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Retail Security: Current Trends and Future Threats in the UK
Not Much Different Than U.S. Across the Pond

Major changes in retail are having a profound effect on the role of loss prevention, an audience at the IFSEC exhibition in London has been told.

One of the major problems was the rapid pace of change online which is making it very difficult for retailers to keep up with.

Andy Martin, retail business development manager at Axis Communications claimed the rise in organised retail crime was one of the biggest challenges. "Without a strong definition of this problem there is not a true understanding of the component parts, making it difficult to map solutions.

"The innovative channels that are being created to serve customers is moving at a faster pace than the loss prevention teams can cope with, so we need to map that and support operation teams to reduce loss and shrinkage."

Robert Verhulst from Bosch said organised retail crime is not just an external threat, it also involves people on the inside where criminals try to deal with 'associates' sent to work in retail in order to steal.

"A lot of retailers are struggling with this," he said. "Also retailers need to understand where shrinkage is coming from so that they can take the right measures. I am absolutely convinced that technology plays a big role in this."  ifsecglobal.com

New Report: NYPD's "Broken Windows" Policing Had No Impact in Reducing Violent Crime
The Department of Investigation quietly released a report nearly a year in the making Wednesday morning implicitly undercutting that theory, which is dearly held Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and supported by de Blasio.

He reported finding no evidence that the enforcement of quality-of-life crimes "has any impact in reducing violent crime," despite a claim made by NYPD in a 2015 report.

While the mayor remained silent, the Police Department released a statement attacking the report's "basic assumptions and so-called methodology" as "deeply flawed." A police spokesman said Eure should have studied the years before 1990, when violent crime in the city was surging.

"What is completely ironic is that the inspector general's own release says, 'This report did not make findings regarding quality-of-life policing or the much broader concept of 'broken windows,'" Lt. John Grimpel said in the statement. "One wouldn't know that, reading today's news coverage."

Department of Investigation officials returned fire, saying they "were not writing a history of quality-of-life policing," and rejected the suggestion that they should have used "data from 25 years ago." 

Sniping between two of the mayor's agencies raised the question of why such a report was compiled and released. One possibility is that in the future, the mayor could use the findings to justify the reduction in misdemeanor arrests likely to result from the Criminal Justice Reform Act he signed last month. crainsnewyork.com

Inside the World of Large-Scale Food Heists
From $200,000 worth of cheese, $158,000 worth of shrimp, to $40,000 worth of chicken wings large scale food theft is on the rise and happening across the nation.

A large draw to boosting food is that the stakes, compared to other stolen goods, are extremely low. Unlike money or electronics that have serial codes, it's difficult to trace food that has been stolen. And to make matters worse, the penalties, even if a perp is caught with thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods, can be almost non-existent. "It's a slap on the wrist." "Even if [thieves] get caught - and very few have gotten caught - unless the Feds get involved and rope up all the people facilitating the transport and such of the large quantities, then it's grand theft. Which translates to "no time in jail in California, or at least very little."

Thousands of grocery stores and bodegas or convenient stores are more than happy to take the questionable seller's sub-priced gouda off their hands. DNAinfo reported earlier this year that teens in Manhattan had been scooping up hundreds of dollars of Häagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry's pints from CVS and Duane Reade pharmacies, with the intent of reselling them to bodegas. And in 2014, 10 convenient store owners and managers in Kentucky were found guilty for not only buying products nabbed from grocery stores and pharmacies, but even providing thieves with shoplifting lists.

It impacts the farm laborers, the farming community, community stores, families," he said. "I think it's an economic act of terrorism. It impacts us fiscally at so many levels." eater.com

PacSun Workers Allowed To Assert Class Claims In Ch. 11 for Unpaid Wages & Unpaid Security Checks
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday gave two former PacSun employees the green light to file claims for as much as $135 million against the retailer on behalf of thousands of staffers for allegedly unpaid wages and damages.

The decision is a blow to PacSun, which argued that the Third Circuit has rejected plaintiffs' ability to file claims in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on behalf of a proposed class of employees.

