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Gary Johnson, VP of Loss Prevention
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Keys to Collaboration:
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Joe LaRocca, RetaiLPartners; Eric Ives, Unit Chief International ORC Task
Forces, FBI; Cpt. John Romero and Det. Joe Hopkins, LAPD Commercial Crimes
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IAI and CONTROLTEK Recognize Remarkable Women
November 18, 2015 - The International Association of Interviewers (IAI)
teams up with CONTROLTEK to recognize remarkable women in the industry through a
special edition of the CFInsider, a publication of IAI. "The Power of 10"
leading women were selected based on the key principles of IAI and these
Industry Commitment - Making time to get involved is a deep commitment.
Our honorees are significantly involved in developing people and this industry
through committing their time at industry events, associations and work groups.
Dedication to Learning - It takes a confident person to admit they don't
know everything. Our honorees understand that life is a journey of learning, and
have demonstrated their commitment to learning by earning certifications,
maintaining memberships and by their continued involvement with industry events.
Leadership Qualities - IAI embraces the ancient concept of "servant
leadership" and our honorees embody those qualities. One of the most important
descriptions of a servant leader is gratitude. In this issue, each honoree
describes the individual(s) whom they are grateful for in their career.
Career Journey - A career path can be as diverse as the individuals we
meet along the way. Our honorees have taken different paths which provides
valuable and unique lessons readers can learn from. There is not one "right"
career path as our honorees demonstrate, but they share wisdom that has guided
them along the way. Which quote will you find most inspiring?
IAI will continue to recognize and honor remarkable women in the industry each
year by devoting a special edition of the CFInsider to them as well as
maintaining columns in our regular publication and by dedicating space on our
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Congratulations to this
year's Remarkable Women!
Kathleen Smith, CFI
Vice President of Loss Prevention,
Jennifer DiCarlo, CFI
District Loss Prevention Manager,
Kati Wisniewski, CFI
Regional Loss Prevention Leader,
Kim Horstman, CFI
Senior Field Investigator,
American Family Insurance
Deborah Lanford, CFI
Profit Assurance Team Manager,
Debbie Maples, CFI
Vice President of Loss Prevention, International
Stores, Global Supply Chain, Investigations
& Corporate Security, Gap, Inc.
Melissa Mitchell, CFI
Director of Loss Prevention & Inventory Control, LifeWay Christian
Stefanie Hoover, CFI
Business Development Manager, North America,
Missy Andeel, CFI
Senior Employee Relations Representative,
Children's Mercy Hospital
Victoria To-Dowd, CFI
Loss Prevention Manager - North America,
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Black Friday Warnings - Will ISIS NYC & DC
Threats Impact Traffic?|
We've all seen the news and yesterday OSHA posted their safety warning along
with Georgia's retail trade association. We've seen the retail analyst in Paris
talk about how the shopper may be "shy" to come back to stores at first due to
their horrific incidents. So the question really is does all of this impact
traffic in the stores this coming Black Friday? And have we reviewed our
security processes given these events?
Hopefully nothing will happen and we'll have a great day and weekend both in
sales and in safety. However if indeed something does happen, especially in the
these two markets, one could imagine the legal community questioning and
evaluating the security processes and looking to see if the retailer did in fact
review in detail their security measures and respond appropriately given all of
this new information. Just a thought.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Tells New York City to
Ignore New ISIS Video
Appearing on "CBS This Morning" on Thursday, Police Commissioner William J.
Bratton reiterated that the footage in the video was old and said that New York
had dedicated 527 police officers specifically to antiterrorism efforts.
"The whole effort here is intended to have an effect of inspiration," he said of
the video. "Fear is the oxygen of terrorism. What they're trying to do is pump
much more oxygen into the system."
The mayor said the night before at a news conference in Times Square - bustling
as usual - that the police department "has been working very, very closely with
the F.B.I. and our other federal partners." He repeated, again, "that there is
no specific and credible threat." nytimes.com
NYPD Beefing Up Security at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NYPD'S Bratton: City Secure Amid Terror Fears
The NYPD's Bill Bratton said security for Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day
parade will be increased this year in the aftermath of the terror attacks in
"This year the concern will certainly be very specific, around the usual crowd
management, but very specific on the increased terror concerns around the
world," Bratton told NY1. "But you've got the best police department in the
world. New Yorkers should be celebratory and share with family.
