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Career Development in Asset Protection
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ORC - The Great
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Tarik Sheppard

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2016's GLPS - Group LP Selfies
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
One Team at a Time

BJ's Wholesale Club Asset Protection 2016

In photo from Left to right: Michelle Connolly (AP Operations Mgr.), Nick Grote (EH&S Mgr.), Ariel Demers (AP Field Support Coordinator), Archie Hogue (VP Asset Protection & Safety), Thao Lam (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Amy Rohne (Regional QA & Food Safety Mgr.), Erica Austin (Regional QA & Food Safety Mgr.), Brendan Fitzgerald (AVP Asset Protection Operations), Michele Grimes (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Cristina Illiano (Regional QA & Food Safety Mgr.), Marshall Shepherd (AVP Asset Protection), Heather Zwerling (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Marcia Wood (AVP Asset Protection), Linda Potter (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Dawn Sneddon (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Bill Peters (AVP Safety), Megan Parker (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Mike Geoffroy (AP Operations Mgr.), Dale Sonnenberg (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Chris Thomas (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Melissa Gordon (EH&S Mgr.), Eric Sweichowski (Regional QA & Food Safety Mgr.), Mariano Cuesta (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Teresa Thompson (Regional QA & Food Safety Mgr.), Tom Battinieri (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Jhanelle Brown (Regional QA & Food Safety Mgr.), Devon Deihl (Regional QA & Food Safety Mgr.), Lee Reeves (Regional Asset Control Mgr.), Derek Schreck (Regional Asset Control Mgr.)

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Claude Verville was named Chief Operating Officer for USS
USS, a global leader in product protection and security systems, announced today the addition of Claude Verville as new chief operating officer.

"After 35 years as an LP and safety practitioner, I am extremely excited about this second chapter of my career and an opportunity to join the USS team," said Verville. "My focus has always been on innovation, research and implementation of forward-looking technologies, and open collaboration within the team. I personally subscribe to the Servant Leadership model, where it is not about me, but about how I can best serve the team to ensure individual development and overall team success. I intend to apply these same principles in my new role at USS."
 Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column below.

Scott Evans was named Director of National Sales
for NuTech National.

Scott Evans is the new Director of National Sales at NuTech National, an industry leader in providing advanced, technological solutions to the complex world of retail security and loss prevention since 1981. In this role, Scott is charged with leading the strategic planning, growth, and execution of NuTech National's sales operations.

Prior to joining NuTech National, he held a leadership role in Office Depot's B2B division in 2010, where he drove the development, planning and implementation team responsible for increasing topline sales revenue and profitability in both private and public sectors. He also created a successful retail marketing and branding campaign to enhance customer service and sales operations using corporate identification POS cards. While also successfully navigating the merger between Office Depot and Office Max in 2013, he partnered with a strategic channel initiative to help integrate Tech Depot's products and solutions to drive competitive improvement and increased product offerings. Read more here.



Vector Security Announces 2016 Loss Prevention Foundation Scholarship Winners

More than $19,000 given to support LP continuing education in U.S. and Canada

Vector Security recently announced the winners of its 2016 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals in the U.S. and Canada seeking to obtain Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) and Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications. The company began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this rapidly-growing industry.

The 2016 winners are:

LPQ Scholarship Recipients:

Janette Aidnik, Nugget Market
Marvin Amador, Bloomingdale's
Daniel Castro, Best Buy
Robert DeLellis, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Jeremy Faries, United Supermarkets LLC
Vanessa Hernandez, Hermes of Paris
Vesna Ikanovic, Cabela's Retail Inc.
Christa Matthews, Dick's Sporting Goods
Terrell Matthews, Gabe's/ Rugged Wearhouse
Nathan Suen, Restoration Hardware

Canadian Scholarship Recipient:

David Kita, Hudson's Bay Company
LPC Scholarship Recipients:

