was promoted to Manager of National
Investigations - National Task Force (ORC) for TJX
Companies. Ken has been
with TJX Companies since 2002, where he started out
as a Regional Investigations Manager. Prior to that,
he worked in Asset Protection at Target for 16
years. Congratulations Ken!
ADT goes 'Undercover' on CBS "Undercover Boss" on April
12th at 8 p.m.
Tony Wells, senior vice president, chief marketing and
customer officer goes undercover as James as part of an
Emmy Award-winning television reality show on CBS called
“Undercover Boss.” Wells has been with ADT just shy of a
year. He most recently was executive vice president and
chief marketing officer for 24 Hour Fitness. Wells said,
he was there “to learn more about what our customers
were experiencing and what our employees were delivering
... and to do that in a way that I think was unfiltered,
informative and for me very educational. Undercover
Boss” has 9 million to 10 million viewers per week, so
ADT obviously will gain some free advertising when the
show airs. But Wells said that he’s most excited about
the way the episode will showcase ADT employees and
“give them the recognition for what they do, day in and
day out.” (Source
Update: Two men wanted for shooting at Edgewood Town
Center in Pittsburgh
A North Braddock man is one of two people who started
shooting in the Edgewood Towne Center on Saturday,
leaving three bystanders injured in the crossfire,
Allegheny County police said yesterday. "We have not
identified the other shooter yet but more charges are
expected," Lt. Schurman said. Surveillance cameras in
the plaza showed one man walk past the Villa retail
store before 4:30 p.m., when he recognized someone and
started firing into the store. The man inside returned
gunfire. The front doors to both the Villa and the Foot
Locker next door were shot out. One witness said he
heard people arguing and he ran into the Dollar Tree
store to be safe. (Source
Schnucks Contains Payment Card Breach
Schnuck Markets in St. Louis said hackers appear to have
attempted to steal payment-card data from customers, but
the issue has been “found and contained.” “Now that the
issue has been identified and contained, the
investigation will turn to determining for how long the
issue existed and which stores were affected,” the
company said in a statement. We have identified the
issue and taken comprehensive measures to contain the
incident. We are cooperating with law enforcement, the
Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and the credit card
companies to determine the scope and magnitude of this
crime and apprehend those individuals making fraudulent
purchases.” said Scott Schunck, CEO.
Office Max rolls out 5,000-sq.-ft. OfficeMax Business
Solutions Center - becoming a full service company for
small businesses "With
the launch of our new store, we are pleased to introduce
a relationship-based retail service center focused on
partnering with businesses to help them grow," said Ravi
Saligram, president and CEO, OfficeMax. Some of the
services offered at the new concept include web hosting,
customized web sites and cloud storage, as well as
computer network setup, software installation and
repair. OfficeMax offers business meeting space in the
store and free Wi-Fi that allows customers to plug in
and work. Employees even can help customers set up their
Your emergency call centers may be under attack soon
Federal law enforcement officials are reporting a rise
in attacks in which the telephone lines of emergency
call centers are flooded with bogus calls by
extortionists whose demands for cash are refused. The
entire number of attacks is rising," said Rod Wallace,
vice president of services for SecureLogix. The increase
is seen across organizations, public and private.
Typically, the motivation is to extort money or to
protest a particular political or social cause. In the
latest attacks, someone with a heavy accent calls the
center, known as a public-safety answering point,
claiming to be with a collections company for payday
loans, the federal alert says. The caller then demands a
payment of $5,000 to cover the outstanding debt of a
former employee or sometimes for someone who never
worked at the center. When the demands are refused, the
TDoS attacks begin, lasting for intermitted periods over
several hours. (Source
Ebay projecting 50% revenue growth over the next three
years - led by the mobile revolution
Led by mobile, a commerce
revolution is under way," said Ebay Inc. President and
CEO John Donahoe. "Technology is creating a new
web-enabled retail interface, a new seamless,
multiscreen commerce experience that connects consumers
anytime, anywhere. This will expand shopping beyond
conventional store environments and e-commerce sites.
How we shop is being transformed, and Ebay Inc. intends
to be a leader in this new commerce world."
UK retailers think U.S. is the hardest market to crack
This was despite the growth of online which provides a
low-cost means of entry and the seemingly similar
cultures and values shared by British and American
consumers. China came in second with 33% of retailers
saying they had encountered problems when trying to set
up shop while Asia was third with 19% of those
questioned claiming they had experienced difficulties in
entering the market. Richard Lowe, head of retail &
wholesale at Barclays, said: "On the surface the US
would appear to be an easy market in which to secure a
foothold but its sheer scale means achieving commercial
success across the whole country is an incredible feat.
As for China, nothing is impossible but, everything is
“The Dangers of Surveillance,”
Harvard Law Review (25 March 2013)
Surveillance is everywhere, from street corner cameras
to the subject of books and movies. A researcher says
that pervasive surveillance menaces our intellectual
privacy and it gives the watcher a power advantage over
the watched, which can be used for blackmail,
persuasion, or discrimination. Read more in Neil M.
Richards, “The Dangers of Surveillance,” Harvard Law
Review (25 March 2013) (Source
Italian authorities seized more than 200,000
reproductions of jewelry and other luxury items Friday
Turin police seized the fakes,
which included labels by Louis Vuitton, Guess, Chanel
and Bulgari, on Friday.
