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LPF Announces Bob MacLea Scholarship Recipients

128 scholarships to be awarded to LP professionals

On June 10, 2018 in Dallas, TX, The Loss Prevention Foundation hosted the first annual Swing for Certification Golf Tournament preceding the NRF PROTECT conference. The event was held to raise money to fund scholarships for LP professionals who want to advance their careers by obtaining their LPQ or LPC certifications and to benefit the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund.

The Loss Prevention Foundation's goal was to raise enough money to be able to award 50 scholarships in the name of Board Member Emeritus, Bob MacLea, who was a founding member of the LPF. Bob spent his 41-year career in the loss prevention/asset protection profession and served on the LPF board of directors until his retirement in 2016. Sadly, Bob passed away this past March.

The response to the scholarship announcement was overwhelming! LPF's partner companies all came together to match what had been raised for scholarships at the golf tournament and donated 50 more scholarships. And due to the fantastic response and quality of the applications and essays received, the LPF chose to fund 28 additional scholarships.

It is with extreme pleasure that The Loss Prevention Foundation announces that 128 Bob MacLea LPQ and LPC Scholarships will be awarded to loss prevention professionals, from 65 different companies and the US Armed Forces, who have the desire to further their education. Congratulations!

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'One store condones, another condemns post-Florence looters'
A tale of two lootings might start this way: It was the best of responses. It was the worst of responses.

The contrast between break-ins at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington and a family-owned grocery near New Bern in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence couldn't be clearer.

On Saturday, looters forced open the doors and swarmed the Family Dollar in broad daylight, helping themselves to the discount store's wares. Later that night, intruders broke into Monette's, a market in Craven County, under cover of darkness. Both stores were closed during the incidents.

Looters left some physical evidence behind, and store owner Jimmy Monette wants the culprits identified and charged. He also warned that further intrusions won't be tolerated. Posing outside the store with a revolver in hand, he told WCTI-TV, "There's a good chance I'll be in here tonight if they want to come back."

Hours earlier, visibly aghast WECT anchors reported that the Wilmington Police Department was not responding to Family Dollar because "unfortunately, management has asked (police) not to intervene at this time."

The looters may have been stealing private property, but their crime created a public disturbance. Officers didn't need a store employee's permission to do their jobs. To their credit, Wilmington police made a quick course correction, identifying and arresting five suspects the same day and announcing in a news release "despite initial concerns from the store management, we will charge them to the fullest extent of the law."

Monette's sent a message: We're prepared to use deadly force to defend ourselves and our employees from threats of violence. Crime isn't welcome here. Thieves will be hunted down and arrested.

Family Dollar sent a message, too: Not only will we do nothing to stop you from stealing, we'll even ask the cops to look the other way.

Which store is more likely to be victimized the next time around? And can you even call yourself a victim once you've become an accomplice? wilsontimes.com

Food Prices on Chicken and Pork/Bacon will Rise - How about shoplifting?
EDM Wednesday Briefing: Hurricane Florence Flooding Impacts Road and Rail
Emergency and disaster management briefing for September 19, 2018: Officials in North Carolina warn against the use of GPS apps to navigate road closures in the state, a tornado likely spawned by Hurricane Florence killed one in Virginia on Monday. Flooding from Hurricane Florence has disrupted the food supply chain and major truck and rail routes across North Carolina. Hurricane Florence dumped more than three feet of rain in some areas around the state, and flooding remains a concern, along with uprooting and falling trees due to ground saturation.

Catastrophic flooding across the state resulted in the death of nearly 2 million chickens, the flooding and collapse of hog manure pits, and major road closures, which has interrupted supply routes for major trucking companies. CSX Corp, a U.S. railroad operator, also warned suppliers that due to flooding and damages from the storm, rail shipments via the I-95 corridor were also being delayed. edmdigest.com

Family Dollar to close Matthews, NC headquarters; 900 jobs affected
Family Dollar job losses are among the largest in recent Charlotte history
Three years after buying Family Dollar, Dollar Tree is closing the Matthews headquarters of the retail giant started by the Levine family, a move that will affect about 900 local jobs. Included in that figure are the roughly 200 jobs that will be eliminated as part of the move.

In a statement Tuesday, Dollar Tree, said it is offering about 700 Family Dollar employees the opportunity to relocate to its consolidated headquarters in Chesapeake, Va. The company said it will provide job transition benefits and outplacement services to the affected workers.