We're ramping up [security] for Thanksgiving," NYPD Deputy Commissioner
Stephen Davis told WWD. "We're going to have a higher uniformed presence and
that will continue until after New Year's Eve." Davis said uniformed officers
will have a more noticeable presence this holiday than others "at key shopping
hubs, which are the equivalents of malls, such as Fifth Avenue, certainly Herald
Square, and near Bloomingdale's."
Bratton added: "No city is better prepared to protect against terrorist attack.
The NYPD will protect you. We will not be intimidated and we will not live in
Checkpoint Systems Chosen by Fashion Retailer Moods of Norway as Premier
Supplier for RFID Source Tagging Global Rollout
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability
solutions for the retail industry, today announced that fashion retailer Moods
of Norway has selected it as the premier supplier for its global RFID source
tagging program rollout. As a result, the fashion retailer, which has stores in
Norway, the Unites States and Sweden, will be able to further speed up the
tagging process and continue to track apparel from source to store and omni-channel,
ensuring merchandise availability so that shoppers can always find what they
need. Moods of Norway is using Checkpoint's Zephyr 2 RFID labels for all SKUs.
It is one of the first generation of new global tagging solutions approved in
multiple apparel and hardline categories for the U.S. and Europe. This allows
Moods of Norway to use the same tag globally across many categories,
streamlining its source tagging operations.
Loss Prevention teams will need to be on high alert -
As 11% will shove people to get Star War toys
Exactly how might fans behave if the item they're looking to purchase is not
available or is in short supply? Respondents hedge their bets, except to say
they won't just shrug their shoulders: 19 percent said they would be willing to
dress up as a "Star Wars" character (though it is unclear how this would benefit
them), 12 percent would willingly lie to other customers and another 12
percent would cut in line. Finally, 11 percent admit they would be
willing to shove someone.
Truckers advised to make sure their cargo is safe this U.S. Thanksgiving
Parking lots, warehouses and truck stops were where 60% of reported cargo thefts
occurred during previous U.S. Thanksgiving weeks, which has spurred an advisory
from CargoNet for truckers to ensure their freight is safe this coming holiday.
CargoNet, which compiles crime analytics, indicated that during the week of the
American Thanksgiving in 2012, 2013 and 2014, thieves stole nearly $6 million in
cargo, 44 semi-tractors and 51 semi-trailers. Texas was hit the hardest, with
double the amount of theft incidents compared to California, which was the next
hardest hit state. Food and beverage items were the highest targeted items, with
non-alcoholic beverages and meat products being the two most stolen, making up
39.1% of food and beverage losses.
Potential for 135.8 Million Holiday Shoppers to Shop Online,
In Stores Thanksgiving Weekend
According to NRF's Preliminary Thanksgiving Weekend Survey, an estimated 135.8
million shoppers (58.7%) definitely will or may shop on Thanksgiving, Black
Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Sunday, similar to the 61.1 percent who
planned to last year and more than the 55 percent of holiday shoppers who said
they did shop in stores and online over the weekend in 2014.
Of those who plan to or are anticipating they may shop online or in store over
the weekend, most will shop on Black Friday (73.5% vs. 68.2% from NRF's
preliminary survey in 2014), though 22.3 percent say they are eagerly
anticipating retailers' Thanksgiving Day deals, compared to 18.3 percent in NRF's preliminary 2014 survey. Saturday is often overlooked because it's
sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the numbers speak for
themselves: 49 percent of those surveyed say they will shop in stores and online
on Saturday, up from the 42.9 percent in last year's preliminary survey. One in
five (23.1%) say they will or may shop on Sunday.
PC Richard's Receipts Compromise Customer Info, Suit Says
Appliance and electronics retailer P.C. Richard & Son LLC was hit with a
proposed class action Wednesday in New York federal court for allegedly exposing
its customers to identity theft and debit card fraud by printing card
information on their receipts in violation of federal law. law360.com
The priciest retail corridor in the world - by a long shot -
Manhattan's Fifth Avenue
Upper Fifth Avenue, between 49th and 60th streets, is the most expensive retail
corridor in the world, with rents rising 3.6% to $3,500 per square foot
through the first half of this year. Fifth Avenue rent was nearly double that of
the second priciest corridor, Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, at $2,399 per square
United States: The report shows that retail rents are rising in many U.S.
cities. Seattle posted the highest rent growth in the U.S., up 27.3% to
$70 per square foot, while Los Angeles' Rodeo Drive corridor posted the highest
retail rents outside New York at $800 per square foot, a 23% increase.
FEMA Funding 55 Storm Shelters in Mayes County, Okla.
