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Watch USS' "Live in NYC 2016" LPNN Interview:
USS is the largest privately held LP and security company in the U.S. and a leading integrator of video surveillance and access control systems. With many retailers feeling tremendous pressure to stay current and drive higher performance, Steve Sell, Chief Marketing Officer for USS, tells us how USS is responding to the changes that keep their customers up at night.



The Robots Are Coming
The robots are coming, and they represent one of "the biggest game changers" in decades for security integrators, according to PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman.

Sharp Electronics on May 10 announced the launch of Sharp Robotics Business Development. In the works for three years, the current focus for SRBD is developing robots for security. Its initial project is ground-based robots, which are known as UGVs or unmanned ground vehicles.

"We believe it will be a multi-billion dollar market," Cliff Quiroga, SRBD VP & deputy general manager, told Security Systems News.

Sharp also announced that it is the founding sponsor of a new group called Robolliance, a "forum for technology partners and industry experts in robotics, surveillance and security to advance the understanding and awareness of the autonomous robotics marketplace.' securitysystemsnews.com

How to Increase Compliance with Shipment Consolidation
North American retailers lose $158.5 billion annually to supplier issues

Out of stocks cause 4.1 percent in lost revenue, according to retailwire.com; just as troubling, overstocks result in 3.2 percent in lost revenue for the average retailer. Retailers continue to refine their compliance programs to strike the right balance of inventory and meeting higher consumer service standards.

This is scant comfort to the suppliers who transport less than truckload (LTL), partial, or underutilized truckload shipments to retailers, and who may struggle with noncompliance and significant chargebacks. Without an effective retail strategy, it may be difficult for suppliers to cope with the variations among several retail programs. Failure to meet retailers' expectations results in chargeback fees; if noncompliance continues, the supplier may lose its retail customers altogether.

Yet, even as suppliers struggle, there is an effective solution. Implementing a retail consolidation program can bring consistent transit times, reduce chargebacks for noncompliance, improve cash-to-cash cycles, and strengthen retailer relationships. chainstoreage.com

Alibaba, IACC Expand Anticounterfeit Efforts Amid Controversy
Alibaba said Wednesday it has expanded the scope of its anticounterfeit program with Washington, D.C.-based International Anticounterfeiting Coalition.

The news comes as luxury brands are departing the organization, reportedly in protest over the fact that Alibaba recently joined as a member. Earlier this week, Gucci left the group. Michael Kors pulled out last week and now press reports have Tiffany & Co. withdrawing its membership as well.

Alibaba joined the nonprofit in April. Members include hundreds of companies across a variety of sectors from luxury goods to electronics as well as law firms and related service providers aimed at mitigating counterfeit goods. Current member brands include Apple, Chanel, Coach, Hugo Boss, L'Oréal and Nike, among many others.

"The MarketSafe program provides companies with an expedited process for working with Alibaba to target and take down online listings for counterfeit goods," the company said in a posting on its Alizila website.

Since the MarketSafe program's launch, nearly 5,000 sellers' storefronts have been closed on Alibaba's marketplaces, while more than 180,000 infringing product listings have been removed, Alibaba said. wwd.com

Tiffany Leaves Anticounterfeiting Group After Alibaba Joins
Jeweler follows Gucci and Michael Kors in withdrawing from organization fighting knockoffs. Tiffany & Co. is the latest high-profile brand to resign from one of the world's largest anticounterfeiting groups after the organization admitted Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. as a member in April.

The anticounterfeiting group said previously its board-including Tiffany -voted unanimously in favor of admitting Alibaba as a member and that it "stands by its decision" because marketplaces must be used as a resource in combating fakes online.

The departure of Tiffany comes on the same day Alibaba and the IACC announced plans to expand a program to remove counterfeits more quickly from the Chinese e-commerce company's sites. The anticounterfeiting program will now be open to all brands, free of charge.

Previously, the program was only open to members of the anticounterfeiting coalition, and charged thousands of dollars a year. wsj.com

ICE's New Forced Labor Weapon in Crosshairs
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's latest weapon to take hold of imports suspected or alleged to have been made by forced labor is getting lots of attention.

