Nathan Anderson was
named Director of Field Asset Protection
for 99 Cents Only Stores.
Nathan was previously the Regional Loss Prevention Director
for Lowe's, and had been with the retailer for over 18 years before taking this
new position. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Law
Enforcement Adminstration from Western Illinois University. Congratulations
Are private education
programs for shoplifters a second chance or extortion?
Shoplifting is a massive problem for retailers, who lose $13 billion a year to
theft. They get only limited help from the criminal justice system because
shoplifting is considered a minor crime.
That's why some national
retailers have turned to private companies like CEC and a competitor, Turning
Point Justice, based in Draper, Utah. The companies tout their programs as a win
for everyone: Offenders avoid a conviction, retailers get the crime addressed
and law enforcement can focus on more serious offenses.
observers are skeptical. They worry that suspects could feel pressured into
signing up even if they aren't guilty. And because the programs are outside the
criminal justice system, skeptics say they could ensnare innocent people without
Retailers don't like to call the police on shoplifters and
Police don't like getting those calls either because of the time and cost
involved. Both CEC and Turning Point Justice say they solve those problems to
everyone's benefit. The companies are based on principles of restorative
justice-a collaborative process in which offenders sit down with victims and the
community to discuss how to make amends.
Mary Louise Frampton, a
professor of law and social justice at the University of California at Berkeley,
says restorative justice is cooperative rather than adversarial.
looking at the person who offended, the victim and often the community in sort
of a shared decision-making about how to make things right," says Frampton, who
teaches restorative justice.
TPJ and CEC apply those concepts in what
could be considered private diversion programs. Participants must be first-time
offenders, sober at apprehension and not clearly involved in organized crime.
Eligible suspects are shown a short video about the program, and then asked to
choose between signing up or conventional prosecution.
Those who sign up
complete an online course that's intended to make them examine why they
shoplifted and why it's a bad choice. They pay restitution for their thefts and
foot the bill for the courses; the companies can provide financial aid. CEC's
program also offers telephone-based coaching and a "life skills" component
teaching participants how to build things like a resume or a nutrition plan.
The companies say their results are promising. Lohra Miller, CEO of Turning
Point Justice, says it's too early for a reliable recidivism study, but TPJ is
helping retailers cut their calls to police by 50 to 60 percent. Huntsman said
retailers using CEC cut those calls by 30 to 70 percent, and also spend 85
percent less employee time dealing with offenders. Over 18 months, he said,
fewer than 5 percent of CEC program participants have shoplifted again.
Both companies say they have safeguards against coercion of suspects. They use
videos to ensure that everyone apprehended hears the same message about the
course and their choices, which could prevent allegations of unequal treatment.
Both tell viewers not to sign up if they've been wrongly accused. They also give
potential students time to make up their minds: 72 hours for TPJ and 48 for CEC.
Huntsman said in August that students can drop out and get a refund anytime.
"This is not meant to be a high-pressure type of situation," he said.
The San Francisco City Attorney's Office disagrees. Its lawsuit alleges that
CEC requires students to sign a confession in a "highly coercive" situation:
directly after being apprehended, in an isolated room, with limited time to make
the choice and a security guard threatening to call police. The initial video is
full of false and misleading statements, the lawsuit says. If students don't
pay, the suit alleges, the company threatens to give the confession to police.
The lawsuit notes that CEC pays its clients for enrolling students-some are
paid per enrollee-which it says creates an incentive to pressure innocent people
Elisa Della-Piana is familiar with private shoplifting
education programs from her time serving low-income clients at the East Bay
Community Law Center in Berkeley. She has represented people who were asked to
participate in private shoplifting education programs, though not CEC's-and she
thinks the programs are generally extortion.
Megan E. Ryan, former
supervising attorney of the East Bay Community Law Center's consumer protection
program, saw accused shoplifters at the center's clinic. Almost everyone she's
met who had a letter from CEC ended up agreeing to pay, she says, "because they
feel like there's no other choice."
Why US Credit Card Fraud
Complaints Are On The Rise
Data Breaches - Data Breaches - Data Breaches
Credit card fraud complaints in U.S. saw biggest increase in 10 years in
2015, rising by 41%.
ValuePenguin analyzed data collected by the Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau and found that there were approximately 70,000 credit card fraud
complaints submitted in 2015. The significant jump in complaints, also a record
number for complaints submitted to the Federal Trade Commission, are
predicted to worsen in the future.
