Asset Protection Conference:
Valuable Content and Duck Impressions?
Amber Bradley Virgillo
A Hilarious Must-Watch
Amber Virgillo of Calibration, LLC, representing the D&D Daily
at this week's FMI Asset Protection Conference 2015 in Memphis.
Valuable and innovative content was the order of the day for FMI Asset
Protection Conference 2015 taking place in Memphis this week.
Attendees started the day laughing with humorist and inspirational keynote
speaker Steve Rizzo discussing how attendees can get their "shift" together.
Rizzo reminded the audience that attitude is crucial to enjoying the process of
our lives. Attendees were inspired to be happy now, right in this moment! A key
takeaway for attendees was that a healthy perspective that incorporates humor,
gratitude and appreciation for the moment can propel both our personal and
professional lives to reach our goals.
Breakout sessions truly offered something for everyone: building an asset
protection brand, the next era of payment technology, mitigating diverter risk,
an in-house shrink roundtable, a cybersecurity breach/response roundtable, and
vendor spotlight presentations during lunch.
One of the most anticipated sessions of the day was, "Social Engineering: The
Greatest Threat -- How is my company at risk?" featuring Theresa Payton, CEO and
Chief Advisor, Fortalice Solutions, LLC, Vince Crisler, Partner, Fortalice
Solutions, LLC, Randy Trzeciak, Senior Member of the technical staff for the
Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) CERT Program at Carnegie Mellon
Some thought provoking takeaways from this panel discussion included:
||People should only have the
authorized access to get their jobs' accomplished
||Implement expiring access to critical
||Use of code words to validate
||Segment systems to ensure more layers
of security in case of a breach
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A highlight of the day was when Steve Longo with CAP Index was the honorary
Duckmaster and helped escort the world-famous Peabody ducks from their home at
the top of the hotel to the lobby fountain. Some attendees were super jealous of
Longo and decided to give FMI X-Change their OWN duck impressions....check out
exclusive video coverage and remember to follow
@DandDDaily for an inside track to what's happening live at FMI AP.
Agilence receives $4.3 Million in New Funding to Support Growth Initiative
Agilence, Inc., the leading provider of SaaS-based next-generation exception
reporting solutions for retail loss prevention and operations, today announced
that it has received $4.3 million in new funding to support the extraordinary
growth the company has seen over the last two years. This round of financing was
led by existing investor Laurel Capital Partners. New investor Drayton Park
Capital and existing investors Granite Ventures, Next Stage Capital and Aster
Capital also participated.
State Legislative Chair of Labor says -"We must stop Organized Retail Crime" -
introduces bill One of the concerns of the business community in Maine
that has come to my attention through that work is organized retail crime. This
crime is hurting businesses - businesses which employ many Mainers - and we must
take steps to prevent it. That's why I have introduced LD 310, "An Act to
Prevent Organized Retail Crime." Though it is not in front of the LCRED, but in
front of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, this legislation is
directly linked to helping Maine's business community. This crime is estimated
to cost Maine $150 million each year, and Hannaford, JC Penney, Reny's, Rite
Aid, and Cabela's have all expressed support for my legislation. The legislation
would make using fake receipts or swapping UPC codes a possible Class C felony.
It would also make stealing a possible Class C felony if two or more people are
acting in concert to commit the crime. LD 310 would give us the tools to better
prevent this organized gang activity, to prosecute these crimes aggressively
when justified, and to use this statute as an additional deterrent.
Five Below to open 70 stores this year on top of 62 they opened in 2014 -
Still looking for Corp. Mgr. LP in Philadelphia
see listing below
Corporate Boards to be held individually liable for cybersecurity - Here it
comes and you better be ready U.S. regulators this year are
emphasizing the importance for corporate boards to take responsibility for
cybersecurity, saying directors and officers who fail to do so could be held
individually liable for any lapses that occur, attorneys said Tuesday during
a webinar on the subject. This means boards must put in place the proper teams
and prepare plans to prevent any breaches and to respond to any that may occur.
Particularly in the last three to four months there has been intense focus by
regulators on this subject, largely directed to directors and officers, said
John Failla, a partner in Proskauer Rose's insurance group.
Regulators are "trying to articulate responsibilities to board to prevent,
address, mitigate and transfer risks for this issue," said Mr. Failla. In the
webinar, he cited a speech from Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner
Luis Aguilar in June 2014 in which he "made it abundantly clear" the SEC
views boards as being a critical part of risk management in this area.
