Vincent Petitclerc was promoted to
Director, Loss Prevention & Inventory Control in Canada for Michael Kors.
Vincent previously served as Loss Prevention Manager for Michael Kors from 2014
to 2016. Prior to that, he held various LP positions at Laura Canada, including
Interim Director - Loss Prevention, Maintence and Sales Audit, Regional LP
Manager, and Internal Audit Supervisor and Investigator. He also served as LP
Supervisor for Groupe San Francisco and LP Internal Investigator for Walmart
Canada. Congratultions Vincent!
4 Ways Walmart meets
loss prevention demand
Known as the "three Ds," "direct, deter and detect" lies at the foundation of Walmart's approach
to asset protection. At the NRF PROTECT Loss Prevention Conference and Expo,
two executives outlined how the retailer is fighting shrink through
conventional and digital methods.
Carlos Bacelis, director of
analytics at Walmart, said every store posts a "Ways of Working" poster that
outlines key in-store loss prevention processes. It marries with the brand's
new digital enablement tools, being unveiled internally this year. The
platform serves as a mini-auditing hub, built for associates to use
dashboards for self-reporting on inventory control, price changes and
markdowns, among other functions. It also has elements of smart design,
Bacelis said, for the program to fit on iPhones. "We're trying to leverage
technology that makes it easier for associates to get this right," he said.
The goal is to enable associates to execute both transparently and
efficiently. Brand Elverston, director of strategic initiatives for asset
protection, is part of Walmart's "surge team" - a core group at the
corporate level who go into stores in each of the brand's 50 regions across
the United States, unannounced, to assess areas for improvement. The team
identifies any knowledge gaps, technology limitations and unnecessarily
complex programs that could be holding stores' asset protection teams back.
Each regional manager is directed on which parts or processes need to be
tightened up. "If everything is a priority, nothing gets done," Elverston
said. "There must be the right 'stitching' of execution and expectation."
It all comes down to converting insight and knowledge into meaningful
action. Technology and innovation are strengthening loss prevention teams,
but in the end, associates must be advocates of asset protection.
The retailer has seen a significant reduction in shrink so far this year,
Elverston said. Whether the factors are internal or external, the
billion-dollar fight to reduce inventory shrink must continue to evolve.
Dodges Mandatory Recall In Flooring Row
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday said Lumber Liquidators
Inc. wouldn't resume sales of allegedly hazardous laminate wood flooring and
that there wouldn't be a mandatory recall, after the company recently paid
$26 million to settle related shareholder and derivative suits.
CPSC issued a statement saying it hadn't found unsafe levels of formaldehyde
in the products, which allegedly used illegally harvested wood from China.
The agency also said any future sale, disposal or transfer of the products
would require its approval.
Lumber Liquidators launched a free
testing program for customers last year, CEO John Presley said in a Thursday
statement. To date, the company has allegedly completed 17,000 home air
tests and 1,300 flooring tests, and every piece of laminate tested had
fallen within the government's formaldehyde rules.
Plenty of room for women
at the top in retail
Women hold 58% of the
board seats at H&M and account for 41% of its executive leadership team,
according to a report by research group LedBetter. The average Index score
is 20.9, meaning female representation on the board and executive teams of
these companies averages 20.9%. By contrast, H&M had score of 49.8. Gap
Inc., at #3, is the highest-scoring U.S. company, with an overall score of
46.8. Women make up 36% of Gap's board and 57% of its executive leadership
In addition to Gap, the following other U.S. retailers made the
• Best Buy ranked fifth, with a score of 45.5. Women make up
36% of its board and 55% of its executive leadership team.
ranked ninth, with a score of 40.6. Women make up 36% of its board and 45%
of its leadership team.
• Macy's, #21, had a score of 34.2. Women
make up 40% of its board and 29% of its leadership team.
