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Kenneth Boremi, LPC, CFI promoted to Vice President, Retail for Brookstone
His expanded role includes overseeing all retail stores, Loss Prevention, Store Operations, and Construction. Ken's previous role was VP, Loss Prevention and Store Operations. Ken has been with the retailer for 18 years, starting as an DLPM and progressively taking on more and more responsibility. Congratulations to Ken on his new role!

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Card Not Present Expo May 14-17, 2018, Orlando, FL
Bob Moraca, VP LP for NRF To Moderate CNP Expo Session - May 16th
How to Get Law Enforcement Interested in Your Fraud Cases
May 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM, Location: Sebastian L-1
One of our most requested topics this year, merchants often struggle deciding how-or even if-to work with law enforcement when they uncover known fraud rings. In this session, law enforcement officials and merchants currently working with local, state or federal authorities will discuss:

The benefits of working with law enforcement to prosecute fraud cases
Which agencies CNP merchants should present cases to
How to implement an investigation process that will increase the likelihood the police will take your case cnpexpo.com

The LPRC's Impact 2018 Theme:  Science. Practice. Results.
The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) will aim to provide practical research rooted in science & evidence-based practice to guide the IMPACT 2018 presentations & breakout sessions. By utilizing a scientific approach combined with academic insights, the LPRC will use this year's IMPACT to release relevant information & research to assist enterprises in selling more and losing less.

Click here to register for IMPACT 2018.

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STANLEY Security Introduces
Thermal Perimeter Detection, Outdoor Security Solution
STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, has broadened its alarm verification offerings with STANLEY's Thermal Perimeter Detection, a solution that provides a reinforced layer of identification and verification protection against intrusion, theft and damage in outdoor spaces with the use of thermal sensors and intelligent analytics. With the mounting number of high-value assets being stored outdoors for multiple industries including equipment rental, utilities, vehicle service and repair, warehouse and industrial parks, these commercial properties often do not have adequate security to safeguard against outdoor crime. stanleysecuritysolutions.com

CEO of 3SI Security Systems named Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
EY has announced that Todd Leggett, CEO of 3SI Security Systems, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Greater Philadelphia Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Leggett was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. 3sisecurity.com

Six Executives Forced Out At Nike - Sexist Behavior
Nike CEO apologizes for 'boys' club' culture in company-wide meeting
Nike CEO Mark Parker called a rare company-wide staff meeting at the company's Beaverton-area headquarters Thursday and apologized to employees for allowing a culture where staff members were excluded and workplace complaints of inappropriate behavior were dismissed, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The meeting occurred after at least six Nike executives and senior managers, including a former Nike brand president, were forced out of the sneaker empire since March after reports of years of sexist behavior by male employees against female staffers. oregonlive.com

ASIS Unveils Record-Breaking Education Program for Global Security Exchange
ASIS International announces the education program for Global Security Exchange (GSX), taking place Sept 23-27 in Las Vegas.

Produced in partnership with InfraGard and ISSA, the five-day event formerly known as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits is expected to attract more than 20,000 operational and cyber security professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center for a comprehensive education program, unparalleled networking, and an immersive exhibit floor showcasing thousands of cutting-edge security products and services.

There will also be a spotlight on Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM), with education sessions ranging from in-depth pre-conference workshops to practical presentations that bring this business strategy to the day-to-day workplace.

An exciting addition in 2018 will be the X Stage featuring TED-style talks from global thought leaders, academia, and government officials. These sessions will address high-level, thought-provoking ideas around emerging risks and technology innovations that could fundamentally change the profession. More details will be announced this summer.

To view the GSX program line-up, visit www.gsx.org/sessions. For additional event details, or to register, visit www.gsx.org.

Insider Threat: Why Physical Security Still Reigns
With all of the attention placed on cybersecurity, where has physical security gone? Have we gotten too far away from the basic "blocking and tackling" that enterprise security is built upon, which has enabled it to effectively reduce risk within the enterprise? Do Boards of Directors still understand the critical role that physical security still plays in the enterprise?

We often think of insider threat as occurring in the context of a theft of information, of data or confidential information. But it can also be the person with access to your facilities or premises who causes physical harm. And then we typically start to characterize that more in using language around workplace violence rather than insider threat. Yes, I think that small incidents can often be indicators of stresses that might lead to bigger problems down the line if they're not addressed early.