CargoNet congratulates NJ Motor Carrier Truck
Association for leading the efforts in getting new NJ
cargo theft bill passed
The New Jersey Legislature approved and sent to Gov.
Chris Christie a bipartisan bill creating specific
penalties for cargo theft. The bill would establish
fines for leading or organizing cargo theft networks.
The fines would be $250,000 for a second-degree crime,
$500,000 for a first-degree offense or five times the
value of the property seized, if that amount is larger.
The bill also would make it a criminal offense to
operate a facility to sell or store stolen cargo, and
would earmark cargo fine collections to fund law
enforcement efforts to combat cargo theft.
Shoplifting Suspect Shot by Police at Raleigh Wal-Mart
A shoplifting suspect is in critical condition after he
was shot by an Memphis PD officer who thought he was
drawing a weapon. Just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March
27, a Memphis police officer working as security at the
Walmart at 3950 Austin Peay saw a man shoplift
merchandise and followed him out of the store, flagging
down two on-duty officers in the parking lot. As the
officers tried to talk to the suspect, he became irate
and a struggle ensued. As the officers tried to restrain
the suspect, he reached inside his waistband. The
officers instructed him to show his hands but he
refused, and suddenly spun around towards them. One
officer fired one round, hitting the suspect.
Deaths Resulting From Shoplifting Incidents | J. Patrick
Murphy - 2012 – 12 deaths (Record Year)
The information is anecdotal at best and
is intended as awareness to a growing problem. There are
no published statistics, even through OSHA, that
quantify injuries to store personnel. There is no body
of work that accumulates data regarding deaths or
serious injury in shoplifter related incidents. These
events do happen and with unfortunate frequency. We do
not have any method to determine the accuracy of any
content of the articles herein. We have offered no
professional opinion regarding of these cases. However,
as readily apparent, when a shoplifter dies as a result
of an apprehension made by so called “store security”,
litigation is sure to follow.
||Death by asphyxiation where suspect is
restrained in a manner that does not allow them to breathe.
||Death by agent/employee attempting to
make apprehension of a person in a moving vehicle.
||Deadly force by Police and armed contract
security guards (death of guards) gives insight into the
violent nature of apprehensions.
||Police officer deaths: 2.
||Wal Mart Greeters: 2.
||Not included in this list are deaths
attributed to police chases of shoplifters.
||Serious injuries far outreach the number
of deaths and the use of Tasers and chemical sprays (Mace)
is growing in frequency by shoplifters.
2000 – 2012: 71
Top 4 Retailers
Wal-Mart – 23, K-Mart – 6, CVS 4, Rite Aid 4
Gangbangers' online M.O. remarkably normal according to
While they're 70 percent more likely to engage in online
criminal behavior than their non-gang peers they act
m7uch like other young adults online. They message and
chat with their friends, they shop online, they use
iTunes and they watch videos. What gangbangers don't do
is engage in sophisticated cybercriminal activities,
such as phishing, identify theft and hacking into
commercial enterprises, the researchers discovered.
Typical online misbehavior included illegal downloads of
entertainment, selling stolen property, selling drugs,
harassing individuals, arranging assaults, lining up
targets for theft and uploading videos of their real
world illegal activity, mostly fights.
Tractor trailer load stolen filled with Victoria's
Secret merchandise, may be organized crime group in
They stole the rig when the
driver went inside to pay for his gas at a Loves Truck
Stop. The truck was recovered but the merchandise and
trailer is gone. (Source
Loaded gun found at Macy’s inside Military Circle Mall.
Norfolk police are searching for
the owner of a loaded handgun that was found inside of a
dressing room at Macy’s inside of Norfolk’s Military
Circle Mall. Officers went to the scene after a customer
reported the finding to Macy’s Loss Prevention. This
occurred at around 12:40 p.m. on Monday.
Dearborn Police are looking for a man who stole a very
large amount of jewelry from Macy’s in Fairlane Town
Center last Friday morning.
If you recognize the suspect in the security photos, you
are asked to call Dearborn police at 313-943-3030.
Door opens just a little too slow for this mall purse
robber in Australia. A
robbery attempt goes painfully wrong at a market in
Perth, Australia. This is surveillance video of the
Sunday incident. (Source
Kmart Loss Prevention agent assaulted during felony
apprehension in Abilene.
The suspect was stopped by the Kmart Loss
Prevention team, but the suspect did not want be
cooperative. The suspect was believed to have stolen
$1300 in merchandise. Gaining control of the suspect,
Loss Prevention held her until Abilene Police arrived.
The suspect is now charged with and arrested for felony
robbery and possession of a controlled substance.
Naperville man charged with 10 felonies for theft from
Target. A man accused of
stealing from a local Target store led police on a chase
that resulted in his crashing into several cars in
downtown Naperville before he was caught on foot. During
the pursuit police said Smith's car struck ten vehicles
in the roadway of the downtown area of Naperville. The
driver fled on foot and was chased by police a few
blocks. He was eventually caught and tazed by police.
Two suspects sought in armed Rite Aid robbery near
Philadelphia. Police are
searching for two suspects who held up a Rite Aid in
Cheltenham Township early Tuesday morning. Police say
two suspects robbed the 24 hours store located at Broad
Street and Cheltenham Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. They
fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.
No injuries were reported. (Source
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