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Ferdinand Large named Director of Compliance for Empower Pharmacy
Previously, Ferdinand was Section Chief of Command and Crisis Center for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He's held various roles in the DEA since he started there in 1996 including Senior Special Agent, Staff Coordinator and Assistant Special Agent in Charge. He was also a Patrol Officer for the Bay County Sheriff's Office. Ferdinand earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminology from Florida State University. Congratulations, Ferdinand!

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FaceFirst and Genetec Inc. Announce Technology Integration Designed to Enhance Retail and Public Safety


FaceFirst, a globally recognized leader in facial recognition, and Genetec Inc. ("Genetec"), a leading provider of open architecture, unified IP security and public safety solutions, today announced a strategic alliance. Through this relationship, the biometric algorithms in FaceFirst will integrate with Genetec Security Center, enabling Genetec customers to benefit from greater contextual awareness and real-time threat prevention afforded by the facial recognition capabilities in the FaceFirst system.

The FaceFirst platform is currently being used by Fortune 500 retailers, law enforcement agencies, transportation centers, military, and other organizations to instantly identify potential threats, prevent crime, and protect public spaces. Through this integration with the unified Genetec Security Center platform, FaceFirst will now be able to provide the rich ecosystem of cross-industry Genetec customers with the power of facial recognition. In addition to physical security applications, FaceFirst can also integrate with Security Center Synergis access control system, adding a useful biometric component. prweb.com

Burberry will stop burning unsold apparel
A widespread practice among luxury retailers

When the British luxury label Burberry said this summer that it had burned tens of millions of dollars of unsold goods - an announcement that prompted fierce criticism - the practice was justified as an effort to maintain its "brand value."

On Thursday, the company said it would cease burning stock immediately. In effect, it was once again seeking to preserve its brand.

The practice, which is widespread across the retail and consumer industry, is often used as a safeguard to prevent unwanted items being stolen or sold at a significant discount and in that way eroding the high-end price tags they can command in stores.

Other luxury labels, including Richemont and Louis Vuitton, have been accused of destroying unsold watches and handbags so they cannot be bought at reduced prices. Even companies like Nike have faced allegations of deliberately damaging unwanted stock. nytimes.com

Louis Vuitton, Prada Targeted by Fake Stores in Chinese Cities
Completely counterfeit stores are hardly novel phenomena in China. A wildly elaborate fake Apple store in Beijing, complete with automated iPhone check-ins and a faux Genius bar, was shut down by local authorities early this year, and for years prior, imitations of Ikea stores and food chains like Subway existing in China's biggest metropolises. What is relatively new is the spreading of these fake outposts to the mainland's less densely populated cities in an attempt to fill the void left by Western brands busy occupying China's bigger cities.

As counterfeit sellers continue to increase the sophistication of their dealings and the offerings, themselves, in the digital domain, these faux physical outposts are simultaneously growing both in size and sophistication. "We often find fake shops like these. However, the size, in this case, was surprisingly big," the source told Inkstone. "They try to avoid a lawsuit by slightly changing the name, but that's usually a hopeless strategy in court, so they disappear if they're found." thefashionlaw.com

Google and Mastercard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Track Retail Sales
Google found the perfect way to link online ads to store purchases: credit card data

For the past year, select Google advertisers have had access to a potent new tool to track whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the U.S. That insight came thanks in part to a stockpile of Mastercard transactions that Google paid for.

But the deal, which has not been previously reported, could raise broader privacy concerns about how much consumer data technology companies like Google quietly absorb. bloomberg.com

Bernie Sanders introduces 'Stop BEZOS' bill
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday introduced a bill that would tax corporations with more than 500 employees for the full amount employees receive in government assistance. The bill's title, "Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act," or "Stop BEZOS," is an open jab at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Sanders had previously criticized Amazon after a study found that some fulfillment center employees relied on a federal food assistance program. Sanders' criticism drew a heated response from Amazon, which prompted another detailed critique from Sanders' office, one that included testimonials from Amazon employees about working conditions. retaildive.com

Whole Foods Workers Push to Unionize
Parent Amazon has resisted past unionization efforts at its businesses

Some Whole Foods employees want to unionize to address what they say are changes to corporate culture and diminished compensation under the ownership of Amazon.com Inc. A group of workers planned to send an email Thursday to workers at most of the 490 Whole Foods stores urging them to back their unionization drive. The workers said they want to push Whole Foods and Amazon for better compensation, benefits and profit-sharing.

