Angela Bisland, CFI was promoted to Divisional Director of Loss Prevention for
Angela was previously the Regional Loss
Prevention Director for the retailer in 2014 before earning this promotion. She
has also held positions such as Assets Protection Business Partner for Target,
Investigator for Target, and Enforcement Analyst for National White Collar Crime
Center. Angela earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice: Law
Enforcement Intelligence and Crime Analysis from St. Joseph's University.
FBI Chief Warns
'Terrorist Diaspora' Will Come to the West|
Hundreds of terrorists will fan out to infiltrate western Europe and the
U.S. to carry out attacks on a wider scale as Islamic State is defeated in
Syria, FBI Director James Comey warned.
"At some point there's going
to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we've never seen before," Comey
said Wednesday in New York. "We saw the future of this threat in Brussels
and Paris," said the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, adding
that future attacks will be on "an order of magnitude greater."
FBI chief's comments reflect a consensus among U.S. intelligence officials
that the group inevitably will strike out abroad as it continues to lose
ground militarily under attack from a U.S.-led coalition.
called violence directed or inspired by Islamic State "the greatest threat
to the physical safety of Americans today." emergencymgmt.com
New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to Headline NRF Loss Prevention Conference
Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of New York City will be among the keynote
speakers as more than 2,000 retail industry loss prevention executives,
cybersecurity experts and law enforcement officers convene in Washington
next year for the National Retail Federation's annual
PROTECT conference. Giuliani will address "Principled Leadership: In
the Face of Change and Crisis" during the June
26-28, 2017, conference in the nation's capital.
Never one to shy
away from a battle, Giuliani almost single-handedly took on organized and
white-collar crime in New York with a remarkable record of 4,000
convictions-one that very few attorneys can match. nrf.com
Retailers are using a
'creepy' method to keep tabs on customers
Facial Recognition Takes Heat
Retailers are desperately trying to figure out how to salvage sales and get
people into their stores. One way they're doing that is by trying to making
shopping more "personal" and tech-savvy.
According to a report from
The Guardian from earlier this year, department store Saks utilizes
facial-recognition technology. It's "the same platform that investigators
use to identify shoplifters [also] helps retailers figure out which displays
are working better, and where the customer traffic is," video intelligence
firm 3VR's CEO, Al Shipp, said to The Guardian.
But some of these
potential ways to engage consumers could backfire - and consumers think
they're kind of terrifying, too. Most concerning? The aforementioned facial
Retail Touch Points cites a recent study from RichRelevance which
surveyed 1,018 U.S. consumers. The study revealed that a whopping
67% of the surveyed consumers "think it's creepy when retailers use facial
recognition technology to identify prior shopping habits and relay
this information to a salesperson."
After Dallas Attack,
Hundreds of Applicants Answer a Call for Backup
applications poured into the Dallas Police Department
in the two weeks after the shooting, more than three times as many
as came in during a similar period a month earlier. Police officials said
applications were still coming in, giving the force of 3,500 a
larger-than-normal pool of applicants to fill a police academy class that
has in recent months struggled to find recruits.
officers ran toward the event," Mayor Mike Rawlings said. "And that's what
young men and women are doing - they're running toward this, and
following those officers who died. That's a great honor to their lives."
Jeff Cotner, who oversees police training, said the increase in
applications demonstrated the adage about picking yourself up when you get
Catching a Whale
International Police Operation Bags $60M BEC
Nigerian alleged to have masterminded the theft of over $60 million in
thousands of online scams has been arrested after an operation
involving Trend Micro
and international police. The suspect, known only as "Mike," was arrested in
Port Harcourt in southern Nigeria after first being tracked and located by
Trend Micro and Fortinet.
It's believed he managed a 40-strong team of scammers across Nigeria,
South Africa and Malaysia, who also used malware in their campaigns.
The group made their millions two main ways,
according to Interpol.
The first was via payment
diversion fraud - where a supplier's email account is compromised with
malware and fake messages are sent to the buyer with instructions for
payment to a bank account under the criminal's control.
second is "CEO fraud", also known as "whaling" or "Business Email
Compromise." Here the email account of a CEO or CFO is
either compromised or spoofed and a request for a large wire transfer of
corporate funds to a third party account is sent to an employee in the
This suspect defrauded one
target alone out of more than $15 million. infosecurity-magazine.com
Retail janitors receive
payment for stolen wages; $425,000
janitors employed by Capital Building Services Group to clean Macy's
and Herberger's stores around the Twin Cities have received their
settlement payments from a wage theft lawsuit totaling $425,000.
