Brian Morrison was named Director
of Asset Protection - Distribution Centers for Dollar General.
Brian was previously the Director of Loss Prevention - Logistics
for CVS Health for over 2 years before taking this new position. He has held
executive leadership roles in the industry for Lowe's as a Director - Loss
Prevention Operations and Division Director Loss Prevention, Safety and Hazmat.
Brian earned his Bachelor's of Arts degree in Criminology and Sociology from
Western Kentucky University. Congratulations Brian!
National Retail Federations Loss Prevention Conference and Expo makes list of
"Top 250 Trade Shows" in U.S. The world's premiere online resource for
trade show and event industry news, Trade Show News Network, recently announced
Retail's BIG Show 2014 ranked #112 on their coveted Top 250 Trade Show list, up
from #132 in 2013. This list represents the top trade events held each year
within the United States and is ranked by net square footage. Not only was
Retail's BIG Show named to the list, but NRF also had two other events make the
cut. The 2014 Shop.org Summit (#234) made the list, along with NRF's 2014
Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO (#242).
Computer Attacks Spur Congress to Act on Cybersecurity Bill Years in the Making
Responding to a series of computer security breaches, the House is expected
on Wednesday to pass a bill, years in the making, that would push private
companies to share access to their computer networks and records with federal
investigators. The House bill would provide legal liability protections for
companies that share cyberthreat information with one other or with the
government. But negotiators added what they see as critical privacy protections.
If a company shares information with the government, it would receive liability
protection only if its data undergoes two rounds of washing out personal
information - once by the company before it gives the data to the government
and another round by the government agency that receives the data. The data
would also go first to a civilian agency, not the National Security Agency or
the Defense Department, for that scrub. While House passage of the bill is not
in question, the timing may be a hurdle in the Senate, where an open amendment
process is slowing legislation.
Total Retail Loss - an opportunity for LP leaders to widen their role
Today's LP manager has a much bigger job to do than studying CCTV footage for
shoplifters. Forward-thinking companies are beginning to see how LP executives
may have a broader role in retail operations through the concept of 'Total
Retail Loss'. Technology is transforming retailing and the roles within it. The
responsibilities of the LP manager are rapidly changing as businesses find that
traditional strategies and solutions are no longer fit-for-purpose.
But new thinking on what constitutes loss will dictate how the LP role evolves.
There is now a proposal for a 'Total Retail Loss' framework that recognises a
much wider range of contributory factors to loss. One of these factors is the
rise of digital technology, which, while it offers marvellous new opportunities
also presents LP challenges, ranging from online fraud to the logistical
pressures of flash sales conceived in short time frames and promoted at scale.
Professor Adrian Beck, academic advisor to the ECR Europe Shrink and on-Shelf
Availability Group, and fellow experts came up with a definition of 'Total
Retail Loss' that at its simplest embraces all the losses within a retail
organisation that are not regarded as 'the cost of doing business' (such as the
cost of stock or heat and lighting).
Taking a cross functional approach to Loss Prevention
Effective loss prevention is no longer just the domain of the Loss Prevention
department. Increasingly, other departments, from Finance to Operations, IT
and HR, are gaining significant involvement in the design and implementation of
loss prevention decisions. This "cross-functional" approach to loss prevention,
as it has been called, is becoming essential in order to fight crime
effectively. This is a key topic for this year's Retail Fraud conference, and a
trend that has been gaining recognition for some time now, having been raised
recurrently during the event series by loss prevention executives from retail
In the digital era, when we as consumers take for granted that we can be
continuously connected and have all the information we need in the palm of our
hands, retail companies are having to develop these cross-functional approaches
to data analytics competencies and Business Intelligence solutions to drive
operational support and control the basics - enough product on shelf and good
customer service in store.
Large scale retail operations have traditionally adopted continuous monitoring
and forensics analytics to prevent fraud and error. This is no longer the
primary focus of continuous monitoring as algorithms and business models have
evolved to drive efficiencies in promotion execution, improving availability in
key value items, productivity in store, billing of supplier deals and cost
control. Exception based reporting drives the insight and case management
capabilities that enable prompt resolution of issues which often require
alignment between central functions and store operations.
