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Sean Browne promoted to Corporate Manager - Organized Retail Crime (Northern Division) for The Home Depot
Sean previously was an ORC Investigator for the retailer. When he started at Home Depot in 2012, he was an Asset Protection Manager. He's held other loss prevention positions including LP Manager for Lowe's and LP Senior Detective for Stop & Shop. Congratulations Sean!
Stephen Prettyman promoted to Corporate Manager of Investigations for The Home Depot
Previously, Stephen was a Senior Investigator, and has held other roles throughout his almost six years at The Home Depot including Central Investigator and AP Manager. Prior, Stephen held various loss prevention roles for other retailers including Kmart as Multi-Unit LP Manager, TJX Companies as LP Training Specialist/Investigator and Target. Congratulations Stephen!

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Security Industry Association:
SIA urges USTR to remove 29 product categories from the tariff list
that are directly related to security products

North America is the largest market worldwide for security products. The U.S. is the largest contributor, where the security industry employs well over 1 million Americans.

SIA members conduct business globally, supporting constituents across the U.S. and around the world. Not only is the U.S. one of the largest security markets, it continues to be an important center for product development, intellectual property ownership and manufacturing for many of our members, which are dependent on a global supply chain.

The impact would be amplified for security integrators, which may have little ability to absorb the cost of increased tariffs, alter supplier arrangements, or to pass additional costs on to consumers. securityindustry.org

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Trump Places Huawei on Black List
But in a clear strike against Huawei, the Commerce Department separately announced on Wednesday that it had placed the company and its dozens of affiliates on a list of firms deemed a risk to national security. The listing will prevent it from buying American parts and technologies without seeking United States government approval.  

Indiana Retail Council calls for 'meaningful retail theft legislation' after cop shot in ORC case
Recognizing the seriousness of retail theft in the city, IMPD recently created an Organized Retail Crime detail.

Grant Monahan, President at Indiana Retail Council: I am writing (to the IndyStar Newspaper) on behalf of the members of the Indiana Retail Council to express our support for the full recovery of IMPD officer Eric Rosenbaum and to sincerely thank him and his fellow officers for their never-ending assistance in fighting the crime of retail theft. Rosenbaum was shot in the line of duty while apprehending a retail theft suspect on May 4.

While the shooting of Rosenbaum should be the concern of everyone in Indianapolis, the incident that lead to his injury is just half the story. Not only does the suspect, William Allen, have a long criminal history, but he is well-known to retail loss prevention representatives in the area.

The 2019 session of the General Assembly has adjourned, but it is time for legislative leadership to support meaningful retail theft legislation that is aimed at thieves who are stealing for the purpose of reselling merchandise on the Internet or through local means in the community.

Law enforcement and retail loss professionals know that retail theft and sale of stolen merchandise, drug abuse, and increased levels of violence are linked. Retailers, the police, and prosecutors need an additional tool to fight these dangerous criminals and bring them to justice. indystar.com

Chicago, IL: Federal Judge rules use of GPS Data in Jewelry Robbery case Unconstitutional
A federal judge has ruled that suburban Chicago police violated constitutional protections against unreasonable searches by accessing weeks of GPS data indicating a suspect's car had been outside a jewelry store when it was robbed. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reported Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman granted a motion by defendant Tobias Diggs to bar the location data compiled by Hinsdale police from his upcoming trial. Prosecutors had cited a Supreme Court ruling that people don't have a legitimate expectation of privacy when they voluntarily provide data to a third party. But Feinerman said that doesn't apply to weeks of minute-by-minute location information kept by wireless carriers. Diggs' lawyer, Douglas E. Whitney, said he was grateful for what he called Feinerman's "meticulous legal analysis." wglc.net

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CBD Going Mainstream Retail in 2020?
Walmart, Target exploring CBD product lines

Big-box retailers aren't selling CBD yet, but they're busy getting ready for the day when they can. Top executives at major chains such as Walmart, Target, Kroger and Safeway have been quietly meeting with makers of drinks, gummy bears, topical creams and oils that are infused with cannabidiol, or CBD.

That's despite the fact that the Food and Drug Administration said in December that it's illegal to spike food and beverages with CBD or THC - the pot ingredient that does get you high - or to transport them over state lines.

Up to now, the lion's share of the CBD bonanza has been going to mom-and-pop shops. But a few bigger chains, including Walgreens, CVS and GNC, have begun selling CBD-infused topical creams that treat wrinkles and pain in states where they're allowed, including New York.

