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Retail - Heroin's Silent Victim
Addiction feeds property crime, theft more than violence, prosecutors say

The heroin problem is an all-too-familiar story for law enforcement and public officials in the metro-east, as leaders have been grappling with the flood of low-cost, easily-obtained heroin and its accompanying deaths.

Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said the opioid epidemic has driven up crime, but most of it in the metro-east is property crime and theft. "The ripple effect of addiction is people stealing to feed the addiction," Gibbons said. "There is a substantial tie between theft and property crimes because of the heroin problem."

Local businesses ranging from small mom-and-pop retail stores to big-box retailers like Walmart are hit often by petty theft related to drugs, Gibbons said. "An addict is more likely to come into contact with the criminal justice system because of theft rather than the drug possession charges," Gibbons said. The drugs are behind closed doors, he said, but the thefts to feed the habit bring them out where they can be caught.

The financial effect is significant, Gibbons said: large businesses can put in loss prevention measures like security guards and cameras, but they're still losing money, which passes costs on to consumers. "For smaller businesses, it's harder for them to detect and deter that kind of thing," Gibbons said. "Everyone pays the price for the epidemic."

Editor's Note: Literally every day now we're seeing articles across the country and even yesterday in the New York Times talking about the heroin epidemic in the U.S. that's being caused by the Mexican Cartels bringing in cheaper more potent heroin. In city after city we're seeing this problem and the retailers are in fact the silent victims.

We at the Daily will start tracking the the ORC cases that are committed by heroin addicts. Hopefully to give us the ability to share this information with the 20 remaining states that don't have ORC legislation. As this problem will only grow. bnd.com

Security Risks Tops List Keeping Top Retail Executives Up at Night
Increased security risks tops the list of a new survey of 300 top global retail executives on the topics keeping them up at night.

According to "Finding Retail Growth: A View from the Corner Office," sponsored by Demandware and conducted by Economist Intelligence Unit, retail leaders view increased security risks, the rise of globally competitive online marketplaces, shifts in consumer taste and increased globalization as the four most significant challenges impacting the industry. chainstoreage.com

"Fight for $15" Picking Up Steam
The successful efforts to phase in a $15-per-hour minimum wage in New York and California is prompting activists to shift their efforts to other more liberal, Democratic-led states.

Fight for $15" efforts are active in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington, reported The Associated Press. Such a wage increase will face more obstacles in conservative and rural states in the South and Midwest, but activists believe the movement is picking up steam. csnews.com

L Brands to cut 200 jobs and reorganize Victoria's Secret
The company is reorganizing Victoria's Secret in order to streamline operations and focus more on its core categories. There will now be three business units: Victoria's Secret Lingerie, PINK and Victoria's Secret Beauty.

As reported by WWD on Wednesday, the company will cut 200 jobs as a result of the reorganization. A source confirmed the company was reducing its focus on the catalogue business as customers migrate to online shopping. The 200 jobs will come from the Columbus and New York offices. Overall, L Brands employs 87,900 people, according to its most recent annual report. wwd.com

Proposals Seek to Expand Uses of Small Commercial Drones
A federal advisory group has proposed rules to significantly expand uses of small commercial drones, including the first regulatory framework to conduct risk assessments of operations such as news videos, power line inspections and other types of flights over urban areas or crowds of people.

The specifics laid out Wednesday stop short of permitting widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver packages-one of the most promising though controversial potential applications-because they are primarily focused on smaller drones than typically would be used for such proposes. And the proposal still envisions restricting drone flights within sight of a single operator on the ground.

The FAA intends to go ahead with its original plan and issue a final rule by the summer covering commercial drone operations, but not dealing with flights over people. wsj.com

Underestimating Amazon is Always a Mistake
Staples' Bold Move Shores Up Status Quo In FTC Fight

Staples' surprising decision Tuesday not to present any defense against the Federal Trade Commission's allegations that its $6.3 billion merger with Office Depot would hurt the office supply market is an unorthodox move that experts say signals confidence in the way things stand and an unwillingness to let adversaries rock the boat.

Staples' counsel said the government "failed utterly" to prove its case Tuesday, capping off more than two weeks of the agency's attempts to persuade an at-times openly skeptical U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to block the merger because it would harm competition for consumable office supplies by consolidating the two largest providers.

