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Organized Retail Crime: The Great Debate #1

John Matas, VP of AP/Inves., Fraud & ORC, Macy's
Millie Kresevich, Dir. of AP, Luxottica
Scott Sanford, Dir
. of LP, GoPuff

How big is the ORC problem and how should it be defined? How accurate is the $30 billion estimate? What are the implications of the NRSS' finding that external theft has surpassed internal theft for the first time ever? And how are the current decriminalization trends going to impact ORC long-term? Joining us to tackle these complicated questions are John Matas, VP Asset Protection/Investigations, Fraud & ORC, Macy's; Millie Kresevich, Director, Asset Protection, Luxottica; and Scott Sanford, Director of Loss Prevention, GoPuff.

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Why Is Facial Recognition Important? 3 Signs It's Too Big to Ignore Any Longer
The FBI has 640 million photos in its facial recognition database, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office, released this month ahead of a congressional hearing on law enforcement, facial recognition, and government transparency. To think of it another way, 640 million is enough for two images for every single person in the United States.

Multiple experts examining surveillance and civil liberties tell Inverse that between the lack of oversight, the inaccuracy of aspects of facial recognition systems, and the way such programs are rapidly spreading, it's clear that regulation has to happen, and soon.

1. These Systems Are Spreading Rapidly
2. Facial Recognition Systems Are Inaccurate
3. There Is a Lack of Government Oversight inverse.com

California could become first to ban facial recognition tech in police body cams
Law enforcement responds: 'It just doesn't make sense'

Some California lawmakers are supporting Assembly Bill 1215, the Body Camera Accountability Act, which would ban the use of facial recognition software in police body cams - a national first if it passes a Senate vote this summer and is signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

While acknowledging that the tech is still in its infancy, some police officials say a wholesale ban is premature.  "Facial recognition could be a valuable tool for us, helping identify felons or even abducted children," says Detective Lou Turriaga, director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which represents 10,000 officers.

"I understand trying to seek a balance between civil liberties and law enforcement, but a wholesale ban doesn't help us protect anybody," he says. "Why remove that tool from law enforcement? It just doesn't make sense." usatoday.com

Update: Dallas DA tweaks plan giving some petty thieves a pass -
but will he win over police?
Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot has tweaked the controversial theft policy he unveiled two months ago that prompted an uncharacteristically loud and negative response from local police chiefs. Creuzot told The Dallas Morning News his office now allows Police Departments to resubmit cases the chiefs believe were wrongly rejected. He acknowledged that prosecutors initially tossed cases that should have been accepted. "We've asked the chiefs to send those back," the DA said.

But the move has done little, if anything, to temper police criticism about a policy that Creuzot says will decriminalize poverty by not prosecuting petty thieves who steal baby formula, diapers and food for their families because they can't pay. Police chiefs say they're concerned about the quality of life in the communities and that prosecutors will give a pass to offenders who should be held accountable. dallasnews.com

Video Shows Store Owner Harassing, Calling Security on Black Boys for Talking Loud, Touching Merchandise
When a South Carolina store owner called security and threatened to notify police on a group of black men for talking too loud, putting their hands on his merchandise and-most egregiously-paying him no attention. The group in question was not a roving band of unruly thugs, but an HBCU professor on vacation with his scholar/athlete sons.

The group decided to go shopping at Myrtle Beach Mall and were patronizing Fun Wear Sports when they were approached by the owner of the store, Michael Means. The video shows the store owner yelling to the group, unprompted: "Nobody touch anything unless you wanna buy."

Security allegedly told the group that they had to leave the store. Carraway said they stood outside and observed white customers entering the store, many of whom were much louder, but the owner issued no threats or warnings. theroot.com

No Charges Filed by Family Dollar Over Stolen Doll
Phoenix Mayor Apologizes After Police Draw Guns on Family
Over Report of Stolen Doll

The mayor of Phoenix apologized on Saturday after videos showed that police officers in the city who had been responding to a report of a shoplifting had drawn their weapons, shouted expletives, and threatened to shoot a man in the face in front of his young children.

