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As Active Shooter Incidents Increase,
Ins. Industry Addresses Coverage 'Gray Area'
Nearly half of shootings occurred at a business

Incidents involving an active shooter, defined as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area, are increasing around the country. An FBI study of 160 active shooter incidents in the U.S. between 2000 and 2013 found an average of 11.4 annually, or one every three weeks. During the first seven years studied, there was an average of 6.4 incidents per year but that number jumped to 16.4 in the latter seven years. The number rose again to 20 mass shootings per year in both 2014 and 2015 in an analysis of 2014 and 2015 active shooter incidents released by the FBI in June.

The FBI's "Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013" found 70 percent of incidents took place in either a commerce/business or educational environment. The largest percentage of active shooter incidents - 45.6 percent - took place in a business; 24.4 percent occurred in educational environments and 10 percent on government properties. The shootings occurred in 40 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia, and claimed the lives of 1,043 people.

Coverage 'Gray Area'

The insurance market has begun to respond to this emerging risk with several new active shooter insurance programs, all launched this year. The policies provide coverage for both pre- and post-active shooter incident services. Aside from recovering from the physical and emotional harm, and potential loss of life, the affected entities must pick up the pieces and respond to the situation. There is also the likelihood of lawsuits from allegations of negligence that allowed the incident to happen in the first place.

The problem, says John Powter, president of GDP Advisors in McKinney, Texas, is that there is a misconception among clients that their current insurance policy covers an active shooter event. Insureds may also believe that active shooter incidents are automatically covered by terrorism insurance, all of which can lead to a debate between insureds and their carriers.

While a property policy is designed to handle physical damage, the general liability part of a policy doesn't clearly cover or exclude active shooter incidents. "There is a concern, or gray area, with the general liability policy - in reality it was never designed to cover an active shooter incident," said Powter. "We think there is a disconnect there and it's a concern." insurancejournal.com


Can workplaces be held liable for active shooters?
A group that offers active shooter training to businesses around the country is now saying workplaces can be sued if someone opens fire and employees were never offered that training.

The ALICE Training Institute cites recent lawsuits under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).

Here in San Antonio, lawyers and businesses tell News 4 this is new legal territory and remains a gray area. Regardless, they say every workplace should have active shooter training.

Federal regulations don't address workplace violence, simply saying offices should be free from recognized hazards that could cause injury or death. Bexar County's District Attorney believes those hazards now include active shooters. oshatoday.com

Macy's closing 100 stores
It's part of the company's attempt to improve business, following six consecutive quarters of declining sales. The move to shutter additional stores comes on top of 40 closures Macy's announced earlier this year.

"We believe that this reduction of 100 locations in the short term will result in a more appropriate store portfolio for Macy's in the longer term and help us to accelerate our progress in building a vibrant omnichannel brand experience," Jeff Gennette, who will take over as CEO in the first quarter of 2017, said in the release.

Most of the 100 stores the company plans to close will be shuttered in early 2017, with the remainder shutting down as leases and other obligations expire or are waived. The locations of these stores will be released at a later date.

The company estimates annual sales volume of these 100 stores combined is roughly $1 billion after factoring the revenue it expects to retain due to nearby stores and the web.

Macy's operates 728 stores, including 675 of its traditional full-price locations. It has shuttered roughly 90 Macy's stores over the past six years, and opened 13 new locations. It opened six off-price Macy's Backstage stores in 2015 and is also expanding the footprint for its Bluemercury beauty chain.

Investors were clearly upbeat about the news. Shares of Macy's rose more than 14 percent Thursday morning.

Macy's sees this move as part of a wider program to reinvent itself and will direct the savings from shuttered stores into its remaining locations. "Macy's said that it would invest in "improvements in ongoing stores and digital vehicles," including increasing the number of vendor shops, personal styling services and licensing agreements. businessinsider.com cnbc.com  chainstoreage.com nytimes.com wsj.com

Coach closing 250 department store locations
Coach is pulling product and closing shops within shops as the brand continues to refocus its efforts on owned locations and regaining status with luxury and aspirational shoppers.

