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Mike Campbell was named Executive Director of Sales for Universal Surveillance Systems (USS).
USS, an innovative, global leader in product protection and security systems, recently named Mike Campbell a National Account Manager for their sales division.

Campbell, a loss prevention industry leader well-known for his commitment to going above-and-beyond to deliver for his customers, previously held executive leadership roles at several Fortune 500 companies, as well as Se-Kure Controls, Reebok International, and Shopguard USA, where he served as president and chief operations officer. Read more on Mike Campbell's announcement here.


Alex Melo was named Director of Sales - SSI Division for Universal Surveillance Systems (USS).
USS, a global leader in product protection and security systems, recently appointed Alex Melo as the Director of Sales for its Security Systems and Integration (SSI) division.

Melo, a more than 20-year veteran of the security integration industry, will oversee the team as they strive to deliver state-of-the-art solutions that both simplify and enhance customer operations, while optimizing profitability and making a positive global impact. Read more on Alex Melo's announcement here.







Largest Fraud Case in Corporate America's History
5,300 Employees Fired - 2 Million Fraudulent Accounts - All for Commissions

California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals.

The San Francisco-based bank will pay $100 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency created five years ago, $35 million to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and $50 million to the City and County of Los Angeles. It will also pay restitution to affected customers.

It is the largest fine the CFPB has levied against a financial institution and the largest fine in the history of the Los Angeles City Attorney's office.

Roughly 5,300 employees at Wells Fargo were fired in connection with this behavior, according to the city attorney's office.

In some cases, Wells Fargo employees even created fake email addresses to sign up customers for online banking services.

Wells Fargo sales staff opened more than 2 million bank and credit card accounts that may have not been authorized by customers. Money in customers' accounts was transferred to these new accounts without authorization. Debit cards were issued and activated, as well as PINs created, without telling customers.

Editor's Note: Where does this end up? Do we see prosecutions and how high will the DOJ go? The Attorney General and even President Obama may be involved in the decision process on this one.

As this is precedent setting and being watched worldwide. How does the U.S. uphold our tradition of Justice and Equality for all when 5,300 bank employees commit massive fraud for commissions and was it really the sales goals that ignited the epidemic? Or was it merely a loop hole found by a few to reach their goals and then spread like an epidemic for commissions - money? This will be interesting to watch and quite frankly may disappear. And you can't say some senior executive didn't know. Not at this level. Just a thought. ktvu.com

Plus: The original LA Times investigation into the Wells Fargo "pressure cooker."

FROM GOLD CHAINS TO DIAMOND RINGS: USA JEWELRY INDUSTRY CRIME FIGURES 2005 VS 2015
The Jewelers' Security Alliance released it's figures last week showing that in the first 6 months of 2016 the number of reported crimes committed against the jewelry industry fell from 562 to 528 and in dollar terms the losses decreased by $2.4 million, from $33.2 million to $30.8 million. As reported by JCK, this decrease in jewelry crime is an ongoing trend, so we decided to look at how this trend has progressed over the last 10 years For this article we designed an infographic that compares JSA's 2005 figures against the 2015 figures. karuschains.com


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Retail Chairman Blames Presidential Election for Dismal Sales Industry Wide
Barnes & Noble founder and executive chairman Leonard Riggio partially explained the chain's disappointing first quarter results.

"I believe the current trend can be traced precisely to the current election cycle, which is unprecedented in terms of the fear, anger and frustration being experienced by the public," said Riggio on the chain's quarterly conference call.

He added that that people's preoccupation with the election is keeping them at home, "glued to their TVs and at their desktops." 

"Retail traffic by any measure and across all segments is close to a historic low point," Riggio said.  chainstoreage.com

Robberies Spike 60% in August & up 13.6% Year to Date
According to our in-house tracking of publically reported retail robberies we saw a 60% increase in August and are currently tracking at a 13.6% increase for the year.

An alarming rate for August and according to industry sources the annual rate is not far off what some say may reach a 20% increase in robberies for the year.

With no deviation in our tracking efforts this 60% increase is by far the largest increase we've ever recorded. Certainly one can question our methodology but even taking that into consideration and applying a 25% error ratio we still see a 35% increase.

But at the end of the day the truly disturbing trend, that has been unofficially confirmed with multiple sources is that we're tracking a 20% increase in retail robberies for 2016. Something that every retail executive operating stores should be aware of.

