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Legislative Alert: Let's Stop ORC!
3 Retail Thefts = Felony

Assemblyman Jim Cooper & the California Public Safety Partnership are backing a ballot initiative to fix Proposition 47.  Tell your legislator to join them!

Security 500 2017
Backing the Business's Reputation

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." - Warren Buffett

Welcome to the 2017 Security 500 report with the top 10 trends that Security 500 survey respondents have identified as risks to their enterprise's reputation and brand.

Many reputations and enterprise brands are currently at risk. An enterprise's brand reputation consists of various factors. A strong brand will endure criticism, and since all consumer experiences are subjective, no brand can get everything right, all the time.

And that's where you come in, as enterprise security, whether it's done well or not, can significantly impact an enterprise's brand.

This year's Security 500 report offers 10 security risks to your enterprise's reputation, as ranked by you in your Security 500 survey responses.

Trend 1: Workplace Violence and Active Shooter

Workplace violence takes many different shapes and forms, ranging from theft or the threat of violence to shootings and murder. Despite the amount of time spent studying the incidents, workplace violence remains extremely difficult to mitigate, even for experts.

About two million workers a year are affected by some form of workplace violence, according to OSHA, which includes everything from verbal abuse to physical assaults to homicide. The most extreme types of violence result in fatalities. Between 1992 and 2012, there were 14,770 workplace homicide victims, or roughly 700 a year on average, according to federal government statistics.

Trend 2: Cybersecurity

Trend 3: Terrorism

Trend 4: Budget and Funding

Trend 5: Geopolitical and Protests

Trend 6: Business Continuity

Trend 7: Staffing

Trend 8: Theft and Investigations

Trend 9: New and Emerging Technologies

Trend 10: Business Expansion

Axis Event Focuses on Becoming Better Partners for End Users
The annual Axis Connect and Converge Conference (ACCC), held this week in Seattle, typically provides the camera solutions company's partners - integrators, vendors, consultants and more - an opportunity to see upcoming products and solutions, network, discuss industry trends and develop new business strategies. While there was plenty of opportunity for that this year, the keynotes, panels and breakout sessions frequently featured one major theme: Do you know what your end customer needs?

"Strategy first, then the technology," said Mike Howard, CSO for Microsoft, during a morning keynote session. When it comes to building up his virtual security operations center, he reminded attendees that he and other end users are always looking to address "business processes with a digital construct," but it always comes back to the business impact, not just the security impact.

James Stark, Director of Loss Prevention for Pier 1 Imports, reminded attendees that "cameras are not just for apprehensions and deterrence anymore," especially with the addition of analytics and the value surveillance systems can provide other departments. The wide variety of solutions and potential benefits available today means that Stark has to pick strategic partners - not just vendors - who will listen to his needs and requirements and help him achieve the vision for the business.

 The Axis Communications event worked to facilitate a shift in the industry conversation away from the solely sales-driven focus of yesterday and toward business-enablement, partnerships and fostering loyal customers for years to come. securitymagazine.com

Will Talking about Workplace Sexual Harassment Bring Change?
Slim majority say yes, but 44 percent are doubtful

More victims-women and men-are coming forth about their experiences with sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace, prompting increased openness about discussing the issue and creating protections and remedies.

The Chicago City Council passed the "Hands Off Pants On" ordinance requiring all hotels in the city to adopt a panic button system and an anti-sexual harassment policy. The ordinance was passed after months of lobbying efforts by local hospitality workers. A New York lawmaker introduced a law that would protect fashion models from harassment regardless of their status as independent contractor or employee.

And CNN hosted a town hall discussion, "Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America," Thursday night.
But while 52 percent of Americans said in a recent CNN poll that they think sharing personal stories of harassment on social media will reduce incidents  of such reprehensible behavior, a substantial percentage were pessimistic about whether things will change for the better. Forty-four percent think that attention to this issue will make it harder for men and women to interact in the workplace, CNN reported.

We've rounded up the latest news on sexual harassment at work. Here are SHRM Online resources and news articles from other trusted media outlets. shrm.org

Active-Shooter Situations Are Best Handled by Isomorphism Approach
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ASSOCIATION releases updated 'Access Rescue Task Force Best Practices Guide' for active shooters.