CEO Victor Luis said the company is rationalizing its department store exposure and will close 250 locations, a 25 percent reduction of this format. The goal is to reduce the availability of discounted merchandise and markdown allowances.  fierceretail.com

Nearly 44,000 retail workers have been laid off in 2016
Macy's announced on Thursday that it plans to close 100 stores. The company didn't give any details about how many people would lose their jobs. But more and more department stores that are mall stalwarts, companies like Macy's, JCPenney, Sears and Kohl's, are losing customers -- and laying off workers.

According to figures from job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, more than 43,600 layoffs have been announced in the retail sector so far this year.

The only two sectors to cut more jobs in 2016 are energy -- due to the massive drop in oil prices over the past two years -- and computers, largely a reflection of layoffs at Microsoft, IBM, Intel and other old school tech giants. cnn.com


Truckstop.com and Verisk's CargoNet Business Join Forces to Combat Cargo Theft
Truckstop , Assurance Services Director Sonny Smith said, "our affiliation with CargoNet will enable us to enhance the overall content provided in the section of our website dedicated to industry alerts. This collaborative sharing of information will promote a much higher degree of awareness and help achieve a mutual goal of educating and protecting the industry."

Through this alliance, CargoNet will provide weekly cargo theft incident summaries to Truckstop.com members. In addition, CargoNet will offer incentives to Truckstop.com members that also wish to be members of CargoNet. prweb.com

TAPA Reports 92% Rise In Cargo Crime in EMEA
Cargo Theft Skyrockets in Europe & Russia

The Transported Asset Protection Association has reported that an increase in cargo theft is a "great cause for concern" for breakbulk carriers and logistics service providers.

Recorded cargo crimes in the EMEA (Europe the Middle East and Africa) region were among the fastest growing, increasing 92.9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter this year. TAPA's figures suggest that more than 90 percent of all reported crimes occurred in just six countries during the period: UK, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Russia and Italy.

These figures should be a great cause for concern for all manufacturers and logistics service providers because they clearly show the escalation of cargo crime," said Thorsten Neumann, chairman of TAPA EMEA.

Despite the sharp increase, TAPA said it was encouraged by the growing awareness of the problem among law enforcement agencies in the EMEA region, but noted there was still a "big challenge" particularly with cross-border shipments.  breakbulk.com

PacSun Judge Rules Ex-Employees Don't Have Priority Claims
A Delaware bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday that former Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. workers asserting roughly $135 million in claims connected to damages for unpaid wages do not have administrative expense status, which would have placed them high among the order of recoveries to be paid out first. law360.com

Kroger has a new plan that should terrify Walmart and Target
Kroger Marketplace - Primary Growth Format of Future

The store, called Kroger Marketplace, features nearly everything you would find in a Target or Walmart store, but with a greater focus on groceries, alcohol, and prepared foods. The company says Marketplace is one of its "primary growth formats of the future" - in other words, it's expanding rapidly. Kroger has nearly 3,000 stores, more than 120 of which are Marketplace stores. businessinsider.com
 
Quarterly Store Sales Results
Kohl's Q2 comp's down 1.8%, sales down 2%
Macy's Q2 comp's down 2%, sales down 3.9%

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Court Ruling on Password Sharing Not the Last Word
Prosecuting employees & former employees for sharing passwords

A U.S. appeals court ruling in a case involving the sharing of a work-related password will make it easier for companies to prosecute employees and former employees for accessing networks to which they no longer have permission to enter, but the issue remains unsettled and more action is needed to clarify the scope of the ruling.

In a July 5 decision, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found sharing passwords can be grounds, in part, for prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The case involved a former employee of an executive search firm who left to form a rival recruitment company but continued to access his former's employers networks, using the password of an employee who still worked at the company. wsj.com
 
Need for cybersecurity soaring
According to a new report, "State of Ransomware," which was sponsored by Malwarebytes and conducted by Osterman Research, nearly 40 percent of businesses have experienced a ransomware attack in the last year. Of these victims, more than a third lost revenue and 20 percent had to stop business completely.