• Pier I,
ranked #22, had a score of 22. Women make up 44% of its board and 22% of its
FBI: Active shooter
incidents have soared since 2000
number of "active shooter" incidents - defined by the FBI as incidents in
which an individual is trying to shoot and kill people in a populated area -
is up sharply since the early 2000s. In 2000, there was only one such
incident listed in the FBI's database. Last year, there were 20. That rate
works out to about one active shooting incident every 18 days.
What Is The Role Of A
Workplace After A Tragedy?
What should leaders and HR do to make employees
How To Start
Starting a conversation helps leaders tap into the feelings of employees.
"Don't assume that if they're not saying anything, they might not be having
fears," says Steven Cates, human resources and labor law professor at Kaplan
University. "You want to reconfirm the company's concern as it relates to
protecting employees in what is now a dangerous global environment so
employees can focus," says Cates.
Tragedies also give leaders a chance to educate (or re-educate) employees
about recognizing and reporting suspicious activity, says Chaifetz. The U.S.
Department of Labor offers some warning signs, as well as steps management
should take in putting reporting processes in place.
In addition to healthy lines of communication, companies have a legal
responsibility to keep employees safe, says Cates: "If you have more than 25
employees, you're going to be held accountable for having a safe work
environment, not only providing protection from things like machinery, but
also keeping out others who might want to harm employees," he says.
When HR Isn't Enough
The events of 9/11 made every CEO
and HR professional a crisis manager, but most employers lack the expertise
to conduct safety training and should look to outside resources, such as
local law enforcement agencies or the Department of Homeland Security.
Safety experts can identify potential weaknesses in security, train
employees, and create a personalized plan for your workplace.
Once employees are allowed to talk about
their concerns, become reassured about safety and are provided with any
additional support they need, there is a great healing value in returning to
a routine, says Seltzer.
New Crackdown on Retail
Theft Could Send Re-Offenders to Jail
in Green Bay, WI
Business owners and police in Green Bay are teaming up to crack down on what
they say has become a huge problem in the last few months. Their new
initiative targets retail thefts. This month, Green Bay Police launched a
new initiative, teaming up with retailers and the district attorney's office
to crack down on these thefts.
On first offense, shoplifters will be
brought to the department and processed. On second offense, charges will be
referred to the DA's office, which is far sooner than the fourth offense it
used to be. For third offense and more, they're booked into jail.
2016 Florida Retail
Federation Loss Prevention Conference
their 3rd annual conference and it takes place July 29 at the Marriott World
Center in Orlando. This Conference is the state's premier event dedicated to
sharing the latest industry trends, technology and techniques to ensure
Florida businesses are better prepared. This popular annual event features
more than 300 loss prevention professionals gathered to network, share ideas
and learn how to protect their organizations against all types of retail
crime. We have an entire day's worth of sessions with expert speakers in a
number of different areas including Organized Retail Crime, Technology, Chip
& Pin and Social Media.
The closing session includes a panel
consisting of criminals who have been caught for retail theft and
discussions with them on how they were successful and what businesses can do
to protect themselves. Then, that night is their 42nd annual Law Enforcement
Officer of the Year Awards dinner where they honor the best in Florida law
enforcement who have focused on preventing retail crime.
7-Eleven AP Corp.
Investigator Moonlights as Drummer in Alternative Rock Band
Ryan Scherschell is an Asset Protection Corporate Investigator
with 7-Eleven and has been an integral part of the Corporate Investigation
Team from nearly the beginning. In his off hours, he is also a very talented
drummer for Dallas based band called
Secret of Boris.
