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Michael Segreto named Corporate Fraud Prevention Manager
for City Furniture

Previously, Michael was a Loss Prevention Manager for Amazon, and has held various other loss prevention positions including Regional LP Manager for Tractor Supply Company, Divisional LP Manager for Rent-A-Center, Director of Loss Prevention for Ratner Companies, District LP Manager for Home Depot, Regional LP Manager/Zone Investigator for Hollywood Entertainment, and Regional LP Manager for Just for Feet. Congratulations Michael!

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Zebra Technologies to Acquire Profitect Inc.
Acquisition extends Intelligent Edge Solutions portfolio and advances Enterprise Asset Intelligence vision

Zebra Technologies an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced it intends to acquire Profitect Inc., a privately-held, leading provider of prescriptive analytics for the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019. businesswire.com

LPRC CrimeScience Podcast Newest Episode Now Available
Using Crime Place Network Concepts for Action ft. Dr. Tamara Herold

The 24th episode is now available! This week, co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK) delve into place-based crime practices and prevention efforts, how to ID extreme places, and more with Dr. Tamara Herold (University of Nevada).

Take a listen to learn how crime-placed network concepts influence risk and action. Would you like to be featured as a guest on the podcast? Please contact us at kevin@lpresearch.org to learn more!

Simon Corporate Security to Host
Operational Intelligence Center / Law Enforcement Summit
on August 25-26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana

As part of Simon's commitment to developing strong public/private relationships with our centers and local law enforcement, we have organized numerous conferences across the country over the past decade.

For 2019, we will be hosting a two-day conference in Indianapolis, bringing together law enforcement executives, mall management teams and security directors from 73 premiere properties throughout the Simon Malls, Mills, and Premium Outlets portfolio. In addition, the FBI and DHS will also be participating in this summit as well as key security personnel from a variety of luxury retail brands.

On the first evening, a series of live simulations will occur, along with a demonstration of Simon's new Operational Intelligence Center (OIC), followed by a second day of speakers from a variety of backgrounds, discussing relevant challenges facing the retail security realm.

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HD Security Negligence: Failure to Search & Properly Detain Suspect
Families of Dallas police officers shot in 2018 sue Home Depot, Security & Allied
The families of two Dallas officers shot last year inside a Home Depot have filed a lawsuit against the killer, the home-improvement store, a Dallas-based security company and two people who worked security that day.

The April 24, 2018, shooting at the store near Forest Lane and U.S. Highway 75 left officer Rogelio Santander Jr. dead and Crystal Almeida seriously wounded.

The two families' lawsuit, filed Friday in Dallas County, alleges negligence by Home Depot. At the center of the suit is the allegation is that security officers at the retailer "failed to perform an adequate search" and properly detain shoplifting suspect Armando Luis Juarez.

When Almeida and Santander showed up to the Home Depot, the officers "were under the belief that Juarez had been appropriately detained, searched, and pat-down for weapons," the lawsuit said.

According to the lawsuit, when a business detains a suspected criminal and calls in the police, "it is a standard industry practice" for security to search and disarm a suspect before the suspect is detained and before the police arrive."

"It is also a standard practice to handcuff a detained individual until they are released," the lawsuit said. Juarez was unrestrained, according to the suit.

The lawsuit states Home Depot hired Allied Universal Security Services and off-duty police officers after the store saw increased criminal activity. But the suit also faulted Home Depot for not allowing security to carry firearms. dallasnews.com

Mobile Pay Fraud - Here it Comes
Miami Man Pleads Guilty To $1.5M Apple Pay Fraud Conspiracy Hitting Retailers

Daniel Butler, 29, and his co-conspirators fraudulently obtained access to at least 477 credit card accounts and linked those accounts to the Apple Pay application on their iPhones. Then, using their iPhones, Butler and the others made purchases using the victims' credit card accounts, all without having to present actual credit cards to retailers. The group made more than $1.5 million in fraudulent purchases.

