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Richard Peck was promoted to Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention for Marmaxx
Richard was previously the Vice President, Loss Prevention Director of TJX Companies since 2015 and has been in the loss prevention department at TJX Companies since 1999. He started as a District Loss Prevention Manager for TJ Maxx and quickly worked his way up the ladder, to hold such positions as Regional LP Manager for TJX Companies - TJ Maxx and Marshall's Divisions,  Regional LP Manager, AVP Loss Prevention Director, and Vice President, Loss Prevention Director for TJX Companies - AJ Wright Division, and AVP Loss Prevention Director, Distribution Services and AVP Loss Prevention Director, Technology and Analytics for TJX Companies - Marmaxx. Richard earned his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University Boston, MA. Congratulations Richard!


Ahmad Lightfoot was promoted to Vice President, Loss Prevention Director for TJ Maxx

Ahmad previously held the role of AVP, Director of Loss Prevention for TJ Maxx since 2007 and started at the retailer in 1995. He started as a District LP Supervisor and quickly worked his way up to hold such positions as Regional Investigations Manager and Regional Loss Prevention Manager. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University at Montgomery. Congratulations Ahmad!


Casey Wright, CFI was promoted to Director of Warehouse Operations for Eby-Brown Company, LLC.
Casey started at Eby-Brown in 2014, in the loss prevention department as a Corporate Loss Prevention and Safety Manager, and moved beyond loss prevention a year later, holding the title of Project Manager before receiving this promotion. He was also in the loss prevention departments at JC Penney as Loss Prevention Lead Expert and at The Bon Ton Stores as Loss Prevention & Safety Manager. Casey earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology with a minor in History from University of Nebraska at Omaha. Congratulations Casey!






Wells Fargo CEO Defends Bank Culture, Lays Blame With Bad Employees
Says that at the bank, 'There was no incentive to do bad things'
As public and congressional pressure mounted on Wells Fargo & Co. executives, its top two bankers had an explanation Tuesday for allegedly illegal sales practices across the company: It was employees' fault.

Chief Executive John Stumpf defended the firm and the efforts it had taken to stop the behavior, which included opening accounts for customers without permission. "There was no incentive to do bad things," Mr. Stumpf said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. He called the conduct that led to last week's settlement with federal and local authorities "not acceptable," adding that the bank doesn't "want one dime of income that's not earned properly." wsj.com

Judge denies Tilly's security bag check unclaimed settlement funds to go to Tilly's charity
$2.8 Million For Unpaid Security Bag Checks

A California judge Tuesday refused to approve a $2.8 million settlement to resolve class claims surf-style retailer Tilly's cheated 4,000 workers out of wages by requiring unpaid security "bag checks," saying he disapproved of plans to give unclaimed funds to the eponymous charity of founder Tilly Levine.

During Tuesday's hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger said that while he wasn't denying the motion for preliminary approval of the class action settlement, he made it clear it wouldn't go forward with the parties' proposal to divert any leftover money to the Tilly's Life Center, a teen-focused nonprofit started by Levine.  law360.com

With cargo theft on the rise, retailers must double down on protecting their goods
U.S. Cargo theft is estimated between $12 billion and $15 billion a year

Those in charge of security for cargo belonging to retailers are up against some of the wiliest and most sophisticated criminals in the country.

And the situation is getting worse, according to Anthony DiPasquale, senior vice president and U.S. marine cargo product leader for Aon Risk Services. This is particularly true during holidays, when retail cargo thefts have increased by as much as 40 percent versus non-holiday weekends.

DiPasquale's responsibilities range from covering the cargo as it moves from overseas to distribution centers to retail stores, but also includes goods stored in distribution centers and on store shelves. "We refer to it as cradle-to-grave coverage," he says.

Although it can seem to some that cargo theft is random and opportunistic, the opposite is the case. "Cargo thieves are actually very sophisticated criminals and they tend to run in gangs. They are very organized, very specialized groups that go after cargo theft."

