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May's Moving Ups

New Senior LP's - 10 Appointments - 9 Promotions

ADT named Robert Bull Vice President Integrated Video Solutions
ALTO named Larry Monaghan to the Assurance Management Team
Areas, United States promoted Anthony Paserchia to Interim Director of AP and Risk Management
Bank of the West named Dane Mindell, CFI as Asst. Vice President, Physical Security
Beauty Brands named Doug Barnes Director of Loss Prevention
Belle Tire named Stephen Waligora Director of Risk Management
Bloomin' Brands, Inc. promoted Chris Bitner to Vice President, Chief Security Officer
Brookstone promoted Kenneth Boremi, LPC, CFI to Vice President, Retail
Burlington Stores named John Edwards Investigation Coordinator
Burlington Stores named Tim Bass Asset Protection Project Manager
Dunham's Sports promoted O. Keith Wanke to Senior VP, Loss Prevention, Audit & Firearms Compliance
Food City/KVAT Foods Inc. promoted Daniel Sluss to Director of Loss Prevention/Security
Fortalice Solutions, LLC named Rhett Asher Executive Vice President, Retail Solutions
H-E-B promoted Clint Hedgpeth to Director of Loss Prevention Operations
Macy's named Brian Stromberg, CFI Regional Vice President of Operations and Asset Protection
Nike promoted Jeff McPike to Sr. Director of Retail Operations and Construction - APLA
Pet Club promoted Justin Bowers, CFI to Director of Inventory Control & Loss Prevention
Worldwide Golf Enterprises promoted Michael Mata to Director of Cyber Security and Retail Loss Prevention
Xanterra Travel Collection named Justin Curtis Corporate Risk Manager

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ADT Gives Back to Local Communities During Always Cares Annual Week of Service

ADT Volunteers Will Participate in More Than 200 Events Across the Nation, Totaling Thousands of Hours of Service in Support of Local Communities

ADT Inc. (NYSE:ADT), the leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, is supporting human services and health-focused organizations in local areas for its annual Week of Service from Saturday, June 2 to Saturday, June 9. To help make neighborhoods not only safer, but stronger and healthier, ADT team members will be joining their local communities for charity tournaments, group meals and cleanups as a part of ADT's Always Cares program. adt.com

"If you build it, they will come."
Field of Dreams Movie Site Installs Video Surveillance System,
Upgrades Asset Protection After Vandalism Incident

3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, today announced that, in cooperation with Control Installations of Iowa (Ci3), the two companies have donated a completed video surveillance system for this iconic ball field and movie set located in Dyersville, Iowa.

"Several weeks ago there was an act of senseless vandalism that occurred on this high-profile ball field and a lot of damage was done by someone with a very poor sense of judgement," recalled Carl Bracken, Technical Security Sales for Ci3. "The president of my company shot me a text before I even knew about the vandalism, suggesting we get involved and try to help."

Field of Dreams, released in 1989, is a movie that has inspired millions and became an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture of the Year. "Nearly thirty years later, we still get more than 110,000 visitors a year," said Denise Stillman, Manager of the Field of Dreams movie site.

Working with his company president and reaching out to various vendors, including 3xLOGIC, Bracken came up with a plan to provide the Field of Dreams with the enhanced asset protection and increased security they needed. Recently, Bracken and his team of skilled technicians completed the installation comprised of a 3xLOGIC 8-channel V250 NVR; one 3xLOGIC thermal imager, pointed at the bridge leading to the site entrance; a 3xLOGIC 3 MP mini-dome to cover the retail sales area; and two cameras covering the field itself. The recording equipment is installed on a shelf in the retail store, which is convenient and secure. 3xlogic.com

Shoplifting in the UK rises by 4%, says report
Shoplifting in the UK is up 4% for the year to 31 March, with London's police force recording the highest number of incidents at 48,840 - the equivalent of 128 cases a day in the capital.

Overall, a total of 378,725 shoplifting incidents were recorded for the year, according to data compiled by online marketplace OnBuy.com.