1990 'Eyes Only' Visa Document Says PIN is Safer Than Signature
In almost every country in the world where they are used, chip cards take the
additional step of replacing signatures with a secret personal identification
number. Signatures are easy to forge and no more secure than the 1960s magnetic
stripe technology being dispensed with, but a PIN is a secret number known only
to the legitimate cardholder. While chip cards are difficult to counterfeit,
criminals will eventually find a way, and a PIN provides another layer of
security that shouldn't be tossed aside. Surprisingly, the card industry has
said the same thing - just not in public. And a once-secret document unearthed
during a 1997 NRF lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard has the proof. The
document, stamped "highly confidential" and "eyes only" by Visa lawyers,
describes a meeting of Visa executives held in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1990 to
discuss plans for rolling out then-new debit cards. During one group session at
the two-day meeting, executives discussed whether debit cards should require the
use of a PIN like ATM cards or be used with a signature like credit cards.
Session notes indicate that the conclusion was that PINs were the "safest
products for banks, less fraud" and also the "safest product for consumers."
They were also called "consumer friendly" and the document noted their "ease
to use." Signatures, however, were praised for "proven profitability," citing
"merchant discount income," "interchange fee income" and "cardholder fees. Not
surprisingly, profitability came out ahead of fraud
protection, and debit cards were issued without the protection
that would have come with a PIN. Why is a 25-year-old meeting important? Because
the current debate on data security standards is directly related to these
foundational conversations about whether cards should have a PIN, and this
meeting shows that banks have known all along that a PIN is safer.
Report: IT managers not best leaders in breach crisis
Technology managers are typically expected to take the point when a company is
hit by a major cyber security crisis, but a more business-oriented leader
might be more effective, says a new report from Booz Allen Hamilton. It's
the business leaders who typically make all the big decisions affecting the
whole company. "In a crisis, it doesn't work that way," he said. "The roles get
But a technology manager is going to focus on the technology -- on fixing the
things that are broken and getting the adversary out of the systems. But crisis
management also involves legal issues, crisis communications, and other
strategic decisions, that an IT manager might be unprepared for, or not have
time to deal with. In addition, technological solutions may sometimes be in
conflict with what's best for a company as a whole. "They may have to shut the
systems down, reconfigure things, and do other things that will affect the
business," Stewart said. "And they might not be in a situation where they
understand the broader business objectives. Having someone who understands the
broader business, helps them make better decisions."
However, it may not make good financial sense for a company to have a full
specialized crisis management team standing by at all times, ready to jump
UK's Primark coming to the Northeast, U.S. in a big way - new LP jobs coming & a
Directorship? - keep an eye out George Weston, CEO of Primark's
parent company ABF (Associated British Foods), says plans for the clothing
retailer's 2015 entry to the US are "well advanced. Preparations include the
signing of eight store leases in the north-east of the country, including
seven from department store group Sears. Half a dozen store locations have
been announced, including Downtown Crossing in Boston and five in shopping
malls across Pennsylvania, New York State, Connecticut and New Jersey. Primark
has also signed a lease for warehouse space located in the Lehigh Valley
area of Pennsylvania. Editor's note: They hired a Regional Manager,
obviously of operations, this past November out of Macy's based in Boston
and they just hired a Sr. Contract Recruiter last month. So keep your
eyes out as they start gearing up.
About Primark- We offer a diverse range of products, stocking everything from
baby and kids, to womens, mens, home ware, accessories, beauty products and
confectionery. Primark opened its first store in Dublin in 1969 under the name
Penneys and today operates in over 270 stores in nine countries in Europe
and growing with the first US store opening in Boston in 2015. Adored by
fashion fans and value seekers alike Primark is widely established as the
destination store for keeping up with the latest looks without breaking the
bank. To date the largest store that Primark operate worldwide is Manchester,
which occupies a retail space of 155,000 sq ft (14,400 m2) spread over
SEC Awards More than $1.4 Million to Whistleblower Compliance Officer
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday it awarded between $1.4
million and $1.6 million to a compliance officer who provided information that
helped the SEC in an enforcement action against the tipster's company,
marking the second time a compliance professional received an award under
the SEC's whistleblower program. The SEC didn't name the whistleblower, citing
confidentiality laws. It also didn't name the company involved, saying it can't
disclose information that might directly or indirectly reveal the tipster's
identity. The compliance officer had a reasonable basis to believe disclosure
to the SEC "was necessary to prevent imminent misconduct" from causing
"substantial financial harm" to the company or investors, the SEC said.
