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Ernie Deyle named CCSO (Chief Strategy & Client Services Officer) for Spark Analytics
Ernie Deyle has over 35 years of global retail experience and is recognized as the industry leader in the area of shrink reduction, risk mitigation, safety, SG&A cost reduction and profit improvement strategies.

Ernie served as the COO for Merchant Analytic Services (MAS) a data analytics services firm based in Chicago and served as the Vice President of Loss Prevention for CVS/Caremark during its storied financial turnaround from 2002 - 2008. During his tenure at CVS the Harvard Business Review recognized CVS/Caremark as one of the top 5 Loss Prevention Department in the world based on an international study on retail best practices in the loss prevention arena.

In addition to his role with Spark Analytics, Ernie also serves as the primary analyst and author for the Global Retail Theft Barometer (GRTB) in addition to being the study's spokesperson. He is also a Board Advisor for Lillii RNB Inc, a Products and Services company that specializes in Big Data for retail.

Johnny Custer LPC, CFI named SVP, Client Services for Spark Analytics
Prior to joining the Spark team, Johnny spent several years serving as a Director of Loss Prevention and as a profit enhancement consultant to several C-suite executive teams. He has held varying leadership roles in several major retailers including: CVS/Health, K-mart/Super-K, and Value City Department Stores. Johnny is widely published and has appeared in a number of mainstream and industry media outlets, including: The D&D Daily, Loss Prevention Magazine, Security Director News, Adweek, CNN, Fox News, The New York Daily News, and on NBC's "The Today Show".

Ryan Clarque promoted to Senior Manager, Global Cyber Security for Levi Strauss & Co.
Ryan has been with Levi Strauss & Co. for a year and half, most recently holding the position of Senior Cyber Security Specialist. Prior to that, he worked with The Walt Disney Company as a Security Special Services Surveillance Lead and then later as Security Investigator. Before entering the retail world, he was a Military Officer in the U.S. Army. Ryan attended Pepperdine University's School of Business and Management; The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; and Wentworth Military Academy. Congratulations, Ryan!

Demonstrations - Civil Unrest - Protestors

'Civil Disobedience' March From Charlottesville to DC Will Demand Trump's Removal
'The March to Confront White Supremacy' - Ten Day March to DC - Starts Today

Protesters are planning a march starting from Charlottesville, Virginia to Washington, D.C. to fight white supremacy and demand that President Trump be removed from office.

"The March to Confront White Supremacy" will spend ten days starting on Monday, August 28 travelling to the nation's capitol and then occupy it with non-violent demonstrations.

"For years, white supremacist violence, rhetoric, and policies have escalated and intensified - exploding during Donald Trump's run for president and reaching a boiling point in Charlottesville," the website for the event reads. foxnews.com

Berkeley protests turn violent - again
San Francisco saw tame protests Saturday. But on Sunday, things got ugly in Berkeley, where a few Trump supporters faced overwhelming numbers of counter-protesters, some of whom turned to violence. More than a dozen arrests were made as videos captured the scene of violence. Police, and in some cases other counter-protesters, stepped in to halt the violence or escort the victims away from the area. Los Angeles Times

Motorcycle flash mob rolls down Seattle streets; driver assaulted
A motorcycle flash mob took over the streets of Seattle, riding the wrong way, with some bikes on sidewalks. Police said riders pulled a man from a truck, and someone attacked him. komonews.com

Security Guards ORC Ring
UK: Police arrest 6 security guards at Amazon warehouse
Stealing $325,000 worth of 'high value' electronic gear

The suspects, employed by a private security contractor, had been tasked with guarding goods including laptops and games consoles in Rugeley, Staffordshire.

A source said of gear vanishing: "It is feared to have been going on for about six months."

Cars are understood to have been searched after Amazon alerted police.

ICTS Ltd, which employs the guards, said: "We are working with the authorities. It would be imprudent to comment at this time."

Two of the men were held on suspicion of stealing and four over a suspected theft plot. thesun.co.uk

New Supercenter's Positive Impact on a Town
How Walmart has affected Carpentersville, IL., crime, economy

The new Walmart Supercenter in Carpentersville, now a $30 million store, has exceeded sales tax revenue projections and spurred business development on the village's east side.

But records show that economic success is juxtaposed with hundreds of calls for service -- and a stark increase in shoplifting cases -- handled by Carpentersville police at the store over the past year.