Research from the British Retail Consortium revealed that shoplifting accounted for 71%, or £500m, of the £700m direct cost incurred from retail crime in the UK between April 2016 and March 2017. drapersonline.com

Scotland: Crime bill to help protect retail employees from violence
The quest to provide retail workers with greater protection from violence under the law has entered its next phase. Edinburgh South MSP Daniel Johnson has published the responses to his Not Part of the Job consultation on a new law to protect workers.

Addressing the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Independent Convenience Stores, Johnson said support for the policy had received an overwhelmingly positive response. Johnson added that the consultation had received around 1000 responses from stakeholders and the public. The Scottish Labour MSP now needs 18 signatures from fellow MSPs to proceed. scottishgrocer.co.uk

Dallas: BBQ Fundraiser Supports Fallen Police Officer & Wounded LP Officer
A barbecue cookout at the Northeast Patrol Division on Friday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. will benefit two Dallas police officers - Officer Crystal Almeida and Officer Joey Arvizu - and Scott Painter, a Home Depot loss prevention officer. Officers Almeida and Painter were wounded in a shooting at a Dallas-area Home Depot April 24. Officer Rogelio Santander, Almeida's partner and close friend, was fatally wounded.

The department is asking for a $10 donation per plate. Businesses ordering 10 or more plates can arrange a delivery service. Learn more here.

Security Bag Check Lawsuit
Don't Wait On Starbucks, Ex-H&M Worker Seeking Cert. Says

An ex-H&M worker urged a California federal judge Thursday to certify a 10,000-member class over allegations the retailer shorts workers on time spent in security checks, saying the California Supreme Court's upcoming decision in the closely watched Troester v. Starbucks case won't impact his claims.

The retailer has argued that the policy only applies to employees who want to leave their stores with a bag in hand. But one of the former worker's attorneys told the court that even those workers still have to check in with a manager to go through a "visual inspection" and get permission to leave.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila suggested the quicker, non-bag check might fall under the de minimis doctrine, a standard currently being reviewed by the California Supreme Court. The legal principle holds that employers don't have to compensate employees for small increments of time for such tasks. law360.com

Retailers with the most searched return policies are...
As more companies crack down on returns fraud, consumers are turning to Google to familiarize themselves with retailer return policies.

Retailers are tightening their returns policies in effort to protect themselves from shoppers abusing the service, however new rules often take a toll on innocent customers. Afraid of getting stuck with unwanted purchases, more consumers are using Google searches to get the skinny on retailers' return policies and requirements prior to visiting a store, according to new data from Google search analytics toolkit, SEMrush. chainstoreage.com

Here is the full list of retailers, ranked from the highest to lowest return policy searches:

1. Walmart
2. Best Buy
3. Amazon
4. Target
5. Macy's
6. Costco
7. Sephora
8. Home Depot
9. Ulta
10. Kohl's
11. Ikea
12. Nordstrom

Is The Amazon 'Returns Ban' Protective Or Self-Destructive?
Amazon is banning customers from buying merchandise on its site who return too many items, according to The Wall Street Journal. The article quotes two customers who had their accounts banned without warning or explanation, with one of them saying she spent thousands of dollars per year on the e-Commerce site.

The RTP editors discuss whether Amazon's decisions are a sign of arrogance, or a measure that all retailers may need to take as more brands promise easy returns. Are there better ways to deal with the issue of rising return rates and consumers' potential abuse of the system?

Debbie Hauss, Editor-in-Chief: The fact is, retail returns total approximately $351 billion annually - 10% of total revenue - and 5% of that total is estimated to be fraudulent, according to the National Retail Federation's 2017 Organized Retail Crime Survey. And when you focus on online-only, the percentage of returns skyrockets to 30%, as reported by InvespCRO. These numbers are showing no signs of decreasing, in part because consumers increasingly expect to be able to try before they buy. I can hardly blame Amazon for trying to effectively reduce this increasing annual loss. It's a shame, though, because the honest consumers are suffering at the hands of the dishonest. retailtouchpoints.com

US Faces Shortage Of 50,000 Truck Drivers
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said that the U.S. is facing a shortage of 50,000 truck drivers, impacting both retailers and consumers. The U.S. will need 898,000 additional drivers over the next 10 years to meet future demand, CNBC reported.

