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2016 Ring of Excellence Award Winner Joe LaRocca

By Lee Pernice, LPC

Since 2004, the National Retail Federation (NRF) has been recognizing and honoring the men and women in Law Enforcement and Retail Loss Prevention with annual awards. Over the years, these individuals have made significant contributions in keeping our stores and consumers safe, protecting merchandising and taking criminals off the streets.

This year's recipient of the Ring of Excellence award went to Joe LaRocca. This award recognizes pioneers in the retail LP industry whose honor, integrity and character serve as an example for the industry. Joe is currently the Founder and Vice President, Loss Prevention for RetaiLPartners, a Los-Angeles-based LP consulting firm.

Joe's career in retail loss prevention began more than 20 years ago almost by accident, an accident he says was one of the best things to happen to him. He started in the industry as a part-time store guard for a Los Angeles-based department store and moved into another part-time role as an LP agent when the position became available. But Joe's real goal was to join a Federal Law Enforcement agency, possibly the NSA. A friend suggested he first join a local police department as a start in his chosen career when fate played its hand. After going through the physical examinations that the job required, it was discovered that Joe suffered from a previously unknown health issue that would preclude him from a job on the police force and, ultimately as a Federal Law Enforcement agent.

After coming to terms with this news, Joe needed to find a new career to pursue when his then boss, industry veteran Jim Thibodeaux took him aside and assured him that he had a bright future in retail loss prevention and to give it a try. Over the years, Joe held various LP management positions with major department stores including Bullocks, Robinsons-May, Macy's, Rampage and finally the retail side of the Walt Disney Company before moving on to becoming the Vice President and Senior Advisor, Loss Prevention for the National Retail Federation. He has had many milestones in the industry during his career including opening the very first Macy's store in Southern California and building out its LP team, testifying before Congress and state legislatures on identify theft and organized retail crime, and serving as a nationally recognized LP spokesperson.

He has also been recognized three times by the Federal Bureau of Investigations for outstanding assistance in connection with investigations and for exceptional service in public safety. He is a volunteer reserve with the Los Angeles Police Department, a founding member of the Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crime Association and an advisor to the Southern California chapter of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI).

Joe attributes his success to his passion for technology, educating the public and private sectors on the opportunities and challenges retailers face and the role that his mentors played in helping him shape his career and his contributions to the industry. In addition to working with Jim, Joe worked for Mike Keenan back when Mike was the Vice President of Loss Prevention for Macy's West and credits him for helping him grow in both experience and confidence.

Reflecting back, Mike remembers Joe when he was just beginning his career as an LP Manager at Macy's.

"I immediately recognized that Joe had tremendous potential. He was very curious and asked a lot of questions. He always wanted to understand the "why." He learned quickly and volunteered for opportunities that would grow his knowledge and experience and help him develop his effective leadership style. Joe has been and continues to be a valuable asset to the LP profession and I am honored to call him a friend," concluded Mike.

For as long as he can remember though, Joe has brought a sense of entrepreneurship to every role he has held and technology was always a part of that picture. Back before the Internet was a household word, he acquired a number of domain names and built out one of the largest LP networking sites (LPInformation.com) in existence. He later sold that site to the National Retail Federation which served as what would become an entryway into the organization. He also wrote one of the first electronic case statistical tracking programs on the Bullock's main frame, which was eventually adopted as a standard in over 40 department stores.

He now focuses on moving the industry forward through emerging technology such as social media and cyber investigations, educating store operations and C-level executives on profit protection and loss prevention and continuing to act as the bridge between public and private sectors in making both sides aware of the challenges the retail industry continues to face.

When asked about the individual he convinced so many years ago to give retail LP a try, Jim Thibodeaux replied, "Joe's unique skills, character, integrity and passion for Loss Prevention have served him well. Best described as innovative, inquisitive, out-of-the-box thinker and a true visionary, his contributions and leadership have had a significant role in the growth of our industry. This award is a well-deserved honor."

More than 20 years ago, fate threw Joe LaRocca a curve ball that turned into a home run for the retail industry.



