Angeles County Sheriff's Department |
Releases 'Surviving An Active
Shooter' video - Contains graphic content
Detailing a mall and warehouse shooting incident -
Inspired by true events
Most realistic we've ever seen - Released on ABC news
The sheriff's department renewed their focus on the video following the
terrorist attack in San Bernardino on Wednesday that killed 14 people and
injured 21 others. Sgt. Harry Drucker with the sheriff's department produced the
video and said the scenarios are based on or inspired by true events.
Active shooter events are increasing with one killing more than 4 people
occurring every 2.9 months. On average twenty mass shootings take place every
year in the U.S. Editor's Note: Since the San Bernadino shootings five locals have planned active
shooter training exercises. abc7.com
Mattress Firm post Vice President Loss Prevention position in Houston, TX
The Vice President of Loss Prevention develops, analyzes, and evaluates store
and DC systems, processes, and loss prevention program development. ● Oversees
field (stores & distribution center) and corporate initiatives to control losses
associated with inventory shrinkage, public liability, late or missing deposits
and loss related expenses.
Today, Mattress Firm has grown from one store in Houston, Texas to more than
1,700+ locations nationwide. Editor's Note: As reported on Nov. 30 they're
also looking at buying Hicksville, N.Y. based Sleepy's 1,050 stores in the
Northeast and mid-Atlantic as reported in WSJ article. The merged company
would have about 3,500 stores. mattressfirm.com
Sharing Information, Seeing Results -
CORCA Gets Major Coverage in NRF Stores Magazine
Carolina loss prevention coalition sees success in multi-year campaign
A very successful multi-year ORC operation named Operation Cash Back paved
the way for greater cooperation between retailers and law enforcement.
About two-and-a-half years ago, Alan Buck, area loss prevention manager of
Bed Bath and Beyond, approached Detective Shawn Blee of the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Police Department with an idea to develope an
Intranet involving law enforcement and retailers under the aegis of the
Albuquerque Retail Assets Protection Association.
The Carolina Organized Retail Crime Alliance website and Intranet became
operational about 18 months ago, allowing its 600 or so retail members to post
information about crimes and criminals. Since the launch, there has been
increased retailer-to-retailer communication, Blee notes. In October, his own
department formed its first organized retail crime unit within a squad
specializing in trending property crimes.
The fight against ORC has kicked into a higher gear, says Michael Rimiller,
district loss protection manager for Walgreens, who has been working in
western North Carolina for about a decade. "There has been an increased focus on
collaboration between retailers and law enforcement," he says.
In addition to the Internet, Rimiller says face-to-face meetings that include
law enforcement and retailers are extremely useful. "The more help we can get
putting these things together, the better we can operate," he says. He calls the
Carolina Organized Retail Crime Alliance "a useful tool, but only one
tool," since its 600 or so retail members are organized primarily around the use
of its website and Intranet.
The North Carolina merchants association is in the process of assuming
responsibility for the ORC alliance and its operation, seeing it as a key
component in combating ORC. nrf.com
Law 360 says it doesn't look good for Staples & Office Depot merger -
This will end up in the Courts
The administrative complaint makes the same kinds of claims the FTC used to
challenge Sysco Corp.'s bid to merge with rival broadline food distributor US
Foods Inc., in part by focusing on a market of nationwide customers. But here,
instead of restaurants and hotel chains, the FTC is telling the story of
businesses that pit the country's two largest office supply vendors against each
other to keep prices down. "The concept of certain customers who needed a
national option for their purchasing requirements is quite strong through the
FTC's [Sysco] complaint. "The timing probably couldn't have been worse for
Staples-Office Depot," Murino added.
Here, the FTC cautioned that Staples and Office Depot were the "best options
for most large [business to business] customers - and the only meaningful
options for some large B-to-B customers - particularly those with facilities in
multiple regions of the country." This is not really protecting consumers in
this transaction, but it is protecting larger businesses who purchase through
these contracts that often have bidding through the parties that keeps prices
down and service quality high." Sysco "is a very fresh precedent. This is
something the FTC can really hold up as a modern example of the way antitrust
jurisprudence can flow.