There have been two "withhold release orders" issued since the law went into effect, which then triggers an investigation by ICE and Customs & Border Protection to determine whether there's "standard probable cause" that the shipment in question, from shrimp and coffee to apparel and textiles, used forced labor anywhere in the supply chain, and whether criminal charges are warranted.

The apparel industry is of particular risk since the law has a "wholly or in part standard" for illegal forced labor in any product, and given the industry's complicated supply chain.

Investigations can be triggered by tips from outside or internal sources, or can be self-initiated by the agency.

Kenneth J.F. Kennedy, senior policy adviser for the Forced Labor Program for the Homeland Security Investigations' unit of ICE. stressed that he wants to work with he industry to understand the new law, what is required of companies to demonstrate their lack of culpability or how they can change their supply chain to eradicate a forced labor aspect of it. wwd.com

In the Age of Amazon
A day after the announcement and all throughout the journalism community everyone is writing about the failed merger and how one judge couldn't understand the impact Amazon can have on a retailer. Regardless of it's size of business or it's being only a year old, Amazon Business, their new office supply division, is destined to steal market share and have a huge impact on both Office Depot and Staples, but the judge looked at it as a start up and basically left it up to nature to decide who wins and who survives in the office supply business.

It's amazing, it's historic, and it's a shame all in one.

The fact remains, however, after following it as a lay person, that Amazon, throughout the investigation by the FTC and during the trial, played it coy and even played dumb to some extent. Obviously coached and on a mission, the executive hit his mark and now as opposed to fighting one behemoth has two struggling players to fight. The real shame is that it might not be much of a fight given how Amazon has succeeded in most all their ventures.

This story still pales to the one about the lawyers who just rolled over and didn't even offer any defense at all. Just a thought, Gus Downing

1 in 3 American malls are doomed, retail analyst forecasts
"We are the most over-stored place in the world"
About one-third of American malls are not long for this world, retail analyst Jan Kniffen said Thursday. The CEO of J. Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises spoke after Macy's reported its worst sequential same-store sales decline since the financial crisis. Macy's and other retailers got slammed by a warm winter and cool spring, as well as the continued migration of millennials to fast fashion and off-price stores, Kniffen said. The results are also a sign of the country's oversupply of retail space at a time when commerce is moving online, he added.

"On an apples-to-apples basis, we have twice as much per-capita retail space as any other place in the world. The U.K. is second. They're half of what we are. So, yes, we are the most over-stored place in the world," he told CNBC's "Squawk Box." With the U.S. having an estimated 48 square feet of retail space per citizen, the footprint is poised to decline "pretty fast," Kniffen said.

In his view, about 400 of America's 1,100 enclosed malls will fail in the coming years. Of the survivors, about 250 will thrive and the rest will struggle. Likewise, Macy's probably needs 500 of its roughly 800 existing stores, he said. cnbc.com

Staffing a New Safety Team
Chipotle hires expert who criticized the chain's response to its food safety crisis
David Acheson, a former official at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was brought on as an adviser, Chipotle told Reuters. The company also confirmed it is working with David Theno, a food safety consultant and former Jack in the Box executive who is credited with fixing food safety at the fast-food chain following a deadly E. coli outbreak in the 1990s. The two are respected among food safety experts, and their involvement may signal an expansion in Chipotle's reforms. But the scope is not yet clear. As recently as early December, Acheson was sharply critical of the company's initial response to the outbreaks. businessinsider.com

When it comes to payments, cash and cards still reign supreme
PayPal is the most popular digital option, with  67% using it in the last 12 months, up from 62% last year. Check usage is declining with only 60% using checks.  chainstoreage.com

Target CEO to critics: What you're missing about our inclusive bathroom policy

FDA, NRA Issue Safety Tips After Listeria Outbreak

Big Data: OSHA Is Poised to Create Massive Data Set of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Canadian Tire Q1 comp's up 1%, Sport Chek comp's up 12.3%, Mark's comp's up 0.8%, sales up 0.8%
Jack in the Box comp's flat, Qdoba comp's up 2.1%
Party City Q1 comp's down 1.5%, sales flat
Kohl's Q1 comp's down 3.9%, sales down 3.9%
Ralph Lauren Q4 comp's down 5%, net revenues flat, full yr comp's down 3%, full yr sales up 1%



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Ransomware gets headlines but POS malware is still clear & present danger
New POS malware - AbaddonPOS threatening retailers

In fact, the researchers report, cybercriminals are intensifying their efforts to exploit the rollout in the U.S. of chip-and-PIN cards by deploying malware as a vital tool for stolen credit card data and ill-gotten gain.