The unionization push presents a potentially high-profile challenge to Amazon, which has opposed past organizing efforts by warehouse workers and other employees that are less visible to customers than grocery-store clerks. wsj.com

'Retail Apocalypse' Debunked - It's actually a Retail Renaissance
According to new research from IHL Group, North American retailers will open 12,663 stores and close 8,828 stores in 2018, for a net increase of 3,835 store locations. The report found that a handful of retailers - 16 companies - represented 66% of the total number of store closings. For restaurants, 16 companies represented 74% of all net closings.

"We can't emphasize enough that the closings have been driven by a handful of retailers, not the entire market," IHL stated.

IHL's Retail's Radical Transformation/Real Opportunities report reviews 1,485 retail chains with 50 or more locations on net store openings and closings. It found that while physical retail is thriving it is also changing drastically.

According to the research, grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchants/supercenters, and convenience stores are adding a net 2,694 stores in 2018. The increase is on top of 3,115 net new stores in 2017.

But department stores, specialty softgoods (apparel, shoes), and specialty hardgoods (DIY, electronics, sporting goods, books, furniture) are closing a net 682 stores in 2018. This follows 2,557 net closings in 2017.

"There has been a great deal of negative press about retail in the last two years," said Greg Buzek, president of IHL Group. "Overall retail is very healthy... But there are vast differences in retail segments with some growing rapidly and others struggling." chainstoreage.com

New Retail Concept - HiO
9 brands come together under one roof in Brooklyn to test new retail shop

More HiO stores are set to open in the U.S. in the future, the co-founders tell CNBC, helping fill a glut of empty real estate. Nine young retailers are coming together under one roof in New York to test a new, smaller-format mall, as the industry experiments with ways to draw in shoppers.

HiO is owned by Direct Brands Group, a business formed in 2017 to serve as an intermediary for international businesses and e-commerce brands that are looking to open bricks-and-mortar locations in North America. Editor's Note: Perfect for an LP outsource model as they'll be in need of LP services as they grow. cnbc.com

The 15-Minute News Cycle
Firing for Online Behavior

The bombs people drop on social media can detonate right away or lurk like hidden land mines. In some cases, someone is terminated from a current job for recent problematic posts.

When an employee posts something offensive, HR professionals are often on the front line of protecting the employer's brand. Hiring managers also may be expected to act as defenders of the company if a candidate's online posts have the potential to reflect poorly on the organization's image.

Attorney Eric Meyer, who blogs about workplace issues, tracks news about employees whose offensive social media comments cause them to lose their jobs. He and other experts believe that this type of termination is becoming increasingly common. 

Adding pressure to HR's role is the ubiquity of social media and the speed at which comments can erupt into full-blown crises. "Sometimes, it's not even a 24-hour news cycle anymore-it's a 15-minute one."
But doing nothing may not be a viable option when business leaders are subject to intense pressure to terminate an employee who's behaving badly. Determining how to respond is no easy task. shrm.org

'Ghost' Employees May Be Haunting Your Workplace
People who create ghost employee accounts typically make up more than one fake persona, according to Files. "All fraud begins small and grows over time, like a weed in an untended garden," he said. "A thief looks to steal as much as [he or she] can without being noticed. ... Fraud creates an appetite that cannot be satiated."

Having a system of checks and balances is an important theft deterrent, said Mason Wilder, certified fraud examiner and a research specialist at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in Austin, Texas. Prior to ACFE. It's easier for ghost employees to exist when a business supports a workforce in remote locations.

To protect themselves, the ACFE suggests employers pay attention to five categories of red flags:

- Employee information anomalies. An employee's Social Security number (SSN) is not listed, or multiple employees have the same SSN; an employee doesn't have any deductions-for taxes or benefits-coming out of the paycheck; or there are multiple address changes within a year or so.

