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John Shanks joins The Zellman Group's ORC Recovery Team
The Zellman Group is proud to announce John Shanks as the Manager of Law Enforcement Relations. John has an extensive law enforcement and military background. John's more than 30 years of experience in civilian and military law enforcement and solid background in instructional system development provide a solid foundation for relationship building with Law Enforcement when engaged in ORC Recovery cases. He is a former Texas Police Officer holding a Texas Master Peace Officer License and several Instructor certifications. John is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he retired as a Law Enforcement Master Instructor from the Joint Law Enforcement and Security Training Center at Lackland AFB, Texas. Recently, John was the Senior Director of Development & Law Enforcement Relations at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and worked on law enforcement safety and violence reduction issues on Capitol Hill. John is the founder and Chairman of the USAF Police Alumni Association and Foundation a non-profit charity dedicated to preserving the history of Air Force Policing and honoring the sacrifice of USAF Cops killed in the line of duty.

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James Curtis was promoted to Sr. Director, Shortage Control
for Ross Stores, Inc.

James joined Ross in January 2014 as the Director, Shortage Control. He has also held other loss prevention roles for businesses such as CVS Pharmacy (Director, LP Analytics), Protiviti (Manager), Datavantage (Application consultant), LPInnovations (Manager Information Services). James earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, from University of Vermont. Congratulations James!
 

 



Protection 1 Launches Next-Generation Version of Alarm Data
Analytics Platform, eSuite 2.0
Protection 1, the premier full-service business and home security company in the U.S., today announced the release of eSuite 2.0, the next-generation version of its innovative alarm data analytics and reporting platform for enterprise and commercial customers. Developed through direct feedback from users, eSuite 2.0 is built to answer Protection 1's customers' needs. New capabilities include a new user experience, intuitive interface and mobile capabilities that will enable customers to access key features on-the-go. Protection 1 will showcase eSuite 2.0 functionality at the upcoming RILA Asset Protection Conference, April 17-20 in Grapevine, Texas in booth #503.  p1newsroom.com

Giving Retail CEOs What They Need the Most
Earlier this year, the Loss Prevention industry was shaken when the D&D Daily referenced the latest Whitepaper by the Calibration Group, which revealed that Stock-on-Hand (SOH) is 7 times greater than ORC. Now that the world of retail has been alerted to this new finding, what can Loss Prevention professionals do to leverage technology in a way that reduces shrink while increasing sales? Watch this video for the answer to this provocative question. It's time to give retail CEOs what they desire: A Loss Prevention Department engaged in every aspect of the business. Download the Stock-on-Hand whitepaper here. Visit CONTROLTEK USA at RILA Booth #324.  controltekusa.com

JC Penney CEO, Marvin Ellison: "Outwork your peers, get ahead"
Though the company faces plenty of challenges, including a stock that trades at a fraction of its previous highs, Ellison is already making headway. Last year, the company's revenues increased 3 percent, to more than $12.6 billion. For those still early in their careers, Ellison's advice is to find a mentor who can help them set goals. "The easiest thing to do is to find someone in a job you'd love to have in five years and figure out how they got there. Reverse engineer their path," Ellison told CNBC. After that, he said, it's about putting in the work. "Companies survive because of great performance. If you perform at a sustainable level consistently, you're going to move ahead. If you don't, then you're working for the wrong company and that may be a decision you have to make," he said. One thing the CEO advises other leaders to be careful about is being too focused on the big picture. "A lot of times when you're looking so far down the road, I tell my team you can trip on the curb at your feet. It's important to have balance - short-term balance, long-term balance - and not get ahead of yourself," he said. cnbc.com

UK - 'LP Director of the Year' on how to succeed in risk and loss prevention
Colin Culleton - Group Loss Prevention Manager, Next Plc and Fraud Awards Loss Prevention Director of the Year 2015/6 gives us his thoughts on how to succeed in risk and loss prevention. Colin will be appearing at Retail Risk - London next week as main Chair and also giving a presentation on "Effective collaboration between businesses, crime reduction partnerships and the Police - vision or reality?"

