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Louie Liang was named Manager of Global Resource Center Investigations for Toys R Us.
Louie was previously a Corporate Fraud Analyst, Corporate Loss Prevention for Century 21 Department Stores for two years. Before that, he spent nearly three years as a Risk Specialist for Con Edison. Louie graduated cum laude from John Jay College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Congratulations Louie!
Sean Galli, LPC was named Senior Environmental Compliance Manager for Walmart.
Sean was previously a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for PETCO Animal Supplies for over a year. Prior to that, he worked at CVS Health as a Logistics Loss Prevention Manager and, more recently, a Sr. Area Environmental Specialist. From 2006 to 2008, Sean served as Regional Loss Prevention Director for Wet Seal. Congratulations Sean!

Minorities in Loss Prevention
25% Increase in Retail
But Trailing the Overall Industry

According to the National Retail Security Survey over the last ten years, the number of minorities, African American, Hispanic/Latino & Asians, in LP management has grown by 25%. While that number seems impressive and does show that we've made gains, the actual population of 18.2% certainly indicates that the industry has a long way to go if it is to reflect our overall population and the communities we serve.

The industry needs to be aware of this and needs to focus on it during the recruitment processes on a national level.


While both the law enforcement and overall security industry have held steady and interestingly enough both having almost the exact same population percentages, they both are much closer to reflecting the actual population groups in America than their retail counterparts. Indicating that those fields are much more attractive and or that retail has not focused on bridging the gap.

Of interesting note here is that comparing the minority census for retail LP to that of the women's census one sees virtually the same numbers. With 13.6% for women and 18.2% for minorities. Not that much difference when you look at the whole retail LP population.

With that said, it certainly appears that the overall industry itself is not actively engaged in promoting and recruiting both women and minorities in the industry. Understanding that we're a unique industry still doesn't take away from the fact that women now make up 47% of the overall workforce and minorities make up 33.9% of the overall workforce - a fact every LP leader should remember the next time they fill a position. Just a thought, Gus Downing

LP Industry Veteran John Velke Publishes New Book:
"Prove 'Em Innocent: The Art & Science of Workplace Investigations"

Widespread interest in corporate corruption and the public's insatiable appetite for information about investigative techniques, as evidenced by the popularity of television shows like CSI and Law & Order, makes Prove 'Em Innocent: The Art & Science of Workplace Investigations a captivating read by all true crime buffs. Those who work for a public or private company will be fascinated by the tactics used by "company cops," and those who actually work in private sector investigations will benefit from the many examples and exercises contained within this authoritative narrative on investigative techniques. Every aspiring investigator and those already in the field, will find this book useful, educational, and entertaining. Unlike other books on investigations, this book concentrates on concepts and skills taught with real life examples and exercises designed to be fun and entertaining. Here you will find answers to questions like: "What are the identifiable attributes shared by the most successful investigators?"; "Can a good investigator be taught to be a great investigator?"; "Are some people more likely to be dishonest than others?"; and "Can you predict who is likely to be dishonest?"

John Velke is a 40+ year veteran of workplace investigations beginning as a store detective at Lord & Taylor and working his way up to a Divisional Vice President there by the age of 29. He served as the Vice President of Loss Prevention at Fred Meyer and later assumed the same role for Parisian, Proffitt's, and McRae's stores, then owned by Saks Incorporated. In 2008 he went to Total Wine & More as their Vice President of Loss Prevention & Safety. Read more here.

John's book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and www.proveeminnocent.com.

Wal-Mart - Still in the News - Other publications pick up the story
Is Walmart passing its crime buck to local governments?

Walmart gets noticed a lot. Millions appreciate the savings they receive at the chain's stores. Others applaud its sustainability initiatives that benefit the environment. The company has also gotten plenty of attention for how it treats and compensates its workers. Now, Walmart is getting noticed for the amount of crime that takes place in and around its stores and the demands those problems place on local police.

A Bloomberg Businessweek article profiles a Walmart Supercenter in Tulsa, OK that has local police in the store up to 10 hours a day. According to the report, police have been called to this Walmart and three others in the city nearly 2,000 times over the past three years. As a point of comparison, police have been called to the four local Targets 300 times over the same stretch.

