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ORC - The Great
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Chris DeSantis, TJ Flynn, Jim Cosseboom and
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Free One-Day Workshop for Restaurants June 2 - RLPSA CONNECT


RLPSA CONNECT is a one-day power workshop on June 2nd for LP, Security & Safety teams focused on crime activity against Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), casual dining restaurants and other food service providers. 

Attend RLPSA's FREE one-day workshop June 2 using this code: RLPSAdaily. Check out the list of speakers and value-packed agenda covering labor, crime, terrorism and more here: http://www.rlpsaannualconference.com/rlpsa-connect/
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Holland & Barrett rolls out Checkpoint Systems' EAS 2.0 solutions
to all its stores
Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions, and Holland & Barrett, Europe's leading retailer of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements, have extended their partnership with the full roll-out of an EAS 2.0 (electronic article surveillance) programme that delivers loss prevention solutions and data analytics at 950 stores in the UK, Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia. retailrisk.com

Wal-Mart ending price matching at 500 stores
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is ending its ad-matching program - where shoppers checking out could snag a lower price if they showed a competitor's ad selling an item for less - at 500 stores as of June 9, Wal-Mart confirmed Thursday. Customers at the stores can instead use the retailer's Savings Catcher app, where users can scan their receipts and the app compares Wal-Mart prices to those advertised by competitors, offering an e-gift card for the difference amount if there is one. retaildive.com

Amazon stopped giving refunds when an item's price drops
after you purchase it
The company that prides itself on customer centricity may have just alienated some customers. Amazon has been known to give refunds if the price of an item drops after a purchase and the customer notifies customer service. But it appears that Amazon stopped providing these refunds earlier this month, except for televisions, according to price-tracking companies and customer postings on Reddit.

The move may have something to do with the rise of startups that track prices for Amazon customers and automatically request refunds when appropriate. One of them, a Santa Monica-based startup called Earny scours a customer's email inbox for digital receipts, and then continuously checks the price on a retailer's website to see if it drops.

Amazon spokeswoman Julie Law told Recode the policy was always limited to televisions and that any customer who has received refunds on other products was granted an "exception." But it's clear that those exceptions were previously given out freely, and now they are not. It's also clear that startups like Earny and Paribus, which require users to hand over their Amazon account credentials, are on Amazon's radar. recode.net

Counterfeit Beauty Products Are on the Rise, According to ICE
"We are seeing more counterfeit beauty products and cosmetics, and that specific area is an area where we're aggressively targeting the individuals who sell those goods, which [was] the purpose of yesterday's effort," said ICE spokesman Khaalid Walls. "In general, it's all profit motivated. Anything that can be counterfeited is a potential profit for the individuals or group who are selling these inferior goods."

According to numbers from the Department of Homeland Security, DHS made 2,301 seizures of pharmaceuticals or personal-care products in fiscal 2015, up from 1,841 in fiscal 2014. Those items were valued at more than $75 million retail for fiscal 2015, up from $73 million retail in fiscal 2014, the numbers show. wwd.com

Ex-Staples Worker's $16M Age Bias Win Upheld On Appeal
A California appeals court on Thursday upheld a $16 million age discrimination verdict awarded to a former Staples Inc. employee, saying the company's "high degree of reprehensibility" justified the jury's grant of $13 million in punitive damages.

Bobby Dean Nickel, a former manager at Staples Contract & Commercial Inc. facility in La Mirada, California, sued for age discrimination and wrongful termination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act after he was let go from his job in 2011 at age 64.

Staples argued on appeal that Nickel failed to provide evidence of malice, oppression or fraud to justify the level of punitive damages. The appeals panel disagreed, saying Staples deliberately axed Nickel due to his age, damaged his reputation and future job prospects, and "acted in a base, contemptible and vile manner" when it said it fired him for allegedly stealing the 68-cent bell pepper. law360.com

The Role of HR in Fraud Prevention - Free Webinar June 7th @ 2pm ET
When organizational fraud is detected, the investigation often turns to scrutinizing hiring practices, security, and employee behavior and performance. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Report to the Nations 2016 study, 88% of people who commit fraud don't have prior convictions. In addition, there is a distinct correlation between fraud losses, the fraudster's level of authority and the length of time a fraudster has worked for the victim organization.

