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Gina Guardamondo was promoted to Vice President of Loss Prevention for Finish Line.
Gina was previously the Senior Director of the retailer and has been on their loss prevention team since 2005. She started as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager and then moved up to become their Director of Loss Prevention. She has also held other loss prevention and investigations roles for such retailers as Limited Brands (Regional LP Manager), Lowe's Home Improvement (Area LP Manager), Express (Regional Investigator), Charlotte Russe (District Investigator) and Target (Assets Protection Team Leader). Gina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology from San Diego State University - California State University and then acquired her Masters Degree in Business Administration and Management from Kaplan University. Congratulations Gina!


Zachary Smith was promoted to Director, Loss Prevention and Corporate Security for Lucky Brand.

Zachary was previously the Senior Manager of Loss Prevention since 2014, before receiving this promotion. He has also held other loss prevention managerial positions for such retailers as Charming Charlie as Regional Loss Prevention Manager - Western US, bebe stores as Regional Loss Prevention Manager - Western US and Canada, Metropark USA, Inc. as Senior Manager of Loss Prevention and Manager of Loss Prevention and Nordstrom as Loss Prevention Regional Investigator/Manager. Zachary earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix. Congratulations Zachary!
 

 



The Zellman Group Announces the Industry's First ORC Recovery Program
The Zellman Group, LLC, the leader in Civil Recovery and Loss Prevention Investigations announces their newest service ORC RECOVERY. Organized Retail Crime costs the retail industry more than $30 billion each year according to the National Retail Federation. ORC is a serious issue for large and small retailers nationwide. The ORC RECOVERY department will be lead by William Ramos as the Director of ORC RECOVERY. Bill has more than 30 years of domestic and international retail investigation experience. He is a CFI. Bill, together with his team of investigators, the Law Offices of Michael Ira Asen, and The Zellman Group's network of Law Enforcement contacts, has the criminal investigation, civil recovery and litigation expertise to deliver a cost-effective program and provide maximum ORC recovery. Over a year in development, this expert team will assist clients in determining the scope of cases, assist in compilation of case information and documentation for presentation to law enforcement, prosecutor and civil courts. Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column below.

Numerous Major Corporations Join White House Initiative To Ban The Box
Some of the largest companies in the country just agreed to help former prisoners overcome one of the greatest hurdles to successful re-entry: finding employment. On Monday, five months after President Obama ordered federal employers to ban the criminal history box on job applications, Starbucks, Google, Uber, and a host of other corporate giants signed the White House's Fair Chance Business Pledge to make access to private sector jobs easier. Some, including Xerox and the famous Greyston Bakery, pledged to ban the box from their applications. PepsiCo, Prudential Financial, and Libra Group committed to job skills training, and Google said it will host forums with formerly incarcerated people to hear their specific needs and recruit other tech companies to ban the box.

As of 2014, nearly 90 percent of all employers in the United States asked job applicants about their criminal histories, and 60 to 75 percent of former inmates could not find work within the first year of their release. Unable to secure a steady job to meet their most basic needs - finding housing and paying for food and clothes - people are more likely to resort to criminal activity to survive. thinkprogress.org whitehouse.gov

15 More Retailers Probed Over On-Call Scheduling Practices
The scheduling practices of Coach Inc., American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Aéropostale Inc., and a dozen other retailers are coming under scrutiny as attorneys general of eight states and the District of Columbia seek information on whether they cancel the shifts of hourly employees with little notice. Last year, New York's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, sent similar requests to 14 retail chains, including Target Corp. and Gap Inc. Not long after, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., and L Brands Inc.'s Bath & Body Works announced that they would discontinue the practice.

