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Jason Tumack promoted to Director of Asset Protection, Discount Division
for Loblaw Companies Limited

Jason has been with Loblaw since 1996 when he started as a Produce Specialist. Since then he's held various roles including Senior Director/District Manager, District Loss Prevention Manager and Senior Manager of Loss Prevention. Congratulations Jason!

Christopher Perry, CFI Legacy promoted to Senior Corporate Asset Protection Manager for CKE Restaurants, Inc.
Previously Christopher was a Corporate AP Manager for CKE Restaurants, when he started in 2018. Prior, he was the Loss Prevention Operations Manager for Charlotte Russe. He'd been with Charlotte Russe since 2013, when he started as a Regional LP Manager, and then was promoted to LP & Safety Operations Manager. Christopher also held other LP positions for Anna's Linens as LP Operations Manager, Vans as North West Regional LP Manager, Retail Risk and Safety Manager, and Interim West Coast Regional LP Manager and LP Coordinator. Congratulations Christopher!
Jason Smith CFI, CPP promoted to Risk Management and Asset Protection Manager for Hallmark Cards
Jason had previously held the position of Retail Operations Manager before taking over his new role. Jason has been with Hallmark since 2008 and had held various field and regional loss prevention positions. Jason held previous loss prevention roles for Home Depot and Best Buy. He earned his Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice from Saint Louis University and Masters in Business from Webster University. Jason is a veteran of the US Army Military Police. Congratulations Jason!

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Shoplifting & Employee Theft Case Values Soared in 2018
According to Jack L. Hayes International's 31st Annual Retail Theft Survey

Over 279,000 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2018 by just 20 large retailers who recovered over $114 million from these thieves, according to the 31st Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, a loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm.

"Theft case values soared in 2018 with the average shoplifting case value ($301.97) increasing 11.8%; the average dishonest employee case value ($1,361.37) increasing an amazing 30.1%; and the total average theft case value ($408.77) up 17.0%! While the retailers participating in this survey did not apprehend as many thieves as they did the previous year, they were recovering more dollars from the thieves they did apprehend," said Mark R. Doyle, President of Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. "With the increase in dollar recoveries, retail theft overall continues to be a serious problem for retailers negatively impacting their bottom-line, which results in higher prices to consumers."

Highlights from the annual theft survey include:

Participants: 20 large retail companies with 13,674 stores and over $330 billion in retail sales (2018).

Apprehensions: 279,196 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2018, down 11.8% from 2017.

Recovery Dollars: Over $114 million was recovered from apprehended shoplifters and dishonest employees in 2018, up 3.2% from 2017.

Shoplifter Apprehensions: 251,051 shoplifters were apprehended in 2018, down 11.7% from 2017.

Shoplifter Recovery Dollars: Over $75 million was recovered from apprehended shoplifters in 2018, a decrease of 1.4% from 2017.

Employee Apprehensions: 28,145 dishonest employees were apprehended in 2018, down 12.7% from 2017.

Employee Recovery Dollars: Over $38 million was recovered from employee apprehensions in 2018, up 13.5% from 2017.

Average Case Values: Total Theft: up 17.0%; Shoplifters: up 11.8%; Dishonest Employees: up 30.1%

Shrink: 55.0% of survey participants reported an increase in shrink in 2018, with 35.0% reporting a decrease in shrink, and another 10.0% reported shrink stayed about the same.

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Security Leadership: Women in the Spotlight
Meet nine female executives who are succeeding in security leadership roles

One was inspired by her father and grandfather, one wanted to be a police officer, and another wanted to be a teacher. Whatever path they took, and how they got there, today, they are all successful women in the security industry, with titles such as VP of Global Security, Director of Corporate Security, Chief Cyberstrategy Officer, and more.

Diane Ritchey of Security Magazine had the pleasure to speak with nine female executives who are succeeding in security leadership roles:

● Maureen Carlo, Business Development Manager, BCD Video

● Karen Frank, Director of Global Security, Pratt & Whitney

● Ashley Holmes, Governance and Compliance Manager, Delta Airlines

● Margaret J. Levine, Vice President, Corporate Security, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

● Monica Mellas, Vice President, Global Security, Materion

● Elaine Palome, Director of Human Resources, Axis Communications, Inc.