Staples focused its questions - and eventually much of the preliminary injunction hearing overall - on the agency's decisions to disregard Amazon as a competitor, to focus on only the largest companies and to decline to include printer ink and toner as a "consumable office supply." law360.com

NSSF Debuts Store Security Audit Program for Retailers, Ranges and Manufacturers
The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it is now offering a day-long security consultation program for its members. Spearheaded by Bill Napier, a member of NSSF’s FFL Security Consultant Team and an expert on security issues affecting the firearms industry, and Patrick Shay, NSSF Director, Retail Development, the NSSF Store Security Audit Program will add yet another layer of safety and compliance knowledge to NSSF’s efforts in these areas, while also providing additional value to the NSSF membership. nssfblog.com

Violence at Edison Mall in Fort Myers, Fla., has shoppers on edge
Over the last few months, there have been two burglaries and an armed robbery near the Edison Mall, but the most recent incident happened on mall property when a woman was battered to the ground for her purse. Some shoppers told Four in Your Corner they felt unsafe shopping there. Safety of the mall has gone downhill over the years. fox4now.com

IOBSE 2016 Spring Conference Hosted by Tyco
April 13 & 14 - Don't Miss It!

The conference will showcase thought presentations by top leaders in the security industry featuring an array of outstanding speakers and trending topics. In addition to the educational sessions there will also be several exciting networking events including the President's Welcome Reception as well as the Founder's Awards Dinner.

Topics Include: Global Security Operations, Security Risk, Liability and Litigation, Assets Protection and Loss Prevention Implementation Strategies, Privacy, Fraud and Information Security in the Financial Sector, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Designing a Roadmap to Advance Your Security Career To the Next Level, Corporate Executive Protection Programs, Selecting and Managing Security Service Provider Relationships, Professional Development Through Certification


Eastern Mountain Sports, Sport Chalet and Bob's Stores preparing to file for Chapter 11 protection

Pacific Sunwear files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Petco to open 20 stores this year

Brooklyn Macy's Is Set for a Major 3-year, $100M Renovation



March Same Store Sales Results
L Brands comp's up 3% net sales up 4.7%
        Bath & Body comp's up 5%
        Victoria's Secret comp's up 2%
Costco comp's up 1%, sales up 3%

Conn's comp's down 8.5%, sales down
The Buckle comp's down 11.8%, with net sales down 11%

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Bed Bath & Beyond Q4 comp's up 1.7%, net sales up 2.4%, full yr comp's up 1% with net sales up 1.9%
CarMax Q4 used unit comp's up 0.7%, net sales up 5.5%, full yr used unit comp's up 2.4%, net sales up 6.2%
Rite Aid Q4 comp's down 0.6% with sales up 20.8%, full yr comp's up 1.3% sales up 15.9%


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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Blindsided by the IoT?
Dr. James Burrell, deputy assistant director at the FBI, said while everybody is very much aware of the IoT, they are likely not ready, at the adoption or adaption level, for the Internet of Everything (IoE). He cited John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco, who has said the IoE, "will be more impactful in the next five to 10 years than the entire Internet has been to date."

"And security is not their No. 1 concern - the demands of consumers is. You can say you won't buy what they're making, but your employees and your customers are. You're going to be forced to deal with it."

Burrell said when smartphones and BYOD became common a decade ago, businesses were quick to see the opportunities it offered, "but they didn't understand the security of the technology. And that's nothing compared to what the IoT is going to do to you if you're not prepared."

The billions of devices that make up the IoT - expected to reach 21 billion or more within the next four years, "are not standardized, like mobile devices," he said. "And the issue is not that somebody knows the temperature of your (smart) refrigerator. It's that it is a vector - a way to get into your network."  csoonline.com

IT Security Workforce Reaches Record Level - Up 8% in Q1 Alone
The number of information security analysts in the US grew by 8% in the first three months of 2016, and 14% over the last year, reaching a record 78,300.

Despite the increase organizations continue to struggle to identify qualified personnel to hire. "We're coming up on catastrophic conditions, if we're not already there, in the labor market in terms of the gap between companies unable to find or breed (internally) or have sufficient talent available to them to do what they want to do."