All Matthews employees were notified of the move in a town hall meeting Tuesday morning. Dollar Tree says the consolidation of its headquarters is expected to be completed by fall 2019. charlotteobserver.com

What Keeps Risk Professionals Up at Night? The Cloud
The most recent version of Gartner's Emerging Risks Report finds that senior executives in risk management roles say the rapidly increasing reliance on cloud computing is making them nervous and feel queasy.

The technology, while well established, is at the top of Gartner's most recent list of emerging business risks, released last month. It outpaced more hot-topic compliance concerns such as GDPR (third place) and the disclosure of cyberattacks (second place).

What's the issue for folks on the finance, audit, and compliance teams?
According to the research firm, they worry about the increased risk of data theft or unauthorized access when vital information is stored offsite.

"Despite the advantages, cloud computing comes with an added vulnerability if data is stored incorrectly or if the provider's own security is compromised," said Gartner practice leader Matthew Shinkman, in comments in a company blog post.

Other top emerging risks include a skills gap with robotics and artificial intelligence, changes in the global economy, and inadequate risk assurance, according to the report, based on the responses from 110 senior executives.

It identifies two "high velocity" risks: social engineering and GDPR. "Organizations of all sizes should be wary of these risks with high velocity, as they can cripple your organization rapidly if they were to materialize," Gartner said [PDF]. associationsnow.com

OSHA Hosts Cannabis Industry Safety Forum in Bend, OR
Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is hosting a forum in Bend, this week, designed to help marijuana-related businesses keep employees safe. Aaron Corvin, with OSHA, says the emerging industry faces unique safety challenges. "You have growing processes, extraction processes; you're looking at electrical safety, you're looking at systems that involve pressure, systems that involve gasses. Really, as folks are getting into this, the idea is we need to be focusing on safety first."

Oregon's Department of Agriculture will be there. Cory Stengel, with the Oregon Farm Bureau's Health and Safety Committee, says harvesting cannabis poses its own dangers, "After the plant is harvested, there's a lot of repetitive motion involved in processing the flower or the bud of the cannabis plant. And, there's some extreme explosion hazards associated with processing the oils out of these plants.

The forum called "Safety and health in the cannabis industry: from seed to shatter" starts Tuesday as part of OSHA's regional conference, at the Riverhouse. OSHA's Corvin tells KBND News, "Our goal here is to bring a number of voices together and that includes, not only Oregon OSHA but we're also talking about OLCC, building codes, fire safety; and that comes from both the public and private side. So, we're going to have employers who have been in this business, speaking in Bend, and that's really going to be about sharing information - best practices, if you will." Click HERE for more information on this week's conference, and to register. oshatoday.com

Retail Briefing: 'Bad retail is dead'
Retailers are facing a turning point: Sharpen up your data chops, or drop out

As customers command more influence in retailers' decision making today, these companies have to increasingly up the ante in order to succeed. Tools that were considered the business of tech startups not long ago, like AI, are now edging toward table stakes as retailers look to build out roadmaps that are shaped by customer demand. At NRF's Shop.org conference in Las Vegas last week, conversation, both onstage and off, surrounded "smarter retail" strategies and tactics, including personalization, machine learning, predictive inventory buying, offline and online data analysis, responsive design processes and supply chains, localization and more.

During the course of the show, other retail executives echoed the sentiment that the only way to win is tap into what customers want, and be able to respond to it.

If the attendees in the room couldn't see the writing on the wall - that head-in-the-sand retail strategies are a modern-day death warrant - Google's managing director of retail hammered the point home.

"Personalization is nothing but translating information into assistance," said Kiran Mani on the conference's second day. "Over the next few years, $800 billion in sales will shift to e-retailers that use site personalization, and away from those that don't."

In case retailers weren't feeling it yet: Pressure's on.

"The way to ensure success in retail today is to be tech-first, and then closely aligning online and offline channels."

Customers are willing to pay more for sustainable products - and brands are betting on blockchain to make that happen. digiday.com

Retailers could ring up more than $1.1 trillion in holiday sales, topping last year

Major retailers, shippers adding nearly 500,000 jobs for the holidays

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OpenEye Announces Integration with DMP Virtual Keypad

OpenEye, a leading provider of cloud managed video surveillance solutions, announces the integration of the OpenEye Web Services platform with the DMP Virtual Keypad App and virtualkeypad.com. The integration with Virtual Keypad gives customers the ability to view the cameras connected to their OpenEye recorders through DMP's Virtual Keypad Access or the Virtual Keypad app.

