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6/8/16

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Kristine Gentilella was named Vice President of Loss Prevention
for Family Dollar.

Kristine previously held the position of Vice President of Global Loss Prevention, Compliance and Risk Management for Claire's Stores and has worked for the retailer since 2004. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting from Villanova University. Congratulations Kristine!
Tom Meehan, CFI was promoted to Director of Technology and Investigations for Bloomingdale's.
Tom was previously the Corporate Manager Data, Systems and Central Investigations for the retailer, which he has worked at since 2004. He started as a Loss Prevention Manager and worked his way up the ladder become Regional Manager of Investigations. He also worked as the loss prevention manager for Home Depot in 2000. Congratulations Tom!
Brett St. Martin was promoted to Loss Prevention & Operations Support Director for Lowe's.
Brett was previously the Market LP and Operations Support Manager for Lowe's, and has been with the retailer since 2003. He started as a Loss Prevention Specialist, and two years later was promoted to Loss Prevention Manager. Congratulations Brett!
 

 



Reform program for alleged shoplifters decried as "extortion"
A Utah company called the Corrective Education Company says its program keeps accused thieves out of the criminal justice system. CEC was founded by two Harvard graduates with a goal of using what's called "restorative justice" to teach shoplifters to reform instead of going to jail. According to court documents, major retailers -- including Walmart, Bloomingdale's and Burlington Coat Factory -- have had private security agreements with the firm.

But a San Francisco City attorney alleges the program is breaking the law to make money at the expense of the people it promises to help, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner.

The Corrective Education Company shows a video to people allegedly caught shoplifting in stores, saying they could go to jail or consider another option -- CEC's program. You sign an admission of guilt, pay as much as $500 and participate in an online course, then move on with their lives without a criminal record. "This is a story of a retailer giving an individual that made a bad decision a second chance," company official Jeff Powers explains in a video on the web site.

The company told CBS News that "less than two percent of shoplifters who complete the CEC educational program reoffend." And a former Dallas police chief also applauds the program in another company video, saying the program "provides the opportunity for someone who makes a mistake to correct that mistake."

But San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera does not agree. "I'm calling it extortion," Herrera said.

Herrera is suing the company and now wants an injunction to stop it from "contracting with retailers to threaten suspects with arrest and criminal prosecution" unless they watch the video in a "secluded room" with security guards. "You're falsely imprisoned in this intimidating environment with no counsel, no representation," Herrera said. "And I don't think that there's any doubt whatsoever that it's extortion and false imprisonment." Read last year's D&D Daily article on the lawsuit here cbsnews.com


Canada Encourages US to Follow Its Lead in Fighting Merchandise Counterfeiting
- Program shuts down 2,300 counterfeit merchants - most linked to China

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is urging the U.S. to follow its lead in fighting merchandise counterfeiting by using information provided by victims to close the bank accounts of unscrupulous merchants selling knock-off goods.

During the past 12 months, Canada's innovative program, called Program Chargeback, which is run by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, identified 2,304 merchants selling counterfeit goods - most of them linked to three banks in China. After shutting down their bank accounts, CAFC was able to recover $3.3 million for 9,390 victims who suffered an average loss of $300 to $350.

"My recommendation is that if the U.S. wants to, they can do the same thing we're doing in Canada with the counterfeit complaints coming in," said Barry Elliott, the head of CAFC's Criminal Intelligence Analytical Unit, at a presentation last week at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. The collaborative effort has been a great success, Elliott noted. "Everybody's happy except organized crime, because, really, they're the only ones taking the hit." csnews.com

STANLEY Security Wins Big at SIA's 2016 New Product Showcase
STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announced that two top awards were given to their leading brands, as part of The Security Industry Association's (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) forum at this year's International Security Conference (ISC) West in Las Vegas in April.

