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Michael Loox, CFI was named Director of Loss Prevention
for BLD Brands, LLC.

Michael was previously the Director of Loss Prevention & Safety for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf before taking this new position at this fast-growing restaurant investmant and operations company. Michael has also held other senior leadership positions in loss prevention such as Director of Loss Prevention for Z Gallerie and Director of Loss Prevention for Prada. He was also a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Gucci and an Assistant Loss Prevention Manager for Barney's New York. Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and went on to acquire his Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, both from City University of New York - John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Congratulations Michael!

Jean-Louis Kibort was named Group Head of Security
for L'Oreal.

L'Oréal has appointed Jean-Louis Kibort group head of security, a newly created position. The executive has since 2012 been Total's head of corporate security marketing and services. Prior to that, he oversaw the company's corporate security of the Americas, Europe, Russia and Central Asia, and was its head of corporate security exploration and production. Kibort joined Total in 2004 as head of corporate security in the Middle East after serving 10 years in France's Ministry of Defense. He was auditor of the 24th session of the French Institute for Security and Justice, and holds a degree in political sciences and defense. wwd.com


Cleveland's on Edge - Are Your Stores Ready for Next Week?
Dallas Shooting & Open-Carry Laws Loom Over Cleveland Convention Plans

The violence in Dallas last week is intensifying worries in Cleveland about visitors and protesters taking firearms downtown during the Republican National Convention, where thousands of people plan to demonstrate.

Ohio's open-carry laws mean that those who legally own guns can take them into the 1.7-square-mile area where many of the events and protests connected to the Republican convention will be held next week. Beginning Sunday, protesters are expected to flood into the city, with causes ranging from white supremacy to Palestinian rights.

"Obviously, everybody is on edge after Dallas," Brian Kazy, a member of the Cleveland City Council and its Safety Committee, said in an interview Sunday evening. nytimes.com

Shoppers Are on Alert for More Than Bargains at Malls
Landlords weigh security measures amid recent spate of violence in public areas

Amid a wave of gun violence in public venues across the U.S. and around the world, mall shoppers are paying more attention to safety.

Some said they want to see more guard patrols or signs at shopping centers warning of random bag checks. Others suggested mall security officers be armed.

The spate of shootings in public areas in recent months has put the issue of security squarely on the minds of both consumers and landlords, who now must balance the need for safety with the need to create pleasant environments for their customers.

Shopping centers are more vulnerable than other public areas like transport hubs because they have multiple exits and people often carry large parcels. It can be difficult for private property owners to balance visible and intrusive security while looking to attract customers to shop, relax and be entertained.

Mall landlords "don't want to have metal detectors, they don't want to check your bags, [because] they feel like it will drive customers away," said Jennifer Hesterman, a retired Air Force colonel and a counterterrorism expert. "What I find is that it's changing, customers want to feel safe when they shop."

Ms. Hesterman, who is a consultant to mall owners in the U.S., said one issue she presses is for mall owners to extend their protection measures beyond the mall and into the parking lot and restaurants that ring the perimeter, where owners could be their eyes and ears.

"While some security measures deployed at shopping centers, such as the use of bollards, uniformed patrols by law-enforcement officers and surveillance camera systems will be evident to consumers, many more protective measures will not," said Rae Logsdon, senior vice president of communications at the International Council of Shopping Centers. Bollards are short posts that could look like landscaping planters but reduce the risk of a vehicle driving into areas packed with people.

Shopping-center owners in the U.S. consider metal-detector screening a drastic step for now, even though it is common in countries like Israel and Turkey. wsj.com

Agilence Featured in CIOReview for Exceptional Retail Technology
Agilence, Inc., the leader in cloud-based data analytics and loss prevention solutions for retail and restaurant operations, today announced its feature in the July special retail issue of CIOReview. In the same issue CIOReview names Agilence as one of the "20 Most Promising Retail Technology Solution Providers for 2016."

CIOReview recognized 20/20 Data Analytics as a unified analytics platform that brings an unprecedented level of actionable business insight to a growing number of industries. yahoo.com

The Zellman Group and the International Association of Chiefs of Police
This October, The Zellman Group, LLC is sponsoring the 123rd International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California. The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest gathering of police officers in the United States. Currently the IACP has over 20,000 members, made up exclusively of police officers who have held executive roles in police agencies. The IACP is dedicated to advancing the law enforcement profession through advocacy, outreach, education, and programs.