Earlier this year, OpenEye integrated with DMP XR Series (XT Series integration coming soon) intrusion and access control panels that enabled panel events to be sent to OpenEye Web Services. That integration enables users to receive a video push alert from OpenEye Web Services whenever a DMP control panel event occurs. OpenEye Web Service users can easily retrieve video from associated cameras by searching for DMP control panel events in the Apex thin client or Command Station desktop software. "OpenEye has proven to be a great partner to work with," says Mark Hillenburg, executive director of Marketing for DMP. "Dealers should look for more announcements on additional video capabilities coming soon."

The integration of OpenEye video into the Virtual Keypad app or virtualkeypad.com is a giant leap for DMP dealers who want to offer multiple solutions in a single user interface. Now, customers can add dozens of cameras or NVRs into their systems with no extra cost to integrate the systems.

Click here for more information on OpenEye Web Services integrations.


R-CISC Interviews: Doug Stephens, Retail Futurist
Opening Keynote speaker at the 2018 Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit. As part of our series from speakers and sponsors of this year's Summit, we recently asked Doug to respond to a few questions about the future of retail.

R-CISC: Where does cybersecurity fit into the changing landscape of the retail economy?
Stephens: I fully expect that by as early as 2033 the majority of the retail economy in developed countries and Asia will be transacted online. Physical retail will still be important but not for the distribution of products, as much as for the distribution of branded experiences. With that, the role and function of cybersecurity will become a paramount element of a retailer's ability to function safely and effectively.

R-CISC: What opportunities do you see for cybersecurity teams to play a role in the success of a Retail business/brand?
Stephens: The traditional assumption has been that cybersecurity has been a function that operates in the background, largely invisible to customers - an eye in the sky, if you will. This will likely change as consumers increasingly seek reassurance that their data and privacy are being clearly and overtly guarded by the companies they do business with. For that reason, I see cybersecurity playing more of a starring role in a brands value proposition and comprising a true competitive advantage for those brands that outperform.

R-CISC: Why is it important for Retail organizations to trust groups to share threat intelligence?
Stephens: Corporate cybersecurity is conceptually no different than international defenses against terrorism. Nations depend on shared intelligence to keep track of known threats and to thwart emerging bad actors. The need for countries to use shared systems for intelligence sharing contributes to the enhanced safety of all. The same is true of retail organizations. Isolationism makes everyone less safe. r-cisc.org

Survey: dysfunction between network & cybersecurity teams results in breaches
Internal Dysfunction Puts Your Network At Risk

BlueCat and International Data Group recently released new research about the cost of poor collaboration between network and cybersecurity teams.

The survey, which polled 200 network and cybersecurity professionals across Canada and the U.S., found several consequences for organizations where networking and cybersecurity teams have conflicting objectives, are managed in a siloed way and have unequal or incomplete network visibility.

According to the report, 86 per cent of respondents experienced at least one of the following due to a lack of close collaboration

● Increase in security breaches and/or data loss
● Slow response to security events
● Finger pointing/blame game
● Loss of productivity
● Service downtime
● Inability to determine root cause of security events
● Cost increases

Both network and cybersecurity teams agree they should be collaborating more closely and understand the payoff to do so, the survey adds.

"The challenge," said BlueCat CEO Michael Harris, "is that the network team's mission is to ensure efficient and accurate traffic flow, while cybersecurity is tasked with inspecting suspicious traffic."
"These objectives, which sometimes have teams working at cross-purposes, create hurdles to the organization's overall success. To ensure both the security and functionality of the network, it is imperative network and cybersecurity teams agree upon and manage their responsibilities with common processes, and shared, integrated platforms," Harris added.

Teams who collaborate well report higher preparedness for cybersecurity events, higher levels of trust and more, the study finds.

The survey also found there is widespread competition for ownership of responsibilities like network policy enforcement, proactive threat prevention and detection, and resolution of security events.
Get the report: A House Divided  bluecatnetworks.com

Every 25 Minutes Your Website is Attacked
Websites Attack Attempts Rose in Q2

New data shows attackers are trying to sneak past malware scanners on websites using stealthy hacks such as cryptojacking and malicious JavaScript.