Join this webinar to learn how HR can support loss prevention by understanding:

  • Behavioral red flags displayed by perpetrators
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Minimum Wage Workers Camp In Front Of McDonald's Shareholders Meeting
Fast food and other low wage workers took their demands for better pay and union rights directly to a major source of their ire Wednesday and Thursday, descending on McDonald's corporate headquarters in suburban Oak Brook. More than a thousand demonstrators briefly marched outside the fast food beheamoth's annual shareholders meeting, trudging through a torrential downpour to tell the company that because it rakes in billions in profits, it can pay workers a living wage. The rain didn't dampen the resolve of many of the workers, who set up tents to spend the night in front of offices in a business park just off the highway while the wind whipped sheets of water around them. chicagoist.com

Memorial Day travel highest projected since 2005
Lower gas prices will have families out and on the road for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. AAA reports more than 38 million Americans will be traveling in coming days, the most since 2005. Rose White, AAA Nebraska public affairs director, said this weekend will be busy with additional drivers on the road. It's projected about 700,000 more people will travel this holiday as compared to 2015. theindependent.com

Long airport security lines expected this weekend
Friday is the fourth busiest air travel day of the year. Last year, on the Friday before Memorial Day, about 2.25 million passengers went through airport security. The TSA says travelers can expect to wait even longer than normal this weekend. Some airports across the nation are recommending passengers arrive three hours before their departure times. abc7news.com

Utah dad says he was 'sucker-punched' at Walmart for taking 5-year-old daughter into men's bathroom

Abercrombie leaving teens behind for more 'sophisticated' 20-somethings

New Zealand: Tobacco Tax Hikes May Put Retail Workers At Risk


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Famous Footwear Q1 comp's up 1%
Costco Q3 comp's flat, net sales up 2%
Abercrombie & Fitch Q1 comp's down 4%, net sales down 3%



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Company Fires CEO & CFO after $56M 'Whaling Attack'
The scam, one of the company's employees or executives received a spoofed email made to look like it's coming from one of its bosses or fellow employees asking for urgent payment of a business transaction. They fell for it and paid out $56 million. They got $10 million back but that's it.

Of special note is that when the news broke back in February the company stock dropped 14% and after the announcement yesterday went up 5%.  Talk about cyber crime impact! softpedia.com

Verizon's ICSA Labs has launched a program to test and certify IoT products
On Wednesday, ICSA Labs announced a program to test the security features of IoT devices and sensors. If the products pass, ICSA will give them a seal of approval. It can also keep testing them periodically to make sure they're still safe. ICSA will test both consumer and enterprise IoT products, mostly for vendors but also for some large enterprises trying to implement IoT in a secure way, said George Japak, managing director for ICSA Labs.

Editor's Note:
 This could end up being like the UL approval for IoT, so vendors beware.  cio.com

Forrester: Sears Wins at Omnichannel Experience
Edward Lampert, chief executive officer of the ailing Sears Holding Corp., finally got some good news: Forrester Research gave Sears top marks for its omnichannel experience. Lampert has for years been emphasizing digital capabilities, and the Shop Your Way membership program, while critics have complained the stores have not seen enough investment, leading to a string of losses that continued in the first quarter.

Forrester researchers looked at the top multichannel retailers in the Internet Retailer 500, and rated each in four categories using 19 different criteria, covering the entire typical customer purchase path. Sears led the pack with a score of 78 out of 100. That's compared with Macy's at 72, Target at 67, Wal-Mart at 64, J.C. Penney at 60 and Gap at 57. wwd.com


Equifax Hit With Class Action Over Kroger Data Breach

- Kroger employees accuse credit agency of negligence
Equifax was hit with a proposed class action on Wednesday in Georgia federal court accusing the Atlanta-based consumer credit bureau of negligence after a data breach disclosed the personal information of a group of Kroger grocery store employees.

Betzalel Yochanan, a Kroger employee who seeks to represent more than 431,000 of the chain's staff whose personal information may have been hacked, filed a complaint that Equifax willfully ignored known weaknesses in its security system - including prior data attacks. The suit alleges that if Equifax properly addressed the security weakness it could have prevented the breach and the subsequent identity fraud of the victims that followed. law360.com

Michaels Customer Asks 2nd Circ. To Revive Data Breach Suit

Cabela's upgrades POS terminals chain-wide with P2P Encryption
 

 



StopLift Detects 1.5 MILLION Incidents of Unscanned Items at Checkouts Worldwide

StopLift Checkout Vision Systems has now detected more than 1.5 million incidents of scan-avoidance at both manned and self-checkouts at retailers around the world.

