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Front row (left to right): Damon Cavasin - Director, Asset Protection, Rob Labarr - Asset Protection Investigator, Jason Mann - Asset Protection Analyst, Josh Ellis - Asset Protection Investigator

Back row (left to right): Ryan Shedd - Asset Protection Investigator, Ed Hollenbach - Regional Asset Protection Manager, Bob Fairchild - Regional Asset Protection Manager, Levi Davison - Asset Protection Investigator, Jamie Mullin - Regional Asset Protection Manager, Chad Rowe - Asset Protection Investigator, Bob Brill - Regional Asset Protection Manager, Adam Moon - Asset Protection Investigator, Brenda Gibson - Regional Asset Protection Manager, Pat Daley - Regional Asset Protection Manager, Cris Fish - Asset Protection Investigator, Adrew Karl - Asset Protection Investigator, Heidi Dingman - Asset Protection Coordinator

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Jeff Hunter named Senior Manager of Asset Protection - West for Under Armour
Jeff was previously the Director of Loss Prevention for Helzberg Diamonds before taking this new role. He's held a variety of leadership position in the loss prevention and investigations industries such as Field Director of Loss Prevention for Claire's & Icing Stores, Corporate Manager of Investigations - Asset Protection for Gordmans Inc., Corporate Security Services Specialist and Fraud Investigator for Sprint NEXTEL, and Security Supervisor/ACS for Abercrombie & Fitch. Jeff earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bellevue University. Congratulations Jeff!







RadioShack warns it could be lights out in Fort Worth by late May
RadioShack could shut down for good at the end of May unless it's able to work out a restructuring plan with creditors in bankruptcy court, the company warned in a state filing.

The Fort Worth-based retailer, which downsized significantly during a 2015 trip through bankruptcy court, said in a WARN letter filed with the Texas Workforce Commission Friday that it cannot predict whether its restructuring efforts this time around will be successful. If not, it plans to permanently close its Fort Worth headquarters, laying off 150 workers, starting on May 26 or soon thereafter.

RadioShack and its parent company, General Wireless Operations, filed for bankruptcy on March 8, marking its second trip through bankruptcy court in three years. In court documents, the company said it planned to close 552 stores nationwide by the end of March, and then reassess the future of the remaining 1,000 stores. star-telegram.com

Criminally - Cooking The Books
UK Mega-Grocer Tesco to Pay $161M Fine For Artificially Inflating Profit Figures
3 Former Execs Facing Criminal Fraud Trial
Tesco has escaped prosecution for overstating its profits by £326 million ($407 million) because it has agreed to pay a £129 million ($161 million) fine, the Serious Fraud Office revealed today.

Britain's biggest supermarket faced a two year investigation over claims bosses 'cooked the books' to cover up dismal profits in 2014.

The retailer saw more than £2billion wiped off its market value after it emerged it had artificially inflated profit figures by up to £263million. That figure was then revised upwards to £326million.

Three former Tesco executives have denied fraud charges relating to a £326million black hole in the supermarket's accounts in 2014. They will go on trial in September.

Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer with headquarters in England, United Kingdom. It is the third largest retailer in the world measured by profits and fifth-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues. It has stores in 12 countries across Asia and Europe and is the grocery market leader in the UK. dailymail.co.uk

Westfield's Malls to Use Facial Imaging & Smartphone Data in Digital Screens
Pitching Passerby's Personalized Offers From Brands

Employing a proprietary suite of technologies, the six-foot-tall, high-definition screens scan passersby and - apparently through smartphone data and facial imaging - determine their demographic profiles to serve them customized ads.

Westfield Network screens will be appearing in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., among other cities. The company has made a pledge to maintain the privacy of all shoppers.