Adam Ainsworth, DownEast Outfitters
Richard Andre, CVSHealth
Roberto Borges, Ralph Lauren Corporation
Kevin Dodson, Dick's Sporting Goods
Michelle Langford, Albertsons/Safeway
Donald Paul Latendresse, Bealls Outlet
Ryan McCarthy, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Jim Mires, DSW, Inc.
Kimberly Phiippi, Marshalls / TJX Corporation
Anthony Tomassi, Dick's Sporting Goods


Hibbett Sports Selects Retail 20/20 to Enhance Operations and Loss Prevention
Agilence, Inc., the leading provider of SaaS-based data analytics solutions for retailers, today announced that Hibbett Sports has selected Retail 20/20 to replace their existing reporting application, XBR®. Retail 20/20 by Agilence will enable Hibbett Sports to quickly identify and prevent loss, improve operational efficiencies, and increase sales across their organization. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Hibbett Sports operates in over 1,000 locations throughout 33 states.

"When searching for a new reporting solution provider we had two criteria: an application that could help us easily identify and solve problems found in our data, and a quality support team. Agilence was the only one that could give us both of these," said Scott Myers, VP Human Resources and Asset Protection, Hibbett Sports. prnewswire.com

UK: Sports Direct's Mike Ashley admits paying staff less than minimum wage
- Unpaid security checks under fire

Mike Ashley has admitted that Sports Direct effectively paid staff less than the national minimum wage and is in talks about compensating warehouse employees after a Guardian investigation last year that revealed the company was paying less than the legal minimum.

Ashley admitted that at a "specific time" Sports Direct effectively paid workers less than the minimum wage because they were held back at the end of their shift and searched by security before leaving the company's warehouse. He said that HMRC were investigating the company and it was in talks about a deal to offer backpay to staff. theguardian.com

U.S. Card Issuers Lost $10.9 Billion in Revenue In 2015
It is no secret how credit and debit card fraud continues to make headlines throughout the years. Despite best efforts by the financial industry, the numbers keep going up. The most recent study by LexisNexis paints a worrisome picture, as US card issuers lose US$10.9bn per year in revenue.

Credit cards account for 71% of all fraudulent payments and attempts, whereas debit cards contribute to 25% of fraud in 2015. Interestingly enough, US$500 million in funds was lost due to prepaid card fraud. Albeit this latter number might be a surprise to some people, prepaid cards are gaining more popularity due to their anonymity. themerkle.com

Visa, Mastercard taking steps to speed up chip transactions
In an on-demand economy where speed is a given, the new chip-card transactions have all the charm of a musty dial-up modem. Purchases can take longer, with crowded checkout lines drawing customer complaints. It's a hassle that brick-and-mortar retailers can ill afford as they compete with the growing speed and ease of online shopping. The credit card industry is taking steps to speed up chip transactions. MasterCard recently introduced what it calls its M/Chip Fast technology, which allows customers to insert and remove their cards in one motion, bringing transaction times down. Visa has also introduced software upgrades that retailers can receive, potentially at a cost, from credit card processors in order to speed up transactions. bostonglobe.com

Central Mexico remains at high risk for cargo theft
Rail theft has emerged as a more prevalent problem in Mexico, primarily in the states of Guanajuato and Querétaro, while fuel theft across the nation has also increased.

The FreightWatch International Supply Chain Intelligence Center (FWI SCIC) reported Mexico's highest risk areas for cargo theft during the first quarter of 2016 were concentrated in the central region of the country.

Mexico's top five states with the highest amount of reported cargo thefts during the quarter were Puebla with 56 reported incidents, the state of México with 42 reported incidents, Veracruz with 40 reported incidents, Querétaro with 37 reported incidents and Guanajuato with 27 reported incidents.

