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Craig Cronheim, CFI was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources and Loss Prevention for CarMax.
Craig has been with CarMax since 2007. Congratulations Craig!

Eric Chase, CFI was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Loss Prevention for CarMax.
Eric was previously the Divisional Director of Loss Prevention for the retailer and has been with them for five years. He has also held senior leadership positions for such retailers as RadioShack, where he was Senior Director of Loss Prevention, DSW where he was Director of Loss Prevention, and Lowe's where he was Regional Director of Loss Prevention & Safety. Congratulations Eric!
 

Lisa Benson, CFI was named Vice President, Global Investigations Unit/AML Compliance for Citi.
Lisa was previously the Director of Asset Protection, Internal Investigations for Saks Fifth Avenue for over two years and before that held the position of Senior District Loss Prevention Manager for Abercrombie & Fitch. She was also on the Anti-Terrorism Counter Surveillance team for Europe in 2007. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina - Columbia. Congratulations Lisa!
 
Jordan Rivchun was promoted to Director of Field Loss Prevention for DSW.
Jordan has been a part of the DSW team since 2013 when he started as a Manager of Investigations. He quickly worked his way up the ladder to hold such positions as Sr. Manager of Investigations, Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager. Jordan has also worked in loss prevention and investigations for USA Healthcare as Security and Loss Prevention Manager/Consultant, Nordstrom as a Loss Prevention Agent, and for Target on their Investigations team. Jordan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from The Ohio State University and acquired his MBA from Franklin University. Congratulations Jordan!
 

 



Brussels Terrorist Attacks Seen Impacting Retail, Luxury Sectors
Europe's Retail in Crisis

Terror struck in the heart of the European continent again on Tuesday, setting the world on edge and dealing another blow to the retail and luxury sectors, already smarting from withering tourism.

Everything is closed - stores, metro stations. Now, streets are empty; it's silence. Like in Paris, life will gradually resume."

While the news of the Belgian bombs will eventually fall off the front pages in the coming days, the cloud of fear will remain, with tourists - already scared off by the November atrocities in Paris - expected to steer clear of the Continent once again.

George Wallace, chief executive officer of the consultancy MHE Retail. "Terrorism is now beginning to impact domestic shoppers who would have once said to their children, 'Let's go to Westfield [mall] today and have lunch.' Now they won't do that.

"Terrorism is now front-of-mind for so many people that major shopping malls are a red alert. Instead of Westfield, they'll go to Selfridges or buy online. Spending will carry on but in different places."

Westfield's London mall, which houses the Yoox Net-a-porter headquarters and more than 250 major retailers, almost fell victim to a suicide bomb last year.

Wallace also warned that brands with expensive retail rents to pay in the larger cities would probably see their like-for-like sales suffer, "and those rents could come back to bite." He pointed out that falling like-for-like sales are not good for sentiment, investor confidence or share prices, and it's a "nervous" time on a number of levels.

The most recent figures from Global Blue, a tax refund company that tracks tourist flows and spend in regions including Europe and Asia Pacific, show that spending in Europe was negative for the second month in a row, or minus 2 percent in February after an 8.4 percent fall in January. wwd.com

Domino's temporarily close all 30 units in Belgium after terrorist attacks
Starbucks Corp. and Domino's have temporarily closed all of their units in Belgium after a series of terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday. Domino's also closed its 30 units in Belgium, said Tim McIntyre, the pizza chain's vice president, communications and public relations, although all Domino's employees in Belgium are safe. The units will reopen once authorities say it's okay to resume business.

McDonald's has 74 restaurants in Belgium, but only one has closed following the attack. Pizza Hut has roughly 100 units in Belgium but has not responded to questions about closures. nm.com

NYPD increasing police presence after Brussels explosions
Police have specialized counterterrorism officers working with heavy weapons teams, specialized dog teams that can detect suicide vests and officers with portable radiation detection devices deployed around the city. They are also conducting bag checks at subway entrances.

High-profile areas like Times Square will see an increased police presence, and police are monitoring locations relevant to Brussels and Paris, like their embassies.