● Julie Parrish, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, RedSeal

● Simone Petrella, Chief Cyberstrategy Officer, CyberVista

● Sabine Wiedemann, Director, Corporate Security, Daimler AG

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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces
Criminal & Civil Charges Against
CEO Of Stargate Apparel Group For Million-Dollar Customs Fraud

JOSEPH BAILEY, the CEO of a children's apparel company headquartered in Manhattan. BAILEY was charged, in an indictment unsealed today, with participating in a years-long scheme to defraud U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") by submitting invoices to CBP that falsely understated the true value of the goods his company imported into the United States. BAILEY's scheme resulted in the loss of over $1 million in duty revenue to the United States.

Around 2007 to i2015, BAILEY and other employees of STARGATE engaged in a scheme fraudulently to understate the value of goods imported into the United States. STARGATE purchased much of its merchandise from a manufacturer located in China. Starting shortly after STARGATE began doing business with Manufacturer-1 in 2007, BAILEY and others at STARGATE engaged in a double-invoicing scheme by which STARGATE would receive two sets of invoices from Manufacturer-1 for the same shipment of goods. One invoice, referred to as the "pay by" invoice, was significantly higher and reflected the actual price paid by STARGATE for the goods. The second invoice reflected a significantly lower price for the goods and was presented to CBP. This allowed STARGATE to pay a fraudulently lower amount of customs duties. justice.gov stargateapparel.com

Vermont: Dollar General to pay $1.7M for over-pricing errors
Dollar General is paying Vermont $1.7 million dollars as part of a settlement under the state's Consumer Protection Act. Attorney General T.J. Donovan says the company repeatedly violated consumer protection laws by advertising prices on store shelves and then charging more at the register. Donovan says there were at least 362 violations at 22 different stores. There are a total of 36 stores in Vermont.

The price differences ranged from two cents to $6. Donovan says the Vermont Food Bank will receive $100,000 of the settlement money. Donovan says Dollar General paid nearly a quarter-million dollars in administrative penalties in recent years but did not correct problems, so his office enforced the law under the Consumer Protection Act. wcax.com

Snoop Dogg-Backed Pot Co. Accused of Conning Credit Cards
Eaze, a Snoop Dogg-backed cannabis delivery company, has been accused of conning unwitting banks and credit card companies into processing payments for pot products in a lawsuit filed in California state court by a competing delivery company.

Herban Industries claims Eaze's credit card payments are illegal. The card payments are filtered through shell companies that Eaze controls and are designed to look like a payment for a more innocuous product - like dog toys or face cream - a violation of both federal and California state fraud laws, Herban says. law360.com

LP Foundation's 'Swing for Certification' Golf Tournament is Completely Sold Out!

Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

The Loss Prevention Foundation's 2nd annual "Swing for Certification" golf tournament, being held June 10, 2019 at Coyote Hills Golf Club in Fullerton, CA, is officially sold out! The tournament is held to raise funds for the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund and for the Bob MacLea LPQ & LPC Scholarships.

The LPF is accepting applications for the MacLea Scholarships now through September 1, 2019. The applications will require a one to two paragraph essay on how the recipient plans to use the knowledge they obtain from the course to further their career and personal development. yourlpf.org

The Zellman Group, LLC Will Demonstrate The OSINT Tool That Will Revolutionize Loss Prevention Investigations at NRF Protect 2019
The Zellman Group to Donate $1,000 to the LP Benevolent Fund

The Zellman Group, LLC will make a donation to the LP Benevolent Fund for each of the first 100 demonstrations it provides to retailers from June 12-13 at NRF Protect 2019.

Visit Booth #401 for a 5-minute demonstration of:

OSINT Investigations: The Zellman Group are trained experts in OSINT, Social Media and Background investigation tactics.

Civil Recovery programs help retailers recover losses and offset the cost of asset protection programs. The Zellman Group proudly provides Civil Recovery for all of North America. Read more here

Security Resources to Donate $1,000 to the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund
at 2019 NRF Protect Conference

Security Resources has announced that they will be donating $50 to The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund for each of the first 20 people who stop by booth #730 at the NRF Protect conference and spend a few minutes learning how Security Resources can help their team.