Law enforcement association defines verified alarms - 1st State ever to define
"verified alarm" Steve Walker, president of the Partnership for
Priority Verified Alarm Response, called the Texas Police Chiefs Association's
definition of the term "verified alarm" a big step for future conversations on
alarm verification. "It's a huge step forward for us," Walker said. "This is the
first state that has taken the step forward to try to get really clear on what a
verified alarm is." A verified alarm, by this definition, is one in which a
trained central station operator "confirms the presence of humans [at a specific
site], and [has] information that shows that there is a probable crime in
progress," Chris Vinson, chairman of the Texas Police Chiefs Association's alarm
committee, told Security Systems News. It is a "best practice" definition, he
said; each law enforcement agency in the state individually decides whether to
adopt it. Walker said the term "enhanced call verification" is confusing. ECV
was seen as verifying false alarms, whereas verified alarms confirm probable
crimes. Verification can occur through various sensors, audio or video.
Target opens small-format stores in California
TargetExpress, the retailer's newest and smallest format store yet, is
now open in San Francisco and Berkeley and designed with local city dwellers in
mind. The 12,000-square-foot Berkeley store, a former Walgreens, and the San
Francisco location, 18,000 square feet and housed on Bush Street in the
financial district, feature a refined and modern concept. The new locations
offer grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, fresh produce, toiletries, beauty
supplies and more. The express shops also feature access to prescription and
UK - Retail Crime Hits Record High
The impact of crime on retailers has reached record levels and businesses are
ploughing huge sums into tackling the growing problem. The direct cost of retail crime
in the U.K. rocketed to an all-time high of £603m (US $906m) in 2013/14, a rise
of 18% on last year's total of £511m (US $768m). Organized gangs and sophisticated thieves targeting high-ticket goods and bulk
thefts contributed to the rise as the average value of each in-store theft
increased by 36% to £241 per incident.
The increase in crime, which was revealed recently in the British Retail Consortium's (BRC)
Retail Crime Survey, has prompted firms to shell out an average of
2m pounds (US $3m) per retailer to beef up their security.
But despite the impact on retailers of physical thefts taking place in-store -
which includes the 8.9 members of staff per 1,000 who steal from their employers
- respondents to the survey named their biggest concern over the next two years
as fraud, which alone cost stores 223m pounds (US $335m) in 2013/14. The vast majority
of those surveyed reported suffering increasing levels of fraud, most of which
is now committed online. Retailers issued a stark warning that fraud will pose the
"most significant threat" to their businesses in
the coming 24 months.
The BRC admits there is only so much that retailers can do and says the police
have a key role to play. It is putting pressure on forces to take legal action
on a greater number of reported fraud cases and hopes that will act as a
deterrent to potential cyber-criminals and organized gangs, who are now
responsible for 59% of all retail fraud.
Ten Steps to Optimizing a Retail Distribution Center
Most retail executives who work in supply chain know that facility design offers
opportunities for significant operational savings. The information they lack,
however, is the tactical knowledge of how to analyze, plan and implement an
optimization strategy within their facilities. There are 10 critical steps to
ensure distribution center (DC) optimization success for retailers, all of which
set retailers up to generate significant cost savings over time.
Former Emory University employee charged in theft of $317,000 in student fees
A former Emory University employee is facing federal fraud charges in connection
with about $317,000 in student fees and tuition stolen over a two-year period.
Brenda Michael is accused of setting up a PayPal account to divert student funds
into her own account, affecting about 185 students taking classes at the Emory
University School of Nursing. Michael's attorney, Parag Shah, said she will
enter a guilty plea later this month. An Emory University representative
released a statement saying the school takes the security of student information
very seriously and is fully committed to protecting all of the information and
funds that students have entrusted to the university.
Follow-up to Yesterday's Civil Demand
Commentary Article - Links to 8 State Civil Recovery Statutes
In yesterday's Daily, we published an
opinion article from a Vermont news organization that criticized civil
recovery laws used by retailers in
Vermont and across the country. The writer of the article called for these
statutes to be repealed but said that state legislatures should, at minimum,
limit recovery to actual damages. He then cited seven different civil recovery
laws that could be used as models. Today, we wanted to include direct links
to those state Civil Demand statutes for anyone interested: In
Nebraska, civil recovery is limited to actual damages. In
New Mexico, civil recovery is barred until after a criminal conviction. In
West Virginia, subsequent civil recovery is barred if the criminal fine is
equal to or greater than the possible civil damages. And in
New Hampshire and
South Carolina, civil claims can be used in lieu of criminal prosecution
Credit Card Processing - EMV Checklist for
American Eagle closing Pittsburgh distribution center - more people shopping
online - center couldn't be changed enough to meet demand
Intelligent Supply Chain Fights Theft, Loss - New mobile app 'Savi Now' allows
users to track, in real-time, location of assets worldwide
Wet Seal stores now called Seal 123 Inc.
