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LeeRoy Hegwood, CFI was named Senior Manager of Partner and Asset Protection for Starbucks.
LeeRoy was previously the Senior Manager of Loss Prevention and Forensics for Outerwall for over a year before taking this new role. He also held positions as Loss Prevention Manager and Senior Corporate Investigator for Outerwall in 2014 and 2011. LeeRoy has held a number of various loss prevention leadership positions for such retailers as dd's Discounts as Senior Loss Prevention Manager, Petco as Regional Loss Prevention Manager, and Ross Stores as Loss Prevention Zone Manager, District Loss Prevention Manager and District Loss Prevention Investigator. LeeRoy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Loss Prevention Management from Northern Michigan University. Congratulations LeeRoy!

Biggest Counterfeit Story in Retail History
Target refunding $90M - Sold Fake Sheets
Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, J.C. Penney & Macy's to follow suit?

Target is offering customers millions of dollars in refunds after discovering that it sold fake Egyptian cotton sheets.

The sheets were manufactured by Welspun India, a global textile company that's a key supplier to many US retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, JCPenney, and Macy's, Bloomberg reports.

Target on Aug. 19 said it discovered 750,000 sheets and pillowcases supplied by the textile manufacturer were mislabeled as Egyptian cotton between August 2014 and July 2016. The company pulled the items from its shelves, will offer customers refunds and is phasing out all Welspun products. The issue was of "fiber provenance" and not about quality, said Mandawewala.

Target is one of Welspun's biggest customers, accounting for $90 million in sales in the last fiscal year, according to Bloomberg.

The sheets were sold at Target for as much as $175 per set under the labels Fieldcrest and Crowning Touch.

Target recently pulled them from store shelves and its website, and now the company is offering a full refund to anyone who bought the sheets between August 2014 and July 2016.

"After an extensive investigation, we recently confirmed that Welspun substituted another type of non-Egyptian cotton when producing these sheets between August 2014 and July 2016," Target said in a statement." We have informed Welspun that, due to this conduct, we are in the process of terminating our relationship with them."

Bed Bath & Beyond and Wal-Mart also carry Welspun Egyptian cotton sheets. Both retailers carried the company's 500 and 800-thread count sheets online, labeled as Crowning Touch and Fieldcrest.   bloomberg.com  reuters.com businessinsider.com

Wal-Mart Probes Whether India Company Misrepresented Cotton Sheets
Wal-Mart said it is investigating whether Welspun sold it cheaper cotton sheets while passing them off as superior products. American retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart,  Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., J.C. Penney Co. and Macy's , accounted for two-thirds of Welspun's $878 million in sales in the year ended March 31. Welspun is one of Asia's biggest textile manufacturers. wsj.com

Walmart Faces Criticism for Call Loads to Police in Little Rock, Ark.
The exact same article as last week just from Little Rock's perspective. Interesting how two major articles last week start a chain reaction across the nation in the media world. arkansasmatters.com

Paris Stands to Lose $1.5 Billion in Tourism This Year
Visits by Japanese tourists in the first six months of the year fell 46.2 percent, Russians 35 percent and Italians 27.7 percent.

That dire warning comes from the Paris Regional Tourist Board, which on Tuesday reported a 6.4 percent drop in overnight visitors in the first half of the year. The tally reflects one million fewer tourists to the French capital, with foreigners accounting for almost two-thirds of the lost revenues.

It blamed a string of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Brussels and Nice; a spate of strikes, and the wettest spring on record in 150 years.

Exane BNP Paris has estimated that Paris accounts for 74 percent of luxury consumption in France. Only New York generates more spending in personal luxury goods than Paris, with London in third place, according to 2014 data from Altagamma and Bain. wwd.com

"Happy Zika," is the last thing they need

Miami Beach retail reacts to Zika concerns
Confirmed cases now in Tampa Bay area

The Olympics, global terrorism, record-breaking heat and back-to-school are also chipping away at summer sales. A Lincoln Road retailer, who wouldn't go on record, said August sales decreased 40 percent from last year, though it's typically a strong month on par with April, while a casual dining institution a few blocks east said business has been down quite a bit for the first time ever.

