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High Theft Solutions

Filmed 'Live in NYC' 2017 at the NRF Big Show

Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in EAS, High Theft and RFID solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and inventory accuracy in a growing omni-channel environment. Stuart Rosenthal, VP of Sales for Checkpoint Systems and Carl Rysdon, VP of RFID Solutions for Checkpoint Systems, tell us how Checkpoint's recent acquisition by CCL Industries will benefit their customers, how their brand has stayed relevant over the years, and what new innovations they're bringing to the LP industry.

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In Case You Missed It

May's Moving Ups

41 New Senior LP's - 19 Appointments - 22 Promotions

3xLOGIC named Joel Dombovy Regional Sales Manager (RSM) in the Northwest
3xLOGIC named Jake Franklin Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic
7-Eleven promoted Timothy Hall to Director of Asset Protection
ADT named Bob Kupbens President, Innovation and New Business
Amazon promoted Henry Johnson, CFI to Senior Manager, Logistics Loss Prevention
APG Cash Drawer named Philip Oyos Business Development Manager
Astreya named Andrew Crosby, CFI Director of Loss Control and Compliance
Axis Communications named Robert Moore Director of Marketing
CAP Index named Walter Palmer, CFI Executive Vice President
Checkpoint Systems promoted Frank Panebianco to Vice President Sales ICS, NA
City Furniture named Michael Segreto Corporate Fraud Prevention Manager
CONTROLTEK named Balbir Tulshi Vice President of Finance
Cosentino's Food Stores named Corey Freeman, CFI Director of Loss Prevention
CWG named Phil DeGorter Director of Loss Prevention
The Decurion Company named Steven Bedi named Director AP
Dynamark Monitoring Inc. named Rich Cowan Vice President of Sales for the Western Region of the USA
EPIC Risk Solutions promoted Dennis Lonergan, CFI to Vice President, Asset Protection
Facebook promoted Jason Jones to Global Security Area Manager
FaceFirst Face Recognition Software named Dyan Clancy named Executive Sales Director
Nordstrom promoted Mike Triesch to Director Business Resiliency and Operations
The Home Depot promoted Rory Stallard to Sr. Manager - AP Investigations
The Home Depot promoted Chris Carrillo to Corporate Manager - Investigations
The Home Depot promoted Kelly Harrington to Sr. Manager - AP Investigations
The Home Depot promoted Kyle Penoyer promoted to Senior Manager - AP Investigations
The Home Depot promoted Benjamin Schwartz to Corporate Manager - AP Investigations
The Home Depot promoted Sean Browne to Corporate Manager - Organized Retail Crime (Northern Division)
The Home Depot promoted Stephen Prettyman to Corporate Manager of Investigations
The Home Depot promoted Thomas Hacker to Director of Visual Merchandising
Kum & Go named Britt Davidson, CFI Director of Risk Management
PACOM named Jennifer Joyce Marketing Manager
Saks Fifth Avenue promoted Sean Staron to Asset Protection Director
Sony Electronics promoted Dan Nesselroth, CFI to Senior Investigator, Corporate Security
Stage Stores promoted Bryan LeFebvre to Group Manager, Corporate Asset Protection
US Foods promoted Casey Wright to Vice President, Operations
Verizon named James Stanek Sr. Corporate Security Investigator
Walmart named Sara Mortimore to VP of Global Food Safety Compliance
Walmart promoted Bob Higgins to Director - Intelligent Retail Lab
Walmart promoted Kyle Haynes to Director of Global Investigations - Technology Investigations
Walmart promoted Brian Lux to Director, US Corporate Investigations
Walmart promoted Gerald Corson III to Senior Director Infosec
Warby Parker named Chris Hinger Director of Loss Prevention and Corporate Security

Dave O'Brien named Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development for Duluth Trading Company

Dave was previously the Senior Director of Asset Protection, Safety and Environmental for Cabela's for over nine years before taking this new role. Prior, he also held loss prevention positions for Macy's, Sears, Roebuck and Co. (Multi-Unit LP Manager) and Charming Shoppes (Regional LP Manager). Congratulations Dave!

