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Anne Sullivan adds new
additional responsibilities to her role as Vice President of Asset Protection &
Risk Management for CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. announced July 15, 2016 Anne
Sullivan, Vice President of Asset Protection & Safety would be adding Risk
Management under her supervision. Anne's title has changed to Vice President,
Asset Protection & Risk Management with the following divisions reporting to
her: Loss Prevention, Risk Management, Safety, Security Support Communication
Center, operational Standards Support and Smartsafe/Cash Conveyance.
Steve Sell was named Vice President of
Global Sales and Marketing for CONTROLTEK USA
Prior to joining
CONTROLTEK, Steve served as chief marketing officer at USS;
director of North America Marketing for Tyco Integrated Security; vice president
of Global Marketing for Checkpoint Systems; and also held global leadership
roles with Accenture and Deloitte Consulting.
Read more in today's Press Release column below.
Bailey, CFI was named Director of Loss Prevention for Scrubs & Beyond, LLC.
Jamie was previously the Regional Loss
Prevention Manager for The Children's Place since last April and has held a
variety of loss prevention and invesetigations positions for such retailers as
Claire's Inc. (Manager of Investigations - North America), Gordmans (District
Manager/Manager of Investigations), Home Depot (Loss Prevention District
Manager), and Kmart (Loss Prevention District Manager). Congratulations Jamie!
All Remains Peaceful in
Cleveland and Around the U.S.
Retail's First Responders Have a Role to Play
With everyone scared and fearful of what could have happened here this week
in Cleveland it seems as though the entire country is responding to the
tragic events that have been happening worldwide over the last few months.
Certainly the most recent killings of eight police officers brings the
horrific consequences to everyone's front of mind.
With Black Lives
canceling this past Sunday's protest in
Minnesota, which had
been rumored would spread around the country, it shows how deep this has
affected everyone. Even those who have legitimate reasons to peacefully
protest are showing their respect to the lives lost and the officers who
paid the ultimate sacrifice defending what they believe in.
have tonight's acceptance speech, which in one way represents the buildup of
months of frustrations on the part of so many. But the nation's mood has
changed, and while the conversations are still about the inequalities many
face they now appear to be tampered and somewhat reserved. From the coffee
shops to gas stations to even the media, we all are starting to sound more
mature about what we have to do as opposed to what we haven't done.
Yesterday's article about the "Parents on Premises" in Madison,
Wisconsin's Meadowood Shopping Center shows how some are taking
responsibility for their neighborhoods and making a difference. Let's hope
that message and action spreads and that every group, including law
enforcement, takes action and finds ways to bring us all together. And let's
hope that over the next few months the message of unity prevails over the
words of separateness and that our leaders on both sides can truly lead the
right way. For there has never been a greater time of need than there is
today, as our enemies are just waiting to help fuel the fires that disrupt
As the first responders for the nation's retailers, the loss
prevention industry has a role to play as well, and the messages and actions
we deliver can play a vital role in every store in America. From store
detective to vice president of loss prevention, how we manage the theft and
violent actions of others can have a ripple effect throughout an entire
city, and there has never been a greater time for all of us to act as
professionals and treat everyone with respect regardless of ethnicity or the
crime committed. Just a thought, Gus Downing
In Open Letter To Law
Enforcement, Obama Says, 'We Have Your Backs'
day, you accept this responsibility and you see your colleagues do their
difficult, dangerous jobs with equal valor," Mr. Obama wrote in his letter,
posted to the
White House website Tuesday. "I want you to know that the American
people see it, too. We recognize it, we respect it, we appreciate it, and we
depend on you. And just as your tight-knit law enforcement family feels the
recent losses to your core, our Nation grieves alongside you. Any attack on
police is an unjustified attack on all of us."
"Some are trying to
use this moment to divide police and the communities you serve," he wrote.
"I reject those efforts, for they do not reflect the reality of our Nation."
C-Store Group Sends
Fruit Baskets to Police Departments in 25 Towns
in appreciation of the work performed by local law enforcement, VERC
Enterprises recently sent fruit baskets to police departments in the 25
towns where it maintains stores. The idea came about when VERC President Leo
Vercollone attended a recent industry study group. He and seven other
convenience store owners from across the country meet regularly to share
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eliminates Loss Prevention Program
Supermarket, based in Sunrise, Fla., who was recently purchased by Roark
Capital Group, the owners of Canadian retailer Pet Value, eliminated the
loss prevention program. It included a Director of Loss Prevention and four
Regional LP positions. Pet Supermarket has 155 stores in 11 states and had
been building the program for the last five or six years.
the loss prevention issues are handled by the district managers at Pet
The combined company's will have 930 stores and generate
approx. $1B in annual revenue. Pet Valu was taken private by an affiliate of
Roark Capital in August 2009. Pet Supermarket was acquired by an affiliate
of Roark Capital in April of 2015. Pet Retail Brands will remain
headquartered in Markham, Ontario and Pet Supermarket operations will
continue to be based in Sunrise, Florida.