Overall, the reason that cybersecurity gets so much play is because I think that's where the Board sees the highest headline risk and the greatest potential impact on a stock price. Insider threat is right up there, as well, and the publicity can be terrible if one of your own people does something that ends up in the newspaper."

"Employees are still taking print documents out of enterprises, and that requires an investigation. In almost every single investigation of an insider threat that we have seen, hard copy evidence is found to have been taken." he says. securitymagazine.com

Executive Protection Success Hinges on Investigative Talents
With a 24-hour news cycle and social media, inflammatory stories and even personal information about an executive can spread worldwide. Negative messages that affect your enterprise's brand and reputation can face the same fate.

In an enterprise with a robust Executive Protection (EP) program, it is the job of that team to ensure the physical safety of the principal and also the principal's and his or her organization's reputations. A large part of that task lies with a strong Protective Intelligence program that conducts thorough and continual threat assessments. And an important part of any threat assessment team is a skilled investigator.

There's a large gap in EP missions - in the pre-event and travel planning areas. Proper protective intelligence is rarely utilized, he says, and in many cases, that exposes the client and any traveling party to unnecessary risk. This is where strong investigative skills are crucial, as the role of a trained, skilled investigator or analyst should not be overlooked. A good protective intelligence process can identify potential hostile actors; identify security and safety concerns; aid in developing emergency response procedures; and identify potential logistical challenges in such things as vehicle routes, lodging arrangements, arrivals and departures, entry and egress points at various venues, luggage control and security, and areas to avoid. The two most important things for an effective EP mission is to ensure the client's physical safety and protect their brand/reputation, North says. Thorough protective intelligence by an experienced investigator or analyst is invaluable in this regard. securitymagazine.com

De Blasio Moves to Bring Safe Injection Sites to New York City
Safe injection sites have been considered successful in cities in Canada and Europe, but do not yet exist in the United States. Leaders in San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle have declared their intention to create supervised sites, although none have yet done so because of daunting obstacles. Among them: The sites would seem to violate federal law.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is championing a plan that would make New York City a pioneer in creating supervised injection sites for illegal drug users, part of a novel but contentious strategy to combat the epidemic of fatal overdoses caused by the use of heroin and other opioids.  nytimes.com

Judge rules PBA can't block release of NYC cops' bodycam footage
A Manhattan judge tossed out the police union's effort to block the release of videos from cops' body cameras - ruling Thursday that state law doesn't allow third parties to challenge the matter. The PBA is appealing the ruling. nypost.com

Former Netflix, Inc. VP Charged In Kickback Schemes To Defraud
Defendant accused of taking kickbacks from companies seeking to do business with Netflix

Michael Kail, 49, of Los Gatos, accepted kickbacks in exchange for approving payments to at least nine tech companies that were seeking to do business with Netflix. The indictment alleges that between February 2012 and July 2014, Kail, formerly a Netflix Vice President in charge of the company's Internet Technology department, executed a scheme to defraud Netflix of its right to Kail's employment without conflicts of interest resulting in bribes or kickbacks, commonly known as honest services fraud.

Kail received over $500,000 from at least three outside companies with which Netflix did business. Kail further sought and received valuable stock options from numerous other Netflix business partners. In exchange for these payments, Kail allegedly approved millions of dollars in contracts for goods and services to be provided to Netflix by these companies. The indictment alleges Kail created and controlled a limited liability company, Unix Mercenary LLC, to receive these kickback payments, which he used to pay personal expenses and to purchase a residence in Los Gatos, Calif.

If convicted, Kail faces a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000, or twice his gross gain or twice the gross loss to Netflix, whichever is greater, for each count of wire or mail fraud, and ten years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each count of money laundering. justice.gov

E-Retailer ToolsUnlimited.com Comptroller Indicted for Embezzling $500K
Mangotic in 2014 began defrauding the company, embezzling fund through a variety of ways, including overpaying his own salary without authorization to do so, using company checking accounts to pay his own personal credit card accounts (including more than $150,000 for his personal American Express bills), and using company credit cards to pay his own personal expenses, including high-end clothing and payments to Microsoft Xbox Live and Apple iTunes, according to the indictment. justice.gov

Winslow, Ill., Credit & Collections Specialist Gets 41 Months Fed Prison For $2M Payments Diversion
Johnson created payment instructions for customers making payment by electronic bank transfer that contained her personal bank account number and provided those instructions to customers of the companies. justice.gov

Pentagon Orders Stores on Military Bases to Remove Huawei, ZTE Phones
The Pentagon is moving to halt the sale of phones made by Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. ZTCOY -15.37% in retail outlets on U.S. military bases around the world, citing potential security threats they say the devices could pose.