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Zebra Technologies Completes Acquisition of Profitect Inc.
Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Profitect Inc., a privately-held, leading provider of prescriptive analytics for the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries. Financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed. businesswire.com

SZA & Sandy Security - Racial Profiling - Bad Stop?
Sephora Closing 400+ Stores 6/5 for "Diversity Training After SZA Controversy

Sephora will close more than 400 stores on Wednesday to host diversity training for employees in the wake of artist SZA alleging that an employee recently thought she was stealing, according to a statement from the company.

The beauty store announced the decision last week on Facebook, noting that "every Sephora store, distribution center, and corporate office in the US will close to host inclusion workshops for our employees. These values have always been at the heart of Sephora, and we're excited to welcome everyone when we reopen."

The training comes less than a week after SZA, whose real name is Solána Imani Rowe, posted on Twitter that an employee she dubbed "Sandy Sephora...called security to make sure I wasn't stealing" at one of the California store locations.

"We had a long talk," she wrote. "U have a blessed day Sandy."

While SZA did not explicitly say she thought she was racially profiled, many people took her experience to be a result of that.

Sephora is the latest of a major corporation to undergo diversity training after allegations of racial profiling arose. Perhaps most infamously, Starbucks closed 8,000 stores across the country in May 2018 for an afternoon as employees went through anti-bias training. It came after managers at a Philadelphia Starbucks called police on two black men who asked to use the restroom but were refused because they hadn't bought anything.

They were subsequently arrested. nydailynews.com

Canada - Calif. Prop 47 - Seattle - Dallas - Chicago
Decriminalizing - Dropping Charges - Saying it's ok to shoplift

As we continue to see this North American trend the LP industry is faced with a serious quandary: how does the program continue to deliver best in class results while the criminal justice system is basically writing it off and expecting the retailers to absorb the loss, all while criticizing both restorative justice and civil recovery programs?

Canada's Crown (DA's) however did make note of passing suspects directly into restorative justice programs, interestingly enough. Just a thought, Gus Downing

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Has Colorado's Legalizing Marijuana Led to Increase in Crime?
Six years ago, Colorado became the very first U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana. Here's what's happened there since.

Crime Rates: The report from the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics also found that the total number of marijuana industry-related crimes remained stable and made up a very small portion of overall crime. The most common industry-related crime was burglary, accounting for 59 percent of all industry-related crime in 2017.

At the same time, however, all forms of violent crime in Colorado have steadily increased over the past five years, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations' latest annual report on statewide crime statistics.

Violent crimes, including murders and aggravated assaults, have increased by 25 percent from 2013 to 2017. Property crime rates also rose statewide during that time.

Whether Colorado's rising crime rates are connected to marijuana legalization is hotly debated.

Gov. Hickenlooper has said he isn't yet ready to pin the blame of rising crime on the legalization of marijuana. In Fort Collins, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith told CNN recently that cannabis isn't making it more likely that a person will commit a crime. Rather, he believes that legal marijuana attracts a "growing seasonal transient population" that is more likely to commit crime. medicalmarijuanainc.com

Do Marijuana Dispensaries Cause Rise in Crime?
A study found an association between marijuana dispensaries and increases in rates of crime in neighborhoods in Denver shortly after Colorado commenced legal retail sales of marijuana.

The study, by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver, appears in Justice Quarterly, a publication of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

"We found that neighborhoods with one or more medical or recreational dispensary saw increased crime rates that were between 26 and 1,452 percent higher than in neighborhoods without any commercial marijuana activity."

Data showed that except for murder, the presence of at least one medical marijuana dispensary was associated with a statistically significant increase in neighborhood crime and disorder, including robbery and aggravated assault.

However, researchers noted that the strongest associations between dispensaries and crime weakened significantly over time.

A full copy of the report can be found here. (Must sign in with Google Docs) thecrimereport.org

Calif. Marijuana legalization was supposed to decrease crime
- it's more complicated

Talk to authorities in California's Emerald Triangle, which includes Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity Counties) by some estimates grows 60 percent of the country's marijuana.

