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ASIS International
63rd Annual Seminar

Sept. 25-28

California ORC Association Annual Training Conference
Sept. 28-29

2017 National Cargo Theft Summit, Atlanta
Oct. 4-5

Cyber Defense Summit
Oct. 10-12

National Association of Bunco Investigators Annual Training Conference
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LP Assisting Puerto Rico's Relief Efforts

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What Hurricane Relief Efforts are LP Departments Implementing for Affected Employees in Puerto Rico?

In the wake of all the recent natural disasters I'm interested in finding out what other retailers & LP departments are doing to assist their impacted employees. The latest reports from Puerto Rico are devastating and I would like to advocate more action within my own organization although we only have 8-10 employees there. Many were told earlier this week that power wouldn't be restored until as late as November, now that estimate is 4-6 months before power is restored across the island.

Are there any collaborative efforts being undertaken by LP departments for general or employee specific relief efforts that you have heard about?
- Submitted by Phil Mooney, Loss Prevention Manager

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Equifax Impact Continues


Legislative Alert
Democrats React To Equifax - Here We Go
After Equifax Breach, Lawmakers Propose Credit Screening Restrictions for Employment

Democrats in both houses of Congress have introduced legislation that would overhaul the nation's credit reporting system-including by restricting the use of credit information for most employment decisions.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., proposed their bills in the U.S. House and Senate respectively. The bills would result in several changes for credit bureaus and consumers, but would also restrict the use of credit information for employment purposes. Employers would be allowed to conduct a credit check as part of an employment screen only when required by local, state or federal law or for national security clearances. The bills would also bar hiring managers from asking questions about past defaults or bankruptcies during job interviews or including questions about credit history on job applications.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., "This practice creates obstacles for upward mobility and can be an invasion of consumers' privacy. The widespread use of credit reports to screen job applicants is particularly troubling given that there is no reliable data demonstrating a correlation between credit history and job performance."

Amy Traub, a senior policy analyst at Demos, a public-policy think tank in New York City said "by screening out job applicants who have flawed credit, employers are effectively judging a prospective employee on the basis of economic disadvantage, and effectively multiplying that disadvantage."

Targeted Credit Checks Strengthen Fraud Prevention

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners found that the top two red flag warnings exhibited by employees leading up to engaging in fraudulent activity on the job were living beyond financial means (present in 39 percent of all cases) and experiencing financial difficulties (present in 34 percent of all cases).

Melissa Sorenson, executive director of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., said her organization understands and appreciates legislative efforts to address discrimination but urged lawmakers to first review how employers are using credit today before eliminating or severely limiting access to credit information.

"Not all financial difficulties will or could lead to fraud, but lawmakers should not tie the hands of employers and undercut fraud prevention measures by outlawing the use of information that shows a correlation between past or current behavior and future fraud," she said. shrm.org

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Equifax Links To Fake Equifax Page


Why Veterans Should Join The Asset Protection Team At Rite Aid
Hirepurpose recently partnered with Rite Aid to focus on hiring veterans for Asset Protection Agent (APA) roles. The primary responsibility is to protect retail locations against "shrinkage" - a loss of inventory through petty theft and shoplifting.

Hirepurpose is developed by veterans for veterans and we are committed to addressing some of the incredible gaps that exist in the transition from military service to civilian career success. Learn more at hirepurpose.com Follow Hirepurpose on Twitter @hirepurposejobs  taskandpurpose.com

Eight Out of Ten Employers Find Resume Fraud
A benchmark study on employment background screening revealed more than eight out of ten employers found resume fraud that includes embellishments or outright lies on job applicant resumes in the last year.

The HireRight 2017 employment screening benchmark report found:

Candidates, even at the highest seniority levels, are regularly embellishing their resumes.

More organizations are employing contingent, contract, or temporary workers to meet hiring demands - and screening this population has become commonplace.

The marijuana landscape has changed dramatically over the last 10 years - but organizations' drug policies have not.

Talent acquisition and retention have become a bigger challenge.


"The hiring landscape has changed dramatically since the financial crisis of 2008. Organizations are now competing for the most qualified candidates and therefore putting greater emphasis on creating a positive onboarding experience, which includes the background check process." 