The International Public Safety Association's Rescue Task Force Committee, comprised of practitioner, subject matter experts who convene regularly to discuss ASHEs/MCIs, debriefings, response strategies and best practices, came together to share their lessons learned and expertise to create the International Public Safety Association's Rescue Task Force Best Practices Guide.

The IPSA's RTF Committee will be charged with reviewing International Public Safety Association's Rescue Task Force Best Practices Guide on an annual basis and issue new versions as RTF tactics and operations evolve. Registration is required.

"For any jurisdiction to be fully prepared for any ASHE/MCI means that they must have a comprehensive, integrated response and recovery plan with allied emergency responders. A truly integrated response means that law enforcement, fire/EMS and 911 telecommunications must increase their opportunities to cross-train and debrief with allied emergency responders. These opportunities are not currently widely available."

Editor's Note: In order to refine our practices it's important to understand and be aware of how our public safety forces are trained on responses and management of such incidents. edmdigest.com

Security Guard, who had worked for U.S. Security Associates & Securitas Arrested As Serial Killer in Ft. Lauderdale
Nathaniel Maurice Petgrave, 22, a security guard who was also homeless, confessed to using a gun and construction tools to kill men who lived on the streets of Lauderhill and Fort Lauderdale, interim Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione said during a press conference. Petgrave told a detective he intended to kill five in all. Police ID'ed him from a convenience store surveillance camera footage killing one of his victims.

Of note, WPLG noted Petgrave telling cops at the time of his arrest, 'That's too bad. I wanted to go on killing more people.' sun-sentinal.com

LinkedIn profile of Nathaniel Petgrave of Ft. Lauderdale

Pa. Justices Urged To Revive $2.1M Giant Eagle GetGo Store Shooting Award
The victim of a shooting outside a Giant Eagle Inc. convenience store in Pittsburgh is urging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reinstate a $2.1 million jury verdict on grounds that the company failed to properly challenge the award before the trial's conclusion.

The award stems from negligence claims that John Stapas, Giant Eagle employee, filed against Giant Eagle in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas after he was shot multiple times following an altercation with a customer at a GetGo convenience store in July 2007. law360.com

Coalition Against Illicit Trade Calls for the Implementation of Digital Solutions
To Adequately Fight 21st Century Cross-border Illicit Trade

The Coalition Against Illicit Trade (CAIT), today launches its latest white paper that brings the expertise and research of its members to examine the benefits of digitalisation of the solutions implemented to fight illicit trade. According to the latest OECD and EUIPO report "Mapping the routes of trade in fake goods", the depth and breadth of international trade routes in counterfeit and pirated goods continue to expand. prnewswire.com

OSHA Works to Boost Awareness of Robot-Related Hazards
A two-year alliance was recently created by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) to draw attention to occupational hazards presented by industrial robots and emerging robotic technologies. oshatoday.com

Store & Corp. Audits Are Coming
Preparing For An Increase In I-9 Worksite Enforcement

After reviewing data related to time spent by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on worksite enforcement, Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan issued a directive "to increase that by four to five times." A review of I-9 enforcement statistics from the prior administration reveals that the number of employer audits reached a peak in 2013 with 3,127 nationwide, but by 2016, audits had dipped to 1,279 audits (down 59 percent). The ICE directive comes just after an announcement of the largest fine on the I-9 enforcement record, as well as the White House release of President Donald Trump's interior enforcement principles which include making participation in the now voluntary E-Verify program mandatory. The distinct change in policy and the imminent exponential increase in employer audits has put I-9 compliance personnel on notice. law360.com

Director of Loss Prevention for 10 Spot/Madrag in North Bergen, NJ
Report directly to VP of Stores. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: •Analyzing information, determination of exception data to drive investigation, communication and coordination of information to field teams and other partners, management of the investigative process, and case trend analysis to drive performance and to make recommendations to mitigate theft exposure. Position is not posted on company website. indeed.com

We've been in business for over 30 years and own and operate more than 60 stores in 10 states. We're on the road to opening more than 5 new stores a year. 10spotplus.com

