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7/8/16

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John Schroeder was named Director of Loss Prevention for Mattress Firm.
John was previously the Director of Loss Prevention North East for GameStop and had worked at the retailer for over ten years. He had also held a Regional Loss Prevention Manager and Regional Field Investigator positions for GameStop prior to his taking the director position. John has also worked for Kohl's Department Stores as an Area/Store Loss Prevention Manager and at Parisian as a Loss Prevention Manager. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Justice Studies/Political Science from Northern Kentucky University. Congratulations John!
  Bruce Grundy was named Director of Risk Management and Loss Prevention for Goodwill Industries of San Antonio.
Bruce was previously the Asset Protection Director - Central & Southwest Regions for Pep Boys and held that role for over 13 years. He was also a Director of Operations for MD Office and a Territory LP and Safety Manager for Montgomery Ward. Bruce earned his Bachelor's of Business Adminstration degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Congratulations Bruce!

 



'War in Dallas' - Civil Unrest, Horrific Violence Continues
Snipers kill five police officers in Dallas, wound seven others during BLM protest

At least five Dallas police officers were killed and seven others wounded Thursday evening as a protest over recent police shootings was interrupted by chaos - marking the deadliest single attack on law enforcement since Sept. 11, 2001. After a peaceful Black Lives Matter march, the downtown suddenly exploded into violence at around 9 p.m. local time when gunshots echoed through the streets, sending protesters and police officers alike scattering for cover. Authorities said two civilians were also injured during the shooting. Four Dallas Police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer were killed by “snipers” perched atop “elevated positions,” officials said.

Videos circulating on social media showed an individual with an assault-style rifle shoot a police officer in the back at point-blank range. A gunman, believed to be the same shooter, then engaged in a violent, three-hour standoff with SWAT officers, police said. The Dallas police chief said Friday that the gunman who engaged in an hours-long standoff with authorities “said he was upset about the recent police shootings” and that “he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.” Police said this gunman died when police detonated an explosive after the standoff. Three other suspects were also in custody, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said during a press conference before the standoff’s end. washingtonpost.com

The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund Raises $4,300 at NRF Protect Conference
The Loss Prevention Foundation and the National Retail Federation successfully partnered to raise money for the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund. The fundraiser culminated in a drawing for valuable prizes during this year’s NRF Protect Conference in Philadelphia. The LPBF provides financial assistance to Loss Prevention professionals and their families in times of need. The NRF graciously donated $3,000 to the fund, through a mobile app survey program, which donated $1 for every rating submitted. Along with this, and $1,300 raised through raffle ticket purchases, a total of $4,300 was raised for the charity. yourlpf.com

150 Walmart Asset Protection Associates Receive LPQ & LPC Certification Scholarships to Support Career Advancement
Walmart Stores, Inc., in partnership with the The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) has awarded 150 scholarships to associates on the Walmart Stores U.S. Asset Protection & Safety team. The scholarships are designed to support their career advancement and personal development while working at Walmart. Walmart takes great pleasure in every opportunity to invest in the development of their teams.  Walmart awarded 138 LPC’s and 12 LPQ scholarships for certification-review courses and the final examinations which will earn them a widely-recognized certification within the loss prevention industry.

“Walmart is proud to offer these associates an LPC or LPQ scholarship. It’s a great investment in their careers and our company. We feel the LPC and LPQ programs offer a comprehensive retail educational opportunity to AP/LP professionals that will help them deliver great results and reduce losses in our stores,” mentioned Paul Jaeckle, LPC, Sr. Director, Asset Protection & Safety, Walmart Stores U.S.

Click here to see the full list of scholarship recipients.

Blind Advocacy Group Targets J. Crew for Not Having Braille on POS Machines
An advocacy group for the blind that has targeted retailers for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to use credit card readers with buttons readable by the blind on Wednesday hit J. Crew Group Inc. with a proposed class action in California federal court claiming that blind customers were forced to share their personal identification numbers out loud. In the suit the National Federation for the Blind says that the retailer violates their privacy and the ADA by failing to use card readers with Braille numbers on their PIN pads at its J. Crew and Madewell stores.

