Web version / Mobile version



 12/4/17 Subscribe Free LP, AP & IT Security's #1 News Source d-ddaily.net

Facebook Twitter Linkedin




'17 National Retail Security Survey

2016 NRSS Survey

2015 NRSS Survey



NRF Big Show 2018
Jan. 14-16

Jeweler's Security Alliance 40th Annual Security Seminar & Expo
Mar. 13-15, 2018

ISC West
April 10-13

IOBSE Spring Conference
April 24-26

CNP Expo
May 15-16

NRF Protect 2017
June 11-13

RLPSA Annual Conference
Aug. 5-8

See More Events


Innovation and Action
Garret King

LPRC Research Update
Stuart Strome

LP/AP Supports Total Enterprise Success
Read Hayes, PhD
Tom Arigi

Future of LP: Innovation, Evaluation, Collaboration
Read Hayes, PhD
John Voytilla
Brian Bazer

Introducing the LPRC
Gus Downing



Check out the Daily's Exclusive Reports

Q3 Violent Death Report

Q3 Robbery Report

Q3 Internet Jobs Report

Q2 and First Half Robbery Report

2017 Q2 and Half Year Retail Violent Death Report

2017 Q2/First Half Senior LP/AP Jobs Report

See more reports

2016 ORC Report

Read it here


ASIS Steering Security's Evolution - The Next Step
"ESRM: An Enduring Security Risk Model"
Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM)

People who are concerned that ESRM is just another buzzword or fad that will run its course and leave them in the same position they've always been in: misunderstood, frustrated, and often underfunded.

To demonstrate that, in this article, I'm going to walk you through the changes that the foundational ideas of ESRM can have on the profession, if we let it.

We must first understand ESRM, embrace its risk management approach, and finally bring the rest of the profession along with us. And, as security professionals, we understand people resist change and often come up with some very convoluted ways of avoiding new things, or things they don't quite "get."

Security practitioners should focus on understanding their organizations, aligning with the strategy, understanding the company's ERM program, and partnering with the business leaders to ensure the security program was meeting their needs.

ESRM: What Is It Really?

ESRM is a security program management approach that links security activities to an enterprise's mission and business goals through risk management methods. The security leader's role in ESRM is to manage risks of harm to enterprise assets in partnership with the business leaders whose assets are exposed to those risks. ESRM involves educating business leaders on the realistic impacts of identified risks, presenting potential strategies to mitigate those impacts, then enacting the option chosen by the business in line with accepted levels of business risk tolerance.

Operating Without a Strategy - Leveraging Relationships - The Path to "ESRM" - The Maturation of a Profession - ESRM Becomes an ASIS Strategic Priority

Editor's Note: While some in retail Loss Prevention or Asset Protection may feel that our channel is unique and different from the core membership of ASIS the basic fundamentals, and mission is the same and quite frankly our 'Total Retail Loss' and 'Precision LP' combined efforts in fact almost mirror this ESRM effort. Couple that with the trend of the merging of IT Security with physical security and what you have is exactly that. An industry wide movement towards ESRM.

As a matter of fact and expanding on that thought there has been and are still a few executives in retail and now one service provider that have been and are presently operating that model.

So this is a huge development for our industry and represents the next step in our evolution as it does incorporate any and all risks including and prioritizing cyber security and I think that the dramatic increase and impact of cyber security may be what's pushing or at least contributing to this effort.

FIRMA Joins with RLPSA to Co-Locate Annual Conference
The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) and the Foodservice Industry Risk Management Association (FIRMA) are excited to announce they will work together to bring even more value to restaurant loss prevention, safety, and risk management professionals by co-locating their annual conferences August 5 - 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

FIRMA is known for its cutting-edge content focusing on solving foodservice industry challenges specifically related to risk, which is the perfect complement to RLPSA's existing risk management educational track.

"The FIRMA board and its members are excited to join RLPSA for its annual conference because we believe it will be mutually beneficial for our respective members as we share knowledge and industry best practices within a larger community of foodservice professionals," said Kurt Leisure, co-founder and current board member of FIRMA. "Our FIRMA members will also benefit from the valuable keynote and general sessions that RLPSA continues to deliver at its annual conference."

"With so many foodservice professionals sharing responsibilities across loss prevention, safety, and risk functions, it makes sense that we leverage the resources of our respective companies and come together for a complete package of education and networking," said Rocco Prate, RLPSA's current president. Read more here.

Hot Topic - AP Article on Nationwide Trend of Rising Felony Thresholds
Published Across the Country - From Boston to Sacramento to Gulfport
"Felony or misdemeanor? State may change larceny laws"
30 States Now at $1,000 Felony Thresholds

Massachusetts may soon fall in line with the majority of U.S. states that have changed their approach to prosecuting theft in recent years, by increasing the dollar threshold for which larceny is considered a felony.

The level at which any new floor would be set remains in question as House and Senate negotiators begin work on settling differences between two versions of a sweeping criminal justice overhaul.