And that doesn't even include the companies that aren't reporting being attacked. According to FBI Section Chief Philip Celestini, who was a featured speaker at ESX 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas, 80 percent of companies that have been attacked by ransomware "are not reporting it to law enforcement," he said. The FBI is reaching out to the industry, Celestini said, for its help in spreading the word of the importance of cybersecurity and working with law enforcement to minimize loss.

According to the FBI, ransomware attacks went from causing $25 million in losses to $200 million in just the last year in the U.S., as well as an astonishing $2 trillion in cyber crime losses worldwide.

Over the last four years, "ransomware has evolved into one of the biggest cybersecurity threats in the wild, with instances of ransomware in exploit kits increasing 259 percent in the last five months alone.  securitysystemsnews.com

CVS launches its own mobile payments solution
CVS Pay, its own end-to-end mobile payment solution. CVS Pay - now part of the CVS Pharmacy mobile app - integrates payment, prescription pickup and the ExtraCare loyalty program all in one scan at checkout. chainstoreage.com

Self-driving warehouse robots give Giant Eagle a lift
The company operates between two and four Seegrid vision-guided vehicles in each facility per day, per shift. They're used to haul freight from the front dock (inbound freight) to the particular aisle where a manned high-lift vehicle then puts the product into a reserve rack. And they do this continually 24/7. By eliminating manned travel of pallet trucks in its Pittsburgh and Cleveland grocery distribution centers, Giant Eagle increased productivity between 10 percent and 30 percent. cio.com
 
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Top 3 Reasons Why ORC may be
Smaller Fish in the Shrink Sea

The National Retail Federation (NRF) defines Organized Retail Crime (ORC) as, "theft/fraudulent activity conducted with the intent to convert illegally obtained merchandise, cargo, cash, or cash equivalent into financial gain (no personal use), typically through online or offline sales. Organized retail crime typically involves a criminal enterprise that organizes large-scale thefts from a number of retail stores and employs a fencing operation to sell the illegally-obtained goods for financial gain."

ORC: The Smaller Fish in the Shrink Sea?
Shrink rates can be lowered by either decreasing the amount of inventory shortage or by increasing sales, The Calibration Group's whitepaper, "SOH: The Retail Problem That's 7 Times Greater than ORC" reveals. Accordingly, ORC may no longer be considered the biggest threat to retailers' bottom lines from a Loss Prevention perspective. The Top 3 reasons to consider when pondering this comparison:

1. ORC costs North American retailers a staggering $34.67 billion a year, but the $252.9 billion stock-on-hand (SOH) issue overshadows ORC by more than 7:1.

2. If North American retailers eliminated ORC entirely, profit earned from the $34.67 billion in merchandise now available for sale would be $1.04 billion.*

3. If North American retailers resolved their SOH issues and recouped the lost sales, the profit earned from the $252.9 billion would be nearly $7.6 billion.*

* Calculations based on 3% net profit margins


The Four-Letter Solution
An inventory visibility system (IVS) with RFID technology offers retailers clear insight into their inventory at any given point in time. RFID, along with a comprehensive, yet simple software application, has now become the solution that can easily be embedded into any retail framework. An IVS system with RFID provides store personnel with key inventory management data, such as how many items are in back stock and on the sales floor, which in turn allows the staff to manage inventory more "real-time" by making necessary adjustments.

This technology also provides the ability to take a full inventory of the store within minutes as opposed to hours. Loss Prevention professionals can now enhance profitability more effectively by increasing sales while simultaneously lowering the shrink rate.

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Tim Sullivan, Vice President of Human Resources and Loss Prevention for Daniel's Jewelers and Industry Leader Passes Away

Tim had been with the jewelry retailer for over 28 years. He was responsible for the day to day policy making decisions and operation of their home office, D.C. and chain of 85 jewelry stores with specific responsibility for the Human Resources, Training, Safety, Loss Prevention and Security departments. Tim earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the loss prevention industry. He was a friend and mentor to many, many, many in the industry and throughout the USA and Canada. He will be missed by many.

