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Mike Campbell was named Director, National Accounts for CONTROLTEK USA.

Mike was previously the EVP of US Sales for Se-Kure Controls, Inc for three years before taking on this new role. He also held the position of President and COO of Shopguard USA in 2010. Mike earned his Masters of Science from Northeastern University - Graduate School of Business Administration. Congratulations Mike!
 

 


 

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Burlington Stores Memphis Loss Prevention Team


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Thus Drives Great Shrink Results"
 



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Deadline April 30: Vector Security Accepting Applications
for 2016 LPF Scholarships

Vector Security, Inc., the provider of intelligent security and home automation solutions tailored to the needs of customers, is accepting applications for its 2016 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program from now through April 30, 2016. The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals - or those who have an interest in loss prevention - seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Detailed information can be found at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.
 


Employee Theft up 129% in Two Years in UK Retailers
2016 Retail Fraud Survey launches at record breaking Retail Risk - London show

The UK Retail Fraud Survey 2016, now in its seventh year, is the most extensive report into the systems, processes and strategies of the UK's top retailers. The most significant development recorded by the survey this year showed that employee theft had increased from 28% in 2015 to 64% in 2016. A massive 129% increase and a great loss to retailers.

"This year's Retail Fraud Survey also reveals that today only 36.6% of retailers treat online and offline separately, compared with figures going back to 2013 when the figure was closer to 100%! retailrisk.com

Social Media - Overtakes e-Commerce Platforms for Counterfeiters
For Counterfeit Fighters on Social Media, Fake Profiles Are a Real Ally
Investigators pose as shoppers in the latest battleground in the war on fake goods

Counterfeits, long a thorny issue for online marketplaces, are now posing a significant challenge for platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and China's WeChat and a lesser-but growing-problem for sites such as Twitter. These sites overtook e-commerce platforms as the biggest source of complaints for online counterfeits.

More than half of counterfeiters now use social media to sell their products, up from about 10% three years ago.

Brands are struggling to measure a problem that masks itself in chat rooms and members-only forums not accessible to the general public. Social-media sites are becoming popular for fake goods sellers because they may have fewer registration requirements and listing fees than e-commerce platforms.

Fake personas are an increasingly common weapon for brand investigators and government agencies, which see them as essential on the next battleground in the war on counterfeits: Social media. The personas allow investigators to make test purchases without raising suspicion.  wsj.com

U.S. Senators aim to bolster active shooter training
A bipartisan group of senators wants to increase financial support for active shooter training in the wake of a string of recent incidents. 

The legislation would amend U.S. code to give law enforcement and first responders access to "public safety and community policing grants" to participate in training programs geared toward "active shooter threats or acts of terrorism against individuals or facilities."  thehill.com

Just Ask Chipotle if Safety is Important
Comp's Down 28%

The Denver-based burrito maker is scheduled to report quarterly earnings Tuesday. Chipotle last month announced it would book its first quarterly loss as a public company and said February sales at restaurants open at least a year were off 26%. Chipotle said sales have begun to recover, noting that comparable-restaurant sales for the first week of March fell nearly 22%. Analysts are expecting Chipotle to report a same-store sales decline of 28% for the quarter.

They have been trying to win back customers with burrito giveaways and free chips with guacamole or salsa. Investors will soon find out whether those attempts to boost traffic in the wake of last year's food-safety scares are working.

Editor's Note: They've added a number of Safety positions since the first outbreak and rolled out a rather aggressive safety program that even includes a hotline for employees to call if they see a fellow employee at work that's ill. And they'll even get a bonus for making the call. wsj.com

3 South Florida men accused in $7 million, 23,000 iPhones cargo theft ring at MIA
Suspects arrested this month throughout Miami-Dade County

According to an arrest report, Valdez was found in possession of 200 stolen iPhones and confessed to paying $100,000 in cash for the smartphones, which are valued at about $170,000.

Joaquin Rivas and Yojani Carballosa were responsible for the theft of 23,000 iPhones, valued at more than $6 million, from the LAN Cargo facility at Miami International Airport.

Investigators said Rivas approached a man and told him that he "would be paid up to $40,000 dollars for his participation in the theft." What Rivas did not know was that this man was a confidential informant for Miami-Dade Police.

