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JD Sports Fashion Australia Team at the 2019 Fraud Awards

"Shrink is Everyone's Business"

From left to right: Patrick Muller, Georgia Hall, Talisha Esho, Mark Boyd, Sarah O'Connor, Deborah Myers

More news from JD Sports Australia

Australia: JD Sports Profit Protection Team Wins Fraud Awards
"Fantastic evening at the Australian Fraud Awards last night, very proud of the Team winning Highly Commended Team of the Year, Deborah Myers winning Regional Risk Manager of the Year and myself winning Highly Commended Risk Manager of the Year award. Congratulations to all of the winners all very well deserved!"
- Mark Boyd, Head of Profit Protection, JD Sports Australia  linkedin.com

REGIONAL RISK MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Winner: Deborah Myers - JD Sports

PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR: Highly Commended: Team Profit Protection - JD Sports

GROUP RISK MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Highly Commended: Mark Boyd - JD Sports


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Georgia Retailers Organized Crime Alliance Celebrates
 Successful Conference

The Georgia Retailers Organized Crime Alliance (GROC) recently hosted their 9th Annual Retail Crime Training Conference. The conference was a resounding success as over 400 loss prevention professionals, law enforcement, and solutions providers gathered for a day of education, training, and networking at Atlanta's Cobb Galleria on Thursday, August 22.

"Attendance records were broken, we had a sold-out show, and we've received overwhelming positive feedback. It was truly a great event and we are excited to build upon this momentum for 2020" said Chad McManus , CFE, CFI, LPC, Field Loss Prevention Manager for T-Mobile, and Chair of the Georgia Retailers Loss Prevention Council.


As a result of a successful conference and silent auction, GROC is proud to announce that $5,000 will be donated to the Community Teen Coalition (CTC), CTC targets underserved youth ages 8-18 tackling important issues such as childhood illiteracy, peer pressure, low self-esteem, homelessness, gangs, and drug prevention. The program is designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary education. Learn more about CTC at https://ctc-inc.org/.

Planning is already underway for GROC 2020, stay tuned on conference updates, and monthly intel meeting information at www.georgiaroc.org.

Click here to read the full recap with pictures.

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UK: Crime against retailers and wholesalers continues to rise
The crime rate in the retail and wholesale sector has risen every year since 2015, from 12,400 incidents per 1,000 premises to 27,400 incidents in 2018, the latest Commercial Victimisation Survey (CVS) reveals.

The number of assaults and threats has also continued to rise year on year, up to 1,600 incidents per 1,000 premises in 2018, a marginal increase on 2017 but significantly up from 500 incidents per 1,000 premises in 2016.

Theft accounted for 82% of all incidents reported in 2018 and almost three-quarters (71%) of all incidents of theft was theft by customers, with 19,300 incidents per 1,000 premises in 2018. conveniencestore.co.uk


More Join the Ban Open Carry Trend

Five US retail chains are now banning the open carry of guns in their stores
31 Still Allow Open Carry & Includes Rifles

Walgreens, Wegmans, and CVS said today they will prohibit customers from openly carrying guns in their stores, even in states that are among the 31 that currently allow the open carry of handguns and rifles by civilians. The announcements bring the total number of major US retailers now banning open carry to five, following similar policy shifts by Walmart and Kroger this week.

On average, there has been more than one mass shooting per day this year, with some 53 people shot dead in mass shootings in August alone. More than 10,100 people have been killed by gun violence so far this year, about 2,500 of whom were under the age of 18.

"We support the efforts of individuals and groups working to prevent gun violence, and continually review our policies and procedures to ensure our stores remain a safe environment," CVS, the nation's largest pharmacy chain, said in a statement posted to its corporate website. "We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into our stores."

Walgreens, the second-largest pharmacy chain in the US, issued a press release that read, "We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials."

Some pushed back on what they saw as less-than-forceful language. And Walmart, for one, will still allow concealed carry. State laws "prohibit us from doing a complete ban," a company spokesperson told CBS MoneyWatch. None of the companies will be strictly enforcing the policy, according to the Associated Press, citing a memo by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon that said the company doesn't want to expose workers to potentially dangerous confrontations. qz.com


Visit Online Updated Interactive map of Gun Violence Locations in 2019

Updated - 10,100 people killed by gun violence so far in 2019

Pew Research Center
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Trust Law Enforcement
to Use Facial Recognition Responsibly

But the public is less accepting of facial recognition technology when used by advertisers or technology companies

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that a majority of Americans (56%) trust law enforcement agencies to use these technologies responsibly. A similar share of the public (59%) says it is acceptable for law enforcement to use facial recognition tools to assess security threats in public spaces.