FEMA Urges Businesses to Use FEMA Smartphone App to Prepare for Disasters
Free App Provides Potentially Lifesaving Information Designed to Help Businesses, Employees and Families Before, During, and After Disasters. The latest version of the FEMA app is available for free in the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices. For more information, visit https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app

Istanbul, Turkey: 41 dead, 239 injured in Ataturk airport attack
A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport has killed 41 people, at least 13 of them foreigners, and injured more than 230, officials say. Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday. They blew themselves up after police fired back. PM Binali Yildirim said early signs pointed to so-called Islamic State but no-one has so far admitted the attack. Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists.

Ataturk airport has long been seen as a vulnerable target. There are X-ray scanners at the entrance to the terminal but security checks for cars are limited.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against militant groups. "The bombs that exploded in Istanbul today could have gone off at any airport in any city around the world," he said. bbc.com

Securing airports from attacks: Is it mission impossible?
"What has changed in recent years is the suicide element. That's difficult to counter, if people are willing to blow themselves up". These are the words of Norman Shanks, who used to run security at Britain's biggest airports. Essentially, anywhere you get people gathering in large numbers is a target no matter how many police you have around. So how to stop attacks on airports? Mr Shanks says the best ways are intelligence, in other words, knowing about it in advance, face recognition systems that can use CCTV to pick out suspects, and teaching staff how to identify odd behaviour. bbc.com

Europe's Economic Impact
Tourism in Turkey could drop 40% following increased terror attacks

A popular destination with a growing array of retail attractions, Turkey this year might lose at least 40 percent of the 37 million visitors it attracted in 2014, news reports claim. Foreign arrivals to Turkey fell 7 percent in April, according to the Turkish Tourism Ministry.

"Following previous attacks in Istanbul, we witnessed a decline in retail sales in domestic purchase as well as purchases of visitors from the Middle Eastern and western countries, but it quickly picked up," said Sami Kariyo, President of the United Brands Association. Tourism investors, however, appeared less optimistic about the near future. "We do not expect any foreign tourism this year after resonant effects of the attacks abroad," said Burak Guzeloglu, a tour operator based in Ankara. wwd.com

Atlanta: Mall of Georgia Threat From Teen Allegedly Described Murder-Suicide
The Mall of Georgia in metro Atlanta was allegedly threatened by a 16-year-old boy who said in an online gaming chat room that he would "shoot up" the building. Another gamer reported the threat to police on Monday. The threat indicated a shooting would happen at 3 p.m. Police contacted the teen, who never attempted to carry out the threat, and soon declared the mall safe. "We don't want citizens to panic and be fearful of shopping at the mall. We have the situation under control," Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Deon Washington said. newsmax.com

Apple Misinterprets 'Work' In Screening Suit, Workers Say
Apple employees whose bid for overtime pay for time spent undergoing after-work security checks was rebuffed by a California federal court told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that the district court misinterpreted and misapplied both prongs of the state's definition of work.

The workers say in their brief they were required to take action under the direction of their employer. "[T]he court ignored the efforts that the employees must engage in, i.e., searching for a manager to do the check when they want to leave, opening up bags, displaying contents, moving contents around, unzipping internal compartments, responding to security personnel directions, and other exertion," the brief says. "At a minimum, whether the checks were 'passive' or 'active' presented a material fact question for the jury." law360.com

Green Bay, WI: Schneider says it Nearly Eliminated Cargo Theft in 2015
Schneider has announced that of the company's more than three million loads moved last year, 99.999% were theft-free. In an age when cargo thieves have run rampant, Schneider said it has incorporated multiple overlapping elements to prevent theft, with carriers and shippers working together from the beginning of a shipment to its final delivery. Schneider employs multiple technologies, procedures and training to strengthen the supply chain and achieve best results. trucknews.com

Expanded Panama Canal could hurt Los Angeles, Long Beach ports
A $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal opening this weekend will reverberate 3,000 miles away at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach ports complex, which for decades has been the best, fastest and cheapest route between Asia and the United States' voracious consumer market. Cargo containers from Asia filled with everything from tennis shoes to computers now can take a direct, all-water route to East Coast and southern ports, avoiding the trucks, distribution centers and trains necessary to transfer goods from L.A./Long Beach to far-flung U.S. markets. dailynews.com

Retailers, restaurants find ways to cope as minimum wages start to climb
It's about to get more costly for businesses to operate in the nation's second- and third-largest American cities. The cities of Los Angeles and Chicago both have local minimum wage ordinances going into effect July 1 that will increase the mandated hourly wage 5 percent to $10.50 per hour from $10 previously. On the same day, both San Francisco and Louisville, Kentucky, will also see new higher minimum wages in their cities. San Francisco's hike will boost the hourly rate 6 percent to $13 per hour from $12.25 previously, while Louisville's minimum wage will rise 6 percent to $8.25 per hour from $7.75.