In May 2015, retail janitors organizing with CTUL took legal
action against the cleaning contractor, with claims that janitors who
cleaned Macy's and Herberger's stores were paid less than minimum wage and
did not receive overtime pay, among other offenses. The deal, which was
reached at the end of February 2016, covers back wages and damages as
part of a class action lawsuit . The settlement includes injunctive relief,
ensuring that all employees will get paystubs and will have the option to
get paid by check.
Retail janitors organizing with CTUL in the Twin
Cities have now won more than $1 million in wage theft settlements
in the past three years that have gone directly into workers'
pockets. Other cases of wage theft in the retail janitorial industry
• A 2015 lawsuit against Kimco Services,
settled for an undisclosed amount, involving workers who cleaned
Kohl's and other stores and complained of having to work up to 35
unpaid hours per week.
• A 2013 settlement for $675,000 in a class
action suit against Diversified Maintenance Systems by janitors who cleaned
Sears, Best Buy and other stores in the Twin Cities.
A 2008 finding by the U.S. Department of Labor's Minneapolis District Office
that National Floor Maintenance had not paid the required overtime to more
than 100 workers cleaning Lunds & Byerly's stores in the
Retail janitors are continuing their campaign by
organizing actions around the Back to School sales season, calling on retail
stores like Kohl's to adopt a Responsible Contractor Policy.
Why Corporate America Is
Leaving the Suburbs for the City
"To attract younger workers, it helps to be in
In June, McDonald's joined a long
list of companies that are returning to downtown Chicago from suburbs like
Oak Brook, Northfield and Schaumburg.
"Part of it is that cities are
more attractive places to live than they were 30 years ago and are more
willing to provide tax incentives, and young people want to be
there," said David J. Collis, who teaches corporate strategy at
Harvard Business School.
"But the trend also represents the
deconstruction and disaggregation of the traditional corporate
headquarters," he explained. "The executive suite might be downtown, but you
could have the back office and administrative functions in Colorado, the
finance guys in Switzerland and the tax team in the U.K."
going through a change in our work force, and we wanted to be where we could
attract millennials," Mr. Vergnano said. "This is a group that likes to be
in an urban setting, with access to public transportation. They don't want to be
confined to a building with a cafeteria or be next door to a shopping
"Millennials want the access and vibrancy of downtown. When
we post jobs downtown, we get four or five times the response."
Editor's Note: They're not only changing the way we shop but they're
also redefining the workplaces and living spaces of America as well and
that's exactly why retailers like Target are building urban stores.
franchisee turns over intellectual property
after federal judge order
A week after abruptly closing and abandoning his store, a Sears franchisee
in Michigan has turned over three computers containing customer data to the
retail giant in accordance with an Illinois federal judge's order. Boucher
had opened the Sears Hometown store in Escanaba, Michigan, last year under a
three-year contract with the parent company. Sears alleged in its complaint
that Boucher closed and abandoned the store on July 24, a day after an
alleged accomplice reportedly demanded a bribe in exchange for the
customer information. Sears says this could indicate Boucher's
intent to use or disclose the customer information for his own financial
Sears is also demanding the return of $1 million
in merchandise and an additional $75,000 in damages from Boucher,
along with court fees. law360.com
Expose Too Much Card Info, Suit Says
USA Ltd. has long ignored U.S. law governing how many digits in credit card
numbers the high-end retailer can display on receipts, making it 100,000
times as easy for criminals to steal consumers' personal information,
according to a putative class action filed Friday in Illinois court. law360.com
Zara Workers Unionize
For First Time In US in NYC
Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) will represent the more than
1,000 Zara employees, who greet customers, stock shelves, run fitting rooms
and handle sales at the brand's Manhattan-based stores. The union also
represents workers at department stores like Macy's and Bloomingdale's, as
well as supermarkets, drug stores, and car washes.
After a majority
of the workers at Zara's eight New York City locations signed cards saying
they wished to be represented by the RWDSU Local 1102 chapter, the company
agreed to recognize the union. Local 1102 also represents employees at
Modell's Sporting Goods, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Cole Haan. buzzfeed.com
Retail Risk announces Fraud
Awards 2016 Finalists
The judges have met. The
votes have been cast. Which of your colleagues, suppliers and competitors are
winners of this year's Fraud Awards? This year's short list of finalists is
being announced exclusively on the new Retail Risk News site today.