From its opening day to June 30, 2017, officers responded to 445 calls for service at Walmart, 166 of which resulted in arrests. Averaging 1.2 times per day in its first year.

Retail thefts, the store's most frequently reported crime, were responsible for 148 of those calls. Walmart shoplifting cases made up 43 percent of 344 retail thefts villagewide in that same time frame.

By comparison, Carpentersville received only 159 total calls for retail theft in 2015. The year before, the number was at 106.

Chief Michael Kilbourne says the additional calls have not negatively affected police services and the uptick in calls has not necessitated adding any positions. "I do not think that the level of shoplifting is uncharacteristic for a retail operation of that size. ... It's what we expected."

Ragan Dickens, director of national media relations for Walmart, said high crime and shoplifting rates are common in Walmart stores nationwide. Each location has a variety of measures in place to address the problem, such as cameras and asset protection employees, and store managers work closely with local authorities.

"They're good neighbors. We're happy with the relationship," Kilbourne said. "We do not feel they are a drain on our resources."

Village Manager Mark Rooney the new Carpentersville store has generated more sales tax revenue than East Dundee reported losing (a store Walmart closed nearby).

Already, the supercenter has significantly increased traffic and economic interest on the village's east side, he said. Plans are moving forward for constructing a new five-tenant building and an O'Reilly Auto Parts on the store's outlots. dailyherald.com

NRF Urges Labor Statistics Bureau To Rethink Retail Employment Metrics
BLS Doesn't Count Warehouse or e-Commerce Jobs
No Mention of LP/AP Jobs

The National Retail Federation (NRF) alleges that the Bureau's employment data often comes from a misunderstanding of how to categorize retail jobs.

NRF has been in talks with the Bureau, urging the agency to rethink how retail jobs are counted and to take a more comprehensive approach to issuing industry statistics.

Mark Mathews, VP of Research Development and Industry Analysis at NRF, noted that the NAICS counts employees primarily by the function of the building they work in, and secondarily by the sector of the business they work for. This means that employees who work in warehouses, distribution centers or call centers will not be classified as "retail" employees.

"It's not particularly a reflection of the retail industry as we see it," Mathews said in an interview with Retail TouchPoints. "It's saying that for that particular month, storefronts jobs are down. But we know that retailers are investing a lot of capital in other areas. They're investing in e-Commerce, warehouses and call centers, and none of that is being captured by the BLS as retail jobs. When a company like Walmart builds a fulfillment center and hires people like that, none of those jobs are being attributed to the retail industry."

Mathews noted that the NAICS formatting prevents the retail industry from getting a statistical employment uplift from non-store based roles in fast-growing job segments, particularly in supply chain and technology.

Editor's Note: Not that the NRF would know but the BLS doesn't even recognize retail Loss Prevention or Asset Protection jobs either. retailtouchpoints.com

Got a Complaint with Brands? Take It Up on Social Media
Survey finds - It increases accountability for businesses
Dishonesty & Customer Service Led Complaints on Social Media

US internet users believe social media has given them more of a voice to expose unfair treatment from brands and be more critical of them in general.

The study, which surveyed 1,003 US internet users ages 18 to 64 in July 2017, found that eight in 10 respondents said social media helped to uncover instances of brands treating people unfairly. And seven in 10 said that it helped encourage transparency.

For the most part, dishonesty and bad customer service led many internet users to complain about brands on social media. Troubles with a bad product, brands being too political and a lack of responsiveness also triggered some respondents to air frustrations about companies on social media.

It turns out, an unhelpful response from brands is sometimes considered worse than no response at all.

In fact, 50% of those polled said they would never buy from a brand again if it responded poorly to their complaint. Nearly as many said a bad response via social media increased the possibility that they would share their experience with friends. emarketer.com

Wal-Mart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond
Confident On Beating Counterfeit Cotton Sheet Action
India's Welspun Egyptian Cotton Scandal From 2016

Retail giants including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. are confident they can nip a potential big-dollar consumer fraud class action stemming from Welspun India Ltd.'s 2016 Egyptian Cotton labeling scandal in the bud, a Manhattan judge heard Friday.

Consumers including New York shopper Samuel Jividen claimed fraud, unjust enrichment and other violations by the retailers in a February complaint that says consumers across the U.S. payed premium prices for supposedly higher-quality Egyptian Cotton at retail outlets only to take home lesser-quality bedding.

Welspun alone has set aside roughly $78 million for the litigation and its quality improvement efforts.

