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Sheila Tyree was promoted to Senior Director - DC's and Call Center for J Crew.

Sheila was previously the Director of Loss Prevention for the retailer and has been a part of their loss prevention team since 1998. She started as a Manager of Loss Prevention and then was promoted to Senior Manager of Loss Prevention. She has also held other loss prevention managerial roles for such retailers as Belk (Manager of Loss Prevention and Group Manager of LP), Leggett Stores (Corporate Manager of Loss Prevention, Regional LP Manager and LP Manager). Congratulations Sheila!



Julia Fogg was promoted to Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager for J Crew. 

Julia was previously the Regional Loss Prevention Manager for the retailer. Congratulations Julia!
 

 



Thirty-eight Retailers Make Senior LP Leader Decisions in First Quarter 2016
16 Senior LP/AP Leaders Named - 22 Senior LP/AP Leader Openings
Posted in Q1

Senior LP job movement remains brisk in Q1 2016, with 11 of the senior openings posted in March, we're having a busy spring season for senior LP positions. Sixteen retailers have named new leaders for their LP departments and twenty-two are looking for new ones. That means thirty eight retailers have made LP leader decisions in the first quarter of 2016.

Not having collected data like this before for this position, we really have very little to go by in so far as what it means to the industry, other than to say that in what most would call a concerning retail market, the LP job market looks to be very busy and very much a priority for retailers, with twenty-two retailers looking for new LP department leaders, and eleven posted in one month alone in March, what we're seeing is a big push on shrinkage for 2016.

How much the other well-covered and publicized risks, such as cyber security, active shooters, terrorism, internal threats, credit card fraud, and ORC has played into it we'll never know. Leave it to say that they are all playing a part in it, as "C" level concern and fear have probably never been higher. The fact is we have a very busy market scattered across North America.

The other fact we can state, is that based on the Daily's experience and on the recruiting side, is that at any given time there's usually ten LP leader openings in North America, with usually one or two big jobs open, all of which take up to and even longer than six months to fill. A fact that frustrates a huge percentage of LP candidates, which if seen by retail America can end up destroying their candidacy.

While the big jobs get all the press, it's the smaller ones that actually fuel industry and executive growth and gives those younger LP executives their first opportunity to lead LP departments. It's within those executive ranks that we find tomorrow's true LP leaders as the big ones are always filled with those that have already proven and established themselves.

The Biggest Job of 2016 - So Far That is
JCP - Who gets the VP Loss Prevention Job?
The Question Everyone is Asking

Well over six months old, posted on JCP's web site and removed rather quickly, who's getting the job is what every senior LP executive is asking their friends and colleagues. It's part of every conversation and rumors run rampant.

Will it be named before RILA's LP conference or will the silence continue?

Justice Dept. Launches FCPA Cooperation Initiative
Companies that self-report and fix criminal violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act could be in store for hefty reductions in sanctions, and may even escape prosecution altogether, under a one-year pilot program announced Tuesday by the U.S. Justice Department.

A nine-page memorandum from the department's fraud section lays out for the first time specific perks companies could be in store for if they come clean about foreign bribery they have detected in overseas operations, provided they follow certain steps to get the credit.  law360.com

Millennials the largest generation in the workforce
Listen Up: What It Takes to Manage Millennials

Just like their lack of loyalty to retail and fashion brands, Millennials are seen as being quick to flee a job and change employer allegiances. But that's not necessarily true, according to marketing and human capital experts, who describe Millennials as highly skilled and dedicated workers who are simply misunderstood by older generations.

For retail and fashion brands, managing Millennials requires empathy as well as active listening and goal-setting from managers. "Millennials also require a contemporary point of view where goals and direction are clearly outlined." wwd.com

Dir. Corporate Investigations posted for US Foods in Rosemont, IL.
Basic Purpose-Leader and lead investigator of the Corporate Investigations team in Ethics and Compliance. Conducts and supervises investigations into allegations of significant misconduct throughout the company, in the field and the support offices. Develops and improves investigation protocols. Working with the compliance team, identifies and executes opportunities for pro-active investigations. Works directly with business leaders and employees to assist in establishing processes and procedures to prevent fraud and aid in loss prevention, including development and delivery of training. Recognized as an expert in investigation protocols, processes, and reporting; fraud detection; and loss prevention within the organization. taleo.net

