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ISC West
April 9-12

2019 ALERT Mid-South ORCA Spring Training Conference
May 1

RILA AP Conference 2019
May 5-8

RLPSA Connect
May 14

CNP Expo 2019
May 21-24

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June 11-13

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June 20

RFID Journal Live! Retail
June 25-27

GA Retailers ORC Alliance Retail Crime Conference
Aug. 22

IAFCI Training Conference
Aug. 26-30

Global Security Exchange
Sept. 8-12

CLEAR 10th Annual Training Conference
Oct. 28-31

NJFC LP Conference & Exhibition
Oct. 30

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2019 GLPS - Group LP Selfies

Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
Building Industry Pride - One Team Selfie at a Time

CGX LP & Security Team in Borinquen, Puerto Rico

"Serving those who protect and defend the Homeland"

Featured in picture, left to right: Reyna McGuire, Felix Soto, Ann Schwab, David Hartel, Michelle Sherman, Nelson Rodriquez

Burlington Stores Region 5
& Corporate LP

Ralph Lauren North America

Walgreens AP Solutions

Ascena's Central Enterprise AP

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Nate Shinsky, CFI, CFE promoted to Senior Director of Loss Prevention for Sherwin Williams
Previously, Nate was the Corporate Director of Loss Prevention for the retailer for over 12 years. Prior, he was a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Dick's Sporting Goods. Congratulations Nate!
Derek Davis, CFI, CFE promoted to Corporate Director of Loss Prevention for Sherwin Williams
Previously, Derek was the Director of Loss Prevention for SW Division for the retailer for over six years. He started at Sherwin Williams as a Regional LP Manager. He's held other loss prevention roles including Regional LP Manager for Golf Galaxy, District LP Manager for Dick's Sporting Goods, District LP Manager for Gander Mountain and District LP Manager for Kohl's. He earned his Bachelors of Arts in Finance from Wichita State University. Congratulations Derek!
Jason Jordan promoted to Sr. Director, Environmental Health & Safety for Blue Apron
Previously, Jason was the National Director, Occupational Health and Safety for the online retailer for over two years before this promotion. Prior, he was a Senior Manager of Corporate Health and Safety for Pinnacle Foods, Corporate Director of EHS for Caraustar, EH&S Manager and Regional EH&S Manager for Kellogg Company and a Corporate EHS Manager for ATS Inc. Jason earned his Bachelors in both Industrial Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health from Jacksonville State University. Congratulations Jason!
Melissa Hoffmeister promoted to Asset Protection Director for Target
Previously, Melissa was an Assets Protection Business Partner for the retailer. Throughout her more than seven year career at Target, she's held positions as Sr. Investigator and Executive Team Leader Assets Protection. Melissa earned her Bachelors of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Eastern Michigan University and her Doctor of Law from Indiana University Bloomington. Congratulations Melissa!
Dave Cheema promoted to Senior Manager, LP Inventory Control and eCommerce Fraud Operations for Best Buy Canada
Previously, Dave was a Sr. Manager, Inventory Control & DSC Asset Protection for the electronics retailer for over two years. He also held such positions as Senior Manager, Inventory Control LP, Manager Inventory Control/LP and Regional LP Manager for Best Buy Canada since 2013 when he started. He was also a District LP Manager for Future Shop. Congratulations Dave!
Kevin Kelso promoted to Sr. Asset Protection, Operations & Safety Manager for Lowe's
Previously Kevin was an LP/Safety Manager for the home improvement retailer. He's also held other asset protection and loss prevention positions including Lead LP Detective for TJX Companies, Area LP Specialist for Westlake Hardware, LP Specialist for Lowe's, LP Detective for Sears Holdings Corporation and AP Agent for Gordmans. Congratulations Kevin!
Raymond Petro promoted to Sr. Asset Protection, Operations & Safety Manager for Lowe's
Previously Raymond was an Loss Prevention, ORC & Safety Manager for the home improvement retailer. Congratulations Raymond!

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2019 NRF LP Risk Survey data collection underway

Your responses benefit the entire retail LP industry

This year, NRF is taking a new approach to learning about the current retail risks that professionals like you work hard on mitigating every day. We've revamped our research strategy to only ask you to take one survey a year, instead of two. The goal of the survey is to touch on all topics that matter to you, from shrink to ORC to cybersecurity initiatives etc. We will still create two separate survey reports, the 2019 NRSS released in June at NRF PROTECT 19, and the ORC Report in November as in the past. This is one of the critical requests that we make of our LP and AP colleagues for the good of the industry and thank you in advance for your participation. Please join your retail Loss Prevention and Asset Protection colleagues by participating in the 2019 Risk Survey by Friday March 29th. We have attached a PDF copy of the survey for your convenience, the link to take the survey is below.