John Kennedy, President of Jewelers' Security Alliance had this to say about Tim: "Tim Sullivan had been a friend of Jewelers' Security Alliance for nearly 30 years, and was a dedicated professional. In addition to many conversations, I had the great pleasure of playing golf with him several times at JSA events, and he was a wonderful companion and a wonderful person."

If you knew Tim, or would like to send a note to his family, you could best do so by addressing the envelope "The Family of Tim Sullivan, c/o Sherwood Mngt. Co. Inc.; P.O Box 3750; Culver City, CA 90231-3750.

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Friday, August 19th at 11:00 AM
Harbor Lawn-MT Olive Memorial Park and Mortuary


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The $8.6 billion problem undermining e-commerce merchants'
fraud prevention strategies

E-commerce merchants are dealing with rising fraud, and in response, they're putting stronger safeguards in place to try to protect against these unlawful transactions. However, e-commerce companies often over-correct for the threat of fraud, leading to false declines, also known as false positives, which occur when a legitimate transaction is rejected.

These false declines are becoming a costlier problem than actual fraud - US e-commerce merchants will lose $8.6 billion in falsely declined transactions in 2016, according to our estimates. This amounts to over $2 billion more than the $6.5 billion in fraud they will prevent, meaning that false declines are undermining these merchants' ability to effectively combat fraud.

A new report from BI Intelligence looks at the rising cost of fraud and how false declines are actually a larger direct cost for merchants than fraud itself.

Here are some of the key takeaways:

• Fraud is rising in the US, costing merchants 1.47% of annual revenue in 2016, up from 0.51% in 2013. As fraud eats into revenue, merchant processors and acquirers are seeking to blunt its impact by enforcing strict rules to block suspicious transactions.

• False declines - valid transactions that are incorrectly rejected - are unintended consequences of e-commerce merchants' fraud prevention strategies. False declines, also called "false positives," will cost e-commerce companies $8.6 billion in 2016, according to our estimates. This eclipses the $6.5 billion in prevented fraud, meaning false declines must be reduced in order for merchants' fraud prevention strategies to be cost effective.

• There are solutions for two of the types of causes. E-commerce merchants can solve identity-related problems by requiring their customers to authenticate themselves through more accurate means, such as 3D Secure and biometrics. Merchants can solve for technical issues associated with false declines by using smart routing, card updaters, and local domains. businessinsider.com

Consumers Not Trusting Mobile Wallets Is Bad News For Bitcoin
The recent influx of malicious mobile Bitcoin wallet son the Apple App Store is not reassuring any potential interest cryptocurrency users. The news could not come at a worse time either, considering consumers have issues with trusting mobile wallets by default. A recent survey by Episerver goes to show 78% of respondents worry about security more than anything. While mobile shopping is a booming market all over the world, adoption of mobile payments is well behind the curve. Keeping payment information secure has proven to be very difficult considering how payment fraud is still on the rise. Furthermore, most mobile payment solutions still record sensitive payment information in centralized solutions, which are not always secure. themerkle.com

Alibaba Q1 Net Grows 50% Excluding Items, Sales Surge 59%

83% of online shoppers abandon purchase at checkout

Wayfair's web sales jump 72% in Q2

JD.com's sales grow 42% in Q2

Overstock's sales grow nearly 10% in Q2








Mark Your Calendars: A List of Upcoming ORC Conferences

Over the next few months, ORC organizations across the country will hold conferences and trainings that bring together leaders in both public and private sectors with the common goal of fighting Organized Retail Crime.

Below is a list of the upcoming ORC events: 

TCORCA - Annual Conference & Training - Aug. 16-17 in Minneapolis, MN
CCROC - 2016 ROC Training and Conference - Aug. 23-24 in Oak Brook, IL
GRAORCA - 5th Annual Retail Crime Conference - Aug. 24 in Atlanta, GA
CORCA - First Annual Conference -Sept. 8 in Charlotte, NC
New England Loss Prevention Expo - Sept. 15 in Worcester, MA
CAL-ORCA - "Renewing the Partnership" Conference - Sept. 27 in Padadena, CA
CLEAR - Seventh Annual Training Conference - Oct. 24-27 in Reno, NV

Be sure to register today! If you can't attend, stay tuned for post-conference recaps to be published in the D&D Daily.