One of the attractions for thieves is that products stolen from retailers are easily moved on the black market.

Between 70 and 75 percent of the time, DiPasquale says, "the theft is based on the help of an insider, some inside information that the criminals get. They may have learned where a particular load is going to be, or where the designated rest stops will be. Then they'll be ready to hit those particular cargos."

Retailers need to be scrupulous in protecting documentation. "Only the people who need to know should have documentation information," he says. "Retailers don't want the documentation touched by many people. Only on a need-to-know limited basis should people have that information." nrf.com

22% of shoppers plan to NOT shop in stores at all!
73% of shoppers to buy online this holiday season

Second annual "Holiday Consumer Pulse Poll" from Rubicon Project - Americans plan to spend on average $1,175 this holiday season, up 125 from LY.

What's more interesting is where they plan to do their shopping. The survey found that 73% of respondents plan to shop online this holiday season, and more than one in three plan to shop on mobile. A surprising 22% of shoppers (and 28% of millennials) do not plan to shop in-store at all this year. These online and mobile-only shoppers tend to be millennial males, and most likely will shop for gift cards (64%), apparel/accessories (57%), toys (46%), and technology (37%), the report said. chainstoreage.com

Moody's: Sears' and Kmart's shutdown is imminent
Moody's analysts say Sears and Kmart don't have enough money - or access to money - to stay in business. Kmart in particular is at risk of shutting down, according to Moody's.

"The ratings... reflect our view on the uncertainty of the viability of the Kmart franchise in particular given its meaningful market share erosion," the analysts wrote. businessinsider.com

Godiva, Class Seek Approval of $6.3M Credit Card Settlement
Printing 5 Digits of CC #'s on Receipts Brings 3rd Largest Settlement

A proposed class of consumers suing Godiva Chocolatier Inc. for allegedly publishing more than the last five digits of their credit card numbers in violation of federal law asked a Florida federal judge to approve their $6.3 million settlement on Monday.

The proposed settlement would be the third-largest in the history of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act - which, among other things, mandates the truncation of credit and debit card information on receipts in order to limit identity theft - according to Monday's motions for approval.  law360.com
 
Weis Markets announces plans to rebrand 38 Food Lion locations

Brookshire opens 25 smaller-format stores


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Cracker Barrel Q4 restaurant comp's up 3.2%, retail comp's up 3.5%, revenue up 3.7%
Toys R Us Q2 comp's up 0.5%, sales basically flat


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Is this a snapshot of Your Data
What If Congress Passes Right to be Forgotten Here?
Retailers ill-prepared for EU data protection regulations

Over three-quarters (77%) of retail CIOs are unprepared for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), while 58% are putting customer privacy at risk by not anonymising test data.

Research from Compuware Corporation concluded that retailers are struggling to control customer data, which means they will find it difficult to comply with the 'Right to be Forgotten' mandate laid out by the EU in GDPR.

According to the research, 71% of retailers said customer data becomes hidden within their complex IT systems. Over half (56%) said they find it difficult to find their test data, while only 38% of retail CIOs can locate customer data quickly.

Retailers blamed outsourcers (81%) and mobile technology (66%) for making it hard to keep track of customer data, and only 39% of retailers would be able to remove customer data should they exercise their 'Right to be Forgotten'.

"To comply with the GDPR, retailers need to keep stricter control of where customer data resides," said Dr Elizabeth Maxwell, PC.dp, and technical director, EMEA, Compuware. "If they don't have a firm handle on where every copy of customer data resides across all their systems, retailers could lose countless man-hours conducting manual searches for the data of those exercising their 'Right to be Forgotten.' Even then, they may not identify every copy, leaving them at risk of non-compliance." essentialretail.com

A single ransomware network has pulled in $121 million
A single ransomware author and distributor was able to collect $121 million in ransomware payments during the first half of this year, netting $94 million after expenses, according to a report released today. Total ransomware revenues could be in the hundreds of millions.