The issue largely pits those who favor a more progressive approach to sentencing against retailers who fear greater losses from theft.

Under current state law, stealing property valued at more than $250 is considered a felony and can result in prison time. Larceny of $250 or less is considered a misdemeanor, which could still bring a jail sentence but is more often subject to probation, or lighter punishment.

Only two states, Virginia and New Jersey, have a lower felony larceny threshold, $200, than Massachusetts. More than 30 states, including the rest of New England, set thresholds at $1,000 or higher, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The Senate criminal justice bill passed in October calls for a sixfold increase in the felony threshold to $1,500, which would put Massachusetts among the 12 highest states. The Senate rejected, on a 22-15 vote, a Republican amendment calling for a lower, $1,000 threshold.

A House panel initially recommended a $750 floor, but the full House later voted 118-37 to set it at $1000.

The Retailers Association of Massachusetts, representing thousands of store owners, contends the change proposed by the House and particularly the higher floor in the Senate would only encourage more theft.

"At the current felony threshold level of $250, Massachusetts retailers already experience significant losses due to theft with an estimated $1 billion in merchandise stolen from their stores annually- a cost ultimately paid for by honest consumers," the association said in a statement last week.

It is not young shoplifters, but organized retail crime carried out by seasoned thieves that generally hit stores the hardest, the group added.

The impact on crime rates of raising the threshold is disputed. A 2016 report by the Pew Research Center found no effect on property crimes or larceny rates in 23 states that raised their thresholds between 2001 and 2011.

Nine of Massachusetts' 11 district attorneys suggested in an earlier letter to legislative leaders that a new felony threshold of $750 be set and argued that the proposed $1,500 threshold in the Senate bill could hurt small businesses and low-income households. bostonherald.com sacbee.com sunherald.com telegram.com

Equifax to Uber, executives could soon serve jail time over hacks
Congress Pushes to Make Not Reporting a Breach a Criminal Act
A new bill could send company executives to jail if they fail to disclose a cybersecurity event to the public within a reasonable amount of time, or intentionally attempt to conceal it.

Under the legislation, sponsored by three Democratic senators, companies would be required to report any cyberattack within 30 days. Deliberately hiding the event could result in a prison sentence of up to 5 years. A similar bill was originally introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) in 2014. foxbusiness.com

Global Retail RFID Security Tags Market - Key Insights by Technavio
The global retail RFID security tags market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 38% during the period 2017-2021.

The report categorizes the global retail RFID security tags market by frequency (HF tags, UHF tags, and LF tags) and by product (passive tags and active tags). The report also determines the geographic breakdown of the market in terms of detailed analysis and impact, which includes key geographies such as APAC, the Americas, and EMEA.

Market driver: ensuring better inventory management practices - Market challenge: growth in online sales

The Americas is extensively embracing RFID system and technology to enhance the shopping experience of consumers at retail spaces.

Market trend: growing omnichannel retailing: Omnichannel shoppers spend anywhere between 30% and 60% more than single-channel shoppers. RFID feeds sale information into the supply chain software so when an item is sold, the inventory data is updated on all the channels. RFID security tags offer an inventory accuracy rate of 95% and provides customers with a holistic shopping experience.

Segmentation by frequency and analysis of the retail RFID security tags market - HF tags, UHF Tags, LF Tags: The demand for HF RFID retail security tags is increasing because it is cheaper in comparison to UHF RFID tags. The RFID tags market will grow in the HF RFID retail security tags segment because HF RFID retail security tags offer high frequency and have anti-collision capability to read multiple tags simultaneously.

Segmentation by product and analysis of the retail RFID security tags market - Passive tags - Active tags: The popularity of passive retail RFID security tags is increasing among end-users because they're more rugged than their counterparts and last longer. Furthermore, they're used to carry more activities such as access control, inventory management, supply chain management, tool tracking, and smart RFID labels. technavio.com  businesswire.com

The NFL - Sports Media & All of Cleveland is Watching
The Biggest Retail Fraud of Customers in History
Browns owner & Pilot CEO & Owner Jimmy Haslam not charged, but looms large in Pilot Flying J $84M rebate fraud trial
With a fraud trial moving into its second month, scrutiny of Jimmy Haslam's role at Pilot is only likely to intensify as the prosecutors look to wrap up their case and the defense phase gets underway.

Pilot Flying J was founded by family patriarch Jim Haslam, Jimmy's father, and a former University of Tennessee football player, with a single gas station in 1958. His other son, Bill Haslam, was president of Pilot before being elected Knoxville mayor in 2003 and later to his current position as Tennessee governor.

The Haslams have denied any prior knowledge of the scheme.

Rebate fraud: The four defendants in the case maintain their innocence -- former President Mark Hazelwood, former Vice President Scott "Scooter" Wombold, and former sales representatives Heather Jones and Karen Mann.