Nordstrom estimates $26M in lost sales due to hurricanes

New York Releasing "Sweeping" New Scheduling Rules For Hourly Associates

Kroger Announces 14,000 Seasonal, Part-Time Jobs

Manhattan Retail Landlords Slash Rents 13% to Lure Tenants

Bulletproof Backpacks are a thing now

Quarterly Results
J.C. Penney Q3 comp's up 1.7%, total net sales down 1.8%
Dillard's WQ3 comp's down 1%, sales down 1%
Nordstrom Q3 Nordstrom brand comp's down 1.9% net sales down 1.2%, Nordstrom Rack comp's up 0.8% net sales up 5.5%, total sales up 2%
Office Depot Q3 Retail Division comp's down 5%, Business Solutions down 4%, sales down 8%


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S-Tron Verified as a Veteran Owned Small Business

We are thrilled to announce that S-TRON has been verified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB). We have always been proud of our connection to the US Military. We hire Veterans whenever possible and over 25% of our staff is former US Military including Owner, Steven P. Dunn and President, Peter Mattschull.

"It was an honor to have served our nation in the US Navy and now it is a privilege to serve some of the top businesses in America. We look forward to growing our client base to include government entities." 

Steve P. Dunn
Owner, CEO
US Navy Veteran

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Your Mobile App is Leaking Data!
'Eavesdropper' Exposes Millions of Mobile Conversations
33% of the vulnerable apps are business-related

Mobile application developers using Twilio's voice and SMS software development kit (SDK) and Rest API have exposed hundreds of millions of private mobile conversations after failing to remove their hardcoded credentials from the apps, researchers revealed today.

The so-called Eavesdropper vulnerability allows attackers to harvest call records, minutes of calls, minutes of call audio recordings, and to listen in on stored recorded calls and view SMS and MMS text messages, Appthority researchers discovered.

Eavesdropper could allow an attacker to link WAV file recordings to relevant enterprise call metadata and listen in on meeting-recording apps, private recording apps, and sales-enablement services apps.

Today's mobile ecosystem can now exacerbate this misstep when it comes to potential data leakage.

The ecosystem now includes third party services like Twilio and Amazon, which allow developers to publish multiple new apps and features sets under one account, as well allowing for the white-labeling of their apps, says Seth Hardy, Appthority's director of security research.

"This allows for large levels of data leakage," Hardy warns.

The nearly 700 vulnerable Eavesdropper apps are currently available in the App Store and Google Play in 61 countries. darkreading.com

ThreatMetrix Q3 Report
Q3 Fraud Attacks Double in 2 Yrs.
Cybercrime Becoming More Global & Networked

There have been more online fraud attacks through nine months this year than there were in an entire year in 2016.

"It's no coincidence that the highest attack volumes occur right after the most high-profile breaches. After all, the most valuable time for fraudsters is right after a breach has happened but before it has been discovered and reported," the company said in a blog post. "Compared to previous years' analysis, we see far more pronounced spikes in attack levels. This demonstrates the downstream effects of these large-scale breaches; businesses are being attacked with greater ferocity than ever before."

According to the report, account creations faced the highest attack rate in the July-September timeframe. More than 11 percent of all attempted account creations across ThreatMetrix's network were fraudulent, compared with 5.1 percent of payment transactions and 3.7 percent of account logins.

One big trend that has emerged over the past few years is the ability of fraudsters to target and adapt attacks for each industry, exploiting key vulnerabilities or particular use cases that are specific to that industry.

U.S, remains top attack destination and key target for cybercriminals across the globe. Attack volumes are nearly double worldwide what they were in Q3, 2015.


eCommerce experienced over 100 million attacks in Q3, a 100% increase over Q3 2015. Login transactions are attacked more heavily in eCommerce than in other industries.

Due to its slower rollout of EMV, the US has become an easy target for using counterfeit payment cards from across the globe.

Attack rates have been steadily rising in 2017 with newer tools and attack vectors available to cybercriminals worldwide.

Overall attack rates are fairly high in comparison to some other industries, driven by high new account creation and login attacks. EMV continues to drive payment fraud online while availability of identity data is causing an increase in account takeover fraud.

Leading online retailers were attacked relentlessly by bots, botnets and other scripted attacks. Fraudsters have easy access to user credentials that they can exploit individually or as part of mass identity testing sessions. Over 450 million bot attacks were detected this quarter, a large proportion of which targeted eCommerce merchants across the globe. threatmetrix.com cardnotpresent.com

Eddie Bauer Can't Shake Credit Union's Data Breach Suit
A Washington state federal judge on Thursday refused to toss a credit union's putative class action over a data breach at Eddie Bauer LLC, finding that allegations that the retailer failed to take reasonable security measures and to guard against unauthorized access to account holders' information were enough to prop up negligence and state law claims. law360.com




The Loss Prevention Research Council's
Impact Conference Oct. 2-4 2017, A Six Episode Series

Assessing The Real-World Impact of LP Efforts
The LPRC Delivers Evidence-Based Solutions and Actionable Results.