By some estimates, a shortfall of more than 200,000 IT security specialists exists in the United States. govinfosecurity.com

Homeland Security Dept. Struggles to Hire Staff to Combat Cyberattacks
The Department of Homeland Security is having trouble recruiting much-needed computer experts because it cannot match the pay of the private sector and does not have the same allure as intelligence agencies.  nytimes.com

Companies Suffering from Supply Chain Risks
Controlling Third Party Access

New research by Bomgar has revealed that a large percentage of companies are suffering from a lack of control, visibility and management over external parties accessing their systems.

The Vendor Vulnerability survey discovered that an average of 89 third-party vendors access a typical company's network each week, with this number expected to grow. Similarly, 75% of organizations said the number of third-parties they work with has increased over the last two years.

There's clearly a gap in many organizations' ability to limit their exposure to cyber-attacks that stem from hackers piggy backing on third-party vendor access. "Without the ability to granularly control access and establish an audit trail of who is doing what on your network, you cannot protect yourself from third-party vulnerabilities." infosecurity-magazine.com

State AGs Turning Eye To Health Breaches & Less On Retail Breaches, Ill. Official Says
At the International Association of Privacy Professionals' annual conference in Washington, D.C., Matthew Van Hise, an assistant attorney general and consumer privacy counsel at the Illinois AG's office, offered insight into what type of breach most grabs state regulators' attention.

He said that "we've evolved a long way" from when state breach notification regimes began popping up in 2003, and that breaches involving sensitive consumer data were at the top of most regulators' lists.

While acknowledging that massive breaches of payment card data stored by retailers like Target Corp. and The Home Depot Inc. have dominated headlines in recent years, he said the tide is shifting toward breaches involving Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, protected health information, information involving children and other such data.

"What you're doing is a form of triage as a state prosecutor, because there's too many breaches and you can't investigate all of them," he said. "So you're looking at the serious nature of the information that was lost, and whether or not the business did something that at least plainly seems unreasonable."  law360.com

FTC Study Could Lead To Changes In PCI DSS Certification
On March 7, the Federal Trade Commission announced a study of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS") assessments. Companies required to maintain PCI DSS certification should be aware of the possibility that FTC involvement could lead to changes in the PCI DSS certification process, including a more stringent, and costly, assessment process. Many of the FTC's requests for information are geared generally toward the degree of rigor in, and the efficacy of, PCI DSS assessments. law360.com
 

 


 

The Decriminalization Trend Continues
Retailers in RI contact Senate Judiciary Committee

RHODE ISLAND S.B. 2885
Shoplifting/Organized Retail Theft

Sponsor: Senator Harold Metts (D)

Summary: Reclassifies the first offense of shoplifting from a crime to a violation punishable by a fine only, and provided the retail value of the merchandise is $100 or less, would punish a second offense as a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine only without the possibility of a prison sentence.

Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Judiciary Committee 3/31/2016. Hearing scheduled 4/7/2016.

Outlook: This measure has been scheduled for a public hearing. Testimony will be accepted at the discretion of the committee Chairman and the meeting will be open to the public. Generally, a measure is heard once in committee and laid-over for a committee deliberation. Votes generally occur during the second committee hearing.

This measure was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Michael J. McCaffrey (D). The sponsor is a member of the committee of referral.

The sponsor is a member of the majority party. Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature and the Governor's Office.

Effective Date: Upon passage

 

 


 

InstaKey announces promotion of Ryan Carter to Chief Executive Officer

April 4th, 2016 - Lakewood, Colorado - 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. With a strong desire for learning, a passion for the industry, and his in-depth knowledge of the product and service offerings, personnel and clients regularly ask for his assistance and Mr. Carter has always offered an open door to those wanting to learn.

Late in 2015, Scott Serani, former Chief Executive Officer and President, instituted a legacy succession planning program. His personal passion for the past decade has been aviation. Mr. Serani has built multiple airplanes and founded an aviation related youth organization, so he decided it was now time to give more back to his passion. Mr. Serani will remain with the company retaining his President responsibilities and shall be assisting Mr. Carter with maintaining the objectives and focus toward client-driven solutions. Mr. Serani has been with InstaKey Security Systems since the beginning in 1986 and his untiring efforts and goals have always been to provide the industry with groundbreaking solutions that make Key Control practices simple. Personnel refer to Mr. Serani as the "heart of the company," so he shall continue to consult on the most important part of the business, "sustaining our relationships."