We definitely noticed a significant drop in sales the first week of August after the initial Zika warning in Wynwood [a retail and arts district on the mainland]," said Bruce Cannella, cofounder of Base Superstore, a men's wear and lifestyle concept that has operated on Lincoln Road for 20 years. "It leveled off the following week, but independent businesses like us without multiple locations and corporate backing face the biggest threat in an already challenged retail market."

"We're getting pummeled this August, but I think it's an anomaly with the Olympics drawing tourists who may have come here, as well as Brazilians who stayed home for the games." wwd.com wsj.com

Zara "Cheating Americans out of billions"
According to the $5M class action suit, Zara USA Inc tags clothing only in Euros, which is itself confusing to many consumers.

Attorney Mark Geragos represents the plaintiffs. He accused Zara of "bait and switch and cover-up pricing." He said many products are priced in euros and when converted at the register, consumers are overcharged. "We estimate between $12 and $15 per item, and if you extrapolate that out, it could be upwards of $1 billion or more...," he said. In other instances, stickers with a price in dollars covered up a cheaper price in euros.

Geragos believes the pricing was systematic and that Zara knew what they were doing. His advice to shoppers: Check your tags before you buy.

Zara USA denied the allegations and issued a statement, which read in part: "We pride ourselves in our fundamental commitment to transparency and honest, ethical conduct with our valued customers. We look forward to presenting our full defense in due course through the legal process." abc7.com

Social Media Ruling on behalf of employees
Chipotle banned from punishing employees for tweeting

The National Labor Relations Board ruled last week that the company's social media policy, which prohibits employees from disparaging the company publicly online, violates federal labor law, Eater reports.

The NLRB has ordered Chipotle to get rid of the policy, as well as terminate a number of other policies, including one that restricts employees from circulating petitions for better working conditions and another that prohibits employees from discussing politics and religion.

Chipotle has been ordered to post signs at its restaurants noting that the policies were illegal.

The social media policy in particular banned employees from "posting incomplete, confidential, or inaccurate information and making disparaging, false, or misleading statements," according to the NLRB ruling.

The NLRB issued the order in response to Chipotle's 2015 firing of James Kennedy, a Philadelphia-area restaurant employee, who circulated a petition claiming that workers weren't able to take breaks just before he was fired. Two weeks prior to circulating the petition, Kennedy was reprimanded by Chipotle management for a tweet about the company's wages.

The January 2015 tweet was in response to a customer sending Chipotle a thank you tweet or a free item.

He wrote: "@ChipotleTweets, nothing is free, only cheap #labor. Crew members make only $8.50hr how much is that steak bowl really?" Kennedy later removed the tweet at the request of a supervisor.

An administrative judge ruled in March that Chipotle must offer to rehire Kennedy and pay him for lost wages. businessinsider.com
New NACS-Sponsored Program Offers Background Screening For Retailers
The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has partnered with RedTail to offer the NACS Background Check Program. The program incorporates screening services from SecurTest and patented iReviewNow technology.  theshelbyreport.com

Cargo theft on the rise in EMEA region
A total of 339 cargo thefts were reported in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region during the second quarter of 2016, 129 of which occurred in the United Kingdom.

Reported cargo thefts in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region increased about 18 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2016 to 339 reported incidents, according to the FreightWatch International Supply Chain Intelligence Center (FWI SCIC). The top five countries in the region with the largest number of reported cargo thefts for the quarter were the United Kingdom with 129 reported incidents, followed by Germany (67), Italy (39), Sweden (20) and The Netherlands (17). americanshipper.com

Director of Loss Prevention posted for A.C. Moore in Berlin, NJ
The Director of Loss Prevention is responsible for the management, administration and operation of the Loss Prevention Team. Ensures adherence to company policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws and regulations. Monitors and analyzes economic conditions affecting the risk management department and recommends appropriate action. Develops and executes corporate Audit Risk Plans. Reporting to the EVP, Store Operations.