Total ransomware increased by 128 percent during the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year. There were 1.3 million new ransomware samples recorded, the highest number since McAfee began tracking it. csoonline.com

Cybercrime-as-a-Service Economy: Stronger Than Ever
The cybercrime sector involves a rapidly growing services economy.
Police estimate that just 100 to 200 people may be powering the "cybercrime-as-a-service" ecosystem by developing the attack code and services that enable criminals who lack technical acumen to pay for their cybercrime will to be accomplished.

Security experts say various providers offer such services as installing malware onto PCs and then selling access to those devices; selling subscriptions to malware and ransomware toolkits that automate attacks, with developers taking a cut of all proceeds; and "mule" services that will arm gang members with fake debit cards so they can make as many ATM cash withdrawals as possible before banks catch on.

Some service providers offer bulletproof hosting services, promising to look the other way should the rented servers be used to launch malware attacks. Other services will offer to "clean" the bitcoins that attackers demand from victims, making them more difficult for authorities to trace.

Many cyber-extortion attacks today, meanwhile, involve criminals threatening to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against organizations unless they pay attackers bitcoins. To carry through on those threats, attackers often rely on so-called booter or stresser services, which sell on-demand DDoS attacks.

Based on online advertisements, the cybercrime-for-hire business appears to be so lucrative and booming that hacker gangs can't keep their crews staffed. govinfosecurity.com
 
B&N Data Breach Victims Say 6th Circ. Ruling Supports Standing
Don't have to wait for harm

Book buyers suing Barnes & Noble Inc. over a data breach told an Illinois federal court Monday that a Sixth Circuit opinion handed down that day reviving a proposed class action over a 2012 breach at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. bolsters their argument that they have standing.

Continuing their fight to save litigation over stolen personally identifiable information, the proposed class of B&N customers pointed to the appellate panel's split decision that Nationwide customers didn't have to wait for their information to actually be misused to meet the standing bar set by the U.S. Supreme Court's Spokeo decision.  law360.com
 
Director Security Compliance for Ascena Retail Group, Inc., in Pataskala, OH
The Director Security Compliance will plan and develop an enterprise information security strategy and best practices in support of the enterprise's information security architecture. In collaboration with key business and IT leaders, he/she will develop security and business continuance standards and action plans, and ensure that IT environment is secure and complies with existing laws and regulations.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc., is a leading national specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls, operating through a family of wholly owned subsidiary brands: Ann Taylor, Catherines, dressbarn, Justice, Lane Bryant, LOFT, Lou & Grey and maurices! The Company operates over 4900 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, with approximately $7.3 billion in revenue.  nrf.com


 





USS Names Alex Melo as SSI Division Lead

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (August 31, 2016) - 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.

Claude Verville, USS Chief Operations Officer, expressed his confidence and expectation for the division under Melo's guidance.

"At USS, we look for leaders with a keen understanding of our customers' needs, not only for today, but for the future as well," he said. "It's a win-win scenario having such a talented and experienced individual call USS home," Verville continued. "With Alex's leadership, commitment and insight backing the team, we anticipate great news and developments as we dive into the next frontier of our business."

Melo echoed Verville's excitement and noted his gratitude for the opportunity to join and lead the team.

"I've been impressed with growth and expansion USS has experienced," he stated. "I'm thankful to be a part of what this outstanding team is already doing and look forward to delivering on all fronts," he said. "For customers, for my team and for the industry's future."

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.






RCC Session Spotlight: The Fight Against Online Fraud

Hear first-hand how experts are protecting against online fraud

Part One - Current Trends in Digital Security
Presented by Kevin C. Krinke

Covering a few of the more interesting digital operations and security trends in recent history that touch upon, or have direct impacts on, retail businesses and large corporations from around the world.