The letters sent Tuesday state that on-call scheduling doesn't appear to be a business necessity, given that a number of retailers don't use the method. The information requests were sent to BCBG Max Azria, Carter's Inc., DavidsTea Inc., Walt Disney Co., Forever 21 Inc., Ascena Retail Group Inc.'s Justice, Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., Payless ShoeSource, Tilly's Inc., Uniqlo, VF Corp.'s Vans, and Zumiez Inc., in addition to Coach, American Eagle, and Aéropostale. wsj.com

Appriss Acquires Sysrepublic
- Further Enhances Efforts to Fight Retail Fraud, Protect Profits, and Mitigate Risk
- Sysrepublic to Be Merged Into The Retail Equation Division of Appriss
Appriss Inc., a leading provider of data, risk assessment and analytic solutions for government, health care, and retail industries, today announced it has acquired Sysrepublic, a global provider of analytics for retail businesses. Sysrepublic will be merged into the retail division of Appriss, The Retail Equation, creating a single market leader in both retail exception-based reporting and return fraud solutions.

With offices in Los Angeles, London and Warsaw, Sysrepublic is best known for its suite of advanced exception reporting, case management, and real-time integration tools. These solutions enable retailers to identify, prevent, and investigate retail fraud and operational breakdowns, thereby reducing shrink and loss and maximizing profits. marketwired.com

Finalists Announced for 2016 Retail AP Innovation Awards
Eleven Solution Providers Ranked Among the Best for Advancements in Asset Protection
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has announced 11 finalists for the 2016 Retail AP Innovation Awards. The Awards recognize the most visionary and influential solution providers and serve as a showcase for exciting new technologies in major areas of asset protection.

RILA received applications across categories, including Business Intelligence and Analytics, Workplace Safety, Crimes Against Business, and more. Finalists will showcase their cutting-edge technology to a panel of top executives at RILA's 2016 Retail Asset Protection Conference, April 17-20 in Dallas, Texas, where the winners will be announced. Conference attendees will have the chance to meet the finalists, experience their technology, and cast their vote for Retailers' Choice Award.

Awards​ Finalists:
 

Axis Communications - Zipstream technology
Centronex, LLC - Retail Employee Safety Service (CRESS)
Checkpoint Systems Inc. - iS AutoPeg Tag
ClickIt Inc. - ClickIt's Virtual Lineup
Dataminr
Digital Signal Corporation - (DSC) CES-S400
DiSa Digital Safety USA
Prism Skylabs
Snaptagg Inc.
Profitect
Zebra Technologies Corporation - AirDefense Services Platform and MPACT   rila.org

ATM Fraud in the U.S. is Skyrocketing
- Nonbank-owned ATMs and debit cards are the biggest target
A new FICO study has discovered that the number of compromised ATMs in the U.S. skyrocketed 546% from 2014 to 2015. This was due in large part to nonbank-owned ATMs, which accounted for 60% of ATM fraud in 2015, compared to 39% in 2014.

Debit fraud is a major factor in the increase in overall ATM fraud. People typically access ATMs with their debit cards, which have much higher rates of fraud than in the past. In the first quarter of 2015, 30% of all merchant fraud loss stemmed from debit cards, compared to 16% in the same period in 2014.

This occurred because debit cards have been slower to integrate chips than credit cards. Estimates say up to 75% of U.S. credit cards upgraded to chips by the end of 2015, compared to 25% of debit cards. Fraud always targets the most vulnerable space, hence the high percentage of debit card fraud.

And the fraud problem is not contained at ATMs. Fraud cost U.S. retailers approximately $32 billion in 2014, up from $23 billion just one year earlier. To solve the card fraud problem across in-store, online, and mobile payments, payment companies and merchants are implementing new payment protocols that could finally help mitigate fraud. businessinsider.com

Beauty Retailer Ulta Accused Of Stiffing Customers On Returns
Beauty retailer Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. "systematically shortchanges" customers who return merchandise by excluding tax from their refunds and pocketing the difference, according to a proposed class action filed in California federal court Monday. Customer Cassandra R. Hearn's proposed class action complaint lodges a breach of contract claim at Ulta, alleging the retailer refunds customers less than the full amount they paid when they bring merchandise back to the store pursuant to its refund policy by excluding tax. Ulta is capable of calculating and refunding the full and correct amount, like other retailers do - but it does not, the suit said. A spokeswoman for Ulta said the company was aware of the lawsuit but had not yet been served and cited a policy of not commenting on pending legal matters. law360.com