The LP Benevolent Fund was established to provide financial assistance to surviving families who have lost a loved one while conducting the duties of the loss prevention/asset protection profession. LPBF was also established to provide financial grants to eligible participants who experience a verifiable economic hardship as a result of qualifying circumstances.

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On the same team: LP and IT working together to tackle retail crime
NRF PROTECT Keynote Session: Wednesday @ 3:30 pm

A panel of loss prevention and cyber security practitioners share best practices on a range of topics such as prioritization, technology deployments, risk management planning and more. In partnership with Downing & Downing.


Retailers continue to stock up inventory to get ahead of more tariffs
Imports at the nation's major retail container ports are expected to continue to grow this summer as retailers stock up inventory to get ahead of higher tariffs, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

"With a major tariff increase already announced and the possibility that tariffs could be imposed on nearly all goods and inputs from China, retailers are continuing to stock up while they can to protect their customers as much as possible against the price increases that will follow," NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. nrf.com

Mexico tariffs to hit small biz most
Main street groups are sounding off on President Donald Trump's latest round of tariff proposals, worried about ongoing trade tensions and the impact frayed relationships may have on the companies' bottom lines. Last week Trump threatened to put 5% tariffs on Mexican goods beginning on June 10, with gradual increases as high as 25% this year. Several small business groups have issued statements since the tariffs were proposed last week. cnbc.com

US airlines are bumping more travelers as Boeing 737 Max planes grounded
Here's some unwelcome news to start the summer travel season: Your chances of getting bumped off your flight are on the rise. After boasting record low bumping rates, U.S. airlines in the first three months of this year denied boarding to travelers at the highest rate since 2017, according to Department of Transportation data released Wednesday. The increase was partially driven by the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, which took more than 70 of the high-capacity planes out of service. cnbc.com

Walmart responds to Amazon Key with fridge deliveries
Walmart is not sitting back idly while Amazon makes deliveries inside customers' homes and garages. This fall, Walmart will launch a pilot of InHome Delivery, a new service that brings grocery deliveries directly to a customer's refrigerator when they are not home. Customers place an online grocery order and then select InHome Delivery and a delivery day at checkout. chainstoreage.com

Eddie Lampert's Company to Buy the Rest of Sears Hometown, Outlet Stores

Private equity firm to acquire Barnes & Noble for $683M

FCC's robocall blocking plan may finally give you some relief

750 'Wear Orange' Events Planned Nationwide This Weekend to Protest Gun Violence

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PPS Technology Group Launches Innovative New Mobile App

Swansboro, NC (June 6, 2019) - PPSTG is a comprehensive loss prevention provider including LP systems, deployment services, packaged software, and custom application development. PPS, in conjunction with Rite Aid, are bringing the newest and most innovative technology options to the loss prevention industry with the launch of a new customizable application. The PPS/RAD app allows retailers to procure solutions via a traditional e-commerce type platform or by using an innovative, copyrighted, and patent-pending mobile UPC scanning feature. This feature enables loss prevention personnel to scan the UPC of products they wish to protect and aligns it with available solutions from PPS.

The PPS mobile app makes daily loss prevention tasks more efficient and improves the productivity of retailers and their loss prevention personnel. The application allows team members to easily and effectively search for solutions using traditional methods, or by using the proprietary UPC scanning feature, and to place orders for stores while out in the field or at their home location. Loss prevention leaders can manage and track their orders and receive status notifications, all from their mobile device. The PPS/RAD mobile app is currently available in iOS with a targeted launch date of late June for the Android version.

Rite Aid's request to simplify Product Protection Device (PPD) procurement, approval, and tracking were key to enabling PPS to develop this solution. Cathy Langley, Vice President of Asset Protection at Rite Aid states, "The ease of scanning UPCs of high theft items and finding a solution at their fingertips will give our APDLs time back in their day."

PPSTG continues to bring transparency in all business operations as a full lifecycle LP service. Chief Executive Officer Christopher Cox says, "Simplifying LP/AP professionals' daily activities was at the forefront of our development efforts. By reducing the amount of time required to identify and procure PPDs, associates are now able to spend more time focused on customer-centered activities."

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

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





Advice from the front lines of fighting cybercrime
Q&A with NRF Protect Keynote Speaker & Cyber Security Expert Sherri Davidoff

Davidoff is a noted cybersecurity and digital forensics expert, an author, speaker and the CEO of LMG Security and BrightWise Inc. Over the years she has worked closely with numerous retail companies, evaluating security systems and data breach responses.