Editor's Note: Obviously the consumer has to opt in if this is deployed by Beacons but the fact is facial recognition is making it's way into mainstream retail. chainstoreage.com

Vector Security® National Accounts Division and Industry Retail Group Merge as One Under Vector Security® Networks Brand

Company Launches as the Single Source Provider of Managed Network Services and Physical Security for North American Multi-Site Businesses


Today, Vector Security, Inc., a top 5 integrator of physical security solutions, announces the integration of two of its business divisions - their National Accounts Division (NAD) and their wholly-owned subsidiary, Industry Retail Group (IRG) - to now operate under a single brand. Vector Security NAD and IRG are now combined to form Vector Security Networks®, the single source solution for managed network services and physical security serving multi-site businesses across North America. Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column below.

USS Announces AM Label Product Line
USS, a global leader in product protection and security systems recognized for its innovations within the loss prevention business sector, recently announced the organizations ability to manufacture and sell its own line of dual resonator acousto-magnetic (AM) electronic article surveillance (EAS) labels. The announcement is particularly significant given a long-standing, exclusive patent on all dual resonator label technology held by a major international competitor; a deal that only very recently expired. ussinnovate.com

STANLEY Introduces New Line of Access Solutions with EasyPass for Mixed-Use and Light Commercial Properties
STANLEY, part of the dormakaba Group portfolio of mechanical and electronic access control solutions, today announces the release of a new line of access and security solutions for mixed-use and light commercial facilities. This family of new products is highlighted by EasyPass, a leading feature that allows for more convenient, easier door access. EasyPass is a uniquely smart feature - new to any lock anywhere - that allows doors to open more easily and conveniently with less rotation of the lever. d-ddaily.com
 
Glassdoor Can't Ditch Retailer's Row Over Bad Reviews
Find Out Who Posts Defamatory Reviews

A Texas appellate court refused on Friday to dismiss a suit seeking to force job review website Glassdoor Inc. to reveal who posted allegedly defamatory reviews of a Dallas-based online lingerie retailer, rejecting Glassdoor's argument the reviews are opinions protected by the First Amendment.

A unanimous three-judge panel found that the trial court got it right when it ordered Glassdoor to reveal who posted the reviews that said the lingerie retailer Andra Group LP has illegal hiring practices, the supervisor is racist, and sexist and illegal immigrants work there. Those statements aren't constitutionally protected because they're verifiable questions of fact and could be defamatory or disparaging to the business, the court ruled.

"These assertions are not examples of rhetorical hyperbole or mere personal opinion," the opinion said. "They are accusations of illegal conduct that are capable of being proved true or false."

The decision keeps alive Andra Group's August 2015 petition that subpoenaed Glassdoor to reveal the identities of employees who left the negative reviews, which Andra Group claims cost the business tens of thousands of dollars.

After the reviews were posted on Glassdoor, qualified job applicants stopped applying for openings at the company, and the company spent more than $88,000 in recruiting new workers, Andra Group claimed. law360.com

Abercrombie to Pay $700K in Calif. Worker Seating Suit
A California federal judge has approved Abercrombie & Fitch Store Inc.'s $700,000 deal to end claims that it violated the state's Private Attorneys General Act by failing to provide its workers with seats, saying that although the deal is "significantly below" the statutory maximum PAGA penalty, it's still fair.

The deal marks an end to a proposed class action launched by sales representative Amber Echavez in October 2011, alleging the Ohio-based company violated state labor statutes by failing to provide proper seating for its employees.

In April 2016, the high court clarified the Golden State's suitable seating requirements, finding that employers must provide seats if tasks at a given workstation - rather than all tasks in a worker's day - can be done sitting down. law360.com

Merchants Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on Swipe Fee Settlement
Would Have 'Cemented' High Credit Card Swipe Fees

The National Retail Federation welcomed today's refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a class action lawsuit settlement that would have blocked merchants from challenging Visa and MasterCard price-fixing of credit card swipe fees that increase prices paid by consumers.

"If this settlement had been approved, the structure of fees that drive up the prices of everything consumers buy would have been cemented into place forever," NRF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mallory Duncan said. "Now something can finally be done to bring these fees under control." nrf.com

Biggest U.S. Disruptors in Grocery
"Aldi, Lidl growth to spark industry change"

Hard discounters Aldi and Lidl between them will steal significant share of U.S. food retail sales in coming years, but their influence will exceed their reach.