Website security service provider SiteLock analyzed data from 6 million customer websites for the second quarter of 2018 and found that a website, on average, suffers 58 attack attempts per day - or one every 25 minutes - an increase of 16% since the first quarter of this year. That jump comes after a dip in attack attempts from the fourth quarter of 2017 (63 attempts each day) to Q1 of this year (50 per day).

The latest methods of choice are cryptojacking and JavaScript-based attacks, the data shows. Cryptojacking attacks doubled from Q1, while malicious JavaScript files rose 16%. The two go hand in hand, as well, SiteLock said in its report. "This new trend is not surprising because many cryptojacking scripts use JavaScript kits to deploy and collect the mined cryptocurrency. Because cryptojacking and JavaScript are often symptomless to the website owner, they are becoming a new favorite weapon of cybercriminals," the report said. darkreading.com

Domain fronting: Why cloud providers are concerned about it
Domain fronting is a popular way to bypass censorship controls, but cloud providers like AWS and Google have outlawed its use. Expert Michael Cobb explains why.

Amazon Web Services recently made a major decision to prohibit domain fronting, which some organizations use to conceal the locations and destinations of encrypted traffic. This affects companies like Signal, which used domain fronting to bypass government censors. AWS follows a similar move to outlaw domain fronting by Google.

Domain fronting is a popular technique used to circumvent internet censorship controls, and it is easy to deploy and use. Domain fronting works at the application layer and uses different domain names to hide the true endpoint of a connection. This enables a user to connect to a blocked service over HTTPS while appearing to communicate with an entirely different site. techtarget.com

Hackers' Cooperation with FBI Leads to Substantial Assistance in Other Complex Cybercrime Investigations
Defendants Responsible for Creating the "Mirai" and Clickfraud Botnets Continue to Assist FBI as Part of their Sentencing

Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that three defendants have been sentenced for their roles in creating and operating two botnets, which targeted "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices. Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, New Jersey; Josiah White, 21, of Washington, Pennsylvania; and Dalton Norman, 22, of Metairie, Louisiana, were sentenced today.

After cooperating extensively with the FBI, Jha, White, and Norman were each sentenced to serve a five-year period of probation, 2,500 hours of community service, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $127,000, and have voluntarily abandoned significant amounts of cryptocurrency seized during the course of the investigation.  As part of their sentences, Jha, White, and Norman must continue to cooperate with the FBI on cybercrime and cybersecurity matters, as well as continued cooperation with and assistance to law enforcement and the broader research community. According to court documents, the defendants have provided assistance that substantially contributed to active complex cybercrime investigations as well as the broader defensive effort by law enforcement and the cybersecurity research community. justice.gov


Smoking Out Thieves - Literally!
Edmonton Jewelry Store Owner Uses Smoke To Turn Robbers Away

Beck Antiques and Jewellery in southeast Edmonton is hoping a unique addition to its security measures will turn robbers away by blinding them with smoke.

Beck has always used the more typical defense mechanisms: security film on the glass, bars on the windows and doors and magnetic locks preventing customers from entering or leaving the store without a staff member's OK. The store also has an alarm system.

"But they really are just a minor deterrent nowadays because most criminals do not care about the alarm," Beck said. So Beck decided to invest in a smoke machine from Dragon's Breath Security. He likes it so much he bought into the company.

"They can no longer see anything inside the business. You can't stumble around inside looking for something to steal. So basically, it ends the robbery at that point in time."

In June, Beck Antiques and Jewellery was broken into. Thieves used a makeshift battering ram in the back of a minivan to smash through the film, glass and bars all at once.

"The smoke machine then deployed and then made it impossible for them to see, so they had to leave immediately. So it really limits the amount of loss and damage," Beck said. globalnews.ca

Fed up with 'brazen' liquor mart thefts, employees' union wants security, safety improved
A rash of thefts from Manitoba liquor marts has the union for employees on a mission to put a cork in it, and also make sure staff and the public are better protected. Gawronsky is meeting with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries officials next week to come up with some solutions, or at least some ideas.

Give guards more power
She suggests security guards be given more authority. A number of years ago, the province stripped the peace officer status from those guards, which effectively removed much of their clout.