- Payroll-register anomalies for direct deposits. - Multiple bank accounts for one employee's paycheck. - Payroll-check anomalies. Multiple checks are issued to an employee within one pay period

- Employee time-off trends. An employee hasn't taken any paid time off or sick leave for an entire year, or the person processing payroll never takes vacation. Forced vacations or rotation of duties are an effective control, Wilder said. shrm.org

New York Releases Model Anti-Harassment Training
Sexual-harassment prevention policy and training required by all NY employers

New York passed significant new sexual harassment laws earlier this year. Among the new requirements, all employers in New York are required to adopt a sexual-harassment prevention policy to be distributed in writing to employees and conduct annual sexual-harassment training starting on Oct. 9. The statute directed the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Division of Human Rights to develop both a model sexual-harassment policy and model training program. Employers can then choose whether to adopt the models prepared by the state or develop their own, as long as their policies and training meet or exceed the standards contained in the models. shrm.org

On Aug. 23, the state released the following:

● A new website with resources for employers and employees regarding combating sexual harassment in the workplace.
● A model sexual-harassment prevention policy, which is considered the "minimum standard" requirement for employers to adopt as is or use as a basis to establish their own, more robust policy.
● A model sexual-harassment complaint form.
● A model anti-harassment training.
FAQs on the materials.

Sr Director - Nike Direct Retail Operations Risk & Control - Based in Beaverton, OR
● Leads the implementation of Nike Direct Loss Prevention and Risk Governance strategies and programs.
● Lead the development and implementation of Retail Loss Prevention strategies and awareness programs leveraged across all Geographies, Countries and concepts.
● Serve as the primary coach and counselor for all Nike Retail Loss Prevention efforts, globally.
● Lead the strategy that identifies and manages key risks to the Nike Direct Organization.
● Create and maintain the strategy for a Nike Direct risk governance framework.
● Develop Global security equipment standards and protection strategies appropriate for Nike's diverse and complex store concept portfolio.

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. jobs.nike.com

Nike - Director of North America Digital Risk & Control - job removed from website

Amazon orders 20K vans for Delivery Service Partner program

Walmart takes on Amazon with crowdsourced delivery pilot

Quarterly Results
Restoration Hardware Q2 comparable brand revenue up 5%
Canada's Couche-Tard Q1 merchandise comp's up 4.2%, total revenue up 27.6%
Celeres - Famous Footwear Q2 comp's up 2.6%, total sales up 6.1%
Christopher & Banks Q2 comp's up 0.8%, net sales up 0.9%
Conn's Q2 comp's up 0.3%, total sales up 3.5%
Lands' End Q2 comp's down 5.8%, net revenue down 25.8%
Barnes & Noble Q1 comp's down 6.1%, net sales down 6.9%


Announcing August's LPC and LPQ professionals!

The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC):

● Emily Buck, LPC - Walmart Stores, Inc.
● Ryan Collins, LPC - Walmart Asset Protection
● Joshua Daniels, LPC - Walmart Stores, Inc.
● Deanna DeCourcy, LPC - Wal-Mart
● Christy Dennis, LPC - Walmart
● John Gosciejew, LPC - Amazon.com
● John Higgs, LPC - Walmart Asset Protection
● James Lapcevic, LPC - Luxottica
● Kevin Lemons, LPC - Walmart Stores, Inc.
● Jeffrey Rickey, LPC - Walmart Stores, Inc.
● Zachary Ryan, LPC - Amazon.com
● Rocky Smith, LPC - Walmart Stores, Inc.
● Eric Stone, LPC - Amazon.com
● Antonio Van Hise, LPC - Amazon.com
● Jared Wesselman, LPC - Walmart
● Christopher Willis, LPC - Walmart Stores, Inc.
● Jeffrey Cashman, LPQ - The TJX Companies, Inc.
● Jakob Grun, LPQ - ORIS Media
● Ron Houk, LPQ - Mattel American Girl
● Abigail Jagger, LPQ - ORIS Media
● Kylie Rudy, LPQ - Kennesaw State University
● Mohammadsami Shaikh, LPQ - Bloomingdale's
● Nigel Sutliffe, LPQ - ORIS Media
● Barbara Weaver, LPQ LPC - Best Buy, Inc.