In a presentation, Bill Bishop, chief architect of Brick Meets Click, and Bill Bolton, the former CEO of Jewel Foods, projected the German discounters would combine for annual sales in a range of $53 billion to $67 billion, and operate around 3,500 U.S. stores (2,500 Aldi, 1,000 Lidl) by 2021. While doing so they will force existing competitors to confront what makes them different - particularly their low-cost infrastructure, and the spirit of innovation and competition between them that is fueling their growth.

Bishop described Aldi, which already has more than 1,600 U.S. stores, and Lidl, which plans about 100 stores a year beginning this summer, as "fraternal twins, but not identical ones" with a history of success upsetting traditional shopping markets in Europe.

Both Aldi and Lidl appear to benefit from a simplistic "one store" philosophy that aids efficiency in areas like labor - all workers are trained to do all aspects of store work from ringing orders to unloading trucks to baking bread - and also applies in its promotional approach. supermarketnews.com

Nordstrom cutting 106 jobs, including 30 in Seattle
The 106 positions being cut are all customer-care specialists, who answer customer questions via phone, online chat or email. In addition to the 30 people being laid off in Seattle, 18 people in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are affected, as are 58 people who work from homes across the country, according to a Nordstrom spokeswoman. The job cuts came last week. Nordstrom is paying the employees through April 1.  seattletimes.com

Amazon reveals details of Pickup stores
Amazon on Tuesday revealed details of its grocery click-and-collect sites in Seattle, saying the offering, to be branded AmazonFresh Pickup, would provide a full array of grocery and household items available for online ordering and pickup, free to its Prime members. supermarketnews.com

Former FBI Counterintelligence Operative Eric O'Neill to Keynote RLPSA's Annual Conference
Come see RLPSA Conference keynote speaker Eric O'Neill present, "Counter Espionage Tactics: Protecting your company from the rogue employee and the outside spy" at RLPSA's 38th Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Recently featured in March/April 2017 issue of FRAUD Magazine, O'Neill helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history: Robert Hanssen, a 25-year veteran of the FBI. The remarkable-true events of his life are the inspiration behind the critically acclaimed dramatic-thriller, Breach, which tells the story behind the greatest security breach in US history.

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Dollar General - Director LP - Arkansas - website says "job is no longer open"

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"It will never happen here" must not be the mindset in today's environment. It is important for businesses to prepare and ensure employees are properly trained in the event of an active shooter incident. This webinar is designed for businesses to gain insights from the FBI on how to prepare for and react to an active shooter event.

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Vector Security® National Accounts Division and Industry Retail Group Merge as One

Vector Security® Networks

Company Launches as the Single Source Provider of Managed Network Services and Physical Security for North American Multi-Site Businesses

PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2017 - Today, Vector Security, Inc., a top 5 integrator of physical security solutions, announces the integration of two of its business divisions - their National Accounts Division (NAD) and their wholly-owned subsidiary, Industry Retail Group (IRG) - to now operate under a single brand. Vector Security NAD and IRG are now combined to form Vector Security Networks®, the single source solution for managed network services and physical security serving multi-site businesses across North America.

"Our primary focus will be harnessing the tenure and expertise of our teams to better serve our nearly 90,000 customer sites, as well as pursuing new relationships," said John Taggart, Vice President, Vector Security Networks. "We are two very strong companies on our own, but together under Vector Security Networks, multi-site businesses have access to the best in security and managed services under one roof."

"Behind the scenes, our two teams have been working as one," Michael T. Grady, Executive Vice President, Vector Security Networks, added. "We are now officially bringing them together as a one source solution under the Vector Security Networks brand. Our name will transition over the next several months, but our customers will still experience the same level of attention and support they have come to expect from us over the years."

From NOC monitoring, device management and PCI compliance, to alarm management, loss prevention and video surveillance, Vector Security Networks is the one source for solutions that provide unsurpassed business intelligence and exceptional customer experiences that support its clients' objectives. The move makes Vector Security Networks the largest North American retail provider of managed security solutions in a broadband-based, application-driven marketplace.