She has also been in contact with unions in other provinces to see what is being done in their stores, such as in Ontario where bottle locks are used, similar to the tags put on clothing to prevent theft from retailers. Last week, Winnipeg Police Service spokesman ​Const. Jay Murray said there have been 1,277 reported thefts from liquor stores in the city this year. cbc.ca

Temporary construction fencing creating opportunity for thieves;
Four break-ins since August

Maurice Fitzpatrick and his wife Rose, who operate Mount Pleasant Pharmacy say they've noticed a spike in crime. The temporary barriers erected around the perimeter of work sites to prevent unauthorised access are called construction hoarding.

"For 20 years no problems. Then, since August last year when construction hoarding went up - we've had four break-ins," Fitzpatrick told CBC Toronto. Wooden construction barriers providing cover for break and enters

Fitzpatrick says the thieves are not deterred by the multiple security cameras in his store and they keep coming back. He's had to replace his glass door four times and estimates he's out of pocket $15,000. cbc.ca

RCC Retail Secure 2018 - September 20

RCC Retail Secure is Retail Council of Canada's newly expanded loss prevention conference designed for retailers. This all-day event will explore three significant issues in the changing reality of retail: Fraud Protection, Data Security and Loss Prevention.

To provide depth on these issues, specialized educational sessions have been developed for attendees to customize their learning experience during the conference. Leading security, protection and prevention experts will present best practices and improvement strategies. This event will also feature a full range of exhibitors to provide expertise on the latest in asset protection programs, technology and investigation techniques.
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Out of the Weeds: How to Prepare for Cannabis in the Workplace
RCC Hosting First-Ever Cannabis in Retail Forum - September 21

The event, which is the first-ever cannabis forum for Retail Council of Canada, will provide retail-specific insights and networking from the industry's most forward thinkers on this topic. On October 17, cannabis will be legalized in Canada, and it's unclear how much of an impact this will have on the workplace. What is clear, though, is that employers are concerned.

Their top concerns include workplace safety, impairment or intoxication at work, increased use of cannabis both inside and outside the workplace and the employer's duty to accommodate. RCC's forum will focus on providing deeper clarity on the recent cannabis legislation in Canada and cover a wide range of related topics.  Click here to register and learn more  retailcouncil.org retail-insider.com

Click here to read the Daily's Special Report on the Oct. 17 roll-out of legal cannabis

Canada Store Openings
Popular Filipino Grocery Chain 'Seafood City' to Open Stores Across Canada
Sugarfina Secures 1st Standalone Ontario Store Locations
Pizza Pizza Expands into British Columbia with First Location in New Westminster
A Massive New Mall Just Opened In Canada And It's Almost Empty

Markham, ON: Police say thousands of seized items from Pacific Mall found to be counterfeit

Canada Post workers vote in favor of strike action if deal can't be reached
Mail & package delivery could shut down starting Sept. 26

Canada Goose to spend $15.8 million on new Winnipeg factory, create 700 jobs

Cannabis stores in Manitoba face rules for displays, security and more

Cannabis 'Gold Rush' will boost retail in Canada, RioCan says

Here's where Canadians can buy cannabis on Oct. 17

Coke eyeing cannabis-infused drink market, in talks with Canada's Aurora Cannabis

Gap appeals to court for right to renegotiate leases in malls vacated by Sears

Winnipeg, MB: Two men charged with 132 liquor store thefts;
Selling the booze to friends and family online

One of the men has been charged with 52 thefts that occurred between Feb. 14 and Aug. 20. Police said he would select several liquor bottles and exit the store without making any attempt to pay. The other man has been charged with 80 thefts between March 19 and Sept. 7; he also gathered bottles and simply walked out, police said.

Police spokesman Const. Jay Murray said there have been 1,277 reported thefts from liquor stores in 2018. The police don't have numbers from 2017 for comparison, but Murray called it "a significant increase" based on conversations with investigators. Police believe the majority of the booze is being sold online and to friends and family. cbc.ca

Winnipeg, MB: 3 boys age 14, 15 & 17 charged after pointing guns at employees, robbing liquor store

'Heartbreaking':150 wigs worth $2,500 each stolen from Vancouver shop; Some Made for Cancer Patients

Cookstown, ON: Cameras catch 7 brazen thieves in $1,000 'distraction theft'

Edmonton man facing 119 charges connected to liquor store robberies

Winnipeg Woman Charged After 19 Liquor Mart Robberies

Charges pending in store robbery, LRT station stabbing, driver assault

Robberies & Burglaries

C-Store - Neguac, NB - Robbery
C-Store - St. Catharines, ON - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Red Deer, AB - Armed Robbery

Liquor Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery
Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Brighton, ON - Armed Robbery



The NRF LP Effort & Value - Protect 2018

Bob Moraca, Vice President of Loss Prevention, NRF, provides an update on the National Retail Federation's latest LP/AP efforts - from the NRF LP Council to research studies and preparedness guides to the evolution of the NRF PROTECT conference, the largest retail and restaurant LP event in North America.