The claims are for PacSun's alleged failure to provide employees with rest breaks every four hours and for failing to compensate employees for time spent going through security checks and performing store closing duties, the ruling said.

Judge Silverstein said allowing a class action claim in bankruptcy is a matter of discretion, citing the years of litigation between PacSun and the lead plaintiffs.  law360.com

Macy's Settles Bias Claim Over Job Verification Process
Macy's will provide additional training to its hiring staff as part of its settlement of allegations by the U.S. Justice Department that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens who were authorized to work at a Glendale, California, retail location.

The deal will settle allegations that the retail giant violated the Immigration and Nationality Act by forcing lawful permanent residents to provide copies of their unexpired green cards so they could begin to work, according to the agreement, which was finalized on Wednesday.

The INA allows permanent residents to choose from a list of acceptable documents they can present to employers for verification of their legal status, and does not obligate the use of a green card as part of the process, the agreement reads.

Macy's West Stores Inc. will pay a $8,700 civil penalty to the government as part of the agreement. Before agreeing to the deal, the retailer in November voluntarily reimbursed the unnamed charging party $524 for the hours the person would have otherwise worked and began to train employees in the proper hiring procedures. law360.com

50+ Protestors Picket Columbus, Ohio Wendy's Over Fair Pay for Florida's Tomato Workers
A little more than 50 people marched on a Wendy's store near Ohio State's campus Wednesday, the latest protest in a years-long effort by the Coalition of Immolakee Workers.

The coalition, which represents workers in Florida's vast tomato industry, wants Wendy's to sign on to its Fair Food Program, an agreement to push tomato suppliers to pay one penny more per pound to ensure things like higher wages, better healthcare and better working conditions.

Wendy's major competitors -McDonald's and Burger King - have all signed on, and so have Subway, Taco Bell and Wal-Mart. That became a theme at the protest, which featured a few dozen Unitarian Universalists in town for a church convention. The Unitarians are part of a organization called the Alliance for Fair Food, which helps the coalition spread its message. dispatch.com

For retailers, closing stores isn't as easy as it once was
Investors are demanding it. Industry analysts are pushing for it. Even retailers and property owners, to a certain degree, agree more needs to be done. So why are companies moving so slowly to close down a chunk of their stores?

New and existing retailers continue to open stores in the U.S., with several of the companies that are closing stores simultaneously opening new concepts, analysts argue many need to move faster to shrink their square footage. Retailers' dismal comparable-sales results in the first quarter only added fuel to the fire.

For retailers not teetering on bankruptcy, however, the decision to put a location on the chopping block is becoming more complicated, as many of their money-sucking properties have already been surrendered. What's more, with many of these stores out of their portfolio, there's no longer as dire a need to shutter a location before the lease expires. cnbc.com

Macy's announces plan to replace CEO of more than a decade
Longtime executive Jeff Gennette will take over as CEO in the first quarter of 2017, replacing Terry Lundgren. Lundgren, who has been CEO for more than a decade, will stay on as chairman of the board, according to a statementbusinessinsider.com

Pacific Sunwear Cancels Auction as Golden Gate Takes Over
Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. is canceling its asset auction scheduled for today as no bidders, aside from Golden Gate Capital, have come forward. PacSun filed for bankruptcy protection back in April and at the time, entered into a restructuring plan with Golden Gate Capital. Golden Gate will now take ownership of the company. Bankruptcy court approval is pending, but likely to be confirmed.

Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm that holds investments in more than 35 companies across 6 industry verticals. Its other retail holdings include Eddie Bauer, J. Jill, Payless Shoes and Rocket Dog shoes. wwd.com

L Brands re-post Director, Finance & Loss Prevention Applications position in Columbus, Ohio on LinkedIn
To direct an organization whose mission is to plan, execute, and maintain a technology strategy and the resultant solutions in process and applications for the finance and loss prevention functions including:
- Corporate and Brand Finance, Financial Reporting and Financial Planning functions
- Corporate Treasury, Internal Audit, and Tax Compliance and Reporting
- Enterprise Accounting Operations: Inventory Control, Banking & Cash Mgmt; Procurement; Investment Services (Fixed Assets)
- Loss Prevention & Security Teams
- VSD MP&A team
- Procurement team. lb.com linkedin.com

Claire's Inc. re-post Director of Loss Prevention position in Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Responsible for developing and efficiently managing the Company's shrink efforts while ensuring the integration of such efforts throughout the entire North American organization. Primarily responsible for the hiring and development of NA LP team while fostering key relationships with other departments within the organization.

