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ORC Leader Matt Thompson
How an Unexpected LP Career Turned Into a Passion

For Matt Thompson, taking his first Loss Prevention job with Kmart over two decades ago was a way to make ends meet after graduating with a criminology degree from Indiana State University. But his ability to excel in this role - and each new role he has taken since - made him what he is today: an LP industry leader on the front lines of the ORC effort.

Three years after taking his first job with Kmart, Matt was recruited by a district LP Manager from Lowe's where he became a Loss Prevention Manager.

"I took the job knowing absolutely nothing about home improvement or Lowe's," Matt told the Daily. "I had an outstanding store manager who taught me Lowe's and store operations. The LP part came really easy to me."

Matt joined the company in 1996 and has been there ever since - first as a Loss Prevention Manager, then as an Area LP Manager, and now as Regional LP & Safety Director.

One role he is particularly proud of, though, is his leadership position with the Indiana Retail Organized Crime Coalition (IROCC) of which he has served as president for four years.

Since IROCC was established in 2010, Matt says the group has grown substantially.

"We have hosted 4 educational symposiums over the 6 years," he said, "These have been very successful in both educating and networking."

After starting the organization with just a handful of local retailers and a couple police officers, IROCC is now involved with 76 retailers and 35 law enforcement agencies. Under Matt's leadership, the group's membership stands at nearly 500 members. He hopes to continue to build the group and eventually tie all Midwest ORC organizations together.

"We have built a solid foundation here in Indiana and we are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish," he said.

But Matt says he and his organization still have one major goal they haven't yet been able to achieve: Passing an ORC bill in Indiana.

"We have a current ORC bill written and sponsored but it has been shot down twice due to Indiana changing the criminal code in the last two years," he said. "We are still working on education of ORC and finding the right people to advocate so we can get over this hurdle."

Despite the setback, Matt remains committed to making ORC legislation a reality in his state. His group also remains highly active, with an executive board and three sub-committees that meet each month. IROCC's next meeting will take place on Dec. 9 and the group will host another symposium in April.

What started as just a paycheck for Matt Thompson turned into a passion which has led him to a successful Loss Prevention career and a commitment to fight Organized Retail Crime.

For more on IROCC, visit indianaroc.org.







The Biggest & Most Challenging Job in 2017
The 1st Vice President of Loss Prevention at Kroger - 2nd Biggest U.S. Retailer

Just over eight years ago Kroger filled their first ever corporate Director of Loss Prevention position and, like so many other first-time jobs, it was met with all of the textbook challenges for first-time corporate functions.

Especially given the fact that they had been successfully operating since the beginning of time as 17 or 18 decentralized divisions. All with strong operating teams and Loss Prevention functions. The issue was that there had been very limited national coordination or standardization.

And quite frankly this wasn't unique to Kroger, as the grocery industry itself was still somewhat segmented and decentralized. Much like the entire Canadian retail industry, because of one huge fact: The absence of competition in the '80s and '90s for the most part.

So for the last eight years the struggle for the LP function has been to bring literally 2,778 stores doing $109B in sales with 431,000 employees together on one page, agreeing on a direction, and formalizing the LP roles for a couple thousand LP associates. A herculean task that now has led to the creation of this new Vice President of Loss Prevention position.

With all of this in mind - and understanding the current market conditions, increased competition, the Walmart and Amazon low-pricing pressures, and now the need to take the LP function to the next level and truly deliver improved shrinkage results - what you have is the biggest challenge for an LP executive in the second biggest LP job in America in 2017. Plain and simple this job is the biggest new job of 2017 and it will take a herculean effort to pull it off and years to turn that battleship.

