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RILA Day 3 Wrap Up

"Laissez le bon temps rouler....And Roll They Did"

By: Amber Bradley, Contributing Editor and Founder of the Calibration Group

For many it's the only time you'll speak Cajun French, after taking in maybe one too many musical acts on the famous Bourbon Street. But for RILA's Asset Protection Conference 2017, the good times certainly rolled for solution providers and conference attendees alike.

Day three started with Matthew Rubin's presentation, "Redesigning Retail: Creating a Living Business." Rubin's presentation discussed the keys to surviving and thriving in a state of disruption. Rubin believes that creating a sustainable living business consists of more than just implementing the latest technology; it also includes carefully coordinated plans that put people and design at the center of the process. He encouraged retailers to embrace the idea that people are at the heart of their organizations and that their needs, pains and happiness should be considered at every stage of the transformation.

For the closing keynote, attendees were treated with a little bit of therapy...workplace therapy. Brandon Smith, the workplace therapist, closed the conference with insightful advice on "lighting fires" within retail workforce. Smith answered questions about how to navigate and lead others through constant change while maintaining relevancy. Take a look at Smith's recent TED Talk about this topic for more information.

It was a packed conference for retail attendees for valuable business knowledge served with a bit of Cajun-style fun along the way. Even way back in 1919, Henry Bradshaw said it best in his description of the Crescent City, "To all men whose desire only is to be rich and to live a short life, but a merry one, I have no hesitation in recommending New Orleans."

So that's it...another RILA Asset Protection conference in the books and even more knowledge in the brains of attendees! Mark those calendars for RILA 2018 in Orlando, April 29 through May 2.

The KPMG Scandal - Wells Fargo & FIFA's Outside Accounting Firm
Costing Jobs - Reputation & at the end of the day probably lost business - big time

An employee at the accounting oversight board leaked news of upcoming inspections to a former PCAOB employee who'd moved to the audit firm.

Faced with the revelation that six of its auditors had improperly received advance information from an employee of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board about up upcoming inspections of the firm, KPMG yesterday announced that it was replacing its top auditor, Scott Marcello, with Frank Casal, a 38-year veteran with the firm.

Marcello, four other audit partners, and one employee were fired when the firm learned through an internal investigation that the six "either had improper advance warnings of engagements to be inspected by the PCAOB, or were aware that others had received such advance warnings and had failed to properly report the situation in a timely manner," according to KPMG, which refused to provide names of the other five individuals.

"This issue does not impact any of the firm's audit opinions or any client's financial statements," KPMG said in a press release.

Contending that some of yesterday's press reports on the ouster "have been inaccurate," Manuel Goncalves, KPMG's executive director of media relations and corporate communications, attempted to clarify matters in an email to CFO.

"[S]o just to be clear with you, first, KPMG discovered the issue and our regulators - the PCAOB and the [Securities and Exchange Commission] - were immediately informed. From that moment we have been and will continue to cooperate with them in addressing this situation," Goncalves wrote.

"Second, outside counsel was engaged to perform an investigation, and based on information obtained through the investigation, the firm took quick and decisive personnel action - separating six individuals from the firm. They did not resign," he added.

In late February, KPMG learned from an "internal source" that a person who had joined the firm from the PCAOB later received confidential information from an employee of the PCAOB and shared that information with other people at KPMG, according to the press release, which added that the information "potentially undermined the integrity of the regulatory process."

The PCAOB inspects registered public accounting firms to gauge their compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the rules of the board and the SEC, and professional standards. In general, the PCAOB annually inspects firms that audit  more than 100 issuers.

In October 2016, KPMG was criticized by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) for failing to unearth information about illegal sales practices at Wells Fargo, an audit client of the firm. In 2015, questions similarly arose about the firm's failure to uncover corruption at FIFA, the soccer governing body.

Editor's Note:
KPMG is one of the top 4 Accounting Firms in the United States; experience with operating, accounting, SEC reporting and internal control issues facing retailers around the globe. cfo.com

Puma Seeks Injunction Against 'Serial Infringer' Forever 21
German footwear giant Puma SE asked a California federal court Tuesday to block "serial infringer" Forever 21 Inc. from marketing or selling shoes that allegedly copy a line it made in collaboration with pop star Rihanna, saying the inferior knockoffs tarnish Puma's exclusive brand.