In June, Davidoff will speak at NRF PROTECT about emerging threats and potential solutions. STORES Editor Susan Reda recently spoke with Davidoff about ethical hacking, retail cyber threats and tips for avoiding potential data compromises.

What is an "ethical hacker"?

To me, hacking means you are thinking outside of the box and you're really pushing the envelope and being creative. Unfortunately, hacking has had a negative connotation over the past 20 years because many hackers have turned to crime and we now have organized cybercriminal groups.

The term ethical hacking is a way of taking back the word "hacking" and bringing it to the side of the good and light where we remind ourselves that it is possible to hack for ethical purposes. [We] break into companies in order to show weaknesses - and we do it under contract, so it's with permission and for good and beneficial purposes.

Is the retail industry more susceptible or on a par with other industries?

It seems that way due to negative publicity. It's easier to detect payment card breaches than it is other types of breaches. When payment card numbers are stolen, third parties typically find out about that.

As a forensic analyst, I see a huge number of cases come through. Cases where business email is compromised are a good example. Organizations have their email hacked, intellectual property gets stolen, social security numbers get stolen, but they can handle those quietly, investigate them and notify a small number of people. When payment card breaches happen, it tends to be very public - merchants get outed, it's in the news. stores.org

Security Chiefs Challenged to Gain Corporate Directors' Trust
Company boards know they need to understand cybersecurity better, but many haven't developed deep knowledge of the field so critical to corporate health, experts said Thursday at the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Executive Forum. That's where security chiefs come in.

Helen Rabe, former CISO of real-estate firm CBRE Group Inc., says a CISO must educate directors about security in a way that doesn't belittle their surface understanding and avoid jargon that makes their eyes glaze over. "There's a lot of work involved. It's political," she said. "They're human beings. You need to coach. All have different needs, requirements and personalities."

One method she has used is to cultivate an ally in the chief executive, who can smooth introductions and promote conversation. WSJ Pro

How do Amazon Go stores work?
Customers like to shop. They do not, however, like to wait. This unsurprising discovery, Amazon vice president Dilip Kumar said, is at the heart of Amazon Go's in-person retail stores, in which customers simply select their goods of choice, place them in their bag, and go. No lines, no check-outs, no problems. (There are currently 12 stores across the US.)

But such a "magical" shopping experience doesn't come easy. Speaking at Amazon's inaugural public Re:MARS conference on robotics, machine learning, automation, and space today, Kumar laid out the three problems Amazon Go engineers faced in producing staggeringly twiddly technology to solve these comparably complex problems. (The sensor- and AI-powered technology is similar to what makes self-driving cars work: computer vision, merging data from multiple sensors, and deep learning.) qz.com

Some Walmart associates say robots aren't what they're cracked up to be
Employees at a Walmart Supercenter in Marietta, GA say that robots brought on to relieve workers of boring, repetitive tasks may actually be making their jobs worse. By focusing on tech-led efficiencies, workers complain that much of their time is spent responding to a continuing stream of alerts sent by robots moving across store floors. washingtonpost.com

Amazon deploys 'Pegasus' robots in sortation centers

Majority of C-Level Executives Expect a Cyber Breach

Google And U.K. Issue Huawei Warnings As Russia And China Issue Huawei Contracts



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Study Preview Finds Cost of Fraud for E-Commerce Merchants Highest Ever
On its first day, CNP Expo attendees got an advance look at one of the most eagerly anticipated fraud benchmarking reports released each year. For U.S. merchants in 2019, the True Cost of Fraud Study from LexisNexis Risk Solutions found that every $1 of fraud loss actually cost companies $3.13. That's 6.5 percent higher than last year and the highest figure measured by LexisNexis in the 10 years the company has been producing the report. To account for all the costs a business incurs from a fraudulent transaction in addition to the direct loss of the stolen goods, the company uses a proprietary multiplier.

While the report will be released widely later this year, LexisNexis shared preliminary results with attendees of a pre-conference session at the CNP Expo at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.