Ryan and his band have been nominated for 4 awards in this year's Krave
of Boris has emerged from Dallas, Texas with a uniquely heavy yet hauntingly
beautiful hard-rock sound. "An infectious blend of catchy hooks, snappy
rhythms and aggressive riffage," according to Jerry Rutherford of LIT
Monthly. Secret of Boris burst onto the scene and left fans breathless and
yearning to know the "secret". Your Ghost, the band's debut album (set for
release in 2015) has already received a ravenous response by critics. "It's
melodic, progressive, indie, mainstream metal, and pop." Says Robert
Miguel of Robert Miguel Presents, "Like being turned on to the best stuff
you've never heard with the comfortable familiarity of the stuff you've
heard a million times." Your Ghost catapults the listener on a roller coaster of
emotion, intensity, hope, and sorrow, along with a few well-placed tongue in
cheek angry jabs. This album is dark yet hopeful, intense yet peaceful, ugly
yet sexy, painful yet comforting, but above all else this album is real. But
the real magic happens on stage, where Secret of Boris is known for being
one of the best live bands around. Their stage shows are consistently
powerful, captivating crowds with energy, always leaving them hungry for
more. Secret of Boris is a breath of fresh air for hard rock fans, with a
sound that is as accessible as it is innovative; their music has something
Secret of Boris are winners of:
Album of the Year
the Year - Alternative
Best of the Year - Single - "Virus"
Best of the
Year - Album - "You Ghost"
Best of the Year - Music Video - "Virus" -
Watch the video
A special thanks to Todd Egan, with 7-Eleven for submitting this
article to the D&D Daily!
Truth in Mall Traffic -
Retailers say it's down, Mall Operators say they're wrong
IKEA Scouting Location
For Possible Nashville Store
Portland for third brick-and-mortar store
Houston Academy Sports
and Outdoors removes certain rifles from shelves after Orlando shooting
Could End in Closing Its 126 Retail Stores
Rite Aid posts 23.1%
Q1 revenue gain to $8.2 billion
Q2 promising so far for Havertys - sales for
quarter to date up 3.6%
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Companies Have Tweaked
Security, Big IT Challenges Remain
to a survey from CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the technology
industry, nine in 10 IT professionals say security is of greater importance
today to their companies than it was two years ago.
improvements in security have been noted, there remains a wide swath of
companies that could improve their standing, along with those that may be
over-estimating their readiness.
IT professionals tasked with keeping
digital assets safe face a multitude of challenges. Just under half (47%)
say there's a belief within their company that existing security is "good
enough." For 43%, other technology needs take a higher priority than
security. Four in 10 cite a lack of security metrics, while a slightly
smaller percentage (37%) point to a lack of budget dedicated to security.
Challenges extend to finding qualified security workers at a time when
the demand for security skills is increasing. For example, job postings in
the category "Information Security Analysts" rose 175% between Q1 2012 and
Q1 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"The use of
technology has outpaced cybersecurity literacy, so there's also a growing
need for the overall workforce to improve their knowledge and awareness of
security issues," Robinson added.
Is Employee-Facing IoT Omnichannel's Silver
While the pace of innovation in
retail has given more than a few brands whiplash over the years, there's no
doubt that the industry is still in something of a transition period as far
as the nature of online ordering and omnichannel support are concerned.
How fortunate, then, that the Internet of Things is emerging as a top
contender to help struggling retailers bridge the divide between where they
are and where they need to be with in-store omnicommerce.
encouraging news on that front comes from The Container Store, which
announced on Tuesday that it was outfitting most of its in-store retail
staff with IoT communicators that would allow them to operate with maximum
efficiency without being tied down to a computer screen or mobile dashboard.
Brick-and-mortar associates will be able to speak into a credit card-sized
device for real-time, Amazon Echo-esque answers to questions on remaining
inventory and the status of customer orders.
It's all part of an
industry-wide pivot from IoT as an abstract concept to IoT as something that
can and should belong in the tangible, physical world doing tangible,
physical good. Target understands the shift, as it's already begun
outfitting some stores with what it calls its "Connected Living"
Koppel says cyber
attacks on infrastructure are chief national security threat
As loss prevention executives gathered for the NRF PROTECT Loss Prevention
Conference and Expo, they heard about some of the world's most pressing
threats in a keynote address from Ted Koppel, the longtime newsman that has
been on the front lines of some of the country's most significant events in
Addressing how the threats to America - and our
responses to them - have changed from Somalia and Libya to Afghanistan and
Iraq, Koppel told the audience that the landscape has changed dramatically.
He says the most significant threat is not terrorists with weapons; it's
cybersecurity, and combating it is our most difficult task.