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California man pleads guilty to selling counterfeit
airbag covers on eBay

A California man who sold counterfeit airbag covers on eBay pleaded guilty Tuesday in Portland and faces up to 10 years in prison in a scam that a federal investigator said "could mean the difference between life and death."

Pavel Ryzhenkov, 32, of Sacramento, California, sold the covers between December 2015 and September 2017 after buying them from manufacturers in China, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release. Read more

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What's next for data breach legislation?
For Retailers Not This Year
A BREACH OVER DATA BREACH - Amid a years-long standoff between rival industries and committees over federal data breach notification legislation, one House panel is plotting a move to go it alone - at least in the short run. Sometime this month, the House Financial Services panel might consider data breach notification and security legislation that applies only to the banking sector, a GOP committee aide told MC. The panel has been locked in an impasse with the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the retail industry. That panel has typically written legislation more favorable to that sector; retailers have resisted proposals to make it adhere to the same security requirements as the financial services industry. Now, the Financial Services Committee wants to make some headway even if it has to do it by itself, using a modified existing draft bill written by Rep. Blaine Luetkeymeyer as a vehicle, the aide said.

The idea, the aide said, is to advance data security and notification requirements for only financial institutions. Although the bill language isn't finalized, it would first codify security requirements put in place after the Gramm Leach Bliley financial services and consumer privacy law was enacted in 1999. Beyond that, the aide said, the idea is to provide preemption from state law for those institutions that meet the requirements. That doesn't mean, however, that all hope is lost for a complete measure. "We're not backing away," the aide said. "The panel's also aware there's not much time left in the year to get something enacted. But, absent a deal, committee leadership and individual members want to "advance some sort of marker." politico.com

GDPR Spurs Interest in Insider Threat Prevention
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which has tough breach notification requirements, is spurring global interest in technologies to help prevent insider breaches, says Tony Pepper of Egress Software Technologies.

In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York Security Summit, Pepper discusses:

● Why data breach prevention has become a boardroom issue;
● Real-time breach detection advances;
● Using machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect insider anomalies. govinfosecurity.com

A risk-based approach to security outsourcing
All security controls can be outsourced. In fact, many organizations do exactly this, outsourcing the security operations centre (SOC) and all its preventative and detective controls to security management companies. Or, they outsource antivirus and anti-malware, or intrusion detection and response.

Build a risk register

A useful approach to begin with is to build a risk register, because managing controls that do not align to a risk your business faces is ultimately counterproductive. Even the smallest of SMEs should have a risk register, and there are enough templates online to give you a starter for 10. These should range all the way from minor glitches to major incidents that could destroy the company.

You should also be looking at data leakage prevention services, as fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are much bigger than they were under the Data Protection Act 1998. Can you manage this in-house?

Define security metrics

The large corporations I have worked with have often had hundreds of metrics defined for security, and the outsourcing of a service just required that these metrics were provided by the third party, along with some additional ones indicating the third party's security status. That is obviously going to be difficult for an SME, so an appropriate approach is to look at the metrics available. One should consider, are they:

Configurable - you should be able to define alerting thresholds;

Automatable - to ensure they are provided to you predictably and regularly;

Relevant - they support the security of your organization;

Actionable - if you or the third party cannot do anything about a particular metric, it may not be useful;

Timely - it is much less helpful to learn about an intrusion that happened last year.

Which Retail Jobs Are Safe From A Robot Takeover?

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'Live in Dallas' - Introduction with Gus Downing

Gus Downing, Publisher & Editor of the D&D Daily, introduces the Loss Prevention News Network's 10th LIVE Season - "Live in Dallas" at NRF Protect 2018. This only-one-of-its-kind Live LP Digital Conference brings you a host of LP/AP and Solution Provider Leaders discussing the hot topics, the ongoing issues and challenges, the programs, the latest technology, and the solutions these providers offer to the industry.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we re-broadcast our entire live shoot from start to finish.