According to our sources, they're close to naming the new executive, and the Daily and I'm sure the entire industry wishes that executive and the entire Kroger LP team the best of luck and the best results. Just a thought, Gus Downing


Can't-Miss Wall Street Journal Podcast With LP Industry Expert Ernie Deyle
MarketWatch's Jennifer Booton joins Catey Hill for a lively discussion with retail LP expert and author of the Global Retail Theft Barometer, Ernie Deyle, and Carlos Manfredi of the San Francisco Police Department. The group discusses the holiday flash mob/rob phenomenon, particularly one of the most infamous flash mob groups, "The Rainbow Girls."

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Sears Holdings Asset & Profit Protection Associates Receive LPC Certification Scholarships to Support Career Advancement
Sears Holdings, in partnership with the The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) today awarded 8 Sears Holdings Asset & Profit Protection Associates scholarships designed to support their career advancement and personal development while working at SHMC. Sears Holdings takes great pleasure in every opportunity to invest in the development of their teams.

SHMC awarded the scholarships for certification-review courses and the final LPCertified (LPC) examination which will earn them a widely-recognized certification within the loss prevention industry.

Scott Glenn, LPC, Vice President and Chief Security Officer noted: "We are extremely proud to be able to continue to support our upcoming leaders through the Loss Prevention Foundation. I know how comprehensive and rigorous the coursework for LPC certification is and I am very proud of our associates that have committed themselves to this process."

Congratulations to the following recipients of the LPCertified (LPC) Scholarships:

● Jason Anderson - Kmart Zone Manager, Asset Protection
● Sean O'Dell - Supply Chain Territory Manager, Asset Protection
● Len Talbert - Manager, Automotive Safety
● Bruce Ward - Sears Asset Protection Associate
● Nicole Smith - Sears Asset Protection Manager
● Dennis Hunter, Jr. - Kmart Area Manager, Asset Protection
● Pablo Lafitte - Supply Chain Asset Protection Manager
● Shawn Bradley - Kmart Area Manager, Asset Protection   yourlpf.org

O'Reilly Auto Parts Pays $10M to Settle Toxic Waste Lawsuit
O'Reilly Auto Parts will pay almost $10 million to settle a civil enforcement lawsuit alleging its stores improperly disposed of used oil and other hazardous waste, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

The judgment, announced by Dumanis and 50 other California district attorneys offices, resolves allegations that more than 525 O'Reilly stores in the state unlawfully handled and disposed of used oil, used oil filters and various hazardous wastes and materials over a five-year period. Those hazardous wastes included automotive fluids, alkaline batteries, electronic waste, aerosol cans and other toxic wastes.

Environmental inspectors and regulators conducted a series of undercover inspections in 2013 and 2014 of waste bins originating at O'Reilly stores, finding they had been routinely sending used oil and other hazardous wastes to landfills throughout California, which were not permitted to receive the waste in question.

O'Reilly was cooperative during the investigation and quickly enhanced its policies and procedures to eliminate improper disposal of hazardous materials. timesofsandiego.com

The future of credit-card security may involve blinking numbers
Your credit card may start winking at you soon in an effort to keep your data safe. French digital security company Oberthur Technologies has developed a digital display powered by a micro-thin battery. It will change the three or four-digit CVV number - that stands for credit verification value - on the back of credit and debit cards as often as 72 times every 24 hours. When it comes to the United States, as early as 2017, it may help plastic remain the dominant payment option. latimes.com

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz steps aside to focus on other corporate initiatives
Starbucks announced Thursday that Howard Schultz plans to step aside as chief executive to focus on new initiatives at the coffee giant, an abrupt change for a man widely praised for putting a once adrift company back on track and guiding it through a period of rapid global expansion.