The retailers "knew or should have known" the sheets were falsely labeled, the suit says, asserting they lacked adequate quality control procedures. All three retailers offered refunds to short-sheeted customers. Target has discontinued its relationship with Welspun.

Editor's Note: Interestingly we really haven't heard much about this scandal since it originally was reported in 2016. But the facts were obvious that Welspun was actually selling more product of Egyptian cotton, by far, then was literally able to be produced. With most major retailers having bought product from Welspun in India.

We certainly haven't seen any criminal action and this is the first civil action we've seen reported. But with all the turmoil in Washington, especially with the Attorney General's office, it's not surprising. However, this was a criminal act and if ICE had been involved from an importing standpoint we believe we would have seen an arrest made.

GOLDMAN SACHS: There's a split in retail - only 2 types of stores will survive
Not all is lost for the remaining brick-and-mortar retailers, says Goldman Sachs's head of consumer research Matt Fassler on the latest episode of the bank's "Exchanges" podcast. Fassler says these two models of physical spaces will not only survive - but thrive - in this new retail landscape:

1. Distribution Centers - Successful retailers like Amazon and Walmart both owe their prosperity to highly efficient distribution centers, often well outside a city center. "If you think about brick and mortar retailers like warehouse clubs, Costco and Sam's Club, et cetera, those were really built first and foremost for logistics, the showroom element of them is really almost happenstance."

2. Showrooms - A shiny salesfloor, with flashy displays and high-tech innovations like RFID product tags and customer-tracking sensors, will still have a place in the economy, Fassler says.

"The biggest change is going to be kind of at the high end or on the sale, in the sales function where you will actually have a more versatile salesperson in the aisles, someone who is capable of absorbing data, interpreting data and using that data," says Fassler. "Not just operating on gut, not just operating based on the strength of their personality. I think we will see employment move gradually from the mass market box to the distribution center." businessinsider.com

Vice President of Security for AmericasMart, Atlanta GA
Develops and oversees security programs, crime awareness and prevention programs and counter terrorism assessments for AmericasMart Atlanta facilities by performing the following duties directly, or through delegation to department staff and service vendors. Ensures security incidents and related ethical issues are investigated and resolved without further disrupting operations and are conducted in a fair, objective manner in alignment with the organization's values and code of business conduct.

Located in downtown Atlanta, AmericasMart spans more than seven million square feet and houses the world's single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug, and apparel merchandise. Our campus is a global stage on which manufacturers, designers, and sales representatives unceil their newset designs to buyers from every U.S. states and more than 70 countries. americasmart.com

Perfumania Files Chapter 11 - Closing 64 of its 226 stores

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Office Depot & Office Max - Director, Retail Loss Prevention and Safety,
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The Director, Retail Loss Prevention and Safety is responsible for developing and directing pro-active shrink reduction initiatives, asset protection strategies and accident prevention practices for all Retail Stores. This position works collaboratively with all operations partners to execute agreed upon strategies through oversight of operational audits, integrity/dishonesty investigations, physical security reviews, and training/awareness programs. This position partners with human resources, retail operations and corporate support teams in analyzing key metrics to identify emerging trends and mitigate risks in the retail business segment. officedepot.com

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Agilence Earns Industry-Leading Net Promoter Score of 70

Best-in-Class Satisfaction Score Validates Data Analytics Platform and Ongoing Commitment to Customer Experience

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ - August 28, 2017 - Agilence, Inc., the leader in cloud-based data analytics for store operations and loss prevention, today announced it has earned an outstanding Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 70. Far exceeding the average NPS score of 58 for a software company, Agilence is committed to delivering a suite of SaaS-based solutions that put customers at the center of their product roadmap.

NPS is a customer loyalty metric which produces a number between -100 and +100 that measures the willingness of customers to recommend a company's products or services to others. It is used as a proxy for gauging the customer's overall satisfaction with a company's product or service. NPS has been widely adopted with more than two thirds of Fortune 1000 companies using the metric. With a score of 70, Agilence ranks higher than most data analytics companies. For comparison, SAP has a score of 19 and Oracle has a score of 25.

Below is a partial list of feedback from leading brands surveyed on their experience as an Agilence customer:

● "They listen to our needs and support us in attaining our goals."
● "Agilence offers a great solution to serious problems in retail loss prevention with the ability to expand its use to other departments across the company."
● "Customer service is great, and the product just works."
● "It is best of class."
● "Very easy to use and great customer service."
● "I think we are all just scratching the surface of what this product can do.'"