The number of complaints
reported in 2015 were the highest since before the 2009
recession. Florida increased by a staggering 130%. California in 2nd place with
most cases - 12,800. Across the U.S., the average number of complaints totaled
18.17 per 10,000 residents.
Editor's Note: With the Mad Russian Push
happening literally right now with skimming theft, hotel's and health care
breaches there won't be a slow down for some time. Actually with building
complete identities with the health care industry info we'll see a more
sophisticated approach that may initially avoid detection at the store level. pymnts.com
Five trends to help mitigate
Status quo solutions are no longer effective
or acceptable when it comes to fraud mitigation.
That's the conclusion of
Experian's first annual global fraud report, Global Business Trends: Protecting
Growth Ambitions Against Rising Fraud Threats, which is designed as a guide for
senior executives and fraud prevention professionals.
identifies five trends that businesses should assess - and take action on - to
mitigate fraud and improve the customer experience in today's fast-paced,
consumer-centric environment: 1. Applying right-sized fraud solutions to
reduce unnecessary customer disruption. 2. Having a universal view of the
consumer is the core of modern fraud mitigation and marketing. 3. Expanding your
view through a blended ecosystem. 4. Achieving agility and scale using
service-based models. 5. Future-proofing fraud solution choices.
Bringing together these key trends, the report provides business leaders
with the insight they need to fight fraud using the same consumer-focused
approach currently being used to attract new customers and grow revenue.
Download the full report
Social Engineering: How to
steal Brand New iPhones from Apple
Not too long
ago, dozens and dozens of iPhones were stolen from two Apple stores. How could
this happen, what with Apple's security? Simple: The thieves wore clothes
similar to Apple store employees and obviously knew the innards of the stores.
What mistake did Apple make to allow these robberies? The introduction
of new uniforms, perhaps? They came up with the idea of "back to blue, but all
new" attire. But really, that shouldn't be so easy. This meant no one and only
uniform, but rather, a variety of options that fit within a color and style
concept. This makes it easy for someone off the street to visually blend in with
The lesson here: Not everything or everyone
appears to be what they actually are. Social engineering is a confidence crime.
As long as the thief has your confidence either in person, over the phone or via
email, you are likely to get scammed.
Always be suspect. Always
challenge what's in front of you. Never go along to get along. And put systems,
checks and balances in place to prevent being scammed. In this situation,
proper, secure identification and authentication with proper checks would have
Editor's Note: Nothing new here as this
has been a method for years. From suspects dressed up as Brinks guards to
suspects wearing a retailers smocks, apron's, etc. it's always about not
questioning someone new in your store that you've never seen before or not
looking for that ID badge hanging around their neck or pinned to their pocket.
Bottom line it's about complacency. Just a thought. linkedin.com
"Full time equivalent
employment in retail falls at fastest rate since Q2 2014"
Retailers reduce staffing levels as conditions
New figures have shown that the
equivalent number of full time jobs in the retail sector fell by 2.4% in the
second quarter of 2016 compared to the same period a year ago.
from the British Retail Consortium and law firm Bond Dickinson in their latest
retail employment monitor show that food retailers reported a decline in full
time employment while the non-food sector saw a rise. During the period, the
number of outlets fell by 0.4% compared with the same quarter a year ago. Food
retailers drove the overall decrease in the number of stores.
Dickinson chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: "Today's
figures show that full time equivalent employment in the retail industry has
fallen at its fastest rate since the second quarter of 2014. The number of
stores in the UK has also fallen again, albeit at a slower rate than we have
previously seen. This continues to show the dramatic structural changes that are
underway in the retail industry."
The BRC said challenging economic
conditions, fierce competition between retailers, customers' ever-changing
shopping preferences, the expansion of digital technology, and external demands
placed on retailers by government have all put pressure on the UK's retail
businesses and impacted employment in the sector. theretailbulletin.com
Kate Spade Can't Escape Suit
Over Outlet Pricing
Kate Spade & Co. couldn't zip
up a proposed class action in California federal court alleging false price
discounts at its outlet stores when a judge Tuesday said allegations by the
three consumer plaintiffs are "more than specific enough" to lay a factual basis
for fraud claims. The luxury handbag retailer is
accused in the suit of advertising markdowns in its outlet stores from an
original price that never actually existed to convey to shoppers they're
purchasing an item at a deeply discounted price when it's actually
made-for-outlet merchandise of lower quality.