A new assault the firm has been tracking attempts to install TinyLoader and AbaddonPOS point-of-sale malware, which is delivered via an email campaign specifically geared to retail operations and which is highly personalized (the recipient's name appears in the message). Plus, the message contains a seductive lure, an image of a spinner one expects to see when content is loading. A message asks the recipient to enable content by clicking on it. Once a user clicks, the malicious macro is delivered. scmagazine.com
 
100 Percent of Retailers Disclose Cyber Risks - BDO USA Report
In today's increasingly digital world, cybersecurity concerns are top of mind for all retailers for the first time in the history of BDO USA's tenth annual Retail RiskFactor Report. According to BDO's analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the 100 largest U.S. retailers, risk associated with a possible security breach was cited unanimously by retailers, claiming the top spot, up from the 18th spot in 2007.  businesswire.com

New mobile retailing technology combats identity theft and fraud
Mobile retailing is about to get safer thanks to a new technology that better protects consumer data. According to Digital Journal, Retail ID Mobile is a secure mobile platform capable of identifying security threats and preventing fraud in a retail environment.

Developed by authentication software provider Intellicheck Mobilisa, the technology also upgrades the mobile customer experience, providing a solution that doesn't need to be integrated with existing mobile point-of-sale technology. As Digital Journal points out, Retail ID Mobile is an extension of Retail ID, an existing security software that has become the industry standard for retail fraud prevention.

Retail ID Mobile will soon be launched in two department store chains, and the company plans to expand quickly. Intellicheck CEO William Roof says the mobile product was developed through collaboration and conversations with existing retail clients. mobilebusinessinsights.com

Ransomware remains popular with cybercriminals
because victims continue to pay them
According to a new report by FireEye, the pesky species of malware achieved a remarkable upswing during the last half of 2015. Between October and November, the use of ransomware shot up by nearly 20 percent. What's more is that old favourites like Cryptolocker, Cryptowall, CTB Locker and Kryptovor, though all long recognised, still pose persistent threats to people and businesses alike.

Jens Monrad, systems engineer at FireEye, told SCMagazineUK.com, "We don't expect this to decrease in any way." Perhaps part of the reason for not only this upswing but the infuriating and persistent rise in popularity that ransomware has enjoyed over recent years is mere capitulation. Monrad thinks that one of the reasons is that "we are seeing victims exploring the path of actually paying the ransom". The main driver, added Monrad, "from a cyber-criminal perspective, is that this is an ecosystem that is working". In fact, one of the unfailing laws of capitalism is economy of development. It's "still a very attractive model for cyber-criminals", Monrad believes, because it's cost effective. "It is one of the malware families with the shortest development lifecycle," he said. scmagazine.com

Scammers impersonate legit cyber-security companies

 

 


 

White Paper - Specialty Beauty Retailer Offender, Shopper, Employee Feedback Study: LM Tag

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) conducted a series of in-person survey interviews in the Gainesville, FL. A specialty beauty retailer's StoreLab in order to understand the impact of the LM Tag on associates, shoppers and shoplifters. This research focused on the LM Tag's impact on protecting high end fragrances, one of the specialty beauty retailer's high loss products.

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93% of customers rated the LM Tag's effectiveness above a 5, indicating they think the LM Tag is effective at preventing theft.

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90% of the associates surveyed agreed that they like the LM Tag and that it is easy to apply.

Offender Feedback
In this study, all 7 shoplifters indicated they would not attempt to steal a product that was protected by the LM Tag.

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The LM Tag from Intelligent Loss Prevention uses the combination of a light sensor and motion detector to notify when a product is both in motion and concealed. It alarms at the point of theft, making it the only device on the market that has the ability to alert you before product walks out the door.