The amount of time officers spend in Walmart stores has budgetary consequences for local departments. Robert Rohloff, a squad sergeant in Tulsa, believes the chain is passing the cost of doing the job to local departments such as his.

Last year, a mayor in Beech Grove, IN declared the local Walmart a public nuisance and threatened to issue the store fines every time police are called to the location. The tension between Beech Grove and the retailer grew after a series of criminal incidents at the location, including a brawl between two women and a six-year-old boy in the shampoo aisle. A video of the fight went viral on the internet.

Walmart is not deaf to the criticism and has pledged to improve, but the changes needed are not coming quickly enough for many in law enforcement. Many believe the problems could be reduced if the stores added staff. Some question whether Walmart's board and management are willing to incur those costs when it can instead pass the buck to municipalities. retailwire.com

Coming Tomorrow - Tulsa's LP Reality - LP's Real Life Story in Tulsa
Scrapping away the hype and looking at it from a real-life LP perspective. Tulsa's retail real-life police and crime story from an LP prospective - Only in the Daily.

Walmart U.S. sees improvement in shrink in Q2
This morning Walmart held their second quarter earnings call and the CFO stated:

Gross margin increased 33 basis points in the quarter. Improved margin rates in food and consumables were a contributing factor. In addition, we had improvement in our cost of goods due to savings in procuring merchandise, lower transportation expense as a result of lower fuel costs and some improvements in shrink in Walmart U.S. walmart.com

Landmark Decision?
Tracing email address without warrant - Not Violation of 4th Amendment

The Seventh Circuit in a published opinion Wednesday said that law enforcement did not violate the Fourth Amendment rights of a man found guilty of drug charges after tracing an email address without a warrant, saying there was no reasonable expectation of privacy for his IP address. law360.com

King of Prussia Mega Mall Expands Further
The nation's second-largest shopping center, dwarfed only by the Mall of America, today unveils a dramatic two-level expansion, adding 155,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space bringing the total to 2.9 million square feet.

The expansion adds a total of 50 retailers and restaurants to the mix, and equally significant, it makes the shopping easier by linking up the two sections of the mall separated by a parking lot and a wide road. wwd.com

Walmart's UK division Asda suffers worst every slump in Q2 comp's - down 7.5%
Aldi and Lidl UK Impact - What Will Their Impact be in U.S.?

The drop, which marks Asda's eighth consecutive quarter of tumbling like-for-like sales, comes off the back of a 5.7% slump during the first 13 weeks of 2016.

Asda's slice of the market has been eroded by the growth of discount duo Aldi and Lidl, as well as the ongoing recoveries of mainstream rivals Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons. The emergence of Amazon Fresh in the UK has piled further pressure on the business.

Last month Asda revealed it had also raided Lidl after luring chief operating officer Chris Walker to become its new vice-president of supermarkets. retailweek.com

Virginia toddler suffers horrific injury after pallet falls from Sam's Club shelf
A toddler and his father are recovering after a pallet crashed down on them from a high shelf inside a Virginia Sam's Club Sunday afternoon. "We saw a man running down the aisle crying and yelling holding a little boy," said Sam's Club customer, LaKeisha Villegas. Villegas met that man inside the Colonial Heights Sam's Club, according to WTVR. He was carrying his three-year-old son after the pair were struck by a pallet of water while shopping inside the club. One witness believes the pallet that fell was double-stacked on the third level of the shelving. wgntv.com

Perry Ellis to close 15 stores

Hastings Entertainment Files to auction 123 store leases in it's GOB liquidation

Restaurants - U.S. 2nd largest private sector employer - 14 million Americans

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results 
Walmart U.S. comp's up 1.6%, U.S. net sales up 3.1%, total company revenue up 2.8%
L Brands Q2 comp's up 3%, net sales up 5%
     Bath & Body comp's up 5%
     Victoria's Secret comp's up 2%
Ace Hardware Q2 retail comp's up 1.6%, total sales up 0.6%
Citi Trends Q2 comp's down 1%, sales up 0.9%
Bon Ton Q2 comp's down 2%, sales down 2.4%
SpartanNash Q2 retail comp's down 3.0% excluding fuel, net sales up 1.8%
Cato Q2 comp's down 6%, sales down 5%

Chargeback Management: identifying
and resolving today's challenges

Free expert-led training workshops offering practical skills and expertise in Retail Risk and Loss Prevention at Retail Risk - New York 2016 - September 1st

Effective risk mitigation and chargeback remediation strategies remain elusive for many merchants. Fraud detection and prevention efforts are not able to adapt as quickly as technology developments and modern fraud tactics. Additionally, our current 'Age of the Consumer' has allowed illegitimate cardholder behaviors to go unchecked while consumer preferences are driving the standardization of ecommerce.