Hyatt resets Gold Passport passwords after
UK's Tesco grocery chain announces $9.5B loss - biggest in its 97-year history
Former Target Canada employees burn their shirts
100-carat diamond sells for $22 million at auction at Sotheby's
Brookfield Merchants unite to share info, prevent crime in Sharon, PA
Brookfield Business Watch - Initially proposed by Police Chief Dan Faustino, the
idea is to connect township businesses in a way that let them share information
instantly, alerting them of potential threats. About a dozen business owners
attended a meeting last month.
South Florida Police Prep with Dolphin Mall Active Shooter Drill this morning
Sweetwater Police, along with about a dozen agencies across South Florida, took
part in an active shooter exercises at the Dolphin Mall early Wednesday in an
effort to prepare the more than 400 officers on how to respond in the event of a
real-life crisis situation. The officers met at 4 a.m. sharp and were not
permitted to bring any real, loaded firearms in the exercise or within the
perimeter of the mall. nbcmiami.com
Quarterly Same Store
Tile Shop Q1 up 4.5% with net sales up 13.3%
Canada's Metro grocery stores Q2 sales up 6%
McDonald's Q1 down 2.3% with revenue down 11%
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The Latest Shift: Zellman
Fraudnet, now Zelligent stops fraud.
In the past decade there has been a rumbling in the distance, deep beneath the
stockrooms of retailer's flagship stores. In the passing years these rumblings
have grown stronger; however it is not the sound of increasing foot traffic on
Black Friday, but the shifting of the shopping habits we all once knew. Very
soon we will see a full tectonic shift in the world of retail. As foot traffic
slows in brick and mortar shops, the world of eCommerce/mCommerce continues to
grow. This shift requires retailers to take control of their ecommerce
environments and the customer service that follows.
Another change on the horizon is the looming EMV mandate. Here we will see
in-store credit card fraud virtually disappear. The bad news is fraudsters will
gravitate to online retailers now. The ability to identify good customers from
fraudsters will be imperative. Online retailers with weak or no fraud protection
will be bombarded by fraudsters. The use of fraudulent credit cards will result
in chargebacks, financial loss and the loss of product to be sold to their
legitimate customer. If an online retailer chooses fraud protection that is too
severe and lacks flexibility, then they run the risk of losing sales to good
customers due to orders being declined.
The Zellman Group has felt this shift, and in mid 2013, announced our newest
division - eCommerce Fraud Solutions. This division's mission is to support
Omni-channel retailers with risk reduction in the Card Not Present environment
via our customized fraud detection and prevention tool, Zellman Fraudnet.
Zellman Fraudnet, now operating under the new trade name Zelligent
is powered by Kount, EMEA 2013 Payment Award winner for Anti-fraud/Security
Solution of the Year Award. Additionally in October 2014, Kount was recognized
again by the panel of payments industry experts for its leading fraud prevention
and security offering, the Emerging Payments Awards and was selected as the Best
Security/Anti-Fraud Program at their annual award ceremony.
What makes Zelligent different?
The technology behind Zelligent has 23 patented or patent pending applications
related to cutting-edge fraud prevention and detection technologies including:
device identification, proxy piercing, data collection, credential verification,
fraud scoring, payment fraud control, chargeback prevention and risk analysis.
Zelligent has the ability to compare all data sets for continuity against your
business and customer norms against their universe of client's information where
our competitors may not have the ability to link this data.
Additionally, Zelligent has the flexibility to support any payment method and
currency you choose, whether it is Bitcoin, Baht or Apple Pay.
Whether you're looking for a solution to monitor your transactions or to
outsource the entire process, Zelligent is an unparalleled and innovative
For more information please contact
The Insider Threat &
Server Room Mitigation
Charles Delgado, VP Asset Protection,
As technology has evolved to the point where everyone is interconnected and has
the ability to access virtually any information, there's more exposure than ever
before to our data, our assets and our organizations. The Insider Threat is
often an overlooked and under-valued subject for retailers, however, Charles
Delgado, VP Asset Protection, Meijer, tells us why it isn't just a corporate
IT problem but something Loss Prevention members in the field should be
cognizant of as well. Learn why EMV technology is shifting the threat from
outside hackers to low-level employees coming in just to identify retailers'
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LPNN Quick Take #15
Amber and Joe
catch up with
Bill Titus, Managing Director, PwC. An
agent of change for the LP industry for many years, Bill talks about current
opportunities and challenges for LP executives when it comes to omnichannel, big
data and cybersecurity.
