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7/6/16

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Jeff Hunter was named Director of Loss Prevention for Helzberg Diamonds.
Jeff was previously the Field Director of Loss Prevention for Claire's & Icing Stores before taking this new role at Helzberg Diamonds. He has also worked in different security and investigations roles for such retailers as Gordman's, Inc (Corporate Manager of Investigations - Asset Protection), Sprint NEXTEL (Corporate Security Servies Specialist & Fraud Investigator) and Abercrombie & Fitch (Security Supervisor/ACS). Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bellevue University. Congratulations Jeff!

Rod Fulenwider was promoted to Executive Director for
D & L Protective Services.

Rod was previously the General Manager for D&L Protective Services and has been with the company for over five years. Prior to joining their team, he was working for Loomis as Division Security/Loss Prevention Manager for two years. He was also the Director of Loss Prevention for Blockbuster for five years. Rod earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from National University. Congratulations Rod!
 

 



Axis Opens Doors to New Canada Axis Experience Centre
- Grand Opening Event Next Tuesday, July 12th

Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, will be holding an official grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for its new office and state-of-the-art Axis Experience Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on July 12, 2016 (RSVP here). The 12,000 square foot Axis Experience Centre features a 32 person training centre and a specialized engineering and technology lab available for local partners, customers and industry associations to host trainings, meetings and product tests. The space features realistic demo areas for key vertical markets in the Central business area, including retail, critical infrastructure, government, transportation and gaming. The space includes more than 100 Axis cameras, as well as products from leading ecosystem partners. businesswire.com

NYPD: Ready for War With ISIS
- A Rare Look Inside New York's Counter-Terrorism Command Center

In the air, over the water and on the street with hundreds of heavily-armed officers, the New York Police Department says it is ready for war if ISIS or any terror group attacks New York City. "I think that it's inevitable that there'll be another attack in this country," Chief James Waters, the head of the NYPD's Counterterrorism Bureau, told ABC News during a tour of his department's newly formed Critical Response Command. "We are well-prepared to respond to that."

Some 525 specially trained officers rotate shifts so that at any given time, 24/7, some 100 of them are ready to roll out with high-powered weapons, radiation detectors and bomb-sniffing Labrador Retrievers that can detect the chemicals known to be used by ISIS for its suicide explosives. The operation is run from a command center in an undisclosed location in lower Manhattan, where the feeds from more than 9,000 surveillance cameras are piped in and displayed - feeds from the Brooklyn Bridge to Times Square to inside the city's subways. License plate readers on roads can capture three million license plates a day, Chief Waters said, and the plate data is kept for five years.

The Chief said the security operation as a whole has been referred to as a "ring of steel," an expansion of the concept first used in London. "It's our way of protecting New York," he said. abcnews.com

Bangladesh attack could stymie garment industry reforms
An attack at a popular Dhaka cafe Friday that killed 20 hostages, including many foreigners, could be detrimental to the country's $26 billion garment industry, analysts told Reuters. While it's unclear whether the attack was carried out by local extremists or those affiliated with the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, fears about the violence are keeping retail and manufacturing officials away from the country and could lead many to reconsider sourcing their goods there. Cutbacks in sourcing could also impede efforts to improve working conditions in the industry, which has been in focus after a deadly factory fire and collapse there in 2013. retaildive.com

Businesses must contend with higher workplace safety fines
Businesses that break workplace safety laws will face stiffer penalties under new federal regulations - including a 78 percent increase for the most severe violations. The top penalty for a "serious" and "other-than-serious" violation will increase from $7,000 to $12,471, according to the U.S. Labor Department, which oversees the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations, such as those that result in the death of a worker, will increase from $70,000 to $124,709. Failure to correct a violation will increase from up to $7,000 daily to $12,741 daily. OSHA has not raised the maximum penalties since 1990. The new penalties are applicable to penalties assessed after Aug. 1 for violations that occurred after Nov. 2, 2015.