The industry faces some challenges: The trucking lifestyle can be challenging, with drivers working long hours away from home for long periods of time. In addition, electronic logging devices (ELDs) limit the number of hours a driver can work. And, even though Goldman Sachs projects that autonomous cars could take 25,000 jobs per month, self-driving trucks might not solve the truck driver shortage in the near future. pymnts.com

Winn-Dixie parent emerges from bankruptcy, plans remodels

Burlington to open 35 to 40 net new stores this year

IKEA scraps plans for new U.S. stores as sales move online

Costco raising minimum wage to $14 an hour

Disneyland Rolls Out Wage Bump Proposal for Hourly Employees

May retail jobs increase 28,800 from April and nearly 100,200 from 2017

Quarterly Results
lululemon athletica Q1 comp's up 20%, revenue up 25%
Ulta Beauty Q1 comp's up 8.1%, net sales up 17.4%
Abercrombie & Fitch Q1 comp's up 5%, net sales up 11%
Kirkland's Q1 comp's up 1.4%, net sales up 7.2%
Caleres (Famous Footwear) Q1 comp's down 0.8%, total sales down 0.8%
Gamestop Q1 comp's down 5.3%, total sales down 5.5%

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New Walmart CISO discusses protecting the world's largest retailer

Walmart CISO Jerry Geisler talks about the retail giant's evolving cloud strategy, vulnerability management and risks the company is focused on across its environments.

Securing the world's largest private employer, with more than 2 million people worldwide and an ever-expanding IT environment, is a daunting challenge, but that's exactly what Jerry Geisler is tasked with doing.

Geisler stepped into the global CISO role at Walmart Inc. in January. An employee since college, Geisler had worked his way from the retail floor to the corporate offices. Once there, his personal interest in technology dovetailed with growing responsibilities in forensic investigations and fraud at the Bentonville, Ark., retail giant.

With Walmart's digital transformation and retail expansion into 27 countries outside of the United States, a lot has changed in 20 years. In this interview, the new Walmart CISO talks about retail IT security then and now, top risks the retail giant is concerned about today and the company's new strategy to find tech talent.

As the new Walmart CISO, but also as someone who has been at the company a long time, are you primarily focused on ongoing initiatives? Are there any new projects that you are hoping to roll out, perhaps, around mobile web and payment systems?

Geisler: In terms of security initiatives, we are going to focus a lot on the things that we have already talked about: Do we have appropriate segmentation where we need segmentation? Do we have encryption deployed in terms of data in transit and data at rest and everywhere we would be building new models? An example of that would be, as we migrate into cloud, determining what the security stack needs to look like for a [service organization control] SOC-defined security stack, recognizing that as technology innovates and new models emerge, the security industry as a whole tends to lag a little bit behind. It's re-evaluating the stack that we have in place today and [looking at] what new tools we may need to bring in to cover those gaps in the cloud so that we are not allowing our security posture to erode.

When we look at our environment overall, where we see risk coming from really hits in three big buckets: user credentials, our security posture and whether we have an exposed or exploitable vulnerability. We are constantly evaluating how effectively we are managing those user credentials, and the hygiene or health of our environment and our related security, and effectively identifying and churning through that vulnerability portfolio.

We'll also take breach scenarios that we see throughout our industry, and we'll run those breach scenarios across our environment. If this breach scenario unfolded here at Walmart, how well would we fare? And [we'll] try to identify gaps or places where we would be vulnerable and try to identify plans around how we would mitigate that and then execute against those plans. The real key for us is visibility [and] never allowing the organization to build environments that we cannot see, meaning that we cannot effectively protect, and we would start to have that security posture erode. Read the full Q&A here.