Part Two - The Fight Against Online Fraud
Roundtable Discussion

With the rise of e-commerce, retailers are always looking for new ways to drive traffic to their virtual stores. But the popularity of online shopping has also drawn the interest of some unwanted customers. The anonymity of e-tailing means it has become easier for would-be criminals to perpetrate online fraud using a variety of schemes that might involve stolen credit card numbers, gift cards and even in-store pick-ups. Incurring shipping costs and credit card chargeback fees can make the process all the more onerous for retailers who may be on the hook for substantial losses and cumbersome investigations. A panel of retail experts share their strategies for fighting online fraud and minimizing losses.

The conference will be held on Sept. 29 at the International Centre in Mississauga.
 
Visit RCCLPConference.ca to register and to view the finalized agenda.
 


Coming Tomorrow
- Canada's ORC Efforts - Privacy Laws Vs. ORC Associations

The History - The Impact - The Future

Tried and tested: liquor distribution and retail system ready to manage legalized marijuana
The Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC, a partnership between the BC Private Liquor Store Association (BCPLSA) and BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), today communicated its support of the federal government's process toward the legalization and regulation of marijuana across Canada.

The alliance intends to offer advice to policymakers on the safe and effective distribution and sale of recreational marijuana, recommending liquor stores as the model best suited for retailing purposes.

"Liquor stores provide the most strictly controlled system for accessing a controlled substance because they already have the proper infrastructure and mechanisms required for the safe retailing of non-medical marijuana," remarked Damian Kettlewell, marijuana spokesperson for the BCPLSA. "If provincial and territorial governments can regulate the retail landscape through the existing liquor control mechanism the high level of compliance and safety of the liquor system can flow through to the marijuana retail system."

The Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC has examined post-prohibition liquor regulations to help shape its recommendations. Most of these regulations remain in place, and Canada's liquor regulatory system is a model that should be used for introducing other legal, controlled substances into the country, such as marijuana, according to the alliance. bcgeu.ca

Business owner incensed as banks back away from marijuana industry
Scotiabank and the Royal Bank of Canada say they aren't providing accounts to companies associated with the marijuana industry, leaving some business owners scrambling to find alternate arrangements. TD Bank said it assesses all applications on a case-by-case basis. CIBC and the Bank of Montreal did not reply to requests for comment.  ctvnews.ca

Alberta puts $15 hour minimum wage in regulations for 2018
The province estimates that 305,000 employed Albertans earn less than $15 an hour
It's now on the books and in effect: Alberta's minimum wage will be $15 an hour by 2018. Labour Minister Christina Gray says cabinet has passed the required regulation to not only raise the rate to $12.20 an hour this October, but also to boost it by $1.40 an hour again in October 2017 and finally in October 2018. cbc.ca

Golf Town Canada set to be sold
Golf Town, Canada's largest golf retailer, is set to be sold as its struggling U.S. parent company Golfsmith files for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, according to sources. theglobeandmail.com

Canada among Ikea's top 4 fastest growing markets

Clothing retail industry prospering in Canada despite closures

Edmonton, AB: Man left gravely injured after being attacked in 7-Eleven parking lot
A man was taken to hospital after being found suffering from very serious injuries outside a west Edmonton convenience store Wednesday morning. It's believed he was attacked in the store parking lot. Police said 7-Eleven employees knew a man was laying outside.

"The staff inside the store has been interviewed and they didn't see anything other than the fact that they were aware that there was an individual laying in front of the store.

"But sadly this neighbourhood, it's not uncommon in the middle of the night for people to find themselves laying in and around the 7-Eleven. So it wasn't that out of the ordinary."

The area around the store does experience crime, with several assaults, robberies, thefts, and break and enters in the past 30 days alone. Police believe they have found the weapon used in the attack, but have not revealed what it was. globalnews.ca

Toronto police arrest three in violent retail robberies; Suspect assaulted children
Toronto police arrested three men and are looking for a fourth in connection with a rash of retail robberies. Police said the holdups took place Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 and involved four men. On Sept. 1, two men entered a convenience store, jumped the counter and confronted the 62-year-old woman at the counter with demands for money at gunpoint.