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"U-Tip - The
Two Minute Tip"
Sr. LP Manager of Operations, J. Crew
Joe Troy, Sr. Loss
Prevention Manager of Operations for J. Crew, offers some advice on social media
in this "U-Tip" video. Social media has become an everyday part of our lives,
both personally and professionally. Whether you're using it for an investigation
or to keep up with friends and colleagues, it can play a critical role in your
future movement throughout the industry. Know the laws that govern social media,
as they are changing everyday. Know if and to what extent you're allowed to use
social media for an investigation. Don't post anything proprietary. Treat your
LinkedIn profile like a public resume. Perception is reality.
piece of advice could make all the difference in someone's career.
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Taking Down Fraud Sites is Whac-a-Mole
By Brian Krebs
I've been doing quite a bit of public speaking lately - usually about cybercrime
and underground activity - and there's one question that nearly always comes
from the audience: "Why are these fraud Web sites allowed to operate, and not
simply taken down?" This post is intended to serve as the go-to spot for
answering that question.
Q: Why not take down the hundreds of sites now selling stolen credit cards
and identity data?
A: For starters, it's not always so easy to take these sites offline. Many of
them rely on domain name registrars that routinely ignore abuse requests. The
same goes for the organizations hosting a number of these unsavory markets.
What's more, most crime shops have a slew of new domain variations at a variety
of hosting providers and registrars that they can turn to if they do get shut
More importantly, fraud shops don't often get shut down because they are quite
useful to law enforcement, banks and researchers alike. Stolen data that has
value among computer crooks will always find a way onto illicit markets; it
benefits the aforementioned parties if those markets aren't so exclusive that
the crooks can no longer easily view or buy the data for sale.
Q: Why are there so many of these card shops hosted in the clear Web, instead
of via Tor, I2P or some other anonymization technology that allows the shop to
hid its true Internet address?
A: Most card shops sell only a tiny fraction (think single-digit percentages) of
the cards they have for sale at any one time. As I noted in the second half of
this piece, the thieves in charge of the shop primarily responsible for selling
cards stolen from Target and Home Depot only sold a very small percentage of the
more than 100 million credit and debit cards they stole from those two
companies. Russian computer forensics firm Group-IB found similar single-digit
sales figures at swipe[dot]su, a long running card shop that they hacked last
In short, stolen cards are not like fine wines: They don't age well. The minute
they are put up for sale, their value starts to decline. And there are many
times more stolen cards available than there are crooks to absorb anywhere near
double-digit percentages of cards stolen from a given merchant. Hence, it
behooves the card vendors to make their shops as accessible and easy-to-use as
Google Wallet Gets FDIC Insurance Against Fraud, Theft, And Misuse
Google Inc will now offer financial protection for every user on its mobile
payments service, Google Wallet. The company announced to protect user accounts
in the US from theft, fraudulent transfers and other malicious activities by
collaborating with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The
government backed service will cover funds up to $250,000 stored on Google
Wallets, even if they are kept for an indefinite period. Previously, mobile
payments services were not offering this service, thus resulting in using online
transactions not insured by the FDIC. This protects the user of the payment
service against defaulting of any bank where their online money is stored.
Flower Mound, TX., PD designates safe online
transaction exchange zone in PD parking lot
Shopping online, in small metro areas drive
growth, report says
Bitcoin Could Be Stored Securely as a Hardware
Wallet on Your Phone
Nine arrested - Rogue distillery workers at Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey
distilleries stole tens of thousands of dollars worth various whiskey's since
2008 or 2009 - $100,000 recovered in booze alone in Frankfort, KY
Prosecutors say the scheme led by rogue distillery workers lasted for years and
involved tens of thousands of dollars' worth of whiskey but began to unravel
when whiskey barrels were discovered behind a Franklin County shed. The theft
targeted the Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey distilleries and had been going on
since 2008 or 2009. Police recovered over $100,000 worth of whiskey. All nine
defendants are charged with engaging in organized crime as members of a criminal
probe organized baby formula theft ring in Clackamas County, Ore. - Recoveries
filled to cargo vans Deputies found a huge cache of stolen baby
formula in Clackamas County, worth thousands of dollars, in an ongoing
investigation into organized retail theft. No arrests have been made yet, but
investigators said they are questioning several people. Deputies said the
thieves steal the formula from stores and then and sell it online to turn major
profits. Several major retailers have been working with authorities to come up
with ways to combat formula thefts. Deputies were also encouraging smaller
retailers to contact them if they think they may be victims, too. In addition to
the formula, investigators said they found stolen jeans and tools when they
served the search warrant in Clackamas County. They did not disclose the exact
location, due to the ongoing investigation. Looking for impacted retailers!
