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Ryan Carter was promoted to Chief Executive Officer for InstaKey
InstaKey Security Systems is proud to announce the promotion of Ryan Carter to Chief Executive Officer, reporting to the Board of Directors. In his position, Mr. Carter will work closely with the Executive Committee and the Board to pursue the goals set out in InstaKey Security Systems' strategic plan. Since 1998, Mr. Carter has been essential to the company's growth and success. From being the company's initial Account Manager, to becoming the Director of Client Services, and his promotion to Vice President in 2013, he has truly demonstrated a passion for the brand, commitment to his colleagues, and drive to deliver excellence for our clients. In his new role, Mr. Carter shall be chartered with driving future growth while sustaining brand and client satisfaction. Read more here.

Daniel Novak
was named Operations Manager for USS
(Universal Surveillance Systems)

Daniel was previously the Remote Monitoring Center Loss Prevention Manager for Belk before taking this role at USS. He had also worked for NuTech National as a Strategic Retail Client Manager and other retailers in their loss prevention department such as Winn Dixie Stores as Asset Protection Specialist, Harris Teeter as Loss Prevention Coordinator and Lowe's as Loss Prevention Specialist. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University. Congratulations Daniel!


Jury Finds Tyco Not Liable In $60M Drug Heist Trial
A Florida federal jury found Monday that security services company Tyco was not liable in pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly's insurer's negligence suit over the theft of $60 million in Prozac and Zyprexa from a Connecticut warehouse, instead putting the two brothers who perpetrated the heist on the hook for $20 million.

Monday's verdict spared Tyco Integrated Security LLC, which was ADT Security Services Inc. at the time of the theft, from National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa.'s claims that Tyco's security system had glaring deficiencies and that the company knew of past warehouse burglaries but negligently failed to warn Eli Lilly and Co. of the security system's potential downfalls.

Tyco, however, argued that the link was distant and that there was no evidence that employees shared information about ADT systems and no evidence of a data breach. The company also argued that Eli Lilly never blamed the security company and that the alarm system worked.  law360.com

Supply Chain Anti-Fraud Measures Lacking
A Deloitte poll finds only 29.3% of organizations use analytics to mitigate supply chain fraud and financial risks.

The consulting firm polled more than 2,600 professionals, finding that for a third consecutive year about 30% of them said their companies experienced supply chain fraud, waste or abuse in the past year.

Project managers and invoice approvers (26%) and procurement professionals (24.7%) present the largest risk of fraud, the survey found.

However, only 29.3% respondents use analytics to mitigate supply chain fraud and financial risks, with two-thirds (67.1 percent) saying they are confident employees will report any scams they see in the coming year.

"Trust in employees and third parties is often misplaced," Mark Pearson, a Deloitte Advisory principal, said in a news release. "As a result, many organizations are trapped in a pay-and-chase model for fighting supply chain fraud -invoices are paid first, then retribution is sought much later when fraud is found, if it's found at all." cfo.com

Security Industry Association Launches Interest Group to Focus on Retail Security
The Security Industry Association (SIA) today launched a working group that will bring together stakeholders to develop solutions to security challenges in the retail sector.

The SIA Retail Security Interest Group will include security industry professionals, security practitioners and other stakeholders who will seek to, as the group's charter states, "develop analyses and recommendations regarding the implementation of security solutions, the impact of emerging technologies, and the unique physical security, loss prevention and other security challenges in the retail sector."

SIA members are uniquely qualified to provide security guidance to retail outlets," SIA CEO Don Erickson said. "In fact, they already do exactly that every day. However, this group will enable collaboration outside the proprietary confines of a vendor-customer relationship, so the results can have a positive impact across the entire retail sector."

Alex Asnovich, director of marketing for Hikvision USA, will lead the group as its first chairman.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with roughly 650 innovative member companies representing more than 400,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. benzinga.com

California Supreme Court Rules on When Employers Must Offer Seats to Workers
CVS cashiers lawsuit - Seating Rule Depends On Task, Calif. High Court
Cashiers could end up getting seats

The California Supreme Court on Monday clarified the state's suitable seating requirements, finding employers must provide seats if tasks at a given workstation - rather than all tasks in a worker's day - can be done sitting down, answering the Ninth Circuit's question in appeals by CVS cashiers and Chase Bank tellers.