STANLEY Security brought home "Best Product of the Year" in two categories: "Mobile Apps" category for STANLEY Guard, and the STANLEY Security brand, BEST won in "Access Control Devices & Peripherals" for BEST SHELTER. stanleycss.com

The O Alliance Partners With Profitect - Expanding Network's Expertise in Helping Retailers Unlock Value through Prescriptive Analytics Solutions
The O Alliance today announced the addition of Profitect, the leading provider of prescriptive analytics, to its network of world-class Affiliate members. Profitect improves or replaces current business intelligence and exception based reporting tools to empower users of all skillsets with prescribed actions. businesswire.com

Metalligence Selects Smartvue IoT Video Platform to Deliver Home Surveillance Services to Millions of Subscribers
Smartvue Corporation today announced that it was selected by Metalligence to provide video surveillance services to its subscribers as part of a portfolio of home automation and security offerings. Smartvue customers, which include leading cable and telco companies, upload more than 40 million minutes of video surveillance daily from tens of thousands of devices connected to the IoT video platform. yahoo.com

March Networks Introduces Industry's First 3MP Video over Coax Surveillance Camera able to Run in a Daisy-Chain or Loop to Maximize Analog Investments
March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to introduce its new MegaPX DPoC MicroDome. The IP camera is the industry's first 3MP, video over coax surveillance camera to support the HomePlug AV / IEEE 1901 standard, enabling it to transmit video and audio in daisy-chain or loop configurations over a single analog cable. The camera saves organizations the expense and disruption typically required to replace existing coaxial lines with Ethernet to capture high-resolution video, and can reduce installation times by 75% or more. prnewswire.com

NLRB Undermines Employers' Ability To Protect Confidentiality of Internal Investigation and Witness Privacy
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued two decisions, Banner Health Systems and Piedmont Gardens, which will hinder employers' ability to conduct internal investigations. As a result, employers can no longer ensure the confidentiality of witness statements and employers are significantly limited in their ability to instruct employees not to discuss internal investigations with co-workers.

In Banner Health Systems, the NLRB (2-1) held employees have a right under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to discuss discipline or ongoing disciplinary investigations involving themselves or co-workers. An employer violates the law by restricting, or even asking, employees interviewed during a company investigation not to discuss the investigation with co-workers while the investigation is ongoing, absent the employer demonstrating that it has a legitimate and substantial business justification for the restriction that outweighs the employees' rights.

In Piedmont Gardens, the NLRB (3-2) overruled a 37-year precedent holding that witness statements secured during an employer investigation will no longer be treated as confidential and given a blanket exemption from production. The NLRB concluded that witness statements should be treated the same as any other information request; therefore, an employer wishing to avoid disclosure of witness statements in connection with an employer investigation, assuming the statements are relevant, must assert that the witness statements are confidential and offer an accommodation to the union's need for the information. foxrothschild.com

5 Steps To An Anti-Corruption 'Culture Of Compliance'
While every company is different and each company has its own unique corporate culture, the most important element in developing a "culture of compliance" is leadership that is strongly committed to doing business in an honest, ethical and legally compliant manner and which is willing to walk away from all business that does not meet that standard.

1. Senior Management Commitment
Within a business organization, compliance begins with the board of directors and senior executives setting the proper tone for the rest of the company. Managers and employees take their cues from these corporate leaders.

2. Effective Standards and Controls
Have effective standards and controls, including policies and procedures which have been designed to address the risks that the company is facing in the real world, which are diligently implemented, followed, and enforced because of the genuine strong commitment of senior management.

3. Frequent Communications From Senior Management
This reminds employees of the importance they attach personally to anti-corruption compliance and the corporation's zero tolerance for noncompliance.

4. Regular Compliance Training
Another vital element to building a "culture of compliance" is regular anti-corruption compliance training.