Officials said Rivas delivered a cargo truck to the informant, complete with phony graphics on the doors.
Investigators said Rivas also gave the informant a fake driver's license and delivery truck uniform.

On April 2, police said, Rivas had the informant drive to MIA. The informant then approached a warehouse clerk who allowed the multimillion dollar shipment of iPhones to be loaded onto the truck.

Police said Carballosa, who works at EJ Trade Logistics, based in Doral, said he had been contacted by Rivas a few days prior to the theft. He said Rivas claimed that he had a friend who wanted to rent a trailer and Carballosa agreed to help him.

Investigators said the informant drove the truck to a Home Depot parking lot in Hialeah Gardens where it was received by Carballosa. Police said Carballosa also helped Rivas "affix signage to the tractor trailer that was subsequently used in the the theft of Apple iPhones."  wsvn.com  nbcmiami.com local10.com

How to Create a Top-Notch Compliance Program
A report released Monday by the Ethics and Compliance Initiative aims to provide a roadmap for companies looking to develop an ethics and compliance program that moves beyond the bare minimum requirements of the U.S. Department of Justice's sentencing guidelines. The report was prepared by a panel of chief compliance officers, former regulators and lawmakers and other thought leaders in the area of ethics and compliance.

The report lays out five key tenets found in what the authors considered the best and most high-quality ethics and compliance programs.

For businesses looking to try to establish an ethics and compliance program, or to improve the one they have, there really aren't a lot of roadmaps out there available to help them, said Ms. Harned. "This report captures the best thinking out there and...hopefully it raises the bar for discussion in the industry for thinking about what an effective ethics and compliance program is." wsj.com

Urban Outfitters Managers Ask For Final Cert. In OT Wage Suit
A conditionally certified group of former department managers and assistant department managers alleging Urban Outfitters refused to record their overtime hours and violated federal law urged a New York federal court Friday to grant them final certification. law360.com

Losing Your Severance Check to Bankruptcy?
Quiksilver Balks At $7.3M Severance Payments In Ch. 11

Bankrupt surfwear company Quiksilver Inc. objected Friday to the bankruptcy claim of 26 former employees seeking to be paid $7.3 million in severance they say the company owes them per prepetition employment agreements.  law360.com

Canada's Aritzia Reveals 2016 Expansion Plans
Looking to staff Vice President of LP

Vancouver-based women's fashion retailer Aritzia is continuing with its Canadian expansion for 2016, which includes new stores, relocations, and expanded existing locations. Last week we also discussed the retailers's plans to spin off its in-house Babaton brand into its own freestanding stores.

Aritzia will open seven new stores in 2016. Of those, four will be in the United States, and three in Canada. They're relocating four of its current stores to larger locations in 2016. As well, two existing Aritzia stores will expand, including a store in New York City's Soho as well as its Robson Street flagship in Vancouver.

Aritzia was founded in 1984 as a shop-in-store at Vancouver retailer Hill's of Kerrisdale, and will have 61 Canadian locations by the end of the year. Aritzia's target market is women aged 14 to 30. retail-insider.com

Director, Risk Management - Safety & Loss Prevention posted for Saddle Creek Logistics in Lakeland, FL

Weis Markets to build three new stores remodel 20 - now operates 162 stores


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Canada's Metro grocery stores Q1 comp's up 5%


Last week's #1 article --

Kmart, Sears closing 78 stores, holding liquidation sales
68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores this summer. The list of closing stores can be found here. At the end of the fourth quarter, the company operated 731 Sears stores and 941 Kmart doors, for a total of 1,672 locations.  kfvs12.com
 

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Retailers participate in cyber attack preparedness exercise
The exercises performed in March during Cyber Storm V were conducted from the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the U.S. Secret Service, and engaged more than 1,000 participants including IT teams working from retail locations across the country.

Cyber Storm V was part of a series of exercises conducted to test and evaluate plans, policies and procedures that deal with cyber attacks. Mandated through the 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, the first Cyber Storm exercises were conducted in 2006 and focused on information technology, communications, energy and aviation. This year’s exercises focused on the retail and health care industries, both of which have been frequent targets of cyber attacks.