Everyone has to remember that part of the approval for the Office Depot and
Office Max merger ...was allowed to go through was that there was sort of an
insurance policy in that there was still one (Staples) of these two companies to
compete," Lang said. "That was a 3-2 ... and this is a 2-1 at least for
the large Fortune 500 companies that the FTC seems to be particularly concerned
Checkpoint Introduces Dual Integrated RF-RFID Labels; UNO Series Enables
Practical Migration Path to RFID
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability
solutions for the retail industry, today announced patent-pending dual RF-RFID
labels that incorporate UCODE 7 chips from NXP. The
UNO Series helps retailers protect health/beauty/cosmetics categories, hard
goods and apparel merchandise using their current electronic article
surveillance (EAS) infrastructures -- while at the same time delivering
radio-frequency identification (RFID) benefits in inventory cycle counting and
merchandise management for omni-channel fulfillment and auto replenishment.
Improving Economy Not Translating Into Increased Holiday Spending
For every U.S. consumer planning to spend more this year than in 2014, there are
1.8 customers planning to spend less. According to the research note, "These
findings suggest lower gas prices and a declining unemployment rate have done
little to help the U.S. consumer." "Only 38 percent of consumers believe the
economy is healthy and recovering, versus 46 percent a year ago."
Retail Hiring At Its Weakest Levels Since 2011
Retail hiring was on the decline again in November, down 5 percent, according to
outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas' latest report. Citing data
recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Challenger said that retail
hiring picked up a little over 394,000 jobs during the year's penultimate month
- the weakest November retail hiring pace since 2011. October growth was also
revised down from an initial figure of 214,500 to 210,400.
Challenger also noted that retail has faced unique hiring headwinds in 2015,
ironically as a result of overall strength in the job market. As employees (and
potential employees) are met with additional opportunities for full-time,
salaried and otherwise non-retail-related positions, employers in the retail
segment are experiencing a talent drain after something of a surplus for several
years of the recession.
The European Union Helps Merchants and Consumers by Reforming Its Credit-Card
Market While the U.S. Lags
The 28 countries of the European Union concluded that Visa, MasterCard and their
banks were gouging consumers and merchants. The EU made the market more open and
competitive, including setting a maximum "swipe fee" of 0.2 percent on debit
cards and 0.3 percent on credit.
Americans, by contrast, can pay as much as a dozen times more, or 4 percent, in
swipe fees on their credit cards. The U.S. has the highest swipe fees in the
"The EU's just and thoughtful action should spur policymakers in the U.S. to
take a closer look at these bloated fees which, without competition, just keep
Organized Retail Crime Unit in Overland Park busy this holiday season
The unit, which was set up a few years ago, worked with stores and shopping
centers in Overland Park, including Oak Park Mall. Police said they're also
looking for organized thieves, groups that come from other parts of the country
and even overseas to steal. It may look like a simple shoplift on the outside,"
said Officer Rick Breshears of the Overland Park Police Department. "When the
detectives start looking into it, it may be more than just a shoplift. It may be
somebody making (or) trying to make a career out of such type of activity."
Correction to yesterday's Daily
In the Turning Point Justice
press release published in yesterday's D&D Daily, Caroline Kochman was
incorrectly referred to as the Former Director of the National Association for
Shoplifting Prevention. In reality, Caroline is still -- and very happily -- the
current Executive Director of NASP.
Hoverboard bursts into flames at Washington mall,
Chipotle Closes Boston Restaurant After College
Students Report Getting Sick
Quarterly Same Store
Canada's Dollarama Q3 comp's up 6.4% with sales up 13%
Canada's lululemon Q3 comp's up 6% with net revenue up 14%
Conn's Q3 comp's up 3.8% with revenue up 6.8%
Krispy Kreme Q3 domestic comp's up 3.4% with revenue up 4.6%
Canada's Sobey's comp's non-fuel up 0.9% with sales up 1.1%
Costco Q1 comp's down 1% with net sales up 1%
The Children's Place Q3 comp's down 3% with sales up 6.4%
Barnes & Noble Education Q2 comp's down 3% with sales up 0.6%
Christopher & Banks Q3 comp's down 6.5% with net sales down 6.7%
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Two couples sentenced after defrauding huge brands and pocketing nearly $225,000
The PayPal Global Asset Protection Investigations team assisted the U.K. Sussex
Police Economic Crime Unit, with their extensive investigation into the affairs
of Adam White, Carly Pepper, Jason Agoston and Emma Lockwood. The two couples,
White in particular a career criminal, have a proven track record of committing
frauds to fund their personal lifestyles while claiming benefits through the
U.K. Social Services. The defendants committed serious fraudulent acts against
PayPal and other prolific brands. At sentencing, the key suspects were sentenced
between 12- 18 months in prison, coupled with community service and mandatory
attendance to addiction workshops. Adam White was sentenced to 5 ½ years for
orchestrating the plan plus another 6 months for breaching a previous suspended
sentence. PayPal are continuing to work with the Police to seize assets and
recover funds related to the crimes.