When I asked Trinity County's undersheriff, Christopher Compton, what's happened since a 2016 initiative legalized pot in the state, he said: "We haven't seen any drop in crime whatsoever. In fact, we've seen a pretty steady increase." Compton's counterpart in Mendocino, Matthew Kendall, agreed: "We're seeing more robberies and more gun violence."

What's going on? One factor is that legalization has led to a boom in the weed business, thereby increasing the supply of two things that tempt would-be thieves: the crop, and the cash it generates. The latter is particularly abundant, because while some credit unions and regional banks have begun accepting marijuana money, the big ones don't.

A second factor: California may have legalized pot, but not all growers want to be legal. Out of 32,000 growers only 10% are legal with the unlicensed becoming criminal gang targets. theatlantic.com


Lowe's & The Teamsters at Odds at Ports & Warehouses
Attending Shareholders Meeting & Handing out leaflets at Charlotte stores
Truck drivers and warehouse workers from the Port of Los Angeles, along with Teamsters Local 391 from North Carolina, are calling on Lowe's to "clean up [its] broken supply chain" and break ties with NFI Industries, which they say is misclassifying workers and violating labor laws, according to a press release from Justice for Port Drivers. Lowe's contracts NFI Industries for supply chain work.

Union members plan to attend the Lowe's Annual General Meeting today in Charlotte, North Carolina. The union wants to share with executives what it sees as "egregious and persistent labor law violations that are routinely happening in their supply chain," according to the release.

Along with attending the Lowe's Annual General Meeting, the port workers and union members will hand out leaflets detailing their concerns outside of a Lowe's store in Charlotte, N.C., near Lowe's headquarters in Mooresville, N.C.

"We want to make sure you are aware of the many problems at NFI," the workers' letter to Ellison said. "For years, we have spoken up about unsafe equipment, incredibly hot temperatures inside the warehouse, misclassification as 'independent contractors,' racial discrimination we've faced, retaliation and intimidation, widespread wage theft we endure, and ongoing abuses of our rights as workers." retaildive.com

Cash Remains King: New Survey Confirms What Others Have Said for Years
The desire to earn more money is the top reason workers quit their jobs.

Companies and their leaders may tell employees that a job is more than just a paycheck, that it's about finding meaning and purpose at work and aligning one's values with the company's mission. But in the end, it's the paycheck that matters. shrm.org

NY Diamond Merchant Cops To $4.9M Bank Leumi Fraud
Diamond merchant Alain Spira admitted to a $4.9 million bank fraud on Friday, telling a Manhattan federal judge he lied to Bank Leumi USA about the strength of his business, A.S. Diamonds Inc., to access credit.

Spira, 51, faces a theoretical maximum sentence of 30 years in prison at his scheduled Oct. 29 sentencing before U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla, who accepted his guilty plea. Sentencing guidelines in a plea agreement contemplate a prison term in the range of 4 1/2 years and a potentially stiff fine. Spira agreed to make a total of almost $4.9 million of forfeiture. law360.com

Can Zero Waste Grocery Stores Fix the Country's Garbage Problem?
The United States has a garbage problem. According to the USDA, it's estimated that between 30-40% of the food supply goes to waste every year, with 31% lost at the retail and consumer levels. In 2010, this was the equivalent of $161 billion and about 133 billion pounds of food.

Wasted food doesn't just mean wasted money for individuals and grocery stores; food waste also has a far-reaching impact on the environment. Food production, preparation, transportation, storage, and disposal are all labor- and energy-intensive processes that result in a huge strain on natural resources and the U.S. workforce as a whole. As this wasted food decomposes in landfills, it releases large amounts of methane gas into the atmosphere.

Enter the zero waste grocery store movement. Focused on the tenants of reducing, reusing, recovering, and recycling, zero waste business models take a sustainability-minded approach to waste management.