The Port Authority Police Department also increased security at its three area airports -- John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty -- and bridges, tunnels and bus terminal. It placed high-visibility anti-terrorist patrols throughout the Port Authority Trans-Hudson system and the World Trade Center site. crainsnewyork.com

Chargebacks - Chip-Card Payment System Delays Frustrate Retailers
Waiting For Certification of Terminals

Avi Kaner, co-owner of Morton Williams supermarkets in New York, with a stack of chargebacks from credit and debit card companies that he says he is required to pay even though the chain spent $700,000 to update terminals to accept embedded digital chip cards.

The cost of waiting for payment systems to be certified, retailers say, is piling up. Until recently, banks covered much of the cost of fraudulent purchases. Since Oct. 1, though, merchants that cannot accept chip cards have had to shoulder the cost of fraud, and banks have not been shy about passing along the bill. The delay, he said, pointing to a tall pile of paperwork, has cost him thousands of dollars in payments for fraudulent purchases.

The long delays are just the latest black eye for the deployment of the new systems. Some consumers have not yet received new cards. Many merchants have not bought the updated equipment. And even when the cards and the terminals have been updated, they have generated confusion and slow lines.

Banks say that retailers waited till the last minute to update their terminals. Retailers point to financial ties between the banks and the companies that provide certification, saying there is no motivation to move faster.

Mallory Duncan, general counsel at the National Retail Federation, a trade group, said that the payments industry was unprepared to handle the flood of requests that came in around the Oct. 1 deadline.

"They didn't allow for enough time or people to perform this certification," Mr. Duncan said. "Merchants have gotten slammed because they weren't able to get certified, because the networks failed to provide the necessary resources to do that." nytimes.com

McDonalds Procurement Manager Testifies Against Office Depot - Staples Merger
Amazon Not Serving Large Business Customers

Cervone defended his position that the company would be disadvantaged if the combined Staples wanted to raise prices. He said many McDonald's restaurants rely on Office Depot's brick-and-mortar stores for last-minute purchases like printer toner and that creating a patchwork of regional vendors would raise McDonald's administrative costs. Cervone also said he didn't feel that Amazon.com Inc.'s new Amazon Business platform could replace the company's reliance on brick-and-mortar stores for its last-minute purchases, or its needs for order tracking, control and specialized pricing.

Amazon executive, starting his testimony Tuesday afternoon, said the company has only won one bidding event for office supplies since its launch last year. Amazon Business Vice President Prentis Wilson said the company has started trying to ramp up new features to make itself more competitive for large customers' business on office supplies, among other products. Wilson said the company does not serve as the primary source for large customers. law360.com

Amazon could prevail in Target non-compete dispute
Former Amazon executive Arthur Valdez is scheduled to start a high-level supply chain job at Target next week, but a lawsuit by the online retailer could prevent him from doing so while having a chilling effect on other retailers keen to poach talent from Amazon.

Several published reports on March 22 indicated that Amazon had filed suit seeking to block Target's hiring of Valdez as the company's new executive VP and chief supply chain and logistics officer. The hiring of Valdez, a 16 year Amazon veteran, was announced on Feb. 29. He is scheduled to join Target on March 28, reporting to COO John Mulligan, and seen as playing a key role in Target's efforts to grow its online business.

The suit alleges that Valdez, who also previously worked at Walmart and Kmart, "cannot lead Target's supply chain operations without referencing confidential information learned and developed by him at Amazon to drive superior performance in exactly the same areas."