"Civil penalties should be a credible deterrent that influences behavior far and wide," U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said in a prepared statement. "Adjusting our penalties to keep pace with the cost of living can lead to significant benefits for workers and can level the playing field for responsible employers who should not have to compete with those who don't follow the law." bizjournals.com

Lowe's, Armstrong Fight Flooring Formaldehyde Class Action
A proposed class action accusing Lowe's and Armstrong of selling laminate flooring with dangerous levels of formaldehyde fails to state any plausible claim and should be dismissed, the hardware retailer and floor manufacturer argued Friday to a Florida federal judge. Lowe's Cos. Inc. and Armstrong World Industries Inc. each separately struck back against a Florida couple's allegations that the Armstrong laminate flooring they purchased from the hardware retailer contained formaldehyde levels that "far exceed" the maximums allowed by the California Air Resources Board, which categorizes the chemical as a cancer-causing agent. law360.com

Aeropostale Creditors, Trustee Object To Employee Bonuses
Key creditors and the Office of the U.S. Trustee have objected to an Aeropostale Inc. plan to spend nearly $4.9 million on Chapter 11 incentive and retention bonuses, citing inadequate disclosures by the teen clothing retailer and failures to meet federal standards for the payments. Aero Investors LLC and MGF Sourcing Holdings Ltd. jointly challenged the plans, which would pay 10 insiders as much as a combined $3.4 million when the company reached broad milestones after a company sale or reorganization. law360.com

Walgreens CEO 'Confident' Rite Aid Deal 'Will Go Through' By December
Despite a tough climate for U.S. regulatory reviews of mergers in general and healthcare in particular, Walgreens top executive exuded confidence about the prospects of the company's proposed Rite Aid acquisition during a 60-minute conference call with analysts and investors Wednesday morning to discuss fiscal third-quarter earnings. "By December, we believe that everything will be done," Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina said in answering questions about a U.S. regulatory review of its acquisition of Rite Aid. forbes.com

Mall operators struggle under debt load
Suburban Detroit's Lakeside Mall, home to midrange stores such as Sears, Bath & Body Works and Kay Jewelers, is one of hundreds of retail centers in the country being buffeted by the rise of e-commerce. When a $144 million loan on the property came due last month, owner General Growth Properties Inc. didn't make a mortgage payment. The default by the second-biggest U.S. mall owner might be a harbinger of trouble nationwide as a wave of debt from the past decade's borrowing binge comes due for shopping centers. About $47.5 billion of loans backed by retail properties are set to mature over the next 18 months, data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch show. That's coinciding with a tighter market for commercial-mortgage-backed securities, where many such properties are financed. dispatch.com

Outlook Dimming for Retail in the Second Half
As the first half slips into the past, retailers' high hopes for a strong second six months of the year are beginning to fade as well. A slow spring for shopping has led to elevated levels of inventory as retailers come out of the Fourth of July holiday and the season's usual markdowns. Thomson Reuters said that in April, all of the retailers missed their same-store sales estimates and in May, 57 percent missed expectations. May also delivered more than the average number of downside surprises. June same-store sales will be released Thursday.

But looking at the first two weeks in June, the Johnson Redbook Sales Index reported that national retail sales fell 1 percent from May and only rose 0.6 percent over the previous year.

Retailers' sales floors may soon transition from spring-summer to back-to-school, but the third quarter isn't expected to show much improvement over the second for the beleaguered stores. That's causing analysts and investors to lose further confidence in consumers' desire to spend on apparel and to cut their forecasts. wwd.com

Staples may sell its 107 U.K. stores

Minority stake in Barneys up for sale amid sagging sales, profits

UK: MasterCard facing $24.7B 'rip-off payout' for 16 years of transaction fees

Survey: Back-to-school spending increases - but not across the board

MGM Resorts Beats Toys 'R' Us for Biggest Solar Rooftop - record held since 2011


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Walgreens Boots Alliance Q3 retail comp's up 0.1%, net sales up 2.4%



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ATMs at the bar or corner store could go away as chip cards loom
That ATM in the dark corner of the bar could be on its way out. By October of this year, ATM owners in the United States have to replace or upgrade their machines to accept chip cards or face liability for certain types of fraud. But the upgrade and related ongoing maintenance are so expensive that cash-machine operators like Abe Ayesh, who helps manage about 8,000 ATMs mostly on the East Coast, plans to shut down some of them. Upgrading his existing fleet will cost $4 million -- his company's entire annual earnings without charges like depreciation and taxes, he said.