Mayes County, Okla., Emergency Management Director Janzen said FEMA allocated
$110,000 for 55 safe room reimbursements as they reimburse 75 percent of the
safe room cost, up to $2,000.
U.S. Economy Loses $225 Billion Annually to Counterfeiters
Total revenue of the counterfeit market is $1.8 trillion globally, "and out of
that, we believe that the U.S. economy loses about $225 billion in economic
activity to counterfeit goods."
U.S. companies lose some 15 to 20 percent of sales to counterfeit goods. And
55.7 million jobs in the U.S. are dependent on IP- and brand-intensive
industries, and within the categories being knocked off, 6.7 percent comprises
wearing apparel and accessories, and another 3.1 percent in fake high-style
footwear. Here's how the overall counterfeit market in the U.S. breaks down:
40.2% Handbags, wallets ● 28.8% Watches, jewelry ● 8.4% Consumer electronics,
parts ● 6.7% Wearing apparel, accessories ● 4.6% Pharmaceuticals, personal care
● 3.1% Footwear ● 2.7% Computers, accessories ● 2.4% Labels, tags ● 1.5% Optical
media ● 1.6% Other.
67% of counterfeit goods originate from China with around $24.4B in counterfeit
goods going from East Asia-Pacific region to Europe and the U.S. annually.
Pier 1 Imports Director
of Loss Prevention search update: Paying $130K in Dallas with safety being a big
Quarterly Same Store
Kirkland's Q3 comp's up 3.7% with sales up 10.3%
Cato Q3 comp's up 2% with sales up 4%
Best Buy Q3 comp's up 0.5% with sales down up 0.8%
Bon Ton A3 comp's down 2.6% with sales down 3%
Stage Stores comp's down 3.5% with sales down 3.5%
The Buckle Q3 comp's down 5.2% with net sales down 4.1%
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Employees cause information security breaches in
3 out of 4 companies: Kaspersky Lab
Seventy-three per cent of companies have been affected by internal information
security incidents, and the largest single cause of confidential data losses are
employees at 42 per cent, according to a survey commissioned by Kaspersky Lab.
The survey polled more than 5500 IT specialists from over 25 countries to find
that 21 per cent of companies affected by internal threats lost valuable data
that had an effect on their business.
Fraud Concerns Keep US Shoppers Away from In-Store Mobile Payments
New survey found that 39% of U.S. consumers are planning to use their device to
make in-store holiday purchases, up slightly from the 33% that did last year.
What's more, 17% of those that didn't do so in 2014 are hoping to do so this
With 70% of respondents not planning to make a mobile payment cited concerns
around identity theft as their main reason. The same number claimed mobile
payment fraud was preventing them from using their device in-store and 71% said
the privacy of their transaction data was a major concern. Some 51% of mobile
payment shoppers said they'd prefer to use an app from their bank rather than
one provided by a third party such as Apple or Google.
75% of employees don't think their organization provides
enough info on data protection policies
Some 40% of businesses believe they'll suffer an insider breach in the next 12
months, with many more claiming their company doesn't do enough to raise
awareness of cyber threats, according to Clearswift. A further 58% don't have
enough understanding of what a security threat might look like, while half said
they ignore data policies at work to get their jobs done.
The data chimes with other findings from the research already reported including
the fact that 25% of employees would be happy to sell critical company data
for as little as $7,500. infosecurity-magazine.com
NRF Expert to Discuss Cybersecurity in Retail as Holidays Approach
Tom Litchford Has More Than 30 Years of Experience in Field
National Retail Federation Vice President of Retail Technology Tom Litchford
will represent retailers at an event hosted by the National Cybersecurity Center
of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
focusing on trends and challenges to improving cybersecurity in the retail
industry. Cybersecurity in Retail: Trends and Challenges with Point of Sale and
Payment Technologies will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the University of
Maryland's campus in Rockville. NIST is a federal agency within the U.S.
Department of Commerce.
CVS Photo Developer - PNI Digital Media - Says Breach Suit Doesn't Allege Harm
Website operator and photo manager PNI Digital Media Inc. told a Georgia federal
judge Monday that the CVS Pharmacy customer bringing a proposed putative class
action over a data breach hasn't alleged she suffered from any actual injury as
a result of the cyberattack, therefore her complaint should be dismissed. Tamara
Nedlouf's theory of injury is based on an alleged increased risk of identify
theft and fraud after a cyberattack on the photo websites for CVS Pharmacy Inc.
and other retailers left customers' credit card and personal information
compromised, but she alleges no facts showing her information has actually been
used by criminals, PNI said in its motion to dismiss. "Nor does she allege that
her information has in fact been sold, or even that it is for sale on the 'Internet black market,'" PNI wrote.