Tysons Corner, VA: Growing crime in Tysons Corner area
since Silver Line opened
Since the Silver Line opened nearly two years ago, it has delivered as promised, many visitors to Tysons Corner. But all the added traffic has also created significant problems. Lieutenant Riddle is with the Tysons Urban Team, established in 2013 to respond to the urbanization of the area. He says a consistent and growing crime is people grabbing expensive items from stores in the mall--shirts, pants, an Xbox and fleeing. "...and simply run right out and headed towards the train," Lieutenant Riddle said. Between 2014 and 2015, the Tysons Urban Team recorded a 58 percent increase in felonies and a 34 percent increase in misdemeanors, and the trend is continuing in 2016. Fairfax Police are also seeing an increase in out-of-state organized retail crime groups hitting the malls at Tysons from New York, Michigan, Illinois and beyond. Last month the Urban Team busted 3 suspects from Florida accused of taking $76 thousand dollars in high-end clothing and accessories from stores at Tysons Corner Mall. wjla.com

Felony Expungement Bill Signed Into Kentucky Law
Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill that will allow some Class D felonies to be cleared from criminal records five years after a sentence is completed. The new policy would apply to 61 Class D felonies, which constitute about 70 percent of Class D felonies committed. Some of the most frequently committed offenses are failure to pay child support, possession of a controlled substance and theft. Those who want to get their records cleared will need a clean record for five years after their sentences are complete and pay $500. wfpl.org

Amazon posts Director, Loss Prevention & Security position - based in Seattle
As the physical security and loss prevention Subject Matter Expert (SME) for our North America Fulfillment Centers, you will create, establish, and verify compliance with security procedures, physical security design standards and policies. Further, you will lead our shrink mitigation efforts while also ensuring that procedures, standards, and policies comply with both our Information Security and Physical Security Policies while optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of security at our facilities, including leveraging technology to create processes and support systems that are sustainable and scalable with a focus on delivering these services at the lowest possible cost.

Amazon.com is the world's largest online retailer of books, clothing, electronics, music and many more goods. In 2015, the company's net sales increased 20% to $107.0 billion, compared with $89.0 billion in 2014. amazon.icims.com

Loblaw to build 50 new stores, renovate 150 more, creating 20K jobs this year

Wal-Mart to expand grocery pickup program to 30 markets

Nearly 40,000 Verizon Employees Begin Strike

 


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Sally Beauty Supply finds loss prevention data improves enterprise operations
When Sally Beauty Supply implemented a prescriptive analytics system from Profitect, the company was looking for a system that could help improve its loss prevention practices. It got that, and a lot more. "When we implemented this program, we were looking for a loss prevention platform," says Mike Povendo, vice president of loss prevention for Sally Beauty Supply. "But as we got more into it, we found we were getting a lot more data than we expected. We were then able to go to other departments in our organization and show them what we had, and they found they could use the data to improve their operations as well."

Departments within the company are able to look at point-of-sale data gathered by the loss prevention system to analyze what customers are buying and how they can upsell or cross-sell those customers. Among areas of the company that have benefited from the information are merchandising, customer relationship management, internal auditing and marketing.

"We can add to sales by looking at data that shows what customers are buying and give the sales associate suggestions on additional items the customers might want to buy," Povendo says. "For example, if a customer is buying hair coloring, we can suggest they recommend the purchase of gloves or toner that goes with that item." nrf.com

Banks Look To Wrap Up $39M Target Breach Settlement
A group of financial institutions suing Target Corp. over its massive 2013 data breach pressed a Minnesota federal judge to stamp final approval on a settlement worth $39 million, saying the deal was positively received by class members and helps avoid further complex and expensive litigation. Under the terms of the settlement, Target will pay up to $20.25 million directly to settlement class members and make an additional $19.1 million payment to fund MasterCard's Account Data Compromise program relating to the breach, according to the parties. law360.com

Grocery Chain Schnucks Dodges Rest Of Data Breach Suit
An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday tossed the remaining claims of opt-out plaintiffs alleging they were harmed by Midwestern grocery chain Schnucks' 2012 data breach, saying the six customers who didn't agree to settle with others in October haven't responded to court inquiries. law360.com

