Pool was named Senior Vice President, Corporate Security and Fraud for Eastern
John was previously the Senior Management
Leader, Corporate Security for Target and was with Target since 1999. He first
started as an Investigator, and worked his way through asset protection,
investigative and security related leadership roles for the retailer to include
District Assets Protection Team Leader, Investigations Team Leader, Manager -
Central Investigations, Senior Management Leader - Corporate Security Standards
and Ethics, and Senior Management Leader - Enterprise Risk Management.
Saks Fifth Ave and Facial Recognition - New Canadian Store Unveiled
Revealed: how facial recognition has invaded shops - and your privacy
Retailers are increasingly using facial recognition technology to track your
face. With an estimated 59% of UK fashion retailers doing it, is the anonymity
of cities an outdated idea?
On a Thursday morning in February, there were more gawkers than shoppers
swelling the aisles for the debut of the new Saks Fifth Avenue in Toronto's
Specifically, Saks is the feeling of being watched. Its new stores, which have
been built to the standards of an impregnable, hi-tech fortress, employ some of
the world's most aggressive, cutting edge approaches to in-store security and
customer surveillance. If anonymity is a traditional virtue of cities, it
potentially goes out the window any time you enter a Saks shop - and a host of
None of the other retail work we've done has anywhere near this kind of
security," says a source with direct knowledge of Saks's building requirements,
and who has worked extensively with other big Canadian and international retail
The windows are fitted with hurricane-proof glass, the interior walls internally
reinforced with wire cage. At Saks' Sherway Gardens location, steel bollards
capable of stopping a vehicle - and the so-called "smash and grab" - have been
installed outside. So have roller security grilles, and measures to curtail
employee theft: the staff lockers have clear plexiglass doors to ensure the
contents inside are visible. The company's "asset protection" book, revealed to
the Guardian, is meticulously detailed, down to the make and model of almost
every screw, bracket and hinge.
"Some of the doors you couldn't get through with a police battering ram," says
the source. "It's like there's an Oceans Eleven-type scenario going on
somewhere, planning this break-in into the Saks to steal all the luxury
Saks, though, has also been an early adopter of a more controversial and
potentially intrusive tactic in retail loss prevention - facial recognition
software, a technology that until recently was, in the physical world, largely
employed by airport security, border agents, casinos and cops.
In its commercial retail application, faces of individuals caught on camera are
converted into a biometric template and cross-referenced with a database for a
possible match with past shoplifters or known criminals. Some stores in the US
give shoplifting suspects the option of allowing themselves to be photographed,
rather than arrested. All this had been made possible by the arrival of
networked, high-resolution security cameras and rapidly advancing analytical
In a presentation at a loss prevention conference in Fort Lauderdale in 2014,
Patrick McEvoy, the senior manager of asset protection systems for Saks' parent
company, Hudson's Bay Company, shared the retailer's initial experience with
facial recognition software. Though he identified some limitations with the
emerging technology, McEvoy found that the "desired results were definitely
obtainable". The cameras in all Saks stores are networked so as to be viewable
at company headquarters in New York.
The same technologies used to identify thieves, however, can also be used to
track customers. theguardian.com
NYPD Prepares to Expand Body Camera Use
Officials to work on issues such as video storage and privacy concerns as they
seek to expand camera use
The New York Police Department is wrapping up a pilot program that outfitted
officers with body cameras, taking the 54 recording devices off city streets in
the coming weeks as it prepares to expand to 1,000 cameras this summer,
Officials say they will spend the next several months sorting out issues such as
video storage as well as challenges involving privacy raised by the program,
which grew out of an order by the federal judge who found the city's
stop-and-frisk policing tactic unconstitutional.
Eventually, the department expects to use about 18,000 cameras to record
arrests, stops and other interactions with the public, a move being adopted
by police agencies across the country in the face of criticism over excessive
force and lack of transparency.
"Body-camera technology is...something that American policing is embracing, but
it's in its early stages. There are so many unanswered questions on this issue,"
Police Commissioner William Bratton said.