The Ninth Circuit had requested the Golden State high court's input in separate appeals brought on behalf of CVS Pharmacy Inc. cashiers and JPMorgan Chase & Co. tellers whose bids for class certification in cases accusing the employers of not providing enough seating were rejected, court records show.

The cases look at a state wage rule that requires employers to provide seating if the "nature of the work reasonably permits" the person to be sitting, according to Monday's decision.

"There is no principled reason for denying an employee a seat when he spends a substantial part of his workday at a single location performing tasks that could reasonably be done while seated, merely because his job duties include other tasks that must be done standing," the court said.

Rubin said it's likely that the Ninth Circuit will revive the Chase and CVS employees' bids for certification in their cases against the companies based on today's high court ruling. law360.com

BREAKING TODAY: Staples Calls No Witnesses, Says FTC 'Failed Utterly'
In Antitrust Case
Case in the hands of the Judge now!

Staples and Office Depot rested their defense against the Federal Trade Commission's challenge to their $6.3 billion proposed merger Tuesday without calling any witnesses, saying the FTC's case was "fatally flawed" and the government has not carried its burden.

Tuesday's announcement surprised both U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan and the government, which had anticipated cross-examining Staples CEO Ron Sargent and Office Depot CEO Roland Smith as part of the defense case. Staples counsel Diane Sullivan said the government had not carried its burden to prove a definite antitrust market or any harm to competition for business office supplies  from the merger. "They have the burden to prove the market and have failed utterly," Sullivan said.

Judge Sullivan called a brief recess for the parties to discuss how to handle the rest of the case, following more than two weeks of the government's presentation to block the $6.3 billion merger.  law360.com

Yesterday's Court Proceedings
DC Judge Questions How FTC Inked Staples Merger Challenge

A D.C. federal judge questioned an expert for the Federal Trade Commission on one of the basic tenets for the agency's challenge of Staples' merger with Office Depot on Monday, continuing to express skepticism that the FTC was right that large companies would face higher office supply prices after the merger.

Throughout the hearing on the agency's efforts to block the $6.3 billion merger, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan has asked questions based on the FTC's decision not to include competition to provide ink and toner to the country's largest companies, which Staples has said is evidence the agency "gerrymandered" the picture of the market. The FTC has tried to persuade the judge to block the deal because post-merger Staples would be able to raise big business' prices for "consumable office supplies," like pens, paper, binders and Post-its, but not ink or toner

The last FTC witness, Berkeley professor Carl Shapiro's testimony veered through a broad swath of the FTC's case against the merger over the course of three days, including his assessments that neither an expanding Amazon Business nor the proposed sale of supply contracts to wholesaler Essendant Inc. could cure the problems caused by the post-merger Staples.  law360.com

Senate Passes Trade-Secrets Bill
Legislation authorizes companies to take trade-secret disputes directly to federal court
Under the legislation, companies would be able to go directly to federal court and get an order for the U.S. marshal to seize blueprints or other stolen trade-secret information before it is used or spirited out of the country. wsj.com

Pacific Sunwear's 610 stores preparing for Chapter 11
The rise of fast-fashion, changing fashion tastes and online commerce may be claiming another teen apparel retailer.

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to Bloomberg, which cited people with "knowledge of the situation." The report said the filing could occur as early as next week. The chain has been on a downward spiral for some time, reporting losses every year since 2008, Bloomberg reported.

Based in Anaheim, California, Pacific Sunwear, an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital, operated approximately 610 stores as of December 2015, down from approximately 870 in January 2011. The company, which had sales of $826.8 million in 2014, has not yet released its fourth quarter 2015 and full-year results. chainstoreage.com

ADT vote on acquisition 4-22 by Apollo Global Management - Expected June '16 completion

HBC opening 7 new Saks Fifth stores & 32 new Saks Off 5th off-price stores

New York Governor Signs $15 Minimum Wage Bill, 12-Week Paid Family Leave Plan

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Walgreens Boots Alliance Q2 Retail Pharmacy USA division comp's up 2.2%, sales up 2.1%
Hudson Bay Corp Q4 comp's up 1.8%, sales up 70%, 2015 comp's up 2.5%, sales up 36%

Vector Security Now Accepting Applications
for 2016 LPF Scholarships

Vector Security, Inc., the provider of intelligent security and home automation solutions tailored to the needs of customers, is accepting applications for its 2016 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program from now through April 30, 2016.