A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. With over 5,000 Team Members and 140 stores from Maine to Florida, we happily call Berlin, NJ home to our corporate office and distribution center. Our parent Company, Sbar's Inc., operates an additional corporate office and distribution center a short distance away in Moorestown, New Jersey. acmoore.com

D.C. police chief stepping down to tackle NFL security role

Domino's opens it's 13,000 store worldwide

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Best Buy Q2 U.S. comp's up 0.8%, overall revenue flat
Kirkland's Q2 comp's down 4.3%, sales up 6.7%

New 'ORC Leaders' Feature Story Coming Tomorrow

Kevin Plante, Director, Loss Prevention Reporting & Analytics, CVS
Over the past 25+ years, Kevin has held a number of senior-level LP positions with national retailers ranging from Pep Boys to Staples to his current role at CVS. He has also worked tirelessly to help promote collaboration and partnerships within the LP industry through his founding of the New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance and his involvement with the Retailers Association of Massachusetts as Chairman of their LP Committee since 2005. Read the full story by Amber Bradley in tomorrow's Daily!

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Cyber Attacks Could Cost Retailers One-Fifth Of Their Shoppers: KPMG Study
Study suggests strong disconnect between consumers and retail executives; Potential hacks, gaps in security of digital strategies cause consumer alarm.

Consumers are wary of the increased frequency of cyber-attacks against retailers, and many are ready to walk away from their favorite retailers if a breach occurs. In fact, according to the 2016 KPMG Consumer Loss Barometer, in surveying 448 consumers, KPMG found that 19 percent said they would stop shopping at a retailer that had been a victim of a cybersecurity hack, even if the company took the necessary steps to remediate the issue.

In addition to those who would abandon the retailer entirely, 33 percent of the consumers indicated that fears of further exposure of their personal information would prevent them from shopping at a breached retailer for at least three months. When asked which factors most likely contribute to a customer not returning - or delaying a return - to the store, consumers surveyed cited a lack of a solid plan to prevent further attacks as a top factor.

Despite consumer concerns, the survey suggests that the issue is not as top of mind with retail executives as it should be. "Make no mistake, there is a lot at stake here for retailers." Quite frankly, many retailers are not doing enough to protect their businesses from cyber-attacks or react to them when they occur, and the effects of their inaction will end up harming them in the long run." prnewswire.com

Q2 Global Fraud Jumps 50% From 2015
Fraud prevention firm ThreatMetrix claims to have stopped 112 million attacks globally in Q2 2016, a 50% increase on the same period a year ago, highlighting the industrial-scale nature of online fraud today.

The vendor's Cybercrime Report for the period claimed the continued occurrence of major data breaches is feeding an insatiable appetite for global fraud.

These compromised identities are often tested online to ensure they still work, before being used to try and defraud companies and individuals out of money.

ThreatMetrix said that an increasingly popular way of performing this testing is to register new accounts on peer-to-peer media platforms using the stolen credentials to post fake reviews and other UGC.

Nearly one in four media transactions were rejected by the vendor in Q2 ahead of the summer holiday season - a 92% increase on the 2015 figures.

In total, fraudulent new account registrations jumped 350% year-on-year in Q2, with bots increasingly used to help automate campaigns and evade traditional fraud sensors. infosecurity-magazine.com

DDoS Attacks Increase 200%; US #1 most-attacked country
DDoS attacks have increased by over 200% in the last year, according to new research from Imperva. The uptick in attacks has been attributed to DDoS-for-hire services, the company said.

DDoS attacks are now among the most common cyber threats businesses can face, according to Imperva. Between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 it recorded an average of 445 attacks targeting its customers per week. More than 40% of customers affected were targeted more than once, and 16% were hit more than five times.  infosecurity-magazine.com

Calif. Bill To Secure Biometric, Other Data Facing Deadline
A California bill to ensure privacy protections for personal consumer data was amended on Friday, addressing business concerns and tightening its focus on geolocation and biometric information, and now faces an Aug. 31 deadline for passage.

Businesses would be required to identify foreseeable internal and external risks to the security of personal information that could result in the "unauthorized disclosure, misuse, alteration" or other compromise of the information, and implement and maintain undefined privacy safeguards," according to the bill, which does not contain penalties or other enforcement mechanisms to ensure compliance.  law360.com

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One of the most important goals of an interview, other than obtaining the truth, is determining intent.