 

 

Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

Career Development in
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Rosamaria Sostilio, SVP Asset Protection

Rosamaria Sostilio, Former SVP Asset Protection, Hudson's Bay Company, sits down with LPNN for a discussion on career development. How should LP/AP executives at the store level approach their position and what can they do to develop themselves and add value at that level? After an LPM gets promoted to the multi-store level, what does the first six months look like, where should they be focused, and how do they position themselves for a corporate-level job? Also, learn why you should "marinate in a position" and play with your own leadership style.

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Tom Meehan, Manager Data, Systems and Central Investigations, Bloomingdale's, chats with Joe and Amber about the innovations coming out of the LPRC lab, what the store of the future will look like, and how social media has changed the professional landscape.

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The 'Nine Deadly Costs Of Fraud'
There's nothing like putting the cost of fraud into the parlance that merchants know really well: units sold. Something that Kount says its data shows that merchants must make eight additional sales to make up for the cost of one fraudulent order.

Kount's latest report "Calculating The 9 Deadly Costs Of Fraud," does the math - and emphasizes how not managing fraud digs heavily into profits.

Kount breaks those nine "deadly costs" into three categories: fraud mitigation expense, lost sales and transactional costs - and then further separates those costs into "visible costs" vs. "hidden costs."

Fraud Mitigation Breakdown: The Nine Costs
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FTC Says Scammers Prefer iTunes Gift Cards
Amy Herbert, consumer education specialist at the FTC, explained in a blog post on Tuesday that iTunes gift cards are fast becoming a favored method of payments among scammers. Due to their ease of use and the speed with which they can be shared between users, iTunes gift cards have become the go-to method of wringing cash out of otherwise upstanding digital accounts.

Though demanding payment through iTunes gift cards might seem conspicuously sketchy, the FTC has logged numerous instances in which users have been coerced into loading up cards and then sharing the related codes with scammers claiming to enforce back tax payments from the IRS, posing as relatives in need of cash or even cavorting as legitimate love interests desperate for funds over online dating sites.

Alongside iTunes gift cards, the FTC identified Amazon gift cards, PayPal and any reloadable gift card platform that, once access is shared, can be drained of funds as rapidly as scammers need. pymnts.com

Walmart tests rival service to Amazon Prime

 

 

This female gang terrorized England for over 200 years
'The Forty Elephants'

A ruthless British street gang existed in the 1700s - 1950s; known for their theft, blackmail, burglaries, kidnappings, and ruthless beatings. They were called "The Forty Elephants," one of the most organized gangs of criminal history. They were all women.

They worked with male gangs, usually the "Elephant and Castle Gang," but they were far more organized and widespread. The Forty Elephants (also known as Forty Thieves) operated out of a series of cells which spider webbed across London to other cities. The "Queen" ran the entire operation. They were responsible for the largest shoplifting operation of their time. The first public awareness of the gang was in an 1873 newspaper; law enforcement officials suspected the operation had a history back to the 1700s. Few crossed the Forty Elephants, but many fell victim. examiner.com

ORC in the UK by Traveling Romanian Gangs
UK Sheriff says Romanian shoplifters targeting Stirling city centre

A Stirling sheriff has claimed that Romanian shoplifters targeting city centre stores have become a "particular problem".

Sheriff Wyllie Robertson made the comments last Wednesday morning at Stirling Sheriff Court after handing down prison terms to three Romanian men involved in two separate offences at the Thistles Shopping Centre. "There is a particular problem in this jurisdiction with individuals from Romania committing shoplifting in the Thistles Centre. It is necessary to impose an exemplar sentence." "It is clear from what has been said that this was a deliberate and organised venture and you went there armed with equipment to avoid detection." There is a difficulty with Romanians coming to Stirling and shoplifting as a business. dailyrecord.co.uk