In an exclusive delegate workshop at Retail Risk - New York 2016 on 1st September, COO of Chargebacks911 Monica Eaton-Cardone will show merchants how their current management strategies are based on insufficient data, which is causing them to implement ineffective solutions that target the wrong problem. She'll expose the challenges that make current efforts less effective and offer actionable advice for retaining revenue, reducing chargebacks, maintaining processing capabilities, and ensuring sustainable growth.

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Exclusive: Q&A with Daniel Eckert, senior vice president of Wal-Mart Services
Internet Retailer talks with Eckert about mobile payments, apps and the future of Walmart Pay

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. doesn't see Walmart Pay as a mobile payment option. It's a way to improve checkout, says Daniel Eckert, senior vice president of Wal-Mart Services.

Wal-Mart, No. 4 in the Internet Retailer 2016 Top 500 Guide, finished deploying its in-store payment feature to all 4,600 of its U.S. stores at the end of June. Walmart Pay is available to shoppers with its app while in a store. About 20 million consumers actively use the Wal-Mart app, meaning they have opened it at least once within the last 30 days, Eckert says.

The retailer developed Walmart Pay in-house in nine months and finished the chain-wide deployment in six months. Now that the feature is available to all U.S. shoppers, the retailer is alerting its shoppers of it via emails, in-app notifications and in-store via signage.

Internet Retailer sat down with Eckert this week to find more about the retailing giant's strategy with its latest mobile app feature. The interview is edited for clarity. internetretailer.com

Did VISA, MasterCard Collude to Put Profits Before Protection?
Home Depot stood as one of the first national retailers to convert all of its card readers, but it pushed for further fraud prevention by requiring the chip plus entry of a PIN. What was Visa and MasterCard's response? According to Home Depot and Wal-Mart, who recently filed a similar antitrust action against Visa: collusion to block use of the PINS. Why the resistance to credit card PINs? Signature transactions have higher fees. It seems that fraud prevention becomes bad for credit card business at some point.
More suits will likely follow as the conversion to chip readers causes merchant transaction costs to surge. natlawreview.com

Real Losses Bolster $5M Kmart Data Breach Deal, Banks Say
A proposed class of banks suing Kmart over its 2014 data breach shot back Wednesday at concerns over standing that have made an Illinois federal judge reluctant to sign off on the parties' $5.2 million settlement, arguing that the costs the financial institutions have incurred are far from speculative.

To back up its claims, the financial institutions pointed to the "millions of dollars in costs" that they claimed to have incurred in the wake of the breach, including the expense of cancelling compromised cards and reimbursing customers for fraudulent charges. "These losses are not speculative or illusory; they are real and measurable and have already been incurred," the memorandum said. law360.com

Why a security team embraces shadow IT
Shadow IT continues to plague companies. Over the next several years IT spending will increasingly occur outside the allotted IT budget, often exceeding 30 percent of total IT spending, according to Gartner analyst Matt Cain. The analyst says that rather than blocking shadow IT, IT should develop a system that outlines when it is appropriate for employees to use their own technology solutions and when IT should take the lead. The idea is to create a digital workplace that aligns corporate workflow more closely to employees' experiences with consumer computing.  csoonline.com

Insider Threats Sinks Share Prices Worst Then External Hackers
Share prices tumbling in the wake of a cyber attack is nothing new. It must be noted that it is expected, even obvious, that shares tumble in the event of a cyber attack. Cyber attacks garner bad publicity and put into question the infrastructure, processes and policies of a company. A cyber attack can transform a once attractive proposition, into a bad bet.