"Huawei and ZTE devices may pose an unacceptable risk to the department's personnel, information and mission," said Army Maj. Dave Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman, in a statement. "In light of this information, it was not prudent for the department's exchanges to continue selling them." He was referring to the retail outlets at or near military installations in the U.S. and overseas that cater to American soldiers and sailors.

According to people familiar with the matter, military officials fear the Chinese government could track the whereabouts of soldiers and could let spies learn about base operations, or know when troops attend off-base gatherings, for example.

Editor's Note: What about corporate espionage, eavesdropping at corporate offices and executive protection? Just a thought. wsj.com

EEOC Sues Albertsons
Banning Employees from Speaking Spanish in front of non-Spanish Speakers

Albertsons grocery stores violated the rights of Hispanic employees in San Diego with a policy forbidding workers to speak Spanish around non-Spanish speakers - even when conversing with each other during breaks or helping Spanish-speaking customers, according to a new lawsuit.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Albertsons Companies, Inc., on Thursday in federal court. The lawsuit accuses the Idaho-based chain of discriminating against Hispanic employees at San Diego-area stores, harassing them and subjecting them to a hostile workplace because of their race or country of origin. sandiegouniontribune.com

America's biggest companies sounding the alarm - crisis plaguing trucking industry
Truck drivers are increasingly scarce

As several companies reported first-quarter earnings results, they also highlighted the impact that the shortage of truck drivers is having on their costs, and their ability to move products quickly. More specific to the industry, demand for trucking services has increased, creating competition for drivers. Also, trucking is not the easiest job available. The hours are long and often overnight. The job requires a special commercial driver's license, and in some cases, passing a drug test. businessinsider.com

America's most loved brands are...
Only Four Retailers Make the Grade

That's according to an annual survey by Morning Consult that ranks the nation's biggest brands based on brand favorability. Amazon claimed the No. 4 spot, with an overall rating of 76, and Home Depot came in at No. 15, at 72.1. Dollar Tree and Lowe's tied at No. 19, both with a rating of 71.2.

The report also ranked favorite brands according to community. Trader Joe's and DSW led among suburbanites, while Carhartt and Cabela's were tops with in rural communities. chainstoreage.com

Macy's to open 100 Backstage locations
Of the 70 already open, 63 are inside other Macy's stores. The stores stock some of the same brands customers would find in the broader Macy's but carry different products, which can include apparel and accessories, housewares, cosmetics and gifts, Macy's said. chicagotribune.com

Director, Asset Protection Solutions (ADP) for Walgreens, ORLANDO, FL
The Director, Asset Protection Operations & Execution (APD) is responsible for the development and execution of the asset protection plan, Asset Protection talent and resources, as well as resource and expense budgets. Develops and executes on all Asset Protection strategies and resources to ensure safety, security, profitability, and resiliency. Partners with organizational leadership to determine necessary asset protection programs, activities, and resources to support and execute on corporate strategy at an appropriate level. Provides leadership and counsel that directly influences budget strategies, protection of assets, shrink reduction, Comprehensive Loss reduction strategies, and the mitigation of company liability/exposure. Conducts high-level research and provides effective oversight of team performance and execution. Communicates relevant learnings on Comprehensive Loss mitigation to all levels of the organization driving a cohesive culture of loss mitigation and expense control. walgreens.com

April retail jobs increase 3,700 from March and nearly 49,000 from 2017

Has Victoria's Secret become a casualty of the #MeToo movement?

New Anti-Harassment Laws Are Coming to California

SUPERVALU Completes Sale of 21 Farm Fresh Stores

Park Avenue Art Gallery, the "Gallery", Pres. Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Art Dealers & Collectors $16M

Dick's Sporting Goods hires gun control lobbyists to push for legislation in D.C.