Some employers - particularly those in the retail industry - are increasingly adopting technology to soften wage inflation pressure. McDonald's, Panera Bread, Wal-Mart and other major retailers are leading the way and using kiosks and other technology as they generally reduce the number of personnel dedicated to cashier functions. cnbc.com

IKEA Recalls 29M Dressers After 6 Children Killed
IKEA revealed Tuesday it will recall roughly 29 million chests and dressers that have the propensity to tip over and trap children underneath, following the deaths of six children and nearly 30 injuries and prompting federal regulators to call for immediate consumer action. The Swedish furniture retailer announced the recall on its website, saying the recalled chests and dressers "are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children." law360.com

Providence, RI: Ocean State Job Lot gets $7.8M in tax incentives for expansion

U.S. consumer spending rises in May, inflation still benign

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How To Avoid Cybersecurity Solutions Overload
Cybersecurity threats are never-ending, ever-evolving legal and reputational menaces that have spawned an industry offering never-ending, ever-evolving products, and finding the best in the crowd can mean sitting through hundreds of pitches from vendors claiming to be the next big thing. Here's how companies can cut through the hype and avoid information overload.

According to a new report from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, these forces, coupled with weak organizational communication, are burning out the chief information security officers that 54 percent of organizations have hired to oversee cybersecurity.

"Lack of understanding of the role and unhappiness in the position contribute to an average turnover rate of 17 months," the ICIT said in the report, "CISO Solution Fatigue: Overcoming the Challenges of Cybersecurity Solution Overload."

Companies should prioritize long-term stability over short-term potential gains, the ICIT concluded. ICIT senior fellow James Scott, a co-author of the report, said that often the board and C-suite set aside a budget that is unrealistic for what they're trying to accomplish, resulting in a focus on short-term fixes instead of overall layered security. law360.com

As Passwords Lose Credibility, 72% of Companies Plan to Ditch them by 2025
TeleSign, the leader in mobile identity solutions, today released a new report Beyond the Password: The Future of Account Security. The study found that 69 percent of security professionals believe usernames and passwords alone no longer provide sufficient security and a majority (72 percent) predict passwords will be phased out within nine years. The report also shows that security professionals are increasingly turning to effective, easy to implement technologies such as behavioral biometrics and two-factor authentication (2FA) to secure user accounts.

More key findings from TeleSign's The Future of Account Security Report include:
  ● Trust in passwords is waning, most companies plan to do away with them
  ● Poor security can lead to increases in fraud, having multiple impacts
  ● Behavioral biometrics and 2FA increase account security and are on the rise  businesswire.com

Robots & Holograms
Inside Kohl's Plan to Win the Department Store Tech Wars

Kohl's is best known for being a middle-of-the-road, no-frills shopping place favored by suburban moms. But the discount department store is looking to remake its image as it seeks an edge in the fight for e-commerce dollars. In the not-too-distant future, it hopes shoppers will think of it as a chain that features some of the coolest customer-facing tech.

If the retailer's top executives have their way, pretty soon Kohl's stores will boast state-of-the-art features like undocked, mobile cash registers, holograms that show the latest runway collections, and robots that can take full inventory overnight at a 35,000-square-foot store. fortune.com

Destination XL reduces chargebacks at the source

Facial Recognition Market is Expected to Reach $9.6 Billion, Worldwide, by 2022




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Rosamaria Sostilio, SVP Asset Protection

Rosamaria Sostilio, Former SVP Asset Protection, Hudson's Bay Company, sits down with LPNN for a discussion on career development. How should LP/AP executives at the store level approach their position and what can they do to develop themselves and add value at that level? After an LPM gets promoted to the multi-store level, what does the first six months look like, where should they be focused, and how do they position themselves for a corporate-level job? Also, learn why you should "marinate in a position" and play with your own leadership style.

