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December 9, 2013

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Gary Zamberletti was promoted Assistant Vice President, Director of Loss Prevention for TJX Companies.
  Gary was previously the Manager of Loss Prevention and has been at TJX Companies for over four years. He has held other loss prevention leadership roles including Divisional Director of Loss Prevention - Kmart Retail for Sears Holdings Corporation, Divisional Vice President - Kmart Retail for Sears Holdings Corporation, Divisional Director for Kmart Corporation and Loss Prevention District Manager for Kmart Corporation. Congratulations Gary!
 

Bill Titus was named Managing Director for Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Bill was previously the Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety for Sears Holdings Corporation for ten years. He was also chairman for the Loss Prevention Research Council for a number of years. Bill has held a variety of loss prevention industry leadership roles including SVP of Loss Prevention for Office Max and Vice President Regional Manager for TJX Companies. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Management from the University of Southern California. Congratulations Bill!
 

Gina Guardamondo was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention for Finish Line.  Gina has been with Finish Line for over eight years, previously working as their Regional Loss Prevention Manager. Before that, she worked in a number of retail companies serving as a loss prevention leader. She has been the Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Limited Brands, Area Loss Prevention Manager for Lowe's, Regional Investigator for Express, District Investigator for Charlotte Russe, and Assets Protection Team Leader for Target. Gina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Psychology from San Diego State University and California State University. Congratulations Gina!
 

In Houston, Armored Cars Are Doing the Opposite of Dissuading Robbers - with 33% of nations total armored car robberies this year  Harris County, which includes Houston, has had 11 armored-car robberies since January, roughly a third of the nationwide total this year. All 11 robberies in the Houston region occurred outside banks, check-cashing stores and other businesses as the guards were handling thousands of dollars in cash while walking to or from their trucks or servicing A.T.M.’s. In years past, robbers would typically point guns at armored-car crews and order them to drop the money bags. This year, the culprits have been more aggressive, seemingly unafraid to pull the trigger. "Some of these guys would pull up in a car or they’d approach on foot, and they just would immediately start shooting, with no verbal commands to ‘Drop the bag’ or ‘Give me the money’ or anything,” said Special Agent Mark Michalek, the supervisor of the F.B.I.’s bank robbery task force in Houston. “You’ve got cars going back and forth, people, women and children. There’s just this indiscriminate immediate firing.” Company guards have been shooting back. One shot and killed a gunman who tried to enter an armored truck outside a movie multiplex in January. Another who was shot near a drive-through A.T.M. in October fired several rounds, striking the getaway vehicle, while his partner shot a suspect in the shoulder. Yet another guard protected a money bag by dropping to the ground and opening fire at a group of armed robbers. GardaWorld has been targeted four times this year — two guards were shot by robbers in January and October, and none were harmed in two other attacks. In addition to issuing the public threat to would-be robbers, GardaWorld has increased its security, surveillance and tactical-weapons training; added a third person to the usual two-person crews in some trucks; and put shotgun-wielding guards in so-called chase vehicles to follow the trucks on their routes or monitor their stops. The company has also started a public awareness campaign intended to tear down the stereotype of lackluster rent-a-cops and to reassure its clients and the public. (Source nytimes.com)

Wal-Mart's Costs Connected to Mexican Bribery Case Reach $400M  
Wal-Mart hires chief compliance officers and anti-corruption directors and staff to go with them in each market and region  Wal-Mart “is taking a systematic approach to improve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance in every market in which it operates, drawing on corporate best practices that will help enhance, over time, an FCPA compliance program that will make Walmart an even better company,” the company said on its website. (Source arkansasbusiness.com)

FMI and ReposiTrak Partner to Provide Food Safety Traceability Platform for Food Retailers  Under the agreement, ReposiTrak will be the exclusive solution provider endorsed by FMI in connection with the food and drug safety traceability of goods and related services, including document management. FMI will introduce ReposiTrak to its members, which operate nearly 40,000 stores and 25,000 pharmacies. Dr. Hilary Thesmar, FMI vice president for food safety programs remarked, “ReposiTrak is appealing because it is interoperable and can work with any system retailers have in place now for tracing products and can “talk” with other software systems. ReposiTrak augments our existing food and drug safety efforts, such as Rapid Recall Exchange and SQFI (Safe Quality Foods Institute), with a proven, comprehensive and easy to implement solution that doesn’t require systems changes and is extremely cost effective.” (Source businesswire.com)

NRF calculated retail industry job gains at 13,500 from October, and 268,500 year-over-year