In this writers opinion it may correspond with the what the media has been widely reporting on over the last few months. The growing heroin epidemic hitting cities across America. Which when taking into account the timing of these increasing reports may also explain the August spike.

The bottom line is that we're experiencing a significant increase in retail robberies and violence may be at an all time high. By: Gus Downing

UK charges 3 executives with fraud over supermarket chain Tesco profits overstatement
Former finance director Carl Rogberg, ex-U.K. managing director Christopher Bush and former U.K. food commercial director John Scouler were charged Friday with fraud and false accounting. They are due to appear at a London court on Sept 22.

They are among eight Tesco executives suspended in 2014 after the company's half-year profit was overstated by some 250 million pounds ($497 million at the time) due to alleged accounting errors. The fraud office says its investigation is continuing.  heraldonline.com

Grocers Tackle New Food-Safety Issues as Tastes Grow for Prepared Meals
Supermarkets are starting to look a lot more like takeout restaurants, but the explosion of prepared meals has brought new food-safety issues that even leading chains are racing to manage.

Whole Foods Market a trailblazer in the sale of fresh-cooked items, was recently forced to temporarily shutter one of its commercial kitchens producing fresh meals for stores. The move was a response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's warning over safety gaps in the Boston-area plant.

The grocer is now overhauling its approach, including discontinuing the processing of meat, poultry and raw seafood in that kitchen and two others, according to a letter obtained through a public document request and the company.

The FDA's warning followed an E.coli outbreak last year that was linked to rotisserie chicken salad made at Costco Wholesale Corp. COST -1.30 % and sickened 19 people. Deli foods from the Boise Co-Op, a natural-foods grocer in Idaho, were also tied to a salmonella outbreak last year that sickened nearly 300 people.

The grocers' woes highlight challenges facing supermarkets competing for consumers forgoing home-cooking and traditional restaurant meals in favor of fresh offerings from sushi counters or taco bars at neighborhood grocery stores. As prepared-food offerings increase in volume and complexity, the risk of food-safety issues also grows, with supermarkets now facing safety concerns that have beset the restaurant industry for years.

To head off problems, grocers are ramping up employee training. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association has logged 6,465 completed online food-safety courses taken by grocery workers through the end of August, up from a total of 2,987 for all of 2015. wsj.com

OSHA: Dollar General Ignores Safety Inspectors
Southeast MO Dollar General facing nearly $98,000 fine by OSHA

Discount retailer Dollar General continues to ignore federal workplace safety inspectors who previously have warned the company to correct hazards that could potentially jeopardize customer and employee safety during an emergency situation.

OSHA recently responded to a complaint and investigated the company's Van Buren, Mo. location, once again finding blocked exits and other hazards.

According to Scott Allen with the Department of Labor, an inspector found blocked exits and other safety hazards at the store. It's one of several stores that have been cited by the department for not providing safe exits.

The report shows that a cart with merchandise was in the exit way from the store floor to the stock room. The inspector also found that there were containers and carts full of merchandise along with boxes of merchandise in aisle ways.

Allen said the department has found more than 100 safety and health violations at Dollar General stores across the country since 2010.  oshatoday.com ehstoday.com


Nike, Polo's Marooned Suppliers Race for Thanksgiving Rush
Suppliers working around about 80 stranded Hanjin ships

Suppliers to companies such as Nike Inc. and Hugo Boss AG are scrambling to ensure their T-shirts and sneakers reach buyers in time for the year-end holiday season after the collapse of Hanjin Shipping Co. left an estimated $14 billion worth of goods adrift.  bloomberg.com



PE Firm Golden Gate Buys PacSun In Ch. 11 Restructuring
Other Golden Gate Capital retailers - California Pizza Kitchen, Eddie Bauer, Express, Payless Shoes, Red Lobster and Zales.  law360.com

Chanel is looking for a new Director of Loss Prevention in NYC

Two Senior Positions to be Named Next Week


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Reitmans (Canada) Q2 comp's up 6.3%, sales up 0.6%
Kroger Q2 comp's up 1.7% without fuel, sales up 4%
Mattress Firm Q2 comp's down 1.1%, sales up 48.2% - acquisitions & new stores
Restoration Hardware Q2 comp's down 3%, net revenue up 7%

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Ransomware prevalent in cloud-based malware
Cloud-based filesharing, collaboration and social networking applications are ransomware delivery vehicles, according to a report released today.