The National Retail Federation was instrumental in securing a role for the retail sector in this year’s exercises. NRF participated alongside teams from retail companies, including “a tier one department store, a tier one drug store, a tier one mass merchandiser, a West Coast specialty retailer, a major pizza chain, a significant industry supplier of retail solutions and a key payments provider,” says Tom Litchford, vice president of retail technology at NRF.

Cy Fenton, chief information officer at Books-A-Million and president of Booksamillion.com, who also chairs NRF’s IT Security Council, says he and Litchford worked for more than a year to organize the industry’s participation in Cyber Storm V. nrf.com

Corporate espionage goes digital
How far are competitors willing to go to steal your secrets?

Almost every company has sensitive information or intellectual property (IP) that some competitor or, possibly, nation may desire.

The AT&T Cybersecurity Insights report cites some recent examples of successful cyberspying and cybertheft. A U.S. competitor may be just as interested in your company's acquisition plans, new product lines & designs, promotion schedules, store opening/closing plans, organizational structures, talent rankings, or marketing plans as a foreign organization or country who be for government secrets.

Your company must do all it can to protect its own digital assets. That protection begins by identifying what information or IP you have that others may want. If you think you only need to protect sensitive data such as customer Social Security numbers and employee passwords, you may be leaving other valuable business information vulnerable to cyber spies. csoonline.com

Home Depot Says Banks Face No Future Harm In 2014 Data Breach Suit
Banks suing Home Depot over a data breach in 2014 that impacted 40 million customers, cannot leverage a new Seventh Circuit decision to establish standing, the hardware big-box retailer said Friday in Georgia federal court, fighting a major remaining foe in the litigation after a multimillion-dollar settlement with consumers last month.

"To say Home Depot's customers face any future risk of harm, as the banks suggest, is disingenuous and disregards the mountains of discovery that the banks have obtained from the card brands and issuing banks over the past five months," Home Depot said. "Any potentially affected card has been promptly identified, cancelled, and reissued. There is no risk of future fraudulent charges that the banks would need to insure against."

Part of the earlier settlement last month included that Home Depot implement new data security measures: a chief information security officer, data-risk assessments, safeguards to manage risks that are found, guidelines for vendor hiring, disclosures for customers, employee education, and payment encryption at the time of input, according to the deal. law360.com

 

 


 

Elite Training Day Lives Up to its Name in Minneapolis

The industry's only conference dedicated to the science of interviewing didn't disappoint. The 2016 Elite Training Day at Best Buy Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN hosted more than 150 professional interviewers and investigators from around the globe. Invaluable educational and networking opportunities highlighted the day and a half value-packed agenda. A diverse group of attendees from many backgrounds and professions and included Vice Presidents, Directors, Regional and District Managers.

'CFI of the Year' Award Winner Revealed
Each year, all of the Certified Forensic Interviewer's (CFI) selects a recipient for the 'CFI of the Year' award. All nominees for this award are nominated by his or her peers. Winners of this award are revealed annually at the Elite Training Day event. This year's winner is Hector Erazo, CFI, LPC from Walmart. Hector was recognized for going above and beyond the Certified Forensic Interviewer values. Hector also exhibits the highest level of professionalism while interviewing sources, victims, suspects, and witnesses.

2016 Elite Training Day Speakers Included:
● "The Reid Technique, The Risk of False Confessions, and Some Suggested Remedies" - Steve Kaplan, Senior of Counsel, P. A.
● "Behavioral-based Interviewing Techniques: Taking Criminal Personalities Into Account" - Special Agent Mike Yoder
● "What Front Line Managers Really Want" - Dr. Ashley Lesko
● "Dassey Interrogations Practical Review" - Dave Thompson, CFI
● "The PEACE Model of Interviewing Explained" and "Hallmarks of a Good Investigation" - Dr. Andy Griffiths, Former Senior Detective and Senior Investigating Officer


 

 


 

LP Software, Inc., Announces its Newest Product Added to Their Case Management Software - "Quick Entry" for Anonymous Reporting

LP Software, Inc., the industry leader for Case Management & Audit software announces its newest product added to their Case Management Software - "Quick Entry" for anonymous reporting.

LP Software announces that they have worked with the world's largest eyewear company to create a quick and easy point of entry of issues for their store employees.