During the quarter, 77.4 percent of reported cargo thefts occurred while the cargo was in transit, which mainly involved hi-jacking. Meanwhile, 14.2 percent of cargo thefts took place while the cargo was inside the client's yard facilities; 7.5 percent occurred when the truck stopped on the side of the road for food, rest or repairs; and 0.9 percent took place when cargo was inside yards, boarding houses or workshops. americanshipper.com

Missouri expands crimes targeting Credit Card Fraud
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation making it a misdemeanor crime to possess fraudulently obtained credit card information. The legislation signed Monday by Nixon expands an existing law that makes it illegal to use someone else's identity to try to get credit or debit devices. Nixon says current law does not allow charges against people who possess stolen credit information unless that information has been used. The new law will add possession of fraudulently obtained credit and debit devices to a list of Class A misdemeanors, which are punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and a year and jail. Nixon says the new law will provide police with another way to hold hackers and identity thieves accountable. fox2now.com

Dallas, TX program gives another chance to young offenders
A Dallas County judge is presiding over a special kind or court that gives 'second chances' and may be the only one of its kind in the country. The goal is to inspire and motivate positive change in the largest portion of young people that are clogging up the courts --- 18- to 24-year-olds. The program takes place after indictment and before conviction. The chosen few who are successful will have their felony records expunged. The court is only for non-violent offenders. Everyone in the program is facing a felony charge, meaning if they don't get through the program, they could face anywhere from two years to life in prison. Everyone in the courtroom gallery is facing felony prison time. The young men and women range in age from 18 to 24. They are all charged with non-violent felonies like robbery, theft, burglary and drug possession. They are all part of the Dallas County AIM Program - Achieve, Inspire, Motivate. fox4news.com

Florida Stores Help Consumers Buy Imported Drugs Despite Federal Ban
A hardy market for imported low-cost prescription drugs has taken root in Florida, nourished by older Americans and tolerant regulators. About 15 storefront businesses across Florida claim to help thousands of customers each year place online orders from pharmacies in Canada and overseas for medicines at prices up to 70 percent off what people pay in the U.S. khn.org

Ralph Lauren cutting 1,200 jobs, closing 50 stores across U.S.

Retail crime cost UK retailers over £2.34bn in 2015

South Africa: Malls beef up security after terror alert

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Casey's General Stores Q4 grocery comp's up 7.4%, full-year comp's up 7.1%
Michael's Q1 comp's up 0.9%, total sales up 7.5%

Call for Speakers: 2017 Retail Asset Protection Conference

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
April 9-12, 2017

The call for speakers for RILA's Retail Asset Protection Conference, the showcase for world class retail asset protection programs, has opened and will be accepting applications through July 22, 2016.

The submission deadline is July 22, 2016.
Submit your proposal today!

We're looking for expert AP business leaders to present their thinking, strategies and success stories in breakout sessions spanning all facets of the retail AP industry

For more information and to submit your proposals, click here.  

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Employee charged with stealing from their company

The PayPal Global Asset Protection Investigations team assisted the Upper Saucon Township PD with their investigation into the activities of an Olympus employee who was charged with stealing from his employer. The audit team reported that it had discovered an ongoing theft of company equipment by the suspect, who was a member of the marketing team.

Read more here

For further information on PayPal GAP Team, email inquiries to lawenforcement@paypal.com.



Welcome to a cashless future where retailers recognise our faces
Technology is making possible a world where payments will increasingly be digital, mobile and even borderless. For retailers and businesses of all kinds, this may have major implications for how their companies operate.

Craddock predicts that in the future payments will "cease to exist" from the consumer's perspective, as technology creates processes so seamless and automated that we won't need to think about paying. "We will go into a retailer and they will recognise us, either through our face print, voice or thumb print. We'll pick the goods we need, leave the store and money will leave our accounts. That's not paying, that's a pleasure," he says.  theguardian.com

Retail IT Professionals Feel More Prepared for Data Breaches
- But are they overconfident?

According to a recent survey by NTT Group, retailers are a popular target for cybercriminals, experiencing nearly three times as many attacks as the financial services sector. Recent research from Tripwire also noted that breaches in the retail sector with confirmed loss of personal information more than doubled from 2014 to 2016, from 14 percent of respondents to 33 percent.