At the same time, the survey finds that this relatively broad acceptance of facial recognition use by law enforcement does not necessarily apply to other entities that might use these technologies. Notably smaller shares of the public say they trust technology companies (36%) or advertisers (18%) to use facial recognition responsibly. And minorities of the public would find it acceptable for these tools to be used for purposes such as tracking who is entering or leaving apartment buildings (36%), monitoring the attendance of employees at a place of business (30%) or seeing how people respond to public advertising displays in real time (15%).

Most Americans have heard about facial recognition technology, with one-quarter having heard a lot about it. pewinternet.org

Retailers Extorted
Fall River Mayor Charged with Extorting Marijuana Vendors for Cash
Four others, including former chief of staff, also charged today

BOSTON - Jasiel F. Correia II, the Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, has been arrested and charged for allegedly extorting marijuana vendors for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes; extorting a building owner for cash and a Rolex watch in exchange for activating the water supply to a commercial building; and demanding that his chief of staff give him half of her salary in return for appointing her and allowing her to keep her city job. Correia's former Chief of Staff was also charged today on extortion, theft and bribery, and false statement charges. Both will appear in federal court today.

According to the superseding indictment, Correia agreed to issue non-opposition letters to marijuana vendors, which are required in order to operate in Massachusetts, in return for cash bribes and other payments. The bribes alleged today ranged from approximately $100,000 to $250,000 in cash, campaign contributions and mortgage discharges - in return for non-opposition letters and host community agreements. Marijuana was also exchanged for resale. It is alleged that Andrade and Correia met with marijuana vendors and discussed signing non-opposition letters in return for cash.

Facing a total of 73 years in prison on all accounts. justice.gov

Today's HOT Topic: Redefining Retail Metrics
Making the News Media Rounds

What the CEO's read: The Robin Report
Retailers Are Relying on the Wrong Numbers to Tell the State of Business
Here's How to Get Them Right

New report from Deloitte entitled The Future of Retail Metrics: Measuring success in a shifting marketplace. Its conclusion is that companies should make fundamental changes to how they define success and to what they measure.

"Traditional retail metrics do not align with the configuration of the industry today and are not suited for the evolution we can expect in the future. If today's metrics aren't painting an accurate picture of the businesses we are trying to measure, then the logical move is to change our perspective."

Traditional Retail Metrics Are Garbage-In, Garbage-Out
In other words, traditional retail metrics result in "garbage-in, garbage-out," and no retailer can afford that anymore in an industry where customers have endless retail opportunities due to the proliferation of new retail business models.

For mature-phase retail businesses, some of those metrics are thrown out in favor of comp sales, sales per-square-foot, digital sales growth, margins, earnings-per-share, return-on-invested-capital and free cash flow. therobinreport.com

For the serious retail executive who understands retail's seismic shift and wants to see the new suggested formula for measurement. A topic many have been debating for some time.

The Future of Retail Metrics: Traditional benchmarks no longer give full picture
A growing number of executives agree - in Deloitte's recent survey of retail CFOs and finance executives, 88% said they are rethinking metrics to better reflect cross-channel operations. This reimagining has emerged in response to widespread dissatisfaction with existing data: Only a third of the executives said their internal metrics "really align" with external reporting, and only 8% believe their metrics are well-positioned to help them succeed amid all the changes in retail. So, what are the metrics financial leaders really want insight on?

Defining value - Defining new metrics

Implementing and upholding a new standard of metrics could lead the entire industry to increased effectiveness and accuracy around value capture and value creation. At the very least, a more comprehensive measurement of performance could boost resilience in the face of the industry's next (inevitable) disruption.  chainstoreage.com

With Digital Sales Impacting Store Performance Globally
Retails Metrics Need to be Redefined

Going as far as Deloitte did may not be the simple answer and because of that may be difficult to apply. Certainly with reviews and bonuses driven by the old comp store performance the industry needs to define how digital sales, cost of delivery, and direct to consumer from the distribution centers are shared throughout the organization at least from the store teams prospective. Just our thoughts -Gus Downing

Workplace Safety Can Worsen Under Bullying Bosses
A new Portland State University study suggests that bullying bosses aren't just bad for employee morale and well-being - they can also be bad for workplace safety.