"I see significant opportunities within our industry for talented individuals to make a genuine difference to business performance. I regularly meet heads of loss prevention who are getting opportunities to influence business at a senior level. And one consistent factor seems to be their willingness to be involved or responsible for historically non-core LP activities.

The days where a HoLP could expect to manage physical security, investigations and loss prevention managers alone are long gone. Now a HoLP or Risk can be expected to manage diverse areas such as, inter alia, Data Protection, Business Continuity, Brand Protection, Supply Chain and Omni-Channel. Modern risk & loss professionals will also be expected to have a thorough knowledge of Information Security and contribute to the development of robust policies and procedures." retailrisk.com

Study finds retail fraud incidence rising
According to the "2016 True Cost of Fraud Report" from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the monthly average of fraudulent transactions has increased 32% to 206 from 156 in 2015. In addition, the monthly average of prevented fraudulent transactions has risen 33% to 236 from 177. The study of more than 1,000 risk and fraud executives in e-commerce and multichannel retail organizations also shows that the level of fraud as a percentage of revenues has inched upward from 1.32% to 1.47%. For mobile commerce and international retailers, that percentage has climbed to 1.69%. drugstorenews.com

Retailer suit targets EMV mandate
- Claims EMV certification is a 'murky, nebulous' process
It was probably inevitable that somebody at some point would challenge the legality of the Oct. 1, 2015 EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) liability shift. Two Florida retailers have filed the first federal class action lawsuit in response to the EMV mandate. Law firms Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald LLP are handling the suit against the four largest U.S. credit card companies and some of the country's biggest banks for allegedly conspiring to shift the responsibility for billions of dollars in fraudulent credit card charges away from themselves and to retailers.

In particular, the suit alleges that the process of "certification" for a retailer to prove they have adopted the proper equipment to securely accept EMV-compliant payments is a "murky, nebulous" process controlled by the defendants, who benefit from the existence of uncertified retailers that will absorb the liability for fraudulent payment card transactions.

In the first five months after the liability shift, Milam's Markets, a South Florida grocery store chain, and Grove Liquors, a Miami liquor shop, claim they were assessed more than $10,000 in chargebacks for fraudulent transactions, compared with virtually none for the same period the year before. chainstoreage.com

Chip Cards Cause Headaches at Stores Across America
A majority of credit cards in the U.S. now contain a chip designed to add more security -- yet most payment terminals at retailers can't read the new technology. And the situation isn't going to improve anytime soon. By the end of last year, only about 20 percent of terminals had been activated to process them, according to Alex Johnson, a director at researcher Mercator Advisory Group. In contrast, almost 60 percent of credit cards issued by banks are embedded with a chip.

The expenses involved and longer transaction times have given many merchants pause in updating their systems. Retailers, from big-box chains to mom-and-pop stores, will spend a cumulative $30 billion to $35 billion to switch to EMV, according to the National Retail Federation. Now, as store owners get a feel for what it's like to shoulder the fraud costs, they are racing to buy, certify and deploy the technology. Yet the retailers are the ones waiting in line as demand for devices and services outpaces supply. "Frankly the biggest challenge in EMV adoption is the queue," said Vin D'Agostino, an executive vice president at payment terminal-maker VeriFone Systems Inc. bloomberg.com

Pittsburgh, PA: Steelers step away from Union Security Guards
- What does it mean for Pittsburgh?
Workers who, in the past three years, had stood inside the Heinz Field control room, helping coordinate security for crowds of more than 60,000 were outside the stadium on April 1, protesting for their jobs. Fifteen U.S. Security workers lost them two days later when the Steelers' contract with their employer expired and was not renewed. They were replaced by Landmark Event Staffing Services. Landmark's workers aren't unionized. U.S. Security's staffers, and the guards at 11 other security contractors in and around Pittsburgh, are. In the past year and a half, 1,000 security workers at AlliedBarton Security Services, G4S, Securitas, St. Moritz Security Services, I.S.S., S.O.S., U.S. Security, Black Knight, Command Security, I.I.S, and Chesley Brown joined the Services Employees International Union, Western Pennsylvania district director Sam Williamson said. pennlive.com