65 Million users in U.S.
in seven days and counting
Electronics retailers, seeing sales bump, tap
into Pokemon Go frenzy
smart-phone retailers are seeing a jump in sales of mobile charging
equipment since Pokemon GO was released in the United States two weeks ago
and are now looking for more ways to drive potential customers into stores
through the wildly popular game.
AT&T Inc, GameStop Corp and
RadioShack are all seeing a bump in sales of mobile chargers and in some
cases charging cases since the game went live on July 6, with
GameStop reporting a 45 percent jump in sales and Radio Shack seeing a 50
percent increase, executives told Reuters.
Sprint, which is
also discounting chargers, has sent out training literature to its
associates so that each of its 2,000 stores in the U.S. has a "Pokemon Go
Expert" who can help beginner players understand the game.
are using social media, free charging stations, and even old-fashioned
lemonade stands to draw nearby gamers into their stores.
Delaware County, Ohio Goes Live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP)
Delaware County, Ohio is the latest municipality to go live with
Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology that automates
communication between alarm monitoring central stations and 911 centers,
resulting in improved accuracy and speed of emergency response. Transmitting
data electronically speeds up alarm notification delivery and reduces the number
of phone calls and processing time. It also eliminates human error or
miscommunication between operators; all pertinent data goes directly to first
responders within seconds.
ASAP was created in partnership with the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA)
and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), with
Vector Security President and CEO Pam Petrow co-chairing the steering committee.
Milwaukee Pharmacies see
huge reduction in robberies with GPS trackers in pill bottles
Last year, Wisconsin had 45 pharmacy heists. According to the DEA, that was
the third-worst rate in the country. But the coordinated
crackdowns appear to be working. This year, Wisconsin has seen just three
pharmacy heists. One law enforcement source told WISN 12 News it doesn't
discuss law enforcement methods but said crooks can expect to see
GPS trackers in a lot more than pill bottles.
spokesman told WISN 12 News it's committed to protecting those it serves.
"We regularly invest in cutting-edge technology and advanced security
capabilities to prevent criminal activity and to support law enforcement,"
New York to crack down
on dry cleaners & other businesses suspected of exploiting workers
Governor expands his task force beyond nail salons to protect employees from
wage theft and safety hazards. The dry cleaning industry will get the Cuomo
administration's nail-salon treatment. Touting $4 million in back wages that
his Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation has secured for workers over
the past year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced increased scrutiny for 15
industries, including retail, car washes, cleaning, farming,
trucking, airports, landscaping, construction and home health care.
Using an executive order, Cuomo established a permanent task force to look
at wage theft, health and safety hazards and other workplace issues that he
said disproportionately affect immigrants. Editor's Note: This will
include the convenience store industry, the fast food industry, and others
as well. crainsnewyork.com
Toys R Us Is Accused of
Selling Knockoff Crocs
Inc. on Tuesday slapped
R Us Inc. with a lawsuit in Colorado federal court accusing the retailer
of infringing on patents related to the company's popular Crocband shoes by
marketing and selling a similar product.
Crocs has previously sued
companies over alleged infringement of the same patents. In November
2011 Crocs accused
Walgreen Co. and TouchSport Footwear Inc. of infringing on the Crocband
patents in a lawsuit filed in Colorado federal court. The suit ended in
September 2012 when U.S. District Judge Marcia S. Krieger approved a
permanent injunction prohibiting Walgreen and TouchSport from selling the
3D printed counterfeit
security devices - cargo seals found in harbors around the world
It's an international criminal epidemic
According to British multinational security services company G4S, 3D printed
counterfeit security devices such as cargo seals are increasingly found in
harbors, where they are used to disguise cargo theft by replacing a broken
seal with a 3D printed replica. This problem has now gotten so out of hand,
that the G4S has shared several tips with shipping companies on how to
prepare against this criminal epidemic.
As G4S revealed a few months
ago, criminal gangs are becoming a bigger and bigger threat to international
shipping by using
3D printed security devices. Specifically, they are
creating perfect replicas of seals and padlocks to obscure the signs of
theft. By creating perfect replicas of certain well-known cable seals such
as the ISO 17712, these thieves are giving security personnel no reason to
identify break-ins. Once the theft is eventually discovered upon arrival,
there is little evidence to suggest when and where it took place, while the
cargo has long been sold.