However, 14 other former members of the Pilot sales team have pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme to shortchange trucking customers on diesel rebates. The company paid a $92 million penalty to the federal government and settled a class action lawsuit for $85 million.

Prosecutors say the scheme ran from at least 2008 until agents raided the company's headquarters in 2013.

Star witness to come? Prosecutors have been building their case with testimony from an array of former Pilot employees from the lower and middle ranks of the sales team.

Continues on page 2 - A Must Read! Because it almost proves Jimmy's going to jail. As he's set up his wife to run the Browns and Warren Buffet has moved in and takes 80% control in five years. Find out what the league is saying on page 2. See NFL & Media on Page 2. cleveland.com

The Media & League is Watching
NFL Concerned With Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam

Pilot Flying J fraud case has been hanging over Haslam's head. New evidence involving Haslam was introduced in court recently. As it persists, the NFL is growing weary.

"They've have been concerned about it from the start. They've monitored this from the start. Obviously it was a bigger deal a couple of years ago when it first came to light. Certainly there are standards and protocol that all the owners have to adhere to," MMQB's Albert Breer said on the Bull and Fox show. I would be stunned if the Browns have not been in contact with the league about any sort of contingency plan if something were to happen here. 247sports.com

Fraud case could land Browns owner in hot water
The NFL will have a decision to make with Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam once again landing front and center in a federal fraud case.

Times have changed since the raid of Pilot Flying J corporate offices three years ago. With the testimony heard Haslam needs to be held accountable as players are. The NFL hasn't responded. But the media is asking for an investigation. nbcsports.com

Homeland Security Teams Up With Local LE For ORC Blitz
Federal agencies targeting theft, shoplifting w/ possible links to organized crime

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio - This is the third year for the shoplifting blitz in the Reynoldsburg area and federal agents once again joined in. The feds are looking to see if there is a connection to organized crime. Police say shoplifting is often connected to other crimes.

"We really are moving into organizations, not just involved in shoplifting, but also narcotics trafficking and moving money and goods outside of the country. We're looking for the bigger organizations," said Nathan Emery, the Resident Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations.

And the feds have had success. Emery said last year's operation has agents still working leads. Police arrested 10 people Thursday night.

"We are going to continue to do this at long as there is a problem," said Officer Jackson. "We're not going to tolerate it." abc6onyourside.com

Simon Property Gets Judge to Block Starbucks from Closing 77 Stores
1st Time in History - Judge Forces Starbucks to Keep Stores Open
It Would Hurt Simon More - This Scares Retailers
An Indiana judge has taken an unusual step and temporarily barred Starbucks from closing 77 failing Teavana stores in Simon Property Group malls because the real estate giant was less able to handle the financial pain.

Starbucks said in July it planned to shutter its 379-store Teavana operation - but Simon rushed to court to block 77 stores in its malls from going dark - claiming such a move by a high-profile tenant could spark other stores in its malls to close.

Indianapolis-based Simon, in an environment where hundreds of stores across the country are closing, rushed to a local court to ask Judge Heather Welch to stop the store closing.

Welch, in a 55-page order, found that the very profitable Starbucks could absorb the financial hit - estimated by Starbucks to be $15 million over five months - better than Simon could. The mall operator did not provide an estimate of how much the closings of the Teavana stores would hurt them.

The case is being closely watched by retailers and landlords alike amid a retail meltdown that has resulted in a record number of bankruptcies this year.

Still, it is rare that a judge orders a retailer to keep stores open, retail experts said.

Other industry experts, who did not want to be identified, said the ruling will send a chill down the spines of distressed retailers.

Welch admitted that "no court has ever entered preliminary or permanent injunctive relief to specifically enforce a continuous operations covenant against a non-anchor tenant" - but she did so anyway. nypost.com

Over 50% of Bankruptcies Lead to Liquidation  
Fitch Ratings: Liquidations common in retail bankruptcy cases
U.S. retail bankruptcy cases more frequently end up in liquidation than other sectors, and tend to have outstanding first-lien recoveries.

"Bankrupt retailers often find themselves without a reason to exist from a consumers' standpoint or a financial lifeline to help them rebuild, making liquidation a relatively common solution," said Sharon Bonelli, senior director, leveraged finance. "Sometimes the operating challenges that cause a retailer to spiral into distress in the first place follow them into the bankruptcy process, creating obstacles to turning around a fallen brand."

More than half of the 33 general retail cases studied since 2005 ended in liquidation. A number of recent retailer bankruptcies were resolved as going-concerns, albeit often with a smaller store footprint. Recent examples include Aeropostale, Gymboree, Pacific Sun, Payless, rue21, and True Religion.

Fitch believes the retail sector will remain under pressure over the next year. "We have 17 retailers on our Primary Bonds and Loans of Concern lists, which indicate a material likelihood of default," the company stated. "At end-November 2017, the U.S. retail term loan default rate stood at 8% - much higher than the 0.4% recorded at end-2016."