Zero waste grocery stores are now starting to pop up all over the country. Even some large grocery chains, including Wegmans and Kroger, have started to incorporate zero waste philosophies into their sustainability initiatives. Instead of selling prepackaged foods, these stores instead sell bulk foods such as grains, nuts, spices, oils, and beans without packaging. Customers can come in with their own reusable containers and fill them up with the amount needed. Not only does this take packaging out of the equation, but it also helps to avoid food waste. thomasnet.com

Family Dollar to sell booze in 1,000 stores - Here comes more theft

Sears Buys Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores

FTD Files Bankruptcy


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One Secret to Costco's Success: A Tight Rein on Shoplifting

Ahead of Costco's earnings report later this week, it's worth noting that one of the secrets to the warehouse club's financial success has been to keep shoplifting to a bare minimum.

The company's shrinkage, or shrink, the catchall industry term for merchandise lost to shoplifting and employee theft, as well as damage or cashier errors, is just 0.11% to 0.12% of sales, against a 1% to 2% average in the retail industry.

Costco Wholesale (ticker COST) may have the lowest shrinkage of any major retailer-although few provide specific figures. Costco's performance is important because the company has rock-bottom profit margins-a critical element in the value proposition for its 53 million members.

Shrinkage comes up periodically as an issue for retailers as it did on last week's J.C. Penney (JCP) earnings conference call. The struggling department-store retailer said it's making progress on combatting the problem.
"We have taken immediate action to improve shrink and are beginning to see improved results on recent technology investments and staffing adjustments," said the company's chief financial officer, Bill Wafford. He said that "security tag implementations" have led to a "20% reduction in shrink dollars in their respective areas."

Editor's Note: The founder had taken great pride in their shrink numbers over the years in a number of articles. From saying they lock up all the expensive items like jewelry and closely monitor the entrances and exits with their door greeters checking receipts. Leaving each store manager accountable for their own business operation. But when you have every members home address and identification what would you expect. Other than internal theft, reduced external theft, and probably very little ORC. It's more about store design, bulk merchandise, and environment. As they virtually eliminate electronics theft and grab and runs.

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Bingeing vs. Changing

Well, Netflix did it again. If you haven't seen it yet, the latest film to drop on the streaming service is When They See Us, a 4-part series that highlights the infamous case of the exonerated "Central Park 5". True-crime series have always been a popular genre, but in the recent years many of the most watched documentaries involve cases of wrongful convictions and false confessions. Making a Murderer was one that captivated viewers globally on this issue followed by others such as The Confession Tapes, Innocent Man and now When They See Us. As professionals in the investigative world, regardless of case-type, it's important that we learn lessons from each of these examples. Truth be told, it's easy to watch something on TV and forget the reality of what occurred. The challenge I have for viewers of these films or docuseries is to take the 4-hour binge session and turn it into application.

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Checkers Breach Underscores Continued POS Dangers
Attackers compromised and installed point-of-sale (POS) malware on devices at more than 100 stores in the Checkers and Rally's restaurant chain, allowing them to collect payment-card information from customers for months - and, in some cases, years, the company said in a statement released this week.

The attack highlights how POS devices continue to be a viable target for cybercriminals if the merchant, hardware maker, and payment services provider have not all adopted the Europay-Mastercard-Visa (EMV) security standard. While EMV is an effective defense against most payment device malware, many retailers have not upgraded to hardware that is EMV-capable, says Josh Platt, principal threat researcher at Flashpoint.

"Businesses are not required to upgrade their POS terminals," he says. "Unfortunately, it seems many businesses are still not EMV-compliant and will thus continue to be more susceptible to suffering losses in these situations until they become compliant."

Merchants are quickly adopting devices that comply with the EMV security specification, but almost half of transactions were not protected: In 2018, 54% of card-present transactions used EMV, up from 41% the prior year, according to EMV Co., the organization promoting and managing the specification.

POS terminals that use EMV technology encrypt and tokenize credit card information, preventing malware on the card reader from intercepting the data. As retailers have adopted the EMV security standard, attacks at the point of sale have become less common.

Yet the hardware is not inexpensive, and that has slowed adoption, which puts customers' information at risk, Flashpoint's Platt says. darkreading.com

8th Circ. Axes Last Of SuperValu, Albertsons Breach Suit
The Eighth Circuit on Friday dealt a final blow to multidistrict litigation over a pair of data breaches that hit grocery stores operated by SuperValu and Albertsons, ruling that the lone remaining plaintiff had failed to allege any monetary loss or that SuperValu had a duty to protect his credit card information from criminal hackers.