Agilence Announces New 20/20 Data Analytics
New unified data analytics platform
will drive insights across retail,
restaurant and pharmacy operations
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, June 15, 2016 - 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,
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
creation of the 20/20 Data Analytics
platform we have far exceeded what is expected of traditional exception
reporting software. Our customer's operations, merchandising, supply chain and
finance teams are using its advanced analytics to quickly capitalize on growth
opportunities and to identify and solve problems across a wide variety of
functionally diverse applications," said Russ Hawkins, President & CEO,
Agilence, Inc. "Data analytics is the key to creating a thriving future and
20/20 is the most comprehensive data analytics tool specifically designed for
the retail and food and beverage industries.
The 20/20 Data Analytics
platform currently includes
Release 2.0, a completely redesigned and feature rich version of Agilence's
flagship product, along with
for restaurants. Soon to be added is 20/20 Rx
for pharmacy operations and modules for entertainment, hotel, and banking. Each
represents a comprehensive solution which include advanced analytics,
multi-dimensional reporting, predictive modeling and prescriptive alerts.
The key benefits associated
with the new 20/20 Data Analytics
Identify and Solve Operational Problems: Monitor, predict, report and
provide alerts on data trends to ensure your business is performing at maximum
Drive Increased Sales and Reduce Losses: Easily align objectives across
functional teams and identify and focus management attention on upside
opportunities and on the processes, practices and people that create losses.
• Ensure Policy
Compliance: Automatically identify teams, individuals and managers who
are exceeding expectations and those that require additional coaching and
training to achieve corporate goals.
"The 20/20 Data Analytics
platform is a major step forward in the evolution of business analytics for
retail and restaurant chain operators," said Derek M. Rodner, VP of Product
Strategy, Agilence, Inc. "The new platform delivers unprecedented functionality
and usability for every user, allowing our customers to see significant
improvements in their operations across the organization."
is the industry leader in data analytics and reporting solutions for retail and
food and beverage organizations. Agilence develops the 20/20 Data Analytics
platform and the 20/20 Retail
and 20/20 F&B
suite of highly flexible and powerful cloud-based reporting solutions. 20/20
provides organizations with a complete view of their business, empowering them
to make informed decisions faster, to increase efficiency and improve profit
margins across the enterprise. Agilence, Inc. is headquartered in Mount Laurel,
NJ. To learn more about Agilence, please email
email@example.com or call
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GPS technology helps
Mac's Convenience Stores fight back |
against cigarette theft
With crime prevention being an integral part of Mac's corporate
responsibility and seeking a solution to both recover stolen inventory and
apprehend offenders to prevent future crime; Mac's approached the firm 3Si
Security Systems for that solution.
Using existing GPS technology and
the idea of covertly housing the device inside either a single package or
carton of cigarettes, 3Si developed a new innovative product called the
Tobacco Tracker for Mac's.
The Tobacco Tracker is designed to protect
convenience stores 24/7. 3Si provides support from the criminal event to the
apprehension, and everywhere in between. This collaborative relationship
allowed 3Si and Mac's to:
Identify and install the device in high risk stores
Train police to respond to crime events involving the Tobacco
Assist police to apprehend suspects and recover the stolen assets
With the concept developed, on May 9, 2014, Mac's installed the Tobacco
Tracker in two locations. The first robbery events occurred on July 11, 2014
and in both cases, the trackers worked, leading to one suspect being caught.
The successes have continued and to date a total of 22 suspects - nine
of which were serial offenders who had victimized other c-store and pharmacy
retailers before being apprehended - have been taken off the streets thanks
to the tracking program.
Visa Defends Fees in
Wal-Mart Canada Dispute
Visa Inc. defended the
fees that it wants to set for card transactions at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s
stores in Canada, saying the payments network has offered the retailer "one
of the lowest rates" in the country. Visa says consumers are the real
victims in a high profile battle over merchant fees.
advertisements that appeared in Canadian newspapers on Thursday, the
payments network said it is disappointed that Wal-Mart is threatening to
stop accepting Visa at its stores. Wal-Mart, which has 405 stores in Canada,
said last week it will stop accepting Visa cards starting with three
stores in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on July 18. The retailer said it would then
extend this across Canada.