Schultz, who rarely shied away from putting Starbucks in the center of public policy debates, said he will stay on as chairman as he turns the CEO reins over to Kevin Johnson, the coffee chain's chief operating officer. His sudden move revived speculation that he may one day try his hand at politics. washingtonpost.com

Gap's November same-store sales hurt by warehouse fire
During November, the retailer's total same-store sales fell 1%, reflecting a negative effect of about 3 percentage points from the August fire at its Fishkill, N.Y., distribution center. Gap said the majority of the fire-related negative impact to comparable sales during the fourth quarter happened in November. marketwatch.com

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LAPD issues warning after thieves rob 3 users of OfferUp app


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results

Ulta Beauty Q3 comp's up 16.7%, sales up 24.2%
Christopher & Banks Q3 comp's up 4.5%, sales up 2.9%
Five Below Q3 comp's down 0.2%, sales up 17.6%
ascena retail group Q1 comp's down 5%, sales up 0.4%
     Ann Taylor comp's down 11%
     LOFT comp's down 3%
     maurices comp's down 6%
     dressbarn comp's down 5%
     Lane Bryant comp's down 4%
     Catherines comp's down 10%
     Justice comp's down 1%
Lands' End Q3 comp's down 14.3%, sales down 15.6%

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'Avalanche' Global Fraud Ring Dismantled
Spanned 180 Countries, Infected Half Million Computers Daily

In what's being billed as an unprecedented global law enforcement response to cybercrime, federal investigators in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe today say they've dismantled a sprawling cybercrime machine known as "Avalanche" - a distributed, cloud-hosting network that for the past seven years has been rented out to fraudsters for use in launching countless malware and phishing attacks.

According to Europol, the action was the result of a four-year joint investigation between Europol, Eurojust the FBI and authorities in the U.K. and Germany that culminated on Nov. 30, 2016 with the arrest of five individuals, the seizure of 39 Web servers, and the sidelining of more than 830,000 web domains used in the scheme.

Avalanche has been a major source of cybercrime for years. In 2009, when investigators say the fraud network first opened for business, Avalanche was responsible for funneling roughly two-thirds of all phishing attacks aimed at stealing usernames and passwords for bank and e-commerce sites. By 2011, Avalanche was being heavily used by crooks to deploy banking Trojans. The U.K.'s National Crime Agency (NCA), says the more recent Avalanche fraud network comprised up to 600 servers worldwide and was used to host as many as 800,000 web domains at a time.

At least 500,000 computers around the world were infected and controlled by the Avalanche system on any given day. At the time of the takedown, the Avalanche cybercrime infrastructure spanned more than 180 countries, according to The Shadowserver Foundation, a nonprofit group that helped authorities gain control over the Avalanche domains. Read more on Shadowserver's role in this effort here. krebsonsecurity.com

How retailers can protect themselves against cyber threats this holiday season
Retailers face a range of security threats, including point-of-sale issues, distributed denial-of-service attacks and inferior IT infrastructure. Here's how they can mitigate losses.

According to a recent report issued by BDO USA, all of the retailers surveyed cite cybersecurity as a potential risk to their business, a significant increase from 55% in 2011 and 26% in 2007. This is not surprising, given that the POS system, not the stored data, is often the main target of hackers.

What should retailers do to mitigate losses?

Use the most up-to-date POS hardware and software.

Have a proactive cybersecurity strategy Assume the digital systems already have been breached. Consider the insider as much of threat as the outsider, and convert the external problem into an internal problem to be solved. A robust and proactive cybersecurity strategy should include both a Written Information Security Program (a set of comprehensive guidelines and policies designed to safeguard all confidential and restricted data) and an Incident Response Plan (a set of written instructions for detecting, responding to and limiting the effects of an information security event).

Remember that there is a difference between information technology and information security Don't expect your IT admin to also be an expert in cybersecurity. Rather, hire a security analyst who is purely focused on cybersecurity safeguards.