Future of LP: Innovation, Evaluation, Collaboration

Read Hayes, PhD, CPP, Director, Loss Prevention Research Council
John Voytilla
, Senior Vice President, Party City; Past Chairman LPRC
Brian Bazer
, VP Asset Protection & Safety, Ascena Retail Group; Chairman LPRC

In this 36-minute episode, learn how LP/AP leaders and solution providers are leveraging the Loss Prevention Research Council to boost success, and why Board of Advisor members are so heavily invested in LPRC.

We explore how the LPRC has evolved in recent years, what makes it different from other groups or conferences, how retailers can leverage their resources, and how they can get involved.

Take the time to learn. As this is the LP/AP academic "Think Tank".

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EUIPO identifies emerging trend in selling counterfeits online
Website domain names formerly used by politicians, foreign embassies, and commercial businesses are being used by fraudsters to set up online shops that market and sell counterfeit and trademark-infringing goods, a large European study has discovered.

The widespread practice was revealed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in a report on online business models that infringe intellectual property rights.

According to the new report, conmen are re-registering previously used website domain names to take advantage of the popularity of the names so as to attract traffic to new e-shops flogging counterfeit and trademark-infringing goods. Previously used domain names included public institutions, news and media websites, political and religious websites, famous people and fan clubs, and adult and dating websites. securingindustry.com

US retailers are ready to connect with China's consumers on Singles' Day
The biggest online shopping day in the world, China's Singles' Day, is about to kick off.

Sales on Nov. 11 last year hit $17.8 billion for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s online marketplace Tmall, an amount that's more than two and a half times the sales for U.S. retailers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. A new record will likely be set when Singles' Day ends this year, and North American brands that sell online in China are making sure they have a share of that large number.

Singles' Day started as an online sales holiday in 2009 by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and has since turned into a national event in China, with Alibaba driving the bulk of sales. At least 140,000 brands will take part in Singles' Day 2017, including 60,000 international brands. Participating international brands include Adidas, L'Oréal, Mondelez, Procter & Gamble, Siemens and Wyeth. To spur sales, Alibaba says it will send consumers coupons for all products worth 250 million yuan ($37.7 million) via various interactive games. digitalcommerce360.com

China is Finally Going After Click Farms and Fake Online Sales
China enacted sweeping changes to a business competition law to address fraud in the e-commerce industry, which is plagued by malfeasance ranging from fake positive reviews to merchants goosing sales numbers.

These latest revisions stipulate that operators shouldn't deceive consumers by faking sales or employing "click farms" to rack up positive product reviews -- increasingly common practices that have drawn the ire of buyers. And the rules encompass the entire breadth of internet commerce, from online goods and movie ticketing to food delivery. bloombergquint.com

Why Carter's is selling wholesale to Amazon

Kohl's online sales grow 15%, while total revenue breaks even in Q3


Meijer's ORC Ex-Con Suspect High Speed Getaway Caused Death in Car Crash in Muskegon, MI
In addition to open murder, and now the weapon charge, Thompson is facing trial for reckless driving causing serious impairment and organized retail fraud.

Police said earlier that a Norton Shores officer spotted a suspect in a reported retail fraud at Meijer and when the suspect fled, began pursuing him on Getty Street. But rainy weather conditions, high traffic volume and the relatively minor retail fraud complaint prompted a sergeant to call off the chase not long after it began.

The officer was still trailing Thompson when the crash occurred on Broadway Avenue at Huizenga Street, and called in the fatal crash to emergency dispatchers. mlive.com

Couple That Stole $1.2M From Amazon Back in Jail on New Felony Charges
Running Another Online Scheme Since Being Convicted for Amazon's Case

As a result, Erin Joseph Finan, 38, and his 37-year-old wife, Leah Jeannette Finan, have been ordered held in federal custody to await sentencing in the Amazon case.