The Zellman Group has a long history of working closely with police, especially through their work in Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Recovery. At the conference, CEO Stuart Levine, and Director of ORC Recovery Bill Ramos, will be discussing the growing problem that is ORC and the importance of police involvement in ORC/ORT. "The relationship with Federal and local Law Enforcement leadership is instrumental in bringing ORC/ORT cases forward for prosecution and eventual recovery. Our sponsorship with the International Association of Chiefs of Police ensures this continued networking to support the retail industry," Levine states.

In a study conducted by the National Retail Federation in 2015, 97% of surveyed retailers were victims of Organized Retail Crime. Out of every $1 billion in annual sales $453,940 was lost from ORC. Out of those retailers surveyed, 78.8% support the need for federal ORC legislation. In states with ORC legislation, approximately half of retailers surveyed note that ORC laws are having a positive impact from increased support from law enforcement.

Globally, nearly 1 in 3 consumers victimized by card fraud
Mexico has highest rate of fraud, followed by Brazil and the U.S., according to the report. The U.S. was the only country to remain on the top three list both years, due in part to being slow to roll out EMV chip cards and security challenges with skimming and data breaches.

Seventeen percent of the debit and credit card holders in the survey said they experienced fraud multiple times during the past five years. The study also found 54 percent of consumers globally exhibit at least one risky behavior, such as keeping a PIN with a card. wate.com

Universal Protection Services launches autonomous robot service
Universal Protection Service has launched a new autonomous robot Machine as a Service offering for customers, adding mobile machines as another tool for situational awareness. The agreement with Knightscope will make the company's K5 and K3 robot models available customers in California this year. A national rollout is set for 2017.

Both Knightscope models offer a physical presence as a crime deterrent, real-time video and audio, and a human interface. The K5 model is designed for outdoor applications such as parking lots and campuses, while the K3 is designed for indoor security at such facilities as office towers, warehouses, distribution centers and data centers.

Universal's autonomous robot Machine as a Service offering is all inclusive for customers. In addition, Universal security officers will be trained and certified to ensure seamless integration into existing security programs. canadiansecuritymag.com

Director Loss Prevention - Store Operations with Ulta Beauty, Bolingbrook, IL., reposted on LinkedIn today
The Director, Loss Prevention - Store Operations is responsible for leading and inspiring a team of Regional Loss Prevention Managers and Area Loss Prevention Managers and coordinating Loss Prevention efforts for the largest beauty retailer in the United States.

This includes fostering positive relationships with Store Operations and working with Business Partners to drive Loss Prevention programs and improvements to store performance, including store inventory, shrink losses, safety, and operational excellence. Monitors Company and industry business metrics and acts on behalf of the Company to prevent, minimize, and/or recover losses when they occur. Supports and monitors ORC investigations, burglary prevention efforts, physical security and technology enterprise wide. Assists the Vice President, Loss Prevention in the development of World Class Loss Prevention programs. Reviews the quality of work performed by the Loss Prevention Field Team to ensure that department standards and procedures are followed. Store-centric commitment to guests and associates focusing on service and sales. kronostm.com

NEW POSITION? - Director Loss Prevention for Gold's Gyms in Dallas, TX. posted today
The National Loss Prevention Director will create and lead Loss Prevention programs for corporate owned/managed units. Create and review Loss Prevention program processes in stores to drive shrink reduction and bottom line profits. Provides leadership to operations teams and stores in the management of critical incidents.

This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Director to work in close partnership with senior management to create new, innovative approaches to ensuring prevention and safety across the company.

Gold's Gym, which first opened in Venice Beach, California in 1965, has more than 600 gyms in some 30 countries, with franchises accounting for most of its locations. The chain boasts more than 3 million members. icims.com

Foodservice Training Portal Forges Partnership with
International Nightlife Association to Offer Online Active Shooter Training

Carter's, OshKosh Push For Nixing Of False Markdown Suit

Ahold, Delhaize deal to close this month

Forecaster Calls for 3.3% 'Sluggish' Growth for 2016 Back-to-School Season

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Alimentation Couche-Tard (Circle K in U.S.) Q4 comp's up 3.2%, sales up 19.7%

Call for Speakers: 2017 Retail Asset Protection Conference

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
April 9-12, 2017

The call for speakers for RILA's Retail Asset Protection Conference, the showcase for world class retail asset protection programs, has opened and will be accepting applications through July 22, 2016.

