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The Zellman Group
Stuart Levine and
 Stan Welch

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Ed Wolfe

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Brian Morrison was promoted to Divisional Asset Protection Director for Dollar General.
Brian was previously their DC Asset Protection Director for the past year. He has held other loss prevention directorship level positions for CVS Health as Director Loss Prevention - Logistics, Lowe's as Director of Loss Prevention Operations and Division Director of Loss Prevention, Safety and Hazmat. Brian earned his Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminology from Western Kentucky University. Congratulations Brian!


Help Document the Industry
Participate in the 2016 National Retail Security Survey

Deadline extended to Monday, April 25th

The National Retail Security Study serves as the industry benchmark for calculating inventory shrink. The University of Florida and the NRF have partnered together for over a decade to conduct this research. NRSS is an invaluable tool for the retail and vendor communities and law enforcement partners, as well as legislative efforts and media awareness campaigns. Complete the survey by the deadline to be entered into a random drawing for one full retailer pass (valued at ~$1250) to the 2016 NRF Protect Conference and Expo in Philadelphia this June.

The NRF still needs representation from the following categories:

Auto parts Craft & hobbies
Books Specialty men's apparel
Cards & gifts Toys
Consumer electronics Warehouse club

If you have personal contacts in these categories, please encourage them to participate. The 2016 NRSS findings will be launched on June 13th, the day before NRF Protect begins.

Take the NRSS here!

Protection 1 enhances eSuite data analytics platform
Protection 1's eSuite 2.0, the latest version of its data analytics/reporting platform for commercial customers, has a number of new features including mobile device capability. "We previewed it at ASIS and had it in beta, and now it's available for all commercial customers, national, regional and local," Lisa Ciappetta, Protection 1 senior director of marketing, told Security Systems News. The platform notifies business owners and managers of "things that need to be looked at to manage the day-to-day operations," Ciappetta said. The platform uses easy-to-read "exception-based reporting" graphics so "important things are immediately brought to [managers'] attention, without a lot of research." securitysystemsnews.com

Giant Food Addresses Spike in Gift Card Fraud
No Credit Card Purchases of Gift Cards & Prepaid Debit Cards
Citing a recent and large increase in credit card fraud, Washington, DC-area grocer Giant Food says it will no longer allow customers to use credit cards when purchasing gift cards and reloadable or prepaid debit cards. Landover, Md.-based Giant, which operates 169 supermarkets in the Washington, D.C. metro area, has placed large warning stickers next to credit card terminals at their stores, saying: "Attention Gift Card Customers: Effective immediately, all purchases of Visa, MasterCard, American Express Gift Cards and all General Purpose Reloadable or Prepaid Cards may only be made with Cash or Bank Pin-based Debit."

Asked for comment about the change, Giant Food released a brief statement about the policy change that went into effect in March 2016, but otherwise didn't respond to requests for more details. "Giant has recently made a change in procedures for purchasing gift cards because of a large increase of fraudulent gift card purchasing," the company said. krebsonsecurity.com

Macy's ranked as the department store of the year in the Harris Poll's 28th annual EquiTrend Study
In coming out on top, Macy's unseated Kohl's, which has held the honor since 2012. Macy's also showed one of the largest brand equity increases (+7%) over a three-year period. 

Nordstrom reclaimed the Luxury Department Store Brand of the Year title from Lord & Taylor.

Other retailers taking Brand of the Year honors by ranking first in their respective categories included:
Discount shoe stores: DSW Shoes (third consecutive year);
Electronics store: Best Buy;
Hardware & home store: The Home Depot (fourth consecutive year);
Off-Price Retailer: TJ Maxx (first time as Brand of the Year);
Sporting Goods Store: Cabela's (reclaiming honor from Dick's Sporting Goods); and
Coffee and quick serve restaurant: Dunkin' Donuts.

The Harris Poll survey measures brands' health based on three factors: familiarity, quality and purchase consideration. This year, more than 97,000 U.S. consumers assessed more than 3,800 brands across nearly 500 categories. chainstoreage.com

Walmart Releases 2016 Annual Shareholders' Meeting Materials 
Global Ethics and Compliance Report
Upcoming meeting to be held June 3rd, 2016.  In it was highlighted their Global Ethics and Compliance Report, listed below.