The Finans - who each pleaded guilty to mail fraud and money laundering in September - had been scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis. However, the sentencing hearings have been reset for April 18.

An Internal Revenue Service agent alleged the couple - who have more recently lived in Tennessee - since the filing of the Amazon charges last May had "perpetuated an Internet-based scheme to defraud a sporting good company."

Leah Finan was arrested in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 13 on a felony charge of "joyriding - temporary taking of a vehicle." The couple failed to show up for scheduled hearings with pre-trial services officers on Sept. 15 and Feb. 4.

In May, U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said the Finans purchased hundreds of electronics items from Amazon using "hundreds of false online identities."

Authorities said the couple then sold the stolen merchandise to an Indianapolis man who in turn sold it to an unnamed "New York entity."

They both face 20 years in prison and $1.218,504 in restitution.

Leah Finan is also set to stand trial Feb. 1 in Delaware Circuit Court 5, where she faces charges of theft, check fraud and fraud. thestarpress.com

Dark Web Buyer of Stolen Data
Cuban Crew member/man sentenced - using counterfeit credit cards at Walmart stores in North Texas - gets 5 yrs.

According to documents filed in the case, from at least August 2014 through July 2016, Saavedra, along with his co-defendants, obtained lists of credit and debit card numbers belonging to other individuals online. They used the card information to create counterfeit bank cards using devices to encode the cards with the fraudulently obtained account information. The defendants went to various retail stores and purchased prepaid gift cards and shopping cards with the counterfeit cards. The defendants then took those purchased prepaid gift cards and shopping cards to other stores and purchased items, including other gift cards, to further launder the illegally obtained money. justice.gov

Fraudulent Credit Cards - N.Y. Duo "Part of a Larger Group" Hitting South Georgia Stores Busted
Police believe the thieves made other stops across South and Middle Georgia, including Albany, Warner Robins, Cuthbert and Dawson, and stole from a few different types of stores, including Fred's, Dillard's and Belk. They also believe these two people are part of a much larger group that might have hit even more stores.

We got a call here to Fred's in Leesburg in reference to subjects that had committed a theft the day before using fraudulent credit cards. Luckily, he came back the next day, trying to do it again," said Lt. Hank Vick of the Leesburg Police Department. "At the same time, a female that was also with him the day before was in the store. She was taken into custody."

Now 26-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and 25-year-old Sable Stafford, both from New York, are sitting in the Lee County jail. wfxl.com

Five women charged in $8K fake retail employee scam
A group Minnesotan women are facing jail time after an alleged scheme, in which one pretended to be an employee at a retail store while others loaded up thousands on prepaid debit cards last summer in the south metro.

According to one criminal complaint, police responded to a report from retail store July 18 in Eagan of a female who went to the employee area where she found an employee ID and uniform. She allegedly informed staff she was a transfer employee and said her code for the cash register was not working.

Once at a register, she proceeded to check out three other females, who were suspected accomplices, who loaded prepaid debit cars, purchased merchandise and then requested cash back from the transaction. More than $8,000 was used during the transactions.

Asset protection believed it was Shafonuna Fay Johnson, 21, of St. Louis Park, whom officers identified via surveillance images. hometownsource.com

Update: Grapevine, TX: Robber who helped steal $1.7 million worth of jewels in sentenced to 15 years
An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for his role in a 2014 jewelry heist in Grapevine that netted robbers $1.7 million in merchandise. Melvin Lewis Andrews, 55, was one of five people who rushed into Haltom's Jewelers in Grapevine on Oct. 3, 2014 in a takeover-style holdup, federal agents said. star-telegram.com

Orangevale, CA: Video captures Armed Robbery at Verizon
Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are looking for two suspects who entered Verizon, stealing a large number of mobile devices, including the clerk's personal phone. Deputies say the suspects remain unknown after entering the Verizon Store on Oct. 29, just after 7:30 p.m. The suspects then force the clerk to the rear of the store, where its inventory is stored. Deputies say the suspects then removed all of the store's mobile devices from a storage locker before escaping on foot. abc10.com

Berks County, PA: Alleged ringleader of gang that robbed Victoria's Secret stores sent to state prison
As the fifth and final codefendant in a Victoria's Secret robbery spree pleaded guilty before him Thursday, Judge Patrick T. Barrett said he was still baffled by the case. Barrett sentenced McLaughlin, the alleged ringleader of the plan to steal lingerie and then sell it on Instagram, to one to five years in state prison. The sentence is longer than what McLaughlin's four codefendants received when they entered pleas at various times within the last month. readingeagle.com