Fortunes 100 Best Companies To Work For
Here's how the retailers stack up
4. Wegmans Food Markets
14. The Container Store - 17 consecutive years in Top 100
26. REI Recreational Equipment Inc
63. Ikea Holding U.S.
67. Publix Super Markets - 19 consecutive years in Top 100
75. Whole Foods Markets - 19 Consecutive years in Top 100
85. Car Max
Ore. Hikes Minimum Wage Using Unique 3-Tier System
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed into law Tuesday landmark legislation that
increases the state's minimum wage according to a three-tier system based on an
employer's geographic location within the state, with the highest mandated wage
of nearly $15 per hour slated for workers in the Portland metropolitan area. law360.com
Wal-Mart Wants $31M Discrimination Verdict Undone
Wal-Mart has asked a New Hampshire federal judge to step in and overturn a
jury's guilty verdict against it, as well as a $31 million award, later trimmed
to roughly $16.3 million, to a former pharmacist who accused the retailer of
gender bias and wrongful termination after she complained that her medical data
had been disclosed by a colleague.
Carbon Monoxide Incident at Panera in Walt Whitman Mall Sends 7 to Hospital
Several Panera Bread employees were experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide
poisoning Wednesday morning. Seven people inside Panera Bread at Walt Whitman
Mall were taken to a local hospital Wednesday morning after they were exposed to
elevated levels of carbon monoxide, according to Huntington Community First Aid
Squad. According to a Panera Bread representative, the carbon monoxide leak was
caused by construction going on next door, the former location of Legal Sea
Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention posted on Indeed
Luxury Retail Confidential Company - New York, NY
● Lead the Loss Prevention and Safety organization globally with locations
throughout the US, Europe and Asia.
● Manage and drive all aspects of a Loss Prevention program globally.
● Develop and maintain a security plan for each location that will prevent crime
and reduce loss.
● Lead the audit function for each location asset controls and other asset
● Implement prosecution and restitution measures when necessary.
● Keep current with loss prevention advancements, technology and legal matters
that could impact the methods and practices of Loss Prevention/ Safety globally.
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Checkpoint Systems Q4 net revenue down 9.8%
Five Below "one of the fastest growing retailers
in the U.S." plans 85 new stores in '16
Ross Stores to open 70 stores in '16
Burlington Coat plans 25 new stores
Kroger plans $4.1B to $4.4B in capital expenditures in '16
Mississippi Legislature Tackles Cargo Theft; House
Bill 595 protects consumers while targeting cargo thieves
Feb Same Store Sales
L Brands up 5%, Victoria's Secret up 4%, Bath & Body up 9%
Cato up 4%
Fred's up 0.8%
Rite Aid Feb. comp's down 0.8%, front-end down 0.5%, pharmacy down 0.9%
The Buckle down 8.9% with net sales down 7.7%
Quarterly Same Store
American Eagle Q4 comp's up 4% with revenue up 3%
Costco Q2 U.S. comp's up 4% with total sales up 2.6%
Kroger Q4 comp's excluding fuel up 3.9% with sales up 3.8%
Burlington Coat Q4 comp's up 2.1% with sales up 3.5%
Barnes & Noble Q3 comp's up 1.3% with sales down 1.8%
Stage Stores comp's down 3.4% with sales down 4.2%, full year comp's down 2%
with sales down 2.1%
NRF's 2016 Dream BIG Scholarship - Apply today - Deadline: March 31
If you love working in retail, and are looking for exciting opportunities to
enhance your career within the retail industry, invest in yourself and learn
more about the Dream BIG scholarship. The National Retail Federation is
collaborating with University of Phoenix to award 20 full-tuition scholarships
to people in the retail industry who want to enhance their career through
education. Tim Hall, zone asset protection manager for 7-Eleven and James Ostag,
supply chain asset protection manager for Macy's, Inc., were
two of last year's scholarship recipients. This year, it could be you!
The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 31, 2016. Learn more and apply
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Suspended prison sentences for men who sold
illegal car number plates online
The PayPal Global Asset Protection Investigations team assisted the Milton
Keynes Trading Standards Regulatory Services, based in the United Kingdom, with
their extensive five year investigation into a major counterfeiting and
Copyright offences case. The family business sold car registration plates
without the authority of the trademark holder, via an extensive network of
websites. The logos used on the number platers made them illegal for normal use.