The company's third report on its global compliance program discusses Walmart's significant efforts to build and maintain a world-class ethics and compliance program. As explained in the report, in the last fiscal year the company and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors identified objectives for continuing to enhance the company's compliance program. The objectives addressed issues such as using technology to make the company's ethics and compliance efforts more effective, furthering development of its anticorruption program, and continuing to lead on food safety. The detailed report is available here.

Jay Jorgensen, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, said, "Over the last few years, the company has invested heavily in enhancing our ethics and compliance functions to help us become the world's most trusted retailer. These efforts reflect our commitment to doing business the right way and continuously improving as we adapt to changes in our operations and the marketplace." businesswire.com

Costco in consortium eyeing assets of Woolworths' hardware chain: Source
U.S. retail giant Costco is part of a consortium eyeing the assets of Woolworths' troubled Australian hardware chain, Masters, a source familiar with the talks told CNBC. The Australian newspaper reported on Wednesday that listed Australian property group Charter Hall and the Wesfarmers-owned hardware chain, Bunnings, had teamed up to bid for 43 Masters sites. A source told CNBC that Costco was also part of the bid group. Reports suggest any bid could be worth up to 1 billion Australian dollars ($770 million). cnbc.com

Global trade in fake goods worth nearly $500b: Study
Imports of counterfeit and pirated goods are worth nearly half a trillion dollars a year, or around 2.5 percent of global imports, with US, Italian and French brands the hardest hit and many of the proceeds going to organized crime, according to a new report published Monday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the EU's Intellectual Property Office. The report puts the value of imported fake goods worldwide at $461 billion in 2013, compared with total imports in world trade of $17.9 trillion. In a previous 2008 OECD study, fake goods accounted for up to 1.9 percent of global imports. chinadaily.com

Lawsuit filed against Stonecrest Mall security
LITHONIA - A mother of a teenager claims in a lawsuit that security guards overreacted when they expelled her 15-year-old from the Stonecrest Mall in Lithonia. The incident occurred last summer and was captured on video. The scenes show guards pummeling the teen. But the guards said what is not shown is the behavior of the teen. They said he started the confrontation. DeKalb magistrate judge, who, after weighing the evidence, found no criminal liability. foxatlanta.com

Budgeting for Risk Management Unknowns

Analysis Shows Consumer Spending Slowdown During Presidential Elections

RILA AP Conference Recap: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3

Ikea warns customers about dressers after a third child is crushed to death

BJ's Wholesale Club joins in-store pickup club

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Sherwin Williams Q1 comp's up 9.4%, sales up 5.1%
Tractor Supply Co. Q1 comp's up 4.9%, net sales up 10%
Yum Brands Q1 worldwide comp's up 2%, worldwide sales up 5%

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PayPal Adds Chief Compliance Officer to
Executive Leadership Team

As part of an ongoing focus in this critical part of PayPal's mission, they have created the new position of Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, and announced the hiring of Aaron Karczmer, a leading expert in compliance and financial intelligence to join its executive team and fill this role. To be a global payments leader requires an extraordinary commitment to compliance and risk management. For PayPal fulfilling this commitment every day is of the highest priority and it is an essential part of the company culture. Over the last year PayPal has significantly increased its investments in risk and compliance excellence across the entire global organization. PayPal does this both because it's the right thing to do in a world where terrorism and cybercrime are on the rise -- and because that excellence in risk management and compliance is essential to its deep commitment to being a Customer Champion. The more advanced PayPal becomes in these areas, the greater trust and confidence its 180M worldwide customers and stakeholders have in PayPal. paypal.com

For further information on PayPal GAP Team, email inquiries to lawenforcement@paypal.com. 




North American Retailers #1 Cyber Target Worldwide
Study: Data thieves follow common patterns

According to the Trustwave 2016 Global Security Report, which analyzes results of Trustwave security investigations during 2015, retail was the most targeted industry for data breaches. Twenty-three percent of Trustwave data breach investigations involved retailers. North America was the most popular geographic location for cyberattacks, with 35% of all Trustwave investigations occurring on the continent.