McDonald's stores targeted by protests for $15 an hour
Protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union will be at McDonald's stores around the country Thursday as part of an ongoing push targeting the world's biggest hamburger chain. The "Fight for $15" campaign says low-wage workers plan to turn out to show their solidarity with fast-food workers. They say they're targeting McDonald's because of its ability to influence pay practices throughout the economy. cnbc.com

Retailers fight to stop Obama's overtime rule
In meetings with administration officials and in a letter to Congress on Wednesday, the National Retail Federation called the Department of Labor's proposed overtime rule "misguided and extreme."

NRF claims the rule, which stemmed from an executive order President Obama issued in March 2014, fails to account for regional differences in the nation's economy and will disproportionately impact employees and employers in areas like the South and Midwest.

The federation urged Congress to block the administration from moving forward with the rule by passing the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act. The bill, introduced by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), would require the Labor Department to thoroughly analyze the impacts of expanding overtime pay before issuing a final rule. thehill.com


Lowe's funds Rona acquisition
The home improvement retailer has agreed to sell $250 million of floating rate notes due 2019, $350 million of 1.15% notes due 2019, $1.35 billion of 2.50% notes due 2026 and $1.35 billion of 3.7% notes due 2046.
Lowe's plans to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to fund its planned $2.3 billion acquisition of Canadian home improvement retailer Rona Inc. The company will also use the net proceeds for the repayment of $1.025 billion in debt and other general corporate purposes. Closing is expected to occur on April 20, 2016, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. retailingtoday.com

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Donations are currently being accepted to help the family of
J.D. Ferguson.

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The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund, administered by The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is currently accepting donations for the family of J.D. Ferguson. Jaseramie Dion Ferguson, 25 was shot and later lost his life while trying to apprehend a suspected shoplifter. 100% of the funds collected by LPBF, go to the family.

On behalf of the LP/AP community and the LP Benevolent Fund Committee, we would like to send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Ferguson family at this difficult time. Let's show the compassion and generosity of the loss prevention/asset protection community by conducting a successful fund raising campaign.

 


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FBI paid professional hackers one-time fee to crack San Bernardino iPhone
The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist's phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter. The new information was then used to create a piece of hardware that helped the FBI to crack the iPhone's four-digit personal identification number without triggering a security feature that would have erased all the data, the individuals said. The researchers, who typically keep a low profile, specialize in hunting for vulnerabilities in software and then in some cases selling them to the U.S. government. They were paid a one-time flat fee for the solution. washingtonpost.com

Ransomware's Aftermath Can Be More Costly Than Ransom
Downtime caused by a ransomware attack can cost a company more than paying a ransom to recover data encrypted by the malware, according to a report released last week by Intermedia. Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of companies infected with ransomware could not access their data for at least two days because of the incident, and 32 percent couldn't access their data for five days or more, according to the report, which was based on a survey of some 300 IT consultants.

"If you've got a large number of users and downtime runs into multiple days, then the cost of that downtime adds up pretty quickly to the kind of ransom amounts that cybercriminals are demanding potentially," said Richard Walters, senior vice president of security products at Intermedia. Those losses occur even if a company has taken precautions to back up its data. "You have to contain the infected systems, then wipe them completely and then restore them," he told TechNewsWorld. "That process in more than half these cases took longer than two days."  technewsworld.com

The best reason for never giving in to ransomware demands
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has a new advisory on the dangers of data extortion in which it stresses that Web servers are now a popular means of entry for ransomware. This is another fine reason for keeping Web servers and their databases completely walled off from more sensitive parts of your networks. Although it would be terrible if attackers were to gain control of your website, letting them do the same to payroll, accounts payable and the supply chain can be far worse. But the most significant point that the CERT made was that organizations shouldn't pay ransoms. Ever.