For a complete list of finalists in categories ranging from Risk and LP
Director of the Year to Most Innovative In-Store Surveillance,
Lexington, KY Armed Men
go to Walmart to Prepare for Doomsday
say a group of men with semi-automatic weapons and body armor went to a
Kentucky Walmart to prepare for doomsday. Lexington Police Lt. Jackie Newman
said that officers were called to the Wal-Mart on Saturday night after
people reported seeing men inside a car wearing body armor and holding
weapons. A six-month old baby was also in the car. The men told Police they
were preparing for doomsday and needed supplies. Police found marijuana in
the car and cited the men for the drugs, but did not charge them with any
other violations. Police say a license is not required to have a
semi-automatic weapon in a car.
Register for 2016
ISCPO Conference now!
just a little more than a month away for the 2016 ISCPO conference, its time
to go ahead and register for the event. The link below will take you to the
conference registration site. There you will be able to register and also
see the link for the full agenda. For those who have already registered, we
are looking forward to sharing another exciting list of session speakers and
returning/new vendor partners. The keynote speaker will be Thomas Class -
Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas FBI Field Office. Once again we will
be offering education credits for this conference. Join us the evening of
September 6th for the new cocktail hour to mingle with peers in the
here to register for the event. See you in September!
OSHA fines increase
more than 78% for companies that break federal safety laws
Kroger Family of
Stores Hosts Nationwide Hiring Event Aug. 9
Kroger's analytics arm
Quarterly Same Store Sales
Steve Madden Q2 retail comp's up 5.4%, net
sales up 0.6%
Texas Roadhouse Q2 co. owned comp's up 4.5%, franchise
comp's up 2.6%, sales up 12%
CVS Health Q2 comp's up 2.1%, pharmacy
comp's up 3.9%, front store comp's down 2.5%, net revenue up 17.6%
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Analytics Is Changing
Way Companies Assess Risk, Fraud - Part 1 of 3
Scott Stephenson, chairman and chief executive of Verisk Analytics, a
provider of data, analytics and decision support software primarily for the
insurance, natural resources, and financial services sectors, discusses how
analytics is changing risk assessments and how analytics helps companies
How is analytics changing the way risk
assessments are performed?
Risk decisions are increasingly being made at the point of first contact
with the risk bearer, in near real-time, and with the greater precision
available through modern data analytic methods. Looking ahead, the advent of
remote imagery, textual analyses, connected homes and the internet of
things, among other developments, will make risk decisions even more
targeted and more real-time.
Analysts estimate current North American
smart-home penetration will grow to around 25% to 30% by 2020. In time,
we'll discover how this technology can affect risk assessment. What's the
optimal mix of devices to lower overall risk or claim severity and/or
frequency? Do connected-home systems that are professionally monitored deal
with theft better than self-monitored systems? Many questions haven't yet
been answered, but solutions are coming. The key idea to remember is that
technology is providing us with different kinds of data points, in greater
volumes and with greater speed. That information enhances analytic models
and, as a result, can help improve risk selection and assessment.
Part Two Tomorrow: How does data analytics help fight fraud? wsj.com
Could mobile scan and pay
lead honest shoppers into a life of crime?
study by criminologists at the University of Leicester (England) asserts that
retailers may find themselves with a shrink issue on their hands if mobile scan
and pay tech is more broadly used.
According to the authors of "Developments in Retail Mobile Scanning
Technologies: Understanding the Potential Impact on Shrinkage and Loss
Prevention," a reduction in interaction with associates during shopping trips is
likely to lead consumers who would normally not be tempted to take something
without paying. Some shoppers may rationalize walking out with items that have
not been purchased because of issues with scanning.
The use of the
self-scanning leads to an average rate of loss more than 122 percent higher than
average, according to data from available research on the topic.
the co-authors of the study, professor Adrian Beck from the University of
Leicester's Department of Criminology, said that, while retailers and consumers
both see potential benefits in mobile scan and pay technology, the theft issue
represents "some potentially rather worrying long term consequences." retailwire.com
Users Alerted After
Disney Forum is Breached
Disney has been
forced to notify users of its Playdom Forum that hackers have made off with
sensitive personal information which could put their privacy and online
security at risk.