While POS attacks have slowed compromises affecting corporate and internal networks more than doubled to 40% in 2015, up from 18% in 2014. In 60% of investigations, attackers were after payment card data. Efforts were split about evenly between card track (magnetic stripe) data (31% of incidents), which came mainly from POS environments, and card-not-present (CNP) data (29%), which mostly came from e-commerce transactions.

The majority of victims, 59%, did not detect breaches themselves. chainstoreage.com

Visa to speed up chip card checkouts
Visa is upgrading its software to process chip-embedded credit and debit cards to function faster - addressing a source of grumbling from businesses and customers who are often forced to wait for transactions to go through. The company said Tuesday that its program - Quick Chip for EMV - will let customers dip and remove cards, usually in two seconds or less, without waiting for purchases to be finalized. herald-dispatch.com

How One Cybercrime Gang Is Ratcheting Up PoS Attacks
Cybercriminals are doubling down their attacks on US point-of-sale systems (PoS) still using magnetic-stripe card transactions as the window for exploiting those weaker systems gradually closes. One particularly pervasive gang, dubbed FIN6 by FireEye, has been especially active. According to FireEye, the latest PoS attacks overall, including from FIN6, are all signs of the bad guys trying to take advantage of weaker, non-EMV PoS systems without other security protections as well such as end-to-end encryption, while they are still in place.

One breach linked to the gang was tied to more than 20 million stolen credit cards, mostly from the U.S., selling on average for $21, according to the FireEye Threat Intelligence report. That adds up to $400 million in revenue, if the cards sold at full price. That said, some of the cards likely sold at a discounted rate because stolen cards rapidly lose value once they hit the market. cnbc.com darkreading.com

The insider threat is a constant & represents 10% to 15% of all cyber attacks
Hackers in a company's network often masquerade as employees. Cabrera said some of the best data scientists may be part of the criminal underground where actors have a unique understanding of company data and a company's computer network. They are realizing more and more that they can hide in plain sight by the use of stolen credentials and mimic the activity of an insider to hide their tactics from detection.

Suggestions for companies:
● Contracts with third-party vendors should require notification when an information breach may have occurred.

● Procurement departments should involve the data security department early in third-party and vendor selection, and be sure to get data security policies from vendors that will receive network access.

● Determine the least amount of network access each employee should have. Typically, companies unnecessarily treat all users equally, and most employees have far more access and privilege than they need.

● Encourage a culture of healthy paranoia and shared responsibility to safeguard the system.

● Don't underestimate the value of tracking for insider threats. While multiple passwords and firewalls are useful, a system should also have visibility enabling the tech staff to detect unusual system behavior by employees or external threats within the system using an employee's credentials to mask navigation through the system.

● Be aware of the common characteristics of insider leak threats. For instance, nonmanagement employees who are insider threats tend to begin soon after they are hired, but managerial employees take longer to become threats. dailybusinessreview.com

Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and others express 'deep concerns' over controversial encryption bill
Four coalitions representing Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and other major tech companies have published an open letter expressing their concerns over a controversial US bill that would require smartphone makers to decrypt data on demand. The letter, published this week, is addressed to the bill's sponsors, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and signed by four industry groups:
Reform Government Surveillance, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition, and the Entertainment Software Association.

"Any mandatory decryption requirement, such as that included in the discussion draft of the bill that you authored, will to lead to unintended consequences," the letter reads. "The effect of such a requirement will force companies to prioritize government access over other considerations, including digital security."
(Read the full open letter here.) theverge.com




Nedap Taps ALL-TAG to Offer Cost-Effective Source-Tagging Solutions

Wakefield, MA - Nedap North America, a global provider of EAS and RFID technology solutions, announced a collaborative marketing agreement with ALL-TAG Corporation creating an unprecedented advantage to US retail customers using Nedap EAS solutions.

"We are incredibly excited we've reached this agreement with ALL-TAG, who is a well-known and respected leader in the EAS source-tagging industry," said Patrick O'Leary, Vice President and General Manager of Nedap Retail - Americas.