Other large retailers hit with similar suits include Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., Express Inc., Hobby Lobby, Kay Jewelers, Lululemon USA Inc., Office Depot Inc. and Williams-Sonoma Inc. law360.com

German grocery giant Lidl’s baby steps into the US so far
Lidl's scouts are eyeing locations along the East Coast for its first US stores, but other than that, the retailer's US expansion plans have been mostly under wraps. It's been nearly a year since global discount grocer Lidl announced its plans to enter the US market, starting with a $77 million investment for a new corporate headquarters just outside the capital in Arlington, VA, and a $125 million investment for a distribution center around 60 miles southwest from there in a town called Spotsylvania. foodnavigator-usa.com

Hhgregg in growth mode with new format
The appliances, electronics and furniture retailer said it intends to open 25-30 Fine Lines appliance locations over the next two years. Hhgregg currently has 14 Fine Lines stores, including three new locations, with two in Ohio and one in Indianapolis. The Fine Lines locations are connected to Hhgregg stores and feature state-of-the-art showrooms, showcasing a wide selection of appliance brands, typically including SubZero, Wolf, Viking, Thermador, JennAir, KitchenAid, Bosch, GE Monogram and Miele. The showrooms are designed to inspire customers to create their dream kitchens. Indianapolis-based Hhgregg operates 226 brick-and-mortar stores in 20 states. retailingtoday.com

Protest Takes Aim at Wal-Mart, Trump
On Thursday anti-Wal-Mart activists protested in front of Trump Tower over the retailer’s support for the Republican National Committee. Wal-Mart donated $15,000 to the Committee on Arrangements for the 2016 Republican Convention that begins July 18, in Cleveland, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group in Washington that tracks money in U.S. politics. The retailer also claims it gave the same amount to the organizers of the Democratic National Convention. Similar protests also took place in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. wwd.com

Wal-Mart in China faces employee protests over work schedules
Wal-Mart Stores is being challenged with employee protests and unofficial strikes by its employees in China. The employees are reportedly unhappy with a new scheduling system, claiming the company wants them to work 11-hour shifts on weekends and as little as four hours on weekdays under the system, according to Reuters. retailingtoday.com

Gap Inc. Posts First Monthly Comparable-Sales Increase Since March 2015

U.S. created 287K jobs in June vs. 175K expected; unemployment rate at 4.9%

McDonald's to take $235 million charge related to HQ move, refranchising

 



 

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NRF Survey Says It’s Card Companies Who Are Holding Up Chip Cards
A new survey, conducted in May and June, found that 48 percent of retailers responding had already implemented the new “EMV” chip card system or expected to have done so by the end of June. A total of 86 percent expect to have EMV - short for Europay MasterCard Visa - up and running by the end of the year.

Of those who had not implemented, 57 percent said they had already installed the card readers and other equipment but were still waiting for certification by the card industry so they could turn it on. And 60 percent of those said they had been waiting for six months or longer. nrf.com

1,025 Wendy’s Locations Hit in Card Breach
At least 1,025 Wendy’s locations were hit by a malware-driven credit card breach that began in the fall of 2015, the nationwide fast-food chain said Thursday. The announcement marks a significant expansion in a data breach that is costing banks and credit unions plenty: Previously, Wendy’s had said the breach impacted fewer than 300 locations. krebsonsecurity.com

Click here for list of Wendy's locations potentially affected in breach

Target Execs Escape Derivative Claims Over Data Breach
A Minnesota federal judge released Target Corp.’s top brass Thursday from derivative claims over a 2013 holiday season data breach that saw hackers steal information from tens of millions of customers after a special litigation committee appointed to investigate the allegations recommended dropping them. Among the civil litigation was a number of shareholder suits bringing claims against the retailer's CEO, CFO, CIO and other officers and directors, the motion said. law360.com

Global mPOS providers flood U.S. market following EMV shift
Before October 2015, most European mPOS providers were not particularly interested in the U.S. market, which had yet to embrace EMV security. However, since the EMV liability shift sent ripples through the market, foreign companies, like U.K.-based SumUp, have shifted their attention across the pond. New data from Juniper Research on the rise of mPOS technology projects that mPOS terminals and technology will account for 40 percent of retail sales by 2021. pymnts.com