The study was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Yang said that bosses' behaviors can strengthen or weaken employees' sense of belonging to the work group by supporting or undermining their status within the group. Poor treatment from a boss can make employees feel that they're not valued by a group. As a result, they can become more self-centered, leading them to occasionally forget to comply with safety rules or overlook opportunities to promote a safer work environment.

Yang said this was especially true among employees who were more uncertain about their social standing within the group.

Yang said workplace safety is a critical issue - and more so in an environment where one employee's failure to behave safely can create circumstances where other people are likely to be injured.

"Organizations need to understand how important it is to curb leaders' bad behavior and to create positive team dynamics, so that there will be fewer negative safety consequences for employees or customers," she said. "It's really critical to manage such leader behavior, support victimized employees and prevent such issues."  securitymagazine.com

Will Macy's 'Growth50' Remodels at 100 More Stores Be Enough?
All told, those 150 stores cough up half of the company's brick-and-mortar revenue.

The effort is part of the company's store strategy announced last year, a triad of concepts - flagships including its Herald Square icon, smaller neighborhood stores and the Growth "magnet" stores. The department store is on track to reach $1 billion in capital expenditures this year, she also said. "Beyond our capital investment, the customer will see an increase in colleague support, advancement in omnichannel technology and more curated merchandise, tailored to their store location."

"I would characterize the changes as evolutionary rather than revolutionary. They are really about righting years of underinvestment than creating an innovative new format that is fit for the modern realities of retailing." said Neil Saunders, GlobalData Retail Managing Director.

"There are still too many Macy's stores in good retail locations that are down-at-heel and dingy," he said. "Store investment alone will not cut it, however. There also needs to be a change in how Macy's merchandises ... including the development of more own-brand product in apparel and homewares." retaildive.com

When Pot Went Legal in Canada 1 VC Heard 1,523 Pitches in 365 Days
That's Seven Deals a Day for One Year
End Result 18 Investments & "Canada is Played Out"

Members of the deal team at Canopy Rivers Inc. look at about seven investment opportunities a day, getting to know cannabis entrepreneurs eager for financial backing in a sector where the stigma of illegal drugs lingers.

Canopy Rivers was founded in April 2017 with the goal of investing in companies the Smiths Falls, Ont.-based cannabis giant couldn't swallow. Today, it's leveraging those talks with entrepreneurs to suss out global opportunities and think beyond dried flower.

Venture-capital investment in Canada soared to a record high of $2.15 billion in the first half of 2019. We're seeing the maturing of the market taking place right in front of you."

Big changes are underway in cannabis investing that mirror the technology sector in the early 2000s, he said, including a shift away from vertically integrated companies taking cannabis from seeds to retail. yahoo.com

Hurricane Dorian Clobbers the Carolinas, Virginia; Over 350,000 Loss Power
As Hurricane Dorian made landfall along North Carolina's Outer Banks as a Category 1 storm Friday morning, powerful winds and storm surge had major impacts on the coastline, where serious flooding was reported and residents were believed to be trapped. Severe flooding was reported on Ocracoke Island and in Hatteras, where the storm made landfall.  weather.com

US store closures could reach 12,000 by the end of 2019
So far this year, US retailers have announced 8,201 store closures and 3,446 store openings. This compares to 5,844 closures and 3,258 openings for the full year 2018.

Year to date, UK retailers have announced 431 store closures and 633 store openings. coresight.com

Canada's Lululemon's Q2 sales up 22% shows why Nike is concerned

Party City to hire 25K for Halloween Stores

Quarterly Results
Canada's Lululemon Q2 comp's up 15%, sales up 22%
Genesco Q2 comp's up 3%, sales down 0.08%
American Eagle Q2 comp's up 2%, Aerie's comp's up 16%,
UK's Dixons Carphone Q1 comp's up 2%
UK's Arcadia (TopShop) full year sales down 4.5%

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NCR SmartAssist Uses AI to Detect Self-Checkout Theft - Reduces Interventions by up to 70%

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a new frontier: the store checkout.