Major Canadian retailer finds cyberattacks "more difficult to detect"
Cyber threats are becoming "more difficult to detect," a major Canadian retailer suggested Tuesday.

Indigo Books and Music Inc., whose holdings include the Chapters and Coles book chains, "may be required to expend significant additional resources" to protect against threats such as cyberterrorism, phishing and computer viruses, the firm said Tuesday in its management discussion and analysis of its financial results for the year ending March 31.

The threat is large enough that many retailers mention such risks in their security filings, said Imran Ahmad, a lawyer for Miller Thomson, told Canadian Underwriter earlier.

"Attacks in the retail industry are now commonplace, especially those that may relate to credit card information," Ahmad said in April, commenting in general and not on Indigo. "It is not unknown or unexpected." canadianunderwriter.ca

Report: Data Security Costs Grow as Breach Incidents Rise
Data breaches create big messes that can be difficult for the targeted organization to fix. And as a new report shows, their high price tag only compounds those headaches.

According to a study from the tech security firm Kaspersky, the average cost of a data breach is about $1.2 million. That's a 24 percent increase from 2017 and a 38 percent increase from 2016.

Included in the tally are needed infrastructure improvements ($193,000, up from $132,000 last year), changes in insurance premiums ($180,000), and lost business ($131,000). Training is also a major cost: Employers spent an average of $137,000 on employee training, $126,000 on external resources, and $106,000 on new staff. associationsnow.com

Speedway Ill. Biometric Privacy Suit Remanded Over Standing
An Illinois federal judge on Thursday granted a former Speedway LLC employee's request to return to state court his proposed class action accusing the gas station operator of violating the state's biometric privacy law by illegally gathering worker fingerprints, saying the alleged injuries weren't sufficient to confer federal court standing.

U.S. District Judge Andrea R. Wood remanded Christopher Howe's suit alleging Speedway and parent company Marathon Petroleum Co. violated Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act with a fingerprint-based time-tracking system, handing down a decision that gave both the plaintiffs bar and the defense bar reasons to celebrate. law360.com

Face, Iris and Pulse Biometrics Close in on Fingerprint Tech
Face, iris and pulse-based biometric authentication systems will increasingly eat away at the market share of fingerprint technologies, according to a new report from ABI Research. The analyst claimed in its Biometric Technologies and Applications report that the falling cost of iris recognition will spur uptake, while facial recognition continues to improve in accuracy thanks to advanced machine learning algorithms. infosecurity-magazine.com

Retail RFID Security Tags Market Insights 2018 to 2025
Global Retail RFID Security Tags Market Professional Survey Report 2018 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment, up-to-date marketing information is essential to monitor performance and make critical decisions for growth and profitability. It provides information on trends and developments, and focuses on markets and materials, capacities and technologies, and on the changing structure of the Retail RFID Security Tags Market. exclusivereportage.com

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Over the last six years, Jim Carr, Senior Director, Global Asset Protection, Rent-A-Center Inc., has managed the roll-out of 190 locations in Mexico for Rent-A-Center, leading their international and U.S. LP efforts.

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Only 29% of E-Commerce Fraud Teams Track False Positives:
CNP Operations Research

The size, structure, technology and measurement of fraud departments vary widely across the e-commerce industry, and many times that's because a lack of visibility is an unfortunate byproduct of companies' unwillingness to talk publicly about fraud. Card Not Present's first annual Fraud Operations Study, sponsored by RISK IDENT, is an attempt to define benchmarks in these areas for fraud professionals who too often have to operate with few established industry standards.

Fraud teams are small, the study found, and remain so even when companies grow. When asked how many people comprised their teams, the most common overall answer was 2-3. That answer remained the most common among small (less than $50 million in revenue), midsize ($50 million-$99 million and $100 million-$199 million) and even larger ($200 million to $499 and $500 million - $1 billion) companies. Only the very largest enterprises (annual revenue in excess of $1 billion) had large fraud teams.