   Three reasons to contribute:

1. Your participation is important: Without you, we're missing an important piece of the retail industry. This data has proven to be an invaluable benchmarking tool to the retail community and law enforcement partners for many years. Your answers will be completely anonymous and analyzed in combination with other responses - your participation ensures benchmarks are representative of the retail industry.

2. It's easy: The survey should take only 20 minutes to complete.

3. What's in it for you: In addition to receiving benchmarking data specific to the retail industry, if you complete the survey in full, we'll send you a $10 Starbucks gift card as a thank you.

Here's the link to the 2019 LP Risk Survey: https://www.research.net/r/RiskSurvey2019

Security Industry Association Selects Axis Communications
as 2018 Member of the Year

Axis will be honored at The Advance 2019 for its impressive leadership efforts, engagement in SIA programs and contributions to the security industry.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced Axis Communications as the recipient of the inaugural Member of the Year Award, which honors SIA member companies that have shown noteworthy involvement in SIA committees and working groups, SIA events and the SIA Education@ISC conference program; leadership activity; recruitment of SIA members; and contributions to SIA thought leadership and the industry overall. SIA will present Axis with the award at The Advance, SIA's annual membership meeting, during ISC West.

Axis takes an active role in SIA's committees, working groups and interest groups, with its representatives serving as chairs of the SIA Education and Training Committee, Transportation Policy Working Group, Health Care Security Interest Group and RISE Committee. The company is also highly involved with SIA's education and training programs. Additionally, Axis has helped to recruit speakers for SIA events and invited SIA to participate in its corporate events.

"In large part due to the invaluable efforts of members like Axis Communications, SIA was able to expand its robust selection of resources, develop new education and training offerings and build on its accomplishments and offerings in 2018," said Scott Schafer, chairman of the SIA Board of Directors. "We applaud Axis for its impressive engagement, thought leadership and contributions to SIA, our members and the security industry overall."

In 2018, Axis directly contributed to specific SIA member benefits - including the Cyber Onboarding Guide for Employees, which shares cybersecurity guidelines for employers and staff and helps companies reduce cyber vulnerability, and the Security Cornerstones Learning Series, an e-learning resource designed primarily for novice security professionals and provides a fundamental overview of the business practices and technologies used within today's physical security industry - and fostered collaboration with vertical market organizations such as the National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security. Read More Here

The Fresh Market Implements Better Controls for Locks & Keys in all Stores

InstaKey® Security Systems completes a new implementation with The Fresh Market, a leading specialty grocer, on their new lock and key management program designed to add process and structure to their mechanical key system, while lowering associated costs.

In less than three months, The Fresh Market converted 160+ stores nationwide, to the proprietary InstaKey Key Management System. All locations received new small format interchangeable lock hardware and Store Management uses InstaKey's SecurityRecords.com® to issue keys and manage their key holder population.

Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight below.

The DOL's New 2019 Overtime Proposal:
What It Means for Retail Employers

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled its new overtime proposal notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which would update the salary threshold according to which workers are entitled to overtime compensation. According to the proposal, the new salary level will increase from $455 per week (which amounts to $23,660 annually) to $679 per week (which amounts to $35,308 annually). If the proposal becomes final, this would be the first increase to the salary level since 2004.

The proposed changes are expected to have a substantial impact on retail employers. Among other things, retail employers fear that more managers might lose their exempt status in favor of hourly pay under the new rules. Negative employee morale may result from reclassifying managers as nonexempt, which would require that they start tracking their time and meal breaks. The new proposal likely will also have an impact on company policies, including a number of policies that apply only to exempt managers, such as the ability to work from home and the ability to access email remotely. In addition, retail employers are likely concerned with issues like geographic differences in pay and pay compression. chainstoreage.com

Montana: HB645 Establish the Montana Biometric Information Privacy Act
"An Act establishing the Montana Biometric Information Privacy Act; Prohibiting a Private Entity from collecting, storing, and using a person's Biometric Identifier without the person's consent. Definitions. For the purposes of [sections 1 through 7], the following definitions apply: (1) (a) "Biometric identifier" means a biologic, OR physical, or behavioral characteristic that identifies or enables THE AUTOMATED recognition of an individual, including but not limited to retina or iris scan, finger or palm print, voice recognition, hand or face geometry, facial imaging, facial recognition, gait recognition, vein recognition, identifying DNA information, or other biologic, OR physical, or behavioral identifiers when used for identification purposes. Identification purposes include use in a mathematical code or algorithmic model generated by or extracted from measurements of biometric identifiers. leg.mt.gov

Nevada SB431 Revises provisions relating to participation in Organized Retail Theft; Introduced 3/25/2019

City Furniture finds a seamless way to prevent credit card fraud
With credit card companies no longer requiring signatures to approve transactions and refusing to enable the use of personal identification numbers with their new chip cards, retailers are increasingly looking for ways to determine whether the customer with a card in their hand is the legitimate cardholder.