Yet retail IT professionals reported that they are more prepared for handling breaches than they were two years ago. They are increasingly confident in their ability to discover data breaches, with 90 percent now claiming they can detect one within a week, compared to 70 percent in 2014. In fact, almost half of respondents believe they could detect a breach within 48 hours, according to Tripwire.

However, other research also conducted by Tripwire found that there is a gap between what IT professionals believe they can do and what they actually can. It concluded that some are overconfident in their security abilities.

Conducted in the financial services sector, the research found that 87 percent of respondents believe they can isolate or remove rogue devices from their networks within hours or even minutes. Unfortunately, the reality is that 75 percent can only detect four out of five such compromised devices, leaving gaping security holes. securityintelligence.com

Finance pros worry about payments fraud as more transactions go paperless
The vast majority of finance professionals believe that payments fraud will become a bigger threat to the sector over the next couple of years, yet hardly any feel that there is currently an effective answer to the problem, a TD Bank survey shows. Of 283 attendees at the recent Nacha payments conference quizzed by TD, 88% expect payment fraud to grow as a threat in the near future but only one in 10 think there is an effective solution already out there.

And increasing vigilance over payments security will be essential as more organizations shift their payment activities from paper to electronic, says TD. Around 20% of survey respondents say their companies already have a paper-free payments system in place. Meanwhile, 32% expect to implement this in their companies within the next one to two years, and 42% believe becoming paper-free will require three or more years. finextra.com


Claude Verville Joins USS as Chief Operating Officer

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - USS, a global leader in product protection and security systems, announced today the addition of Claude Verville as new chief operating officer.

"Claude is one of the great, forward-thinking leaders of our industry," said Adel Sayegh, president and CEO of USS. "He led one of the most dynamic LP teams in the world for over 18 years, and is known and respected for his emphasis on innovation, team development and laser-like focus on customer needs. For a fast-growing company like USS, that prides itself on innovation and customer service, Claude is a perfect fit. I am thrilled he has joined our team, and I look forward to what his energy and experience will bring to our customers."

"After 35 years as an LP and safety practitioner, I am extremely excited about this second chapter of my career and an opportunity to join the USS team," said Verville. "My focus has always been on innovation, research and implementation of forward-looking technologies, and open collaboration within the team. I personally subscribe to the Servant Leadership model, where it is not about me, but about how I can best serve the team to ensure individual development and overall team success. I intend to apply these same principles in my new role at USS."

"What excites me the most about joining USS is that this is a company with the same vision for success that I have: focusing on the customer first and always pursuing innovation," added Verville. "I look forward to helping the company continue to do what it does best: listening and assisting customers with development of innovative solutions and delivering on our execution at the highest level."

About USS
USS is a U.S.-based, privately-held global leader in product protection and security solutions. USS is a leading integrator of video surveillance systems, access control, EAS tags, and RFID and EAS systems. USS is dedicated to innovation and has more than 100 patents issued and pending. For more information, visit www.ussinnovate.com.



Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016 

Incorporated in California in 1998, WG Security has been turning heads in the EAS and RFID industry with its ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking since its inception. In this LPNN interview, Ed Wolfe, VP of Business Development, shows off some of WG's latest innovations, including their Multi-Detacher and the latest iteration of their popular Ninja Tag. Learn how WG is able to service their EAS systems in a manner of minutes through remote monitoring and tuning, why they offer an unmatched five-year warranty for their products, and what else is on the horizon for them in 2016 and beyond.

LPNN Quick Take #12

With two sessions coming up later in the broadcast on Organized Retail Crime, MCs Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley chat a little about ORC. Joe tells us why he thinks the $30 billion estimate of the problem is "seriously understated", and then the conversation takes a turn.