For further information on PayPal GAP Team, email inquiries to
North America's Cyber 'Underground' is Causing a 'Cybercrime Wave'
Forget the Deep Web; North America's Cybercrime underground is as open and
free-to-enter as they come, but no less stocked with stolen data, contraband
and illegal services. North American Underground, likens the online space to a
"glass tank"-where trade goes on in full view of the criminals and law
enforcers. But just like a glass tank "as much as it is transparent, it is also
North American cyber-underground doesn't limit membership and access. Instead,
many sites are found on the Surface Web, so that "anyone with the right
search query can enter."
But although law enforcement should theoretically have an advantage, given this
transparency, cracking down on these sites is not as simple as it sounds. Law
enforcement is actively investigating these forums but they are overwhelmed
with case load as we are experiencing a cybercrime wave," he told
Infosecurity. "Also, the life span of most underground sites is short. They
could be up one day and gone the next. Investigations will have to keep up with
this fast pace."
"These forums will slowly migrate into the dark web as we continue to disrupt
their activities," said Kellermann. "The dangerous trend here is that they
provide hybrid capabilities to traditional criminals. Extortion will explode
this year  as a result." infosecurity-magazine.com
Study highlights false sense of security in the retail sector
Shared credentials and staffing singled out as top concerns in retail
The retail industry has already seen their share of problems when it comes to
security, but a new report from Osterman Research shows that the previously
exposed weak points remain, and there's no sign of that changing any time soon.
One of the first things highlighted by the Osterman report is that while most of
the business leaders who responded to questions said they know what their
employees are doing when they access corporate assets (systems and data sets),
that really isn't the case.
On the floor, 21 percent of permanent retail workers and 61 percent of the
temporary workers use shared credentials. Moreover, more than a third of the
respondents said they couldn't identify the systems that temp employees had
Lastly, a quarter of respondents couldn't say for sure if temp workers had
accessed or shared data they shouldn't have. The same can be said for 14 percent
when it came to permanent staff.
The bottom line in the Osterman report is the existence of an immaturity and
misunderstanding among retailers about what it means to be secure. There's two
views here; either retail giants are knowingly cutting corners when it comes to
security and don't view it as a risk, or worse - they're completely unaware and
that will leave them blindsided when those shortcuts are abused.
Study Reveals Employee Error is Most Common Reason for a Breach
One-Third of In-House Counsel Have Experienced a Corporate Data Breach
More than half of in-house counsel report that their companies are increasing
spending on cybersecurity, while one-third state that their companies have
experienced a data breach, according to the ACC Foundation: The State of
Cybersecurity Report, released today by the Association of Corporate Counsel
(ACC) Foundation, which supports the mission of ACC, a global legal association
representing more than 40,000 in-house counsel in 85 countries. The report,
which is the largest study of in-house counsel on the subject of cybersecurity,
also found that breaches were more than twice as likely at the largest
companies and most likely to be the result of internal factors - employee error
or an inside job.
50 percent want to increase their role and responsibility regarding
cybersecurity, while 57 percent expect that the law department's role in cyber
matters will increase in the coming year.
Adoption of EMV chip secures transactions not data
New payment technologies might make card-present theft more difficult for
criminals, but a secure payment transaction at point of sale does not diminish
the risk of cyber fraud and data theft for the enterprise.
Many merchants have adopted the EMV chip technology for point of sale purchases,
but now criminals are taking advantage of the ease with which they can commit
digital fraud. The increase in cybercrime means that thieves are accessing the
environment, committing card not present (CNP) fraud and stealing data. The
European Central Bank released its fourth report on card fraud in July 2015. The
report concluded, "CNP fraud went up by 21%, accounting for 66% of all fraud
losses on cards." csoonline.com
Virtual product labels arriving on store shelves
SmartLabel is the name given to an initiative spearheaded by the Grocery
Manufacturers Association (GMA) that is designed to give consumers easy access
to detailed information on ingredients and hundreds of other product attributes,
such as whether food items contain ingredients from genetically modified
sources. The SmartLabel isn't a label at all, but rather a digital solution
to satisfy shoppers thirst for more information about product ingredients than
could ever fit on a label.