Video analytics technology, patented by StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, now part of NCR, helps determine what occurs during each transaction at the retail or supermarket checkout to immediately distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior.

NCR, the global leader in self-checkout technology with more than 250,000 installations worldwide, acquired StopLift in November 2018 and integrated the AI technology into its NCR SmartAssist solution.

NCR SmartAssist enables retail chains to detect and deter self-checkout theft and scan avoidance, prevent false alerts and unnecessary interventions, alert the attendant in realtime, and improve customer experience at the self-checkout.

Interestingly, SmartAssist is the rare loss prevention solution that has the added benefit of improving the customer experience. Store data shows up to a 70% reduction in the number of self-checkout interventions with SmartAssist. With fewer false-positive alerts, the attendant can focus on true customer service, acting properly on legitimate alerts and covering a greater number of self-checkout stations. This means greater productivity gains and associated labor savings for the retailer.

"We've found that self-checkout theft and other scan avoidance has been up to five times higher than at assisted checkout," said Malay Kundu, formerly CEO of StopLift and now General Manager of Computer Vision Solutions at NCR. "Retailers always suspected that self-checkouts would be highly prone to scan-avoidance, and our technology has certainly found this to be the case."

NCR's technology flags scan-avoided merchandise and unscanned merchandise left in the shopping cart - and sends a real-time alert to the attendant via wrist device or to the self-checkout screen itself. Now the attendant can take immediate and appropriate action before the customer leaves the checkout.

The AI technology also addresses ticket switching, e.g. a dishonest customer covering the bar code label of an expensive item with the bar code label of a cheaper item. Another ticket switching practice is a customer stacking an expensive item like steak over a cheap item like ramen noodles and passing them over the scanner. In some cases, a dishonest customer will even have the cheap item's barcode taped to their wrist or in their palm as they make it appear that they are scanning the more expensive item.





As Artificial Intelligence Use Increases, Ethics Policies Needed
Only 23% Have a Written Policy on Ethical Use of AI & Bots

New research finds that while AI use is expected to skyrocket in the coming years, most employers aren't concerned about unethical uses of the technology. They also haven't created ethics policies to address AI use, though they should.

More than 3,500 employers and employees from 6 countries were asked about their attitudes towards a variety of AI topics. With 64 percent of employers surveyed expecting "their companies to be using AI or advanced automation by 2022 to support efficiency in operations, staffing, budgeting or performance." Only 25 percent are using it for those purposes now.

Even with AI use expected to grow so rapidly, most employers are not troubled that the technology could be used unethically by their companies as a whole (54 percent) or by individual employees (52 percent). Meanwhile, only 17 percent of employees expressed concern over AI potentially being used unethically.

The research found 48 percent of U.S. employers and 62 percent of employees agreed that "unions or other regulators should require companies to maintain a minimum ratio of human employees to robots."

What are the Odds? How Vulnerable are You to the Latest Vulnerabilities?
Cybersecurity vulnerability management is a continuous race against time that is being compounded by the proliferation of new devices and applications within organizations.

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) v3.0 used by the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) provides an open framework for communicating the potential impacts of IT vulnerabilities. It's a quantitative model that uses several metrics to generate a consistent numerical score that provides industries, organizations, and governments with a common understanding of how serious a vulnerability is. These numerical scores are then lumped into five tiers (none, low, medium, high, critical) which are intended to help organizations properly assess and prioritize their vulnerability management processes. securitymagazine.com

Supply chain security: Five IT strategies for choosing vendors wisely
With the proliferation of SaaS solutions, API integrations and cloud computing, virtually everything in the modern enterprise is connected to untold number of outside entities. In fact, many business processes depend on this connectivity, even when doing so broadens the threat landscape and puts the organization at greater risk.

This interconnectedness means that vendor vulnerabilities become your vulnerabilities. For proof, we need look no further than the massive NotPetya attack that took down hundreds of companies in the summer of 2017. What began as a quasi-cyberwarfare attack on the Ukraine crippled everything from global shipping giant Maersk to a hospital in Pennsylvania, causing $10 billion in losses-all essentially collateral damage. The incident brought the risk of vendor security front and center as the ransomware spread like wildfire, even to organizations that had absolutely no connection to the original targets.