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Ad fraud "accounts for 30% of online ad market" - report
The World Federation of Advertisers has warned that marketers could waste over $50bn a year by 2025 due to ad fraud. The WFA has urged its members to demand tougher contracts with agencies and marketing technology vendors in order to reduce their vulnerability to ad fraud, which it claims accounts for 30% of the online advertising market. The global advertising body is advising marketers to revise contracts "to the extent where contractual liability becomes the key driver for partner behaviour change". The measure is one of several put forward in a new WFA report, "Compendium of Ad Fraud Knowledge for Media Investors", which includes a prediction that ad fraud will in future be second only to cocaine and opiate markets as a form of organised crime. netimperative.com

BigCommerce Survey Shows Americans Consider Online Shopping Essential
According to a new study examining the online shopping and purchase habits of the U.S. population, results show that 96 percent of Americans are shopping online, spending an average of five hours per week making online purchases and allocating an average of 36% of their shopping budgets to ecommerce. U.S. shoppers ranked online shopping ahead of smartphone GPS and streaming media as a basic essential they could not live without, according to the report from ecommerce platform BigCommerce.

While ecommerce favors younger generations with millennials spending nearly half of their total budget online, all Americans are allocating a significant amount of their time and budget to online shopping. Online spending is taking up larger portions of the American household budget, with shoppers going to marketplaces, online stores, major brands and specialty retailers to find the perfect product. businesswire.com

Nestle works to be more nimble in China's fast-moving e-commerce market

Watch The Zellman Group's recent LPNN interview:
From Analytics and Civil Recovery to eCommerce Fraud Detection and Operations, The Zellman Group's proven solutions can provide measureable results for companies of any size or segment. Hear Stuart Levine, CEO, and Stan Welch, VP of Business Development, talk about the latest investments the company has made in both people and technology.


The GRA and GRALPC Proudly Announce the First
GRAORCA Loss Prevention Scholarship!

At the 5th Annual GRAORCA Retail Crime Conference, members of the Georgia Retail Association Loss Prevention Council announced news of a brand new partnership with the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice of Kennesaw State University located in Kennesaw, Georgia. As part of the mission of continuing education, the Georgia Retail Association Organized Retail Crime Alliance Scholarship will provide scholarships to students majoring in Criminal Justice who demonstrate an interest in the field of Loss Prevention, with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Senior status is preferred and each scholarship awarded is $1,000! The scholarship is intended to help offset the cost of the student's tuition while taking an internship course related to retail Loss Prevention.

Over the course of the last few months, submitted scholarship applications were reviewed by a scholarship committee. Submissions included an essay focusing on each applicant's career aspirations when it comes to Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention. For the first round of scholarships, two Kennesaw State University students were selected to receive the inaugural scholarship - John Sitzes and Q'uran Tour'ie Williams. Both winners completed their internship courses in the Loss Prevention departments of Floor and Décor and Total Wine and More, respectively.

GRAORCA intends to offer another round of scholarships for the upcoming semester. Current KSU Criminal Justice students meeting the criteria who are interested in applying for the 2016 Fall Semester Scholarship should contact Kennesaw State's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at 470.578.6739 or by clicking HERE.

Pictured Above: Scholarship Winners John Sitzes and Q'uran Tour'ie Williams with members of the GRALPC and KSU Dept. of Sociology and Criminal Justice - Department Chair Dr. Sam Abaidoo and Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Peter Fenton

Thank you Chad McManus for this submission and congratulations to the scholarship winners!