There could be some merit to that claim and if Amazon prevails its victory would not be without precedent. chainstoreage.com

Lumber Liquidators to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle California Air Safety Allegations
The beleaguered flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators is paying $2.5 million to settle allegations that some of its products violated California's air safety standards. The penalty announced on Tuesday was the latest that Lumber Liquidators has absorbed for formerly selling laminate flooring made in China. In this case, Lumber Liquidators faced allegations that the imported flooring contained high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde that violated California's air quality controls. The retailer, which last year suspended sales of the products made in China, did not acknowledge any wrongdoing in the settlement with the California Air Resources Board. nytimes.com

Starbucks to donate all unsold food
Starbucks Corp. announced a major initiative to help the nation's neediest citizens. The coffee giant is launching FoodShare, a program to donate all leftover ready-to-eat meals from its 7,600 U.S. company-operated stores to food banks. In the first year alone, the program will be able to provide nearly 5 million meals, according to company estimates. But Starbucks has even bigger plans. It intends to scale this program over the next five years and eventually donate 100% of its leftover food from participating company-operated U.S. stores. That amounts to almost 50 million meals by 2021. chainstoreage.com

University of Phoenix and the ASIS Foundation Award 10 Full-Tuition Scholarships to Security Professionals
Scholarship program aids aspiring security management professionals in the achievement of their educational and professional goals

Phoenix, AZ: University of Phoenix and the ASIS Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating security practice through scholarship, research and service, today announced the recipients of the full-tuition ASIS Foundation Jeff Greipp Secure Your Future Scholarships to 10 security industry professionals to pursue an undergraduate or master's degree at University of Phoenix. The ASIS Foundation has teamed up with University of Phoenix for the past five years to help provide education and training to prospective students, awarding a total of 33 full-tuition scholarships to date. The 2016 University of Phoenix ASIS Foundation Jeff Greipp Secure Your Future Scholarship recipients are:
 

● Christopher A. Borba, ASIS Richmond Chapter, MBA
● Cynthia Burroughs, Broward County Government, MPA
● H. Dean Conner, ASIS Greater Charlotte Chapter, MS, Administration of Justice and Security
● Joseph B. Cyr, Jr., ASIS Western Massachusetts Chapter, MIS with advanced certificate in Cyber Security
● Jason Dury, ASIS National Capital Chapter, MBA, Global Management
● Christopher M. Goetzman, ASIS National Capital Chapter, BS, Criminal Justice Administration, concentration in Security
● Victoria N. Ogbuehi, PCI, ASIS Abuja, Nigeria Chapter, MS, Administration of Justice and Security, Global Homeland Security
● Jeffrey W. Rolph, CPP, ASIS Detroit, BS, Information Technology with advanced certificate in Cyber Security
● Teresa Swarczinski, University of Michigan, MS, Administration of Justice and Security
● Jenn Williams, Allied Barton Security Services, BS, Security Management with advanced certificate in Critical Incident Response         businesswire.com

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Krispy Kreme Q4 domestic comp's up1.6%, sales up 4%, full yr domestic comp's up 3.9%, sales up 5.8%
 


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Sally Beauty Supply Gets a Data Makeover
Founded in 1964, Sally Beauty is a specialty retailer and distributor of beauty supplies with annual revenues of more than $3.8 billion. 1to1 Media caught up with Mike Povendo, vice president of loss prevention at Sally Beauty Supply, to discuss the company's increasingly data-driven approach to the customer experience through its work with prescriptive analytics firm Profitect.

What was your objective to adopt a prescription analytics approach? Is this part of the initiative to improve the customer experience at Sally Beauty's stores that was mentioned during the company's Q1 earnings call?
MP: It absolutely is. The beauty industry is ever evolving and we have to be dynamic enough to keep up with our customers. We are by store count the largest beauty supply distributor in the world. Under the Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group businesses, we sell beauty supplies through more than 4,000 stores. But we needed a better understanding of the data we were capturing and what to do with it. Last year, we selected Profitect as our partner because we liked the company's approach to analyzing and presenting data insights.

What was different about their approach to data and reporting?
MP: In the old days, which was 1.5 years ago, we would get a stack of data that we had to try to interpret. And by the time the data was documented and sent to the right people who could act on those findings, the situation could be three weeks old. Now, we can get these recommendations out within about 24 to 48 hours and our people can immediately start working on it.