The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals - or those who have an interest in loss prevention - seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Detailed information can be found at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.

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Preparing for the Migration of Fraud
EMV Migration Forum's Vanderhoof on the Need for Multichannel Fraud Prevention

EMV, while critical for reducing card-present fraud at the physical point-of-sale, does not address card-not-present fraud online, says Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the EMV Migration Forum, a cross-industry body focused on supporting EMV chip implementation technology and processes in the U.S.

You really have to look at fraud mitigation as a full system," Vanderhoof says. "So it's not just about the card-present fraud, using the physical cards at the retail point-of-sale; it's also about protecting the other channels where fraud is likely to migrate."

Vanderhoof points to Target, which suffered a massive data breach in late 2013, as an example of a retailer that's now taking a multichannel approach to fraud prevention.

As Target upgraded its POS terminals for EMV chip card acceptance, it also invested in tokenization and end-to-end encryption to help shore up security for its online, e-commerce transactions, Vanderhoof says.

"It's really a suite of security measures that are needed in order to protect payments systems today," Vanderhoof says. "And so the smart retailers, when they realized that they were going to have to do some major structural changes to their payments systems, decided, 'Let's look at this from a broader perspective, and not just do the minimum to support card-present fraud with EMV."

The goal for larger retailers has been to address data security from a "systemwide approach," he adds. govinfosecurity.com

Trump hotel chain suffers fresh data breach
The string of hotels is reportedly dealing with a new data breach of credit card systems, the second incident in less than a year. Players in the finance industry said they have spotted a "pattern of fraud" relating to customer credit cards, which implies the Trump Hotel Collection may once again be harbouring malware on point-of-sale (PoS) systems within some hotels, or potentially all of them. zdnet.com

Employees Falling For Email Scams Transferring Millions - Are You Covered?
A Policyholder's Guide To Commercial Crime Coverage
"The fundamental question is whether crime policies are keeping up

with the times"
Technology has made it possible for fraudsters to convincingly pose as a company's executives, vendors or customers, making it easier for them to induce unsuspecting workers into transferring money through so-called phishing email scams.

Some insurance carriers have recently interpreted the language in computer fraud provisions found in crime policies to extend only to hacking crimes involving direct access to a computer system by an individual with malicious intent. Disputes over such language indicate that policyholders may face pushback if they seek coverage for complex fraud schemes under a traditional crime policy, according to experts.

A number of carriers offer a tailored social engineering endorsement that expressly covers incidents where policyholders fall for phishing schemes and transfer money out of their own accounts or one they control for customers. In addition, some separate cyber-specific policies have a coverage provision addressing instances of fraud resulting from social engineering. law360.com

Whaling Attacks Jump Again in Q1
Whaling, or Business Email Compromise (BEC), typically involves a cyber scammer using a spoofed domain to pose as a company CEO or CFO.

When it comes to global figures, 67% of respondents said they saw a jump in the number of whaling incidents designed to defraud them of revenue, while 43% saw an increase in attacks looking for sensitive corporate information. They'll often request a senior member of the finance team transfer funds out to an external bank account - so the attack relies for a large part on social engineering.

The FBI warned back in February of a sharp rise in BEC incidents, generating as much as $2 billion over the past two years and $800m in the previous six months alone. infosecuruity-magazine.com

Hacker-for-Hire Market is Booming, Says New Report
It's becoming cheaper than ever to buy hacking tools online. Intelligence analysts found that business is booming in underground markets for Russian and other hackers, according to a new report released Tuesday by security firm Dell SecureWorks Inc.

Offers to hack into corporate email accounts cost more: $500 per mailbox, the security firm said. The report suggests that hackers are operating more like regular businesses, with many Russian hackers touting 24/7 customer service. Analysts found hackers hawking their goods like a typical startup company. One ad offered "free-trial attacks" and "huge abilities."