MCs Joe LaRocca & Amber Bradley - Quick Take 1

MCs Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley tell us what's in store for the day - from our upcoming agenda full of valuable LP insights and information to surprise guests, movie quotes, and lighting rounds. You never know what LPNN's dynamic duo will say or do! Tune in for their fun-filled, value-packed Quick Takes filmed LIVE between LPNN interviews at our "Live in Dallas" 2018 shoot.



Inside Twitter's Long, Slow Struggle to Police Bad Actors
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has personally weighed in on high-profile decisions, frustrating some employees

When Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey testifies before Congress this week, he'll likely be asked about an issue that has been hovering over the company: Just who decides whether a user gets kicked off the site?

In policing content on the site and punishing bad actors, Twitter relies primarily on its users to report abuses and has a consistent set of policies so that decisions aren't made by just one person, its executives say.

In a hearing Wednesday morning before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr. Dorsey will appear alongside Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to discuss how foreign actors can use the social-media platforms to spread misinformation and propaganda. Later in the day, the House Commerce Committee will question Mr. Dorsey individually in a Republican-led look at how Twitter treats conservative voices.

Twitter and rival Facebook are increasingly caught in a Catch-22 situation-criticized by some users for allowing hateful posts, but blasted by others for removing content because it curtails free speech.

Twitter has taken a different approach than Facebook, which has hired thousands of content reviewers in the last couple of years to review posts and built out technology to flag inappropriate content. Twitter has far less staff and typically only investigates harassment and abuse that has been reported by users.

In the coming weeks, the company plans to start showing users a picture of a tombstone in the place of a tweet that has been taken down as a way to signal that a user has violated a company policy, rather than a notice saying the tweet is unavailable. That step, which hasn't been reported, is among a number of policy changes Twitter plans to make in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter. wsj.com

China's new e-commerce law positive for IP protection, say lawyers
China's new e-commerce legislation is a positive development in the country's fight against IP violations and counterfeit distribution, according to lawyers. Under the legislation, e-commerce platforms such as Alibaba and Pinduoduo will be jointly responsible for counterfeit goods sold by third parties on their sites. The e-commerce platforms must also establish rules to protect IP rights, and failure to act quickly when a violation is reported can lead to a fine of up to RMB2 million ($293,130) in serious circumstances. worldipreview.com

Report: Instagram is building a standalone shopping app

Zara plans to go global with e‑commerce

J.Crew sets up shop on Amazon

eBay Launches Authentication Program For Watches




Pasco County, FL Pasco Sheriff's Office Requests Help on Identifying Thieves
On two occasions on August 29 and Sept. 1, the pictured suspects were captured on security video inside the Coach Outlet at Tampa Premium Outlet Mall in Wesley Chapel. While inside the store, the male and female took possession of various pieces of merchandise. They concealed the merchandise inside Nike bags. They left the store without rendering payment for the product. The store sustained a total loss of $4,785. facebook.com

Spruce Pine, NC: $10,000 Verizon Store Burglary may be tied Granite Falls break-in
The Spruce Pine Police Department is asking for help identifying a person who stole $10,000 worth of merchandise from the local Verizon store. Spruce Pine Police Det. Kasey Cook said around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, a male subject broke into the store on Skyview Circle and stole tablets, phones and other merchandise. "This is an open investigation," Cook said. "We have a couple of leads and are working with another department that is investigating a break-in at a store in Granite Falls, NC the night before." mitchellnews.com

Lawrenceville, GA: Armed Robbery at Home Depot prompts Georgia Gwinnett College to go on Lockdown
Gwinnett County Police Department officers advised GGC to go on lockdown just after 3 p.m. after two men, who were both armed, fled The Home Depot, according to Cpl. Wilbert Rundles. "A young black male walked into the Home Depot and selected four pieces of equipment totaling almost $2,000," Rundles said. "As he was exiting, an employee called attention to the fact that he was stealing the items. A citizen tried to stop the male but was unsuccessful. " While the suspect was at his vehicle, another person tried to intervene and a struggle ensued, Rundles said. "Another citizen tried to assist as well and the getaway driver struck one of the citizens in the head with a pistol," he said. "At some point, both perpetrators displayed guns. The citizens backed away and the perpetrators fled in a red SUV." gwinnettdailypost.com

Nashville, TN: Man arrested for multiple thefts from Lowe's; $3,300 in merchandise and warrant for theft case in Georgia