Axis Launches AXIS Companion Line for Small Businesses
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has announced an offering to meet the unique security requirements of small businesses. The offering combines a complete, integrated and highly reliable product solution - the AXIS Companion Line - with comprehensive support for installers who call on small businesses, the AXIS Companion Specialist initiative. The initiative makes adopting an advanced network video security system an easier, more cost-effective and low risk proposition for businesses that have a basic need for video surveillance to secure employees, customers, premises and assets. businesswire.com

Climate Change Demands Retailers Rethink Cold Weather Apparel Strategies
Apparently shifts in weather patterns have thrown yet another curve ball to the traditional retail industry. Winter clothing sales have taken a hit from record high temperatures in the United States, according to industry reports - a stark contrast from last year's outerwear frenzy. Retailers like Macy's, Kohl's, and Gap all felt the effects of an extremely warm start to winter, leaving them trying to push unsold inventory early in 2016, before the calendar turns to spring. The change has carved a chunk out of retailers who rely on the weather for clothing sales. retailingtoday.com

Starbucks to Open Its Largest Store in the World in Manhattan

McDonald's customers ejected after ketchup 'thrown' at security guards


H&M to open 425 stores in '16 - hits 4,000

HBC to open 40 Saks Off 5th stores in Germany as part of $1.5B expansion

San Francisco Approves Fully Paid Six Weeks Parental Leave


March Same Store Sales
Fred's comp's up 1.8%, sales up 11%


Participate in the 2016 National Retail Security Survey

  

The National Retail Security Study serves as the industry benchmark for calculating inventory shrink. The University of Florida and the NRF have partnered together for over a decade to conduct this research. NRSS is an invaluable tool for the retail and vendor communities and law enforcement partners, as well as legislative efforts and media awareness campaigns.

Complete the survey by the deadline to be entered into a random drawing for one full retailer pass (valued at ~$1250) to the 2016 NRF Protect Conference and Expo in Philadelphia this June.

The deadline to participate is EOD Friday, April 22.  Take the NRSS here!
 


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Six must-have skills for cybersecurity teams in 2016
There's no one size fits all approach to putting the right team in place, but here are six must-have technical and personal skills that organizations will need in-house to deal with a fast-evolving and challenging threat environment.

Mobile security: If CSOs don't already have people on their teams with the necessary coding skills to discover mobile security flaws, this ought to be a priority hire in the new year.

Application security: a premium on hiring people with application-security skills and development knowledge, who can test and repair any gaps in the app development process.

Big data analytics: CSOs will need team members who are skilled in machine-learning and data analytics.
Security analysis: These in-house experts carry out regular behind-the-scenes risk assessments of systems security, monitoring data use as well as network access.

Network security engineering: When it comes to network security, CSOs can lean on these folks to find vulnerabilities in network configurations and develop the tools and processes to fix system weaknesses.

Learn to speak nongeek: A vital skill for any computer security incident response team is the ability to communicate effectively. While technical competency is a baseline requirement in cybersecurity, technical chops must be complemented by "softer" communications and business skills.  csoonline.com

Incident response teams dealing with 3 to 4 Ransomware incidents weekly
Ransomware has gone from a niche attack to a booming criminal market since its introduction in 2013. Dozens of organizations have faced Ransomware attacks this year, and some of them have turned to Stroz Friedberg for help. In an interview with Salted Hash, the company says they were dealing with three to four Ransomware cases per week in the first quarter of 2016.

The attacks are being reported in a number of organizations both large and small, who exist in a number of markets that span several verticals. Phishing is usually the root cause of infection, but there have been cases dealing with drive-by-downloads and other vectors. While Locky and TeslaCrypt are the Ransomware families that represent a majority of their work, the company also sees cases with CryptoWall and older Ransomware families. csoonline.com

Generation gullible? Studies show millennials are falling for online and phone scams more than any other age group
For a generation that grew up with cellphones and computers, millennials are not immune to falling victim to online and phone fraud. In fact, studies show that Generation Y is more prone to these kind of schemes than older generations. Norton hypothesizes that millennials' relaxed approach to cyber-security could be leaving them more vulnerable than other groups. dailymail.co.uk


C-Store Data Security: An End-to-End Job
Do you know how secure your convenience stores are? Surveillance cameras and secure cash storage keep stores physically safe, but to be fully secure, retailers also need to think about point-of-sale and back-end data security. And keeping your stores safe is a full-time job. Theft doesn't only happen when a robber walks into a convenience store and announces a robbery. It can be silent, behind-the-scenes or hidden in plain sight. While cash thefts still occur, thefts from credit card readers and internal data servers are on the rise.