Manhasset, NY: Macy's Loss Prevention Associate Stole $69K Worth of Perfume
A Queens man was arrested Monday afternoon for stealing $69,000 worth of designer perfume while employed at a Manhasset department store last month, police say. According to authorities, Juan Adriano Infante, 21, stole the boxes of Chanel Fragrance at some point between May 13-15 while employed as a Loss Prevention associate for Macy's. patch.com

Coldwater, MI: Gander Mountain ORC thief sentenced to 18 months to 5 years
One of the suspects in the theft of a large amount of items from the Coldwater Gander Mountain store was sentenced on Monday in Branch County Circuit Court. 28-year-old Paul William Goetz-Hoke was ordered to serve between 18 months and five years after he entered guilty pleas to first degree retail fraud and organized retail crime. Goetz-Hoke was given credit for 76 days already served. He along with Kayla Kristine Wagoner were arrested following a Coldwater Police Department investigation into the taking of items from the store for possible reselling either through the mail or by electronic media. wtvbam.com

Tempe, AZ: Man responsible for $7,000 in Cell Phone store thefts arrested
A man already on probation for cell phone theft is arrested in relation to nine more cell phone store robberies. Court records show that from March 4 to May 20, the 26-year-old man, robbed nine cell phones stores in Tempe, Mesa Chandler and Phoenix, getting 13 phones worth nearly $7,000. He apparently liked Cricket stores hitting them five times, followed by two robberies of Metro PCS and single robberies at AT&T and Radio Shack. He is now facing nine counts of organized retail theft. abc15.com

Walton County, FL: Thief faces burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property charges after stealing sunglasses from former employer
According to the Walton County Sheriff's Office, someone stole 57 pair of Maui Jim sunglasses worth $14,000 from Aly's Beach back in May. Days after the burglary, authorities say Zorn sold seven pair of the sunglasses to a Pensacola pawn shop for $11 a pair, totaling $77. Authorities say that was a fraction of the retail value of $1,800. weartv.com

Box Elder, UT: Two women accused of stealing jeans,
trying to run over store clerk

Two Box Elder women are jailed on felony charges of robbery on allegations they stole $2,750 in jeans and tried to run over a store employee. Police responded to a report Saturday of a woman stealing 18 pairs of jeans from a store on the 3000 block of North Montana Avenue. While the women tried to flee the scene, they reportedly nearly struck a shop employee with a car. A witness to the incident followed the women, who were later apprehended by police. "Ahenakew admitted she knew the employee was there and she thought she was going to hit her with her car," the documents state. helenair.com

Berks County, PA: PA State Police arrest man stealing $1,000 of baby formula from Walmart; found with 2.2 grams of cocaine

West Whiteland, Target Loss Prevention Associate assaulted during $800 theft apprehension

Weatherford, TX: Mother & Daughter nabbed for $350 shoplifting at Home Depot; daughter has 5 priors

Detroit, MI: Warrant issued for suspect in $675 Kroger Theft; repeat offender

Avon, OH: Woman arrested at Walmart stealing $500 in baby formula


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Robberies and Thefts

Las Vegas, NV: Metro Police release surveillance photo of violent Armed Robbery suspects
Metro Police says it's searching for four suspects connected to a string of violent robberies that happened over the weekend. Metro briefed the media Monday at 3 p.m. During the news conference, Metro detectives revealed that a there was a total of six different robberies in a 48-hour time frame. Metro released Monday surveillance video of the robbers at some of the many spots they allegedly hit over the weekend. lasvegasnow.com

Framingham, MA: Two arrested in Armed Robbery at Walmart; Loss Prevention agent threatened with 'long blade'
A Natick man on Sunday threatened a Walmart employee with a "long-bladed" weapon after the worker confronted a woman who stole more than $400 worth in merchandise. Police arrested Martin Gomez, 26, and Jennifer Roulier, 33, after the 9:30 p.m. Walmart Loss Prevention saw Roulier place numerous items - mostly beauty products - into a shopping cart and then leave. Outside the store, Roulier shoved a plains clothes Walmart loss prevention officer who confronted her. Gomez then drove over in a car, pulled a large blade from his vehicle and chased the loss prevention officer. The pair fled, but where later apprehended by Police. metrowestdailynews.com