Worth, IL - The "Quick Entry" portal is designed for employees to quickly and efficiently enter issues that may occur at their stores. The look and feel is uniquely designed for each individual client maintaining the companies brand image. With "quick entry" employees can report issues on a company computer or a mobile device. The eyewear company operates locations throughout the United States and around the world, the multi lingual reporting allowed them to roll it out globally. The "quick entry" module can supplement costly hotline services or replace them altogether. With this module, clients can allow employees or even outside services such as vendors or customers access to report issues.

LP Software, Inc. is committed to the development of best-cost, world-class software solutions that revolutionize the retail and HR mission and contribute greatly to the success of our highly valued customers. To learn more about, LPMS-Incident Tracking Software or CAMS-Audit software, please visit our site at http://www.lpguys.com or call us at 708-361-4310.

 

 

Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

Mastering the Change Process
Delivering Services in Different Retail Environments

Brian Bazer, AVP, AP & Risk Mgmt.,
ascena retail group dressbarn

Learning how to deliver LP services in different retail environments is critical in today's world. With retailers continually changing and reinventing themselves, one day you may be in a store selling apparel and the next in a specialty store selling electronics. Brian Bazer, AVP, Asset Protection and Risk Management, ascena retail group dressbarn, shares some advice on how to navigate the change process. Learn why it's crucial to not only understand the business strategy and culture of your company, but also your own leadership brand - and how you can marry the two.

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LPNN Quick Take #21

Paul Paglia, VP Loss Prevention & Retail Operations, DKNY, joins Amber and Joe to talk about counterfeiting and other challenges facing luxury brands. Amber reveals how she might have been duped by a "CKNY" bag.

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You Can Lose 30% of Your Customers
Online Credit Card Fraud Impacting Shopping Behavior

A new survey by online security solutions provider Tender Armor uncovers the negative impact of rising CNP fraud on consumer behavior, and it shows that the cost of this fraud is more than just the billions in expenses and losses experienced by merchants and financial institutions.

An important cost component arises from the anxiety CNP fraud causes consumers, which has the effect of reducing online shopping. The survey found that 56 percent of online shoppers who suffered a fraudulent charge changed their behaviors, including:
 
● Closed the account (15 percent)
● Changed online retailers (14 percent)
Shopped less online (12 percent)
Used replacement card less (12 percent)
Did not use replacement card (3 percent)

Furthermore, the survey shows that 78 percent of online shoppers desire increased credit card protection, and 67 percent of consumers would adopt a better scheme to increase online shopping security.  get.com

Alibaba CEO demanded staff live minutes from office
Work 7 days a week - 16 hour days

A recent book which tells the story of the rise of ecommerce giant Alibaba has revealed that company founder Jack Ma insisted that his employees lived no more than a few minutes away from work.

"The earliest hires earned barely $50 per month. They worked seven days a week, often sixteen hours a day. Jack even required them to find a place to live no more than 10 minutes from the office so they wouldn't waste precious time commuting."

They went on to say that staff were required to come in if anything urgent happened, and had to be on call at all times. As Alibaba grew larger, the policy was slowly forgotten.

Alibaba was recently forced to apologize for a job advert which requested the candidate have all the qualities of an adult video actress. executive-grapevine.com

Types of fraud in E-commerce
Out of every $100 in turnover, fraudsters steal 5.65 cents

The number of fraud cases has increased by 19 per cent compared to 2013, and this is the fourth successive time that fraud growth has exceeded e-commerce growth. itproportal.com

Fraudsters move to account takeover

Amazon dominates online retail traffic in March

Under Armour's web-connected fitness products fuel Q1 growth

 

 


ORC Leaders Series

Next Up - Tony Sheppard, National Manager, ORC Unit, CVS

With over two decades of experience in the loss prevention field, Tony Sheppard has become one of the industry's leaders in the fight against Organized Retail Crime. Tony joined CVS in 2002, where he has held the positions of Regional LP Manager, ORC Field Manager, and most recently National Manager, Organized Retail Crime Unit.

Have an ORC Leader you feel has made a significant impact?
Let us know!

