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Brian Bazer, AVP LP for Dress Barn, appointed
Vice-Chair of the LPRC’s board of advisors

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) board of advisors meets at the annual fall Impact conference and at a spring planning meeting to help set the LPRC research and support strategy and priorities. Other LPRC BOA members include: Charles Delgado, Meijer, Tim Fisher, Best Buy, Danny Sorrels, Walmart, Bill Titus, Sears/Kmart (Chair), John Voytilla, OfficeMax, Kevin Valentine, Sterling Jewelers, Dennis Wamsley, Publix Super Markets, Bob Bull, Cam Connections, Jeff Martin, Kroger Company, Steve Longo, Cap Index, Steve Scott, Tractor Supply Company, Jeff Kellogg, MWV, and Chris Gillen, Toys/Babies R Us.

The 2013 LPRC Impact Conference will take place October 14-16 at the University of Florida. More than 40 retail chains will join leading solution partners and scientists for two and a half days of team exercises and cutting-edge R&D discussions. Please contact if you or your team would like more information. You can also register here.

Read Hayes, PhD
Research Scientist, University of Florida
Director, Loss Prevention Research Council


The Daily announces LP Newswire - weekly press releases from throughout the retail Loss Prevention solution provider community  In keeping with the Daily's mission of informing and educating the Loss Prevention community and retailers, The Daily will be offering and publishing a free service for all solution providers in North America starting Oct. 1st. This new tool will allow the Loss Prevention community to stay informed with any new developments and offerings that their solution providers and partners are releasing. Stay tuned as we continue to develop this vehicle for the benefit of the industry.

IT spending 20% or less on security - support is "inadequate"
Many are working with a limited budget to manage “information security, compliance and response,” with nearly half of respondents reported spending 20 percent or less of their IT budget on security. Forty-five percent of respondents reported that in the past two years their organization experienced one or more attacks that were difficult to detect. Another 21 percent reported that they lacked enough visibility to even answer the question. (Source

Court ruling a warning to companies on workers' Facebook privacy
Decision expected to be influential because few courts have tackled how law such as the Stored Communications Act applies to social media. A recent federal court ruling is a warning to companies that workers' non-public Facebook postings are private and uninvited employers have no right to read them. The message that we're getting here is that the courts will take very seriously the privacy interests of someone who is using social media and designates it as private communications." (Source

Payments processor Braintree introduces fraud screening for small merchants
Braintree, which until now has only offered custom payment-security services for larger retailers and companies, says it’s now offering fraud screening to small start-up retailers as well as those with annual sales of hundreds of millions of dollars. Braintree analyzes purchasing behavior across its thousands of merchant clients to identify patterns that are commonly tied to fraudulent transactions. Braintree then uses that data to create rules to flag transactions as possibly fraudulent. Braintree’s payment processing fees start at 2.9% of each transaction value plus 30 cents per transaction. (Source

Hudson's Bay to rollout Lord & Taylor's outlet stores under Saks Off 5th umbrella & expand Saks into Canada  The CEO also sees opportunities to bring seven Saks full-line stores and 25 Off 5th Stores north of the border. The combined company will have 179 full-line stores, 73 outlet stores and 69 home doors and three e-commerce sites, which all together produced sales of about $7.2 billion last year. The business combination is also expected to unlock $100 million of annual cost savings within three years. (Source

Toys R Us unveils key holiday initiatives at special preview event in NYC
Toys"R"Us held a special preview event at its flagship location in NYC's Time Square. Toys“R”Us will position itself as the education destination for kids, parents and teachers alike, offering exclusive learning products not widely sold by mass retailers. It will also capitalize on construction by instating a “Shop within a Store” in approximately 300 of its locations, showcasing major construction brands, such as Lego and Mega Bloks. The company will also create an experiential tablet destination in-store for kids and families, showcasing 25 tablets, including tabeo e2, which shoppers can test. The company will also look to improve what it described as its already robust omnichannel capabilities by offering shoppers an improved wait time for “Buy Online, Pickup In Store” orders on, expedited fulfillment time for “Ship to Store” purchases and secondary in-store pickup locations. Shoppers can expect an aggressive marketing program this holiday. Free layaway - expanded Price Match Guarantee - new extended return policy. For the approximately 35 million Rewards“R”Us loyalty program members, the company is offering the opportunity to earn 10% back, up to $100. (Source