As of January 31, 2015, Claire's had a presence in 47 countries through the 2,509 company-operated Claire's stores in North America and Europe, 709 concession store-in-stores and 539 franchised stores in numerous other geographies, namely the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and South Africa.  linkedin.com

Barnes & Noble to open 4 new concept restaurants - names president to lead effort

PetSmart Expands with 12 New Stores in Q1 2016


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Bed Bath & Beyond Q1 comp's down 0.5%, digital comp's up 20%+, net sales basically flat
Barnes & Noble Q4 comp's down 0.8%, net sales down 2.2%, full year comp's flat

 



 

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LinkedIn is Becoming a Dangerous Place
'LinkedIn Fears as 1 in 5 Admit Connecting with Strangers'
Hacked themselves - Hacking Others via 3rd party providers - Imposters & Now Don't Talk to Strangers

Intel Security has urged organizations to educate employees about the dangers of over-sharing on LinkedIn after new stats claimed nearly a quarter of executives have connected to someone they don't know on the social site.

Even more concerning was that over two-thirds (68.7%) admitted they had never wondered if someone is not who they say they are on the business networking site - a figure which rose to 71.5% in the 18-24-year-old age category.

Black hats are increasingly looking to sites like LinkedIn to harvest information on employees and their roles within a company, which they can then use to make spear phishing attacks - often the first stage in a targeted attack or APT - more convincing and effective.

They could also be the precursor to a whaling attack - where a scammer typically emails a member of the finance team pretending to be a CEO or CFO and requesting the transfer of funds outside the organization to an account in another country.

Often the cyber-criminal will pretend to be a recruiter or someone else in the same or similar industry, which can be enough to trick victims into accepting the connection request, explained Intel Security EMEA CTO, Raj Samani. infosecurity-magazine.com

Disgruntled Employees Selling Company Intellectual Property on "Darknet" on the Rise
Even at Retailers - It's Never Been So Easy

Avivah Litan, a fraud analyst with Gartner Inc., says she's been inundated recently with calls from organizations asking what they can do to counter the following scenario: A disaffected or disgruntled employee creates a persona on a darknet market and offers to sell his company's intellectual property or access to his employer's network.

Litan said a year ago she might have received one such inquiry a month; now Litan says she's getting multiple calls a week, often from companies that are in a panic.

I'm getting calls from lots of big companies, including manufacturers, banks, pharmaceutical firms and retailers," she said. "A year ago, no one wanted to say whether they had or were seriously worried about insiders, but that's changing."  krebsonsecurity.com

Actual Harm Abounds In Advance Auto Parts Data Breach Suit: Workers
A former Advance Auto Parts employee accusing the company of negligence after his personal information was compromised in a phishing scheme data breach urged a Louisiana federal court Tuesday to keep his proposed class action alive, saying specific actual harm has befallen him.

Earlier this month, the Virginia-based auto parts retailer argued that Walter Bradix IV, along with other workers whose social security and tax information was lost in a March phishing attack never allege any harm from the incident. Bradix shot back Tuesday that his former employer completely ignores his allegation that two unidentified attempts to secure vehicle financing have already popped up on his consumer credit report.

It is undisputed that in some instances, credit inquiries can reduce a consumer's credit score, and at least one court has ruled that depleted credit scores constitute an injury-in-fact, Bradix wrote. law360.com

FedEx Delivery Notices Dropping Zeus and Fareit Trojans
 

 


 

The Art of Listening

By Frank Luciano, President, Civil Demand Associates

There are a plethora of books, publications and commentary about what skills and attributes are necessary to be an impactful leader in business, as well as in life. However, where those may focus on what to say, how to act, or ways to create change, a primary feature of a great leader is the willingness and ability to listen. Not just biding time during a conversation, thinking about what you want to say and pretending to listen until you get a chance to speak, but focusing on what is actually being said and what it might mean to that person.

