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Bomb Explodes in Target Women's Bathroom
Transgender Policy? - Police Deny

Evanston, IL - A 44-year-old woman described as a person of interest was taken into custody in connection with a small bomb explosion in the women's bathroom at a Target store in Evanston, Illinois, police said Thursday. Despite early speculation the incident was possibly connected to Target's recent change to its bathroom policy allowing customers "to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity," police dismissed that notion Thursday. "The detectives are not currently looking for any known additional suspects and as this point there is no indication that the incident is related to any policies that the Target store has in place," police said in a news release issued Thursday.

The explosion occurred Wednesday shortly after 4 p.m. at the store. No one was inside the bathroom when the small explosion happened, Commander Joe Dugan said. It caused minor damage and no one was injured. Early indications are that a plastic bottle was used but no projectiles like nails or tacks were inside it. Investigators are gathering evidence, including examining store security camera video. fox13now.com


OSHA Fines Ashely Furniture $1.75 Million
New VP Safety Job Coming!
OSHA and Ashley Furniture, the nation's largest retailer of home furnishings, have entered into a corporate-wide settlement agreement that the agency believes provides an effective framework for protecting workers from machine hazards. The agreement also resolves all pending OSHA citations at the company's plants in Arcadia and Whitehall, Wisconsin, and in Ecru and Ripley, Mississippi.

According to the terms of the agreement, Ashley will demonstrate its corporate commitment to safety by retaining a vice president for safety, who will be responsible for managing a corporate-wide program to identify and evaluate prevention and control of machine hazards. The comprehensive settlement emphasizes employee involvement and management commitment to the implementation of the machine safety program.

The settlement agreement with Ashley resolves numerous violations that OSHA issued to several Ashley workplaces. OSHA conducted inspections at several Ashley workplaces after learning of injuries at the Arcadia, Wisonsin facility, and realizing that similar hazardous conditions could exist at the other workplaces. To resolve all citations, the company will correct all cited violations and will pay penalties of $1.75 million. ehstoday.com

Verisk Retail Wraps Up InterACT 2016 Experience
Verisk Retail's "Up North" InterACT 2016 experience, at the historic Grand View Resort in Nisswa, Minnesota, has once again been acclaimed by its customers as one of the year's most essential events for growth and advancement of loss prevention practitioners. Over 70 retail professionals, representing more than 40 retail brands, gathered to share insights in maximizing their use of the Aspect EliteLP POS-analysis and APIS case management systems, as well as to gain cutting-edge loss prevention knowledge. InterACT's robust agenda, once again, qualified attendees for Continuing Education Credits toward widely-recognized industry certifications, including LPC, LPQ and CFI. Read more here.

Best Security Industries (BSI) Unveils New Series of Intelligent Solutions to Combat ORC and Other Crimes Against Retailers
Best Security Industries (BSI), a premiere provider of certified, pre-owned and private label electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems and engineered IP video solutions, today announced that it has expanded its BSI Connect series with the introduction of BSI Notify Connect and BSI Tracking Connect. These new solutions are specifically designed to help retailers address the growing problem of organized retail crimes (ORC) and other forms of shoplifting. BSI will showcase these new solutions at NRF Protect, June 14-16, 2016 in Philadelphia. Stop by Booth #1401 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to learn more. d-ddaily.com

Tyco Security Products Introduces VideoEdge Facial Biometrics
With Face Detection analytics, operators can be proactively notified that the surveillance system has detected a person of interest, for example known criminals, ex-employees, VIPs or other persons of importance. This technology can be useful in protecting stock and assets by alerting security to potential risks much sooner than normal, to increasing customer retention by alerting the store manager to greet an important customer entering the store. securitymiddleeast.com

Keeping Cargo Theft at Bay:
Goods Tracking Market to Swell to $5.6B - 2021
Goods tracking technologies are on the rise, as companies find them to be increasingly essential in effectively tracking and monitoring transported goods to cut down on cargo theft. ABI Research estimates that the market, which was worth $3.6 billion in 2016, will swell to $5.6 billion by 2021. abiresearch.com