National Retail Federation Welcomes Veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act

NRF Asks Judge to ‘Right or Reject’ Flawed Swipe Fee Settlement

Harris Teeter Announces Agreement with Piggly Wiggly to Purchase 7 Stores

Bi-Lo Holdings acquires 22 Piggly Wigglys across South Carolina, Georgia

When it comes to e-commerce, retailers must ensure they are tablet-ready
Tablets are becoming the device of choice for online shoppers. The rise of digital technologies, mobile commerce and analytics means there is a real opportunity to put the customer back at the heart of retail. In particular, the explosive growth of tablets is creating an opportunity for innovative and interactive customer experiences. (Source

Los Angeles retailer selling counterfeit goods fined $250 for each of the 1,552 counterfeit items found in his store - will pay $388,000 in fines  During a joint investigation by the LAPD and the FBI, undercover officers purchased counterfeit Lacoste and Burberry shirts and True Religion jeans, often in a back room of Salim’s store in Los Angeles's downtown fashion district. The Fashion District has long been a hotbed of counterfeit sales, everything from clothing to pirated DVDs. Over the years police have routinely staged raids and sting investigations, including a crackdown known as Bell Bottoms II, but the practice continues. The city also has an anti-piracy task force. (Source

Imposter Engineer almost pulls off Bank computer Complete Take Over in UK - It could happen in any store anywhere and just with a laptop - with cyber criminals getting more brazen each day  Twelve men have been arrested in connection with an alleged plot that was set to take control of Santander’s computers gaining access to all customers data. One man tried to enter the bank pretending to be an engineer, so that he could fit the device to one of the computers. A KVM (keyboard video mouse) device was fitted to a computer within the bank which allowed data and contents of the desktop to be downloaded over the network. This would allow the remote takeover of the bank’s computers. Police said the bank could have lost millions in the attack, after they found a device fitted to a computer in a branch of Santander which would have enabled the suspects to download data from the desktop machine. Editors note: This could happen in any store, any time. (Source

The Redesigned $100 Note
The new $100 note is the latest denomination of U.S. currency to be redesigned. Over a decade of research and development went into its new security features. (Source

Have you had your flu shot this year? Toughing it out gets more people sick - Get Yours Today  Last year’s influenza epidemic proved to be the nation’s worst in the past 10 years, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting 26 times more flu cases during the last three months of 2012 than during the same period in 2011. It is estimated that less than half of all Americans receive a flu shot in any given year, but history suggests that following a flu epidemic there tends to be increased and early immunizations the following season. These points all suggest a potential for a very busy immunization season this fall. (Source

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results

Ulta Beauty Q2 up 8.4% with net sales up 24.8%and opened 33 new stores in Q2
Canada's - lululemon Q2 up 8% and direct to consumer up 39% with net sales up 22%
Canada's Hudson's Bay Q2 up 3.5% with Hudson's Bay up 6.2% - Lord & Taylor down 1.2% - e-commerce up 56.1%, with sales up 3.9%
Gymboree Q2 down 3% with net sales up 8.2% and a net loss of $9.3M





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Guilty plea in cloned credit card fraud case as Coquitlam Mounties show off crook's tools  A Port Coquitlam credit card thief will spend the rest of the year in jail after pleading guilty. On Jan. 16 of this year local RCMP raided the suspects Port Coquitlam home where he lived with his mother and found what was described as a “credit card factory” in court by the Crown, investigators seized a number of items that included credit card printers, a laminator, gold foil and an embosser. Police also found forged postal keys, stolen computers and six stolen point-of-sale terminals, commonly known as Pinpads. (Source

Saskatoon Police investigate Jewelry store robbed by knife-wielding man
Employees of a downtown jewelry store were threatened by a man with a knife during a robbery Tuesday afternoon. Saskatoon police say the man entered the store in the 100 block of Third Avenue South shortly before 4 p.m., grabbed several pieces of jewelry and fled the scene. The male suspect is described as being of First Nations descent, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 5-foot-7, with an average build and a ponytail. He was wearing a ball cap with white writing and carrying a blue and yellow backpack. (Source

Suspect uses stun gun on employee in Toronto cell-phone store robbery  Toronto Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a cell phone store in Toronto this past May.  Authorities allege the suspect entered The Mobile Store at St. Clair Avenue West and Runnymede Road on May 28 at 11:45 a.m. posing as a customer when he pulled out a stun gun and used it on an employee behind the counter. The man managed to flee the store with a bag of electronics and a large sum of money. (Source