"ALL-TAG services are provided to many of the largest retailers in our market today as well as by their source-tagging partners," continued O'Leary. "Since label integrators and retail product manufacturers already utilizing ALL-TAG services in their high-speed label application programs, it made sense for us to take advantage of the existing source-tagging network ALL-TAG has built over many years. This allows Nedap Retail North America, as well as our distributor partners, the ability to offer source-tagging solutions to our customers as an affordable option that reduces retailers' labor costs while increasing tagging compliance."

The agreement between Nedap Retail North America and ALL-TAG Corporation, is well-received by retailers who have not only struggled with the high cost of employee labor to tag high-theft merchandise in-store, but they have also been fighting an endless battle when trying to achieve an acceptable level of tagging compliance.

"Our agreement with Nedap Retail North America really complements ALL-TAG's offerings, as well as Nedap's, to provide a complete solution to the end user- Nedap's Best-in-class hardware and ALL-TAG's reputation for leading in source-tagging," said Stuart Seidel, President of ALL-TAG Corporation. "For the first time, retailers now have an affordable solution to ensure all their high-theft merchandise comes in the back door already tagged, allowing retailers to reallocate those saved labor dollars toward other important objectives, such as customer service and increasing sales."

"Retailers understand that when implementing an EAS program, one of the key drivers is source-tagging. It's not just being able to provide security labels. Relationships with manufacturers and packagers of consumer goods are paramount in order to implement and ensure the labels are positioned properly, fit in the package, and are applied in a way to best maximize detection", said Patrick O'Leary. With strategic locations All-Tag ensures immediate delivery on time-sensitive source-tagging orders, ALL-TAG has clearly mastered this ability. We are proud to offer this affordable source-tagging solution to our retail clients."

Visit www.nedapretail-americas.com for more information.


Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

Driving Value Beyond
Loss Prevention

Paul Paglia, VP of LP & Retail Operations, DKNY

Learning how to drive value beyond your job description and becoming a full business partner is key to not only career development but also to surviving in today's retail environment. In joining DKNY in 2009, Paul Paglia obtained operational responsibilities in addition to his LP function. As VP of LP & Retail Operations, Paul shares how you can go from being viewed as "just the LP person" within your organization to eventually being looked at as "the solution person". Hear his step-by-step guide on how to make yourself indispensable.

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LPNN Quick Take #20

Karl Langhorst, Corp. Sr. Director, Loss Prevention, The Kroger Co., shares some insights on "Millennials" in this Quick Take with Joe and Amber. Learn what Kroger is doing to connect with and engage the mysterious Generation Y.

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Mobile Fraud Skyrockets, But Merchants Are Unprepared
Mobile's a greater risk then e-Commerce

Despite mobile fraud growing by 81% between 2011 and 2015, nearly four out of 10 merchants (38.5%) say determining if they've been victimized is the largest barrier to effectively managing fraud risk.
According to the latest data from the Kount 2016 Mobile Payments & Fraud Survey, the majority of merchants are overwhelmingly incorporating mobile payment options into their online and mobile commerce strategies. But, they are unaware of the type of risks these new technologies bring-let alone what they even look like.

"Until merchants implement techniques to address the unique characteristics of mobile offerings to keep them safe and secure, they're leaving the door wide open for fraudsters." infosecurity-magazine.com

Pay-by-selfie, pay-by-fingerprint: Coming your way soon after MasterCard's Dutch experiment

UK: E-commerce sales increase as cold weather keeps shoppers at home

The Bots Are Here! What Every Retailer Needs To Know About eCommerce Chatbots



Scottsdale, AZ: California ORC Duo came to Scottsdale's Louis Vuitton store and made off with $40,000 in merchandise during two robberies
Scottsdale police said on April 13 they were called to the store at Scottsdale Fashion Square after reports of a shoplifting. Police detained 22-year-old Damon Leknarl Stuart Jr. in the mall and found 40-year-old Andrea Rose hiding in a bathroom. Store employees told police that Rose was checking the locked display drawers and when she found one that was unlocked, she alerted Stuart who would come over and grab the wallets out of the drawer, putting them in a "Disney" bag. Police say the bag was lined with thick tin foil to nullify the theft detection devices. Store employees also told police that this same couple robbed them in January. Employees reportedly recognized the pair because of the "Disney" bag. Police say in both thefts, Rose and Stuart stole wallets. In the first robbery they got away with $25,000 worth of items, and the latest time they got another $14,535. The merchandise from both robberies is still missing. Police report that both suspects have extensive criminal histories in California. abc15.com