Office Depot Allowed to Sue AIG for $30M
Claims Bad Faith in Covering Whistleblower Suit
Office Depot Inc. can continue to pursue its suit alleging AIG Specialty Insurance Co. failed to pay for the company's losses from a whistleblower suit after a California federal judge on Tuesday ruled state law precluded the payment but let the company proceed with a bad-faith claim against the insurer. Judge Stephen V. Wilson dismissed Office Depot's breach of contract claims against AIG, finding the state insurance code barred the insurer from paying on a $30 million claim Office Depot made after settling a California False Claims Act lawsuit. But Judge Wilson ruled that the office supply giant could go forward with its claim that AIG acted in bad faith in handling the claim. law360.com


SEC Issues $17 Million Whistleblower Award
The SEC said the person's "detailed tip substantially advanced the agency's investigation," and subsequent enforcement action. The SEC, citing federal law, did not identify the tipster or their former employer. The largest award issued in the program was $30 million awarded in September 2014. Its second-largest since launching the whistleblower program five years ago.

The SEC's whistleblower program was established under a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act; it has awarded $85 million to 32 tipsters since its inception in 2011, the SEC said. Mr. Ceresney noted that five whistleblowers in the past month have collected more than $26 million in awards. Whistleblowers who provide unique and useful information to the SEC can collect 10% to 30% of a penalty when it exceeds $1 million, the SEC said. wsj.com

Hudson's Bay Co. Widens Loss, Plans More Cost-Cutting Moves
Hudson's Bay Co. parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue department stores, reported a wider loss for the first quarter, hurt by weakness at a couple key brands. The company also said it plans more cost-cutting moves, including a voluntary restructuring of its European merchandising operations. In addition to the European restructuring, Hudson's Bay said it outsourced information-technology systems positions in its North America business. wsj.com

Signs point toward FTC approving Walgreens-Rite Aid merger
 The deal, if approved, would come with conditions, sources said. Meanwhile, Walgreen's within a few days is expected to announce the beginning of a process to divest stores in regions where the chains may have too much overlap, a source close to the situation said. nypost.com

99 Cents Only Stores posts Field Director, Asset Protection job online
As a Field Director, Asset Protection, you will manage all aspects of the company's field asset protection, safety, security and compliance. You will direct, and support field management in the design, development, monitoring and implementation of activities related to the protection of company assets.

With more than 350 stores in four western states and two distribution centers in California and Texas, 99 Cents Only Stores is a premier deep-discount retailer that primarily carries name-brand consumable and general merchandise. 99only.silkroad.com

It's not a Fourth Amendment search if a cop swipes your credit card, court finds

Riverside County, CA: Chemical spill inside a Starkist Foods Distribution Center injures 16, including firefighter



Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Christopher & Banks Q1 comp's up 6%, net sales up 9.2%
Francesca's Q1 comp's up 2%, net sales up 12%
99 Cents Only Stores Q1 comp's flat, net sales up 1.3%
Hudson's Bay Company Q1 comp's down 1%
     DSG comp's up 2.3%
     HBC Europe comp's up 0.7%
     HBC Off Price comp's down 4.1%
     Saks Fifth Avenue comp's down 5.7%
Mattress Firm Q1 comp's down 1.1%, net sales up 49.2%

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Chief Security Officer May Be The Job Of The Future That No One Wants
Some might characterize the last few years as a "gold rush" for security professionals. It's becoming increasingly clear that hackers are going to continue hacking, and businesses are scrambling to bring in the leaders they need to fend off these increasing attacks.

A recent report from Cisco puts it bluntly, "cybersecurity skills are in high demand, yet in short supply." With this, large organizations are scrambling to figure out how best to implement a proper security strategy all the while struggling to find the best people to execute the tasks. More than half of the organizations surveyed in the Cisco report sought security consulting, indicating that there's a continual gap of internal knowledge.

