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7-Eleven Asset Protection Team and ClickIt in Denver for the 2019 RILA AP Conference

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Corey Freeman, CFI named Director of Loss Prevention for Cosentino's Food Stores
Previously, Corey was a District Sales Manager for Save-A-Lot. He'd been with the retailer since 2011, holding various AP positions including Divisional AP Manager, Regional AP Manager and District AP Manager. He was also an Area LP Manager for Stein Mart and an LP Manager for Sears Holdings Corporation. Corey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Louisiana State University. Congratulations Corey!

ADT Names Bob Kupbens President, Innovation and New Business
ADT (NYSE: ADT), a leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today named Bob Kupbens to the newly created role of President, Innovation and New Business, effective immediately. He will oversee business and product development, innovation, strategy, as well as new and emerging businesses including our Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Cyber, Health and mobile security platforms. Kupbens will report to ADT President and CEO Jim DeVries.

Kupbens brings extensive experience driving growth, profitability and strategy across industries, including eBay, Apple, Delta, and Target. Most recently he led the seller marketplace for the Americas at eBay, including creating the "Retail Standard" for shipping and returns and leading conception and execution of mega seller events. Prior to that he was Vice President of Online Retail at Apple, leading one of the top five largest e-commerce businesses globally, including Apple Store App and Apple Store digital. Congratulations Bob! Read more here

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Are Conferences Still Relevant? The Social Side

Part Three of Three - By Amber Bradley

Part One and Part Two of this series discussed two important factors for loss prevention executives when deciding which conferences to attend. One, the value, specificity, and relevancy of the content and two, the ability to peruse and talk with numerous solutions providers, both veteran and those new to the industry. Part Three discusses the social side of conferences. As many will tell you, one of the most important parts of any industry gathering is the relationships you build and strengthen through spending some quality time with your colleagues and business partners.

Many solutions providers host specific gatherings in hopes of packing the house. At RILA this year, the CRAZE was back complete with a "hotsy-totsy" password to get in to their event. Others, such as PPS (Product Protection Solutions), treated attendees to an exciting baseball game. These social interactions might be the unwritten value of conferences, but they are just as important as the other two. What does your network of professional colleagues look like? Who can you call if you run into a business challenge for which you need additional perspectives? RILA provided ample opportunity for the participating exhibitors to host events and create fun ways for attendees to build their network. This is another important consideration when selecting what will fill your calendar this trade show season.

Of course, there is that "other" social network part to discuss; social media. I'm always fascinated at how many people engage with social media around an event. RILA provided a very cool App, and attendees were definitely engaged! Let's look at some of the social media coverage by you, our readers:

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Axis re-opens newly renovated Experience Center
The official grand re-opening ceremony at the Axis Experience Center (AEC) was held here on May 2nd at Axis' North American headquarters.

The event was truly a celebration, featuring speeches delivered by Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc., Larry Newman, Senior Director of Sales, Axis Communications, Inc., and Steve Stanberry, Business Area Director, Northeast, Axis Communications, Inc. and a ribbon cutting to officially re-open the AEC.

There were more than 100 guests in attendance, including partners, customers and distributors, that enjoyed a welcome reception to network with industry peers, followed by small group tours that showcased the newest and most popular Axis solutions and technologies. The event also featured magician, Steven Brundage from America's Got Talent and a caricature artist.

The Center includes a 45-person Axis Communications Academy training and certification facility, conference space and command center to demonstrate Axis technology. The AEC is open to distributors, partners, customers and industry associations to host trainings, meetings and product demonstrations.

Axis has eight AECs in North America. Locations include Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Washington, D.C., Toronto, Mexico City, and its newly renovated North American headquarters in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. securitystemsnews.com

"#MeToo has touched every industry imaginable"
Compliance Challenges Swell With Regulatory & #MeToo the Leading C-Suite Concerns

Workplace issues are growing increasingly complex amid a growing patchwork of state and local employment laws and the ongoing #MeToo movement.

That's according to a survey by Littler, the world's largest employment and labor law practice representing management, which found that employers' compliance challenges swelled on multiple fronts over the past year under unexpectedly robust enforcement of federal employment laws and a mounting patchwork of state and local requirements. The "Littler Annual Employer Survey, 2019" also found that employers are more preoccupied than ever with preventing harassment and pay inequality in the second year of the #MeToo movement.