5. Ongoing Monitoring and Auditing
The ongoing monitoring and auditing of anti-corruption compliance throughout the corporation ensures that the company's standards (policies and procedures) and system of internal controls are being properly implemented, followed and enforced. law360.com

Job Seekers Say Petco Hid Credit Check Authorizations
Petco Animal Supplies Inc. hides authorizations allowing it to conduct credit checks on its job seekers in the fine print on its applications, according to a putative class action removed to California federal court on Monday. One successful and one failed job applicant claim in the suit that Petco violated the disclosure provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and illegally ran credit checks on them and an unknown number of other applicants by hiding mentions of the credit checks in a wall of words in their job application.

Auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. paid $5.7 million in May to settle a similar suit with a proposed class of 200,000 prospective employees filed in 2012. law360.com

Chargebacks costs continue to soar as card-not-present transactions rise
LexisNexis' True Cost of Fraud Study 2016 revealed that chargebacks are costing retailers US $2.40 in chargebacks for every dollar fraudulently lost - 140% higher than the initial loss. Overall, chargebacks account for 42% of total fraud losses suffered by large and small companies, including a 9% year-on-year rise for the online channel and 12% for the mobile channel, according to LexisNexis. retailrisk.com

CEO of British Retailer BHS Alleges Former Owner Threatened to Kill Him

NRF: Father's Day Spending to Reach Record-High $14.3 Billion

Washington D.C. Approves $15 Minimum Wage by 2020


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Dollarama Q1 comp's up 6.6%, sales up 13%
lululemon athletica Q1 comp's up 3%, sales up 17%



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Retailers are coming to grips with data breaches and protection
Only two years ago, retailers ranging from big box stores to office suppliers were hit with a series of highly publicized criminal hacking incidents where credit card numbers and other data were stolen. While merchants said banks' fraud-prone credit card systems were to blame, it was retailers whose brand names were dragged through the headlines. Now, as cyber breach headlines seem to have shifted to sectors like banks and government, the question remains: Are things measurably better in retail?

The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report says they are. Retail has dropped from 11 percent of breaches in 2013 to 6 percent last year. Banks, by contrast, nearly tripled from 13 percent in 2014 to 36 percent in 2015, the highest of any industry.

What is promising, according to Grillo and others, is that a knowledge base of security service providers and vendors is rapidly proliferating in the market - buoyed by the recognition from retail executive management that urgent action must be taken to stem threats.

"What we are really starting to see is companies getting their arms around the idea of cyber governance," Grillo says, adding that cybersecurity is being defined as a key business issue at all levels of organizations. "Companies in the retail industry particularly are really getting their arms around this from a resilience standpoint." nrf.com

Cybercrime's new business model: Selling stolen data back to original owners
With a 'historic glut of stolen data' for sale, there's now a shortage of buyers

The biggest shift in the past decade is that it has gotten much less profitable to steal millions of payment-card numbers and sell them to fraudsters. According to the cybersecurity firm Intel Security, the price of a stolen payment-card record has dropped from $25 in 2011 to $6 in 2016. "We're living through an historic glut of stolen data," explains Brian Krebs, who writes the blog Krebs on Security. "More supply drives the price way down, and there's so much data for sale, we're sort of having a shortage of buyers at this point."

Cybersecurity is often framed as a matter of keeping up with the rapid evolution of online attacks-patching software vulnerabilities and identifying new malware programs. But cybercriminals' most crucial adaptation in recent years has little to do with their technical tools and everything to do with their business model: They have started selling stolen data back to its original owners. To keep cybercrime profitable, criminals needed to find a new cohort of potential buyers, and they did: all of us. At the heart of this new business model for cybercrime is the fact that individuals and businesses, not retailers and banks, are the ones footing the bill for data breaches. theatlantic.com

'CODE RED': relaxed attitude to card transaction in public puts millions at risk
While many people are concerned about the amount of their personal data that is held by large companies, and the potential for data breaches, it seems that people are surprisingly cavalier about sharing their own actionable credit and debit card data with complete strangers. A poll by secure payment specialists found that more than a third of people had heard friends or colleagues giving out their full credit card details, including the three-digit code, while on the phone within the last six months. A further 21% had been privy to this information within the last year. retailrisk.com

LeakedSource: 'Assume Every Website Has Been Hacked'
 

 



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ALL-TAG will Unveil the World's Smallest AM Label at the 2016 National Retail Federation (NRF) Loss Prevention Conference & Expo

Boca Raton, Florida - ALL-TAG, a leading manufacturer of anti-theft Security Tags, Security Labels, and other loss prevention products, will be unveiling their newest product, the AM Security Label - Narrow, at the 2016 National Retail Federation (NRF) Loss Prevention Conference & Expo.