"Despite pressures to hire quickly, organizations should not overlook the importance of instituting a thorough background check process that includes creating a global policy, rescreening current employees, and ensuring a rigorous screening process for senior executives."

Editor's Note: As indicated before one VP of LP of a nationwide retailer was instructed by the Board of Directors to actually terminate his President, whom he had worked for at another retailer, for lying about his college degree after the company had conducted a rescreening program of senior executives.  securitymagazine.com

Shutterfly lawsuit tags Illinois as battleground in facial recognition fight
Just as Apple is pushing iPhone users to become more comfortable with facial recognition software, a lawsuit highlighting privacy concerns surrounding the burgeoning technology is moving forward in federal court in Chicago.

The lawsuit against photo-sharing site Shutterfly, which seeks class-action status, joins a string of suits here from consumers around the country who have accused companies of mishandling their biometric information, which includes facial, fingerprint and iris scans.

As a result, Illinois has become a hotbed of legal activity surrounding uses of the increasingly popular technology. The state's Biometric Information Privacy Act is considered the strictest law of its kind in the nation. The 2008 law mandates that companies collecting such information obtain prior consent from consumers, detailing how they'll use it and how long it will be kept. It also allows private citizens to sue.

These cases will likely keep coming, at least until there is a binding precedent, said Matthew Kugler, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Additionally, as biometrics integrate further into daily life, there is a fear of the unknown, Kugler said.
Companies are deploying biometrics outside of facial recognition software as well. Employers are using biometric timekeeping devices for accuracy and touting the scanning of certain body parts as an additional security measure.

Vast sums of money are at stake in these cases, Kugler said.

This case could help decide whether companies need consent from people before subjecting their photos to facial recognition, said Adam Schwartz, a senior lawyer at San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation. chicagotribune.com

Boiling Springs, PA: Worker killed by truck at Amazon warehouse
OSHA is investigating the death of a worker at an Amazon.com warehouse in Pennsylvania. Cumberland County Coroner Charles Hall says 28-year-old Devan Shoemaker was killed when he was run over by a truck at the facility about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Hall says Shoemaker was trying to help a truck driver hook up a trailer to his rig when he was accidentally run over. Another worker was killed at the same warehouse in 2014 when she was pinned between a pallet truck and a storage rack. fireengineering.com

Appeal tossed in lawsuit against Park Plaza mall, Security firm over 2013 killing of food court worker
After a panel of judges determined that it did not have jurisdiction, the Arkansas Court of Appeals dismissed Wednesday the appeal of a $914,000 damage award against a Little Rock mall and its security contractor in a lawsuit over the killing of a food court employee. Little Rock's Park Plaza and the security company, ERMC II LLC, were found partially liable in a lower court for the deadly 2013 shooting of Christian Hayes, a Sbarro restaurant manager, by a co-worker and disgruntled ex-employee. The killers were quickly apprehended and later convicted. Hayes' mother, Kimberly Marie Powell, sued them along with Sbarro, the mall and the security contractors for negligence. arkansasonline.com

September issue of Stores Magazine
Insights on how retailers can protect themselves from organized retail crime

The uptick in ORC is responsible for the changing statistical landscape of retail inventory shrinkage. According to the 2017 National Retail Security Survey from the National Retail Federation and the University of Florida, the value of merchandise taken in the average shoplifting incident is $798. In 2014 it stood at only $318. The report indicates that shoplifting has exceeded employee theft and is the largest component of overall shrinkage.

"It's a misnomer in loss prevention to feel that information cannot or should not be shared. This hurts you, it doesn't help you," Mark Neapolitan, senior director of loss prevention at Signet Jewelers, says. "The more sharing there is between parties, the greater the amount of new information that can be generated." ORC makes this is especially crucial, since cells often operate over several states and jurisdictions.

Security experts say that ORC is spreading to other product areas. This growing problem underscores the importance of security people from this branch of retail to consider a more coordinated, multifaceted approach to loss prevention. stores.org

Business Owner Says Looters Victimized 32 MetroPCS Stores During Irma
A cellphone store owner says he has learned that 32 MetroPCS stores in South Florida were victimized by looters as Hurricane Irma was bearing down on the area.