Boards also need to make sure they allocate enough time at their regular
meetings to discuss cybersecurity prevention and preparedness. Editor's Note:
Obviously the great debate about how involved LP gets may be a moot point as the
Board will be intensely involved and whether you agree or disagree it won't
matter. Because at the end of the day we're viewed as the subject matter experts
in the investigative arena and that expertise will be expected.
Target's cuts amount to 13% of corporate staff - Saving $500M this year - 550
let go last month & 17,600 in Canada = 20,700 Job Cuts in one month The
retailer's top managers had set the company's employees on edge a week before by
announcing plans to cut "several thousand" corporate jobs. On Tuesday they lost
no time in implementing their plan, with workers cut loose en masse. Target then
released a statement announcing the precise number of the layoffs. The company
added that 1,400 open jobs would not be filled. The cuts amounted to 13 percent
of the 13,000 HQ employees in the metro area. They come on top of the 550
corporate workers in the Twin Cities who were let go last month because of
Target's decision to close its Canadian operations. In downtown Minneapolis,
where Target is the largest employer with 10,000 people, groups of Target
employees huddled in skyways with colleagues who were let go. Some wiped at the
corners of their eyes and exchanged hugs. Editor's Note: With the
17,600 Canadian workers, that brings the total Target job loss to 20,700 in one
month in North America. It employs about 350,000 worldwide. startribune.com
25 year old sparked the Lumber Liquidators stock plunge - Criminal Charges May
be forth coming Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc.'s stock plunge over
the past week, fueled by allegations of excessive formaldehyde in its flooring,
can be traced back to a blog post from an obscure 25-year-old short seller.
Xuhua Zhou, who had dropped out of UCLA's doctoral program in finance and became
an individual investor, took an interest in Lumber Liquidators about two years
ago. After seeing a surge in the company's gross profit margin, Zhou learned
that it sourced some products from China. That raised his suspicions that safety
might have been skirted in pursuit of lower costs, he said in an interview.
Zhou, who was born and raised in China, already had experience researching
suppliers in the country, so he began investigating. His digging ultimately led
to lawsuits, a "60 Minutes" report and accolades from the well-known short
seller Whitney Tilson, who also bet against Lumber Liquidators. "It's pretty
amazing what he did on his own," said Tilson, head of Kase Capital Management,
calling Zhou "the pioneer" of the Lumber Liquidators story. When Zhou began
looking into the Toano, Virginia-based company back in 2013, he says he found
online complaints about its Chinese-made flooring. So he bought products from
Lumber Liquidators and paid to have them analyzed. The results led him to
publish a post on investing website Seeking Alpha on June 20, 2013, that
advocated shorting the stock because the tests showed levels of formaldehyde
above California requirements. The stock fell 4.5 percent to $82.16 that day.
Lumber Liquidators gave an update on the case last week, when it said that the
Department of Justice may file criminal charges stemming from an inquiry that
began in 2013. The company expects to be charged with a misdemeanor or felony in
connection with the case, Daniel Terrell, the chief financial officer, said on a
Lumber Liquidators founder and president sued for selling $19M in stock while
knowing retailer faced possible criminal charges over importing Chinese wood
Three trucking companies settle with Pilot Flying J over ongoing rebate fraud
case So far, 10 Pilot executives have entered into plea bargain
agreements that require them to cooperate with federal investigators. The
executives have yet to be sentenced in the ongoing federal investigation into
allegations of diesel rebate fraud. In July, Pilot agreed to pay the government
$92 million in civil penalties to avoid criminal charges. The agreement,
however, does not protect individual company employees from potential future
Boston Grocery founder gets no jail time in conspiracy to commit $1.9M wire
fraud against Supervalu John David Farmer, the founder of a grocery
store chain with a former location in South Boston received no active jail time
but will participate in a home incarceration program for two years, with
monitoring. The court ordered Farmer to pay $1,886,392.78 restitution to Kellogg
Company, jointly and severally with a co-defendant in the case, John Morrell
Palmer, and it ordered him be placed on probation for five years and pay a
special assessment of $100, due immediately. Last October, Farmer pleaded guilty
to the charge of conspiring with John Morrell Palmer III and others to defraud
by wire Supervalu, Inc., and the Kellogg Company of $1.9 million. According to
court records, the scheme involved Kellogg's selling product to Farmer's Food
through Supervalu Inc., a wholesaler with operations in Mechanicsville, and
Farmer's Foods also purchasing products from other manufacturers through
SuperValu. Kellogg's offered incentive programs to encourage retailers to
purchase certain types of Kellogg's products in given amounts during specified
time periods. One incentive program in which Farmer's Foods and SuperValu
participated involved deductions that were credited against Farmer's Foods
running account with SuperValu when Farmer's Foods purchased Kellogg's product
from SuperValu under a particular incentive. Upon awarding such a deduction
against Farmer's Foods running account, SuperValu would then collect the amount
of the deductions from Kellogg's. In his capacity as Team Sales Manager for
Kellogg's, Palmer, then a Fredericksburg resident dealt with Farmer's Foods and
was responsible for arranging and submitting paperwork for incentive programs.