But since then, it seems little has changed when it comes to implementing better supply chain cybersecurity risk management. A recent Gartner study found that 83% of organizations uncover third-party risks after conducting due diligence, and over 70% of business and IT executives admit to having no idea how diligent their third-party partners are when it comes to security. Disturbingly, over half say they rely on trust alone.

With so much at stake, it's extremely troubling that so many organizations fail to make supply chain security a top priority. Most often, the problem is because IT is brought into the vendor evaluation process after a selection has already been made. helpnetsecurity.com

Changing the Way Security Leaders Approach IT Security
Organizations must change the way they implement security and change the way they look at it, says Dr. David Brumley, former Chief Security Officer and current CEO of ForAllSecure.

"When deciding which new tech to deploy on your IT environment, involve security in that decision. When you're creating new applications, create an application security team who is integrated with your developers," he advised.

Organizations should also stop asking themselves whether they are secure (there's no such thing as absolutely secure) and start asking how quickly they can identify a new problem and react and whether they can move faster than attackers.

"Forty years of research has shown it's near impossible to solve the 'make it secure - period' problem. I think we can solve the 'how to move faster' problem," Dr. Brumley noted.

Thirdly, organizations need to start considering and thinking about all the risks they inherit.

"When you use open source, you're inheriting a risk. When you use third-party software you've not checked yourself, you're inheriting a risk," he explained. "I've run into many companies who say to me when I point out a huge gaping hole: 'well, we didn't develop or create that.' That doesn't matter! If you're running it, you're responsible for it."

And, finally, organizations must invest in their people. Yes, it's hard and yes, it can be expensive, but people are often thrust into a security role with very little formal training or education, he noted, and they simply have to refine their skills. helpnetsecurity.com

Sr. Director Security Compliance Data Privacy Posted for Brooks Brothers in Enfield, CT
The diversity of our operations has recently created an opportunity for a Sr. Director Security Compliance Data Privacy located at our Enfield, CT location. This critical and highly visible role is responsible for information security, compliance, and data privacy governance and strategic direction, and is the most senior level Information Security role, reporting directly to the CIO. This role oversees Information Technology (IT) security policies, standards and environments consistent with IT roadmaps, enterprise architecture, and IT strategy, also leading IT security risk management and data privacy activities. hirebridge.com

CISA Publishes Ransomware Protection Strategies


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Watch the Introduction Video for Nedap's RFID LP Academy

Oscar van den Broek welcomes you to the RFID LP Academy in this video and explains how retailers can benefit from RFID for Loss Prevention.

Nedap's recently launched online academy supports retail executives by providing a resource center of knowledge, study guides, and tests to help aid in adoption and education of RFID technology.

RFID-based EAS technology creates a real-time understanding of what, when and how specific items go missing by integrating item-level inventory and loss prevention data. This new insight leverages EAS and RFID inventory-visibility technologies to provide a complete pictures of loss events to help take loss prevention efforts to the next level.

For more information regarding the RFID Loss Prevention Academy,




LPNN On Location with FaceFirst

Peter Trepp, CEO & President, FaceFirst
Dara Riordan, Chief Revenue Officer & EVP of Sales, FaceFirst
with LPNN MC Amber Bradley

Watch FaceFirst CEO Peter Trepp and CRO Dara Riordan discuss how loss prevention leaders are using face recognition to prevent organized retail crime, how the technology will transform retail beyond LP over the next 5 years, and bust common facial recognition myths.

Learn more at www.facefirst.com


States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes
Is it time to break them up

Texas attorney general to lead effort examining impact of Google on digital advertising markets; New York attorney general to helm Facebook review, citing concerns over control of personal data starting next week, putting added pressure on tech giants already under federal scrutiny.

What they do with your data will be the primary concern and the under enforcement of the U.S. government. wsj.com

Editor's Note: In 1998 Microsoft Bill Gates testified and did so poorly and acted arrogantly to the point of almost being broken up if it not been for winning in appeal. Interestingly the big four are using this case as an example of how not to counter a federal and state probes.

We could eventually see the break up of these tech firms. But not for years given the state of the appeals process. It'll be interesting to follow. Just a thought.

Returns are rampant in online fashion retail, but counterstrategies exist
According to "Fashion Ecommerce Report: Consumer Trends & Strategies for Brands" from e-commerce marketing platform Yotpo, 88% of surveyed fashion shoppers admit to having returned fashion items purchased online in the past year, with 51% returning between 50 and 500 dollars' worth of online fashion merchandise. Sixty-six percent of respondents say they order more items than they intend on keeping due to the ease of returns.