Costa Rican cops arrest four Canadians linked to cloned card scams
Suspects allegedly stole at least $48,000 from bank accounts in Canada. The suspects were caught with card-cloning devices and some 200 credit cards, all from Canadian citizens, police said. The OIJ report indicates that officials from a state-owned bank detected suspicious cash withdrawals at ATMs with cards issued abroad. Some of the ATMs retained cards, allowing bank security staff to alert OIJ's Fraud Section. Investigators began tracking the men last week. All of the apparent victims of the scam are Canadian citizens, and police believe the amount stolen is likely higher than the confiscated cash. The suspects were taken into custody, and police are reviewing their legal statuses in the country. (Source

Police dismantle fraud and identity-theft ring in Calgary
Two people are facing almost 100 charges in what police are calling a sophisticated fraud and identity theft ring. Police believe two people were involved in numerous fraud offences, including identity theft, identity fraud, and manufacturing counterfeit documents against at least 15 victims.
A search warrant was executed on the evening of July 4, 2013 on a residence in Discovery Ridge where police seized manufacturing equipment used for the production of counterfeit items. Credit card point of sale pin pads were among the seized equipment. The Calgary Police Service Economic Crimes Unit laid 97 charges against two people. (Source

Smash and grab hits jewelry store in Calgary early Friday morning  Calgary Police are on the hunt for whoever’s responsible for an early morning smash and grab at a jewelry store. Duty Inspector Keith Cane said they received from a person who witnessed the robbery just before 5 a.m. Friday. “They observed a truck, possibly a Ford truck, being reversed into the front of the business, smashing the front of the store out, and then the passenger jumped out of the vehicle, entered the premises, and apparently grabbed some merchandise, jumped back into the vehicle, and the vehicle fled,” he says. No word yet on what was taken from the Gold Craft jewelry store in the 1800 block of Sirocco Drive S.W. Police are asking people to be on the lookout for a truck with some significant damage to the back of the vehicle. (Source

Retail Fast Facts: August 2013

• Total monthly retail sales changed by 0.5 per cent over the comparable month last year.
• Total sales excluding food, automotive and gasoline changed by -0.5 per cent over the comparable month last year. (Source




Violence Prevention Strategies, LLC announced today that
Carol Martinson has joined the company as a partner and will be focused on business development and the delivery
of training programs to their clients.

Ms. Martinson has extensive security and risk management experience in finance, big box discount, and the grocery industries. Along with being a partner at Violence Prevention Strategies Carol is also the founder of Intentional Security Design, a company focused on innovative and unobtrusive security designs that create and sustain a safe and secure environment. Previously Carol served as the Vice President of Asset Protection for Supervalu, Inc.; Risk Management Director for Lund Food Holdings, Inc.; Assets Protection Director for Target, Inc., and Vice President of Corporate Security for First Bank System.

Carol is a former Certified Financial Services Security Professional, active in ASIS International, past member of ISMA, IAFCI, and has served on the planning commission and boards of Bank Administration Institute, Food Marketing Institute, and Crime Stoppers, Inc. She received a B.A. in Business Administration and English form Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, studied Criminal Justice at the University of MN, and is a certified Feng Shui consultant.

Carol is will known in the Minneapolis and national security communities as a passionate security professional dedicated to the safety and security of her clients.

Randy Ferris
Founding Partner
Violence Prevention Strategies



Englewood Cliffs, N.J., man pleads guilty to role in 'sophisticated' identity theft, fraud scheme  He was among 53 people charged in Sept. 2010 with taking part in the sophisticated, Bergen County-based ring run by Sang-Hyun "Jimmy" Park. The group regularly obtained, brokered and sold social security cards to newly arrived illegal immigrants, mainly from Korea. They then helped their customers obtain other identifying documents, including drivers' licenses and bank accounts, and used them to scam banks and credit card companies. (Source