Three co-conspirators previously pleaded guilty for their roles in this scheme. Johnny Max Wesley (23, Miami) was sentenced in December 2018 to four years in federal prison. Laurent Pierre Louis (30, Miami) is scheduled to be sentenced on July 25, 2019, and Rachel Bishop (26, Miami), is scheduled to be sentenced on September 18, 2019.  

Butler faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 2 years in federal prison for the aggravated identity theft count and up to 20 years in federal prison for the wire fraud count. justice.gov

India's Welspun - Global Egyptian Cotton Counterfeiting Case
Walmart, Target, Bed Bath must face lawsuit over fake 'Egyptian' cotton

A federal judge said Walmart Inc, Target Corp and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc must face a lawsuit claiming they sold linens that were falsely labeled "100% Egyptian Cotton" or "100% Long-Staple Egyptian cotton" despite being suspicious of their origin. U.S. District Judge, White Plains, New York, addressed claims that consumers nationwide overpaid for mislabeled cotton produced by an Indian textile company, Welspun India Ltd.

He dismissed fraud claims against the retailers because there was no "strong inference of fraudulent intent." New York and California consumers were allowed to sue the retailers under their respective state's consumer protection laws.

According to the complaint, the retailers sold Welspun's "Egyptian" cotton well into 2016 even though Target and Bed Bath & Beyond had known for several months, and Walmart had known as early as 2008, that the cotton was mislabeled. reuters.com

Editor's Note: The CEO of India's Welspun actually knew they were selling more Egyptian cotton than what can actually be produced annually. All the retailers dropped them once reported in the news outlets which we reported on as well.  

This was huge at the time and indeed it was fraud and counterfeit on the part of Welspun but certainly not on any retailers part. In addition there hasn't been any news about the impact on Welspun or any criminal charges.

1st Major International Europol 'Cyber Patrol' Op
"Postbox ll" - 30 Suspects, 2,320 Seizures & 50 Cases

Took place in March 2019 and involved customs experts from 22 Member States and Europol. Focusing on criminals working on both the open and the Dark Web, Postbox II led to 2320 seizures, the opening of 50 case files and identification of 30 suspects in Member States.

Customs authorities checked mail and courier service packages for prohibited items. What followed was the assembly of an expert cyber patrol which raided both the open web and the dark net, as well as social media sites, in search of the perpetrators of the crimes. Investigators used special software and techniques to pierce the sellers' online veil of anonymity.

The main findings: Asian e-commerce platforms still responsible for the majority of counterfeit sales. Drug trafficking takes place mainly on the Dark Web. europa.eu

NYC: Will a massive new mall strike gold or strike out?
Staten Island's Empire Outlets & Amazon Warehouse Side by Side

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It sometimes feels like Staten Island is in a time warp-perhaps never more so than last week, when political and real estate honchos descended on its North Shore to celebrate something downright quaint: a new mall.

Of its $304 million in construction costs, Hochul said, $55 million came in the form of state subsidies. "We think that money was well-spent," she said, according to the Staten Island Advance. "I'd like to quote from my favorite baseball movie: If you build it, they will come."

Unlike in Field of Dreams, "they" refers to the millions of tourists who ride the Staten Island Ferry to St. George for the view and quickly return to Manhattan. The hope is that famous brands and low prices will tempt the travelers into spending time and money in the "forgotten borough."

In the meantime, Amazon opened a $100 million warehouse center a few miles away. Can the Seattle-based mall-slayer and Empire Outlets coexist? crainsnewyork.com

When the going gets tough, the tough get transparent
Everyone deals with setbacks and crisis management. Think about the recent news blunders with Uber, AirBnB, and even KFC. I think what sets all these stories apart from damage control done in years past is that honesty and change are now a requirement in the aftermath.

Most Millennials say they care more about what a company stands for than their latest advertising gimmick. No business is perfect, and while we try to do our best, mistakes happen. And now it seems, we can be easily forgiven with a heartfelt apology and a roadmap for change.