The "unauthorized party" infiltrated the Disney
servers on 9 and 12 July, acquiring usernames, email addresses, and
passwords for playdomforums.com accounts as well as IP addresses, the firm
said in a statement on Friday.
200M Yahoo accounts go up
for sale on digital black market
The hacker said the
Yahoo database came from a Russian group who also breached LinkedIn and Myspace.
Mobile Scan and Pay
Technology could promote supermarket theft, study suggests -University of
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Transforming Enforcement with Leading Edge Technology
With the concept of restorative justice growing in
popularity as a way to save time and money for retailers, law enforcement and
the judicial system,
Lohra Miller, CEO of Turning Point
Justice, tells us what's new with the
Crime Accountability Partnership (CAP) Program in this LPNN interview. Learn
about the reporting and analytics features they've added to their web-based
platform, the partnerships that set CAP apart, and the team of LP veterans
supporting their program.
LPNN Quick Take #4
Joe and Amber
provide some advice for getting on the NRF Protect Conference agenda, tips on
the submission process, and how to put together an impactful, valuable session
that isn't a sales pitch.
Providers, have a video or commercial you want to publish?
What's that worth? Find
out on the Dark Web
When people discuss dark
web markets, they tend to focus on payment cards; however, criminals are
able to monetise a variety of different types of personal information,
account credentials, and other stolen data.
Over just the past week
SurfWatch Labs has observed the following items for sale on the dark web:
• Gift cards for a variety of ecommerce sites, retailers, and other
services selling for around half price or less, including $1000 gift cards
for major airlines available for $600.
• Paypal and bank
accounts selling for around 10 per cent of their balance; PayPal accounts
with a $200 balance were priced at $20 and bank accounts with a $11,000
balance cost around $1000.
Awareness of what is being sold on the
dark web provides crucial insight into what cybercriminals are currently
targeting - and what they're likely to target in the future. This is the
crucial difference between external and internal threat intelligence.
Internal threat intelligence is necessary for tactical defense. It's
necessary for detecting and preventing threats, for responding to incidents,
and for understanding what is happening inside your own network.
External threat intelligence looks outside the organisation's walls for
relevant cyber activity trends facing similar types of organisations to
better plan and prepare for impending threats to the business. This
intelligence can provide the strategic insight necessary to direct resources
and help guide internal tools and processes towards reducing an
organisation's cyber risk. For example, if dark web intelligence reveals
that gift card fraud is heavily impacting your organisation or others in
your sector, resources can be directed towards discovering the cause of that
fraud and implementing tactics to plug those weaknesses. Is the fraud due to
skimmers making counterfeit cards, an insider stealing and selling cards, a
third-party data leak, or something else?
percent of shoppers account for 87% of Internet revenue
International buying power in the Internet age is highly concentrated
within a group of high-spending, high-frequency Super-Shoppers, according to
a new global study from Worldpay called
Pay That Way.
Despite representing only 13 percent of the general population,
these Super-Shoppers accounted for 87 percent of all spending on physical
goods bought via the Internet every month. From March 2015 to March
2016, Super-Shoppers spent an astounding $372 billion on everything from
clothes to leisure goods and electronics, compared to just $231 billion
among the remaining 87 percent of the population. pointofsale.com
Alibaba partners with
French insurer AXA to calm fears over fake products
Connected Devices Seen
As Boost To Mobile Commerce
Hundreds Attend ORCAID's Second Annual ORC Conference
2nd Annual Conference was an outstanding event. The event had hundreds of
attendees, a variety of important topics and raised a significant amount of
funds for the organization. This conference helped work towards the organization's
mission of combating Organized Retail Crime.
The first day of the conference
started off with an Introduction by ORCAID Chairman Ed Fritz, from the Boise
Police Department. A presentation on Organized Retail Crime Investigations was
given by Officer Cody Evans and Officer Terry Weir with the Boise Police
Department. The key points were that refund fraud has seen a large increase due
to the emergence of a secondary buying market for store return cards, and that
credit fraud continues to occur because of the lack of implementation of chip
and pin technology with various banks and businesses.