The scheme, according to the indictment, involved Palmer completing and
submitting to Kellogg's over the Internet "Promotional Incentive Offers," also
commonly known as "deal sheets," that provided for per unit "billback
allowances" that reduced the net cost of the product purchased by Farmer's Foods
under the deal in question.
Casey's opening 72 to 108 stores annually - Q3 same store sales up 14.1% -
Here's one to watch
Game Stop now accepting Apple Pay in stores
Police opening substation at Monroeville Mall after shooting, fights
A suburban Pittsburgh police department is opening a substation at a mall where
three people were shot last month and hundreds of teens fought in December. The
department says the substation will be open Friday and Saturday nights. The
department closed its previous mall substation two years ago. After the fights
in December, the mall said it would increase security patrols from one hour to
four hours on Fridays and Saturdays. In response to the shooting, the mall late
last month started banning minors who were not accompanied by adults on weekend
evenings. Three people were shot at the mall's Macy's store Feb. 7. Two were
critically wounded but expected to survive.
Drug crimes the most frequently prosecuted crime in U.S. district courts
But the numbers are down 14%. Criminal defendant filings declined by 11% to
81,226, the lowest total since 1999. Civil case filings in the U.S. district
courts grew by 4% in the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2014, closing out
the period just shy of 300,000. The number of civil and criminal trials
completed in district courts dropped 6% to 12,186- a 12% decrease since 2010. wsj.com
Aaron's eliminates LP and moves Investigators over to Audit jobs after
eliminating the VP LP position
LL Bean plans to triple stores over next 5 years - Has 26 full-price stores now
& handful of outlets
Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Brown Shoe Q4 Famous Footwear up 4% with net sales up 2.6%
Weis Markets Q4 up 3.5% with net sales up 4%
Express, Inc., Q4 down 2% with net sales up 1%
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Agilence receives $4.3 million in new funding to support growth initiative
Subscriber growth and product development to
be supported by new financing
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, March 11, 2015 - Agilence, Inc., the leading provider
of SaaS based next-generation exception reporting solutions for retail loss
prevention and operations, today announced that it has received $4.3 million in
new funding to support the extraordinary growth the company has seen over the
last two years. This round of financing was led by existing investor Laurel
Capital Partners. New investor Drayton Park Capital and existing investors
Granite Ventures, Next Stage Capital and Aster Capital also participated.
"Over the last two years we have developed, launched, and supported the market's
best exception reporting solution in Retail 20/20. We will be continuously
adding new features and functionality, as well as adding to our top notch sales,
software development and support teams," said Russ Hawkins, CEO, Agilence, Inc.
"This new round of financing will go a long way in helping us continue to
develop and support Retail 20/20."
Since launching Retail 20/20 in 2013 the application has been adopted by 35
industry leading retailers, with 20 coming on board in 2014. The new funding
will allow Agilence to continue building the best-of-breed exception reporting
and operational intelligence capabilities of Retail 20/20. The funding will also
support continued growth through 2015 and beyond.