These examples represent companies that have great PR agencies to help them navigate the recovery process, but there are still many businesses going the old school route by remaining silent. In the age of social media and instant communication, a business that wants to sustain its growth must be transparent with their customers, even during the tough times. retailwire.com

Cargo Theft Can Rise Up to 43%
Alert: Memorial Day Weekend Holiday Awareness 2019

During previous Memorial Day Weekends, the SensiGuard Supply Chain Intelligence Center (SCIC) has recorded elevated theft rates up to 43% higher and average values up to 253% higher than non-holiday weekends. Since 2014, Memorial Day weekends have seen an average theft value of $318,006 totaling in excess of $11.7M. (Registration required) sensitech.com

RILA Asset Protection Conference 2019 Recap
Two and a half jam packed days of networking and best-in-industry education took place in May 5-8, 2019 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver, Colorado. 

Nearly 1,000 retail asset protection professionals gathered to discuss the latest in asset protection technology and best practices. rila.force.com


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The Fresh Market Implements Better Controls for Locks and Keys in all Stores

LAKEWOOD, CO - InstaKey® Security Systems completes a new implementation with The Fresh Market, a leading specialty grocer, on their new lock and key management program designed to add process and structure to their mechanical key system, while lowering associated costs.

In less than three months, The Fresh Market converted 160+ stores nationwide, to the proprietary InstaKey Key Management System. All locations received new small format interchangeable lock hardware and Store Management uses InstaKey's SecurityRecords.com® to issue keys and manage their key holder population.

"Every time we work with InstaKey, their commitment to us, the project and to their personal/corporate integrity shines through," explains Joe Oliveira, CFI, Director of Asset Protection at The Fresh Market. "The InstaKey program is a huge success. The program has become part of our culture and it is helping us better protect our team members, guests, product, cash and data. We just couldn't do it without InstaKey's help and support. To top it off, converting an entire company in under three months has to be a world record!"

This new partnership with InstaKey also makes future lock changes easy. When keys are lost or unaccounted for, using user-rekeyable locks eliminates the need make an expensive locksmith callout when a step change key is the only tool required to complete a rekey. This allows for immediate lock changes to keep stores and areas within stores secure.

The software and service behind the lock hardware makes a significant difference in managing the key system, allowing The Fresh Market to easily take control of managing the system and reducing costs. This is accomplished through restricted keys that cannot be duplicated, cloud-based software that maintains and tracks the system's integrity and a dedicated team of subject matter experts at InstaKey that help administrate the key system management with The Fresh Market team.

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A Chinese Standoff?
Impacting the 5G Roll Out
Washington Issues Temporary License to Huawei

The US government has issued a temporary license to Huawei and its affiliates, allowing American companies to supply the telecoms and handset giant until August.

Despite reports emerging over the weekend of various chipmakers halting supplies to the Chinese firm after it was placed on an Entity List last week, the Commerce Department appears to have softened its stance.

Issued on Monday, the temporary general license for Huawei and 68 non-US affiliates will run for 90 days, bringing it up to August 19 2019.

It covers various areas, including: supplies to ensure Huawei's networks and equipment are fully operational; software updates for existing Huawei handsets; and disclosure of any security vulnerabilities to the firm.

A new report by right-wing think tank the Henry Jackson Society co-authored by a Conservative MP and a former government security advisor claims there is "significant risk" in allowing Huawei to supply the UK's 5G networks.

Huawei founder has also reportedly claimed that no company can catch Huawei in terms of its 5G technology, a fact that Western lawmakers are grappling with in weighing up how to treat the company and he said the US "underestimates" the firm's capabilities and that it has already made efforts to mitigate the impact of any supply chain restrictions.

Lock the company out of 5G completely and it could add years to implementation, impacting customers - or at least, that's Huawei's argument.

The report includes a foreword from former MI6 boss, Richard Dearlove, calling on the government to reconsider its position. infosecurity-magazine.com

Trump Held Off Punishing Huawei Until China Trade Talks Stalled
The Trump administration held off on blacklisting Huawei Technologies Co. out of concern the move could disrupt trade negotiations with China and only took action after the last round of talks hit an impasse, according to people familiar with the matter.