Cranston, RI: Ocean State Job Lot Shoplifting Suspects Identified

Knox County, TN: New Knox Sheriff Tom Spangler shakes up KCSO with fewer chiefs, shorter shifts, staffing changes to Organized Retail Crime Unit

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Shootings & Deaths

Tulsa, OK: 2 Janitorial Supervisors shot & killed in strip center parking lot
Tulsa police say two men were shot and killed at a midtown Tulsa shopping center near I-44 and Hudson. The shooting happened shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday. Police identified the victims as brothers from Muskogee, 61-year-old Keith Williams and 53-year-old Glenn Williams. Police said the men are supervisors for a janitorial service. They were called to check out a suspicious vehicle and the people inside the car shot them and left. fox23.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

East Lansdowne, Pa: Check Cashing Armed Robbery nets suspects $50,000 and nicknames from Police
Nicknamed 'Sticky Fingers' and the 'Boy in the Bubble', police say the suspects pulled off a daring early morning armed robbery at a corner check cashing store that netted them at least $50,000 in cash. The teenage armed bandits were caught on surveillance cameras as they walked in the Baltimore Pike check cashing store last Friday around 8 a.m., just as the store opened. They pulled out guns and announced a robbery. One guarded the front self-locking doors while the other headed straight for the safe in the back. fox29.com

Owasso, OK: Women arrested after attacking TJ Maxx Loss Prevention
during robbery

Police said Venus Brown and Carolyn Clark went into the TJ Maxx store Tuesday night. Brown allegedly cut the security tag off a purse, while Clark allegedly stood in front of her to try and conceal what she was doing. When the women tried to leave the store, the loss prevention officer confronted them at the door. According to police, Brown then extended her arm and began choking the officer while pushing her out the front door. She also threatened to cut the officer with the same clippers she had used to cut the security tag off the purse. Police said the women drove off, and officers caught up with them about 2 miles away and arrested them. Brown has a lengthy list of felony convictions dating back to the 1990s, and many of them are for theft from retailers. Clark also has multiple felony convictions. fox23.com

Broward County, FL: Bushy-bearded gunman is becoming a prolific Armed Robber; Robbed 7-Eleven's and a Domino's
For the third time in a week, a gunman with a distinctive long gray beard and balding head has robbed a store in Broward County, detectives said. Surveillance video shows him walking into a 7-Eleven in Pompano Beach about 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday, pulling a gun, ordering the clerk to the floor, and emptying the cash register. The same thing happened about 12:30 a.m. Friday when he went into a 7-Eleven in Oakland Park. That followed a similar armed robbery at a Domino's Pizza about 11 p.m. Aug. 29, in Pompano Beach. sun-sentinel.com

Charlestown, IN: 14 year old arrested for C-Store Armed Robbery

Flagler County, FL: Man 'jokes' about Hand Grenade in Palm Coast Walmart; 67-year-old man accused of making threat

Credit Card Fraud

Perth, Australia: Security loophole sees 'Eftpos bandits' steal nearly $200,000
A group of alleged Electronic Funds Transfer POS, 'Eftpos' bandits are taking advantage of a security loophole in the machines to rip off shops for thousands of dollars with stolen credit cards. At a Camera House in Perth, two women were seen attempting to buy two cameras worth $15,000. Security footage appears to show one of the women checking her phone before slotting a card into the Eftpos machine. She is allegedly stealing the entire purchase from right under the retailer's nose.

"She got her own credit card, she put it into the terminal, but didn't push it all the way through, so it didn't register," shop owner Liddio said. "She cancelled our transaction and went in manually and typed in a stolen credit card number." Across town, the group visited another camera shop, buying three cameras worth $21,000. "The camera stores were roughly $60,000-$70,000, and then from I what I hear from other retail stores and petrol stations it could potentially be upwards of $150,000-$200,000," Liddio said. 9news.com.au

Sentencings, Indictments & Charges

Oakland, CA: Prolific Armed Robbers sentenced to 15 years; hitting nearly 20 East Bay Restaurants and a Walgreens