Bullhead City, AZ: Police investigating Jewelry Burglary at Kohl's

Union City, TN: Burglar steals over $7,000 of merchandise from a Farm Equipment Dealership

Palm Beach, FL: Louis Vuitton early morning smash and grab; 4 purses stolen

Bethel Park, PA: Police Concerned About Teams Of Shoplifters After South Hills Village Theft

Police in Komoko, Ind. Looking For Cloned Card Fraudster Hitting Stores

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Shootings & Deaths

Dallas, TX: 15-year-old arrested in shooting death of Dollar General clerk
Dallas Police say they arrested the teen suspect, who is not being named since he's a minor, on Thursday around 1 p.m. for the capital murder of 27-year-old Gabrielle Simmons. The mother of 6 was killed during the robbery Monday night at the Dollar General on Sunnyvale Street. She was killed right before she was set to finish her workday. Several tips from the public helped police identify and find the teen suspect. Police found him just a few blocks north of the Dollar General. They said he was arrested without incident. Police say the shooter walked up to Gabrielle and demanded all the money in the cash register. She followed his orders and put the money in his gym bag, but she was still fatally shot. Police said the gunman shot her, grabbed the till and ran out. But police say Gabrielle still managed to hit the alarm, causing the store's doors to shut automatically. As the shooter was trying to escape, he dropped his bag filled with the money and escaped. fox4news.com

Dinwiddie County, VA: Walmart Distribution Center employee charged with cutting coworker's throat
Officials say that a Walmart Distribution Center employee has been charged with malicious wounding after he cut a co-worker with a box cutter Thursday morning. Dinwiddie County Sheriff's representatives say the incident escalated from a disagreement between two employees. Authorities say one employee cut the other in the neck with a box cutter. However, the injuries were considered superficial and authorities said the employee was patched up without having to be taken to the hospital. Officials did not speculate as to how the argument arose. wtvr.com

Nashville, TN: 1 person shot near
West Nashville Kroger

Metro police are searching for answers after a man was found shot near a Kroger in west Nashville. The shooting happened at the location on Charlotte Pike. An employee said he heard gunshots and then saw a man running towards the store. Witnesses said the victim was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Police said no one has been arrested in the shooting but they do not believe there is any danger to the public. wsmv.com

Colorado Springs, CO: Report of shots fired at a Walmart
Police are investigating a report of shots fired at a Colorado Springs Walmart Thursday afternoon. The call came in just after 2:30 p.m. A store manager confirmed one of their associated heard gunshots and they called police. As of 2:40 p.m., police had not located a gun or gunman. kktv.com

Blue Springs, MO: Man shot and killed outside local restaurant, 1 man in custody

Detroit, MI: 2 charged in deadly shooting at O'Reilly's; 3rd person remains at-large

Robberies & Thefts

Los Angeles, CA: 3 UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting could be stuck in China 'for months'
"China is handling this case in accordance with the law, and will guarantee the rights in accordance with the law, for those involved in this case," said the spokeswoman for China's Foreign Ministry. The 3 were released on bail after being questioned about stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store near the team hotel. Ball's father, LaVar, who is in China, said in a statement on social media that the process "could take ... months." "Ball, Riley and Hill are being required by Hangzhou police to remain at their hotel until the legal process is over, which could take days, weeks or even months," he said. If convicted of grand larceny, the players could face a prison sentence of between three and 10 years, according to Chinese criminal law. wgntv.com

Lethlabile-A, Brits, South Africa: G4S Cash in Transit Vehicle destroyed outside Letlhablile Mall; driver wounded
The G4S crew were performing cash collection services. "A group of armed robbers attacked the driver of the armored vehicle, and forced him out at gunpoint. The robbers used explosives to access the vehicle and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Initial reports suggest as many as 20 robbers were involved. The G4S driver sustained gunshot injuries to the arm and leg and was taken to a nearby hospital - he is in a stable condition. news24.com

Racine, WI: Former manager charged with stealing nearly $38,000 from Starbucks

Medford, OR: Jewelry store manager chases after Grab & Run thief, recovered $20,000 in merchandise but will rethink ever doing it again