Canada's ORC Leaders Highlighted - To Be Announced Soon

 




Three charged in Lebanon, OH's, fencing operation placed in first time offenders ARD program

Four of Five Retail Fraud Ring Hitting Michigan Kohl's Arraigned 
According to Livingston County court records, Savannah Alisan Haley, 20, of Belleville; Dillon D McMullen, 20, and Angelina Hope Bonasera, 21, both of Ypsilanti; and Nelson DeJesus, 19, no address listed, have each been charged with first-degree retail fraud and resisting police for allegedly fleeing from officers after stealing what police called a significant amount of merchandise from the Kohl's store in Green Oak Township, MI., on April 19.  livingstondaily.com

Can You ID These ORC Suspects - Hitting Fred Meyer in Tumwater, Washington?
Hitting Retailers on the I-5 Corridor?

Tumwater, Washington:
On April 21st, a male attempted to push a full shopping cart of merchandise from the Fred Meyer in Tumwater. This is a common occurrence, known as Organized Retail Crime or ORC.

The male fled the store and got into a blue older Volvo occupied by a female. The suspects then fled from the vehicle as well and were not apprehended. The same male suspect did the same thing at a Lacey location earlier in the month. We are seeking the community's help with identifying the male and female pictured.  It is possible they have hit many other Retail locations up and down the I-5 corridor. Anyone who can identify the male and female are requested to contact the Tumwater Police Department or Crime Stoppers. skagitbreaking.com

Three Michigan men busted using fake credit cards at Mall of Louisiana
Baton Rouge police on Friday arrested three Michigan men who used stolen and fake credit card information to buy about $1,200 worth of merchandise at the Mall of Louisiana.

Orlando Carter, of Brownstown, Michigan, and Keith Black and Kevin Wilson, both of Detroit, used stolen information and credit cards whose magnetic stripes had been re-encoded to purchase items at Footlocker, Victoria's Secret and Gameware in the mall, a Baton Rouge Police Department report says.

Officers found and arrested the men, who were carrying recent purchases and three credit cards. A search of their vehicle turned up additional items they'd bought and a card reader, the report says. theadvocate.com

Burr Ridge, IL: Victoria's Secret hit for $3,100 in merchandise
The manager of Victoria's Secret, in the Burr Ridge Village Ceneterat 540 Village Center Drive, reported two men and a woman stole $3,414 worth of merchandise from a display near the front of the store at 7:25 p.m. April 20. chicagotribune.com

Atlanta/ Buckhead, GA: Two Arrested After Macy's Shopping Spree
Using Stolen Credit Cards
It all happened on shortly after 4 pm on April 4, when two people broke into Diane Dennis' SUV at Little Nancy Creek Park in Buckhead, while she was enjoying an outing with her kids. Dennis' purse was stolen, which included several debit and credit cards, her driver's license and her Macy's card. As Dennis was speaking with police, American Express informed her via her cell phone that someone was using her American Express card at Macy's in Buckhead, and had made at least two transactions in the amount of more than $2,100. Police immediately contacted a Macy's loss prevention officer, who helped police locate the suspects via surveillance video and store cash registers. Officers then arrived at Macy's within several minutes, and police arrested William Holley and Candice Canon, the latter of whom, according to police, had Dennis' purse and her credit cards. patch.com

Benton, KY: Police Seek Woman For $1,800 Attempted Store Theft from Walmart On Thursday a woman tried to steal merchandise worth nearly $1,800 from the Benton Wal-Mart by pushing the cart out the door. Employees attempted to stop her, but she walked away from the cart, got into a vehicle and left. westkentuckystar.com

Mobile, AL: Sneaker thieves make off with thousands in Air Jordan's and others
A business owner says several young thieves tried to put him out of business this weekend. They made off with several thousand dollars worth of merchandise. It was just after midnight when thieves hit the Sneaker Stop on North Broad. Marcel Hubbard said the burglars were inside his store within minutes. That least four suspects got inside the store and started pulling Jordan's that sell for hundreds of dollars from the display. But then they had to find the matching shoes in the back. The store owner got a call from the security company about the break-in. He arrived a few minutes before police and saw four people leaving the back door. fox10tv.com

Midland, TX., Hilda Tamirango, 27, was charged April 19 with organized retail theft under $30,000

Midland, TX., Armando J. Garses, 28, of Lubbock was charged April 19 with organized retail theft under $30,000
 