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Report: In-store electronic pricing helps bottom line
Major Grocery Chains to Roll Out

"ESLs provide retailers with a significant ROI by streamlining paper/staff costs, reducing the risk of human error, cutting back on waste, and improving price perception," stated ABI Research. "All the benefits can collectively affect retailers' bottom lines by as much as 5%.

With multi-color graphic display prices falling, in-aisle promotion barriers are disappearing, with many major grocery chains in the U.S. and U. K expected to roll out ESLs over the next three years.

In collaboration with BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies, ESLs can track purchases as customers shop, allowing retailers to build apps that eliminate the need for queues and checkout processes entirely, according to ABI Research. The company predicted that the electronic shelf label (ESL) market will grow tenfold by 2022, hitting more than $4 billion in global revenues.  chainstoreage.com

Some companies continue to spend on older technology,
leaving gaping holes in their network

Imagine paying for a small lock on your house every year. Burglars continue to break in despite what you think is a strong security deterrent. You spend the same amount every year on this inadequate security despite the different products on the market that promise to protect your home better.

This is what some security experts believe enterprises are doing on a larger scale. Those on staff who are doing the budgeting might blindly write the same amount into the security line every year. Or the C-suite might handcuff the security personnel with a tight budget that doesn't allow for expansion into new security products.

Mike D. Kail, Chief Innovation Officer at Cybric, said the topic of increasing cybersecurity budgets seems to be in the news every day, but unfortunately there also seems to be a large-scale breach to match that. "Tactical purchasing of point-solution tools is not helping, and CIOs/CISOs need to start investing in strategic platforms and frameworks." csoonline.com

Hacking the Business Email Compromise
FBI Says BEC Cost $3B Worldwide @ $140k Per Case

BEC attacks are on the rise, but plain-old spoofing of business executives' email accounts remains more prevalent.

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are all the rage and on the rise. But it doesn't necessarily require a full-blown BEC attack to scam an organization out of money. Sometimes all it takes is an old-fashioned spoofed email address.

The FBI recently warned that BEC attacks worldwide have racked up some $3 billion in victim losses, with the average loss at $140,000 per incident.  BEC attacks - where cybercriminals get control of a business executive's email account credentials and use the account to steal money from the victim organization - are increasing, as are similar but more simplistic attacks that spoof executives' email accounts.

New data from email security provider Proofpoint shows a 45% jump in these types of scams overall.
The firm studied some 45,000 attack attempts on its customers from October to December 2016 via email-account spoofing or full-blown email account compromises. Two-thirds of those attack attempts employed spoofed emails, and the other third, BECs.

Email spoofing is where an attacker creates or scrapes a real email domain with an email address that appears to come from the legitimate owner of the account. The spoofed email sometimes displays the legitimate email address, but the return address is actually different and masked behind the legitimate email account user's name or address, for example.

Editor's Note: We get them multiple times every day at every station, sometimes wondering how they found out who we're working with externally and using names we're very familiar with and close with. Seems like it's always just the basics that always gets everybody. darkreading.com

Ignore that call from "Apple" about an iCloud breach
Earlier on Monday, my wife let me know that "Apple Support" had called about iCloud security. She was dubious, and rightly so. "Apple" then called five more times (and counting). Suffice it to say, it wasn't Apple, but fraudsters trying to piggyback on reports that a major breach of iCloud credentials could render hundreds of millions of accounts vulnerable. Apple says no such breach occurred, and security researchers say the group trying to extort Apple likely has reused credentials from other sites' password leaks. (We recommend turning on two-factor authentication at iCloud regardless.) csoonline.com

40% of Discarded Digital Devices Contain Personal Data

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Source-Tagging Specialists
for ALL Retail Products

ALL-TAG is an American manufacturer of RF Labels and a leading supplier for all other RF and AM products designed to help retailers fight shrink. Founded in 1992, ALL-TAG specializes in helping retailers launch successful source-tagging programs or improve their existing ones for all types of retail merchandise including hard goods and apparel. Stuart Seidel, President, and Andy Gilbert, Vice President, tell us what makes ALL-TAG source-tagging specialists, how their EAS hard-tag recirculation process works, and how their global reach helps ALL-TAG quickly deliver standard and custom orders to customers anywhere in the world.
 