13 Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal DDoS attack

PayAnywhere signs deal with Discover for PayPal payment card acceptance
U.S. mPOS payments technology vendor PayAnywhere has partnered with Discover Financial Services to provide PayAnywhere-affiliated merchants with the ability to accept PayPal at the point of sale. PayPal has more than 55 million active customers in the U.S., an increasing number of whom are using the PayPal payment card. PayAnywhere merchants can begin accepting PayPal at the point of sale for card-present transactions around Dec. 20. (Source mobilepaymentstoday.com)

The Rise of Bitcoin
Created in 2009, Bitcoin has grown into the world’s largest virtual currency, traded on exchanges around the world. It’s the product of open-source software and a decentralized network of electronic “miners,” making it a multibillion-dollar experiment in monetary privatization and perhaps the first step toward an age when the digital economy outgrows the restraints of nation states and wallets full of paper. (Source bloomberg.com)

Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit says partial takedown of ZeroAccess, one of the world's largest botnets, is an example of the role that collaboration between business and law enforcement can play in battling cybercrime  Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, collaborating with the FBI, Europol's European Cybercrime Centre and other technology companies, shuttered 18 European information providers and blocked traffic from American Internet service providers to those illicit European sites. Microsoft also filed a lawsuit in a Texas federal court on Dec. 5 against "John Does" seeking a permanent injunction and unspecified damages. (Source govinfosecurity.com)

Shoplifting on the rise this holiday season
The most recent annual report from the Vermont Department of Public safety says total property loss due to theft was $21 million in the state. Thefts are on the rise this holiday season in Vermont. (Source wcax.com)

23% increase in security officer assaults in November over 2012 - 8 security officers died in line of duty in U.S.

PC Magazine reports a majority of Mobile Apps have serious security flaws
Apps frequently have access to data they don't need, or permissions to use hardware and services that have nothing to do with what they do. A recent study shows the problems are much more widespread than we thought. HP researchers examined more than 2,000 iOS apps between October and November and found that nine out of ten apps had serious vulnerabilities, according to the study released last month. (Source securitywatch.pcmag.com)

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results

Ingles Markets Q4 up 1.3% with total sales, less gasoline, up 1.8%
American Eagle Q3 down 5% with net revenue down 6%


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New Card Skimmer Attaches To A Real POS Card Reader Like A Nasty Succubus  Brian Krebs has found a fascinating example of a card skimmer – essentially a machine that steals your credit card number – that masquerades as a real POS terminal. The skimmer fits over the ubiquitous Verifone POS reader and even reads key-presses. It is virtually indistinguishable from the actual POS card reader and can be slipped on and off without the retailer's knowledge – or, more chillingly, with the retailer's consent. (Source techcrunch.com)
 

 







 



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ASC 2013: Strategies for Spreading Safety Down the Supply Chain
With the collapse of the Rana Plaza building and the natural disasters across the ocean in Japan and Thailand, it is a reminder to suppliers that their plight is linked to the fortune of the companies that do business with them. According to risk-management expert Clayton Shoup, it's not enough anymore for companies to simply manage EHS within their own walls. "With consumers and investors increasingly focused on corporate social responsibility, firms must take steps to ensure that their suppliers are operating safely and treating their workers humanely - or risk a broadside blow to their reputations." With the changing dynamics of supply chain management comes opportunities for companies to show their influence on EHS practices, Shoup said in a presentation at the ASC conference. One of the most common strategies is to develop a supplier code of conduct that will outline a firm's expectations regarding worker safety and health, or another common route is to have the supplier sign a declaration of compliance. Another way to manage safety of suppliers is to set up a process for self-assessments to make sure they are complying with the agreed-upon safety standards and practices. (Source ehstoday.com)
 

 

Thought Challenge
 

Armed Robberies and Active Shooters, a Training Challenge

By Adam Smith CFE, CFI
Senior Regional Asset Protection Manager
Winn Dixie

A man walks into a building with a gun, what should you do? Well, it may depend on the circumstances.

“If this, then that” scenarios are not ideal during violent incidents, especially when you’re dealing with retail organizations consisting of thousands of employees. Keeping the message simple is the best way to communicate any program. However, as it relates to an armed gunman, it’s not that easy.