Department of Labor enforcement of federal employment laws topped the list. The top three areas where respondents expect an increase in workplace discrimination claims over the next year include harassment claims (61%), retaliation against employees who file discrimination or harassment claims (49%) and equal pay (47%).

Employers are taking action to address gender pay equity, with 48% auditing salary data and pay practices and 24% revising hiring practices. chainstoreage.com


Update: First City in Nation
San Francisco May Ban City Law Enforcement's Use of Facial Recognition

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance.

The plan called, Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance states, "The propensity for facial recognition technology to endanger civil rights and civil liberties substantially outweighs its purported benefits, and the technology will exacerbate racial injustice and threaten our ability to live free of continuous government monitoring" and would render police and any other municipal agency in San Francisco unable to purchase the product.

If it is eventually approved, San Francisco would become the first city in the nation to make such a move, but it's not the only Bay Area city moving in that direction.

"Both the San Francisco and Oakland ordinances do governor data sharing arrangements and under both of our proposals which are using the same language the police would not be able to receive that data," said Brian Hofer, Chairman of the Oakland Privacy Commission.

Supporters of facial recognition technology say it will help fight crime and identify criminals.

The ordinance requires public input and the supervisors' approval before agencies buy surveillance technology with public funds, including the purchase of license plate readers, toll readers, closed-circuit cameras, body cams, biometrics technology and software for forecasting criminal activity such as gunshot detection hardware and services, says a news report. securitymagazine.com ktvu.com

Millions uploaded photos to Ever app
Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools

"Make memories": That's the slogan on the website for the photo storage app Ever, accompanied by a cursive logo and an example album titled "Weekend with Grandpa."

The photos people share are used to train the company's facial recognition system, and that Ever then offers to sell that technology to private companies, law enforcement and the military.

In other words, what began in 2013 as another cloud storage app has pivoted toward a far more lucrative business known as Ever AI - without telling the app's millions of users.

"This looks like an egregious violation of people's privacy," said Jacob Snow, a technology and civil liberties attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. "They are taking images of people's families, photos from a private photo app, and using it to build surveillance technology. That's hugely concerning."

Doug Aley, Ever's CEO, told NBC News that Ever AI does not share the photos or any identifying information about users with its facial recognition customers.

Rather, the billions of images are used to instruct an algorithm how to identify faces. Every time Ever users enable facial recognition on their photos to group together images of the same people, Ever's facial recognition technology learns from the matches and trains itself. That knowledge, in turn, powers the company's commercial facial recognition products.  nbcnews.com


Workplace Emergency Planning is Shifting, But Employees Don't Feel It's a Priority
The 2019 Workplace Safety and Preparedness Survey from Rave Mobile Safety discusses the latest state of safety in the corporate environment, as well as what communication changes companies have made and what shortcomings still exist from the last year. The survey found that almost 50 percent of respondents have experienced a severe weather emergency, though more than 47 percent of those surveyed rarely or never tested emergency drills to be better prepared for the events.

"The survey gives great insight into how employees feel about their level of safety at work in the event of a possible emergency situation, but also demonstrates the disconnect that still exists between the communications channels employers use to inform their employees during emergencies and the way employees prefer to receive this information," said Todd Piett, CEO of Rave Mobile Safety. "This year's survey continues to emphasize that more needs to be done to drive safety awareness in an organization's everyday operations. Employers must also examine how they can bridge the gap between preparedness plans and the drills in place and realities of what their workers could encounter while on the job."  securitymagazine.com

Walmart Governance Report: Store Mgr's Make $175k Yearly
The retailer's inaugural Environmental, Social & Governance Report released Wednesday says all of Walmart's 1 million-plus U.S. workers earn more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, with the average wage for full-time hourly workers $14.26 per hour.

The report outlines the company's goals, progress and achievements in key areas, including climate change initiatives, sustainability in supply chains and economic opportunity for employees and communities.

55% of Walmart's total U.S. workforce is female and 43% of management is female.