How Amazon triggered a robot arms race, revolutionizing the world’s warehouses and putting human jobs at risk
An Amazon warehouse is a flurry of activity. Workers jog around a man-made cavern plopping items into yellow and black crates. Towering hydraulic arms lift heavy boxes toward the rafters. And an army of stubby orange robots slide along the floor like giant, sentient hockey pucks, piled high with towers of consumer gratification ranging from bestsellers to kitchenware. Amazon has about 30,000 Kiva robots scuttling about its warehouses across the globe. Dave Clark, the retailer’s senior vice president of worldwide operations and customer service, estimated the addition of the bots reduced operating expenses by about 20 per cent. financialpost.com
 

 


 

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'Two sides couldn't be further apart' on Canada Post labour dispute; online shopping already disrupted
Canada Post is extending its lockout notice to Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET and says it is willing to submit to binding arbitration in an effort to resolve the ongoing labour dispute. In a statement late Wednesday, the Crown corporation said it was extending its deadline, which had been Friday, in the hopes the Canadian Union of Postal Workers would also agree to binding arbitration.

However, there are no talks planned and Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton said earlier Wednesday the two sides couldn't be further apart. Canada Post and the union remain at loggerheads on CUPW's request for wage increases for rural mail carriers and the pension changes Canada Post says it needs to reduce costs. Tom Knight, an associate professor in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, said it looks like Canada Post is "prepared to pull the trigger on a work stoppage" as neither side is "interested in blinking."

Online shopping won't shut down, but delivery details have changed. A note on Amazon's website said that until further notice, it won't ship to P.O. boxes, Canada Post retail locations (which Amazon calls pickup points) or remote locations. owensoundsuntimes.com

Retail Council of Canada Urges Government To Resolve Any Canada Post Service Disruption
RCC has met with the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour’s office and her Parliamentary Secretary to discuss this matter, as well as hand delivered a letter urging the government to quickly resolve any service disruption. RCC has communicated the importance of the postal service for retailers of all sizes in Canada, particularly those with online businesses (package delivery/customer communications) and the need for government attention and potentially, direct and timely intervention.
 
Click here to read RCC's letter to Canadian government officials. retailcouncil.org

Walmart still on track to refuse Visa unless compromise reached;
retailer may lose customers

The clock is ticking on Walmart's pledge to stop accepting Visa cards at its Canadian stores. The retail giant confirmed that starting on July 18, customers will no longer be able to use the credit card at its three locations in Thunder Bay, Ont. Beyond the Thunder Bay dates, the U.S. retailer would not say when it plans to drop the credit card from the rest of its more than 400 Canadian locations.

Walmart announced on June 11 that "unacceptably high fees" for credit card transactions had prompted it to stop accepting Visa cards. Soon after Walmart announced it was dropping Visa, the credit card company hit back, claiming the retailer was being disingenuous and unfair by using consumers as bargaining chips.

A new survey from the Angus Reid Institute finds that 59 per cent of Canadians support the big-box retailer in its decision to stop accepting Visa at certain stores, saying the fee Visa charges merchants is too high. But Angus Reid found that 46 per cent of Walmart shoppers who have used a Visa card at Walmart in the last year say they will be less likely to shop at the store in the future if the retailer stops taking Visa as a form of payment. cbc.ca financialpost.com

Sobeys $2B loss a sign of hotly competitive market, says analyst
Empire’s $2-billion annual loss is a sign that its Sobeys supermarket chain is coming under increasing pressure from cost-cutting competitors and may be losing its way, says an industry analyst. The parent company of Stellarton-based retailer Sobeys Inc. announced a $943-million quarterly loss last week for an annual loss north of $2 billion, largely attributable to its Safeway acquisitions in Western Canada. thechronicleherald.ca

Convergint Technologies Expands Canadian Presence By Acquiring TACanada
TACanada makes intelligent buildings a reality through the use of open systems that integrate seamlessly, including electrical, mechanical, lighting, security, card access, and camera systems. This acquisition also expands Convergint's access to several key vertical markets, especially in the education, utility, data center, commercial office, and retail industries. prnewswire.com