"Instead, the only fact she offers is that CVS notified her that her information
was potentially compromised. That is not enough."
According to Nedlouf's complaint, filed in mid-September, CVS informed her via
email on Sept. 11 that a hacker had attacked servers hosted by online photo
center manager PNI. Based on this email, Nedlouf alleges her information was
compromised as a result of the PNI data breach.
After Paris Attacks, Beware Rush to Weaken Cryptography, Encryption
The Paris attacks have provoked security questions about whether European
countries can - and should - be sharing better actionable intelligence on
terrorism-related suspects. In addition, some officials in Europe and the United
States have used the attacks to repeat their calls for strong cryptography and
encrypted communications tools to be weakened, and for governments to be allowed
to collect, monitor and analyze more bulk communications data.
Some of those arguments have referred to a now-refuted media report that a Sony
PlayStation 4 had been recovered from the Belgian residence of one of the
attackers, and that the gang may have used it to plot their Paris assault. But
Brian Honan, who heads Dublin-based information security consultancy BH
Consulting, and who is a cybersecurity advisor to the association of European
police agencies known as Europol, says all such reports should be treated with
caution. "There actually has been no evidence provided by anybody to support any
of these claims," he says. "So we still don't know how the attackers planned
these attacks, what tools they used, or indeed whether they used encryption or
Furthermore, regardless of what attackers did - or did not - use to facilitate
their attacks, Honan argues that now is not the time to make snap public policy
decisions that attempt to promote or restrict either cryptography or
USS adds Charlie Lunney as Vice President of Security Systems Integration
CUCAMONGA, Calif. (November 12, 2015) -
USS, a global leader in product
protection and security services and solutions, has appointed Charlie Lunney
vice president of its growing Security Systems Integration group, which is
focused on delivering stronger value to commercial customers. Lunney brings more
than 25 years of security experience, and is known in the industry as a leader
who understands the value of strong partnerships for success.
"Charlie brings a skill set and background to the USS team that matches our
goals for the coming year and our overall company mission," said Doug McHose,
USS' president. "As USS looks to amplify its presence in the broader security
industry and expand our offerings to deliver reliable enterprise solutions to
commercial facilities, Charlie's expertise will help us deliver exactly what
each of our current and prospective customers need."
"It's an exciting time at USS, and our focus with our Security Systems
Integration business is geared toward helping our clients redefine success","
said Lunney. "Technology has changed the industry and everything is more
integrated now than ever before - our proven expertise in solving problems for
the retail industry can now be leveraged to the wider security industry."
Prior to joining USS, Lunney served as senior director of Global Enterprise
Sales for Tyco Security Products. Before Tyco, Lunney worked at GE Security and
Sony Electronics. Lunney also has vast experience in the security consulting
marketplace, where he spent many years with Kroll/Marsh & McLennan, a leading
security consulting firm. During that time, he was assigned to many larger
worldwide projects, including post-9/11 security projects.
USS is a U.S.-based, privately-held global leader in product protection and
security solutions. USS is a leading integrator of video surveillance systems,
access control and RFID systems. USS is dedicated to innovation and has more
than 100 patents issued and pending. For more information, visit
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Mark Stinde, VP of AP,
After joining 7-Eleven in 2010,
Mark Stinde, VP of Asset Protection, and
his team helped revamp 7-Eleven's AP effort with a specific program aimed at
reducing armed robberies in stores. This included adding 35 new investigators,
building an effective law enforcement collaboration tool and deploying digital
video systems and remote monitoring to over 8,700 locations in North America.
Learn how these initiatives and others helped 7-Eleven increase case
resolutions, improve franchisee engagement and successfully monitor and manage
the recent Baltimore riots.
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Big Data security firm DataVisor predicts top 5 online fraud targets for 2016
Social sites will become bigger targets as lines between social and
e-commerce blur. The company believes that the inclusion of e-commerce
functionality (such as buy buttons) on social networking sites including
Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter will result in these sites being targeted more
by fraudsters looking to conduct fraudulent transactions.
EMV cards & digital wallets to shift more fraudulent credit card attacks
online. The company predicts that 2016 will be a record year for
Card-Not-Present fraud. The prediction is dire, with the company saying that
they expect to see "a perfect storm" in 2016 that is bound to result in a high
level of fraudulent transactions, powered by three trends: a significant
increase in e-commerce websites and mobile apps, growing comfort among consumers
to transact online, and the adoption of EMV cards and digital wallets.