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Salaries in e‑commerce
Nearly all retailers will give raises in 2017

Workers in the U.S. retail industry can expect their pay to rise an average of 3.0% this year, according to projections from consulting firm Hay Group. Adjusted for inflation, the increase is 1.9%.

The retail increase is the same as the raise percentage expected across all U.S. businesses. Hay Group bases its projections on data from 20 million job holders across 25,000 organizations globally. It says 99.7% of U.S. companies will give raises this year.

Staffing agency Mondo this week released the salaries of the top 10 highest-paying jobs in digital marketing. Ranking fourth in Mondo's top 10 is vice president of e-commerce, with a salary range of $125,000 to $180,000.

Research and consulting firm Foote Partners, meanwhile, recently released its own data for its 2017 IT Professional Salary Survey, which provides additional insight by location. It says the average salary for the vice president of e-commerce position in the United States is $196,141. Bonuses range from 8% to 22% and are additional to the salary. Foote Partners' data is based on data from 260,000 IT professionals and the firm makes city-by-city estimates.

Naturally, some of the most highly compensated in e-commerce are those professionals who sit in the executive suite. Public companies must annually report the compensation of their five most highly compensated employees. As shown below, salaries are generally conservative, with the majority of executives deriving the bulk their compensation from stock awards. digitalcommerce360.com

E-commerce executive salaries

Salary and compensation data for executives at publicly traded web-only retailers ranked among the top 50 in the 2016 Top 500 Guide. The executive shown is the top-compensated for the cited year. Data was collected from the retailers' annual proxy statement filings.


'Mystery' around Amazon's anti-counterfeiting initiative
Amazon said this week it is expanding a programme to remove counterfeit goods from its website, but observers says details of the initiative are still unclear.

Peter Faricy, vice president of Amazon Marketplace, told Reuters on Monday that "as early as next month, any brand can register its logo and intellectual property with Amazon so the company can take down listings and potentially seller accounts when counterfeits are flagged.

The so-called brand registry has been in test phase and will be widely available for free in North America, Faricy added. Shoppers, brands or Amazon itself can flag counterfeit goods via the registry, which the company developed in 2016.

INCOPRO, a company which uses advanced technology to help brands protect their IP online, commented that Amazon's promised initiative "could be a significant step in the anti-counterfeiting movement, but there is an air of mystery as to how exactly this brand registry programme will operate".

Dilpreet Kaur, a brand protection expert at INCOPRO, said: "Amazon have kept the details of this new anti-counterfeiting initiative quite vague; the previous effort was implementing the 'report' tool. This tool was relatively ineffective, as it suffered a range of technical issues and has limited reporting ability.

"The question now is whether this new tool does more. Does it assess counterfeits at the platform end? If not, is the tool an improvement on the current reporting function? No doubt this will be clarified, but what is encouraging is that Amazon is at least talking about taking real, impactful measures against counterfeiting. Brands should not rest on their laurels upon hearing this news; they must take action themselves to protect their IP, considering all platforms as well as social media and web infringement. If counterfeit products are being sold on mainstream marketplaces, it is inevitable that they will also have a presence on less obvious platforms, too." retailrisk.com

Alibaba and AusPost team up to tackle food fraud with blockchain
Alibaba has joined forces with AusPost, Blackmores, and PwC to explore the use of blockchain technology to combat food fraud. The Chinese ecommerce giant said the goal is develop a "Food Trust Framework" to help improve integrity and traceability on its global supply chains.