UPDATE Trumbull, CT: Two more arrested in Home Depot employee scam
A Trumbull man and a Stamford man have been arrested on warrants for conspiracy to commit larceny in the second degree at the Trumbull Police Department in connection with an employee shoplifting ring at Home Depot that was exposed on April 10. Police said that Jonathan Stunzi, 20, of Gaylord Road turned himself in at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, and admitted to playing a role in the larcenies that took place from January 2015 to October 2015 at the Home Depot on Monroe Turnpike. Stamford resident Gregory Alston, 29, also turned himself in at police headquarters, around 11 a.m. Monday, April 18. Police said Alston played an integral role in the operation because he was the boss of the overnight crew that worked at the store and stole an estimated $300,000 worth of tools during their shifts. He failed to report the shoplifting ring to management and lied about reviewing overnight security footage. An audit revealed the scheme, and Home Depot's asset protection department reported it to the Trumbull Police Department last fall. trumbulltimes.com

Cincinnati, OH: ORC thieves busted at a Bar in New Miami, OH
Several people have been arrested and thousands of dollars' worth of items seized after authorities raided a New Miami bar and an adjacent home. Among those who faces charges is the owner of the Valley View Sports Bar on Route 127, Billy Wayne Reeves. WLWT was there as investigators executed search warrants at the bar and the house next door Wednesday afternoon and carried out case after case of beer, Coors Light, Bud and Bud Light. Investigators also carried away laundry detergent and flat screen TVs, still in boxes. Vehicles were also confiscated. "We've been conducting undercover operations dealing with stolen property and from our investigations, it led us today to serving a search warrant here at the Valley View tavern bar in New Miami," New Miami Police Chief Dan Gilbert said. Because this is still an ongoing investigation, Gilbert was limited in what he could confirm, but he said the investigation involves theft and drugs. "The stolen property equals into a few thousand dollars of stolen property and it's been going on throughout the entire region," Gilbert said. Agencies involved include New Miami police, officers from Butler and Hamilton Counties, the Ohio Department of Public Safety and Kroger's Organized Retail Crime Division. wlwt.com

Dickson County, TN: Man accused of skimming 1,800 credit cards, thousands in Merchandise from TJ Maxx and Marshalls
Investigators told News the financial data of as many as 150 of those victims have been used to purchase thousands in merchandise. The multi-state card skimming operation unraveled thanks to the interdiction unit with the 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force out of Dickson County. On April 7, officers stopped a mini-van rented out of Florida. The driver, 29-year-old Juan Garcia, was arrested and charged with criminal simulation. Agents allegedly found thousands in new merchandise from TJ Maxx and Marshals, and seized a skimmer, encoder, lap top, and hundreds of gift cards. wkrn.com

Edinburgh, IN: Couple arrested after police find 834 packs of cigarettes, fraudulent cards inside vehicle
Five packs of stolen cigarettes led Edinburgh police to discover 834 other packs and 37 fraudulent charge cards in the thief's car. Police responded to the reported theft at a Shell gas station around 1 p.m. Monday. Police say the alleged thief, Patrick Taylor, 25, had already fled the scene with Gerlissa Turner, 26, and their 3 year old daughter. The owner of the gas station told police that Taylor wanted to purchase five packs of cigarettes. The owner became suspicious when Taylor attempted to use a gift card to purchase the cigarettes and asked to purchase another five packs separately. The owner told police he asked Taylor for more information, but he got upset, grabbed the cigarettes and fled the store. A Johnson County sheriff's deputy responded, saying he had pulled over the vehicle. At the traffic stop, Taylor told police that it was all a misunderstanding. Police say Taylor had a note in his pocket that appeared to be instructions and contacts needed to buy 100 cards for $1,000, for an apparent criminal activity involving fraud. Police seized the car, after obtaining a search warrant, police searched the car. During the search, police found 834 packs of Newport brand cigarettes, as well as 40 credit/gift cards. Police say 37 of the cards had banking account information that did not match the number printed on the individual cards. cbs4indy.com