SKIMMING DATA AND PROFITS
Despite its increase, cash theft is not the biggest threat - it's data theft, and it can affect your store, your brand, your employees and your customers. While technology has increased the safety of customers, employees and store data, it has also increased the opportunities for theft as thieves look to use data hacks and skimmers to steal credit card and other identifying information. And it's easier than you think.

"The most common way credit card data is taken at fuel sites or oil companies is through skimming," said Russell Gibson, manager of marketing technical services at Sinclair Oil Corp.

IN THE CLOUD
At the point-of-sale and in the back office, "keeping an eye on it" takes on a different, but no less important meaning. "Data sources are myriad - and include loyalty systems, POS systems, customer email lists, social media engagement campaigns and many more," said Jeremie Myhren, vice president of IT for Road Ranger. "Securing that customer data continues to be a challenge."

And it's a challenge that owners and operators must embrace because hackers generally take advantage of the easiest entry point. The first item in securing data is to only collect what you need and only allow access to those who need it. cstoredecisions.com

Cyber security budgets not rising in line with threats, say security pros
While cyber security budgets are growing, this increase is not in line with rising threats, according to a majority of security professionals. Two-thirds of members polled by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) said security budgets have increased, while only 15% said budgets have stayed the same. However, 60% of budgets are still not keeping pace with the rise in the level of threats, and only 7% of respondents reported that security budgets were rising faster than the level of threat. computerweekly.com
 

 


 

State of New York: Call to Action

ORC Bill Passed in New York Assembly;
Currently on the Floor Calendar of the New York Senate

Click here to Support this Bill; Comments are welcome.

On March, 28, 2016 Senate Bill S3822A was advanced to Third Reading. It should be noted, that this Bill was amended on the Third Reading back in June of 2015, it's vote reconsidered. Below are listed the Sponsor and Co- Sponsor of the Bill which will enable You to Message the New York State Senator, comments are welcome.

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to establishing jurisdiction for organized retail theft crimes

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To grant jurisdiction in a contiguous county when at least one of the crimes constituting a pattern occurs within that county.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section One amends the criminal procedure law by adding a new section 20.40(n) which provides that a person may be prosecuted for criminal actions with respect to each of the alleged criminal offenses included within a pattern of criminal offenses that are part of the same plan, scheme or venture, in any county that is contiguous to another county where at least one of the alleged criminal offenses has occurred when such offense is part of the alleged pattern of criminal activity.

Section Two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill is part of a package of legislation that seeks to cut down on patterns of criminal activity that rise to the level of "organized retail theft". According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, organized retail theft costs United States retailers about $30 billion per year.

This legislation amends the penal law to allow crimes falling under the definition of organized retail theft to be prosecuted in any county that is contiguous to another county where at least one alleged offense that is part of the pattern of activity has occurred. Furthermore, the five counties of New York City are deemed contiguous with each other. Under this legislation, one district court would be granted jurisdiction over all criminal offenses, persons, and property that form the pattern of criminal offenses.

These intelligent criminals are well aware of the jurisdictional limitations under our current penal system and avoid committing multiple offenses in the same county to avoid harsher penalties. This bill would give law enforcement officials another tool in curbing organized retail crime.