Fitch forecasts the retail sector default rates could rise to 7% for bonds and 10% for institutional term loans by end-2018.

The full report, "Retail Bankruptcy Enterprise Values and Creditor Recoveries: Fitch Case Studies - 18th edition," is available at Fitchratings.com.

Macy's Has "Great Start" to Holiday Season
Macy's says it needs 7,000 more employees to work in its stores, after hiring 80,000 temporary workers to help with the holiday rush.

"Macy's has had a great start to this holiday season with high customer volume across our business. Due to the strong traffic in our stores, we are adding associates in our stores across the country to ensure that customers continue to receive the high level of service they have come to expect from us," John Harper, Macy's chief stores officer, said in a news release Friday. chicagotribune.com

Tampa McDonald's Manager to Collect $110,000 For Helping Capture Alleged Serial Killer
Walker, a manager of a McDonald's restaurant in the Ybor City neighborhood, was approached by a coworker on Tuesday, Nov. 28, around 2:30 p.m. The coworker handed her a bag and told her not to look inside, The Daily Mail reported. But she did and found a gun inside and decided to tell a police officer, unaware that she was providing a key piece of evidence. theepochtimes.com

CVS Health Buys Aetna for $69B

Golden Valley Lowe's holds 2nd Emergency & Safety Awareness Event in Santa Clarita Valley

Toys R Us to close 26 UK Stores Next Spring = 800 jobs

Portland, OR: Trail Blazers team up with Fred Meyer for annual coat drive

Quarterly Results
Five Below Q3 comp's up 8.5%, net sales up 28.9%
Big Los Q3 comp's up 1%, net sales up 0.5%

Last week's #1 article --

Meet the winners and losers of Black Friday 2017

All the News - One Place - One Source - One Time
The D&D Daily respects your time & doesn't filter retail's reality



WEBINAR: Criminal Minds - Inside ORC

Is Your Business Prepared?

Organized retail crime (ORC) is a multi-level criminal operation targeting retail stores and warehouses, and the whole supply chain between manufacturers and retailers. In a recent survey, 100% of retailers reported they had been a victim of ORC in the previous 12 months.*

This webinar is designed for businesses to gain insights on what you can do to combat organized retail crime.

What You'll Learn:

   ●  The business of ORC
   ●  Criminal tactics from real-life stories
   ●  The importance of law enforcement and business collaboration in the fight against ORC

Featured Speakers:


Watch On-Demand Now!




Dark Web Marketplace 'Leakbase' Goes Dark
Leakbase.pw Hacked Password Service Goes Dark

Over the weekend, Leakbase.pw, a web site that sold subscriptions to usernames and passwords leaked in data breaches at other companies, suddenly discontinued their service. After being discontinued, the domain was redirected to Troy Hunt's https://haveibeenpwned.com/ site, which allows users to check to see if specific email addresses have been listed in a data breach.

At the time of its shutdown, no official reason had been as to why the service was being discontinued. Brian Krebs noted that an anonymous source had stated that the service being shutdown may have been due to a Dutch law enforcement sting. According to the Krebs' source, the operators of Leakbase had allegedly sold goods on the on the dark web marketplace Hansa, which was seized by the Dutch police over the summer.

The operators of Leakbase adamantly deny that their shutdown had anything to do with law enforcement. In response to our queries, Leakbase has told BleepingComputer that they have shutdown the service simply because it was becoming too competitive and lost its allure.

Despite LeakBase denying current rumors, it should be noted that Brian Krebs is rarely wrong in his reporting. bleepingcomputer.com

Investment Houses To Start Demanding Answers From Retailers
Real damage of virtual reality - The $2 Trillion Problem
Cybercrime exceeds all other offences combined

We still think in physical dimensions, even when it comes to cybercrime. We think of credit card fraud, data theft, privacy intrusion, financial theft, copyright infringement, extortion, or of the vast possibilities of a black market protected by the anonymity of crypto currencies.

Admittedly, we and our police forces have a real problem: in many countries, cybercrime now exceeds all other offences combined. It is estimated that in advanced economies - those which are best connected - one in 10 will fall victim to criminals with the mouse in hand instead of a gun. Juniper Research estimates that by 2019 the damage of internet criminality will exceed two trillion US dollars.

This is terrible, but obvious. What we do not consider thoroughly enough are the retail risks cyber attacks present to corporations. We do not think enough about the possible damage to our shares and bonds.

With geopolitical tensions rising they will also become more numerous. It is, therefore, immensely important for retail investors like us as well as for professional fund managers and investment analysts to know how well prepared the companies in which we invest our money really are when the next attack happens.