6,000 staff join data breach lawsuit against Morrisons
Nearly 6,000 current and former staff of retail giant Morrisons have signed up to join a combined lawsuit against the company following a massive data breach two years ago. According to the law firm which is coordinating the litigation, 5965 current and former members of staff joined the group action ahead of the 8 April cutoff date last week. JMW Solicitors, a law firm based in Manchester, is coordinating the lawsuit following a data breach in March 2014 which saw the details of 99,998 staff published on the internet and shared with media outlets. scmagazine.com

Half a billion records ripped in 2015 as cybercriminals go pro
Three quarters of legitimate websites have unpatched vulnerabilities, making it easier for increasingly professional cyber-crooks to gain access and target users with online scams and spam, according to a report from Symantec. Cyber-criminals are adopting corporate best practices, meaning businesses and consumers are facing an ever growing online threats, warns Symantec. With nine 'mega-breaches' last year, the report estimates that the total number of records stolen - including personal and financial information - in 2015 tops half a billion.

Professional attack groups tap zero-day vulnerabilities, using them for their own advantage or selling them to lower-level criminals on the open market where they are quickly commoditized. In 2015, the number of zero-day vulnerabilities discovered more than doubled to a record-breaking 54, a 125% increase from the year before. Meanwhile, 430 million new malware variants were discovered. finextra.com
 

 


 

The Zellman Group Announces the Industry's First ORC Recovery Program

The Zellman Group, LLC, the leader in Civil Recovery and Loss Prevention Investigations announces their newest service ORC RECOVERY. Organized Retail Crime costs the retail industry more than $30 billion each year according to the National Retail Federation. ORC is a serious issue for large and small retailers nationwide.

The ORC RECOVERY department will be lead by William Ramos as the Director of ORC RECOVERY. Bill has more than 30 years of domestic and international retail investigation experience. He is a CFI. Bill, together with his team of investigators, the Law Offices of Michael Ira Asen, and The Zellman Group's network of Law Enforcement contacts, has the criminal investigation, civil recovery and litigation expertise to deliver a cost-effective program and provide maximum ORC recovery.

Over a year in development, this expert team will assist clients in determining the scope of cases, assist in compilation of case information and documentation for presentation to law enforcement, prosecutor and civil courts. Their experts are able to interface with field investigators, Law Enforcement and Prosecutors pre-arraignment. Additionally, as a fully vetted authorized user of Thomson Reuter's CLEAR, they are able to provide full due diligence on current assets and backgrounds of persons of interest. The team has the core relationships to negotiate with prosecutors, defense counsel and law enforcement for the distribution of proceeds with the goal of ensuring the highest recovery possible. Where reasonable, they will pursue civil litigation to seize assets, obtain and enforce judgements.

The Zellman Group and Chief Counsel Michael Ira Asen will be available to discuss this exciting new service at RILA in Dallas and NRF Protect in Philidelphia.

The Zellman Group, LLC, based in Greenvale, NY, is the leader in Civil Recovery, a loss prevention services and consulting company working in the retail, food service and hospitality industries.

Visit our new ORC page at ORCRECOVERY.com
 

 

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The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry, representing shopping center owners, developers, managers, investors, retailers, brokers, academics, and public officials. In this LPNN interview, Malachy Kavanagh, Sr. VP, Communications and External Relations for ICSC, chats with Joe LaRocca about the organization's long history of working with retailers and specifically loss prevention professionals to address issues such as terrorism and active shooter threats.

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Bad Bots, Bad Bots, Whatcha Gonna Do?
So whatcha gonna do, when they come for you? Because bots are coming and will continue to come, as they account for almost half of Internet traffic, coming in at 46 percent, with the remaining 54 percent made up of real live humans. Until very recently, bots made up the majority of Internet traffic, and it was only in 2015 when human traffic overtook bots.

The "2016 Bad Bot Landscape Report: The Rise of Advanced Persistent Bots," which is published by Distil Networks, Inc., a global leader in bot detection and mitigation, reveals the state of bot traffic around the world.