"The major retailers are [designing] shelves, laying out space where CBD products will sit in their stores, but they aren't buying any product yet."

Bigger retailers are waiting on a permanent FDA ruling on marijuana-based products, which is not expected until the end of this year at the earliest.

"We know there is consumer interest in CBD products, and the conversation is evolving quickly," a Target spokesperson said. nypost.com

From Russia With Love - CaaS Nets $100M
6 Countries Join Forces in Takedown
GozNym Cyber-Criminal Network Targeting American Entities Dismantled
in International Op.

Network Formed by Individuals Who Advertised their Specialized Technical Skills and Services on Underground Russian-Language Online Criminal Forums

A complex transnational organized cybercrime network that used GozNym malware in an attempt to steal an estimated $100 million from unsuspecting victims in the United States and around the world has been dismantled as part of an international law enforcement operation. GozNym infected tens of thousands of victim computers worldwide, primarily in the United States and Europe. The operation was highlighted by the unprecedented initiation of criminal prosecutions against members of the network in four different countries as a result of cooperation between the United States, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Germany, Bulgaria, Europol and Eurojust. 

The victims of these crimes were primarily U.S. businesses and their financial institutions, including a number of victims located in the Western District of Pennsylvania. 

According to the Indictment, the defendants conspired to:

● infect victims' computers with GozNym malware designed to capture victims' online banking login credentials;
● use the captured login credentials to fraudulently gain unauthorized access to victims' online bank accounts; and,
● steal money from victims' bank accounts and launder those funds using U.S. and foreign beneficiary bank accounts controlled by the defendants.  

The defendants reside in Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova and Bulgaria.  The operation was an unprecedented international effort to share evidence and initiate criminal prosecutions against members of the same criminal network in multiple countries.    

Alexander Konovolov, aka "NoNe," and "none_1," age 35, of Tbilisi, Georgia, was the primary organizer and leader of the GozNym network who controlled more than 41,000 victim computers infected with GozNym malware. Konovolov assembled the team of cybercriminals charged in the Indictment, in part by recruiting them through the underground online criminal forums.

The GozNym network exemplified the concept of "cybercrime as a service." justice.gov

    See How it Worked in Europol's Infographic Here

Washington State Enacts Comprehensive Noncompete Reform
Some types of restrictions are not affected by the new law, including nonsolicitation agreements and sale-of-business noncompetes.

The law makes Washington the first state to set minimum compensation thresholds for noncompetition covenants with employees and independent contractors. Once the law becomes effective, noncompetition covenants will be per se "void and unenforceable" against employees earning less than $100,000 annually from the party seeking to enforce them. 

Noncompetition agreements with a restrictive period extending beyond 18 months after the termination of employment are unreasonable and unenforceable.

If an employer wishes to enforce a noncompetition covenant against an employee terminated as a result of a layoff, the employer must provide compensation equivalent to the employee's base salary at the time of termination.  

Strategizing Food Safety
Food safety at c-stores starts with clean hands and proper hold times, but employee training and best-practice habits are crucial to success.

It is said that cleanliness is next to godliness - and it can also be said that cleanliness is next to transactions. Spotless aprons, dirt-free nails and neatly-restrained hair establish the foundation for a clean environment, and safety builds from there. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) advises that cleanliness is the best way to prevent foodborne illness, specifically by focusing on four areas: clean hands and surfaces, avoid cross-contamination, cook correctly and refrigerate properly. By mimicking practices long followed by restaurants, c-store operators are best prepared for selling food safely.

One of the best ways c-stores can successfully execute hold times is by using a labeling system with defined categories. Team members should be confident in labeling food with correct expiration times, which is critical to protecting customers from foodborne illness.

Wiping Out the Human at Drive-Thrus
Mastercard & ZIVELO Partner to Deliver Voice AI Powered Ordering & Dynamic Menu for QSR's

Upon arrival at the QSR's drive-in or drive-through, consumers will be prompted to order from an AI-powered voice ordering assistant, which will integrate with a dynamic menu display. The menu will automatically update using a proprietary AI solution developed by Mastercard, which will allow the display to be customized either for a specific customer or for external factors such as weather, time of day, seasonality and location.

10 Things Retail Workers Notice ID'ing Shoplifters The Second They Walk In
When it comes to sizing up potential shoplifters, retail employees tend to notice a few things about customers from the second they walk into the store.

Most retailers employ loss-prevention officers to deal with theft, and other employees are typically barred from confronting suspected thieves.