ALL-TAG has been supplying standard 58 KHz Acousto-Magnetic (AM) Labels, which are an alternative to Sensormatic UltraStrip III (DR) Labels, for many years. They are now offering a narrower version to help retailers protect more merchandise.

"We saw a need, and searched for a solution to fix it," explained ALL-TAG's Vice President of Sales, Andy Gilbert. "The issue with most existing AM labels is that they are too big for many of the smaller, high-shrink items."

"So we developed the AM Security Label - Narrow," Gilbert continued. "This label is thinner (top to bottom) and more narrow (width) than any other AM label on the market, allowing retailers to tag more high-shrink merchandise than they could in the past."

Product features include:

• Width is 24% less than TYCO/Sensormatic UltraStrip III (DR) Labels
• Compatible with TYCO/Sensormatic and other Acousto-Magnetic (AM) 58 KHz EAS Systems and Deactivators
• Comparable EAS System Detection and Deactivation performance to TYCO/Sensormatic UltraStrip III (DR) Labels

AM Security Labels - Narrow will be on display at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Loss Prevention Conference & Expo, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from June 15 - 16, 2016 at ALL-TAG booth #1520.

For more information about AM Security Labels or ALL-TAG, please visit www.ALL-TAG.com.

About ALL-TAG
ALL-TAG manufacturers Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) products and services designed to help retailers protect their merchandise from shoplifting. The company is the currently the second largest global manufacturer of 8.2 MHz Radio-Frequency (RF) anti-theft labels behind Checkpoint Systems Inc. The original ALL-TAG RF Label factory, located in Manage, Belgium, began producing RF Labels for source-taggers and retailers throughout the world in 1992. ALL-TAG Corporation, located in Boca Raton, Florida USA, opened in 2000 as a global sales and marketing office. In July of 2011, ALL-TAG launched a new production facility to manufacture RF labels in the United States. The new factory supplies RF Labels to our US customers, as well as many other customers around the world. The company also has an inventory warehouse in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom to ensure timely deliveries to our many customers in those regions.

 

 

 


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Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016 



The Zellman Group is a loss prevention services and consulting company working in the retail, food service, and hospitality industries. From Analytics, Civil Recovery, eCommerce Fraud Detection and Operations, their proven solutions provide measureable results for companies of any size or segment. In this LPNN interview, Zellman Group CEO Stuart Levine talks about the investments they've made in people and technology and the risk-averse approach they take to civil recovery. While Stan Welch, VP of Business Development, tells us how his prior experience working with TZG as a VP of LP on the retail side led him to join Zellman's all-star team. 
 


LPNN Quick Take #14

As the solution provider portion of our "Live in NYC" broadcast wraps up, MCs Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley kick off the second part of the day, featuring more interviews with the LP leaders of today educating those of tomorrow!

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Best practices for fighting counterfeiters online
As the counterfeiting market expands it becomes ever more important for brands to protect themselves in terms of their reputations and bottom lines, as well as their customers. But what exactly can be done to tackle the problem, especially with counterfeiters operating on a global platform?

1. Attain global visibility
Before a brand can understand the scope of the threat posed by online counterfeit sales, it must expose and quantify the problem. Counterfeiters operate over a wide array of online channels; all of these, including online marketplaces, e-commerce sites, message boards and the rest, must be monitored and analysed.

2. Monitor points of promotion
While it's obviously important to identify and shut down distribution channels, it's almost certain that counterfeiters will regularly seek new sales venues. So it's just as critical to monitor the online promotional channels used by these criminals.