For more information about the Agilence survey results, visit the NPS Benchmarks website.

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Study finds drones accurate for relay of RFID signals for inventory control
Researchers at MIT have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read radio frequency ID tags from tens of meters away with better accuracy.

"In 2016, the U.S. National Retail Federation reported that shrinkage -- loss of items in retail stores -- averaged around $45.2 billion annually. By enabling drones to find and localize items and equipment, this research will provide a fundamental technological advancement for solving these problems."

The researchers found a method of using the drones to relay signals emitted by a standard RFID reader, allowing for the more effective locating of tags.

The research was presented this week at the annual conference of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Data Communications. upi.com

40% Had 5 'Significant Security Incidents' in Last 12 Months
Security Management Gap Grows as Digital Threats Outstrip Defense Capabilities

When it comes to organizations' digital defense posture, many enterprise security practitioners are overwhelmed by the scale and tenacity of external digital threats - and they lack confidence in their processes, systems and tools.

That's according to RiskIQ's 2017 State of Enterprise Digital Defense Report, which found that an average of 40% of organizations experienced five or more significant security incidents in the past 12 months among most cited external threats: malware, ransomware, phishing, domain and brand abuse, online scams, rogue mobile apps and social impersonation. Across industries, an average of 35 tools are employed to thwart web, social and mobile threats.

Big brands in banking, retail and consumer goods had the most prevalence of attacks, and digital threat management appears more progressive among organizations in financial services, manufacturing and consumer goods, as expressed by overall expenditure.  infosecurity-magazine.com

Continuous Compliance and Effective Audit Preparation for the Cloud
Why audits are a necessary evil, and how they can actually help you improve your brand value.

For companies that operate in the cloud, audits are used to ensure that companies adhere to rules and commonly accepted best practices. We use cloud security compliance standards to define what these practices are, how enterprises can function with them, and how they can provide a roadmap for better business operations. Standards like NIST 800-53 and NIST 800-171 are required for organizations to do business with the federal government. HIPAA sets the framework for working with privileged and personal health data, and PCI compliance is demanded for organizations doing digital payments. Comply and you can operate at the pleasure of standards organizations. Be out of compliance and your "license" to operate is revoked.

With each change to your cloud and its component pieces, your enterprise risks missing something that will likely take it out of compliance. When new servers are inserted into the IT environment, application updates are deployed, unrelated specs are mandated on top of other specs.

When audited, you will be required to furnish comprehensive reports that detail your compliance and security adherence. Ultimately, the auditor is acting in the interests of the data and the owners of that data. They want to see if that data, or the assets that touch it, have been compromised. There are a lot of records you'll have to compile and analyze in order to deliver what the auditors request. A Plan of Action and Milestone Template (POAM) will be created which will guide you, under the direction of the auditors, back to a state of compliance.

The idea of manually maintaining a compliant state for your cloud, and being able to keep detailed reports of it over time is a massive undertaking. Beyond just the sheer amount of work it would take to constantly check all the layers of your cloud stack and compare them with compliance controls, there's also the opportunity cost. Managing compliance distracts a highly skilled part of your IT team from performing more business-critical functions.

Two things need to happen if you truly want to be in control of compliance management and be prepared for audits:

1. You need a tool that can continuously monitor the entirety of your cloud environment;
2. You need to automate compliance assessment to determine where there might be failures and risks.

Some solutions will deploy agents within your infrastructure - avoid that because it will just give you more to manage. An agent-less, cloud-native solution will work continuously on your behalf and according to the requirements of compliance standards when your data is in AWS, Azure, or any public cloud.

Audits are necessary and actually help you improve your brand value. When validated to operate under specific standards, they open new business potential for your enterprise and increases your potential audience. darkreading.com

Illinois tightens cybersecurity breach disclosure requirements
State agencies in Illinois are now required to report cybersecurity breaches to residents within five days.

Editor's Note: With the states and federal government tightening laws, creating reporting timelines, requiring mandatory cyber security training, and other standards, it would be logical to assume that any private industry legislation, separate from the financial industry, would come close to mirroring those standards.

The question is, do the states or federal government include the retailers in any future legislation? As the cost of which has been in the top five of looming concerns for retail CFO's, as reported in a number of study's.