"Paying the ransom does not guarantee the encrypted files will be released. It only guarantees that the malicious actors receive the victim's money and, in some cases, their banking information," said the advisory. "In addition, decrypting files does not mean the malware infection itself has been removed."

As with ransom situations in the physical world, that's great advice - though it can be very hard to follow it in the middle of an intense hostage drama, when paying the ransom can seem like an easy way to resolve the crisis. We're well into the digital age, when organizations simply can't function without their data. That can make them desperate. csoonline.com

Only a third of companies know how many vendors access their systems
The average company's network is accessed by 89 different vendors every week, according to a new research report that surveyed more than 600 IT decision makers at mid-sized and large enterprises -- but only a third were confident that they knew the exact number of vendors who had accessed their systems. And the number of partners, vendors, contractors and temporary workers who require access is only increasing, said Matt Dircks, CEO at Bomgar, which sponsored the research. Three quarters of those polled stated the number of third-party vendors used by their organization has increased in the last two years, and 71 percent believe the numbers will continue to increase in the next two years. csoonline.com

Most consumers not big IoT fans, reveals new survey
While a good majority of consumers are skeptical about the Internet of Things technologies coming into play, those who are using IoT-enabled services are interested in the products and likely to use home IoT applications. A new IDC survey reveals consumers want a higher value proposition when it comes to home-based IoT technology, and are wary of cost and use. The research states 28 percent of those owning a home network stream online videos and one out of five using home automation, monitoring and control tools noted a home IoT capability solved a problem they weren't aware of. retailcustomerexperience.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

LOUISVILLE, KY - 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.

"Merging Sysrepublic into The Retail Equation forms the nucleus of the retail business unit within Appriss; the combined data and technology opens up an expansive set of innovative solutions for retailers," said Mike Davis, CEO at Appriss. "This initiative will create key learnings that will strengthen our strategy to address crime and risk in all industries."

The combined organization will offer the best of both companies' product lines - real-time predictive analytics and post-transaction preventive analysis, consumer fraud prevention and employee fraud prevention - in a data-driven, retail analytics solution across a global footprint.

"The Retail Equation and Sysrepublic together will make for a unique combination in the market," said Joseph LaRocca, President of Retail Partners and Industry Analyst. "The joint analytics capabilities can bring significant benefit to companies now, and could lead to broader innovation in the long term."

According to David West, Sysrepublic Group CEO, shrink averages 1.42 percent of retail sales globally. "Our solutions help retailers around the world prevent loss due to shrink and operational issues, which protects profits," West added.

"Inventory shrink represented more than $44 billion in lost sales to U.S. retailers last year alone," said Nathan Smith, Sysrepublic Chief Executive Officer, Americas. "In addition to our current shrink solutions, our relationship with Appriss and The Retail Equation will allow us to combine the expertise of market-leading companies in order to deliver new, innovative solutions to the global retail industry."

"We believe that Appriss, The Retail Equation, and Sysrepublic all bring unique capabilities that, together, provide a powerful improvement to the shopping experience by identifying and curbing employee dishonesty, consumer fraud, and organized crime within retail," said President Mark Hammond of The Retail Equation.

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Art Silva, Director of Retail & Field Operations

Art Silva, a Director of Retail and Field Operations for a major national specialty store chain, joins LPNN to discuss Omni Retailing and how it's impacting LP executives both in the field and in the corporate office. From buy-online/pick-up-at-store to same-day-delivery using stores as fulfillment centers to online returns at stores, the number of customer touchpoints is increasing significantly - creating more exposures for retailers. Art shares his thoughts on the Internet of Things, the evolving relationship between LP and IT Security, and whether the industry is really transforming into Omni LP.