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Shootings

Chandler, AZ: Man killed, 2 Police Officers shot in Arizona Wal-Mart 'ambush'
Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Walmart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said. Mitchell Oakley, 24, was killed after opening fire at officers who were responding to a call about a trespasser, Chandler police said. A Walmart employee recognized Oakley as someone who had been ejected from the store in the past and called police around 6:30 a.m., police spokesman Seth Tyler said. The officers encountered Oakley at the front of the store, just past the greeters' area. "As they approached, they were shot multiple times within a matter of seconds. A seemingly routine call turned into a deadly encounter within a split second," police Chief Sean Duggan said. The first officer entered the store and was fired upon immediately by the suspect, according to witnesses. The second officer, who was in close proximity, was also shot but was able to return fire. It is uncertain if the first officer discharged his weapon. Both were wearing bulletproof vests. pantagraph.com

Tucson, AZ: Police arrest Park Place mall shooting suspect
Tucson Police have arrested a suspect involved in a shooting on Friday near Park Place Mall. TPD arrested 19-year-old Robert Steven Balderrama, who is now behind bars at the Pima County Jail. Balderrama was charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated assault with serious physical injury. Officers responded to the area of Park Place mall that afternoon after an argument escalated at a nearby parking lot. Police said as the altercation continued, a pedestrian with a handgun shot a driver who got out of his car, multiple times. The victim's injuries are described as not life-threatening. tucsonnewsnow.com

Nevada, IA: Closing arguments in Alexander Kozak murder trial; Former Coral Ridge Mall security guard charged in shooting at mall
Closing arguments are set to start at 9 a.m. today, after the reading of jury instructions, in the murder trial of Alexander Kozak, who is charged with shooting and killing 20-year-old Andrea Farrington at the Coral Ridge Mall on June 12, 2015. Kozak, 23, is charged with first-degree murder. Kozak, a former mall security guard, is accused of shooting Farrington three times in the back as she was working at the mall's welcome desk for the Iowa Children's Museum. thegazette.com

Milwaukee, WI: Store employee shot and killed during robbery
Two people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old employee during a food store robbery on Milwaukee's north side, police said. Chaabane O. Tandji was shot and killed about 1 a.m. Sunday during a robbery at Tanji Foods. Milwaukee police said a 27-year old man and a 22-year old woman, both of Milwaukee, were identified as suspects and arrested. The only items taken in the robbery were cigarettes. jsonline.com

Kansas City: Customers inside City Gear clothing store shoot at each other
Two customers opened fire on each other Saturday inside a Kansas City clothing store on Saturday. No injuries were reported but notable damage occurred inside the City Gear store. Police said the incident happened just after 1 p.m. Two customers began arguing about a previous disagreement. They both brandished weapons and began shooting. A third person also began shooting, police said. There was no shooting victim at the store when police arrived. No one with gunshot wounds showed up at any hospitals afterward, police said. However, there was damage to merchandise, walls and ceiling inside the store. kansascity.com

4 Dead, 27 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago


Robberies & Thefts


500 pounds of explosives stolen off Detroit-bound CSX train
More than 500 pounds of commercial grade fireworks were stolen off a CSX train bound for Detroit. About 15 to 20 pounds were recovered in southwest Detroit near the CSX Depot on the southwest side, according to Donald Dawkins of CSX. The 32 case commercial grade aerial shells are categorized as not for public use.

ATF confirms it is investigating the theft of 32 cases of commercial grade fireworks off of a Detroit-bound CSX train that originated in Chicago. An ATF official says that investigators believe the theft may have occurred when the train made a stop in Ohio on the way to its final destination. This official explains the explosives that were stolen are very dangerous and pose a great risk to the public. The explosives were described to Fox as 2 ½ to 5 inch aerial fireworks that are regulated.