EEOC Says Transgender
Rent-A-Center Worker Unfairly Fired
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has hit
Rent-A-Center East Inc. with a lawsuit in Illinois federal court
alleging the company fired a transgender employee after she informed her
supervisors that she intended to transition from male to female.
EEOC said in its lawsuit filed Monday that supervisors at the Rent-A-Center
store in Rantoul, Illinois, fired Megan Kerr in 2014, after seeking to
discharge her or force her to quit for more than a year after she informed
them she was transgender.
Trump Campaign Using
American Apparel to Manufacture Merchandise
It's a strange combination, considering the company is pro-immigration and
even sells clothing that parodies Trump. But it jibes with the Trump
platform of bringing manufacturing back to America.
But with the fact
that the vast majority of their workers in Southern California are Mexicans
it does make for strange bed fellows. They also make a clothing line bearing
the slogan "Make America Gay Again."
The Key To Educating
Employees On The Effects Of Fraud
continue to lose a painful amount of money each year as a result of fraud in
their own workplace. And, sadly, the evidence shows leaders do not take
sufficient steps to protect their organizations from these often preventable
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners'
2016 report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (ACFE report),
the typical organization loses an amount equal to 5 percent of its annual
revenues to fraud every year. Yet only 51.6 percent of companies included in
the ACFE survey conducted fraud training for employees and even fewer had an
Victim organizations that lacked such
anti-fraud controls suffered median losses twice as large as those which had
implemented such controls. The time to act is now.
any new initiative in the workplace, however, a company's dilemma is how
best to persuade employees to take seriously the implementation of
anti-fraud controls. The key is to help employees understand fraud's impact
on their employer and, by extension, on them. Employees are much more likely
to comply with an anti-fraud control plan if they realize its necessity. law360.com
Walmart Stores Hiring 9000
Customer Hosts Nationwide
Recommend a friend,
relative, or someone you didn't have a job for
Mention it to your local college criminal justice departments and lets get
some college students recruited into retail AP. It's the same path the vast
majority of us found ourselves on when we entered the industry. And
here's the world's largest retailer staffing a great entry level AP job that
could help ignite a career for a young college student.
position offers a great start for asset protection/loss prevention
professionals, veterans, and those looking for a change of career.
Interested people can get more information from their local Walmart store or
Target opening 14 more
21,000-sq.-ft. smaller stores - their urban answer
Alex and Ani to open
27 stores - they were looking for an LP Dir. earlier this year
Detroit, MI: Rite Aid
Foundation Joins Rachael Ray Show in Supporting Downtown Boxing Gym Youth
Program with $25,000 KidCents Donation
Store Sales Results
Domino's Q2 domestic comp's up 9.7%,
international comp's up 7.1%, sales 12%
Sherwin Williams Q2 comp's 5.2%,
net sales up 2.8%
Dunkin Brands Q2 Dunkin Donuts U.S. comp's up 0.5%,
Baskin-Robbins U.S. comp's up 0.6%, revenues up 2.3%
2016 Conference is just days away! You don't want to miss out!
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SEC Prepares for More
One of the CEO's Biggest Concerns is Coming -
More Regulations & Oversight
The SEC is
staking claim on its right to review the consumer privacy and data
protection practices at all publicly traded companies.
discussed at this week's committee meeting repeat what I've been hearing at
Information Security Media Group's recent fraud and breach prevention
summits: More regulatory oversight is on the way; so brace for it.
Because federal regulators are paying more attention to how businesses
are protecting consumer information, having detailed incident response plans
in place before a breach occurs is more important than ever.
really an extension of what the FTC [Federal Trade Commission] started
several years ago," Sabett says. "Now we're seeing, because these various
other agencies, in some way shape or form, touch or have jurisdiction over
some aspect of personal information, they're now all getting involved. ...
They're looking at the breach side of it and going after companies in very
much the same way the FTC has done over the years."
We can expect in
coming weeks to see more from the SEC and the CFTC about their plans to be
more proactive about cybersecurity oversight, risk assessment and cyber
Robots - Robots - Robots
- Retail's New Age Answer
Fully Automated Stores - 50% of Retail Jobs
Robotics may be the new business
"disrupter," a herald of a new machine age that could significantly change
the retail business.
A recent study by the
Pew Research Center found that 65 percent of Americans expect robots and
computers will do much of the work now done by humans over the next 50
One of the biggest opportunities may be on the road.