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Mobile Payments Fraud: 10 Things Merchants Need To Know
By the year 2017, mobile transactions worldwide are projected to be nearly three quarters of a trillion dollars. 721.4 trillion, to be exact - according to Kount's count.

But where there's sales there's fraud - and the "hidden costs" that make fraud more expensive than it seems on face value. Kount's data from 2014 shows that mobile generates $3.34 in hidden costs for every dollar of fraud. Online fraud, by comparison, has a hidden cost of $2.62 in for every dollar of fraud.

One of the things that makes mobile risky, of course, is the basic human security gaps that come along with it. According to Kount's research, 34 percent of users don't lock their devices, those who do, most of the time (34 percent) set a four-digit screen lock, and the majority (62 percent) use a common, hackable code such as 1-2-3-4.

So how to stay ahead of the game? Let us Kount the (10) ways.
 

1.  Know if a mobile device is being used for transaction: Mobile app or mobile browser. This is an important distinction.
2.  Identify what type of mobile device is being used: Different mobile devices have different fraud and purchase profiles.
3.  Pinpoint the "real" location of the mobile device: Mobile devices often use proxy IP addresses or connect through carrier network IPs. If you lack the ability to gather actual location data, fraudsters have another opportunity to mask their activity.
4.  Determine if the device is a prepaid device: In general, prepaid devices are used by fraudsters at a higher rate than other mobile devices.
5.  Know if the phone number being used is a forwarded number: In account takeover schemes, fraudsters will forward a customer's phone calls to their (fraudster's) phone.
6.  Associate other transactions with the device: This capability is often called "order linking" and can reveal if a mobile device involved in a transaction has been associated with prior fraudulent behavior.
7.  Determine if it is a card-present or a card-not-present transaction: Mobile POS systems can give fraudsters opportunities to grab credit/debit card information.
8.  Ascertain if the financial information being used has been compromised: Determine if the card and other attributes involved in the transaction are associated with past fraud activity so you can stop losses and prevent chargebacks.
9.  Valuate if your organization has expertise, resources, time, and money to develop its own fraud solution: Developing an in-house fraud solution can be costly and time-consuming. Evaluate resources.
10. Conduct "fraud audits" that include evaluation of mobile fraud prevention every 12-18 months: Fraud and payments change too quickly to merely default to what you've been doing the past year or two. pymnts.com

Google takes on clickjacking
Clickjacked pages can be used to trigger one-click orders from Amazon, gain Facebook likes and Twitter followers, download malware to gain access to users' phones, and of course, to enable click fraud on invisible ads. Google is addressing the use of clickjacking for display ad click fraud. The company says it discovered clickjacking going on in the Display Network earlier this year. Google says publishers engaging in clickjacking from the network are being removed, and a new filter was developed to exclude invalid traffic on display ads from clickjacked pages on both mobile and desktop devices. marketingland.com

Prada Refocuses on Women's Wear, Aims to Boost E-commerce

Wal-Mart Expands Free Store Pickup to Boost E-Commerce
 

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Rochester, NY: 4 men sentenced for $435K Discover credit card Theft Ring
Four Rochester men have been sentenced for running an identity theft ring that rang up more than $400,000 in fraudulent credit card purchases. The U.S. attorney's office says Shawn Smith, Odell Edwards, Sebastian Ferrell and Courtney Campbell-Cooper have received federal prison sentences ranging from more than two years to nearly 6½ years. Prosecutors say the Secret Service started an investigation two years ago this month into reports of access device fraud and identity theft in the Rochester area. U.S. Postal Service inspectors and local police were also involved in the probe into fraudulently obtained credit cards issued by Discover. Officials say the four men used authorized credit card user's information to obtain additional cards that were used to make store purchases and cash withdrawals totaling more than $435,000. therepublic.com