Cool Springs, TN: Two Women Arrested For Shoplifting At Cool Springs Galleria Mall
Two women were arrested on theft charges at the CoolSprings Galleria Mall. Franklin Police officers arrested 21-year-old Tiana Anderson and 21-year-old Ja Quan Nichols Tuesday afternoon. Officers said they went into a Belk dressing room to hide several items of clothing in their purses. When they approached the women, both ran from police. After a short chase, both women were arrested and the items were recovered. Officers said the stole nearly $1,000 of merchandise. newschannel5.com

Krotz Springs, LA: 2 employees accused of stealing $1,700 in lottery tickets from store
Two convenience store employees have been arrested for felony theft after allegedly stealing lottery tickets from their employer. Video surveillance footage showed the two suspects, Stephanie Bowman, 39, and Aireal Bowman, 24, both of Krotz Springs, "removing the lottery tickets from the (store's) case and scratching off the barcode," according to sheriff's spokesperson Major Eddie Thibodeaux. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said in a news release that Stephanie Bowman, "admitted to stealing an excessive amount of tickets ranging from 12 to 15 per day for at least 1 month." She also believes the value is somewhere between $1,600 to $1,700, according to Guidroz. klfy.com

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Antioch, CA: Police Search for Gunman in Lowe's parking lot shooting
Police are searching for a gunman who shot a person around 9:20 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot in Antioch. Employees at a Lowe's were shocked when a shooting victim walked in the door Wednesday night. Police believe the victim was shot in the parking lot. The store was still open at the time. The driver of a minivan eventually crashed into bags of mulch outside the Garden Center. Workers locked down the store as they ran for cover and called police. The victim was rushed to John Muir Medical Center. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. At least half a dozen casings were found in the parking lot and there are bullet holes in the driver's side window. This is the second car shooting in the area in just as many days. abc7news.com

North Hollywood, CA: Shooting near Target could be due to 'love triangle'
One man was shot and seriously wounded in North Hollywood and the man who shot him remained at large this morning, police said. The shooting took place near the Target store on Victory Boulevard - about 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Francisca Wheeling, watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division. "The victim, a man in his 50s, was shot in the back and seriously wounded in some kind of domestic violence incident," Wheeling said. "The suspect, who is also a man in his 50s, remains at large this morning." dailynews.com

Columbus, GA: Suspect in fatal Peach Tree Mall shooting turns himself in
The man accused of shooting and killing a 24-year-old father inside a Columbus mall last month has turned himself in to authorities. News outlets report that 18-year-old Xzavaien Jones was apprehended on a murder warrant without incident Monday and booked into the Muscogee County Jail without bond in connection with the death of Anthony Meredith. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says Meredith was killed March 26 after being shot several times in Peachtree Mall's food court area that afternoon. The motive for the slaying is unclear. northwestgeorgianews.com

Robberies & Thefts

North Plainfield, NJ: CVS Overnight Manager charged in with Robbery
Police are seeking a second suspect wanted in the robbery of a Route 22 drug store early Tuesday morning. The store's overnight manager, James A. Munoz, 20, has already been arrested and is being held in Somerset County Jail. Munoz was arrested at his home, police were waiting for him. Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson said detectives are trying to identify the second suspect. mycentraljersey.com

Springdale, AR: McDonalds Soda theft leads to Felony Robbery
charge for teen
An Arkansas teen is facing a felony charge after he put soda in a water cup at McDonald's. According to Springdale police, 18-year-old Cody Morris and two friends ordered cups of water in the drive-thru, dumped out the water, then came inside and refilled the cups with soda. The manager realized what was going on and asked the trio to return the drinks. Police said two of the three gave back the cups, but Morris did not. The manager stood behind Morris' car and tried to stop them from leaving. He was struck by the car as they tried to leave. The manager was hit again as he continued trying to block the escape. Police later arrested Morris and charged him with felony robbery. nbc4i.com