CNBC investigates a multi-million dollar cybercrime ring  Suspects advertized in Kiev, Ukraine that they had millions of stolen credit card number for sale. Five thousand miles away in Brooklyn, N.Y., Douglas Latta and Anna Ciano agreed to buy nearly 1,000 of those numbers and then proceeded to purchase laptops, Apple products, designer handbags, and video game consoles that they turned around and sold on EBay. They also purchased stolen personal information, including names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, online usernames and passwords to set up additional bogus credit cards. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance prosecuted the case. After an eight-year-long investigation and a ten-week trial, Vance and his team successfully brought to an end one of the biggest cybercrime rings in U.S. history. Shevelev, Latta and Ciano were convicted and received sentences ranging from thirteen to forty-seven years in prison. Vassilenko is also in prison and will be deported when he is paroled on his sentence. Two other members of the gang, Oleg Covelin and Dzmitry Burak remain fugitives. (Source

Verizon Store manager abducted at gunpoint outside his Minneapolis home
Police say two men are under arrest after following the manager of a Minneapolis Verizon retail store to his western metro home and kidnapping him. Authorities say a woman called police to report her 37-year-old husband had been abducted at gunpoint from their driveway in Loretto by two men. Officers used police dogs and a State Patrol helicopter to search for the men Wednesday night. When authorities caught up with the suspects, the two men fled on foot, but were later arrested and booked into the Hennepin County jail. Medina police say the suspects apparently planned to take the manager's keys so they could get into the Verizon store and burglarize it. The victim was not hurt. (Source

Ocala Police seeking two suspects in AT&T robbery
The Ocala Police Department has released a surveillance video showing two people burglarizing the AT&T at 4405 SW College Road early Monday morning. When officers arrived, they saw that a portion of the front glass door was smashed, a cinder block was on the floor inside and several cell phones attached to a display stand were on the ground in the parking lot. The video shows the two men, one of them with backpack, removing items from the business. Officials said the stolen Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia and Motorola products were valued at $14,000. (Source

Five suspects in Illinois facing a long list of computer, credit card fraud charges
More than 85 charges have been filed against five suspects, and more arrests and charges will be forthcoming. The men were arrested on a warrant executed at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Joliet, the home of one of the suspects. The five suspects face a multitude of felony charges, computer tampering, credit card fraud, money laundering, burglary and computer fraud. (Source

Georgia Shoplifting suspect crashes while fleeing from police, injures deputy
Police are investigating a chase that ended with a car flipped over on Interstate 20 eastbound in Douglas County. As News Chopper 2 flew overhead, a medic helicopter could be seen landing on the interstate. Investigators said they were following a shoplifting suspect from Arbor Place Mall in Douglas County when the wreck happened. The suspect's car flipped onto its top and hit a Douglas County deputy's cruiser. The deputy was taken away in an ambulance. Someone from the suspect's car had to be airlifted to the hospital. The eastbound lanes of I-20 had to be shut down while crews investigated the crash. (Source

Abilene Police arrest woman for the theft of over $1000 in Blu-ray disks
A woman was arrested Wednesday evening after allegedly leaving a store without paying for $1,000 worth of Blu-ray discs. Abilene Police Officer John Lopez responded to a shoplifter call at a business in the 1600 block of Hwy 351 at about 5:30 p.m. APD dispatch was contacted by a store employee concerning a female subject that they detained for alleged theft. Officer Lopez contacted the involved parties and his investigation revealed that asset protection personnel observed the subject at a self-checkout placing merchandise into carry-out bags without scanning said items. The subject then attempted to leave the store before being contacted by a store employee. Thirty-three Blu-ray discs valued at approximately $1,014.00 were recovered. The subject was arrested for felony Theft and warned not to return to the store. (Source

Distraction team scams using children to steal employee’s wallets  Strongsville police need your help identifying a team of thieves who are using children to commit their crimes. They’re searching for three women and two boys, after a theft was caught on camera. In the video, you see the group walking around the Painted Penguin store at SouthPark Mall in Strongsville, in August. Police said two women distracted the store’s clerk to come to the front of the store and then the children moved into position. “Once they were sure the clerk was distracted, she nudged one of the small boys. He proceeded to get down on the ground. He crawled behind the counter; reached up; went into the clerk’s purse; took her wallet crawled back out; handed it to the woman,” said Detective Sergeant David Tomcho of the Strongsville Police Department. The female suspect hid the wallet; then part of the team walked out of the store. Strongsville police said once the suspects left the Painted Penguin, they went to another retail store, where they used the stolen credit cards to buy an iPad and gift cards. (Source
Delaware State Police arrest following a Coach-store burglary may be connected to Hershey smash and grabs 
A 39-year-old Richmond, Va. man has been arrested after he and another suspect who is still at large allegedly burglarized the Coach Outlet in Rehoboth Beach on Sept. 11 and led police on a chase that ended in a crash in Milford. Delaware State Police say one of two burglary suspects who crashed while fleeing troopers has been arrested. Police say 39-year-old Timothy Hood of Richmond, Va., was arrested at a gas station later in the morning and detectives determined he was also involved in two other burglaries last month. Police are still looking for a second suspect. (Source