Identification authentication company Intellicheck has a solution that some retailers say is helping address the problem.

City Furniture began using Intellicheck's Retail ID system - which allows a driver's license to be quickly scanned and checked against a proprietary database - last year. Before that, store managers "did not have any good way of validating whether the customer was who they said they were," says Garry Ikola, chief sales officer of the Tamarac, Fla.-based retailer.

Today, the Retail ID Mobile application is live in 29 City Furniture Florida showroom stores on the east and west coasts. In addition to its own stores, City Furniture is a licensee of 12 Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations.

"Customers love it," Ikola says, "and so do our managers because for the first time we have an easy-to-use standardized process for verifying that customers are who they say they are." He says he instantly liked its simplicity and ease of use.

City Furniture is one of 45 retail companies currently using the application in about 11,000 stores. In the eight months that City Furniture has been using the Retail ID Mobile version on iPads, it has cut identity fraud losses by more than 33 percent without "slowing down sales transactions," Ikola says, and while reassuring customers that their identities are protected. stores.org

UK: Crime cost convenience sector $325M over past year, says ACS
Crime against convenience retailers cost the sector an estimated $325M over the last year, with over 10,000 incidents of violence reported, according to the new Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) crime report.

UK: Retailers urged to report abuse as part of Home Office-led campaign
Convenience retailers in England and Wales are urged to report all incidents of abuse that occur as part of a new campaign launched today by the Home Office, retail businesses and retail membership organisations. The #AlwaysReportAbuse campaign, which encouraged retailers to either to 999 in an emergency, to 101 for other incidents, or to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they want to report incidents anonymously, aims to challenge the perception that being subjected to verbal abuse and aggressive behavior is a normal part of working in retail.

Michael Avenatti denies extortion charge, accuses Nike of 'crime and coverup'
Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti denied on Tuesday that he had tried to shake down Nike, and he accused the sports apparel giant of committing a "crime and coverup."

Avenatti tweeted his denial a day after he was arrested on federal charges, including trying to extort up to $25 million from the sports apparel company by threatening to reveal evidence he claimed he had of misconduct by company employees in the recruitment of college basketball players. cnbc.com

Apple Card: What you need to know about Apple's new credit card for iPhones
Apple turned the world of credit cards on its head on Monday by introducing a new one of its own: Apple Card. This is a card you can use to pay for goods and services online and in stores. By taking on payment cards, Apple is taking a bold step into disrupting mobile payments that no other media giant has attempted, even Google and Samsung, two companies with their own mobile payment system.

Will a digital Apple Credit card finally make mobile payments ubiquitous? What kinds of perks will owners be able to get? Here's everything we know about Apple Card so far -- including the fine print -- and what we have yet to learn: cnet.com

Men Ditch Suits, and Retailers Struggle to Adapt
As companies relax dress codes, Lululemon pants enter the office

With fewer men buying suits, retailers of tailored clothing are trying to adapt to a world in which it is no longer unthinkable to wear Lululemon pants to the office.

Jos. A. Bank, one of the largest suit sellers along with its sibling Men's Wearhouse, both owned by Tailored Brands Inc., is starting to feel the bite as more companies give their blessing to casual attire. In recent weeks, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Target Corp. joined the parade of companies that have relaxed their dress codes. wsj.com

Tommy Hilfiger joins list of flagship stores going dark on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue
Tommy Hilfiger has closed its 22,000-sq.-ft. global flagship at 681 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. And that's not all. Fifth Avenue has seen a loss of several key flagships in recent months, including Gap, Henri Bedel and Lord & Taylor. And just one block away, on Madison Avenue, Calvin Klein is set to close its flagship this spring. Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are both owned by PVH Corp. chainstoreage.com

LifeWay Christian to close all 170 brick-and-mortar stores

Online furniture seller Wayfair to open first full-service store

Investors look to ax Bed Bath & Beyond CEO and entire board

Rolex, LEGO, and Disney Top List of World's Most Reputable Companies

Quarterly Results
Conn's Q4 comp's down 1.4%, total sales up 1.3%; full year sales up 0.2%

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The Fresh Market Implements Better Controls for Locks and Keys in all Stores

LAKEWOOD, CO - (March 26, 2019) -  InstaKey® Security Systems completes a new implementation with The Fresh Market, a leading specialty grocer, on their new lock and key management program designed to add process and structure to their mechanical key system, while lowering associated costs.