Scottsdale, AZ: Police catch four Glendale roommates shoplifting at Macy's, $1,000 recovery
Four roommates are in custody after they were caught shoplifting from a Scottsdale Macy's store. Police say that on May 1 four Glendale roommates went into the Macy's store. They were observed by off-duty officers as each of them went into the dressing rooms with merchandise and came out with items placed in bags. They reportedly left the store without paying for the items. Police say that the two women were found to have "theft prevention" devices in their purses. The value of the clothing stolen by the four was about $1,000. All four have been charged with organized retail theft, shoplifting and removal of theft detection devices. abc15.com

Gastonia, NC: Man charged with Felony Heroin possession,
warrants for ORC in 3 counties

A Gastonia man has been charged with felony heroin possession and running from officers. Joshua Kain Brooks, 28, was arrested on Sunday after officers responded to a call about shots being fired. When they arrived at the scene, officers saw Brooks running away. Brooks was found hiding from officers in a crawlspace underneath a vacant home. Officers allegedly found a pill bottle containing nine individually wrapped pieces of black tar heroin and one syringe. Brooks was charged with felony possession with intent to sell heroin and resisting an officer. He was also served with outstanding felony warrants for organized retail theft, larceny and possession of stolen goods from Gaston County, Randolph County and Moore County. lincolntimesnow.com

Huntsville, AL: Man, woman stuff clothes inside their own clothing at T.J Maxx
Two people recently walked out of a store looking stuffed but it wasn't a restaurant, it was a clothing store. We need your help identifying them caught in the act, stuffing and stealing items. The man and woman are seen walking into the T.J. Maxx on Airport Road on April 16. Huntsville police say the two stuffed more than 20 polo shirts underneath their own clothes. The two are seen on store surveillance stuffing merchandise in their pants and underneath their shirts. The woman also used a huge handbag to hide some items as well. You can see them adjusting their clothes just before they made their way out. The loss prevention officer had a camera on them the whole time. wwbrc.com

Westampton, PA: Pamela Lynn Zahn was recently arrested after stealing more than $500 worth of merchandise from Kohl's
Store personnel told police that Zahn grabbed electronics and jewelry When store employees searched her purse, police say, they found a glass crack pipe. trentonian.com

Livonia, MI: Boxes of Energy drinks stolen from Walgreens
Livonia police were dispatched around 1:45 p.m. May 9 to the Walgreens store on Newburgh, where they were told a suspect had stolen some $60 worth of energy drinks. Assistant manager told police she'd seen a white male with brown hair, wearing an orange hoodie and denim shorts walk out of the store with multiple boxes of energy drinks. hometownlife.com

Norwalk, CT: Gerald Patrick, 35, was charged with possession of a shoplifting device, sixth-degree larceny, and organized retail theft

 

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Flea Market Raid

"This is the largest fraud take down in U.S. history,"
Opa-Locka Flea Market Raided In Alleged Food Stamp Scam

More than two dozen people are facing federal and state charges in connection to an illegal scheme that traded food stamp benefits for cash. Wednesday morning, police raided the Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market where some of the activity was alleged to have taken place.

22 retail store owners or operators were indicted for receiving more than $13 million in federal payments for transactions in which they did not provide any food - a fraud scheme officials called "food stamp trafficking."

Authorities said the cards would be swiped in exchange for cash payments that were far less than what store owners would bill the government.

Thousands of SNAP recipients, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, are believed to have exchanged their EBT benefits for cash at the Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market, in what authorities said was a two-year operation.

Another 6 individuals were charged by the state, accused of accepting additional illegal payments during the course of their alleged participation in the food stamp fraud.

Those arrested face up to 20 years in prison for wire fraud and wire fraud conspiracy, as well as five years for food stamp fraud.
cbslocal.com

Shootings and Deaths

Taunton, MA: Teacher died trying to stop attack at Taunton mall; George Heath, a popular visual design instructor at GNB Voc-Tech
George Heath was hailed by Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III as a hero, after the 56-year-old teacher at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical School was killed attempting to subdue an armed man at a Taunton Mall restaurant. "He saw the waitress being stabbed, and without concern for his own safety intervened and quite possibly saved her life and the lives of others including his own wife," Quinn said. "This shows extraordinary character and courage that tragically cost him his life." Arthur DaRosa stabbed several people at the restaurant before being shot dead by an off-duty Plymouth County sheriff's deputy. heraldnews.com