Active shooters are a real threat to retailers, and many are educating their employees on how to react to them. Even if there is not training in the workplace, the department of Homeland Security has launched an aggressive public service messaging campaign. These ads can be seen on billboards, in print, and video. As it relates to active shooters, the department of Homeland Security has done a good job keeping the message simple with three words: run, hide, and fight. During an active shooter event, the assumption is made that, given an opportunity; an active shooter will harm anyone they come in contact with. This explains why “run” and “hide” are the first priority. Moreover, by “fight” being the last resort, it is again assumed that the active shooter will harm any person they come in contact with. This message is very easy to remember and apply.

The department of Homeland Security has given us a good framework for an active shooter response. However, as retailers, we sometimes have a different type of gunman enter our stores – the armed robber. During an armed robbery, employees are generally instructed to do as they are told. Most often, the armed robber leaves with cash or merchandise, but nobody is injured. If there are injuries, they typically result in someone resisting. If we used a one-word description of the response to an armed robbery, it may be “comply.” Furthermore, panic buttons are sometimes discouraged for the same reason – comply and call the police afterward. While many would discourage panic buttons during an armed robbery, most would consider them a resource during an active shooter incident. This further demonstrates the difference between the two types of incidents.

Each response standing on its own is very clear, but when you combine the two, it gets slightly more complicated. Both incidents begin with a gunman. It’s only once the gunman makes a demand do we know if we’re dealing with an active shooter or an armed robber. As it relates to active shooters, this could be too late. In both cases, a weapon is normally pointed at someone. This moment, possibly only a matter of seconds, will determine if a shot will be fired or a demand for money will be made.

This is where the issue gets muddy for retailers. Unfortunately, retailers may not have the option of a simple message to their employees. However, while the messaging is complicated by the two types of gunman, the issue may not be as confusing as first thought. First or all, active shooters are rare - horrific, but rare. Secondly, employees are smart and self-aware. While it may be initially unclear what the gunman’s intentions are, employees will quickly determine what they are and adjust accordingly. Additionally, active shooters are sometimes known to victims, giving employees insight into the intentions of the gunman. It would be improbable that someone known to store employees would openly conduct an armed robbery, as armed robbers do not intend to be caught.

It’s still very possible to give employees some direction on how to handle active shooters and armed robberies, but it may not be as simple as each would be on its own. Active shooters have become a reality in today’s society. In order to proactively address the issue, it may require additional resources. However, it may also provide an opportunity for Loss Prevention departments to add additional value to the business. Furthermore, by genuinely caring for employees, they may identify more closely with the goals of the organization.
 

 


 

Recent $500,000 Michael Kors robbery part of robbery spree
Connected to similar robberies around the U.S., including Maine, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland  Police are asking for information connected to a robbery that took place at a Michael Kors store on Saturday morning. According to authorities, three men robbed the store and stole about $500,000 worth of leather items and watches. Police determined that the suspects disabled the store's alarm system and broke the lock off the front door. A preliminary investigation revealed the robbery took place between 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Saturday. The suspect were wearing gloves and ski masks at the time of the robbery. This description is related to similar reports of robberies in Maine, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland. (Source fox23news.com)

Fake grenade causes scare at Southridge Mall Friday morning
A 75-year-old West Allis man was arrested after a fake grenade on his car's dashboard caused a scare at Southridge Mall Friday morning, police say. Police quickly located the owner of the car, who said the grenade was fake. As a precautionary measure, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Bomb Squad was called to examine the grenade. A large area of the mall was taped off as a result. The bomb squad declared the scene safe around 11:30 a.m. Nobody was injured during the incident. (Source 620wtmj.com)

6 Arrested in Theft of Mexican Truck With Radioactive Waste 
The group was arrested Thursday night and taken to a hospital in Pachuca, 60 miles north of here and not far from the small town where the truck and the material, cobalt 60, were found Wednesday after armed robbers stole them Monday. One of the people, a 16-year-old boy, was vomiting and had signs of possible radiation sickness, while the others were taken to the hospital as a precaution before all were cleared and released in the late afternoon and turned over to the federal police. Editors note: Seems like just a street gang that didn't know what they were getting into. (Source nytimes.com)

Hatchet-wielding man injures several Sunday morning at Marshall, TX, Wal-Mart


Concerned Citizens capture a Hermes purse thief in Fashion Valley, San Diego  Thieves in Fashion Valley got a taste of Justice when they decided to walk into the High-end store “Hermes” and steal several purses. Concerned citizens helped chase the suspects down and point officers in the right direction. One suspect was arrested, the second managed to get away. (Source sandiego6.com)