The big issue is understanding how to position the problem. For years, security was something of an operational issue - a decision made and implemented by middle management. Top decision-makers didn't really understand the inner workings of IT, so they likely didn't have much stake in a company's security posture.

But as targets become more widespread, it's now a leadership issue. And titles like CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) and CSO (Chief Security Officer) are becoming C-level staples. fastcompany.com

There's the Beef
- Wendy's Admits Number of Locations Impacted in Data Breach 'Significantly Higher' than the 300 Initially Reported

When news broke last month that the credit card breach at fast food chain Wendy's impacted fewer than 300 out of the company's 5,800 locations, the response from many readers was, "Where's the Breach?" Today, Wendy's said the number of stores impacted by the breach is "significantly higher" and that the intrusion may not yet be contained.

Wendy's acknowledged in a statement that the breach is now expected to be "considerably higher than the 300 restaurants already implicated." Company spokesman Bob Bertini declined to be more specific about the number of stores involved, citing an ongoing investigation. Bertini also declined to say whether the company is confident that the breach has been contained. "Wherever we are finding it we've taken action," he said. "But we can't rule out that there aren't others."

Bertini said part of the problem was that the breach happened in two waves. He said the outside forensics investigators that were assigned to the case by the credit card associations initially found 300 locations that had malware on the point-of-sale devices, but that the company's own investigators later discovered a different strain of the malware at some locations. Bertini declined to provide additional details about either of the malware strains found in the intrusions.

The company also emphasized that all of the breached stores were franchised - not company-run - entities. krebsonsecurity.com

Read Wendy's statement on the 'Unusual Credit Card Activity' here

Survey: Data Breaches Send Customers Fleeing
The effects of the bad publicity can be far-ranging: A study commissioned by Centrify found that 66% of adults in the US are at least somewhat likely to stop doing business with a company that has suffered a cyber-breach.

That number is even higher in the UK, where 75% said they are somewhat likely to stop doing business after a hack. And a fifth (21%) of US consumers say they are very likely to stop transacting with a business that has been hacked. The people most likely to take their business elsewhere include those who have had their personal information compromised in a hack, those who are tech savvy and those who are frequent online shoppers.

"The study clearly points to the need for organizations to dramatically bolster their security systems and do everything in their power to protect consumer information and prevent a breach."  infosecurity-magazine.com

Securing the IoT is the Next Big Challenge
"The Internet of Things (IoT) is our next big security challenge and I think it's the way we are going to be colliding with the real world in interesting ways."

"It's one big inter-connected system of systems with threats, attackers, effects; the IoT is everything we’ve seen now, just turned up to 11 and in a way we can't turn it off."

"Governments are going to get involved because the risks are too great. When people start dying and property starts getting destroyed, governments are going to have to do something." infosecurity-magazine.com
 

 


 
 

 

 


 










 
























 

 




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From the growth of e-commerce and online fraud to the looming threats of active shooter incidents and ORC, the retail industry continues to rapidly evolve, redefining the role of loss prevention and the new skill set it demands. Bob Moraca, VP of Loss Prevention for the National Retail Federation, and Joe LaRocca, VP & Senior Advisor, Loss Prevention, RetaiLPartners, provide their thoughts on the major challenges facing the LP executives of today and tomorrow. Bob also tells us what's in store for this year's NRF Protect Conference & Expo in Philadelphia.

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Charlottetown Walmart restores fitting rooms
Some fitting rooms at Walmart's Charlottetown store have reopened, just weeks after all fittings rooms were eliminated from the store. The fitting rooms were removed on May 22.

At the time, a spokesperson said the company was removing some changing rooms in stores in the Maritimes and Quebec on a trial basis in an effort to increase floor space and offer more selection.