"And when the breach is related to an insider event, the potential is even worse. Unlike the easier to blame "hacker," the insider sourced beach leads to parades of investigations, policy reviews, staff shake ups, and more. None of that is good for business, and none of it inspired investor confidence."

IInsider attacks cut to the core of an organisation - not only does it put into question security policies, authentication methods, segmentation, encryption, monitoring and other proven countermeasures, it also puts into question employees and the level of trust given to certain individuals in the organisation. When investors rely on confidence, the insider threat seems to shake that confidence far more than an external hacker. cbronline.com

Why IoT Hacking Can Be Like Ocean's 11


You're on the tradeshow floor, watching a demo of a system claiming to deliver HD IP video from your stores to your smartphone. The demo looks great and your hopes rise. Even so, you prepare yourself for likely disappointment, like Charlie Brown taking another run at the football.

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1. Low bandwidth. As soon as you mention "HD IP video," your IT administrator will be on red alert. HD IP video has a deserved reputation as a bandwidth hog. MultiSight, however, allows you to record in HD and view remotely, without burdening your network. We only require a 500 kbps upload speed, and use only a set percentage of the available pipe.
2. Bank-grade encryption. MultiSight was designed for enterprise IT constraints and protects your video from end to end. We use bank-grade encryption for all communications so your data is safe and available when you need it.
3. Turnkey deployments. Rolling out MultiSight to your organization should require no changes to your network. Our equipment is wall-mountable and compact, eliminating the need to install IT racks in your stores.
4. Web-based management of locations, devices and users. Instantly add or remove usersb from MultiSight's Administration website. With a single login, you can rename cameras and view video in any location without traveling to the site.
5. Seamless, cloud-based upgrades. Best of all, since MultiSight is a cloud-based system, updates are automatic and invisible to you. We eliminate the traditional burden of managing and applying individual updates to all your cameras and DVRs.
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An Open Letter... from Award Winner Jeff Levitt, LPC, CPP

An open letter to RLPSA members and 2016 conference attendees:

On Tuesday night, July 27, at the Restaurant Loss Prevention Security Association (RLPSA) networking event at the Pearl stable, I was honored to receive the 2016 RLPSA Salute To Excellence Award. This is the highest honor a current practitioner in the restaurant loss prevention field can receive. I was and am both honored and humbled by being this year's recipient. At the time, I gave an impromptu thank you speech - certainly not my strong suit. I want to take a moment here to put into better words exactly how honored I am with this.

I have been a member and strong supporter of RLPSA for 11 years. As a Charter member and board member of the Loss Prevention Foundation, I represent the restaurant industry and specifically RLPSA to that organization. As Vice chairman of the ASIS retail council, I am also constantly discussing the values of RLPSA there as well. In RLPSA President Rob Holms' speech about why I was selected he stated that I was a great brand ambassador and that I had a dedication to elevating the LP industry with QSR. I try to accomplish this by merging people and ideas together. That is a great strength of all of RLPSA's members and vendor partners. We are colleagues, not competitors, as Emil Monda pointed out in his acceptance of the well-deserved lifetime achievement award. I truly believe this. Practitioners in the Loss Prevention field share like those in marketing or finance might not. We have common goals and priorities, life safety being at the forefront, followed in my mind by brand protection, company profitability, and identifying and resolving internal theft issues. This focus is mutually beneficial for all involved.

I know there are many other LP practitioners equally or more deserving of this award. I must mostly attribute my success, and ability to even be considered, to the people around me. The other members of the Panera Loss Prevention team that are my co-workers help make me who I am today, both professionally and personally. Mike Keller, LPC, our Manager of Loss Prevention Analytics, accepted me into the department 11 years ago and has been my go to resource for all that I have not understood about Panera, analytics and exception reporting since that time. Mary Krieger, LPQ, our Loss Prevention Manager, is new to the industry and now is W-Z trained and is becoming quite skilled at interviewing. She is also excelling at case identification and analysis. She will clearly be a future LP industry leader. The three of us report to Cindy Drury, Director of Risk Management. Cindy is a great supporter of our department objectives. She helps drive us all to be a better strategically focused department supporting the company's key initiatives.