But that doesn't mean that these employees don't keep an eye out for certain behaviors. Business Insider spoke to a number of retail employees about what tends to immediately raise their suspicions when it comes to customers.

  Here's what they had to say businessinsider.com

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Businesses Boost Hiring, Spending to Keep Up With Changing Privacy Rules
Companies are hiring lawyers and cybersecurity staff and spending more on privacy tools to keep up with shifting or expanding data-privacy regulations around the world.

States including Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada and New York are considering their own privacy legislation, prompting some companies to create new teams and positions to help manage the changing regulatory landscape.

The growth in privacy regulation is the biggest emerging risk for companies, according to a Gartner Inc. survey of 98 executives at major banking, energy, retail, technology and other firms conducted in February and March. Sixty-three respondents said new privacy regulations were a top risk, more than any other category including talent shortages and global conflicts.

Some companies, wary of the expanding maze of privacy rules, are setting one strict set of security and privacy standards for all customer data, regardless of the region or laws at play. cmail20.com

Law Enforcement's Cross-Border Access to Data
Deputy Assist. AG Richard Downing Delivers Remarks
at 5th German-American Data Protection Day
"What the U.S. Cloud Act Does and Does Not Do"

U.S. Congress to pass the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act - the CLOUD Act. The CLOUD Act is an important step in our efforts to minimize the challenges we all face in obtaining access to electronic evidence stored outside our borders.  

Law enforcement investigations could be thwarted merely by domestic companies renting server space abroad or using cloud-based services that store data outside the country. Other countries freely admit that they reach out well beyond their borders to seek access to data in the cloud, even when they could obtain the same information through the MLA process. 

The global technology companies that hold electronic evidence are frequently subject to more than one country's laws. All too often, one country may order them to disclose data needed for an investigation, while another country's laws may "block" disclosure of that same data. It is a constant push and pull. 

The CLOUD Act offers privacy-protective nations that respect the rule of law a path out of this predicament. The U.S. Congress enacted the CLOUD Act as a way that we can reduce conflicts of law. Rather than a race to raise barriers, we can agree with trusted partners to lower our respective barriers that might otherwise stand in the way of providers complying with lawful orders from the other country.

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IT Security's Gray Area
3rd Parties Paying Your Ransomware Hackers
Two Ransomware Recovery Firms Typically Pay Hackers

Companies promising the safe return of data sans ransom payment secretly pass Bitcoin to attackers and charge clients added fees.

A new report sheds light on the practices of two US data recovery firms, Proven Data Recovery and MonsterCloud, both of which paid ransomware attackers and charged victims extra fees.

ProPublica researchers were able to trace four payments from a Bitcoin wallet controlled by Proven Data to a wallet controlled by the operators of SamSam ransomware, which caused millions of dollars in damages to cities and businesses across the US. Payments to this wallet, and another connected to the attackers, were banned by the US Treasury Department due to sanctions on Iran, explained former Proven Data employee Jonathan Storfer to researchers.

Proven Data claims to unlock ransomware victims' data using its own technology. Storfer and an FBI affidavit say otherwise: The company instead paid ransom to obtain decryption tools. MonsterCloud, another data recovery firm that claims to employ its own recovery practices, also pays ransoms - without telling the victims, some of which are law enforcement offices.

Proven Data chief executive Victor Congionti did tell ProPublica paying ransom "is standard procedure" at the company, and oftentimes it pays attackers at the request of clients. But Storfer explains how the company developed a relationship with the attackers and, as a result, was able to receive extensions on payment dates and even get discounts on ransoms. SamSam operators would advise their victims to contact Proven Data for help with submitting payment.

The report draws attention to a dilemma that businesses face when hit with ransomware: It's easy to frown on paying the ransom in theory; it's different when your data is held hostage.

It's neither illegal to hide strategies for decrypting data nor illegal to pay attackers, the report points out. But paying ransom while pretending otherwise to a client could fall under deceptive business practices banned by the Federal Trade Commission Act, former FTC acting chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said. The FTC has not cited MonsterCloud or Proven Data, they note. darkreading.com

Editor's Note: Do you demand to make the payments directly or do you trust the third party? You make the call!

Welcome to the Age of the Investigations Platform
These days we believe that "it's not a matter of if, but when and how" we'll be attacked. So, we've shifted our focus to include detection and response, and some people talk about using Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) tools, specifically playbooks, to accelerate response and mitigate risk. Playbooks are good for automating known processes when you have high confidence in the data being used and the decisions that need to be made. However, the reality is that the confidence level for full automation is not there most of the time. Why? Data, especially with the increasingly large data sets we use, can be extremely noisy. There is only one way to raise the confidence level so you know you're automating the right actions and your response is effective. You first need to investigate.