Driverless cars are thought to have the potential to be the fastest-growing
segment of robotics. Intensive research and development is being done by
automotive and Silicon Valley companies including General Motors,
Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Honda, Tesla and Uber. Editor's Note:
Can't wait to see the Teamsters reactions to this.
Much of the retail action in robotics will
take place behind the scenes. In May,
Lord & Taylor parent
Hudson's Bay Company said it plans to open a 450,000-square-foot
all-channel robotic fulfillment center in Pottsville, Pa., this month.
Amazon has already used robots extensively in its distribution centers
to package and ship orders in an effort to speed up customer delivery times
and cut operating costs as much as 20 percent. In the run-up to the 2014
holiday season, the company installed more than 15,000 robots in 10
warehouses. The 320-pound robots from Kiva Systems, acquired by
Amazon in 2012, move around the floor on wheels.
Tally is programmed to walk a store's aisles and take stock levels at any
time, then return to the charging station.
Tally can inventory an
entire small store in about an hour with an accuracy rate in tracking shelf
inventory in the mid- to high-90 percent range.
RF Spot has developed an in-store sensing robot that
has been used to track and maintain apparel inventory at
Tesco stores in the United Kingdom. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon
University are working on a system called
AndyVision that scans store aisles and shelves to tell staffers when an
item is running low or merchandise is out of place.
Budgee is a rolling basket from Five Elements Robotics that can hold up to
50 pounds and is controlled via a smartphone or tablet or a transmitter worn
An increasing number of
experiments are taking place with the assumption that a fully automated
store may become a reality in the next several years.
Lowe's has OSHbot which communicates with customers via touchscreen
menu. Customers use it to find the item they want and then follow the robot
to the shelf where the item is located. Built by Fellow Robots, it also has
LCDs on its back for advertising and can understand and speak both English
In the job market
Global Institute has estimated that two-fifths of U.S. employees are in
occupations where half their time is spent doing tasks that could be
automated. This includes retail sales, cashiers and food preparation and
This was underscored by a research report from the Bank of
America Merrill Lynch, which found that up to half of retail jobs could be
replaced in 20 years by robots or computerization. Many would be some of the
lowest-paying jobs in the industry, including salespersons and cashiers.
Spokeo Saves SuperValu
Data Breach MDL, 8th Circ. Told
Electronic Privacy Information Center on Tuesday urged the Eighth
Circuit to revive multidistrict litigation alleging grocery chain
SuperValu Inc. failed to shield shoppers' personal information from data
breaches, arguing in an amicus brief that shoppers do have standing under
U.S. Supreme Court's recent Spokeo ruling. law360.com
Feds shut down tech support
scammers, freeze assets
The action was one
of the largest in the U.S. against scammers, who bilk consumers out of
an estimated $1.5 billion annually. The six accused companies relied on pop-ups
that appeared in users' browsers. The pop-ups were generated by websites that
consumers had been lured to, often with ads displayed in search results.
Steve Sell Joins CONTROLTEK as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
FRANCISCO, Calif., (July 21, 2016) -
CONTROLTEK has announced today
that it has appointed
Steve Sell its new vice president of global sales and
"Throughout our 40 years in business, CONTROLTEK has always placed the biggest
emphasis on hiring the right people to do the right thing for the customer,"
said Rod Diplock, the company's CEO. "That's why I am especially excited about
Steve joining our team. Throughout his career he has been a strong advocate
for the retail industry, and has been recognized for his thought leadership.
He is known as someone who puts relationships first, and is widely viewed as
a forward-thinking problem solver."
"When one thinks of CONTROLTEK, three words come to mind: integrity, stability
and innovation," said Sell. "These three values are the reason why the company
has been so successful over the past four decades, and they form a perfect
foundation for continuing to deliver value to retailers as our industry
continues to change rapidly. I couldn't be happier to be a part of the CONTOLTEK
Sell has over 20 years of retail experience. He has been an active influencer,
contributor, and advisor to the Retail Industry Leaders Association, National
Retail Federation, Loss Prevention Research Council and LP Magazine.
Prior to joining CONTROLTEK, Sell served as chief marketing officer at USS;
director of North America Marketing for Tyco Integrated Security; vice president
of Global Marketing for Checkpoint Systems; and also held global leadership
roles with Accenture and Deloitte Consulting.
Never Eat Alone
An IOBSE Conference Session on
the Importance of Networking
In this three part series filmed at the
International Organization of Black Security Executives Spring Conference,
former Divisional Vice President of Loss Prevention for Sears Holdings Corp.,
and Keith White,
Sr. Vice President of Loss Prevention for Gap Inc., address attendees on the
importance of networking - featuring the book "Never Eat Alone" by Keith
Filmed in April 2012.
