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Albuquerque, NM: Attorney blames Kmart Loss Prevention staff in death
The attorney for a 25-year-old schizophrenic man who went into Kmart on Tuesday - possibly to shoplift - says the man didn't have any physical medical issues and would have left the chain store alive had loss prevention officers not tried to detain him. The Office of the Medical Investigator has not released their findings on Jonathan Sorensen's cause of death, but police said he was being restrained by loss prevention officers when he died. They said the death was from a "medical episode or medical distress," which could include asphyxiation but also could have been related to an underlying medical condition. At a news conference at his northeast Albuquerque office, attorney George Anthony Bleus repeatedly said Sorensen should have left the store alive - whether he was shoplifting or not. abqjournal.com

UK Police to radically alter approach to retail crime & ORC
One Privately funded intelligence sharing hub - NBCS
The U.S. Should Follow Suit

The move is the first step towards a public-private partnership between the business community and the UK's 43 forces in response to average Government policing cuts of 20 per cent per constabulary.

The moves which include encouraging all retail businesses to share business crime data through one, privately-funded intelligence-sharing hub - the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) - were unveiled at the Retail Fraud conference in London ahead of the election of the UK's new Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) on May 5.

National retailers have long bemoaned the poor and inconsistent police responses to business crime with a lack of police engagement and prolific thieves often released with a caution, only to be back on the streets stealing on the same day.

Lack of force data sharing has also allowed gangs to travel up and down the UK's motorway networks stealing with impunity - a major factor in the decision to drive more intelligence-led investigations using cross-border ANPR technology fed into NBCS.

The NBCS is a crime data sharing platform funded by more than 40 of the UK's leading retailers which has so far this year disrupted the activities of a number of the UK's prolific organised crime gangs as well as the increasing number of store thieves arriving in the UK for overseas.

National retail business supporters of the NBCS include ASDA, Greggs, Home Retail Group, JD Sports Fashion and Next.

DCC Susannah Fish OBE, the business crime lead to the National Police Chief's Council - formerly ACPO - said that the police were encouraging all businesses to share their data through the NBCS, which is also working with business crime partnerships and other crime data sharing platforms to guarantee arrests and join up the activities of organised retail crime gangs, thereby increasing the likelihood of longer, more impactful prison sentences.

So far in 2016 the NBCS has generated 43 arrests of prolific shoplifters - up 59 per cent on last year - and provided alerts that have successfully identified 65 known suspects. retailfraud.com

SeaWorld Manager Pleads Guilty to Stealing More than $1 Million
Phony Invoices Paid to Sham Company

Former SeaWorld San Diego manager Wilfred David Joseph Jobin-Reyes pleaded guilty in federal court today to wire fraud and tax charges, admitting he embezzled a total of $818,000 from SeaWorld over more than eight years.

Used his management position at SeaWorld to cause the park to pay more than 100 fake invoices from a sham company he secretly owned, called "SJ Merchandise." SeaWorld officials found the invoices to be suspicious because many of them were for amounts just under $10,000 - a threshhold that if exceeded would trigger further scrutiny by senior management.

As part of today's plea, Jobin-Reyes also admitted that he took advantage of a friend's innocent efforts to help him get his sham business afloat. He convinced his friend to open business banking and credit accounts, using the friend's social security number and good credit, then used those accounts to receive and disburse the illegal proceeds from SeaWorld. justice.gov

Threat Of New Bias Suit Against CVS Draws Judge's Rebuke
A belated bid by former anti-theft detectives to expand their proposed class action against CVS Pharmacy Inc. claiming they were told to target black and Hispanic customers received a chilly reception from a New York federal judge on Thursday, and their assertion that they would simply launch another suit if denied drew a direct rebuke.