Scott McBride, Vice President of Loss Prevention, American Eagle Outfitters, talks about the work and value of the NRF LP Council, as current Vice Chair and long-term member of the group. With 7 different committees involving 75 senior retail LP/AP executives representing over 40 different retailers from a variety of sectors, learn why you and your retailer should get involved.

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Joan Sparks - Tyco Retail Solutions - Quick Take 4

Joan Sparks, tells us about the Sensormatic Global Shrink Index - a new study on retail shrink commissioned by Tyco Retail Solutions that surveyed 1,200 retail decision makers across four regions, 14 countries and 13 retail segments. Then Joan takes on the "Lightning Round".



Kount's CEO Presents "Digital Transformation and Ecommerce Fraud" to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Board
Kount, a leading innovator of solutions for fraud and risk management, announced that its CEO, Brad Wiskirchen, presented last week to the Board of Directors at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Focused on the state of digital or online fraud, Wiskirchen provided an insider's perspective as he outlined the challenges of mitigating fraud from both the consumer and merchant perspectives.

The timing of this presentation comes as the threat of fraudulent online transactions increases-hitting an astonishing $16.8 billion last year according to Javelin Strategy & Research. When coupled with the more than 1.3 million consumer fraud and identity thefts that were filed with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies during the same period, it begins to paint a bleak picture of fraud's impact on both consumers and businesses. businessinsider.com

A detailed look at the positives and negatives of China's new e-commerce law
On 31 August 2018, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) enacted China's first "Ecommerce Law". The new law enters into effect on 1 January 2019. While most of the provisions merely codify existing rules and practices from a spread of other laws, the new law appears to break new ground on a range of matters that relate, directly or indirectly, to the protection of intellectual property rights (IP) in the online sphere.

These and other provisions will no doubt be the subject of further debate and lobbying as the State Council turns its attention to the drafting of implementing rules to the law. These rules are expected to be issued before the law comes into effect. This article highlights provisions in the new law which appear likely to have the largest impact on IP owners' day-to-day enforcement work. worldtrademarkreview.com

E-commerce shoppers expect free shipping, branded giveaways

Inside Alibaba's new kind of superstore: Robots, apps and overhead conveyor belts




Utah Attorney General Seeks $1M in Civil Forfeiture From 7 Pawn Shops Raided by Cops
The Utah Attorney General's Office is seeking to seize more than $1 million in assets from pawn shops that were raided by law enforcement during the summer.

On June 19, investigators served search warrants on seven pawn shops along the Wasatch Front simultaneously following numerous complaints that some were acting as fencing operations, or knowingly purchasing stolen goods from people.

The investigation began after Home Depot officials reported to Unified police that they had lost about $60 million due to retail theft over the past five years, according to a statement from Attorney General Sean Reyes' office.

According to the search warrants, undercover officers were able to successfully sell items provided by Home Depot to several pawn shops from March through June. Some of those items were still in their orignal packaging and some still had anti-theft devices on them, the warrants state.

When investigators raided the pawn shops in June, they seized an "overwhelming" amount of property, according to the attorney general's office, ranging from power tools to kitchen appliances to sporting goods.

On Monday, Reyes' office announced it had filed three civil forfeiture complaints.

"The complaints seek to forfeit hundreds of new-in-the-box-items that the Attorney General's Office alleges were stolen from various local retailers and then sold to pawn shops. Agents and detectives also seized currency from the pawn shops which allegedly represent proceeds from the sale of stolen property," the office stated.

The pawn shops that had items seized are Sportsman Fastcash in West Valley City and Salt Lake City; Xtreme Pawn in Kearns, West Jordan, Riverton and Lindon; and Big Dog Pawn & Jewelry in Murray. ksi.com

Seattle, WA: Man Rampages through Target for 15 minutes, steals electronics

Police say a career criminal ripped off a downtown Seattle Target store three times in four days, even after being arrested and released for his crimes. Surveillance video from August allegedly shows 41-year-old Jason Lewis confronting sales workers on the electronics floor of the department store. At one point, he head bumps an employee. The terrorized employees left him alone after that. Lewis then destroyed display cases and grabbed as many electronics as he could over 15 minutes.