Plans to target the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker over security concerns had been on the table for months and included possibly subjecting Huawei to economic sanctions. But the decision to curtail the Shenzhen-based company's access to American suppliers unfolded quickly once trade talks broke down, setting off a scramble to implement the measures, the people said. bloomberg.com

The China Warnings Continue
DHS Warns of Data Theft via Chinese-Made Drones

The US Department of Homeland Security warns Chinese-made drones could be transmitting flight data to manufacturers and, in doing so, make it accessible to the Chinese government. Chinese maker DJI makes 80% of drones used in the US and Canada, reports CNN, citing industry analysis. Law enforcement officials and infrastructure firms in the US have adopted and now rely on drones.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency calls the drones "a potential risk to an organization's information," the report states, citing a copy of the alert obtained by CNN. Officials, who don't name drone makers, say drones "contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself."

DHS advises users to be cautious and turn off a drone's Internet connection before using. darkreading.com

How to Evaluate Threat Intelligence Vendors That Cover the Deep & Dark Web
How do you select the right vendor? Asking the following questions during your evaluation can help:

What types of sources does your collection strategy cover?

Not all vendors cover the same breadth and quality of DDW sources, so it's crucial to ensure a vendor's collection strategy includes, at a minimum, the following:

● Illicit marketplaces, as well as specialty shops such as card and account shops

● Communities frequented by threat actors who operate in languages other than English

● Closed sources including invitation-only and password-protected communities

● Demonstrated ability to discover and collect from new sources and technologies as threat actors adopt them

● Sources relevant to your function, organization, industry, and intelligence requirements (IRs). For fraud teams in the financial industry seeking to reduce fraud losses, these sources might entail card and account shops, forums frequented by fraudsters, and communities known to facilitate threats to financial institutions, for example.

Keep in mind that although the deep web and dark web are often conflated, they aren't the same thing. The deep web is the expansive region of sites traditional search engines cannot access, while the dark web is a subcomponent of the deep web only accessible via specialized browsing software. Both harbor illicit sites, but in general, dark web sites are fewer and, in most cases, more easily accessible than their deep web counterparts, which more likely vet members. securityweek.com

Volunteer Group Is Forming to Help Defend New York From Cyberattacks
New York's initiative to build a network of cybercrime experts to protect the city's critical infrastructure is taking shape, with 37 companies and industry associations joining the program and more than 100 applicants offering to volunteer their cybersecurity expertise. cmail20.com

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How to Avoid Fake News

Not sure if the news source you're reading is trustworthy? The browser extension NewsGuard, available on Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Safari, rates news by the likelihood if it being accurate based on basic standards of accuracy and accountability. This is an easy and free way to reduce to your chance of reading fake news.


Despite continued focus and effort by the digital advertising community, fraud continues to plague advertisers and technology platforms. It's an ever-evolving and costly problem that is set to rob advertisers of $44 billion globally by 2020. While digital marketers are well aware of bad actors conspiring to steal their media budgets, the average consumer remains largely unaware of the threat.

That changed this past February when Oracle uncovered "DrainerBot," a far-reaching and fraudulent mobile ad operation enabled by millions of downloads of infected consumer apps. These apps can consume more than 10GB of data per month by downloading hidden and unseen video ads. Not only did advertisers pay for impressions that were never seen by a human, but consumers were paying hundreds of dollars for data they never used while their device batteries were being drained by apps running in the background. This was one of the very first advertising fraud attacks that crossed over from the advertising ecosystem to the consumer landscape.

There are many types of digital ad fraud, but this specific version is called invalid traffic. And invalid traffic is an equal opportunity thief, affecting advertisers who lose dollars from impressions that aren't served to a human, publishers who lose revenue when advertisers jump ship from not realizing ROI, and now consumers whose devices have become hosts for this activity.

So how can we stop this from happening? Marketers now have more channels and data than ever to reach relevant audiences more efficiently. But reaching relevant audiences online won't matter if those audiences aren't actual consumers. The first step is sophisticated data-driven measurement technologies that protect against fraud with transparency. For all parties to realize ROI on their spend, ads should be seen by someone who is not a bot on viewable inventory, adjacent to safe content. adage.com

Nike Fit - Mobile App Combating Online Returns
Nike will roll out its latest augmented reality (AR) initiative, Nike Fit. The feature, powered through the shoemaker's mobile app, will use a smartphone camera to take a detailed scan of a person's feet. In less than a minute.