Brejt's business is just two and a half blocks west of where looters were captured on camera at Midtown that same Sunday. Police said six people were caught in three incidents at Midtown. A total of 19 people were arrested in burglaries around the city. Police at the time said looting and attempted looting was reported in 26 incidents. cbslocal.com

Mall Owner Inflating Utilities Bills 100%
Ins. Co No Duty to Cover Mall Owner For Fraud - Have a Store in This Mall?

The underlying putative class action suit was brought by a hair salon located in a Florida mall - JG Gulf Coast Town Center and managed by CBL & Associates Properties. The salon claimed that they fraudulently inflated the electrical rates they charged to it and other tenants by 100 percent or more.

Superior Court Judge Paul Wallace said JG Gulf Coast Town Center and CBL & Associates Properties' arguments that Catlin has a duty to defend and indemnify them from fraud claims brought by a tenant in a Florida mall defy the rules of grammar and ignore the allegations in the underlying suit. law360.com

The Employment Shift
Amazon Changing the labor market in U.S. cities near its fulfillment centers

For many struggling store workers, the answer seems to be: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Amazon says it doesn't count how many of these people it has hired. But, according to the U.S. Labor Department, the number of workers who lost their jobs at department stores like Sears, Macy's and J.C. Penney since 2000 is about the same as the 444,000 hired by the warehousing industry. dallasnews.com

The Toy Story to Watch this Christmas
News Media Started Game of Dominos
Could this be the last generation of Toys R Us kids?

News reports in early September that the retailer had engaged an adviser to help with its $5 billion debt load had "started a dangerous game of dominos."

In a matter of weeks after headlines appeared mentioning a possible Toys R Us bankruptcy, 40% of the retailer's suppliers refused to ship products without cash-on-delivery payments, cash in advance or even in some cases payment of all outstanding obligations, according to Brandon, CEO of Toys R Us.

The dominoes fell as the company entered its most important three-month stretch of the year. For a retailer that makes most of its profit from fourth quarter toy sales, a supplier crackdown ahead of the holiday season amounted to a disaster. Brandon said, given the company's historic average of 60-day trade terms, the sudden demands for COD payments and other tight terms created an immediate, sudden need for more than $1 billion in liquidity.

Toys R Us was already laboring under a multi-billion debt pile - a legacy of its private equity buyout a decade ago - and shoveling $400 million in cash a year toward interest payments. The liquidity strain was too much. "The timing of all of this could not have been worse, as the company is in the process of building holiday inventory," Brandon said, adding that Toys R Us generates 40% of its annual revenue in the weeks before Christmas.

Ahead of bankruptcy, the retailer won an agreement with some of its creditors to provide a $3 billion loan to manage through the holidays, and it hopes to reduce its debt. All this is necessary for Toys R Us to keep its doors open in the short term. retaildive.com

Toys "R" Us Canada granted creditor protection after U.S. parent's bankruptcy

RSVP by Tomorrow
IAI South Chapter Meeting - October 2
The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) announces the first membership meeting of the new IAI South Chapter on Monday October 2, 2017 @12pm-3pm CT. All IAI Members and CFIs are welcome to attend, especially those in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The IAI South Chapter will welcome John Guzman, CFI - Wicklander-Zulawski Presenter & Consultant, as the keynote speaker.

The meeting will be held at:
Collin County Children's Advocacy Center
2205 Los Rios
Plano TX 75074

Seating is limited; Please RSVP by Sept 22nd, 2017 to dsadowsky@w-z.com


California Legislature Approves Ban on Asking Applicants About Past Salary

New App Detects ATM Skimmers At The Pump

Aldi now accepts ALL forms of contactless payments

Rent One Director of Loss Prevention Job Off Co. Website

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Halloween spending to reach record $9.1 billion

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USS Rolls Out New Line of RFID Products

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (September 20, 2017) - Loss prevention security solution technology and service provider, USS, recently launched a new series of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and systems.