The mayor, Kate Gallego, said in a statement that she was "sick" over what she had seen in the videos.

The episode has drawn widespread attention as police encounters with civilians have faced heightened scrutiny, which is increasingly augmented by videos captured by bystanders on cellphones or by officers' body cameras.

No charges were filed in connection with the episode, which started at a Family Dollar store. What preceded the events is in dispute. Neither side could even agree on when it had happened: The notice of claim said it had been May 29, and the police officers said it had been May 27.

The Police Department said on Facebook that the episode had begun after a store manager had alerted an officer to a possible shoplifting occurrence and had said that those being sought were getting into a car. The department said officers had found the couple's car a mile away from the store.

The department said Mr. Ames had admitted he had stolen a package of underwear that he had thrown out of the car window and had said that he was also driving with a suspended license.

The notice of claim said the couple had not realized until they were back at their car that their 4-year-old daughter had walked out of the store with a doll.

The mayor said she was calling for a community meeting on June 18 in which the police chief was expected to answer questions from the public. nytimes.com

What a Weekend at Target
Two Technical Glitches Cause POS Nightmares

On Saturday, "an internal technology issue" caused long lines at Target stores and customers wasted no time going on social media sites to post their unhappiness with the situation. The outage, which Target said was not the result of a security issue, took registers down in stores across the country for a couple of hours before being resolved.

Yesterday, due to a second technical glitch, Target's stores were unable to process credit and debit card payments for about 90 minutes. This issue, Target reported, was set off by a problem at one of vendor NCR's data centers. The chain said the issue was, once again, not security related.

A customer at a Target in Phoenix told The New York Times that people inconvenienced by the outage on Sunday were given $10 off their orders by the stores.  retailwire.com

Self-Checkout is Growing
Costco Going Back to Self-Checkout

Six years after announcing plans to get rid of many self-service checkouts, Costco is again testing them to help combat long waits at manned registers.

On its third-quarter conference call, Richard Galanti, Costco's EVP and CFO, said about 125 self-service stations have been installed across Costco's 536 U.S. stores. The warehouse club operator plans to extend that to 250 over the next several months.

Warehouse competitors, Sam's Club and B.J.'s Wholesale Club, as well as Amazon.com, Kroger, Meijer, Macy's and others now offer ways for shoppers to scan items and check out via their smartphones. Most require customers to checkout via an express lane. retailwire.com

US Payments Forum Provides Best Practices
In-store Contactless Acceptance in
New Resource

The U.S. Payments Forum is helping issuers and merchants to improve the consumer experience at the POS with a new resource describing best practices for contactless acceptance.

The white paper, "Consumer Experience at the Contactless Point of Sale" can be downloaded at https://www.uspaymentsforum.org/consumer-experience-at-the-contactless-point-of-sale/. uspaymentsforum.org

China's New Wardrobing Trend Will Impact Sales & Returns
Why Wardrobe Sharing Platforms are Dangerous to Luxury Brands

Wardrobe sharing apps are the latest global hype, perfectly responding to the needs of the environmentally conscious, hyper-connected consumers. Replacing ownership with convenience and accessibility is not something invented by millennials but they are responsible for significant advancements in the market. Despite a robust appetite for P2P apps, some critics voiced concerns regarding the long-term impact on the luxury market.

The sharing model offers better pricing and higher accessibility. Owning a Birkin means paying a premium but renting it comes with a lower price tag. Despite its disruptive essence, the sharing model has the potential to harm the luxury sector. Consumers need to take in consideration the following developments:

1. The sharing economy is sabotaging craftsmanship and the artisan-made production. 2. Quality issues. 3. Consumers associate luxury with ownership, not with access. 4. Conspicuous consumption won't disappear. 5. The death of shopping gratification. 6. Risk of counterfeit luxury goods. 7. Dumping a higher stock of merchandise on the market does not increase the perceived value of the brand. 8. Privacy concerns.

May retail sales rebound
Furniture and home stores rose 0.1%, electronics sales 1.1%, general merchandise retailers 0.7%, and sporting goods and hobby stores 1.1%, the government said. But department stores fell 0.7% and apparel sales were flat, according to the report.