When I first started out at Civil Demand Associates I brought with me this unique skill set which I continue to use today. Knowing one's product/ service is only a portion of this art. Knowing the needs of your client is probably more important and in order to determine needs one needs to ask pertinent questions and listen attentively. Once the answer is heard a solution can be either developed or provided.

As a solution provider it is our job to try and develop products and services based on the vision provided by our clients. Not by reaction but by a combination of experience, vision and an overall ability to see the need for an entire industry. From there development should be tested by early adaptors who have the same vision.

Delivery promises should not be over stated. Never say you can deliver when you can't. It would be better to build it first because you will usually only get one shot to come up with a game changer. It is also important not to oversell. Once a decision maker has been persuaded have the sense to stop selling at that point. This could be categorized as knowing when to be silent and move on. All of this is a part of the art of listening.

Civil Demand Associates was founded in 1987 on some of these very principles. Retailers were struggling to send demand letters and tracking payments manually. Fifteen states had civil recovery laws most of which were in the west. CDA was established as a way to outsource this valuable revenue stream as well as a way to help provide a financial deterrent. CDA was the first company to develop software and business logic designed to handle thousands of files, payments and reporting.

In the years to follow clients brought other types of theft cases for collection. Dishonest employee restitution collections, court ordered restitution and vendor fraud to mention a few. All these have added to CDA's offering so that a well-rounded service with no initial investment is now available on a contingency basis.

In 2010 CDA brought forth a new concept to combat major organized retail crime by using federal civil RICO statutes to seize assets of those at the top of these illegal enterprises.

As you can see it all comes down to listening to the needs of the industry and developing means to help loss prevention practitioners bring back lost profits to the bottom line.

 

 


 

Rocateq USA Adds to Its All-Star Team


Danville, CA June 22, 2016 - Rocateq USA is proud to introduce its newest members of the leadership team. Rocateq USA is dedicated to profit enhancement to customers through valued partnerships.

Tim Bartkowiak, LPC Designated Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Rocateq USA has appointed Tim Bartkowiak, LPC as their new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Bartkowiak, LPC brings more than 15 years of retail Asset Protection and store operations experience to Rocateq USA. Bartkowiak, LPC has previously served in leadership positions for Dollar General, SpartanNash, and the Sara Lee Corp.

"We are delighted to welcome Tim to Rocateq's team," said Adriaan Neele, Executive Vice President Rocateq Americas. "Tim's executive leadership contributes to Rocateq's customer collaborative sales and account management, and Rocateq's significant growth in cart containment, and business intelligence solutions."

Steve Kromdyk Named National Account Sales Manager

Rocateq USA names Steve Kromdyk as new National Account Sales Representative. Kromdyk began his selling career with Johnson & Johnson. After five years in the consumer goods industry, Kromdyk became a founding member of the world's largest pallet and container company - Chep USA.

"We appreciate Steve's ability to work as part of a team, connect with customers, and deliver solid product knowledge," said Adriaan Neele, Executive Vice President Rocateq Americas.

Craig Swayze Elected as National Account Sales Manager

Swayze is a known executive with a proven track record of delivering revenue within a variety of consumer product companies and retail industries.

"We have brought Craig to the Rocateq USA team for his excellence in pinpointing and addressing client's pain points to deliver a solution of sales, marketing and business development which ultimately leads to a deepened customer relationship and satisfied company objectives. With his entrepreneurial leadership style and industry expertise, he will continue to build Rocateq's reputations as a trusted industry resource," said Adriaan Neele, Executive Vice President Rocateq Americas.

Michelle Stratton Appointed Sales Representative

Stratton brings years of administrative expertise to the Rocateq USA team. Stratton is driven by achieving goals and bringing value to her company.


"Michelle is highly organized and will be an integral asset to our team to ensure all our customers' needs are met in a timely manner," said Adriaan Neele, Executive Vice President Rocateq Americas.