Alibaba believes blockchain, best known as the technology behind bitcoin, is well-suited to address food fraud -- a practice that involves packing foods with lower-quality and often counterfeit ingredients. According to Maggie Balfour, the managing director of Integrity Compliance Solutions, some of the most common fake foods include fruit juices, olive oil, spices, and grains. zdnet.com

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Update: Jersey City Jewelry store owners sentenced in $200M credit card scheme
Two Woodbridge residents who own a Jersey City jewelry store have been sentenced to more than a year in prison and a year of home confinement in connection with using their business in a $200 million international credit card fraud scheme. Vijay Verma, 49, and Tarsem Lal, 78, were sentenced Monday in Trenton. The two had previously pleaded guilty in Trenton to one count of access device fraud. In addition to the 14 months in prison, and 12 months of home confinement, Verma also was sentenced to three years of supervised release. Lal received 14 months in prison, 12 months of home confinement and three years of probation. They were each fined $5,000 and ordered to pay $451,259 in forfeiture fees. Verma and Lal were indicted as part of a scheme to fabricate more than 7,000 false identities to get tens of thousands of credit cards. Participants in the scheme doctored credit report to increase the spending and borrowing limits on the cards. They then borrowed or spent as much as they could but did not repay the debts, creating more than $200 million in losses to businesses and financial institutions. mycentraljersey.com

San Francisco, CA: Flash Mob of thieves hit Safeway
A gaggle of seven people might be seen filling backpacks and enormous luggage with excessive-finish shampoos. The group stripped the cabinets in about 56 seconds and bolted for the door. In a second video, the supervisor of the Safeway location tried to cease a gaggle from doing the identical factor. He prolonged his arms out to maintain them from stealing however members of the group reacted by attacking him. One witness advised KRON4 he seen a child load 20 to 30 tubes of toothpaste into his backpack. Different witnesses stated its the identical group clearing the cabinets of tide cleaning soap packets, alcohol, and occasional. KRON4' s reporter Stanley Roberts reached out to Safeway's cooperate workplace for a response which may be discovered under. "Safeway is taking this matter critically. The security and safety of our clients and staff is a matter of nice concern to Safeway ... We make use of various safety measures at our shops, together with seen deterrents and others that aren't instantly obvious. We're conducting a radical investigation of the incident that occurred involving a Safeway worker. Within the meantime, we will say the worker concerned within the incident is okay." kron4.com


Alexandria, VA: Woman impersonating a Target employee steals $40,000 worth of iPhones
An unidentified woman impersonated a Target employee at the 6600 Richmond Highway location in Alexandria, Virginia. She gained access to the stock room, from where she took more than $40,000 worth of iPhones and put them in a box before leaving the store, according to Fairfax County police. The suspect was familiar with store procedures, employee hours and where iPhones were kept in the stockroom. fox5dc.com

Columbus, OH: Shoplifting 'boosters' raid drugstore shelves
in criminal enterprise

State drug task-force agents thought they were tracking potential traffickers last December when they stopped two Latino men in an SUV on the Far West Side. A dog with the Franklin County sheriff's office sniffed around the vehicle, bearing Texas license plates, but found no drugs. A deputy's curiosity was triggered, though, by three large boxes in the rear cargo area. When law enforcement agents opened the boxes on Dec. 12, they found $20,000 worth of over-the-counter medications. Authorities think the medications had been stolen that day from the shelves of local CVS and Walgreens drugstores, according to a search warrant filed in Franklin County Municipal Court. What the task force stumbled upon is a suspected local link to a sophisticated national theft ring, also known as a "boosting" ring. dispatch.com



Clinton, CT: Police say that close proximity to the highway may be why those stores are targeted by shoplifters
Police say four suspects captured in surveillance photos stole nearly $3,000 in merchandise from the Polo Ralph Lauren store Sunday. But that's not the only store targeted. Since January first there have been 15 shoplifting incidents at Clinton Crossing. wtnh.com


Paramus, NJ: Serial Shoplifter Arrested After Stealing Women's Golf Clubs
at PGA Superstore