"I have had the pleasure of watching Agilence transform and grow into an
industry leading provider of SaaS-based reporting tools," said Jay Weber,
Founding Partner, Laurel Capital Partners. "When the opportunity arose to lead
their most recent round of financing the decision was simple. I am excited to
see the evolution of Agilence and Retail 20/20 continue."
is the industry leader in next-generation exception-based reporting solutions
for retail loss prevention and operations. Agilence develops Retail 20/20, a
highly flexible and powerful, cloud-based reporting solution that provides
visibility into daily store operations to reduce fraud and operational
inefficiencies. Retail 20/20 provides users with a complete view of their
business, empowering them to make informed decisions faster, to increase
efficiency and improve profit margins across the enterprise. Founded in 2006,
Agilence, Inc. is headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ. To learn more about
Agilence, please email
email@example.com or call 856-366-1200.
2015's Let's Get LP Social
We still want your Group LP Selfies
- So keep them coming retail LP teams!
Submit a group selfie of you and your LP team and you could get a plaque. Please
submit a high resolution photo (300 dpi) and logo at 5" wide for your printed
plaque, and if you have a tagline or slogan either from your team or from the
company, please send it to us as well for inclusion on the plaques and here on
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Incorporated in California in 1998, WG has been turning heads in the EAS and
RFID industry with its ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking since its
inception. In this LPNN interview, Graham Handyside, EVP Worldwide
Operations, and Ed Wolfe, VP Business Development,
Security, tells us about the innovative products that have come from
addressing their customers' various needs over the years, such as the Seal Tag,
the Ninja Tag, and the Skyguard 2A system. In this video, also learn about WG's
Eyes on U product - a three-in-one solution that combines the functionality of EAS, RFID and video.
LPNN Quick Take #8
In this LPNN Quick Take, Rex Gillette, Vice President Retail Sales,
Protection 1, tells Joe and Amber a little bit about the secret sauce
behind Protection 1's success since entering the retail LP market - great
customer service. Rex also provides some helpful advice to professionals in the
Solution Providers, have a
video or commercial you want to publish?
Mobile Wallets as Credit Card Killers
While brick-and-mortar transactions may have garnered the most attention when it
comes to mobile wallet efficiency, the technology really shines in the realm of
online shopping, where diverse payment methods provide a boon to convenience.
The potential for mobile wallets could have a profound impact on the world of
online transactions -- and while the technology is still evolving, mobile
wallets are more than just credit card killers. There are three ways that mobile
payments won't just help, but will revolutionize e-commerce.
1. Notable Convenience - When it comes down to it, mobile devices are more
flexible shopping tools than desktops. Now, as mobile wallets make payments
through these devices much simpler, it's likely that mobile payments as a
primary means of payment will see major growth in the coming years.
2. Bring Mobile Commerce to Prominence - With the one-two punch of high
e-commerce traffic and improved transactional convenience via mobile wallets,
the sky is now the limit for mobile commerce. Expect to see people make use of
mobile-optimized buy buttons, with transactions just a finger tap away.
3. Give Retailers Choice - As more players begin to enter the fray, anticipate
an increase in competition in the space, which is a good step for making this
technology less expensive and easier to implement for different retailers. This
competition is especially helpful for online retailers, who will be able to
choose among platforms like Amazon Payments, Apple Pay and PayPal.
Current account fraud underpins rise in ID theft
Experian, the global information services company, reveals that fraud-detection
rates have increased during the past year*, with around 50 frauds now being
detected per 10,000 cases during Q4 2014 - compared to 40 frauds detected per
10,000 cases in Q4 2013. Experian's annual fraud report also reveals a marked
shift in the level of third-party or identity theft - when a victim's identity
is stolen - as a proportion of all detected fraud cases. It's a trend that has
been developing over the past year and now accounts for more than half (52 per
cent) of all detected fraud cases. The switch reflects a return to pre-downturn
levels of identity theft when it previously eclipsed first-party fraud (ie fraud
carried out by a genuine person). Detected first-party fraud, as a proportion of
all frauds, has now decreased from 60 per cent of all fraud cases in Q4 2013, to
48 per cent of fraud cases as at Q4 2014. The number of card applications
detected as fraudulent has increased annually, from 39 frauds detected per
10,000 cases in Q4 2013, to 44 cases per 10,000 as at Q4 2014. Cards remain the
product most targeted by identity fraudsters, but the number of identity thieves
targeting cards has remained static in the last year - 79 per cent of all
detected card fraud from Q4 2013 to Q4 2014.