About Rocateq
Rocateq is a leading international cart containment, and business intelligence solution provider. Rocateq is committed to providing retailer's quality, valuable and actionable technology, and software that contributes to smarter shrink control solutions and profit enhancement. As any retailer knows, smarter shrink control equals profit growth.

To find out more visit www.rocateq.com/usa

 

 



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Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

The LPM Profile of the Future & The Importance of Community Relations

Kevin Colman, Group VP of AP, Macy's

As Omni retailing continues to evolve, so does the role of the single-unit Loss Prevention Manager. With the internet and technology driving massive change in today's connected store, the LPM is more connected now than ever before and plays a vital role in community relations. Kevin Colman, Group VP of Asset Protection, Macy's, tells us what the profile of an LPM may look like in the future, as the job evolves from adrenaline-based shoplifter takedowns to a larger emphasis on investigations and protecting the company brand.

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Joe and Amber meet up with Tarik Sheppard, NYPD Lt. Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. Learn about the early success of New York's ORC Association and its recent expansion into a more regional crime-fighting partnership.

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Breaking Down The Big Business Of Fraud
In this month's installment of the Anatomy of a Fraud Attack series with Kount, we take a look at an increasingly favorite type of fraud among cybercriminals: carding or card testing.

By looking at things from the view of a fraudster, we'll go into how these types of attacks are typically planned and executed ...

Setting Up Shop

"I think you have to think of [fraudsters] just like other business people because it's grown into that - this is no longer the little hacker that plays around on his computer. It's usually pretty organized," Bush explained.

Carding may not be a new technique, but with the wealth of data floating around from larger data breaches and huge databases of compromised payment card data, it's becoming a new favorite. The breaches that take place and financial records that become available as a result, the better chance we fraudsters have at finding, purchasing and using (or just reselling) those cards. Like any legitimate business out there, when putting a fraud operation in place we have to make sure the right partners, assets and even tools are available. Never has it been so easy to connect and network with other cybercriminals, while also having access to the types of resources guaranteed to improve our own activities.

Tools Of The Trade

There's no denying that the tools and technologies made available today make it easier than ever to execute fraud strategies. These include tools to disguise an IP address, disguise an entire device, scan websites and databases to pull out data resembling passwords and IDs, as well as bots and Trojans that grab information and send it to a central repository. We are also flush with the right connections to keep our illicit businesses running - from retailers to wholesalers, or even our own Amazon, eBay or eCommerce stores.

The Data Jackpot

Payment card data is always welcome to a fraudster, but with an estimated 600 million to 700 million accounts being compromised last year alone it's become somewhat of a commodity in the hacker market.
Having a consumer's digital identity opens the door to applying for a loan or other lines of credit, and doing more things with the data that will actually help me. Personal data also has an advantage because unlike with compromised card data, consumers have started to slow down the speed in which they actually act on finding out the data has been stolen. pymnts.com

 
 

Hutchinson, KS: Kroger's ORC Team works with Police to take down Fencing Operation
According to facts of the case presented by Reno County Assistant District Attorney Andrew Davidson, police received information Patel was fencing stolen merchandise through his store, so they set up a sting with the assistance of Kroger's organized retail crime unit. Then, between April 6 and May 12, Patel acquired 47 cases of Red Bull, 16 containers of Tide detergent and two cartons of Marlboro cigarettes, thinking they were stolen from a delivery truck, and put them on his store shelves. Investigators then obtained a search warrant for Patel's home and on May 22 seized drug packing materials and 14 grams of marijuana. hutchnews.com

Fayetteville, AR: Beauty World store hit for $50,000 in hair weaves
On June 16 at Beauty World at the Fayette Pavilion reported a Burglary. The front glass door was broken and three suspects entered the store with large trash bags and stole approximately $50,000 in hair weaves and other products. The same location was burglarized earlier in the year. thecitizen.com

HARRIS COUNTY, TX: Duo charges thousands of dollars of items with stolen ID
The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking to the public for help in identifying two suspects who are wanted for identity theft and charging $7,000 in merchandise. A woman and a man have been suspected to have opened accounts after a 23-year-old woman noticed fraudulent accounts from Best Buy, Macy's and Home Depot opened in her name. Surveillance photos from Best Buy were captured of the suspects leaving with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise including computers and expensive electronics. click2houston.com