Standard goods for identity theft like credit card numbers, bank account credentials and passports are still popular on the dark web. Dell SecureWorks also found that hackers are now selling frequent flyer accounts and hotel points accounts, a trend previously reported by The Wall Street Journal. These points can be exchanged on legitimate websites for gift cards. wsj.com



CONTROLTEK Continues to Build a Winning Team

CONTROLTEK announces Colin JT Woods as the new Senior Product Manager. Colin brings six years of product innovation and technology adoption consulting within retail inventory visibility and RFID solutions to the CONTROLTEK team. In the past three years, he has streamlined his focus on assisting Tier 1 retailers with the adoption and improvement of RFID inventory solutions. He has worked with some of the largest retailers in North America to implement integrated pilot projects and to design large scale RFID rollouts. He is adept at assembling and directing technically proficient teams capable of pivoting from product development to deployment, customer service, and support for permanent and short-term projects.

"I am extremely excited about CONTROLTEK's push into inventory visibility. We have an aggressive vision, a start-up philosophy toward problem solving, combined with the muscle of a proven solution provider," Colin stated.

CONTROLTEK's Director of Product Management, Kris Doane said, "We are skilled at capturing and converting business requirements into software and system integration solutions that result in real-world, scalable deployments. Colin's skill sets will help secure our success."

CONTROLTEK proudly presents its newest innovative product offering, ControlSpan. The ControlSpan suite offers end-to-end inventory and process management solutions from source to shopper that allows not only improved visibility but also enhanced profitability and customized integration to help make existing systems more efficient and accurate.

Request a live demo of ControlSpan here.


CONTROLTEK to Exhibit at the 2016 RILA Asset Protection Conference

CONTROLTEK will exhibit at the 2016 Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Asset Protection Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, April 17-20 in Dallas, Texas in booth 324.

RILA's Asset Protection Conference regards the retail landscape as a puzzle where retailers get the whole picture.

Solving the Retail Puzzle

RILA strives to educate, collaborate, and advocate for the retail industry. CONTROLTEK wholeheartedly supports this endeavor. With CONTROLTEK's innovative products and commitment to finding relevant solutions for retail challenges, CONTROLTEK is a proud sponsor of RILA.

Read more here.



Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

Introduction with Gus Downing

LP Leaders Kickoff

Gus Downing, Publisher and Editor of the D&D Daily and LPNN, introduces the LP Leaders portion of our "Live in NYC 2016 at the NRF Big Show" broadcast. Learn about the vision and mission behind retail LP's only digital fast-break conference. With interview topics including Omni LP, High-End Retail LP, Analytics, Organized Retail Crime, EMV, Cyber Security, Critical Incident Management, and a host of other subjects - these videos offer valuable insight and information from the leaders of the LP industry directly to you - live and on-demand. Stay tuned! 

LPNN Quick Take #15

Co-MC Amber Bradley gives a shoutout to all the sponsors who helped make our broadcast possible. She also previews what's to come. With surprise guests lined up throughout the afternoon, who knows who you might see, or what you might hear! When you're LIVE, anything can happen.

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What you need to know about loyalty fraud
It is big business and it is little wonder that criminals might want a piece of it. Not only this, the very nature of loyalty schemes means that they hold huge amounts of information about customers. Names, dates of birth, emails, postal addresses, just about everything a fraudster needs to carry out identity theft.

There are two ways that loyalty schemes can be hit by fraudsters. The first works along the same lines as CNP fraud but, instead of getting access to someone's payment details, fraudsters gain access to loyalty schemes through a mixture of phishing scams, identity theft, and hacking weak and vulnerable passwords.

The second way is in the database breach. As we have discussed, scheme members share large amounts of information with the loyalty scheme. In essence, this is the deal they make with the scheme owners: 'I will give you all the information you want about me and my shopping habits and, in return, you will give me rewards'. Yet this information is enough, in the wrong hands, to commit identity fraud. itproportal.com

Sprint offers Amazon e-commerce option
Amazon Prime will now be available as a bundled monthly service for Sprint mobile subscribers, but they will pay for the convenience. retailingtoday.com

Wal-Mart offers its cardholders a bigger rebate online than in stores
Wal-Mart gives 3% cash back to cardholders who shop online compared to 1% for in-store shoppers. internetretailer.com