Original Document dated February 28, 2015

 

SPONSOR
Michael Venditto
(R, C, IP) 8TH SENATE DISTRICT
https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/michael-venditto
CO-SPONSORS
Tony Avella
(D, IP) 11TH SENATE DISTRICT
https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/tony-avella

New York State Senate Bill S4777 - Establishes Crimes relating to False Receipts and Universal Product Code labels
This bill establishes the crime of Retail sales receipt or universal product code fraud in the first and second degrees as well as Possession of a fraudulent retail sales receipt or universal product code manufacturing device. To support this bill or leave comments click here
 

 


 

Stanley Security Launches Responsive Wireless Lockdown Solution at 2016 ISC West

SHELTER by BEST is Designed to Secure Educational, Business and Healthcare Environments

Indianapolis, IN - April 4, 2016 - STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces the launch of BEST SHELTER, a responsive lockdown solution, designed specifically for educational K-12, business and healthcare environments. SHELTER will be showcased -- for the first time -- at the International Security Conference and Expo (ISC West) in Las Vegas, April 6-8 in STANLEY Security booth #16099. This solution was developed with input from those who have experienced live lockdown situations, which led to an innovative set of features and functionality that can be customized to immediately respond based on the user's needs in a lockdown situation. SHELTER is a unique combination of cost-effective, code-compliant mechanical hardware and proven technologies.

Multi-Purpose Fob to Lockdown One Door or Entire Building
With an increase in mass tragedies that are usually over in five minutes or less, the SHELTER fob by BEST allows for quick communication with the SHELTER wireless system to initiate a lockdown and third-party notification of an event. This multi-purpose fob permits a fast and easy lockdown of one door, hallway or entire building. With assistance from an integration resource, the SHELTER network components can be configured to initiate a signal to a pre-installed access control system or alarm systems, allowing immediate communication with first responders. The straightforward, effortless press of a button can initiate a series of events that make a facility safer and more responsive in emergency situations.

Cylindrical Lockset: Classroom or Storeroom Functions
When the lockdown is initiated from the fob, it is communicated to an attached lockset called the BEST SHELTER 9KX Cylindrical Lockset (9KX). This is a BHMA Grade 1 lock that functions on a 900 MHz secure wireless network, enabling users to quickly and safely lock doors by activating the fob. After receiving a lockdown command from the system, the 9KX transitions from a standard classroom function lock to a Storeroom function. This feature ensures the hallway lever is rigid and secure, only allowing users to enter if they have a key. The 9KX is also equipped with easy-to-understand visual indicators with a red LED being used to indicate the device is in lockdown, Storeroom function, and a green LED being used to indicate a lock has returned to normal operation.

Gateway and Repeaters: Core to the SHELTER System
The gateway and repeaters are the core to the SHELTER system. The gateway does not require internet connection to initiate the lockdown, which alleviates concerns that a network must be operational during the most critical times. With a typical 400-foot range, the gateway can be paired with up to eight repeaters to extend the signal range throughout the building.

Read more here.

For more information on BEST SHELTER, please visit. www.shelterlockdown.com.

To view the BEST SHELTER video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbPppY1XhZQ

 

 

Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

State of the Industry &
NRF Protect 2016 Update

Bob Moraca, VP of LP, NRF
Joe LaRocca, VP & Sr. Advisor, RetaiLPartners

From the growth of e-commerce and online fraud to the looming threats of active shooter incidents and ORC, the retail industry continues to rapidly evolve, redefining the role of loss prevention and the new skill set it demands. Bob Moraca, VP of Loss Prevention for the National Retail Federation, and Joe LaRocca, VP & Senior Advisor, Loss Prevention, RetaiLPartners, provide their thoughts on the major challenges facing the LP executives of today and tomorrow. Bob also tells us what's in store for this year's NRF Protect Conference & Expo in Philadelphia.

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LPNN Quick Take #16

There's a lot to be excited about at The Zellman Group these days, as CEO Stuart Levine tells Amber in this LPNN Quick Take. Learn about Zellman's new partnership with Agilence, their addition of industry-vet Stan Welch, and where Stuart plans to move when he's 103 years old.
 

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Alibaba becomes the world's largest retailer
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Wednesday that it has officially become the world's largest retail platform, with its total trading volume online in the fiscal year ending in March 2016 surpassing Wal-Mart's annual sales. The Hangzhou-headquartered e-commerce giant didn't reveal the total gross merchandize volume (GMV) in the fiscal year ending in March. But it announced on March 21 that its China retail marketplace platforms have already surpassed the milestone of 3 trillion yuan ($475.89 billion) in GMV in the latest fiscal year.