Fit and quality (79%) are the top reasons online fashion shoppers return items, with 49% citing items looking different in person than online. However, the survey also reveals steps retailers can take to help reduce the likelihood of returns of online fashion purchases. These
include a detailed product description, which almost all respondents (98%) consider "important" or "very important" when purchasing; photos, which 93% of respondents consider "important" or "very important"; customer videos (72%); and sizing and fit information (72%).

In addition to providing all these e-commerce features, Yotpo also recommends that online fashion retailers create a "fit quiz" customers can take to help direct them to the most suitable items, especially in categories such as swimwear and lingerie. chainstoreage.com

The robots are coming-and they're bringing your online order
While some retailers are testing full-sized, self-driving cars, a fresh breed of vehicles is emerging: the delivery robot. New, purpose-built delivery robots are small, relatively lightweight and made to operate at low speeds. They're designed to make deliveries without drivers, often in places off-limits to cars, such as sidewalks.

Delivery robots have the potential to boost the speed and efficiency of retail deliveries and significantly reduce costs, says Robert Doyle, vice president for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), a trade association serving the robotics industry. One estimate, from investment management firm ARK Investment Management LLC, suggests robots could reduce the cost of last-mile delivery to 6 cents per mile compared with about $1.60 per mile for a delivery made by a human. Because they are agile and adaptable, robots could be the best choice for some deliveries, especially in crowded urban areas or on college campuses.

Kroger Co. has been among the pioneers in robotic delivery of online orders. Since December, the grocer has used autonomous vehicles developed by Nuro Inc. to deliver ecommerce grocery orders to customers in Scottsdale, Arizona, and it plans to expand the service to two stores in Houston, Texas, later in the year. Nuro's robots operate on public roads at speeds of less than 25 miles per hour. digitalcommerce360.com

Alibaba buys Chinese e-commerce business Kaola for $2 billion

Amazon, Walmart Will Dominate E-Grocery Food Sales Through 2024



Credit Card Fraudster Gang of 22 Operating Nationwide Gets Prison & Forfeitures
International Fraudster Gets 97 Months Fed Prison for $7M+ Credit Card Fraud & Money Laundering

A man who pleaded guilty to his involvement in a multimillion dollar international counterfeit credit card fraud and money laundering conspiracy was sentenced today to 97 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

Bruno Macedo Correia, 29, pleaded guilty in July 2019, and in addition to imprisonment he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,288,180.97. The Court also imposed a $5,000,000 criminal forfeiture money judgment, and ordered 196 items of property and U.S. currency forfeited.

Correia and his co-conspirators skimmed ATM's and bought stole accounts online and set-up credit card forgery "laboratories" in residences and hotel rooms to manufacture counterfeit credit and debit cards. They used the counterfeit credit and debit cards to obtain cash withdrawals from ATMs and GCA machines located in Nevada and elsewhere and also to purchase high-end merchandise including luxury watches, jewelry, and clothing at hotel-casinos and businesses in Las Vegas, Nevada and other cities throughout the United States, including: Del Mar, California; Detroit, Michigan; New Orleans, Louisiana; Nassau County, New York; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The group laundered the fraud proceeds and resold the fraudulently obtained retail items on the black market or online marketplaces.

Twenty-one individuals were charged in a 2017 indictment for their alleged roles in the conspiracy. To date, 12 defendants have pleaded guilty or have been sentenced. justice.gov

Ex-NFL player one of 12 accused in 61 robberies that netted $1M in Electronics
An NFL cornerback who was waived by the Indianapolis Colts last week has been charged along with 11 other people in connection with 61 robberies of UPS drivers across Northern California that resulted in the theft of $1 million in electronics, authorities announced Thursday. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office said Isaiah Langley, 22, was part of a crew that stole cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices by rushing the delivery drivers as they dropped off the merchandise at cell phone stores. The suspected thieves would flee the scene in vehicles that displayed paper dealer plates. KTVU reported that the thefts took place between Dec. 6, 2018 and Aug. 21 of this year. Cellphone data, surveillance video and physical evidence helped identify Langley, the news station added. foxnews.com