The submission deadline is July 22, 2016.
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The Insider Threat: Are You at Risk?
For businesses, trusting the wrong person can have devastating consequences. In its newly released report, the "IBM 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index," IBM X-Force revealed just how pervasive the insider threat is in organizations.

Insiders carried out 60 percent of all attacks in 2015. In almost three-fourths of these cases, the insiders had malicious intent and were knowingly stealing valuable information from the organization. Others served as inadvertent actors that put their organization at risk through bad security habits or by falling prey to outside schemes such as phishing attempts. securityintelligence.com

BEC Threat Now Hits 400+ Firms Per Day
Over 400 companies are targeted by so-called Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams every day, with at least two employees per business hit with an email, according to new data from Symantec highlighting a worrying rise in such threats.

BEC, also known as CEO-fraud or whaling, is a pretty low-tech scam in which a member of the finance team is usually targeted with an email spoofed to come from the CEO or CFO and requesting the transfer of corporate funds into a third party account.

In June the FBI warned that since January 2015, there has been a 1300% increase in identified exposed losses, with the total figure since October 2013 - including US and non-US victims - now standing at over $3 billion. infosecurity-magazine.com
Cybersecurity firms step up intel sharing despite issues of trust
The collaboration has been protecting companies from the latest cyber attacks. The war against cybercriminals won't be won alone. To keep hackers at bay, security vendors are establishing more ways for their customers to cooperate and share data about the latest threats -- even as it sparks concerns about trust and competition.

Although CISA has raised concerns about privacy, because the government will be the clearing house for data that gets shared, security vendors say collaborating on intelligence can help their clients prevent the next cyberattacks.

The collaboration clearly has it benefits, but an alliance in which competing vendors share information that's central to their businesses isn't easy to pull off.  But customers like it and regularly encourage the company to expand the cooperation. The intelligence sharing fills gaps in what each security vendor knows.

A major fear is that information shared about vulnerabilities or a company's infrastructure may be leaked accidentally to other hackers. But the pros can outweigh the cons.

Companies Wright has talked to see the benefits of wider collaboration and even expect it from their vendor. They realize they're walking a fine line between the risk of sharing too much and potentially stopping the next cyber attack. csoonline.com
Confusion over cyber insurance leads to coverage gaps
Companies are often uncertain about what is and is not covered by their policies and are often insuring the wrong things at a time when claims can be rejected for inadequate cyber security testing procedures and audits, outdated patches, inadequate cyber incident response plan and inadequate backup and recovery processes.

Meanwhile, insurers create aggregate risk models that are more like one-size fits all policies that don't necessarily fit well with enterprise customers' particular needs. These pose major challenges at a time when PwC says global cyber insurance market could grow to $5 billion in annual premiums by 2018 and at least $7.5 billion by 2020.

"Bridging the Insurance/InfoSec Gap: The SANS 2016 Cyber Insurance Survey," a report written by SANS analyst Barbara Filkins. csoonline.com




The D&D Daily's 2016 NRSS Review

We will be covering various sections of the 2016 National Retail Security Survey, developed by Dr. Richard Hollinger of the Univ. of Florida, in partnership with the National Retail Federation.

Part 5: The Cost of Dishonest Employees 

•  Dishonest employee cases cost retailers an average of $1,233.77 - down from $1,546.83 in 2014. The median also dropped, from $730.92 in 2014 to $622.
 More retailers reported average losses in the $500-$749 range than in the previous year - up nearly 6 percentage points. Losses in the $2,000-$4,999 range also increased by 7.3 percentage points.
 The number of overall retailers reporting losses of $5,000 and above dropped, from 6.5% in 2014 to 1.7% in 2015.
In specialty men's and women's apparel, the average cost per act of dishonest employee - $978.58 - was lower than the overall average. The median - $500 - also was lower than the overall median. 
For the complete survey, click here. nrf.com   




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InstaKey presents cloud-based key tracking software platform, SecurityRecords.com®, as part of its Key Control Program which allows users to have access to that information anytime, from anywhere, and on any device. In the event of a security breach, this solution allows business managers and owners to acquire a complete list of key holders with access to the compromised areas. Simply by logging in to SecurityRecords.com® on any web-enabled device, visibility to key system data can be obtained easily from anywhere, 24/7.