Global O2O wars will increase the rate of user acquisition promotion fraud.
The rapid growth in Online-to-offline (O2O) companies such as Uber, Inc. and
others will see money spent not only for promotions to attract new drivers and
users, but also an rapid increase in user acquisition fraud, where drivers make
hundreds to thousands of dollars per month in subsidies by registering multiple
driver accounts and conducting fake rides.
Account takeovers will rise as result of continued large data breaches.
The bad news is that the company predicts that in 2016 bad actors will
increasingly look to monetize stolen user credentials and credit cards via
fraudulent credit card attacks, and even account takeover campaigns that lead to
identity theft that could drain the bank accounts of those who have had their
Cyber attackers will move to the Cloud. Businesses and consumers are not
the only ones moving to the cloud," DataVisor claims in the report. "In 2016, we
expect to see the continued migration of cyber attack infrastructure to the
cloud, as cloud services become more pervasive and cost-effective."
Mobile devices to account for 48 percent of online retail transactions
from Black Friday to Cyber Monday
48 percent of all retail transactions from Black Friday to Cyber Monday this
year will be made from mobile phones and tablets. Highest rate of mobile
retail transactions will take place between 9 to 10pm EST during the peak
holiday season, matching the top time window for mobile transactions during that
same period in 2013 and 2014.
"One interesting holiday scam is a mix of phishing, credit card fraud, and
return fraud known as triangulation fraud," said Olson. "That's where
criminals set up a phony online auction for an item they do not have and when
the 'winning bid' comes in, the fraudster uses a stolen credit card to fulfill
an order from an online retailer. The fraudster wins because they receive
funds and the consumer wins because they get the item they bid on. But this scam
leaves the person whose credit card was stolen to dispute the charge with the
victim retailer, and it makes it difficult to track the bad guy. It is critical
to leverage device intelligence, transaction insight and consortium evidence to
combat triangulation fraud."
Dick's Sporting Goods posts nearly 18% growth in
Q3 web sales
Target, Wal-Mart see online sales growth slow in
Unsafe password practices put online shoppers at risk
Antonio, TX: ORC Suspect busted, possibly $20,000 stolen over last 4 years
San Antonio Police today arrested a New Orleans woman in connection with the
theft of hundreds of items from local stores. "We're estimated, probably over
$20,000 worth of property over the last four years," Police Officer Douglas
Greene said. The suspect, Daphne Moore, didn't go quietly in her 'perp walk.'
She spat invective at reporters and news cameras who had gathered at the police
station, at one point bending over and showing the media her butt. Greene says
Moore would take the bus from New Orleans, steal from stores in San Antonio like
Academy and Old Navy, and then take the bus home with the stolen merchandise to
sell in the Crescent City. "She has a robbery warrant issued for her arrest and
possibly two felony theft warrants, and it is possible she could face more
charges," Greene said.
IL: Target Cashiers Swipe $18,000 from Loop Store
Two cashiers at the Target on State Street in the Loop stole more than $14,000
this week when they illegally loaded 16 gift cards with money and passed them to
friends, prosecutors said. A third cashier from the same store at 1 S. State St.
is also charged with stuffing more than $4,000 in cash into her pocket since
October. Brezhelle Watts, 20, is accused of loading nine separate gift cards
with $900 each during her shift Monday, for a total of $8,100. She gave the
cards to an accomplice, prosecutors said, and no one ever paid for them.
Toledo, OH: Dollar General Smash and Grab thief targeting cigarettes and Tide
He uses a cinder block to smash the front glass door, shatters the cigarette
case by ripping it off its hinges and steals laundry detergent all within two
minutes. That burglary happened Wednesday around 6:00AM at the Dollar General on
Bancroft and Ashland. After he breaks through the front of the store, he hurdles
the counter and tries to pry open the cigarette case, pulling and kicking it.
The man then begins stuffing roughly 50 packs of cigarettes into a garbage bag.
After that, the thief continues to the laundry detergent and loads up on
packages of Tide Pods. Those at this Dollar General say in their district, which
includes half of Toledo, six Dollar General stores have been burglarized during
the past two months.