Update on the Awwad Criminal Gang - Toledo's ORC gang selling electronics stolen
in Toledo sold in Michigan and the Middle East Twenty-six people, most
of them from the Toledo area, were indicted in federal court for their roles in
a wide-ranging conspiracy in which stolen computers, smart phones and other
electronics were fenced at stores in Toledo and resold in Michigan and the
Middle East, law enforcement officials said.
Some members of the conspiracy used firearms, threats and violence as part of
their operation. Others illegally cashed millions of dollars' worth of checks at
their stores. Others sold counterfeit clothing from their stores. And members of
the conspiracy worked together at various Toledo stores to launder money,
according to the indictment.
Mamoun Awwad, Adnan Awad, Ihab Awad, Ayman Awwad, Anwar Awad, Kamal Awwad, Fady
Awwad and Aref Kahala are family members who own and operate various businesses
in Toledo, including clothing stores, electronics stores and grocery/convenience
stores. They use these businesses to facilitate various criminal schemes,
including the sale of counterfeit goods, trafficking stolen goods and unlawfully
cashing checks, according to the indictment.
The Awwad family enterprise bought stolen electronics, such as iPhones, iPads
and Samsung cellular phones, from drug addicts and low-income people, then
altered the electronics' hardware and software so they could be registered on
cellular networks. The Awwad family enterprise then sold the stolen electronics
locally, in Michigan and overseas. Mamoun Awwad did this, in part, by meeting
with crew members of Royal Jordanian Airlines in Detroit to have them transport
electronics and cash, according to the indictment.
The goal of the conspiracy was to generate cash and send it overseas to
establish a series of residences in Rammoun, Palestine, for members of the
Awwad family enterprise and their families to own and occupy, according to the
The family unlawfully cashed checks at the Reynolds Quick Stop and other
grocery/convenience stores as a way to generate revenue and launder proceeds
from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods. The family cashed more than
$11 million in checks at various store locations between 2011 and 2014,
according to the indictment.
The family also knowingly sold shoes, sweat suits, t-shirts and other clothing
bearing counterfeit logos and trademarks of brands including Nike, Timberland,
Coogi, Ralph Lauren, RoccaWear, Ecko, Lacoste, Dolce Gabbana and others,
according to the indictment.
The Awwad family enterprise used violence and threats of violence to maintain
control of the stolen goods market in Toledo. For example, Mamoun Awwad
threatened someone with a 9 mm pistol while an employee held a knife of their
throat. In another incident, Mamoun Awwad assaulted someone outside a cellular
phone store because that person tried to sell seven stolen iPhones without
Mamoun Awwad's permission, according to the indictment.
The conspiracy took place from 2006 through 2015, according to the
"This is a sophisticated crime and money-laundering racket whose reach stretched
from Ann Arbor to Amman," Dettelbach said. "According to the indictment, they
bought stolen electronics, often from drug addicts in Toledo, and shipped them
out of the state and country for millions of dollars."
"The Awwad criminal enterprise used force and intimidation to control their
complex network of illegal schemes all in an effort to line their bank accounts
with millions," Anthony said. Editor's Note: According to a 'multiple sources'
this case ranges anywhere fro $25M to $35M in stolen goods.
11 suspects charged with $742,000 fraud using counterfeit credit cards at Sam's
Club in Detroit Eleven people have been charged with running identity
theft and credit card fraud schemes in southeastern Michigan. Angela Patton of
Belleville is accused of sharing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan subscribers'
personal information with people who then used it to apply for credit cards.
Investigators say Patton and the 10 others accused in the scheme stole
information belonging to more than 5,500 policy holders from the company's
information system. Court records state three of the co-conspirators used
counterfeit credit cards to purchase more than $742,000 worth of merchandise
from Sam's Club.
female gang member who had Walmart register keys hitting stores across the
country arrested in Palm Beach, FL. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office said Amy Gallo, 52, walked into a Walmart in November 2012 with two other
people and took $1,800 in cash out of the register using a register key.
Security guards at the store, located at 101 N. Congress Avenue in Lake Park,
realized that the theft was one of many happening at several stores across the
country. Store employees estimated the group Gallo was part of had taken $10,000
from ranging from Ohio to Florida. According to Gallo's arrest report, she and
two of her accomplices were caught taking cash out of a register in Port St.