Visa, which sets the fees that
card-issuing banks collect from merchants, said it has been at the
negotiating table with Wal-Mart for several months. "Wal-Mart has always
been treated as one of our most important global partners and we have always
recognized their scale in our relationship," Visa said in the letter.
Small businesses an
unlikely cheerleader for Walmart in fee battle with Visa
Small businesses aren't usually in the habit of championing Walmart. But
these days, many have nothing but praise for the retail behemoth, which is
engaged in a public battle over merchant credit card fees. Many small
merchants say high credit card transaction fees charged by all dealers -
including Visa and MasterCard - are hurting their bottom line. So they hope
the Walmart-Visa squabble will raise awareness and perhaps even spark
Study: 42 percent of
Canadian jobs at high risk of being replaced by automation
More than 40 per cent of the Canadian workforce is at high risk of being
replaced by technology and computers in the next two decades, according to a
new report out Wednesday. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and
advanced robotics now means that automation is moving into "cognitive,
non-routine tasks and occupations, such as driving and conducting job
The institute put a 70 per
cent or higher probability that "high risk" jobs will be affected by
automation over the next 10 to 20 years, and it said workers in the most
susceptible jobs typically earn less and have lower education levels than
the rest of the Canadian labour force.
Toronto official wants
city to partner with grocery chains
in gun buy-back program
City councillor Giogio Mammoliti says a gun amnesty/buy-back program would
provide a legal way for people to dispose of firearms without fear of
prosecution. It would not apply to anyone who has used a gun while
committing a crime. Mammoliti suggests the city offer $100 per gun or
partner with a corporation like a grocery chain to offer gift cards. In
2008, Toronto police traded digital cameras for firearms in a program called
"Pixels for Pistols," reports CP. They collected 1,900 wapons and 60,000
rounds of ammunition. Several other Canadian cities ran similar programs.
Technology - Technology
- Technology - Mobile - Mobile - Mobile
The #1 Investment for all retailers
Customer service is still king, but Canadian retailers are looking for new
ways to increase sales by investing in technology,
according to the fourth annual Canadian Retail Insights Report by
Across industries, retailers indicated
that consumers are demanding new technology and ecommerce, with, 77%
of respondents reporting that their customers are driving their need to
adopt mobile technologies.
The study confirms how impactful
technology is on the retail landscape. To remain competitive it's imperative
to stay attuned to not only what consumers are adopting today, but what
they'll be adopting tomorrow," "Customer service and new product offerings
are always important, but in today's market, embracing new technology to
meet customer needs is setting businesses apart from the competition."
Canada's Tim Hortons
to expand in the U.S.
IKEA planning $15M
expansion of Calgary store
held across Canada to mourn Orlando shooting victims
Halifax, NS: Police officer
assaulted during shoplifting arrest
Police confirm an off-duty officer was at a store on Chain Lake Drive around
4:30 p.m. Tuesday when he spotted a teen who appeared to be shoplifting. The
officer approached the teen, who had just left the store, and showed his badge,
identified himself as a police officer and asked him to go back inside the
The teen did go back inside, but when the officer determined he
had grounds to arrest him for theft, police say the teen resisted and a struggle
ensued. At this point, another teen approached and allegedly punched the police
officer multiple times. Police say store staff intervened and helped the officer
control the teens, who were held in custody until on-duty police officers
arrived on scene.
Regina, SK: Three arrested
after armed robbery
Two men and a teenage boy are facing charges of robbery with
violence after an incident on Regina's Broadway Avenue last night. Just before
7:20 p.m., a staff member at a business in the 1300 block interrupted one of the
suspects as he was stealing a small amount of merchandise. The man pulled a
knife on the clerk and fled along with two other men who had been waiting
outside, police said. Police searched the area and found three suspects a short
St John's, NL: Man, woman
arrested for shoplifting at local supermarket
The RNC arrived at an east end St. John's supermarket looking to
arrest a woman for stealing, but caught another man shoplifting while they were
at it. The woman was arrested for theft at the grocery store on Tuesday morning
and while there the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said they arrested another
man for theft and found that he had outstanding warrants. Police said the man
took off, but was arrested after a short chase on foot.