Alibaba's fiscal year started on April 1 and ends on March 31. Wal-Mart Stores Inc posted revenue of $482.1 billion for its fiscal year ending Jan 31.  people.cn

HBC enlists robots as it retools for e-commerce era
Hudson's Bay Co. is racing to add robots to its Toronto distribution centre that handles e-commerce orders. The new robot system, called Perfect Pick, will operate six to 10 times faster than human stock pickers when it's running next fall. Perfect Pick is three times faster than the Kiva robots that HBC has in its U.S. Saks Fifth Avenue warehouse in Tennessee, he said. theglobeandmail.com

Trends 2016: eCommerce to take a big leap
With the rise of inexpensive mobile phones and broadband connections, more people are enjoying the perks of internet. eCommerce widens its horizon with a wider user base, exploring new areas: basically simplifying lives and ringing-in more technology-built services. The demarcation between traditional commerce and eCommerce is continuing to blur as these five eCommerce trends have the potential to change the way you do business.

1. Shopping will increase on mobile devices as compared to desktops
2. Big Data insights will drive customer experience
3. B2B eCommerce will get a boost
4. Hyperlocal mobile commerce will become a norm voicendata.com

Amazon adds Prime same-day delivery to 11 more markets - now in 27 markets

Clicks to Bricks: eCommerce Retailers Open More Local Stores

How L'Oreal is turning to consumer reviews to boost online sales

 

 

New York, NY: Bikini model charged in $2M identity-theft ring
An identity theft ring that included a sultry bikini model racked up $2 million in fraudulent charges to bankroll lavish trips, luxury cars and fancy shopping sprees, authorities said Tuesday. Curvy vixen Patricia Perez-Gonzalez, 26, her boyfriend Alberto Companioni, 31, and others allegedly opened 40 American Express Platinum cards using their victims' stolen personal information, the Manhattan DA's office said. The ring primarily targeted the elderly, officials said. The Miami-based couple flew to New York, California and Hawaii, dined at pricey restaurants like Bagatelle and blew tens of thousands at Hermes, Burberry, Louis Vuitton and the Apple store, court records show. nypost.com


The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program Team Busts ORC Ring in Reno/Sparks area
A group of five were arrested after they were accused of running a scam to obtain cash or store credit at local Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart stores in Washoe County. James Hotta, 51, was charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of conspiring to commit a burglary and three counts of obtaining money or property under false pretenses. He was facing sentencing for other felony cases and was being held on a $100,000 cash only bail. Michael Raymundo, 41, and Leslie Fernandez, 38, both faced similar charges. Sparks police were also searching for Terry Audiss, 43, and Johnathan Rascon, 27, who they believe fled to California. An arrest warrant was pending for Rascon, police said in a news release Tuesday. All five people were identified as suspects in an organized retail theft ring operating in the Reno-Sparks area, authorities said in the news release. Officers with the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program team were investigating the theft ring operation. Authorities said they believe the five suspects were working together and were involved in fraudulent bar code scanning to get money or store credit upon return. The included detectives from the Sparks Police Department, the Reno Police Department and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. The team investigates repeat offenders. rgj.com cityofsparks.us

Aurora, CO: $1,400 Drone Grab & Run
Aurora Police are searching for two men who tried stealing three drones from a Remote Control Hobbies store on Monday afternoon. The thieves are seen on surveillance video walking around the store looking at remote control cars and planes. Within about five minutes, they head to a front display, featuring the popular "Phantom" drone series. The men then pick up three boxes and run out the front door. Two employees ran after them. The thieves got away with a Phantom 4, which cost $1,400. kdvr.co


Ocala, FL: Sam's Club employee arrested on 13 counts of grand theft from the store
A woman was arrested Monday and charged for 13 counts of grand theft from the local Sam's Club store. According to the Ocala Police Department report, an officer was called to the business in reference to a possible theft. A store loss prevention officer told the OPD official that during a routine audit it was discovered that seven Dyson Cinetic vacuum cleaners, valued at $422 each; four Serta Queen mattresses, each worth $414.65; and two Serta King mattresses, valued at $493.57 each; were missing. In reviewing surveillance video and receipts, it was discovered that employee Rashma Kathwaru had conducted 13 separate fake refunds for the items and deposited the money to her personal credit cards and a gift card, the report states. ocala.com