Assuming this works, there is potential for increased sales via the app and website, as well as in-store, where associates will be equipped with the technology. While Nike Fit is a move toward independence and away from wholesalers, it could also help the shoemaker combat high shipping and return costs. he feature is meant to tackle common pain points of online shopping: accurate sizing and the hassle of returns. emarketer.com

GNC Says Unauthorized Amazon Reseller Tarnishes Its Name Selling Knockoff Products

Top 5 Online Retailers: 'Electronics And Media' Is The Star Of E-commerce Worldwide

Amazon Takes Down Objectionable Products After #BoycottAmazon Trends On Twitter

Consumer bodies seek to force Alibaba portal to honor EU shoppers' rights




Tigard, WA: FBI, Sheriff's Office and Local Police bust elaborate Apple
gift card scam

Tigard Police, along with federal and local law enforcement agencies, arrested five people who they believe were acting as criminal intermediaries in a widespread out-of-country scam involving Apple gift cards. On May 14, Tigard police and other agencies served multiple search warrants in Beaverton, unincorporated Portland and Oregon City in connection with the scammers demanding Apple gift card payments and then having area intermediaries quickly use the cards for purchases in the Portland-metro area, specifically in Tigard.

In addition to the arrests, police seized more than 300 devices including Apple watches, iPhones, AirPods, and iPads. Also, hundreds of used gift cards were discovered. This operation relates to a trend in the last few years where scammers ask victims to pay them with gift cards, said a Tigard police spokesperson. Whether it involves a social security, IRS, jury, computer support, or emergency scam, the fraudster instructs the victim to purchase a gift card and relay the card number over the phone, by email or text. By the time the victim realizes they have been defrauded, the gift card balance has already been depleted and they are unable to recover their money. Working with Apple and federal agents, CCU determined that scammers often operating out of the country were using paid intermediaries located in United States to spend balances obtained from stolen Apple gift cards on bulk purchases of iPhones and other products at Apple stores. pamplinmedia.com

Pasco, WA: Suspect arrested after 'Shoplifting' TWO Kayaks from Walmart
At 4:00 am Monday morning a man (who turned out to be wanted in Union Gap) decided it would be "easy" to shoplift a pair of kayaks from the front of the Pasco Walmart. Police say the suspect allegedly grabbed the full-size watercraft from a display out front. The store security cameras captured good views of the suspect, his large black Ford truck, and the items. It just so happened a Pasco officer was driving on Interstate 182 headed west when the call came on his radio. He was right behind the suspect. The officer pulled over 29-year-old Cody Anthony Ricard and his contraband. He's in jail, the kayaks are back at Walmart, and all is well. Police say this is the first time in years they've seen someone try to make off with such large items from an outdoor display. newstalk870.am

Memphis, TN: Loss Prevention uses tracker to locate $4,000 of stolen cigarettes
Mohamed Saleh and Faroq Hidar are both charged under the Organized Retail Crime Prevention Act. Matayo Seawood said Thursday night was his second day on the job at the Murphy Express when three young-looking men strolled in. "One of them came and distracted my co-worker. The other two came behind the counter," Seawood said. Seawood said the men started grabbing cartons of cigarettes as well as a tote full of them. When Seawood confronted one of the suspects, he said they gave the impression they had a gun.