The other thing that's different is that the recommendation is being delivered as an email directly to a manager or department head with a subject line and message that clearly explains the issue and the action we should be taking. We can also see whether the action was taken and continue to build on it. And if it's not acted on, the issue gets escalated further. 1to1media.com

The Battle Between Brick-and-Mortar vs. Online is Dead
- 'All Retailers Must Become Omnichannel'
Brick-and-mortar retailers are on notice - shifting customer demographics will require far-reaching redesign of the physical store by 2025. According to a new study from technology market intelligence firm ABI Research, millennials are driving a revolution in how stores use technology to provide a shopping experience. "The conceptual battle between brick and mortar versus online is dead. All retailers must become omnichannel and harness the power of the smartphone by developing next-generation, personalized experiences."

As retailers do not only have one type of shopper, ABI recommends stores leverage technologies such as beacons, camera analytics, VLC cross-platform media streaming, and Wi-Fi. Using the smartphone as a platform then creates a new way for retailers to personally engage and target customers, while also opening a new advertising revenue channel. Once retailers combine data with innovations around inventory, POS systems, and online information, ABI says there a multiplier effect on the functionality and ROI retailers obtain from their technology investments. retailingtoday.com

Global Biometric Point-Of-Sales Terminals Market 2016-2020 - Key Vendors are Crossmatch, Ingenico & Verifone - Research and Markets
Projected to grow at a CAGR of 26.94% during the period 2016-2020.
 
Restaurants worldwide are implementing biometric technology at merchant POS terminals to record employee time and attendance, authorize overrides and discounts, and secure payment solutions. Payment card numbers and passwords can be easily hacked by cybercriminals, leading to fraudulent payment card transactions. To minimize this, restaurants are implementing biometric technology at POS terminals.

According to the report, one of the major drives in the market is rise in fraud at merchant POS terminals. Hackers are increasingly targeting vulnerable POS terminals to steal payment card data via several methods.

Further, the report states that without standardization, companies cannot produce standard biometric POS devices. The lack of standardization is a barrier to interoperability. Therefore, the absence of unanimous standards in the global biometric POS terminals market is hindering market growth.  businesswire.com

The Case for Point-to-Point Encryption
Point-to-Point Encryption solutions, also known as P2PE, bring an added layer of protection for retail merchants by removing them from the encryption/decryption of sensitive payment data. Through the use of P2PE, customer data is encrypted at the point the card gets swiped, inserted, or tapped at the Point-of-Sale device and then decrypted when it arrives at the payment processor. Retailers are notified when the transaction is approved or declined, thus removing their risk from accepting and transmitting cardholder data. As merchants move through assessing their 2016 cybersecurity risks, P2PE solutions will undoubtedly be reviewed as an option to help boost security for both themselves and consumers. While EMV will eventually improve risk exposure in retail locations, it's not a cure-all even when it becomes fully implemented and all consumers having chip-enabled credit cards. A security stance where EMV is implemented with a listed P2PE solution is the best case solution today. pointofsale.com


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Cities, companies put in bind when hit with bitcoin 'ransomware'
The best that officials in Plainfield, New Jersey, can tell, the hackers got in when someone was on the Internet researching grants, and soon employees in the mayor's office were locked out of their own files. City officials scrambled to pull servers offline, but three had been compromised, leaving memos, city newsletters and other documents inaccessible.

The culprits said they would release the files, but only if the city coughed up about 650 euros, paid in bitcoin, Mayor Adrian Mapp said. When the city instead turned to law enforcement, he said, the hackers vanished.

The computers in Plainfield had been infected with "ransomware" - a type of malware that cybersecurity experts and law enforcement officials say is proliferating around the world. "Definitely a growing threat," said Special Agent Chris Stangl, a section chief in the FBI's cybersecurity division. "Success breeds more activity." journalgazette.net

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The Factor Driving Up eCommerce Logistics Costs
The minimum wage increase is set to affect many industries, and eCommerce is no exception - particularly in the realm of logistics.

The Wall Street Journal shares that a new report from real estate brokerage firm CBRE estimates that, for a warehouse operation with 500 employees, a $1 increase in average hourly wages could result in $1 million in additional annual costs. That number could be even higher for warehouse ops at eCommerce companies, notes the report, given that those can traditionally be two to four times more labor-intensive than other types of businesses (particularly during the holidays).