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Tom Meehan, Manager Data, Systems and Central Investigations, Bloomingdale's, chats with Joe and Amber about the innovations coming out of the LPRC lab, what the store of the future will look like, and how social media has changed the professional landscape.

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How Ad Fraud Ruins the Internet
Billions will be lost to ad fraud this year, and anywhere from three percent to 37 percent of ad impressions will come from bots. In fact, ad fraud is on its way to possibly becoming the second largest organized crime enterprise. With the prospects of a high payout, low risk and relatively little effort needed, it's easy to see why so many organized criminals are looking to profit from ad fraud.

This part seems obvious. Of course you're at risk if you're a brand or website advertising online. But do you know how you're at risk? Here's the different types of ad fraud for online advertisers.

• Search ad fraud
• Affiliate ad fraud
• Pixel stuffing and ad stacking
• Traffic fraud
• Lead fraud

Some of these types of fraud can be very difficult to monitor and catch. However, there are a few methods you can apply to your advertising strategy to help you better detect and prevent ad fraud from hurting you.

• Request transparency from your publishers.
• Time your ads.
• Use third-party monitoring.
• Assess your traffic constantly.
• Search for your site in incognito.
• Think before you download.   entrepreneur.com

Delivery disruptions loom for e-retailers using Canada Post
The inability for Canada Post Corp., the operator of Canada's national postal service, and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), to come to agreement may leave e-retailers in the lurch come Saturday. The two groups have been negotiating a labor contract since January but as of July 2, all bets are off. Canada Post can lock out the roughly 50,000 mail carriers, or the carriers can strike. If either happens, all Canada Post deliveries-including any parcels awaiting delivery-will stop.

E-retailers may suffer the consequences if that happens. Canada Post says it delivers about two in every three e-commerce parcels in Canada. For U.S. e-retailers that use Canada Post to deliver to Canadian consumers, a Canada Post spokesman says all shipments "coming into Canada would be held at the border until operations resume." internetretailer.com

Wal-Mart takes aim at Amazon as Prime Day approaches


Houston, TX: Cargo Theft Ring busted with help of Country Music Star; "Operation Wheels & Deals" leads to 130 arrests in $2 Million theft
When thieves pounced on country music star Zane Williams' van and trailer outside a restaurant in north Houston in May 2015, they unwittingly tipped off authorities to where they kept stolen equipment and pushed law enforcement agencies to work on similar cases together. On Tuesday, the Houston Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security announced a network of 130 people had been arrested and charged with stealing upward of $2 million of merchandise from trailers throughout the Houston area, all within the past year. HPD made 80 of those arrests. click2houston.com

Orland Park, IL: Arrest Warrants Issued for Shoplifting Crew; part of the same crew were seen stealing merchandise from Lowe's
Arrests warrants were issued for two people believed to be part of a shoplifting crew with a yen for hitting home improvement stores, said an Orland Park police detective. Stephani Salzman, 33, with addresses in Calumet City, IL, and Hammond, IN, was observed by store security walking out of the Lowe's store on S. LaGrange with a tankless water heater. The water heater was valued at $990. The detective told the judge that Salzman was picked out of a photo array by store security who recognized her from past thefts. patch.com

Blanchard, LA: Wal-Mart Employee Arrested in $9,000 gift card scheme
A now former employee of retail giant, Wal-Mart, is facing theft charges after an investigation linked her to thousands of dollars of stolen gift cards. 36-year-old Shtonya Webb is accused of stealing more than $9,000 worth of loaded gift cards from the Wal-Mart in Blanchard. Sheriff's Detective Casey Jones investigated the case and made the arrest after being notified that Webb, a cashier at the store, was accused of loading Wal-Mart gift cards without payment on twelve separate occasions. 710keel.com

Santa Clarita, CA: Two Arrested Following Burglary
Of Canyon Country Home Depot

Two suspects were arrested in Canyon Country Sunday night after allegedly leaving Home Depot with a shopping cart full of stolen merchandise, reportedly engaging in a physical altercation with store security before fleeing in a stolen vehicle. There was a struggle over the merchandise and the suspects fled (in a stolen vehicle)," said Cambra, noting no one was injured in the altercation. hometownstation.com