Former Mrs. America, Jennifer Susan Kline Accused of Swindling Macy's
A former Mrs. America beauty queen is possibly facing up to 10 years in prison after allegedly making more than $5,000 worth of fraudulent returns to a Macy's department store. Authorities say Jennifer Susan Kline spent thousands of dollars on designer clothes at a Macy's store in Edina, Minnesota, in November. About a week later, the 1988 Mrs. America went to two different Macy's locations to return the clothes and collected a $5,500 refund, according to police. But a Macy's employee says the 50-year-old mother of two did not return the correct items, according to a police complaint. Macy's also alleged in the complaint that the clothes that were returned were dirty and showed signs of wear. Police also searched Kline's Wayzata, Minnesota, home and said they found 24 items that Kline had supposedly returned. "The tags were taken off and were placed onto clothes that looked similar, but were not the same name brand," Sgt. Kevin Rofidal of the Edina Police Department told ABC News. "There was more than just grabbing merchandise and walking out the door." abcnews.go

Abington, PA: TJ Maxx employee sentenced to 2 years for theft of $4,235
A Philadelphia man will go to jail for ripping off an Abington store where he worked. Ricardo Donte Griffin, 39, received an 11½- to 23-month sentence in Montgomery County prison Friday on a felony retail theft charge for scamming $4,235 worth of merchandise from T.J. Maxx on Old York Road. Griffin also will have to serve a two-year probation sentence once he completes his parole time and pays full restitution. Friends of Griffin would come through his line with a large amount of merchandise. Griffin would then ring up the merchandise, cancel it and then ring up just one item, the complaint said. The person would pay for the one item and then exit the store with everything. theintell.com

Surveillance video captures suspects stealing $3,000 of designer eyewear
Police are looking for two women who were caught on camera stealing thousands of dollars worth of designer frames from an eyeglass store at the St. Johns Town Center Tuesday. The owners of Vision Express said it happened during business hours, while multiple people were in the store. When one owner noticed several frames were missing on the wall, he checked the security camera footage and saw everything on tape. Within minutes, Aubrey Hatcher, Optical Rep & Lab Manager said almost $3,000 worth of merchandise was taken from the store and the lesson is to always keep a close watch. news4jax.com

Traverse City, MI: Desperate Couple turns to ORC to fund upcoming baby bills
An Interlochen couple turned to shoplifting from Wal-Mart to raise funds for an upcoming birth. John Michael Lawrence, 26, and Megan Elizabeth Moore, 20, turned themselves in to authorities this week on warrants for organized retail crime and first-degree retail fraud. Grand Traverse County sheriff's Lt. Brian Giddis said the charges stem from accusations the couple stole baby formula, diapers and other items from Wal-Mart in September and October. He said the pair then sold many items online for cash. "To get money because she's expecting a baby," Giddis said. Eighty-sixth District Court documents tallied the total value stolen at $2,435.25. record-eagle.com

Simpsonville, SC: Shoplifting turns into Armed Robbery at Upstate Walmart store Simpsonville police responded Wednesday to a Walmart store after they say a shoplifter attacked an employee with a knife. Police said that a Walmart employee tried to stop a suspected shoplifter from pushing a cart with weed eater, chain saw and other items out of the store around 2:25 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the shoplifter attacked the store employee with a knife. The employee has been taken to a hospital for treatment of the knife wound to the arm. live5news.com

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Shootings

Gwinnett County, GA: Walmart LP Agent, J.D. Ferguson's murder suspect makes first court appearance
Police identified the man accused of killing a Walmart loss prevention officer as Boaz Fordyce. Fordyce, 37, made his first appearance in a Gwinnett County courtroom Wednesday afternoon. He is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and theft by shoplifting. Police say Fordyce was trying to steal three flat screen televisions from the Walmart on Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn Sunday night. Police say when Jaseramie Ferguson and another employee tried to stop him, a struggle ensued and Ferguson was fatally shot. Lilburn Police Captain Thom Bardugon said, "We're really not quite sure why he would choose to shoot someone over this crime," said Bardugon. "Based on the conversations we've had with him, we are no closer to figuring out why than we were when we started this." wtvm.com