With omnichannel and e-commerce customer experiences at the forefront of retailers' concerns, USS' new line of products provide the proven protection the solution provider is known for, while introducing robust RFID technology capabilities that allow for real-time inventory management, forecasting, fulfillment and data integration analytics.

USS' new RFID product catalog includes the RFID Mini Patriot and RFID Milli XD Swivel tags, as well as the Wave Blade RFID system.

According to USS Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Adel Sayegh, the introduction of RFID-ready products demonstrate the organization's commitment to solving retailers' current critical issues, while understanding the direction of industry trends.

"The benefits of RFID technology for retailers are far-reaching," he began. "In addition to being powerful loss prevention tools, our RFID products offer compelling, up-to-the minute inventory data and trends that can be leveraged to enhance sales, optimize operations and improve customer experiences."

"One of the most immediate and impacting advantages is increased inventory accuracy," Sayegh continued. "By reducing out-of-stock situations, omnichannel consumer experiences are improved; with customers able to take advantage of emerging shopping trends, most notably the buy-online, pick-up-in-store (BOPIS) option that has become increasingly popular," he said.

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Predicting, Thwarting & Prosecuting Cyber Flash Mobs
The new face of transnational crime organizations
DHS funds national consortium to develop better methods for fighting criminal activity

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been named a priority partner in a new DHS-funded national consortium. SHS S&T S&T) will award the consortium a $3.85 million grant for its first operating year in a 10-year grant period to create the Center of Excellence for Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA). The center's research will focus on criminal network analysis, dynamic patterns of criminal activity, forensics, and criminal investigative processes.

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy endowed chair and information science professor, will lead UA Little Rock's research projects with the consortium. His research group, UA Little Rock Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS), will be an integral part of the research.

Agarwal's research on deviant cyber flash mobs (CFM) is one such research priority for CINA. CFMs are groups of individuals who get together in public or cyberspace, perform an unpredicted act, and quickly disperse into anonymity. Though the activities of these groups can range from dance performances to peaceful protests, numerous groups promote violent, extremist, or otherwise negatively disruptive behavior.

Agarwal said. "More recently, an increasing number of deviant CFMs are found responsible for thefts and robberies. Such deviant cyber flash mobs are categorized as the new face of transnational crime organizations that could pose significant risks to social, political, and economic stability."

"CINA researchers and educators will develop and actively enable the deployment of a powerful suite of innovative methods, technologies, tools, and knowledge products," Agarwal said. "These methods will make homeland security practitioners more effective and efficient in predicting, thwarting, and prosecuting transnational criminal organizations and other homeland-security-related criminals while informing, shaping, and reinventing the future of law enforcement investigations." homelandsecuritynewswire.com

North America Leads The World in Data Breaches
1.9 Billion Data Records Exposed in First Half of 2017

More than 10 million data records are pilfered or lost every day around the world, a rate of more than 7,000 per minute: and that's only the numbers from breaches that go public.

Some 1.9 billion data records were exposed in breaches in the first half of this year, a dramatic increase of 164% from the second half of 2016, according to the Breach Level Index for the first half of 2017, compiled by Gemalto.

If you (rightfully) think those numbers are dire, just wait until after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicks in next year and European organizations are required to report breaches of information that previously may have been kept under wraps.

There were a total of 918 data breaches reported, and more than 500 of those involved an unknown number of compromised accounts, so the full number of exposed records for the first half is actually not available. The company has counted more than 9 billion exposed data records from breaches since 2013 when it first began its Breach Level Index.

The report does not include the most recent big data breach revelation from Equifax.

Personally identifiable information, payment card data, financial data, and medical information were among the types of information exposed in the breaches. Nearly three-fourths of the breaches involved exposure of data that could be used for identity theft, and 74% came from outside attackers, an increase of 23% from last year. Just under 20% were the result of internal inadvertent data loss or exposure.