Cloud-based applications such as Dropbox can be used to spread malware in a couple of different ways. Attackers can upload the infected files to the cloud service, then share them with victims. Since there are many legitimate users of these services, they are not typically blocked by enterprises.

In addition, if an employee has an infected file that they save in a file-sharing system used throughout a company, the infection can spread to other users. "At least one out of every 10 enterprises has malware in their cloud storage applications," said Barnett. csoonline.com

Malware Fears as Pokémon Threats Go Social
"Cyber criminals are bringing a full suite of attacks to the table with Pokémon Go: from compromised apps to fraudulent social media sites and phishing social posts that lead to more mobile malware... the list goes on."

There's a potential corporate security risk here also, if mobile devices or laptops become infected and then connect to a network without adequate malware detection functionality.

Pokemon Go is simply the latest, but certainly not the last, big name 'event' latched onto by the cybercriminal underground in a bid to scam users and/or infect their devices. In that respect it's a similar tactic to that employed before and during the Rio Olympics.

"As the popularity and novelty of Pokemon GO eventually wanes, attackers will be looking for the 'next big thing,' exploiting attention on the holidays, presidential elections, major sporting events, and more," infosecurity-magazine.com

MasterCard Hit With $18.7B Antitrust Class Suit In UK
The U.K.'s largest-ever proposed class action claiming the credit card giant's anti-competitive swipe fees left shoppers paying too much.  law360.com

Crafty Fantom Ransomware Poses as Windows Update

One in Five Ransomware Victims Don't Get Data Back

 





 

Mike Campbell Joins the USS Sales Team

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (September 6, 2016) - USS, an innovative, global leader in product protection and security systems, recently named Mike Campbell a National Account Manager for their sales division.

Campbell, a loss prevention industry leader well-known for his commitment to going above-and-beyond to deliver for his customers, previously held executive leadership roles at several Fortune 500 companies, as well as Se-Kure Controls, Reebok International, and Shopguard USA, where he served as president and chief operations officer.

USS Chief Operations Officer Claude Verville made note of why Campbell is an ideal match for leadership within the organization's sales team.

"Here, at USS, we separate ourselves from the competition by devoting ourselves to our customers," he said. "We aim to understand and preempt our costumers' needs and challenges, from a loss prevention and operational perspective," Verville continued. "We'll stop short of nothing to ensure we deliver solutions based on that understanding. It's clear that Mike's core focus aligns with ours at USS; it's all about the customer."

Campbell, too, relayed his ambitions and why USS was the right move for him.

"I've witnessed the incredible impact USS has had on the industry and community in recent years," said Campbell. "I'm excited to bring my experience and insight to a team that's already firing on all cylinders," he continued. "With the technology, team and innovate spirit as a part of my arsenal, I anticipate developments that will not only benefit new and existing customers, but also help shape the future of the business and our industry."

About USS
USS is a U.S.-based, privately-held global leader in product protection and security solutions. USS is a leading integrator of video surveillance systems, access control, EAS tags, and RFID and EAS systems. USS is dedicated to innovation and has more than 100 patents issued and pending. For more information, visit www.ussinnovate.com.

 




  

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A new type of fraudster is targeting retailers and online shoppers
"Fraudsters of the past had different qualities," says Nick Mothershaw, an ID and fraud expert at Experian. "They were patient and time-rich, with a particular set of skills and unusual equipment. But the advance of technology and the internet has bred a different kind of perpetrator, needing only a laptop, internet connection and a basic understanding of phishing e-mails."

The techniques used by fraudsters range from curmudgeonly to spectacularly clever. They pose as bank executives or law enforcement in confidence cons, or they simply buy parcels of financial and personal data on the dark web. They set up fake websites that mimic legitimate ones or they piggyback accounts, gently siphoning money over time.

But it's not all about data. At the simplest level, opportunists can fib to get free products. They order a delivery, then claim a chargeback pretending the items were lost or stolen on route. Some of those who do this don't even realise they are stealing, so entrenched is fraud in online channels.

At the other end of the scale, international crime syndicates operate in jurisdictions thousands of miles away from where the crime is perpetrated. They exploit loopholes in cross-border payments and overseas deliveries, knowing that fractured international policing is too weak to catch them.