Researchers spot 'build your own' malware apps for ransomware
Symantec researchers have spotted mobile malware factories in the wild which allow wannabe malware authors develop custom malware on their own devices without having to write a single line of code. scmagazine.com



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Internet fraud: 5,000 online shops deleted
Fraudulent offers online increases drastically in 2017

E-commerce crime is nothing new, but it has increased greatly in 2017. In 2016, SWITCH deleted around 700 web addresses of online shops with a .ch domain ending. By August 2017, the figure had already passed the 5,000 mark. Michael Hausding, a security expert in domain name fraud and a member of the 14-person SWITCH-CERT team of security experts, explains: 'Thanks to close cooperation with the authorities and improved processes, our targeted campaign allowed us to remove 4,500 fraudulent .ch online shops in August 2017 alone. The fraudsters running these shops were attempting to steal money from internet users or gain access to their credit card information. switch.ch

The cloud reveals cost-effective ways online retailers can mitigate cyber threats
The mid-market e-commerce organizations have been primarily ignored by security technology vendors who have little if any offerings for this space. However, all of this is about to change.

The modern-day security cloud delivers affordable protection and security for those who need it the most. Cloud operators have adopted sophisticated machine learning capabilities based upon human versus bot identification. More advanced managed security providers are offering cutting-edge techniques such as bot traffic shaping, where human traffic is prioritized immediately, while unwanted bot traffic is silently dropped. These security cloud operators also add multiple layers of protection to defeat DDoS attacks, manage malicious bots, protect from malware uploads, defend web applications to the highest degree, and protect API backends from malicious API calls.

The security cloud also offers performance and security at the edge, no matter where it lies. It delivers sophisticated caching, optimized routing based on anycast, and unlimited and elastic scalability for both performance and protection. securityinfowatch.com

Amazon planning warehouse at North Randall Park Mall near Cleveland
One of the Toughest Malls in America - Shrink Played Major Role in Closing it

Randall Park Mall was billed as the world's largest indoor mall when it opened in 1976. It closed in 2009 after years of decline. myfox28columbus.com

Editor's Note: Having been a security guard across the street at a major now defunct mass merchant at the time North Randall opened, this location is probably one of the toughest in the country and probably in the top 5 or 10. With 27 cars stolen on opening day the mall was a major high shrink location for every retailer in the mall. Part of the decline at the time, if not a major contributing factor, was attributed to the long term effect of the crime level.

Lockport, NY: Home Depot employees foil $3,000 merchandise theft
A pair of would-be thieves fled empty-handed Wednesday after attempting to steal nearly $3,000 worth of merchandise from the Home Depot store, Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies said. Store employees told police it was their second such attempt in three days. According to reports, the pair entered the store shortly after 6 p.m., filled two shopping carts with goods and attempted to walk out without paying. Employees recovered all the merchandise. Police are continuing to investigate. buffalonews.com

Vero Beach, FL: Two men pull off a Distraction Theft of $2,000 in Visa cards from Walmart
The men entered the Garden Center and selected four prepaid Visa cards. Once at the register, the men asked the cashier to load each card with $500 for a total of $2,000. "Once the register prompts for payment, the suspect who presented the cards then inquires about the bags of charcoal that were located away from the register," the deputy said. The suspect called the cashier to him and asked for help with the charcoal. While away, the second suspect reached around the register and entered "exact cash" on the register and then takes the prepaid Visa cards and receipt. "Once the transaction is finished, the drawer opens and the second suspect closes it and runs for the exit." The first suspect exited quickly behind. sebastiandaily.com

Orland Park, IL: JC Penney employee busted for $3,500 clothing theft
Between June 1 and Aug. 22, Audie Hill was employed at J.C. Penney in Orland Square. According to the charges, Hill would report to work and set aside articles of men's clothing in the stockroom. After his shift ended, he would take the clothing home. The prosecutor said Hill was captured on video stealing men's apparel between 20 to 30 times. patch.com

Jacksonville, TX: Organized retail theft occurred at the WalMart on S. Jackson St.
The item(s) taken are valued between $2,500 and $30,000. The investigation is ongoing. jacksonvilleprogress.com

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Shootings, Threats & Deaths

Fayetteville, NC: Man dead, woman injured in shooting at grocery store
An "armed and dangerous" killer is on the loose after a young man died after a shooting outside a grocery store Saturday evening. The incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. at the Carlie C's IGA grocery. No suspect was in custody as of late Saturday night and police described the person as "armed and dangerous." Nisier Nuriddin, 20, died after the shooting in the parking lot of the grocery store. A 20-year-old woman was injured. wncn.com