Facebook Messenger Becomes more Ecommerce Friendly with Mobile Wallet



CC Fraud Ring member pleads guilty - hitting stores in western NY
for over $300K
A western New York, Buffalo, woman has pleaded guilty for her role in an identity theft ring that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars through unauthorized credit card charges. The U.S. attorney's office says 27-year-old Danielle Hamilton of Cheektowaga pleaded guilty in federal court in Buffalo to conspiring to commit access device fraud and aggravated identity theft

Prosecutors say Hamilton was part of a ring that traveled to retail stores in western New York and Pennsylvania and used unauthorized credit cards obtained through identity theft. Authorities say the group used the cards to purchase $500 store gift cards and other merchandize totaling more than $300,000 between October 2013 and January 2014. washingtontimes.com

Florida CC Fraud Trio arrested in South Carolina running a gift card theft scheme
Investigators said the three were arrested March 31 after going to Home Depot on Two Notch Road and buying four gift cards totaling $400 using stolen credit card information and cloned cards. They then left that store and went to another Home Depot on 5200 Fernandina Road, where they attempted to purchase more gift cards with the cloned cards before being arrested. 

Sheriff Leon Lott said the team drove from Tampa, Fla., "for the sole purpose of committing the crimes in Richland County." Lott said that additional gift cards, stolen credit cards and credit card information were found in the vehicle the three were operating. Middleton, Dickerson and Peterson were taken to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. live5news.com

Vacaville, CA: Vacaville suspect had 111 fake credit cards
Police recovered a whopping 111 fake credit cards on a suspect Monday afternoon. An employee for the Vacaville factory outlets led police to the suspect, 24-year-old Justin Knighten of San Francisco. Knighten was attempting to use one of his fake credit cards to purchase $600 in gift cards, which alerted the staffer that something was off. Police caught up with Knighten in the parking lot and he tried escaping arrest in a stolen car, according to police. Officers found merchandise, believed to have been fraudulently purchased, and the 111 credit cards in various names. abc10.com

Theft Ring Busted at Tysons Corner Center; Police seized more than $76,000 in property
Police reported Tuesday that they have busted up a theft ring operating at Tysons Corner Center shopping center. On Friday, March 25, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the police department's Tyson's Urban Team (TUT) was notified by store security at Lord & Taylor of suspicious activity, police said. Store security informed TUT that a male and two female suspects involved in a retail theft ring were currently in their store. The suspects exited the store and attempted to flee in a vehicle, but were detained in the parking lot, according to police. TUT officers located stolen merchandise along with tools geared to defeat the store security systems. Police say the team was captured "due to the excellent teamwork between the store security teams at Tyson's Corner Center and the TUT" and that more than $76,000 worth of property was seized from the retail theft ring. patch.com

ORC Duo arrested hitting Home Depots in Detroit area
Utica Police Chief David Faber said drug addiction motivated a couple to steal from at least seven Home Depot locations in the metro Detroit area. On March 10, a Home Depot corporate investigator told Utica police that the suspects had stolen merchandise from Home Depots in Warren, Roseville, Utica, Burton, Southfield, Madison Heights and Farmington Hills.

At approximately 12:45 p.m. March 9, Utica police arrested a 34-year-old Rochester man and a 31-year-old Hazel Park woman after they allegedly stole power tools, strong-armed a loss prevention officer at the Home Depot in Utica, and fled in a reportedly stolen vehicle. Both had multiple warrants out for their arrest, and the man was listed as a parole absconder, according to the police report.

The investigator said the male suspect fought with and overpowered loss prevention officers in Utica, Roseville and Madison Heights.

"With the opioid epidemic, a lot more people are addicted to it," Faber said. "What they do to fund their habits is they steal things, so with the increase in the use of opioids is the increase in larceny-type crimes." candgnews.com

ORC female Duo busted with foil lined purse hitting Belk's in Salisbury, N.C.
Salisbury Police charged two Winston-Salem women with stealing $781 worth of clothing, perfume and other items from Belk on Saturday. The store's loss prevention officer said someone was taking pictures of the merchandise just before the women placed items inside their purses.