Cleveland, OH: Two vans ram into Rite Aid on Cleveland's east side
Two vans rammed into the side of a Rite Aid on Cleveland's east side Tuesday morning. Police responded to the what appeared to be an attempted smash and grab at the store at East 105th Street and St. Clair Avenue around 6 a.m. Officers at the scene said it was unclear whether anything was actually taken. A sign on the store indicated it had recently reopened after a renovation. The impact caused significant damage to the side of the building. newsnet5.com

Alpine Township, MI: Possible gas leak prompts evacuation at Wal-Mart
Kent County Dispatch said that all employees and shoppers are being evacuated from the store on Alpine Avenue NW. The loss prevention office called authorities about a possible gas leak in the store's garden center around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday. Gas at the store was shut off around 10 a.m. Authorities are keeping people far away from the Wal-Mart building. The cause of the potential leak is unknown. woodtv.com

Madison, TN: Nashville man arrested in Wal-Mart store Armed Robbery
Nashville man has been charged with aggravated robbery and assault in connection with a robbery at a Madison Wal-Mart on Wednesday, according to Metro police. The charges were filed Monday night against Timothy Endsley, 27. An investigation by a Madison precinct detective led to identifying Endsley as the man who got out of a black SUV and walked into the store. Police say Endsley tried to pull a gun, dropped it on the floor, picked it up and approached the counter demanding money. After the clerk complied, the man ran back to the SUV and fled. tennessean.com

Ronan, MT: Westland Seed employee ordered to pay $26,000 in restitution for theft

New York City, NY: Masked Robber Hits Another Store in NYC; FBI Joins Investigation

Boston, MA: Man sleeps inside CVS, accused of stealing merchandise

Coralville, IA: Convicted Coral Ridge Mall shooter sentenced to life in prison

Madison, WI: 2 arrested in multi-county crime wave

Zale's Outlet in the Las Vegas Outlet Center, Las Vegas, NV reported a Grab & Run on 6/4, merchandise valued at $7,600

Zales Jewelers at 715 Lexington Ave, New York, NY reported a Grab & Run on 6/6, merchandise valued at $16,669

Kay Jewelers in the Promenade, Tulsa, OK reported a Grab & Run on 6/6, merchandise valued at $16,448

Piercing Pagoda in the Chapel Hill Mall, Akron, OH reported a Grab & Run on 6/4, merchandise valued at $799.99

Zales Jewelers in the Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, TX reported a Grab & Run on 6/4, merchandise valued at $5,998

Counterfeit Goods

$243,000 Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren fakes seized in Romania and Hungary
Romanian and Hungarian customs authorities have seized fake Louis Vuitton, Adidas, and Disney products after raids intended to clamp down on counterfeits. According to Eastern European law firm Petosevic, officials in Romania seized bags, watches and wallets that infringed trademarks belonging to Disney, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren, as well as several others. In Hungary, officials seized counterfeit clothing bearing marks including 'Star Wars', 'Adidas' and 'Ralph Lauren' as well as jerseys using trademarks belonging to football teams FC Barcelona and AC Milan. The fakes had an estimated value of around $243,000. In Romania, the counterfeits were seized at the port of Constanta, in the south of the county. The goods originated in China and were intended for the Romanian market. worldipreview.com

Credit Card Fraud and ID Theft

Carbondale, IL: Second man gets four years for involvement in Verizon
identity theft scheme

Detectives learned that a co-defendant, Brian Paul Rivera, 24, of Bronx, New York, entered the store and bought about $1,700 worth of merchandise. The items were charged to a Verizon account owned by a person living in Arizona. Rivera presented an Arizona ID card with his photo, but the name and address of the victim in Arizona. When the victim was called, he confirmed the purchase was fraudulent and that this identification had been stolen. During a search of Rivera's phone, detectives found information implicating Rivera and Gonzalez as being a part of a large conspiracy involving identity theft. It was found that the two men have been traveling from New York on Jan. 2, and they were in contact with at least three other people involved in the conspiracy. thesouthern.com