According to Distil Networks, "Bad bots are used by competitors, hackers and fraudsters and are the key culprits behind Web scraping, brute force attacks, competitive data mining, online fraud, account hijacking, data theft, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks, digital ad fraud, and downtime." smallbiztrends.com

Why eCommerce Loves Ohio
"For new development fulfillment centers, Ohio is usually at the top of the list for retailers," Frank Layo, a retail consultant at Kurt Salmon, who advises retailers on supply chain and logistics planning, told CNBC.

As the article details, Ohio offers a number of the key elements that eCommerce businesses are looking for: prime geographic location in the middle of the country, a strong transportation network, attractive tax incentives to do business in the state and a large and skilled labor force. pymnts.com

Alibaba buys controlling stake in Southeast Asian retailer Lazada

E-retailers rely more heavily on online marketplaces

UK: Mobile wallet transactions to increase 61% by 2021

 

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Lowell, MA: Former Home Depot Refunder charged with $330,000 theft
in Federal court, back at it now at Lowes 10 years later
A former IRS clerk convicted in federal court more than a decade ago of stealing $330,000 worth of merchandise from Home Depot stores in nine states has been charged with repeatedly targeting the Lowes home-improvement store in Lowell by obtaining hundreds of dollars in refunds for stolen replacement windows. In Lowell District Court on Tuesday, Robert P. Dooley III, of Salem, was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to two counts of larceny over $250. Prosecutors sought a $40,000 cash bail noting Dooley's lengthy criminal record and his history of similar crimes. The only condition Judge Michael Brooks ordered was that Dooley must stay away from all Lowes stores. lowellsun.com

Atlanta, GA: FaceTime used in Smash & Grab Robbery $100k in designer clothing from Buckhead boutique
A group of men in three separate cars robbed and ransacked a high-end men's boutique April 6 in Buckhead, police said. It took a crew of seven people eight minutes to steal between $50,000 to $100,000 in designer clothing from Buckhead's Moda404 Men's Boutique. Owner Lee Sterling Brockwell roughly estimated that $50,000 to $100,000 in men's clothing was stolen from the store, which is located in the Buckhead Commons shopping center at 3145 Peachtree Road in Atlanta. 11alive.com

Peoria, IL: Thieves steal 30 to 40 iPad Tablets from Target
Thieves stole 30 to 40 iPad tablets from Target this past weekend, and apparently used a cushion to muffle noise from the glass being broken on the display cases. According to Peoria police reports, one, maybe two, men entered the store, about 8:47 p.m. Sunday and went to the back where the electronics are. A security guard with the store noticed later that glass cases were broken and believed the man or men used a cushion or a pillow to muffle the sound of the breaking glass. A pair of bolt cutters that authorities believe were used to break the glass were found at the scene. pjstar.com

Centerville, WI: Café employee admits to $14,442 in "error correct" theft
A 23-year-old Galesville woman charged with stealing $14,442 over about five months last year while working at a cafe recently entered into a one-year deferred prosecution agreement. Kimberly J. Vance pleaded no contest to felony theft, but the charged will be dismissed if she abides by conditions of the agreement. Owners of Toad's Cafe in Centerville noticed Vance had made 43 "error corrects" during one shift. An investigation indicated $14,442 was stolen by Vance between April 23 and Sept. 15. Vance, who worked about 4½ years at the cafe, told police she used the money to pay for vehicle expenses, bills and illegal drugs. leadertelegram.com

Northbrook, IL: Wrong Person Hauls Away 26 Boxes of Sephora
Items Worth $10K
A representative of Sephora, reported 26 boxes of store merchandise worth $10,000 stolen, the police report stated. The boxes were scheduled to be picked up April 5 by a hauling company, but a store employee let someone else take the merchandise instead, the report stated. The business discovered the theft when the hauling company arrived later in the day. patch.com