U.S. Judge John G. Koeltl told Sheree Steele and Mominna Ansoralli, who say they were subjected to a hostile work environment by the drugstore giant, that their bid to amend for a third time with a June 29 discovery cutoff looming was a ploy to get around fact-finding limits imposed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin N. Fox. Judge Koeltl also did not like an assertion by their counsel David E. Gottlieb of Wigdor LLP that they would simply file a separate complaint naming additional defendants if they didn't get additional discovery related to the universe of documents CVS is required to produce. "I don't respond well to threats," Judge Koeltl said.

CVS has said it "rigorously enforces" nondiscrimination policies and intended to defend against the allegations.

FBI Pushes To Exclude Biometrics Database From Privacy Law
The FBI on Thursday moved to exempt its massive biometrics database from certain notice and consent provisions of a federal privacy law that prohibits government agencies from sharing information about individuals without their consent, arguing that widespread disclosure of this data would harm law enforcement activities. law360.com

2014 FBI UCR Shows 547 Cargo Thefts Reported = $32.5M
Today, the FBI released its second annual compilation of cargo theft data reported through its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. This latest release-which contains data from 2014-reveals that 547 incidents of cargo theft were reported to law enforcement during the year. The stolen cargo was worth more than $32.5 million.

Participation in the UCR Program is voluntary, and in 2014, a total of 29 states submitted cargo theft data to the FBI, up from seven states in 2013. fbi.gov

Green Bay Police Developing Special Task Force Due to Rise in Shoplifting
Green Bay's police chief said that retail theft is on the rise and his department is about to take it head on. "Almost 20 percent of the crimes in our city are people going into stores, taking something, putting it in their pocket, trying to sneak it out and getting caught," said Chief Andrew Smith.

Captain Kevin Warych says the department is in the early stage of developing a special task force - to come up with ways to reduce retail theft. We have to work collectively together with these businesses, with business owners to come up with different ways to lower that percentage," said Capt. Warych.

Retail theft cost both taxpayers and businesses plenty. Warych says for his department the crime adds hundreds of hours of work for patrol officers, a bill taxpayers end up footing.

"That's hundreds of calls we can take off the patrol officers duties and refocus efforts somewhere else in the community," Warych said.

Editor's Note: Yes, there's an increase but this effort looks more like pressure from tighter budgets and the police getting tired of responding to calls from stores. As this is happening across the U.S. What might we hear next in Green Bay - issuing summons as opposed to transporting suspects? wearegreenbay.com

US Dept of Justice (ICE) warn Senate Judiciary Committee of impact on Counterfeit Goods
US enforcement agencies have prosecuted a number of counterfeiters and pirates over the last month. In April, Homeland Security Investigations in Detroit seized two Florida-based websites that were selling infringing auto parts. The US Department of Justice announced on 2 May that a leading member of an online piracy group had pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to distribute pirated copies of Android apps worth a retail value of $17 million. Aaron Blake Buckley pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and to one count of criminal copyright infringement before the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. ipprotheinternetnews.com

Sports Authority Can Pay 'Non-Insider' Workers $1.2M To Stick Out Ch. 11 Restructuring

Aeropostale Gets Breathing Room With $100M Financing

Vendors Plead Guilty To MillerCoors Marketing Fraud Scheme

April Sales
Costco U.S. comp's up 2%, sales up 3%
L Brands comp's up 1%
     Bath & Body comp's up 5%
     Victoria's Secret comp's down 1%
Fred's comp's up 0.3%, sales up 1%
Conn's Product sales comp's down 2.7%, sales up 6.2%
The Buckle down 13.2%, sales down 12.3%

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Sally Beauty Q2 comp's up 4%, sales up 4.5%
CST Brands Q1 U.S. comp's up 2.2%, Canadian comp's up 5.6%, sales up 20% (added 173 stores)
Tumi Q1 comp's up 0.8%, sales up 7.1%
Jamba Q1 co. owned comp's up 0.2%, franchise comp's down 2.4%, sales down 64.3% (store reduction)
Canada's Second Cup Q1 comp's down 1.1%, sales down 9.5% (reduced store count)
bebe stores Q3 comp's down 8.1%, sales down 13.7%

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Is RFID finally ready for prime time at retail?
Sure, RFID is appropriate for preventing theft of high value jewelry and clothing, but maybe not much else, due mainly to the high cost of tags, labor, equipment and implementation.