Farmington, NM: One suspect dead, State Police officer recovering after shots fired near Animas Valley Mall
A New Mexico State Police says an officer is receiving treatment and a suspect is dead after a shooting in northern New Mexico. According to NMSP, it happened near the Animas Valley Mall Sunday morning and involves both San Juan County Sheriff's and New Mexico State Police. They say the officer being treated is expected to be okay. krqe.com

Brockport, NY: Lowe's employee leaves for lunch and never returns; victim found dead with a single gunshot wound
The victim was identified as Megan Dix, 33, of Lyndonville, NY. According to police, Dix left her job at Lowe's Home Improvement store in Sweden at 1 p.m. Friday for a lunch break. She drove north on Owens Road, before heading west on South Avenue, and parking in a small parking lot on the north side of the street. Dix was found dead in her vehicle with a single gunshot wound to the head at around 8 p.m. Friday. democratandchronicle.com

Kansas City, MO: Owner shot and killed inside his clothing store
Officers were called to the 4000 block of North Oak Trafficway on a shooting around 1:45 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, police found a victim deceased from an apparent gunshot wound inside a business. The victim's family said he owned a t-shirt shop and recording studio. fox4kc.com

New Orleans, LA: Stabbing at McDonald's on Canal Street leaves 1 man dead, 1 in serious condition

Chester, SC: Man charged in shooting at Christian book store; one woman in serious condition

Robberies & Thefts

Royal Oak, MI: Detroit Men Charged With Wheel, Tire Thefts
A pair of Detroit men were arraigned Thursday on multiple felony charges in connection with the theft of wheels and tires in Royal Oak. Deshawn Shelton Gardner and Jeffrey Lamont Miller were given $75,000 and $50,000 cash bonds. Gardner and Miller are accused of stealing wheels and tires in Royal Oak. Gardner and Miller were arrested by Royal Oak Police following an ongoing investigation by a task force with the Michigan State Police. patch.com

Lynn Haven, FL: Razor Blade Found in Produce, Employee Arrested
Police responded to the Grocery Outlet on Ohio Ave. at 5:00 p.m. Friday after an alert employee found a razor blade in produce on their sales floor display.

Officers said they reviewed store security footage which showed another store employee Steven Allen Garnett, 21, placing the razor blade.

Investigators said Garnett admitted to placing the razor blade in the produce. He was arrested and charged with Tampering with a Consumer Product. mypanhandle.com

Lake Worth, FL: Florida Men Sold Fake Security Training Certificates
Authorities said they have made at least two arrests in connection with fraudulent security certificates. According to the probable cause affidavits, the men offered fake security guard certificates for cash.

At least 4 people told investigators they paid the men between $150-$300 for a Class D Security Guard certificate without receiving any training, the report said. Everyone is required to have 40-hours of training. Authorities believe hundreds of fake certifications have been issued. wpbf.com

Carmel, IN: Man arrested along with 12-year-old boy for robbing AT&T store
Two suspects entered the store on Aug. 19 and held customers and employees at gunpoint. They allegedly forced the employees to provide several thousands of dollars in merchandise before exiting the store. IMPD was able to locate the vehicle a short time later and arrested Joiner and a 12-year-old boy. cbs4indy.com

Multiple Gas Stations Raided by Miss. AG & Financial Crimes Unit in Southaven, MS

$310,500 of Counterfeit children's luggage, backpacks seized at Charleston port

Dearborn, MI: 5 Masked Armed Men rob a Beauty Supply store

Broken Bow, NE: Sargent C-Store employee pleads Not Guilty to embezzlement of $32,000

Bibb County, GA: Year to Date increase in commercial Robberies; last week shot fired inside Dunkin Donuts

Piercing Pagoda in the Clearview Mall, Butler, PA reported a Burglary on 8/25, items valued at $4,000

Jared in the Centre at Deane Hill, Knoxville, TN reported a Diamond Switch, item valued at $6,999.