More than 30 major companies have committed to taking part in the
transparency initiative with a few products trickling onto shelves in late
2015 and early 2016. SmartLabel is expected to really gain traction later next
year and by the end of 2017 an estimated 30,000 products are expected to
participate in SmartLabel. Within five years, GMA estimates that more than
80% of the food, beverage, pet care, personal care and household products
that consumers buy will be using SmartLabel. chainstoreage.com
EU Cybersecurity Rules Increase Liability For Multinationals -
US Retailers Must Abide by New Rules
European Union lawmakers and member states on Monday moved a step closer to
enacting the bloc's first cybersecurity and breach reporting rules, expanding an
already thorny patchwork of laws that multinational companies have to consider
when implementing security and breach response plans, attorneys say.
While the contours of the law and exactly which major Internet providers will be
swept up by it will continue to be ironed out during the 21-month period that
member states will have to adopt the directive into their national laws, the
agreement in principle at the EU level means that a wide range of
multinational companies will soon need to grapple with a new set of security
Only One Third of SMBs Can Manage IT Security
Only a third of small businesses believe they can manage IT security in house,
due to a lack of resources and the rising tide of threats, according to a new
global study. Security vendor Webroot polled IT decision makers at businesses
with fewer than 1,000 employees in the US, UK and Australia.
A third of companies interviewed (32%) said IT staff had to balance information
security with other tasks-meaning non-specialists are forced to fill these
roles, and few can devote enough time to each security task.
Some 60% said they thought their business was more open to an attack because of
a lack of resources, and nearly half (48%) claimed their firm was vulnerable
to insider threats. Unsecured internal or external networks were an issue
for 45% and vulnerable endpoints were highlighted by 40%.
Awarded 2015 Retail Partner of the Year
by Axis Communications
recognized BSI's performance and collaboration with partner award at ACCC 2015
Delray Beach, Florida
- December 8, 2015 -
Security Industries (BSI), a premiere provider of certified, pre-owned and
private label electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems and custom video
solutions, today announced that it has been named 2015 Retail Partner of the
Year award by Axis Communications at its 10th annual Axis Connect & Converge
Conference (ACCC) held in San Antonio, Texas. Axis, the global leader in network
video, presented these annual awards to top channel, software and technology
"We are both proud and honored to be recognized by Axis Communications as its
Retail Partner of the Year," said Matthew Sack, CEO of BSI. "Through our
partnership with Axis over the past four years, we have realized significant
growth in our IP-Video sales not only with new retail customers but through
expanded opportunities within our existing base."
The event hosted nearly 400 attendees from various VMS companies, technology
partners and integrators serving a variety of vertical industries including
retail, government, transportation and education. The meeting was designed to
inform its various partners on new products and solutions, provide feedback for
future and existing products and offered in-depth training as well as hands-on
experience with Axis products. An important part of the program was also to pay
tribute to and recognize those companies who have shown a proven track record of
success in design, selling and implementing new solutions based on Axis
partners are not only part of the industry's largest professional network, but
are also an extension of our team," said Larry Newman, senior director of sales,
Axis Communications, Inc. "It is an honor to bring together the top companies in
our industry at ACCC and recognize those strong relationships and shared sense
of leadership in providing innovative security and business solutions. These
companies are leading the way to a smarter and safer world for all."
BSI specializes in analog-to-IP phased migrations as well as design and
installation of new, high definition IP solutions, advanced analytics,
cloud-based services and open architecture platforms. The company works with its
customers to get a clear understanding of their unique challenges in order to
design a cost effective video solution that provides real value. BSI has built a
strong reputation by engineering highly effective video solutions for many of
North Americas leading retailers as evidenced by this latest award.
"Over the years, we have built our partnership with Axis to include joint sales
calls, hosting various events together and actively participating in future
product and solutions development to meet our retail customer needs," concluded
Axis works with 75,000 partners across 179 countries at every stage, from
distribution to installation, to offer end customers the best solutions for
their specific needs. Axis' partner network includes the Channel Partner
Program, the Application Development Partner (ADP) Program, the Architecture and
Engineering (A&E) Program and the Technology Partner Program. For more
information about Axis partners, visit
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If you've been following the available/open Executive LP positions at the bottom
of each Daily, you've noticed quite a few job openings - some new, and some open
for many, many months. As leaders change, and as people look to potentially make
their first move into a LP Executive position, I wanted to share a few tips on
how to hopefully land that LP Executive job that you've been gunning for!