Some 410,000 ATMs have to be upgraded, according to researcher Aite Group. Up to 10 percent of so-called retail ATMs -- those not owned by banks -- may be thrown out instead of souped up or replaced because of the move to chip cards, James Phillips, a vice president at retail ATM maker Triton Systems of Delaware, said in an interview. Only about 20 percent of U.S. ATMs have been adapted to accept the chip cards, according to MasterCard estimates. By Oct. 1, that will creep up to 35 percent. chicagotribune.com


Phishing scam focuses on the basics to harvest business credentials
Criminals are using basic CSS and HTML to scam victims out of their credentials, and in some cases, their phone numbers too. The Phishing campaign is driven by an easily customized kit that uses blurred images as a lure. The scam starts with an email prompting the victim to follow a link to view an invoice or purchase order. The emails themselves are cleanly coded, and use logos from legitimate organizations, such as HSBC. If the link is clicked, the victim is directed to a landing page that uses basic images to make it appear as if the documents are real, but require authentication to view. The kit uses low-resolution images to give the appearance of a blurring, with just enough detail to make it look legitimate. csoonline.com

Report: Ransomware that encrypts is booming
Over the past year the number of machines hit by ransomware that encrypts all or part of the hard drive is five-and-a-half times what it was the year before, according to Kaspersky Lab. The number in 2014-2015 was 131,111 compared to 718,536 in 2015-2016, according to the company's report "Ransomware in 2014-2016". csoonline.com

In-store technologies: Separating the 'cool' from the 'creepy'
RichRelevance surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. and U.K. consumers about how technology can impact their in-store shopping experience, highlighting the differences between what shoppers thought was 'cool' and 'creepy'.

On the 'cool' side of the equation, 47% of respondents thought fingerprint technology that would allow them to pay for goods and get automatic home delivery would be cool. More than six in 10 (62%) want to be able to scan a product on their device to see reviews and recommendations for other items they may like. And 42% would like to see interactive changing room mirrors that model potential outfits on their image.

Not all in-store technologies possess the cool factor. Seventy-five percent of shoppers thought that facial recognition software that would allow them to be targeted in-store with relevant offers was "creepy." Also not cool: being greeted by name by a sales associate. Seventy-five percent of respondents said it is 'creepy' for a sales assistant to greet them by name in store, if their mobile phone or tablet device had signaled their presence. retailingtoday.com

Target CIO Mike McNamara's Priorities: Digital And Supply Chain Innovation

Walgreens adds new features for paperless coupons

200,000 Internet-connected systems still vulnerable to 'Heartbleed bug'
 

 


 

CAPData Used in Predictive Policing Tactics by Sheriff's Department

"Whenever we present HCSO plans to our Board of Supervisors, and it's supported by CAP Index data, there are never any questions about the integrity of the analysis process or anything else..." - Sergeant Sullivan

Established in 1720, the Hanover County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing more than 100,000 residents within a 474-square-mile jurisdiction in Hanover County, Virginia.

To keep up with the demands associated with commercial and population growth and the latest trends in crime forecasting, HCSO developed a predictive policing density analysis system to better understand and manage the impact of geographic density variables and crime trends on law enforcement operations.

The end goal of the HCSO initiative was to deter crime. Toward that end, their research was designed to yield a predictive formula using density analysis attributed to community movement and Calls For Service (CFS) as potential "gateway" crime indicators.

Although the use of data and analytical tools can never be 100% accurate as a predictor of criminal activity, this crime risk management discipline is a proven methodology - both for law enforcement agencies and corporations - for effective utilization of resources and to fill in any missing knowledge gaps in the absence of direct intelligence.

For HCSO, their predictive policing initiative has been attributed to a measurable reduction in criminal activity since the inception of the program. It has also allowed for more effective allocation and placement of law enforcement resources, provided a practical guide for county growth and strategic planning initiatives, and helped to foster strong partnerships with county planning agencies.