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Fraud University: Class
Is In Session
Wannabe cybercriminals looking
to make a career in fraud can quickly and easily find the resources that may
help them to progress from an amateur hacker to become an integral part of a
In the latest installment of the Anatomy
of a Fraud Attack series, Don Bush, VP of Marketing at Kount gave Karen
Webster a look inside "Fraud University" and how fraudsters are making sure
they have the right education to be the best cybercriminals they can be.
Let's go inside the mind of a fraudster to get a firsthand account of
where many cybercriminals get their start ...
Getting a job in fraud
is really just a matter of finding the right resume-building experience. I
think of this just like an internship or any other entry-level position -
you start at the bottom, learn the ropes and then try to work your way up to
One of my personal favorite ways to stay abreast with what's
happening in the cybercriminal world is with our industry news websites and
newsletters. These user-generated publications open the door to being able
to learn about the latest and hottest fraud topics, "how to" guides,
seminars on fraud techniques and relevant industry updates. The best thing
is that these sites probably won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
Authorities and law enforcement agencies from around the globe just don't
know where to start when it comes to shutting us down. So, we hardly ever
eBay Inc. Reports Second
Quarter 2016 Results
A global commerce
leader, delivered gross merchandise volume (GMV) for the quarter ended June
30, 2016 of $20.9 billion, increasing 6% on a foreign
exchange (FX) neutral basis and 4% on an as-reported basis. Revenue
for the quarter was $2.2 billion, up 7% on an FX-Neutral basis and
6% on an as-reported basis.
Marketplace platforms delivered $19.8
billion of GMV and $1.8 billion of revenue in the second quarter. StubHub
growth accelerated in the quarter, with GMV of $1.1 billion, up 35%, and
revenue of $225 million, up 40%. The Classifieds platforms delivered another
quarter of strong performance with revenue of $207 million, up 15%.
Birkenstock pulls products from Amazon over counterfeiting concerns
Annual UTORCA Conference
A Huge Success, Drew Larger
Crowds Than Previous Years
much anticipated annual UTORCA ORC Conference held on July 13, 2016 was an
astounding success with 185 in attendance. The Utah Organized Retail Crime Association gathered
with industry experts, local Law Enforcement and Loss Prevention
professionals across the Beehive State at the Utah Cultural Celebration
Center in West Valley City for a free full day of instruction, training
and networking, drawing larger crowds than previous years.
Special Agent Eric K. Barnhart of the Salt Lake City Field Office started
off the conference, followed by Kroger National ORC Investigator Denny
Dansak, Property Crime Detective Parsons Metzkow, Defense Attorney Michelle
Diamond, ORC Corporate Investigator David Picard, Salt Lake City ORC
Detective Vicki Aubrey, Regional Target ORC Investigator and UTORCA Founder
Ben Becker, with closing remarks given by UTORCA Interim Chair Adam Ainsworth. The
Utah Organized Retail Crime Association is now seeking new members,
volunteers, grants and donations as the organization is projected to grow
and expand over the next few years. UTORCA would like to thank all the
vendors and organizations that help support the conference through financial
donations, raffle prizes or other promotional support, including Walmart,
Target, Rockwell, IAFCI, Kroger, D&D Daily and West Valley City.
UTORCA was founded in 2012 as a platform to collaborate, educate,
provide training and promote awareness to a $30 billion a year worldwide
organized retail crime epidemic. Since established, the number of Organized
Retail Crime Association members has grown steadily over the past few years,
indicating the growing need to share information related to ORC, build
partnerships between retail partners and Law Enforcement. UTORCA and its
members contribute immensely in promoting ORC awareness in the state of
Pictured from left to right: CJ Lvie, Kevin
Fuller, Ben Reschke, Adam Winsworth, Aubree Mori, Vicki Aubrey, Ben Becker,
Wade Schillo, and Anthony Alba
For more information about UTORCA and how to get
click here. You can also stay up to date on the group's
activities by following them
Many thanks to Aubree Mori for submitting this recap to the D&D
Bartow, FL: Racketeering trial begins for woman accused of leading
baby-formula theft ring worth millions
racketeering trial of a 51-year-old woman accused of leading a 2014
statewide theft of baby formula worth millions of dollars began Wednesday in
Bartow. Alicia Ann Tondreau-Leve, of Melbourne, faces up to 60 years in
prison for the first-degree felonies. She's charged with participating in
pattern racketeering, conspiracy to engage in pattern racketeering and
dealing in stolen property. Officials said the thefts occurred in Polk
County and across Central Florida in Publix Super Markets, Wal-Mart,
Winn-Dixie and Target stores over a two-year period. Each of the businesses
lost $1 million to $2 million over a two-year period, investigators
reported, according to The Orlando Sentinel.