The short-lived trial got poor reviews from customers who talked to CBC News outside the Charlottetown store, and generated negative response on social media.

In an email to CBC News, corporate affairs manager Anika Malik said the company is still experimenting with what configuration of changing rooms works best to serve its customers. cbc.ca

Sears Canada makes the most of loss prevention technology
The company's six distribution centers, located across the country, are another example of a judicious deployment of technology. All of the centers contain long, elevated conveyer belts which are serviced by catwalks.

"It's essential that we know what's [happening] on those catwalks, so we've installed digital, 180-degree cameras equipped with dewarping software," Freitas says.

In store operations, Sears Canada uses video management software in new and creative ways - again to help enhance ROI.

"By coordinating our store video footage between our locations, we can work at solving organized retail fraud rings which can strike at multiple stores. Also, the same technology can reveal 'hot spots' throughout the store - places that generate greater customer interest. From there we can determine dwell times, which helps our merchandising teams," Freitas says.

Through the use of video management software, Sears Canada is "now set up to share that video within the entire company in real time to allow for quick response. For example, our corporate office can log into the system and actively assist store management."

True loss prevention success relies on more than just technology, though. Representatives from different retailers often collaborate with each other, sharing ideas (and occasionally resources) in solving organized theft rings that can involve more than one merchant.

Sears Canada was able to actively engage in this when Target was operating outlets in the country. The retailer has studied Target's high-tech forensic laboratories in the United States, and is working to emulate the concept on a smaller scale. nrf.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

Vancouver ramps up fight against illegal marijuana dispensaries
The City of Vancouver is pursuing its fight against illegal marijuana dispensaries with plans to seek court injunctions against an additional 38 pot shop operators and their landlords

A week ago, the city announced it filed the necessary paperwork in B.C. Supreme Court to seek injunctions against 17 pot shop operators who continue to operate in defiance of the city's new business licence regulations. An injunction would give the city a court order to force an operator to shut down a dispensary. If an operator dismissed the order, the city could then go back to court and seek to have the operator hit with heavy fines or even jailed. biv.com

Petro-Canada gasoline shortage hits retailer in Saskatoon

Nature Collection Stores to Launch Across Canada

Police investigate suspected arson at Dartmouth, Halifax variety store

Shumaker Plans Store Expansion After Initial Success

Jones New York to close all 37 stores in Canada and liquidate

Canada adds surprising 14,000 jobs in May


Quaterly Same Store Sales Results
Dollarama Q1 comp's up 6.6%, sales up 13.2%

Winnipeg: Thieves get creative, defraud Artists Emporium in $1,500
credit card scam

The owner of an art supplies store in Winnipeg is warning fellow business-owners to be on the look out after fraudulent credit cards were used to buy more than $1,500 worth of merchandise this spring. Janeen Junson, owner of Artists Emporium, said she has been scammed at least twice since April. Junson said the suspects managed to disable a credit card's security chip, which required inputting the card's numbers manually at the checkout. Six weeks later Junson heard from the payment processor, Moneris, that the cards were fraudulent. cbc.ca

Shoppers Drug Mart fight leads to stabbing, arrest in St. John's
A man is facing a slew of charges after police responded to a brawl in the parking lot of Shoppers Drug Mart in the centre of the city Thursday.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says they were called to a fight in the parking lot of the drugstore on LeMarchant Road around 2:30 p.m.

By the time officers arrived, the parties involved had left the area. A witness to the attack was still there, and there was blood on the parking lot. The man who was stabbed remains in the hospital with serious injuries. Police said his life is not at risk.

Police said in a news release Friday that it wasn't a random attack, and that the accused and victim are "familiar" with one another. cbc.ca

Stolen debit and credit card ring broken up at Calgary universities
A man and a woman, both 22-years-old, are facing a total of 39 charges related to the thefts of multiple debit and credit cards at the University of Calgary, SAIT and Mount Royal University. Police believe some 50 cards were stolen over a three-month period and used roughly 300 times.

