Pamela Nuzzo has been named Internal
Investigations Coordinator for Burlington Stores.
Before joining Burlington Stores, Pamela was most recently a
District Manager of Investigations with Macy's for Central New Jersey. Prior to
that, she held Loss Prevention Management positions with Burberry in New York,
NY and was a Security Director at Macy's stores in New York and New Jersey.
Union Takes a Stand at Macy's Herald Square
leaders and labor groups from as far as Alabama on Thursday joined Local 1S
of the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union at Macy's Herald Square
flagship for a rally in support of wage increases and affordable
benefits for the 5,000 workers covered by the three-year contract,
which expired on May 1. Since the expiration date, bargaining has continued
as part of a 45-day extension period.
Macy's looks at workers as an
expense, not an asset," said Ken Bordieri, president of Local 1S. "Macy's
wants people who work on commission to work 75 minutes per day without
getting paid, and we want the right to opt out of working on holidays.
Company-sponsored health care is unaffordable. We took our strike vote and
have authorization, if necessary. Our members want a good contract."
The rally was held on the 34th Street side of the flagship on the sidewalk.
Customers entering or leaving the store had to squeeze by union
members wearing yellow T-shirts. Beneath a banner that said,
"Macy's Don't Discount Your Workers," a band made up of union members sang
Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and changed the words to Amy Winehouse's "Rehab"
to "Trying to take our holidays. We say, no, no, no."
told the audience, which was estimated to be in the hundreds,
"Mr. Lundgren [chairman and chief executive officer of Macy's Inc.], can
take his family on vacation on a private jet and doesn't give you a good
enough wage so you can take your family to McDonald's for dinner."
Deserine Morrison, a sales specialist and 34-year Macy's veteran, said,
have a pension, but people coming up behind me don't. We have to think of
them. I love my job. Macy's used to be a friendly place. We would come in
every day and make magic here. It broke my heart to see the changes."
"We work in places like Zara, H&M and Modell's,"
said Gemma deLeon, president of Local 1102 of the RWDSU. "Macy's sets the
standards for so many other retail workers."
currently renegotiating our labor contract with the RWDSU which affects
store employees at four of our New York City-metro stores including Herald
Square, Queens Center, Parkchester and White Plains," the retailer said. "Macy's is committed to bargaining in good faith, discussing all of the
issues at the bargaining table and working towards reaching an agreement
before the June 15th deadline. Today's rally or any plans for calls to
strike by the union are an expected and standard part of the negotiation
County, DA: Florida crime ring operating in Birmingham; blames Alabama's
soft state laws
Law enforcement says the
crooks were attempting to buy gift cards with stolen credit cards at area
drugstores including Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS. Jefferson County District
Attorney Brandon Falls said a ring out of Florida is currently operating in
Birmingham and is in a race with new credit card technology that makes their
scheme much more difficult. The group uses skimmers on gas station pumps and
ATMs to steal credit card information.
Jefferson County District
Attorney Brandon Falls said. "Right now, what the criminal organizations are
doing is trying to send, what we call, runners to do as much as the fraud as
they can now before the chip technology becomes the only way to use a credit
card." "Because Alabama does not have a state law that would allow us to
reach out and make charges against the people who are higher in the
organization," said Falls, whose office is part of a U.S. Secret Service
task force that's working to dismantle the criminal enterprises leading the
fraud operations. The task force also includes investigators with the
Vestavia Hills Police Department who are specialized in this type of crime.
Falls continues to be a supporter of a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations (RICO) bill making it easier for law enforcement to take down
out-of-state crime rings. The legislation failed to pass last session. "In
the state legislature, it did not make it through. We're hoping we're going
to do it again next year. We're going to keep introducing that until we get
that bill passed, to give law enforcement another tool."
Social Media Impact
Signet Jewelers fires back on 'diamond
Signet Jewelers Ltd.,
whose store banners include Kay Jewelers and Zales, issued a strong rebuttal
against charges that its stores swapped customers' gems for lesser-quality
stones while they were in for service.
The controversy started with
an article by BuzzFeed about a Maryland woman who said her
engagement ring - purchased at a Kay Jewelers store - had its diamond
swapped out for a lower-quality manmade stone while in for service.