In less than three months, The Fresh Market converted 160+ stores nationwide, to the proprietary InstaKey Key Management System. All locations received new small format interchangeable lock hardware and Store Management uses InstaKey's SecurityRecords.com® to issue keys and manage their key holder population.

"Every time we work with InstaKey, their commitment to us, the project and to their personal/corporate integrity shines through," explains Joe Oliveira, CFI, Director of Asset Protection at The Fresh Market. "The InstaKey program is a huge success. The program has become part of our culture and it is helping us better protect our team members, guests, product, cash and data. We just couldn't do it without InstaKey's help and support. To top it off, converting an entire company in under three months has to be a world record!"

This new partnership with InstaKey also makes future lock changes easy. When keys are lost or unaccounted for, using user-rekeyable locks eliminates the need make an expensive locksmith callout when a step change key is the only tool required to complete a rekey. This allows for immediate lock changes to keep stores and areas within stores secure.

The software and service behind the lock hardware makes a significant difference in managing the key system, allowing The Fresh Market to easily take control of managing the system and reducing costs. This is accomplished through restricted keys that cannot be duplicated, cloud-based software that maintains and tracks the system's integrity and a dedicated team of subject matter experts at InstaKey that help administrate the key system management with The Fresh Market team.

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Call for Speakers Open for 2019 Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit

Premier Event for Retail & Hospitality Cybersecurity Leaders & Practitioners

The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) today announced that the call for speakers is now open for its Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit taking place September 24-25, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

This unique event is tailored for strategic leaders and cybersecurity practitioners from both physical and online retailers, gaming properties, grocers, hotels, restaurants, consumer product manufacturers and cybersecurity industry partners. The conference offers the opportunity to exchange ideas among peers through collaborative discussions and practical cybersecurity talks. This year's conference theme is "Protect as One."

Interested speakers are invited to propose a session that covers a wide range of subject matter, including best practice discussions, current threats or cybersecurity challenges, game-changing technologies, or other top of mind issues for cybersecurity professionals.

The Call for Speakers submission form can be found here. The early submission deadline is TODAY, March 26, 2019. All submissions must be in by April 26, 2019. Selected speakers will be notified by the end of May. rhisac.org

IT Leaders, Employees Divided on Data Security
Management and employees have dramatically different views of how risky employee behavior can be. According to the results of a new security survey released today, that gap puts enterprise data in grave danger.

More than three-quarters of the executives believe employees have accidentally put company data at risk in the past year. When employees answered the same question, 92% said they had not done anything to put data at risk.

When it comes to intentional breaches, the division is no less stark. Sixty-one percent of IT leaders said employees have maliciously put company data at risk, while 91% of employees said they've done no such thing. This kind of divide - in which employees are unaware of, or unwilling to admit their roles in, data loss - poses a particular challenge to IT leaders trying to educated their employees about good security practices.

There is more information within the data. For example, more than half (55%) of employees who admitted breaking company rules to share data said their organizations don't provide the tools required to securely share sensitive information. darkreading.com

Most UK Retailers See Increase in Cyber-Attacks
The majority of UK retailers are seeing an increase in cyber-attacks, prompting them to spend more on security, according to the latest survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

The 2019 Retail Crime Survey found that almost 80% of respondents had seen an increase in cyber-attacks, with spending on cybersecurity rising by 17% since the previous annual report to reach around £162m for the industry last year.

Phishing was viewed as a high-risk cybercrime by the largest number of respondents (80%) followed by data theft (50%). Denial of service, whaling and web-based attacks also garnered between 40-50% of respondents. infosecurity-magazine.com

Supreme Court rejects appeal from shoe retailer Zappos in data breach case, allowing class-action lawsuit of 24M customers to move forward
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Amazon's online shoe retailer Zappos, a move that will allow a class-action lawsuit over a hack that exposed the personal data of 24 million customers to move forward.

Zappos was seeking to appeal a ruling by a San Francisco-based appeals court that said the lawsuit should continue because the 2012 data breach left customers vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.