Manhattan Beach police
crack counterfeit credit card-making operation in Corona
Two men were arrested when Manhattan Beach police uncovered an alleged
counterfeit credit card making operation in Riverside County, police said
The men were taken into custody Saturday during an
investigation into counterfeit credit cards that were used to buy
merchandise and gifts in stores in Manhattan Beach and other cities in Los
Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties, police said. They also found about
150 counterfeit credit cards, numerous counterfeit identification cards, and
merchandise purchased with the cards, police said. Arrested were Christopher
William Gude, a Corona man who turns 30 on Thursday; and Kareem Anthony
Thompson, 24, of Brooklyn, New York.
man admits running $9M global credit card cybercrime ring in Newark, N.J.
According to court documents, Virtucio
purchased stolen debit and credit card numbers from computer hackers
and encoded new cards with the stolen data. Then, he and his "global network
of cashers" made a series of unauthorized purchases and ATM
Virtucio faces up to 30 years in prison and a
$1 million fine, officials said. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 24. He
was extradited to New Jersey early last year after his arrest in January of
2015 in south Florida. nj.com
Menlo Park, CA: Thieves
take $65,000 in wine from Beltramo's
$65,000 worth of wine was stolen from Beltramo's Wine & Spirits last week,
according to police. At 9:46 p.m. July 13, Menlo Park police were alerted to
a break-in at the liquor store and determined that roughly 48 bottles of
wine had been stolen. Police were unable to identify any suspects in video
footage from the store's surveillance cameras, as it was too dark inside and
"the video is very poor quality," police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said. The
store, which is set to close Saturday after 134 years of operation, had
recently brought some high-end wines down from the attic and placed them on
shelves, some selling for more than $1,000 a pop.
Edmond, OK: AT&T reports
a burglary; $65,000 of cell phones stolen
cell phones snatched from an Edmond store. Police are now looking for the
burglar who stole $65,000 worth of phones from a secured vault. A call for
an alarm going off, pretty typical for police on the Fourth of July but this
call in Edmond had a very strange ending. The business was the AT&T store on
West Danforth. Once police arrived they soon realized someone had actually
broken into the Submarina restaurant next door and made their way to AT&T.
"Went up into the ceiling tiles and crawled across and then down into the
vault and took about 80 pieces of merchandise which is about $65,000 worth
of phones," said Jenny Wagnon, spokesperson for Edmond Police.
Athens, AL: Walmart
Associate and friend arrested in $10,000 theft
A cashier at an Athens Walmart and his friend have been arrested,
accused of stealing $10,307 from the store during the past several months.
Athens Police announced the arrests Wednesday afternoon. Michael Lee Leopard
worked as a cashier at the store and, according to police, conspired with
his friend - Heather Rice - to steal televisions, clothes, and other
merchandise. Supposedly, Rice would come to the store, select merchandise,
and then go to the cash register where Leopard was working. Leopard would
then pretend to scan the items, even running a blank register tape so it
appeared he was handing Rice a receipt after she would swipe a card.
MI: Vacuum Cleaner thieves busted at Meijers; Distraction idea was probably
a bad plan
A southeast Michigan couple, Jason
Long, 39, and Alexis Capnerhurst, 22, were arrested Sunday trying to steal
thousands of dollars in vacuums from Meijer. According to Coldwater Police,
Capnerhurst created a diversion in the store by yelling and screaming that
Long had beaten her. While attention was focused on her, Long pushed a cart
filled with the vacuum cleaners out the door and headed out the parking lot.
Police responding to the call caught up to him as he fled. Among the
cleaners in the cart were five high priced Dyson units. Total value of the
Missoula, MT: Bond set
for woman charged with stealing $1,800 worth of clothing from Walmart
A loss prevention officer at the Mullan Road Walmart
told Missoula police he watched Jami Stephens, 30, for hours as she loaded
two carts with clothes early Tuesday morning. The officer said he watched
Stephens consolidate the clothes to a single cart before leaving the store
without paying, according to the affidavit. When the officer stopped
Stephens, she allegedly told him she was leaving to grab her mother, who
would be paying.
Cadillac, MI: Man
charged with Organized Retail Crime
39-year-old Cadillac man is facing prison time after he was charged in 84th
District Court with organized retail crime.