Both Mr. Carter and Mr. Serani share a common belief that people matter most in business. With this approach, InstaKey Security Systems is excited for the legacy succession planning and the new direction. When asked about his goals, Mr. Carter responded, "We will need to sustain our client-centric business model, so that our business relationships continue to lead the way for Key Control. This truly will be an exciting time for us."

"We are very pleased to make this announcement. Ryan has been a valued member of our team helping to keep us focused on our clients," stated Scott Fischer, Chairman of the Board. "His lengthy tenure, proven industry knowledge, and extensive experience will help us to further expand our reach and create value for our clients."

We hope you will join us in extending "Congratulations" to our new CEO!


 

 

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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Rising CNP Fraud Drives Changes to Consumer Online Shopping Behaviors
56% of cardholders close accounts after fraud

Mounting CNP credit and debit card fraud causes more harm than just the billions of dollars in losses and expenses to FIs and merchants. CNP credit and debit card fraud creates cardholder anxiety and negatively affects consumers' online shopping behaviors, much to the detriment of FIs and e-commerce merchants.

In fact, the study found that 56% of cardholders decrease online shopping, reduce payment card usage, and close payment card accounts after facing a fraudulent event. FIs and merchants need to act now, introducing new CNP fraud prevention methods that diminish rising losses and costs while alleviating cardholder angst. Industry providers will benefit from introducing new fraud prevention methods that do just that. It is paramount that fraud prevention solutions promote consumer trust and confidence that the consumer's payment card data will be kept safe while shopping online. businesswire.com

Amazon promotes its payments service to other online retailers
Amazon.com Inc. announced that it will work with providers of e-commerce technology to promote its Amazon Payments option on other retailers' e-commerce sites.

The release announcing the Amazon Payments Partner Program lists three participating providers of e-commerce software as part of the program: Shopify Inc., PrestaShop SA of France and FutureShop of Japan. Amazon says it will provide ready-made links from the software of participating partners to the payments service, training and marketing support. The program is free and available by invitation in the Unites States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan. internetretailer.com

FedEx opens Portland facility as Amazon eyes shipping industry

Hudson's Bay grows by more than 60% online in Q4

 

 

Hesperia, CA: Mother and Daughter Duo Busted $20,000 in Target Scheme
Hesperia Deputies and the Gang Team served a search warrant at a residence on Tuesday afternoon. The search warrant was initiated due to a report of a commercial burglary at Target in Hesperia on March 29th. The crimes were allegedly committed by a mother and daughter. Through investigation of return records the Target Store's Loss Prevention learned that at least 378 return transactions were processed by Debbie Garcia, 56 and Jayme Garcia, 32. These returns were made at Target Stores in San Bernardino and Los Angeles County in 2015. The Target store investigation revealed that the suspects were stealing from the stores using a complex scheme involving switched barcodes that caused a total loss of around $28,000 in merchandise. During the Tuesday search at around 12:49 p.m., deputies were able to recover and return property to Target stores including chairs, ottomans, bed sets, curtains, decor and other miscellaneous household products. vvng.com

Cottage Grove, IL: Woman convicted in $800 theft at Kohl's store
A Cottage Grove woman has been sentenced for stealing more than $800 in merchandise from Kohl's. Victoria Lynn Robinson, 41, was convicted March 21 of gross-misdemeanor theft. A felony charge of possessing shoplifting gear was dismissed. The charges stemmed from Robinson's Nov. 27, 2015, arrest outside Kohl's, 7990 Hardwood Ave. A store security employee watched Robinson take merchandise to a dressing room and then a bathroom before she exited the store without paying for the merchandise, which had been concealed in a bag. Police were called and met Robinson in the parking lot. They found the merchandise in the car and a wire cutter in her purse, and the security worker found opened anti-theft devices in the dressing room. swcbulletin.com