Geographically, North America ranked at the top for the number of breaches and exposed data records, with more than 86% of the share in both cases. Breaches there were up 23% and the number of records, up 201%, according to the Breach Level Index. darkreading.com

Could blockchain unlock the potential in IoT?
There aren't many areas where blockchain isn't tipped for success. A lot of this is unsubstantiated hype, but one area that does shows a lot of current and genuine potential, is the Internet of Things. This is because blockchain could help solve the security issues currently hindering mass connectivity. idgconnect.com

Debunking 8 Big Data and Analytics Myths - Part One
As with other emerging tech concepts, big data and analytics are haunted by myths. Here are eight such myths that you will want to dispel as you advance your analytics strategy.

Keep all your data; you might need it one day - Ultimately, it was discovered that the true benefits of big data come in the real-time analysis and reporting of recently procured information.

Big data analytics are far too expensive - While this may have in fact been true very early on, cloud-based big data and analytics solutions now allow companies to start small and scale their big data ambitions on an as-needed basis with relatively low start-up costs.

We're already too far behind the big data curve - The truth is, the next innovations in data analysis are going to be nothing more than evolutions of a big data foundation that many already have in place. That being said, there's still plenty of time to catch up given the advancements in tools and platforms that have cropped up over the last few years. This is especially true in the fields of artificial intelligence and automation that can dramatically reduce the time and effort spent capitalizing on information gleaned from big data analysis.

You need to know what questions to ask prior to starting a big data project - While it's always a good idea to start any big data project with a general idea of what you're trying to achieve, it's not necessary to know what exact questions you are looking to get answered. Often, analytics can help to answer questions or solve problems you never even considered. If you're too focused on reporting on very specific answers, you may lose critical insight that may end up being more useful that you thought. Even though insights can be bizarre, they also remain very useful. Part two tomorrow informationweek.com

Brivo's Steve Van Till publishes book
Steve Van Till, co-founder, president and CEO of Brivo, a cloud services provider, recently published a book entitled The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age. The book explores the major technological forces currently driving digital disruption in the security industry, and what they foretell for the future.

"It's not a textbook or a 'how to' manual," Van Till told Security Systems News. "It's a story of how the biggest forces in global technology are intersecting with the security industry." securitysystemsnews.com

A Deep Dive into Ransomware's Evolution

Cyber attacks cost U.S. enterprises $1.3 million on average in 2017

Cybersecurity & Privacy Director job posted for PWC - Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Seattle, WA

Director, Cyber Security Services job posted for KPMG - Dallas, TX




 






Coming Sept. 22/25...




Innovations in Pushout Theft Prevention

It's been an incredible year for Gatekeeper Systems. It was big news within the industry when they announced their acquisition of Carttronics, who was a major competitor in the shopping cart containment and pushout theft prevention arena. Robert Harling, former CEO of Carttronics, and now Senior Vice President of Business Development for Gatekeeper, explains how patented locking-wheel technology in solutions like Purchek help prevent shoplifting without the need for employee intervention or violent confrontation.
 


Quick Take #16

Amber and Joe recap some highlights from earlier in the day. Hear their key takeaways on technology, change management, external vs. internal shrink, and important industry resources.


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Online holiday sales could grow as much as 21%
E-commerce sales for the 2017 holiday season could reach $114 billion, Deloitte says. Other firms also predict double-digit e-commerce growth.

Deloitte, which defines the holiday season as the three-month period of November through January, attributes this large increase to several factors, including growth in consumers' personal income.

Last year, e-commerce holiday sales grew 14.3% year over year to $93.8 billion, according to Deloitte. digitalcommerce360.com

Ultimate irony - Amazon building warehouse at former U.S. mall
The Randall Park mall was at one time one of America's largest retail shopping malls. In the era of "build it bigger and they will come," the mall enjoyed three decades of success bringing prosperity to the community North Randall, Ohio. As customers shifted to omnichannel and more purchases online, the mall traffic eroded and it closed in 2009.

What was displayed in the mall stores is now sold on Amazon. In malls across the U.S., traffic continues to decline as consumers increasingly choose the convenience of online purchase with delivery at their door. The ultimate irony of this story should be lost on no one - on the site of the former mall, Amazon fulfillment pickers will be standing where former retail associates were waiting to serve customers in retail stores.