VA: Two Credit Card Fraudsters spend over $4,000 at 8 area retailers in 2 days
The Waynesboro Police Dept. said store surveillance systems recorded a male and
a female, sometimes pushing a baby stroller. Credit card data was stolen from a
Waynesboro woman. The alleged fraudsters are thought to have used a cloned card
with her data. The victim, 36, notified police after noticing unauthorized
charges on her credit card bill on Nov. 14 and 16. Charlottesville area
purchases on Nov. 14 were at Kroger, Harris Teeter, Target, and the Game Stops
at both Barracks Road and Hollymead. Purchase made in Waynesboro on Nov. 14 were
at Target and Wal-Mart. On the next day, the pair targeted Waynesboro-area
stores including Target, Martin's, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Plaza Azteca, and the
Kroger stores on Arch Avenue and Lew Dewitt Boulevard. On Nov. 16, the pair
struck in Waynesboro at Home Depot, Martin's, and Target. They also used a card
in Harrisonburg at Martin's on Nov. 16.
Long Island, NY: Woman used fake credit card at
Coach store in Roosevelt Field Mall
The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of a Brooklyn woman for Forgery that
occurred in East Garden City on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm. According
to Crimes Against Property detectives, Third Precinct Patrol Officers were
alerted that the defendant Na Chen, 24, was using a fraudulent credit card at
the Coach Roosevelt Field Store. Officers approached the defendant outside the
store and conducted an investigation. Chen was then placed into police custody
without incident. The defendant was in possession of 7 fraudulent credit cards
and fraudulent purchased merchandise. There were no injuries reported.
Spring, TX: Two 17 year olds arrested for Organized Retail Theft; identified in
the Missing Person's report
On November 13, Deputy Peterson was dispatched to a Missing Person Juvenile call
at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive. Upon arrival Deputy Peterson made contact with the
two 17 year olds identified in the Missing Person's report. The suspects were
taken into custody for Organized Retail Theft after it was determined that they
had stolen $206.97 worth of merchandise from Target and Academy and had another
$474.00 worth of merchandise from Macy's when they were located inside the
Georgetown, KY: Police issue warrants for 10 members of a gang involved in
theft, drugs and prostitution
Georgetown police have identified nine men and one woman as members of a gang
believed to be involved in illegal drugs, robbery, theft and prostitution, court
records show. Several of the individuals have criminal records with arrests on
charges ranging from shoplifting to second-degree robbery, with at least one
having arrests on drug trafficking, records show.
Co, NJ: 9 arrested in NJ and PA, 11 at large in North Jersey crackdown on fraud,
Nine suspects were arrested and 11 more were identified but remained at large in
a crackdown on an alleged identity theft and fraud ring that targeted small
businesses in North Jersey, authorities said Wednesday. Two of the arrested
suspects were being held Wednesday in the Bergen County Jail on bail, and seven
more were being held in Pennsylvania to await extradition proceedings, said
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. The arrests on Monday were the
result of an ongoing investigation that heated up after the arrest last February
of Miokar Wehye, 42, of Hillside, a citizen of the West African nation of
Liberia, Molinelli said. Wehye's arrest followed an 11-month investigation into
identity theft and fraud reported by owners of small businesses in Bergen
County, the prosecutor said. Investigators from Molinelli's office were assisted
in that arrest by the Fairview Police Department, the Bergen County Sheriff's
Office, the Union County Prosecutor's Office, the Hillside Police Department and
the FBI. The initial investigation revealed that Wehye orchestrated an elaborate
fraud scheme to steal more than $100,000.00 from victims' bank accounts by
changing the victims' mailing addresses, opening bank accounts in victims'
names, using counterfeit checks to make illegal withdrawals from victims' bank
accounts and applying for fraudulent business loans in victims' names, Molinelli
Jackson, TN: Motel Drug bust leads to ORC Ring
Law enforcement officers were able to identify a suspect in a theft ring that
had been plaguing businesses in Jackson and surrounding cities while they were
serving outstanding arrest warrants on a woman at Executive Inn, 2318 N.
Highland Ave. Investigators with the Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit were
serving two outstanding arrest warrants on Christy Ann Smith on Nov. 11 when
they recovered numerous clothing items with tags still on them inside her room.
With the assistance of Loss Prevention, investigators added additional charges
on Smith; they are: theft of property, shoplifting over $1,000 at Macy's; theft
of property, shoplifting from Dick's Sporting Goods; and criminal trespass at
Easton, PA: Man purchases $7,100 in Bamboo
Flooring from Lumber Liquidators with stolen AMEX Card
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MS: O'Reilly's Auto Parts Employee shot and killed during Armed Robbery
The family of an O'Reilly Auto Parts employee who was shot and killed during an
armed robbery has identified him. Broderick Smith, a clerk at the store, was
shot an killed on Wednesday night. The store, located at 2327 Livingston Road in
Jackson, was robbed around 7:48 p.m. Officer Colendula Green says the two
suspects came into the store with bandanas over their faces, demanded money,
then shot Smith, a clerk at the store. The suspects, who got away, were armed
and wearing dark hoodies. There was another employee inside during the time of
the armed robbery, but he was not injured. No customers were inside at the time.