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The Evolution of "Saving the Sale" and
What It Means Today | Part 2 of 3

By Patrick O'Leary, Vice President & General Manager, Nedap Retail

I recently started a series on the evolution of the phrase "Save the Sale" and what it means today. Part One discussed the definition of "saving the sale" and how not saving the sale impacts inventory and shrink. Part two discusses the importance of having merchandise available and how mobile payment is becoming the standard to keep impatient customers fulfilled in this omnichannel world.

"Saving the Sale" is means merchandise need to be available of course and retailers must make it a seamless checkout experience. Here's additional detail on "saving the sale" solutions:

Merchandise Simply Available is Saving the Sale
Nedap offers practical solutions to typical challenges retailers face worldwide. Our mission is to make it simple for retailers to always have the right products available. We help you to make sure your customers feel they are the entire focus of your attention - that they can find whatever they want, wherever and whenever they want it - because your products are in stock and on the right shelf. Nedap's solutions also help ensure your store teams spend less time looking for missing products and spend more time serving your customers.

Saving the Sale with Seamless Mobile Checkouts
The way consumers shop has changed dramatically over the past decade. The 'traditional' way of shopping; entering a physical store, choosing items and then lining up to pay at the checkout has been completely revolutionized. An increasing number of retailers are offering alternatives to the traditional point-of-sale by offering the possibility for their customers to make payment on their personal mobile devices. However, these 'seamless checkout experiences' tend to conflict with traditional EAS solutions. Nedap showcases how mobile payments can be combined with RFID-based EAS systems to effectively prevent merchandise from being stolen throughout the mobile pay process.

Seamless and cost-efficient security with RFID tags makes this solution sustainable. Additionally, Nedap's solutions integrate nicely with existing systems, and the ability to use existing barcodes makes it even easier to adopt.

As digital sales continue to rise, it's never been more important for retailers to optimize their checkouts in stores.

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RSA CTO: 'Modernization Can Breed Malice'
InteropITX 2018 - Las Vegas - In a room packed with business technology executives, RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan discussed the reality of today's cybersecurity landscape and the threats IT organizations should have at top of mind as they adopt new tech like machine learning.

"No organization exists as an isolated entity," said Ramzan in his keynote presentation. "The ripples of chaos can spread farther and faster now, as technology connects us in remarkably astonishing ways ... in cybersecurity, they're quite prevalent."

Now, board members can see their careers fall apart following a cyber incident. In a world like that, Ramzan noted, we need to think less about security trends and more about the drivers: modernization of technology, malice of threat actors, and mandates forcing organizations to tie their business value to the strength of their security posture. darkreading.com

Zippy's Restaurants suffers POS data breach
The Hawaii-based Zippy's Restaurants reported that for four months its point-of-sale system at 25 of its locations had been compromised exposing customer data. The company, which operates fast-food restaurants under the Zippy's Restaurant, Napoleon's Bakery, Kahala Sushi, and Pearl City Sushi names, said in a statement to its customers that from November 23, 2017, to March 29, 2018, its payment card system exposing information. The chain was informed on April 4 of the breach by an independent computer forensic expert and began corrective measures. This includes upgrading system hardware, changing the way certain software and system processes work, and further enhancing system security and monitoring. scmagazine.com

Is face recognition ready to make its mark in retail?
The value for face recognition is eliminating friction. A unique face can validate a user's identity with a second factor being a specific mobile device being physically located on that person.

Compared to other forms of biometric security, including fingerprint and retinal scans, face recognition technologies can be implemented without significant overhead costs. In many instances, a user can upload a photo through a mobile app. In others, such at the point of sale in a retail environment, a customer can be photographed with an affordable USB camera connected to a point of sale terminal. These same cameras can be used to verify identity during additional interactions.

Many have concerns over using face recognition for security, which should not be minimized. However, precedents have been set by previous emerging technologies once considered to be risky. Purchasing coffee using a mobile app. Paying for items with a mobile phone at point of sale terminals. Rewards programs that deliver a higher level of service. Agreeing to background checks to avoid security lines at the airport.