Georgia Man Charged With Fraud and International Money Laundering Conspiracies, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Naturalization Fraud; Members of the Gangster Disciples Are Alleged to Participate in Conspiracy

Nashville, TN: Army deserter who robbed C-Store sentenced to 9 years in prison

Nashville, IL: Virginia Resident Sentenced to 9 Years for Gas Station Robbery


AT&T -Sacramento, CA - Robbery
Adult Store - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Pueblo, CO - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Wichita Falls, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Cedar Rapids, IA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Fort Myers, FL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Belleview, FL -Robbery
C-Store - Porterville, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Southington, CT - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lancaster County, PA - Burglary
C-Store - Marion, IN - Armed Robbery
Cellphone Store - Kansas City, MO - Armed Robbery
Check Cashing - East Lansdowne, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Charlestown, IN - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Jamestown, ND - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Somerville, MA - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Dayton, OH - Robbery
Walgreens - Hickory, NC - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Upper Southampton, PA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - King City, CA - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
22 robberies
1 burglary
0 shootings
0 killings




Anthony Dentler
named Field Manager - Asset Protection for Cabela's/Bass Pro Shops

Daniel Kabler, CFI
named Asset Protection Manager for Qdoba Restaurant Corporation

Tim Begor
named District Loss Prevention Manager for TJX Companies

Jose Suazo
named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Aeropostale

Veronica Harden
named District Director of Loss Prevention for Gabes

Miguel Falcon
named Multi District Asset Protection Manager for Walgreens

Vianey Martin
named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for The Children's Place

Tony Zenari, CFI
named Regional Asset Protection Manager for Carter's/OshKosh B'Gosh

Tracey Garnett
promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager - Central for Michael Kors

Corey Holland
named Asset Protection Manager for Lord & Taylor

Diego Rivera
named Loss Prevention Investigator for Village Super Market, Inc.

Steve McKinney, CFI
named Regional Loss Prevention Auditor for LP Innovations

Mitch Lilly
named Loss Prevention Specialist for Amazon

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Project Lead (LP Technology)
Dublin, CA

The Lead, Project Coordinator facilitates the development, implementation, and ongoing execution of multiple Loss Prevention technology projects, programs and systems. This is accomplished by leading projects from concept to completion, acting as a subject matter expert, and working effectively with internal partners (i.e. Store Operations, Store Planning, IT, HR, Logistics, Purchasing, etc.) and external resources (i.e. vendors, service providers, etc.) to drive results, and monitoring to ensure all projects meet scope, timeline, and budget needs...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
Harrisburg/State College, PA

The Regional Asset Protection Manager will lead their region in Shrink Reduction, Asset Protection and Safety efforts through an in-depth understanding of the overall business, effective partnerships and by directing the region with integrity and professionalism...

Loss Prevention Market Specialist
Jacksonville, FL

To monitor store locations to detect, investigate and resolve internal and external situations and circumstances that could lead to or result in losses to the company. All actions and conduct within the scope of the position must be performed according to performance standards set by Burke's policies, procedures and Code of Ethics...

Loss Prevention/Asset Protection Investigator
Boston, MA

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
● Protect the assets of the distribution center as well as the associates and visitors.
● Maintain surveillance of the property via CCTV and physical inspections including perimeter checks...

Asset Protection Analyst
Norcross, GA

AP Analyst based in Norcross, GA reporting to the Director of Asset Protection. This high-visibility role will be responsible for business-wide security administration, multiple fraud detection programs and functional communication...

Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Sacramento, CA
● Develops and implements shrink reduction strategies and action plans for their coverage region and for individual stores as needed
● Creates and conducts training sessions at the regional, district, and store level to educate and bring awareness to loss prevention and shrink related topics...

Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Atlanta, GA

● Develops and implements shrink reduction strategies and action plans for their coverage region and for individual stores as needed
● Creates and conducts training sessions at the regional, district, and store level to educate and bring awareness to loss prevention and shrink related topics...

Asset Protection District Manager
Chicago, IL

The Asset Protection District Manager will lead the District in shrink reduction and profit maximization efforts. The position will proactively seek to bring economic value to the company, promoting profitable sales and world class customer service while ensuring a safe place to work and shop...

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