Like any good detective, you need to gather facts and evidence. This starts with a platform that aggregates and normalizes data from disparate sources - the multiple internal systems (for example from your security information and event management (SIEM) system, log management repository, case management systems and security infrastructure) and their events and associated indicators, along with the many external threat feeds you subscribe to. Combining your internal and external data provides the context to understand the who, what, where, when, why and how of an attack. However, you still have a lot of data to sift through. You need the ability to prioritize data based on relevance to your environment, customizing risk scores based on parameters you set instead of relying on the global risk scores some vendors provide. 

With a platform that can act as a virtual cybersecurity situation room, teams and team members can share the same pool of threat data and evidence to conduct investigations collaboratively. Rather than working in parallel, they can automatically see how the work of others impacts and further benefits their own work. securityweek.com

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Amazon considers AI-powered doorbell cameras to stop package theft
Amazon appears increasingly serious about stopping crime in your neighborhood.

An Amazon patent application published online Thursday details how doorbell cameras might be used to identify when packages are stolen from doorsteps, and quickly alert neighbors and the police.

The application is the latest example of interest from Amazon, and its home security brand Ring, to thwart neighborhood crime, especially "porch pirates," who steal ecommerce packages from doorsteps. It also highlights Amazon's controversial interest in facial recognition, as the application describes potentially identifying thieves with the technology.

For customers concerned about theft, Amazon already offers several alternatives to having packages left on your doorstep. It delivers to car trunks, plus secure lockers at grocery and convenience stores. And with Amazon Key, delivery persons can be let inside your home. But it hasn't given up on trying to protect packages sitting on your porch. ksl.com

Amazon tightens quality control standards for its merchants
Amazon.com Inc., No. 1 in the Internet Retailer 2019 Top 1000, has agreed to tighten quality control standards on its marketplace following an investigation that determined dozens of children's school supplies sold on the site had illegal levels of toxic metals, lead and cadmium.

As part of the agreement hammered out with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the company also agreed to pay $700,000, which will be used to fund environmental protection efforts. The agreement underscores the difficulty the world's largest online retailer has ensuring that the independent merchants who generate more than half of its sales adhere to official safety standards. digitalcommerce360.com

Amazon offers to help its employees quit their jobs to launch delivery companies

Amazon Re-Purposing Malls It Helped Vacate And Widening Tax Deficits In The Process

Flipkart employs KPMG for sellers' corruption risks audit

Buyers prefer self-service ecommerce over sales reps

Google moves into Amazon Marketplace's turf




UK: Manchester, England: Armed police carry out morning raids on Organized Crime gang linked to 120 offences
Early this morning a team of officers from Greater Manchester Police executed warrants across seven addresses in Oldham. The action was part of Operation Hansford - set up by Greater Manchester Police officers to target an organized group believed to be involved in crimes committed across England, spanning several force areas - including Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire. As part of operation, detectives have investigated 120 offences including aggravated burglary, robbery, car theft, assault, violent disorder and criminal damage - all believed to be carried out by the same organized crime group. derbyshiretimes.co.uk

CCTV Works at Kmart - Good LP Work at Kmart
Eleven-state fraud spree that targeted Kmart stores sends woman to prison

HELENA- A woman who stole approximately $219,980 from Kmart stores in 11 states, including Montana, was sentenced to 45 months prison & 3 years supervision and ordered to pay restitution. (no parole in Fed prison)

Mahone stole $219,980 in 56 fraudulent transactions using what she claimed were checks from the federal food voucher program, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a special supplemental nutrition program. After entering the stores, Mahone used the WIC checks at the teller stations because Kmart does not run them through the check verification process when an individual presents them to the store.