The story quickly went viral on social media.
object to recent allegations on social media, republished and grossly
amplified, that our team members systematically mishandle customers' jewelry
repairs or engage in 'diamond swapping,'" Signet stated, "Incidents of
misconduct, which are exceedingly rare, are dealt with swiftly and
Social Media Impact - 'We R Cute Shoplifters'
Inside the hidden teenage world of Tumblr's anti-capitalist Bling Ring
In the summer of 2015, Barbie (not her real name) and her longtime friend, who
goes by the handle Unicorn-Lift, had just discovered Liftblr. Liftblr,
Tumblr's notorious shoplifting community, is an ever-changing group of mostly
young female bloggers who trade tips, write about criminal exploits, and post
images of stolen merchandise known as "hauls."
discovered the community through an anti-lifting post, written by someone
enraged by the existence of the "shoplifting fandom." She showed Barbie, and the
pair found themselves drawn into the Liftblr world. They wanted to be part of it
and earn a "lift" title. The only way to do that was to steal something.
Unicorn-Lift, also 15 years old, hit the local Wal-Mart. Barbie found herself at
the Dollar Tree.
When they got home, Barbie and Unicorn-Lift logged onto Tumblr. Barbie created a
new username, Stingray-Lift, and published her debut post: "I had to make an
account after my friend @unicorn-lift and I had a first lift lmao."
A username like Stingray-Lift, inspired by the target of Barbie's first heist,
allowed other shoplifters on Tumblr to recognize her as one of their own. Most
usernames make fairly obvious references to stealing-names like Liftswift,
Babyklepto, Stealthethings, Rosie-the-Lifter. The lifters congregate in the
Tumblr hashtags, aggregating posts under #myhauls or #liftblr, and crowdsource
heavily notated guides to shoplifting. They reblog instructions on how to
safely remove security tags and share intel on the various loss prevention
policies of department stores and mall shops. They carefully itemize their
U.S. Specialty Stores &
Department Stores Cut 6,200 Jobs in May
Discounters added 8,200 - Walmart Impact?
On the back of companies from Macy's Inc. to Gap Inc. reporting poor results
for the first quarter, specialty stores and department stores
trimmed their payrolls in May. But general merchandise
stores added jobs and the overall economy posted a slight uptick in
employment, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday.
Apparel and accessories stores cut 4,100 jobs to employ 1.38 million last
month, while department store employment fell 2,100 to 1.32 million. General
merchandise stores, a category that includes department stores and discount
stores, added 8,200 jobs to payrolls to employ 3.2 million in May.
Axis Acquires Cognimatics to Strengthen Retail Offering
Video analytics - insightful
behavioral intelligence - enhance security & safety
Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, today announced the
acquisition of Cognimatics, a leading company of store optimization
solutions targeting the retail sector. Cognimatics' technology is for
example used for people counting, queue measurement and occupancy
estimation. The addition of Cognimatics' knowledge and technology
strengthens Axis' solution offering in the fast-growing retail market
Founded in 2003, Cognimatics is a privately owned Swedish
company, headquartered in Lund, with 12 employees. The company offers a
suite of video analytics applications that can be used to provide retailers
with insightful behavioral intelligence that helps optimize their
operations, improve customer experience, and enhance security and safety.
The Importance of Risk
Assessments in Business Innovation
Could A Risk Assessment Have Saved Chipotle's
Companies that innovate need to
have strong risk-assessment protocols to ensure they can anticipate any
possible problems that may arise, and to allow them to put in place policies
and procedures to try to mitigate those issues, said two risk experts.
Chipotle became a leader in fast-casual dining by developing a system to
provide locally sourced ingredients to its nationwide chain of stores. It
ran into problems that might have been detected with more effective
risk-management practices, said Mr. Minsky.
The best way to avoid
such problems is to conduct risk assessments at every stage of a project,
from the investment stage to the operational phase and though every step of
the innovation process.
By better incorporating risk and compliance
into business operations, executives get "a better tool set to innovate so
they don't get into situations."
Class Seeks Approval Of $3.4M Deal In Gucci
Credit Card Suit
certified class accusing Gucci of improperly requesting personal customer
information during credit card transactions asked a California federal court
Wednesday to give approval of a settlement valued at $3.4 million. An
appropriate resolution to the allegations that Gucci America Inc. improperly
collected mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses from
The Battle of the Body Parts: Which biometric will prevail?