Chesterfield, MO: Two "Big Shark" Bike Shop employees busted in $40,00 theft
Two former Big Shark employees are accused of working together to steal from the bike shop. Gina Perschbacher and Christopher Ploch, who were dating, worked together to steal tens of thousands of dollars worth of bicycle parts over the course of a year and a half. During an investigation, it was determined that Perschbacher had linked a company credit card to her PayPal account in April 2015. The couple is accused of purchasing more than $40,000 worth of merchandise then not entering the parts into the store's inventory. Perschbacher has been charged with felony identity theft for using credit card information was not lawfully permitted to use. ksdk.com

Vienna, VA: Victoria's Secret thieves hit a parked car at Tysons Corner
Two suspects led police on a chase and hit a parked car Monday afternoon, after allegedly making off with items from the Victoria's Secret store at Tysons Corner shopping center. patch.com

Erie, PA: Woman charged with thousands in Check Fraud/ gift card purchases theft cases waives hearings
A Cleveland woman accused by state and Millcreek Township police of passing stolen checks to buy thousands of dollars' worth of gift cards from local stores in the Erie region in March 2015 is facing trial after waiving her preliminary hearing Tuesday under an agreement with prosecutors in which many of the criminal charges against her were dropped. goerie.com

Newark, DE: On June 23 a man was observed by Acme's Loss Prevention Team stealing two First Response ovulation tests and two boxes of Crest 3D White Whitestrips worth a total of $194

York, ON, CN: 2 suspects sought in theft of clothing from Below the Belt in Vaughan Mills Mall

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Jackson, TN: Shots Fired, No Injuries; Man Charged in Armed Robbery
of Dollar General

Matthew Hope has been charged with aggravated robbery and two counts of felon in possession of a firearm in connection to an armed robbery at Dollar General. On Sunday evening, Jackson police responded to an armed robbery at the Dollar General. A masked man entered the store with an AR-15 rifle and demanded money from the clerk. The gunman fired multiple rounds inside the store before leaving with cash. No one was injured. jacksonsun.com

Augusta, ME: Police ID one suspect in Wal-Mart shooting incident
Authorities have identified one of those arrested following an altercation where shots were fired in the Wal-Mart parking lot Sunday as a person with "a lengthy criminal history" with aliases in three states, according to an affidavit filed Wednesday at the Capital Judicial Center. McBride was one of four people arrested Sunday night following an altercation in the parking lot at the store in the Marketplace at Augusta. The national identification center indicated that McBride used aliases and Social Security numbers from Virginia, New York and Maryland. centralmaine.com

Robberies & Thefts

Troy, MI: Video released of $100,000 Smash-and-Grab robbery at high-end jeweler inside Somerset Mall
Troy police have released video surveillance of a recent smash-and-grab robbery in which $100,000 worth of high-end watches were stolen from a jeweler at the Somerset Collection. Investigators are now looking for help identifying two suspects in the robbery, and ask those with information to call detectives. The incident was called in at 6:31 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. Employees at the Omega jewelry and watch boutique told them as many as five watches had been stolen from the store. Surveillance video shows two unknown men walking into the outlet and looking around. theoaklandpress.com

West Chester, PA: One sentenced to 5 to 10 years for Vitamin Shoppe Armed Robbery; he'll be out in 2043
Shaquille K. Jackson pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery stemming from a hold-up at the Vitamin Shoppe store on North Pottstown Pike in July 2014 in which he and two others took about $1,000 in cash from the register, telling clerks on duty that they would be shot if they moved. He is now serving an 18-year sentence in Delaware for three of the felonies. The terms of his plea in the West Whiteland case call for him to commence serving a five- to 10-year sentence only after he is paroled on the Delaware cases, which would be 2033 at the earliest. dailylocal.com

Omaha, NE: Police release Family Dollar Armed Robbery video
Omaha police are searching for two armed men who robbed a Family Dollar store on June 9. The incident was reported at 10 p.m. Officers at the store, near 24th and Lake, said witnesses and victims told them the two men ran into the store, and one acted as a lookout. The other man went to the counter and grabbed the entire drawer. ketv.com