I want to thank the many people at RLPSA that have driven me to be better, and have become true partners in my career and more. Thank you to Amber Bradley, the RLPSA Executive Director and Chief Creative Brain of the Calibration Group LLC. Amber has helped show me that even during adversity, you must FIGHT ON!

Thank you RLPSA members and 2016 conference attendees who made receiving my award so memorable.

Active Shooter Response:
Are You Ready?

Debbie Maples, VP Global LP & Corp. Security, Gap Inc.

Active shooter events in a retail or restaurant location present unique challenges: customers are present and need to be protected, colleagues and employees may behave differently under stress, or the physical layout of the space could impact your ability to hide or escape. No single answer exists for what to do, but a survival mindset can increase the odds of surviving. Debbie Maples, VP of Global Loss Prevention & Corporate Security, Gap Inc., shares the current thinking and best practices to ensure your organization and store teams are prepared.

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LLPNN Quick Take #10

Jon Grander, VP, Asset and Revenue Management, Caleres, previews his upcoming LPNN session on Civil Unrest. Jon shares the lessons learned after his company's headquarters were affected by the 2014 Ferguson protests and riots.

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Payment and personal data are what hackers seek most
Average sale price for a stolen credit card paired with personal information is $15

Criminals have a clear incentive to target internet retailers," says Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO [Fast Identity Online] Alliance, an interindustry group aimed at developing specifications for better internet security. Payment data is the prize that most thieves are seeking when they hack into networks.

Obtaining customer login credentials also can prove fruitful because of consumers' penchant for using the same usernames and passwords on multiple websites, and e-retailers' hesitation to apply more stringent authentication methods. Internet retailers "are always fighting to reduce their shopping cart abandonment rates, which historically required them to sacrifice some proven user authentication practices to reduce the number of steps required for a customer to complete a purchase.

63% of confirmed data breaches (across all industries) in 2015 involved leveraging weak, default or stolen passwords, according to the Verizon investigation report. Once these credentials are in hand, experts say the most common target for their use is to access payment information consumers store with merchants or financial institutions.  internetretailer.com

Jewelry retailer James Allen's fraud tools cut transaction times
Online orders average about $6,000 at jewelry retailer James Allen, so there's a lot of pressure to ensure transactions are secure and accurate. But the level of scrutiny required for those transactions was time-consuming and labor intensive for James Allen's customer service representatives and customers.

In the 12 months since James Allen implemented a tool from online fraud prevention technology provider Forter, the retailer has had 80% fewer "interruptions" in the purchase process, Schultz says. An interruption occurs when the jeweler requires more information, such as a phone call to confirm credit card details or obtain additional personal information to verify that the customer is who she says she is.

Being able to automate and smooth out the process through Forter's Decision-as-a-Service tool, which relies on behavioral analysis in addition to analysis of credit card information and shopper location, benefits customers because their orders are processed without delays or questions and frees James Allen employees to focus on other work, Shultz says. internetretailer.com

Walmart Q2 e-commerce sales up 11.8%

Ralphs rolls out online grocery shopping in California

Apple and Staples draw more online back-to-school shoppers this year


GRAORCA's 6th Annual Retail Crime Conference To Be Held On Aug. 24 in Atlanta 

The Georgia Retail Association Loss Prevention Council (GRALPC) and the Georgia Retail Association Organized Retail Crime Alliance (GRAORCA) will host its 6th annual Retail Crime Conference on Aug. 24 in Atlanta, Georgia.   

The conference will continue to build on the mission of providing Law Enforcement and Loss Prevention professionals with opportunities to come together for professional networking, training and information sharing. The conference format will include general sessions, breakout sessions and a Vendor Trade Show.

There is no charge for law enforcement or retailers who are current members of the George Retail Association (GRA). For non-GRA retailers, there is a nominal registration fee of just $25.