Middletown, DE: FENCING OPERATION: 23 Indicted in 'Operation Golden Eye
Twenty-three people have been indicted or arrested following an 18-month investigation targeting the illegal practices of a Middletown pawn shop, the Delaware State Police said on Wednesday. The months long investigation, dubbed "Operation Golden Eye," began in January 2015 and targeted the illegal practices of the Gold Fever pawn shop, at. in Middletown. The practices included purchasing stolen merchandise. The operators were routinely under-reporting the pawning of the merchandise to the pawn regulatory agency. Last week, a New Castle County grand jury indicted the 23 individuals on multiple charges, including, racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and Organized Retail Theft. Search warrants were executed on Aug. 2, as a result of the searches, Hale said investigators seized the following items: $100,000 in over-the-counter health care products and a long list of weapons. wmdt.com



Pike County, PA: Marshall's employee pleads guilty to $31,000 theft
A Dingmans Ferry, Pa. woman admitted to taking more than $31,000 worth of merchandise while an employee at Marshalls. Judy Holgate, 52, pleaded guilty in state Superior Court in Newton on Aug. 8 before Judge William J. McGovern to fourth-degree theft. Holgate admitted that from 2011 to 2016 while an employee at Marshalls, she took $31,500 worth of merchandise and, at times, would return stolen merchandise for a store credit or cash. njherald.com

Grandview, WA: Ace Hardware employee steals 25 Firearms from his store; purchased 2 weapons for a penny a piece
Grandview Police arrested a 26-year-old Sunnyside man they say stole 25 firearms from Ace Hardware Store where he worked. The owner of the store told police that computerized store records showed the man had deleted the firearms from the store's inventory. And, recorded that he had purchased two weapons from the store for a penny a piece. kvewtv.com

Erie, PA: Victoria's Secret shoplifter charged with $400 theft and Hit & Run
Tyiona Taylor, 21, was arraigned on charges after police accused her of taking $403 of merchandise from Victoria's Secret at the mall and then crashing her vehicle into another vehicle in a mall parking lot as she attempted to flee. Taylor crashed her vehicle into another vehicle in a mall parking lot as police were arriving. Taylor and her passenger fled their vehicle on foot, but were apprehended by officers less than a minute later in a mall parking lot. goerie.com

Orangeburg County, SC: Thief attempted to steal 16 cases of beer from Walmart
A man walked through the Garden Center with 16 cases of beer and began to place the cases into a car. The loss prevention officer asked the man for his receipt, but the vehicle pulled away, leaving 14 (valued at $275) of the 16 cases behind. thetandd.com

Houma, LA: Three charged with shoplifting at Dillard's in Southland Mall
Two men and a woman are accused of stealing clothing Monday from Dillard's in Houma. Alvin Welch, Jonah Stevenson was charged with Organized Retail Theft, and Tiera Williams is charged with accessory after the fact to theft. A deputy was working a detail at the store inside Southland Mall observed Welch and Stevenson running from the store with two large bags of merchandise. dailycomet.com

Delta Township, PA: Man who stole 4 TVs arrested trying to steal 3 more
The Eaton County Sheriff's said they were called to Walmart Tuesday night on reports of a retail fraud in progress. Employees had called after seeing a man in the store who had allegedly taken four televisions from the store over the weekend. The man apparently had three televisions loaded into a cart. He then just wheeled the TVs out of the store without paying for them and loaded them up in a waiting car. The car left the lot, but was quickly pulled over by deputies. fox17online.com

Salem, IL: Two Centralia residents have pleaded guilty to felony retail theft for their attempt to steal two carts full of items (totaling $1,700) at Walmart last month