The defendants went to great lengths to try and hide their business to ensure
they wouldn't be detected by the UK authorities.
For further information on PayPal GAP Team, email inquiries to
Report: Walmart customer data possibly exposed
Personal information of some Walmart online pharmacy customers reportedly may
have been visible online during a four-day period in February 2016. According to
Reuters, a coding mistake may have exposed basic information such as name,
address, date of birth, and prescription history of fewer than 5,000 consumers.
The error potentially allowed online Walmart pharmacy customers to view each
other's data if they were logged into their accounts at the same time. Social
security numbers and full payment card or health insurance information were not
"We had a software coding error for a 72-hour period from Feb. 15 to 18 that
affected a limited group of online pharmacy customers," Walmart spokesperson Dan
Toporek told Reuters. "We moved quickly to fix the issue once it was
The error happened during a server migration and did not represent any type of
security breach or intentional incident. Although currently there is no
indication any of the data has been misused, Walmart is contacting customers who
may have been affected and offering them identity protection services. chainstoreage.com
National data security standards for retailers: The way to keep consumers safe
Published in The Hill - Congress Blog yesterday
Consumers will only be protected when every sector of industry, including
merchants, issuers and networks, is subject to robust federal data safekeeping
standards. Since 1999, financial institutions have adhered to the rigorous
standards of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act that help safeguard consumers' sensitive
personal and financial information. The Data Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 2205),
introduced by Reps. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) and John Carney (D-Del.), would
establish uniform national standards for protecting consumer payment and
personal information, akin to Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and it would
require all entities to have procedures in place to protect consumer data.
Under current rules, retailers are not subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
requirement to develop and maintain robust internal protections against network
intrusions and data theft. Under H.R. 2205, retailers would be held responsible
for implementing security measures to protect consumer data. These systems,
which should start with the ability to process new EMV chip cards, should
prevent data breaches from happening in the first place. S. 961 is the
companion bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Roy
Blunt (R-Mo.), in the Senate.
The continued push for chip-and-PIN technology is another delay tactic for
retailers to avoid true accountability through national data security standards.
Financial institutions continue to pursue new technologies such as tokenization,
biometrics like voice and fingerprint recognition and point-to-point encryption
- all in addition to EMV chip cards.
Ultimately, true data security requires a multi-tiered approach, and new
technology is only one part of that. There must be national data security
standards for all businesses that handle financial information, including
merchants. To stop fraud, we must work together to stem the tide of cyberattacks
Hunt is executive vice president of Government Affairs and general counsel of
the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.
How cybercriminals are using Facebook
A new report from threat researchers at RSA describes how cybercriminals are
using social media, including Facebook, to not only network about their attacks,
but also sell card data and other compromised consumer information - all in
open, public forums.
Daniel Cohen, head of RSA FraudAction, says the company found that hackers and
fraudsters had posted more than 15,000 stolen payment cards for sale on social
media, including Facebook and WhatsApp.
During this video interview at RSA Conference 2016, Cohen discusses:
How cybercrime rings from different geographical regions use social media in
Why law enforcement can't keep up with all of the public forums cropping up for
Why cybercriminals are getting more public about their nefarious activities.
Latest Updates from the RSA Conference 2016 - the
world's largest infosecurity event
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ZIP codes lead the list for e-commerce shipping fraud, as do other U.S. cities
When it comes to fraud in the United States, it's the coasts with the most. Five
of the top 10 riskiest shipping ZIP codes are in or near Miami. California ZIP
codes take three of the top 10 spots, according to a new study.
E-retailers can benefit from knowing where fraud occurs because that knowledge
adds a layer of verification when assessing the risk of whether an online order
is legitimate, according to Experian, which analyzed data on fraud attack rates
for shipping and billing locations. Shipping states are associated with
criminals committing fraud (the address where purchased goods are sent), and
billing states are associated with fraud victims (the address of the purchaser),
Seven states-Florida, Oregon, Delaware, California, New York, Georgia and
Nevada-plus Puerto Rico, rank higher than average on the attack rate threshold
for shipping and billing fraud. However, the majority of U.S. states are at or
below the average attack rate threshold for both shipping and billing fraud,
which indicates that attackers target consumers equally in higher-risk states
and use addresses from higher- and lower-risk states to ship and receive
fraudulent goods, the report says.