An investigation was launched in March after several people reported credit and debit cards had been pilfered from wallets and purses while they were in the U of C library or campus lockers rooms. Several of the cards were used soon after at nearby businesses. cbc.ca

Edmonton: RCMP searching for three men in armed robbery near Lake Wabamun

Cold Lake, Alberta: 7-Eleven Armed Robbery at knife point


Windsor, ON: Store owner offering $500 reward for information leading to robber

 
 


Payment fraud a growing threat: surveyey
A clear majority of attendees at a recent electronic payments conference believe payment fraud will be a greater threat to the financial services sector in the coming years. A TD Bank survey of attendees at the NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association PAYMENTS 2016 conference revealed 88 percent believe the threat will increase. In spite of that near universal fear, only ten percent believe an affective solution is currently available. The fears come at a time when many organizations are converting from physical to electronic payment systems. banklesstimes.com

Increasing Use of Cryptocurrency During Transactions Will Drive the Global Internet and E-commerce Market Until 2020
Technavio research analysts are forecasting positive growth for many segments of the global Internet and e-commerce market over the next four years as several markets including cryptocurrency, mobile payment, and mobile wallet, will witness an increase in revenues. Based on the study carried out by Technavio research analysts, in 2014, the global cryptocurrency market grew remarkably by 622.7% from the previous quarter. businesswire.com

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UPDATE: San Diego, CA: 4 suspects arrested in shoplifting ring; Two accused of stealing more than $700,000 in merchandise
Four suspects have been arrested in a high-end shoplifting ring operating in San Diego County, Las Vegas and Scottsdale, Arizona, sheriff's officials said. Authorities say Lorena Ramirez, 43, and Zakharias Karasoulas, 51, led the operation, stealing more than $700,000 in merchandise since 2011 from stores such as Abercombie and Fitch, Hollister, Victora's Secret and Gap. Ramirez's boyfriend, Mario Espinoza, 42, and Karasoulas' relative, Dion Karasoulas, also were arrested after authorities served simultaneous search warrants at the four suspects' respective homes in South San Diego, Chula Vista and the Lake Elisnore area on Wednesday. In San Diego County, the thefts occurred during business hours in malls including Fashion Valley, Westfield Plaza Bonita and Otay Ranch Town Center, sheriff's Detective Rene Kirchhoefre said. Authorities seized more than $12,000 in new and tagged retail merchandise while serving the warrants. cbslocal.com

Louisville, KY: Arrest made in theft of nearly $44,000 in meat
A man has been arrested in the theft of nearly $44,000 worth of meat from J.B. Swift Co. in Louisville. Media outlets report an arrest citation released Thursday says 54-year-oldPrevin Sanford is accused of stealing nine pallets of meat on April 23. Court records say a co-defendant, 52-year-old Michael Sheffield, was arrested April 29. Police said a surveillance video showed a moving truck backing up to the loading dock. The pallets were loaded into the back of the truck and driven away. The citation said the owner of the slaughterhouse later found the meat at a grocery store. mysanantonio.com

A Man Disguised As An Apple Employee Was Able To Steal
over $16,000 in merchandise

A man in New York last week was able to pull off an iPhone heist of epic proportions all because he donned the uniform of a Genius. A man wearing a replica Apple employee uniform was able to filch 19 iPhones from the SoHo location in New York on June 1st by taking the phones out of drawers and bringing them back to a repair room. The pseudo Apple employee allegedly handed off the hot phones to an accomplice who hid them under their shirt. How they were able to hide 19 iPhones under their shirt without someone mentioning something I have no idea, but the thieves ended up getting away with merchandise totaling over $16,000. uproxx.com