Maybe the tide has turned. At this week's RFID Journal Live!, many providers and some retailers made the case that the time is now. Rich Haig, CIO/CTO/MIS Director of Herman Kay, maker of such brands as London Fog, Anne Klein, DVF and Michael Kors, has implemented a five-step RFID deployment program enabling them to track garments at every step of the production and shipping process. (Herman Kay sells to Macy's, Nordstrom, Hudson's Bay, J.C. Penney and others.)  retailwire.com

Cyber insurance can be your worst nightmare, best friend
Cyber insurance can pay out millions of dollars to cover the cost of data breach liability, but buying the policies can be a nightmare for info security pros, and premiums for similar coverage can vary wildly, an Interop audience was told.

On the flip side, the insurance companies lack underwriters with IT knowledge, a good model for assessing risk, a common vocabulary to discuss policies clearly, and face a looming threat that a single successful attack of just the wrong kind could mean a major financial hit, says Dave Bradford, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Advisens. Regardless, cyber insurance is such a good idea that security vendors recommend it and the market is expected to boom over the next five years.

Companies not buying cyber insurance are the ones being hit most. The exact coverage they are passing up varies depending on which insurance company is selling the policy, but common coverage includes forensics, restoration of the network, public relations, attorney fees, notification of victims, call centers to field inquiries, litigation, extortion payments, fines and penalties and business interruption. csoonline.com

Ransomware Spikes 30% in Q1
The number of users hit by ransomware increased by 30% in the first three months of the year, according to new data from Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky Lab chief security expert, Aleks Gostev, claimed one of the main reasons ransomware has become so popular is the simplicity of its business model.

"Once the ransomware gets into the users' system there is almost no chance of getting rid of it without losing personal data. Also, the demand to pay the ransom in bitcoins makes the payment process anonymous and almost untraceable which is very attractive to fraudsters," he added.

There is an increasing number of cases where the malware has infected users via drive-by downloads - visiting legitimate websites.

Just last month, researchers spotted the CryptXXX variant infecting users via a legitimate website - that of American toy manufacturer Maisto. "It was not Maisto's intention to host malware, but due to weaknesses within their website, they were made the vector of the attack. These kinds of ransomware threats will become more prevalent." infosecurity-magazine.com

NCR Sees Rapid Rise in "Deep Insert Skimmers"
Skimmers Staying One Step Ahead

Wafer-thin fraud devices made to be hidden inside of the card acceptance slot on a cash machine.
But the ATM manufacturer said deep insert skimmers are different from typical insert skimmers because they are placed in various positions within the card reader transport, behind the shutter of a motorized card reader and completely hidden from the consumer at the front of the ATM.

"Neither NCR Skimming Protection Solution, nor other anti-skimming devices can prevent skimming with these deep insert skimmers," NCR wrote in an alert sent to banks and other customers. "This is due to the fact the skimmer sits well inside the card reader, away from the detectors or jammers of [NCR's skimming protection solution].

Their popping up worldwide and criminals are avoiding bezel mounted anti-skimming devices. krebsonsecurity.com




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Canadian retailers respond to Fort McMurray wildfires with donations
Both Walmart Canada and Loblaw companies sent financial aid to support the relief efforts in the Fort McMurray community. According to reports published Friday morning, fires in the province of Alberta have to date forced the evacution of 88,000 residents and destroyed more than 1,600 structures. 

The Walmart Foundation committed $500,000, including a donation to the Canadian Red Cross and support by Walmart Canada for local associates. In addition, Walmart Canada has activated a campaign to support the Canadian Red Cross' efforts to provide relief to those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires. Customers can make donations to the Canadian Red Cross at all Walmart stores in Alberta.