Steve Brown, an Organized Retail
Crime Investigator for Fred Meyer, gave a detailed look into what an
investigation looks like from initiation to conclusion. Brown discussed
partnerships with other retailers, developing confidential informants, and
making arrests with law enforcement. Christian Hardman, from the eBay North
American PROACT & Criminal Investigations Team, gave a detailed view of what
investigations look like with online sellers, and how they combat fraud.
Detective Justin Elliot, from the Ada County Sheriff's Office, and Doug Kuripla,
the Director of Assets Protection for Albertsons, gave a chilling view of
prescription medicine fraud and the connection it has to Organized Retail Crime.
Day 1 ended with Detective Brian
Holland of the Boise Police Department, who gave an eye opening look into gangs
in Idaho, their connection to other states, and how they are impacting
Day 2 was a full day of training by Matthew Logan, from
Investigative Research. This comprehensive course provided tactical and
practical instruction for day-to-day investigators on how to leverage the
expansive growing content online to support an investigation. The training was
hands on, and it provided a wealth of knowledge and resources to utilize in
combatting organized retail crime.
ORCAID Board of Directors - Front Row: Anthony O'Barto;
Middle Row (left to right): Marlene Bock, Nicholas Kulack, Terry Weir, Cody
Evans, Curtis Exley, Preston Smith; Back Row (left to right): Darcy Layman,
Marlin Baker, Ben Becker, Beau Lachance, Jonathan Edwardson, Doug Kuripla,
Michael Culton, Ed Fritz
If you are in law enforcement or if you are a member of retail security in the
Northwest, we invite you to apply for a free membership to our information
sharing website at www.orcaid.org.
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Many thanks to Jonathan
Edwardson and Ed Fritz for submitting this recap to the D&D
"ORC" crew targeted ATMs
& Apple stores in three states
'Mother lode' was a $172K haul from a Maine
Four city men were accused Monday of
a brazen and sophisticated series of break-ins at an Apple computer store
and at ATMs that prosecutors say spanned three states over eight months,
netting hundreds of thousands of dollars. The scheme started unraveling when
police began tracking their cell phones and the stolen computers they
Efrain Montero, 40, of 109 River Pointe Way, and
David Barker, 39, of 21 Jordan St., both in Lawrence, were arrested in raids
at their homes early Monday, where prosecutor Philip Mallard said state and
city police seized $82,400 in $20- and $50-bills, a 9 mm Ruger handgun and
the burglary tools, gloves and masks they allegedly used during the
break-ins. Six cars also were seized, including what Mallard described as "a
An early clue in the investigation came on Christmas morning, when Montero
gave two of his children computers allegedly stolen from the Apple store in
Mansfield, Mallard noted as he recited highlights of a 60-page criminal
complaint in Lawrence District Court.
The kids registered the gifts online with Apple, providing police with a
digital trail of the loot, Mallard, an assistant
Essex County district attorney, said in court.
warrants were issued for two other men, Ricardo Tejeda, 35, of 123 Lowell
St., and Jonathan Santos, 34, of 20 Sherman St., both in Lawrence. The two
are accused of conspiracy and larceny.
Mallard described an
"organized retail crime" operation he said was skilled, organized,
disciplined, nuanced, sophisticated and professional. He said the "breaking
and entering crew" scouted their locations, disabled cameras as far as 100
yards away and - with one critical exception -- put their cell phones in
airplane mode as they approached the Apple store and the ATMs. He said the
crew broke through walls adjoining the Apple store and ATMs, disabled the
alarms and retreated to see if police would respond.
proved as adept, tracing the stolen equipment online and tracking their cell
phones, including a lone ping that one of the phones transmitted inside one
of the ATMs, Mallard said. He said police were able to connect the men to
several stolen cars allegedly used and abandoned in the burglaries, and also
traced some of their burglary tools to a Home Depot store, where they
obtained a video recording of the purchase on March 13.
crime spree began at 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Simply Mac, the Apple store in
Mansfield, where the crew carried off cell phones, iPads and computers worth
$120,000 and used a stolen car to make their get-away back to Lawrence,
Mallard said. Mansfield police determined that the phones were turned on in
Lawrence, providing a first clue that allowed investigators to begin closing
Many of the successful break-ins netted tens of thousands of
dollars, but Mallard said "the mother lode, so to speak" came in Berwick,
where he said they escaped with $172,000.