7-Eleven Targets Copycat Brooklyn Bodegas
Inc. is suing two Brooklyn bodegas for trademark infringement over
"Eleven"-themed names and look-alike signage. The giant convenience store chain
filed separate complaints Monday in Brooklyn federal court against Z-Eleven,
located in the neighborhood of Red Hook, and Eleven 7 Food Mart, located in the
neighborhood of Kensington - each claiming that the stores closely mimicked
7-Eleven's iconic name and overall look. law360.com
Sears Hometown Sues
Franchisee After Alleged Extortion Attempt
goods division of
Sears Holdings Corp. has sued a Michigan franchisee in Illinois federal
court, claiming that the franchisee is in breach of contract for abruptly
closing a Michigan store and is violating Illinois and federal trade secrets law
by failing to relinquish customer information.
Sears Authorized Hometown
Stores LLC filed the suit on Monday against franchisee Keith Boucher and his
company KS Enterprises LLC, asking for the return of computers with customers'
personal information, more than $1 million in merchandise and
an additional $75,000 in damages after Boucher abruptly shuttered his Escanaba,
An alleged accomplice to Boucher reportedly
demanded a bribe in exchange for the customer information the day before,
according to the suit. Sears says this is cause for concern that Boucher could
attempt to use or disclose the customer information for his own financial
Dollar General buys 41
former Walmart Express locations in 11 states
Quarterly Same Store Sales
Canada's Loblaw Cos. food retail comp's up 0.4%, drug
retail comp's up 4%, sales up 0.7%
Rent-A-Center Q2 comp's down 4.9%, total
revenues down 8.1%
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Woman can escape felony conviction for theft
if she meets conditions
The PayPal Global Asset Protection Investigations team
assisted the Champaign Police Department with their investigation into the
activities of an Urbana woman who admitted stealing money from her employee.
The employer noticed funds had been re-directed incorrectly to a PayPal
account set up by the suspect.
For further information on PayPal GAP Team, email inquiries to
Orgs Must Prepare for New,
More Destructive Ransomware
Organizations must be
better prepared to deal with future strains of ransomware that will be more
sophisticated and damaging, with fragile infrastructure, poor network hygiene
and slow detection rates all currently giving adversaries too much time and air
cover to operate.
That's according to new findings from
2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report delves into the current state of the
Biometric Data Raises
As the advent of widescale use of
biometric data approaches, companies already struggling to protect the personal
information of their employees and business partners will have to ramp up their
security to even higher levels to protect the even-more-sensitive fingerprints
and iris scans that will be in their possession, said one data-protection
While the ramifications of a stolen password can be a
pain for the affected person or company, the password can be changed and the
damage limited. But stealing someone's fingerprint, palm print or iris scan can
lead to a lifetime of problems.
Consumers like omnichannel
features, but have data concerns
Consumers Don't Trust Retailers Yet
Consumers know what they want: seamless shopping between
online and offline. But they are worried about sharing the data that allows
retailers to fully implement it.
That's one of the major findings of a
new survey from Periscope, by McKinsey.
But to implement omnichannel
solutions that bridge the online and in-store experience, retailers first have
to earn the trust of consumers to use the information gathered online and
through location-based services or other mobile device data, according to the
survey. However, 62% of respondents currently do not want their online
and offline information to be connected to optimize the shopping experience.
Increasing Visibility to
Insider Threats With Integrated User Behavior Analytics
Security operations center (SOC) analysts need to
implement behavior analytics solutions to observe and understand these
insiders' activities, behavior, asset usage and access to intellectual property.
They need to find the regularities and patterns hidden in user behavior to
unlock potential threats and risks to the intellectual property they hope to
Keeping the constraints and realities of today's security
operations in mind, security teams should look for user behavior analytics (UBA)
capabilities designed to simplify overly complex security operations. For
example, you should be able to leverage the logs and flow data that are already
curated and loaded in your
security intelligence and event management (SIEM) platform to deliver rapid
insights and actions. This helps SOC analysts maintain consistent visibility
into users, assets and threats.
IBM integrates UBA into its SIEM platform and delivers the capability via an app
App Exchange. SOC analysts do not have to learn a new tool; the
UBA app leverages the curated log and flow data already in the SIEM
platform, speeding time to insights.