Law enforcement arrested Mahone after she was at a Kmart in Tolleson, AZ. Mahone possessed various fake driver's licenses in her purse. The investigation also uncovered video surveillance images showing Mahone at Kmart stores throughout the country. justice.gov

Suspects Sought In Sears Theft Of $50K
In Jewelry

The Pembroke Pines Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a couple they say shoplifted nearly $50,000 worth of merchandise from a Sears store. Items of clothing placed on a jewelry display case provided enough cover to allow two thieves to pry the case open and get away with 10 rings worth more than $46,000. In the hopes of generating leads in the case, investigators Thursday released surveillance video of the theft that happened in the early evening of March 9 at the Sears store in the Pembroke Lakes Mall. cbslocal.com

Stamford, CT: Bronx women charged with Target shoplifting
Two women from the Bronx were charged with stealing $1,300 worth of merchandise from Target on Tuesday afternoon. Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said police were called by Target workers, who said were detaining two suspects who had taken $1,329 worth of merchandise. Store security said they watched the two enter the store and fill their shopping carts up with items from the Dollar Spot. stamfordadvocate.com

York County, PA: Man accused of using stealing suitcase, using it to take $1,500 of items from York County Walmart

Ashville, NC: Thieves smash and grab $2,000 of CBD oil

Spanish Fort, AL: Video catches shoplifters shoving $1,300 in merchandise down pants

Lower Makefield Township, PA: CVS reports the theft of $866 worth of merchandise

Manitowoc, WI: Police seek help identifying suspected Shopko shoplifters

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Shootings & Deaths

Orlando, FL: Police Officer charged with manslaughter in shooting of shoplifting suspect at Colonial Plaza
An Orlando police officer has been charged with manslaughter stemming from an on-duty shooting last year at a busy shopping center. Officer Anthony Wongshue was booked Wednesday and then released hours later after posting bond. Wongshue and Officer Juan Abreu fatally shot 32-year-old Juan Alberto Silva as he was driving away following a shoplifting incident at the Colonial Plaza shopping center.

Officials said at the time the officers were conducting a crash investigation in the shopping plaza parking lot when a loss prevention officer informed them of a crime in progress. Wongshue and Abreu confronted the people involved and at some point opened fire on the driver of a car. Abreu was cleared for his involvement in the incident by the State Attorney's Office. Silva drove away from the shopping plaza and crashed near Celia Lane and Washington Street, where he was found dead. wesh.com

Monroeville, PA: Investigators File Charges
In Monroeville Mall Shooting

Authorities say charges have been filed in connection with a shooting outside the Monroeville Mall last month that prompted an evacuation. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. and Monroeville police discussed the charges during a news conference at 11 a.m. Authorities have said two groups of four to five males began fighting at the Monroeville Mall on April 12, and the brawl spilled outside, where one person pulled a gun and fired about 10 shots. No injuries were reported. Bullet holes were found in a Macy's department store entrance door and shell casings were outside. cbslocal.com

Gilbert, AZ: Police arrest robbery suspect accused of shooting Pizza Hut employee
Officers responded to the shooting at a strip mall on Tuesday, May 7. Police say the employee was forced to his knees and then the suspect accidentally shot him when he hit the employee with his handgun. The victim was taken to a hospital with a serious, but non-life-threatening injury. azfamily.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Salisbury, NC: Man charged with armed robbery,
threatening workers at Marshalls

A man was jailed after police say he threatened workers at Marshall's on Monday night. Gregory Allen Ogara, 32, walked into the store with a woman just before 8:00 pm. The two walked over to the shoe section, took off the shoes they were wearing, put on new shoes, grabbed more new shoes, and tried to leave the store. A loss prevention worker stopped the couple at the door and demanded the leave the shoes. Ogara kept putting his hands in his pockets, causing the loss prevention worker to question what he was doing. Ogara then said "you need to be more concerned about the 9mm I have behind my back." Ogara and the woman then left the store. Ogara was identified later through use of the store surveillance video. wbtv.com

Anaheim, CA: Parolee Accused in 3-Day Crime Series Arrested
After Multiple Pursuits

A man accused of stealing two vehicles and holding up multiple convenience stores was arrested after two dangerous pursuits in Anaheim, police said Wednesday. Authorities also allege 31-year-old Jesus Valdovinos is a gang member who was on parole when he began a three-day crime series early Sunday morning. ktla.com

Port Arthur, TX: Police searching for Target burglary suspects
Police in Port Arthur are looking for the public's help in identifying two men who burglarized the Target store early Saturday morning. The two were caught on video prying open the inner doors of the Port Arthur store according to Port Arthur Police. The burglary happened at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning. 12newsnow.com

Harris County, TX: Texas Roundup: 3 arrested in probe of 7 Drugstore holdups
Authorities say three suspects have been arrested in the investigation of at least seven drugstore armed robberies this month in the Houston area. The Harris County Texas Sheriff's office on Wednesday announced the arrests in a joint operation with the Texas Department of Public Safety. panews.com