Purchase a cyber liability policy retaildive.com

C-Store Retailers Get Some 'Breathing Room' on EMV
Deadline for technology adoption extended to Oct. 1, 2020

Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. have pushed back the deadline for installing EMV chip-card readers at gas pumps in the United States following discussions with retailers who stated they did not have enough time to complete the multibillion-dollar upgrades, reported Bloomberg Markets. csnews.com



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Carlos Bacelis, Dir. of Analytics, Walmart

As the retail shopping experience becomes more fluid with an ever-increasing range of options and channels, LP professionals must grapple with new demands while balancing exposure to shrink. Although the mechanics of lost profit and theft may not have appreciably changed, the transactional technology options available to customers certainly have. In this session, Carlos Bacelis, Director of Analytics for Walmart, discusses how they're using new technologies designed to limit the retail giant's exposure while preserving the shopping experience.

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How ad fraud botnets are costing companies billions of dollars
According to startup security firm White Ops Inc., ad fraud botnets, which secretly divert traffic from infected systems to artificially inflate the number of clicks on web ads, are rampant and are wreaking havoc on advertisers and marketers. An annual study conducted by White Ops and the Association of National Advertisers estimated more than $7 billion will be lost globally this year because of online ad fraud.

As a result, White Ops has been focused on attacking the problem at its source: the ad fraud botnets. White Ops CEO Michael Tiffany recently spoke with SearchSecurity about the growing problem of ad fraud -- also known as click fraud -- how these botnets spread and evade detection, and how they are leveraging modern technology to their advantage. Here are excerpts of the conversation with Tiffany.

Why did ad fraud become such a big focus for your company?

Michael Tiffany: The foundational goal of White Ops is to disrupt the profit centers of cybercriminals, specifically cybercrimes that affect a large number of people. And much to our surprise, the crime that really scales is ad fraud. And that wasn't on anyone's radar when we started looking into it.

The reason why it took a while to catch up to this was that, unlike other forms of cybercrime, ad fraud succeeds by going almost completely unnoticed; it's a form of theft where nothing goes missing. So, it was widely underestimated.

How does the problem of ad fraud compare to other cybercrime schemes, like ransomware, for example?

Tiffany: This is why the economics of ad fraud are so amazing. No matter how stealthy your infection vector is, once you do the ransomware attack or whatever the payoff mechanism is, it's very obvious. So, the victim knows they've been attacked. And you can't keep holding a victim's data hostage again and again, month after month.

That's not the case with ad fraud. It's a reoccurring revenue stream. And all of us, 100% of us, are targetable consumers for ad fraud. So, you can turn any machine you've popped into an ad fraud botnet.

So, what's the effect of these ad fraud schemes overall?

Tiffany: The net of it is ad fraud botnets are being used to inflate the web views all across the internet. It looks as if there is more browsing happening than there actually is. That's what all of these robo-processes are doing -- they're inflating the total page views on the internet. That's how they increase the opportunities to advertise. Read the full conversation here. techtarget.com

MasterCard certifies Style2Pay for payments on-the-go

Mobile set to account for half of e-commerce within five years

Online sales account for 19% of Express'overall sales in Q3

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NYPD recovers $7 million in counterfeit Apple and Samsung electronics
Police scored big on Thursday, when they recovered several million dollars in cash and counterfeit Samsung and Apple electronics. Multiple search warrants were executed at two Brooklyn store fronts which resulted in the significant haul. A combined total of $71,000 in cash was recovered from both locations along with approximately 31,000 cell phones valued at $7 Million.

Two men, ages 23 and 27, were arrested in Midwood. A 24-year-old man was arrested in Bensonhurt. Officials say the two stores were distribution centers where the counterfeit goods were being sold to customers at wholesale prices.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents had initially identified at least one suspicious package at JFK International Airport, which originated in China, according to police sources. The find led to a nine month long investigation which culminated in Thursday's raids. U.S. Customs, a division of Homeland Security worked in partnership with NYPD units in the successful operation. nypost.com abc7ny.com

San Jose, CA: 8 Convicted For Selling 4 Million bottles of Counterfeit
Energy Drinks

Eight people have been convicted in federal court in San Jose and will be sentenced in April for their roles in a scheme that sold more than 4 million bottles of a counterfeit energy drink.