Loblaw Companies have committed $300,000 in support for relief efforts in Fort McMurray, including cash donations, and provisions of essential food and health supplies. In addition, in less than 24-hours, customers in stores across the country have donated more than $120,000 and 1.6 million Shoppers Optimum points to help displaced residents. Loblaw has committed to a cash donation of $150,000 to the Canadian Red Cross. Additionally, through its network of more than 2,400 stores across the country, Loblaw has mobilized a disaster relief effort in each of its businesses to provide comprehensive support to those in Fort McMurray. drugstorenews.com

Assistant General Manager Loss Prevention (Assistant Director, Loss Prevention) posted for London Drugs, Vancouver, Ca.
The Assistant General Manager, Loss Prevention is a senior management position responsible for meeting company objectives in all areas of retail Loss Prevention and security for London Drugs. This includes LP Operations, Investigations, Asset Protection and Physical Security of all locations and business units. The Assistant General Manager of Loss Prevention will report directly to the General Manager of Loss Prevention.

London Drugs is 100% Canadian owned and is focused on local customers' satisfaction. Across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia, London Drugs' 78 stores employ more than 7000 staff dedicated to providing our customers with a superior shopping experience. ldcareers.com

Facial recognition tech is allowing stores to reward customers
'Who is doing what with that information?' public-interest advocate asks

The shoppers don't know it, but a computer is scanning their faces and comparing their features to those of known shoplifters. This facial recognition software is being used in stores across North America.

At the moment, facial recognition technology is used mostly for security. But its developers are selling it to retail stores, which would be able to recognize customers, not just shoplifters.

Pierre Racz, CEO of Montreal's Genetec, attends a Las Vegas trade show to demonstrate his company's facial recognition software. At the Genetec booth, his colleague takes my picture and enters my name into the database.When I walk past the camera, the computer instantly flags me and displays my name.

Racz says companies use this technology to analyze shoppers' behaviour: where they go, what grabs their attention. It lets them understand the demographics of the shopper, the dwell time of the shopper," Racz says. "So is the shopper interested in a given display, and is this shopper a male or a female?"

Racz says you don't have to worry about your privacy, because the computer will be able to recognize you, but no one else will. We store two copies of the video," Racz says, "one which is encrypted, and which is only available if the chief privacy officer wants to decrypt that video. And the other copy is blurred."

Racz won't list his clients, but says facial recognition is being used by major Canadian retail and coffee chains.

Research in the UK. suggests 30 per cent of retail stores are experimenting with facial recognition. Geoffrey White of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in Ottawa says that's probably true in Canada as well. cbc.ca

Compromised bank cards lead to few answers from Canadian banks
Compromised Bank Accounts, credit & debit cards & PINs on the rise

Some banks cite privacy as a reason for being tight lipped about the recent problem. The president of the Consumers' Association of Canada is calling on banks to become more transparent and release information about what he feels is an increase in the number of compromised bank cards.

"We've seen an escalation in the last 12 months of compromised bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards and PINs," Bruce Cran told CBC News. "The mere volume of what's happening at the moment indicates to us that there's a bigger problem here," he said.

It is unclear how many breaches have occurred. The banks are not communicating due to privacy policies. cbc.ca

Two Jewelers fined for not having compliance policy's for anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing - Saskatchewan's Victoria Jewellers Ltd., and Toronto's Diamond Exchange Toronto Inc.
Both jewellers were found to have violated the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations (PCMLTFR). This was due to their failure to develop and apply written compliance policies and procedures; assess and document the risks related to money laundering and terrorist financing; and develop and maintain a written, ongoing compliance training program.