How companies measure the effectiveness of their fraud teams was one area of the study that showed consistency across the industry, but it is what many are not measuring that may be hampering their efforts. Unsurprisingly, chargeback rate is the key performance indicator (KPI) used by the most companies (74 percent). More than half track the percentage of approved orders that result in fraud chargebacks. Less than 30 percent of companies, however, track false positives as a KPI and 42 percent said they did not know their false positive rate. cardnotpresent.com

Changes to PCI Compliance are Coming June 30
Is Your Ecommerce Business Ready?

In 2015, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) updated their standards for encrypting online and ecommerce transactions. For years the SSL and TLS 1.0 protocols were enough, but as hackers have gotten savvier the industry has been forced to adapt. To that end, businesses processing payments online must transition to TLS 1.1 encryption or better by June 30, 2018 or risk losing their ability to take credit card payments.

When migrating to TLS 1.1, or the preferred TLS 1.2, here are a few things to take into consideration:

● Make sure the server your site is hosted on is compatible with this new protocol.
● Ensure servers have disabled the ability to fall back/ default to SSL or TLS 1.0.
● Communicate with your customers. forbes.com

Top 4 tips to protect against ecommerce fraud
As more consumers turn to ecommerce for impulse and planned purchases, fraudsters are finding more ways to defraud merchants and brands. Here are four tips to help protect against ecommerce fraud.

Verify Your Customers' Addresses
Flag Orders with Overseas IPs
Use Geolocation to Reduce False Positives
Challenge Chargebacks Whenever Appropriate bizreport.com

Walmart launches order-by-text service to challenge Amazon Prime


Skimming Gang Member Hits 16 Iowa counties Hits Walmart Self-Checkouts
3rd Cuban Gets 3yrs Fed. Pen. - Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud

The scheme was designed to evade detection by moving across county borders to stay ahead of authorities, using self-checkout registers to make their repetitive transactions with multiple victims' cards, and using locally "skimmed" numbers of mostly Iowa victims. They used these fake cards to purchase gift cards and gift card reloads at Wal-Mart stores.

Pedro Alvarez Rodriguez, age 36, and Dunieski Santana Moreno, age 27, residents of Florida, were both previously sentenced in April to 42 months and 40 months in federal prison, respectively, after guilty pleas to the same offenses. justice.gov

Update: Madison, WI: Suspects in Walmart $1 M Multi-state check fraud ring Indicted
A grand jury indicted two people accused of stealing identities and using fraudulent checks to purchase items in Wisconsin Walmart stores. Shelly Scott, 43, and Jason Edge, 44, both from Missouri, are charged with a scheme to commit wire fraud which involved identity theft. Authorities believe they're tied to a larger check fraud group that has defrauded Walmart stores in multiple states up to $1 million dollars. The indictment says Scott and Edge took identification documents from actual people without their consent, and that they obtained personal checks for accounts belonging to other people and altered the checks to add the names of the stolen identities. Allegedly, the two used the stolen identities and checks to purchase items from Walmart stores, then returned the items for cash and gift cards. The FBI helped Monona, WI Police with the investigation. If convicted, Scott and Edge could face decades in federal prison. wkow.com

Racine, WI: Woman charged after stealing from Walmart at least 15 times; over $4,000
The incidents range from January 6, 2018 to Friday, April 6. The total amount of merchandise taken added up to $4,115.39. The largest amount was over $500 and the smallest was $15. In many of the thefts the suspect identified as Marlena Durrah, 25, took Walmart bags and placed the stolen merchandise inside them to make it look like they had already been purchased. Durrah stole a variety of items ranging from diapers, baby wipes, shoes, a vacuum and microwave, table clothes and mirrors to name a few. In many cases, Durrah was with another suspect who both tried to cover their faces when entering and leaving. cbs58.com