Agreeing to participate in these services is optional, as should any use of face recognition technology. If it eliminates friction from a consumer's life, they will most likely opt-in as have been already proven. If consumers feel any technology, including face recognition is risky, they won't adopt it. biometricupdate.com

Encryption is Necessary, Tools and Tips Make It Easier
Encryption is not merely an option - it's a necessity for enterprise security

In the InteropITX conference, a speaker provided tips, tools, and incentives for moving to pervasive encryption in the enterprise.

Encryption is critical and encryption can be complicated. Fortunately, there are tips, techniques, and information tools that can help reduce the difficulty and make proper encryption more achievable and affordable for most organizations.

Avoiding having company computers and IoT devices become part of an attacker's weaponized network is just one of the reasons he gave for encrypting as much data (and data traffic) as possible. Many of the other reasons involve regulations.

May 25, 2018 is the day that GDPR begins to be enforced. It has a lot to say about protecting data and notifying customers if unprotected data is breached.

On April 16, NIST introduced the Cybersecurity Framework 1.1. The framework is quite prescriptive regarding best practices for building encryption into an enterprise process. That makes it and PCI DSS - another highly prescriptive standard - especially valuable resources for enterprise data security professionals.

Beyond the various regulations regarding encryption and data, there are frameworks and tools that help organizations understand how to go about protecting data both at rest and in transit.

In addition to the large frameworks and regulations, Pabrai argued in favor of a low-tech tool and basic strategy for dealing with encryption.

The low-tech tool is a spreadsheet listing every possible enterprise attack surface (data base, mobile devices, IoT, etc.) and whether the state of encryption is yes, no, or unknown. He said that this tool allows him to understand the basic security stance of an organization in a matter of minutes during the initial encounter.

The basic strategy is taking the argument for wide-spread encryption - that it dramatically reduces risk exposure - to the executive committee with questions about why they would want to take this critical step.

There's no doubt that encryption requires investment, Pabrai said, but compared to the financial risk of unprotected data it is an investment that makes sense for practically every organization. darkreading.com

Twitter says all 336 million users should change their passwords

NYU and NY Cyber Command team up to offer cheap cybersecurity education and training



Jeff Bezos doesn't care if you think Amazon is too powerful
On Tuesday, Amazon abruptly suspended construction on the buildout of additional office real estate in its hometown of Seattle. The company said it was waiting to see how the city council votes this month on a proposal that would tax Amazon and other big Seattle employers about $500 per local employee.

In ordinary times, a leverage game like this one between a city's biggest employer and its government leaders might be viewed as a hardball negotiating tactic and nothing more.

But these are not ordinary times - certainly not for Amazon. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant is facing a growing narrative, supported by President Donald Trump, that it has grown far too powerful. But instead of maintaining a low profile, Amazon has opted to stop, pose and flex all of those muscles that it has built up over two-plus decades in Seattle.

An Amazon spokesperson told the New York Times that the company was pausing "construction planning" of a new giant office building "pending the outcome of the head tax vote by City Council." The company was also "evaluating options" to rent out space to others in another building it planned to take over, the paper reported.

These are not the actions of a company that is concerned about the perception of being too powerful. Nor was the cross-country HQ2 contest for its new headquarters, which has been a brilliant marketing campaign, but one that also comes across as out of touch with the power disparity it puts on display.

Amazon continues to act like it's invincible. It better hope it's right. recode.net

'Here's What We Don't Like in Your City.'
Amazon has selected 20 finalists from 238 applicants

Amazon.com Inc. has made about 200 phone calls to cities the retail giant rejected for its second headquarters. Some of the cities say they are learning from the disappointing phone conversations and making changes.

Cincinnati and Sacramento, Calif., are restructuring workforce development programs to focus on tech talent. Orlando, Fla., is considering starting a community fund to invest in local tech companies and draw more entrepreneurs. Missouri hired consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector LLP to do an analysis of its current economic development structure and create a new strategy that allows the state to be more competitive. wsj.com

Amazon creating 2,000 new technology jobs
Focused on machine learning, speech science, cloud computing, and robotics engineering. In addition to doubling the company's tech workforce in Boston, these hires - combined with its customer fulfillment facilities - will give Amazon more than 3,500 employees in Massachusetts. chainstoreage.com

Blockchain-powered e-commerce startup leaks personal information of 25,000 early investors
A misconfigured MongoDB database has led to the leak of names, email and physical addresses, wallet information, encrypted passwords, and driver's license and passport numbers of 25,000 early investors in Bezop. The leak deals a second security-related blow in months to the e-commerce startup, which hopes to give retail giant Amazon a run for its money by fashioning its business around digital currency.