Two men, members of ORC gang, plead guilty to ORC in Livingston County - hitting
Walmart & Kohl's stores for returning stolen merch. Both men admitted
that they were part of a group of young people who stole items from Wal-Mart and
Kohl's stores in Genoa Township and then tried to return those items for cash in
Sisters used foil-lined shopping bag to steal $1,800 in clothes from mall -
repeat offenders - selling loot on Facebook Two Grand Rapids sisters
apparently thought they could outsmart Woodland Mall staff when they entered
several clothing stores and in one day managed to steal 81 items -- $1,794.07
worth of merchandise, police said. But Ciera Portis, 26, and Unique Portis, 24,
did not account for a Kentwood Police officer assigned to the mall who was
monitoring surveillance cameras in several stores on that day. Ciera Portis will
now serve 210 days in jail and Unique Portis, 150 days, after the officer saw a
pile of clothing in the sisters' car, sensor tags scattered throughout. The two
pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing stolen property with a value more
than $1,000 and less than $20,000. The Kentwood Police officer first saw Ciera
Portis walking among stores Nov. 6 and recognized her as being involved in
previous retail frauds, according to court records. The value of the stolen
items totaled more than $1,794 and included merchandise from H&M, Aeropostale,
Hollister, Forever 21 and The Children's Place, court records show. In a
follow-up request to search the messages, photos and other content of Ciera
Portis' cell phone, a Kentwood Police detective wrote that Portis had allegedly
admitted to communicating regularly via text and Facebook messages with people
looking for stolen merchandise. In the exchange of merchandise, Ciera Portis
would receive a fractional profit, the detective wrote.
Nike Theft Ring Ends as Defendants Plead Guilty to Stealing Over $680,000 in
Sneakers The two defendants left in the controversial Nike theft ring
pleaded guilty today to stealing over $680,000 in rare sample sneakers. We first
broke news of this massive theft ring in December and the final verdicts have
now been reached. Although the Portland Business Journal reports that Tung Wing
Ho and Jason Keating, an ex-Nike employee, have entered guilty pleas to the
charge of conspiracy to transport, receive and sell stolen goods, the government
recommended a relatively light sentence of only one year and one day. The pair
had allegedly been part of a theft ring with a third conspirator named Kyle
Yamaguchi, who also worked for Nike and was sentenced just weeks ago, to steal
and sell more than 630 pairs of unauthorized sample sneakers from Nike between
September 2012 and March 2014.
Vehicle used in Lowe's ORC Thefts may be Seized by Alton Police Department
Authorities have filed a claim against the car of a woman who has pleaded guilty
in a theft of merchandise from the Lowe's store in Alton. The Madison County
State's Attorney's Office has filed a suit in court claiming a 2003 Chevrolet
Monte Carlo of Regina Anderson. Authorities in Illinois and Missouri have said
Anderson and three companions entered several Lowe's stores and left with
expensive items. Lowe's security personnel told Alton police that the women took
about $3,000 worth of merchandise from each of several stores. Anderson has
pleaded guilty to a count of burglary and sentenced to two years of probation in
the Alton case. Alton police arrested her and her companions on Nov. 12. Police
arrested Anderson and three other women as they were leaving the store carrying
bags of power tools and electronics they did not buy. The Monte Carlo was
seized, and police found several items in the car, believed stolen from other
Lowe's stores. The suit states that police turned the seized vehicle over to the
Madison County Sheriff's Office. The state's attorney's office is asking a judge
to terminate any claim Anderson or any other party might have on the car and
that it be delivered to Alton police.
Glasses thief sought in Daytona Beach, FL; part of ORC ring A woman's
penchant for pricey sunglasses has caught the attention of Daytona Beach police,
who released security video showing her stealing thousands of dollars worth of
high-end merchandise. Workers at local Sunglass Huts and Lenscrafters said
Jennifer Morris, 21, of Ormond Beach, has stolen from them many times before.