"The man with the handgun pointed the handgun at the woman's two children who were in the store," police alleged in a news release Thursday, Sept. 8. Two suspects were seen getting into a getaway vehicle after the robbery. Two men were later arrested while a third man allegedly involved was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 6. Police are trying to identify a fourth suspect. insidetoronto.com

Niagara Falls: Gas theft leads police to wanted Toronto man
Police have made an arrest in a gas station theft, and as it turns out also nabbed a man wanted on a Canada Wide Parole warrant. Police were called to a gas station in Niagara Falls yesterday afternoon after someone filled up and left without paying. That's when police ran the car's plate and found out it was stolen in Durham Region and was used in a robbery that took place early yesterday morning in Toronto, a 25 year old man identified as Nathan Barrett of Toronto was arrested. 610cktb.com

Fort McMurray, AB: Pharmacist pins down armed robbery suspect
A pharmacist in Fort McMurray took matters into his own hands earlier this month when a man armed with a gun allegedly walked into the Shopper's Drug Mart and demanded drugs. Rather than comply, RCMP say the pharmacist pinned the suspect down and held him until police arrived at the scene. Neither pharmacist nor suspect were injured in the incident. edmontonjournal.com


Toronto men face fraud charges after allegedly skimming cards at bank machines
Three Toronto men are facing dozens of charges after an investigation into alleged bank machine fraud. Police allege the men would install skimming equipment as overlays on bank machines, capture passwords entered into the keypads and use the information to commit credit card fraud. Police say they arrested the three men on Wednesday and laid a total of 47 charges. torontosun.com


Slake Lake, AB: 2 women charged in one-hour crime spree
Police in Slave Lake caught up with two young women on the run on Tuesday, after they left a trail of crime and disorder behind them during a one-hour crime spree. The two women were involved in an armed robbery of a liquor store, a home invasion at gunpoint and several driving infractions. globalnews.ca cbc.ca

Prescott, ON: Man with 'partial moustache' wanted in $1,700 razor theft


Robberies

Alberta: Armed trio hold up Sunchild Gas Bar for beef jerkey
Fort McMurray, AB: Pharmacist pins down armed robbery suspect
Lockport, MB: Store robbed by knife-wielding suspect
Newfoundland: Robbery suspect turns himself in after Facebook chat with police
Peel, ON: Man charged in connection with four convenience store robberies
St. John's NL: Needle used in convenience store armed robbery

Vancouver, BC: RCMP searching Tickety-Boo convenience store armed robber
Windsor, ON: Police seek knife-fielding Mac's Convenience store robber
Windsor, ON: Suspect robbed pizza place with gun, assaulted employee




 
















 


Delivering Results & Combating Challenges Through Public-Private Sector Partnerships

Joe LaRocca is joined by four recognized leaders when it comes to ORC partnerships - John Romero, Captain III, and Joe Hopkins, Detective III, of the LAPD Commercial Crimes Division; Jim Ostojic, Lieutenant, Polk County Sheriff's Office; and Pete Zajda, Director of Global Security & Trademark Protection, West Region, Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Learn why increased felony thresholds are driving property crimes, how CALORCA and FLAORCA are expanding, and what retailers can do to make public-private sector partnerships effective.

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LPNN Quick Take #17

Ed Wolfe, VP of Business Development for WG Security, shares a hand-drawn "selfie" in this LPNN Quick Take. Hear him and Amber rant about technology and kids these days.

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Do you know where your Amazon is?
Amazon pops up in a dozen states

Amazon just opened 21 pop-up electronics stores in a dozen states including Texas.  So far, two are in Texas: The Parks at Arlington and North Star Mall in San Antonio. Nineteen other locations are now open in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

The timing of the pop-up store openings is obviously geared to the holiday shopping season. It's not clear if they'll stay open past that. Amazon hasn't made any formal announcements but it recently added this page to its website. The stores sell Echo, Fire TV, Fire Tablets, Dash Button, and Kindle e-readers. Store staffers are ready to teach shoppers about its electronics and about its services: Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and kid-focused Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. dallasnews.com

Alibaba Finance Arm Buys Eye-Scan Startup in First U.S. Foray
Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., acquired EyeVerify Inc., to expand services using the U.S. startup's biometric authentication technology for securing consumers' online data and transactions. bloomberg.com

How EMV is fueling an e-commerce fraud frenzy
Oct. 1 heralds the first anniversary of the official shift from traditional "swipe-and-signature" credit and debit cards to chip-enabled EMV cards, a move designed in part to better protect consumers from the growing threat of transaction fraud.