Toys R Us in Watchung, New Jersey reports a storage trailer burglary
Police are investigating the theft of merchandise from a trailer parked in the rear of the Toys R Us store. Employees reported the theft immediately after discovering it. According to police they said the trailer was broken into sometime between Nov. 25 and 12:06 a.m. on Nov. 28. An unknown amount of merchandise was removed. (Source nj.com)

Two men arrested in attempted robbery of Shipley Hill, Maryland Rent-A-Center Police arrested two men who tried to hold up a RAC in Shipley Hill at gunpoint Saturday afternoon. The men walked into the store, carrying handguns and forced the manager and three employees to lie on the floor. When police arrived, they saw two men by the back counter, who began walking "nonchalantly" to the front of the store. The officers confronted the men, who had been waiting in the store for the safe to be opened, and arrested them. (Source baltimoresun.com)

Kansas City man robs a CVS with a Meat Cleaver; suspect arrested
A 29 yr. old suspect was arrested Saturday after witnesses who followed him from the store saw him board a bus. Police say the suspect entered the CVS Pharmacy about 4:15 p.m. Saturday, jumped the counter and threatened the clerk, forcing her to give him access to the cash register. Police stopped the bus and arrested the suspect.  (Source kansascity.com)

Husband and wife charged with felony theft at Kohl’s in Sandusky, Ohio; $1000 of merchandise recovered  The two were each charged with felony theft, possession of criminal tools and tampering with evidence. Michael Gish was also charged with resisting arrest, obstruction and drug possession. It was shortly before noon when the department store’s security officer stopped the couple as they tried to leave with a cart full of clothing. (Source sanduskyregister.com)

Kay Jewelers hit with a grab and run of two diamond tennis bracelets valued at over $9000 from the St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf, Maryland  While both items were in control of the Sales Associate the suspects asked to see them side by side to see which one they liked the best. When the sales associate had them together in her hand, one of the suspects grabbed both bracelets and they fled the store through Macy's.



Kay Jewelers robbed Saturday evening in Monroe, NC; $33,000 of merchandise stolen  A masked gunman entered the store and immediately grabbed the cash from the register. The suspect ordered a sales associate to remove merchandise from selected showcase. A total of 33 items were stolen valued at over $33,000. No one was injured. (Source wdam.com)


Three shoplifters arrested following a high-risk traffic stop in Sturgeon Bay, New Jersey  Three people allegedly involved in thefts from Wal-Mart were arrested Thursday afternoon following a high-risk traffic stop in Sturgeon Bay. According to information released this weekend, store security recognized one of the individuals as a person suspected of stealing electronics previously and were able to get a vehicle description. (Source doorcountydailynews.com)

Mount Prospect, IL Police track a Sprint store robbery suspect who hit for $88,000 tracking one of the stolen iPads  Marvin L. Jones Jr., 25, and another man walked into the Sprint store Tuesday and ordered the three people inside into a bathroom while they stole 46 Apple products and 134 cell phones totaling $88,400. (Source chicago.cbslocal.com)



Smash and grab hit clothing store on Canal Street in New Orleans, caught on video  The video shows the man smashing a glass door with what appears to be a milk crate. He then enters the clothing store and grabs pants from two racks before leaving. (Source nola.com)



Mississippi Authorities target peddlers of counterfeit goods; over $500,000 seized this year  Since July 1, the Attorney General’s office and local law enforcement have seized 2,496 counterfeit goods with a total estimated street value of $514,000. Last fiscal year, law enforcement seized 18,000-plus items with a total street value of $491,000. The AG credits the drop in seized items not only to diligent work by his investigators and law enforcement officers but retailers and customers increasingly realizing how serious a crime counterfeiting merchandise is. (Source sunherald.com)

BB guns possibly used to break into a Delphos Wireless store in Dayton, Ohio

Family Dollar bandit tries to phone in robbery in Indianapolis
Police say a laid-back bandit tried to phone in a robbery. The would-be robber called the Family Dollar store at 7:40 p.m. Thursday and told the clerk who answered to empty the cash register and bring him the money outside. The caller said if the clerk failed to bring him the money, he would come inside and start shooting. The clerk called 911. When police arrived they searched outside but did not find anyone who looked like he was awaiting a cash delivery. (Source indystar.com)

 