The study also noted a huge surge in fraud attempts and successful attacks. After posting moderate annual growth since 2013, the number of overall fraud attempts rose by 123 percent from 2018 to 2019. And, the number of those attempts that succeed grew by 84 percent. The average value of successful fraudulent transactions rose 34 percent from $184 to $248, according to LexisNexis. cardnotpresent.com

The rise of authentication has curbed the flow of counterfeits to fashion resellers
As the resale market has continued to boom, stricter measures of authentication have lessened the strength of fashion counterfeiters.

Counterfeits are one of the biggest pains in the neck of fashion and beauty brands, particularly in luxury and streetwear where authenticity and exclusivity are paramount, but the number of fakes coming through resellers is on the decline. According to a report from Entrupy, an authentication platform used by resellers to authenticate luxury goods, the rate of counterfeit goods being sold at resellers has diminished from 15% of products in 2017 to 10% this year.

"Fakes are huge," said Eddy Lu, co-founder of sneaker reseller GOAT. "Nike is the most-counterfeited brand in the world. That's why GOAT exists in the first place. We used to see a much higher volume of fakes, but now people know we authenticate heavily, and our fake rate has gone down."

As resellers like The RealReal or StockX strengthen their authentication teams, counterfeiters are dissuaded from trying to sneak fakes through. But this actually has two unintended side effects. According to Entrupy, stricter authentication means fewer fakes, but the fakes that are still being sold are a much higher quality (the so-called "superfakes") and they are being pushed to other markets and worming their way into the supply chain there. glossy.co

IL internet sales tax overhaul takes aim at e-commerce giants
Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, online sellers like eBay, Amazon and Walmart must collect and remit the Illinois sales tax at 6.25 percent. Additionally, sellers in other states must also comply with the new collection laws that apply in the location where the products are being shipped. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association projects the two changes will generate an additional $460 million in annual revenue and lead to an increase in compliance. chicagobusiness.com

Cost of global ad fraud could top $30bn, says new report from Cheq



Winter Haven, FL: Retail theft suspects stole over $2 million in products
across Florida

Five people have been arrested and one is on the run accused of orchestrating a retail theft scheme across 14 Florida counties, stealing over $2 million worth of goods. The suspects, all from Tampa, were arrested following an undercover investigation among state and local agencies in Florida. Detectives said the individuals targeted the following stores: Burlington Coat Factory, CVS, JCPenney, Publix, Walgreens and Winn-Dixie, stealing items like razor blades, white strips, shoes, and cologne, among other items.

Officials said the six suspects hit up to 10 businesses per day, between four and five nights a week, stealing between 10-and-$15,000 worth of merchandise a night, storing the stolen goods inside a cooler and making several trips in and out of the store. "This is unbelievable to me that they can go out like a swarm of locusts and steal so much in one night," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd at a news conference Wednesday. fox35orlando.com


Las Vegas, NV: Crooks use stolen credit cards to buy gas;
fuel sold in neighborhoods

A warning from Metro Police: Beware of people who are using stolen credit cards to buy gasoline. Metro said after they purchase it, they store and sell the gas in valley neighborhoods. According to Metro, it's the most organized crime detectives have investigated involving fuel. The scheme spans multiple jurisdictions and required the assistance of other law enforcement agencies in Clark County, along with the Secret Service. Police say people are using stolen credit cards to make purchases of 100, 200 and even 300 gallons of gas at a time. Metro released a PSA Thursday that shows modified cars and vans with hidden containers to hold the fuel for transport. The criminals then sell the gas in neighborhoods or store it in large tanks at homes. There's no law against the number of fuel people can buy or have on their property, but firefighters concerns include the unsafe transfer of gas to other cars and improper storage which may cause an explosion. lasvegasnow.com

Oxnard, CA: Police arrest four during shoplifting sting at Home Depot
Two adults and two teenagers were arrested during a shoplifting sting operation in Oxnard on Wednesday, authorities said Thursday. The sting took place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Home Depot, 401 W. Esplanade Drive. During the operation, police detained and arrested four suspects on suspicion of shoplifting: a 30-year-old male adult, a 26-year-old male adult and two 16-year-old male juveniles. The sting operation was conducted in conjunction with loss prevention officers at Home Depot, authorities said. vcstar.com

Warren. PA: C-Store Burglars flee with nearly $7,000 of merchandise

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Shootings & Deaths

Houston, TX: Food truck owner killed in robbery outside store in SW Houston, gunmen on the run
Martin Ayala, 49, was leaving the Post Oak Corner Store on South Post Oak near Willowmine Way when he was ambushed by four men. They robbed Ayala and shot him multiple times outside the store before taking off in a vehicle, police say. Police believe Ayala may have been targeted because he was a local business owner known to carry money. It's also possible he parked his taco truck there and the gunmen may have known his routine.