Spencer Levy, CBRE's head of research in the Americas, posits that the confluence of the demand for faster eCommerce delivery service and a higher minimum wage occurring simultaneously in urban centers could result in a notable effect on eCommerce companies' labor costs, commenting (via WSJ) that "eCommerce and other businesses that are tied to these dense locations will see the greatest impacts." pymnts.com

Online retailers egg on consumers with Easter offers
Amazon drops prices on its top-selling toys and Kmart enlists Peeps on social media. Easter promotions are hopping as retailers rush to get treats shipped to consumers in time for the holiday and more shoppers plan to buy their holiday goods online. internetretailer.com

Report: Global digital payments to reach $3.6 trillion in 2016

Alibaba likely to surpass Walmart as world's top retailer

FedEx Corporation to Increase E-commerce Reach in China and Japan

 

 

Palm Coast, FL: Fake Target Employee Steals $31,000 in Cellphones
Flagler County sheriff's deputies are looking for a 26-year-old Georgia man who dressed up as a Target employee and stole 41 cellphones valued at $31,000 from the retailer's Palm Coast store. A warrant for the arrest of Jarmal Brown on charges of grand theft and burglary was issued Tuesday, sheriff's spokesman Jim Troiano said. Brown entered the store about 10 a.m. Monday dressed like a new Target cellphone sales team member and asked to be let into an equipment room, Troiano said. After gaining access from another employee, Brown took the cellphones from a secured cabinet and left the store. news4jax.com

Joliet, IL: Will County Sheriff's office makes interstate crime arrest
The Will County Sheriff's Office is announcing the arrest of Jorge Ochoa-Perez and Josue Frias-Gomez on what detectives believe to be an interstate crime operation. On 3/21/16 , Sheriff's deputies were traveling westbound on I80 when they observed an SUV with Colorado plates, traveling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was made where deputies spoke with the driver, Josue Frias-Gomez, and the passenger, Jorge Ochoa-Perez. Frias-Gomez was not able to provide deputies with any type of identification and a consent to search the vehicle was granted. Upon the search, multiple bags and boxes of new items such as, high end clothing, various sizes of shoes, DVD's, perfumes, headphones, sunglasses, and roller blades were found inside the vehicle, along with over 40 credit/debit cards and gift cards. Several recently dated merchandise receipts were also located and a fraudulent Virginia state driver's license. None of the credit cards displayed the names of Ochoa-Perez or Frias-Gomez, but had various other names on them. Also found inside the vehicle was paperwork from where the SUV was rented in Denver, CO. The paperwork did not include either subjects name as the person who rented the vehicle. willcosherrif.org theherald-news.com


Holland, OH: Smash and Grab Burglary flee with $5,600 of cars, drones and boat from Hobby Town
Police in Lucas County are asking for the public's help identifying a high-dollar smash and grab robber. The Holland Police Department said an unknown person broke the glass doors of the Hobby Town before the store opened on March 16, before making off with multiple remote-control vehicles. Police say the thief stole four drones, a remote control boat and two remote control cars valued at $5,679.96. nbc24.com


Neosho, MO: $2,385 worth of Electronics stolen from Walmart
Police responded Monday morning when loss-prevention personnel at the 3200 Lusk Drive store reported the theft that occurred the previous day, according to Lt. Jason Baird. "We've got a photo of the guy," Baird said. "He went out the grocery side, took it to the back of the business and placed it in a black Ford Mustang. It was mostly electronics." Police are reviewing surveillance to identify the suspect. neoshodailynews.com