Whether the employee has failed an audit, violated a procedure or committed an act of dishonesty it is important that an interviewer strategizes their game plan.

At Retail Risk - New York David Thompson - Director of Investigation & Innovations Research at Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, will present an interactive session designed specifically to help interviewers achieve the goal of obtaining the truth, whilst also identifying intent.

This structured approach is another method to be added to an interviewer's arsenal and can also be translated to business conversations, negotiations or the typical interview. The presentation will walk through an example of strategizing this method in a variety of contexts.

For further information about David and other terrific speakers at our Retail Risk - New York event, and to claim your free VIP delegate pass, go to http://www.retailrisk.com/new-york-booking/

The Retail Risk conferences are the definitive events for all aspects of physical and technological fraud prevention within the retail and online environment. Building on the increasing success of their events in London, Leicester and Dublin, Retail Fraud conferences have now also been launched in Cape Town, Dubai, Oslo, Amsterdam, New York, Dallas, Singapore and Melbourne with further shows being added in the near future, making it the largest retail fraud and loss prevention conference series in the world.

Attendance is completely free of charge to retailers, academics and law enforcement personnel.

For any further information or interview requests please contact Rachel Powell at Really Effective Marketing on +44 (0) 1603 858 458 or rachelpowell@really-effective.com


Industry Veterans Solving Inventory Challenges

CONTROLTEK has grown steadily over the past 40 years based on the quality of their products and the quality of service delivered to their clients. Their commitment to understanding the challenges their customers face and then delivering a solution in a timely fashion has been the hallmark of CONTROLTEK's success. Rhett Asher, Director of Business Development, and Mike Campbell, Director of National Accounts, tell us what drew them to the company and what sets CONTROLTEK apart.

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Global online sales to hit $1.915 Trillion this year
Double-digit growth through 2020, sales hits $4 trillion

Retail ecommerce sales-which include products and services (barring travel, restaurant and event ticket sales) ordered via the internet over any device-will reach $1.915 trillion in 2016, accounting for 8.7% of total retail spending worldwide. While the pace of growth for overall retail sales is subdued, the digital portion of sales continues to expand rapidly, with a 23.7% growth rate forecast for 2016.  emarketer.com

Merchants Face Quandary with Digital Goods:
Balancing Fast Revenue vs. Fast Fraud

Vesta Corporation, a global leader in the field of card-not-present (CNP) transactions, has released a new white paper, "A Merchant's Guide to Successfully Selling Digital Goods." The paper explores how merchants can successfully navigate operational risks and position their business to capitalize on the revenue opportunities of the digital world. prnewswire.com

Amazon planning to open drive-up grocery store
At least that's according to a report by GeekWire, which said Amazon plans to renovate a site in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood into a 9,759-sq.-ft. retail space where shoppers can pick up groceries that they ordered online.  chainstoreage.com

Illinois IP Law Firm Wants Out Of Defamation Suit Against Coach 
Coach & Judge told us to takeover your site

Greer Burns & Crain Ltd. on Monday urged an Ohio federal court to dismiss claims by an online designer handbag reseller alleging the firm and its client Coach Inc. ruined the smaller retailer's reputation with false trademark infringement claims, arguing the reseller has failed to make a claim against the firm.

As for Buschle's claim that a temporary 36-hour takeover of her online domain name in April 2015, which included a link to Coach's complaint against her business and others, has forever ruined the reputation of Designer Handbag Rescue. law360.com
NHL, NBA, MLB Launch New Online Counterfeit Retailers Suit
The NBA, MLB and NHL on Monday launched their second series of lawsuits in a year trying to shut down overseas sellers of counterfeit sports merchandise. The leagues said the online retailers in question have created thousands of Internet stores that are meant to look as if they sell official merchandise, when in fact they sell products containing trademarks they have not been licensed to use.  law360.com