Workers believe she is part of a wider theft ring. Video released from four
recent robberies shows a woman casually slipping items under her clothing, just
steps away from employees. In some cases, her trick is distraction; she holds
one pair in each hand, tries on one and tucks the other under her jacket. Police
have caught Morris before. Arrest records show she was picked up last August,
December, this January and again just three weeks ago. But police said she is
responsible for even more crimes in three different stores. A bulletin has been
issued for her arrest, as police continue to search for her.
Two Shoplifters hit Apple store in King of Prussia
On April 10 at 7:50 p.m. male and female theft suspects entered the Apple Store
in the King of Prussia Mall. Security footage showed the female conceal 10 pairs
of Beats headphones and 10 external hard drives in two large bags before leaving
the store without paying. The male suspect acted as a lookout.
Warrant issued for CVS serial electronic toothbrush thief
An alleged North Penn-area serial electric toothbrush thief is wanted by
authorities for brushing off a preliminary hearing in district court. A bench
warrant was issued by a Montgomery County judge on April 15 authorizing the
arrest of Tyler Erik Tinari, 25, after he skipped a hearing. In February, Tinari
was arrested for the theft of 2 Sonicare toothbrushes, valued at $199 each.
During questioning by detectives, Tinari waived his Miranda rights and admitted
stealing two electric toothbrushes not only at the Cowpath Road CVS, but from
three other CVS locations in Hatfield Township, Montgomery Township and Chalfont
that same day. Further, police said, Tinari stated that he stole more electric
toothbrushes from two CVS locations, on two separate dates earlier in February -
he identified himself as a man captured on video surveillance swiping two
Sonicare toothbrushes, valued at approximately $199 each, from the Whitpain CVS
on Feb. 9. Tinari consented to a search of his vehicle, which yielded eight
electric toothbrushes all allegedly stolen on Feb. 20 that were sitting on the
front seat, police said. The total value of the stolen items recovered from the
car was $1,496.95, according to police.
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Man shot and killed by Portsmouth Police officer
in Walmart parking lot on Frederick Blvd - details not released yet
agents open fire on drug runner outside Brooklyn shopping mall The
feds opened fire on a suspected drug runner at a Brooklyn shopping mall Tuesday,
law enforcement sources said. Homeland Security and federal Drug Enforcement
agents were conducting a "controlled delivery" of 2 kilos of heroin to the
unidentified suspect outside the ShopRite at the Gateway Center in East New York
at about 3:30 p.m. when the target saw the trap closing in on him, sources said.
He jumped into a gray minivan, gunned the engine and sped off, narrowly missing
a federal agent, officials said. The officials opened fire, hitting the vehicle,
but not the person inside. No injuries were reported.
Garden City, CA Man facing Attempted 1st Degree Murder charges for Walmart
Associate attack Quincy Crough was arrested April 6, 2014, on
allegations of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated burglary. Garden
City police said Crough entered Walmart at about 8 a.m. that day, went to the
store's electronics department and in an unprovoked attack, stabbed 31-year-old
employee Estrella Parral, Garden City. Parral sustained multiple stab wounds to
her head and face and was transported to St. Catherine Hospital, where she was
treated and released. Parral testified Tuesday that on the day of the attack,
she approached Crough to see if he needed any assistance, at which point he
started hitting and stabbing her in the face. She said Crough then ran away. She
testified that she told police in an interview following the attack that she
could tell by the look in Crough's eyes he wanted to kill her.
Biloxi Wal-Mart worker accused of embezzling nearly $9K in merchandise
Scorpio William Normand, 27, is accused of selling items and pocketing the
money, changing prices on some items and giving others away.
Baseball Park concessions worker steals $30,000 in cash from safe in Lincoln, NE
Prosecutors say a 46-year-old woman stole more than $30,000 in cash from
Haymarket Park in Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Myra Cannon of
Lincoln is accused of taking $30,500 from the safe of Levy Restaurants, the
company running concessions at the stadium, in September. Cannon was an employee
when the alleged theft occurred. Police say Cannon was one of several people
with access to the safe, but interviews with investigators prompted the issuance
of a warrant for Cannon's arrest March 5. She was arrested Friday and charged
with felony theft.