Langhorne, PA: Robbery suspect shot by Police Officer inside 7-Eleven
This particular 7-Eleven has been robbed three times in recent weeks, police said. The officer who shot the suspect was a member of a task force created by police in Bucks County along with the F.B.I. to investigate the 7-Eleven robberies. The suspect is currently in the hospital, his condition is unknown.


Asheboro, NC: Shooting reported outside Grocery Store
A reported shooting outside of Compare Foods, across the street from Randolph Health on North Fayetteville Street in Asheboro, was being investigated by Asheboro Police in the early evening hours Thursday. The area outside the left side of Compare Foods was cordoned off with police tape. The shooting reportedly happened near the last pillar outside the store. Several Asheboro officers and a K-9 officer were on scene at 7:30 p.m.


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Portland, OR: Kohl's Robbery suspect in custody after barricading inside Fred Meyer
Police said an armed man robbed a nearby Kohl's around 1 p.m. and then ran into the Gateway Fred Meyer and barricaded himself, spurring a massive police response. Portland police officers seized a gun from an armed robbery suspect in Northeast Portland, June 6, 2019.

Officers found the man outside near Fred Meyer but he ran into the store. Fred Meyer was evacuated and a Special Emergency Reaction Team and a Crisis Negotiation Team responded to help. The man was taken into custody around 4 p.m. Authorities identified him as 34-year-old Tommy Lee Brown Jr. and said he was found hiding in a storage area with a firearm. No force was used to take him into custody.

Lamar County, MS: Dollar General robber had help from store employee
Investigators with the Lamar County Sheriff's Office said they believe the man who robbed the Dollar General store on State Route 589 on May 30 had inside help from a store employee. Sheriff Danny Rigel said deputies have arrested Andrea Cooley,
19, and Daylen Jones, 19, in the case.

New Castle, DE: Dollar Tree employee arrested for staging Robbery to cover theft
The Delaware State Police said in a news release Friday that 28-year-old Irvin Parker, of Bear, falsely reported that a suspect had entered a Dollar Tree store in New Castle late Thursday and demanded cash at gunpoint. Police say investigators arrested Parker after finding inconsistencies in his report. washingtonpost.com

Wilkes-Barre, PA: Police letter to hit-and-run suspect who picked up a shoplifter goes viral
A kindly worded open letter from police to a hit-and-run suspect went viral Thursday morning. The letter, addressed to a woman identified only as "Katie Y.," says she struck two vehicles while picking up a male shoplifter fleeing a loss-prevention officer at Gabe's at 815 Kidder St. Police inform the suspect that one victim had only liability insurance and cannot afford to fix the damage herself.

"While you were kind enough to stop to pick up the fleeing male; allowing the victim (whose) vehicle you struck to take photos of you and the vehicle's registration number, unfortunately state law also requires to provide your name, address, drivers license and insurance information," Wilkes-Barre Twp. police wrote in the letter, which was posted on Facebook.

Police say they were able to identify the driver in the photos because she was previously on the A&E program "Intervention." In an episode titled "Katie is Addicted to Heroin" that aired on March 22, 2015, Katie describes how her plans to become an Irish dancer were dashed by her addiction.

Police say they provided the victim with Katie's information, but they were still asking her to come to headquarters and to provide the name of the shoplifter she picked up. "Please kindly stop by our station with your insurance information and the name of the fine gentleman you were the gateway vehicle for so we can help the victims get their vehicle's repaired," police wrote, offering to give her a ride if her vehicle is no longer operational. As of Thursday, the post had more than 1,000 likes on Facebook. citizensvoice.com

Everett, WA: Gas Station employee and wife charged in $22,500 Lottery ticket theft

Nashville, TN: Metro Police investigating three gas station robberies overnight believed to be connected

North Carolina: Investigators try to solve violent gas station robberies in Charlotte, Gastonia