The release formed the basis for the National Retail Federation's own number crunching. The trade organization said that retail sales rose 0.5% in May seasonally adjusted from April and 3.2% unadjusted year over year, according to an emailed release. retaildive.com

The Way We Measure Retail Store Performance Needs To Change
With stores doing less of their historical functions and more of what they're not being measured for, it's important to ask ourselves how to evaluate store performance in light of the changed environment. There are three things that are going to be important for retail store metrics in the future:

1. The Catchment Area. Online sales in the immediate geographic area around a store are usually higher than in other places. The store acts as a billboard and awareness-builder for consumers. In those cases, the sales don't show up as store revenue and that needs to change, sales allocable to a store should include both the sales inside the store and the online sales in the local area that the store affects.

2. BOPIS. The phenomenon of Buy-Online-Pickup-Instore is real and here to stay. It provides a level of convenience that lets consumers have what they want right away without waiting for shipping times and makes their store visits more efficient.

3. BORIS. Like BOPIS, Buy-Online-Return-Instore is a key convenience for consumers and needs to be measured. forbes.com

From The Mexican Bluff to The China Double Down
What a Roller Coaster for Retailers & It Impacts LP
'Catastrophic,' 'Cataclysmic': Trump's Tariff Threat Has Retailers Sounding Alarm

Already battered by the e-commerce revolution, traditional retail stores are bracing for another blow - new tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports that the Trump administration is threatening to impose.

Retailers and analysts warn the impact will be disastrous for an industry already tormented by vacant storefronts and deserted malls. The reason: Unlike earlier tariffs that mostly targeted industrial and commercial products, the next round is aimed squarely at consumer goods like footwear, toys and apparel.

The government has already imposed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. President Trump has said he will decide on whether to impose duties on the remaining $300 billion in imports but hasn't set a firm deadline.

The National Retail Federation estimates that China supplies 42 percent of all apparel, 73 percent of household appliances and 88 percent of toys sold in the United States.

In a letter last month, over 170 shoemakers and retailers called on Mr. Trump to halt the trade war with China, which supplies almost 70 percent of shoes sold in the United States.

Mr. Cohen said. "This is going to cause more stores to close and more people to lose their jobs," he added.

By the end of 2019, announced closings could climb to 12,000 stores, Coresight estimated. nytimes.com

How Does My Work Tie Into Company Priorities?
Why Silos Don't Break Down So Easily

Workers like their routines, and don't have much faith in their coworkers, according to a recent survey. If leaders want cross-functional activity, they'll have to make the case for it-and nix the useless meetings.

CEOs are encouraged to bust silos so often you'd think half their job is driving bulldozers over grain farms. Employees must learn to work with different departments in cross-functional teams! Lack of institutional awareness throughout the org chart leads to inefficiencies and confusion!

All true, and that's why the no-silo dream is a compelling one for executives. But there are a couple of problems with the dream: Your people probably like their silos, and they're often not working in an environment where they can easily get out of them anyhow.

That's one of the conclusions to draw from The State of Work: 2018-2019 Edition, a recent study published by the enterprise technology firm Workfront.

The study shows a workplace that's straining to get its regular tasks done and doesn't have much of an appetite for cross-functional anything.

Thirty-eight percent of respondents say, "I never know what my company's top priorities are and how my work ties into them." That's a lot of people showing up for work every day but not knowing why, beyond their daily tasks.

If you as an executive aren't explaining what the strategic purpose of an effort is, it shouldn't come as a surprise that workers are loath to step out of their bubbles. associationsnow.com


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Asset Protection Director - Global Supply Chain & Logistics for Target
in Minneapolis, MN

As an Assets Protection Director supporting Global Supply Chain & Logistics, you will belong to a great team of genuine, diverse, courageous and versatile people who put integrity and ethics at the heart of everything they do. You will develop and communicate AP strategies and priorities, including tactical plans and expectations, to your team, peers and leadership across multiple teams. You will be financially accountable by prioritizing and driving continuous improvement. You will experience leading a large remote team in Assets Protection through multiple layers, across all markets and establish a culture of accountability through hiring, setting clear expectations, talent & development strategies and performance management. Through training and validation, your team will be able to anticipate and identify shortage risks in key building processes and developing tactics to reduce shortage and drive profitable sales; lead a shortage prevention and resolution culture. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs. target.com