Puma's suit, first filed March 31, claims the retail chain offers near-identical copies of three different shoes from Rihanna's Fenty line. The shoes are considered "luxury products," the complaint states, and Puma produces only small quantities "to create desirability, not only for the Fenty products but for the Puma brand as well."

Forever 21 is a "serial infringer of intellectual property and is commonly known as a notorious copycat of new designs," Puma states in its motion, "Forever 21, in fact, has been sued over 100 times for intellectual property infringement."  law360.com
Fashion Industry Lends Voice to High-Skilled Immigration Debate
Impacting the Retail Industry

As the Trump administration tightens rules around H-1B visas, voices outside the technology sector are helping to boost discussion around the issue. The Council of Fashion Designers of America-whose longtime president is an immigrant, a well-known celebrity, and an American success story-is the latest to speak up.

Technology is driving much of the conversation around H-1B visa policies under the Trump administration, but an industry group from a completely different world-the world of fashion-has some thoughts on the issue, too.

And the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which is lending its advocacy voice to the issue, has a name speaking up that's just as big as the Mark Zuckerbergs and Elon Musks of the world: Diane von Furstenberg, a Belgian immigrant who is not only one of the world's foremost authorities on fashion but also CFDA's president.

Taking part in an event Monday led by CFDA and the Zuckerberg-backed immigration advocacy group FWD.us, von Furstenberg told her story of how she came to the United States and built a successful American company.

The event featured research from the two groups [PDF] on immigration and how recent changes affect the fashion industry-particularly the desire to gain access to talented employees, to retain them, and to simplify the process of working through the modern-day immigration system.

"If the United States wants to lead the world in fashion innovation, we need immigration policies that embrace the talented foreigners who come here to build and grow," Kolb said, according to Footwear News.

"Immigrants have been the heart of our industry-they have built the largest fashion houses in America," von Furstenberg said, according to Footwear News." associationsnow.com

InstaKey selected as 2017 Colorado Company to Watch Finalist
InstaKey has been selected as a 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch finalist, being one of the top 100 second-stage companies driving economic growth in Colorado! We were humbled to be among other amazing Colorado companies being recognized at the finalists' reception held at the Governor's Mansion last night! linkedin.com

Five Below Opening 9 California Stores April 21st - Now has 550 in 32 states
Five Below plans to open approximately 100 stores across the nation in 2017, giving it some 620 stores by year end.

The retailer offers an edited assortment of "must-have" merchandise aimed at tweens and teens, with all goods priced $5 and below.  Stores are typically located in shopping centers, and are approximately 8,000 sq. ft. in size.

Editor's Note: This is the TJ Maxx for the teenage girl and according to everyone, they love the stores.

Having just started their LP department a few years ago with hiring Greg Smith and rolling out a formal program, they are a Wall Street Darling and one to watch long term.

Interesting how in the middle of the chaos of mainstream retail, we have a number of retailers and a few retail channels doing quite well actually. With Ulta Beauty, TJX, the home improvement industry and Five Below doing so well. But then again Bezos hasn't figured out how to deliver flowers and lumber yet. Give him some time, he may just figure that out as well. Especially given their overnight success in the office supplies B2B business - literally overnight. Just last year, Amazon was viewed as not being a threat to the office supplies world and that fact being used by the FTC to block Staples and Office Depot's merger. And now just this past week, Staples claims it's the reason they have to sell the company. Boy, talk about an overnight success. chainstoreage.com

Snapchat is helping advertisers track people based on the stores they visit
Snap Inc. executives frequently tout Snapchat as the best place for advertisers to win over its youthful, primarily millennial user base. Now the company is letting advertisers track those users based on the stores they visit. A new tool called Snap to Store will let advertisers track where Snapchat's 158 million daily users go in the real world on an anonymized basis. Marketers will be able to correlate ad campaigns in the app with actual foot traffic. The tool is available to any advertiser with physical stores in the U.S. that meets an undisclosed minimum spend amount, a Snap spokesperson told Business Insider on Wednesday. businessinsider.com

Tractor Supply tried to blame weather for its poor results, but Wall Street isn't buying it
Tractor Supply bills itself as the largest "rural lifestyle" retail store in the U.S., selling tractors, work clothes and seed. Company blamed poor weather in the Northern U.S. for disappointing sales to start the year. The shares tanked more than 6 percent as analysts were skeptical weather was the real reason for the poor results. As of Wednesday's close, shares of Tractor Supply have lost more than 27 percent over the past 12 months and are down around 14 percent this year. cnbc.com

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USS Reveals Game-Changing AM Label Product Line

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. - USS, a global leader in product protection and security systems recognized for its innovations within the loss prevention business sector, recently announced the organizations ability to manufacture and sell its own line of dual resonator acousto-magnetic (AM) electronic article surveillance (EAS) labels.