Boxes and bites: E-commerce boom brings more risk for delivery drivers

New York & Co. will start selling on Amazon in October

Portage, IN: Four arrested in Printer and Ink Cartage theft; one suspect was Armed
Four Gary residents were arrested and face a string of charges following an alleged attempted shoplifting incident at the Wal-Mart that escalated into much more, according to police reports. Two suspects bought a printer Friday at the Walmart Supercenter. The pair then went back to the electronics department, where they grabbed another printer and, later, stuffed it into a shopping bag with clothing and fled the store. Meanwhile, two of the other suspect entered the store and allegedly tried to steal ink cartridges. One suspect returned attempting to return the printer and was stopped by Lp and a physical altercation took place. The suspect fled, following a high speed Police chase, all 4 were arrested. One suspect was carrying a 9mm handgun. chicagotribune.com

Dothan, AL: Former Wal-Mart assistant manager charged with $7,000 theft
Police investigators charged both Curtis Driggers and Ryan Cinfici with stealing $6,897.70 worth of property from a Wal-Mart store between July 19 and Aug. 16 of this year. Police Lt. Glover said police charged the two men with stealing merchandise from the Wal-Mart store located in north Dothan. Glover said Driggers formerly served as an assistant manager at the business. "Driggers was just loading buggies full of stuff and taking it out the door, and Cinfici was just waiting in the parking lot to pick it up," Glover said. "From what I understand, he was going right out the front door with it." dothaneagle.com

Wichita Fall, TX: Employee charged with $2,700 jewelry theft from her store, selling it to another
A woman has been charged for stealing jewelry from the store where she worked and selling it to another jewelry store and a coin and gold shop. Police say an owner of Harvest Drugs on Kell West reported Barnes had taken thousands of dollars worth of Pandora Jewelry and sold it to Nacol's Jewelry. texomashomepage.com

North Myrtle Beach, SC: Woman charged with taking thousands in merchandise from Ulta Beauty
A 38-year-old Conway woman is charged with shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from an Ulta beauty products store in North Myrtle Beach earlier this month. Latonya Ashantia Moses was arrested Tuesday after surrendering to North Myrtle Beach police. The charge stems from an incident that was reported Aug. 2. Moses was shown in surveillance footage allegedly shoplifting about $2,500 in merchandise from inside a Ulta beauty store in North Myrtle Beach. It appears she worked alone in the incident, according to police, and was only in the store 20 minutes before leaving. myrtlebeachonline.com

Gratiot County, MI: Gratiot County Sheriff's solid Police work turns up Felony and Misdemeanor charges; one man charged with 18 thefts from Walmart in Alma Detective Sgt. Mike Morris was off duty, when he noticed a woman push a cart full of items through a closed check-out aisle in the Alma Walmart store last month. Morris watched the woman wheel the cart to the rest room and go inside, and assumed she would continue shopping and then pay for her items later. But the next day at work, the incident stuck with him. He asked Walmart's security workers to review the tape. Tresa Gadlen, 41, of Ithaca was later charged with misdemeanor shoplifting and had additional warrants. Continuing to review the tapes, Walmart employees and Police noticed a man hiding items in a cart under a large dog bed and pushing the cart out to a truck without paying. Police are now seeking the man on 18 separate incidents of theft totaling between $5,000-$6,000 in multiple visits at the Alma Walmart. themorningsun.com

Chesterton, IN: Two men flee from CVS with more than $1,000 in razors
The two men allegedly walked into CVS just after 10 a.m. on Aug. 8. They are seen on surveillance video placing $1,000 worth of razors into two CVS plastic bags and leaving. The incident took about four minutes. nwitimes.com

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Shootings & Death

Eastpointe, MI: 91-year-old licensed gun owner shoots robbery suspect
outside Rite Aid

A robber in Michigan picked the wrong target. Police in Eastpointe, Mich., said a 91-year-old man shot a suspect who tried to rob him in the parking lot of a Rite Aid pharmacy Monday morning. The 91-year-old man had pulled into the pharmacy's parking lot around 10:15 a.m. Monday when he got out of his car and felt uneasy about the man who approached him. The 91-year-old warned the suspect that he had a concealed pistol license, but that didn't deter him. The suspect then pulled out an "unknown object" and pointed it at the man, who drew his gun and fired at the suspect, hitting him in the neck. The suspect ran off despite his wound; he was later captured. cbs4indy.com