Combatting e-commerce fraud is as complex as the frauds themselves. Businesses have to develop protocols that can address crimes across the spectrum, from criminal masterminds to low-profile amateurs working from a laptop in a bedroom.

But their attempts to block the baddies must be balanced with the equally important requirement to offer a friendly customer experience and a quick, simple user experience that doesn't alienate genuine customers with lots of security procedures. raconteur.net 

Yes, Ad Fraud Hurts-But Programmatic Advertising Can Help
Ad fraud continues to be a serious concern for marketers participating in digital and programmatic advertising. Recent stats are discouraging; hundreds of millions, or even billions of dollars, are wasted each year due to fraud.

Although marketers who stay on the sidelines in theory may be limiting their exposure to fraud, they are also missing out on the tremendous upsides of programmatic: improved efficiency, scale and higher return on advertising investments as an end result. Ad fraud hurts, but not as much as programmatic helps.

Just like credit card companies before them, brand marketers can take the steps necessary to address fraud concerns and keep the programmatic playing field open as a viable part of today's digital advertising industry. Here are three ways marketers can start thinking about tackling the industry-wide issue of ad fraud differently.

1. Measure fraud so you can manage fraud
If you look at any credit card company's annual report, there will be a line item in the P&L that calls out total losses attributed to fraud. This type of precision tracking is a critical component of being able to effectively manage fraud for any company-be it a credit card one or a B2C brand. Select a trusted partner who is accredited and qualified to measure fraud across all digital campaigns in order to quantify the level of fraud your campaigns are experiencing and put a strategy in place to keep fraud as low as possible.

2. Don't try to solve fraud-seek to manage it instead
Despite decades of press and significant investments of time and money by the smartest folks in the industry, fraud still persists. The stark reality is that fraud will continue to exist for the foreseeable future with no end date in sight. Advertisers should move past the notion that fraud will be gone for good, and should instead seek to take steps to manage it down to low levels where it ceases to be an issue. Credit card companies have successfully driven the impact of fraud on their clients down to a manageable level where the risks of fraud are far outweighed by the value created for all parties. It's time for marketers to do the same and set an acceptable managed level for fraud.

3. Use a defense-in-depth approach
Automated technologies such as publisher blocking, bot filtering and suspicious activity monitoring should be combined with human oversight and intervention to most effectively combat fraud. If executing a defense-in-depth approach sounds too daunting to do in-house, companies exist to which marketers can outsource their fraud protection. chiefmarketer.com


Gap's e-commerce sites go offline

Smartphones half of traffic to e-commerce sites in Q2








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We at the Daily are currently gathering information on the 50+ nationwide ORC Organizations. As of 9/8, we are tracking the following data and will continue to update the information here on the Daily. We are still seeking additional information from many organizations; we would love to hear from you. Contact Gordon Smith at gordons@downing-downing.com

Current Membership: Over 7,000
Current Law Enforcement Agencies Involved: 653
Average Number of Retailers and Financial Institutions Involved per Organization: 125

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Crimes Association

Louisville, KY: Man stole $7,900 in items from Target
Louisville Metro Police arrested a man early Friday morning accused of stealing nearly $8,000 worth of merchandise from two Target locations over a two-month span earlier this year. John Murphy, 49, of Louisville, entered two Target stores, one in St. Matthews and one in Springhurst, on four occasions from April 4 to May 24 and stole roughly $7,900 of merchandise. Murphy, along with a co-defendant, entered the locations, put the merchandise in their cart and exited the stores without paying, the citation said. They then got into a waiting vehicle and fled the scene. At least some of the merchandise was sold at pawn shops. courier-journal.com


Nashville, TN: Lifetime ban doesn't deter Cross Dressing shoplifter from stealing over $5,000 from Victoria's Secret and Dillards
A cross-dressing shoplifter with a lifetime ban at area malls has been arrested for theft again. Officials with Metro Nashville Police said Chimayne Talley typically dresses as a female when attempting to steal clothes from Nashville stores. Most recently, he's alleged to have stolen more than $5,000 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret and Dillard's in late August. Detectives said Talley even posted a photo of the stolen merchandise to his Facebook page to advertise a yard sale for the items. The 22-year-old suspect has been banned from both the Opry Mills Mall and Green Hills Mall because of his lengthy history of theft. The lifetime ban at Opry Mills took effect in 2013. newschannel5.com