St Louis, MO: Smash and grab at Manchester jewelry store
A West St. Louis County jewelry store is just the latest hit with theft this week. On Wednesday, Manchester Police confirmed an overnight smash and grab burglary at the Diamond Family Jewelry store near the intersection of Manchester Road and Baxter Road. Haddad said the items stolen are worthless, simply samples. "Zero value whatsoever. You can't melt it, you can't sell it," he said. The truly valuable items are never left out at night, and are protected by security, cameras, and staff during business hours Haddad said. ksdk.com

Calgary, CN: Firearms worth $10,000 stolen from Cabela's while manager worked in back room
Calgary police fear that $10,000 worth of weapons stolen from a northeast sporting-goods store on Wednesday will turn up in future violent crimes. The handguns and rifles were taken while a store manager worked in a back room at Cabela's, at 851 64th Ave. N.E. Officers were called around 6:30 a.m. to respond to reports of a break-in at the store. When they arrived, they found the front doors on the north side of the business had been smashed with a hammer or bar, and several weapons had been stolen. The incident took place around 4:40 a.m. but was not noticed until about two hours later when staff started arriving for work. A store manager was in a back room during the incident but did not hear the break-in. calgaryherald.com

UK: Asda evacuated after unattended bag sparks security scare
NE of Swindon's largest supermarkets was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon following a security scare. The alert, which happened shortly after 3pm at the Asda Walmart store on the Orbital Shopping Park, was sparked by an unattended bag found near the front windows. Customers were shepherded out of alternative doors and moved away from the building by waiting police officers. The package was investigated and ultimately found to be safe, the store was reopened by 4pm. A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: "The store was evacuated at 3.22pm by staff following a report of a suspicious rucksack near the front door. swindonadvertiser.co.uk

Polaris, OH: Server at Red Robin pays for Officers' meals after SWAT Team members funeral
After Columbus SWAT officer Steven Smith's funeral on Tuesday, a group of police officers went to the Red Robin in Polaris for something to eat. But they didn't have to pay a thing, thanks to a server who gave them all their meals for free. nbc4i.com

Houston, TX: Good Samaritans Rescue Semi Truck Driver caught in flood water

Paterson, NJ: Trial begins for man accused of committing nine armed robberies

Jamaica: Foreign Conmen Selling Counterfeit STIHL Chainsaws


Altoona, PA: Woman sets fire to a Mattress inside a Value City Furniture store
A woman was arrested for allegedly setting fire inside an Altoona furniture store on Wednesday. Police say Denys Rose, 44, set fire to a mattress in the store, and when employees tried to pull her to safety, she held onto the mattress and resisted the help. The store manager was able to extinguish the blaze, but when police arrived on scene, they say Rose became agitated and combative. Officers took Rose to the Blair County Prison. She has been charged with arson, causing or risking a catastrophe, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct. wearecentralpa.com

Credit Card Fraud

Gastonia, NC: Longhorn Steakhouse Employee busted stealing Credit Card Info While Gastonia Police officers continue to search for three suspects tied to a rash of bank card fraud, a man police say is unconnected to that spree has been accused of a similar crime. A Gastonia Police officer arrested Robert Marcharta Davis, 43, on Wednesday, accusing him of taking $900 out of a woman's bank account. Arrest records say Davis, who told police he works for the LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant chain, used a device to scan information off the woman's bank card so that he could make a replica. gastongazette.com

Dollar General - Spartanburg, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Excelsior Springs, MO - Robbery
Good Spirits - Sharon, PA - Robbery
Longbranch and Gossips - Farmington, MN - Burglary
Murphy USA - Kissimmee, FL - Armed Robbery
Reed's Pharmacy - Martinsburg, WV - Armed Robbery
Sami's Quick Stop - Youngstown, OH - Burglary
Sam's Drink All - Muskegon, OH - Armed Robbery
Shell - Ozark, AL - Armed Robbery
Stop Light - Sioux Falls, SD - Burglary
Stripes - Pharr, TX - Armed Robbery
T- Mobile - Atlanta, GA - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Manlius, NY - Theft
Walgreens - Bonneville County, ID - Armed Robbery
West Appleton C Store - Milwaukee, WI - Burglary
Zoom In - Wichita Falls, TX - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Winters, CA - Armed Robbery



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

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

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

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