The high court's decision flew in the face of business groups who argued the lawsuit should be dismissed because customers could not prove substantial harm. thehill.com

Supply-Chain Attack Used to Install Backdoors on ASUS Computers
Over 1 million ASUS users may have been impacted after attackers managed to inject a backdoor in the ASUS Live Update utility, Kaspersky Lab reports. Pre-installed on most ASUS computers, ASUS Live Update is used to automatically update components such as BIOS, UEFI, drivers and applications. To hide the malicious activity, the actors also used a stolen digital certificate that ASUS signs legitimate binaries with.

Referred to as Operation ShadowHammer, the sophisticated supply chain attack took place between June and November 2018, but was only discovered in January 2019, the security firm says. securityweek.com

McDonald's adds tech to the menu with $300 million AI acquisition
McDonald's is embracing machine learning with the acquisition of Dynamic Yield, an Israeli startup that provides algorithmically driven "decision logic" tech for retailers. The fast-food giant will deploy Dynamic Yield first at its drive-through windows to create a menu based on the weather, restaurant traffic and the customer's order. The deal is said to be worth over $300 million, according to Tech Crunch, citing an anonymous person. linkedin.com

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Retail, Culture, and Everything


Do You Use Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication is a secondary authentication method for logging into email, social media, banking or corporate accounts. Most, if not all, major email, banking and social media platforms offer two-factor authentication free of charge. When you log in from an unrecognized computer or mobile device, the service provider sends a text message to your cell phone. This ensures no one can access your account with only your password. While this is not foolproof it will add a layer of security.

Check out this site for the instructions on enabling two-step authentication on most major sites:



ADT/Protection 1

Commercial Growth

Rex Gillette, Vice President,
Retail Sales, ADT/Protection 1


ADT is now one of the nation's largest commercial integrators serving the retail industry. They've built solid relationships with their retail clients by delivering outstanding security with an exceptionally high level of customer service and careful attention to detail - from installation through ongoing services. Rex Gillette, VP of Retail Sales for ADT/Protection 1, tells us how the company's recent acquisitions have helped them dramatically expand, offering enterprise retailers a comprehensive security program that's nationally administered with a single point of contact for day-to-day operations.

Joe & Amber Go Off the Rails

Quick Take 10

with MCs Joe LaRocca
and Amber Bradley


Once in a while during an 8-hour livestream broadcast, things can get weird. In this Quick Take, Joe and Amber talk in the 3rd person about Joe's Hollywood cameo, Amber's best impersonation, and some of their favorite comedies.







Putting A Dent In The $1.5T Counterfeit Goods Business
In the U.S. and worldwide, counterfeiting is a large, lucrative business worth between $1.2 trillion and $1.5 trillion annually, according to the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC). Fake fashion items and accessories alone represent a $500 billion global business per year, but counterfeiting is much bigger than fake purses and shoes.

Everything from makeup to clothes, prescription drugs to household cleaning products and electronics to baby formula has a counterfeit variation that is doubtlessly being sold online right now. In addition, the instances of it are going up every year, not down, John Verdeschi, group head and senior vice president of customer performance integrity at Mastercard Worldwide told Karen Webster.

"There is no doubt, as eCommerce grows and all of these products are more accessible than ever before, consumers are ever-more likely to encounter counterfeiters across these channels," he said. "For us, [that's why] it was important to take a stand here, and make sure consumers can have a good experience while they are shopping online."

It's also why being able to announce a win in the ongoing trillion dollar-plus struggle with global counterfeiting, as Mastercard and the IACC are doing this week, is particularly satisfying.

iOffer, a popular online consumer marketplace, has a reputation for being the kind of place where a consumer can buy anything. Unfortunately, according to Bob Barchiesi, president of the IACC, since "anything" often includes counterfeit goods, iOffer has been a "tremendous point of frustration for brands and the [intellectual property (IP)] community."

"We hope iOffer will take this opportunity to protect [its] customers by building systems and processes to mitigate against fakes on [its] site," Barchiesi said.

It's a big win in an area where all wins are hard fought, Verdeschi told Webster - and an excellent example of how good actors can, and should, fight off the fraudulent players wrecking the experience for everyone else. pymnts.com

E-commerce forecast to rise to 24% of card spending
Online card expenditure growing at double digit rates and will continue to increase significantly faster
than card spending at physical outlets to account for nearly a quarter of all card expenditure by 2023

Cardholders moving away from physical outlets in search of lower prices and convenience
Research from RBR analyses the role that payment cards are playing in the e-commerce sector and the impact growth in e-commerce is having on use of cards in traditional outlets. According to Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2023, e-commerce expenditure amounted to US$ 4.5 trillion in 2017, up 13% since 2016. The main drivers of this growth are increased convenience when compared to buying from bricks and mortar outlets and, in some cases, lower prices.