Augusta, GA: Subway employee shoots and kills Robbery suspect
who hit her son with tire iron

Deputies discovered one of the suspects, Cornelius Harrison, 24, bleeding from his side in the wooded area behind the business on the Gordon Highway. He later died from his injuries. The other robbery suspect has not been located. Two men came into Subway about 12:25 p.m. Sunday asking about Atlanta and asked the employee if she had a car jack. She told deputies they seemed suspicious so she went to get her firearm from her purse in the rear of the store. At that point she heard one man in tell her son (14 years old) to go to the back of the business while the other man jumped over the counter. The report states the man standing with her son then struck him in the head with a tire iron. At that point the employee fired two shots toward the man who hit her son. jacksonville.com

Robberies & Thefts

FBI: Columbus man tied to series of robberies captured in Mississippi
A Columbus man linked to a series of armed robberies in Georgia, Alabama and Florida that date back to January was arrested Monday afternoon during a traffic stop in Mississippi, FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said.

The FBI issued BOLO Monday morning alerting the public about the search for John Arthur Morris, a convicted felon accused of robbing nine commercial establishments in Columbus, one in Alabama and one in Florida. Authorities said the business he targeted included restaurants, automotive stores and suppliers. "On many occasions, Morris forced his victims at gunpoint to a back room or office and restrained them with zip ties and/or telephone cords," the BOLO read. "On one occasion, at the restaurant robbery, he allegedly abducted the manager at gunpoint and forced her to drive Morris a few blocks away from the restaurant in her own vehicle."

Morris was issued a felony warrant on July 11 based stemming from a May 13 robbery of an unspecified automotive business in Columbus. The next day, he was issued another felony warrant related to the July 10 armed robbery of an automotive supply company in Phenix City. On Aug. 14, he allegedly robbed another automotive supply store in Kissimmee, Fla. He was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and issued a federal arrest warrant on Thursday. ledger-enquirer.com

Miramar, FL: Man robs Miramar Publix employees shortly before store opens; Armed robber leaves with undisclosed amount of cash
Miramar police are searching for a man who robbed employees early Monday at a Publix store, about an hour before the grocery store opened. Police said an employee was cleaning the windows when a man armed with a handgun put the gun to the employee's head. Police said the gunman ordered the man to a back room, where another employee was working. Police said he handed the woman a bag and told her to put money in it. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. local10.com

Novi, MI: Police looking for help finding Smash & Grab robbery suspects; 1 in custody
Novi police on Monday released a still frame of three suspects involved in a smash-and-grab at a high-end jeweler inside Novi's Twelve Oaks Mall over the weekend. One suspect, a 26-year-old Detroit resident, is in custody after turning himself in. The two other suspects are still at-large. A robbery was reported Saturday afternoon at Tapper's jewelry store in Twelve Oaks Mall. Three men walked into the jewelry store, hit a display case with a small hammer and got away with at least two valuable watches. The shattering glass and slammed glass doors prompted initial reports of a shooting, but no shooting occurred. theoaklandpress.com

Las Vegas Police looking to find 3 in Pharmacy Armed Robbery
Detectives are looking for as many as three suspects in an armed robbery from last week in North Las Vegas. According to NLVPD, officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of West Ann Road around noon on August 16 in response to an armed robbery of a business. new3lv.com

Eau Claire, WI: Jewelry thief causes a 3 car accident before a failed attempt
of a $7,200 Grab & Run

David F. Valderrama was charged Monday with a felony count of retail theft. Valderrama drove into the Oakwood Mall parking lot at a high rate of speed and crashed into three vehicles. Valderrama went to the Rogers and Hollands jewelry store and took an engagement ring ($7,200) from an employee after saying he wanted to upgrade his wife's wedding ring. Witnesses prevented Valderrama from leaving the mall until the officer arrived. leadertelegram.com