StopLift's Scan-It-All video recognition technology has confirmed more than 1.5 million-plus incidents, which include "sweethearting", when cashiers pretend to scan merchandise but deliberately bypass the scanner, thus not charging the customer for the merchandise. The customer is often a friend, family member or fellow employee working in tandem with the cashier. Many scan avoidance incidents are also caused by customers using self-checkout.

See real scan avoidance incidents - and a realtime incident counter at www.StopLift.com.

StopLift's patented Scan-It-All video analytics technology visually determines what occurs during each transaction to immediately distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior at the checkout. As soon as a scan avoidance incident occurs, StopLift, which constantly monitors 100% of the security video, flags the transaction as suspicious. It quickly reports the incident, identifying the cashier or customer and the date and time of the theft. This includes incidents which may be due to mistakes by the cashier or customer at self-checkout as well as items left in the shopping cart.

Retail chains can now receive realtime reporting on self-checkout theft and other scan avoidance, prevent false alerts and interventions, alert the attendant before the customer leaves the store, and improve customer service at the self-checkout with StopLift's new Self-Checkout Accelerator.

"Retailers always suspected that self-checkouts would be highly prone to scan-avoidance, and our technology has certainly found this to be the case," Kundu said. "Furthermore, using the incidents detected from their own stores, retailers are now able to train staff on the signals indicating when customers are either having problems using the self-checkout or are exhibiting suspicious behavior."

Dishonest associates are identified on the basis of video evidence the first time they conduct a fraudulent transaction, rather than months or even years down the road, significantly reducing inventory shrinkage, deterring future theft, and boosting profitability. Likewise, dishonest customers are identified at the self-checkout.

"The system never sleeps. It lets me sleep," said Piggly Wiggly owner Keith Holley of Alabama.

The technology eliminates costly, time-consuming human review of video, drastically reduces and deters fraud at the checkout, and significantly improves profitability, Kundu said. Rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach, StopLift develops targeted applications to address the specific needs of retailers from different sectors including general merchandise, grocery, and specialty retail.

Scan-It-All works with existing off-the-shelf overhead cameras. No special camera equipment needs to be purchased or installed, and no changes have to be made to the checkout.

The U.S. National Retail Federation states that retail shrink was $44 billion in 2014 and about $14 billion of that is due to scan-avoidance. Supermarkets, with their lower profit margins, are particularly vulnerable to scan-avoidance, which has accounted for an almost 35% profit loss industrywide.
 
 







 

Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016 



With more than 40 years of global experience, Nedap's intelligent article surveillance solutions bridge the gap between high-performance loss prevention and a pleasant customer experience with smart features such as metal detectors, dashboarding, customer counting and much more. Wouter Ubbels, Director of Channel Sales Americas, and Pat O'Leary, VP and General Manager for Nedap North America, tell us about the cutting-edge features of Nedap's open-platform iSense technology, which can be rolled out quickly and cost-effectively thanks to their strong partner network throughout the United States and beyond. 
 


LPNN Quick Take #6

Joe and Amber are joined by Frank Camerino, VP of Business Development for Metro One, which helped provide security for this year's NRF Big Show in NYC. In this LPNN Quick Take, hear Frank field a barrage of hot-seat questions, including what he would spend his money on if he won the lottery. 

 

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What's So Friendly about Friendly Fraud?
Expert panelists at a Tuesday CNP Expo session on the subject discussed successful strategies to fight friendly fraud chargebacks and retain the disputed funds. Because the cardholder information used was valid, it is difficult to predict which transactions will result in a friendly fraud chargeback. The key is "to know how to fight the chargeback when [friendly fraud] does happen".

One method that enables retention of the charged back funds and that can detour consumers from committing friendly fraud with a company again is to contact the cardholder after the transaction has been investigated. It's an opportunity to determine what really happened and to advise them in a friendly way that you are aware of what they are doing. "When you start to see a third, fourth or fifth chargeback claiming a customer didn't receive an item, you can make a business decision to contact the customer," says Mallon. "We have actually seen several friendly fraud customers become good customers with good customer service and the notification that their behavior has been noticed." cardnotpresent.com