Buffalo, NY: Buffalo State students accused in credit card fraud
A SUNY Buffalo State student from Yonkers accused of forging dozens of credit and debit cards has been indicted on half a dozen charges and arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice Boller, Acting Erie County DA Michael J. Flaherty Jr. reports. Kelsey Dapaah, 25, has been charged with five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and one count of criminal possession of a forgery device. He will return April 22 for a pre-trial conference before Justice Boller. Dapaah and two other Buffalo State students, Mohamed Kaba and Nkemjika Ogbuaga, both 23 and from Yonkers, are accused of manufacturing forged credit and debit cards with stolen personal ID information and using them for purchases locally and online. buffalonews.com

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Shooting

Punta Gorda, FL: Man arrested in 7-Eleven Arson shooting death of ex-Lee teen Punta Gorda police arrested a man five months after they say he shot an 18-year-old 7-Eleven clerk and lit him on fire in the store. Circuit Judge George Richards signed the warrant Tuesday for Michael Russo, 28 of Punta Gorda, on charges of premeditated homicide and arson in the death of Kyle Farishian, according to the Punta Gorda Police Department. Farishian's body was found burned and with gunshot wounds at the convenience store, 1121 Bal Harbor Boulevard. news-press.com

Portland, OR: Man who fired gun in Lloyd Center mall parking lot, in view of shoppers, gets 32 months in prison
A 27-year-old man who shot at another man last summer at a Northeast Portland mall parking lot -- in view of shoppers -- was sentenced Monday to 2⅔ years in prison. No one was injured the 8:22 p.m. incident at the Lloyd Center on July 17, 2015. But one bullet lodged in a parked car, and the brazen shooting spread fear and safety concerns at the popular shopping center. Last month, Romel Jahlil Yarborough, now 28, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted assault and unlawful use of a firearm as part of a plea agreement. He originally was charged with attempted murder and other crimes, and faced at least 7½ years in prison. oregonlive.com


Robberies & Thefts

Amarillo, TX: Armed Citizen Intervenes, Saves Home Depot detective from 'Tire Iron' Beating
An armed citizen intervened in a parking lot attack, saving a loss prevention officer from an impending "tire iron" assault at the hands of robbery suspects. According to KVII, Amarillo police say that around 12:45 p.m. on April 3, Ricky Solis was in a Home Depot parking lot in Amarillo, Texas, when he "[took] power tools from the store and left without paying." A loss prevention officer reportedly cornered Solis in the parking lot, and a struggle ensued. Police say that during the struggle a second suspect began attacking the loss prevention officer and kicked him in the face. The second suspect went to his vehicle, grabbed a "tire iron," and returned, apparently planning to use the iron on the officer. At that point, a citizen with a concealed carry permit intervened, stopping the attack and reportedly forcing Solis to comply long enough to allow the loss prevention officer to handcuff him and hold him until police arrived. Solis was arrested for robbery, and the second suspect was able to flee the scene. The loss prevention officer suffered minor injuries, but did not require medical treatment. breitbart.com

Pittsburgh, PA: Downtown burglary suspect apprehended by Police K9
A police dog helped catch a would-be thief who tried to make off with a suitcase full of loot in Downtown Pittsburgh early Wednesday morning. Police responded to a burglary alarm just after 1:30 a.m. at Fello-Cire Apparel on Forbes Avenue. The store's street-level windows had been previously boarded, and officers discovered the boards pulled off the windows and the front door unlocked. Sitting across the street was a suitcase full of new baseball hats, belts, shirts, socks and jewelry. triblive.com

Yakima, WA: Habitat for Humanity Restore employee accused of $1,700 theft Yakima Police say the man made several fraudulent transactions by adjusting cash or debit receipts, including one that was caught on surveillance video. In that case, he entered the store after-hours to make the adjustment, the police report said. yakimaherald.com

Easton, MD: Walmart AP nabs man attempting to steal a Swimming Pool

UK: Shoplifter who tried to steal $1,500 of handbags from TK Maxx denies assaulting security guard