For a list of speakers and topics, and to register for the conference, click here

Santa Fe, NM: Couple arrested in $40,000 Kmart jewelry theft
PPolice, acting on a tip from the public, arrested a Santa Fe couple Wednesday on suspicion of stealing more than $40,000 worth of jewelry from a local Kmart store. Santa Fe Police said Jacob Paquin, 40, confessed to officers that he was the suspect shown in surveillance camera footage swiping rings, watches and other jewelry from the retailer Saturday evening. But Paquin claimed he was drunk when he visited the store that night and didn't remember the theft or where he stashed the jewelry. santafenewmexican.com

Orangeburg County, FL: $5,000 Thief has a Key to Walmart registers
Someone stole $2,619.86 from two cash registers at Walmart, according to an incident report filed Tuesday. The incident happened on Aug. 9 between 10:02 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. at the North Road Walmart. Video surveillance showed a man entering the Garden Center and using a key to access two unoccupied cash registers.

The report states the person in the video matches the appearance of a person who hit the store in January for just over $5,000 in cash. The store's loss prevention officers are working to get additional evidence and possible identities of any accomplices involved. thetandd.com

Westminster, MA: Two men charged in thefts of tools from R.K. Milles and Aubuchan Hardware
After allegedly swiping tools from two different hardware stores, two men face retail theft charges, with one also charged with possession of cocaine. manchesterjournal.com

Elgin, IL: Woman accused of stealing $1,100 of merchandise from Walmart
Shakirya D. Offette, 23, was charged with a felony count of theft, accused of taking $1,143 from Walmart. chicagotribune.com

Do you have an ORC case to share? Publishing it educates the LP & retail community, which might fuel even more jobs and funding. Share your ORC News and help the industry!

Shootings and Deaths

Kelso, WA: Police Shooting: C-Store Shoplifter attacks Clerk with a stick, shot and killed by Police
The suspect, a 27-year-old black man described as a transient, was reported to have shoplifted from a gas station food mart in West Kelso. The officer went to the gas station at about 8 a.m. to take a report about the suspected shoplifting. As the officer and one of the two female clerks inside were trying to view surveillance video, the man returned and began striking the other clerk as well as a customer with a walking stick. The officer tried to intervene but the man struck him as well, inflicting head, arm and leg injuries. The officer then drew his weapon and fired. The man died at the scene. komonews.com

Greenville, SC: Shooting reported at Habitat for Humanity thrift store, one man killed
Deputies say a man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the road at Rutherford Road and Locust Street. Christopher Shane Satterfield, 25, of Greenville, was found shot with several gunshot wounds, according to Greenville County Sheriff's office. Deputies say the victim was involved in an altercation before he was shot. wspa.com

Hollywood, FL: Home Depot Employee held at gunpoint after confronting shoplifters
Surveillance video showed a man and woman leaving Home Depot on June 6th with a cart-full of lights they hadn't paid for. A loss prevention officer ran after them when the woman pulled a gun from her purse and threatened to shoot him in the face. The shoplifters ran to the parking lot and drove off. The employee was not injured. wsvn.com

Robberies and Thefts

Hartford, CT: Man faces federal prison for Fossil store burglaries in Conn., five other states; totaling $1.8M
Alionis Perez is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Connecticut after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges in May. Prosecutors say he led a group that in 2013 broke into the Fossil store in Clinton and other outlet stores at night, targeting time pieces. They say he and his partners got away with more than $1.8 million in watches during burglaries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida and Pennsylvania. They say the gang also attempted a burglary in Maine that failed. fox61.com

Indianapolis, IN: Burglar smashes glass to get inside Target
Security cameras captured a violent break-in at the Target store in Nora. Video shows the man trying to pry open the automatic sliding doors of the store near 86th and College. But when that doesn't work, police say he used a large stone to smash the glass. The burglar got away with some of the store merchandise. wthr.com

Zale's the victim of Dramatic Smash & Grab at Philadelphia Mills

Investigators say three suspects entered the shopping center on the 1700 block of Franklin Mills Circle at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday and went inside the Zales Jewelry Store. Once inside, the men began smashing the glass cases with sledgehammers.