Battle Creek, MI: Life in Prison for violent murder of Citgo station employee
The Michigan Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction and life sentence of Shawn Pike in the 2014 stabbing death of Nicole Gates, 27. She was attacked and killed while working at the Citgo gas station in Bedford Township. Police said she was stabbed 87 times. battlecreekenquirer.com 

Atlanta: 911 Call released from the Mother's Day shooting inside Zinburger's
at Lenox Square Mall

Newly-released 911 calls described the terrifying moments after someone fired shots at a Lenox Square Mall shooting on Mother's Day. Police say 20-year-old Alexander McDaniel opened fire after getting into a fight with another person at the bar of Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar on Sunday. In the 911 call released on Thursday, a restaurant employee tells the dispatcher, "I was coming out of my kitchen and there was gunfire in my dining room." In the call, the worker tells another employee to look around and see if anyone is injured. The worker is also heard instructing customers to go into the parking lot. The workers tells the dispatcher that she heard two gunshots. She said that it was a regular customer who was shot at, and manages to get a description of the shooter. 11alive.com


Robberies and Thefts


$4 million warehouse robbery in Los Angeles - 7,500 Dell laptops

Five men are wanted for stealing thousands of Dell laptop computers during an armed robbery at a warehouse in the Harbor Gateway area, police said Tuesday.

The suspects drove two trucks onto the property, hooked up two trailers containing more than 7,600 laptops worth as much as $4 million, and drove off Friday about 11:30 am. During the heist, the suspects held a security guard at gunpoint and zip-tied him.

At this time, no suspect descriptions have been provided. The investigation is ongoing. cbslocal.com


3 men nabbed in drug store robbery ring
Robbed more than 40 stores across Miami-Dade and Broward

The arrests came after a three-week investigation.

For nearly a year, three men were part of a ring that broke into more than 40 drug stores across Miami-Dade and Broward counties and stole prescription drugs including morphine, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Just after 4 a.m. Wednesday, two of the three men were nabbed immediately after breaking into a Miami Gardens Walgreens, 18300 NW 37 Ave. The third man was arrested later in North Bay Village. miamiherald.com


Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn robbery pattern suspects caught on surveillance
Police have released surveillance pictures of two men they say are responsible for multiple knife-point robberies in Brooklyn. They say the men are responsible for robbing three women inside three stores in Brooklyn since April 8. Police say the men work as a pair; one of them enters the stores with a knife and demands money, while the other stands guard outside. news12.com


Raleigh, NC: Man arrested for selling 250 fake licenses in NC
A Wilmington man was arrested by inspectors with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles' License and Theft Bureau after a three-moth investigation that ranged across North Carolina into other states. He was arrested and charged with six felony counts related to the manufacture, sale and distribution of fraudulent North Carolina driver's licenses. Daniel Corey Benson, 33, was arrested and charged with one felony count of trafficking in stolen identities and five felony counts of identity theft. Benson is accused of manufacturing 250 fraudulent driver's licenses since October, 2015. wyff4.com

San Diego, CA: 2 Arrests in Series of Armed Robberies; 6 incidents in 6 hours
Officials credit an alert San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy for catching suspects wanted in a series of armed robberies in the North County. Six robberies happened between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. in Vista, San Marcos and Oceanside. nbcsandiego.com

Racine, WI: Dunham's Sports cashier charged with giving away merchandise
A Dunham's Sports cashier has been charged with theft after reportedly giving away free merchandise. Tuesday, police were dispatched to the store after staffers noticed multiple transactions that had been voided. Video surveillance showed that Dayshanika S. Tillman, 19, of Racine had put voided items into a bag and allowed customers to take them. She reportedly had customers pay for cheap items like candy, but then not charge for larger items such as clothing. Tillman reportedly voided approximately $808 worth of items. journaltimes.com

UK: Lewes jewelers hit by daylight in $28,000 Smash-and-Grab
Police are appealing for witnesses after a jewellery store in Lewes, Sussex, was by a smash-and-grab. The incident - involving a masked man - took place at David Smith Jewelry in the town's high street at about 1:45pm yesterday (Wednesday 11, May). Items including rings, necklaces and bracelets, with a total estimated value of $28,000, were taken during the raid. jewelleryfocus.co.uk