Today's Robberies and Burglaries

Greensboro, N.C., looking for armed robber of Walmart that pointed a gun a security officer
Police search for armed robber of Kay Jewelry store at Fashion Valley Mall
Oklahoman pleads guilty to $2.3 million jewelry store robbery in South Texas mall
Keyvis McCoy wanted for several Pine Bluff, Ark., armed robberies
Employee stages robbery with former employee & boyfriend at Little Caesars, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Woman arrested in OKC bank robbery inside Walmart
Smash-and-grab thieves target Buckhead pharmacy’s ATM in Atlanta
Woman accused of robbery spree in Salt Lake Valley may enter plea deal
Walgreens – Armed Robbery - Jacksonville, FL - no injuries, suspect caught on video
Payless Shoes – Armed Robbery - Philadelphia, MS – no injuries reported
Cash and Carry – Armed Robbery – Tukwila, WA – suspect shot and killed by Police
Cumberland Farms – Armed Robbery – Colonies, NY – no injuries reported
Shoppers Lane – Armed Robbery – Columbus, OH – employees zip tied, no injuries
Walgreens – Armed Robbery – Knoxville, TN – no injuries reported
Family Dollar – Armed Robbery – Racine, WI – no injuries

 

 


 

Von Maur employee stole $15,000 in shoes - 150 pairs and sold them online in Louisville  An employee at Von Maur at Oxmoor Center is admits to stealing 150 pairs of shoes valued at $15,000, over the span of a year and a half. The warrant for his arrest states Penn confessed to the thefts when confronted by his employer. The Louisville man worked at Von Maur as a cashier. (Source wave3.com)

ID Theft gang member gets 3 years in prison in Syracuse, N.Y.
41-year-old Syracuse man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to repay $70,000 that he stole in an identity theft scheme that involved two other men. Maurice Pugh was sentenced for aggravated identity theft and access device fraud. Pugh and two others were arrested by the Secret Service last year on charges of using stolen IDs to create fake credit cards. The counterfeit cards affected 400 people and 59 financial institutions. (Source cnycentral.com)


Marshall’s employee and another woman arrested in theft scheme in South Charleston, WV  On Friday police responded to Marshall’s and arrested two suspects who attempted to steal $2191.79 worth of merchandise. Loss Prevention at Marshall's, said were investigating the scheme, which reportedly spanned from early Nov., 2013 until Dec. 6. (Source wowktv.com)
 

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Asset Protection Manager Louis Vuitton Las Vegas, NV Louis Vuitton
Regional LP Manager Michael Kors Whittier, CA Michael Kors
Regional LP Manager Spencer Gifts Chicago, IL Spencer Gifts
Director of LP Children's Place Los Angeles, CA Children's Place
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AP Manager in Training Walmart Big Spring, TX Wal-Mart
AP Manager in Training Walmart Norwalk, CT Wal-Mart
AP Manager in Training Walmart Creston, IA Wal-Mart
AP Manager in Training Walmart Del Rio, TX Wal-Mart
AP Manager in Training Walmart Odessa, TX Wal-Mart
LP Manager Kmart West Long Branch, NJ Sears Holdings Corp
District LP Manager Kmart Pensacola, FL Sears Holdings Corp
LP Manager Kmart Somerset, NJ Sears Holdings Corp
LP Manager in Training Kmart Annandale, VA Sears Holdings Corp
LP Manager Sears Columbus, OH Sears Holdings Corp
LP Manager in Training Sears Atlanta, GA Sears Holdings Corp
LP Manager Kmart Aurora, CO Sears Holdings Corp
Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's Halfmoon, NY Lowe's
Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's Portland, ME Lowe's
Manager of LP Operations Express Columbus, OH Express
Regional LP Manager Wolverine Worldwide Lexington, MA Wolverine Worldwide
       

 

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Gary Zamberletti was promoted Assistant Vice President, Director of Loss Prevention for TJX Companies.
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Stuart Rosenthal
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Beyond Secret Santa: Holiday Traditions that Build Teams  It's the season of giving and caring, so if you want to get your team to interact and become united, then use these Holiday work ideas to spread some good cheer. Good team bonding will do more than just make work fun, it reminds them of your values and policies at the company, and gives everyone a chance to learn more about each other. (Relieve holiday stress)

Three Ways to Keep Your Team Constantly  Motivated  When your top team member's work suddenly goes downhill, you may jump at the chance to give them a raise in the hopes that they will get back on track. While that may work short term, there are other, longer lasting ways to bring that spark back. Use these tips to keep them on the right path more often. (Start by finding the source)

 

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The Job Interview Research You Didn't Know You Needed To Do  Doing your research into the company, what they do, and how to answer potential questions are important, but there is one other step that is essential when interviewing for your new job: dig deeper and ask questions that will open up what it would be like to work there. Follow these tips to get more from your interviews. (The internet is your friend)
 

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