Mitchell, WI: Police arrested 4 people in a string of shopliftings; $2,700, hitting 5 businesses
The four suspects, all from Sioux Falls, SD were arrested Monday after allegedly taking items totaling $2,700 from Campbell Supply, Goodwill, JC Penney, Coborn's Superstore, Family Dollar and Shopko in Mitchell. The four individuals were taken to the police department, where they admitted to traveling to Mitchell for the purpose of shoplifting. At about 3:30 p.m., a minivan was stopped by Mitchell Police, less than 10 minutes after Shopko Loss Prevention reported a theft to police. Police searched the vehicle and allegedly found stolen items from each of the five stores, which included clothing, shoes, movies, food and various household goods, believed to have been taken between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. mitchellrepublic.com

Wilkes-Barre Twp, PA: Man from Thailand charged with shoplifting $600
in merchandise from Kohl's
A resident of Thailand, identified as Surpan Sirirattanaprasert, 45, had concealed four hats, eight pairs of pants, and two shirts into a Kohl's shopping bag and exited the store at about 3:55 p.m. and was apprehended. Total value of the alleged theft is $632.96. Police said they determined Sirirattanaprasert is currently residing in Wilkes-Barre. timesleader.com

Hoover, AL: Two wanted for allegedly stealing $546 worth of merchandise from Ulta Beauty

Walmart weed eater theft could led to felony charges, suspect has 6 prior theft convictions

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Shootings & Deaths

Missoula, MT: Seattle murder suspect has ORC Theft history in Montana
The suspect of a gruesome Seattle murder has a history with the Montana Department of Corrections. John Robert Charlton is accused of killing and dismembering his victim Friday night. They had planned a date at the Seattle Mariners' opening day game. Previously, Charlton was convicted on a felony in Missoula. He was convicted of felony theft after he walked out of the Missoula Target store with electronics multiple times and tried reselling the stolen merchandise on eBay. The stolen merchandise was valued at $1,888. A judge threw out a third degree theft charge for allegedly stealing $180 worth of merchandise from the Missoula Safeway the same day he started stealing merchandise from Target. Charlton was sentenced to five years probation for the felony theft, and as part of his sentence he spent time in drug rehabilitation in Butte and at a facility in Great Falls, according to the Department of Corrections. In the published judgment, Charlton's judge stated, "As to your dangerousness, I find that you are a non-violent offender." Charlton faced a judge for the first time today in Seattle for the alleged murder of Ingrid Lyne. abcfoxmontana.com

Thousand Oaks, CA: Botched Jewelry Store Robbery Ends With Gunshots
Several robbers are on the run after trying to hold up a jewelry store in Thousand Oaks and prompting a store employee to open fire Tuesday. The botched robbery happened at Albert's Jewelry Designs around 1 p.m. The owner of a nearby nail salon said he heard about five gunshots then saw two men run out and a third get hit, possibly in the leg. Investigators will not say how many men were involved in the botched robbery. Detectives said the suspects failed to steal anything and drove off in a dark-colored car. cbslocal.com


Robberies & Thefts


San Antonio, TX: Gun pointed at employees during Best Buy robbery
Investigators say two of the suspects entered the Best Buy at around 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th and began walking around the store looking at merchandise. The pair then grabbed some audio accessories and fled the store. When employees went after the suspects, a third suspect waiting inside a car in the parking lot pointed a handgun at them. The three suspects then left in an early 2000's model white Toyota Camry. foxsanantonio.com




Wayne, NJ: 12 people arrested in shoplifting incidents at Willowbrook Mall
Twelve people were arrested on shoplifting and theft charges from April 4th to the 10th, many of the incidents occurred at the Willowbrook Mall, police said. The Retailer making apprehensions were as diverse as the suspects, Macy, Lord & Taylor, JC Penney, GameStop, Stop & Shop and Frank's Foodtown. patch.com


Antioch, TN: Robbers cut through jewelry store roof;
$300,000 of merchandise stolen
About $300,000 worth of jewelry and $30,000 in cash were stolen from a family-owned market in Antioch early Tuesday morning. Police said the robbers cut a hole in the roof of King Market on Antioch Pike and slid down a pipe into the workshop. The Sayasack family owns the store. She said the robbers came through the only spot in the store that doesn't have security cameras. wbrc.com