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Perkins Township, OH: Police and Retailers team up to bust store owners in $20,000 shoplifting scheme fueling heroin epidemic
Perkins Township served three search warrants on Thursday in a shoplifting scheme they say was helping fuel the area's heroin problem. The detective bureau started investigating Double E's Buy and Sell five months ago. Perkins Township police said the owners, Eric Petrick and Emmanuel Harvey, knowingly bought stolen merchandise to sell on eBay from shoplifters knows as boosters. "We found through the investigation that this business not only was involved in the buying and selling of stolen merchandise but through one aspect of the enterprise was helping to fuel the heroin epidemic in our area for these boosters," police said in a news release on Thursday. "Most of the known boosters are or have been addicted to the drug and this group enables these people to obtain cash to support their addiction." Boosters targets Dick's Sporting Good, JCPenney, Kroger, Walmart, Home Depot, Sears, Target and Meijer. According to police, the group fenced stolen items worth seven figures over the last three years. One store lost $20,000 in merchandise over just four months. fox8.com

Nashville, TN: Fencing Operation - First Stop Market Raided as Part of Stolen Property Investigation
A three-month investigation into The First Stop Market's alleged dealings with stolen merchandise resulted in today's police department raid on the business and the seizure of beer, energy drinks, detergent, and cigarettes. Beginning in March, Pawn & Fraud Unit detectives investigated the market, located at 508 Old Hickory Boulevard. The market's owner operator, Ashraf Ibrahem, 50, is alleged to have purchased merchandise on three separate occasions from a police operative who clearly represented the items as being stolen. Ibrahem paid the operative about a third of what the merchandise was actually worth. Kroger Organized Retail Crime personnel assisted in this investigation. nashville.gov

Lebanon, PA: Fencing Operation shut down, Reduced sentenced for cooperation, dropping Organized Retail Theft charge
The last person sentenced in the JT's Buy and Sell saga has been credited with stepping forward to help police close down the illegal enterprise. Judge Bradford H. Charles sentenced Dwaine N. Wike, 39, on Wednesday to intermediate punishment (probation) for 23 months and ordered him to pay fines of $200 and restitution of $5,732 for receiving stolen property and conspiracy. He will serve the first five months of his probation under house arrest. In return for his cooperation in the investigation, prosecutors withdrew charges of corrupt organizations, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, violating the Pawnbrokers License Act by not having a pawnbroker's license, organized retail theft and conspiracy for persons not to possess firearms. ldnews.com

Pacifica, CA: East Bay women arrested in theft of large amount of baby formula
Two women were arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly stealing a large amount of baby formula from a store in Pacifica. Police said officers responded at 4:56 p.m. to the Linda Mar Safeway lon reports of a theft. An employee told officers that two women left the store in a white Dodge Caravan with a large amount of stolen baby formula, heading north on Highway 1. Officers located the vehicle a short distance away and conducted a traffic stop. The store employee was able to positively identify the women in the burglary, and evidence from the vehicle suggested the two were involved in a large-scale theft ring throughout the Bay Area. Akasia Palmore, 21, of Rodeo and Zanae Jones, 21, of Antioch were arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of burglary, criminal conspiracy and providing a false name to a police officer. The women were also booked on several out of county warrants for theft. kron4.com

Related Story: Akasia Palmore was arrested on Mother's Day in connection to the theft of $11,000 in Sonoma County, stealing from at least seven pharmacies and grocery stores, according to Santa Rosa police

Portage, IN: CVS Pharmacy Employee arrested in $5,700 theft
CVS employee was arrested Wednesday night and charged with stealing $5,713 of medication over a three-year period. Tammie Armstrong, 57, of Portage, was charged with felony theft. Police were called to CVS Wednesday evening. The Loss Prevention officer at the store said they had been investigating Armstrong regarding the theft of medication from January 2013 to the present. The Loss Prevention officer told police Armstrong had been removing tablets of Phentermine from the store, in all, the 3,717 missing tablets were valued at $5,713. nwitimes.com



Daytona Beach, FL: Man sought in theft of $3000 in eyewear frames from Volusia Mall Lenscrafters
Investigators are looking for a man they say entered the LenCrafters store at the mall and made off with 11 pairs of sunglasses worth over $3,000. The theft occurred earlier this month on May 13 just after 8 p.m. at the Volusia Mall store. news-journalonline.com



 

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Shootings and Deaths

New video released in Albuquerque K-Mart death investigation
KRQE News 13 has obtained new video following a controversial death at an Albuquerque K-Mart. Police are investigating to see if K-Mart loss prevention workers caused the death of a shoplifting suspect while restraining him. Albuquerque Police blacked out a lot of video that shows exactly what an officer saw when he got to the store, but it does give us a closer look at the investigation and what witnesses said that day. An officer arrived at Kmart around 5 p.m. on May 3 to find a shoplifting suspect, Jonathan Sorensen, handcuffed with three loss prevention workers holding him face down on the floor, according to a police report. The employees told police they were on Sorensen about 5 minutes, but a witness later said it was more like 20. krqe.com