Many higher-risk states are near a large port-of-entry city, including Miami;
Portland, Ore.; and Washington, D.C., all of which are among the riskiest cities
for shipping and billing fraud. Such proximity lets criminals move stolen goods
more effectively, Experian says.
Miami is a major hub for international commerce with its proximity to the
Caribbean and South America, plus the airport and port that handle international
trade, says Adam Fingersh, Experian general manager and senior vice president of
Fraud & Identity Solutions. "There are numerous freight forwarders in the area
because of this and as a result, Miami accounted for the most (risky) ZIP codes
of any city. The same characteristics can be said of Florida, too, with many
international airports and other port cities within the state," he says.
Coming to Social Media Messaging Apps?
As social media sites show signs they are moving their messenger applications
into the e-commerce space, the time has come to consider the negative
implications for policing counterfeit goods and enforcement of online purchases.
Facebook Inc., WeChat and other social networks have already expanded their
services to allow for users to send payments to one another through private
messages. Twitter Inc. has recently introduced new tools to facilitate the
exchange of direct messages between businesses and consumers. Facebook is
testing a product that will enable businesses to send updates to and have
personal conversations with their customers.
Buying and selling goods through messenger apps may be next, e-commerce and
intellectual property attorneys told Bloomberg BNA. However, enabling retail
transactions via chat may open the door for more counterfeit goods, as brand
owners would have difficulty monitoring sales made via private messages,
attorneys said. It could also make online purchase terms more difficult to
enforce, as chat windows lack the space to properly notify customers of the
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Home Depot LP ID's Fencing Operation|
Fencing Operation: Lakewood, Wash., thrift store 'Thrift - T' sold stolen goods
Investigators busted Thrift-T, located at 9622 40th Ave SW, on February 18th,
after being tipped off that the store was selling stolen items. Inside, they
recovered more than $150,000 worth of stuff, from power tools to toys and car
parts to clothing.
Detectives were first tipped off by the Home Depot in Gig Harbor, Lawler
said. Loss prevention workers at the store believed an organized theft ring
was responsible for roughly $100,000 in stolen items in the South Puget Sound.
Employees tracked the goods to the Lakewood shop, police said. Officers set
up a sting, selling high-priced power tools to the store on two separate
occasions -- with the security tags still intact.
Online" (Pawn/Second Hand reporting program) and found "Thrift-T" was purchasing
large qualities of new items from individuals. After purchasing the items,
"Thrift-T" would sell the items on EBay. Further investigation found that the
individuals selling the items had criminal history for shoplifting and theft.
Home Depot donated over $1200 in brand new merchandise to the Lakewood Police
Department Property Crimes/Robbery Unit to assist in the investigation.
Undercover officers from the Lakewood PD sold these items to "Thrift-T" on two
consecutive days. Some of these items had the security devices still attached to
The Lakewood Police Department Property Crimes/Robbery Unit served a search
warrant on the business (02-18-16 to 02-19-16) over the course of two days and
recovered several items. A large quantity of security devices that were removed
from items were located in the trash at the business. A total of 2500+ items
were seized valued at approximately $150,000-$200,000. Victims include Home
Depot, Lowes, Fred Meyer, Target, Kohls and several more unidentified retailers.
Some of the items recovered included miscellaneous power tools, beauty
supplies, vitamins, household products, personal hygiene products, toys,
electronics, sporting goods, arts, clothing, automotive parts, musical items,
home improvement item, hand tools and pet supplies.
Authorities arrested the store owner, Timothy Tull, for first degree trafficking
in stolen property. During the raid, police found more than 90 security tags in
the store dumpster, Lawler said. Lawler said additional arrests are likely.
Officers are currently going through records the shop kept, which proves how
crucial a citywide pawn shop database can be, he said.