New 'Open Security & Safety Alliance' to Create Standardized Platform
Membership Doubles in 1st Six Months

In the Fall of 2018, five companies - Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco by Schneider Electric and VIVOTEK, Inc. - came together for the good of the open platform community, becoming founding companies of the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), or simply, "the Alliance." Since that time, 15 inventive international players have joined the organization, producing 50 percent growth with initiatives in full swing, which include "publishing first concepts for new standards and common frameworks from when we can all work from," Johan Jubbega, president of OSSA told SSN. 

The Alliance is a non-profit corporation founded to bring together like-minded organizations to create a common, standardized platform accessible to all security and safety solutions. In just their first six months, the Alliance has already created a common Technology Stack specification, catering to product and services innovation to reduce market fragmentation and friction, but there are more works in progress. securitysystemsnews.com

Should Auditors Be Responsible For Catching Corporate Fraud?
Tensions are running high in the U.K. corporate auditing arena. Amid calls to break up the so-called Big Four auditors - PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, EY and KPMG - experts have raised concerns over why these players were unable to detect and prevent several high-profile corporate collapses and fraud schemes in recent years. Doubts over the Big Four's potential conflicts of interest in some cases have further fueled calls for a breakup.

"For the big firms, audits seem too often to be the route to milking the cash cow of consultancy business."

At the same time, there is a growing campaign to expand the role of the corporate auditor, fueling the divide over how to boost the effectiveness of the auditing space while promoting competition and limiting conflicts of interest. pymnts.com

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Dunkin to add 200 to 250 stores over three years in US

Party City to close 45 stores

Quarterly Results

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ALL-TAG Develops Customizable 31x32 mm SuperLabel Combines Security with Omni-Channel Marketing

- ALL-TAG, an American manufacturer of RF Labels, and a leading supplier of AM Anti-theft Security Tags, Security Labels, and other loss prevention products, announces the development of a customizable 31x32 mm SuperLabel®, a multi-purpose security label that will increase source tagging compliance by allowing Consumer Goods Manufactures (CGM) to promote their brand and enhance merchandising.

ALL-TAG's customizable security label offers many printing options, such as brand logos, slogans, and QR Codes. CGM's and other retail merchandise vendors that are required to source tag their merchandise for various retailers can now use the security label as an additional tool that will keep shoppers informed and ultimately increase sales of their products.

Our 31x32 mm SuperLabel is also equipped with patented technology that boosts the detection performance of the label. Therefore, users of this smaller label will not be sacrificing performance. The smaller footprint allows it to fit on more retail product packaging, does not conceal important printed content on the outside of the packaging.

"We're thrilled to have added new machines in our South Florida factory that enable us to produce this product in the US," commented ALL-TAG's Vice President of Sales, Andy Gilbert.

"Source taggers can now satisfy their source tagging requirements, but also make the security label work for them as well." Gilbert continued, "This is a win for everyone because it will increase source tagging compliance, decrease shrink, and increase sales all at the same time."

To find out more about the product listed in this release, please visit all-tag.com.

ALL-TAG is an American manufacturer of 8.2 MHz Radio-Frequency (RF) Labels, and supplier of Accousto Magnetic (AM) labels that are used to source tag retail merchandise. ALL-TAG also supplies RF and AM Hard Tags, Ink Tags, and other Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions that are fully compatible with Checkpoint® and Sensormatic® brand products. ALL-TAG has been manufacturing its RF Labels for source-taggers and retailers throughout the world since 1992. Our manufacturing facility is located in Boca Raton, Florida. The company also has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Mexico City, and Hong Kong, to service our customers throughout the world.





U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Multimillion-Dollar Business Email Compromise Syndicate
The Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), announced today the unsealing of an indictment against four defendants charged with conducting a wide-ranging business email compromise fraud scheme.

"As alleged, these four men and others engaged in a profitable charade, posing as legitimate business counterparties to their victims, whom they deceived into sending them millions of dollars. Now, thanks to the FBI, the defendants are no longer in a position to defraud anyone."

FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said: "The subjects in this alleged scheme made it look so realistic that they were able to maintain it for several years, stealing millions of dollars from the victims. The defendants defrauded numerous victims of millions of dollars during the period from 2016 through July 2018. justice.gov

3rd Party IT Exec "Declared Cyber War on Grainger Out of Spite"
Former IT 3rd Party Contractor Gets 3 Yrs Fed. Prison - Hacking Servers

EDWARD SOYBEL, 35, of Chicago, illegally accessed the servers of Lake Forest-based W.W. Grainger Inc., on multiple occasions in late 2016. Soybel intentionally caused damage to Grainger's automated inventory management program, which operates on-site dispensing machines for customers throughout the United States. 