Johannesburg, SA: Four Armed Robbers strike Rosebank Mall - in perfume raid Four gunmen with a female accomplice staged a brazen robbery inside the popular Rosebank Mall shortly after the lunchtime rush hour on Wednesday. They escaped with expensive perfumes‚ a Clicks service adviser told TMG Digital. "Four guys and one lady arrived just before 2pm carrying guns. They made away with two bags. timeslive.co.za

Detroit, MI: Man accused of JC Penney LP assault, theft at Westland mall

Pittsburgh, PA: Man questioned in attempted luring of teen near South Hills Village Mall


Credit Card Fraud

Bangor, ME: Florida man accused of spending $50,000 with fake credit cards faces fed charges
Ariel Perez-Calvo, 28, of Hialeah is charged with one count each of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. He was not asked to enter pleas because he has not yet been indicted by a federal grand jury. During that time period, he and Lueje-Rodriguez visited at least 29 Rite Aid stores and 11 Hannaford supermarkets, where they allegedly used numbers from 43 different accounts. bangordailynews.com

San Francisco, CA: Pair charged with $4,000 multi-state credit card scam
A San Francisco couple has been arrested after area detectives connected them to a multi-state credit card scam involving several Terrebonne Parish victims. Terrebonne sheriff's investigators said that Donte Glenn, 20, and Latia Webster, 21, stole about $4,000 within less than 24 hours from area residents. They were booked Tuesday on 17 counts of the anti-skimming act, 17 counts of monetary instrument abuse, unauthorized use of an access card and possession with intent to distribute a schedule I controlled and dangerous substance. Glenn and Webster then used the cards to purchase gift cards and assorted merchandise at local businesses, investigators said. dailycomet.com

Wilkes-Barre, PA: Police seek 2 women who put $17K on debit card at Macy's, Wyoming Valley Mall


Arson

Port Henry, PA: Woman charged with Dollar General Arson
Police say the smoky fire that ravaged the Port Henry Dollar General store on Main Street late Tuesday night was arson. A store employee, Lisa M. Demar, 49, of Moriah, has been charged with deliberately starting the fire. Demar was one of two workers in the building at closing time. The other was an uninvolved male, who called 911 when he saw smoke coming from the back of the store. Demar was charged by State Police with the felonies of second-degree arson and first-degree reckless endangerment. pressrepublican.com



AM/PM - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
Avenue D - Beaumont, TX - Shooting
Bread Basket - East Austin, TX - Robbery
Capital Petro - Madison, WI - Shooting/ One killed
Chili's - San Diego County - Armed Robbery
CVS - Lafayette, IN - Robbery
CVS - Fishers, IN - Armed Robbery
CVS - Henrico County, VA - Robbery
Dollar General - Bloomington, MN - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Odessa, TX - Robbery
Express Pawn Shop.- Jerome, ID - Robbery
GameStop - Newark, NJ - Robbery/ Assault
La Morenita - Port Arthur, TX - Robbery
Little General - Bluefield, WV - Robbery
Money Mart - Wilkinsburg, PA - Armed Robbery
Pop N Go - Muskogee, OK - Robbery
Red Raider Express - Topeka, KS - Robbery
Stop and Shop - Rocky Mount, NC - Robbery
Super Fuel - New Castle, DE - Robbery
Village Pantry - Lawrence, IN - Robbery
Walgreens - Henrico County, VA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Toledo, OH - Robbery


 

 

 


 
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The Director of Sales is responsible for meeting and exceeding revenue and profit goals for the assigned region. The individual will be accountable for specific accounts within their designated area and will manage core business while focusing on new business with an emphasis on growth...

Loss Prevention Specialist
Riverside, CA
The Loss Prevention Specialist has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. security, life safety, and operational procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft and providing life safety...

Loss Prevention Specialist
Greencastle, IN
The Loss Prevention Specialist has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. security, life safety, and operational procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft and providing life safety...

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