Sobeys announces sudden departure of CEO Marc Poulin

June jobless rate 'unchanged' after Canada lost 700 jobs during the month

Alberta’s minimum wage to increase to $12.20 starting Oct. 1

$38,000 scotch bottle for sale at rural Quebec duty-free shop

Oshawa, ON: Man arrested before he could rob store
Thanks to the quick actions of a witness and a responding officer, an armed male was arrested before he was able to rob a convenience store. Police responded to the area of Simcoe Street South and Albany Road at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, June 20 for an armed person call. According to police, a witness spotted two male suspects in a parking lot acting suspiciously. The witness called 911, telling police that one of the males put on a hoodie and gloves before tucking a handgun into his pants. A responding officer found the two suspects beside the store.
oshawaexpress.ca

Spray and set: Winnipeg robbery victims threatened with hairspray
A 23-year-old man has been arrested in a string of robberies in which someone threatened victims with the flames from ignited hairspray. Police in Winnipeg say the thefts late last month were at a clothing store, a convenience store and a drugstore. Two suspects stole food and merchandise before one of them would spray a stream of flaming hairspray at staff. ohscanada.com

Man impersonates Canada Post employees to steal $40,000 of electronics
Impersonating a Canada Post delivery person was one ruse used by a fraudster who allegedly ran a GTA-wide, online shopping scam using stolen credit card information to buy about $40,000 worth of electronics. The man made 14 separate orders which included laptops, digital cameras and in one instance a drone from Best Buy, using a copy of victims’ credit cards, then had the goods shipped to the cardholders’ homes. Sometimes the man would lay in wait for the delivery person and sign for the package himself. On other occasions, “... they would wait for the package to be delivered and actually knock on the door and claim that they were with Canada Post and that the package had been delivered in error, and they were there to retrieve the package,” said Det. Mark Underwood. thestar.com

Edmonton: Police investigating theft of more than $1-million in cosmetic
laser equipment

Police say an employee of Perfection Cosmetics reported the break in on May 20 when they arrived at work and saw broken glass near the front entrance of the store at 91st Street and 23rd Avenue.Several large items were stolen from the clinic and beauty supply shop, including lasers used for esthetic purposes and a skin analysis machine, as well as a TV and other electronics. cbc.ca

Quebec, CN: Police Offer reward for suspect truck/trailer thief
in Operation Gondole

Longueuil police are looking for the sixth and final suspect in a truck theft ring, and there's a reward if you help catch him. Luc Pellerin, 52, is a white Francophone male, is 5 feet 11 inches tall, 185 pounds, bald, and has blue eyes. Pellerin is suspected of being part of a crime network that would steal trucks and trailers on the South Shore and then resell them. Longueuil police have arrested five other suspects as part of Operation Gondole. cjad.com


Grande-Anse, NB: Stolen truck used to steal trailer full of lobster
Police say the truck used to steal the trailer full of frozen lobster meat in Grande-Anse on Canada Day was also stolen. The truck had been seen driving along a busy street in Caraquet during the Canada Day fireworks. cbc.ca


Toronto: Three more suspects sought in Toronto taxi driver debit card
fraud scheme

Toronto police have released security camera images of three males wanted for allegedly taking part in a debit card fraud scheme involving taxi drivers. According to police, as the taxi customer handed their debit card to the driver to pay the fee, the driver would switch the customer’s card for one that resembled their own. Once obtained, police say the taxi driver would use the customer’s card to withdraw funds and purchase retail items. ctvnews.ca

Oshawa, ON: Suspect sought in Shoppers Drug Mart Robbery

Toronto Island: 3 Teens Arrested for Robbery of the Beach House Restaurant

Clarenville, NF: Storeowner dismayed by this weeks rash of break-ins

Toronto: Charges laid in GTA $5,000 Credit Data theft investigation

Calgary: Man faces 27 charges after hours-long driving spree at speeds up to 180 km/h (110 mph)

 

 



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Online Marketplaces Face New and Unexpected Risk Threats –
Transaction Launderers

The marketplace revolution has been a boon, but it’s not without risk.

All these factors – the massive growth in the number of online merchants, the ease with which one can join a marketplace, the anonymity provided by being part of an army of merchants under the banner of a big marketplace, and the built in ability to process payments – have led to a corresponding exponential rise in the level of fraud and money laundering activities. One of the newest scams, transaction laundering, has been growing at exponential rates, and poses a major challenge for marketplaces, as it exposes them to regulatory risk, and threatens their brand and reputation.