The new published decision marks the second time that the Eighth Circuit has weighed in on the dispute. In the first go around, two of the three circuit judges who signed onto Friday's decision found that the threat of future identity theft was not enough of an injury to give standing to 15 of the 16 named plaintiffs and affirmed the toss of all the claims except the ones put forth by David Holmes, who shopped at a SuperValu Inc.-owned store in Illinois. law360.com

How to establish your business's risk tolerance
Knowing your business risk appetite allows you to align security efforts to the business needs, prioritizing resources and spending on those areas where organizational leaders have the least appetite for risk.

Every organization in operation today faces a barrage of risks - from cyberattacks aimed at stealing data to geopolitical threats that could disrupt operations. Yet security experts say executives at many organizations don't know which specific risks pose the greatest threats to their business's survival, which would wound them, and which could cause mere operational hiccups.

Sure, large companies with chief risk officers and an entire risk department can identify, classify, mitigate and monitor risks. Organizations in highly regulated industries also tend to have highly mature risk management practices. Most others, however, are much further down the maturity scale.

"The average company deals with risk ad hoc. It's just done by gut," said Candy Alexander, a veteran security executive now serving as president of ISSA International, a nonprofit international association for information security professionals.

"Risk is something that could potentially introduce harm or a negative aspect to the business," Alexander says. "So you should know that if something were to happen, how much of an impact that would have on your organization. You need to know what your risk appetite is, or where you position yourself on risk, what's your threshold." csoonline.com


PPS Releases Energy Cap, Canned Beverage Theft Solution

Swansboro, NC (June 3, 2019) - Product Protection Solutions, Inc., a leading supplier of loss prevention technologies and solutions, has launched an innovative new product: the Keepsafe Energy Cap. The PPS Keepsafe Energy Cap is a unique security device designed to protect one of the most popular shrink items on the market. By physically protecting the products and covering the top of the cans, the Energy Cap denies contents to potential thieves. In addition, through the device's innovative design, customer visibility and accessibility are not obstructed. Beverage solutions can also be used with or without Electronic Article Surveillance systems, allowing you increased flexibility.

Canned beverages consistently remain a top 10 most stolen retail item. According to Forbes, "retailers lose 1.33% of sales to inventory shrink, costing the U.S. retail economy $46.8B in 2017." Targeting items of lower price, thieves operate under the guise that they aren't committing a real crime. In many cases, canned beverages are consumed while still inside the store and empty cans are left behind. Canned beverage shrink adds up to millions in losses for retailers. Preventing theft of canned beverages is essential for reducing overall shrink and keeping merchandise prices low for customers.

"The Keepsafe Energy Cap is a simple, but effective solution," says PPS CEO, Christopher Cox. "We wanted to introduce a solution that is simple to apply, but highly resistant to would-be thieves, ensuring a rapid ROI for the retailer. It's about making product available and accessible to the consumer, while also protecting the retailer's bottom line."

The Keepsafe Energy Cap:

  • Will protect canned beverages in 8.4, 12, or 16 ounce cans

  • Can be used with or without Electronic Article Surveillance systems

  • Integrates easily with existing RF and AM EAS systems and loss prevention programs

  • Prevents the container from being opened without removal of Energy Cap or damage to product

  • Individually marked with Small, Medium or Large to simplify installation

The PPS Keepsafe Energy Cap will be on display at NRF Protect in Anaheim, CA, June 11-13 in booth #587.

Contact PPS, or stop by during NRF, and let PPS deliver concierge loss prevention services to your organization.




Antitrust regulators have put Amazon under the watch of the FTC
and Google under the Justice Department

Amazon could face heightened antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between U.S. regulators that puts it under closer watch by the Federal Trade Commission, three people familiar with the matter said.

The move is the result of the FTC and the Department of Justice, the U.S. government's leading antitrust enforcement agencies, quietly divvying up competition oversight of two of the country's top tech companies, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the government's work is confidential. The Justice Department is set to have more jurisdiction over Google, The Washington Post reported on Friday, paving the way for a potential investigation of the search-and-advertising giant.