I'll preface with the fact that a lot of this information is only my opinion;
it's what I've gathered over the years and after talking to many recruiters, LP
Executives and company leaders. During those conversations, the topic of resumes
has been quite common. My two cents on resumes is as follows: Firstly, check
your resume a dozen times for potential typos! If grammar and spelling aren't
your strong points, then have someone else check your resume for you. The last
thing an employer wants is to hire someone who can't seem to get their own
resume dialed in, plain and simple. I keep my resume to a max of two pages, and
I've since omitted my jobs that don't fit on those two pages. Quite candidly, no
one cares about my part time sales associate job at Radio Shack back in high
school. If I'm asked for prior experience, I'll share whatever I'm being asked
for, but keep your resume relevant and accurate. Also, keep in mind that many
others, outside of Loss Prevention, will be reading your resume, so keep it
digestible by a dynamic audience. General, staffing recruiters may not know what
"CCTV, internals, BA/FA systems and ORC" are, so try to style your resume
universally for those in HR, LP, Ops, Finance, etc.
Once you conquer the best two-page resume that you can, you're ready for the
interview process! One of the biggest challenges that folks find when
transitioning from a field position to a corporate position is the change in
mindset from tactics-to-strategy. Now I don't mean that ALL field jobs are
purely tactical, and that ALL corporate jobs are completely strategic, but there
usually is a noticeable difference. I've mentioned it a few times in past
articles; our commonly-known field statistics aren't as relevant to a
corporate-based position. Most CFOs, as an example, won't care about how many
internals and externals someone apprehended while in the field. What they care
about, however, is what global, LP program you're going to implement, how you'll
be able to influence others (who don't report directly into you), how you're
going to reduce company spend, shrink, and keep the company out of hot water.
Having said that, part of your overall strategy may be to assess the
department's current internal and external procedures, so you'll need to be able
to demonstrate the difference about what your program and approach may look
like, vs. what your "statistics" looked like.
Also, learn about the company that you're interviewing for, and have a few
questions at the end of your interview. There's no excuse, in today's day and
age, to not fully research the company that you're interested in, public or
private. Take the time to do your homework, showing that you're serious about
"that" particular job - not just any opportunity that happens to present itself.
Know your audience, as far as who you're interviewing with, and have a few
relevant questions in mind for each of those people. I try to gear the questions
to my audience. I won't typically ask the CFO a Human Resources question; I'll
ask him/her a finance-related question, and I'll save the "people-related
questions" for the HR professional who I may speak with. Show that you're
interested, that you may not have all of the answers, but that you'd like more
answers. It always concerns me when a candidate doesn't have any questions at
all, at the end of their interview. Having no questions demonstrates either: 1.
a lack of caring/interest, or, 2. that the candidate feels that they know
everything already. In both cases, I'll kindly pass and move onto the next
candidate until I feel a strong connection.
more of Mike's "Roadmap for New LP Executives" series
here, with topics including:
Meet and Greet Your Team --
Assessment/Task Delegation -- Company Priorities -- Developing an
Action Plan -- Visibility/Accountability/Recognition -- Effective
Communication -- Evaluating Company Structure -- Physical Security
Platform -- Budgeting -- Capital Expenditure -- Documenting Your
Accomplishments -- and more!
Incorporated in California in 1998, WG has been turning heads in the EAS and
RFID industry with its ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking since its
inception. In this LPNN interview, Graham Handyside, EVP Worldwide
Operations, and Ed Wolfe, VP Business Development,
Security, tells us about the innovative products that have come from
addressing their customers' various needs over the years, such as the Seal Tag,
the Ninja Tag, and the Skyguard 2A system. In this video, also learn about WG's
Eyes on U product - a three-in-one solution that combines the functionality of EAS, RFID and video.
LPNN Quick Take #8
In this LPNN Quick Take, Rex Gillette, Vice President Retail Sales,
Protection 1, tells Joe and Amber a little bit about the secret sauce
behind Protection 1's success since entering the retail LP market - great
customer service. Rex also provides some helpful advice to professionals in the
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Big online shopping days don't end with Thanksgiving weekend - Nor does fraud -
Monday Dec. 14th = Your next top fraud day
U.S. e-commerce sales on Dec. 7, at $1.92 billion, exceeded those on
Thanksgiving Day ($1.73 billion), making it the fourth-highest online sales day
of the year. Dec. 14 is projected to be the third-best online selling day
this year in the United States, with $1.95 billion in sales.
Consumers abandon online transactions for fear of fraud
According to the survey, concern around the vulnerability of online payment
transactions is leading to an increasing number of consumers abandoning it.