Symbolism aside, it is an era of hope for the community of North Randall to have anything replace this tragic retail wasteland. For the community, it must seem like nirvana to have a fulfillment center replacing the mall, bringing back an estimated 2,000 jobs. This development will in turn create the potential opportunities for restaurants and small businesses building around the new Amazon fulfillment center.

The question is whether the metamorphosis of this mall to Amazon fulfillment center is a sign of the times, and what does it mean for other retailers? retailcustomerexperience.com

Glance Submits Provisional Patent for E-Commerce Security Via Glance Pay Anywhere







Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance Welcomes Packed House For Second Annual Conference

Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance (CORCA) welcomed a full house of attendees to their second annual conference in Durham, North Carolina on Thursday.

The event gave North and South Carolina Retailers and Law Enforcement an opportunity to come together to learn about the most pressing issues in retail crime and loss prevention today, expand their network within the field, and partner with the most outstanding security service partners to help your business succeed.

See some pictures below, shared via CORCA's Twitter page.  Read last year's recap here.

 

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein kicks off the event with a great message.   Ben Dugan of The Zellman Group gives a presentation on the importance of public/private partnerships.


 


A full house in attendance for the 2nd annual CORCA Conference.

 

Packed house for Lowe's Director of Investigations Dave Roberts as he gives a presentation on Return Fraud.

 

River Edge, NJ: Thieves Swipe $52,000 Worth Of Scotch From Liquor Store
Three of the bottles -- including one worth $27,999 and another worth $21,999 -- were taken from a lock box the thieves jimmied open at Total Wine & More, the company's loss prevention department said. A bottle of Pinch was taken as a decoy, the department said in an alert. The six suspects -- all in their mid-to-late 20s -- entered the popular store just off Route 4 around 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the alert. They then used shopping carts to block an aisle while one of them bent down three or four times to pry open the lock box. dailyvoice.com

Hollister, CA: Grand Theft suspects lead Police on 72-mile chase; Officer and civilian injured in crash
Three women led law enforcement officers on a 72-mile-long chase, starting in Hollister and ending in Hayward. A Hollister Police officer was seriously injured during the chase. CHP officers arrested the trio in Hayward. They were booked on charges of grand theft, conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property, and destruction of evidence.

The pursuit began at 10 p.m., when Officer Don Tong attempted to pull over a vehicle on East Street. The injured officer, Sgt. Mike Paddy, was part of the pursuit until his patrol car crashed into another vehicle at an intersection in Hollister. Multiple Good Samaritans stopped to help the crash victims. A young woman who had been driving was treated at a hospital for injuries, Officer Paddy has been released from the hospital. The three women finally gave up in Hayward and halted their vehicle, the CHP said. "While conducting further investigation, officers learned the suspects had taken several thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a local store, and had discarded evidence of previous crimes out of the vehicle's window during the chase. ksbw.com

Orange Park, FL: Duo charged in Sears theft spree
Two Jacksonville men face charges of trespassing and retail theft after breaking into a secured display case and removing more than $800 in electronics from Sears in the Orange Park Mall. Christian Hersey, 25, and John Powell, 33, on Sept. 15 at 7:10 p.m. after conducting an investigation. According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office report, Hersey and Powell entered the store wearing dark-colored clothing carrying a bag. Loss Prevention said he saw one of the men remove a device from his pockets that he used to pry open the case. Both are charged with retail theft (over $300) and using an anti-shoplifting control device or countermeasure. claytodayonline.com

Attleboro, MA: TJ Maxx nabs 2 suspects with $600 of merchandise in a Duffle Bag
Police say they nabbed two of three suspected shoplifters who allegedly stole a duffel bag full of merchandise from TJ Maxx at South Attleboro Square over the weekend. Police say they caught two female suspects after being flagged down by store security Friday afternoon, but a man who accompanied them eluded authorities. Arrested were Luz M. Aguirie-Gonzalez, 30, and Giannani Gonzalez, 45, who is wanted in New Jersey as a fugitive for allegedly failing to appear in another shoplifting case. Police say over $600 worth of clothing and purses were cut from the racks and stolen. The male suspect fled with the duffel bag. thesunchronicle.com