In the most recent convictions, Joseph Shayota, 64, and Adriana Shayota, 45, of El Cajon, described by prosecutors as the leaders of the ring, were found guilty of two counts Monday. They will be sentenced on April 5 and face up to 15 years in prison. Six other people in the scheme previously pleaded guilty.

The Shayotas were co-owners of a purported export company called Baja Exporting LLC. In 2009, they arranged with an Indiana company called Living Essentials to sell the company's energy drink, 5-hour ENERGY, in Mexico. They received a discount of nearly 40 percent on the bottles to be exported. Instead of selling the drink in Mexico, however, the Shayotas and their associates replaced the Spanish labels on the containers with English labels that had false lot numbers and expiration dates, and sold the bottles in the United States at 15 percent below the usual price, according to prosecution documents. When they ran out of the original stock of 350,000 bottles, the ring members began manufacturing counterfeit drinks at an unsanitary facility. cbslocal.com

Moreno Valley, CA: Smash & Grab Thieves targeting landscaping equipment hit stores in Escondido, San Marcos and Poway; totaling nearly $100,000
A yard equipment store in Riverside County fell victim to a smash-and-grab robbery that resulted in roughly $40,000 in property damages and stolen goods. Stores in Escondido, San Marcos and Poway also became targets last week, the San Diego Sheriff's Department (SDSO) said. In Poway, Western Mower and Engine has been broken into three times, the most recent incident following Thanksgiving Day. Twenty one tool shops from San Diego to Santa Monica have suffered a similar fate. nbcsandiego.com

San Francisco, CA: Busted robbery ring turns up $105,000 in cash; $70,000 in cell phones stolen
Police in San Francisco busted a cell phone robbery ring they say stole more than $70,000 in phones and other pricey equipment, officials said Thursday. The San Francisco Police Department arrested five Oakland men in connection to at least two robberies police say the men orchestrated. All five were booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools. A sixth suspect is still outstanding. The investigation into the alleged robbery ring begn more than a month ago, when three male suspects burglarized a cell phone store in San Francisco on Oct. 22. sfgate.com

Henderson, NV: Three women arrested in connection with thefts at multiple Victoria's Secret stores
Three women are behind bars in connection with the theft of merchandise from multiple Victoria's Secret stores throughout the valley, including one store in Henderson. Taja Banks, 24, Kendra Cole- Matthews, 23, and Deondra McGregory, 22, were booked into the Henderson Detention Center.

Banks was charged with seven counts of burglary, and seven counts of participating in a retail theft ring. All three women are accused of entering the Victoria's Secret store at the District Green Valley, stealing merchandise from the display tables and running out of the store. There are five reports of theft with an estimated $10,000 total loss. news3lv.com

Beachwood, OH: Saks Fifth Avenue LP nabs man with $2,000 of merchandise
At 3:45 p.m. Nov. 25, police arrested a Shaker Heights man, 27, for stealing clothing merchandise from Sak's Fifth Avenue at Beachwood Place. The stolen items have a total value of $2,085. The man was charged with theft, obstructing official business and possession of drug paraphernalia. It was also found that the man was wanted on two police warrants. cleveland.com

Livonia, MI: Identity thief hits Home Depot
Police in Bloomfield Township are seeking the public's help in tracking down an alleged identity thief who reportedly used stolen credit card information to purchase $1,023 worth of merchandise from a Home Depot in Livonia.