This release was delayed to facilitate additional investigation into the
business and the subjects suspected of selling the stolen property. komonews.com
'Ghanaian gang' members arrested on suspicion of 500,000 pound credit card fraud
Three people believed to be part of a Ghanaian gang have been arrested on
suspicion of using fraudulent credit cards to fund a half-a-million pound
spending spree on Rolex watches, top-of-the-range computers and fine dining. Two
men, aged 34 and 35, and a woman, 34, were arrested in Croydon during dawn raids
by City of London Police fraud squad this morning. They have been arrested on
suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering in Croydon and Beckenham.
Detectives believe the gang was running an elaborate identity fraud using fake
passports and driving licenses to create fraudulent utility bills to buy
companies that were already registered and apply for ban accounts and corporate
credit cards for limits up to L400,000 pounds.
West Des Moines Man Convicted on Multiple Charges Involving Multi-State
Organized Retail Theft Scheme, Child Pornography and Witness
On March 1, 2016, a jury in the Southern District of Iowa convicted Bradley J.
Prucha, 38, of West Des Moines, Iowa, on multiple counts from an organized
retail theft scheme, child pornography, and witness tampering.
From around October 2013 through May 2015, Prucha led a scheme to purchase items
from various retailers using UPC bar code stickers that Prucha created.
Prucha used these stickers, and provided these stickers to others, to
purchase items at significantly lower costs than their actual retail value.
These purchases occurred at stores from Iowa to Florida, where Prucha
maintained a residence, as well as states surrounding Iowa such as Nebraska and
Illinois. Prucha returned the items to stores, or sold them using eBay,
Craigslist, and to direct buyers, for close to their actual retail value.
Some of the individuals Prucha used to perpetrate this scheme included minors.
Prucha was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit interstate sale and
receipt of stolen property and mail fraud, as well as six counts of mail fraud,
for his role in this scheme. justice.gov
Baltimore, MD: Conspirator in CC Fraud Gang of Five in Counterfeit Credit
Card Scheme Sentenced to Four Years in Prison
U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Zachary O'Brien, age 31, of
Bronx, New York, today to four years in prison, followed by four years of
supervised release, for bank fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft
arising from a scheme to use counterfeit credit cards to purchase merchandise.
According to his plea, from February 2014, through October 2014, O'Brien
conspired with his co-defendants, Jerry Anderson, Steven Harris, Marquis
Johnson, and Steven Tejeda, as well as others, to use stolen credit card and
other personal information of customers of victim financial institutions to
purchase items, including Apple iPhones, at retail locations in Maryland and
Fraud Ring of four operating in Greensboro, N.C. - 6 Police agencies are
searching for them
About six law enforcement agencies in the Triad are tracking four people linked
to a credit card fraud ring in the area. Three men and a woman are believed to
have used stolen credit card information to buy gift cards and other items at
several discount department stores, said Detective R.D. Seals with the Guilford
County Sheriff's Office.
The four people are between the ages of 25 and 35 years old, drive different
large SUVs, including one that's silver and one that's black. They are possibly
a a Chevy Tahoe. The sheriff's office said it is investigating three cases.
However, the Greensboro and High Point police departments are also investigating
cases, as are law enforcement agencies in Randleman, Siler City and Forsyth and
The sheriff's office asks anyone with information regarding this case to call
Detective R.D. Seals at (336) 641-2683 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.
New Yorkers charged in three-state credit card theft ring targeting
Cleveland-area Giant Eagle stores
Two men are charged in a credit card theft ring that operated in Ohio, New York
and Pennsylvania and defrauded Northeast Ohio businesses of more than
$150,000," according to prosecutors." Brook Park police arrested Rondon
Bernard and Raymond Caballero, of New York state last month on wire fraud
charges and identity theft. The men had 25 different credit cards numbers, most
associated with Toronto Dominion Bank, according to police.
The men used the stolen credit card numbers to buy gift cards at Giant Eagle and
Get Go stores in three states and at least three Northeast Ohio Communities,
court records say. The men stole at least $150,000 in Northeast Ohio, which
included over $9,000 in purchases at the Giant Eagle supermarket in North
Olmsted, according to police Sgt. Bob Wagner.
