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"Protecting the Integrity of Our Brands while Driving Overall Profitability"

First Row left to right: Joe Paolucci (LP Manager), Jeff Kukielka (LP Manager), Erina Ramly (LP Manager), Kevin Mimm (LP Manager), Sara Hamadane (Analyst), Lindsay Alpert (Coordinator), Leah Snowdale (Analyst), Amanda Marschilok (Sr. Analyst), Jeff Feldman (Sr. Manager - Field)

Back Row left to right: David Johnston (Sr. Director), Karen Gelzer (LP Manager), Mark Davis (LP Manager), Jason Vega (Analyst), Gary Van Eerde (LP Manager), Charlene Cotter (E-Pay Fraud Specialist), Bill Macaluso (LP Manager), Patrick Finnigan (Sr. Manager - Corporate)


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Active Shooter yesterday at Amarillo Walmart - Police kill armed hostage-taker
Amarillo Police say an armed man who allegedly took hostages at a Walmart store was fatally shot by police. No shoppers, employees or hostages were harmed in the incident, police said. City officials first reported an "active shooter incident" at the store on Interstate 27 shortly before noon Tuesday. Police identified the gunman late Tuesday as 54-year-old Mohammad Moghaddam. Moghaddam, who was an employee at that Walmart, took two other workers hostage, local media reported. One of the hostages was the store manager, relatives told the Amarillo Globe-News. "We do consider this a work-place violence situation at this point," the sheriff's office said. City officials first reported an "active shooter incident" at 12:30 p.m. local time. They later confirmed there were no gunshot victims. khou.com foxnews.com

Whole Foods Must Clean Up Its Act, FDA Says
Whole Foods Market Inc. has until the end of June to address "serious violations" discovered by federal regulators during a February inspection of a Massachusetts plant that supplies ready-to-eat products across the Northeast.

In a warning letter to the company's chief executives, dated June 8, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Whole Foods had failed to manufacture, package and store food in ways that reduced the potential for contamination and microorganism growth.

On a long list of problems, FDA inspectors said they found foods like pesto pasta and mushroom quesadillas being prepared or stored in places where condensation was dripping from ceilings, a doorway and a fan. wsj.com

Strike looming at Macy's iconic New York store
Workers at Macy's iconic flagship store in New York City are threatening to strike if contract negotiations fail. The current contract is set to expire at midnight Wednesday. Three other area stores may strike as well. wsj.com

Legal Publisher, Law360, in Settlement to Drop Noncompete Agreements
for Employees

Law360 will stop requiring new hires to sign noncompete agreements under a settlement between the legal publication and New York authorities, who fired a warning shot at companies that include such provisions in their employment contracts.

The settlement, to be announced Wednesday, follows an investigation by the New York attorney general's office into whether companies that require junior-level employees to sign such agreements are violating New York labor laws.

The clauses, which bar departing employees from taking jobs with their company's competitors for a designated period, have spread beyond the mostly senior or technical positions where they originated, attracting government scrutiny. wsj.com

May Retail Sales Up as Chico's and Neiman's Come Under Pressure
Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in May, beating the economist's expectations of 0.3 percent. Sales at clothing stores rose 0.8 percent, the largest amount since last November. Online sales jumped 1.3 percent over April and a whopping 12.2 percent over last year. For the last 3 months online sales shot up 10.4 percent over last year for the same time period. Department stores fell 0.9 percent from April and have fallen 4.9 percent for the last three months as compared to last year.

Activist investor Barington Group mailed a letter to the stockholders of Chico's FAS highlighting its concerns with the company and outlining their plan to unlock the company's value. Barington is taking credit for the company's latest moves, but also believes it hasn't gone far enough.

Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. LLC reported its third consecutive quarterly drop in sales and an 81 percent drop in profits. Net income plunged to $3.8 million from $19.8 million a year earlier and total revenues dropped 4.2 percent to $1.17 billion. Same store sales dropped 5 percent in the quarter. wwd.com

NRF Criticizes Neugebauer Effort to Double Swipe Fees
Paid by Retailers and Consumers

The National Retail Federation released the following statement after Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, introduced legislation that would repeal the Durbin amendment to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

"On his way out the door, Congressman Neugebauer introduced legislation to double the swipe fees banks extract from businesses and their customers," NRF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mallory Duncan said. "Increasing these fees will undermine Main Street businesses, keep them from hiring and expanding, and slow the entire economy.