Couple arrested in Bodybuilding.com warehouse burglary now charged with
receiving $100K in stolen goods
County couple accused in a multi-county burglary ring are now charged with
receiving an estimated $105,000 worth of stolen property. Robby Lee Zoller
and Angela Sue Micklo were charged with receiving stolen property and
conspiracy. They are charged with committing burglaries at eight businesses
in Cumberland and Perry counties between November and March. Police say the
investigation into the burglaries led to a search warrant for a unit at
Mechanicsburg Self Storage. There they found 680 pieces of landscape
lighting worth $40,000 taken from John Deere Landscapes. Also found was
$65,000 worth of nutritional supplements stolen from Bodybuilding.com. Items
were being sold on eBay. Zoller and Micklo, who were inside the unit, were
charged on the outstanding burglary warrants issued in June.
Mount Pleasant, WI: Man
hits 3 grocery stores for $750 in merchandise
Daniel Foxcraft stole items totaling $750.04 from two Pick 'n Saves and
at the Festival Foods. The first incident occurred July 21 at the Pick 'n
Save, when Foxcraft stole 10 bottles of alcohol from the store totaling
$269.40. The second incident, on July 25 at another Pick 'n Save. Foxcraft
was reportedly filmed on surveillance camera taking five bottles of alcohol,
nine bags of candy, 31 packages of BIC lighters, and a stack of notebooks
totaling $365.74. The third incident occurred July 28 at Festival Foods.
Foxcraft allegedly stole 40 bottle of nail polish, several other makeup and
hair products, and a bag of chips. Foxcraft faces three misdemeanor retail
theft charges for each incident.
Antonio, TX: Man busted stealing $2,500 in merchandise
from Old Navy
Eddie Sanchez, 29, has been arrested on a theft charge for, together
with another suspect, allegedly stealing more than $2,500 worth of clothing
from an Old Navy store. An arrest warrant affidavit stated that store
employees recognized both suspects because they had targeted several other
locations in the past. The affidavit stated Sanchez and that other person
walked into one store on June 2, loaded up bags with men's clothing, then
walked out without paying for the merchandise. Store employees and loss
prevention personnel told investigators they recognized not on the suspects,
but their getaway car.
Palmer Twp, PA: Boscov's
LP Agent assaulted during Curtain Theft
Jersey faces theft and assault charges about four months after authorities
allege he stole more than $400 worth of drapes from Boscov's Department
store in the Palmer Park Mall. The incident occurred in March. Store
security said a man took an armful of curtains, slipped away to a corner of
the store and allegedly stuffed the merchandise into a plastic bag he pulled
out of his jacket. As he bypassed the registers and headed out the door, a
security officer tried in vain to stop him. When the Boscov's employee tried
to grab the merchandise, the suspect reportedly shut the car door on his
hand and drove off with $474 worth of draperies. Authorities eventually
identified the alleged thief as Robert O'Brien.
Federal Way, WA: Sink thief caught
after fleeing Home Depot
Crestwood, IL: Thief packs $300 worth
of Razors into luggage, gets busted at Walmart
Exeter, PA: Police seeking Baby Formula
thief who hit Walmart twice in a week
Ephrata, WA: Esther Sprague was
arrested for organized retail theft at Walmart and possession of a legend
drug without a prescription
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL:
One person killed in gunfire outside Walgreens
A man was found dead in North Palm Beach on Monday after a shooting in
Palm Beach Gardens, and police said they the two incidents are likely
linked. Just after 2 p.m., Palm Beach Gardens police got a call of shots
being fired in a Walgreens parking lot near the intersection of Northlake
Boulevard and Congress Avenue. While Palm Beach Gardens officers were
investigating that scene, the North Palm Beach Police Department called to
tell them a body had been found in the backyard of a home in North Palm
Beach, nearly a mile away.
Hanford, CA: Police
continue to investigate shots fired at Wal-Mart
Police are continuing to investigate following reports of gunfire Friday
at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Hanford. Around 3:28 p.m., the Hanford Police
Department responded to the store at 250 S. 12th Ave. for multiple reports
of shots fired in the parking lot. The suspects reportedly fled before
officers arrived. Police said witnesses saw two men in their late teens to
early 20s running from the scene. No injuries were reported.