Lady Lake, FL: Shoplifters found hiding in bathroom after fleeing on foot from Target
Angela M. Kemerly, was spotted loading electronics into a large purse while Nicholas A. Rosenbrier, 38, acted as a lookout at the store at Rolling Acres Plaza. As loss prevention officer approached the pair fled the store. Lady Lake Police joined in the chase and found the pair hiding in the bathroom of a nearby store. The items taken had a value of $398.39. villages-news.com



UK: Bromley, England: Gang steals designer children's clothes worth thousands in Smash & Grab raid
CCTV footage taken from Small World shows the three burglars try to kick in the door at least 13 times before ramming their way in on the scooter, ransacking the store and making their getaway. standard.co.uk



Wauwatosa, WI: $3,850 in rings stolen from a kiosk at Mayfair Mall

Longview, TX: 19 yr old Girl charged with $632 Walmart theft and Drug Possession

Lakewood, NY: Career Thief busted for $500 theft from Bon Ton

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Shootings & Deaths



Fairmount, OH: Store clerk shoots, kills attempted Robber
Police are investigating after they said a store clerk shot and killed an attempted robber in Fairmount on Wednesday night. Police said the attempted robbery and shooting happened at Sams Quick Market. The suspect was transported to the hospital, but succumbed to their injuries. Two employees have been detained, according to police. wcpo.com


Woodstock, GA: Shots fired near Woodstock outlet mall;
teen arrested

Police are searching for a person of interest after an alleged gang-related aggravated assault not far from the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta. About 7:30 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a shots-fired call on Ridgewalk Parkway at the intersection of Olde Rope Mill Road, Woodstock police spokeswoman Brittany Duncan said. Witnesses told police more suspects were in the area on foot and police recovered several bullet casings, according to a police report. ajc.com


Mobile, AL: Door to Door Kirby Vacuum Cleaner sales saved when bullet hit
his demo vacuum

A door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman was shot while he was finalizing a sale at a home. The salesman was shot once and received an injury that is not life threatening. He was shot by an unknown man. The victim and four other people, who were all vacuum cleaner salesmen, drove to a nearby Family Dollar store, to report the shooting. fox10tv.com


Robberies & Thefts

Shreveport, LA: Arrest made in attempted 'Burlington'
Armed Robbery

Shreveport Police arrested a man following an armed robbery attempt at Burlington Coat Factory on Wednesday afternoon. Najee Agee, 26, was arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery. Employees said a man armed with a sharp edged object entered the store and demanded money from one of the store clerks. The man, after unsuccessfully ordering the clerk to open the cash register, made his own failed attempts to gain entry into the cash drawer. After failing to access any loot, the man ran from the store on foot, only to be captured in a nearby, with the help of patrol officers and a trained police K-9 and his handler. shreveporttimes.com

Phoenix, AZ: Police Officer gets desk duty after Circle K Armed Robbery suspect gets away
The Phoenix Police Department has reassigned an officer while they investigate how she responded to an attempted armed robbery at a Circle K on August 11. The off-duty officer, working security for the convenience store, had on a full police uniform and firearm which the department says is typical of officers working off-duty. A man in a mask walks into the store and pulls out a knife. He then moves behind the counter toward the clerk. The clerk then calls for the off-duty officer's help.

Phoenix Police Department says the officer confronts the suspect, who then takes off his mask and walks out the front door. The officer did not make an arrest and according to sources, did not radio the attempted armed robbery in, and did not file a report until days after the incident. azfamily.com



Indianapolis, IN: Castleton Mall Shoe store the front for Heroin trafficking
A man has been accused of using a Castleton Mall shoe store as a front for his drug business. Police say the suspected dealer was a co-owner of Circle City Sole, where a search warrant was served. In a "sliding compartment of a wooden display case," investigators say they found more than 100 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash." theindychannel.com




California Governor Reverses Decision to Release Cop-Killer, Robbery Mastermind
Gov. Jerry Brown overturned a parole board's recommendation to release Hau Chan, who was found guilty of masterminding the Armed Robbery of a Jewelry store that led to a shootout with police and left Los Angeles Police Officer Duane Johnson dead on Dec. 19, 1984. officer.com