The app's purpose-built, out-of-the
box anomaly detection, behavioral rules and analytics detect changes in user
behavior and deliver continued visibility into anomalous activities. By
streamlining monitoring, detection and investigation, the app helps security
analysts become more productive and manage insider threats more efficiently.
With just a few clicks of the mouse, they can analyze behavior patterns, score
users' risk and focus on specific insiders to investigate or add to a watch
This helps SOC analysts uncover malicious behavior easily.
Integrating UBA into the SIEM platform improves overall security operations,
investigation and response - and makes SIEM a much better security operations
In light of increased
cyberattacks, White House sets defense plan - FBI in charge
Taking it to the next level - An act of war?
On Tuesday, President Obama approved a directive that lays out how federal
agencies will respond to "significant cyber incidents," with the FBI to be
formally in charge of investigating.
Obama approved the directive weeks
stole confidential documents from the Democratic National Committee. Those
documents have now leaked to the public and could influence the outcome of the
U.S. presidential election.
Tuesday's directive doesn't provide clarity
on what Obama might do if the FBI finds that Russia was involved with the DNC
breach. But the private sector has been asking the White House for a guideline
on the federal government's role in fighting cyber crimes.
The White House has also come out with a color-coded
scale that federal agencies will use to judge the severity of cyber
incidents. It runs from zero to five, and threats evaluated at level 3 or higher
will be deemed significant and trigger the FBI to investigate.
addition, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence will function in a
support role to both gather intelligence and even "degrade" the
In a statement, U.S. Representative
Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, said he approved of the directive and
called it an "important step" to ensuring that federal agencies can respond to
domestic cyber attacks.
However, he also said that the President should
clarify the rules of engagement for cyber warfare. That might mean the
U.S. defining when a cyber attack should be construed as an act of war.
U.S. lawmakers have proposed a bill, still under review, that would
direct the President to design such a policy. csoonline.com
DDoS Reflection Attacks Soar
80% in Q2
There was bad news for the white hats in
the second quarter as new stats pointed to an 83% increase in DDoS reflection
attacks to reach almost 183,000 over the previous three months.
continued to lead the pack in terms of reflection attack vectors, accounting for
over 85,000 DDoS blasts. DNS wasn't far behind with just over 80,000 and
together these two comprised the vast majority of attacks in the quarter.
Over 80% of
IT Leaders Admit Security Skills Crisis
& No Sign of Getting
Better Anytime Soon
The Only American Manufacturer of EAS Labels & Tags
Source Tagging Benefits
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manufacturers and packagers strategically position Radio-Frequency (RF) or
Acousto-Magnetic (AM) security labels on products before shipping them to retail
stores. Both retailers and product manufacturers benefit from source tagging in
● Retailers eliminate high labor costs associated with in-store tagging
● Retail employees have more time to spend on the sales floor
● Uniform tag placement
● Products can be moved to the sales floor immediately
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Source Tagging with ALL-TAG
has been manufacturing RF labels since 1992, and is the currently the second
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roll sizes, glue types, and top papers based on the requirements for the
high-speed automated application process performed by the retail merchandise
manufacturers and packagers.
As source tagging experts, ALL-TAG works closely with manufacturers and
packagers to determine the RF or AM label position that ensures excellent
detection by an EAS system, invisibility and tamper resistance, and deactivation
convenience at the checkout counter. As a complimentary service, ALL-TAG will
provide a certification in writing that guarantees that the label position meets
The small yet powerful ALL-TAG SuperLabels® allow more products to be tagged.
For example, the detection performance of our ALL-TAG 31×32 mm (1.2×1.3 inch)
SuperLabel is comparable to standard Checkpoint 40×40 mm (1.5×1.5 inch) RF
labels. ALL-TAG's patented Black Static Line (BSL) technology ensures
that any static from the auto-mated label application process will not affect
the quality or reliability of our labels in any way. Other RF Label suppliers
may offer some type of anti-static solution, but ALL-TAG's BSL technology
is the most effective solution for eliminating static, and the only one that is
guaranteed to protect your labels.