Rock Hill, SC: Police spent 9 hours with a Shoplifter who refused to say where her 2 yr old son was
Rock Hill police officers spent nine hours trying to locate the son of a woman they charged with shoplifting, who offered to tell them where he was only if they let her go. Shelby Estes, 22, was walking through Walmart on Sunday, taking stickers off items valued at 23 cents and putting them on other items, including children's clothing and shoes, underwear and shaving razors. Officers arrested her and placed her in a patrol car. Estes continued to ask to use her cell phone and "did not want officers searching her purse," police said. Inside Estes' purse, officers found .99 grams of marijuana in a clear plastic bag and two yellow pills. While Estes was in the Rock Hill city jail, her family called the police department and asked where her 2-year-old son was, police said. Estes would not tell officers where her son was or who had him. heraldonline.com



Oxford, MS: Man arrested on his Third Felony Shoplifting change this year
The Oxford Police Department arrested an Oakland man Friday for felony shoplifting. Christopher Hogue, 50, had two outstanding warrants for felony shoplifting against him for allegedly shoplifting from Walmart in January and again in February. oxfordeagle.com



Muskegon County, MI: Ricky Walter Sheffer, 55, of Muskegon, to four months for organized retail crime, habitual offender second, $648 court fines/costs


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Shootings and Deaths

Adams County, CO: Confrontation over purchase led to fatal stabbing of a Family Dollar Store Manager
The man accused of fatally stabbing a manager at a Family Dollar store last week told investigators the attack was prompted by a confrontation over items he had bought. Anthony Dennis Grayson said he pulled out a knife and plunged it into Alejandro Alvear, 49, because Alvear "took the items he just purchased .. and would not give them back,". A cashier told county sheriff's deputies that Alvear confronted Grayson after the store's security alarm went off while the suspect was heading out the door. She told investigators that Grayson began stabbing Alvear after he was asked to empty his pockets. Grayson, 42, has been formally charged with first-degree murder. denverpost.com

Charlotte, NC: Man arrested in Northlake Mall shooting
Police arrested a 27-year-old Charlotte man on Thursday in connection with shots that were fired in the Northlake Mall parking lot on Labor Day afternoon. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged Antonio Lamont Gaines with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Police said Gaines and the victim in the case had been in prior altercations that led to Monday's shooting. Police have not released the victim's name or whether the person was injured. charlotteobserver.com

Robberies and Thefts


Eastlake, OH: Fleeing Walmart Shoplifter ends up in the trees during a Police Chase; innocent victim injured
Two people were arrested after they allegedly led Eastlake police on a chase after fleeing the Wal-Mart on Vine Street with stolen goods, and causing a crash that sent one person to the hospital. According to police, officers were called at 8:46 p.m. Sept. 4 to the Wal-Mart for two shoplifters who had loaded a cart full of stolen merchandise into their car and were fleeing the scene. morningjournal.com


West Lafayette, IN: McDonald's employee admits to Skimming nearly 100 Credit Cards
A former McDonald's employee is accused of stealing dozens of customers' account information while working the drive-thru in West Lafayette, Indiana. Mekeisha Roberts, 25, admitted to skimming information from about 100 credit and debit cards while working at the McDonald's on Sagamore Parkway. Police detectives say the surveillance footage shows her swiping the cards to process a customer's order, then swiping again through a handheld skimming device to get the account information. She told police she used the account numbers to buy items from different retail stores. Damien Smith, 23, and another man are accused of helping her. Smith and Roberts both face several felony charges, including conspiracy to commit fraud and corrupt business influence. theindychannel.com

DOJ finds troubling problems with ATF undercover storefront ops
A report released this week by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General found that undercover shops set up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have a number of issues and inconsistencies. In their 112-page report, the OIG stressed that other federal agencies such as the FBI rarely use undercover storefronts while others, for example the DEA, never utilize the tactic. The report goes on to contend that, since storefronts are open to the public, their use can be seen by some as "trolling" for low-level offenders and forwarding cases that do not have a substantial federal interest, noting that the FBI considers such operations as a "crude tool." Further, the report called out the ATF for insufficient training and guidance in storefront operations they evaluated, as well as an inconsistent approach to how the agency interacted with juveniles, confidential informants with ongoing criminal violations, and those with disabilities. guns.com