The next day, police said they got a call from the store's loss prevention officer. Apparently, the tote full of cigarettes came with a tracking device and it was pinging at the Raleigh Express. Police say surveillance video shows Hidar unloading cigarettes from an unknown man's car and carrying them inside the Raleigh Express. When police searched the store, they said they found a pink tote with a Murphy's label on it. A man who identified himself as Hidar's uncle disputed the police account. wreg.com

New Port Richey, FL : Walmart clerks marked down video games, bought them and resold for $5,000 profit
Two Walmart clerks are accused of defrauding their store out of about $5,000 by marking video games down to $1 and reselling them at a higher price. Seth Lulow and Dominic McGhee were arrested Friday. They each face charges of scheming to defraud, and Lulow faces additional charges of dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership. The two men were part of a four-person scheme to defraud the Walmart Supercenter, deputies said. tampabay.com

Serial shoplifting suspect strikes another Home Depot, flashes knife at employee
A man who detectives believe is responsible for a "series" of shoplifting cases at Home Depots across the county recently struck another one - and flashed a knife an at employee while leaving the store. Earlier this month, Gwinnett County Police Department officers responded to the Home Depot on Satellite Boulevard in unincorporated Suwanee, where employees told them the suspect entered the business using the contractor entrance, according to Gwinnett County Police Department Cpl. Michele Pihera. "The lead detective assigned to this case believes that this suspect and his co-conspirator may be responsible for several other theft cases in Gwinnett and the metro-Atlanta area," Pihera said. gwinnettdailypost.com

Update: Red Bull thief sentenced to 15 months, 3 yrs probation
for stealing $1,000 in merchandise

The three cases were filed on July 10 and July 11, 2018. In March, Cory Naber pleaded guilty to three counts of retail theft - intentionally taking less than $500 and one count of felony bail jumping. In court on Monday, May 20, Naber was sentenced to serve 15 months in prison and three years' probation. He was ordered to pay $397.86 in restitution to Festival Foods and $243.49 to Walmart. fox6now.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Casa Grande, AZ: 18-year-old found dead in detention cell following shoplifting arrest at Walmart
Police Officers were called to Walmart on Saturday for reports of a shoplifting incident. The 18-year-old man was arrested after store security identified him using a receipt found in the parking lot to return an item for cash. The man, who was not identified by police, was taken to Casa Grande Police's headquarters, interviewed, and placed in a detention cell for transport to Pinal County Adult Detention Center for booking. Police officials said When officers entered the detention cell, they found the man unresponsive. Officers performed life-saving measures on the man, but he was later declared dead by EMT's. The cause of the man's death is unknown at this time, and that the Pinal County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case. fox10phoenix.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Folsom, CA: Smash-and-Grab Thieves Steal $20,000 Worth of Jewelry
from Kay Jewelers Outlet

Folsom police are searching for three thieves who stole $20,000 worth of jewelry from Kay Jewelers Outlet early Sunday. Melanie Catanio with the Folsom Police Department reports the alarm company alerted officers to people inside the Folsom Premium Outlets store around 1:51 a.m. An older model, white pick-up truck was backed into the store, allowing the thieves to get inside, where they began smashing display cases. fox40.com

The Woodlands, TX: Sheriff Investigates Target Store Burglary focused on Apple products
On May 18, 2019 at 6:00 am, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office arrived to a Burglary at the Target located at 1100 Lake Woodlands Drive. During the investigation, it was learned two suspects broke the glass of the front doors and made their way to the electronics department where they broke into the Apple products display. hellowoodlands.com

UK: London, England: Bystanders take heroic action to stop 5 Armed Jewelry Thieves
Five men from the moped gang were arrested after being chased by witnesses when a jewellery store in west London was robbed. It was later discovered that the gang members were armed with knives, a hammer, and a crowbar as they targeted Amir Jewellers in Maida Vale. Two videos have emerged showing the moment they raid the shop with three riders staying on their vehicles ready to escape from the scene. But then witnesses stop what they are doing and start to chase after the moped gang, dragging one them to the ground and preventing his getaway. metro.co.uk

Manhattan, NY: Bloomingdale's employee files lawsuit, says she was accused of aiding a Chinese man in committing fraud

Peoria, IL: One man arrested in federal gun theft investigation, over 100 weapons stolen

Buncombe County, NC: 3 men in custody following 2 armed robberies at AT&T and Verizon