Soybel remotely broke into the computer system by stealing and then using his former co-workers' usernames and passwords. Once inside the network, Soybel deleted millions of database records and reset the passwords.

The deletions caused outages of the system, locked out users, and temporarily impaired the dispensing machines nationwide. Soybel's attacks began in July 2016 and continued for several months. Grainger incurred at least $300,000 in costs responding to the cyber-attacks.

Soybel has been in custody since December 2018, after he recorded a video of himself issuing threats of violence to law enforcement. justice.gov

Top 3 Retail Cyber Targets
Hijacking Sites - Targeting Rewards - POS Data
Study: Cybercriminals shift approach to retail

According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), 97% of 234 analyzed cyberincidents in the retail industry (139 with confirmed data disclosure) were financially motivated. The remaining 3% were committed for fun or espionage purposes.

One of the biggest developments tracked by the DBIR is a movement away from "card present" attacks on physical card payments. POS compromises represented 6% of retail incidents in 2018, compared to 63% in 2014. The percentage of incidents represented by payment card skimmers fell to 3% from 6% in the same time period.

56% of breaches took months or longer to discover.

However, cyberattacks involving web applications comprised 63% of incidents in 2018, compared to 5% in 2014. Privilege misuse increased to 10% of incidents from 3% in the same time period. This shows that hackers are clearly shifting their attention to e-commerce payment applications, as opposed to physical POS or card reader systems located in a store or attached to a gas pump.

Most attacks (81%) involved external actors breaching retailer security systems, as opposed to internal compromises. Payment data was most frequently compromised (64%), followed by credentials (20%), and personal information (16%).

Moving forward, Verizon offers three recommendations for retailers seeking to avoid being victimized by cybercriminals:

1. Code is being injected to capture customer data as they enter it into web forms. Widespread implementation of file integrity software may not be a feasible undertaking, but retailers should consider adding this to their malware defenses on payment sites, in addition to patching OS, and payment application code.

2. Retailers should continue to embrace technologies that make it harder for criminals to steal data from POS terminals, such as methods that utilize a one-time transaction code (EMV, mobile wallets).

3. Rewards programs that can be leveraged for the "points" or for the personal information of a retailer's customer base are also potential targets.  chainstoreage.com

Social Engineering Slams the C-Suite: Verizon DBIR
Criminals are also going after cloud-based email accounts, according to Verizon's '2019 Data Breach Investigations Report.'

Senior executives are prime targets for social-engineering attacks as cybercriminals continue to seek greater financial gain, according to Verizon's "2019 Data Breach Investigations Report" (DBIR).

C-level executives have been increasingly and proactively targeted with social scams, according to the report: Senior executives were 12 times more likely to be the target of social incidents and nine times more likely to be the target of social breaches than in previous years. darkreading.com

Security Translation - Speed of Deployment - Talent Shortage
Stepping into the Cloud Requires New IT Security Tactics

Adopting a strategy to embrace the cloud should include adequate plans to control and monitor the new environment.

Security measures that served on premise might not cover all the nuances of cloud computing, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments -- if they are not adapted for the cloud. Some industry players have a few perspectives on what to watch for and how to mitigate security exposure when making the migration.

The speed at which the businesses want to deploy to the cloud can surpass their teams' ability to secure their environments. "Security teams are struggling to adapt to that," Woods says.

Though there might be ways to extend tools and security from on-prem to the cloud, he says some of those features might not translate neatly to the cloud.

The need to identify and close vulnerabilities is exacerbated by a talent pool shortage in cloud expertise and security, Woods says. Engineers are trying to update their tools and skillsets to meet this demand, but many companies are still on the hunt for such talent. "Some companies are just looking for one or two really good people to train the rest of the team," he says.