Corporate Manager ORC - HD Investigations for Home Depot in Atlanta, GA
Organized Retail Crime Investigations will be responsible for managing 3-5 remote metro area teams consisting of 2-3 investigators per team. Management duties will include supporting day to day needs of direct reports, managing travel budgets, coordinating team meetings and regular touch bases with team members. Advising and owning approval on surveillance and tactical operation plans. The Corporate Manage Loss Prevention will also be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with local government agencies and The Home Depot government relations to engage in conversations around policy and legislation. homedepot.com

Huawei - US Ban to Cost $30B in Lost Revenue

Europol: ATM Physical Attacks Up 27% in 2018 Costing $45M

ICE Homeland Security Investigations led crackdown effort of counterfeit NBA merchandise

Domino's Testing Automated Delivery in Houston

Five retailers/brands that are all about the blockchain right now

FCRA's Seven-Year Reporting Window Begins with Charge, Not Dismissal

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The Art of the Out-of-Office Reply
The first day of summer is days away, and if you have any upcoming vacation, it's time to brush up on crafting your out-of-office email. Whether you keep it simple, or you plan on injecting humor into your OOO, it's good to have a plan. The New York Times collected some exemplary replies, including one with the subject line "nope" and a message that read, "I'm not planning on reading any old emails when I get back." nytimes.com

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'Bigger threat than Facebook"
Mobile apps are the new weak link when it comes to user data & privacy abuse

In a recent study that looked at permissions usage among VPN apps on the Android Play Store, it was observed that more than 60% of these apps require "dangerous" permissions that are not needed for them to function. These "dangerous" permissions pose a risk to users' privacy by allowing access to sensitive information such as users' location, mobile phone data, phone status, and a lot more.

The problem is that a VPN app does not need these permissions, that can compromise users' privacy, to function, yet, more than half of the most popular VPN apps require them. A recent study from researchers from Oxford University found that a whopping 90% of free apps on the Google Play store share data with organizations.

According to the researchers, this data sharing and harvesting is simply out of control, with the average app sharing information that includes a user's age, gender, location, and information about other installed apps to up to five tracker companies; these companies then pass the data to larger firms that use the data for other purposes.

The transfer of this sensitive data usually took place in the middle of the night when the owners of these devices are probably wide asleep. Other iPhone users aren't exempt, and this is despite the fact that Apple touts the fact that its devices are designed for people who want "advanced security and privacy at every level."

When you consider the fact that Android and Apple's iOS have a combined 98% of the mobile operating system market share worldwide, this becomes very worrisome. infosecurity-magazine.com

Cellebrite Says It Can Unlock Any iPhone for Cops
On Friday afternoon, the Israeli forensics firm and law enforcement contractor Cellebrite publicly announced a new version of its product known as a Universal Forensic Extraction Device or UFED, one that it's calling UFED Premium. In marketing that update, it says that the tool can now unlock any iOS device cops can lay their hands on. No other law enforcement contractor has made such broad claims about a single product, at least not publicly.

"Cellebrite is proud to introduce #UFED Premium! An exclusive solution for law enforcement to unlock and extract data from all iOS and high-end Android devices." wired.com

How Some Cyber Metrics Mislead
As corporate boards move to quantify cyber risks, some cybersecurity executives warn that many common metrics are traps.

Measurements such as the percentage of employees who fail phishing tests can be manipulated depending on how the exercises are designed, experts say.

Additionally, things that are easy to measure, such as the number of suspect emails blocked each month, are overemphasized at the expense of factors that are harder to weigh but are more meaningful, such as the number of malicious emails that should have been blocked but were never detected.

"Corporate boards are at a stage now where they're trying to measure the value of their cybersecurity investments," "The only problem is we don't know the right things to measure."