ALL-TAG offers labels and special source tagging services for both RF and AM
KYORCA launches website for law enforcement and retail collaboration
to combat Organized Retail Crime in the state of Kentucky
25, 2016 - Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Organized Retail Crime
in association with Netsential web developers, has launched a website
devoted to the sharing of information and collaboration among retail and the
law enforcement community. The
kyorca.org site includes incident mapping, fencing location
identification, and suspect tagging to afford law enforcement and retail
partners the opportunity to break up Organized Retail Crime rings in the
state of Kentucky.
Membership (upon approval) is
open to agents of retail companies and law enforcement/investigative
agencies (including county, commonwealth, state, regional, and federal) or
individuals who may aid the Association at
Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit incorporated in the state of Kentucky. After realizing the local
loss prevention/law enforcement meetings were fragmented in the state, it
was determined a state-wide Association was needed for proper sharing of
Founding board members:
Ricky Bell (Kohl's) - Treasurer
Terry Young (Kroger) - Secretary
Albert Latham (Lowe's) - Vice President of Retail
Gene Haynes (Lexington Police Department) - Vice President of
Leonard (Kohl's) - President
View a complete list of ORC associations on the
Daily's ORC Resource Center
Prescriptive Analytics Strategies to Reduce Total Loss
Sr. Manager Asset Protection Solutions for Walgreens, shares why Walgreens chose
Profitect's prescriptive analytics solution to reduce shrink and loss
throughout the entire supply chain, as well as help prove profitability
enterprise-wide. Former director of loss prevention, and now VP of Industry
Solutions for Profitect, Kelli Woelfel
tells us how she sees Asset Protection strategy changing and how technology is
supporting that transition.
LPNN Quick Take #2
and Amber Bradley
preview some of the exciting interviews to come on our agenda, introduce their
hot topic of the day, and tell us how to get involved with future LPNN
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Programme to Protect Online Sellers From Fraud
Digital payments platform PayPal on Wednesday announced the launch of its
"Seller Protection Programme for Intangibles" - an
expansion of its existing seller protection programme that earlier only
covered merchants selling tangible goods like handicrafts, fashion and art.
"Growing instances of online fraud act as a barrier for sellers selling
online services and other intangible goods to clients abroad," said Anupam
Pahuja, Country Manager and Managing Director, PayPal India.
Seller Protection Programme for Intangibles will cover two types of buyer
complaints - "unauthorised transaction", when a buyer claims that he or she
didn't authorise the payment and "item not received", when a buyer pays for
the service but claims that he or she did not receive the service, a company
statement said. The PayPal Resolution Centre will investigate issues and
work with the sellers to ensure that they are protected against this type of
fraud in genuine cases. worldcommuter.com
Bitcoin Not The Same As
Money, Miami-Dade Court Rules
In a closely
followed case focused on bitcoin as a currency, a Miami-Dade judge on Monday
(July 25) ruled bitcoin doesn't count as money when declining to pursue
charges against a man that law enforcement alleged illegally sold the
In the ruling, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Teresa Mary
Pooler found that, because bitcoin isn't backed by a government or a
financial institution, it's not considered "tangible wealth" that can "be
hidden under a mattress like cash and gold bars."
The case centers
on defendant Michell Espinoza, who was charged with illegally selling and
laundering bitcoin valued at $1,500 to undercover detectives. The detectives
told the defendant they wanted to use the bitcoin to buy stolen credit card
numbers. The case was an important one for both sides. Law enforcement has
been having a tough time trying to figure out how bitcoin falls into illegal
activities, and this was the first case pursuing money laundering with the
Systemax sticks with
e-commerce as it sells off electronics supply business
56% of online retail
searches take place on mobile devices
e-commerce sales grow nearly 28% in Q2
DHL to Expand US
Gang of Eight Busted in Middle, TN
Monday evening (July 25, 2016) the La Vergne Police Department was contacted by
the Murfreesboro Police Department to assist with a complex credit card fraud
case that began in Murfreesboro. The case was evidently tied to the Quality Inn
located at 110 Enterprise Blvd. in La Vergne.
When La Vergne Detectives
responded to Quality Inn they conducted 3 search warrants on 3 hotel rooms.
During the operation it was determined that the 8 suspects were involved in a
large scale scheme to steal victims credit card numbers and re-encode
those numbers onto other debit/credit cards or gift cards to purchase expensive
items to fund their criminal operation.
La Vergne Police seized
a large amount of cash, a large amount of brand new cell phones, laptops,
tablets, and a printer during the investigation.