Hamilton, Twp, MI: Suspicious circumstances surrounding Store Owner's disappearance
There are new and suspicious circumstances surrounding Sunday night's disappearance of a Mason County business owner. Vaugh Flewelling was last seen closing up the Hamlin Grocery that night. He was reported missing Monday morning after he didn't open the store. Friends are having a hard time understanding how the owner of this small grocery store in Hamlin could turn up missing. The store is open again, but the long-time owner still hasn't been heard from since late Sunday night. wzzm13.com

Australia: Apple store Smash & Grab at Westfield Southland Shopping Center
in Cheltenham
The gang of thieves smashed down the entrance doors with sledgehammers before moving directly to the lower level Apple store. As security guards retreated and called the police, the thieves piled Apple goods and electronics into containers they'd brought with them. Police said the gang loaded their haul into two cars. Police are still tallying the exact cost of the burglary. heraldsun.com

Athens, GA: Police say accused shoplifter fakes seizure during arrest

Baltimore County, MD: Suspect wanted in $6,000 Grab & Run Theft from Reeds Jewelers in White Marsh Mall

Piercing Pagoda in the Springfield Mall, Springfield, PA reported an Attempted Burglary on 4/12, no merchandise was stolen



Credit Card Fraud and ID Theft

Wannabe rapper busted for involvement in identity theft ring
using hijacked land-line phones
Cory Carter, 22, of Queens, worked the phones for the 12-person conspiracy - stealing account information and running interference with banks while "shoppers" used bogus credit cards to buy high-end clothing and electronics for resale, prosecutors in Manhattan said. The scammers used public record search websites like Intellius, then relentlessly called customer service reps, prying enough information out of them to order additional bank cards and ask for higher credit limits. nydailynews.com

Virginia Beach, VA: Three arrested after attempting to use stolen credit card at Ruth's Chris

St. Augustine, FL: Two men arrested with 64 counterfeit credit cards and gift cards; $11,000 in cash, $12,400 in money orders



Accurate Guns - St. Mary's County - Burglary
Circle K - Shreveport, LA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Jacksonville, FL - Robbery
Dollar Tree - Brownsville, TN - Burglary
Family Dollar - Cleveland, OH - Burglary
GameStop - Ashland, KY - Burglary
Gamer Craze - Canton, NY - Burglary
HyVee - Burlington, IA - Armed Robbery
Jordan Market - Glendale, AZ - Armed Robbery
King Market - Nashville, TN - Burglary
Metro PCS - Waco, TX - Armed Robbery
PDQ - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery
Radio Shack - Arcadia, CA - Robbery
Ruler Foods - Brownsville, TN - Burglary
Tobacco Mart - Elkhart, IN - Armed Robbery
Turkey Hill - Annville, PA - Armed Robbery
U-Neek Boo-Teek - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Parma, OH - Burglary/ ATM
 

 

 


 
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Gina Guardamondo, CFI was promoted to Vice President of Loss Prevention for Finish Line.

 

Zachary Smith was promoted to Director, Loss Prevention and Corporate Security for Lucky Brand.

Christopher Walin was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Victoria's Secret.

Robert Leonard was named Loss Prevention Manager for JCPenney.

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How Bringing Failure Into Your Workplace Can Maximize Success  Our culture loves winners: we highlight their achievements, admire their successes and first analyze what went right. However, we should be looking at how much failure came before the success to find out how to turn it around. Accept failure

You're Better at Getting Over Failure Than You Think  We all have dreams and goals, but the one big thing that keeps us from pursuing them is the fear of failure. According to new research, we are actually better at getting over failure and embarrassment than we think. Imagining failure is worse
 

Owning Mistakes is Part of Success
When hit with setbacks, the only thing you can do is to learn from them and make huge progress. As humans, it's our natural way to overcome our mistakes and use them to rise above, and fulfill our goals. Listen to this clip for great inspiration on owning your mistakes. Love your failures to reach success

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do  Your talent is important to get you far, but success is also based on your persistence, focus, and being mentally tough to face criticism and obstacles. Being mentally strong is something that you can learn and practice, so use these tips to dig deep and be tough. Fewer choices

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