Rep. Neugebauer wants to give the banks one last gift before retiring from Congress, but he is on the wrong side of this issue and the American people."

Swipe fees on debit and credit cards are many retailers' second-largest operating cost, behind labor. Exorbitant swipe fees also mean consumers pay higher prices. American merchants and consumers still pay the highest swipe fees in the world on debit and credit cards, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. nrf.com

Omnichannel model challenges retailers' battle against loss
While exploiting new technologies is a good thing for retailers, change can be vexing, according to findings from a 2015 PricewaterhouseCoopers retail industry survey examining loss prevention and theft management.

In fact, technology is making it more difficult for retailers to prevent, detect and manage loss, including in the area of inventory management, says Steve Zawoyski, U.S. enterprise risk management leader at PwC.

In transitioning from bricks-and-mortar to bricks-and-clicks, the report states that retailers will need to rethink loss prevention strategies and capabilities to ensure they can remain competitive.

"Omnichannel is expanding the retail landscape, increasing risks and putting a strain on vital resources," Zawoyski says. "Effectively leveraging advanced analytics and end-to-end root cause analysis allows retailers to assess, strategize, plan and deploy risk mitigation programs." nrf.com

Agilence Announces New 20/20 Data Analytics Platform
New unified data analytics platform will drive insights across retail,
restaurant and pharmacy operations

Agilence, Inc., the leader in cloud-based data analytics and loss prevention solutions for retail and restaurant operations, today announced 20/20 Data Analytics, a new, unified analytics platform that brings an unprecedented level of actionable business insight to a growing number of industries. Built on the foundation of Agilence's industry leading Retail 20/20 exception reporting software, 20/20 Data Analytics goes beyond loss prevention to allow any manager the ability to gain meaningful, data driven, operational insights to improve profits and margins, better serve customers, and ensure policy compliance.

20/20 Data Analytics is the first tool on the market that combines executive level dashboards, predictive modeling, prescriptive alerts, and operational level reporting in the same platform. It was designed around customer feedback and an industry need for a broader operational tool that can perform a wide array of customizable analytics with an easy to use interface. Now, every level of personnel within the organization, from C-level executives to store or restaurant managers, can receive the information and visibility into their operations needed to improve the business. agilenceinc.com

Checkpoint Reveals 3rd National Source Tagging Symposium Findings From Retailers, CPG Manufacturers; Hosted by CVS Health
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced findings from its third-annual National Source Tagging Symposium, which was hosted at CVS Health Headquarters in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

During this year's session, leading drugstores and specialty retailers in attendance shared three critical factors for source tagging success. These included the following:

• Source tagging must be a group effort, not a solo effort by asset protection. The effectiveness of a source tagging program is greatly increased by involving multiple retail functions, including merchandising and operations, and coordination between retailers and supplier functions, such as category

• Source tagging is an ongoing program that must offer win-win outcomes for both retailers and suppliers. The ongoing nature of the program should reflect loss prevention and packaging trends and keep up with the increasing pace of new product introductions and line extensions. These solutions should ideally be part of the initial product design.

• Partnerships between category managers, packagers and retailers are crucial as new product introductions need to be focused on increasing sales and profits. When source tagging follows this comprehensive source-to-customer approach it can have a dramatic impact on sales and profits for these introductions. checkpointsystems.com

STANLEY Security Recognized by CivilianJobs.com as Winner of 2016
Most Valuable Employer (MVE) For Military

STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, has been recognized by CivilianJobs.com, connecting America's military personnel with civilian careers, as a Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military. The annual MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.

STANLEY Security began partnering with Bradley-Morris, Inc., the largest military recruiting firm in the U.S., in 2015. Armed with expansive resources, Bradley-Morris works closely with STANLEY to hire military personnel for a variety of roles within Stanley Black & Decker including management, engineering, sales, operations, technician and maintenance positions. In 2015, a total of 394 veterans were hired by STANLEY Security. stanleycss.com

Wal-Mart and P&G: A $10 Billion Marriage Under Strain

Inditex, Owner of Zara, Beats Profit Forecasts in First Quarter - up 3.2%

H&M Sees Sales Perk up in May

BJ's Fla. Sales Tax Class Suit Can Stand, Judge Says

Lululemon Investors' Del. Suit Falls With NY Dismissal

Office Depot to Hire 8,000 Workers for Back-To-School Season

Everybody is doing it - buying flash sale sites
Bed Bath & Beyond buys flash sales website


Luxury department store reports decline in sales and profit

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89 Percent of Retail IT Security Pros Feel Vulnerable to Data Threats, Yet Data Breach Prevention a Low Spending Priority
Vormetric, a Thales company, and a leader in enterprise data protection for physical, virtual, big data, and cloud environments, today announced the results of the Retail Edition of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report (DTR).