That doesn't mean that fraudsters are abandoning their lives of crime, however - instead, they're simply turning their focus from brick-and-mortar to digital. Online fraud attacks surged 137% between the second quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 according to data issued earlier this month by fraud detection and protection solutions provider Forter: In fact, fraud attacks spiked 27% from the fourth quarter of 2015 and Q1 2016, the period immediately following the EMV transition.

EMV's security innovations are limited to transactions where the physical card is present, meaning chips are essentially useless in a digital commerce context. Fraudsters are exploiting that loophole to their advantage: Online retailers experienced 34 fraud attacks for every 1,000 web transactions during the first quarter of 2016, a 126% increase compared to the second quarter of 2015, according to Forter's latest Global Fraud Attack Index, conducted in partnership with online media channel PYMNTS.

Online fraud attacks aren't just increasing in volume, however. They're also growing more sophisticated. So-called "botnets" - collections of computers taken over by fraudsters, unbeknownst to their owners - accounted for a whopping 79% of all fraud attacks in Q1, an increase from 34% a year ago. "That [growth] was surprising, because it demonstrates that there's a lot more professional fraudsters out there trying to wreak havoc than you would anticipate," Zielke said.

Fraudsters also are capitalizing on the continued momentum of mobile commerce, Forter notes. While Forrester estimates that mobile commerce (both phones and tablets) across the U.S. will eclipse $252 billion by 2020, the research firm cautions that "mobile offers fraudsters more options than any other channel." retaildive.com









Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR)
Training Conference Set for Oct. 24-27

The annual Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (C.L.E.A.R.) Conference is fast approaching. This year it will be held in Reno, Nevada, from October 24-27, and the group hopes to surpass the 200 attendees who attended last year's conference in Baltimore.

CLEAR has put together an outstanding training agenda, including an 8 hour block on the use of social media in your investigations. This training is being presented by Panopticon, providing a training model developed specifically to meet the needs of loss prevention and law enforcement professionals who attend this conference.

We will also be addressing current trends in retail crime, including: Return Fraud, Critical Incidents, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft and Mobile Phone Providers, and ORC Trends. We have scheduled presentations from Bob Moraca- National Retail Federation, the Las Vegas Metro PD "RAPP" Team, and lessons learned from a defense attorney. 

For more information about this important organization, click here.


Wilton, CT: Woman Makes Confession as Police Investigate Shoplifting Ring
At CVS

Wilton Police were investigating a July 15 shoplifting incident at the CVS where $2,602 in items had been stolen. In reviewing the store's security video, officers noticed two suspicious women and then saw a third female standing nearby and wondered whether she was connected. They called her about the shoplifting case, but the woman replied: No, she didn't know the other women, but yes she had been shoplifting on her own. Nicole Yost was charged with larceny. Meanwhile, police have also identified one of the two women who they believe are part of a ring that has hit at least 26 CVS locations throughout the metro NY area and PA. When Wilton Police sent out photos of the suspects and information about the case a police agency in PA recognized one of the suspects. The woman is in custody in Pennsylvania. dailyvoice.com

PA Appeals Court backs shoplifter's conviction for stealing a basketful of Rogaine
A state appeals court panel has refused to void the retail theft conviction for a man who ran out of a Walgreen's store with a "basket filled with Rogaine." However, the Superior Court judges told an Allegheny County judge to reconsider the $800 in restitution he ordered Marco Munno to pay the Moon Township Walgreen's for the theft of that hair growth product. pennlive.com