Investigators released store surveillance photos of a customer leaving the store with a water heater and other items piled on a shopping cart. The same man is then photographed loading the goods into the bed of a pickup truck with the help of a store employee. freep.com

UPDATE: Batavia, OH: ORC Ringleader sending stolen Baby Formula to Vietnam gets 30 days in jail, $14,000 restitution
Thuy Thu Do, 35, was involved in an organized retail theft ring. The Warren County Prosecutor's Office was able to convict Do because of a partnership between law enforcement and The Kroger Company to investigate organized retail crime, the release states. From Aug. 24 to Oct. 20, 2015, the Lebanon and Monroe Police Departments investigated Do after they discovered she was buying stolen baby formula and sending it to Vietnam, where her contacts would sell the formula and give Do the proceeds. Do was sentenced to 30 days in jail and $14,025 in restitution by Judge Don Oda. She forfeited her vehicle, with the value to be applied to her restitution. clermontsun.com
 


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Robberies & Thefts


Fresno, CA: Cashier at a 7-Eleven turns the tables on Armed Robbers and opens fire
Two robbery suspects who burst into a Fresno 7-Eleven were left running for their lives after a store clerk opened fire. Surveillance footage from the store in Fresno shows a man brandishing a rifle and walking into the store followed by a woman. The man then demands money as the woman stands in the doorway, police said. A cashier fires a round towards the suspects who are seen quickly fleeing on foot. Fresno police are now trying to identify the suspects following the ordeal. dailymail.co.uk

Vancouver, CN: Police are hunting for Armed Robber near Waterfront Station; Dollar store security guard stabbed on Thursday afternoon
Just before 4 p.m., several police cars descended on at least three parking garages near Seymour and Cordova streets in downtown Vancouver, including the one at 200 Granville St. and the parkade at Harbour Centre. More than a dozen officers, including a canine unit, were in pursuit of a robber who was believed to be armed with a weapon. According to Sgt. Brian Montague, officers were searching after a robbery of a downtown dollar shop, during which a store security guard was injured. vancouversun.com


Indianapolis, IN: Burglar breaks through wall to steal thousands in cigarettes
Indianapolis Metro Police Burglary Detectives are working to identify a burglar who broke through a wall to rip off a store. They got away with thousands of dollars of merchandise. It happened on November 30th at Low Bob's Discount Tobacco Store on Kentucky Avenue on the south side of Indianapolis. The break-in occurred in the middle of the night starting around 3:00 or 4:00 am. The store shares a wall with an empty mattress store. The two share an interior wall in the Kentucky Avenue strip mall. wthr.com


Lancaster, PA: Woman who drove 120 mph to elude police arrested for shoplifting at Kohl's
A Denver woman who police said eluded them Sunday during a vehicle pursuit that reached speeds of 120 mph has been arrested. Serena Ann Schmuck, was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl's at Park City Center shortly before 3:30 p.m. Thursday, city police said. The 31-year-old had stolen $120 worth of items and fled from loss prevention and security staff before police took her into custody. lancasteronline.com


Dixon, IL: Fourth U.S. Cellular robbery suspect arrested
One of two Kankakee men suspected in the armed robberies of two local U.S. Cellular store 3 weeks ago turned himself in at the Dixon Police Department on Tuesday. Anthony K. Jamerson, 23, is charged with armed robbery. Police are working closely with the FBI and Rock Falls and other police departments in the ongoing investigation. The FBI has been involved in solving similar robberies involving other organized rings of thieves, and federal charges could be levied in this case at some point down the road. saukvalley.com



Niagara Falls, NY: Mom left 4 kids alone to shoplift at Home Depot
A mother of four is behind bars Wednesday night after police say she shoplifted and left her children in the car while stealing. Shayonna Miller, 27, is charged with petit larceny for stealing from the Niagara Falls Home Depot. She's also charged with four counts of child endangerment for leaving her kids in the car alone while inside the store; one of the children is an infant. wgrz.com

Penfield, NY: Man gets stuck in air vents while trying to rob pizzeria, has to be rescued






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Egg Harbor, NJ: Person of interest sought in Dollar General arson
Egg Harbor Township Police are searching for a person of interest for arson inside a Dollar General Store. The incident occurred Friday, November 25 at 5:00 p.m. There was minor fire damage, but considerable water damage caused by the sprinkler system. fox29.com