"The good news is that U.S. retailers, are protecting data for the right reasons, and nearly half have a good track record of safeguarding sensitive data. Protecting reputation and brand integrity was the top reason for securing sensitive information at 55 percent, and 44 percent claimed they had never experienced a data breach or failed a compliance audit," said Garrett Bekker. "But IT security spending plans tell another story. Spending on network defenses (55 percent) and end point and mobile device defenses (48 percent) are increasing faster than on security controls that are more effective at protecting data, data-at-rest defenses (44 percent) and data-in-motion defenses (42 percent)." prnewswire.com

Cost of a data breach: $4 million. Benefits of responding quickly: Priceless.
The bad news is that data breaches are becoming ever more common. The worse news is that the cost they represent for companies is going through the roof.

Those are two conclusions from a study released Wednesday by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, which found that the average cost of a data breach has grown to US $4 million. That's a hefty jump compared with last year's $3.79 million, and it represents an increase of almost 30 percent since 2013.

Having an incident response team can reduce the cost of a data breach by nearly $400,000 on average, the study's authors said. Moreover, speed makes a difference. The study found that the average time to identify a breach was 201 days; the average time to contain it was 70 days. In general, breaches that were identified in fewer than 100 days cost companies an average of $3.23 million, whereas those found after the 100-day mark cost $4.38 million. cio.com

IT Pros Struggle to Detect and Secure IoT Devices
New statistics released by ForeScout have added further fuel to the ongoing Internet of Things (IoT) security debate for the connected enterprise.

The firm's survey of more than 350 IT professionals found that whilst the majority of those polled acknowledge a growing number of IoT devices within their network, as many as 85% admitted to lacking confidence in their ability to spot connected devices as soon as they join the network.

With each insecure device representing a possibly vulnerable point of entry to a company's wider systems, it is of some concern that such a high percentage of IT pros expressed concerns about their capability to quickly spot when a new IoT device is present.

Further, almost a third (30%) of respondents felt their organization is failing to implement a solution focused on securing its IoT devices, with more than a quarter not knowing whether they have security policies on their devices at all. Most of those quizzed added that a lack of communication between IT teams and constraints on security budget are some of the main obstacles to securing IoT. infosecurity-magazine.com

More Than Half of IT Execs Will Lose Jobs for Poor Reporting

Survey: Android Pay most used payment app, security fears holding adoption back

Kroger named one of the best places to work for IT pros
 

 


 

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Art Silva, Director of Retail & Field Operations

Art Silva, a Director of Retail and Field Operations for a major national specialty store chain, joins LPNN to discuss Omni Retailing and how it's impacting LP executives both in the field and in the corporate office. From buy-online/pick-up-at-store to same-day-delivery using stores as fulfillment centers to online returns at stores, the number of customer touchpoints is increasing significantly - creating more exposures for retailers. Art shares his thoughts on the Internet of Things, the evolving relationship between LP and IT Security, and whether the industry is really transforming into Omni LP.

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In this Quick Take, Jim Shepherd from Protection 1 and Joe LaRocca talk about some of the mentors who've made an impact in each of their careers. Also, get a peek into some of Protection 1's future initiatives and areas of focus.

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Alibaba chief Jack Ma says fakes are better quality than authentic luxury goods
Jack Ma, chairman of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba, said many fake goods are now of better quality and cheaper than the authentic articles. Alibaba, China's biggest online retailer, has been strongly criticised for failing to do enough to stop counterfeit goods being sold on platforms such as Taobao.

"The problem is the fake products today are of better quality and better price than the real names. They are exactly the [same] factories, exactly the same raw materials but they do not use the names," he said during a speech on Tuesday at Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou.

Jack Ma's comments are unlikely to be welcomed by luxury good makers.

Kerin, the company behind luxury fashion brash such as Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, launched a lawsuit against Alibaba, alleging that it encouraged and profited from the sale of fakes on its platform.

The American Apparel and Footwear Association wants to put Alibaba's Ebay equivalent, Taobao, on the US government's black list for fake products as the growth of the internet and e-commerce has increased the challenge for rights holders to protect their brands. independent.co.uk

Growing Number of Online Transactions and Increasing Security Threats
Propel the Global Two-Factor Biometrics Market Through 2020

The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global two-factor biometrics market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of two-factor biometric products and services.