Establishing order is essential, Woods says, because of the potential for uncoordinated cloud sprawl, particularly in multi-cloud environments. This can include bloated, duplicate rules for firewalls that are introduced along the way. As the complexity of environments increases, if there is a fragmentation of responsibilities and a lack of consistency in following a centralized security policy, the probability of human error escalates as well. Security vendors are creating blueprints, Woods says, that organizations can follow to help establish best practices.

One of the more insidious security threats faced in the cloud is ransomware, he says. "It's not just about intrusion and stealing your data," Matter says. "It's actually about kidnapping your data." informationweek.com

This ransomware sneakily infects victims by disguising itself with anti-virus software



MetrORCA Update - Trends - The Great Debate

- John Matas, VP, Asset Protection, Investigations, Fraud, & ORC, Macy's
- Lt. Tarik Sheppard, NYPD; Executive Director of MetrORCA
- TJ Flynn, President & Co-Founder of MetrORCA
- Jim Cosseboom, Sr Mgr, Investigations & Corp Asset Protection, Ahold-Delhaize


While New York City may have been one of the last major cities to develop an organized retail crime association, it's now outpacing Los Angeles as the ORC capital of the country. With record membership, increased engagement, and a successful first annual conference recently launched, MetrORCA's leaders discuss the development of New York's regional crime-fighting partnership, the trends they're seeing in retail crime, and the ongoing debate of what exactly defines ORC.

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Quick Take 13 with Ed Wolfe, WG Security

Ed Wolfe, Vice President of
Business Development,
WG Security

with MCs Joe LaRocca
and Amber Bradley


Joe and Amber share some tips on preventing identity theft in another fun Quick Take with Ed Wolfe of WG Security. You might know you can freeze your own credit, but did you know you can request and also freeze your own LexisNexis Full File Disclosure?




Hackers siphoned funds from 100 Amazon seller accounts
Amazon.com Inc. said it was hit by an "extensive" fraud, revealing that unidentified hackers were able to siphon funds from merchant accounts over six months last year.

Amazon believes it was the victim of a "serious" online attack by hackers who broke into about 100 seller accounts and funneled cash from loans or sales into their own bank accounts, according to a U.K. legal document. The hack took place between May 2018 and October 2018, Amazon's lawyers said in a redacted filing from November that can now be made public.

Amazon found the accounts were likely compromised by phishing techniques that tricked sellers into giving up confidential login information. bloomberg.com

20% of Americans Have Bought Counterfeit Mother's Day Gifts
Sunday is Mother's Day, and those shopping for presents are expected to generate a record $25 billion in sales, according to the National Retail Federation. And some of those shoppers might be buying their moms counterfeit gifts, concludes the online intellectual property firm Red Points, whose study released today says 20% of Americans at some point have bought copycats for the holiday.

Although most gift givers might unknowingly have given fake bracelets, watches or other expressions of gratitude to their mothers, not all have been duped.

"One in three shoppers admitted to having purchased a fake for their moms intentionally," Laura Urquizu, CEO of Red Points, tells Fortune. The company surveyed 1,500 Americans for their report, which Urquizu said "doesn't include information on whether or not their mothers knew." Those intentionally buying counterfeits were most likely to choose jewelry and watches, Red Points said.

The NRF, which estimates 84% of U.S. adults will buy gifts for their moms, said jewelry is a popular purchase for the holiday,

"We have been seeing spending on gifts of jewelry trending up over the last several years and it contributed to more than 30% of the change in spending from last year to this year," Katherine Cullen, senior director of Consumer and Industry Insights at the NRF, tells Fortune. "This is on top of their spending on Mother's Day standards like greeting cards and flowers." fortune.com


Newport Beach, CA: Dennis Rodman accused of working as distraction in Clothing Heist
The owners of an upscale yoga studio are accusing Dennis Rodman of participating in a brazen daytime clothing heist ... and the whole bizarre thing was captured on video obtained by TMZ Sports. The NBA Hall of Famer entered VIBES Hot Yoga in Newport Beach around 12:45 PM on Tuesday with 3 companions -- 2 women and 1 man. At one point, the woman hides behind Rodman while she tucks a shirt away.