Wheat Ridge, CO: Police Arrest Suspect Wanted
In Deadly Shooting At Walgreens
Police in Wheat Ridge have arrested a suspect wanted in a deadly shooting in the
parking lot of a Walgreens store on Sunday night. When officers arrived they
found a man with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to St. Anthony Hospital where he
was pronounced dead. Investigators believe there was an altercation just before
Waco, TX: Grand Jury Clears Officers after Shoplifter is Killed at H-E-B Store
Two Waco police officers were cleared of wrongdoing Wednesday by a McLennan
County grand jury for the shooting of a man allegedly trying to steal $80 worth
of brisket from a North Waco H-E-B store. The Waco Police Department completed
an administrative and criminal investigation of the officers, with assistance in
one from the Texas Rangers. Both findings revealed "the involved officers
followed department training, procedures and state law," Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton
said. Randall Lance Hughes, 48, of Waco, was shot after pulling out a knife when
officers moved to arrest him in the store security room Aug. 11. The Smith &
Wesson Extreme Ops knife he used has blades measuring over 3 inches. He died
that night from injuries suffered in the shooting. When the knife was seen,
Officer Rebecca Diaz pulled out a Taser and Officer Fernando Flores drew his
handgun. The Taser was ineffective in subduing Hughes, Swanton said. Flores then
fired "at least two rounds."
Anchorage, AL: Shoplifter pistol-whips Loss Prevention agent at Costco
Employees at the Costco store on DeBarr Road subdued a 29-year-old man after he
tried to steal merchandise and pistol-whipped an employee, Anchorage police
said. Anchorage Police said officers got a call from the store just after 12:30
p.m. Thomas Schultz Jr. was in the store with two other adults when a security
guard saw him "concealing merchandise in a box," police said. "The suspect was
confronted by a loss prevention employee at the store and during the engagement
produced a firearm and pistol-whipped the employee," police said. "The employee
and other employees were able to subdue the suspect and get the gun away from
him until officers were able to arrive." The employee hit with the pistol
suffered a minor abrasion, police said. Schultz has been charged with
third-degree assault, third-degree theft and third-degree misconduct involving a
NM: Armed Robber accidently shoots accomplice during Sprint store Robbery
Albuquerque police are searching for a suspect after a frightening armed robbery
at Sprint in Northeast Heights. Employees at a Sprint Store said two men held up
the store on Wednesday. A worker said the men brandished guns, and led him and
another worker to a back room. While the robbers hogtied the victims, a gun went
off and the bullet hit a robber in the leg, according to the worker. "They acted
as customers (at first)," Garcia said. Store employees said the robbers quickly
fled, taking with them about $10,000 worth of cash, merchandise and personal
belongings. Garcia then broke the zip tie, locked the door and called police.
Police were able to quickly capture the injured suspect, who was hospitalized.
They're still looking for the second suspect.
Raleigh, NC: Former Family Dollar store manager accused of 7 Armed Robberies
Raleigh father of four is behind bars accused of robbing a Family Dollar store
and suspected of robbing six more including the one he use to manage. Details of
what investigators believe are inside jobs were revealed in a search warrant
just made public. In it, Raleigh police claim that a series of robberies, many
of them armed robberies, began back on July 29 at the Family Dollar store in
Knightdale. A clerk was robbed of bank deposit bags as she left the store one
morning. Police say Family Dollar officials told them Williams had been a
manager at the Knightdale store but was fired after a bank bag went missing.
PA: Grab & Run thief hits 2 Jewelry stores the same evening
The Philadelphia Police are seeking help identifying a man who is wanted in
association with thefts from at least two area jewelry stores, both on the same
day. According to the police, the suspect is wanted for a retail theft from a
store in Franklin Mills that happened on Nov. 10. Police said that at about 8:40
p.m., officers in the city's 8th police district responded to a report of a
theft at Kay Jewelers inside Philly Mills located at 1455 Franklin Mills Circle
in Northeast Philadelphia. Earlier that day, law enforcement officials said, a
man stole a ring in a similar fashion from Helzberg Diamonds located at 1205
Nixon Drive in Moorestown, New Jersey, at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Shelby Co. TN: Police search for CVS robbery spree suspects
Police are looking for three men they believe may be responsible for two CVS
robberies. Around 1 a.m., officers responded to the CVS store in Bartlett.