Theodosia, MO: Seven more defendants charged in Dollar General theft scheme
Seven additional people have been charged with theft in connection with allegations that they stole merchandise from Theodosia's Dollar General store with the aid of former Dollar General employee Kenneth Smith. In addition to the defendants identified here, other suspects are expected to be charged in connection with the case. Smith, who is alleged to have approached multiple customers during his work shifts asking them to slip him cash in exchange for free merchandise. ozarkcountytimes.com

Charleston, SC: Over $1,000 of merchandise stolen from boutique

Coral Gables, FL: Sunglass Thief flees store with $2,000 of merchandise

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Edmonton, Alberta, CN: Man charged in Jewelry store Robbery faces extradition to U.S. on terrorism charges; money used to fund trips to Syria
An Alberta judge has granted an extradition order for a man facing terrorism charges in the United States after he allegedly helped pay for his relatives to travel to Syria. Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi, 33, is accused of being part of a January 2014 jewelry store robbery in Edmonton to fund the Syrian trips. "I am satisfied that the test ... is met," Court of Queen's Bench Justice John Little said Thursday. "And I am satisfied that Mr. Abdullahi is the person sought by the United States. "I therefore order his committal into custody to await surrender." Abdullahi shouted in court after the decision came down, but his comments couldn't be heard in the public gallery. His family and friends were visibly distraught. In a U.S. indictment, Abdullahi was charged with conspiring to provide - and with providing - material support to terrorists. globalnews.ca

Elyria, OH: SWAT members arrest suspect in series of Armed Robberies in Lorain County
Investigators say the man they arrested terrorized clerks at gas stations and carry-outs over the past four days. FOX 8 News was there as SWAT placed Philip Boschetti Jr. under arrest outside of his home in Elyria on Wednesday. Authorities believe the 24-year-old is responsible for a string of armed robberies in Elyria and the surrounding area of Lorain County. fox8.com

Thomasville, NC: Hobby Shop owner stabbed as fleeing Bank Robbery suspect tries to enter the store
Wes Anderson, co-owner of the Anderson R/C hobby shop was stabbed and a bank robbery suspect shot by police after a high-speed chase that began in Rowan County on Thursday afternoon. the-dispatch.com

Tucson, AZ: Police arrest pair accused of more than 20 C-Store Armed Robberies
Authorities have arrested two people believed to be involved in more than 20 armed robberies of convenience stores across Tucson, officials said. Neville Waugh Jr., 28, and Andrea Carrasco, 25, have been linked to incidents beginning in January, according to the Tucson Police Department. Waugh Jr. and Carrasco have been booked into the Pima County jail on more than 60 charges, including armed robbery, burglary and auto theft. tucson.com

Boardman, OH: Philadelphia man extradited; faces charges in Jared jewelry robbery
Mark Greene, faces charges of robbery, theft and failure to comply with the order of a police officer for the Jan. 29 robbery. Two men were involved in the robbery that morning; one entered the store, grabbed two diamonds valued at $15,000 and $10,000 and ran from the store. He and a driver led police on a chase that ended in a crash, where they fled on foot. Police picked Greene up Wednesday after an extradition hearing in Philadelphia. Boardman Police Chief Todd Werth said they obtained the leads used to identify Greene from the vehicle the two men left behind. The department had assistance from the Philadelphia Police and the FBI. vindy.com

Durham, NC: Harris Teeter Armed Robbery causes company to re-think 24/7 operation
A Durham grocery store is changing its hours after an armed robbery Thursday morning that sent one person to the hospital. The Harris Teeter on Horton Road will not longer be open 24/7, a store spokesperson said. Instead, the store's hours will be from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Durham Police said that, at 2:45 a.m., four men carrying guns and wearing masks stormed into the store. Police said the thieves ordered employees and customers to get on the ground, then took the victims' wallet and cellphones before stealing cash and cigarettes from the store. Before leaving, police said the thieves kicked and hit at least two victims. One ended up in the hospital. cbs17.com