Forsyth, IL: Gas station clerk steals $2,001 in lottery tickets

Warren, MI: Party of 10 adults dips out on $500 check at a Japanese Steakhouse



Detroit, MI: Man sentenced to Life for White Castle triple murder
A Detroit man will spend life in prison for murdering three men at a White Castle in Detroit last year. William Wilbourn-Little, 29, was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for the deaths of Rashawn Harrington, 25, Trevaughn Anthony, 24, and DeShawn Gadson, 20. Earlier this month, he was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm. Police said two men wearing masks fired shots inside the White Castle on West Warren around 12:30 a.m. Sept. 9, 2018. Three men were hit and pronounced dead at the scene, while the men fled on foot. fox2detroit.com

Springfield, MO: Federal Judge sentences 4 Texas men for stealing 654 firearms from UPS trailers en route to Bass Pro Shops
Frank McChriston, Derrick White, Quinton Haywood and Eric White were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips. All four men were sentenced to just over 7 year in Federal prison without parole. The court also ordered the defendants to pay $206,132 in restitution, for which they are jointly and severally liable. All four defendants admitted they aided and abetted each other to steal cargo that was being shipped across state lines, from Beretta USA in Maryland to the state of Missouri. They also pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting each other to possess stolen firearms. According to court documents, the defendants stole 600 Beretta .380-caliber handguns and 54 Beretta 12-gauge shotguns from United Parcel Service (UPS) trailers in Springfield in October 2017. The firearms were in the process of being shipped from Beretta Firearms in Maryland to Bass Pro Shops in Springfield. ky3.com


AT&T - Buncombe County, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Oshkosh, WI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - San Miguel County, CO - Burglary
C- Store - Choctaw County, MS - Burglary
CVS - Columbus, OH - Armed Robbery
Cellphone store - Grand Island, NE - Burglary
Clothing store - Chicago, IL - Burglary
Dollar General - Weslaco, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Sumter County, FL - Robbery
E-Z Pawn - Beaumont, TX - Armed Robbery
Jewelry store - Spearfish, SD - Burglary
Jewelry store - Folsom, CA - Burglary
Liquor store - Margate City, NJ - Burglary
Target - Montgomery County, TX - Burglary
Verizon - Buncombe County, NC - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - West Valley City, UT - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
8 robberies
8 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed



Denver Culpepper promoted to Manager Investigative Analytics, Asset Protection for The Home Depot
David Zwernemann promoted to Sr. Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Amazon
Barney Molnar promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Amazon
Tom Hare promoted to Organized Retail Crime Investigator for The Home Depot
John White promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Amazon
Jeff Valentine, CFI promoted to Loss Prevention Training Manager for TJX Companies
Brent Peters named Regional Loss Prevention Specialist for HS Brands Global
Malik Zaheer named Country Security Manager for Philip Morris International (Pakistan)
Aaron Leger promoted to Sr. Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Amazon
Nathan Iniguez promoted to District Loss Prevention Manager (HomeGoods) for TJX Companies

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The Corporate Investigations Supervisor provides leadership and direction to the Corporate Investigators by overseeing investigative processes and work flow. This position is responsible for maintaining consistent execution of processes and support leading to recovery and litigation. The Investigations Supervisor motivates and model's efficiency, effectiveness and productivity with our team, department and company while providing feedback and guidance on both investigations and development...


Regional Asset Protection Manager
Austin, TX

Responsible for supporting field operations execution of asset protection processes in an assigned regional area. Leads investigation and recovery for losses within assigned Region, and manages liaison with external and internal partners to mitigate and prevent further losses...


Manager of District Loss Prevention
Fresno, CA

You will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results. District Loss Prevention Managers are responsible for leading Loss Prevention functions within a specific operations district and for collaborating with Store Operations and Human Resources in an effort to prevent company loss...
Area Loss Prevention Manager -
Seattle, Portland or Salt Lake City

Seattle WA, Portland OR, Salt Lake City UT

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...



Security Industry Specialists, Inc. provides unique security solutions to some of the most successful names in business. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, designer brands, international events, celebrities, and high-profile executives. You may not recognize our name, but that's part of the appeal. Our fantastic work is professional, private, and personal - for every client, every day.

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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