The announcement is particularly significant given a long-standing, exclusive patent on all dual resonator label technology held by a major international competitor; a deal that only very recently expired.

Dual resonator AM labels utilize a strip of magnetostrictive, ferromagnetic amorphous metal (metglas), coupled with a strip of magnetically semi-hard metallic strips. Together, when in an activated state, the strips interact with frequencies emitted by EAS detection systems to activate alarms to alert and prevent cases of accidental or intentional theft. The labels small size, footprint, low cost and ease of application and deactivation, make the product ideal for merchandise source tagging and anti- organized retail crime (ORC) efforts.

USS Chief Technology Officer Robert Simoneau expressed his expectations and excitement for the new product, considering the patent-lift.

"It's not often we are given an opportunity as rich as the one before us now," he said. "Now that customers have choices for their AM label selection, I'm confident that our products unique benefits, combined with our teams' relentless devotion to customer service, will make a significant and positive impact for the retail and loss prevention communities."

With USS' newfound ability to produce their own, in-house, dual resonator AM labels, the solution provider and consumers alike are afforded several key advantages which include, product customization that allows for product branding and plastic dye color options, more consistent detection, competitive pricing and perhaps what is most valuable, a true provider partnership, backed by USS' reputation for listening, solving and delivering for its clientele.

Read full press release here.

Cyber Attacks Can Cause Major Stock Drops
A new study finds some breaches have wiped as much as 15% off companies' stock market valuations.

Cyber security attacks have a debilitating effect on companies' stock prices, causing an average decline of 1.8% percent on a permanent basis in cases of severe breaches, according to a new report.

In an analysis of 65 companies affected by hacks since 2013, security consultant CGI and Oxford Economics found that the share prices of two-thirds of firms was adversely impacted, with financial firms the worst affected. In some cases, breaches have wiped as much as 15% off companies' valuations.

Investors in a typical FTSE 100 firm would be worse off by an average of $150M U.S. after a severe breach - such as those involving the loss of hundreds of thousands of records - while the overall cost to shareholders would be more than $52.4B U.S., the report said. cfo.com

Cloud Security Fears Evolve
Since the inception of cloud, the number one inhibitor of adoption has been security. What's changed is that the concern is no longer about security of the cloud itself, but security of the apps being deployed in the cloud. Organizations have had a decade now to watch with bated breath for an attack of epic proportions to justify initial fears regarding cloud security. That attack has not yet materialized and we've long since moved past that as a factor in whether we deploy an app in the public cloud or not. Our fears are now more app-centric, relating to the way in which we protect those applications we want to deploy externally. networkcomputing.com

Leaders Representing Retail and Apparel Industries to Discuss RFID's Benefits at LIVE! 2017
RFID Journal announced today that key leaders from the retail and apparel sectors will discuss the benefits that they are achieving from using radio frequency identification technology, at this year's RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition, which will be held on May 9-11 at Arizona's Phoenix Convention Center. The event will provide an opportunity for retail and apparel companies to hear first-hand about the most important deployments in these sectors, and to find the solutions that meet their business needs. rfidjournal.com

NTT Security combines regional assets to launch The Global Threat Intelligence Center
NTT Security, the specialized security company of NTT Group, has announced the formation of the Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) to replace what was known formerly as the Security Engineering and Research Team (SERT), which last year transitioned under the NTT Security brand.

The concept of the GTIC was formed with the understanding that to stay ahead and address today's widespread security threats, NTT Security must bring together all of its international threat intelligence assets under one roof to work together across regional lines. Utilizing a threat-driven approach, the newly formed GTIC will strengthen the collaboration and coordination of the company's intelligence resources by leveraging the power of existing capabilities throughout the world to address the latest security challenges. lrgmarketing.com

The Changing Faces
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David Johnston, Sr. Dir, LP & Corp Security, Dunkin' Brands
Van Carney, National Dir, Safety & LP, Domino's Pizza

David Johnston, Sr. Director, Loss Prevention & Corporate Security for Dunkin' Brands, and Van Carney, National Director, Safety & Loss Prevention for Domino's Pizza, together represent over 30,000 locations worldwide. Their organizations are directly impacted by global events of destruction and terrorism we hear about in the news every day. In this LPNN interview, David and Van discuss how global issues impact retailers domestically and how their companies are responding to the increase in domestic violence and robberies.