In a basic transaction laundering scheme, the scammers set up a merchant account and put up a legitimate-looking marketplace page, where users can ostensibly shop for everyday items. For example, a merchant can set up a marketplace site to sell small hand-made wooden toys, a legitimate site selling legitimate products. But this same merchant also has a site selling, for example, counterfeit goods, priced at the exact same levels as the toys. When a customer buys from the counterfeit goods site, the merchant simply credits the sale to the legitimate toy site, assigning the sale to the toy that has the same price as the phony product. Thus, the merchant is able to process an illegal sale using the credit card of a customer that, for all the world, looks like a normal, legitimate sale.

According to our findings, 6% to 10% of unauthorized e-commerce sites are unknown and unidentified, possibly used by cyber-crooks for various scams, including transaction laundering. internationalbanker.com

Good Bots, Bad Bots: Changing the Way We Approach Cybersecurity?
Let’s face it – bots are ubiquitous in cyberspace. Like them or not, you can expect to keep coming across them. A lot of them are good bots, which, as Imperva reported, are there simply to gather information. But on the flip side, as Imperva’s report pointed out:

Meanwhile, bad bots remain a constant threat because their prime directive is to prey on big and successful targets. In other words, as a website becomes more popular, so does the incentive to attack it. But the research found that there is a shift happening.

Humans, the report said, are taking back the Web and are responsible for the bulk of traffic on the Internet. However, it seems like humans are replacing good bots because bad bot traffic has been static, at about 30 percent of all Web traffic.

We know that bad bots can cause a lot of damage, but a Radware study from earlier this year sees good bots leading the cybersecurity charge, replacing the human element. As Carl Herberger, vice president of security solutions at Radware, told IT Pro Portal:

As defenses continue to succumb to an endless flood of sophisticated, automated attacks and an infinite number of new attack techniques, the idea of humans having the ability to deploy detection technologies and choreograph responses in real-time will disappear. We are approaching the fall of human cyber defenses and the rise of cyber botted-defense. itbusinessedge.com

Amazon's Prime Day Has Potential to Break the Internet


Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney launch rival Amazon Prime Day sales

 
 

San Antonio, TX: Cadillac Car Dealer burglarized for over $100,000 in wheels; second time this year
For the second time in less than a year, a local auto dealership was hit by wheel thieves getting away with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of tires and rims. It left us wondering more about the black market for high-end wheels. “Definitely I think we’ve got an organized group. They’re well prepared,” said Lt. Matt Malone of the Live Oak Police Department. It’s the biggest theft to hit Live Oak in at least two decades. In all, 160 wheels were stripped from 40 cars and SUV’s at the Live Oak Cadillac dealership late Saturday night. On Wednesday, police confirmed that the suspects in the case used a large Penske truck to haul the wheels off, just like the crooks that hit 45 vehicles at a Chevy dealership in Leon Valley back in November. kens5.com

Louisville, KY: Arrest Made In Theft Of Nearly $44K In Meat
A man has been arrested in the theft of nearly $44,000 worth of meat from J.B. Swift Co. in Louisville. Media outlets report an arrest citation released Thursday says 54-year-old Previn Sanford is accused of stealing nine pallets of meat on April 23. His co-defendant, Michael Sheffield, was arrested April 29. Police said a surveillance video showed a moving truck backing up to the loading dock. The pallets were loaded into the back of the truck and driven away. The citation said the owner of the slaughterhouse later found the meat at a grocery store. lex18.com

Boca Raton,FL: Man strikes various stores to steal Golf merchandise
A Boca Raton man was arrested Tuesday after stealing an estimated $7,093 worth of golfing gear from various sporting goods stores across Palm Beach and Broward counties. Cameron Patrick Houston, 31, walked into Dick's Sporting Goods in West Palm Beach on June 21, removed the heads off the bottom of two golf clubs and stuffed them in his pockets. The value of each golf club head ranges from $349 to $500 each. Over the course of 10 days, Houston had also stolen from three other store locations – in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Boynton, deputies said. sun-sentinel.com

Farmington, ME: 2 from St. Albans accused of stealing $6,000 in items
from Walmart