UPDATE: Fairfax County, VA: Fairfax County Police Busts Tysons Theft Ring
The Fairfax County Police Department's "Tysons Urban Team" recently took down three suspects in a retail theft ring, and seized more than $76,000 in stolen merchandise. On March 25 at approximately 8:30 p.m., store security at Lord & Taylor in Tysons Corner Center reported that a man and two women suspected of theft were in the store. insidenova.com


Valencia, CA: Two women arrested for Valencia Store Robbery
Two women were arrested on suspicion of robbery Tuesday after allegedly stealing more than $1,000 worth of clothing and accessories from a Valencia store and getting involved in a scuffle with store staffers. An 18-year-old student and a 20-year-old woman walked into a store on McBean Parkway and stole $1,000 in clothing and accessories, Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, said. signalscv.com

Casey Rene Ervig, three months in jail, one year community custody and $800 for second-degree organized retail theft Jan. 16, 2015, guilty plea March 29

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Robberies & Thefts

Lauderhill, FL: Suspect in Miami Armed Robbery arrested after SWAT standoff
A man caught on surveillance video holding a gun to a baby's head during a robbery at a Miami grocery store was taken into custody after, authorities said, he barricaded himself inside a home in Lauderhill, Wednesday afternoon. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, a task force saw Marvin Pace entering a gated neighborhood near State Road 7 and Northwest 13th Street. They tried to grab the subject, but he was able to evade authorities and barricaded himself inside a residence. After Pace refused to exit, investigators said, a K-9 was sent in. He was found hiding in a dryer and was taken into custody. Officials said Pace was the man captured on surveillance footage during the March 15 robbery inside the Christiana Grocery store in Miami. wsvn.com

San Diego, CA: A man accused of involvement botched armed robbery at a Fashion Valley mall jewelry store pleads not guilty
Reginald Anthony Howard, 28, was ordered held on $250,000 bail. Deputy DA Amy Maund told Judge Szumowksi that Howard and four others entered the Royal Maui jewelry store about 8 p.m. last Saturday and were quickly confronted by a security guard. Maund said the guard drew his gun, prompting Howard to pull his own gun, but the defendants fled through the mall. The prosecutor said the security guard fired off a shot but no one was hit. A gun was recovered nearby. Howard and Joey James Levy were arrested later, but three suspects remain at large. cbs8.com

Pleasant Hill, CA: Nordstrom Rack Armed Robber flees in high speed chase
Police are searching for a heavily-tattooed suspect they say committed an armed robbery at a Nordstrom Rack store. Police say parolee Charles Justus, 22, of Hayward was armed with a gun when he robbed the store at 703 Contra Costa Blvd. about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Employees called 911, and Police spotted Justus in a truck and began chasing him. The pursuit continued through neighboring cities and the freeway before officers decided to break off the chase when the suspect drove onto oncoming traffic. Police later determined that a woman and three young children were in the truck at the time of the chase. ktvu.com

Lebanon, OR: Sears employee tried to burn down store, $76,000 in Damages
An employee at a Lebanon Sears store was arrested for arson after police said he set fire to several gas-powered tools in the building's storage area before closing the business for the night. The March 28 fire caused an estimated $76,000 in damage. No one was hurt in the fire, but it prompted an evacuation at a pizza restaurant near the store. Police arrested Jordan Casterline, 19, on arson, reckless endangering, reckless burning and criminal mischief charges. kgw.com

San Antonio, TX: Man Argues Rights With Walmart Security Guard
An unidentified man argued with a Walmart security guard on April 2 inside a store in San Antonio, Texas, and filmed the exchange. The man had completed his shopping and apparently paid for his items when he rolled his cart toward an exit where a security guard asked to see his receipt, which is customarily done at Walmart and other big box stores. In the video, the man refuses to show the guard his receipt and tells the guard to move out of his way, but the guard refuses to do so. opposingviews.com

Cleveland, OH: 8 charged with Conspiracy to nearly $1 Million from MetroHealth System in elaborate Vendor Scheme
At least eight people have been charged with a conspiracy to divert hundreds of thousands of dollars from Cleveland-based MetroHealth System in an intricate scheme that included the creation of dozens of fraudulent corporations pretending to be hospital vendors. An indictment from the Cuyahoga County grand jury says a group of people formed an "illicit enterprise" to steal money the hospital system intended to pay its vendors. The indictment says the total amount stolen is "greater than $750,000 but less than $1 million." beckershospitalreview.com

Confessions of an Airport Thief: Jewelry, phones, iPads swiped from planes
The employee's name is not being used, because she is part of an ongoing police investigation into what detectives say appears to be a widespread theft ring involving numerous employees and supervisors who target items that passengers leave behind. While police investigations at airports typically involve items stolen from luggage, this is likely the first targeting valuables in seat pockets and overhead bins left on the plane. cnn.com


Billing, MT: Shoplifter pulls a gun on Walmart employee.