Bezop is a decentralized blockchain-powered commerce platform, similar in some ways to Amazon, that hopes to be "the future of global trade," according to its creators. securityboulevard.com

Online spending passes $100B for the first time

Update: Fergus Falls, MN: 6 identified in Multi-State ORC ring; Nearly $400,000 taken from Walmart stores
It's the story of a multi-state electronics theft ring which spanned six states and left Walmart stores in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota with a combined loss of nearly $400,000. After at least six months of extensive investigations by countless agencies across the midwest, the operation appears to have been brought to an end three months after the suspects made their final heist in Fergus Falls. Now, with six individuals being identified, local law enforcement are pulling the wraps off of the story behind the elaborate operation which resulted in $180,000 of stolen merchandise for Walmart stores in Minnesota and $40,000 taken locally. fergusfallsjournal.com

King of Prussia, PA: Police investigate $112,000 worth of high-end handbags stolen from King of Prussia Mall
Surveillance pictures show a woman and four men Upper Merion Police hope you can help them identify. They say the group worked together to steal $112,000 worth of high-end handbags from stores at King of Prussia Mall. Police say there have been three incidents so far. One happened in December and the most recent two happened in April. "There was a threat of violence by one of the individuals toward a store employee," said Detective Rathfon. fox29.com

Monroe, LA: Target cashier accused of stealing nearly $17K in three days
A Target Cashier has been arrested after he was accused of stealing nearly $17K in merchandise with a co-conspirator. Dionza Dominique Brown, 28, was arrested Tuesday. Monroe Police responded to Target in reference to an organized retail theft complaint. Target's Loss Prevention Manager said he found 22 separate incidents since March 30, 2018 where Dionza Brown had committed retail theft by having certain persons come to the register where he was working as a cashier. The manager advised Brown would ring up the merchandise and have his co-conspirators swipe a card that he know would be declined. The manager said Brown would then give the voided transaction register tape to the co-conspirator who would walk out of Target with the merchandise without paying for it. The manager said Brown was seen on camera completing the 22 fraudulent transactions that totaled $16,664.40. myarklamiss.com

Beachwood, OH: $17,000 Of Stolen Property Found On 2 Shoplifters at Beachwood Place
More than $17,000 of stolen merchandise was found inside a car at Beachwood Place Mall, police said. The vehicle belonged to two men who were arrested for shoplifting inside on Wednesday. It appears the duo also had an open container of alcohol in their possession. Both men were arrested for felony receiving stolen property. patch.com

Vietnamese National Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud, Identity Theft, and Money Laundering Scheme
Nguyen and his co-conspirators created fraudulent accounts on multiple auction websites, or used stolen usernames and passwords to take over subscribers' legitimate accounts. They then posted popular goods for sale at a discounted price, including Apple merchandise, electronics, personal care items and books. However, Nguyen and his co-conspirators did not own or otherwise have these goods to sell. Instead, when customers of the auction websites purchased and paid for these items, Nguyen and his co-conspirators used stolen payment card and personally identifiable information to buy the items from Walmart.com or other e-commerce websites, and then shipped the items to the auction website customers.

To obtain the proceeds of the scheme, Nguyen and his co-conspirators recruited U.S. residents to withdraw and wire overseas the money that the unwitting customers had paid through the auction websites. In total, Nguyen and his co-conspirators stole and re-sold approximately $500,000 in consumer goods. justice.gov

Godfrey, IL: Police search for man who they say stole $3,000 worth of merchandise from Walmart

Roanoke Rapids, NC: Police seek information in $1,000 Adidas merchandise theft

Pittsburgh Resident Pleads Guilty in Aggravated Identity Theft Scheme

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Shootings & Deaths

Nashville, TN: Man charged with homicide in fatal shooting at Nashville's Opry Mills Mall
Metro Nashville Police said a suspected gunman is being charged with criminal homicide after one person died in a shooting at Opry Mills Mall following a dispute on Thursday. Police said two or three people were involved in a physical dispute. One of the men fired at least two shots, striking the victim in the hallway across from the Old Navy store. Police said Demarco Churchwell, 22, of Nashville, died after being taken to Skyline Medical Center. Police said the suspected shooter. 22-year-old Justin Golson of Antioch, was arrested and is facing criminal homicide charges. dailymail.co.uk