Two St. Albans residents are accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics and other items in June from the Farmington Wal-Mart, according to Detective Marc Bowering. Tori Gifford, 38, and Anthony Nigro, 37, were each charged with two felony counts of theft by unauthorized taking by summons, he said in a news release on Thursday. It was the culmination of an investigation into ongoing thefts of electronics and other items being stolen by Gifford and Nigro at the Farmington store, Bowering said. The thefts were first identified by Wal-Mart Loss Prevention. Nearly $6,000 worth of suspected stolen items were recovered at the residence, he said. sunjournal.com

Spartanburg, SC: Woman says she stole bullets to buy food
A woman told deputies she stole bullets because she was going to sell them to buy food, according to a Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office report. The store manager at Academy Sports says he saw Mary Ellen Keller, 47, put 3 boxes of bullets in her purse. He says he asked Keller to come back to the loss prevention office. He says she agreed and didn’t give him any issues. Deputies spoke to Keller and she said she was going to sell them for food. They say Keller had one conviction for petit larceny and one for obtaining goods by false pretense. wspa.com

Brookfield, MA: Boston Store Loss Prevention bust shoplifter with over $1,000 in merchandise; assaults LP agent

Aspen, CO: Woman hit 5 local stores for over $2,000 in merchandise

Ocala, FL: Macy’s arrests Woman with $300 of merchandise; additional charge for bringing along her 13 year old daughter

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Robberies & Thefts

Arnold, MO: Grab & Run Thieves hit 6 St Louis area stores in last few weeks
Police in Arnold, Mo. are tracking a crime trend where thieves enter department stores, scoop up as much merchandise as they can carry, and bolt out of the store to a car that’s waiting for them. Officers say the thieves have hit six St. Louis area cities during the past several weeks. On Wednesday, Arnold police arrested a man who tried to steal $350 worth of designer purses and $300 worth of shoes from the Ross Dress for Less store. The suspect is believed to be a part of a group of four “grab and run” thieves who also hit a Gordman’s store in Arnold. On Thursday, Ballwin police arrested a man suspected of a similar crime at the Ross Dress for Less store on Manchester that occurred in May. It’s unclear if that thief is connected to the string of current robberies. The thieves are believed to have hit these two stores three or four times. kmov.com


Miami, FL: Police Looking For Women Who Assaulted, Robbed Beauty Supply Store Employee
Police in Florida say a woman squirted pepper spray in the eyes of a beauty supply store employee who was showing her pricey human hair extensions. The woman grabbed the $450 package of hair extensions while three other women grabbed more extensions before running from J & C Beauty Supply store. nbcmiami.com


Covington, VA: Man pleads guilty to
stealing 24 guns

A man pleaded guilty to charges related to the burglary of a gun store in Covington, U.S. Attorney John Fishwick Jr. announced Thursday. David Christopher Martin broke into the Mountain Top Hunting and Fishing store in Covington on April 4, and stole 24 firearms. He is a convicted felon. He could serve 10 years for each of the two charges. Martin told authorities he planned to sell the guns for $6,000 and split the money with his girlfriend. wdbj7.com

Anderson, IN: Suspect arrested in Dunham's Sporting Goods weapons theft
A 20-year-old homeless man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to burglary and the theft of firearms from Dunham's Sporting Goods last week. Keenan Austin Myers entered the plea with Magistrate Stephen Clase. Myers waived his rights in an interview with Anderson police where he allegedly admitted going to the sporting goods store, breaking into the back door and taking the weapons, according to a police probable cause affidavit. Police said eight semiautomatic rifles and four shotguns were taken in the burglary. heraldbulletin.com

Waterford, WI: McDonald's manager charged with stealing over $12,000
An employee for a Waterford McDonald's faces four felony theft charges after four restaurant deposits reportedly went missing. Shane A. Schallert, 28, of Cedarburg, allegedly took a total of over $12,000 from the Waterford McDonald's, during his shifts. journaltimes.com

O’Fallon, MO: Beauty store burglarized; five arrested
A beauty supply store burglary early Wednesday morning resulted in the arrest of five people, including three juveniles and two adults, police said. O’Fallon Police Capt. James Cavins said police received a call for an alarm going off at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday inside a business. Cavins said police responded to the call within a minute at Elite Hair and Wig in O’Fallon. Police said the front door to the business was shattered. bnd.com