Beaumont, TX: Two men arrested in connection with $50,000 EZ Pawn burglary

West Chester, OH: Two Police cruisers involved in crash responding to Meijer shoplifting call; shoplifters got away

Bluffton, SC: Kroger Shoplifter flips car fleeing Police in high speed chase, no injuries



Richland, WA: Arsonist sets three fires inside Walmart
Fire crews were called out to the Richland Walmart at around 11:00 p.m. Thursday on a report of a fire set in the gardening section of the building. Upon arrival, Richland Fire Battalion Chief Duncan said there were two more fires set in the building. One was in the houseware section and the other was near the center of the store. According to Duncan, all three fires were small and fire crews were able to extinguish the flames quickly. He said their biggest concern was the potential smoke damage on the merchandise in the store. The Walmart was evacuated and closed down as fire crews used fans to clear the store of smoke and multiple agencies worked to investigate the arson. Duncan said they do have surveillance footage, as well as witnesses and evidence they will review as part of the ongoing investigation. keprtv.com



C-Store - Coon Rapids, MN - Robbery
C-Store - Wesson, MS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - South Bend, IN - Robbery
C-Store - Mishawaka, IN - Robbery
C-Store - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Stanton, NE - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Warren, PA- Burglary
Dollar General - Richmond, VA - Burglary
Dollar Tree - New Castle, DE - Robbery
Gas Station - Attleboro, RI - Armed Robbery/shooting
Gas Station - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Kohl's - Portland, OR - Armed Robbery
Restaurant- Houston, TX - Armed Robbery/ Owner shot, killed
Restaurant - Glens Falls, NY - Robbery
7-Eleven - Langhorne, PA - Armed Robbery / suspect shot by Police



Daily Totals:
14 robberies
2 burglaries
3 shootings
1 killed


Weekly Totals:
60 robberies
29 burglaries
6 shootings
1 killed


Kevin Uhe, CFI promoted to District Director of Operations and AP for Macy's
Lauren Linsenbach named Regional AP Manager for Victra
Thomas Torain named Asset Protection Coordinator for Harris Teeter
Brandon Hisey named LP District Manager for Bi-Mart
Dennis Lamborn promoted to Regional LP Manager for Gap Inc.
Claudia Joya named LP Trainer for Marmaxx
Devin Saunders promoted to Regional LP Manager for DTiQ
Paul Templeman promoted to LP Manager Investigations, E-Commerce and Compliance for Z Gallerie

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You will be key in assessing and reporting AP vulnerabilities, developing strategies to address vulnerabilities, have a high attention to detail and use critical thinking and good judgment to help make decisions and formulate solutions to work-related concerns...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
Denver, CO

You will be key in assessing and reporting AP vulnerabilities, developing strategies to address vulnerabilities, have a high attention to detail and use critical thinking and good judgment to help make decisions and formulate solutions to work-related concerns...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
Austin, TX

Responsible for supporting field operations execution of asset protection processes in an assigned regional area...

Manager of District Loss Prevention
Fresno, CA

You will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results...
Area Loss Prevention Manager
Seattle WA, Portland OR, Salt Lake City UT

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities...

Field Loss Prevention Manager
Dallas, TX

Manages and coordinates Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within Staples Retail locations...

Manager, Asset Protection Fraud & Investigations
Westchester, IL

The Manager of Asset Protection Fraud and Investigations is responsible for the global enterprise hybrid -ecommerce, digital product and traditional fraud investigation program...

Area Loss Prevention Manager
New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities...



Security Industry Specialists, Inc. provides unique security solutions to some of the most successful names in business. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, designer brands, international events, celebrities, and high-profile executives.

We are currently looking for an experienced LP Specialist - Undercover/Plain Clothes.

● 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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With everything that goes on in one's personal and professional life, it's oftentimes difficult to be able to really focus on the day's objectives. It's easy to get lost in everything going on around you and, while no one can bat 1,000 everyday, you've got to be able to separate -- to use your work as a form of escape from everything and to get lost in your work. Your work can give your mind the chance to separate from virtually anything going on in your life which allows your subconscious time to rethink-refresh- and hopefully see things more clearly. It's like using work as therapy. The trick is forcing yourself to do it. Much easier said then done.

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