Elmira, NY: Walmart thieves 120-mph chase ends with five arrests

Ann Arbor, MI: Man who stole $314K from VA hospital canteen gets prison

Winston-Salem, NC: Woman convicted for her role in armed robbery at Walgreens store that led to high-speed chase

Thousand Palms, CA: Deputies report spike in smash & grab burglaries

Billings, MT: Masked men rob 2nd casino in 2 days; police respond to other robberies


Credit Card Fraud/ID Theft

Goshen, NY: NYC man sentenced for running $458K identity theft ring
A man has been sentenced for running an identity theft ring that stole more than $450,000 from customers of a bank with branches in New York and five other states. Tyrone Lee was sentenced Wednesday to 10 to 20 years behind bars. He was convicted of grand larceny and identity theft. Prosecutors say the 29-year-old Bronx man's prison term will be served concurrently to one he's already serving for operating a similar scheme in Westchester County. Authorities say Lee was the leader of a bank fraud ring that stole nearly $458,000 from the accounts of 77 customers of Wachovia Bank, now Wells Fargo. Prosecutors say he recruited his girlfriend to work as a teller at the bank in Newburgh and told her what customer data to steal. theeagle.com

La Crosse, WI: Mall Security Guard charged with Credit Card Fraud, Theft
Bernardo Cueto and his family arrived home after shopping at Valley View Mall in La Crosse and realized his wife's wallet was missing. After three days and still no wallet, they called the mall and sure enough it had been found there and turned in. When Cueto got the wallet back, he said it was missing about $100 cash but everything else looked to be in order. Two credit cards had been taken from his wife's wallet. He reported the theft and fraud to La Crosse police, and after a few weeks of investigation, a criminal complaint said Kelli Yarrington, 41, and her fiancé James Hawley, 33, had confessed to stealing and racking up about $1,000 in purchases and cash advances at Walmart locations in Sparta, Black River Falls and Onalaska in just two days. news8000.com

Red Oaks, IA: Two arrested for credit card fraud

Santa Fe, NM: Man gets 4 years in prison for string of credit card thefts


Skimming Reports

Chicago, IL: Bank Investigates Skimming Devices at 2 Northwest Side ATMs
Just one week after a skimming device was found on a suburban gas pump, Bank of America began looking into reports of a skimming device at two Bucktown/Wicker Park ATMs. nbcchicago.com

Skimming device found on Citizens Bank ATM in Darlington, S.C.

Westborough, MA: Police say a credit card skimming device was found in a pump at the Shell gas station on Rte. 9

Skimming gang trio from Oakland, CA., arrested in Nashua, N.H. with hundreds of fake credit cards
 



Byars Furniture Co. - Carthage, MS - Burglary
Cherry Hill Market - Boynton Beach, FL - Shooting
Circle K - Holden, ME - Robbery
Enola - Cumberland County, PA - Armed Robbery
Exxon - Lafayette, LA - Armed Robbery
Food Mart - North Strabane Township, PA - Robbery
Git n Go - Des Moines, IA - Armed Robbery
Land and Sea Exotic Pet - Paulding County, GA - Burglary
Lomax Grocery/Super Deli - La Porte, TX - Robbery
Rite Aid - Sumter, SC - Armed Robbery
State Line C-Store - LaGrange County, IN - Burglary
Subway - Lake Worth, FL - Armed Robbery
Sunoco - Charleroi, PA - Armed Robbery
Valero - Auburn, IN - Armed Robbery
Valero - New Kensington, PA - Shooting
7-Eleven - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery / Clerk Shot
7-Eleven - San Pedro, CA - Armed Robbery
 

 

 


 
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