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What does "Day 2" look like? Bezos's was asked this week
Who is fond of saying that every day is "Day 1" at Amazon

"Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death," Bezos wrote. "And that is why it is always Day 1."

Bezos' latest letter to shareholders, published Wednesday, repeats a theme that the executive touched on in last year's missive to shareholders: how to keep alive the animal spirits that led Amazon to greatness. Last year Bezos focused on the value of experimentation and the acceptance of failure.

This time he gave more elements of a management road map to staying vibrant. Some of the ingredients are well-known Amazon principles, such as "customer obsession." But there's also the "eager adoption of external trends," examples of which, according to the executive, are automation and machine learning.

Then there's "high-velocity decision making," and interestingly, a "skeptical view of proxies," meaning that measuring success by anything other than actual customer satisfaction might lead to dead ends.

"We can have the scope and capabilities of a large company and the spirit and heart of a small one. But we have to choose it," Bezos wrote. seattletimes.com

3 Ways Ecommerce Fraud False Positives Hurt You
A recent study conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research and Vesta Corp. found that fraud management now consumes up to 23% of merchants' operational budgets, due to associated software, hardware and personnel costs.

Fraud management has other, hidden costs as well. Consider false positives, transactions that are wrongly declined due to suspected fraud. When merchants tune their fraud controls too tightly they might decline legitimate transactions, with little way of knowing if they've turned away a fraudster or a loyal customer.

Reduced sales

According to the Javelin/Vesta study, 30% of all transactions declined due to suspected fraud are actually believed to be legitimate. And these declines add up: Merchants as a whole are losing 2.79% of their revenue to false positives, compared to only 0.52% to chargebacks. Merchants specializing in digital goods like e-tickets, ebooks, and music downloads are the most vulnerable, losing 3.06% of annual revenue to false positives, compared to just 1.81% for merchants selling strictly physical goods.

Damaged customer relationships

In addition to the immediate revenue lost to false positives, declined transactions can significantly impact customer relationships. One study found that when an authorization of a credit card is declined on the first attempt, most customers will try again; after that most will abandon the purchase and blame the merchant or its site. In fact, 78% of consumers have bailed on a transaction or not made an intended purchase because of a poor service experience, according to an American Express study. multichannelmerchant.com

Digital Commerce Continues To Accelerate Its Percentage Of Retail Sales
According to data from analytics firm comScore, the fourth quarter of 2016 was the first quarter when spending through digital commerce eclipsed $100 billion.

The fourth quarter of 2016 saw $109.3 billion in retail purchases made in the United States via either a desktop computer or a smartphone.

U.S. consumers spent $22.7 billion on commerce through mobile devise in the fourth quarter. The volume of dollars was the most ever for mobile commerce, about $5 billion more than the next closest quarter (Q1 2016).

The consensus is that ecommerce represents somewhere between 12% and 19% of total retail sales on an ongoing basis. applause.com

ECommerce is Dead. Long Live iCommerce!

Bel Air, MD: Thieves Swipe $1K In Barnes & Noble Merchandise
A man and a woman were suspected in the theft, which occurred at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, at the store on Marketplace Drive. Police said that the man took items from the shelves and removed Spider Wrap , then put the merchandise in another spot. Minutes later, the woman put the items into an oversized bag and placed a sweater at the top. When the two left the store without buying anything, police said they had stolen $1,089.60 worth of items. patch.com

Update: Morrow, GA: A trail of crumbs and crime ended, Wednesday, after an alleged pawn shop burglar was nabbed in Morrow
Police arrested Juantavius Gardner after he was identified as one of three people involved in Emergency Pawn Shop burglary - with help from a cookie. It all started to crumble in March when a U-Haul vehicle that police believed had been used to ram into a pawn shop was spotted speeding on the highway. After a chase, the truck crashed. The suspects fled, but left behind a cookie and a QuickTrip napkin. Police were able to track these items back to a specific store and, with the help of security footage, identified Gardner. 11alive.com