Many large firms are trying to shift from what he calls a "shotgun approach" to cybersecurity spending, in which decisions are made mostly out of fear, to one that emphasizes return on investment.

What works

Focus on qualitative data to include describing new security initiatives and how they will address risks. The difference between losses from cybersecurity incidents and the cost of cybersecurity controls.

Cybersecurity leaders should also measure the ratio of security incidents detected by internal tools and employees versus those caught by security vendors, law enforcement and other people outside the company, Mr. Vadala said.

"That's an indicator of whether the things you're doing to prevent and detect issues are working," he said. WSJ Pro


New estimate says Amazon's U.S. online market share not as big as prior guess
A closely watched researcher has cut its estimate of Amazon.com Inc.'s share of the U.S. e-commerce
market after incorporating new figures from the company.

EMarketer Inc., among the most widely cited sources for estimates of U.S. online retail sales, says it now expects Amazon to account for 37.7% of online commerce this year, down from a prior estimate of 47%. The new market share numbers were reported earlier Thursday by the Information.

An Amazon spokesman said EMarketer reached out to the company's analyst relations group after chief executive officer Jeff Bezos disclosed that independent merchants accounted for 58% of gross merchandise sales on the retail site -- the first time the company had made that metric public.

EMarketer's revision comes as Amazon, along with Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc., face calls for an examination of their market power. Regulators in recent weeks divvied up antitrust oversight of the four companies, a sign to some observers that formal inquiries could be forthcoming. dallasnews.com

The Growing Problem of Customer Returns
The cost to online retailers is substantial. According to research firm Statista, in 2017 total U.S. return deliveries cost merchants (online and brick-and-mortar) $381 billion and the total is expected to reach $550 billion by 2020. Since they often incur greater shipping costs related to returns, merchants could be tempted to implement policies that minimize the expense. However they risk losing customers if they make their policies stricter.

Narvar, a company that offers a post-purchase customer experience platform, conducted a survey of 1,300 online shoppers in 2018 and issued a report entitled, "The State of Returns, What Today's Shoppers Expect." Among the findings are:

● Sixty-nine percent of shoppers do not buy online if they have to pay for return shipping.
● Sixty-seven percent are deterred from buying if returns are subject to restocking fees.
● Ninety-six percent would shop with a retailer again based on "easy" or "very easy" returns.
● Forty percent said returning an item bought online to a physical store is easier than mailing It. practicalecommerce.com

Fake Online Textbook Retailer 'Booktiz' Swindles Money from College Students

Pet Supplies Online Retailer Chewy.com Contests $14k OSHA Fine in Fork Lift Operator Death

Young Living Partners with Kount to Protect Digital Commerce Across International Platforms

Apollo Global plans to buy Shutterfly for $1.74 billion

Goodwill is Tapping into Digital Marketplaces with Mobile Marketplace, OfferUp

Bad digital experiences are hurting retailers' bottom line


Eagle Rock, CA: Cellphone Store Owners charged in $25 Million phone fraud; unlocked and 'cleaned' phones reported as lost or stolen
Former owners of a T-Mobile store in the Eagle Rock Plaza were arrested last Monday on federal charges that allege a $25 million cellphone unlocking scheme. Argishti Khudaverdyan, 41, of Burbank, and Alen Gharehbagloo, 40, are being charged with multiple felonies, including wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Federal officials have seized more than $2.25 million from bank accounts and residential properties purchased with profits gained from the alleged fraud. In an operation that spanned August 2014 to January 2019, Khudaverdyan and Gharehbagloo used stolen T-Mobile employee credentials to infiltrate the phone company's internal computer systems and unlock cell phones to be used on any carrier's network, according to the U.S Attorney. theeastsiderla.com

Lexington, KY: Police and Loss Prevention blitz making 35 shoplifting arrests in 3 days
Nearly three dozen people were arrested during a "shoplifting blitz" at stores in Hamburg and along the Richmond Road corridor this week. The Lexington Police Department said officers made 35 arrests between June 10 and June 12 and recovered $6,850 in stolen property, including power tools, cookware, clothing, cosmetics and pet food. Police said they filed 32 charges related to shoplifting, five related to burglary and five related to drugs. They also issued citations to five people and served 18 warrants during the blitz. "Loss prevention employees from 14 businesses worked with officers to target shoplifting and theft suspects," police said in a news release Saturday. kentucky.com