Have they segmented their internal networks, or are all on one string? How often and how securely do they store their data on insulated systems? How well do they cooperate with national cyber crime institutions? Do they have a 24-hour cyber security team in permanent alert, like fire fighters in a refinery, for instance? (WannaCry could have been stopped with an immediate computer shutdown. But who knew?) Do they have a regular IT security audit by a reputable company like Kaspersky Labs? Do they have sufficient insurance cover for cyber damage? Is spare capacity in place to guarantee continuity? Can things switch to manual in an instant? Are old fax machines and telexes still operable, as they have proven to be attack proof at Maersk? Do people still know how to use pen and paper?

The answers to such questions should be given to all investors by including them in annual financial statements. For instance, in the form of a clean bill of health by a leading cyber security company or by respective national cyber security agencies.

Editor's Note: If you think the pressure on cyber security has been mounting over the last five years just wait until the first investment house turns your retailer down or unloads their position in your retailer specifically because of your program. As this is the first article we've seen from the financial community talking about the need to start demanding information on program management and having a "clean bill of health." Makes sense. timesofmalta.com

Cyber crime is now worth more worldwide than the drugs industry
"If government bodies and companies don't put proper procedures in place soon then it's like leaving the keys in the front door of the bank and walking out.

"Your information might have been taken and you wouldn't even know as so many companies would prefer to pay in Bitcoin and cover it up then go public about the attack in case it affects their business' reputation." As in the recent Uber breach. independent.ie

Cloud computing and the amplified insider threat
The Key Risk Indicators - Getting Hit is 50-50

When it comes to insider threats, the nature of the threats is largely the same regardless of the computing environment, such as whether the data and apps reside on-premises, public cloud, or provide cloud - the risk of data exfiltration, data destruction, theft, and similar is ever-present.

One of the most troublesome aspects of insider threats is just how random they can be. When it comes to insiders gone awry, you never really know what will set an insider off. It could be high levels of debt they've accumulated, a substance addiction, blackmail, a personal life that's suddenly gone troublesome and so forth. It could also be aspects closer to work: business reasons that involve perceived poor pay, fear of being fired, or feelings of being overlooked. All enterprises of all sizes have to be concerned about insider threats.

How do enterprise security teams view the insider risk? According to the Insider Threat Report survey, produced by Crowd Research Partners, enterprises view too many users with excessive access privileges (37 percent), an increasing number of devices with access to sensitive data (36 percent), and the increasing complexity of information technology (35 percent) as the key insider risk enablers.

Also, fifty-two percent of the survey respondents suffered an insider attack in the previous 12 months, and twenty-seven percent of said insider attacks have become more frequent. securityboulevard.com



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

1. LPRC Introduction - Who They Are & What They Do
- Watch Now!
2. Future of LP: Innovation, Evaluation, Collaboration - Watch Now!
3. LP/AP Supports Total Enterprise Success - Watch Now!
4. LPRC Research Update - Watch Now!
5. Innovation and Action - Watch Now!
6. Command & Control: SOCLab Operations - Watch Now!

Command & Control: SOCLab Operations

Episode 6

Fred Becker, Corporate Director of Loss Prevention, Bloomingdale's
Tom Meehan, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, CONTROLTEK USA

In this sixth and final episode of our 2017 "Precision LP Impact" Conference series, learn about the LPRC's Command & Control: Security Operations Center Lab (or SOCLab) Operations.

Fred Becker of Bloomingdales and Tom Meehan, formerly of Bloomingdales and now with CONTROLTEK USA, walk us through the LPRC's SOCLab Innovation Chain plans and how the many ways they're working to support strategic crisis and investigative operations.

This LPNN special series was designed to give you a thorough understanding of the only team-driven LP & AP academic efforts in retail history.

We hope you watch the entire series and learn how an academic approach is helping LP & AP impact the Total Retail Enterprise.

If you would like to learn more about the LPRC or get involved, please visit lpresearch.org.


Sponsored By:




"We're expecting an all-out assault this holiday season,"
Various Online Frauds Hitting Retailers This Christmas

Several factors are coming together all at once to make what may be a catastrophic fraud season: there's the increase in online shopping. There's the increasing sophistication of online fraud operations, including account takeover fraud. There's even a pile of illicit data from the dark web that's making such operations a lot easier than they once were.

"We're expecting an all-out assault this holiday season," and that some unexpected targets would be part of the mix.

Account takeover fraud is on the rise, as is stolen financials fraud, and that's driving much greater retail fraud losses this year than were seen last year. Fraud actually declined in the higher-value markets, while soaring in the lower-value markets, not incorrectly figuring that such venues just weren't prepared to be hit.

Though some businesses are actually refusing to do business in certain high-fraud areas, the global nature of e-commerce represents a fight too big to win by just saying "no sale" in certain areas.

Vigilance and better solutions are the only real ways to fight back. Any other way is either too soft on fraud or too hard on actual business to succeed. paymentweek.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Has To Operate Quite Differently In Mexico
Mexico is a big growth opportunity for Amazon, but it requires accepting cash payments and avoiding robberies.