Lucie in January 2013. Gallo and two other men, Forest Gilliam and Garland Ware,
were arrested after a security guard at that Walmart recognized them and called
police, according to the report. Gallo told Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies
in July 2013 that Gilliam was the ringleader of the operation. She said they
were all from Ohio and would travel on trips to get cash from Walmarts in a
certain area. Each trip would garner upward of $7,000, according to the report.
Central figure in murder-for-hire plot arrested for organized retail crime in
The central figure in the Clarence Gomery, murder-for hire, case is now facing
his own set of criminal charges. Dale Fisher was charged Wednesday for organized
retail fraud, first degree retail fraud, as we as third habitual offender. On
March 5, Clarence Gomery was sentenced to six to 20 years in prison for trying
to hire Dale Fisher to kill Chris Cooke in 2014.
ORC males steal over $15K in sunglasses from Sunglass Hut in Pier Park, Panama
City - Statewide operation - Similar burglaries seen across Florida
Sunglass Hut at Pier Park was broken into in the early morning hours Monday and
now police are searching for those responsible. Panama City Beach Police report
this was a professional job done by four individuals who knew exactly what they
were doing. A picture from surveillance video taken from Monday mornings
burglary shows a white car pulled up to the front door of the Sunglass Hut.
Police say four individuals wearing masks and hoodies broke the lock on the
front door of the business and quickly ripped the security system off the wall
so that it would not alarm authorities. "They were in and out in about five
minutes," said Captain Robert Clarkson of the Panama City Beach Police
Department. "All we know is that this morning a white van pulled in front of the
sunglass hut, four males entered with carrying bags, and basically took all the
sunglasses that were on display and left -- probably well over $15,000 worth of
sunglasses. Police say similar burglaries are going on statewide. A white van
has been seen and the same amounts of males go in and they're disguised with hoodies and a mask over their face.
Two women arrested for using counterfeit credit cards at West Palm Beach mall
Two women were arrested Monday after using counterfeit credit cards at the Palm
Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach. According to the arrest report, Lekaelin
Patterson and Malaka Eckles were using the counterfeit cards to make purchases
at several stores in the mall. Security at one of the stores became suspicious
and called police. The pair were confronted in the parking lot by police. The
police report says the two admitted to buying the cards from someone on
Craigslist. Patterson and Eckles were arrested and charged with passing
counterfeit credit cards. They remain in the Palm Beach County Jail on $10,000
Two women who led Denver-area fraud ring targeting banks, businesses indicted
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Like the Movies - 15 Armed 'Battle-Hardened' men ambush two vans carrying jewels
worth $9.5M U.S. on French Highway Wed. Morning - Was it the 'Pink Panthers
Gang?" Forcing out the drivers with gas and speeding away, according
to police. It was the latest in a string of big jewel heists in France. No one
was injured in the attack on the A6 highway connecting Paris and Lyon, and the
drivers of the two vans were left at the scene unharmed, a police official said.
The perpetrators escaped in four cars and the two vans, which police later found
burned and abandoned near the site of the attack, the official said. Forensic
investigators in white suits examined the area around the charred vans amid
vineyards in the town of Quenne. An official said the two vans were found burned
in a forest near the site of the attack.
It wasn't clear where the attackers were heading. After hours of searches failed
to locate them, another police official said, authorities were concentrating
efforts on the investigation, which was handed to the French police agency
overseeing organized crime. There have been a number of recent jewel thefts in
No suspects have been named in Wednesday's theft, although the case was
reminiscent of heists by the "Pink Panther" gang. The Pink Panther network has
been credited with a series of thefts that Interpol says have netted more than
330 million euros ($353 million) since 1999.
East Coast skimmer in $5M multi-state ATM skimming scheme found guilty faces 30
yrs. - 12 of 16 suspects plead guilty in New Jersey Prosecutors say
28-year-old Dinu Horvat installed card-reading devices and hidden cameras on
ATMs throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida and other states.
Prosecutors say the stolen information was used to create fake ATM accounts that
cost banks at least $5 million and affected thousands of bank customers. Twelve
out of 16 people accused of participating in the scheme have pleaded guilty.
Faces 30 years in prison.
worker shot dead outside infamous 'Murder Kroger' in Atlanta - suspects flee
Atlanta Police hope someone will recognize a black BMW and the two men who were
inside of it, as seen on surveillance video outside the Kroger supermarket at
725 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, in Atlanta. The video shows the men, at about 2
p.m. Tuesday, breaking into a pickup truck belonging to RGWilliams Construction.