Iris scan technologies crowned as the winner
with most long-term
Wal-Mart testing Uber,
Lyft for online grocery delivery
FBI Develops Tattoo
acquires Next Wave
Weis Markets to
implement VeriBalance currency management solution in all
162 of its
7-Eleven buys 79 CST
Brands stores in California and Wyoming
Albertsons completes deal for Haggen chain
May Same Store Sales
Gap Inc. comp's down 6%, sales down 5%
Gap Global down 3%
Banana Republic Global comp's
Old Navy Global comp's down 7%
Zumiez comp's down 7.6%
Quarterly Same Store Sales
Five Below Q1 comp's up 4.9%, net sales up 25%
Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Q1 comp's down 2.8%, net sales down 7.9%
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Oct 1st, 2015 - The Day
Retailers Caught a Break
Or At Least We Thought We Were
Yes everyone is reeling about chargebacks after the EMV roll-out and all the
other problems and issues the retail industry is experiencing. But it's also
the day, or event, that sent the cyber crime hackers to the healthcare
industry, officially so to speak.
They were already starting the
transition but now with EMV rolling the online gangsters are focused on
building identities, account takeovers, skimming anything they can skim,
online fraud, and ransom ware.
Wack-A-Mole sent them packing from retail
data breaches because now credit card numbers aren't enough. But now they've
evolved and ultimately we're still dealing with them. Just a thought.
"We urge the FTC not to rely on PCI DSS for any
Retailers Ask FTC to Investigate Credit Card Industry's PCI
Security Group for Antitrust Concerns
National Retail Federation today announced that it has asked the Federal
Trade Commission to conduct an investigation into an organization founded by
the credit card industry that sets data security standards, saying the
group's controversial practices raise antitrust concerns.
urge the FTC not to rely on PCI DSS for any purpose
not as an example of industry best practices nor as a benchmark in
determining what may constitute responsible data security standards in the
payment system or any other sector."
The Payment Card Industry
Security Standards Council is "a proprietary organization formed and
controlled by a single industry sector - the major credit card networks" and
"fails to meet any of the principles adopted by the federal government for
voluntary standard-setting organizations," Duncan said. "We believe
you will conclude PCI itself is an inappropriate exercise of market power by
the dominant U.S. payment card networks and PCI should not continue setting
data security standards through its current processes."
NRF's request comes as the FTC is
conducting an inquiry
into how third-party companies perform assessments
of PCI compliance by retailers and other businesses that accept credit
cards. NRF understands that the FTC is also considering PCI requirements as
an example of industry best practices.
Less Than 10% of IoT
Devices Keep Data Secure
IoT connections will overtake phone
subscriptions by 2018
Nearly half (47%) of all
respondents in the IOActive Internet of Things Security Survey distrust the
security in IoT devices.
The consensus for that half was that less
than 10% of all IoT products on the market are designed with adequate
security. A staggering 85% believe that fewer than half of IoT products are
"Consensus is that more needs to be done to improve the
security of all products, but the exponential rate at which IoT products are
coming to market, compounded by the expansive risk network created by their
often open connectivity, makes IoT security a particular concern and
priority," said Jennifer Steffens, CEO at IOActive.
The survey showed
that 72% of respondents believe security not adequately designed into
products is the single biggest challenge facing IoT security.
Drones in Warehouses &
Walmart Testing Drones in
Warehouses For Inventory Scanning
Walmart is testing
its new technology for the next six to nine months as part of its Emerging
Sciences and Technology group, which focuses on drones, virtual reality and
other technologies to see how they might help improve its supply chain. The
company said drones may have other applications, perhaps even in its stores,
but did not give details. nytimes.com
"Ransomware is clearly
paying for Russian cyber-criminals"
campaigns become more widespread and accessible to even low-level
cyber-criminals, such attacks may result in difficult situations for
individuals and corporations not yet ready to deal with these new waves of
Report Identifies Best
Practices for Omnichannel Payment Approaches
Best Practices, Policies to Combat Return Fraud |
- Fraudulent Returns Cost Canadian Retailers Between $1.1B and $1.7B in 2015
One big change most retailers have made is introducing a policy requiring
proof of purchase, he says. Five to 10 years ago, it was very easy for a
return fraudster to go into a store, steal an item and, without any bill, return
it for cash. "There was a time when these organized rings were hitting us for
millions of dollars, so most retailers have made a change that you can't just
come in without a bill and get cash. At Sears Canada, we said, if you don't have
a bill, you get a merchandise gift card, which means you cannot get cash for it.