Ongoing migration to digital channels and increased smartphone penetration drive growth
RBR forecasts that e-commerce expenditure will increase to US$ 11 trillion in 2023. Daniel Dawson, who led RBR's research project, said: "As consumers increasingly migrate from physical outlets to digital channels, smartphone ownership rises further and mobile payment apps become more and more sophisticated, e-commerce will see significant further growth". In addition, new means of enhancing security will allay consumers' concerns about the risk of fraud. By 2023, e-commerce is forecast to account for 24% of card expenditure, compared to 18% in 2017.

Consumers using e-commerce for less expensive purchases
RBR's research highlights numerous factors which are driving growth in e-commerce, many of which vary between countries. For example, in the UK, retailer campaigns such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday have caused a migration away from the high street, while in Ukraine, which accounts for 10% of central and eastern Europe's e-commerce expenditure, customers are using online shopping as a way of reducing costs in a challenging economic environment. rbrlondon.com

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Dayton, OH: Drug use drives hundreds more thefts in Huber Heights
Teens were both the suspects and the victims in some of Huber Heights' high-profile 2018 violent crimes, though the police chief notes a 39 percent increase in theft is the city's biggest concern. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) show violent and property crimes in Huber Heights mostly dropped from 2015 through 2017, but in 2018 the city had two homicides and a rise in theft cases from 782 a year before to 1,087. In 2016, the theft number was 1,003. "Dating back several years ago when the opioid use started to increase, our thefts went up, shoplifters, things like that," Huber Heights police Chief Mark Lightner said. "But that's been for several years now, and we continue to deal with that." Lightner said his department works with loss prevention employees in stores to help solve cases and book shoplifters into jail. daytondailynews.com

Seattle, WA: Bartell Drugs CEO says it will not open any more stores in downtown Seattle after violent assaults on employees
The CEO of Bartell Drugs Kathi Lentzsch has been in her role for about year. She moved from San Francisco to take the job in Seattle, and frankly she says she is surprised over the number of incidents and the violence she is seeing in Seattle. Surveillance videos inside Bartell Drugs have captured countless shoplifting cases. In one incident, video shows a man in one aisle quickly running off with up to $700 worth of skincare products.

"We've had too many cases of employees ending up in the hospital or with very serious issues," Lentzsch said. Multiple employees have been rushed to the hospital because of violent assaults. Sometimes it's shoplifting that escalates to assaults or just unprovoked attacks. The situation is concerning enough that the company is rethinking their future in the downtown core of Seattle. q13fox.com

Detroit, MI: Detroit vs Everybody clothing store targeted in $60,000 Burglary
It's Detroit vs Everybody vs. a trio of thieves after some bandits broke into the store in Eastern Market this weekend. The popular clothing brand has become the preferred brand for thieves. They've experienced two major break-ins in just two weeks. Looking at all the damage to his back door, Detroit vs Everybody owner Tommey Walker says he felt betrayed and disheartened. "We have been terrorized, victimized. It seems we've been targeted," he said. fox2detroit.com

Huntersville, NC: K-9 officer helps catch suspect after $6,000 Victoria's Secret lingerie heist
Four men stole $6,000 worth of merchandise over the weekend from a Victoria's Secret store in the Charlotte area, according to police. Investigators said 3 of the suspects ran off with the merchandise and hopped into a vehicle outside the Birkdale Village shopping center in Huntersville. Officers caught the men after pulling them over on a nearby highway. Two of the four suspects ran from the vehicle but a K-9 officer tracked one of the running suspects down. The other was able to escape. Investigators recovered all $6,000 worth of stolen lingerie. The search continues for the fourth man who escaped. abc13.com

Woman wanted for $1,600 ORC Theft from Acme Stores in Delaware
New Jersey State Police and Delaware State Police are both looking for a Cumberland County woman wanted in connection with a number of thefts from Acme stores in Delaware. New Jersey State Police say Shaquan D. King, 30, of Bridgeton is wanted in relation to organized retail theft. Police say King "and another female suspect allegedly stole more than $1,600 worth of over-the-counter medication from various Acme locations in Delaware." catcountry1073.com