Victoria Jewellers was imposed with a penalty of $13,500, while Diamond Exchange Toronto received a fine of $12,750. canadianjeweller.com

Sobeys must pay Andrella David $21K for racial discrimination
Sobeys employee publicly called shopper a 'shoplifter' but produced no evidence

An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that Andrella David, the Nova Scotia woman who was racially profiled while shopping at a Tantallon Sobeys in 2009, will receive $21,000 from the company.

The decision came late Thursday. It also mandates that Sobeys Group Inc. provide a written apology to David and that the company participate in Human Rights' Commission-approved training related to racial profiling and discrimination.

In 2009, David was stopped by Sobeys employee Jennie Barnhill in front of other customers and accused of being a "known shoplifter in the store" based on surveillance footage.

In the October decision, Hill said that the surveillance footage was too poor quality to identify anyone, that there was no indication that David had ever attempted to shoplift, and that racial profiling had been a factor in how David was treated.

Sobeys has appealed the board's decision, prompting protests by hundreds of community members at the Tantallon Sobeys in March. cbc.ca

Fired Walmart greeter, 78, gets support from angry shoppers
Andre Ouimet says he intended to pay, mistakenly took toilet paper to his van while changing his oxygen tank.

A growing number of customers say they will no longer shop at Walmart Canada after a 78-year old greeter was fired following accusations he was a "toilet-paper thief." Andre Ouimet said he was marched out of the Leduc store last Friday, after being called a thief and a liar in a meeting with management.

Ouimet admits he took unpaid toilet paper out of the store, but says it was an accident.

Six days before he was fired, Ouimet said he rushed to his van in a panic because his oxygen tank was nearly empty and he was having trouble breathing. At his van, Ouimet realized he had left the store with a package of toilet paper in his scooter, which he intended to buy. He said he put the toilet paper in his van in order to change his oxygen tank. But when he returned to the store, Ouimet said he realized he had forgotten to take the toilet paper with him. Ouimet said he immediately informed customer service and promised to pay for the merchandise on his coffee break, which he did. He said no one appeared to have a problem with it. So he was shocked when he was fired a week later.

Senior director of corporate affairs Alex Roberton said Walmart Canada would not comment "out of respect for our associates' privacy." But privacy concerns haven't stopped a growing number of outraged shoppers from speaking out on Facebook. cbc.ca

Why Canada's cities aren't cracking down on marijuana stores
Canada's municipalities are in a tough position when it comes to pot. Faced with a previous federal government that had no interest in legalizing marijuana or modifying its obtuse mail-order medical-marijuana program, Toronto and Vancouver have swiftly become home to more than 250 dispensaries that operate outside the law, with more than 100 now open in Ontario's capital.

The rush to open more storefronts appears to be accelerating ahead of the federal government's pledge to introduce a legalization bill next spring, as wannabe entrepreneurs try to cash in before a potentially new regulatory regime comes into force. But cities facing pressure from citizens to crack down on the flourishing businesses are discovering they may lack the legal authority to do so. theglobeandmail.com

Toronto vows to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries

Vancouver shuts down 22 pot shops in bylaw crackdown

Halifax retail businesses aim to start a discussion on best way to tackle panhandlers

Montreal Store Signage Rule Impacts Retailers

Indigo named top Canadian retail employer brand, 4th overall

Aéropostale seeks bankruptcy protection, closing all 41 Canadian stores

Canadian Appointed to UK's head of data protection watchdog - Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

Canada's economy sees first decline since September

Main grocery store in Pelican Narrows, Sask., goes up in smoke

Brantford, ON, CN: Tractor trailer full of Tires stolen, valued at $100,000

Winnipeg, CN: Shoppers Drug Mart Robbed In Silver Heights

Lumby, BC, CN: RCMP make arrests in Mac's knifepoint robbery

Newfoundland, CN: Police seek suspect in Armed Robbery in Corner Brook

Alberta, CN: ATM Smash and Grab in Caroline

Castlegar, CN: Smash and Grab Fails



Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

Organized Retail Crime
The Great Debate #2

Chris DeSantis, Dir. of Central Inv. & ORC, Macy's; TJ Flynn, Market Inv. Sr. Mgr., J.C. Penney; Jim Cosseboom, Mgr., Inv. & Corp. Security, Ahold USA; and Tarik Sheppard, NYPD Lt. Dep. Comm. of Public Information