Mount Druitt, Sydney, AU: Police Arrest 18 Shoplifters during 'Operation Disrupt'
Operation Disrupt was conducted by the North-West Sector of the Police Transport Command with the assistance of the PTC North West Bike Unit and PTC North West Transport Action Group. miragenews.com

Rowlett, TX: Police seeking Target shoplifter who fled after biting a Loss Prevention employee

Fairfield Township, OH: Kohl's shoplifter hides in sewer pipe because he thought he had a probation violation; He didn't


Laredo, TX: ICE seizes $16 million worth of counterfeit merchandise
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has seized almost 80,000 counterfeit items in a joint operation with US Customs and Border Protection and Mexican Customs. Designer clothing, sports equipment and consumer electronics were all seized, including fakes items sporting logos from Nike, Sony, and Adidas. The seizure is the second largest ever taken in Laredo, Texas, with the value of the items estimated to worth more than $16 million. The counterfeit items were found stored in a public storage facility in Laredo and had been observed by HSI special agents on multiple occasions. HSI detained and seized 275 boxes containing 78,908 items of suspected trademark-infringed merchandise from this location. ipprotheinternet.com

Sentencings & Charges

Detroit, MI: Women sentenced to 30 to 60 years in 2017 Murder of O'Reilly Auto Parts manager
Shawnta Anderson and Eboni McEwen-Ross both pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Anderson was sentenced to 30 to 60 years at the Michigan Department of Corrections, while McEwen-Ross will serve 21 to 50 years, with credit for 200 days served. In November 2017, both women walked into the store and demanded cash from the female clerk. A manager, 70-year-old James Haller Jr., came to see what was going on, and that's when Anderson reportedly fired a shot and struck him. Both women were seen leaving the scene and, after a brief search, were taken into custody. wxyz.com

Utah military couple who won $10K in free groceries sent to jail for $5K Kohl's theft

Lawrence, MA: Man Sentenced to 20 years for Fatal Shooting outside Grocery Store

Cedar Rapids, IA: Third Cuban National Sentenced To Prison For Identity Theft And Credit Card Fraud Scheme With 54 Victims

Waterloo, IA: Man who smash & grabbed ATM's from C-Stores and Credit Unions sentenced to 3 years; did $200,000 in damages

Lynchburg, VA: Sunshine Market Armed Robbery results in 14-year sentence

Norfolk, VA: Man Admits to String of Armed Robberies in Hampton Roads; minimum 7-year sentence


C-Store - Portland, OR - Burglary
C-Store - Joplin, MO - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Guinda, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Losantville, IN - Armed Robbery
Cellphone store- Texarkana, TX -Burglary
CVS - West Jordan, UT - Robbery
Dollar Tree - Fostoria, OH - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Springfield, OH - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Magna, UT - Armed Robbery
Harris Teeter - Durham, NC - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery/clerk shot, wounded
McDonald's - Dothan, AL - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - Bountiful, UT - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - East Austin, TX - Armed Robbery
Sprint - Shawnee, KS - Burglary
T-Mobile - Olathe, KS - Burglary
The Rental Place -Sonoma, CA - Burglary
UPS Store - Yuma, AZ - Armed Robbery
Valero - Harris County, TX - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Stockton, CA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
15 robberies
5 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings


Weekly Totals:
85 robberies
16 burglaries
9 shootings
4 killings




None to report.

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The Senior Manager Asset Protection Field Operations is responsible for the leadership, oversight and support of the comprehensive asset protection strategy, function(s) and team(s), within REI Stores to drive business objectives and strategies while protecting the co-op's assets...

Manager, Asset Protection Operations
Kent, WA

The Manager, Asset Protection Operations is responsible for the leadership, oversight and support of the comprehensive asset protection strategy, function(s) and team(s), within headquarters, supply chain and "experiences" (adventures, classes, events etc.) to drive REI's business objectives and strategies while protecting the co-op's assets...

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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...

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Regional LP Investigator

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