Amsterdam, NY: Group of 6 stole $700 in OTC drugs from Hannaford Brothers Grocery
Montgomery County sheriff's deputies say they caught a group that stole hundreds of dollars' worth of drugs from the Hannaford in Amsterdam. They say a call came around 7:20 Sunday night for a larceny in progress. A patrol car pulled over the suspected vehicle on Route 30. They say they found about $700 worth of over-the-counter medication taken from the grocery store. All six suspects were inside. wnyt.com

Kansas City, MO: 3 taken into custody after allegedly shoplifting at Kohl's, hitting police car, trespassing

Traverse City, MI: Two arrested in $3,000 Electronics Theft from Walmart

Westlake, OH: Suspect In $1,000 Energy Drink theft Identified

Wichita Falls, TX: Woman charged with theft, "attempting to steal all night" at Walmart

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Shootings, Stabbings & Deaths

Cherryvale, KS: Grocery store employee shoots co-worker,
then turns the gun on himself

Just after 3:30 Monday afternoon, authorities were called to G&W Grocery Store in Cherryvale. When they got there they were told a man with a gun was holding a coworker in an office in the store. They immediately evacuated the building. Soon after, they heard gunshots from the office. As they entered the room, authorities witnessed the suspect, 39, shoot himself. Police also found his coworker, 28, with gunshot wounds. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, then flown to a Tulsa hospital where he later died.
The victim's condition at this time is unknown. ksn.com

Charlotte, NC: Deadly Police shooting at NC Burger King;
fight between employees over a woman

Police have identified the man who was shot and killed in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in north Charlotte Monday morning. Danquirs Franklin, 27, was identified as the "armed man" who police fatally shot after a "lethal threat" was perceived, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Police released two 911 calls made from witnesses at the Burger King about an armed man Monday afternoon.

Police say when they arrived after receiving the 911 calls, they engaged the man in the parking lot and "repeatedly ordered him to drop his gun." A 911 caller told police the man reached into his pants, possibly going for a weapon, as he approached her car. The caller told the dispatcher she drove away from the restaurant and believed the man went back inside the store. The woman told the 911 dispatcher she saw people around the Burger King drive off at that point and employees of the store running. A police source says that Franklin was upset that the mother of his children was dating another employee. The source says the man pushed the female employee to the ground before chasing and pointing a gun at a male employee. cbs17.com

Clay County, FL: Mother accused of shoplifting dies in Clay County jail cell
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating after a local mother died in a Clay County jail cell. Monday would have been Michelle Bewley's 36th birthday. Instead, her husband and daughter are mourning her. On Jan. 3, Bewley and another woman were accused of taking $632.28 worth of jewelry, makeup and clothes into the same fitting room and concealing the items in their purses. Bewley was accused of shoplifting at a Belk department store in Orange Park. They were stopped by loss prevention when they left the store and later arrested. That report also said Bewley gave the responding deputy a fake name. Clerk of court records show Bewley bonded out a few days later, but her bondsman brought her back on March 4. It's not clear why. On March 5, a Sheriff's Office incident report said Bewley was "found unresponsive" in her jail cell. Fire rescue pronounced Bewley dead that night. Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement is now investigating her death. actionnewsjax.com

Washington, NC: Robber shot & killed by Sweepstakes/Vape shop Employee
A man who police said was trying to rob an Eastern Carolina sweepstakes and vape business was shot and killed by an employee. Washington police said they were called to Player's Vape on U.S. 264 West around 12:15 a.m. Monday for an armed robbery and shots fired call. Inside, police found the attempted robber had been shot by an employee of the business who has a concealed weapons permit. witn.com

Las Cruces, NM: Dillard's employee stabbed during an Apprehension
Suspect taken down with Bean-Bag rounds from Police

The man suspected of stabbing a Dillard's employee while allegedly attempting to shoplift from the Mesilla Valley Mall Saturday night remains hospitalized in El Paso according to Las Cruces Police. According to investigators, the 31-year-old man was suspected of shoplifting from Dillard's, he then allegedly assaulted several employees and stabbed one as he attempted to run from the mall. After ignoring several commands, police deployed bean-bag and taser rounds on the suspect. The stabbing victim was taken to a local Las Cruces hospital where he was treated and released. ktsm.com

Robberies & Thefts

Georgetown, KY: Police-Retail Partnership, Nine charged in Shoplifting Blitz
The Georgetown Police Department partnered with local businesses to crack down on shoplifting last week, charging seven individuals with shoplifting and recovering more than $1,700 in stolen property. Two others were charged with criminal trespassing during the operation. news-graphic.com

Miramar Beach, FL: Man walks away with a $17,000 Diamond Ring Set; "I need to get my wallet"