Tucson, AZ: Authorities looking for flasher caught on camera at Goodwill store


Counterfeit

Cabuyao, Philippines: Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines destroys $1.8 B of Counterfeit Goods
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has started the destruction of P9.3 billion worth of counterfeit and substandard goods that it seized in several operations since 2014. On Wednesday afternoon, some P300,000 worth of rubber slippers were shredded at the facility of the JPT Pro-earth Services Inc. here. This was the first batch of products that were destroyed in the BoC's operation that will continue in the next 75 days. The slippers bore popular footwear brands like Havaianas, Ipanema, Abercombie, Crocs and Hollister. Other items destroyed here included fake designer bags, clothes, beauty products, and electronic gadgets, toys, and food seasoning. Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said most of the seized items came from China. They were seized by government agencies from various ports and warehouses in the country from 2014 to 2015. inquirer.net

New York: 5-Hour Energy Awarded $20 Million in Counterfeiting Case; Judge requires companies to pay statutory damages for trademark infringement


Credit Card Fraud/ID Theft

Fairfield, CT: Sacred Heart University Verizon account Hacked; order placed for $27,000 of iPhones
Someone went to a FedEx distribution center to pick up the phones because the university's offices were closed on the delivery date, March 25, because it was Good Friday. patch.com

Ashville, NC: Police seeking suspects in Credit Card Fraud hitting Best Buy Target and Walmart
Police are asking for the public's help to locate two suspects involved in credit card fraud. On March 10 around 2 p.m., a woman realized that her wallet was missing and later fraudulent charges appeared on her credit card, according to a news release issued on Wednesday from the Asheville Police Department. citizen-times.com

Bowling Green, KY: Reward offered in $1,900 theft, credit card fraud case


Skimming Reports

Sioux City, IA: A second card-skimmer has been discovered at a Sioux City gas station in the past three months

Gardendale, AL: Authorities looking into potential "credit card skimming ring"


Chicago, IL: Thieves Target Chicago Bank Accounts After Customers Made ATM Deposits



Apothecary Pharmacy - Kearns, UT - Armed Robbery
Auto Zone - Lancaster, PA - Armed Robbery
Citgo - Wyoming, MI - Armed Robbery
Cricket Wireless - Memphis, TN - Shooting
Dollar General - Warsaw, IN - Armed Robbery
Fello-Cire Apparel - Pittsburgh, PA - Burglary
G&J Corner - Tresckow, PA - Burglary
Greentree Pharmacy - University City, MO - Burglary
Kwik Shop - Davenport, IA - Armed Robbery
Nuts on Clark - Chicago, IL - Burglary / 2nd in 8 days
Quik Stop - Houston, TX - Burglary
S&R Grocery - Walker County, GA - Burglary
Shell - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Subway - Thomasville, NC - Robbery
Turkey Hill - Lancaster, PA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Spartanburg, SC - Shooting
½ Price Smokes - Washington Township, OH - Burglary
7-Eleven - Newport News, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Olney, MD - Armed Robbery
 

 

 


 
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Se-Kure Controls is one of the leading manufacturers of Anti-Shoplifting systems in the USA. We are seeking an experienced sales professional to serve as a National Sales Manager. Qualified applicants must be able to manage a sales team, offer creative solutions and a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
Director of Sales
Southwest Region

The Director of Sales is responsible for meeting and exceeding revenue and profit goals for the assigned region. The individual will be accountable for specific accounts within their designated area and will manage core business while focusing on new business with an emphasis on growth...
Director of Sales
Mid-Atlantic Region

The Director of Sales is responsible for meeting and exceeding revenue and profit goals for the assigned region. The individual will be accountable for specific accounts within their designated area and will manage core business while focusing on new business with an emphasis on growth...
Loss Prevention Supervisor
Riverside, CA
Provides detailed reports regarding events related to safety and loss prevention related activities to various staff and support departments. Works with LP Management to act as a liaison by participating in various meetings, providing written documentation and providing analytical analysis and research related to DC incidents...
Loss Prevention Officer
Riverside, CA
The DC Loss Prevention Officer has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. loss prevention, security and life safety procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft. Responds to and proactively addresses life safety, security, and operational issues...

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