Technavio ICT analysts highlight the following four factors that are contributing to the growth of the global two-factor biometrics market:

• Increasing use of mobile devices
• Growing number of online transactions
• Increasing security threats
• Growing demand in BFSI sector businesswire.com

Apple Pay heads to websites, making a play for PayPal territory
Apple Inc.'s mobile-payment service Apple Pay will soon work on websites, a long-awaited feature that will pit the company directly against companies such as PayPal Holdings Inc.

Starting in the fall, consumers using Apple's Safari browser on their Mac computers, iPhones or iPads can buy items online by swiping their finger across an iPhone sensor, as they do when shopping in physical stores. That verification is an advantage in fighting fraud online and may help Apple gain traction with e-commerce retailers.

Still, the move online is a blow to companies like PayPal, which offers shoppers one-click payment, said Roger Entner, an analyst with Recon Analytics LLC. PayPal also lets users of certain devices log into their accounts with a fingerprint reader. internetretailer.com

Alibaba Expects 48% Revenue Growth in First Forecast

Online Shoppers Want Delivery Faster, Cheaper, Survey Shows

 
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The conference will include many workshops, including a National ORC Overview, Civil Detention Law and Insights from the Other Side (A Defense Attorney's Perspective of Retail Crime).

The event will take place on Wednesday, July 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City, UT.

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UPDATE: Seventh and final Home Depot employee arrested in Trumbull theft ring case
After two months of making arrests, the Trumbull Police Department has closed its investigation into an employee theft ring that took place at the Home Depot on Monroe Turnpike between January and October of last year. Sean Cochrane, 36, was the seventh and final employee to be arrested after turning himself in on a warrant for larceny in the fifth and conspiracy to commit larceny in the second degree at Trumbull police headquarters Friday. Police had previously arrested six other Home Depot employees who stole an estimated $300,000 worth of merchandise, most of which consisted of power tools. trumbulltimes.com

Hendersonville, TN: Man wanted after shoplifting $300 item from Target stores
Hendersonville police are working to identify a man they say has shoplifted from multiple Target stores in Middle Tennessee.The latest incidents occurred last Thursday. Police said the man reportedly stole an item worth $300 from the Hendersonville retailer. According to a release, the man then went to the Rivergate Target where he allegedly stole the same item. Police said the man is also responsible for other shoplifting incidents at other Target stores. wkrn.com


Nottingham, MD: Police seek woman charged with $8,000 fraudulent shopping spree at outlet mall
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Nottingham woman charged with making a string of fraudulent purchases at outlet stores in Queenstown, police said. Siobhan Springer, 31, has been charged with multiple counts of theft, forgery and identity theft, the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Police said the charges stem from a shopping spree on March 4. A suspect, identified by police as Springer, bought items from several stores at the Queenstown Outlets using fraudulent credit cards, police said. Officers were tipped off when a St. John's outlet store employee requested ID for the purchase of a $1470 jacket, police said. She had been using fraudulent cards in variations of her name and another woman's, so that her driver's license matched the cards, police said. Springer spent more than $8,000 on the cards, police said. Purchases were made at Yankee Candle, Kay Jewelers, J Crew, Polo, Calvin Klein, St. Johns, Coach, Gymboree, NASA Federal Credit Union and USAA Savings, police said. capitalgazette.com

South Windsor, CT: Arrest made in theft of iPhones worth $12,000 from Apple store
South Windsor Police arrested a Massachusetts man in connection with the theft of $12,000 of iPhones from the Apple Store and he may be tied to cases in other states. Ralehk Martin, 19, of Dedham, Massachusetts, was arrested June 6 for February incident in which several suspects stole 20 cell phones from an Apple Store at Evergreen Walk. The smart phones are valued at close to $12,000, according to police. fox61.com

Utica, NY: Police arrest 3 for taking Nicorette gum valued at $2,000

Bushkill Twp, PA: Shopper accused in theft of TVs, Xbox games from Target

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Shootings

Columbia, SC: 6 Detained in Connection with Walmart Shooting
Richland County deputies have detained six people in connection with Tuesday afternoon's shooting at a Columbia Walmart. Richland County deputies say they pulled over a car early Tuesday evening that appeared to match the one involved in the incident. It's unclear if the people inside the vehicle are facing charges at this time. There's no word yet on what led up to the shooting, but officers police did say this is what they describe as an "isolated incident." The store was closed, but has since reopened. "All of a sudden there was a bunch of screaming and running, everybody was running and screaming," said Cindy Corpus, who was inside the store shopping. wltx.com


Robberies & Thefts

Linden, NJ: Store worker threatened by alleged shoplifter
An Elizabeth man is facing robbery and weapons charges after he allegedly tried to steal a duffel bag and baby formula from a local Target store.