Hear from four professionals with unique skills in developing and leading ORC programs in the public and private sectors: Chris DeSantis, Director of Central Investigations & ORC, Macy's; TJ Flynn, Market Investigations Sr. Manager, J.C. Penney; Jim Cosseboom, Manager, Investigations & Corporate Security, Ahold USA, Inc.; and Tarik Sheppard, NYPD Lt. Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. Learn why technology is a double-edged sword when it comes to ORC, how decriminalization laws are forcing retailers to build bigger cases, and where we're at in establishing a national information-sharing database.

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CNP fraud to push $7b within 4 years
Researchers are also forecasting that fraud in which customer accounts are taken over by fraudsters will nearly double - from $611 million (2015) to $1 billion (2020), and counterfeit card fraud is expected to skyrocket to more than $4 billion this year, before falling to about $1 billion by 2020.

"In other countries that preceded the U.S. in widespread EMV adoption, there was a big increase in counterfeit fraud activity during the time period where people transitioned from stripe to chip cards," said Michael Thelander, product marketing manager at iovation. "We are seeing that exact scenario play out in the U.S. as criminals realize their window for perpetrating counterfeit card fraud is rapidly closing, so they are working through their vast piles of compromised cards." bizreport.com

On-demand may not be future of online delivery
An increasing number of retailers and third-party providers are offering delivery of online orders same-day or even within an hour.

However, not every shipping expert sees this model as where online delivery is headed. Two executives from Austin, Texas-based virtual shipping marketplace uShip - Matt Chasen, CEO and Dick Metzler, chief marketing officer - recently spoke with Chain Store Age about on-demand online delivery and how retailers can best satisfy the needs of omnichannel customers.

"On-demand is not a proven delivery service," said Metzler. "It's hard to see how you can work on demand, zig-zagging across a market for $5 per order. As venture capital money starts to dry up, it will become tougher and tougher to make that model work." chainstoreage.com

More shoppers go online to buy Mother's Day gifts

Systemax shuts down consumer-facing e-commerce sites

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California Highway Patrol Officer Honored, arrest lead to Victoria's Secret ORC International theft ring
California Highway Patrol officer Gregory Barker is credited with making one of the biggest "busts" ever out of the agency's Stockton office. The officer - in his sixth year of service - pulled over an unlicensed male driver who had had a female companion with him. He noticed a number of metal lined purses in the back seat. After running a warrant check, he found out they were suspects in a string of shoplifting incidents at Victoria Secret stores. A check of the trunk revealed $10,000 worth of stolen Victoria Secret bras. Walker followed up with Victoria Secret loss prevention officers. The end result: The man he arrested was operating a "fake" Victoria Secrets store in Honduras and was stealing bras from California stores to stock his shelves. That's why his fellow officers rib him for making a "big bust." mantecabulletin.com

Evanston, IL: Price Switcher at Target busted for $450 felony retail theft
A 30-year-old Chicago man attempted to steal about $457 in goods Tuesday morning from Target, 2209 Howard St.

The man placed his own price stickers over those on three toys, a duvet cover and flatware. He then used the self-checkout, with the total for the items adding up to $12.46 with the fake price stickers. A store security guard caught the man after he paid his price for the items; he is now charged one count of felony retail theft. dailynorthwestern.com

Lewis County, WA: Three Charged with Organized Retail Theft for Home Depot incident
Three were charged Wednesday as co-defendants in connection with the theft of power tools in Chehalis Tuesday.