HCSO's successful experience with predictive policing methods has been both instructional and rewarding for CAP Index. In our recent interview with Sergeant Terry Sullivan, he acknowledged the important role that CAP continues to play in validating HCSO's own firsthand research. He noted, "When we're analyzing our CFS data, types of crime, and population densities, it's extremely valuable for us to affirm the accuracy of that information through a knowledgeable third party like CAP Index. Very often, your data analysis matches our experience and projections. Sometimes, however, your CRIMECAST Maps might show us an area where your forecast for the victimization rate might be higher than what we've calculated; so we take that into account in our resource deployment strategy."

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If you're interested in learning more about the use of CAPData in predictive policing or any of your data-driven initiatives, contact us.

 

 



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Keith recounts his managerial transition from single store - to regional - to corporate - to an eventual directorship. He talks about the critical first six months of a directorship - and his strategy involving team members, policies and procedural changes. As one of the first LP executives to set up an ORC program, Keith tells us what makes a successful one and how to react to the emerging technological trends.

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What EMV means for e-commerce fraud - and why Apple Pay is a security
game changer

If you peel it all away, [EMV is] an integrated circuit chip in a plastic card. It allows a terminal to say, "This did come from an issuing bank. It wasn't created by someone else." A [magnetic]-stripe card is basically a static piece of data put onto the mag-stripe on the back of that card. Once the issuer creates it and puts it out there, that's what's being used as authentication. Anyone who can extract that data or can even get that data from another source-like a data breach like you'll see at some big retailers-can encode that data onto a new piece of plastic.

It's a very effective tool to fight fraud, but you're focusing on one very specific type of fraud, which is counterfeit cards, and only within a card-present reading. An online retailer doesn't get to authenticate that chip-there's no kind of handshake that goes on there. So from that perspective, [EMV] doesn't do anything to help counterfeit fraud online.

If fraudsters see one avenue of revenue is closed down-that they can't create a counterfeit card and use that-they're gonna go somewhere else. There are "dark web" areas where you can buy files of credit cards. Once you have that file, you can still put it on a new mag-stripe card and use it in a retail environment, but as EMV clamps down on that, you have to find somewhere else to use those. It pushes fraudsters into the card-not-present space.

One of the big realities of mobile is the real estate. You don't have a full keyboard. You have a tiny screen to display products and reviews. There's very little real estate for a traditional entry of credit card data. Now I press my thumbprint, and all of that stuff is auto-populated into the merchant's checkout flow in a tokenized manner. It's layering in security with convenience. Now I'm not even thinking about friction. When you see the Apple Pay logo, you just go for it. It's one of the biggest innovations I've seen in the retail space in a long time. retaildive.com

UN warns police are not up to targeting dark web superstores
The United Nation's Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has published its annual report and this year made particular note of the issues thrown up by the illicit trade of goods and drugs on the so-called dark web.

The UN has gone to pains to tell us that many countries' law enforcement agencies are simply not dealing with the trade networks that have grown across the mostly uncharted expanse of the dark web.

With users at both the buyer and seller level obfuscating their locations using Tor, the anonymous online marketplace has proliferated and grown. Heavily aligned to the issue of drugs trade across the dark web, the UN report is similar to a 2014 Europol report that called on law enforcement agencies to build capability in the area of darknet investigations.

Although the FBI has been lauded for its efforts in the fight against the dark web and its trading pathways, simply identifying the location of users is not usually enough. The reason being that even with a user location enforcement agencies have trouble pinning down the national sovereignty of the device location, ie where data sovereignty exists for each and every virtual user profile. scmagazine.com


Etsy vendors frustrated after payment glitch reaches day five

 
 

San Antonio, TX: Three arrested in $50,000 Organized Retail Theft ring
More than $50,000 worth of stolen merchandise was recovered Tuesday after police arrested three people accused of leading that property crime ring. Sgt. Daniel Anders with the San Antonio Police Department said the fencing interdiction team had been following the crew in action for a few months and Tuesday afternoon, the team arrested three people for organized retail crime. The suspects are two women, one 50 years old and one 20 years old, and a 46-year-old man. Police said the three were paying "boosters" or people for stealing items from local sporting good and department stores. Anders said they stole mostly clothing and shoes, but also nonprescription pharmaceutical items and $4,000 cash. The three will be charged with organized retail crime, which is a felony. Anders said they also arrested a few of those so-called "boosters." He said they are also looking to see if this operation is part of a bigger ring. ksat.com
 