Chula Vista, CA: 50 iPhones Stolen from Verizon Wireless Store; valued at $33,000
According to the Chula Vista Police at 8:45 p.m., While an employee was placing smart phones inside a safe, one suspect went inside the store and forced that employee into the bathroom, the employee was not injured. This robbery comes just a day after a similar armed robbery at a Verizon store on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. In that case, which happened around the same time of the night, two armed men wearing hoodies and masks entered the store and stole an unknown amount of merchandise. nbcsandiego.com

Barrie, ON, CN: Shopper's Drug Mart Loss Prevention agent dragged by fleeing shoplifting; sustains head injury
The suspect then ran out of the store without paying for the several bottles of fragrances. The suspect refused to stop and entered into the passenger seat of a truck. The Loss Prevention Officer approached the vehicle and reached inside in an attempt to recover some of the stolen property. The suspect vehicle then started to drive away and the L. P. Officer was struck and dragged by the vehicle for approximately 10 feet. The L.P. Officer then dropped to the ground where he sustained a non-life-threatening head injury. barrietoday.com

Erie County, NY: Nearly 100 shops registered as Erie County enforces
Pawn Shop Law

The Erie County Sheriff's Office has been busy issuing licenses and registering pawn shops and secondhand stores, which since January have been subject to a new law that is designed to find and recover stolen goods. That law requires shops which buy back goods document and hold the items for two weeks before reselling them. wbfo.org

Ireland: Retailers who share Shoplifting Footage are breaking law
Retailers' group RGDATA has called for an urgent review of the application of data protection law as it applies to the use of CCTV for crime prevention purposes. RGDATA director general Tara Buckley said many retailers were effectively under siege as a consequence of repeated thefts from their shops and need to be able to employ technology effectively to help prevent crime. "It is also important that retailers should be able to work together to prevent crime and sharing CCTV images and information with each other about alleged perpetrators is a critical element to stopping retail crime." irishexaminer.com

College Station, TX: 2nd arrest made in connection to J. C. Penney thefts

Guilford, CT: Police investigate smash and grab robberies in Guilford, Old Saybrook

Counterfeit Goods

Sacramento, CA: US Homeland Security seize fake clothing and drugs in California
Officials from US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have seized "hundreds" of boxes of counterfeit drugs and clothing after a raid in California. The counterfeits were recovered on Tuesday, June 21, after seven search warrants were carried out in the Sacramento area. Investigators from HSI and various Californian law enforcement agencies discovered the counterfeits along with more than $10,000 in cash. The enforcement follows a month long investigation into the suspected sale of illegal foreign prescription medications, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, and counterfeit clothing by a Sacramento couple and their son. The goods were found at the family's home and at three businesses, Fashion Moda, Victoria's Health Products and Elena's Health Products. worldipreview.com

FBI Investigation: 3 found guilty in sale of fake Mercedes-Benz
diagnostic software

More than 1,000 units of the software were sold both nationally and internationally for between $6,000 and $12,000. worldipreview.com

Kenya: Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) Raises the Alarm Over Fake Electronics Hitting 80%

Credit Card Fraud

Millburn, NJ: Police investigating Credit Card Fraud at Walgreen's in Short Hills

Skimming Reports

Davenport, FL: Skimming device found at Sun Trust ATM; suspect in clear view

Manatee County, FL: Sun Trust Bank ATM Skimmers found in Manatee and Polk Counties

Ulster, NY: Device found on ATM at Rondout Savings Bank; 50 transactions



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


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CarMax is looking for a Regional Loss Prevention Director (RLPD) to lead and direct all asset protection operations in our new Baltimore Region. The RLPD is directly responsible for all facets of CarMax's LP program in the region, including: Developing and driving CarMax's LP strategy in conjunction with the rest of the LP team... 
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 Going beyond your job description and taking responsibility for things outside your scope broadens your "runway" and quite frankly we hear that term all the time when it comes to defining an executive's future. It's not the job that's defining you, it's your own perceptions of what you can do that determines how far you go. Opening your mind and embracing what you don't know will allow you to change your own perceptions and thus lengthen your runway. And in today's environment where we've all been stretched, you've got to be focused on the value you're adding to the company you're working for. If you can focus there and be able to specifically list the value you're adding, odds are, regardless of what happens to the company your working for, you'll do great!

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