On Tuesday, police received a report of a theft in progress at Home Depot. A person reported seeing two men run out of the store with arms full of tools, later identified as Milwaukee Drill sets valued at $499 each, and leave in a yellow vehicle. Officers obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and reportedly found the two new Milwaukee Combo Drill sets in the trunk, along with firearms, identification cards and account numbers belonging to people other than the three suspects. chronline.com

Chicago, IL: Neiman Marcus on Michigan Ave. the Scene Of Mass Handbag Grab
Neiman-Marcus on Michigan Avenue was the scene of a grab-and-run late Thursday morning, with thieves taking hundreds of dollars in high-end bags. Four men went into the Michigan Avenue store and grabbed several bags - most, if not all, were high-end Chanel bags. Within seconds, they hopped into a waiting car outside and fled. Neiman's spokeswoman says all high-end bags are tethered with a cable. Police say no one in the store was hurt. chicago.cbslocal.com

Cadillac, MI: Mount Pleasant woman facing life for retail fraud charges
A 34-year-old Mount Pleasant woman is facing up to life in prison on multiple counts of retail fraud in Wexford County. cadillacnews.com

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Shootings and Deaths

New Orleans, LA: Gun battle between a Shoplifter and a Store Owner
The New Orleans Police Department released surveillance video of a gun battle between an accused shoplifter and a store owner inside of the Broad Avenue supermarket Thursday. An accused shoplifter was asked on several previous occasions to leave the store. Police said he returned Thursday armed with a gun. At that point the store owner got his own weapon and a gun battle ensued. No one was injured. wwltv.com

Canton, MS: Security guard facing charges for shooting a man over a Snickers bar
Alvin Gardner was shot outside a Fred's store in Canton. Store managers spotted Gardner on security cameras stuffing a Snickers candy bar into his pocket and alerted the guard, Bennie Montgomery. Montgomery followed Gardner out of the store and fired warning shots before police said he shot Gardner in the back of his right leg. The bullet struck an artery in Gardner's leg, causing him to lose consciousness because he lost so much blood, police said. Montgomery is charged with aggravated assault. wapt.com

Milwaukee, WI: Police Officer saved by body armor in shooting, suspect dead after chase

Robberies & Thefts

Homestead, FL: Man arrested for armed robbery at Kohl's
Humberto Herrera was arrested Thursday, two days after police said he walked into the Kohl's store at 2455 N.E. 10th Court armed with a gun and demanded jewelry from an employee. It happened at 7:35 p.m. while the store was filled with customers. Herrera got away with about $30,000 in jewelry but no one was hurt. miami.cbslocal.com

Toledo, OH: Sunoco Robbery turns into a melee; store staff srikes him with a fire extinguisher
A man who robbed a central Toledo convenience store got more than he bargained for when employees banded together to overpower him and drive him out of the store. Security footage caught the man jumping the counter and reaching toward the pregnant woman, who backed away while two other employees attempted to restrain him. The video shows a second woman striking him multiple times in the back with a fire extinguisher. toledoblade.com

Vallejo, CA: Police apprehend 1 suspect in a Grab & Run at Factory 2-U
A Vallejo woman was in custody and a search underway for a male accomplice after the pair allegedly robbed a clothing store here Wednesday afternoon. Jasmine Washington, 21, along with an unidentified male subject, walked into the clothing store and "began stuffing clothing merchandise into a large bag." The unidentified male suspect fled on foot. Washington physically assaulted the loss prevention personnel and made her escape to her car. Vallejo Police arrived and detained her. timesheraldonline.com

Perkins Twp, OH: Thefts at Menards, Meijer and Walmart soar to three-year highs
Thefts at a trio of popular big-box stores in Perkins Township have soared to three-year highs. Perkins police data shows 734 collective instances of theft at each local business from 2013 through 2015 - the most such crimes ever committed within this period at these retailers. The stores, in some varying order, typically rank one-two-three in terms of where people steal from within Perkins Township. Perpetrators also frequently pilfer from Target and department stores within the Sandusky Mall. sanduskyregister.com