A serial shoplifter was arrested Tuesday after police said he stole $800 worth in golf clubs and a bag from the PGA Superstore earlier this month. Police responded to the store Monday after an employee attempted to stop Anthony Cervino from fleeting the store with women's golf clubs and a bag worth $800. The employee tried to stop Cervino, but he hurt his arm after it became stuck in the closing door of the SUV Cervino was in. Cervino was able to flee the area. Police reviewed surveillance video and discovered that the SUV was used in two other theft incidents police were investigating; detectives were familiar with Cervino from a prior shoplifting investigation that led to his arrest in 2014, police said. patch.com

Augusta, ME: Augusta Police Seek Attempted Teeth Whitener Bandit
Augusta Police are asking the public's help identifying a suspect in the attempted theft of hundreds of dollars worth of teeth whiteners from a city Hannaford grocery store. The suspect, pictured in the attached store security camera photos, drove off in an orange Dodge Caliber, according to police. The suspect allegedly attempted to steal $760 worth of teeth whiteners, police said. patch.com

Sioux Falls, ID: Florida Man Arrested For Using Fraudulent Credits Cards In Sioux Falls
Rioger Mulen Perez of Miami is charged with two counts of using a fraudulent credit card to obtain services, 18 counts of identity theft, and 18 counts of possession of a forged instrument. All of the charges are felonies. Police say they were called to a business at around 10 a.m. on Sunday. They say two men were suspected of using fraudulent credit cards to purchase goods. When police got to the business they located the suspects' rental car. They say one of the men was gone when they arrived, the other, Mulen Perez, was taken into custody. kdlt.com

Orland Park, IL: Fugitive Wanted for Supermarket Booze Heist; A man AWOL from electronic home monitoring is wanted for stealing 41 bottles of vodka from an Orland Jewel


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Shootings & Deaths

Ladue, MO: Employee shot outside Schnucks; person of interest found dead Authorities are investigating after a woman was found shot outside of Schnucks Tuesday morning in west St. Louis County. The 'person of interest' has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident started around 5 a.m. when an on-duty officer heard gunfire coming from the store on Clayton Road near Lindbergh Boulevard. Upon arrival, the officer found the woman on the ground near the front door. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to police, the woman is a Schnucks employee. A witness told FOX 2 that the victim was shot during a domestic dispute that occurred as she was entering the store to begin her shift. However, investigators are reviewing surveillance footage to help piece together exactly what happened. fox2now.com

Costa Mesa, CA: Man stabbed twice outside a 99 Cent Only Store

Santa Ana, CA: Security guard shot in parking lot at Spoons Grill

Nicholas County, WV: Hometown Pharmacy Armed Robbery suspect found dead in wooded area; assault rifle, 200 rounds of ammo and stolen drugs recovered

Lousiville, KY, Dino's Food Mart - Shooting, man killed in parking lot


Robberies & Thefts

Chesterfield, VA: Man targeting purses in shopping carts across Central, Northern Virginia
Police say Toney Martin Thomas, 33, is actively wanted by Chesterfield Police and at least six other law enforcement agencies for his role in pickpocketing and credit card frauds. "Chesterfield is just one of seven jurisdictions right now looking for Toney Thomas. His MO is stealing woman's purses from unattended shopping carts," said Cpl. Kevin Bacon with Crime Solvers. Investigators say his victims are usually elderly females who leave their purses unattended in grocery stores. Police believe Thomas then returns the purse but takes the cards and uses them at other nearby department or electronic stores. He recently hit a Chesterfield Kroger, racking up $6,000 on a woman's card before she was able to cancel it, according to Crime Solvers. Cpl. Bacon explained a task force in Northern Virginia started connecting the dots, then connecting the string of crimes to Thomas. From there, more jurisdictions discovered he committed similar crimes in stores where customers use shopping carts. nbc12.com


Greenwood City, SC: Misspelled words on prescription alerted Pharmacy Tech, two Georgia men arrested
According to the police report, the pharmacy tech noticed that a prescription given to them had the words "codeine" and "therapy" misspelled and would not typical be coming from a doctor. One prescription was for Phenergan with Codeine which is a controlled substance und the Controlled Substance Act. The other was for Amoxicillin 500mg which is not a controlled substance. The pharmacy tech also knew doctors do not prescribe such large dosage of codeine along with Amoxicillin. The tech then notified the police. gwdtoday.com