Piercing Pagoda in the Westfield Culver City, Culver City, CA reported an Attempted Armed Robbery on 9/20, no loss and no injuries


Sentencings

Brooklyn, NY: Alleged gang member uses stolen credit card info to buy dolls,
gets 8 years

An alleged Brownsville gang member who used stolen credit card information to buy American Girl dolls and concert tickets was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday on five separate indictments. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun spent at least three minutes reading off Tyrone Sexton's sentences for conspiracy, identity theft and weapon possession charges. Sexton pleaded guilty to the charges on Aug. 14 for the promised eight-year sentence. In December 2015 and January 2016, Sexton used stolen credit card information to buy $762 worth of online purchases from American Girl. He was part of a 35-person bust of the Hoodstarz Brownsville street gang and affiliated crews charged with drug dealing, financial crimes and violent crimes, announced by the Brooklyn DA on Dec. 13, 2016. brooklyneagle.com


Credit Card Fraud

Madison, IN: Ivy Tech student accused of identity theft: $7,000 of merchandise seized
A Versailles woman is behind bars accused of stealing the personal information of other Ivy Tech Community College-Madison students after an Indiana State Police investigation. Bioncia N. Mitchell, 20, was arrested without incident Wednesday. School officials became suspicious on September 11, 2017 when they discovered more than $7,000 of merchandise had been purchased from the Ivy Tech online store using the information of different students and shipped under different names to Mitchell's address. wrbiradio.com

 

Skimming Theft Update

Woman guilty in multi-state gas debit card skimming operation
Consumers in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee & Virginia impacted

Llorca-Meneses, 30, of Naples, Fla., was found guilty by a federal jury Friday, Sept. 8, for her part in a scheme to use skimming devices on gas pumps to steal credit and debit card numbers in a tri-state area.

As part of the scheme, Llorca-Meneses and Perez-Rives would rent vehicles and travel between Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia. They would visit gas stations and install a skimming device inside gas pumps. Through the skimming device, they collected gas station customers' credit/debit card information and used that information to activate or reactivate credit, debit or gift cards and make unauthorized ATM cash withdrawals at gas stations and purchases.

At the time of their arrest on Dec. 21, 2016, Llorca-Meneses and Peres-Rives were found to be in possession of 39 credit/debit cards that had been re-encoded with stolen credit/debit card numbers, along with an additional 317 gift cards. Llorca-Meneses now faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and payment of restitution to victims. southeastsun.com

Penn Hills, PA: ATM skimming scam costs man thousands of dollars
A man was swindled out of more than $1,000 after using an ATM machine in Penn Hills. The victim said he went into Penn Hills Convenience and attempted to purchase his items with his check card. However, the clerk told the man the card reader was not working, so the clerk told him to use the ATM outside.

A few days later, the man's bank called him asking about approximately $1,400 in purchases made in Connecticut. The man said he had never been to Connecticut.

Police said they were looking into the possibility of a "side situation," in which an employee could have placed a skimmer on the machine to collect funds. wpxi.com

Card Sharks: ATM skimming grows more sophisticated

 

Burlington Coat Factory - Shreveport, LA - Armed Robbery
Canaan Fuels - Taunton, MA - Burglary
Chevron - Cocoa, FL - Armed Robbery
Cumberland Farms - Taunton, MA - Burglary
CVS - Swansea, IL -Robbery
Dollar General - Smyrna, TN - Robbery
Dollar General - Fort Mohave, AZ - Armed Robbery
Donut Kastle - Taylor, MI - Armed Robbery
EZ Mart - Ferris, TX - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Tampa, FL - Armed Robbery
Kim and Author's Cleaning - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery
• Piercing Pagoda - Culver City, CA - Armed Robbery
Sam's Quick Mart - Fairmount, OH - Robbery / suspect shot & killed by clerk
Silver Place - Wauwatosa, WI - Burglary
Walgreens - Danville, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Colorado Springs, CO - Robbery
7-Eleven - Petaluma, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Taylor, MI - Armed Robbery

 

Daily Totals:
16 robberies
3 burglaries
1 shootings
1 killed

 



 




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