Washington, DC: FBI offers reward for information leading to arrest of serial robber in DC area
The FBI is now offering a reward to try to help catch an alleged serial armed robber who has hit stores in the District, Maryland, and Virginia. According to the FBI the man has struck in two waves, robbing three stores in two days in October and then robbing four stores in three days this week. wjla.com





Atlanta, GA: DeKalb County Sheriff's Fugitive Unit takes down a Murder suspect at Lenox Mall without incident

Santa Rosa, CA: Man has a 2013 Felony Burglary remove from his record, reduced to Misdemeanor Shoplifting Under Prop 47

Norristown, PA: Man admits to 23 Burglaries in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia Counties

Sugar Land, TX: Man arrested after taking photos up Home Goods employee's skirt

Jared in the Warwick Mall, Warwick, RI reported a Grab & Run on 9/8, merchandise valued at $21,000

Kay Outlet in the Round Rock Premium Outlets, Round Rock, TX reported a Grab & Run on 9/8, merchandise valued at $12,000

Piercing Pagoda in the West Oaks Mall, Ocoee, FL reported a Grab & Run on 9/7, merchandise valued at $1,448


Credit Card Fraud

Abilene, TX: Police reveal details of Fuzzy's Taco Shop Credit Card Data Breach; thousands effected
The data breach that resulted in thousands of customers' credit card information being stolen from Fuzzy's Taco Shop in Abilene was done through a combination of social engineering and computer malware, according to Abilene police. Detective Gabriel Thompson with the APD Fraud Division Thursday, and he revealed more details about the two-month-long data breach that started in July and ended Sept. 1. He said the information was not taken by any employees at the Abilene location, and no physical devices were installed to get the credit card information. ktxs.com

Yorktown, VA: Two arrested attempting to purchase $1,650 worth of phones from Sprint on fake Credit cards & forged Passport

Macon, GA: Three suspects wanted in connection to counterfeit credit cards; purchasing high-end liquor

Skimming



Tampa, FL: News Reporter on scene as Tampa Police discover Skimming Device
News Channel 8 was on scene as officers closed the Citgo station located at 4702 West Gandy Blvd. Police processed the pump evidence for fingerprints. They said this same station was previously hit in April. Police aren't sure how long the most recent skimmer was in the pump. wfla.com




Toronto, CN: Toronto Police complete 18 month Investigation, 3 Arrested in ATM Skimming Operation
After a year-and-a-half probe, Toronto police have laid charges in an ATM fraud investigation. It's alleged various bank machines were targeted by the accused, with the installation of skimming equipment, and that victims were recorded entering their PINs on the keyboard. That information was then used to commit credit card fraud. On Wednesday September 8, search warrants were issued and three people were arrested. 900chml.com 

Credit Card Skimming Fraud at Gas Stations Across San Diego On The Rise: SDSO

All Real Records - Kings Mountain, NC - Burglary
Big G Grocery - Brown County, TX - Robbery
Burger King - Avondale, AZ - Armed Robbery
Casey's General - Emporia, KS - Robbery
Coach - Robbery - Camarillo, CA
Corner Store - Elyria, OH - Robbery
Country Goods - Wakefield, NH - Robbery
CVS - Queen Creek, AZ - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Lauderdale County, MS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Martinsburg, WV - Robbery / sentenced to 15 years
Family Dollar - Tulsa, OK - Shooting
Goodwill - Mattoon, IL - Theft
Kay Jewelers - Camarillo, CA - Burglary
Kings Liquor - Pontiac, MI - Shooting
Market Liquor - Lancaster, CA - Shooting
Michael Kors - Camarillo, CA - Theft
Quik-Pic - Louisville, KY - Burglary
Rite Aid - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery
Shooters Depot - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery/Suspect arrested
Speedway - Wilson, NC - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Cold Spring, KY - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Fort Myers, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Boynton Beach, FL - Armed Robbery
  Weekly Crime Totals
11 Shootings
• 2 Killed
68 Robberies
21 Burglaries
 














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


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Seems like the longer a process goes, the harder it is for everyone to stay focused on the initial purpose and maintain the enthusiasm as when it began. Time and difficulty have their impact, but maintaining the passion and enthusiasm is up to each person. With the last step seemingly the easiest, it is usually the most critical step of all and many tend to approach it as if it is a mere formality when, in reality, that last step can be the biggest and, if you do not watch out, it could be a step right off the cliff.

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