Murfreesboro, TN: Two Juvenile arrested stealing over 20 items from Victoria's Secret
The Victoria's Secret store in the Avenue has once again been targeted for theft. This time around, the complainant told police that two teenage girls entered the store and stole approximately 20-items. One customer in the store at the time of the theft actually recognized both of the teens who are believed to be 16-years of age. Since 2013, over $20,000 in merchandise has been stolen from the Victoria's Secret Store in The Avenue, according to past police reports. wgnsradio.com

West Seneca, NY: Wegman's Loss Prevention bust a Shoplifter with a $500 odd list of goods
Following a chase, a person matching the description given was found by police and was taken into custody. Loss prevention told police the man had placed four 20-roll packs of Scott toilet paper, six four-packs and four 12-packs of Red Bull energy drink, 13 packs of soap and 20 packs of condoms, total value estimated at $545.26, into a shopping cart and passed all points of purchase. westsenecabee.com

Newark, DE: Men steal 44 boxes of medicine from Acme
Police are trying to identify two men who were caught on camera taking medicine off the shelves at Acme last week. Newark Police said the store's loss prevention officer was reviewing last week's security footage on Monday and saw video of the men stealing over-the-counter medicine. One of the men acted as a lookout while the other stuffed boxes of pills into his pants, then they switched roles. In total, the two men stole 22 boxes of Mucinex cold medicine and 22 boxes of Claritin allergy medicine worth a total of approximately $1,759. newarkpostonline.com
 

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Shootings

German Viernheim cinema complex attacker shot dead, up to 50 injured by police tear gas
A masked man who reportedly fired shots in a cinema complex in western Germany has been shot dead by police, the state's interior minister has said. Peter Beuth told the state of Hessen's parliament that police stormed the Kinopolis complex in Viernheim, near Frankfurt, after shots were reported. "The police thought that the gunman was holding hostages and because of that he was shot dead," he added.

At least 25 people were hurt in the melee. However, the mass circulation newspaper Bild said they were injured by tear gas used by police. The Darmstadt Echo put the number of injured from 20 to 50 people.

The incident erupted in the Kinopolis movie theater in the town of Viernheim, about 45 miles south of Frankfurt, according to the Associated Press. The Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper said it was unclear if there was a political or ideological motive, or if it was an attempted robbery. DPA quoted unidentified security sources as saying the gunman was acting alone and was not a terrorist.

Mr Beuth also said: "The police had an emergency call at 2:45pm [12:45 GMT]. The caller said there was a masked man... armed with a long gun. It is unclear whether it was a real gun.

"The caller heard four shots and said that the masked man appeared a little mentally unstable. Police special forces were called." bbc.com usatoday.com

  

LP/Security Threatened, Store Evacuation

Oxnard, CA: Vons Armed Robber pleads Guilty: pulled handgun on Loss Prevention
A Santa Paula man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a robbery in Oxnard. Steven Leal, 21, was convicted of robbing a Vons on May 20, 2015, Oxnard police said. Leal, a gang member, was accused of the felony charge and a special allegation that he used a handgun during the commission of the crime. Leal was seen stealing merchandise from the store by loss prevention officers, who confronted him as he left the store. He brandished a handgun at the officers during the confrontation so they let him go and went back in the store. Leal took a plea deal and is expected to be sentenced to eight years in prison. vcstar.com

Madison, WI: Arrest at East Towne Mall protested; threatened to kill Security Guard
Madison's police chief, several City Council members and others have met with the family of a woman whose arrest outside a mall has generated claims of unfair treatment. About 30 demonstrators gathered outside the Public Safety Building Tuesday night to protest how officers handled the arrest at East Towne Mall. Police say Genele Laird displayed a knife, threatened to kill mall security staff and resisted arrest. A video of the arrest shows Madison police officers struggling with Laird as they took her to the ground to handcuff her Tuesday. Police say she bit an officer. The video shows an officer using a stun gun to subdue her after using his knee and closed fist to get her to comply with orders. Two officers were treated for injuries at the hospital. weau.com madison.com