Seattle Police were called but never responded to the burglary over the 15 minutes it occurred. It is unknown why. Lewis was arrested later that night for car prowling. A judge released him from jail 19 hours later. That's when Lewis went back to the same Target store and repeated the thefts two more times over three days. Police eventually tackled him outside the store after his final attempt. mynorthwest.com

Marathon, FL: Man steals more than $1,000 of merchandise from Home Depot
A Key West man was arrested Monday night after stealing more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from a Home Depot in Marathon, Monroe County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Linhardt said. Kevin Skinner, 56, faces charges of grand theft, possession of stolen property and possession of a pill without a prescription. According to Linhardt, a deputy was called to a Kmart in Marathon around 7:30 p.m. Monday regarding reports of suspicious activity. The deputy was told a man, later identified as Skinner, had arrived at the Kmart pushing a shopping cart full of merchandise from Home Depot. Linhardt said none of the Home Depot merchandise was bagged. According to Linhardt, Skinner attempted to take a shopping cart from the Kmart but was stopped by an employee. He then left the Home Depot cart and the stolen merchandise in front of the Kmart and walked away, authorities said. local10.com

Suwannee County, FL: Two charged with $1,000 Grand Theft at Walmart
Two people from Valdosta, Ga., were charged with grand theft for the taking of multiple items from a Walmart. On Thursday, Walmart reported that Demarcus Dante Evans, 24, and Sage Johnson, 23, placed multiple items, valued at $995, into a plastic bin and walked out of the store without paying for them. The suspects left the area before law enforcement arrived.

On Friday, while Investigator Jake Brooks was at Walmart conducting follow-up investigation related to that theft, he was informed by Walmart loss prevention staff that the two were back in the store. Loss prevention staff watched the two again place a plastic storage bin into a shopping cart, then place multiple items, valued at $1,004, into it and walk out of the store without paying for them. Investigator Brooks and Walmart loss prevention staff confronted the two in the parking lot and recovered the stolen merchandise. wtxl.com

Update: New Philadelphia, OH: Giant Eagle Not Pressing Charges against Employee who ate $9,200 of Deli Meat

Boca Raton, FL: Shoplifter caught with foil-lined bag, $800 worth of shirts

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Shootings, Assault & Deaths

Garden Grove, CA: Police Fatally Shoot Man Attacking His Girlfriend in Ralphs Grocery Store Parking Lot
Police shot and killed a man who was seen viciously attacking his girlfriend outside a Garden Grove supermarket, authorities said. An officer responded to the reported domestic violence in the parking lot of the Ralphs at Euclid Street and Chapman Avenue around 3 p.m., Garden Grove Police Lt. Carl Whitney said. The couple was inside a car and the woman was pleading with her boyfriend to stop so that she could breathe. Several witnesses at the scene reported seeing the man with his hands around her throat, and refused to stop despite the officer's commands and her pleas. Witnesses said the man still had his hands on the woman's throat when the lone officer opened fire. ktla.com

New Orleans, LA: Gas Station clerk shot and killed in Armed Robbery; seeking 2 'people of interest'
Police are seeking two men for questioning in the killing of a clerk at New Orleans East gasoline station overnight. The shooting occurred about 1:20 a.m. inside the business in the 7200 block of Hayne Boulevard. A 58-year-old man was shot multiple times during a robbery attempt, police said, and he died on scene. Police later shared images of two men sought in the case as "persons of interest." They are shown within the gas station, but police stopped short of calling them suspects. theadvocate.com

Robberies & Thefts

Aventura, FL: Police Release Surveillance Video In Case Of Allegedly Shoplifting Broward Prosecutor
For the first time we are seeing images on surveillance tape of a veteran Broward prosecutor who has been charged with shoplifting beauty products at a Publix supermarket. Aventura Police detectives released the tape late Tuesday afternoon. They say it shows 56-year-old Stacey Honowitz in the cosmetics aisle Saturday afternoon at the Publix store at 189th St. and Biscayne Boulevard putting nearly $43 worth of beauty products in to her purse while purchasing $124 worth of groceries.