Green Bay, WI: Police out to reduce retail theft
Green Bay's police chief said that retail theft is on the rise and his department is about to take it head on. "Almost 20 percent of the crimes in our city are people going into stores, taking something, putting it in their pocket, trying to sneak it out and getting caught," said Chief Andrew Smith. Captain Kevin Warych says the department is in the early stage of developing a special task force - to come up with ways to reduce retail theft. "We have to work collectively together with these businesses, with business owners to come up with different ways to lower that percentage," said Capt. Warych. Retail theft cost both taxpayers and businesses plenty. Warych says for his department the crime adds hundreds of hours of work for patrol officers, a bill taxpayers end up footing. wearegreenbay.com

Indianapolis, IN: Police arrest suspect in connection with 11 armed robberies at Speedway convenience stores

Counterfeit Goods 

Peabody, MA: Brothers sentenced in counterfeit iPhone parts scheme; ordered restitution of $114,000, seized $200,000 in assets

Credit Card Fraud

Bengaluru, India: Kingpin credit-card-cloners of international ring caught with 2700 fake cards
The wife of the main suspect is key in the case as she did the job of transporter in the whole scam. She handled all the outside work of her husband. She supplied copycat machines to malls and shops and then collected them back with data they then misused. Police seized a debit/credit card printing machine and 2762 debit/credit cards. thenewsminute.com

Titusville, FL: Police seeking couple using homemade credit cards at Walmart

St. Peters, MO: Harris Jewelers burglar apprehended; ties to other recent jewelry store break-ins in St. Charles County

Cargo Theft

FBI Releases Statistics on 2014 Cargo Thefts
The FBI released its second annual compilation of cargo theft data reported through its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. This latest release-which contains data from 2014-reveals that 547 incidents of cargo theft were reported to law enforcement during the year. The stolen cargo was worth more than $32.5 million. fbi.gov

●  B & B Market - Helena, MT - Armed Robbery
  Burger King - Chesterfield, VA - Robbery
●  Casey's General - Shabbona, IL - Armed Robbery
●  CVS - Warwick, RI - Robbery
●  Dollar General - Chesterfield, VA - Robbery
●  Dollar General - Lake Wales, FL - Armed Robbery
●  Exxon - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery
●  Family Dollar - Enid, OK - Robbery
●  Fas Mart - Suffield, CT - Burglary
●  Keystone Pharmacy - New Alexandria, PA - Armed Robbery
●  Kohl's - Homestead, FL - Armed Robbery
●  Lakeside General Store - Helena, MT - Armed Robbery
●  Metro PCS - Buffalo, NY - Burglary
●  Payday Loan - McHenry, IL - Armed Robbery
 Pete's - Enid, OK - Robbery
●  Riggs Pharmacy - Statesboro, GA - Robbery
●  Southern Pharmacy - Statesboro, GA - Robbery
 Speedway - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery
●  Sunoco - Toledo, OH - Robbery
●  Verizon - La Porte, IN - Armed Robbery


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Harrisburg, PA
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Hoffman Estates, IL
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Charlotte, NC
Dollar Express Director of Loss Prevention
Charlotte, NC
Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc Director, Loss Prevention & Security
Seattle, WA
Mattress Firm Director of Field Loss Prevention
Houston, TX
Barnes & Noble Regional Loss Prevention Director - Based in Mid Atlantic
New York, NY
Helzberg Diamonds Director of Loss Prevention
North Kansas City, MO
Goodwill Industries of San Antonio Director of Loss Prevention & Risk Management
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Wireless Vision  Director of Loss Prevention
Greater Detroit Area 
Home Depot Corporate Director Loss Prevention
Atlanta, GA
Home Depot  Divisional Manager of Asset Protection
Toronto, Canada
CarMax  Regional Loss Prevention Director
Laurel, MD 

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