Marathon, FL: Kmart Employee steals $1,860 worth of lottery tickets following Hurricane Irma

Juneau, AK: OfficeMax Burglar says he has a 'huffing' problem; found in motel with 25 cans of air duster, 18 already empty

Inver Grove, MN: Verizon Wireless Armed Robbery suspect shot by store clerk indicted in Federal Court

Colorado Springs, CO: Suspect arrested in connection to 6 Armed Robbery / Assaults

Chicago, IL: Former Opera Theater employee charged with stealing over $100K

Blaine, MN: Herberger's employee charged with Felony Theft; under ring deals of nearly $2,000

JB Robinson in the St. Charles Town Center, Waldorf, MD reported a Grab & Run on 11/9, item valued at $1,245

Kay Jewelers in the Shops at Seminary, Galesburg, IL reported a Distraction Theft on 11/7, item valued at $2,249

Sentencings & Arrests

Grand Jury indicts nine Bloods Street gang members for 7 to 40 violent robberies
in North Texas

According to documents filed in the case, between October 2016 and May 2017, the defendants, led by Lampkin, committed a series of at least seven and up to forty robberies at various motels, hotels, and other commercial establishments throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The robbery crew performed surveillance of victims and targeted locations and utilized firearms to intimidate their victims, often pointing guns at the heads of tellers and cashiers during the robberies. justice.gov

Louisville Retail Owner of the Meat Store Convicted Of Defrauding
Food Stamp Program

Evidence at trial showed that on multiple occasions Estephane traded cash for SNAP benefits, generally paid customers fifty cents on the dollar for their benefits. Redemptions in 2015 were around 20 times the average. Estephane faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, restitution and a fine of up to $10,000. justice.gov

Houston, TX: 22 people indicted in Southwest Cholos violent crime cases
The U.S. Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas has announced that several alleged members and associates of the Southwest Cholos street gang are scheduled to appear in federal court on a variety of charges which include sex trafficking, drug trafficking, selling firearms, human smuggling and identity theft. A federal grand jury returned the 37-count indictment on Thursday, Nov. 2, which was partially unsealed on Wednesday following a motion in federal court. fox7austin.com

Colorado Springs, CO: Woman sentenced to 10 years for role in large-scale
identity theft case

Heather Deview, 34, was sentenced on Thursday. Deview was convicted of identity theft along with attempt to influence a public servant among other charges. Also tied to the identity theft case, 26-year-old Kalie Watson and 35-year-old James McHenry. The Colorado Springs Police Department said they discovered an identity theft laboratory with more than 100 victims. Police announced the discovery of the lab in early December of 2016. kktv.com

Dane County, WI: After guilty plea, no release expected ever for man in convenience store killing

Allentown, PA: Men to face trial in 2016 Easton jewelry store robbery

Arson & Fire

UK: Amazon tells customers that last year's warehouse blaze will not affect Christmas deliveries


Skimming Theft Update

Whitehall, PA: Card skimmers steal over $75K from 20 victims at gas station
State police say several skimming devices were found at a North Whitehall Township gas station and are linked to the loss of about $75,000 from more than 20 victims. The devices were found Aug. 30 at the Top Star station. The skimming devices were placed on the pumps on or before Aug. 9, police say. Several other skimming devices have been found at the same gas station on Sept. 22 and Oct. 4, although police say those devices have not been connected to any thefts from customers.

Information collected from the skimming device was used to make cash withdrawals and other bank transactions, police say. The amount of the loss per victim ranges from $200 to $5,000, police say. poconorecord.com

Bank introduces new technology to fight ATM skimming
A Seattle-based bank wants to be ahead of the crime wave by rolling out technology that is suppose to protect customers from attacks at the ATM. HomeStreet's answer to ATM skimming is a new feature on the bank's mobile app called "Cardless Cash." The feature, which only woirks at HomeStreet ATMs, allows customers to decide how much they want to withdraw before going to an ATM with their mobile device. Once at the machine, they scan a QR code on their phone and the machine will dispense the cash; no cards or pins required. clevefurnbank.org

Skimming Has Become An Epidemic
Florida Department of Agriculture found more skimming devices in 2017 than in 2015 and 2016 combined
Palm Beach County Sees 500% Increase in Skimmers Found Over 2016