McLennan County, TX: Eleven indicted in $67,000 H-E-B check fraud ring
The McLennan County Sheriff's Office reports 11 people were indicted Wednesday in a counterfeit check scheme that is being prosecuted in Woodway, but may have ties to stores as far south as San Antonio. The incident occurred at an H-E-B Plus! In Waco. The suspects allegedly cashed at least 10 checks totaling $67,000. Those checks were believed to be fraudulent. The suspects in this scheme target Walmart and H-E-B locations along Interstate 35. Some of the people involved in the scheme may cash out as many as 30 fraudulent checks a day. lmtonline.com

UPDATE: Kansas City, MO: High End Eyewear the target of Burglars
Thieves were on the look out for high-end eyewear at Optical Innovations. Security cameras caught this smash and grab burglary in Kansas City. Two brazen thieves broke into the eyeglass store smashing glass display cases and stealing 200 pairs of glasses. It took them less than 90 seconds to get in, grab all they can and get away. But they weren't grabbing just any glasses, they were going after high-end glasses. nbcdfw.com



Burbank, CA: Police Seek 'Burberry Bandit' Suspected In Theft Of $40,000 In Goods And Cash
Burbank police are on the trail of a woman they're calling the "Burberry Bandit." Police say she used identity theft to open fraudulent lines of credit, then made off with over $12,000 worth of merchandise and $30,000 in cash. The goods included two Burberry handbags and wallets, along with Apple electronics. The woman used fraudulent credit lines to purchase items at Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, the La Cañada Sport Chalet, and Bloomingdale's stores in Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa during a five-day shopping spree. cbslocal.com
 
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Shootings and Deaths

Port Arthur, TX: Walgreens Armed Robbery suspect shot and killed by Police
A Port Arthur police officer is on paid administrative leave this morning after a man suspected in an attempted armed robbery was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire outside of a Walgreens. Chief Deputy Raymond Clark says while the investigation is still in its early stages, it appears as though and armed man entered the Walgreens at about 9:20 p.m. at the corner of 9th Avenue and Highway 365 Thursday evening. Witnesses tell us the man wore a mask and was quite "nonchalant" when he entered the store. Police say the gunman shot at least once into the floor before leaving the store as police arrived. Officers fired four rounds. 12newsnow.com

Madison, WI: Parking Lot Armed Robbery at East Towne Mall, shots fired, Police chase and 4 Arrested


Robberies & Theftsts

Clearwater, FL: Bank robbery suspect captured by Men's Wearhouse employee and customer
Clearwater Police, with the help of some customers and workers at Men's Wearhouse, arrested a suspected bank robber trying to steal shirts in an effort to change his appearance after trying to rob the bank. Clearwater police officers said the suspect was arrested minutes after he tried to rob a bank at Clearwater Mall Thursday. They arrested him after customers and workers wrestled and captured him as he tried to steal some shirts from the nearby Men's Wearhouse. fox13news.com

Eldersburg, MD: Power Tool thief at The Home Depot pulls knife on store associate

Reno, NV: Man arrested after allegedly robbing 15 Subway stores in Nevada, Californiaia

Orem, UT: Tunex Car Care employee busted for theft of over $10,000

Omaha, NE: Fantasy's Food and Fuel clerk says she was attacked by group with Water Guns; clerk sustained injuries

Marcozzi Jewelers in Oroville, CA reported an overnight Burglary on 6/9, several showcases smashed, merchandise loss has yet to be determined

East Donegal Twp., PA: Rutter's Farm Store clerk steals $11,000 in PA Lottery Tickets

Clinton, CT: Police searching for a man who stole $577 of product from Stop & Shop


Kay Jewelers in the Bay Plaza Mall, Bronx, NY reported a Merchandise Switch on 6/9, item valued at $4,199

Zale's in the Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA reported a Distraction Theft on 6/8, merchandise valued at $4,999


Arson

Woman pleads not guilty to Theft and Arson at Walmart and El Super Market
A 41-year-old transient woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to two charges of arson, after authorities say she set fires in two stores while she stole cartfuls of goods. Erika Rubi Hernandez Valeriano's bail was set at $150,000. The first incident happened on Oct. 4, 2015 at a Walmart on W. McFadden Ave. and the second was on May 30 at an El Super Market on S. Bristol St., according to the Orange County Fire Authority. In both instances, there were several people in the stores at the time of the crimes. ocregister.com