San Mateo, CA: Grab & Run at Apple Store in San Mateo; 40 items stolen
A trio of thieves stole 40 products from a San Mateo Apple Store in mere minutes Thursday night, authorities said. The high-speed robbery is the latest to occur at one of the tech giant's retail outlets in the Bay Area. Last week, thieves made off with $70,000 in products from a store in Burlingame. San Mateo police said the robbery at the Hillsdale Shopping Center Apple Store was reported at 9:01 p.m. Officers arrived within two minutes, but the three suspects had already left.  mercurynews.com

New York, NY: Burglar Steals $48K In Clothes From Midtown Boutique
The NYPD is trying to identify a burglar that made off with a five-figure haul after breaking into a Midtown Manhattan fashion boutique. The suspect disabled the alarm at The Aeffe USA boutique on West 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues during an Aug. 31 break-in, police said. While inside the store, the man stole merchandise valued at $48,000 and then fled the location.  patch.com

South Hills, WA: Sheriff's Office seeking Baby Formula thieves who pulled a gun on Winco employees
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man and woman wanted in connection to a theft and threat incident at the South Hill Winco in mid-August. The incident happened on Aug. 16 at the discount grocery store along 176th Street East. The man and woman were spotted walking out of the store with a "large quantity" of baby formula, police said. Winco employees tried to stop the couple in the parking lot. The man went to his car, got a handgun, and threatened employees to let his wife go, police said.  patch.com


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Shootings & Deaths

Pine Bluff, AR: U.S. case weighed in Pawnshop killing
Prosecutors are considering federal charges against two Camden men in the shooting death of Pine Bluff pawnshop owner Brandon McHan. Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Hunter said the case raised the interest of federal authorities from the beginning, and that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted in the investigation because of McHan's background as a federal firearms license holder and firearms dealer. According to police, investigators believed that McHan and Jason Booth, a friend of McHan's, were inside when the two men entered and tried to hold up the store. Instead, McHan and the robbers began firing.  arkansasonline.com

Huntington, WV: 7-Eleven clerk shot during Armed Robbery
A convenience store worker is in stable condition after being shot during a robbery early Friday morning in Huntington. According to police, the armed robbery happened at about 1 a.m. in the 7-Eleven on 3rd Avenue. There were three people working at the time. Police are looking for two men who were spotted running from the scene. They were wearing masks.  wvmetronews.com


Monroeville, PA: Police investigating Monroeville Mall Shooting, no injures reported
No one was injured after shots were fired just past midnight outside of Monroeville Mall, according to Allegheny County dispatchers. Police were called at 12:22 a.m. to Cinemark Theaters, where dogs searched a black vehicle and nearby woods. Three people were detained but it was unclear if charges were filed. Monroeville Mall has been the site of several incidents in recent years, including a shooting on April 12 at Macy's.  triblive.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Dayton, OH: Dollar General robbery thwarted by Good Samaritan
Dayton Police and Crime Stoppers are looking for a man who attempted a robbery at a Dollar General in Dayton on Monday, as well as the Good Samaritan who stopped him. The attempted robbery happened at the Dollar General location in the 1400 block of Wayne Ave. in Dayton at around 5:20 pm on Monday. The suspect can be seen on surveillance video trying to take the open cash register after a customer makes a purchase. A Good Samaritan is then seen on the same video, which was posted on Miami Valley Crime Stoppers' Facebook page, throwing a punch at the suspect in an attempt to stop him. An altercation ensued before the suspect took off.  wdtn.com

Edmonton, AB, CN: Fire breaks out at Southgate Centre shopping mall
Firefighters are attempting to extinguish a fire that broke out at a south Edmonton shopping mall Friday morning. The fire started on the roof of the Hudson's Bay store at Southgate Centre, said Edmonton Fire Rescue spokesperson Rowan Anderson in an interview with CBC News. Crews got the call around 5:43 a.m. and arrived on scene in the Empire Park neighborhood six minutes later, Anderson said.  cbc.ca

15 Gun stolen from Rural King in Ocala, FL recovered by police in Muncie, Indiana

Calgary, AB, CN: Police arrest 2 people in connection with string of Subway and 7 Eleven Armed Robberies