Clackamas County, OR: Armed Robber shoots his way
out of Fred Meyer

A man stole cash from a Clackamas County Fred Meyer store after it closed Wednesday night and shot through a locked glass exit door to make his escape. Thee man walked around the store until it closed at 11 p.m. He then walked up to the self-service checkout stands as employees were emptying them and stole two baskets full of cash. No injuries were reported. kgw.com


Columbus, GA: Another arrest made in Columbus Mall shooting
Police have made another arrest in a fatal mall shooting. They arrested Tekoa Young Thursday afternoon. Anthony Meredith died Easter weekend when he was reportedly shot in the food court area of Peachtree Mall in Columbus. The first suspect in the case, Xzavien Jones, has already turned himself into authorities. Police are also looking for Terell McFarland, still wanted in connection to that shooting. He has not been arrested and is considered armed and dangerous. wtvm.com

Lansing, IL: UPDATE: Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting at Ultra Foods
An East Chicago man suspected in a retail theft at a Lansing Ultra Foods ran from police, shot an officer during a struggle and was fatally shot by another officer Thursday. Warren Christian, 43, was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. The officer's wound was not life-threatening. Lansing Police responded to the grocery store at The Landings shopping center about 3:30 p.m. for a report of a retail theft in progress. The officer arrived, saw a man fleeing and gave chase. When the officer caught up with the suspect, they struggled and the officer was shot in the lower leg. When the suspect continued running - with the gun - another officer shot the suspect. nwitimes.com

Hopewell Township, PA: Store Owner dies of Heart Attack
following shoplifting incident

A Hopewell woman was arrested Thursday for a retail theft incident that officials say likely led to the death of a convenience store owner. Trista Dawn Foor, 26, was accused of retail theft after police say she was observed putting merchandise - Sour Patch Kids and gummy hamburgers - in her purse at Linda's Little General Store in Hopewell on Tuesday. Authorities say Foor was contacted by the store clerk, who then contacted store owner Linda Fluke. Fluke traveled to the store and state police were contacted. Fluke suffered a heart attack during the incident and died Wednesday. Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins has received several inquiries about the possibility of homicide-related charges in this case, he said the statutory elements of murder and manslaughter are not present. tribdem.com

Sydney, AU: CCTV footage shows chilling gangland shooting in Sydney's Bankstown Central Shopping Centre as police hunt for killer


Robberies and Thefts

Orange County, FL: Suspects in Lowe's armed robbery arrested after witness follows them, calls 911
Two armed robbery suspects are in custody, accused of stealing from an East Orlando Lowe's on Thursday and injuring an employee. A customer at the store said he saw employees struggling to stop a man and a woman from leaving the store. "The female was yelling and she was carrying, like, a large purse and they were all trying to stop them, and they couldn't stop them, and she bit one of the employees real bad on the upper forearm," customer Timothy Bull said. Bull said the suspects ran out of the store and jumped into a car. Bull said he followed the suspects slowly so he wouldn't draw attention and called 911. "(After) about 10 miles, all these cops come up from behind me. They just surrounded him (and) took him down," Bull said. Deputies said they are still working out charges against the suspects. Their names have not yet been released. wftv.com

Louisville, KY: Police arrest man connected to 9 Armed Robberies
LMPD arrested a Jeffersonville man Tuesday in connection with nine armed robberies over a two-week span in mid-May. Demetrius Greene, 29, is accused of committing the crimes from May 9-24 at gas stations, convenience stores and restaurants across Louisville. courier-journal.com

Bridgeview, IL: Shoplifter Flashes Knife at Kmart Loss Prevention Agent
The Assistant Public Defender told the judge that Moaton is an Army veteran and has a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. Moaton has five previous state and federal convictions for forgery, identity theft, making and possession counterfeit security documents. and conspiracy. patch.com

Nashville, TN: Police recover custom Gibson guitars stolen from the Factory
Two of the 10 custom guitars stolen during a burglary early Tuesday from the Gibson Guitar facility on Elm Hill Pike are now in Nashville-Metro Police hands after a suspect sold them to two men in Franklin. Police are now searching for Bryan R. Brewington, 36, who allegedly sold the two guitars to two men in Franklin earlier today for $100 each after telling the men the guitars were too hot to pawn. After examining the guitars, the men immediately believed they were among those stolen from Gibson and notified police. franklinhomepage.com