Gretna, NE: Sarpy County Sheriff releases photo of Credit Card Ring suspects
The Sarpy County Sheriff's Department says suspects using stolen credit cards to make recent purchases at the Gretna Walmart are part of the same theft ring. The group takes credit cards from vehicles and uses them to buy high-priced items like big screen TVs and gift cards. wowt.com

Mt, Vernon, MO: Univ. of Missouri employee pleads guilty in $700,000 credit card fraud scheme

Rockland, MI: Camden Lodge manager sentenced to 21 days/ 3 years probation for stealing $46,000 from her employer


Hollywood, CA: Kardashians' West Hollywood Dash store hit by would-be arsonist
Someone tried to burn down the Kardashians' clothing store in West Hollywood on Monday night, Los Angeles County sheriff's official said. At about 11:20 p.m., a passerby called 911 and reported seeing a man throw a "lit object" through the front door window of the Dash store in the 8400 block of Melrose Avenue. The attack broke the door's glass but didn't cause any significant damage inside. abc7.com

Beasley's Drug -Conyers, GA - Burglary
C-Store - Port Hueneme, CA - Armed Robbery
Community Grocery - Roanoke, VA - Robbery
CVS - Louisville, KY - Robbery/ 3 arrested
CVS - Brownsburg, IN - Armed Robbery
Dayton Armory - Beavercreek, OH - Burglary
Dollar General - St. Albans, WV - Robbery
Dollar Tree - Claymont, DE - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Wichita Falls, TX- Armed Robbery
Family Pharmacy - Schewels, VA - Robbery
Fry's Electronics - Palo Alto, CA - Burglary
GameStop - Westland, MI - Theft
LoanMax - Cleveland, OH - Burglary
Nickymania - Paterson, NJ - Armed Robbery
Now Save - Pik Pak - West Monroe, LA - Armed Robbery
Pier 1 - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Restaurant Depot - Kansas City, MO - Armed Robbery /Security guard shoots 1
Rite Aid - Cleveland, OH - Burglary
Sparta Sport/ Gun Shop - Grand Rapids, MI - Burglary/ sentenced to 4 years
Taco Bueno - Moore, OK - Armed Robbery
Trop Gun Shop - Elizabethtown, PA - Burglary/ Guns
Valero - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
Western - Pueblo, CO - Armed Robbery
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7-Eleven - Rochester, NY - Robbery


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Company Confidential Director of Global Security
The Sr. Director of Global Security will oversee the company's executive protection program, the security of the company's home office and international operations as well as certain investigations in the home and international offices. A minimum of 15 years experience in executive protection and/or corporate security with international security experience. Experience managing teams of people and administering a budget. Previous military or law enforcement experience is a plus. Proven ability to partner with local, state, federal, and international law enforcement. 

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Denver, CO

CarMax is looking for a Regional Loss Prevention Director (RLPD) to lead and direct all asset protection operations in our new Denver Region. The RLPD is directly responsible for all facets of CarMax's LP program in the region, including: Developing and driving CarMax's LP strategy in conjunction with the rest of the LP team...


Regional Loss Prevention Director
Baltimore, MD

CarMax is looking for a Regional Loss Prevention Director (RLPD) to lead and direct all asset protection operations in our new Baltimore Region. The RLPD is directly responsible for all facets of CarMax's LP program in the region, including: Developing and driving CarMax's LP strategy in conjunction with the rest of the LP team... 
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Jacksonville, FL
The Sr. Manager, Safety & Retail Environmental Health (Non-Industrial) is responsible for developing, implementing and managing comprehensive safety programs designed to minimize the frequency and severity of accidents, while complying with applicable regulatory requirements...
  Asset Protection Specialist
South Carolina
The specialist, asset protection, will oversee the protection of company assets within an assigned group of stores. This position will execute the asset protection program designed to minimize inventory shrink, workers compensation claims, general liability claims, cash loss and bad checks...

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Riverside, CA
The Loss Prevention Specialist has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. security, life safety, and operational procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft and providing life safety...

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