3. Take proactive action
Brands should:
• Set priorities.
• Watch for cybersquatters.
• Become a difficult target.
• Use all your weapons.
• Get help from friends.

4. Fight online counterfeit sales holistically
Online counterfeit sales are easier to address when the entire enterprise participates. That means brand owners should set up a cross-functional task force to address the issue in a coordinated, holistic manner.

5. Let online intelligence inform offline defence measures
Online intelligence can help identify the most egregious infringers, so that offline defensive efforts can be focused where they'll be most effective.

6. Act swiftly - and globally
Perhaps even more than it affects legitimate business, the proliferation of international trade offers tremendous benefits to online counterfeiters. Prepare by ensuring your trademarks are registered internationally - especially in China, which observes a "first-to-file" policy that grants registration to whoever files first, even if it's not the true brand owner.

7. Educate your customers
Your customers can be an important ally in minimising sales of counterfeit goods with all its associated costs. Educate your customers about the risks of buying from unauthorised sources, and recruit them to join in the effort by reporting suspicious goods and sellers. retailrisk.com

Price still drives online purchases
Price continues to trump all other factors in determining where consumers buy online: 87% of consumers in a recent survey cited price as "very" or "extremely" influential. internetretailer.com

How PayPal Plans to Get Back on Top in Digital Payments

Survey Shows Rapid Growth in Online Shopping - 51% of Purchases Made on Web

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Lexington, KY: $13,000 in merchandise stolen from Pandora store
in Fayette Mall

Police are trying to figure out how thousands of dollars worth of rings were stolen from a jewelry store at the Fayette Mall. Police say the theft happened Sunday afternoon at the Pandora store. Police said a man entered the store at 3:15 p.m., after lingering in the store for a while, police say took a key that was left in one of the jewelry cases and exited the store. A few minutes later, he returned to the store with a woman. This time the man was carrying a large "Express" bag. Police say the woman blocked the view of the Pandora employees while the man checked out the case. At 3:48 p.m., the man removed a sleeve of rings and put them inside the shopping bag. The man didn't leave the store. Police say he stayed in the store for nearly another 15 minutes while attempting to use the key to open other cases. He and his female accomplice left the store at 4:04 p.m. A few minutes later, police say Pandora employees noticed a tray of rings was missing from a display case. Police say in all 177 rings were taken. All of the rings were size 4.5 and have the initials ALE within the band of the ring. The rings were worth about $13,000. wkyt.com


Washington, DC: Stereo Store Employee Traded Cash, Guns, and Heroin
for Hot Goods

Customers come to Discount Auto Sound on Georgia Avenue NW for a new car stereo, but something illegal was also allegedly being offered. After a raid yesterday, police say that one employee at the stereo store offered guns, cash, or heroin in exchange for stolen "hot" goods. The stereo business was allegedly the location of an illegal fencing operation that the Metropolitan Police Department officially brought down yesterday. Police arrested a 39-year-old employee of the store, Tom Van Huynh, for distributing heroin and trafficking and receiving stolen property.
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Orland Park, IL: Thieving Foursome Flung Clothes from Car as Police Chased
Four women who crafted a cinematic plan to lift clothes from an Orland Park store starred in a very public arrest Friday evening. The four women wound up handcuffed and sitting on a curb in the parking lot after a police pursuit during which they flung their smuggled goods out the car window. It started at JCPenney in Orland Square Mall, at 6 p.m. An LP Associate reported two women grabbing multiple items and heading inside the dressing room, while one woman appeared to serve as a lookout outside the store. As police approached, the women hopped in a car and fled. Even after an officer approached the car and tapped on the window, the women sped off, but were later arrested. Police found items with the sensory tags still attached, with aluminum foil covering them, as well as a roll of aluminum foil in the backseat. Roughly $790 in merchandise was recovered. patch.com

Fort Wayne, IN: Woman indicted for $3,200 in fraudulent refunds
and Loyalty Discounts at Kroger