West Norriton, PA: Shoplifter flees Wal-Mart, leaves 11-year-old behind A retail theft suspect tried to steal nearly $300 worth of tools from the Wal-Mart on March 17, but wound up leaving the merchandise behind, along with an 11-year-old boy. According to store security, the suspect entered the store around 7:25 p.m. with the youngster in tow. The suspect reportedly began looking over his shoulder while placing tools into a shopping cart. He then headed to the men's section, where he was observed placing the items into plastic bags, before heading to the exit, where he was confronted by loss prevention personnel. The suspect quickly ditched the items and the boy, fleeing the area in his car. The boy told security the man he came in with was his stepfather, and provided a contact number for his mother. But when his mother arrived, she claimed she "didn't really know" the man whom she said she left her child with while she went to work. pottsmerc.com

Springfield's 'most wanted' shoplifting suspect has tattoo
declaring 'Only God Can Judge Me'
The skills that earned Erika E. Parent the title of Springfield's "most wanted" shoplifter were allegedly captured on videotape at a Marshalls department store. Minutes after walking into the Boston Road store on Monday, Parent walked out with eight shirts and a bottle of Juicy perfume stuffed into her pocketbook, according to the arrest report. Confronted by security outside the store, she jumped into a waiting car and took off. When police traced the vehicle to an Elizabeth Street home, they found $182.90 in stolen merchandise heaped on a table in the living room, the report said. After the store's security officer identified her, Parent was arrested on a shoplifting charge - her second in two months. masslive.com


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Shootings

Richmond Heights, MO: Two shot across the street from Galleria shopping mall
Just before the shooting, there had been a disturbance at the food court in the Galleria and some people had been kicked out, though Rohr said he didn't know if that was directly related to the shooting. The shooting was about 7:30 p.m. at Galleria Parkway and Brentwood Boulevard, also near The Boulevard shopping center, and police shut part of the intersection down for about an hour and a half as they investigated and processed shell casings on the street. Conditions of the victims weren't available, but police said they were stable. Five people were in custody after a foot pursuit after the shooting. Det. Sgt. Jerry Rohr said at the scene that he didn't know their involvement or whether the shooter or shooters were among them. stltoday.com

Denver, CO: Liquor store shootout ends with 5 arrested


Arson

Columbus, OH: Investigators believe Goodwill store was arson
The Columbus Division of Fire is looking for suspects in a suspected arson at the Goodwill on Renner Road on Tuesday. Battalion Chief Steve Martin said firefighters were called to the store at 5526 Renner Road and found that a rack of clothing was on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire and determined that the fire was intentionally set. Fire investigators reviewed store video and found that the persons in this video may have seen who set the fire. Martin said the fire department is trying to identify the family as quickly as possible to speak with about this incident. nbc4i.com

Pittsburgh, PA: Charleroi man to serve 2 years for Dollar General arson
Johnathan Szabo, 25, was sentenced Tuesday in Westmoreland County court for the Oct. 24, 2014, arson at the Dollar General store in the Tri-County Plaza. The blaze damaged several business, including Jo-Ann Fabrics and Hallmark Cards and Gifts. triblive.com


Robberies & Fraud


Malibu, CA: Robbers Pepper Spray Merchant, Steal High-End Watches
It's believed as many as four robbers were working in concert. The robbery occurred so quickly some neighboring merchants were not aware what had happened until the Westime shopkeeper emerged in obvious pain. Paramedics treated him and appeared to wash out the remaining pepper spray residue, she said. After detectives completed their on-scene investigation, workers at Westime could be seen attending to the damage. nbclosangeles.com

Forest Lake, MN: Walmart Loss Prevention Specialist punched in the throat; suspect arrested inside Target
A 46-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly punched an employee at Wal-Mart. A trio of people had entered the Wal-Mart and were being monitored by a LP Specialist. According to the specialist, he was confronted by one of the trio and was punched in the throat. Police later located the alleged assailant, David Douglas Tode Jr., at Target. He reportedly claimed self defense and added that the employee was making one of his companions uncomfortable. While police were interviewing him, they learned that he had an arrest warrant in Hennepin County for check fraud. forestlaketimes.com

Accused shoplifting mom, son caught trying to escape on bus
When your getaway plan is taking mass transit after you have allegedly shoplifted $260 in goods from a Pennsylvania Wal-Mart, you might want to rethink your options. For all police in Northampton County had to do was radio ahead for the bus to stay put, and shoplifting suspect Sharon Timberman, 50, of Easton, was busted. pennlive.com