San Antonio, TX: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Agents raid C-Stores; 15 lawsuits filed by Attorney General banning sale of Synthetic Marijuana
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a petition to stop a southeast side convenience store from selling synthetic marijuana. A release from the Attorney General's office says TABC agents found more than 300 packages of illegal synthetic marijuana at The Stop By Mart in 2015. TABC agents conducted a follow up inspection in 2016 and found 177 packages of the fake weed. "Packages of the illegal substances contained no mention of potential harmful side effects and were deceptively labeled as 'lab certified legal' and 'this product does not contain illegal or banned ingredients,'" according to the release. foxsanantonio.com


Fort Myers, FL: CVS Pharmacist arrested stealing nearly 1,000 pain killers
A pharmacist is accused of stealing over 900 prescription Tylenol pain killers from a CVS pharmacy where he worked. Ryan Thomas, 28, is facing several charges including fraud to obtain a controlled substance and grand theft. According to an arrest report from the Lee County Sheriff's office, Thomas is believed to have taken more than 929 Tylenol IV and Tylenol III pain killers from the pharmacy on Fort Myers Beach. Tylenol IV and Tylenol III both contain codeine. fox4now.com

Trenton, NJ: Casey's General Employee turns herself in: $4,200 cash theft
An arrest has been made in the alleged theft of money from a Trenton business over a five month period. Missy Lynn Obey, 49, is charged with felony stealing. Arrest information accuses her of the theft of $4,287 from Casey's between last September 23 and February 17. She turned herself in Monday morning at the Grundy County Sheriff's Office. kttn.com

Zales in the Outlets of Little Rock, Little Rock, AR reported a Grab & Run on 3/27, item valued at $5,185



Credit Card Fraud & ID Theft

Tacoma, WA: Prosecutors throw the book at 'prolific' ID theft and forgery suspect
The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office arraigned Kelsea Bernhardt on 14 counts of Identity theft, theft and forgery Monday. She was arrested Friday night by the Washington State Patrol and booked into the Pierce County jail on her outstanding warrants. Bernhardt was featured on Washington's Most Wanted after Tacoma Police accused her of stealing and then forging checks in her own name. Bail was set at $260,000. Deputy Prosecutor Mark Sanchez argued for a high bail because of her 13 prior felony convictions. The prosecutor's office has classified her as a 'High Priority Offender'. q13fox.com

Wisconsin Dells: Woman charged with identity theft at Kalahari Resort
Prosecutors charged Shakeena A. Parks, 25, with unauthorized use of a person's identifying information and credit card fraud. The Security Director at the Kalahari Resort received a call from an anonymous person who said Parks had used fraudulent card information to reserve a room at the resort. wiscnews.com


Skimming Thefts

Charleston, WV: Credit card skimming device found at Exxon One Stop station

Philadelphia, PA: Las Vegas man arrested in Philly over skimming scam




•  Acme Fresh Market - Coventry Township, OH - Robbery
Allsups - Abilene, TX - Robbery
Azteca Market - Bakersfield, CA - Robbery/ Shooting- supect shot by store owner/ critical condition
Best Wireless - Dayton, OH - Burglary
C-Store- Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery
Carvel - Westbury, NY - Armed Robbery
MERCY Phil-Am - Klamath, OR - Burglary
Shell - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Shorty's Deli - Brooklyn, NY - Armed Robbery
St Paul Market - Marion County, OR - Burglary
Star Market - Brooks, OR - Burglary/ ATM Theft
Tay's BBQ - Gulfport, MS - Burglary
Venus Wireless - Trotwood, OH - Burglary
Walmart - Edmond, OK - Robbery/ Theft - High Speed chase ends in crash/ 2 arrested
7-Eleven - East Hartford, CT - Armed Robbery

 

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6 burglaries
1 shootings
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