Ottawa, ON: Suspect in
convenience store robbery turns himself in
Lamont, Alberta: Two
suspects sought after midday armed robbery
Saskatoon, SK: Police seek
rifle-toting gas station thieves
Arrest warrant issued for
Toronto man on 181 fraud, identity theft charges
Should Retailers Just
Say 'No' To Digital Gift Cards?
As Tom Byrnes explained, the requirement for instant delivery that digital
gift cards carry, along with the challenges that come with card-not-present
transactions made online, make them a magnet for fraudsters looking to
quickly monetize stolen card data.
This type of "fast fraud," Byrnes
noted, is pretty hard for existing fraud detection systems to actually keep
up with. Online and mobile security systems just aren't prepared to fight
fraud at the speed at which cybercriminals are stealing digital goods.
Not only do retailers have to worry about increased fraud when accepting
digital gift cards, there's also a higher rate of false declines taking
place, which can quickly turn good customers away or shut down their
programs altogether, Byrnes said. Digital gift card sales may also introduce
a spike in chargebacks.
Whether retailers choose to
develop their own in-house solution or look to a provider for a full-service
solution, Byrnes noted the importance of identifying experts in high-risk
digital transactions with experience in digital gift cards specifically. Vesta's research with Javelin shows that digital goods
merchants will employ nearly five times the fraud personnel as physical good
merchants. Therefore, many retailers are turning to third-party providers to
support payment and fraud management instead.
Acer suffers data
breach through online store
Taiwanese hardware and
electronics giant Acer has announced that it has suffered a data breach via
its e-commerce site, and is preparing to inform those customers affected.
Due to unauthorised access by a third-party, anyone who accessed the
online store between 12 May, 2015 and 28 April, 2016 could have had their
personal information compromised.
Acer revealed that names,
addresses, payment card numbers, card expiration dates and card security
codes may have been accessed by the hackers but, following investigations by
internal and external professionals, believes login details were not
Distil says 50 percent
of sites have increased anti-bot security
Visa Reduces Fraud At
The Pump By 50+ Percent
Nordstrom postpones an e-commerce
CA: 9 charged with robbing 10 jewelry stores of $6 million in designer loot
A federal indictment unsealed Thursday charges nine men with planning and
carrying out a string of armed smash-and-grab robberies that scooped up more
than $6 million worth of Rolex and other high end watches at jewelry stores
and businesses across Southern California.
The 10 crimes attributed
to the men occurred at shopping centers in the San Fernando Valley, Thousand
Oaks, the Westside, Orange County and in Torrance, where they snatched up 30
Rolex watches worth more than $450,000 from Ben Bridge Jewelers at Del Amo
Fashion Center. During the crimes, masked men pointed guns at employees and
customers, shattered display cases with hammers and grabbed up pricey
designer watches and jewelry.
The ringleaders, authorities said,
recruited young, financially desperate men to carry out the robberies,
promising them huge sums of money, but later paying significantly less.
According to the indictment, the crime spree began with the Aug. 3, 2015
robbery of Edward George Jewelers at Westfield Topanga Plaza in Canoga Park.