In a nation where just about everyone prefers to pay cash, Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB are pushing a hybrid payment system to encourage more shoppers to go online. Amazon is letting people pay for goods ordered on its website at the corner convenience store, while Wal-Mart's local unit and retail giant Grupo Elektra SAB have set up kiosks at megastores that work much the same way.

Behind the shift is a population slow to set up formal banking accounts, with less than half of all adults in Mexico carrying around credit cards. stocknews.com

Mobile Drove 40% of Online Sales on Cyber Monday & 54% on Black Friday
How Does That Impact Fraud?

High Flying Ulta Beauty
Online sales account for 9% of sales & was up 60% in Q3


Stillwater, OK: Police investigating theft of $1,885 form Walmart and Dollar General
While the cashier's back was turned, the man reached around the register and pushed the cash-tend button then quickly placed a credit card near the card reader. The register drawer opened and then man told the cashier he had used his credit card to complete the purchase. In the confusion, the cashier thought the man had made a legitimate purchase of the $1085 worth of merchandise and gift cards. An hour later, the two suspects pulled the same manuever at the Dollar General on 6th Avenue in Stillwater. They were able to make off with $800 in gift cards and merchandise in that incident. okcfox.com

Allentown, PA: Two Arrested in Forgery Ring across 5 Counties
An Allentown pair are jailed in a forgery ring that included counterfeiting thousands and spending the phony cash at stores spanning five counties. Bethlehem police at 7:35 p.m. July 31 received a call from a Walgreens employee, who reported a man later identified as Priest attempted to pass five counterfeit $20 bills. Priest allegedly was using the phony bills to buy prepaid debit cards. Police stopped the vehicle and seized numerous receipts from stores for purchases of prepaid debit cards and gift cards; various gift cards; counterfeit U.S. currency and methamphetamine. Also found were seven counterfeit $20 bills, as well as an authentic $20 bill in Priest's possession. More gift cards, receipts and counterfeit bills were found in Ortiz's purse. Court records show the pair were successful in buying more than $2,000 worth of items and received more than $1,325 in cash as change for the phony bills at Wal-Mart, Staples, Giant and Walgreens stores. poconorecord.com

Thousand Oaks, CA: 2 Men Arrested in Home Depot Tool Theft
Two men were arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony grand theft after allegedly stealing tools from a Home Depot in Thousand Oaks. The thefts were reported around 3:35 p.m. Sunday. Oxnard Police later spotted the Mustang and officers conducted a traffic stop and found the stolen property in the vehicle. Both men were arrested on suspicion of grand theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit a crime. vcstar.com

Houston, TX: Houston police to release video of "Grinch" suspected of stealing holiday packages
Police will release surveillance video Monday of a serial thief who dresses as the Grinch, police say. Police say the suspect is believed to be responsible for dozens of thefts throughout the Houston area. The suspected thief was first identified by a retailers' group called the Greater Houston Loss Prevention Alliance. The group is comprised of loss-prevention representatives from Kroger, H-E-B, Fiesta, Target, Walmart, Walgreens and more. chron.com

Nashville, TN: Two arrested using Stolen Credit Card #'s to purchase $3,000 of T- Mobile phones

Dayton, OH: $4,000 of Cigarettes stolen in Gas Station Burglary

Wilmington, DE: Delaware State Police seeking female who stole $1,000 in Sunglasses

Concord, CA: Two arrested in thefts at Sun Valley Mall; Merchandise was recovered from several stores

New South Wales, AU: 7 Charged in Identity Theft and Fraud Racket

Hong Kong: Smash & Grab thieves flee with $184,000 in handbags; 14 Hermes and one YSL bag stolen from a store in the Man Yee Building

Submit your ORC Association News

Visit the ORC Resource Center


Shootings & Deaths

Update: Citrus Heights, CA: Police search for 3 Rite Aid Pharmacy Robbers, men accused of knocking down, killing 87 year old woman
Family members are mourning an 87-year-old woman who died after being knocked out as three robbers ran out of a Citrus Heights pharmacy stealing prescription drugs, police said. The woman, later identified as Marilyn Stribley, was entering the store when she was pushed backward, fell and was knocked unconscious. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found that Stribley had no pulse and began lifesaving measures. She went to the hospital where she later died Saturday, police said. kcra.com

Vernon Township, PA: Man charged with Homicide in Robbery at GNC store; 21 yr old employee killed
Pennsylvania State Police have charged a suspect in the murder of a western Pa. GNC employee and the robbery of that store. 34-year-old Adam Greenlee of Fredonia, Pa., was arraigned on the charges Saturday night. He's charged with stabbing 21-year-old Patrick Kozminski in the head and neck multiple times, killing him. police say it happened at the GNC store in Vernon Township, Crawford County around 7 p.m. Thursday. Kozminzki's body wasn't found until 8 a.m. Friday. Police also say $250 was also missing from the cash register and store safe. wkbn.com