Phoenix, AZ: Police Officer charged with aggravated assault after slapping handcuffed Walmart shoplifter
A Phoenix police officer is being charged with aggravated assault after he was seen on video punching and slapping a shoplifting suspect while off duty at a Walmart store, police said. Police said on Wednesday that prosecutors were moving forward with the case against Ofc. Timothy Baiardi. azfamily.com


UK: London: Scooter gang apprehended, scooter-related crime drops
A London-based gang of thieves and criminals who relied on stolen mopeds and scooters as their getaway vehicles has been apprehended and given a combined sentencing of sixty-seven years. The gang has been robbing shops throughout London and using scooters as getaway vehicles. London police say that apprehension of the twelve scooter gang members has helped to reduce "scooter-related crime" in the city by more than half. uk.motor1.com

UK: Exeter, England: Praise for amazing bravery of hero Security Guard who disarmed masked AK47 gunman threatening children and shoppers
Heroic Phil Weirs tackled and helped detain Sean Monger as he brandished the deactivated assault rifle outside Tesco Express in Exeter, before armed officers swiftly arrived. Mr Weirs, who had no idea the gun was a fake when he wrestled it from the offender's grasp, was awarded a judge's commendation. Devon and Cornwall Police has also nominated him for a national award. Monger, who was dressed in black and wearing a mask, threatened to shoot people outside the store on November 14 last year. devonlive.com

Grand Island, NE: Home Depot employee allegedly steals more than $2,000 from store

West Allis, WI: Fight leads to gun being pulled in drive-thru of Chick-fil-A

San Diego, CA: Burberry in the Fashion Square Mall the victim of an early morning Burglary

Lynchburg, VA: Police investigate series of store burglaries in recent days

Sun Prairie, WI: Diner Manager accused of stealing more than $180K in fraud scheme

Chester County, PA: Man Charged With Drilling Holes Inside Target Changing Rooms,
multiple area store

Hamilton, ON, CN: Thief takes a cab to steal $1,000 in beer and meat


Fire & Arson

Marion man indicted for lighting fire in Kenton Walmart; caused $3.5M damage
An explosion and fire were reported on April 6 at the Walmart on East Columbus Street in Kenton. Police and fire responded and, after controlling the fire, determined the fire originated within a shopping cart that contained two thermoses, toilet paper, a lighter and remnants of an aerosol spray can.

A review of Walmart security videos show a man determined to be Poole using a credit card to buy two thermoses. He exited the store and walked to the gas station across the street, where he filled the thermoses with gasoline. Poole then reentered the store and was observed picking up toilet paper and hairspray, then walking with the items to the origin area of the fire. Video surveillance shows the fire starting in the area with flames rising as high as 20 feet, according to court documents. justice.gov


Adult store - Richland County, SC - Robbery
Burberry - San Diego, CA - Burglary
C-Store - Oliver Springs, TN - Burglary
C-Store - Winsor, WI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Volusia County, FL - Burglary
C-Store - Livermore, CA - Armed Robbery
CBD  store- Asheville, NC - Burglary
Dollar General - Escambia County, FL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Knoxville, TN - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Lynchburg, VA - Burglary
GameStop - Franklin County, PA - Burglary
Gas Station - Cleveland, GA - Burglary
Liquor store - Danville, VA - Armed Robbery
Macy's -Spokane, WA - Robbery / assault on LP
Marshall's - Salisbury, NC - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Miami, FL - Robbery
Payless Shoe - Ocala, FL - Robbery/ Assault on employee
Restaurant- Yonkers, NY - Burglary
Restaurant - Gilbert, AZ - Armed Robbery
Target - Port Arthur, TX - Burglary
Tattoo Shop - Milwaukee, WI - Burglary
Tobacco store - Eau Claire, WI - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - West Bountiful, UT - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Anaheim, CA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
14 robberies
10 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed




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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...


Field Loss Prevention Manager
Dallas, TX

● Manages and coordinates Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within Staples Retail locations
● Manages Loss Prevention initiatives and programs on facility levels which may include a combination of locations within a geographical area; travel required...

Manager, Regional Asset Protection
Bay Area/San Francisco, CA

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...

Manager, Regional Asset Protection
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
Mid-Atlantic Region

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...

Manager, Asset Protection Fraud & Investigations
Westchester, IL

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
New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania

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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We are currently looking for an experienced Loss Prevention Specialist - Undercover/Plain Clothes.

● Conduct undercover surveillance to detect and apprehend shoplifters
● Recover assets and/or make safe apprehensions
● Must be able to communicate with all levels of staff and management
● Get to create your schedule with your Supervisor

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