Mitchell and Fisher are accused of taking Dior and Versace perfume, as well as Polo and Nautica shirts, among other items. Fisher had a purse lined with aluminum foil and duct tape. Fisher was convicted in 2015 of felony credit card theft, for which she is on probation. She's also been convicted of possession of stolen goods, credit card theft, larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. salisburypost.com

Deputies suspect man stole over 30 new vacuums
West Palm Beach man stole brand new vacuum cleaners from local businesses, and sucked up the profits when he sold them to pawn shops, deputies said. Cley Hudson, 29, was arrested on Saturday on the charge of grand theft. According to an arrest report, Hudson was entering large local retail stores such as Lowe's and Target, taking new Dyson vacuum cleaners and leaving the stores without paying. Hudson entered multiple stories since October in West Palm Beach and Stuart, the report said. In one instance, he walked out with the vacuum - valued at about $400 - and told the cashier he didn't have a receipt because it was a return. sun-sentinel.com

Decatur, IL: Serial DVD Thieves arrested at Walmart
Two alleged female serial DVD thieves, who stole merchandise by the shopping cartful, were arrested Friday by police after trying to walk out of a Decatur Walmart with 43 DVDs and other items worth more than $800. Sworn police statements say the Decatur women, aged 41 and 33, were jailed on preliminary charges of two counts of burglary; Walmart claims they've also been caught on surveillance video in several previous thefts. herald-review.com

Twin Falls, ID: A woman was charged with burglary, pulling refund scam at Lowes
Goldie Marie Paz, 39, was facing charges of felony burglary, following a January incident. Her preliminary hearing is set for April 8. On Jan. 24 Paz entered Lowe's Home Improvement store in Twin Falls. Over the next two-and a half hours Paz shops the store and loads up two shopping carts with more than $1,000 worth of merchandise. She buys the merchandise using a relative's debit card. Lowe's employees help Paz load the items into the back of her truck. At about 4:23 p.m., Paz reenters the store, empty handed and re-selects the same items she purchased earlier. Paz proceeded to the customer service/return area, presents the previous receipts and completes the fraudulent return for $781.22. kmvt.com

Laconia, NH: Serial shoplifter identified by tattoos; sentenced to prison
under the three strikes theft rule
Paul E. Haskell IV, 30 appeared in Court on Monday, and apologized for his criminal conduct. He told the judge his girlfriend was pregnant, that he wanted to be a father, a protective member of society and "not do bad things anymore." Under the terms of a negotiated settlement, Haskell was sentenced to one to two years in prison, with six months of the minimum suspended on three years good behavior, to be served concurrent with his current parole setback. He was credited with 27 days of pretrial confinement, and ordered to pay $60.83 in restitution, plus 17 percent statutory administrative fee to Wal-Mart through the New Hampshire Department of Corrections. Haskell has a lengthy criminal history, including convictions for felony theft in Merrimack and Grafton Counties. thecitizen.com

Hazle Township, PA: A man is facing charges after an incident involving retail theft at Wal-Mart on March 31 led to police finding that multiple agencies were looking for him on similar charges
Police say Thomas Bilsak, 27, of Hazle Township stole $189.74 worth of merchandise at 5:30 p.m. During their investigation police found that Bilsak was wanted by several agencies in Schuylkill County and allegedly stole items from the same Wal-Mart at 1:11 p.m. and 2:34 p.m. on March 28. standardspeaker.com

Leslie Gaylor Mention Jr., 43, of Detroit, was sentenced to one year in the county jail for organized retail crime and retail fraud; he was given credit for serving 50 days and ordered to pay more than $2,000 in restitution

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Shootings and Explosion

2 killed, 1 wounded in shooting at South LA strip mall
Authorities say two people were killed and another wounded in a shooting at a South Los Angeles strip mall. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Kimberly Alexander said the shooting occurred Monday in the Willowbrook neighborhood north of Compton. Two people were found dead outside the store and another person was found with a gunshot wound. His condition was not released. santacruzsentinel.com

Camby, IN: Man shoots estranged wife, then self, in a strip mall parking lot
Police say a man shot his wife in the leg and head before fatally shooting himself. Before shots were fired, the couple had an argument in a car about a pending domestic violence case despite a no contact order. The woman was taken to Eskenazi Hospital and is in stable condition, police said. theindychannel.com