TX: Terrifying Armed Robbery caught on tape inside a Houston area Grocery
Survivors of a violent supermarket
robbery feel lucky. From the opening shotgun blast to the getaway, three
robbers' assault inside Todo Supermarket lasted just 56 seconds, according
to surveillance video. For survivors who dodged high-caliber,
bulletproof-glass-shattering bullets, the crime is a never-ending nightmare.
Three armed masked men entered the store, shots fired into the ceiling
frightened everyone inside. Customers dove face down on the ground. The two
clerks raced robbers to the store's security room, where the safe is stored.
"It was about like another second (after me and my co-worker closed the
door) and (the robbers) would have gotten inside," Kadiwala said. Instead,
Kadiwala locked all three robbers out. Surveillance video shows their
frustration. The men knocked, kicked then tried to shoot their way inside.
The robbers stole a cell phone and wallet from two customers then fled.
Hazleton, PA: Convenient Store Owner Charged;
fired a shotgun at a fleeing shoplifter
Nirav Patel admits he fired shots at a man who he says stole from his
store "Puff-n-Pics". Patel said he fired the first shot when the suspect's
car door stuck him in the face. He says he was trying to disable the
vehicle. Patel fired two more shots as the suspect drove away. Investigators
say Patel crossed the line when he shot at the fleeing suspect. The man
survived his injuries.
Africa: Greenstone Crescent Mall shoot-out
leaves one dead
One man was killed and a second arrested at
Greenstone Crescent Shopping Centre yesterday afternoon following a
shoot-out with members of the Gauteng Flying Squad. Spokesperson for the
Edenvale SAPS said officers from the Flying Squad were following up on
information which related to criminal activity. "The officers were in the
Greenstone area when they noticed two suspects on foot," W/O Olckers said.
As the officers the suspects in the parking area one of the occupants
produced a pistol and attempted to shoot the officers. The officers
retaliated. One of the suspects was shot and killed while the second was
arrested at the scene.
Glendale, AZ: Woman kills armed man
after he attempted to rob her at Circle K
Robberies & Thefts
OH: Police looking for 'brazen' serial robber
A man described by police as a brazen serial robber has struck again. Video
from a daylight robbery at a dollar store shows an image that seems very
familiar to investigators trying to solve a nearly a dozen holdups in recent
Little Rock, AR: Target
employee robbed at gunpoint closing out register
A Target employee in Little Rock was robbed at gunpoint late Saturday by
two people while collecting money from cash registers at the front of the
store around closing time. Authorities said the 25-year-old employee was
approached by two male robbers around 11 p.m. The store closes at 11 p.m.
each night. Both had their faces masked by the hoods of their hooded
sweatshirts. The Target employee was not injured. Another Target worker told
authorities that he believes the three had entered the store earlier and
pretended to shop.
Palmer Twp., PA: NJ man
charged with theft and assault on LP Agent at Boscov
A New Jersey faces theft and assault charges about four months after
authorities allege he stole more than $400 worth of drapes from a department
store and assaulted the security guard that tried to stop him. Store
security said a man later identified as O'Brien took an armful of curtains,
slipped away to a corner of the store and allegedly stuffed the merchandise
into a plastic bag he pulled out of his jacket. When the Boscov's employee
tried to grab the merchandise, O'Brien reportedly shut the car door on his
right hand and drove off with $474 worth of draperies. Authorities
eventually identified the alleged thief as O'Brien.
Houston, TX: FBI investigating Armed
Robbery of bank inside Kroger
Annapolis, MD: Former Dunkin Donuts
manager charged with theft of over $12K
Idaho Falls, ID: Man charged in $13,000
Cabela's and Sportman's Warehouse Burglaries
San Francisco, CA: Burglars steal
$40,000 in merchandise from Antique store
Clinton Twp, NJ: Three suspects in
string of N.J. burglaries caught in Hunterdon
Woman applies for job at store she
stole from three times in one week, police say
Peoples Jewellers in the Tecumseh Mall,
Windsor, ON, CN reported a Distraction Theft on 8/1, merchandise valued at
Jewelers in the Regency Mall, Racine, WI reported a Distration Theft on
7/30, merchandise valued at $3,399
Card Fraud/ID Theft
Jefferson County, AL: 2
Detroit men busted in Alabama with 177 stolen identities
Two Michigan men caught in Alabama with nearly 200 stolen identities are
the latest to be snared in the net of Jefferson County's Financial Crimes
Task Force. Vestavia Hills Police announced the arrests of Damon Sean
Haneline and Duvuan James Holliday-Seegars, both of Detroit. They were
arrested in the Birmingham area on July 28 in possession of 177 stolen
identities from more than 25 banking institutions. The pair is believed to
be responsible for thousands of dollars in fraud loss before being arrested
by the task force and Shelby County sheriff's deputies. The Financial Crimes
Task Force includes Vestavia Hills police, the Jefferson County District
Attorney's Office and the U.S. Secret Service. "This case emphasizes the
need for a RICO statute in Alabama," District Attorney Brandon Falls said,
"We will continue to be a target for credit card fraud rings until we have
the ability to go after the leaders responsible for this type of organized
crime." (Alabama does not have an ORC law).