Dallas, TX: Man get 45 years in prison after failed CVS ATM theft
A Lancaster man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for attempting to steal an ATM from a CVS Pharmacy in northwest Dallas. Michael Morgan was convicted last month of engaging in organized criminal activity. His defense attorney says he was sentenced Wednesday morning. Authorities say Morgan and up to five other men broke into the pharmacy on Aug. 4. A store manager later found the cash machine nearly destroyed. Morgan was arrested months after the break-in on a separate charge. He was later tied to the ATM theft. dallasnews.com

Lincoln, NE: Corporate Project Manager for Sun Tan City arrested for theft of $75,000; purchases made on his corporate credit card

Otsego County, MI: Man charged with arson after fire at Gaylord fireworks store

Cape Girardeau, MO: Theft of a cigarette lighter leads to $4,600 in stolen goods

UK: JD Sport shoplifter coaxed out of his home by police after barricading himself inside

Melbourne, AU: 40 people involved in a scuffle following a Smash & Grab at a Jewelry Store; thieves captured by citizens

Johannesburg, SA: Pretoria Police Investigating an Armed Robbery at Brooklyn Mall; bystander shot by 3 fleeing gunman

Jared The Galleria of Jewelry in the Augusta Mall, Augusta, GA reported a Grab & Run on 7/6, merchandise valued at $5,599

Kay Jewelers in the Polaris Fashion Place, Columbus, OH reported a Diamond Switch on 7/5, merchandise valued at $1,299

Piercing Pagoda in the NewPark Mall, Newark, CA reported a Distraction Theft on 7/1, merchandise valued at $289

Piercing Pagoda in the Aurora Mall, Aurora, CO reported a Grab & Run on 7/4, merchandise valued at $499

Peoples Jewellers in the Peter Pond Shopping Centre, Fort McMurray, AB reported a Grab & Run on 7/6, merchandise valued at $624

Zale in the South Hill Mall, Puyallup, WA reported a Grab & Run on 7/6, merchandise valued at $8,898

Helzberg Diamonds in the Woodburn Premium Outlets, Woodburn, OR reported an Armed Robbery on 7/2, merchandise valued at $200,000


Credit Card Fraud

Angola, IN: Credit card ring busted; Loss prevention spots 4 men using phony cards
An astute loss prevention officer at an Angola store helped take down a phony credit card ring Sunday before any more damage was done. According to federal court documents charging four Michigan men, the men were busily swapping cards, printing new ones and buying products before Angola police caught up with them. They are now in the custody of the federal government, charged with access device fraud and possession of fraudulent devices after an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service. The oddly worded charges refer, in this case, to the use of phony credit cards and the possession of phony credit cards. Their rental car was seized, along with nearly 100 fraudulent credit cards, nearly 1,000 blank credit cards, a credit card imprinter, credit card writer, card embosser and a laptop. journalgazette.net

Groton, CT: Police Arrest Man for $25,000 Worth of Unauthorized Credit Card Purchases; took out seven credit cards in a relative’s name

 


Circle K – Murfreesboro, TN – Burglary
CVS – Seymour, IN – Armed Robbery
Dollar General – Onondaga, NY – Burglary
Domino’s – Danville, KY – Armed Robbery/ Shooting/ Teens pleads guilty
Fast Stop – Barre, VT – Armed Robbery
Giant – Los Lunas, NM – Armed Robbery
Hometown Pharmacy- Monroe, MI – Robbery
J& C Beauty - Miami, FL – Robbery/ Assault
Jack’s Mini – The Dallas, OR – Armed Robbery
LaFrontera Market – Cranston, RI – Robbery
Kangaroo – Greenville, NC – Armed Robber/ Assault on Police Officer
Kwik Shop – Lincoln, NE – Armed Robbery (new photos released)
Kwik Stop – Oklahoma City, OK – Burglary
M22 – Traverse City, MI – Burglary
Mulberry Mart – Angleton, TX – Robbery
Nine Brothers – Chattanooga, TN – Gun Violence
RX Express - Little Rock, AR- Armed Robbery


 

 


 
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