Florence, KY: Police 2nd Alert this month; More Shoplifters are hitting Home Depot
Florence police are asking the public to help identify two accused shoplifters. Police said two men stole power tools and tool kits from the Home Depot on Spiral Boulevard. The alleged thefts happened on Sept. 9 hours apart. The first allegedly took place around 11 a.m. by the man pictured on the right. Around 2:30 p.m., the man to the left allegedly took two tool kits. Police said they have not said if the men were working together. Florence police put out an alert for a theft at the same store last week. They also have not said if these thefts are connected to that one. wlwt.com


Alpharetta, GA: Woman steals $1K in clothes from Macy's
Police arrested a woman Sept. 3 for shoplifting $1,000 worth of clothing from a local Macy's. The loss prevention officer told police that she saw the woman, 47-year-old Melissa Rottner, take several items of clothing from the shelves and conceal them in her bag. Loss Prevention confronted Rottner outside the store and contacted police. They found 27 items of clothing in her bag. northfulton.com

Garden City, MI: Woman caught shoplifting twice at Kmart in 3 days, $333 of merchandise recovered


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Shootings & Deaths


Sunrise, FL: Fatal shooting outside a Walmart in South Florida
Police in Sunrise are investigating a fatal shooting outside a Walmart near University Drive and Oakland Park Boulevard. Preliminary information indicates that a store employee was the target of an attempted armed robbery in the parking lot and that he used his own concealed handgun to shoot the would-be robber. A portion of the parking lot is cordoned off by police and a blue tarp surrounds an area near a white sedan where it's believed the shooting took place. sun-sentinel.com




Lansing, MI: Deputies searching for shooting suspect near Lansing Mall
Just after 8:30 p.m.Tuesday night, police responded to the area near Village Green apartments and the Lansing Mall. Witnesses say they heard gunshots. Police say there's one person with non-life threatening injuries. After sustaining their injuries the individual ran to the mall, they were later taken to the hospital. fox47news.com


Louisville, KY: Louisville Metro Police find a shooting victim at Home Depot
A person was found shot Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of Home Depot on Dixie Highway. Police say the shooting victim drove himself to the Home Depot after he was shot. He suffered non life-threatening injuries. courierjournal.com

Brooklyn Center, OH: 1 Person Shot Outside Wal-Mart
One person was shot outside a Wal-Mart store in Brooklyn Center Tuesday, according to investigators. It happened about 4:45 p.m,. Investigators are reviewing footage from security camera's pointed toward the parking lot where it all went down. Police say the person was shot in the leg and that injury is not considered life threatening. No arrests have been made. kstp.com


Robberies & Thefts

Omaha, NE: Multi-Agency 'Operation Triple Beam' leads to the arrest of 268 suspects
Operation Triple Beam targeted Omaha and Lincoln, focusing on those people most responsible for violent crime, the tools of their trade and the transportation corridors they use. It was led by U.S. Marshals and involved federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors offices. Most of the arrests, 208, were for felonies, and about a fourth of the people picked up, 75, were gang members. The crackdown netted 101 firearms, $443,250 worth of illegal narcotics and $11,200 in cash. It ran from June 1 to Sept. 1. Operation Triple Beam derives its name from its three-pronged focus: fugitives, targeted cases involving firearms and drugs, and street investigations and patrols. omaha.com

Seminole County, FL: Trial begins in shooting of armored truck guard at Publix
The armored truck guard who was shot in the head during a robbery last year told a jury Tuesday what he remembers from the attack that almost took his life. Marcos Rivera was shot as he tried to make a pick-up at the Publix in Altamonte Springs last October. One of the brothers accused in the shooting is now on trial. The guard was shot 4 times, including one round that struck him in the head. wesh.com

Johnson City, MO: Target employee accused of stealing from coworker's locker An employee at Johnson City's Target store was arrested Monday on a charge that she stole cash and debit cards from a fellow employee's locker and nearly $1,000 worth of merchandise from the store. johnsoncitypress.com