Then, things get weirder ... Rodman's male companion grabs a large $2,500 crystal art piece from the front desk and tries to place it on a steel dolly, insisting he wants to buy it. But, the guy drops the crystal -- which shatters all over the floor -- and while the staff is distracted, the woman in the green-sleeves grabs another clothing item and again stuffs it into her purse. Eventually, the entire crew leaves the store with the shattered crystal piece on the dolly. The owner tells us everyone in the group refused to pay. Dennis actually blamed the staff for the broken crystal. The owner tells us ... the gang left the store with more than $500 in stolen clothing, plus the broken crystal -- so they went to police and filed a theft report. tmz.com

Austin, TX: Home Depot employees busted for stealing $15,000 in merchandise
Three men have been accused of hatching an elaborate scheme to swipe tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise from a South Austin Home Depot since the end of 2017. Cesar Guzman, 19, Edrick Shiloh, 20, and Brent Leigh Don Lira, 21, have all been charged with theft in connection with the operation. Arrest affidavits filed against the men on Wednesday said both Guzman and Shiloh worked at the Home Depot since at least 2017.

A manager at the store received a tip from an employee in November that Guzman and Shiloh had been putting high-value power tools and batteries in lockers for online order pickups. Store investigators found dozens of orders for items valued at $2 to $3, but Guzman and Shiloh were both seen placing items valued at $400 to $1,000 in the lockers. Authorities confirmed 25 cases through video footage, including merchandise valued at a total of $15,542. Investigators, however, believe the men may have allowed nearly $30,000 in merchandise to walk out of the store. Investigators found several items posted for sale on Facebook and the Let Go app under the name Brent Lira. Officers also observed Lira pick up several items from the lockers on 17 separate occasions. Guzman told investigators he first got started with the thefts when he let a former employee leave the store with a full cart in exchange for $50. statesman.com

Five Canton men indicted for stealing 22 firearms from Canton gun store in Feb.
Four of the defendants were also indicted on charges of conspiring to steal firearms from another Canton firearms store. The five men are accused of stealing 22 firearms from Elite Security Consultants LLC on February 2, 2019. Clark, Thomas, Gibson and Frazier are also accused of conspiring to steal firearms from Stark Arms on February 2, 2019. justice.gov


Update: Fort Wayne, IN: Kohl's Cashier admits Credit Card Data Theft
A Fort Wayne woman admitted to stealing customers' credit card numbers at a local Kohl's store and passing them off to another person, who used the information to buy gift cards. Niakia L. Baker, 25, was a cashier at the store and stole credit card numbers at least four times last year, according to court documents filed in January. She pleaded guilty Monday in Allen Superior Court to aiding fraud and theft. A plea agreement filed last week calls for her to spend a year in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 23. journalgazette.net

Update: Beaumont, TX: Four indicted on robbery charges, accused of taking 16 iPhones from AT&T store
Four people have been indicted on robbery charges in connection to an April 13 robbery at a Beaumont AT&T store. The four were indicted on second degree felony robbery charges after investigators said they were involved in taking 16 iPhones valued at $750-$800 each and other items. 12newsnow.com

Menomonee Falls, WI: Man arrested for stealing 24 bottles of Hennessy from Costco, valued at $1,500

Boardman, OH: Police say men tried to steal a 70 inch TV, valued at $1,000 from Walmart, got stuck in door

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Shootings & Deaths

Salt Lake City, UT: Ace Hardware store employees 'acted lawfully' in confrontation where suspected shoplifter later died, store owners say
Ace Hardware representatives believe their employees "acted lawfully" during a confrontation last week in which a suspected shoplifter later died. The altercation took place about 7 p.m. Thursday outside the store in Salt Lake City. Store employees saw a man, later identified by police as Mischa Ryan Cox, conceal merchandise and walk out of the store without paying, according to a statement from Ace Hardware owners released through an attorney. Employees also saw the man "threaten them as well as bystanders with a stolen pry bar," the statement reads.