Paducah Police seek two suspects using stolen credit cards in the Kentucky Oaks Mall  Paducah, Kentucky Police need your help identifying a couple suspected of using a stolen credit card. Officers say a man from Vienna, Illinois told them he lost his wallet in July. He added since then several of his credit cards were used to purchase various items. Officers believe a couple used the credit cards to shop at several stores around Kentucky Oaks Mall. (Source

Verizon store suspect admits guilt in knifepoint robbery in Philadelphia
One of two men accused of robbing a Main Line Verizon Wireless store at knifepoint in April has admitted his guilt and faces a stint in state prison. Joshua Stephen Jackson, 25, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to one-to-five years in a state correctional facility after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of robbery in connection with the 11:15 a.m. April 10 incident at the Verizon store in Lower Merion. The sentence was imposed by Judge Joseph A. Smyth as part of a plea agreement. By pleading guilty to the charge, Jackson admitted that during the course of committing a theft he threatened with or intentionally put store employees in fear of immediate serious bodily injury. Jackson’s alleged co-conspirator, Dale Erick Woodson, 31, is still awaiting trial on robbery-related charges in connection with the incident. Woodson faces a pretrial hearing in October. (Source

Rooftop burglars hit a jewelry kiosk for $8000 in merchandise inside the Gateway Fashion Mall in Bismarck  Bismarck police are investigating the theft of jewelry from a craft show at a mall. Authorities say the burglar or burglars gained access to the Gateway Fashion Mall late Saturday or early Sunday by breaking out windows on the roof. The jewelry that was stolen is valued at about $8,000. (Source

Two restaurant owners plead guilty to the theft of $200,000 from customers' credit cards  The former owners of the Two George's Seafood restaurant pled guilty in court Thursday to over-charging customers' credit cards for a total of $200,000. Jim and Michelle Ovecka entered a guilty plea to felony theft, and part of that plea agreement saved them from doing any prison time. Instead, they will receive a sentence of 10-years in probation. Also as part of the plea deal, the Oveckas will have to pay more than $100,000 in restitution to a credit card company. The Oveckas admitted to ripping off customers during the months of August and September in 2011. Soon after they were indicted, the pair fled and was later arrested in Arizona. (Source

Milford Woman Arrested for Shoplifting Scheme at Walmart
Milford police have arrested a woman in connection with an alleged shoplifting scheme involving the Wal-Mart store. Police said Morgan E. Johnson, 24, of Milford, entered Walmart on Aug. 19 and removed merchandise from the store. Investigators said Johnson then exited the store, changed her appearance and re-entered the store. She then exchanged the shoplifted merchandise for more merchandise and used it to obtain a refund from the store. Johnson arrested on Aug. 29 and charged with theft under $1,500, shoplifting under $1,500 and theft by false pretense under $1,500. She was arraigned and released on $750 unsecured bond. (Source

GameStop store in Staunton robbed at gunpoint  An armed suspect robbed the GameStop store Thursday on Richmond Avenue, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The armed robbery took place about 1 p.m. “He walked in through the front of the store, displayed a firearm and then fled with an undetermined amount of money,” said Chief Jim Williams, minutes after police responded to the scene. The suspect waited until he was alone with the store manager before pulling a handgun. No injuries were reported. (Source

Off-Duty NYPD Detective comes to the rescue of Chinatown jewelry store owner during a robbery 
An off-duty NYPD detective caught a robber in the act at a Chinatown jewelry store Tuesday afternoon. Detective Patrick Lee observed a commotion outside of Canal Diamonds International around 4:20 p.m. After hearing a bystander call “Robbery, robbery” in Cantonese, Lee entered the jewelry store and saw an armed man holding jewelry. After identifying himself as an officer, Lee was able to take Eduardo Olmedo, 25, into custody without incident. Eighteen gold chains and a 40-caliber Glock were recovered from Olmedo. Police charged him with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. (Source