United States Attorney's Office in PA Indict Trio In Counterfeit Credit Card
Operation Rahim Henderson, 38, Tian Larode, 34, and Waliyda Henderson,
33, all of Philadelphia, PA, were charged by indictment, unsealed today, with
running a counterfeit credit card manufacturing operation, announced United
States Attorney. All three defendants were charged with conspiracy, wire fraud,
and access device fraud. Rahim Henderson was also charged with multiple counts
of aggravated identity theft. According to the indictment, Rahim Henderson
manufactured counterfeit credit cards and he and his co-conspirators used them
at commercial establishments in the Philadelphia region. If convicted of all
charges, Rahim Henderson faces a mandatory minimum term of two years in prison
with a maximum statutory sentence of 74 years in prison, a fine of up to $3
million; Tian Larode and Waliyda Henderson face a maximum statutory sentence of
35 years in prison.
arrested for Credit Card Fraud at Tanger Outlet Mall in Park City, UT
Three people were arrested Tuesday after a "complex fraud operation" involving
49 credit cards, police said. Employees from several stores in the Tanger Outlet
Mall in Park City contacted deputies after they observed three individuals from
California who purchased items using credit cards that only worked by being
manually entered. Deputies located the three people and discovered a large
amount of merchandise in their rental car. Upon further investigation, deputies
discovered the three people possessed at least 49 credit cards that had been
fraudulently produced. The cards were produced with their names, but had
breached account numbers. The group shopped at 19 stores in the Park City Outlet
Mall and a sporting goods store in Price using the fraudulent credit cards.
Detectives believe the three individuals also shopped at several other stores on
their drive to Utah from California.
Fond du Lac, WI Kohl's shoplifter facing felony theft, assault and fleeing from
Police Charges have been filed against a woman accused of shoplifting
and assaulting a store employee. An initial court appearance is scheduled for
Tuesday for 32-year-old Patricia Bushey. She faces four counts, including one
felony charge of retail theft. Fond du Lac police say Bushey fled Kohl's
Department Store on Saturday with a large amount of merchandise - and after
assaulting a store loss-prevention officer in the parking lot. Bushey also
allegedly failed to stop for cops, resulting in two additional charges.
Wichita, KS Couple arrested after 3 Armed Robberies; Children in back seat
A Wichita couple faces child endangerment and robbery charges after police say
they went on a crime spree with their 5 year old son and 10-month old daughter
in the back seat. Investigators tell us the man used a handgun to rob the
Excitement Video Store, a Quik Trip and a Presto Store. All three stores were
hit over the course of an hour and fifteen minutes. The man's pregnant
girlfriend was driving the car, but investigators believe she also cased the
stores before they were robbed. The couple's two kids are now in police
protective custody. Both face several charges. Police believe the man may also
be involved in another weekend robbery at a Quik Trip near Douglas and Seneca.
Dress Code store in Lansing, IL the target of a Smash and Grab
Masked men used a truck to rip the gate off a suburban clothing store and got
away with expensive jeans and jackets, a witness and police said Tuesday.
Michael Barns told NBC Chicago he was driving past the Dress Code store on
Torrence Avenue, in Lansing, at about 5 a.m. when he spotted a maroon Ford truck
backed up to the store. Thinking it was suspicious, he called 911. "I saw one
gentleman pull a chain from the back of the truck and drop it on the ground," he
recalled. Hamza Fawzi and his brother, Mohammad, the owners of the store, said
the men tied the chain to the gate, ripped it off, and then broke the front
glass window to gain entry. The burglars made off with Rock Revival jeans, which
can sell for $150 or more, and Pelle Pelle jackets that range in price from $300
Thieves Steal $40K In Checks From Tulsa, OK Farm & Garden Store
Thieves got away with $40,000 in checks from the mail box of an east Tulsa
business. The store caught it all on tape. The theft happened at 10 a.m. Friday,
April 17, 2015. A car pulled up, and a passenger snatched thousands of dollars
worth of checks from the Smith Farm & Garden mailbox at 56th and Garnett.
Woman uses stun gun on security officers after
stealing from Walmart
Two arrested on Credit Card fraud charges at Walgreens in New Canaan, CT
Jameis Winston: I didn't steal crab legs; Publix
store worker 'hooked us up'
Fine Wine - Tampa, FL - Armed Robbery / Shooting
- San Mateo, CA - Burglary
Stop- Crockett, TX - Armed Robbery
Petro - Conway, SC - Armed Robbery / Shooting
- Manchester, NH - Robbery
General - Dalton, GA - Armed Robbery
Mart - Mount Pleasant, TX - Robbery
Mart - St Louis, MO - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Des Moines, IA - Robbery
- Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
N Go - Muskogee, OK - Armed Robbery
Trip - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
- Twin Falls, ID - Robbery
- Houston, TX - Burglary
Estate Jewelry - Carmel, CA - Burglary
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