Michael Hill's in Bundaberg, Australia reported a Grab & Run of an $8,000 diamond ring, suspect is in custody

Nerces Fine Jewelry in Ventura, CA reported a Burglary on 9/13, loss has yet to be determined

Zale in the Yuma Palms Regional Center, Yuma, AZ reported a Burglary on 9/12, $90,000 of merchandise was stolen

Kay Jewelers in the Charleston Town Center, Charleston, WV reported a Glass Lift theft on 9/13, $22,700 of merchandise was stolen

Kay Jewelers in The Crossings, Dickson, TN reported a Grab & Run on 9/13, $4,400 of merchandise was stolen

New Orleans, LA: Shoplifter used boxcutter to threaten Walgreens Manager

UK: Prolific shoplifter with 70 convictions stole laundry detergent, sentenced to 28 days


Credit Card Fraud & ID Theft 

States and Metro Areas With the Most Identity Theft Complaints; Missouri most reported, Hawaii least
To get a fuller picture of the highest concentration of identity theft complaints last year, NerdWallet looked at the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, released in February. The report identifies the number of identity theft complaints per 100,000 people in each state and Washington, D.C., between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015.

The map below shows how identity theft rates differ across the U.S.


 
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Some 780 large-scale data breaches were reported in 2015, which resulted in the compromise of nearly 180 million records, according to a report from the nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center.

Look for the warning signs of identity theft. Scan your bank account and credit card statements for unfamiliar withdrawals and charges, which can be a sign of credit card fraud. Check for unfamiliar accounts on your credit report at least once a year. Other signs of identity theft include missing bills and other mail, collectors calling about debts you don't owe, bills for medical services you never used, and notification from the IRS that more than one tax return was filed in your name. nerdwallet.com

Edmond, OK: Woman arrested; tied to Nationwide identity theft ring
A traffic stop in a school zone has helped Edmond police track down a national identity theft ring and make an arrest. Kristina Marie Wilson, 35, was booked on several counts, including identity theft and possession of counterfeit driver's license. "It's a big ring. It's based out of California," she said. "They fly in a female to a specific state for about a week at a time. They stay at a hotel by the airport, and then they drive around town with these IDs, going bank to bank, withdrawing as much money as they can." Probing into Wilson's criminal past, police uncovered her connection to similar crimes in five other states. "This one specific female, we can link to five states she's been doing this," Wagnon said. "One bank, in fact, claims they are out more than $180,000 due to her, and another more than $40,000." koco.com

Ex-Philadelphia Police Officer sentenced to 5 years for stolen credit card scheme


Skimming Reports

Skimmers found at 15 gas stations in Wisconsin during statewide audit

Skimmer found at gas station in Germantown, TN


Arson



Chicago, IL: Investigators suspect arson behind fast-moving strip mall fire
Bomb and arson investigators are waiting for a bulldozer to be brought in to clear out the storage area in the back of the Family Dollar store in a strip mall that caught fire Monday to see what might have started the blaze. cltv.com


AT&T - Chicago, IL - Burglary
Cash America Pawn - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Citgo - Gurnee, IL - Armed Robbery
CVS - Vineyard, NJ - Robbery
Dollar General - Franklin, TN - Robbery
Dollar General - Anderson County, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Smith County, OK - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Shreveport, LA - Armed Robbery
Kwik Shop - Andover, KS - Armed Robbery
Marathon - Lexington, KY - Burglary
Neighborhood Grocery - Albany, GA - Armed Robbery/ shots fired
Rite Aid - South Orange, NJ - Attempted Armed Robbery
Shutterbug Camera - Petaluma, CA - Robbery
Walgreens - Lexington, KY - Armed Robbery
Zales - Yuma, AZ - Burglary
7-Eleven - Dallas, TX - Robbery/ Suspect killed
7-Eleven - Toledo, OH - Shooting/ 1 man killed
7-Eleven - Maplewood, NJ - Armed Robbery









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