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Shootings & Deaths

Update: Roswell, GA: Publix murder suspect used victim's ATM card shortly after shootings
The Georgia man accused of murdering two teenagers - whose bodies were found behind a Publix grocery store near Atlanta - robbed his victims after shooting them dead, police said. The suspect, Jeffrey Hazelwood, took the girl's wallet and the boy's car jumper cables after he shot each teen in the head. Surveillance video shows that Hazelwood used Henderson's debit card shortly after the killings. Arrest warrants filed in the municipal court of Roswell, Ga., show that Hazelwood followed the pair into an alley behind the store before shooting them. nydailynews.com


Homicide victim found inside Westfield San Francisco Centre Mall
A man's body was found at the Westfield San Francisco Centre mall this morning and the San Francisco medical examiner's office has ruled the death a homicide. Police received a call at 10:15 a.m. reporting the body of a white male in his 30s was found inside the mall. This is the Jessie Street east entrance of the mall, near Bloomingdale's. Medical examiner's officials responded and determined the death was a homicide. ktvu.com


Veteran charged in 2 Walgreen's Pharmacy robberies dies of drug overdose
Kyle R. Gneitin was charged with twice committing armed robbery at the Ammon Walgreens, once in October and once in March. Prescription drugs were reported stolen in each robbery. Gneiting was a disabled Iraq War veteran who served six years in the Army. He suffered a back injury during the war and was prescribed OxyContin, an opioid, through the Department of Veterans Affairs. postregister.com

Woodhaven, MI: Police explain why Meijer shoplifter will not be charged in car crash that killed a woman
Many people have expressed anger over the death of 27-year-old Nicole Cutting and want to know why both people inside a car fleeing from Woodhaven Police will not be charged in connection with the crash that resulted in her death. Detective Lt. Scott Fraczek said a person who commits a crime that ultimately results in someone's death caused by a third person can sometimes be charged in connection with the death. However, the initial crime has to be committed in commission of a felony. In this case, while Chinavare did commit a crime, it was a misdemeanor. thenewsherald.com

Emeryville, CA: Police Subdue Confused Woman Walking Through IKEA With Fake Gun
A woman with a history of mental illness was subdued and detained after she was spotted walking through IKEA with a fake gun in her waistband. Emeryville officers responded to a call around 4:35 p.m. Tuesday from the store's security personnel. When they arrived, they found the woman in the parking garage shouting incoherently. Officers were able to safely subdue the woman and recover the gun without injury. cbslocal.com


Robberies & Thefts

Tulsa, OK: HobbyTown the victim of another Burglary; 5th Burglary in 5 Months Managers say the store has been targeted at least five times in the past five months. Moore got the call around 6:00 Wednesday morning saying someone had burglarized the store. Over the past few months, there have been several shoplifters, burglary attempts, and now this. The cost of the stolen merchandise, money in the drawer and damage, is about $2,000. Not related to the robberies, but the store plans to relocate at the end of August. newson6.com

Cupertino, CA: Laptop Burglary at an Apple Facility/ Office leads to Police Chase
Police have arrested one suspect and are searching for two more after a laptop robbery reported at an Apple building. Apple security notified Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies about a getaway car leaving the Cupertino building around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies spotted the car and gave chase. The car became disabled and all three suspects fled on foot. One suspect was caught at a Starbucks. nbcbayarea.com

Minot, ND: Sears Associate pleads guilty to $3,000 theft
Twenty-five-year-old Timothy L. Harris pleaded guilty Aug. 10 to a felony charge of theft of property. Prosecutors say a surveillance camera caught Harris pocketing cash from the store over the course of three months. kyfrtv.com

Billings, MT: Walgreens' employee charged with stealing over 200 pills
from pharmacy

A Billings Walgreens employee admitted to one of the store's loss prevention employees that he stole more than 200 pills while working as a shift supervisor. billingsgazette.com

Commerce City, CO: Romantix employee quits following Armed Robbery; multiple incidents and no answers from Corporate Office