Two men allegedly recruited by three of the suspects pepper-sprayed a
security guard, smashed display cases and scooped up $59,105 in watches and
The indictment alleges the leader and organizers
selected the stores and display cases to smash, and provided the guns,
hammers, backpacks, masks, gloves and stolen cars used in the crimes. It
alleges the organizers cased the stores with their recruits and showed them
Harrison, NY: Vuitton
bag theft tied to suspected nationwide crime ring
Three Chilean nationals accused of stealing a high-end tote bag from a
woman's car are suspected to be connected to an organized crime ring whose
activities spanned the country, local police say. The Harrison investigation
began Sunday when a woman parked and locked her car at what police described
as a "local recreation center." When she returned, the driver's-side door
lock was damaged, her car windows were open, and her Louis Vuitton tote bag
that had been left on the front passenger side floor was gone.
said they obtained video that showed at least one man and one woman were
involved in the theft, and that they were later able to identify a vehicle
involved, tracking it to a hotel in Corona, Queens. Investigators conducted
surveillance at the property and ultimately arrested Jonathan Nievees
Marrero, 29; Braulio Alejandro Besoain Ortiz, 25; and Valentina Naomi
Vilches Ledezma, 19 - all of whom police said have "multiple aliases."
The three are suspected of being involved in identity thefts, production
of fraudulent credit cards and other financial and property crimes around
the country, according to Harrison police, who are now continuing the
investigation with other law enforcement authorities, including U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Groton, CT: Police
arrest NY man for multi-state credit card fraud worth over $300,000
Police arrested a suspect they said stole hundreds of thousands of dollars
in a multi-state credit card fraud scheme. Police said the scheme targeted
stores throughout the northeast and that they are looking for another
suspect. On Thursday at around 4:30 p.m., police responded to the Walmart
store on Gold Star Highway in Groton. Police said witnesses provided a
description of the suspect and the getaway car, and that the suspect's
description matched a description of a person who is suspected of similar
crimes throughout the northeast. The loss in those thefts is in excess of
IL: Man 'incapable of reform' gets 5 years for $40,000 credit card scam
According to the Illinois attorney general's office, which prosecuted
the case, Murry used stolen identities to defraud suburban retailers like
Costco, Macy's and Meijer. Murry would obtain credit card account numbers
and then would add himself as an authorized secondary cardholder to obtain
credit cards.DuPage court records indicate two felony convictions, one in
2000 for attempting to use a forged credit card receipt to steal a computer.
In 2003, Murry was sent to prison for four years, after records say he used
a fake credit card to steal $3,300 in jewelry from a Villa Park store.
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Shootings and Deaths
West, TX: Suspect Arrested After Shooting, Killing Convenience Store Clerk
The Live Oak County Sheriff's
Department is investigating a homicide that took place Thursday morning in
the small town of George West. An armed robber walked into a convenience
store and fatally shot the 30-year old store clerk, a father of three girls.
The victim, Michael Wayne Jensen, was working the overnight shift at the
Shell station at I-37 and Highway 59 when his life was taken from him.
"He was shot in the chest area with what appeared to be a .22. Shot more
than once," Live Oak County Sheriff Larry Busby said. "The cash register was
open and the money was missing."
Authorities arrested Victor Martin
Castillo, Jr. for the crime. Investigators said Castillo once worked at the
store. He is now charged with capital murder. It's a case that shocked the
small community and devastated the victim's family.
TX: Two shot, one dead outside Dallas strip mall
One person was shot and killed outside a strip mall early Friday morning.
The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. near businesses at the intersection
of Centerville and Jupiter roads. One person died at the scene and another
was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Investigators seemed to be
focused on a cellphone store in the strip mall. The parking lot is blocked
off and the entrance is surrounded with crime scene tape. However, police
have not yet released any information about what happened or who may be
responsible. There's no word on any arrests.
Las Vegas, NV: Suspected
theft leads to shooting at local Target
are investigating a shooting at a local Target store. It was reported around
5:30 p.m. on Thursday near the 4100 block of Blue Diamond Road.
Investigators say Target Loss Prevention made contact with a theft suspect
and a struggle ensued. During this time, an uninvolved citizen armed with a
gun attempted to apprehend the suspect in the parking lot. The citizen fired
a handgun at the suspect's vehicle. The suspect is still on the loose. There
were no reported injuries to any shoppers.