The FTC's plans for Amazon and the Justice Department's interest in Google are not immediately clear. But the kind of arrangement brokered between the Justice Department and the FTC typically presages more serious antitrust scrutiny, the likes of which many Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill have sought out of fear that tech companies have become too big and powerful. washingtonpost.com

Influencer Marketing Council Fights Fraud with Best Practices List
The influencer marketing world, which has long faced issues with fraud and inconsistency, now has some best practices to help brands distinguish between what's real and what's not in influencer campaigns on social media.

The guidelines come from the Influencer Marketing Council, a group of brands, marketing firms, and talent agencies. When it launched in 2017, IMC promised to create standards for the influencer field. This week it followed through with the release of its Fraud Best Practices & Guidelines [registration].

Influencer fraud is a growing problem on social media: IMC notes that around 11 percent of all engagement with influencer-sponsored posts on Instagram (the platform of choice for much influencer marketing) is generated by fraudulent accounts. The council's 12 best practices give brands guidance for determining whether influencer engagement is legitimate.

The guide recommends that brands look out for fraud by watching an account's follower patterns, abnormal engagement spikes, engagement rates, audience location, and incorrect grammar on posts. It advises brands to "make sure you have a conversation with influencers" in case any questions arise. associationsnow.com

New data reveals ongoing chargeback prevention efforts are proving effective
New data reveals ongoing chargeback prevention efforts are proving effective, according to Midigator's "The Year in Chargebacks" report.

Key takeaways from this year's report highlight that the average chargeback-to-transaction ratio decreased 13.3% between 2017 and 2018. Still, fraud is a significant and increasing concern. 70 % of all disputes were categorised as fraud, which was a 20.4% increase from 2017. As a result, false consumer claims make it difficult to recognise the real reason for disputes. 77% of fraud-related chargebacks were actually cases of friendly fraud. thepaypers.com

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College Station, TX: $80,000 of Jewelry recovered from Department store burglaries
Demond Finister was arrested for burglary and possession of a criminal instrument by College Station Police Thursday in connection with a joint investigation between Texas Department of Public Safety Special Agents and the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Investigators with the DPS' Criminal Investigations Division and HCSO worked alongside loss prevention officers from a department store chain to catch Finister who is suspected of recently burglarizing several department store chains.

Finister allegedly broke into a JCPenney store in College Station Thursday night and was pulled over on SH 6 shortly after the burglary. A search of his vehicle led to the discovery of approximately $25,000 worth of jewelry in a backpack. A search warrant for Finister's Houston-area motel room was obtained and investigators recovered approximately $80,000 worth of stolen jewelry, allegedly taken from a JCPenney department store in Hurst. In addition to the recovered jewelry from JCPenney, several thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry from other department store chains was also recovered in the search. fox7austin.com

Chicago, IL: Oakbrook Center Apple Store reports more than $12,000 in phones stolen in two incidents
Cellphones priced at about $8,000 were reported stolen at 2:41 p.m. May 29 in a "grab and run" from the Apple store, 70 Oakbrook Center. Four display phones valued at about $4,200 were reported taken some time May 26 from the Apple store, 70 Oakbrook Center. The incident was reported at 1:20 p.m. May 28. chicagotribune.com

Men in construction gear pepper spray clerk, steal jewelry from Phoenix store
Police are looking for two men who robbed a Phoenix jewelry store. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at a Watch N Save Jeweler near 44th Street and Thomas Road. According to Phoenix police, Two men entered the store wearing construction gear and sprayed a clerk with pepper spray. Police say the men also used crowbars to break display cases. The suspects then took jewelry and fled the area in a gray SUV. azfamily.com

Mankato, MN: Jewelry store employee charged $28,000 theft
Jordana Mckinney, was charged with felony theft Friday in Blue Earth County District Court. The manager of a jewelry store in the River Hills Mall reported Mckinney stole over $27,000 in jewelry and $500 during a five-month period. Mckinney admitted the thefts to a police officer, the charges said. She told authorities she got involved in an online get rich quick scheme and didn't know how to get herself out. She said she was selling the jewelry and sending the proceeds to someone online whom she knew only as "John" who was pressuring her. mankatofreepress.com