ATF is asking anyone with information on the theft to call 313-202-3400. The investigation is being led by ATF's Detroit field office. fox2detroit.com

FBI and Baltimore Police search for suspects in 10 recent Armed Robberies
The FBI is asking for the public's help to identify serial armed robbers dubbed the "Shotgun Four" who are wanted in connection with a series of commercial armed robberies in Baltimore. Investigators believe the "Shotgun Four" are responsible for more than 10 robberies beginning in March, with the most recent incident on Monday at the EZ Baltimore, MD: Grocery at 5460 Park Heights Ave. Investigators believe the New Bazar Halal Meat at 2701 Hungtindon Ave. was robbed by the "Shotgun Four" twice in a three-week period. wbaltv.com

St Bernard, OH: 2 apprehended after Dollar Store Armed Robbery,
chase ends in crash
St. Bernard police said they are investigating an armed robbery about 9 p.m. Sunday at the Dollar Store at 4940 Vine St. Prior to police being notified about the robbery, officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed out of the parking lot. Officers continued to follow this vehicle, that's when they said they received the call about the store robbery. As the vehicle continued to flee, it was involved in an accident. Cincinnati police are investigating the crash scene, and two people were apprehended. fox19.com

Hancock County, OH: Circle K District Manager pleads guilty to $150,000 theft
A former Circle K district manager pleaded no contest to stealing money from the company for several years. Donna F. Rexroad, 52, of Dunkirk, pleaded no contest in Hancock County Common Pleas Court this morning to grand theft, a third degree felony. A jury trial was originally scheduled to begin today. Between Jan. 6, 2011 and Feb. 2, 2015, Rexroad stole about $150,000 from the company. Rexroad was the Circle K district manager for Hancock and Allen counties. thecourier.com

Lexington, KY: Boyle Co. Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Domino's Robbery

Peoples and Mappins Jewelers in the Centerpoint Mall / Scarborough Town Center / Dufferin Mall / Upper Canada Mall / Georgian Mall located in Toronto, Newmarket and Barrie, Ontario reported a rash of Credit Card Fraud, total loss thus far has been $17,000

Jared in the Galleria Mall, Hoover, AL reported an Attempted Distraction Theft on 4/17, no merchandise was lost

Jared in The Parks at Arlington, Arlington Texas reported a Grab & Run on 4/23, merchandise valued at $3,999

Kay Jewelers in the Governor's Square Mall, Tallahassee, Florida reported a Grab & Run on 4/23, merchandise valued at $6,999

Kay Jewelers in The Paddock Mall, Ocala, Florida reported a Grab & Run on 4/23, merchandise was valued at $6,999

Piercing Pagoda in the Cottonwood Mall. Albuquerque, NM, reported a Grab & Run on 4/19, merchandise value at $659

Piercing Pagoda in the Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury, CT reported a Grab & Run on 4/24, merchandise valued at $189

Zale's on Bandera Rd, San Antonio Texas repotted a Grab & Run on 4/22, merchandise valued at $1,999



Credit Card Fraud

Disney cruise ship snags 3 Cuban CC Fraud fugitives headed back to Cuba
Disney cruise ship on Thursday rescued three people clinging to a capsized boat 40 miles north of Cuba, federal authorities said. U.S. officials believe the trio with long criminal histories were escaping credit card fraud charges in the United States and fleeing to the Communist-led island. sun-sentinel.com

Edmond, Okla. police working 28 cases of thieves cloning cards


Counterfeit

Longmont, CO., police detect surge in counterfeit bills



Skimming Reports

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Finds Skimmers at gas stations in Carpinteria area

ATM skimming devices found in Minden and Bossier City, Louisiana

ATM skimming device found in Indianapolis, IN

Skimmer found at Circle K in Shelbyville, IN



Abilene Indoor Gun - Abilene, TX - Theft/ 2 Hand Guns
BP/ Circle K - Orlando, FL - Shooting/ 1 killed
Circle K - Columbus, GA - Armed Robbery
Dairy Mart - Cleveland, OH - Burglary/ ATM
Diamond Shamrock - Denver, CO - Armed Robbery/ Clerk shot
Dollar General - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Dayton, OH - Theft/ Drug arrest
Dollar General - Belvoir, NC - Armed Robbery
Dollar Store - St Bernard, OH - Armed Robbery
Dunkin Donuts - Wilmington, DE - Robbery
Express Foods - Denver, CO - Armed Robbery
Food Lion - Chesterfield, County, VA - Robbery
Gold Star Chili - Cincinnati, OH - Armed Robbery
La Casita Restaurant - Springville, UT - Burglary
Little Caesar's Pizza - Bluffton, SC - Armed Robbery
Mapco - Nashville, TN - Robbery
Mapco - Donelson, TN - Robbery
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Taco Bell- Abilene, TX - Armed Robbery
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