You'll see that with other retailers, as well: it's very difficult to get cash
now," he says.
Retailers should also have extensive exception reporting tools,
Berezowski says. "We monitor all types of refunds and look for trends. A
fraudster doesn't use his own name but often uses the same information: the same
address but a different name or different phone numbers but the same address.
Through software we've developed, we're able to monitor those folks and try to
identify them. In most cases the people doing return fraud are hitting store
after store, but without that exception reporting it's hard to see the pattern."
Some fraudulent transactions, he says, can be prevented by insisting that
returns always be made to the same method of purchase. This is particularly
important with online returns, he says. Online shoppers sometimes use false
credit cards to buy an item and then request the return to a different card.
Online retailers should make sure a credit goes back to the same credit or debit
card used to buy the item to prevent this kind of fraud.
For higher-value items, he says, one method of preventing fraudulent
returns is to introduce a restocking fee. Knowing they will have to pay
$25, for example, and not receive the full credit, will deter many criminals.
It's also important to have software at the POS that will track activity by
product, geographic area or purchase method. "It's critical for retailers to
have the alerts and the awareness to know where to target their efforts. And if
retailers don't make that investment in technology, knowing the bad guys are
technology-savvy, they're behind the curve," he says.
Account Takeover Fraud
Growing in "Leaps & Bounds" across Canada
Strengthening Security to Counter Account
Even back in November 2015,
British Columbia-based NuData Security was reporting that between May-June
2015, nearly half a billion "aged" accounts were flagged with potential
fraud, up 28 percent from the first quarter of 2015. "This highlights the
growing value fraudsters are seeing in using aged accounts in an effort to
circumvent traditional fraud detection systems that place a level of trust
in an aged authenticated account."
With the adoption of EMV, credit
card fraud is being dropped in favor of account takeover fraud. "Instead of
merely stealing your credit card number, today's fraudsters are moving to
full-blown account takeover, partly to thwart EMV chip-card technology but
mainly to maximize their return on investment.
Financial fraud is
one of America's largest growth industries. In addition, the Federal Trade
Commission (https://www.ftc.gov) states that identity theft is
escalating at 40 percent a year and is particularly problematic
compared with more traditional forms of financial fraud.
Best Practices for Preventing Fraud Losses
read more here.
Canada Acts to Prevent
Importation of Counterfeit Goods into Canada
The new rules provide the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) with the
authority to detain suspected counterfeit and copyright infringing goods,
while allowing the rights-holder time to pursue civil remedies. The new
measures strictly prohibit importing or exporting counterfeit and
copyright-infringing goods. Two important features of the Canadian regime
are: (i) CBSA officers now have the authority to detain goods they suspect
are counterfeit or copyright-infringing; and (ii) the establishment of a
"request for assistance" (RFA) process to allow the CBSA to disclose
information and samples of detained goods to a rights-holder. This detention
and disclosure by the CBSA will assist rights-holders in obtaining relief
including through legal action in the courts under the Copyright Act and
pot dispensaries open for business despite last week's raids
Last week, police raided 43 dispensaries in an investigation dubbed 'Project
Claudia.' 90 people were arrested and close to 200 charges were laid in
connection with the raids, including 71 criminal charges. But many of the
businesses raided by police have already reopened their doors, and new
dispensaries are opening. They are checking for government issued ID at the
door to make sure customers are over 19.
injunctions to force closure of 17 pot dispensaries
More than 100 unlicensed pot shops were told to close their doors by April
29, and a whopping 162 of 176 stores that applied for business licences were
rejected. Most of the applications failed due to a rule barring dispensaries
from operating within 300 metres of each other, or of schools, community
centres and youth facilities.
