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January's Moving Ups
New Senior LP's - 11 Appointments - 7 Promotions
Jessica Kirschbraun to Director of Investigations
C-3is, Inc. named Sean Walker, CFI Senior
CVS Health named Raymond Sosa Divisional
Asset Protection Director - Washington, DC Metro Area
Facebook named Jason Jones Global Security
Manager - Security Operations Center
Facebook named Lee Freedman Director II and
Associate General Counsel for Compliance, Security & Investigations
HD Supply Construction & Industrial - White Cap
promoted Brian Friedman to Director - Asset Protection & Chief Security Officer
Kate Spade New York named Joey Hunt Director
of Loss Prevention
L Brands named Michael Loox, CFI Director,
Emergency Operations Center
MadRag/10Spot named Derek McCarthy Director
of Loss Prevention
Nike promoted Adam Oberdick to North America
Manager, Digital Loss Prevention
Nordstrom promoted Tony Davis to Director,
National Loss Prevention, Internal Investigations, Rack Operations
Office Depot promoted Walt Hall to Director
of Loss Prevention & Safety
Sally Beauty named Jim Mires Vice President
Loss Prevention and Safety
Sekura Global named Donna Gudridge Client
Program Manager - NAM
Spark Resultants promoted Johnny Custer, CFI
to CIO - Chief Implementation Officer Spark Analytics
The Decurion Corporation named Katie Walker,
CFI Director of Asset Protection
The Fresh Market named John Bishop Group
Vice President of Operations
The Walking Company promoted Jon Parrett to
Head of Loss Prevention
Kajzer named Vice President of Loss Prevention for Michaels
Jennifer was previously the Asset Protection Senior Director of Operations for
JC Penney since 2016. She's also held a variety of other roles during her
fifteen years working in retail, including District Manager for PetSmart,
District Vice President and Territory Vice President Loss Prevention for Kohl's
Department Stores, and Group Assets Protection Team Leader for Target. Jennifer
earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Indiana University South
Bend, and then acquired her Masters in Public Affairs from Indiana University -
Purdue University at Indianapolis. Congratulations Jennifer!
Jimmy Treuting Named SVP Sales and Marketing
for ADT Cybersecurity
the leader in security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in
North America, today announced that it has hired Jimmy Treuting to lead sales
and marketing for ADT Cybersecurity.
Prior to joining ADT Cybersecurity, Treuting served as SVP Sales and Marketing
at Netchex Online, a leading provider of cloud-based human resources and payroll
He has also held CEO positions with Verticalive, a technology startup company
focused on developing and supporting a Microsoft Azure-based software
accelerator framework; Dukky, LLC, a provider of integrated social media
solutions and Strategic Consulting, LLC.
In addition to his previous roles, Treuting spent more than eight years with
Verio and Nippon Telephone & Telegraph (NTT) where he was president of three
divisions and was responsible for the profit and loss for several areas of the
company. He was also Chairman and CEO of Communique, a regional Internet Service
Provider that he managed from startup to sale. Congratulations Jimmy!
Read full press release here
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Registration Now Open for “Swing for Certification” Golf Tournament
Hosted by the LP Foundation at NRF Protect 2018
is now open for “Swing for Certification”, the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF)
golf tournament set for Sunday, June 10, at Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas
preceding the NRF Protect conference June 11–13, 2018. The event is open to all
retailers and solution providers to benefit the
LPF Fund Scholarship Program for LP professionals who want to advance their
careers through obtaining their LPQ or LPC certifications. Proceeds will also
benefit industry charities including the
Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund and the
USS Foundation, the
legacy event sponsor.
The event will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
Prizes and awards will be handed out at a cocktail reception following golf.
Bear Creek Golf Club is located at 3500 Bear Creek Court in Dallas, adjacent to
DFW Airport and just 7 miles from the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center,
site of the NRF Protect conference.
Join your colleagues for this opportune networking event by registering today at
“Swing for Certification” event website. Read the full press release
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Announces Newest Masters Level Partner
Prevention Foundation (LPF) announced its newest Masters level scholarship
partner, InstaKey Security
Systems. The Masters level partnership secures numerous certification course
scholarships for distribution to retailers, universities and internal
associates. It also enables InstaKey to provide complimentary LPF memberships to
loss prevention practitioners.
Headquartered just outside Denver, CO, InstaKey became a market leader in key
control by offering clients a sustainable, cost-effective solution for rekeying
locations and managing keys using restricted, serialized keys, user-rekeyable
locks, cloud-based key management software, and dedicated program
Search Ends for Quiksilver CEO Lost at Sea
A search for missing Boardriders CEO Pierre Agnes has ended with no sign of the
54-year-old father of three, who is now presumed dead. Agnes had been fishing
off the southwest coast of France early Tuesday when he told port authorities
his return would be delayed because of thick fog, per Reuters. His 36-foot boat
then returned to land without him, not far from his hometown of Capbreton. More
than a day after helicopters and coast guard vessels began searching for Agnes
in choppy waters, authorities called off the search at 2:35pm local time
Wednesday, "well beyond the theoretical survival time for someone in the water,"
reports NBC News.