Amy L. Sanders, 47, was charged Tuesday with theft, a Level 6 felony. Sanders allegedly had sought fraudulent merchandise refunds and fraudulent loyalty discounts at the Kroger service station between March 2015 and March of this year, totaling $3,252.22. news-sentinel.com

Bainbridge, GA: Felony Shoplifter nabbed stealing over $1,200 in cell phones from Walmart

 

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Shootings

Walnut Park, CA: Marijuana Dispensary Owner shoots 2 suspects during attempted Robbery
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the shooting happened at about 10:40 p.m. in the 2400 block of Florence Avenue. Deputies said the store owner shot the two suspects in self-defense during an attempted robbery. Both suspects were taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not available. ktla.com


Robberies & Thefts

Orlando, FL: Two Masked Armed Robbers hit Walmart, Customers and employees run for cover
At 1am, Customers and employees were sent running from a Walmart early Wednesday after deputies said two masked men robbed the store at gunpoint. According to the sheriff's office, the culprits demanded cash from two female employees who were emptying the store's cash registers. After the gunmen fled, but deputies said there was conflicting information prompting an evacuation of the store. Deputies said after a sweep of the store, it was determined the gunmen possibly fled in a dark-colored sedan. No injuries were reported in the robbery. clickorlando.com

King of Prussia, PA: Surveillance from KOP Mall alleged Kidnapping released
New surveillance video of the King of Prussia Mall alleged kidnapping incident has been released by the Upper Merion Police Department. Cherie Amoore is accused of taking a seven-week-old baby boy from his mother in the mall's food court on March 31. A Montgomery County judge ruled the 7-1/2 minute surveillance video should not be sealed. Amoore's defense had argued the added media coverage could influence potential jurors. The charges against Amoore include felony kidnapping and unlawful restraint. fox29.com

East Huntingdon, PA: Police surveillance cameras aid in arrest of Tractor Supply Burglar; $3,300 of merchandise recovered
Pennsylvania State Troopers assigned to investigate the burglary and theft early Monday of $3,315 worth of electronic dog-training devices and a dolly from Tractor Supply in East Huntingdon, the vehicle and mode of operation captured on surveillance cameras looked familiar. Within hours, troopers had obtained a search warrant for the Lucas Pipeline Road home of Timothy Stants, 50, in East Huntingdon. triblive.com

Chicago, IL: Three Teens Wrongly Accused in 7-Eleven Armed Robbery; Police Officer has 19 complaints in 10 years
They were all 16 years old at the time of the incident when police guns were pointed at them. They were suspected of armed robbery at the 7-11 store located at 111th and Kedzie in Chicago. 7-11 store security video, which clearly shows there was no robbery. Responding officers who visited the store also confirmed there was no robbery. Chicago Police Officer Michelle Morsi-Murphy was off duty when she called 911, claiming the teens were armed and fleeing. cbslocal.com



Brighton, MI: Two Suspects Plead In Kohl's Theft And Police Chase
19-year-old Nelson DeJesus and 20-year-old Savannah Haley pleaded guilty to charges related to a retail fraud incident at the Kohl's store in Green Oak Township and police chase that occurred April 19th. whmi.com





Miami, FL: Suspected burglar smashes into Advance America in Miami-Dade

The burglary took place at Advance America, located at 11656 S.W. 88th St., at around 2 a.m. A delivery man found the door in the back of the business open. Investigators said the burglar smashed a hole into the wall near the door. Police have not released details of exactly what was stolen. wsvn.com


G
reenwich, CT: Police probe if string of burglaries are connected

Millburn, NJ: Bloomingdale at Short Hills busts a shoplifter stealing a $750 belt and buckle

Fayetteville, AR: Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting 'Snitching' Clerk Who Reported Shoplifting

Kay Outlet in the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets, Las Vegas, NV reported a Diamond Switch on 5/21, merchandise valued at $600

Kay Jewelers in the Stonecrest Mall, Lithonia, GA reported a Grab & Run on 6/7, merchandise valued at $6,999