Cargo Theft

Collier County, FL: Deputies track down 3 men suspected of stealing semi-cab, shipping container
Collier County Sheriff's deputies apprehended three men Tuesday morning in connection with a semi-cab and trailer reported stolen out of the Miami area. Yoelvis Hernandez, 41, Luis Urra-Montero, 22, and Marcos Morejon, 26, face charges of grand theft and third-degree grand theft auto after deputies tracked down the semi-cab and trailer to a residential lot. The Sheriff's Office responded to the scene after a man reported the theft of a truck, which was equipped with GPS that allowed them to locate the vehicle. The same vehicles were linked to a theft from another shipping container, which contained $130,000 worth of lighting and DJ equipment. The Broward County Sheriff's Office has also identified Hernandez in a similar case in which a semi-cab loaded with $750,000 in laptops was stolen three weeks ago.  naplesnews.com


San Diego, CA: Man pleads Guilty to Federal charges of selling $1.5M in counterfeit Apple and Samsung products
Saad Ahmed, 32, of Las Vegas, admitted in San Diego federal court to trafficking around $1.5 million worth of counterfeit goods over the course of several years. Ahmed's company, PhonePartsUSA, sold the counterfeit parts that bore fraudulent trademarks from Samsung, Apple and electronic quality certification company UL. Prosecutors say Ahmed also "grossly undervalued his international imports to deflect U.S. Customs' attention from his shipments." As part of his plea agreement, Ahmed agreed to pay $269,681 in restitution to the three trademark holders and agreed not to contest the forfeiture of 4,453 cell phone parts and accessories seized from his company during a Homeland Security Investigations search conducted last summer. timesofsandiego.com

New Haven, CT: Michael Kors Sues Flea Market in Connecticut Over Alleged Counterfeits


Las Vegas, NV: Man sentenced to 8 years for International credit card fraud, money laundering case
Bruno Macedo Correia, 29, pleaded guilty in July 2019, to conspiracy to commit fraud and related activity in connection with access devices and conspiracy to commit money laundering. In addition to imprisonment, United States District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey ordered Correia to pay restitution of $2,288,180.97. The Court also imposed a $5,000,000 criminal forfeiture money judgment and ordered 196 items of property and U.S. currency forfeited. Correia admitted he conspired with others to commit credit and debit card fraud from 2013 to 2017 by using "skimmers" placed on ATMs and Global Cash Advance machines to obtain stolen account information.  ktnv.com

Falls Church, VA: 'Ball Cap Bandit' pleads guilty to Falls Church pawn shop robberies where he stole $800,000; Khan faces a maximum of 40 years behind bars when he's sentenced Dec. 6.



Apple - San Mateo, CA - Robbery
C-Store - Queens, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
CVS - Waxhaw, NC - Armed Robbery
Clothing - New York, NY - Burglary
Dollar General - Vermilion Parish, LA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Dayton, OH - Robbery
Family Dollar - Easton, PA - Burglary
Grocery - South Hills, WA - Armed Robbery
Laundromat - Woodbridge, VA - Burglary
Liquor - Easton, PA - Burglary
Pawn Shop - Lauderdale Lakes, FL - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Frewsburg, NY - Burglary
Restaurant - Las Vegas, NV - Burglary
Restaurant - Woodbridge, VA - Burglary
Restaurant - Centralia, MO - Burglary
Restaurant - Bakersfield, CA - Burglary
Restaurant - Round Rock, TX - Burglary
Skateboard Shop - Puyallup, WA - 2nd x in few weeks
7-Eleven - Dallas, TX - Robbery
7-Eleven - Huntington, WV - Armed Robbery/ clerk shot



Daily Totals:
11 robberies
10 burglaries
1 shootings
0 killed


Weekly Totals:
79 robberies
39 burglaries
3 shootings
1 killed



Craig Jackson, CFI named Area Loss Prevention Manager for Ulta Beauty
Jennifer Siebenaler promoted to Senior Fraud Risk Specialist
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Edward Young promoted to Loss Prevention - Retail Project Manager
for Morrisons (UK)
Michael St. Clair, CFI, LPC named Manager of Field Asset Protection
for Staples
Gary Francis promoted to Regional Operations Manager for Heron Foods
Kevin Fitzgerald named Asset Protection Investigator for Victoria's Secret
David Manasco promoted to Senior Loss Prevention Analyst for AutoZone
Andrew Castillo named Investigations Specialist for HS Brands Global

Ben Mathis Jr.
promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Family Dollar

James Ishum
named Corporate Security Manager for XPO Logistics

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