Piercing Pagoda in Destiny USA, Syracuse, NY reported a Grab & Run on 8/26, items valued at $189.98

Kay Jewelers in the Olive Place, Albemarle, NC reported a Grab & Run on 8/26, item valued at $4,049

Zales in the North Premium Outlets, Las Vegas, NV reported a Grab & Run on 8/26, items valued at $22,360


Second of four men gets life in prison for Shawnee, Kan., gun store owner's murder

Grand Rapids, MI: Man who robbed McDonald's worker at knifepoint gets 11 years in prison


Clarendon, AR: Electronics Store Owner admits to burning his store
Benjamin Martin admitted setting fire to his electronics store in December and then making it look like the arson was ordered by corrupt law enforcement officers has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of making a false statement to the FBI. Under the plea agreement, Benjamin Martin, who was originally charged with arson, will eventually be sentenced to two years in prison. arkansansonline.com

Batavia, NY: Man set box on fire to steal Apple ear buds from Walmart


Alon Gas - Waco, TX - Armed Robbery (Lyle)
Alon Gas - Waco, TX - Armed Robbery (Hillcrest)
Bucky's - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
C- Store - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Check into Cash - Green Bay, WI - Armed Robbery
Chevron - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Ocala, FL - Robbery
Cricket Wireless - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
Cricket Wireless - Piqua, OH - Burglary
D&M Food - Waco, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Peoria, IL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Brady Township, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - Allentown, PA - Armed Robbery
Gabe's - Anderson Township, OH - Robbery
IHOP - Duarte, CA - Armed Robbery
K Square Food - Naples, FL - Armed Robbery
Kay Beauty Supply - Dearborn, MI - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Little Rock, AR - Armed Robbery
Payless Shoe - Vineland, NJ - Armed Robbery
Rouses Grocery - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Roadside Gas C-Store - Watertown, SD - Armed Robbery
Saratoga Mini-Mart - Saratoga, WI - Armed Robbery
Shell - Sunland, CA - Armed Robbery
T- Mobile - Munster, IN - Robbery
Upper Cuts - Worchester, MA - Armed Robbery
Valero - Pollock Pines, CA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Cape Coral, FL - Armed Robbery


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25 robberies
0 shootings
0 killed

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Develops and oversees security programs, crime awareness and prevention programs and counter terrorism assessments for AmericasMart Atlanta facilities...

Director of Loss Prevention
Rockaway, NJ

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Director LP & Ops Support
Charlotte, NC

The primary purpose of this role is to provide leadership and oversight to a team of LP & Ops Support Managers that develop, administer and maintain Lowe's Loss Prevention, Safety and Operations, safety and operations programs within an assigned region...

Director Data & Analytics
Irving, TX

Stands up a new Data & Analytics capability for 7-Eleven's IT organization and mobilizes a data management team. Stewards 7-Eleven's data asset for the organization...

Director, Retail Loss Prevention and Safety
Boca Raton, FL

The Director, Retail Loss Prevention and Safety is responsible for developing and directing pro-active shrink reduction initiatives, asset protection strategies and accident prevention practices for all Retail Stores...

Director of Information Security
Kansas City, MO

The Director of Information Security reports to the Vice President of Information Security and is responsible for working within Hallmark implementing and managing security policies, processes, and standards to establish acceptable levels of risk, and proactively reduce the potential for security incidents...

Director of Risk Management and Loss Prevention
San Francisco, CA

The Director of Risk Management will lead a team of Loss Prevention Managers to work closely with the field organization and distribution center in the areas of loss prevention, risk management, data analysis, auditing, and the training and implementation of awareness programs...

Loss Prevention Director
St. Louis, MO

Responsible for the investigation and detection of coworker and vendor activity that would cause a loss to Company assets and assists in implementing and maintaining awareness programs or audits relating to shortage, theft prevention, inventory control and safety...

Regional Asset Protection Manager - Southwest/Western US
Phoenix, AZ

The Regional Asset Protection Manager is responsible for the management of the Asset Protection function to a group of the 1,200 campus stores Follett operates. The RAPM guides the implementation and training of Asset Protection programs, enforcement of policies and procedures, auditing, investigations and directing of shrink reduction efforts...

Manager, Physical Corporate Security
Jacksonville, FL
The Manager, Corporate Security will oversee all aspects of the company's physical security strategy for retail stores, warehouses, and store support center and field offices. This includes responsibility for the capital expense and repair budgets, developing written specifications, layout and design for all systems and to ensure all installations and repairs are made to SEG standards...

Safety and Loss Prevention Manager (Northeast)
New York, NY
The Safety and Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for the design and development of Domino's store safety, security and loss prevention programs and policies for all corporate owned stores (over 400 stores). The Safety and Loss Prevention Manager will manage a team of 3 Regional Safety and Loss Prevention team members and oversee 8 regional markets...

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