A 23-year-old man working as a Target loss prevention officer said Villegas took a green duffel bag and placed five containers of baby formula in the bag before attempting to flee out the rear fire exit door. When the alarm sounded, he turned and headed toward the main exit, police said.

A second store loss prevention officer stopped Villegas, who allegedly produced a yellow box cutter and told the store loss prevention officer to get out of the way. The Target officer backed off and Villegas left the store on his bicycle. Police said Villegas was arrested and charged with robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, theft and obstruction, a disorderly persons offense. If convicted of the first-degree robbery charge, Villegas could face a prison term of 10 to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to $200,000. mycentraljersey.com

Hamden, CT: Shop Rite Shoplifting Suspect Throws Plant Display, Injures Security Officer
A shoplifting suspect is accused of throwing a plant display at Shop Rite security while exiting the store and injuring the loss prevention officer. Smith said investigation revealed that a loss prevention officer observed Alexis Hampton-McBride exit the store with stolen merchandise. As the security officer attempted to detain Hampton-McBride, she threw a plant display at him, nearly striking him in the head, according to Smith. The suspect subsequently fled from the store on foot. patch.com

Nashville, TN: Good Samaritan Tackles Alleged Grocery Store Robber
A Good Samaritan jumped into action and helped a woman who had just been robbed at an east Nashville grocery store. The incident happened during the early evening hours of Tuesday at a Kroger
According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, a woman was loading groceries into her car when a suspect, identified as Danshawn Manning, reached for her purse. Police said Manning was trying to pull the purse away when he grabbed the victim's neck and pushed her. Meanwhile, another customer in the parking lot witnessed the struggle and chased after the suspect. Manning was tackled and held to the ground until police arrived. The 18-year-old has been charged with robbery. newschannel5.com

Walsenburg, CO: Trio of masked robbers steal large amount of pills from drug store
Three masked robbers armed with a gun and two stun guns roughed up two women and fled from a Walsenburg pharmacy Monday with a large amount of prescription medications, authorities said. The robbery touched off a dragnet in southern Colorado involving officers from different law enforcement agencies. But the three have not been captured.The robbers demanded a large amount of prescription drugs. Because one Oxycontin pill can sell for $20 to $25 on the street, the robbery involved more than $10,000 of drugs. denverpost.com

Worcester, MA: Police arrest two in armed robbery of Dollar Store
Police have charged a man and a woman from Worcester with last week's armed robbery of the Lincoln Street Dollar Store. The robbery happened June 7 when a male entered the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded cash. After receiving the money, the male jumped into a Nissan Pathfinder being driven by a second suspect and they fled the scene. On Tuesday, June 14, members of the Worcester Police Detective Bureau were in the area of Chandler and Oxford Streets when they observed Cortes and Castro walking together on Chandler Street. Police say several members of the detectives bureau arrested Castro, but Cortes took off running. A chase ensued and he was found hiding behind a building on Ethan Allen Street, where he was arrested. masslive.com


Lake Placid, FL: Employee accused of stealing money
A Dollar General store employee responsible for making a night deposit pocketed the money instead, according to a warrant released Tuesday. The report said Smith was responsible for making a deposit of $2,344 on May 19.But six days later, the regional manager of the store received an automated email that the deposit was not made, the warrant said.Video shows Smith on May 18 putting money into a store safe and later that day concealing the deposit in a bag underneath the register counter, the warrant says. Smith later removed the money. highlandstoday.com


Maine educator who won $1M teaching award must donate prize after shoplifting plea deal
A Maine educator who won a $1 million teaching award last year and then was caught shoplifting a $15 blouse from a department store must donate the prize money to her own school as part of a plea deal reached Monday. She was caught on surveillance video swiping the blouse in March but said she was merely exchanging the garment.

Nancie Atwell, 64, will also have to stay out of trouble for the next two years, perform 100 hours of community service and undergo a psychological evaluation if her charges are to be dropped, the Portland Press Herald reported.