InstaKey's combination of restricted keys into its Key Control Program gives business owners and managers assurance that only authorized key holders assigned in the SecurityRecords.com® key tracking platform have access to corresponding locks. InstaKey keys cannot be duplicated which means that each key distributed to employees is unique, therefore narrowing down potential suspects that may be responsible for the breach.


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Leadership & Development Series

Bill Titus

Former VP of LP & Safety, Sears Holdings

With over 30 years of retail experience, having helped successfully design and build four major retail Loss Prevention programs, Bill Titus is arguably one of the most successful LP executives in the industry.

In this three-part series Bill talks about his career, his accomplishments, and his ability to develop Loss Prevention programs that have delivered industry leading shrinkage results. He shares how he's integrated certain management philosophies into the fabric of his programs and how he's molded Loss Prevention executives to fit his successful LP models. This 35-minute interview broken down into three parts will give you a look inside how one of the leading LP executives of our time has been so successful.

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Today's Prime Day at Amazon - Bigger Than "Black Friday"
Retailers Counterpunching Amazon Prime With Sales of Their Own

With Amazon's Prime Day expected to do more volume than a year ago, retailers are again taking notice and counterpunching with their own version of summer deals.

Many retailers last year competed with Prime Day by having their own sales on the same day. That timetable has shifted this year, with some beginning their sales events as early as last week and others holding the events longer than just the one day, with some running through to the end of this week.

J.C. Penney began its special promotions on Monday, and will continue with them through Tuesday. Dubbed "Penney Palooza," the specials include free shipping for orders over $49. Bon-Ton Stores held a Cyber Monday sales day, although the sales were available in the stores as well. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. promised free shipping for five days, without any minimum purchase requirement. On the specialty store side, many chains were offering its own selection of store sales.

While many sites are providing special sales, they're also not referring to them as Prime sales as they do for Black Friday or Cyber Monday so as not to draw any additional attention to Amazon's sale event.

34.4 million items were ordered at last year's Prime Day, or 398 per second, which broke all prior Black Friday records. wwd.com

Amazon Prime Day Could Be Biggest Yet
Last year, Prime Day was the single biggest day for sales for Amazon. Analysts from MKM anticipate that Amazon might even double last year's sales volume of as much as $400 million.

By way of comparison, Alibaba's Singles' Day shopping event on Nov. 11, which it created in 2009, last year did a record $14.3 billion in sales. wwd.com
Two US Senators Call On FTC To Investigate Online Ad Fraud
With advertising fraud online getting out of hand, U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate fraud in the digital advertising marketplace. With one study showing that as high as 98 percent of all ad clicks on major advertising platforms, including Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook, were executed by computer automated programs or bots instead of humans in a seven-day period the researchers looked at.  pymnts.com

Cartier wins a major legal victory in the fight against the sale of counterfeit trademarked goods online
The Richemont-owned jewellery and watch house was at the Court of Appeal last week facing off against internet service provider (ISP) BSkyB. The court confirmed that ISPs can be ordered to block access to websites selling trademark infringing goods. watchpro.com

Amazon plans new DC, pickup center in Kansas City



Judge rules against the former Master shoplifting Lego Bandit
A Florida man reputed to be a master shoplifter failed Monday in a bid in DuPage County to suppress a police search of a rental car in which authorities say he stored stolen merchandise. Ignatius Pollara, 50, is awaiting trial on burglary charges on allegations that he stole some pencils and paintbrushes from a Lombard Hobby Lobby in July 2015, a theft police and prosecutors say capped several days of shoplifting from area shopping centers. After executing a search warrant on Pollara's rental SUV, police found a number of items that Pollara allegedly stole, reports state. However, his attorney had asked Judge Liam Brennan to toss that evidence, saying that technical deficiencies with the warrant undermined its legality. Assistant Public Defender Mark Lyon said the warrant failed to explicitly instruct officers to seize items of evidentiary value, an oversight that voided the warrant. But the Asst. State's Attorney argued that courts support a "realistic, common-sense" reading of search warrants, rather than a hyperspecific one. The judge agreed, saying it was obvious that the court that issued the warrant intended police to seize items judged to have evidentiary value. chicagotribune.com


Lititz, PA: $10,000 worth of Apple products stolen Target
Police are searching for two men who stole more than $10,000 in Apple products from a Lititz store Sunday night. The theft occurred at Target, 960 Lititz Pike, around 9:30 p.m. The men entered the store, which was open at the time, and retrieved shopping carts and storage containers. They went to the electronics department where they smashed a glass case and took all the Apple products, according to Northern Lancaster County Regional police. The stolen items are valued at $10,192. lancasteronline.com