Credit Card & ID Theft

Pittsburgh, PA: Leader of Pennsylvania identity theft ring sentenced to prison
An Allegheny County judge sentenced an eastern Pennsylvania man to three to six years in state prison Monday for leading an identity theft ring that used hundreds of fake credit cards and IDs. Lovell A. Davis III, 36, of Havertown, Delaware County, pleaded guilty to 69 counts of access device fraud, 18 counts of forgery, 10 counts of identity theft and one count each of dealing in the proceeds from unlawful activity and corrupt organizations. triblive.com

Tampa, FL: Tampa Man Gets 4-Year Prison Sentence For Credit Card Fraud; Bed Bath & Beyond and William Sonoma items sold on eBay
The state's Department of Justice has found Kevin Wain, 41. guilty of credit card fraud and sentenced him to four years in federal prison. Investigation of the case revealed that Wain used fake credit cards which he prepared using a magnetic card writer/reader he bought from eBay in September 2011. Using the counterfeit cards, Wain was able to buy himself loads of expensive goods from Bed, Bath & Beyond and Williams Sonoma stores. Wain would then sell these goods to unsuspecting buyers on eBay. techtimes.com

Henderson County, NC: 19-year-old faces 12 felony counts, accused of stealing checks from mailboxes


Skimming Reports

Yuma, AZ: Police warn public, third device found on a gas pump on Tuesday


Cargo Theft

Cargo thefts more dangerous sites
More than $138 million in cargo was stolen from truckers in 2015, according to a report from FreightWatch International ofAustin, Texas. Protecting freight is a daily worry for transportation executives whose trucks are crisscrossing the nation daily with trailers full of goods... Technology has helped truckers. Thanks to better in-cab communication systems, drivers can stay in constant contact with headquarters or law enforcement on the road, and tracking devices can register where trailers are... But if the transportation industry has grown sophisticated, so has the thieving industry. infotruck.blogspot.com


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Advance America - Miami, FL - Burglary
C Express - Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery
Citgo - La Porte, IN - Armed Robbery
Cumberland Farms - New Bedford, MA - Armed Robbery
CVS - Morgantown, WV - Robbery
CVS - Covington, GA - Armed Robbery
Diamond Food Mart - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery/ clerk killed
Dunkin Donuts - Deerfield Beach, FL - Robbery
Dodge's - Bassett, VA - Robbery
Family Dollar - Gulfport, MS - Armed Robbery
Fiesta - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Firestone - Dallas, TX - Burglary/ Theft
Florence Ave. - Walnut Park, CA - Robbery/ 2 suspects shot
Hot Spot - Myrtle Beach, SC - Armed Robbery
J Crimi Eyewear Boutique - Henderson, NV - Burglary
Kum & Go - Springfield, MO - Armed Robbery
Loaf n Jug - Fargo, ND - Robbery
Murphy USA - Belmont, SC - Armed Robbery
One Stop - Columbus, MS - Shooting/ 1 killed
Perfect Food and Gas - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Prime Energy - New Bedford, MA - Armed Robbery
Shurfast Food - Cadiz, OH - Armed Robbery
Valero - SanAntonio, TX - Armed Robbery
7- Eleven - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Colorado Springs, CO - Robbery



 


 
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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... 
Sr. Mgr, Safety & Retail (Non-Industrial)
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...

Loss Prevention Specialist
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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Ian Vernon, CFI was named Loss Prevention Manager for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.
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Interesting how the social dynamics of a small industry mirror, somewhat, the same social dynamics of a family, with the holidays and conferences almost being one in the same, where we're excited to visit with old friends and colleagues, yet cautious about the battle lines business and careers at times necessitate or cause. At the end of the day, it's all about doing what's right for the industry, adding value, helping people, and continuing to help evolve the industry. And while each executive has their individual agendas, it's important to remember that we are all part of one industry and we all share one goal - to guide, nurture, and evolve it.

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