These concerns affect user confidence - 54% said they worried about their
vulnerability when purchasing products or making financial transactions online.
47% agreed that they would use online payments more often if they had reliable
protection for financial transactions. 43% even admitted they have abandoned an
online payment transaction in the past because it did not seem secure enough.
Ross Hogan, Global Head of the Fraud Prevention Division at Kaspersky Lab said,
"Personal financial information is clearly valuable to cyber-attackers, who may
be looking to exploit user details or even sell them to third parties for a
profit. It is understandable that people are increasingly concerned about the
risk of online fraud.
Don't Pop the Champagne Yet: Ad Fraud Predictions for 2016
As the advertising ecosystem becomes more sophisticated, bots evolve in
complexity as well. Now bots can render HTML and even fool MRC-accredited viewability vendors into thinking ads are viewable. And while the
traditional fraud lifecycle -- with "scraped" content that has the sole purpose
of monetizing non-human traffic -- will become marginalized, we predict that
botnet activity will increasingly be concentrated in "mixed traffic" sites,
which have both human and non-human visitors.
Even though botnet fraud has been in the spotlight in the last year, fraudsters
are now turning their attention to other vehicles like ad injectors and mobile
A recent Forensiq study about mobile device hijacking found that consumers were
inadvertently downloading "zombie apps," which look innocuous to the naked eye
but actually run up to 16,000 ads in the background of a phone without its
owner's knowledge. This mobile ad fraud, which impacted 12 million unique
devices over the study's 10-day span, didn't just cost consumers battery life
and up to 2 gigabytes a day -- it costs advertisers some $850 million a year.
Over 1.1 bln customers to use mobile biometrics by
Syracuse, NY: Father, son stole $41,000 worth of Chicken Wings from employer
Authorities say a father and son stole more than $40,000 worth of chicken wings
from a New York restaurant where they worked and sold them on the street or to
other businesses. The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says 56-year-old Paul
Rojek and 33-year-old Joshua Rojek, both of Syracuse, were caught stealing wings
from the Twin Trees Too Restaurant in Syracuse. Deputies say both men were
employed as cooks when they placed numerous chicken wing orders with the
restaurant's wholesaler. Officials say the Rojeks would later pick up the orders
and resell them at a reduced price. Deputies say the men billed about $41,000
worth of wing orders to the restaurant's account between last February and Nov.
Medford, OR: Police arrest 2 Suspects involved in $31,000 Costco Ring Theft
Police have arrested two suspects involved in the theft of a $31,000 ring from
the Medford Costco. Officials arrested 28-year-old Jimmie Tiger and 19-year-old
Valentino Maes. Both are from California and both face charges of theft and
conspiracy to commit theft. Medford police say they know who has the ring, but
that the man is still outstanding. They are not identifying him at this time.
Omaha, NE: Sam's Club employee arrested for skimming $31,000 from deposits
A 54-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of stealing more than $31,000
from a north Lincoln Sam's Club. Officer Katie Flood says police believe the
woman, who worked in the accounting department, took the money from night
deposits from the store between Jan. 1 and Sunday, when she was arrested. Flood
says staff at Sam's Club's corporate office noticed discrepancies in business
accounts before further investigation pointed to the employee and surveillance
video captured the woman taking money on numerous occasions. The Lincoln Journal
Star reports that a store security employee called police to report the alleged
embezzlement Sunday. Flood says it's possible that the loss amount is larger
since an audit hasn't been completed.
Chicago, IL: Apple Store burglarized at Orland Square, 75 iPhones stolen
Between $25,000 and $55,000 worth of cellphones were stolen during a Nov. 22
burglary of the Apple Store at Orland Square Mall. A custodian who was cleaning
floors told police that he noticed about 5:15 a.m. that the store's metal
security gate had been cut in several areas. When officers arrived, they found
15 sections of the grate had been cut vertically and two horizontally, police
said. They said store surveillance video showed a lone burglar went straight to
a desk behind the counter and loaded about 75 iPhone 6 phones into a black
duffel bag at 5 a.m. The phones range in value from $329 to $750.
Buffalo, NY: Identity Thief busted: If your name is 'David Miller' in Western
NY, you may have a credit problem
Williamsville man convicted of past felonies has been convicted of another four
felonies after police investigated him for identity theft. Miller worked at an
area collection agency, which police say allowed him to locate other people with
the name of David Miller in western New York and utilize their information to
open JC Penney store accounts. Officers linked those actions back to other
stores, including Best Buy, Kohl's and Verizon. In total, police say he
purchased roughly $20,000 in fraudulent purchases, including jewelry,
smartphones and more.