Oxford, OH: Purse Thieves at TJ Maxx could be in a Crime Ring
Two women who stole thousands of dollars in expensive purses from a Butler County store might be part of a crime ring, police say. The women calmly walked away with more than $3,000 in Michael Kors purses from the T.J. Maxx in Oxford, and that could be the tip of the iceberg. Thieves have taken roughly $25,000 in loot from a number of stores in the last year or so. The women grabbed laundry baskets inside the store, put them in shopping carts and then just walked out, police said. The loss prevention officer at the store used to work worked at the T.J.Maxx in West Chester and said the same thing happened there last summer. West Chester police are not only investigating that but also theft cases from the Kohl's store. wcpo.com

Braintree, MA: Three Rhode Island men face charges for Macy's Robbery, Assault on Loss Prevention Agents
Police arrested three Providence, R.I. men on the afternoon of July 9 and charged them with receiving stolen property over $250 and resisting arrest after they allegedly stole more than $900 worth of merchandise from the Macy's store at South Shore Plaza and then attempted to flee. One of the loss prevention officers suffered a serious head laceration during a struggle with the men. Following the suspect being passed in custody by Police, a search of their vehicle revealed more than $1,800 worth of merchandise allegedly stolen from unknown stores, in addition to the merchandise allegedly stolen from Macy's. wickedlocal.com

Napa, CA: Kohl's Shoplifting results in hit-and-run
A reported shoplifting during the noon hour Saturday led to a hit-and-run in the Kohl's parking lot in downtown Napa, followed by a search that netted two arrests. Two fleeing adults ran over a pedestrian as they sped out of the store's parking lot. Napa Police quickly stopped the suspects. A Police search of the vehicle found hundreds of receipts, barcodes and stolen forged checks out of Vallejo. napavalleyregister.com

New Orleans, LA: Woman arrested for Shoplifting $860 worth of Fingernail Polish from CVS

Dubuque, IA: Iowa Police get help from Wisconsin to apprehend 3 fleeing shoplifters

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Robberies & Thefts

Jewelry store robbery crew member pleads guilty,
facing life in prison

Abigail Kemp, the woman accused of robbing several jewelry stores across the south east with three accomplices, plead guilty to her charges in federal court Monday. Kemp, Lewis Jones III, and brothers Larry and Michael Gilmore all charged with federal conspiracy, robbery and weapon charges. Court documents show Jones and the Gilmore brothers recruited Kemp. The Gilmore brothers then trained her and Jones assisted in the robberies one of which took place at a jewelry store in Pier Park. Kemp's usual practice was to show a gun, tie up employees and escape with watches and jewelry. Kemp was caught by the FBI after phone records showed she was near each of the six robberies. Kemp's sentencing is set for October 12. She faces life in prison. mypanhandle.com

Miami, FL: Jewelry Store Burglars cut through 4 inch of concrete, but fail
A sophisticated security system helped thwart a jewelry store burglary in southwest Miami-Dade overnight. Around 2 a.m., two people armed with a concrete saw cut a two foot by two foot hole in the roof at Leon Jewelry located in a strip mall on Miller Drive at 94th Avenue. When the store's owner heard something suspicious coming from the security system monitor in his home he called the police to report a break in. Police say the burglars cut through about four inches of concrete and were able to get into the store's attic, but not into the store itself. They believe arrived officers scared them off. With guns drawn, Miami-Dade police searched for the suspects but came up empty. They did, however, find a van in the area with more power tools. cbslocal.com

Greenwich, CT: Saks Fifth Ave shoplifter arrested; merchandise also recovered from Alice and Olivia
A woman was arrested after trying to steal clothes from Saks Fifth Ave on Friday. Greenwich police said the loss prevention team had Abigail Podlubny of Hamden detained while waiting for police to arrive. Podlubny had women's clothing stuffed in her bag from Saks Fifth Avenue and Alice and Olivia. wfsb.com

Topeka, KS: Police hoping to identify 2 JC Penney shoplifters
Police are asking for help identifying two males suspected of shoplifting from a west Topeka retailer. On July 8, the suspects stole undisclosed merchandise from the JC Penney store inside Westridge Mall. wibwnewsnow.com