Walmart and Pathmark Loss Prevention catch the same Tide thief on the same day in Upper Chichester, Pennsylvania  Both incidents took place Thursday afternoon at the Larkins Corner Shopping Center. Police were dispatched to the Walmart at 12:46 p.m. for a shoplifter in custody. Walmart management told Caulfield he saw the suspect, identified as Sanchez, trying to leave the store without paying for seven containers of liquid Tide, worth $107.90. Sanchez allegedly told the police officer he had no money for his family and was going to try to make some money by selling the detergent. He was placed under arrest. A background check revealed he had been arrested by Upper Darby police in February for retail theft, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Sanchez was released at the scene, pending the issuance of a summons for retail theft. A short time later, at 2:10 p.m., police were dispatched to the Pathmark, next-door to the Walmart, for a retail theft. Store employees told Police that a man, later identified as Sanchez, had entered the store and loaded a shopping cart with four bottles of Tide. Sanchez allegedly pushed the cart out the door, but was stopped in the store's vestibule by a manager, who knew of the Tide theft from the Walmart. The employee grabbed the cart and Sanchez fled in a minivan. Police conducted a stop of the van and arrested Sanchez. He was transported to police headquarters and later arraigned on a felony retail theft charge. (Source

Security officer busted stealing $100,000 of Daytona International Speedway NASCAR gear from souvenir trailers  Police in Daytona Beach said a corrections officer at Tomoka State Prison, who also worked part-time as a security officer at Daytona International Speedway during the races, stole more than $100,000 worth of NASCAR gear from souvenir trailers. More items were found with a friend of Wiggins, who was selling the merchandise for Wiggins on eBay for a fraction of the real cost. (Source (Source


New Haven police bust fencing operation run by ex-con
Police busted an alleged fencing operation this week after finding a warehouse full of power equipment. Police caught wind of the alleged operation after electrical tools valued at about $40,000 were stolen out of a vehicle in the parking lot at Ikea on Sargent Drive, said Sgt. Robert Lawlor Jr., head of the police robbery/burglary unit. Hamden police notified New Haven officers that some of the allegedly stolen tools were being sold on eBay. New Haven police followed the lead, which subsequently brought them to the 75 Daggett St. home of Scott Cintron, 47. Police executed a search warrant at the residence. They found the allegedly stolen tools along with a number of other heavy-duty power tools, lawn mowers, snow blowers and other items that are suspected to be stolen, Lawlor said. Police spent about six hours seizing items from the room and are still trying to determine potential owners. Cintron, a convicted felon, was arrested Tuesday and is charged with first-degree larceny, a felony offense. There likely will be more charges once police finish processing seized items. In total he has been convicted on 24 counts, 21 of which were larcenies or burglaries, Lawlor said. (Source

Police release security footage of suspected serial shoplifter in Riverdale, Utah  Police said the woman has been targeting beauty supply stores in several communities, and she most recently struck in Riverdale. Detectives released surveillance video of the suspect, who is a black woman with black hair, in action at Ulta Beauty Supply, and they are hoping the public can help them find the woman. (Source

Tempe woman accused of $1886 of merchandise theft from Saks Off 5th
A 21-year Tempe woman was arrested Sept. 6 on South Arizona Mills Circle on suspicion of two counts of organized retail theft after she admitted to intentionally concealing $1,886 worth of merchandise at Saks Fifth Avenue on Aug. 4 and Sept. 6. A Saks Loss Prevention officer said he observed the woman and another woman enter the store, conceal items and leave. The Loss Prevention officer identified himself and the women put their purses down, but then ran toward their vehicle. The officer followed the women to get a license plate number, and her vehicle wouldn’t start. The two women surrendered and went to Loss Prevention with the officer. The woman was transported to Tempe City Jail, where she was booked and released pending charges. (Source

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In our daily lives we are constantly asking questions, whether to other people or to ourselves when making decisions or weighing the options, but the most important career question is one simple three-letter word that gets asked over and over when we make any important life decision. (Next question, use the '5 Whys' tool)

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In preparing for any interview or meeting, I would suggest that, not only do you educate yourself about the potential employer, but that you study their competitor as well, because not only do these executives know their business, the good ones will know their competitor's business even better. And if you show them you've taken the time to really learn their business and the number one thing that impacts them beyond the customer, their competitor, then they'll be impressed that you went to that effort. And at the end of the day you'll learn an entire channel of trade.

Just a Thought,
Gus Downing

Gus Downing

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