Robberies & Thefts

Natick, MA: Woman trying to help friends at Macy's,
not commit Robbery
The lawyer for a Springfield woman accused of assaulting a Macy's security guard and committing an unarmed robbery on Friday was just trying to defend a friend. Victoria N. Scala, 19, saw her friend being grabbed by a woman in plain clothes and did not realize she was a store security guard trying to stop an alleged shoplifter. Macy's security had followed two women from the store into the parking garage after watching them steal sunglasses, prosecutor Megan Fitzgerald said. While security was escorting one of them back to the store, Scala "pointed her vehicle at the loss prevention officer and drove straight toward her. She had to jump out of the way." Scala got out of her car and knocked a loss prevention officer to the ground after hitting him with a bag full of clothing. She continued hitting him until other loss prevention officers stepped in, Fitzgerald said. While that was happening, the two alleged shoplifters got into the car and drove away, leaving Scala. metrowesetdaily.com

Southaven, MS: Doors, display cases shattered at Zales in the Southaven Towne Center
Southaven jewelry store was vandalized in a burglary Tuesday morning. Southaven police said the burglary happened early Tuesday, at approximately 3:30 a.m. The doors to the Zales jewelry store in the Southaven Towne Center shops are smashed. WMC Action News 5 crews saw that inside the store, at least one display case was shattered. This is not the first time this store was targeted. On February 3, Southaven police said men smashed their way into the jewelry store. Those suspects were wearing hoodies, and a man in a ski mask used a sledgehammer to get in the front door and display cases. wdam.com

UK: Plymouth, England; Trapped in the shop: Mother and baby left locked up in complete darkness at Mothercare store
A mother who was feeding her baby in a Mothercare store, was horrified when she was plunged into darkness and she realized staff had locked up for the night with her inside. Monica Stoffers, had taken her two-week-old daughter Ella into the feeding room in the branch in Plymouth's Drake Circus shopping centre, when suddenly the lights went out. Stoffers tried to attract the attention of a shopping centre security guard by banging on the window, but couldn't make enough noise for him to hear. So she made her way around to the shop door. Stoffers finally managed to draw attention to herself and the security guard contacted a shop workers who let the distressed mother and daughter out. huffingtonpost.com

Laredo, TX: Pharmacy employee arrested for theft of property; sold on Craigslist
A pharmacy owner says once of his employees had taken several name brand pills and other articles from the store and sold them on Craigslist. According to police 34-year-old Ivonne Gonazlez had been taking the items and posting them online. Police say she had also taken money from the business and pawned several items to local pawnshops. She was arrested and charged with theft of property. kgns.tv

Ottawa, CN; Ottawa Police release new images following jewelry store robberies
Police released this photo as well as a video (see below) Tuesday of a suspect believed to be involved in a robbery at Carlingwood Mall and Billings Bridge on January 4, 2016. The person of interest in this case purchased two large hammers at a south Ottawa hardware store a day before the alleged robberies. ctvnews.ca

Albuquerque, NM: "Best Connection' Jewelry store burglarized 3 times; Owner demanding better Policing in Old Town Area

JB Robinson in the St. Charles Town Center, Waldorf, MD was the victim of an Armed Robbery on 4/2, merchandise stolen is valued at over $17,0000

Kay Jewelers in the Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor, MI reported a Glass Lift Theft on 4/1, merchandise valued at $1,899

Kay Jewelers in the Airport Center, Allentown, PA reported a Grab & Run on 4/4, merchandise valued at $2,599

Fred Meyer Jewelers in the Towson Town Center , Towson, MD reported a Grab and Run on 4/4, merchandise valued at $895

Vernon, CT: Rockville Stop & Shop employee busted for theft: took $970 from the supermarket over the past three weeks

Somers, WI: Man arrested for trying to steal $1.00 Twinkies; ends with charges of retail theft and for being a convicted felon in possession of a concealed weapon

UK: Scotland: Smash & Grab burglars hit KeyStore for $15,000 in Cash and Cigarettes

Cargo Theft

UK: A gang who stole $25,000 worth of cookies, posing as DHL delivery men

Credit Card Fraud

Bronx duo arrested after using fake credit cards at Walmart

Skimming Reports

Police are seeking two men suspected of installing ATM skimming devices in Bayside and Auburndale, NY

ATM Skimming on the rise in Alabama

Gas station skimming crew of four arrested in Fargo, N.D.

AT&T - Huntington Beach, CA - Burglary
Alon - Waco, TX - Armed Robbery
Anthony's Pharmacy - Ridgefield, NJ - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Bluffton, OH - Armed Robbery
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