Niagara, NY: 'Shoplifting blitz' nets 9 arrests at Niagara Falls Walmart Supercenter
A weekend "shoplifting blitz" at the Walmart Supercenter, 1540 Military Road, Town of Niagara, netted nine arrests involving nearly $750 worth of merchandise, police said. Eight of the nine arrests took place between noon and 8 p.m. Friday, when police said that alleged shoplifters tried to steal 91 items, and switched price tags to lower amounts on additional pieces of merchandise. buffalonews.com

Mesa, AZ: $37,000 of shoes and clothing stolen from Prime Kicks and Cuts
Early Friday morning, crooks stole designer shoes and clothes from Prime Kicks and Cuts, with the whole incident caught on security video. "I wanted to almost throw up. Just the feeling of vulnerability. The feeling of violation that you don't ever want to feel," said Romano Romero, the store's owner. The result? The robbery of shoes and clothes collectively worth $37,000. azfamily.com

Vacaville, CA: Brazen thieves at Tommy Hilfiger outlet steals over $8,000 in merchandise
Vacaville Police want you to see video, found on their Facebook page, to help their investigation and find the thieves. In the video, employees and customers are in shock as the first thief fills her bag with clothes. Then another walks by with arms overflowing with hanging clothes. And finally, two people casually walk out of the store with stolen merchandise while alarms sound. abc7news.com

Denham Springs, LA: Trio's grab-and-run crime nets $3,500 in merchandise
Three women did a grab-and-run at a Juban Road business and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is trying to identify them. On June 6, three women entered a retail store off of Juban Road and each picked up a shopping bag. "They all target the fragrance section. They each fill their bags with product," Steele said. "Then, they run out of the store - without paying." Total value of the merchandise taken was $3,500, said Lori Steele, sheriff's spokeswoman. livingstonparishnews.com

Napa, CA: 4 suspects arrested after stealing from the Polo Store
in the Napa Premium Outlets

Using a vehicle description provide by police, American Canyon Police pulled over a vehicle and arrested the four occupants a short time later, Napa Police said. Stolen merchandise was recovered. Police booked three 16-year-olds from Vallejo into Juvenile Hall, and an 18-year-old from Fairfield. napavalleyregister.com

Auburn, CA: Three Arrested For theft at Home Depot for a $3,000 Jackhammer

Oak Brook, IL: 136 pairs of pants, valued at $1,200 stolen from Express in a Grab & Run at Oakbrook Center

East Hempfield, PA: Police seek woman who stole $800 of Baby Formula from Giant Eagle

Sydney, AU: Two women allegedly go on a shoplifting spree making off with thousands of dollars' worth of Lego and children's toys

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Shootings & Deaths

Corona, CA: Off-duty officer shot, killed man who hit him at Costco
An off-duty police officer opened fire inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store, killing a man who had attacked him and wounding two others, the Corona Police Department said. Kenneth French, 32, assaulted the Los Angeles Police Department officer Friday night while he was holding his young child, the department said in a statement Saturday. The officer fired his gun, hitting French and two of French's relatives, French was killed. The relatives are in critical conditions at hospitals.

The officer, was treated and released at a nearby hospital, and the officer's child was not injured. The officer was the only person who fired shots in the store. The shooting prompted a stampede of frightened shoppers to flee the store and seek cover inside. Witnesses said they saw a man with a Mohawk haircut arguing with someone near a freezer section when shots rang out at least six times. The man involved in the argument was killed, Corona police Lt. Jeff Edwards said. latimes.com