Gangs moving criminal
activity online in GTA, Peter Sloly says
in Toronto are using social media to conduct criminal behaviour that used to
happen only on street corners, said Toronto's former deputy police chief. In
some cases, disrespect online has led to violence later, Peter Sloly told Metro
Morning on Wednesday. Sloly, now an executive director at Deloitte who
is focused on preventing cyber crime, said gangs across North
America, and in Toronto, are operating online because it's harder for police
to track their activities there. He said gangs use the Internet to
intimidate each other, send messages, share information, plan operations,
carry out credit-card fraud and provoke violent incidents that occur on the
Consumers turn to
booming black market for cheap cellphone deals
Pricey cellphone plans in many Canadian provinces appear to be driving
consumers toward a booming black market business. At last search, online ad
site Kijiji in Toronto was crawling with advertisements for a bargain Koodo
or Fido phone plan - just $48 a month for unlimited Canada-wide calling,
texting and a big 5GB data package when you buy through a third
party. Telus actually charges almost double the price - $90 a month
that Koodo plan in
Ontario as well as most provinces. "Customers should use caution when
exploring plans online that aren't being offered directly through one of our
official channels," said spokesman Andrew Garas. "Sharing your
personal information can result in fraud."
Apple Pay Expands In
Greater Toronto Area operations to dominate market share
Krispy Kreme rolling
out a Canadian comeback with 50 new stores
MEC to Open 1st
Tri-Cities Location - Looking for first LP senior leader
Canada Goose to Open
1st Freestanding Store
Saks Fifth Avenue to
open its third Canadian location, in Calgary, Alberta
Le Château to close
another 40 stores across Canada over the next three years
30 Anti-gentrification looters raid, smoke bomb
& loot high-end
Montreal grocery store
Dozens of masked vandals raided a high-end grocery store in Montreal
Saturday night in an apparent demonstration against gentrification in the
A lone cashier was working in the store, named 3724,
when about 30 looters dressed in black barged in around 8 p.m., set off
smoke bombs and stole thousands of dollars in food. The shop's window was
vandalized with the words "Long live de-gentrification."
It was very
quick and very organized," said co-owner Maxime Tremblay, adding that the
employee was "really in shock" and "really felt threatened."
violent incident in Montreal's St. Henri neighborhood is one of several
instances of aggression against gentrification in the area. Last year, at
least eight stores were vandalized during a late-night siege acted out by
vandals in masks. Police have not made any arrests in connection with the
help officer take down axe-wielding man at Kitchener mall
The man was allegedly "wielding an axe" in a threatening
manner, Waterloo Regional Police said. Police arrested a man in the bus
depot outside Fairview Park Mall on Tuesday afternoon in a dramatic takedown
that was recorded by a bystander. In the video, bystanders jump in to help
the officer after she confronts and attempts to arrest a suspect around 5
p.m., tumbling to the ground during the process.
Barrie, ON: Police
looking suspect who attempted to steal multiple items from Canadian Tire
Lumsden, SK: $10K
worth of liquor and cigarettes stolen from Silton General Store
Kamloops: RCMP arrest
of a man wanted on Breaking & Entering, found inside Real Canadian
Hasty Market - Barrie,
ON - Armed Robbery
Mac's - Oshawa, ON -
Piggy Mart - Oakville,
ON - Armed Robbery / Clerk injured
Richmond Variety -
Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery
Founded in 1984,
Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group is the recognized leader in
providing protective services to the retail industry. With clients including
many of the largest and most recognizable retailers in the U.S., Metro One
offers a full complement of protective and investigative services, including
armed and unarmed officers, store detectives, undercover operatives,
intelligence sharing, logistics, and much more. With many of their executives
having a background in retail LP, they understand budgets, ROI, and the
importance of putting quality people first, as
VP of Business Development, shares in this LPNN interview.
LPNN Quick Take #10
for another fun and enlightening LPNN Quick Take. Learn why Axis doesn't
sacrifice the quality of their products and what a
recent study found were the biggest disconnects between LP and IT.
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MasterCard Launches New
Software For Online Fraud Prevention
MasterCard has an
e-commerce anti-fraud tool for small and medium sized (SMEs) businesses. Called
Simplify Controls, it lets SMEs control, prevent and monitor e-commerce
transactions in real time. MasterCard will sell the anti-fraud tool to acquirers
who can then make it available to their customers. Running in the cloud,
Simplify Controls helps businesses easily identify and prevent fraudulent
activity based on their risk tolerance. It supports all card types, not just
MasterCard. The software delivers statistics that merchants can read at a glance
to see their overall exposure and potential fraud risks and enabled direct
control over the transactions they submit for authorization. It is launching
first in the U.S. but will eventually be available globally.