The pickup was parked in the customer parking area at the side of the Kroger.
Police say one of the men shot and killed the driver, a construction worker in
his late 30s, when he approached them to find out what they were doing. They
sped away in their BMW. The unspeakable crime Monday afternoon outside that
Kroger is reality enough for many who believe the "Murder Kroger," as they've
called it for two decades, continues to symbolize the crime in the whole area.
On Monday, Kroger did add more security guards, patrolling inside and outside
the store, just hours after the man was shot to death. People have been calling
this store the "Murder Kroger" since 1991, when a man shot and killed a
customer, Cynthia Prioleau, just outside the entrance. Police have never solved
Police shoot suspect during armed robbery at Dollar General
Some Milwaukee residents are backing the Milwaukee Police Department following
an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday afternoon, March 9th at a
Dollar General store near Locust and Humboldt.
Police say the 20-year-old who was shot continues to receive treatment at the
hospital for serious injuries.
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says two officers responded and encountered the
armed, masked man in the midst of robbing the store.
"He refused demands to drop his weapon and apparently turned toward the officer
- one of our officers and seven-year veteran, age 38, fired one shot, striking
the suspect. The suspect then shot himself," Chief Flynn said at the scene
Monday. This was the third time since December this Dollar General store was
Strip Mall Shooting
in Echo Park, Los Angeles Spawns Police Pursuit - 1 injured, 3 in
A shooting at an Echo Park smoke shop Tuesday evening left one person injured
and spawned a half-hour police pursuit that ended with three people in custody
and officers searching for a fourth connected with the incident, authorities
Just before 5:50 p.m., a shooting occurred at smoke shop in a strip mall in the
2600 block of Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez said.
A police helicopter spotted a vehicle quickly fleeing the scene and followed the
car to the 110 Freeway onramp near Adams Boulevard and Flower Street. There,
three people in the car were taken into custody about 6:30 p.m., LAPD Officer
Drake Madison said.
The gunshot tore through the leg of the victim in the smoke shop, Lopez said.
The victim was taken to a hospital, and the wound was not believed to be
image on website leads Port Townsend, WA police to arrest The Port
Townsend Police Department (PTPD) has seen quick results from fresh publicity on
a website that posts images of subjects wanted for questioning in shoplifting
cases. On Feb. 26, the loss prevention manager of the Forks Outfitters store
emailed the PTPD after reading about, and then visiting, the website, said PTPD
Detective Luke Bogues. The businessman recognized the individual pictured in
case no. 14-9778 as Trinston Rigby, 29. The case is about the alleged theft on
Dec. 30, 2014 of two flashlights valued at $86 from Henery Do It Best Hardware
in Port Townsend, Bogues said.
Habitual offender busted hitting Walmart store in
Traverse City, MI for $1,700 in liquor
Habitual offender in Harrisburg busted with multiple boxes of hand soap -
Lowe's cashier sentenced to two years conditional
discharge for activating $1,020 in gift cards in Urbana
Suspect arrested in $13,398
grab-and-run theft at Kay Jewelers in Steubenville, OH
Wayne, NJ police make shoplifting arrests at local Sears, ShopRite, Old Navy
Three people arrested at Glasgow, KY Wal-Mart
North Platte, NE woman with meth pipe arrested for $200 Walmart theft
Philly man arrested after attempting to use counterfeit $100 bills at Wegmans
Father commits return fraud at Morgantown, NC Walmart to provide for child
Man arrested at Myrtle Beach Walmart stealing steak and shrimp
● Advanced Auto Parts - Lehigh Acres, FL - Armed Robbery
● Circle K - Indianapolis, IN - Robbery - Also robbed Speedway
● Citgo - Daytona Beach, FL - Robbery
● Family Dollar - Buffalo, NY - Robbery
● Family Dollar - Gulfport, MS - Armed Robbery - Five teens arrested
Dollar - Hampton, VA - Robbery -
- Moore County, NC - Armed Robbery
● Martha's Village Thrift Store - Riverside, CA - Burglary
● North Central Liquor - Valley Stream, NY - Robbery
Shop - Lexington Park, MD - Armed Robbery
● Speedway - Indianapolis, IN - Robbery
- Vandalia, OH - Armed Robbery
● Sunglass Hut - Panama City Beach - Burglary
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