MA: Target Seasonal Employee steals nearly $10,000 in her first 3 weeks on the
A Brockton teenager pocketed close to $10,000 in just three weeks by skimming
money from her friends and acquaintances who went through her register at
Target, police said. Stoughton police responded to the Target on Saturday about
5:35 p.m. after the store's Asset Protection team told police an employee
admitted to stealing money, said Detective Sgt. Robert Welch. The employee,
identified as 18-year-old Isa Mendes, began working at the Target as a seasonal
employee three weeks ago. Mendes told the loss prevention team that she was
having friends and acquaintances go through her aisle, charging full price, but
pocketing half the money, Welch said.
Man stuffs $500 worth of watches down pants at Nordstrom Rack
in Sawgrass Mills Mall
Terry Lee Garrish, 32, was arrested Monday after he was stopped outside the
store by a loss prevention officer. According to an arrest report, the officer
saw Garrish via floor surveillance video taking several watches from a display
and placing the items on his wrist. He then placed clothes on top of his wrist
to hide the watches and went to the dressing room, police said. According to the
report, Garrish removed the security sensors on the watches inside the dressing
room and left the store.
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Springfield, MO: Gun goes off inside Walmart, during Shoplifting stop
A gun went off inside a south Springfield Walmart Supercenter on Tuesday
evening, as officers confronted multiple individuals suspected of shoplifting.
"A foot chase took place inside the store, and as one of the suspects fled, he
fired one round from a handgun," Lt. Fred Beck said. "Nobody was injured, nobody
was hit, and the suspect fled out the back door." The shot went off about 7:30
p.m. The store at 3315 S. Campbell Ave. was evacuated and closed to the public
for several hours, as police and store officials stood guarding main entrances.
As of 9:15 p.m., the individual said to have fired the shot had not been
located. Two other individuals were in police custody, Beck said.
Philadelphia, PA: Man wanted in deadly Philadelphia grocery store shooting
arrested in Florida
28-year-old Kayree Reid was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Marshals outside of
Jacksonville in Orange Park, Florida. Police say he'll be charged with the
shooting death of 22-year-old Maurice McDonald. Reid was recently listed among
Philadelphia's 'most wanted' fugitives. Police say the 22-year-old was gunned
down on November 10th inside J and R Perez grocery on North 38th Street in
Rochester Hills, MI: Probation for woman who shot at Home Depot shoplifters
A customer who shot at shoplifters fleeing a Home Depot has been sentenced to
probation. Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez fired her gun in the parking lot at the Joslyn
Road store, flattening a tire on the thieves' SUV in October. Duva-Rodriguez saw
a loss prevention officer chasing a man pushing a shopping cart from the store
to an awaiting Kia driven by another man. No one was injured in the incident.
The 46-year-old Clarkston woman got her sentence on Wednesday in Rochester Hills
District Court after she pleaded no-contest to reckless discharge of a gun in
October. Duva-Rodriguez was sentenced 18 months probation. She also can't buy,
possess or carry a firearm during that time. Her license to carry a concealed
weapon was also revoked and she isn't eligible to apply again until 2023.
Brevard Co, FL: Brevard County Sheriff releases photo
of Winn Dixie Armed Robbery suspect
It happened around 6 p.m. Monday at the store located at 7960 Highway 1, in the
Micco/Barefoot Bay area. Investigators said a man entered the store, displayed a
firearm to a customer service clerk and demanded money. The man then fled the
store with an unknown amount of money. No injuries were reported.
Macedonia, OH: Police dash-cam captures wild scene; Suspect gets hit by cruiser
after running from police
When Macedonia Patrolman Chris Neal agreed to take an overtime shift Saturday
night, he never expected the wild scenario that played out with a shoplifting
suspect outside of a Walmart store. Neal, a 17-year veteran of the force, chased
a man all over the parking lot, nearly had his cruiser taken away by a thief,
and was punched two or three times in the face. When it was over, the man on the
run was struck by a cruiser driven by another Macedonia officer.