Pinellas County, FL: Distraction Theft ring suspects busted, victimized stores in at least 4 counties
Pinellas County deputies said Valorie Cave and Loraine Taffanelli are part of a theft ring that spans four counties. The two women distract store employees in order to steal. One of the woman talks with the employee or owner while the other takes items that don't belong to them, deputies said. Pinellas County deputies said the duo previously stole a bank deposit bag from Five Fish. They were pulled over and arrested. Law enforcement said Cave and Taffanelli are responsible for similar thefts in Hillsborough, Pasco and Sarasota counties. wfla.com

Winona, MN: Woman stole $18,000 in cash, merchandise from JC Penney
Charges of felony theft were referred against McKennah Christine Spiten, 19, Minnesota City, after she was accused to taking about $18,000 in cash and merchandise from JC Penney over the course of several months while she was employed there. postbulletin.com

Brookfield, WI: Brookfield Victoria's Secret hit 8 times in a week;
2 thefts over $1000

Part of being a high-end retailer is dealing with those who are either unable or unwilling to pay for your merchandise. For those at Victoria's Secret in Brookfield Square, there has been a lot of that recently. Between June 16 and June 23, city of Brookfield police responded to eight incidents of retail theft from the store. Two of those cases included the theft or attempted theft of roughly $1,000 in merchandise - or more. In one of those cases, a 39-year-old woman and a 58-year-old woman were engaged, and a struggle ensued during which the younger suspect reportedly bit and attempted to spit on loss prevention employees. brookfieldnow.com


Delray Beach, FL: Two arrested for stealing $1,000 in headphones and a vacuum cleaner from Target
Two people were arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing $1,000 worth of merchandise from a Target in Delray Beach, authorities say. They each face a charge of grand theft of $300 to $5,000. Target Loss Prevention identified the suspects from the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office booking blotter and pictures. wpbf.com

 

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Shootings & Deaths

Chicago, IL: Gunman who killed Family Dollar store manager may have robbed other Family Dollar Stores
A 30-year-old Family Dollar employee was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon while trying to stop a shoplifter in the 7900-block of South Ashland Avenue in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood. At about 5 p.m., the male victim was working at the store when he tried to stop someone from shoplifting. The offender then shot the victim in the chest and fled, police said. Area South detectives are investigating. No one is in custody. In a statement, a Family Dollar spokesperson said: "We are currently working with authorities in Chicago to fully understand the situation, and we are assisting them in every way we can as they conduct their investigation." chicagotribune.com

Baton Rouge, LA: Hundreds call for justice at site of deadly
officer-involved shooting

Several hundred protesters gathered outside a Baton Rouge store overnight where police shot and killed a man early Tuesday morning. The man reportedly had a gun in his pocket and cell phone footage captured part of the gunfire. The Baton Rouge Police Department is expected to hold a news conference later Wednesday. The public hopes to learn more about what led to Tuesday morning's deadly police shooting of a man in the parking lot of Triple s Food Mart. Warning: Video contains graphic content! cnn.com huffingtonpost.com

St. Louis police release video of deadly C- Store shooting
St. Louis police have released video showing the gunmen who opened fire outside a convenience store, killing two people and critically injuring a third. The shooting happened Monday outside Moma Minnie's market in north St. Louis. No arrests have been made. Police say 31-year-old Samuel Jackson and 21-year-old Jamie Conner died in the shooting. A 20-year-old man remains hospitalized. The video shows the victims pull up in a car. Two of them go into the store. Another call pulls up and two men with rifles get out and begin shooting. bnd.com

Utica, NY: Woman dies from injuries following a CVS Robbery, police chase in Farmington
A Utica woman has died from injuries suffered last week from a crash after a police chase. Sheriff's deputies in Ontario County say 31-year-old Danielle Golding was taken off life support where she was being treated for head trauma after a crash on June 30th. Golding was the passenger in a vehicle driven by a Canandaigua man who was suspected in a larceny from a CVS pharmacy in Farmington. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. wktv.com