Rome, GA: Woman Charged with Shoplifting from Walmart Three Separate Times
Tonya Lanae Cagle, 24, was arrested this week after she was accused of shoplifting from Walmart on Cartersville Highway three different times. Cagle is charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft by shoplifting and one count of felony theft by shoplifting. Cagle reportedly took a mattress topper, valued at $79; a Sanyo LCT TV, valued at $128; and a 60″ Vizio LCD TV, valued at $678 between the dates March 24-26. coosavalleynews.com

Lower Allen Township, PA: Two men wanted in connection to $380 Baby Formula theft from Weis Markets
Police are investigating the theft of about $380 worth of baby formula from Weis Markets off Simpson Ferry Road. Police said two men entered the store about 5:30 p.m. Monday and stole the items. cumberlink.com

Cape Coral, FL: Suspect throws Home Depot's brick at employees in escape attempt
An employee at a Cape Coral Home Depot tried to stop a man trying to steal merchandise and ended up having to dodge a brick. According to Cape police, Samuel Iwaniec tried to make off with more than $300 worth of item when loss prevention employees stopped him. The 29-year-old suspect allegedly grabbed a brick and threw it at the employee hitting a worker. nbc-2.com

Laconia, NH: Police Log: 3 charged with Organized Retail Crime Enterprise
Arrested on April 4 were Arturo Fabian Pineda-Otero, on charges of driving after revocation, possession of controlled drugs, organized retail crime enterprise and use or possession of theft detection shielding device; Roger Bustos-Perez on a charge of organized retail crime enterprise, and Hernan Avendano-Martinez on a charge of organized retail crime enterprise. laconiadailysun.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Avondale, AZ: Police involved shooting ends with suspect killed outside a Once upon a Child store
A suspect was taken to the hospital and later died after an officer-involved shooting in Avondale on Wednesday evening. Police said it all started earlier in the day when an officer tried to pull over the suspect for speeding, but the driver took off. Officers later found him parked in the Avondale shopping center. When officers boxed him in, he tried ramming them, driving up the sidewalk of a business. "He used his vehicle as a weapon at that point. There's customers. There's children, as you can see there's strollers on that sidewalk, and so we had to make sure that the suspect was not going to hurt those people as well," said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune with Phoenix Police. One officer fired, hitting the suspect in the chest while he was still in the vehicle. cbs5az.com

Update: Moline Acres, MO: Man charged in deadly shooting outside a 7-Eleven
Twenty-three-year-old Theron Moton, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, tampering with evidence and failing to report a shooting. He is accused of shooting an unarmed 36-year-old Darrikus Tipler on March 27 after scuffling with him in the 7-Eleven store's parking lot. usnews.com

Charlotte, NC: No one injured in drive-by shooting outside SouthPark Mall
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they were called to SouthPark Mall, around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses said unknown people in a vehicle shot at a person, or people, standing near the entrance to a SouthPark store. No one was hit. The victims and shooter(s) left the mall before officers arrived. A support column was struck by a bullet. wbtv.com

Chandler, AZ: Very Lucky Little Girl; shots rang out as she sat in a Barbershop
Chandler Police released a disturbing video taken inside the strip mall barbershop, where a little girl narrowly escaped being shot when gunfire shattered the glass window of the store. The girl was struck by glass debris. She was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. cbsnews.com

Robberies & Thefts

Newark, DE: Former Little Caesars employee charged with Burglary
According to Lt. Fred Nelson, the theft occurred at 12:21 a.m. March 13. Nelson said employees told police cash was missing, but there was no forced entry into the restaurant, leading officers to check the store's surveillance cameras. The footage showed a man entering through the front door with something covering his face, taking cash and then leaving the restaurant. Little Caesars was not open during the burglary and police do not know how the suspect got inside, Nelson said. Nelson said detectives reviewed surveillance cameras in the area and located the suspect's vehicle, which was eventually linked to 23-year-old Shaheim Parker, a former employee. newarkpostonline.com

Fort Worth, TX: Man who targeted T-Mobile stores convicted
on Federal Robbery charges