Naperville, IL: Three accused of using skimming device on ATM to steal $25,000

Michigan: Bill to crack down on credit card "skimming" devices heads to governor

Sarasota, FL: Seven skimming devices found at one gas station

Criminals using 3 new devices to steal your credit card info

Miami, FL: Probation for Man Charged with Placing Skimming Device at Gas Station

Mechanicsburg, PA: Police seek tips in several skimming cases

St. Johns County, FL: Two arrested after credit card skimmers found

Cass County, TX: Two arrested in credit card skimming operation

Weston, WV: Skimming investigation finds compromised ATM

Ventura County, CA: Card skimming crimes on the rise

Chambersburg, PA: Cops looking for 'person of interest' in card skimming cases
Evansville, IN: Skimming device found at credit union ATM

Hampden Twp, PA: Skimmer scam suspect sought

Texas: Credit card skimming scams on the rise in San Antonio, Austin

Lancaster County, PA: 3 sought in credit card skimming scam, fraud in 2 midstate counties

Seaford, DE: Skimming device found on ATM machine

St. Peters, MO: Skimmers found inside gas pumps

Clawson, MI: Police warn of card 'skimming' device found on ATM at CVS store

C-Store - Dartmouth, MA - Armed Robbery / 82 years old clerk stabbed
C-Store - Wyoming, MI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Janesville, WI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Big Pont, MS - Robbery
C-Store - Orangeburg County, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Opelika, AL - Burglary
Dollar General - Selma, AL - Armed Robbery
Domino's Pizza -Kernersville, NC - Armed Robbery
Game Stop - Shaker Heights, OH - Armed Robbery
Gun Store - ST Louis County, MO - Burglary
Gun Store - Valley Park, MO - Burglary
Gun Store - Tulsa, OK - Burglary
Hobby Town, USA - San Antonio, TX - Robbery
Jack in the Box - Woodway, TX - Armed Robbery
Kohl's - Bullhead City, AZ - Burglary
Louis Vuitton - Palm Beach, FL - Burglary
Marijuana warehouse - Denver, CO - Burglary
McDonald's - Honolulu, HI - Armed Robbery
Pizza Hut - Kansas City, MO - Armed Robbery
Taco Bell - Collinsville, IL - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Culpeper, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Federal Way, WA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
16 robberies
7 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings


Weekly Totals:
82 robberies
22 burglaries
4 shootings
1 killing


Andrew Leonard
promoted to District Loss Prevention Manager for Kohl's

Derrick Scroggins
named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for LP Innovations

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This role reports to the Global Vice President of Retail Operations. This person will be responsible to develop a Global loss prevention strategy, outlining policies, goals and objectives that meet regional needs while providing a safe shopping environment consistent with Whole Foods Markets brand...

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Charlotte, NC

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They are responsible for company-wide theft lead generation, field/corporate investigations and case closures...

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They are responsible for all crisis response efforts, company-wide communication, safe travel program and any company threats...

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Bowling Green, KY

The Regional Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for the control and reduction of shrinkage at the stores in their Territory. Investigates and resolves all matters that jeopardize or cause a loss to the company's assets...

Loss Prevention Investigator
Northern Virginia/DC

The Loss Prevention Investigator is responsible for utilizing proper investigative techniques and act as the primary liaison with field operations management. Conducts investigations into cash losses, deposit shortages, associate theft, overall shrinkage, and other matters...

Wawa is a diverse, talented and customer friendly organization, where our associates are our most valuable asset. We offer educational assistance programs, advancement opportunities, competitive compensation, excellent healthcare benefits, 401(k) with company match, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and Employee Resource Groups with a focus on veterans, women, LGBTQ, young professionals, and diverse cultures.

District Asset Protection Manager - Metro NY and Long Island, NY
Garden City, NY

Amazing opportunity! High profile, fast paced district available for a Multi-Unit Asset Protection professional with operational savvy or a General Manager passionate about Asset Protection and Safety. As the District Asset Protection Manager you will lead administration of Asset Protection programs and training for an assigned district in order to drive sales, profits, and a customer service culture...

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The Protection Specialist Position reports to the Protection Team Supervisor. Protection Specialists work in Iverify's virtual security monitoring center, the "I". Protection Specialists monitor for both emergency and non-emergency electronic video and audio signals and respond to incidents accordingly...

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