Robberies & Thefts

Loss prevention officer beaten until he was unconscious at Easton area Walmart
Police say a Columbus man severely beat a Walmart loss prevention officer while trying to get away with a bag full of stolen electronics. It happened on June 25 at the Walmart at 3900 Morse Road. A man and a woman put an assortment of electronics in a shopping cart, and then went over to the toy aisle to unwrap them and place them in a tote bag they took off a shelf. The pair then hid the tote bag in the comforter aisle and left the store. A short time later, police said Michael R. Purnell walked into the store and grabbed the tote bag and started walking toward the door. A loss prevention associate tried to stop Purnell as he left, but police said he refused to cooperate. That's when Purnell started assaulting the loss prevention associate. Purnell shoved him and slammed his body to the ground, then punched him in the face several times rendering him unconscious. Police noted Purnell could have left the store, but chose to continue assaulting the loss prevention associate. Court records show Purnell has a history of felony charges going back to the 1980s. In 2003, he was sentenced to eight years in prison for robbery. nbc4i.com

Waukesha County, WI: New Berlin man charged with stealing more than $200,000 from company
Waukesha County man was charged Tuesday with multiple counts of felony theft from a business setting for allegedly embezzling more than $200,000 from a company in New Berlin. Jason M. Matthews, 44, of Muskego faces 19 counts of the charge along with one felony count of identity theft for allegedly setting up a fake vendor account with Alside Supplies/Associated Materials, LLC that was connected to the scheme. According to the complaint, in August, 2011 Matthews set up a vendor account for JMJ Exteriors, LLC to which he issued 103 checks totaling $232,583.55 between Sept. 19, 2011 and March 24, 2014. jsonline.com

Fairfield, CT: Former Kohl's Employee Arrested in Theft Of Cash, Merchandise
A former Kohl's employee was arrested Monday after he stole about $500 from his register and about $87 in merchandise over several months in 2015, police said. Loss prevention staff at the Tunxis Hill Road department store investigated and reviewed videotape of 23-year-old Anthony Palmer, before police issued a warrant for his arrest. The investigation revealed Palmer showed register shortages beginning in January 2015, police said. He turned himself in at the Fairfield Police Department around 6 p.m. Monday. dailyvoice.com


Salt Lake City, UT: Daylight Grab & Run hit RC Willey's Distribution Center
Police are searching for two men who robbed an RC Willey in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon. It happened around noon at the store's warehouse on 5600 West just off of Interstate 80. According to the company's loss prevention manager, the men snuck into the warehouse through a cracked door. They then loaded three TV sets into a waiting SUV and sped off. good4utah.com


Milwaukee, WI: Teen accused of Armed Robbery to steak cigars to be tried as adult

North Olmsted, OH: Walmart cashier accused of stealing $700

Spokane, WA: Woman pepper sprays JC Penney Loss Prevention Officer

Moorestown, NJ: Cherry Hill Woman Shot Paintballs at Cars at Moorestown Mall

UK: Plymouth retailers urged to combat shoplifting - because police are stretched

Glen Marais, South Africa: Armed Robbers shot a Father and daughter fleeing from a cellphone heist


Credit Card Fraud

Santa Ana, CA: US postal employee commits credit card fraud; Racks up $3.1 million dollars in bills
A former postal worker made his first appearance in a Santa Ana courtroom Tuesday on federal charges of stealing more than 6,200 credit cards in the mail, leading to about $3.1 million in losses to the victims. Chinh Vuong officially entered a not guilty plea, but has already struck a plea deal with prosecutors that was filed June 30, court documents show. Vuong started working in the Santa Ana post office in 1989. Between October 2014 and October of last year, he stole at least 6,240 credit cards in the mail, according to his plea agreement. The loss to victims was at least $3.1 million, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Vuong "stole an average of 40 credit cards three to five nights per week," he "would sell 11 stolen credit cards for $500 or 132 stolen credit cards for $5,000. mynewsla.com