Colonial Heights, VA: Man arrested, charged in PacSun shooting
A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged for allegedly shooting a man inside a store at Southpark Mall. Officials report that Jerry L. Brooks Jr. was taken into custody without incident by the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force. Brooks was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. The shooting at Southpark Mall prompted a lock-down after two men got into an altercation and one shot was fired inside the PacSun store. he victim, who suffered one gunshot wound to the chest, and was in critical condition. The shooter fled the mall. wtkr.com

St Louis, MO: Four shot inside C-Store

Kennesaw, GA: Whole Foods evacuated after gunman threatened suicide outside store

Robberies & Thefts

New undercover operation leads to 50 arrests in 3 days at retail outlets across Louisville
It's a new operation that creates a blanket of security, networked together in a law enforcement app. When an undercover officer spots a shoplifter, there's no need to call dispatch. They ping an officer outside, who's waiting for the suspect. "It cuts down on the lag time," said St. Matthews Sgt. Jeff Hancock.

Along with LMPD officers and loss prevention officers from across the state, St. Matthews Police officers are using the system to put a major dent in shoplifting at several spots around the area.

Shops in Mall St. Matthews, Shelbyville Road Plaza and Springhurst Shopping Center and shoplifting hot spots like Target, Walmart and Kroger have gone cold. Police made more than 50 arrests in three days during the "retail theft initiative" and in some instances uncovered more than just shoplifting. wdrb.com

Houston, TX: Smash & Grab robbery at a Jewelry store results in a false report of gunshots at Memorial City Mall

Robbery Crew (5 Men) Wanted - Hitting C-Stores in Sacramento County

UK: London: Gang armed with samurai sword and machetes in smash-and-grab raid on Fleet Street watch boutique

UK: JD Sports kits out all stores with new security technology; All JD Sports stores across Europe and Australia will use new anti-theft technology on garments, following the completion of a successful trial

Jared in the Parkway Square Shopping Center, Tukwila, WA reported a Grab & Run on 12/1, item valued at $2,799

Kay Jewelers in the Southland Shopping Center, Pleasant Hills, PA reported a Grab & Run on 11/30, item valued at $479

Kay Jewelers in the Sunvalley Mall, Concord, CA reported a Grab & Run on 12/2, item valued at $2,699

Kay Jewelers in the Knoxville Center, Knoxville, TN reported a Grab & Run on 12/2, item valued at $3,699

Piercing Pagoda in the Southland Mal, Hayward, CA reported a Grab & Run on 12/1, item valued at $1,999

Piercing Pagoda in the Serramonte Mall, Daly City, CA reported a Grab & Run on 12/1/, item valued at $899

Piercing Pagoda in the Meadows Mall, Las Vegas, NV reported a Grab & Run on 12/2, item valued at $1,699

Zales in the Cherry Creek Mall, Denver, CO reported a Grab & Run on 12/2, item valued at $179

Zale's in the Clybourn Square, Chicago, IL reported a Burglary on 12/3, items valued at $4,700

Sentencings & Arrests

Albuquerque, NM: Police arrest man and woman for two armed robberies

Burbank, CA: Armed robber arrested, linked to other crimes in North Hollywood

Ann Arbor, MI: Teen who smashed counter at Macy's, crashed stolen van gets probation


44 counterfeit $100 bills found in Rutland, VT

Bomb Threats

Nashville, TN: Suspicious package prompts evacuation of Goodwill in Berry Hill

North Richland Hills, TX: Fire dept. investigates Target bomb threat


AT&T - Washington, DC - Armed Robbery
Burlington - East Windsor, CT - Robbery
C-Store - Columbus, NE - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Topeka, KS - Robbery
C-Store - Mobile, AL - Burglary
C-Store - Winston-Salem, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - St Tammany, LA - Burglary
C-Store - Sparks, NV - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Glen Rock, NJ - Robbery
C-Store - Ames, IA - Robbery
C-Store- Washington, DC - Armed Robbery
CVS - Kansas City, MO = Armed Robbery
Dollar General - St Tammany, LA - Burglary
Dollar General - Lancaster County, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Swatara Township, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Franklin, TN - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Warner Robbins, GA - Robbery
Family Dollar - Harrison Township, OH - Robbery
Family Dollar - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Robbery
H-E-B - Bryan, TX - Robbery
Jewelry Store - Chicago, IL - Burglary
Liquor Store - Pawtucket, RI - Armed Robbery (2 stabbed)
Liquor Store - Dayton, OH - Burglary
McDonalds - Finneytown, OH - Robbery
Rite Aid - Carmichael, CA - Robbery
Rite Aid - Rutherford, NJ - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
Speedway - Pitt County, NC - Armed Robbery
Target - Newport News, VA - Burglary
T-Mobile - Washington, DC - Armed Robbery
Tyga's Last Kings - Los Angeles, CA - Burglary
7-Eleven - San Diego, Ca - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
25 robberies
7 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings




Christopher Coffey, CFI
named Asset Protection Manager for Saks Fifth Avenue

Chanalue Knibbs
named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Region 14, Metro NY for Burlington Stores

Submit Your New Hires/Promotions or New Position



Featured Job Spotlights


AVP, Global Executive Protection & Physical Security
Marlborough, MA

The Assistant Vice President, Global Executive Protection and Physical Security develops and executes ongoing strategies to minimize risks to the senior level executives of the organization as well as assists in ensuring the successful strategy and implementation of global Home Office Campus and Corporate buildings premises security and life and safety operations...