Chicago, IL: Burglars target 2 clothing stores in Bucktown smash and grabs
Police are warning residents and businesses in the Bucktown neighborhood of
recent burglaries in high-end clothing stores in the area. Two burglaries
happened in the 1700 block of North Damen Avenue over the past two and a half
weeks, according to the Chicago Police. The latest burglary took place at 3:20
a.m. on Dec. 3, and the other incident occurred at 5:45 a.m. on Nov. 21,
according to the alert. In each incident, attackers used force to break into a
clothing store and stole "a large quantity of merchandise," the alert said. The
attackers also stole a cash register and fled the scene using a rental truck,
which was likely a U-Haul.
North Miami, FL: Pricey electronic toys stolen from hobby store,
valued at over $10,000
Employees at a South Florida business are reeling after, they said, several men
broke into their hobby store and took off with thousands of dollars in
merchandise, Monday night. men are then seen going to the back of the business
and letting a few other men inside. Two subjects bearing a striking resemblance
to each other are then seen cleaning off the store's top two shelves, stacking
box after box of the priciest, most coveted electronic toys on the floor. "They
took the most expensive things," said employee Teddy Davis. "They took a few
cars. Like, one of the cars cost about 800 bucks. Some of them cost like 400,
500 bucks." Davis said the subjects knew which items were the most expensive
because they may have also been responsible for an earlier burglary at the
location. "The first time, they took a $1,000 drone," he said. "I can say they
knew what they came for because they came before and took, like, three items and
the second time they came again and took more items." Davis said the subjects
ran out with a haul estimated at about $10,000, and that includes hover roller
boards, the most expensive item the store sells.
Chambersburg, PA: Giant supermarket Employee sought in high dollar cash theft
Chambersburg police have issued an arrest warrant for the night manager of the
Giant supermarket on Norland Avenue for allegedly stealing a large amount of
cash Tuesday morning from the store's safe, a news release said. A felony theft
warrant has been issued for James Aron Miller, 37, of Waynesboro, Pa. Miller is
believed to have taken money from the safe, then disabled the alarm to an
emergency door by which he exited the building at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Miller's whereabouts were unknown Tuesday afternoon.
Australia: Traveling Jewelry vendor robbed of $20,000 in merchandise
at a Red light in Prahran
A daring armed gang stole $20,000 of gems after smashing the windows of a car
stopped at traffic lights and stealing a backpack containing the valuable
jewelry. The brazen robbery happened in Prahran in broad daylight at 4.10pm
yesterday. Two gang members jumped out of a car, ran up to two victims stopped
at lights. "The two men smashed three of the four windows and stole a backpack
from the rear seat containing gems valued at $20,000," Acting Sergeant
Julie-Anne Newman said.
Georgetown, KY: Three charged in theft, beating of
a Walmart LP Agent
Angels Camp, CA: Calaveras Lumber employee jumps on the hood of a fleeing
shoplifter car; suffered minor injuries
Salem, MA: Best Buy shoplifter tries to avoid capture by dashing into Sports
Authority and changing sweatshirt; attempt fails
Baton Rouge, LA: Woman accused of credit card fraud wanted by LSU Campus Police
Pinecrest, FL: Two charged in $20,000 skimming device scam at a Chase bank in
Zale's Jewelers in the Cielo Vista Mall, El Paso, TX was the victim of a Grab &
Run Tuesday evening; Merchandise valued at $7,500
Kay Jewelers in the Castleton Square Mall, Indianapolis, IN was the victim of a
Grab & Run, Tuesday afternoon; Merchandise was valued at $3,400
Piercing Pagoda in the Providence Place Mall, Providence RI was the victim of a
Grab & Run Tuesday afternoon, merchandise valued at $579
Apple - Chicago, IL - Burglary
Burger King - East Meadow, NY - Burglary
Citi Trends - Henderson, NC - Armed Robbery
Calaveras Lumber - Angels Camp, CA - Robbery
Center Point - Centerton, AR - Robbery
Circle K - Prineville, OR - Armed Robbery
Compucell - Springfield, MA - Robbery
Cricket Wireless - Centennial, CO - Robbery
Einstein Brothers Bagels - Lower Makefield, PA - Theft $2k from safe
Family Dollar - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Houston, TX - Shooting (behind store)
Felix Hobby Shop - Miami, FL - Burglary
Fiesta Mart - S. Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
John Michaels Diamond - Cape Coral, FL - Burglary
Kountry Klub - Dunbar, PA - Burglary
Pizza Hut - East Lansing, MI - Armed Robbery
Sally Beauty - Georgetown, TX - Armed Robbery
Tienda Hispana El Triunfo - Garner, NC - Armed Robbery
Valero - Opal, VA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Santa Rosa, CA - Armed Robbery
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