St Catherines, CN: Police Dog tracks down fleeing Walmart shoplifter


Los Angeles County, CA: Three separate incidents of shoplifting reported at Plaza de La Cañada on same day

Anchorage, AK: Police say man used front-loader to break into liquor store; very slow speed police chase


The Bay in Kelowna, BC, CN reported the theft of $10,000 in jewelry, three suspects are being sought

Hamiliton, NZ: Overnight Ram Raid on 2 Electronics Stores


Terror Threats and Arson

Trinidad: Three Malls Evacuated due to threats from ISIS
Scenes of panic yesterday as three malls in west, east and south Trinidad were evacuated, days after two audio recordings warned of a threat by ISIS operatives to detonate bombs at local shopping malls began circulating on social media. There was undue panic yesterday afternoon at Trincity Mall with the announcement of an evacuation over the mall's Public Address system, because of an alleged bomb threat. Reports of a shooting at the mall were false, police later said, however one man was arrested for making the threat. The belief came from the fact that on Monday, three voice-notes began circulating on internet messaging system Whats App, seemingly from different a men claiming to have knowledge of an ISIS terrorist attack on shopping malls. newsday.co.tt

Richmond, VA: Police and Fire searching for Walmart Arsonist, surveillance photo released


Credit Card/ID Theft

Wichita, KS: Kansas indictment accuses 13 in $3.5M ID theft scheme
A federal indictment in southern Kansas accuses 13 people of roles in an identity-theft ring involving more than $3.5 million of thievery.

The 50-count indictment unsealed Thursday in Wichita alleges the conspirators divided up the work of stealing from mailboxes, forging identification documents, obtaining fraudulent credit cards and shopping with stolen identities. Authorities say some conspirators were paid in drugs for their labor. Prosecutors said items bought with ill-gotten gains from the scheme included a $43,500 Jaguar car and a $62,000 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The indictment's charges include aggravated identity theft, trafficking in stolen identities, receipt of stolen mail, unlawful production of identity documents, bank fraud, and drug and gun counts. kake.com


Roswell, GA: Thieves target mailboxes leading to numerous victims
of credit card and forged checks


Washington, DC: Flower Delivery man steals credit cards and charges $1,000 at Macy's
and Lord & Taylor


Nassau County, NY: Man Breaks Sliding Door at Roosevelt Field Mall While Escaping Police; man was caught trying to make a purchase of $595 with a fake credit card at Neiman Marcus


Skimming Alert

Hermiston, WA: Hermiston Police have a person of interest involved in skimming cards
from an ATM



Blinking Light Gallery - Plainfield, VT - Burglary
Bandy's Pharmacy - Salem, IL - Burglary
China Border - Houston, TX - Burglary/ stole gumball machines
Dollar Store - Topton, PA - Robbery/ sentenced to 10 years
Fred Meyer - Portland, OR - Robbery/ Shooting
Gunslingers Gun Shop - Anderson, IN - Burglary/ 3rd in 18 months
Hanshaw Liquors - Garden Grove, CA - Burglary/ thousands in Lottery tickets
Jackson Country Store - Monroe County, GA - Armed Robbery
Kangaroo - Winston-Salem, NC - Armed Robbery
Medicap - Carlisle, IA - Robbery
MGS Liquor - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery/ Federal Charges
Pete's Greens - Waterbury, VT - Burglary
Rite Aid - Bristol, NH - Armed Robbery
Shop and Go Liquor - Garden City, CA - Burglary
Walgreens - Racine, WI - Robbery/ Assault
Walthall Gas - Monroe County, GA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Mathews, VA - Armed Robbery/ Assault - sentenced to 4 years



 


 
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What it Takes to Be A Great Employee: The Parable of The Oranges  Being a great employee pays off with promotions and higher pay, but what does it take to truly be a great employee to your organization? The best explanation comes from this tale of a employee, his boss, and some oranges. What's your motivation?

5 Characteristics of Exceptional Employees  A recent study of business leaders addressed what makes an employee stand out from the rest. The number one answer didn't have anything to do with skills or how long they work, it's this one thing: Personality
 

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Interacting in large networking groups can be very challenging even for the most seasoned of executives. The speed, the number of people, and the amount of information shared can be overwhelming. However, the one basic principal you can rely on is keep it simple, one person at a time and focus on that person both mentally and visually. Slow it down in your head and make sure you communicate clearly and sincerely regardless of the background you have with anyone or any group. Because at the end of the day you're all part of the same industry, the same community, and everyone has the same objective; to help develop and represent the industry as professionals.

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