Layton, UT: Subway Employee Arrested for Spiking Cop's Drink With Meth and THC

Derry, NH: Man accused of leading police on chase with infant son on lap; for 9 cans of baby formula

Millburn, NJ: Vehicle Thefts on the Rise at Short Hills Mall

Philadelphia, PA: If You Bought a Car from Cheap Auto, We Have Bad News for You; 45 stolen cars were sold for between $5,000 to $20,000 to buyers who were none the wiser

David Jewelers in Watertown CT reported a burglary on 8/10, $10,000 of merchandise was stolen

Skimming Report

Three ATM skimmers found at NEFCU branches in Nassau County
Information gathered from the skimming devices were used to make fraudulent purchases in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan over the weekend.  Long Island has seen an increase in ATM skimming fraud in the recent months. patch.com


Credit Card Fraud

Sebring, FL: Police arrest suspect in $5,000 credit card fraud

Owensboro, KY: Police investigating a $1,000 credit card fraud at Best Buy


Counterfeit Goods

UK: Newcastle: $325,000 in fake mobile phones and accessories seized

Malaysia: Domestic Trade Ministry seize $12,000 worth of fake Adidas goods

 

Advance Discount Auto - Jacksonville, FL - Armed Robbery
Anderson Pharmacy - Denver, CO - Robbery
C-Store - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Check Into Cash - South Bend, IN - Robbery
Citgo - Gulfport, MS - Armed Robbery/ one person killed
CVS - King George, VA - Robbery
David Jewelers - Watertown, CT - Burglary
Dollar General - Liberty County, TX - Robbery
Dollar General - Baton Rouge, LA - Armed Robbery
Fair Priced Clothing - Reno County, KS - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery
HobbyTown - Tulsa, OK - Burglary / 5th time in 5 months
Keith's Pharmacy - Hastings, NE - Burglary
Keystone Pharmacy - New Alexandria, PA - Armed Robbery
Longhorn Grocery - Belton, TX - Armed Robbery/ shots fired
Mill Run Community Pharmacy - Meadville, PA - Armed Robbery
Palmer's Drug - Russleton, PA - Armed Robbery
Shell - Hot Springs, AR - Armed Robbery
Waffle House - D'Iberville, MS - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Dallas, TX - Robbery - Clerk bitten by suspect
7-Eleven - Chesterfield, VA - Armed Robbery





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The 4 Leadership Styles, and How to Identify Yours  No matter where you are at in your career, everyone has to wrestle with the big questions of leadership: What's it mean to have an impact? How do you handle setbacks? What does success mean to us? In order to succeed, first you need to understand how you lead. Use these tips to find out your leadership style. Classic or Modern?

The Top 10 Leadership Assessment Questions  Any organizations success is a direct reflection of the leaders who oversee it. One of the hardest decisions may be deciding which players are the right fit to help grow and sustain the organization. It's not always the one who's been there the longest, so here are some questions that can help uncover who are top leaders. High integrity and confidence

The Director's Chair: Leadership Lessons from the Theater  An actor has to bring life to the characters he or she plays, much like a leader must put on a game-face in order to lead more effectively. Acting and leading an organization have much in common, and by looking at the way actors improvise and how they use their craft you can also improve your leadership style. Don't act - Be

The 1 Behavior that Makes Good Leaders Into Great Ones  Creating a great workplace is one question leaders have been wrestling with for so long. There are so many different qualities that make a workplace great, but research from Fortune magazine has uncovered that this one thing truly makes the ultimate difference in building a great place to work. Without trust you have nothing

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Making it new every day and getting energized - pumped up can be difficult at times. But it's important to try to find that spark each and every day to make sure you're adding value, getting things done and motivating the people around you. It's always great to drive home and think - where did the day go because you were so busy and had so many things to get done, which usually means you were pumped up and energized. But it's a terrible feeling when you can't get out of first gear and the day drags on forever. Just remember, oftentimes it's merely mind over matter. You make your own day and, quite frankly, you're also making the day for a lot of people around you. They're looking to you to set the pace.

Just a Thought,
Gus

Gus Downing

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