A Fort Worth man who federal agents noted targeted North Texas T-Mobile stores was found guilty Wednesday of robbing them with a handgun. Nathaniel R. Bowens, 34, faces a maximum of life in a federal prison on five robbery and gun charges. The robbery charges carry a maximum of 20 years in prison, while the two gun charges carry a maximum of life in prison. The holdups began Oct 5, 2015, and ended Sept. 4 at T-Mobile locations in Fort Worth, Mansfield and Grand Prairie. Bowens robbed the T-Mobile store on Altamesa Blvd. in Fort Worth twice within a week last summer. In every holdup, Bowens was armed with a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of money, cellphones and other electronic equipment. star-telegram.com

Ferndale, WA: AM/ PM Store Armed Robbery was staged, employee found in local hotel, some of the $19,000 stolen from the safe was recovered

Macon, GA: Burglary suspects in 2013 Bass Pro Shop's gun theft sentenced to 4 years in prison

Jennings, MO: Man charged in string of Armed Robberies; Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, White Castle and Staten Island Cleaners

Fairview Heights, IL: AutoZone and O'Reilly's Burglary suspect charged

New Kensington, PA: Driver with medical condition smashes into store front of Altmeyer's Bed Bath and Home Things

Manatee County, FL: Man detained after erratic behavior inside Burlington Coat Factory

Durban, South Africa: Group of 7 or 8 Smash and Grab Robbers hit a high end jewelry store in the Southway Mall in Rossburgh

Skimming Theft

Kansas City, MO: Two men arrested for using skimming devices on 3 Commerce Bank ATMs; 150 victims, stealing thousands
LaCovara said he and Baptista came to Kansas City from Houston to commit ATM fraud. He said that Baptista was responsible for everything, he only took money from the ATM. Investigators searched their room at a Super 8 and found skimmers, a laptop and between 100 and 200 gift cards and 20 blank credit cards. Investigators seized more than $10,000 in cash from the room. fox4kc.com


Pooler, GA: Update: Four honored for Extinguishing Intentionally set Pooler Wal-Mart fire Four people were honored Wednesday for their heroic actions in extinguishing a fire that closed the Pooler Wal-Mart for several days last month and caused millions of dollars in damage. The State Fire Marshal's office named Tanja Kimmons, Donna Mincey, Dennis Dozier and Michael Shipman honorary fire marshals after they helped to put out a fire that was intentionally set in the middle of a store aisle. Customers and employees were evacuated as smoke quickly filled the store about 5:30 p.m. March 29. No one was injured in the fire. savannahnow.com

Framington, ME: The Office of State Fire Marshal is seeking help from the public after investigators ruled a fire at the Falls General Store last week was set deliberately

Broomfield Liquor - Broomfield, CO - Armed Robbery
Chevron - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Madera, CA - Robbery/ Assault
C-Store - Keene, NH - Armed Robbery
Dairy Queen - Glen Ellyn, IL - Burglary
Discount Liquor and Tobacco - Glen Ellyn, IL - Burglary
Dollar Tree - Duluth, MN - Armed Robbery
Park - Peoria, AZ - Armed Robbery
Romano's Italian restaurant- Salisbury, NC - Burglary
Sally Beauty - Arlington Heights, IL - Robbery
Speedway - Lexington, KY - Burglary
Stripes - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery
36 Degree North (non- profit) Tulsa, OK - Burglary
7- Eleven - Wesley Chapel, FL - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
9 robberies
0 shootings
0 killed

Weekly Totals:
42 robberies
2 shootings
0 killed

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Sr Manager, Region Asset Protection (Jacksonville, FL)
Jacksonville & North Florida

The Sr manager, region asset protection, is responsible for providing oversight in the protection of company assets and executing asset protection programs designed to minimize inventory shrink, workers compensation claims, general liability claims, bad checks and cash losses within an assigned region...


Loss Prevention Area Investigator
Southeast US

Gap Inc is seeking an experienced Loss Prevention Investigator to support the company's shortage reduction efforts. Investigators are primarily responsible for detecting the existence of internal fraud through exception reporting, store research, networking, general loss interviews and response to COBC hot lines. All conclusions are based upon associate interviews and/or factual findings derived from various company and vendor resources...


Store Detective - Multi-Unit
St Paul, MN

As a Market Investigator, you will directly assist in thesafety and protection of CVS Health retail assets within assigned stores, including customers, employees, merchandise, and store property. In this role, you will become familiar with CVS Health policy, local criminal law, covert surveillance principles, overt customer service methods, and digital and traditional VCR tape video surveillance systems...

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