8 suspects were arrested
and charged with Criminal Simulation and Identity Theft. The Investigation is
ongoing and more charges may follow.
Names of those arrested: 1.Alexis
Salguerio Rodriguez, 24. 2.Emilio Rafael Gomez, 29. 3.Yuseff Antonio Elias, 30.
4.Daniel Mason Martinez, 36. 5.Alain Rodriuez Rivero, 35. 6.Luis E. Pedroso
Vasquez, 29. 7.Yoany Abella Diaz, 32. 8.Aime Guevara, 22.
San Antonio, TX: Produce
Thieves Busted For Stealing Nearly $200,000 Worth of Produce from H-E-B
When you hear "theft ring" your first thought probably doesn't involve a
prolonged supermarket heist and almost $200K of lifted produce, yet here we are
after authorities broke a recent distribution center crime ring. According to
mySA.com, the illicit produce operation took place in an H-E-B distribution
center located in San Antonio, TX. Following a tip-off by the retailer's
corporate security detail, San Antonio police arrested three suspects for the
expensive heist.Police estimate that the suspects, who were employed as a
drivers, receivers, and truck loaders in the warehouse, stole approximately
$190,000 worth of produce freight before being apprehended.
wanted for major credit card fraud ring in Queens
Six individuals are wanted in connection with a citywide grand larceny pattern,
stealing more than $30,000 from unsuspecting victims over the last month, police
said. According to officers, between May 25 and July 18, 58 victims were
informed by their respective bank representatives that their credit card numbers
were compromised. The illegal purchases were made throughout the 100th, 101st,
104th and 105th precincts, police said.
Anyone with information in
regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at
800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also
submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting
their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
NM: APD nabs Target thief in undercover operation
A woman caught on video ripping off a Target was in for a big surprise when she
went to sell the stolen goods. Sgt. William Dorian with Albuquerque Police
Department's Organized Crime Unit says officers have been investigating
29-year-old Deserae Molina and a few other people for the last two months now.
An organized crime ring that's been going into a lot of our local retailers
and stealing high end products and then fencing them," Dorian said. But the jig
was up for Molina two weeks ago when she was busted at the Target on Coors.
Molina was caught red-handed stealing several high priced items, which she
promised to sell to an undercover detective at half price.
also says Molina stole from Walgreens and showed the undercover detective what
she made off with. Later that day is when the Target heist occurred. krqe.com
Angeles, CA: Suspects steal $8K worth of cellphones from South LA store
Two armed suspects were caught on camera stealing thousands of dollars worth of
cellphones from a South Los Angeles cellphone store. Owner Armando Matias said
he, two other employees and a customer were in the store at the time. In
surveillance video, a suspect cleans out a cellphone case, stealing $8,000 worth
of phones as the gunman orders employees to empty the register. Matias said
several stores in the area have been targeted by thieves, but many of the
victims have been too afraid to report the crimes. The Los Angeles Police
Department is now investigating if the two suspects at the cellphone store may
be to blame for the other robberies.
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Explosion & Deaths
AZ: Armed robbery suspect dead after officer-involved shooting; Suspect
barricaded himself in senior living center after robbing Walgreens
An armed robbery suspect who barricaded himself in a Tempe senior living
center after being shot by police Wednesday morning has died. Lt. Mike Pooley
with the Tempe Police Department said the Walgreens at Guadalupe Road and
McClintock Drive was robbed by a black male wearing gray sweatpants. The suspect
went inside the store and went to the pharmacy where he jumped over the counter
and said he had a gun, according to Pooley. The man had his hand in a black
bag.Police later saw a man matching the suspect description wearing gray
sweatpants and no shirt, carrying a black bag, but he fled on foot and the
officer pursued him. There was some kind of a scuffle altercation and the
lieutenant fired at least one round, hitting the suspect.The suspect ran into a
storage facility at the nearby Westchester Senior Living facility.
Knife-wielding suspect killed by police
in shopping center parking lot
A suspect is dead following a police-involved shooting in a Scottsdale parking
lot Wednesday evening. Police responded to the shopping center parking lot near
92nd Street and Shea Boulevard around 5 p.m. after calls of a man acting
"erratically". According to police, the suspect ran from officers and would not
comply with their commands. He then pulled out a knife, and officers opened
Anderson, IN: Trooper walks
into store as robber flees, suspect shot
Indiana State Police Sgt. Anthony Emery walked into a Ricker's convenience store
Monday morning on Anderson's southeastside, he passed by a man who had allegedly
just robbed the store, state police said. Emery went in front of the gas station
and convenience store and ordered the man to stop. Zimmerman reportedly pointed
a gun out of his open car window, but did not fire at the trooper. Emery drew
his handgun and fired numerous shots, striking Zimmerman in both wrists.