Sr. Director Asset Protection Retail Operations
Austin, TX

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...

Director of Organizational Safety and Security
New York, NY

The Director of Organizational Safety and Security is responsible for promoting the Loss Prevention key objectives through ensuring the safety, security, and protection of company assets within the corporate environment...


Senior Market AP Manager- Southern California
Burbank, CA
This Senior Market Asset Protection Manager contributes to REI's success by supporting improved profitability for the co-op through reduced inventory shrinkage, improved margin, reduced Workers Comp and GL claims and premiums, retail and supply chain management...

Regional Asset Protection Director
Seattle, WA

The Regional Loss Prevention Director will lead Loss Prevention programs for designated Districts and Stores within assigned Region. Reviews Loss Prevention program processes in stores to drive shrink reduction and bottom line profits. Provides leadership to LP teams and stores in the management of critical incidents...

Senior Manager of Investigations
Dublin, CA
● This position will lead the Internal Theft Investigations Team - based out of our Dublin Corporate Office
They are responsible for company-wide theft lead generation, field/corporate investigations and case closures...

Senior Manager of Crisis Operations
Dublin, CA
This position will lead a team of Crisis Mangers, Senior Analysts and Crisis Analysts based out of our Dublin Corporate Office
They are responsible for all crisis response efforts, company-wide communication, safe travel program and any company threats...

Area LP Manager - Nor Cal
Sacramento, CA

The Area Loss Prevention Manager (ALPM) drives shrink improvement and asset protection programs for two (2) to four (4) Districts which contain approximately 25-65 Ulta Beauty Stores. The Area Loss Prevention Manager is responsible to assess store procedures, promote awareness and methods to prevent, protect and control losses and protect company assets and make recommendations to improve inventory shrinkage, safety and overall store controls...

Store Loss Prevention Manager
Daly City, CA

Store Loss Prevention Managers are responsible for leading Loss Prevention functions within a specific location and for partnering with Store Operations in an effort to prevent company loss. You will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results...

Regional Manager Loss Prevention, Audit & Firearms Compliance
Indianapolis, IN

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...

District Asset Protection Manager - Detroit/Saginaw
Taylor, MI

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...

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...

Featured Jobs

To apply to any of today's Featured Jobs, Click Here

Today's Daily Job Postings from all around the net - Appearing today only

To apply to today's Internet Jobs, Click Here

Sponsor Today's Internet Jobs 



5 Traits of Natural-Born Mentors
A mentor can make all the difference in the start of a person's career. They can help guide you through the beginning offer wisdom and support and help you navigate the tricky ropes of getting settled into a new position or career. If you're looking for a great mentor, look for someone with these qualities. Never stop learning

Your Career Needs Many Mentors, Not Just One  These days, finding a mentor is truly valuable for one's career, but now it's rare that people only have one mentor. By having more than one mentor, you can broadan the scope of what you can learn, especially if your mentors vary in stages of their careers. Here's what to keep in mind when selecting different mentors. Cast a wide net

Last week's #1 articles --

7 Leadership Lessons From a Former Disney Executive 
During his ten years serving as the EVP of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort, Lee Cockerell was in charge of 40,000 employees. He used Disney's "Great Leader Strategies" to develop over 7,000 leaders at Walt Disney World, and here's what he learned on how to be a great leader. Everyone matters

These 7 Leadership Styles Allow Great Executives To Tackle Any Situation 
Great leaders don't just have one leadership mode. Leaders are faced with all sorts of challenges and that requires different approaches. As your organization and team grows, so should your leadership skills. Here's 7 styles you'll want to adapt. Encouraging vs. Empowering


Submit Your Group LP Selfie Today!


Looking at one's career should be viewed as a long-term investment tool that maximizes the individual's return on their efforts. Similar to any other investment strategy, a career is the building blocks for retirement. However, as most studies show, job satisfaction and recognition is as important and in some studies more important than monetary rewards. So how one reaches a balance is the key and making sure you challenge yourself about them periodically is wise.

Just a Thought,
Gus Downing

We want to post your tips or advice... Click here

Not getting the Daily? Is it ending up in your spam folder?
Please make sure to add d-ddaily@downing-downing.com to your contact list, address book, trusted sender list, and/or company whitelist to ensure you receive our newsletter. 
Want to know how? Read Here

FEEDBACK    /    www.downing-downing.com    /    Advertise with The D&D Daily