribution centers and stores)...

Sr. LP Program Manager, Amazon Books & Amazon Go
Seattle, WA

The Loss Prevention Team is seeking an experienced Program Manager to support its Amazon Books and Amazon Go retail programs. This position manages the entire retail program, inclusive of building security and loss prevention design and site visits, investigations, crisis management. In this position, you will develop tools and policies to support Loss Prevention initiatives, reporting to the Director, Loss Prevention and Security for the Americas Region...

Sr. Mgr., Investigative Strategy and Risk
Seattle, WA

The Sr. Mgr., Investigative Strategy & Risk, will lead our global investigative strategy and workplace incident management program supporting Worldwide Operations and Customer Service. This position will provide strategic framework globally for investigations and workplace incident management as well as assist field loss prevention partners as a subject matter expert... 

Director of Investigations
New York, NY

The Director of Investigations is responsible for developing multi-level and multi-tiered strategy for investigations company-wide. These areas include investigations, investigative analysis, and investigative training. To create this multi-tiered strategy, The Director of Investigations must influence and impact members of Legal, Human Resources, Store Operations, and Customer Service to ensure that the collective decisions and policies incorporate Loss Prevention's goals of reducing business integrity-related risks...

Head of Financial Crime, Loss Prevention & Safety
Malvern, PA

The Head of Financial Crime, Loss Prevention and Safety 1NA is responsible for developing strategies to identify and remedy vulnerabilities that lead, or could lead, to financial loss throughout the NA operation, both in the field and office locations...


Director, Loss Prevention Initiatives Job
Dublin, CA

The Director of LP Initiatives & Compliance is responsible for directing cross-functional initiatives for both Ross and dd's Stores. The Director will direct and lead rollouts of new/updated processes, policies and procedures by working directly with LP Field Management and Stores for feedback. The Director will also direct LP compliance and merchandise protection programs... 


Director, Supply Chain Loss Prevention and Safety
Perris, CA

The Director of Loss Prevention is responsible for achieving the shortage and safety goals set for the Supply Chain. This is done by supervising and promoting Loss Prevention initiatives and programs, and by developing and maintaining a strong collaborative partnership with Operations and Human Resource business partners...


Loss Prevention Area Investigator
Southeast US

Gap Inc is seeking an experienced Loss Prevention Investigator to support the company's shortage reduction efforts. Investigators are primarily responsible for detecting the existence of internal fraud through exception reporting, store research, networking, general loss interviews and response to COBC hot lines. All conclusions are based upon associate interviews and/or factual findings derived from various company and vendor resources...


Store Detective - Multi-Unit
St Paul, MN

As a Market Investigator, you will directly assist in thesafety and protection of CVS Health retail assets within assigned stores, including customers, employees, merchandise, and store property. In this role, you will become familiar with CVS Health policy, local criminal law, covert surveillance principles, overt customer service methods, and digital and traditional VCR tape video surveillance systems...

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