A police report had said she concealed the items in her purse. The tape shows Honowitz spending several minutes in the aisle. Her attorney Jayne Weintraub had said that Honowitz inadvertently put the items in her purse and did not intent to commit a crime. The surveillance tape also shows Honowitz at the check-out counter paying for items. cbslocal.com

New York, NY: Robbers steal $100,000 worth of jewelry, fires shot into store door in Chinatown
Police are looking for two suspects who made off with at least $100,000 in jewelry after robbing a store in Chinatown. One of the two is seen first casually letting a customer into the Lucky Diamonds jewelry store at 80 Bowery around 2 p.m. Tuesday. He quickly pulled a gun as his partner jumped over the counter to get the jewels. The gunman told the customer to stay where she was, as the other emptied the jewelry and diamonds from the window display into a bag. abc7ny.com

Inman, SC: Boys 16, 14 year old & man arrested in Armed Robbery spree, 8 C-stores and a Dollar General

Portland, OR: Suspect at large after robbing Jewelry store, hitting employee with hammer

Savannah, GA: Vape store manager opens fire on 2 Robbery suspects; suspects fled uninjured

Harrisburg, PA: Doctor admits to filling 332 prescriptions written to family

Opelousas, LA: Automotive Dealership Employee arrested on felony theft charges totaling $20,000

Jamestown, NY: Police Investigate Rash of Pharmacy Robberies with Similar Suspect Descriptions

Woonsocket, RI: Two shoplifters wanted for gun theft from Bullseye Shooting Supplies

Kay Jewelers in the Deerbrook Mall, Humble, TX reported a Grab & Run on 9/17, item valued at $4,999

Kay Jewelers in the Mall at Green Hills, Nashville, TN reported a Grab & Run on 9/18, items valued at $5,698

Kay Jewelers in the Clackamas Towne Center, Portland, OR reported an Attempted Gift Card Fraud

Kay Jewelers in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco, CA reported an Attempted Gift Card Fraud

Kay Jewelers in the Citadel, Colorado Springs, CO reported an Attempted Gift Card Fraud


Sentencings & Charges

Skimming Gang: Brazilian National Pleads Guilty & Another Sentenced in
Card-Skimming Scheme

According to the court documents, Pereira and three other Brazilian nationals were arrested by members of the Louisiana Financial Crimes Task Force at a hotel in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans on August 3, 2017. Federal and state law enforcement officers found the defendants in possession of re-encoded credit cards that contained stolen debit card information from actual customers. These individuals also possessed embossers, encoders, ATM skimmers, false identification, and other contraband. 

DE ALMEIDA had been mailing skimmers, pinhole cameras, and other tools for credit card fraud to the four New Orleans-based members of this conspiracy. DE ALMEIDA was likewise in possession of stolen debit and credit card information.

U.S. District Judge Vance sentenced PEREIRA to two years in prison and one year of supervised release. PEREIRA was ordered to pay restitution, and he faces deportation. justice.gov

Honolulu, HI: 20-year-old on trial for fatal Christmas shooting at Ala Moana Center Mall found Guilty
The jury in the case against Dae Han Moon started deliberations Monday and came to a decision on Tuesday afternoon. They also found him guilty of three firearms charges. The shooting left former Moanalua High School football player Stevie Feliciano dead. The verdict left Feliciano's family filled with mixed emotions.

Surveillance video from the center was shown at the trial, and showed a fight breaking out. The defense argued that Moon used a gun to strike Feliciano in the head when it accidentally went off. hawaiinewsnow.com

San Angelo, TX: Man gets 35 years in prison for Armed Robbery of Stripes store while on Parole

White City, OR: Woman charged with more than 100 counts of mail theft, forgery


Arby's - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Pueblo, CO - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Springfield, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Danville, VA - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Pelion, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Klamath Falls, OR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Gilford, NH - Robbery
C-Store - Newark, NJ - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Mayflower, AR - Robbery
CVS - Corry, PA - Robbery
Dollar General - Springfield, IL - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Lindenhurst, NY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Harper Woods, MI - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery/ Clerk shot, killed
Gun Store - Houston, TX - Burglary
Jewelry store - New York, NY - Armed Robbery
Jewelry store - Portland, OR - Armed Robbery
Little Caesar's - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
Marcos Pizza - Brown County, WI - Robbery
Papa John's - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Bronx, NY - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Corry, PA - Robbery
Thrift Store - Hastings, NE - Robbery
Vape - Savannah, GA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Norristown, PA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - West Norriton, PA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
26 robberies
1 burglary
1 shooting
1 killing





None to report.

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