Customers and employees were inside the store when the three men walked in with
guns. According to Bartlett Police, the men stole Percocet pills from the
pharmacy and left. Then, around 3:30 a.m., another CVS was robbed in Memphis.
Two men with guns and another unarmed man walked into the store on Winchester
Millburn, NJ: Police Arrest Two For $7,000 In Credit Card Fraud at Short Hills
On November 14, 2015 Millburn Police Officer Pinero responded to Louis Vuitton
at The Mall at Short Hills on a fraud report. Sgt Delrusso and Detective
Mendelsohn had stopped 45 year old Adam Jimenez and 34 year old Rosa Herrera out
of California after attempting to make a purchase at Gucci for $3120.00 and
Louis Vuitton for $3940.00 with a fraudulent American Express Card and
fraudulent identification card. The transactions were denied. Both actors were
placed under arrest and charged with credit card fraud and identity theft and
released with a court date.
Rantoul, IL: A man gets 8 years in prison for stealing 9 rolls of dimes
A Rantoul man has been sentenced to eight years in state prison for stealing
nine rolls of dimes from a safe at a Paxton convenience store. Police believe
Hemphill attempted the same type of theft at 2 other convenience store the same
day. State's Attorney Randy Yedinak said Hemphill's prior criminal history
warranted the eight-year sentence. However, because Hemphill has at least two
prior Class 2 felony convictions - for delivery of a controlled substance and
burglary, both in Champaign County.
Denver, CO: What's in a name? Spirituality bookstore
named 'Isis Books and Gifts' gets vandalized
A Denver-area store called Isis Books & Gifts wants the world to know its name
comes from the Egyptian goddess of healing and motherhood and it isn't run by
terrorists. Co-owner Jeff Harrison said Wednesday that the suburban Denver shop
has been vandalized five times in the past year or so, probably by people who
mistake the name for ISIS. The latest vandalism came last weekend when a store
sign was smashed after the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people.
The store sells books and gifts related to spirituality, religion and healing.
Harrison didn't file a police report. He and his wife, Karen, have learned to
put up with vandalism over the years, he said. The store has been around since
1980 under the Isis name. Jeff Harrison said he's heard from other businesses
with "Isis" in their names, asking if they planned to change. He tells them no.
Albuquerque, NM: Police
Arrest suspect who committed 12 Armed Robberies in 30 days
Century City, CA: Arrest Made In Armed Heist At Century
City Rolex Store
Visalia, CA: Target associate busted for $10,000 internal
Frisco, TX: Police release Video of former Dallas Cowboy,
Joseph Randle shoplifting incident
Hurst, TX: Second ATM Theft this week in Smash and Grabs
Little River, SC: Woman turns in lottery ticket stolen
from a Kangaroo store during Armed Robbery
Chicopee, MA: Facebook tips lead to Vodka Shoplifter
Kay Jewelers in the Meadows Mall, Las Vegas, NV, Grab & Run of $2,400 gold
chain, suspect has been arrested
Fred Meyer Jewelers in Vancouver, WA was the victim of a Grab & Run on Tuesday
evening, merchandise stolen was valued at $13,995
Zales at the Four Seasons Town Center, in Greensboro, NC, the victim of a Grab &
Run, merchandise valued at $10,669
Admiral Mart - Tulsa, OK - Burglary
CVS - Shelby Co, TN - Armed Robbery / 2 stores in 1 night
CVS - Greensboro, NC - Armed Robbery
CVS - Abington, VA - Armed Robbery / 2 charged
Daily Stop - Edmund, OK - Burglary
Downtown Market - Muskegon, MI - Armed Robbery/ shots fired/ arrested
Fairfield Pizza - Fairfield, CT - Burglary
Lone Star - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery
New Beauty Supply - Anderson Co, SC - Armed Robbery
O'Reilly - Jackson, MS - Armed Robbery/ employee killed
Phillips - Fargo, ND - Armed Robbery
Quick Stop - Redwood City, CA - Armed Robbery
Save More Foods - Waterloo, IA - Armed Robbery/ shots fired
Ship n Go - Harrison, AR - Burglary/ Habitual offender
Shopko - Sheboygan, WI - Armed Robbery/ suspect charged
7-Eleven - Union City, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Clemson, SC - Armed Robbery
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