Newhall, CA: Explosive Device brought to Army Surplus Store leads to Evacuation
An explosive device described as a "cluster bomb" brought to a Newhall store Wednesday afternoon led to an evacuation for more than two hours as the bomb squad responded to the discovery. The device was dropped off around 12:30 p.m. at a Newhall Army surplus store for disposal. The sheriff's department later said the device turned out to be inert and officials cleared the scene. abc7.com


Robberies & Thefts

Tigard, OR: $100,000 Smash and Grab at Washington Square Mall
Officials say a suspect used a sledgehammer to break a glass display case at a Washington Square Mall jewelry store just before 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. A massive police presence was reported at the mall shortly after because the initial report said shots were fired, which ended up being false. Police say the suspect stole three gold Rolex watches worth more than $100,000 from Ben Bridge Jewelers after smashing a display case. He fled the scene, but was found shortly after, hiding near in a residential area. Anthony Patterson, 18, was arrested on theft, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct charges. katu.com


Fort Worth, TX: Serial Robbers Hit 13 Stores; inside the store for 30 seconds
Fort Worth police are searching for three or four serial robbers they say are elusive, brazen and extremely dangerous. The robbers consistently rob stores during hours with customers and in plain view of surveillance cameras. It is 30 or 35 seconds of intimidation and fear. Police tell us these thieves have stormed into convenience stores the same way 13 times in less than two months. cbslocal.com

Piermont, NY: Police Investigating Burglary Spree in Orange and Rockland Counties Authorities say convenience stores have been targeted recently along Route 9W from the New Jersey state line on north. Burglars smash front windows, take cash registers and take off. abc7ny.com

Bexar County, TX: Police search for 2 men in Target Burglary
The burglary occurred around 3 a.m. Wednesday at Target on FM 78. Bexar County Sheriff's said they believe two men forced their way into the building through the back before smashing several locked cabinets. The two men then stole electronics from the store. ksat.com

Lufkin, TX: Cinemark Movie Theater Assistant Manager busted for stealing over $7,000

Fred Meyer Jewelers in Scappoose, OR reported a Grab & Run on 6/21, merchandise valued at $5,700

Zales in the Moreno Valley Mall, Moreno Valley, CA reported a Grab & Run on 6/22, merchandise valued at $1,079


Credit Card Fraud

Mamakating, NY: Two New York City residents were arrested for possessing 61 fraudulent credit cards following a traffic stop on Tuesday
State police said they stopped a car for traffic infractions on Route 17 in Mamakating. Police said the driver had a suspended license. A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up 61 fraudulent credit cards, numerous blank credit cards, and a magnetic credit card encoder. recordonline.com




Skimming Reports

Corpus Christi, TX: Device found on pump at Valero

Nutley, NJ: Device found on PNC Bank ATM


Counterfeit

ICE collaborates with Latin America to combat counterfeiting
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale told attendees at an anti-counterfeiting conference yesterday that identifying and preventing the theft of intellectual property (IP) and dismantling criminal organizations that engage in counterfeiting operations are major priorities for the agency.

The remarks were delivered in a keynote speech at a two-day training session, hosted by the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition and Underwriters Laboratories, that focused on piracy and counterfeiting issues faced by Latin America. ice.gov

ABC NEWS: Authorities Sniffing Out Alleged Fake Laundry Detergent
Recent raids by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department turned up more than 400 buckets of apparently counterfeit laundry detergents at multiple locations in the Los Angeles area. ABC News was there when the raids were conducted. According to authorities, the fake detergent is available for sale at swap meets, fundraisers and online. Investigators say that dealers allegedly buy the phony detergent for about $5 and then sell it for sometimes as much as five times the purchase price.

Counterfeiting overall is a nearly $500 billion a year business. This past year alone, Procter & Gamble has helped to identify close to 50 factories that are sending out counterfeit goods. The company which makes Tide, Downy and Gain detergents wants counterfeit products off the streets, and it has urged the U.S. Senate to pass relevant legislation. abcnews.go.com


 


 
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