Salt Lake police say two employees from the store confronted Cox after they saw him walk out. A struggle ensued, and two bystanders also joined in, according to police. The group was able to get Cox on the ground, but when police arrived, he was unresponsive. He was later taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police announced Tuesday that Cox, 30, had passed away. ksl.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts


Nashville, TN: Mapco employee stole more than $14,500 in lottery tickets
A Nashville convenience store employee was arrested this week after Metro police say she stole more than $14,500 in lottery tickets from work. Ashton Wright, 28, is charged with felony theft in connection to the crime which took place over a 20-day period earlier this year at Mapco. tennessean.com

Australia: "Beyond Bricks' Store Manager charged with $109,000 cash theft; used money for his gambling problem
Zachery James, 27, was a trusted employee, working his way up to store manager at Beyond Bricks while also being a well-respected member of a number of local sporting clubs. But Atkinson will now spend at least the next nine months behind bars after he stole more than $109,000 from the small business he worked at to feed his "large scale" gambling addiction. Police prosecutors described Atkinson's offending as "calculated, deceitful" and the "most serious breach of trust" after he stole amounts between $800 and $14,440 across 24 separate occasions in a 12-month period. thewest.com.au

Cleveland, OH: Two MetroHealth cafeteria cashiers stole $20K out of registers in a year

Silver Springs, MD: 3 men arrested in string of 7-Eleven ATM thefts in Montgomery County



Rosamond, CA: Men sentenced to life without parole in murder
of McDonald's employee

Two men convicted in the murder of a woman at a Rosamond McDonald's in 2001, learned their fates in court today. According to court records, 37-year-old Cedric Sutton and 42-year-old Darnell Wheat were both sentenced to life without parole. Back in March , a Kern County Jury found Sutton and Wheat guilty of all charges in connection to the murder of 37-year-old Maria Cruz Pina, who worked at a McDonald's restaurant in Rosamond, according to the DA's office. They were found guilty of first degree murder with special circumstances and kidnapping to commit robbery. turnto23.com

Winchester, VA: West Virginia man sentenced to 1 year for stealing $155,000
in Breast Pumps

According to investigators with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, David Grundahl Jr., 35, will serve one year for stealing over 550 breast pumps, which were estimated to be worth over $155,000. Grundahl entered a plea agreement Tuesday, in which seven of the eight larceny charges were dropped. Prosecutors say Grundahl stole the pumps over the span of four months, while working for the medical equipment company McKesson's distribution center in Frederick County. Investigators say he was repackaging the products for sale. localdvm.com

Greenville, SC: Man receives 15 year sentence for Exxon armed robbery


C-Store - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Oshkosh, WI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Clearfield, UT - Robbery
C-Store - Carlisle, PA - Robbery
Dollar General - Berkeley County - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Vandergrift, PA - Robbery
Family Dollar - Dayton, OH - Robbery
Gas Station - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Monticello, FL - Robbery
Grocery - Mansfield, OH - Robbery
Jewelry - Wayne, PA - Robbery
Jewelry - Baton Rouge, LA - Armed Robbery
Tobacco - Lansing, MI - Burglary
7-Eleven - Silver Springs, MD - Robbery
7-Eleven - Fairfax, VA - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
14 robberies
1 burglary
0 shootings
0 killed




Amanda McHenry promoted to Regional AP, Operations & Safety Director
Patrick Parris promoted to Market LP Training Specialist for TJX Companies
Kevin Jones promoted to Marmaxx LP Training Specialist for TJX Companies
Mario Barrientos promoted to Marmaxx LP Training Specialist for TJX Companies
Meghan Fechko promoted to Lead Area LP Manager for ULTA Beauty
Dominik Schwarzbacher promoted to Cluster LP & Security Manager for Amazon (Spain)

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Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores...


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● Manages and coordinates Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within Staples Retail locations
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Denver, CO

You will be accountable for execution of asset protection programs within an assigned geographical area. You will be key in assessing and reporting AP vulnerabilities, developing strategies to address vulnerabilities, have a high attention to detail and use critical thinking and good judgement to help make decisions and formulate solutions to work-related concerns...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
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The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the Asset Protection function in their assigned area. Guide the implementation and training of Asset Protection programs, enforcement of policies and procedures, auditing, investigations and directing of shrink reduction efforts...

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The Manager of Asset Protection Fraud and Investigations is responsible for the global enterprise hybrid -ecommerce, digital product and traditional fraud investigation program. Primary responsibilities include conduct and manage analytically driven fraud and loss investigations, evolve fraud mitigation platforms and initiatives; manage a team of ecommerce analysts and internal investigators, maintain case management and financial fraud reporting metrics...

Area Loss Prevention Manager
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Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...

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