Houston, TX: Deputy Constable shot 6 times outside convenience store
in an apparent ambush
A deputy constable is in emergency surgery Thursday morning after he was shot six times on Wednesday night after a suspect approached him from behind and opened fire in an apparent ambush, authorities said. The deputy constable was identified as Alden Clopton, an 11-year veteran of the force who is married and has children. Clopton was in surgery Thursday morning with wounds to the abdomen and a bullet lodged near his heart. "So right now, we're not really sure of his condition," a police spokesman said. KTRK reported that the injured deputy constable was wearing a bulletproof vest when he was shot. foxnews.com

Shrewsbury, PA: Bail denied for man accused of shooting at PA State Police Trooper at Walmart
A pharmacy technician told police that around 7:40 p.m. last Thursday, Markowski approached the pharmacy counter in a motorized wheelchair and threatened to shoot the technician if she didn't give him fentanyl, a strong opiate. She handed it over, and Markowski was leaving the store when he was confronted by an arriving trooper from the York barracks, according to documents; a "brief struggle" ensued, documents state. Markowski pointed a sawed-off Mossberg 500A 12-gauge shotgun at the trooper and fired, according to documents. But the trooper was able to push the barrel aside, police say. The shotgun blast struck an interior wall near the main entrance, where numerous customers were located, according to documents. The trooper returned fire, hitting Markowski in the chest, at which point the trooper disarmed Markowski, documents state. yorkdispatch.com


Robberies & Thefts

Charlotte, NC: Video shows Charlotte robber tying up woman at jewelry store
The video shows a man dressed in all black with a baseball cap on- enter the Brownlee Jewelers in Steele Creek in southwest Charlotte. Police say he told the employee that he wanted to look for charm bracelets. But that's just a ploy, police say. As soon as the worker turns her back - the robber strikes. He puts the gun in the back of her back, police say, and says, "This is a robbery." CMPD officer Tori Roddey says they know the suspect didn't drive there because he pulls a motorcycle helmet out of a black duffle bag right after he pulls out the gun. He first asks for cash, but gets nervous once at the cash register. Too scared to mess with the money, he turns his attention to the jewelry - specifically, the engagement rings. Roddey says the robber then takes the worker to the back and ties her hands and feet with a pair of zip ties. But one thing that lets him know the suspect is an amateur - someone he calls a criminal with a conscience. "The guy says, 'I have five kids, I have no other choice'," Roddey said. "So telling her why he was doing this and also - he was polite enough to ask her are these ties too tight?" wncn.com

Des Moines, IA: Git-N-Go hires Armed Security after 12 robberies
Git-N-Go has hired a private security firm to patrol its gas stations in response to a string of armed robberies over the past month, according to a leader of the security firm. Git-N-Gos in Des Moines have been robbed 12 times since March 16, with suspects wielding a variety of weapons, including guns, knives and a pair of scissors. Police have said the robberies might be connected, as suspects' descriptions in several of the cases are similar. Investigations are ongoing, however. Tom Conley, president and CEO of The Conley Group, a private security firm, said Wednesday that Git-N-Go hired his company earlier this week in response to the string of robberies. desmoinesregister.com

Kokomo, IN: City Council looks to Limit Police Calls to Big Box stores
After witnessing two Kokomo police officers respond to Walmart for a minor disturbance, Kokomo Common Council member Bob Cameron decided it was time for big box stores to handle their own security. With that issue in mind, Cameron sponsored an ordinance that cracks down on "chronic nuisance properties," specifically big box stores that rely heavily on local police for security when handling issues like minor shoplifting or noise disturbances. "I think what's happening today is that you have the big box stores and other places that are getting rid of their security and relying on the police department to answer to frivolous things," said Cameron. In the ordinance, a chronic nuisance property is defined as any property that requires more than three police runs in a calendar month for a theft less than $50 in value, or a property that receives three ordinance citations or verified complaints of prohibited conduct in any 60-day period. kokomotribune.com