Zimmerman's car continued out of the Ricker's lot and onto Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard where he struck a northbound Honda Civic.
OH: Pipe bomb set off during attempted robbery
Columbus police say some sort of explosion may have occurred overnight during an
attempted robbery just south of Bexley. The incident occurred at the Bexley
Liquor Agency on Livingston Avenue just after midnight on Thursday. It's unclear
thus far how the explosion occurred, but it may have been triggered by a pipe
bomb. It's also unknown if anyone was injured.
Martin, TN: Body found
inside Dollar General after fire
Adam Essary was
working at Exxon on Regina Street in Martin when a customer said Dollar General
was smoking. Martin Police Chief Don Teal said the fire was reported around 5:30
a.m. Wednesday, and a body was found inside after firefighters began their
investigation. Teal said the person has not been identified, but an autopsy and
additional testing will be done to determine the person's identity. It was also
unknown if the fire was intentionally set or if it was accidental.
Ross Township, PA: Security
guard's gun accidentally discharges at Ross Park Mall, striking friend
Robberies & Thefts
Truck driver accused of stealing $200,000 - 90
TVs, sound bars
Electronics were bound for Walmart store in LA
Houston police said that in April, 31-year-old John Manuel was a truck
driver for a company contracted to deliver the electronics from Fort Worth
to a Walmart store in Louisiana. When the load arrived at the store, it was
missing about $200,000 worth of televisions and sound bars.
Indiana leads U.S. again in
Despite some targeted measures
to protect pharmacies, Indiana isn't shedding its unwanted designation as the
No. 1 state for pharmacy robberies. Consider this statistic: Indiana had more
pharmacy robberies from the beginning of 2013 to May of this year than any other
state. Indiana logged 367 robberies, while California - with a population about
six times larger - came in second with 310 robberies in the same time period. In
2015, 175 robberies occurred, 132 in Marion County alone, more than the entire
state of California for the previous year, said Donna Wall, president of the
Indiana Board of Pharmacy.
'Concerning' gun store thefts up in Alabama, across
The break-in at a Pleasant Grove gun
shop this week was the latest in a string of such burglaries in Alabama in
recent months and part of a growing - and concerning - problem nationwide,
In Alabama and across the U.S., weapons thefts from Federal
Firearms Licensed dealers are on the rise, and most of those stolen guns, if not
all, are making their way into the hands of criminals. "There is definitely an
uptick in the thefts,'' said David Hyche, ATF's assistant special agent in
charge in Alabama. "All of the guns are making it onto the black market. It's
concerning." ATF officials continually work with FFL dealers and encourage them
to better secure their stores. Hyche said he also wants the thieves to be
warned. "The message I'd like to get across is we're arresting all of those
people,'' he said. "Many are juveniles, but they're being tried as adults."
FL: Florida Motorsports theft suspects caught after police chase
A group of suspected thieves led Collier County deputies on a chase early
Wednesday after getting caught leaving a motorsports store in Naples. The
suspect driving the motorcycle ended up crashing into a deputy's car. Two other
men suspected of being involved were found near Naples Bath and Tennis Club. The
business manager said the suspected thieves caused thousands of dollars in
damage to the four motorcycles.
Lake Wales, FL: Walmart manager accused of
shoplifting at different
manager is accused shoplifting items from another Walmart store. Lake Wales
police say Donald O' Connell is a service manager at the Sebring Walmart. Over
the weekend, he was arrested for shoplifting at the Lake Wales Walmart. Lake
Wales Police Department officers responded to a call about a retail theft in
progress at the Walmart. After officers arrived, they say they saw O'Connell
select items off of a shelf. He then stuffed the items down the front of his
pants and walked to a bathroom where he removed the items from their packaging.