Assistant District Attorney Katie Hollstrom said that the videotape showed Atwell stuffing the blouse into her bag, placing the hanger back on the rack and leaving the Renys department store without paying.
She had already pledged the entire cash prize, which comes in annual $100,000 payments, to her school but now must provide proof of the donations if her charges are to be dismissed in June 2018. nydailynews.com

Tyler, TX: Robbery suspect arrested after beating woman at convenience store; another still at large
Tyler police have arrested a suspect who was caught assaulting a customer during a convenience store robbery. Now they're searching for another person wanted in the crime. According to the evidence collected, Arnold entered the store with a gun and assaulted a customer.Police also arrested store clerk, Lovie Sharlene Davis and her boyfriend James Michael Rierson and charged both suspects with aggravated robbery. Davis was working at the time of the robbery and Rierson was driving the getaway vehicle, according to police. kltv.com

Miami, FL: Armed robber 'casually walks in and casually walks out,' police say

Fort Wayne, IN: Man gets 12 years for convenience store robbery that led to high-speed police chase, crash into home

Lehigh, FL: Knife-wielding bridal store robbery suspect arrested

Newark, NJ: Police seek suspects in gunpoint store robbery

Authorities seek help searching for CVS shoplifting suspect

Piercing Pagoda in the Panama City Mall, Panama City, FL reported a Distraction Theft 6/13, merchandise valued at $149.99

Princeton, NJ: Bond reduced for woman who allegedly helped stage hostage situation in robbery



Counterfeit

Sumter, SC: $40,000 in Fake Goods Seized in Drug Raid
Sumter County deputies say they've arrested give more people and seized $40,000 in fake merchandise as part of an ongoing drug sting. The five suspects taken into custody within the last several days, the latest arrests in what's known as "Operation Smackdown." That effort targeted people who were part of the drug trade in the Sumter area that were involved in the distribution of crack, powder cocaine, heroin, Fenanyl, and Oxycontin. During the latest batch of arrests, officers also found counterfeit merchandise, including purses, shirts, and sneakers. Three more suspects are still wanted. wltx.com


Skimming Reports

Surprise police seek suspect in credit-card skimming
Surprise police are looking for a suspect they say used stolen credit-card information to purchase more than $1,500 in merchandise from two businesses near Bell Road and Grand Avenue in March. Police believe the suspect might have "skimmed" credit-card information from a victim's card, using a separate card to make purchases at Best Buy and Home Depot, Sgt. Norman Owens said. The card owner contacted police to report her information had been used without her approval, Owens said. azcentral.com

Bronx, NY: Man brought up on 42 counts of credit card fraud - used skimming device
A Bronx, N.Y., man has been arrested after a spree of failed attempts to use counterfeit credit cards in Darien, Fairfield and New Jersey in 2014, police said. Mirko Martinelli, 27, was charged with 24 counts of third-degree identity theft, fourth-degree larceny, 24 counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, 42 counts of ATM fraud and 42 counts of credit card forgery. Martinelli and another man, Mario Pena, set up a skimmer device at an ATM in New Jersey on Sept. 21, 2014, to steal card numbers and other information. When a person accessed the compromised ATM, the skimmer device picked up the card holder's private information. dariennewsonline.com


Casey's General Store - Meadowbrook, IL - Armed Robbery
Chrome Clothing Store - Lubbock, TX - Burglary
CVS - Knoxville, TN - Armed Robbery
Discount East - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Gulfport, MS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery/Shooting
Dollar Store - Worcester, MA - Armed Robbery
Eagle Stop - Columbia, MO - Robbery
E-Z Kum & Mart - Tulsa, OK - Robbery
Kum & Go - Springfield, MO - Robbery
Little River Discount - Miami Florida - Armed Robbery
O'Reilly Auto Parts - Davenport, IA - Armed Robbery
QC Mart - Davenport, IA - Armed Robbery
RentQuik - Oklahoma City, OK - Robbery
Sam's Food Store - Suffield, CT - Burglary
Stan's One Stop - Xenia, OH - Armed Robbery
Valero - Valley Springs, AR - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Palm Coast, FL - Armed Robbery
Walsenburg Pharmacy - Walsenburg, CO - Armed Robbery

7-Eleven - Whittier, CA - Armed Robbery/Clerk Shot


 


 
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Regional Loss Prevention Director
Denver, CO

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

 

Regional Loss Prevention Director
Baltimore, MD

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

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