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Bellefontaine, MO: Girl,
13, caught shoplifting accused of shooting elderly couple in Missouri
A 13-year-old girl is accused of shooting and
critically wounding an elderly couple who had caught her attempting to
shoplift from their beauty supply store earlier in the day. Police said the
girl surrendered at the precinct late Wednesday morning. The shooting
occurred Tuesday. the two unidentified victims, both in their 70s, caught
the 13-year-old girl and a friend attempting to steal some items from the
store. The couple, who are Korean and don't speak much English, kicked the
two juveniles out but did not report the incident to police. The girls
returned later and the couple called police. Officers arrested one of the
girls on an outstanding juvenile warrant, but the other girl was released
with a formal warning. The couple and the store's owner, their daughter,
again declined to press charges. "The shop stewards that were there were
kind enough to not press charges saying the crime was in their eyes petty
giving that person a second chance essentially," Police Chief Jeremy Ihler
tells kmov.com. But police say the 13-year-old returned around 4 p.m. and
shot both the man and woman. Both are in critical condition with wounds to
the torso. A witness reportedly saw the teen run out of the store with a
weapon in her hand.
injured in shooting in parking lot of Elysian Fields Lowe's
New Orleans Police were investigating a shooting Wednesday evening in
the 2500 block of Elysian Fields Avenue. The shooting occurred in the
parking lot of the Lowe's Home Improvement store. A man came up to another
man near the Lowe's sign and shot him three times before driving away in a
SUV, said Annie Williams, 85. The victim ran across the parking lot and
collapsed, she said. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance, where his
condition has not been reported.
Philadelphia, PA: Police have released
surveillance footage of Dunkin Donut shooting
It happened about 7 a.m. Sunday at the entrance of the store on
Lancaster Avenue. The suspect can be seen approaching the store and then
firing several shots through the front door. He then fled in an unknown
direction. A 20-year-old man was hit multiple times in the groin and was
taken to the Hospital.
Robberies & Thefts
AZ: Walgreen's Robbery suspect with flare gun fights Officer before being
Court records show that on July 8 a
man robbed a Walgreens' store, concealing a flare gun in a sling, and later
got into a struggle with an officer when he was shot while trying to grab
the officer's gun. Police report that 31-year-old Alexis Roy Meyer entered
the Walgreens' demanding cash and 'Percocet' or he would start shooting
people. Meyer indicated that he had a gun hidden in his sling and an
employee gave him the money and drugs while another hit the silent alarm.
As an officer approached the store, he looked through the drive-thru
window and another employee motioned with his head the location of the
suspect. The officer confronted Meyer with his gun drawn as Meyer came out
of the store. He told Meyer to get on the ground, but Meyer instead
approached the officer and tried to take his hand out of the sling. The
officer pushed Meyer against a sign to prevent Meyer from doing so. As Meyer
and the officer fought, they ended up on the ground with Meyer on top of the
officer trying to pull the officers' gun away from him. The officer fired
one shot, striking Meyer in the leg.
TN: Police seek two Armed men in Dollar General Robbery
Columbia police are asking for the public's help identifying two
men who robbed a Dollar General store Tuesday. At about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday,
the two suspects entered the store at 704 Bear Creek Pike and robbed the
employees at gunpoint. There were no customers in the store at the time of
the incident, Lt. Joey Gideon said. He also said only one of the suspects
brandished a firearm, and as of Wednesday afternoon, he was unsure of any
dialogue between the employees and the suspects.
Northampton County, PA:
Wine and spirits store manager stole $4,200 to feed heroin habit
The case of an inside job to steal $4,200 in cash
from the safe at a Pa. Wine and Spirits shop in Northampton County now has a
motive. The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., reports that the accused
state-employed manager of the store, Leon W. Lafevre, 53, of Easton,
allegedly admitted to police that he stole the cash to feed his heroin
Brookhaven, PA: Heroin
user helped by officers later robs Walgreens
A Pennsylvania man police assisted for being in "distress" from heroin use
was arrested hours later on charges he robbed a drug store of opioid
painkillers. Twenty-five-year-old Joseph Wilbraham, of Brookhaven, remained
jailed Wednesday on charges stemming from the Walgreens robbery about 8:30
p.m. Monday. Brookhaven police said that officers helped revive Wilbraham
about seven hours earlier. At that time, police found an empty heroin bag in
his pocket, along with an apparent holdup note reading, "All real money no
fake bills I will shoot you have 10 seconds now." Police took Wilbraham to a
hospital, where he was released about 90 minutes before the Walgreens
robbery, where police say they found other demand notes in his pockets.