Georgia man sentenced in Southeastern check ring
A Georgia man is going to federal prison for his conviction as part of a check-cashing ring accused of stealing hundreds of thousands dollars from banks across the Southeast. Federal prosecutors say a judge sentenced 32-year-old Ryan Sylvestre of Atlanta to three years, nine months in prison. U.S. Attorney John Horn says Sylvestre and others stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from financial institutions across the Southeast in 2013. cbs46.com

Memphis, TN: Businesses take security measures after string of robberies

Holland, OH: Multiple drones stolen during Holland smash and grab robbery

Lee's Summit, MO: 'Felony Lane Gang' back again: hit 4 cars in Kansas City Metro

Edmonton, AB, CN: Peoples Jewelers in Londonderry Mall, Edmonton, AB reported a Distraction Theft on 3/20, merchandise valued at $6,598



Counterfeit

Saudi Arabia: Police confiscate 21,000 counterfeit mobile phone chargers

Tanzania, Africa: Counterfeit NGK Spark Plugs seized in sting operation



Credit Card Fraud

Two men charged in Ramsey in credit-card fraud; police detective injured in chase

Berkeley, CA: 6 Arrested, Police discovered tools used to make or alter fraudulent credit cards and identification

Jamestown, NY: Health Care Aide Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Fraud


Skimming Reports

Gas Pump Skimmers Hit Connecticut Stations



Bagby Ave. - Waco, TX - Armed Robbery / clerk shot
Casey's General - Andover, KS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Bear, DE - Robbery
Hobby Town - Holland, OH - Burglary
Hyatt Coin and Gun - Charlotte, NC - Burglary
Liquor Store - Denver, CO - Armed Robbery/ Shooting
Metro PCS - Cleveland, OH - Armed Robbery/ Shooting
Metro PCS - Houston, TX - Burglary
Stripes - New Braunfels, TX - Armed Robbery
Turkey Hill - Manheim Twp, PA - Armed Robbery
Turkey Hill - Lancaster, PA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Reno, NV - Armed Robbery/ Shooting
 

 

 


 
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Craig Cronheim, CFI was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources and Loss Prevention for CarMax.

Eric Chase, CFI was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Loss Prevention for CarMax.

Lisa Benson, CFI
was named Vice President, Global Investigations Unit/AML Compliance for Citi.

Jordan Rivchun was promoted to Director of Field Loss Prevention for DSW.
 

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The Antidote for Overwhelm is Asking for What You Need  With the demands, piles of work, and never-ending emails, feeling overwhelmed at work can cause quite a strain on your productivity. They key to solving this problem is to establish different expectations inside the workplace in order for you to get what you need so that you are able to help everyone else. Fighting fires

7 Stress Relief Strategies When You're Short on Time  As a leader, you are already limited on the amount of free time you have, but how can you ease the stress you feel from all of the pressure that work demands? Here are some great, simple stress-relieving strategies you can use, when short on time. ARM Yourself
 

Six Practical Ways to Put Your Work Stress Back into Perspective  Everything is based on how you view it: challenging situations, rough mornings, when things don't go our way, even stress. The more we dwell on how awful everything is, the more awful it will seem. Here are some great tips to try to regain your mental footing and ease your feelings of overwhelm. End-of-day wrap-up

The Missing Ingredient for Great Psychological Health? Awe  There is one thing that could greatly impact our psychological health and help us cope with the rigors that demanding jobs bring. Just by surrounding ourselves with the wonders of this world can help slow us down and reduce anxiety. Find the awe

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Sending and delivering the LP message in stores and at the corporate office is probably one of the most critical things one can do everyday. How you communicate and how you deliver your message will determine how they respond and react. If you expect to improve performance and influence change in the stores, then you've got to communicate in their words and their terms. Each company has a message, a mission and core values and your message should fit all of them and be an extension of them and not an addition to them. This breeds integration and results in inclusion, all of which are important elements of a successful executive.

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