Louisville, KY: Burglars ram
stolen corvette into gun store; unknown number of guns stolen
South Hill, WA: 'Prolific'
shoplifter arrested at Walmart thanks to watchful employee
New Orleans - 2 yr's prison for serial
shoplifter who faced mandatory 20-to-life for $31 candy theft
Galleria of Jewelry in the Chandler Mall, Chandler, AZ reported a Grab & Run
7/27, merchandise valued at $5,970
Kay Jewelers in Stonecrest Mall, Lithonia,
GA, reported a Grab & Run on 7/27, merchandise valued at $6,999
Kay Jewelers in State Street Mall,
Chicago, IL reported a Grab & Run on 7/27, merchandise valued at $5,899
Piercing Pagoda in Discover Mills Mall,
Lawrenceville, GA reported a Grab & Run on 7/25, merchandise valued at $368
Niles, OH: Police looking for smash and
grab suspect who stole large amount of cigarettes
Decatur, IL: Woman jailed for stealing over $400 in Kohl's merchandise
Brooklyn, OH: ATM stolen in smash and grab
at Brooklyn BP
U.S. accuses Arkansas
convenience store owners of using food stamps to buy inventory
The federal government is seeking forfeiture in a
civil case of nearly $157,000 from the owners of three Fort Smith
convenience stores, saying that they used federal nutrition program
cards to buy inventory. The U.S. attorney's office filed Monday a
civil forfeiture case listing $156,720 seized in a money laundering and
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program trafficking investigation
involving Raja Zaman and his son Haroon.
Haroon Zaman admitted to
using the cards to buy inventory for his stores, the affidavit said. From a
time period spanning from approximately July 6, 2013, through the present,
the Zaman family has operated and continues to operate a money laundering
scheme in which they convert the proceeds of Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud into convenience store inventory.
The affidavit said the Zamans used participants' cards at Fort Smith-area
stores to purchase items -- mostly beverages such as soda and water -- then
stock the items on their shelves for sale and pay the cardholders in cash
for the use of their benefits. A former convenience store employee told
federal agents the Zamans kept a 3-inch stack of electronic benefit cards in
a box at one of the stores.
Sometimes the Zamans would take the cards
and make the purchases, according to the affidavit. Other times, they would
go with the cardholders and direct them to make the purchases, or they would
send the cardholders to the store with a list of items to purchase.
2 men charged with using
fake credit cards at Ellenton outlet
Saks Fifth Ave. store
Abdoul Aziz Diop, 37, has been charged with 16 counts of using a forged or
altered credit card, trafficking in fake credit cards and unauthorized use
of an ID. Ahmed Monsauer Njie, 31, has been charged with 12 counts of using
a forged credit card, and giving false information to a law enforcement
officer. Another man who was with the men is being investigating in
connection with the incident, an MCSO spokesman says. A deputy investigating
the incident discovered a stack of cards beneath the rear driver's side tire
of Njie's vehicle, a report said.
Jasmine Tucker, 33 of Vacaville, CA.,
arrested with 55 cloned credit cards
Outstanding warrant in Albany - ID theft
Scam-central Florida leads country in
credit card fraud
Boulder County, CO: Skimmers
found at 2 Conoco gas stations
The discovery of
skimming devices at two Boulder County gas stations has led to one arrest, but
investigators believe there are more victims who have yet to learn their cards
have been compromised.
Skimming suspect wanted in Cambridge,
Ali's Liquor - Waterlook, IA - Armed Robbery
Bexley Liquor Agency - Columbus, OH -
Boost Mobile - Boardman, OH - Burglary
BP - Brooklyn, OH - Smash & Grab
Crescent Jewelers - Chatham, NJ - Robbery
CVS - Lexington, KY - Armed Robbery
Getty Mart - Portsmouth, VA - Armed Robbery
Holliston Superette - Holliston, MA - Armed Robbery
King Tuts Jewelry - Cordele, GA - Armed
L&C Convenience - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery/Clerk
Lampost Package Store - Hattiesburg, MS - Armed
Propst Superette #2 - Canover, NC - Armed Robbery
Quick Mart - Monticello, NY - Armed Robbery
Sinclair - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Stripes - Lawton, OK - Robbery
Tilford's Discount Guns - Louisville, KY -
Burglary/Rammed Car Thru Building
10th Street Clothing Attire & More - Killeen, TX -
301 Auto Auction - Manatee, FL - Burglary
7-Eleven - Huntington, WV - Robbery
7-Eleven - Martinsburg, WV - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - South Lubbock, TX - Armed Robbery
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