Communities in Ohio, New York and western Pennsylvania have reported finding
credit card skimmers on gas pumps that can steal and transmit credit card data.
Bethlehem Twp, PA: Pair charged in appliance thefts
from Boscov's and Wal-Mart
Police charged a couple formerly from West Easton on Wednesday for allegedly
stealing kitchen appliances from stores in Palmer and Bethlehem townships. The
scheme hit Boscov's in the Palmer Park Mall on Jan. 8, 14 and 15 and Wal-Mart on
Nazareth Pike in Bethlehem Township on Feb. 12. In the thefts from the mall in
Palmer Township, township police got onto the pair's trail after responding Jan.
15 to Boscov's to talk with security about a man and woman, later identified as
Ramos and Forrester, walking past all points of purchase with two $349.99
Kitchen Aid mixers in a shopping cart, records say. They allegedly left both
behind when confronted by security and fled in a burgundy Saturn sedan
registered to a Wilson Borough woman.
Hatfield, PA: 'Felony Lane Gang' Member Busted In Hatfield After Manhunt
"Felony Lane Gang" member has been arrested after a seven-day manhunt, according
to reports. Sarah Ruth Langlitz, 32, of Fort Lauderdale, is allegedly a part of
the national crime group that focuses on robbery and identify theft, reports
state. She is allegedly connected to the same group that smashed into several
cop cars during a police chase on Tuesday afternoon. Langlitz was allegedly
involved with stealing money from KinderCare, The Upper Gwynedd Child Learning
Center and the Chesterbrook Academy.
Serial shoplifter hitting Kroger and Walmart to
support his drug habit faces felony burglary charges in Toledo, OH
Chicago, IL: 3 charged in booze-fencing ring run
from West Side liquor store
Jackson, TN: Woman accused in $2,321 Wal-Mart
theft; said she had a receipt
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NC: Suspect charged in McDonald's shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 hospitalized
One woman is dead after a shooting Wednesday evening at the parking lot of a
McDonald's on Second Avenue NW. Another victim, a store manager, is in a local
hospital with a gunshot wound. Police charged Eric Terril Yount, 22, with one
count of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder . Police were
dispatched to the scene at 5:57 p.m., where they discovered Richelle Scott Lail,
22, lying on the ground and suffering from gunshot wounds. She died on the scene
as a result of injuries. Cody William Watts, 28, was found in a nearby vehicle
also suffering from gunshot wounds. Watts remains in a nearby hospital in
NC: Shots fired in Strip Center parking lot along South Boulevard; 2 in custody
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating
after shots were fired in a strip mall parking lot on South Boulevard. Police
were called to the 3000 block of South Boulevard around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The
strip mall is home to shops and a couple of restaurants, including a popular
PA: Court refuses to move Monroeville Mall shooting case
to juvenile court
In the past when, as a juvenile, Tarod Thornhill, 18, had gotten in trouble, he
did well in juvenile placement. He has multiple mental health diagnoses and
suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car crash several years ago. And the
shooting at the mall, where he indiscriminately fired a weapon inside Macy's,
was far from sophisticated. But the judge also must consider other factors, such
as the impact of the offense on the community; the nature of the offense; the
child's previous record; and whether the child can be rehabilitated prior to his
21st birthday, after which juvenile court no longer has jurisdiction. Those
factors, Judge Mariani found, weighed heavily against Mr. Thornhill. "The nature
of this offense is outrageous, and there's no explanation to the community
that's satisfactory," the judge said.
Canton, OH: Grocery store Burglary suspect indicted in fatal shooting
of NE Ohio police dog
A man accused of shooting and fatally wounding a northeast Ohio police dog
during an investigation of a grocery store break-in has been indicted by a grand
jury. Twenty-two-year-old Kelontre Barefield is charged with six counts,
including aggravated robbery, assaulting a police dog and shooting at police.
Barefield could get more than 50 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
ICE, CBP team with international authorities in key operation
Mexican authorities executed dozens of verification warrants, seizing
thousands of counterfeit sports-related items from retail outlets, and Hong
Kong customs officials conducted anti-counterfeiting enforcement actions at the
border and inland level, leading to one arrest, as part of a major operation
developed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security
Investigations-led (HSI) National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination
Center (IPR Center).