Former Macy's employee pleads guilty in $3.5 Million shipping scheme
A Florida man pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to charges involving a shipping and kickback scheme he operated by manipulating Macy's. Rudy Rampertab is facing up to 20 years in prison for mail fraud and 10 years in prison for money laundering. Rampertab worked for Macy's for 22 years before leaving the company in 2010 and began operating a CA distribution center in 1998. In 2010, he worked with a co-conspirator to divert shipments to shipping companies in which he had a financial interest. Documents state Rampertab did not reveal his connection to the companies to Macy's, and worked to obtain approval for the companies to become third party vendors for the company. Between July and December 2010, the companies received more than $3.5 million in Macy's shipping and packaging jobs. After paying expenses, they generated more than $900,000 in net profits from the diverted business. Investigators said Rampertab and his relatives received payments from the shipping companies, and that he and his co-conspirator used the proceeds to purchase real estate and vehicles, including a 2010 Aston Martin costing $199,000. cincinnati.com

Pike County, KY: Vending machine theft ring busted; seven indicted
Seven people have been indicted following a month-long investigation into theft of money from vending machines across several eastern Kentucky counties. Each of the seven are charged with two counts of engaging in a criminal syndicate. Pikeville Police said the seven engineered a scheme to steal money from older-model vending machines in Pike County and surrounding counties. They say the thefts have been going on since February. wsaz.com

Levittown, PA: Six Shoplifters arrested in last 10 days at Sesame Place

Virginia Beach, VA: Police seeking Macy's jewelry Grab & Run suspect

Wallingford, CT: Man released Friday after 17 year in prison, busted for 3 burglaries on Sunday

Naples, FL: Puzzling theft of over $30,000 in Gold and Silver

Credit Card Fraud

Redwood City, CA : Dry Cleaning business owner pleads no contest to $350,000 ID theft and fraud
A Menlo Park dry cleaning business owner pleaded no contest Friday to several identity theft and fraud charges, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. 64-year-old Edwin Smith faces up to eight years in state prison and accepted a plea deal that dropped 40 counts of felony. Smith was arrested in January 2015 when two customers of his dry cleaning business connected him to credit card fraud. Prosecutors conducted an credit card theft investigation where they found 19 customers of Smith's business were overcharged more than $350,000 over several years. Some of the victims told Smith they knew about the theft, but Smith agreed to compensate them if they didn't report the case to police, prosecutors said.
Despite many of the charges against Smith being dropped, Smith agreed the victims could be reimbursed for all the dropped counts. kron4.com

Skimming Reports

North Port, FL: Police investigating Skimmers found on pumps at Mobile and Circle K

Sanford, ME: Skimmer device believe to have been used at York County Federal Credit Union ATM

Gas station skimmers discovered in Garfield Heights, Ohio

AM/PM - Peoria, AZ - Armed Robbery
Anago Food Mart - Atlanta, GA - Armed Robbery/ Clerk shot
CVS - Crown Point, IN - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Wichita Falls, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - High Point, NC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Elkhart, IN - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - Dover, DE - Burglary
H&H Drug Company - Grifton, NC - Armed Robbery
Money Mart Pawn - Houston, TX - Burglary
My Brothers - Danville, IA - Shooting
Naples Estate Liquidators - Naples, FL - Burglary
Pump and Munch - New London, CT - Robbery
Shell- Sarasota, FL - Armed Robbery
Shell - Seaside, CA - Armed Robbery
South Side Tobacco - Des Moines, IA - Armed Robbery
Smokers Express - Levittown, PA - Burglary
Stripes- Odessa, TX - Robbery
Vons - Huntington Beach, CA - Armed Robbery
7 Eleven - Seaside, CA - Armed Robbery
7 Eleven - Odessa, TX - Robbery
7 Eleven - Weston, WV - Assault/ Vandalism


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Michael Bruce II was promoted to District Loss Prevention Manager for Kohl's Department Stores.
Robert Niewenhous III was named Asset Protection Manager for Saks Fifth Avenue.
Chris Correia, CFI was named Market Loss Prevention Investigator for Verizon Wireless.
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10 Things Smart Leaders Do to Get the Job Done  As important as it is to keep your employees productive, they sometimes need a boost. That's where you come in, to help provide the right amount of motivation and strategies to help everyone stay on track. Here are some great tips you can implement in your organization. Blocking time

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