Getaway Driver in Quadruple Shooting Arrested, Police Say
The man accused of driving the getaway car after a quadruple shooting in
Northwest Washington has been arrested, police announced Thursday. Police
say the gunman opened fire on one man, shooting him multiple times before
shooting three additional men outside the Big Ben liquor store on New York
Ave. The suspect then ran away and got back into the Ford Explorer Cole was
driving, court documents say.
Robberies and Thefts
Webster, MA: Man
allegedly attacks store clerk with ax handle during robbery attempt
An attempted theft at a Webster liquor store Tuesday night turned violent
when the alleged thief attacked the man behind the counter with an ax
handle, according to Webster police. Charles Meseck, 26, of Danielson,
Conn., and an unidentified man allegedly attempted to shoplift a bottle of
alcohol from Hank's Package Store about 10 p.m., according to a Webster
police report. When Meseck refused to return the bottle, the man behind the
counter - identified as a clerk by police and as the store owner by an
employee in a brief phone call - grabbed an ax handle he kept for
protection, police said. The encounter between the two quickly escalated.
Security video shows allegedly Meseck jumping across the counter and
slamming the man to the ground. The fight continued into the store's aisles,
where Meseck appears to smash a bottle on the man's head.
Lebanon, NH: Police search for Walmart
shoplifter who stole $500 worth of merchandise
Columbia County, GA: Man accused of
shoplifting after child left in vehicle
Macon, GA: Alleged shoplifter leaves
wallet at Wal-Mart, returns to claim it
Tampa, FL: HCSO looking for Citrus Park
Marion, IN: Police
pinpoint location of 30 fraud reports to gas station
Police say if you've used any credit card at the BP gas station at 2nd and
Baldwin Avenue, you'll need to order a new one. Police say the Car Wash Box
may be the origin of the nearly 30 fraud cases, and a skimming device has
been removed. Victims tell police that the card information is being used
outside of Grant County, even though their cards were never out of their
possession. Police say you should specifically look for unauthorized
transactions from Walmart or Meijer.
Grand Rapids, MI: Credit card skimmer
found at Marathon gas station
Nanuet, NY: Clarkstown police warn of
ATM skimmer found at Nanuet 7-Eleven
Greensburg, IN: Police
investigating counterfeit money, liquor store theft
Greensburg Police are investigating a rash of counterfeit reports and a
liquor store theft, all of which took place at local businesses this week.
Greensburg Chief of Police Brendan Bridges said detectives have discovered
multiple fake $100 bills believed to have been used at several different
local shops Monday. The bills were discovered by bank personnel and traced
back to at least five local businesses.
Worth Of Counterfeit NHL, NFL And MLB Championship Rings Seized At Detroit
Authorities say nearly
$700,000 worth of counterfeit sports championship rings shipped from China
were seized at Detroit Metro Airport. It happened in late April as the U.S.
Customs and Border Protection was conducting operations at a DHL consignment
facility. The Cargo Enforcement Team selected and examined a shipment of
rings from China, resulting in the discovery of 136 counterfeit championship
rings from the National Football League, National Hockey League and Major
League Baseball.The rings displayed names and logos of several teams such as
the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders,
New Orleans Saints and New York Jets. The shipment also included rings for
the Chicago Black Hawks and Boston Red Sox.
Harrison, AR: Five counterfeit suspects
arrested; Police found $2,000 in fake bills
Armory Gun Shop - Bakersfield, CA - Burglary
Bullets and Mullets - Antioch, TN - Burglary
Cash's Liquor Store - DeFuniak Springs, FL -
Domino's Pizza - Miami, FL - Armed Robbery
Eastern Avenue Deli & Grocery - Schenectady, NY -
Family Dollar - Hanover Township, PA - Robbery
Hank's Package Store - Webster, MA - Armed
Melvin's Super Store - Pinson, AL - Robbery
Olympic Grocery - Lakewood, WA - Armed Robbery
Pit N Go - Cumberland, MD - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Columbia, SC - Robbery
Shell - George West, TX - Armed Robbery/Shot &
Turkey Hill - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Robbery
Verizon - Indian Trail, NC - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - DeFuniak Springs, FL - Burglary
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