Online Marketplaces: The
Shopping Mall of the Future
The rewards & risks assessed for web merchants
marketplaces are big business. With roughly $100 billion in annual sales now
transacting in the U.S. through online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, many
web retailers are realizing that they can reach more consumers on other
merchants' e-commerce sites than they can on their own. And the opportunities
are greater than ever because several big retailers have opened their own
e-commerce sites to outside sellers, seeking to provide the kind of selection
consumers find on Amazon and eBay.
Amazon opening two
Illinois fulfillment centers, creating 3,000 new jobs
Tahoe, CA: Man arrested after stealing merchandise from K-Mart, carried an
Micah Flaherty of Reno was
arrested on Monday, May 30 after allegedly stealing merchandise from the South
Lake Tahoe K-Mart with an Air Soft gun. The suspect fled in a silver car, which
was later stopped by DCSO deputies. The stolen items were located inside the
vehicle, sixteen items of drug paraphernalia, and the Air Soft gun were located
in the vehicle.
Naples, FL: Man arrested for
$812 theft at Victoria's Secret in the Coastland Center Mall
According to Police, Alexi Millian, 41, entered the west end of Coastland Center
Mall with a Hispanic male around 12:35 Wednesday holding a worn and wrinkled
Aeropostle shopping bag. Naples Police Detectives, who were conducting a
proactive patrol in the mall, noticed the women's underwear drawers where
Millian was were left open and the garments were unfolded and disheveled. The
Detective noticed Millian walk past all points of sale with the suspect
Aeropostle bag, "overflowing with panties and bras."
Palm Beach Gardens, FL: Home Depot thief
seriously injured when he fell attempting to flee with a $350 Hammer Drill
Stuart, FL: Marjorie Garland, 63, and Jason
Garland, 38, both from Stuart, Fl; warrants for organized fraud, grand theft
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Shootings, Deaths and Impersonations
Accused in Westfield Montgomery Mall Shootings Indicted for First-Degree Murder
A federal security officer accused of three fatal shootings in Maryland
was indicted Thursday in two of the killings, which happened outside local
shopping centers. A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Eulalio Tordil, 62, of
Adelphi, in the May 6 shootings, which occurred a day after Tordil allegedly
killed his estranged wife, Gladys, in a high school parking lot in Prince
George's County, police have said. Tordil faces eight charges in Montgomery
County: two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree
murder, and four counts of using a hand gun in the commission of a crime of
violence. He faces up to life in prison. Maryland abolished the death penalty in
AL: Shooting Outside Bel-Air Mall, Two Juveniles In Custody
No word on any
injuries or fatalities, though one female was heard frantically screaming at the
scene, "they got him, they got him."
Mobile Police say they have two
juveniles in custody. The shooting occurred Thursday at 1:30pm in the area
behind the Starbucks located on Airport Boulevard. Witnesses reported a black
sedan with its rear window shattered by the Starbucks drive-through lane.
Johannesburg, South Africa: Shootout between
burglars and security guards at Fourways Mall
Thursday evening, Douglasdale Police reported a burglary at a Telkom phone store
at the Fourways Mall. The alarm at the premises was triggered and security
guards responded swiftly. When the guards arrived at the scene, the burglars
brandished their firearms and opened fire at the guards. Two security guards
were left injured. One of them was shot in the arm while the other sustained a
gun shot wound to the shoulder." No arrests have been made.
Loss Prevention Supervisor charged with Impersonating Officer; active Federal
38-year-old Ricky Jay Ball was charged
with impersonating an officer, according to the Greenville Police Department.
Ball called the Greenville Police Department Saturday, May 28, to pick up a
shoplifter at Sears. Ball is a loss prevention supervisor there and instead of
picking up the shoplifter, Ball was apprehended. Here's an excerpt from the news
release distributed by Greenville PD: The Greenville Police Department launched
an investigation into Mr. Ball after a woman reported Ball had informed her he
was an officer with the State Bureau of Investigation and told her he could
assist her in getting out of parking tickets she had acquired. The woman was
surprised when, after Ball told her he had taken care of the tickets, she still
received a late notice for unpaid parking tickets. After investigating further,
officers discovered that Ball had, on multiple occasions this year, told people
he worked for the State Bureau of Investigation and made statements about
arrests he had made. He was also observed in possession of blue lights, a silver
badge and a handgun in a holster.