Athens, GA: Shoplifters target TJ Maxx and Victoria's Secret from nearly $2,000 of merchandise

Denton, TX: Grab & Run thieves hit Ulta Beauty

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Dover, DE: Construction Worker Charged In Dover Mall Burglaries
The Dover Police Department has arrested Otto McDonald in connection with multiple burglaries inside of the Dover Mall that occurred in May of 2019. said McDonald was a temp-worker performing labor at Victoria's Secret store and had access to the mall. He worked for the construction crew that built the new Victorias Secret Store subcontracted by Victoria's secret. During this time, it is believed that McDonald stole multiple tools from multiple victims at Victoria's Secret and pawned them at a local pawn shop. police believe McDonald committed the burglaries at Piercing Pagoda and Journey's Shoe Store inside of the mall. firststateupdate.com

Riverside, CA: Man Shot while trying to rob an Off-Duty Deputy and family
in a Mall parking lot

Police say a man was shot and wounded when he confronted an off-duty sheriff's deputy and his family in a Southern California mall parking lot and tried to rob them at gunpoint. Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback says the would-be robber was arrested late Saturday after he showed up at a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. cbslocal.com

Memphis, TN: Walmart cashier accused of stealing more than $14K in cash
A woman is accused of stealing more than $14,000 from her employer and using the money to buy a car, pay bills, and buy items for her children. Cassandra Carter, 23, is charged with Theft of Property between $10,000 and $60,000, according to Shelby County jail records. She was booked on May 29 and was released a day later. Police documents state Carter worked at a Walmart store in Memphis. A loss prevention. fox13memphis.com

East Harlem, NY: Security guard slashed by drunk man outside clothing shop
A drunkard carrying a bottle of Heineken slashed a store security guard in the face during a Saturday morning squabble inside an East Harlem clothing store, according to cops and a store manager. The guard, who cops say is in his late 50s, and the much-younger man were arguing inside the Regines shop on East 116th Street near Third Avenue around 11 a.m. when the boozer - who cops say had blond dreadlocks - knifed him, police said. nypost.com

Columbia, SC: Teen arrested month after police say he robbed CVS Pharmacy in apparent wig





Auto Zone - Toledo, OH - Burglary
Auto Parts - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
C-Store - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
C-Store - Moline, IL - Robbery
C-Store - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Troy, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Winston-Salem, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Hidalgo County, TX - Robbery
Dollar General - Lamar County, MS - Armed Robbery
Grocery store - Pacifica, CA - Burglary
Grocery store - Newhall, CA - Robbery
Jewelry store - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Smithfield, RI - Burglary
Smoke Shop - Bronx, NY - Robbery
Starbucks - Atlanta, GA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Hamilton, NJ - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Aberdeen, WA - Robbery


Daily Totals:
13 robberies
5 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed



Kevin Tran promoted to Marketing & Development Manager for LPRC
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● Conduct undercover surveillance to detect and apprehend shoplifters
● Recover assets and/or make safe apprehensions
● Must be able to communicate with all levels of staff and management
● Get to create your schedule with your Supervisor

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At first your career is comprised of daily achievements and struggles all pointing towards an annual review and hopefully an increase or a promotion that can be celebrated at home and shared with family and friends. Mid way thru, your career takes on a life in and of itself and the world becomes smaller with everything shared good, bad, and even non-truths with everyone. It's at this point that lights go on in your mind and the world appears right outside your door waiting and watching. What use to be instant responses now become hesitations. Decisions and actions, while influenced with experience, now become thought out critical moves open to instant interpretations and criticisms. At this point one must rely on your instinct and what you know to be true and right because indecision and hesitation is what gives birth to mistakes and failure. Every seasoned executive knows the path of failure and losing battles and they know as well that instinct, knowledge, effort, and doing what's right will ultimately rule the day.

"I merely won more than I lost" -- Mr. Goldwyn of MGM's, response to a writer's question on his death bed about what made him so successful.

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