The international collaboration was part of Operation Team Player, an
ongoing effort targeting the illegal importation of counterfeit sports-related
merchandise, which culminated last month in San Francisco, California, ahead of
Super Bowl 50. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel and HSI
special agents leverage the yearlong operation to increase intellectual property
enforcement during major sporting events, and international partners recently
concluded an internal assessment of enforcement actions and results.
Nearly a dozen credit card skimmers found on gas pumps around Indy this week
This week, Indianapolis police are investigating nearly a dozen cases of credit
card skimmers installed on gas pumps. Police say all the skimmers they have
found since Monday have been at Ricker's stores. Ricker's began to install
alarms on their pumps, and discovered the devices.
Shreveport, LA: Stage Store employee busted in $5,000 Sweetheart Scam
Tomika Carroll, was employed as a cashier at Stage, where she allegedly used her
position to steal merchandise. Carroll was allegedly scanning merchandise at her
assigned register for family members and then voiding the items, allowing them
to leave with the merchandise without paying. At the time of the arrest the
amount of theft was nearly $5,000.
TX: Dramatic Gun Store Smash and Grab Burglary; 3 men arrested
A group of masked robbers chain a pickup truck to the doors of Carter's Country
gun store to break into the building in a risky burglary. Once inside, the
robbers ransacked the business smashing through display counters to access
weapons and ammo within the store. The whole thing took a little more than 2
Hialeah, FL: Police Search For Target Burglars
Hialeah Police are searching for four people in connection to a burglary at a
Target store. Investigators say the crooks pried open the front doors of the
store at 1750 West 37TH Street at around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday. The group
managed to rip off electronics like Playstations and iPhones.
Charleston, WV: Wal-Mart fire a cover for Jewelry counter robbery
A man accused of starting a fire in the South Charleston Wal-Mart to cover up
his theft from the jewelry counter was arrested Wednesday. The suspect set boxes
of plastic tarpaulins aflame shortly after midnight. South Charleston Fire Chief
John Taylor said the fire was mainly contained to two sets of shelves in the
sporting goods/automotive area, but that the store was filled with smoke and
water spread throughout the building. The detective said the fire was a cover
for Rogers' real target: the jewelry counter.
Fresno, CA: Police seeing more cases of violent shoplifters
Shoplifters caught, confronted, and then turning the tables on authorities.
Fresno Police said they are seeing an increase in violent shoplifting incidents,
raising serious concerns for businesses in the Central Valley. This is just one
in a string of recent incidents-- a shoplifting confrontation at a Target store
where security guards backed off because one of the suspects flashed a gun. Now
experts say more local stores are hiring armed security guards for protection.
Cruces, NM: Man breaks into convenience store for cigarettes,
leaves money behind
Police in Las Cruces, New Mexico, arrested a man whom they say broke into a
convenience store to take a pack of cigarettes, but did leave behind $6. Police
said surveillance cameras inside the store clearly show Battista as he pounded
on the doors trying to get the attention of someone inside. The problem was the
store was closed and no clerk was on-duty. At that point, police said Battista
kicked in the glass door, walked into the store, chose a pack of cigarettes from
behind the store, held up money to the store's security camera, placed it on the
counter, then left. Damage to the store's front door is $800.
Credit card skimming is occurring more in Southern
Buffalo, NY: 25 years for man who Robbed 7-Eleven,
Raped store clerk
Australia: Bulgarians skimmed more than $380,000
from Melbourne ATMs
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Dollar General - Marianna, FL - Robbery
Dollar General - Trafford, AL - Armed Robbery/ Assault
East Coast Boutique - Union Co, NJ - Armed Robbery/ owner killed
Fink's Jewelry - Raleigh, NC - Armed Robbery
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Golden Market - Miami, FL - Armed Robbery
Keysville - Burke Co, GA - Armed Robbery
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Walgreens - LaPalma, CA - Armed Robbery
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7-Elevan - Kissimmee, FL - Armed Robbery
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