Credit Card Fraud

UK: Fake credit card factory seized by Police 'Met's Falcon Taskforce Unit'
Five men have been sentenced after police uncovered a fake bank and credit card factory in Holloway. Officers from the Met's Falcon (Fraud and Linked Crime Online) Taskforce Unit were alerted to the fraudulent activity after receiving information that false bank and credit cards being used and supplied across mainland Europe were linked to a particular UK phone number. Detectives identified that the phone number belonged to Gabriel Yew and then found an address in Mayton Street they suspected he was using to produce the fake cards. news.met.police.uk


Skimming Reports

Marshfield, WI: More than 20 hit in credit card 'skimming' spree

Greensburg, IN: Police investigating after card skimmer found on ATM at First Financial Bank

Lago Vista, TX: Skimmers found at CEFCO station ATM






AEGIS Trading - Los Angeles, CA - Burglary
Auto Zone - Clearlake, CA - Robbery
Canterbury Shop - Canterbury, DE - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Redding, CA- Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Glenbrook Basin, CA - Robbery
Dollar General - Wilmington, DE - Armed Robbery
Empire Mower - Moreno Valley, CA - Burglary
EZ Pawn - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Seaford, DE - Armed Robbery
Low Bob's Tobacco - Indianapolis, IN - Burglary
Paso Robles liquor - Paso Robles, CA - Robbery
Pitt Stop - Terre Haute, IN - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Ann Arbor, MI - Robbery
Rob Lowell - Boston, MA - Armed Robbery
Rosa Blanca Mexican Store - Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery
Sedano's - Orange County, FL - Robbery
Speedway - Indianapolis, IN - Shooting / 1 man killed
Walgreens - Lake Charles, LA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Hudson, NH - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Lawton, OK - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Dallas, TX - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
 

Daily Totals:
18 robberies
3 burglaries
1 shootings
1 killed



Weekly Totals:
112 robberies
33 burglaries
24 shootings
10 killed











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Vice President Asset Protection
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The Vice President of Asset Protection is responsible for strategic oversight and direction of Meijer's Asset Protection programs for the Stores, Distribution, Manufacturing and Corporate functions at Meijer. This executive position is accountable for the development and implementation of Asset Protection programs including Shrink Reduction, Risk Mitigation, Safety and Security Plans, Training, Investigations and Analytics to drive overall operating efficiencies while supporting the Company's strategic focus of a "Customer First" experience...



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Complete weekly schedules, taking into consideration all cost saving measures whenever possible.
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The LP and Safety Manager position is responsible for managing all aspects of loss prevention and safety for an assigned distribution center to reduce team member accidents and financial losses within the facility. • Conduct training on all loss prevention and safety related topics to provide the facility with an educated and aware team member base...

 

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How Successful Leaders Communicate with Their Teams  One of the most important factors of a leader's success is how well they communicate with their team. The accuracy, timing, form and clarity of your messages affect how your plans are implemented. Here's the strategies you want to use. Choose mediums wisely

How to Encourage Communication and Teamwork at Your Workplace  Two of the most important things you need to have a productive and cohesive work environment are effective communication and a strong team spirit. Use these strategies to boost teamwork. Keep everyone connected

3 Simple Rules to Increase Your Leadership Communication  We believe that complexity equates to intellect, but in reality it takes more confidence and smarts to simplify things. The same applies when talking to your team: simplify your communication to make sure it is successful with these three rules. Rule of 3

Leaders: The Real Reason Your Communication is Falling Short  Not everyone takes information the same way, some may need it simplified while others can handle more complex messages. Keep these things in mind when delivering messages to your team members. Repeat core messages


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Having a strategy or a plan about everything you do is important if you expect to win long term. Daily victories are nothing without a long-term plan. They fade quickly and leave the audience expecting more, which only a plan and strategy will satisfy. So after your next victory, ask yourself what am I going to do next?

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