Cleveland, OH: Rite Aid store front destroyed by ATM thieves, 2nd ATM theft this week in area
For the second morning in a row, crooks have struck Cuyahoga County with another smash-and-grab crime. It happened Thursday morning on the city's west side at a Rite Aid store located at Fulton and Clark. Cleveland Police say the suspects stole the ATM. This marks the seventh smash-and-grab incident we've covered in the last two months. There was a smash-and-grab incident Wednesday morning in Parma where the ATM was stolen from on Brookpark at State. wkyc.com

Mannheim Township, PA: Two suspects wanted in $335 Baby Formula theft from Walgreens
"While two of them distracted the clerk, two others concealed 14 cans of baby formula in bags they were carrying, and left the store without paying," according to a news release from the police. The baby formula was valued at $355, police said. The four people left the store in a dark-colored Mercedes SUV. pennlive.com

Beaumont, TX: Local law enforcement leaders announce crackdown on burglaries
The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office and the Beaumont Police Department are announcing a call for action. At a press conference at the Jefferson County courthouse, Beaumont PD Chief of Police Jim Singletary and District Attorney Bob Wortham announced there's a 35 percent increase in burglaries in Beaumont. The announcement comes just days after a smash and grab burglary Monday, and the burglaries at local car dealerships this weekend. So law enforcement is using an outreach approach. 12newsnow.com

Counterfeit Goods

Australia: Border Force swoops on counterfeit resellers
Dodgy resellers could face big fines and even jail time after raids uncovered thousands of unapproved and counterfeit products. NSW Fair Trading said it had seized more than 10,000 items at one location, including "unapproved and potentially dangerous" USB phone chargers. Some of these chargers were counterfeits of Apple, LG, Samsung, Huawei and Motorola, while others were not branded but styled on a branded product. Fair Trading said that other items were labeled with false approval numbers. The regulator said it had also seized counterfeit mobile device batteries, leads and accessories from the site. cnn.com


Cargo Theft

Fresno, CA: Thieves targeting California almonds, walnuts industry;
Bill introduced to fund statewide taskforce targeting Cargo Theft
The sophisticated organizations in many cases use high-tech tactics, hacking into trucking companies to steal their identity. Armed with false shipping papers, they pose as legitimate truckers, driving off with loads of nuts such as almonds, walnuts or pistachios valued at $150,000, and some worth $500,000 each. Days later, when a shipment fails to arrive to its intended destination, the nuts may already be in another state or on a ship destined for Europe or Asia, where they fetch top dollar on the black market, authorities say. Last year, nut thefts hit an all-time high in California - with losses totaling $4.6 million from 31 reported cases, more than the three previous years combined, according to CargoNet, an alliance of cargo shipping firms and law enforcement agencies aimed at preventing losses. Losses for all four years combined were nearly $7.6 million, the group reports. Local authorities are also taking action. One state lawmaker has introduced a bill to fund a statewide taskforce targeting all types of cargo thefts. And law enforcement officials and nut processors are meeting Thursday to share information to help prevent more nut thefts. wtop.com


Credit Card Fraud

Medford, OR: Grants Pass man pleads guilty to federal fraud, ID theft: at least 10 victims

Palm Beach County, FL: Credit-card fraud costs victim more than $1,400


Skimming Reports


Rochester, NH: Skimming Device found on ATM
On Tuesday, police in Rochester received a report that a card skimming device was found at a local drive-through ATM at Northeast Credit Union on Columbus Avenue. They were able to determine the device was placed on the ATM on Saturday at approximately 5:45 a.m. and was removed on Sunday around 7 p.m. unionleader.com

Glendale, MO: Same man may be behind several skimming devices at local ATMs



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