Hialeah, FL: 'Most wanted' fugitive captured with 2 others after jewelry store heists
Anibal Mustelier, 66, has been sought by the FBI, U.S. marshals and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for 26 years. local10.com

Altoona, PA; Police looking for 2 men in $35,000 jewelry heist
Altoona Police are looking for these two men, suspected of stealing two rings, worth close to 35-thousand dollars. it happened at Your Jewelry Box on Wednesday. Police believe the men have foreign backgrounds, and stopped at another jewelry store in Altoona after this theft. Police say the suspects took an unknown amount of gold and diamond rings before fleeing the store. wearecentralpa.com

Nashville, TN: 79-year-old man accused of pulling knife on Walmart employee
A 79-year-old Nashville man is behind bars after allegedly pulling a knife on a Walmart employee Wednesday because he was sent to a broken self-checkout register. A Walmart associate was directing customers to various self-checkout registers when she was approached by James T. Moore. The woman says Moore was "angry the check-out register was not functioning correctly" and asked the employee why she sent him to a broken register? The employee did not respond and Moore allegedly pulled out a pocket knife from his pocket, opened the blade and stated "I gotta handle you." Loss Prevention subdued the man who was later arrested. ffox17.com

Man out of prison 5 hours busted shoplifting two bottles of vodka

North Andover, MA: Police investigate store thefts at North Andover Mall; targeting Kohl's and TJ Maxx

Pittsburgh police seek to ID armed thief in series of dollar store robberies: hitting 3 stores in 5 days

David's Jewelers in Watertown, CT reported a Burglary on 8/10, approx 80 pieces of Silver were stolen

Tampa, FL: Three arrested in string of 25 burglaries in South Tampa

Kettering, OH: Man drives stolen Kroger scooter down street; got 2 miles away

Mappins Jewellers in the Fairview Mall, Willowdale, ON, CN reported a Grab & Run on 8/17, merchandise valued at $3,000

Credit Card Fraud

Camden County, NC: Man stole woman's identity, bought 6 pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes worth $8K


Saddle River, NJ: One arrested in Arson for Hire at Colonial Park Shopping Center

Airline Liquors - West Palm Beach, FL - Armed Robbery/ clerk injured
BeeLine -Lexington, KY - Burglary
Borowiak's IGA -Marion, IL - Armed Robberyn
Buena Vista, Pharmacy - Buena Vista, VA - Burglary
C-Store - Harrisburg, PA - Armed Robbery/ clerk shot at suspect
C-Store - Detroit, MI - Armed Robbery/ 1 person shot and killed
Country Farms - Asbury Park, NJ - Armed Robbery
David Jewelers - Watertown, CT - Burglary
Dollar General - Joplin, MO - Shooting
EZ Mart - Danville, VA - Armed Robbery
Flying K - Kelso, WA - Theft/ Police Shooting
Harley Davidson - Kane County, IL - Burglary
Kangaroo Express - Orlando, FL - Armed Robbery
Party City Liquor - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Lexington, KY -Robbery
Sally Beauty - Lexington, KY - Robbery
Shell - Elgin, IL - Armed Robbery
Speedway Fairborn, OH - Robbery
Target - Nora, IN - Burglary
Texaco - Flomaton, AL - Burglary
Walmart - Bullhead City, AZ - Armed Robbery
Zale's - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery/ Smash&Grab
Zaxby's - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery/ Assault
7-Eleven - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Armed Robbery


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The safety specialist, asset protection, will oversee safety practices within an assigned group of stores. This position will execute the safety program designed to minimize associate and customer accidents...

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Columbia, SC

The Sr. Manager, region asset protection, is responsible for providing oversight in the protection of company assets and executing asset protection programs designed to minimize inventory shrink, workers compensation claims, general liability claims, bad checks and cash losses within an assigned region. This leader will direct and supervise a team of asset protection professionals and will have complete responsibility for managing investigations and auditing programs to ensure effectiveness and departmental compliance...

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The importance of staying focused and positive in your job search can't be over emphasized. Even when you're networking keep it positive and never network without asking for another contact name at the companies you're looking at. Operators, Human Resource executives, other Loss Prevention executives, anyone that is in a management position with the companies you're interested in joining. We'd also suggest visiting some stores and trying to meet the Loss Prevention team and finding out more about their LP efforts, structure, management individuals, and just plain getting to know that companies LP culture and never leave without leaving a copy of your resume. Every successful marketing campaign has a grass roots methodology and getting into some stores is just that. If done correctly I assure you the multi unit LP executives will find out who you are and respect you for doing it.

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