Ball's history revealed two convictions
for impersonating a police officer. He is currently on active federal probation
for the offenses.
Robberies and Thefts
Pine Bluff, AR: Brookshire's Grocery
Store Employee steal cash from the safe; says he was "forced into the theft"
Dangerfield, 27, allegedly told police he was "forced into the theft," but
during a court hearing Thursday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said there was no
force involved. According to Detective Scott Norton, a co-conspirator made up a
Facebook account and sent a message to Dangerfield alleging Dangerfield was "in
trouble with the police" and he could get out of the trouble by taking money and
giving it to the co-conspirator. Kizer said that the co-conspirator is still at
large and an investigation into the incident is continuing.
New Orleans, LA: Man pleads guilty to a string of
Armed Robberies last fall that included holdups of 3 gas stations, 2 stores and
a Krystal Burger restaurant
Manchester, NH: 22 year old man indicted in theft
of $425k Bentley
Piercing Pagoda in the Hudson Valley Mall,
Kingston, NY reported a Distraction Theft on 6/2, merchandise valued at $149
Lincoln, AL: Two Alabama women arrested after store
owner recognizes them in TV interview following an Armed Robbery
Philadelphia, PA: $52,000 of Snow Crab and Lobster
Tails stolen from a Storage trailer at the loading docks of E. Frank Hopkins
Credit Card Fraud
Cache, OK: Woman hits 16 stores
(mostly Dollar General) purchasing $5,000 in gift cards with a stolen
Surveillance video captured the
woman walking into a Dollar General in Cache, on May 21, where she made
fraudulent charges using a woman's card number out of Texas. Altogether, she
went to 16 stores in 11 towns in Southwest Oklahoma and did it all on the same
Despite racking up nearly $5,000 in charges in one day, no one
caught on until June 1.
Montgomery County, PA: Two Florida "Felony Lane
Gang" members on trial for recent Bank Fraud crime spree
Millburn, NJ: Saks Fifth Avenue at Short Hills hit
with a fraudulent credit card; Gucci wallet valued at $384
Sheboygan, WI: Third Felony Arrest for a woman for
Credit Card Theft; wanted for Felony
Russia: Internal Security Service (FSB) arrests 50
hackers who used malware to steal $25M
Skimming up 546% from 2014 to 2015; skimming device found at more Self Check-Out
It takes just
2-seconds for criminals to pull out the skimming device and pop it into place.
Perpetrators have made off with tens of thousands of dollars from dozens of
victims. ATM skimming has increased 546-percent from 2014 to 2015 with criminals
turning to self checkout terminals to steal consumer data. With the roll out of
chip-enabled cards skimming rates will decline, but as much as 30 percent of
credit card holders have cards that don't have chips, and only 20 percent of
card terminals are compatible.
Bondurant, IA: 3 Skimming Devices found on Git N Go
Three skimmers found at gas stations in
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Clyde's Sport Shop - Baltimore, MD - Armed Robbery
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CVS - Columbus, IN - Armed Robbery
Dairy Queen - Auburn, IN - Burglary
Dollar General - Salem, IL - Robbery
Food Lion - Beaufort, SC - Armed Robbery
Exxon - Hanover County, VA - Armed Robbery
JC Variety - New Bedford, MA - Armed Robbery
JNS Convenience - Norton Shores, MI - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Providence, RI - Armed Robbery/
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Quick Stop - Breaux Bridge, LA - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Shaker Heights, OH - Armed Robbery
Stop N Go - Janesville, WI - Robbery
Subway - Miramar Beach, Fl - Armed Robbery
Subway - Cordele, GA - Armed Robbery
Subway - Alachua, FL - Armed Robbery
United Gas Station - Pine Bluff, AR - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Cadillac, MI - Burglary
Verizon - Gaylord, MI - Burglary
Xtra Mart - New Bedford, MA - Armed Robbery
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