Gastonia, NC: Man shot outside Eastridge Mall
Gastonia Police detectives are looking for two suspects in an afternoon shooting in front of the Belk department store entrance facing New Hope Road at Eastridge Mall. Police say a man was shot in the chest area around 4:54 p.m. Thursday and then driven to the hospital by a private vehicle. Gastonia Police Sgt. Nancy Capistran said officers are trying to talk to witnesses who may have seen the shooting. gastongazette.com

Phoenix, AZ: Police investigating deadly shooting at Valero C-Store

St Charles, MO: Man shot in Mark Twain Shopping Village parking lot

Robberies & Thefts

Dayton, OH: Juvenile gangs robbing cell phone stores, gun shops
The Montgomery County Sheriff said Dayton have a juvenile gang problem, and those gangs are responsible for some of the recent phone and gun store break-ins. Sheriff Phil Plummer said there are 6 gangs in the Dayton area with 100 members who have been responsible for the various crimes, including the Huber Heights AT&T heist. abc22now.com

UK: Surge in number of assaults and threats against Retailers
The number of assaults and threats committed against the wholesale and retail sector has risen significantly over the last year, according to The Home Office 2017 Commercial Victimisation Survey (CVS). It reported they increased from 524 incidents per 1,000 premises to 1,433 incidents per 1,000 premises. The CVS also reported that wholesale and retail premises experienced around 8.1 million crimes over the last year, rising from 5.2 million in 2016. Almost two thirds of these incidents (61%) were attributed to theft by customers. The Association of Convenience Stores has released "The Crime Report 2018" It is available for download here forecourttrader.co.uk

Baltimore, MD: Police Shoot 1 Of 2 Suspects Accused Of Robbing CVS Pharmacy
Howard County Police Officers were able to arrest two suspects minutes after police say they robbed a CVS store early Friday morning. Officers quickly responded to the scene, and were told the suspects stole Oxycontin, Percocet, and cash. One suspect was shot in the leg by Police. cbslocal.com

Los Angeles, CA: $15,000 Reward Offered in Hunt for Serial Trader Joe's Robber

Orland Park, IL: Dairy Queen Employee Accused Of Trying To Heist Safe

Update: Miami, FL: Video Released of T-Mobile Burglary; Truck used to Smash store front

Glendale, WI: Mom used kids to steal $437 in groceries from Pick 'n Save


Topeka, KS: C-Store Armed Robber who shot at Police sentenced to 77 years

Santa Fe, NM: Jury comes back with Split Verdict; Guilty of Dollar General and Motel 6 Armed Robberies, not guilty on 2 others

Lima, OH: Ohio Teen sentenced to 6 years for Rite Aid Armed Robbery

New York Man Sentenced to Prison for Violent Hobbs Act Robberies of Two St. Thomas Jewelry Stores and Related Gun Charges

Hector Rivera Sentenced To Life In Prison Plus 25 Years For Ordering 2004 Murder Of Jeweler In Midtown Manhattan

Newark, NJ: Two Men Charged With Armed Robbery Spree Spanning Multiple Counties In Northern And Central New Jersey

Milwaukee Man Sentenced to 107 Years in Prison for Five Armed Robberies


AT&T - Melville, NY - Armed Robbery
AutoZone - Harrison Township, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chocowinity, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Atlanta, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chesterfield Township, MI - Robbery
C-Store - Chatsworth, CA - Burglary
CVS -Baltimore, MD - Robbery
CVS - Houston, TX - Burglary (ATM)
Dairy Queen - Orland Park, IL - Burglary
Family Video - Kettering, OH - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Santa Ana, CA - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Genoa City, WI - Robbery
Pawn Shop - Jackson, MS - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Salisbury, NC - Burglary
Subway - Mooresville, NC - Burglary
Walgreens, Houston, TX - Burglary
Walmart (Money Center) - Picayune, MS - Robbery
Walmart (Money Center) - Waveland, MS - Robbery
7-Eleven - Napa Valley, CA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
13 robberies
6 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings


Weekly Totals:
80 robberies
24 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings


None to report.

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