Miami Gardens, FL: Man killed in shooting at Miami Gardens shopping plaza
Miami Gardens Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the shooting at Northwest Second Avenue, at around 4:40 p.m., Sunday. Investigators said the subject pulled into the plaza next to the Payday Loan and opened fire, striking the victim. wsvn.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Tampa, FL: FDLE investigating rash of Retail Burglaries
Florida Depart of Law Enforcement is investigating a rash of burglaries at Starbucks locations around the state, including one last week in Tampa. Surveillance video captured a suspect entering through the front door after business hours and dismantling part of the security camera before breaking into the safe. The method used was similar to burglaries at other Starbucks around the state, according to the FDLE. tampabay.com

Warren, MI: Meijer's Pharmacy Employee stole nearly 2,300 pills
A pharmacy tech is accused of stealing thousands of pills at an east side Meijer store. Investigators say Brahndi Miller stole more than 2,200 prescription pills and is facing several years in prison. County prosecutors along with Warren police say Miller, the pharmacy tech at the Schoenherr and 10 Mile Meijer, smuggled bottles of the generic form of Xanax from inside the store. fox2detroit.com

Ocala, FL: Staples employee busted for $2,100
in fraudulent refunds

The officer responded to the Staples, located at 1901 E Silver Springs Blvd., and spoke with the general manager and the loss prevention officer. They claimed that 18-year-old Donatella Celi had been stealing cash and issuing herself gift cards from fraudulent returns at her register from April 12 through Tuesday, June 11, a police report states. The total loss was estimated at $2177.10 and the loss prevention officer provided the officer with computer transaction documents from Celi's register which allegedly showed the fraudulent returns. ocala-news.com

Austin, TX: Police say man shoplifted from HEB, threatened employee with a rock

Detroit, MI: Irate woman in wheelchair fires Taser at McDonald's employee

Goodyear, AZ: Doughnut shop owner 'betrayed' after baker arrested for planning robbery

Texarkana, TX: Police seek help finding suspect in identity-theft start-up business

Portland, OR: Security camera catches "explorers" emerging from sewer

Credit Card Fraud

Spain: Credit card scammers arrested in Spain used Bitcoin to launder profits
According to reports, 35 people were arrested yesterday in up to 10 cities spread all over the Spanish geography. 22 others are being investigated. Criminals were allegedly involved in banking card fraud, and cryptocurrencies played a key role in their modus operandi, as their activities involving hiding the origins of their funds have reported them greater benefits than their other criminal endeavors: according to the police, they had laundered about $1.12M but they have only been charged with scamming about $673,000.

The arrested network included nationals from Equatorial Guinea, Spain, Nigeria, Cameroon and Morocco. There are more than 210 victims of their scams in Spain alone, with further 20 that have reported similar events from Israel, Denmark, Germany, France and Greece. chepicap.com

Sentencings & Charges

Suffolk County, VA: Man sentenced to 10 years in gun shop burglary
Maleek Wilson, 19, was sentenced to 10 years for one of four charges. The suspects then fled with 17 firearms, various ammunition and two tactical bulletproof vests. suffolknewsherald.com

Paulding County, GA: Tennessee man sentenced to 25 years for 2017 armed robbery of Walmart



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CVS - Macon, GA - Burglary
C-Store - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lacy Lakeview, TX - Robbery
C-Store - Pueblo, CO - Armed Robbery
Car Wash - El Dorado, CA - Burglary
Clothing Store - Mesa, AZ - Burglary
Gas Station - Wyandotte, MI - Burglary
Gas Station - La Mesa, CA - Burglary
Gas Station - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Grocery Store - Eastvale, CA - Robbery/ Assault
Grocery Store - Etowah County, AL - Burglary
Grocery Store - Honolulu, HI - Armed Robbery
Grocery Store - Olean, NY - Robbery
Hair Salon - Huntertown, IN - Burglary
Jewelry Store - DeKalb, IL - Burglary
Jewelry Store - Manheim Township, PA - Burglary
Pharmacy - San Rafael, CA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Lafayette, LA - Armed Robbery
Starbucks - Tampa, FL - Burglary
Tobacco Store - Middle River, MD - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Fort Myers, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
13 robberies
12 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed




Erik Van Herik, CFI named Sr. Analyst, Risk Management for Verizon
Doreen Pavese, CFI named Regional Asset Protection Manager for Follett
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