Credit Card & ID Theft

Minooka, IL: Police report 10 cases of Credit Card Fraud in the last 9 Days, possible ties to skimming or employee theftft


Skimming Alert

Medina, OH: Credit card skimmers found at gas station; routine inspection by County Weights and Measures

Victoria County, TX: Two devices located on pumps in the last 3 months

Fishers, IN: Police warn of increase Skimmer Activity


Counterfeit Goods


US Customs seizes nearly 2000 pieces of counterfeit jewelry valued at $2.9 million in Indianapolis
On May 31, CBP officers conducting express consignment operations in Indianapolis seized over 1,900 pieces of counterfeit Tiffany, Cartier, Bvlgari, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, and Tous jewelry with an estimated manufacturer's suggested retail price of $2,994,450 contained in a shipment from China in route to Texas. cbs4indy.com


Attleboro, MA: Man who sold unlicensed Patriots jersey to Police gets 3 years probation: $130,000 of merchandise seized


BP - Waco, TX- Burglary
Buckle - Noblesville, IN - Robbery
Cubby's - Sioux Falls, SD - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Oxford, OH - Armed Robbery / Shooting
Dollar Tree - Hempstead, NY - Armed Robbery
Draper's and Damon's - Sarasota, FL - Burglary
Family Dollar - Fort Myers, FL - Armed Robbery
Gander Mountain - Charlotte, NC - Burglary / $12k in Guns stolen
Home Depot - Eldersburg, MD - Robbery
Maria's Bridal - Lehigh, FL - Armed Robbery
Marcozzi Jewelers - Oroville, CA - Burglary
Meiji Pharmacy - Gardena, CA - Burglary
Patricia's - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Shop Express - Tilton, NH - Armed Robbery
Subway - Rohnert Park, CA - Armed Robbery
Sprint - Salt Lake City, UT - Burglary
To Go Wireless - Mesquite, TX - Robbery
Walgreens - Lee's Summit, MO - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Port Arthur, TX - Armed Robbery / suspect killed by Police
Winco - Pocatello, ID - Burglary
7-Eleven - Niagara Falls, NY - Robbery


 

 
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Employee Productivity: 3 Dos and Don'ts for Summer Months  Studies show that productivity declines during the summer, but there are simple things you can do to keep everyone focused and on task. Here are three things you can do to keep everyone productive and three things you want to avoid doing. Relaxed dress code

23 Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself
We all need motivation at some point or another, but often times it doesn't appear on its own. Sometimes we need some outside help to get pumped and inspired to lead our teams, grow our organizations and develop our skills. Here are some ways you can motivate yourself. Get hungry
 

Why Mindfulness Is the Key to Performing at Your Peak   Living in the moment can seem an impossible task, especially with digital devices vying for every ounce of our attention. Technology isn't the only cause of distraction, your brain is also a culprit for why you can't focus on work. Here are some ways you can be more mindful to keep focused. Here and Now

15 Habits that Will Totally Transform Your Productivity  People who get tremendous amounts of work done every day don't have some special superhuman power, they have just mastered a few simple habits. These habits can be mastered by anyone, and not only help keep you focused but keep you organized as well! Be part of the 20%

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If you ever think your job is in jeopardy, then you're probably right. Hearing the footsteps isn't a pleasant thing, but not hearing them is a fatal blow and probably means you're not listening. It's always important to keep your ears to the floorboards and read your environment as best you can every day, because as we've seen over the last few years, no one is immune in this economy and what you've done for them today drives where you'll be tomorrow. That "Doing More With Less" philosophy isn't just an expression for the masses, it's for every executive in every job and what more can you be doing?

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Gus Downing

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