Austell, GA: Armed Robbery suspect Arrested for Clothing Store hold-up in East West Commons Shopping Center

Noblesville, IN: 4 Arrested in AT&T Armed Robbery, oldest is 19 years old

Greenwood, IN: Two Arrested in GameStop Armed Robbery

Petaluma, CA: Burglar caught breaking into a Home; Police find $500 of stolen TJ Maxx merchandise in his backpack

Shelbyville, TN: Shoe Show reports $450 register theft, employee has not been heard from since Saturday

Olean, NY: Dunn Tire Manager fired and charged with Grand Larceny; thousands missing from deposits

South Africa: Fidelity Security Group Officials Among 7 Arrested for allegedly Staging Armored Van Robbery


Hesperia, CA: Walmart Associate arrested for starting fires inside the store
to avoid work

A California Walmart employee started fires in the bathrooms and infant clothing department of a store on Sunday night to get out of work, local law enforcement has claimed. Loss Prevention officials identified and detained Kevin Jermaine Smith, 24, after watching surveillance footage. The employee allegedly started fires inside the store, as well as near a Pieology restaurant. Smith told authorities he started the fires to get out of work. The employee was due on shift later that night. A police deputy found Smith near the parking lot of a Jack in the Box, authorities arrested him and booked him according to state arson laws. newsweek.com


AT&T - Noblesville, IN - Armed Robbery
Beauty Shop - Toledo, OH - Burglary
C-Store - Methuen, MA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Crystal Lake, IL - Armed Robbery (Open Pantry)
C-Store - Crystal Lake, IL - Armed Robbery (Circle K)
C-Store - Glen Falls, NY - Robbery
C-Store - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery ( Circle K)
C-Store - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery
Clothing Store - Austell, GA - Armed Robbery
Clothing Store - Detroit, MI - Burglary
Gas Station - Placer County, CA - Robbery
Jewelry Store - Fresno, CA - Burglary
Liquor Store - Nashville, TN - Robbery/ Assault of employee
McDonald's - Brandon, MS - Armed Robbery
Marijuana - Jackson County, OR - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - Zachary, LA - Burglary
Restaurant - Milwaukee, WI - Robbery
Restaurant - Silver Spring, MD - Burglary
Restaurant - Port St. Lucie, FL - Burglary
7-Eleven - Reno, NV - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
14 robberies
6 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed


Berneka Davis named Regional Loss Prevention Director for Ross Stores
Tayton Fain promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Director for Ross Stores
Rachel Goldstein named Loss Prevention specialist for Amazon
John Sanchez named LP Technology Specialist for Michaels Companies
Alexander Snyder promoted to Regional LP Manager for Express.
Adam Lewis named AP Area Manager fro Walmart Distribution Center
George Torres named Group Investigations Manager for JC Penney
Matt Rives named Sr. Regional AP and Safety Manager for Whole Foods Market
Hector Graciani named LP Manager for Le Pain Quotidien
John McCallister promoted to District AP Operations & Safety Manager for Lowe's
Marquis Griffin named Flagship Loss Prevention Manager for Banana Republic
Donny Meadows promoted to District Asset Protection, Operations & Safety Manager for Lowe's
Chad Sweigert named Regional LP Manager for PSEB Group
Dennis Gibbons promoted to Lead Shrink Specialist for BJ's Wholesale Club
Robert Taylor named District LP Manager for NAPA Auto Parts
Eghele Martin Egbo named AP Investigator for Goodwill Industries
David Moore named Regional Security Project Coordinator for H&M

Pamela Hodges named District AP, Operations & Safety Manager for Lowe's


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Why are we so risk averse? Forbes explains that, usually, we overestimate the possibility of something going wrong. We think about the losses more than the potential gains. Usually, however, the risk of something not going well is not as high as we think it is, and the odds of something going well are actually higher. Similarly, we often exaggerate the consequences of what may occur if something does go wrong. We always think about the worst-case scenario. In reality, if something does go wrong, we will take action to correct it-not sit idly by as our lives crumble around us. We have to remind ourselves that we are able to handle the consequences of risk. You can face that challenge, no matter what it is, so long as you believe you can.

To overcome this hurdle, ask yourself three questions: What would I do if I were being more courageous? How will inaction cost me a year from now if I do nothing? Where is my fear of failure causing me to overestimate the size of risk, underestimate myself and holding me back from taking risks that could serve me?

Anyway even if you lose, it may be worth it, because you never really grow without until you learn how to lose.

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