Howell, MI: Credit Card left behind used at Home Depot for hundreds in merchandise
About 7 p.m. Tuesday, someone left their credit card at the returns counter of The Home Depot on Route 9, according to a statement from Howell police. The suspect, who entered the store moments later with his two young children, was caught on camera picking up the credit card, police say. The suspect used that credit card minutes later to buy hundreds of dollars in merchandise. app.com

Independence Township, MI: Suspect arrested in alleged fraudulent use of credit cards at Kroger


Counterfeit Goods

San Diego, CA: El Centro businessman sentenced to 41 months for selling counterfeit goods from China
Octavio Cesar Sana, 42, a citizen of Spain, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge M. James Lorenz for conspiring to traffic in counterfeit goods and launder money. Sana was also ordered to forfeit $3.2 million and to pay a fine of $10,000. The court sentenced Sana based for his leadership role of an international conspiracy which included, among others, his primary Chinese supplier, Hongwei "Nick" Du, and Angela Vela of El Centro, Sana's lieutenant. ivpressonline.com


Skimming Reports

Cambridge, MA: Skimming Device Found On Convenience Store ATM

 


AR Virgin Hair - Detroit, MI - Burglary
Cricket Wireless - Frayser, TN - Armed Robbery
CVS - Seymour, IN - Robbery
CVS - Mishawaka, IN - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Atchison, KS - Robbery/ Arson
Dollar General - Columbia Station, GA - Robbery
Exxpress Mart - Port Arthur, TX - Armed Robbery/ suspect killed by Security Guard
Flower Street Mini Mart - Bakersfield, CA - Armed Robbery
Food Lion - Bear, DE - Armed Robbery
Food Mart - Jackson, MS - Burglary
Gas Stop - Jackson, TN - Burglary/ ATM
Gate City Food - Zachary, LA - Shooting/ 1 killed in drive by
Kangaroo - East Ridge, TN - Armed Robbery/ suspect shot and killed
Kwik Shop - Omaha, NE - Robbery
Metro PCS - McKeesport, PA - Shooting/ attempted homicide
North Corner Grocery - Lancaster, SC - Armed Robbery
O'Reilly Auto Parts - Carson City, NV - Armed Robbery
Starship - Warner Robins, GA - Armed Robbery
Super USA - Lauderdale, MN - Armed Robbery
The Card Guy - Corpus Christi, TX - Burglary
Walgreens - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery


 


 
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The Sr. Director of Global Security will oversee the company's executive protection program, the security of the company's home office and international operations as well as certain investigations in the home and international offices. A minimum of 15 years experience in executive protection and/or corporate security with international security experience. Experience managing teams of people and administering a budget. Previous military or law enforcement experience is a plus. Proven ability to partner with local, state, federal, and international law enforcement. 

Director of Loss Prevention
Rocky Mount, NC

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Loss Prevention Specialist
Riverside, CA

The Loss Prevention Specialist has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. security, life safety, and operational procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft and providing life safety...
Sr. Mgr, Safety & Retail (Non-Industrial)
Jacksonville, FL
The Sr. Manager, Safety & Retail Environmental Health (Non-Industrial) is responsible for developing, implementing and managing comprehensive safety programs designed to minimize the frequency and severity of accidents, while complying with applicable regulatory requirements...
  Asset Protection Specialist
South Carolina
The specialist, asset protection, will oversee the protection of company assets within an assigned group of stores. This position will execute the asset protection program designed to minimize inventory shrink, workers compensation claims, general liability claims, cash loss and bad checks...

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Glen Canarte was named Operations & Loss Prevention Manager for Kiehl's-L'Oreal Luxe Division.
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As many of us speed through our days and work hard to accomplish our objectives, oftentimes the one thing that suffers is our active listening skills. These skills are important if we expect to truly change behavior or direction as quickly as today's pace requires. Active listening is difficult for some and requires an individual to hear things they may not be open to hearing or just hearing things that aren't said because oftentimes it isn't what's said that's important, it's what isn't said that can mean the most. Hearing that usually takes place upon reflection because most of us aren't intellectually fast enough to respond instantaneously. Active listening is a tool and a skill that can help an executive every day. It merely requires the thought and the practice.

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