'Operation Smiles'; Owner of Go-Go Bar Arrested on Racketeering Charges in
Alleged $9-Million Credit Card Scheme
Each of the
six men was arrested for allegedly engaging in an elaborate scheme in which
they used stolen credit cards-as well as gift cards that they purchased with
the stolen credit cards or acquired through other criminal schemes-to steal
more than $9 million.
Wilkes-Barre, PA: Former
cocktail waitress agrees to plead guilty
in $420k casino scam
A former Mohegan Sun Pocono cocktail waitress
accused of swiping card information in a scam that cost the casino more than
$420,000 has agreed to plead guilty to federal money laundering charges.
Maine drug enforcement agent pulls over
N.Y. suspect finds 54 cloned credit cards in Westbrook, Maine
Chesterfield, VA: Two men wanted in
fraudulent Credit Card purchases of prepaid Visa Gift cards at Walmart
Colorado Springs, CO: Victim claims
credit card was stolen while hospitalized
Hattiesburg, MS: Police searching for a
female suspect in Credit Card Fraud; affiliated with a male suspect recently
Crooks using new
skimmers to steal from you
Detective explains new devices at ATMS,
Now there's a new type
of skimming device that doesn't use a camera at all. It's a fake card reader
that fits snugly over the real one you often find in stores. First it reads
your card information and then -- when you type in your PIN. "The PIN number
is extracted and stored in the PIN pad overlay," explained Detective James
Lilla who works with the Financial Crimes Task Force in New York.
This type of point-of-sale skimmer is usually attached with double-sided
tape. So if you can tug it loose, don't use it. And be sure to report it to
store management," Hutheesing added. A tangle of elastic bands is another
type of skimmer but you wouldn't be able to spot it as it is placed deep
inside a gas pump.
Increasingly, ATMs are also being compromised by
devices called deep-insert skimmers - that can't be detected from the
outside but that steal your information just the same. "The bad guys will
insert a skimmer way deep into the mouth of the ATM, so as a customer you
will never see it," explained Lilla. news4jax.com
skimming gang wanted after stealing more than $61K in Harris Co., TX
The search is on for several people who deputies say placed skimming devices
on several ATMs in Harris Co. The Harris County District Attorney's Office
say surveillance cameras captured the images of several people suspected of
installing the skimmers at ATMs in Houston and Katy between March and April
2016. The suspects were able to create cloned credit and debit cards using
the data collected from the skimmers. Now they are all wanted on credit card
fraud charges. More than $61,500 was stolen from approximately 144 accounts,
the DA's office says.
Two bank ATM skimming devices found in
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Circle K - Baton Rouge, LA - Armed Robbery
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Circle K - Jacksonville, FL - Robbery / Police
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Easy Link Wireless - Baton Rouge, LA - Burglary
Family Dollar - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
Geddie Food - Athens, TX - Burglary
Georgetown Pharmacy - Georgetown, DE - Armed
Gibbs Custom Gunsmithing - Manhattan, IL - Burglary
Hop In - Mobile, AL - Robbery
Jake's Fireworks - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery/
Employee Theft- False Report
Loan Max - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
Pizza Guy's - Antioch, CA - Robbery
Puff-n Pics - Hazleton - Shooting/ Owner charged
Riverside Liquor - Riverside, CA - Robbery
Shell - Jackson, MS - Armed Robbery/ Employee
Theft- False Report
Smart & Final - Bakersfield, CA - Armed Robbery
Tim Hortons - Henrietta, NY - Robbery
Todo Supermarket - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery/
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Weigel's - Knoxville, TN - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Wheaton, MD - Robbery/ Assault
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