UK: Melbourne: Kids
recruited by crime syndicates for violent sprees
Outlaw bikies, Middle Eastern clans and other crime syndicates are
recruiting cleanskin kids and skilling them for violent sprees. Senior
police say the crime gangs are recruiting children as young as 12 to steal
cars or perform other criminal acts. The number of vehicles stolen at the
hands of children aged 10-17 since 2011 has surged more than 40 per cent.
Yuma, AZ: Burglary suspect accepts plea
deal in string of Christmas Day Burglaries
Zales in the Dadeland Mall, Miami, FL
reported a Distraction Theft on 7/19, merchandise valued at $11,339
Baltimore, MD: Man
pleads guilty to Arson amid rioting
23-year-old Baltimore man pled guilty Monday to arson of a food market
during last April's riot, according to the office of Maryland U.S. Attorney
Rod J. Rosenstein. In addition to arson, Trevon Green admitted to looting a
liquor store and assaulting the store's owner. Investigators received
multiple tips from the public to help identify Green after they released a
video of the assault in October. Video footage captured Green leaving the
liquor store in the afternoon of April 27, 2015 with a box of merchandise,
according to Rosenstein's office. After leaving, he talked with a woman
before turning and kicking the store owner in the face "without provocation
or a word spoken," according to the plea agreement. Under the plea
agreement, Rosenstein's office recommended that Green serves more than five
years - 70 months exactly - in prison, followed by three years of supervised
Manhattan Beach, CA:
Police recover 150 Fake Credit Cards; cards used in Los Angeles, Riverside
and Orange counties
Authorities say two men
have been arrested after police uncovered an alleged counterfeit credit card
making operation in Southern California. The investigation began in
Manhattan Beach after it was discovered that phony cards were used to buy
merchandise in local stores. The probe led police to cities across Los
Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties. A search warrant was served last
weekend at an address in Corona, where the operation was uncovered. Police
recovered 150 counterfeit credit cards, numerous fake ID cards, as well as
equipment used to print names and raised numbers on cards. Merchandise
purchased with the phony cards was also found.
Fairfield, CT: Police seek 3 suspects in Credit
According to police, the card was stolen July 1 when
a gym bag containing the card was stolen from a car in the school's parking
lot. The card was later used at the Target store in the Westfield Shopping
Mall in Trumbull. The three suspects were captured on video surveillance
using the card to pay for merchandise there. The credit card was also later
used at the Stratfield Mobil in Fairfield.
Russian Citizen Arrested in Thailand at FBI
The FBI accuses Dmitry
Ukraintsev, 44, of "involvement in the large-scale theft of money from US
citizens' credit cards." The losses allegedly inflicted by Ukraintsev's
criminal enterprise at $28.5 million. The Russian citizen denies his guilt
as Russia awaits comprehensive documentation in the case from the Southeast
Asian state, the Russian Embassy in Thailand said Thursday. "A Russian has
been arrested in Pattaya, where he owned a company that rented out yachts,"
Major General Surachet Hakphan said in a televised address.
San Juan, PR: US Customs
sizes $2.4Million in Counterfeit Goods in a Single Week
US CBP San Juan Field Operations announced today that
approximately 268 seizures where made of counterfeit products, valued at
$2.4 million, which were illegally imported into Puerto Rico via
international mail. This is a record number of counterfeits seized by CBP in
Puerto Rico during a single week.
A wide range of counterfeited
products were seized during the week long enforcement effort, called
Operation Silver Snake, to include: consumer products, apparel, footwear,
textiles, pharmaceuticals, and more. This is the second iteration of a
week-long operation carried out in San Juan this year by the Mobile
Intellectual Property Enforcement Team (MIPET), with the support of CBP's
Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs), IPR-National Targeting &
Analysis Group (NTAG), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and United
States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).
Beltramo's - Menlo Park, CA - Burglary
Casey's General - Lincoln, IL - Robbery
CVS - Parma, OH - Armed Robbery
Dairy Queen - Yuma, AZ - Burglary
Dollar Tree - Merrimack, NH - Burglary
Dollar General - Gretna, FL - Armed Robbery
Lowe's - New Orleans, LA - Shooting/ 1 injured
Marathon - Lexington, KY - Armed Robbery
Partida's Country Store - La Feria, TX - Armed
State Street Food - Springfield, MA - Armed Robbery
Spring St Liquor - Paso Robles, CA - Burglary
Supermercados Teloloapan - Houston, TX - Burglary
Town Center shop - Corte Madera, CA - Burglary
Turkey Hill - Ephrata, PA - Robbery/ 2x this year
7-Eleven - Deerfield Beach, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Germantown, MD - Armed Robbery
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