Marion, OH: Walmart Loss Prevention injured during Felony Shoplifting stop Jennifer A. Ansley was arrested in the on a felony charge of robbery. The Sheriff's Office report alleged a theft was being committed and loss prevention officers were injured as a result of the incident. marionstar.com

UK: Armed Robber kicked while milking cow on an Australian Prison Farm,
sues state

An Armed Robber is suing taxpayers after a cow he was milking on a jail farm kicked him. Glenn Brian Remilton, 40, fell flat on his face when he was kicked in the chin, and suffered significant spinal injuries. He claims the State of Victoria failed in its duty of care by unnecessarily exposing him to the risk of injury at the Dhurringle Prison dairy, and is seeking unspecified damages. heraldsun.com

Twelve Oaks robbery suspect kicks out windows, assaults police officer after turning self in

Racine, WI: Liquor store Burglary suspect leaves his shirt behind; good thing his name was ironed inside the shirt

Lafourche Parish, LA; Trio scams casinos out of thousands of dollars with counterfeit cash vouchers

UK: 65,000 Diazepam tablets seized across Northern Ireland and England

Zales in the Pinnacle at Tutwiler Farm, Trussville, AL reported a Burglary on 8/22, nearly 100 pieces of merchandise were stolen, valued $70,000

Credit Card Fraud

Female Gang Boss 'Deez Nuts' Guilty Of Running DC Identity Theft Crime Ring; $450,000 in 230 transactions
The U.S. Attorneys announced Monday that Sylvia Price, 50, admitted to fraud and identity theft as part of the Simple City Criminal Organization, a gang located and operating in southeast Washington, D.C., and southern Maryland. Price stole at least $453,900 with more than 230 separate identities for the crime ring. dailycaller.com

Warren, OH: Two of five men charged on Turnpike in Credit-Card scheme
plead Guilty

Two of the five men arrested during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in November have pleaded guilty to reduced charges related to making fake identification and credit cards. A traffic stop by State Highway Patrol turned up a scanner, embosser and other tools. vindy.com

Plainfield, IN: Two Miami men arrested with 23 fraudulent Credit Cards
at Walmart

Wal-Mart loss prevention identified the suspect, Yuri Garcia, making purchases with different fraudulent credit cards. Police detained Garcia, found his vehicle and another suspect, Jesus Hernandez. Hernandez was also detained and the vehicle was impounded and searched, 23 fraudulent credit cards were found. The cards were part of a skimming operation. flyergroup.com

Skimming Thefts

Summit County Council votes to enact anti-skimming measures at fuel pumps
Starting Jan. 1, every gas station in Summit County must take tamper-prevention steps for credit card users after County Council on Monday unanimously approved legislation to curb the use of "skimming" devices. ohio.com

Gas pump skimmer found in Schuylkill Haven, PA

Indianapolis, IN: Cameras show suspect attaching skimmer to bank ATM

Calgary, CN: Credit Card skimmer found at gas station

CellMax - Harris County, TX - Armed Robbery
Citgo - Racine, WI - Burglary
Dollar General - Pike County, MS - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Dayton, OH - Burglary
Hair City - St Louis, MO - Robbery
Jupiter Donuts - Boynton Beach, FL - Burglary
Kum & Go - Springfield, MO - Armed Robbery
Mill Plain Pharmacy - Vancouver, WA - Armed Robbery
Moss Point Express - Moss Point, MS - Armed Robbery/ clerk injured
One Stop - Lockhart, SC - Robbery
Pierview Market - Oceanside, CA - Burglary
Publix - Miramar, FL - Armed Robbery
QuikTrip - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
Rich's Oil - Trotwood, OH - Burglary
Sam's Dollar Saver - Witchita Falls, TX - Burglary
Save-A- Lot - Spartanburg, SC - Robbery
Shaw's (Citizens Bank) - Salem, NH - Robbery
Shell - Calhoun, LA - Armed Robbery/ Shots fired
Subway - Augusta, GA - Robbery
Subway - West Palm Beach, FL - Armed Robbery
Tremont C- Store -Cleveland, OH - Burglary

7-Eleven - Abingdon, MD - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Oroville, CA - Armed Robbery

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Senior Manager Region Asset Protection
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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