Mattress Firm-Owner Steinhoff Refers Ex-CEO to Police on Suspicion of Corruption
Global retailer lost 85% of value after finding accounts wrongdoing
Steinhoff International Holdings NV reported former Chief Executive Officer
Markus Jooste to South Africa’s anti-graft police, pinning the blame for an
accounting scandal squarely on the man who built the retailer into a global
The owner of Mattress Firm in the U.S. and Conforama in France referred Jooste
to the unit known as the Hawks on Tuesday based on its investigation into
financial irregularities, acting Chairman Heather Sonn told lawmakers in Cape
Town on Wednesday. The company has enough evidence to suggest the former CEO
may have committed offenses that breached the country’s corruption-fighting act,
“The matter is now in the hands of the Hawks for further investigation and
prosecution,” Frankfurt-and-Johannesburg-listed Steinhoff said in an
accompanying presentation. The retailer still doesn’t know how the crisis
began and a probe into its accounts led by PwC will be completed as quickly as
possible, Sonn said.
The move against Jooste shows Steinhoff is seeking to isolate itself from the
company’s former leader, who quit when the retailer reported the accounting
irregularities on Dec. 5. Ex-chairman and biggest shareholder Christo Wiese was
also at the hearing with lawmakers, and said news of the scandal came to him as
“a bolt from the blue” and that he had no prior knowledge of any wrongdoing.
Wiese, 76, has seen his net worth more than halve to $2.3 billion as
Steinhoff’s shares plunged by 85 percent.
NFL warns fans to be wary of counterfeit merchandise and tickets
450K illegal items worth $39M seized last year
Fake Super Bowl merchandise is flooding into the Twin Cities this week, and
federal agents who usually fight terrorists are stalking our skyways and
scrutinizing shopping tags to figure out if they can seize racks full of
suspect sweatshirts and sham hats. It’s a big problem, according to the National
Before last year’s Super Bowl in Houston, agents with the Department of Homeland
Security — working with local law enforcement — confiscated more than 260,000
counterfeit items worth more than $20 million, court records show. A total of 56
people were arrested for selling illegal merchandise, including fake tickets to
the big game. And that wasn’t the biggest haul. That happened in 2016, when
450,000 illegal items worth $39 million were seized.
On Monday, a Hennepin County judge granted the league and its agents
permission to seize all suspected contraband without the notices typically
required in court. The order came in response to an emergency lawsuit the
league filed against 100 unspecified counterfeiters on Jan. 24.
'Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal'
Employees say Whole Foods is using 'scorecards' to punish them
Whole Foods has a new inventory-management system aimed at making stores more
efficient and cutting down on food waste. And employees say the retailer's
method of ensuring compliance is crushing morale.
new system, called order-to-shelf, or OTS, has a strict set of procedures for
purchasing, displaying, and storing products on store shelves and in back rooms.
To make sure stores comply, Whole Foods relies on "scorecards" that evaluate
everything from the accuracy of signage to the proper recording of theft, or
Some employees, who walk through stores with managers to ensure compliance,
describe the system as onerous and stress-inducing. Conversations with 27
current and recently departed Whole Foods workers, including cashiers and
corporate employees — some of whom have been with the company for nearly two
decades — say the system is seen by many as punitive.
They say many employees are terrified of losing their jobs under the new system
and that they spend more hours mired in OTS-related paperwork than helping
customers. Some are so fed up with the new system that they have quit or are
looking for other jobs. In addition to hurting morale, OTS has led to
food shortages across Whole Foods stores, they say.
"I wake up in the middle of the night from nightmares about maps and inventory,
and when regional leadership is going to come in and see one thing wrong, and
fail the team," a supervisor at a West Coast Whole Foods store said. "The
stress has created such a tense working environment. Seeing someone cry at work
is becoming normal."
Sears lays off roughly 220 corporate workers 'effective immediately'
Sears, which has been shuttering stores and selling off assets to prop up its
finances in the midst of sliding sales, said Wednesday that it is laying off
roughly 220 employees at its corporate offices "effective immediately.''
The job cuts are pegged to the one-time retail giant's turnaround plan, which
has involved renegotiating debt and slashing costs to eke out a profit at a time
when Sears is struggling to compete with Amazon as well as more nimble or
cheaper competitors like Walmart.
"Positions in various business units and roles across the organization were
impacted,'' the company said in a statement that noted efforts to shed
money-losing product categories, shutter weaker stores and winnow operations
helped it make "significant progress in our efforts to improve our financial
Bon-Ton is shuttering 42 stores
Regional department store chain Bon-Ton has announced the 42 locations that it
will be closing next, following years of declining sales.
The stores set to close operated under various banners - Carson's, Younkers and
Herberger's - and span states such as Idaho, New York and Ohio. Bon-Ton has dual
headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and York, Pennsylvania. Liquidation sales
for the 42 stores are set to begin on Feb. 1 and will last for about 10 to 12
Meanwhile, the department store chain has laid out a restructuring plan that
includes opening smaller locations, resetting its inventory to move away from
seasonal fashion accessories and growing its private-label brands.
list of Bon-Ton closures here
As Bon-Ton shutters stores, Kohl's could reap the benefits
Kohl's could be the biggest winner in retail as regional department store chain
Bon-Ton restructures its store fleet, according to Jefferies. Jefferies' Konik
found many of Bon-Ton's stores are in the same neighborhood as Kohl's,
positioning Kohl's to pick up lost customers.
Retailers See Tax Reform Boost
But 2018 Could Be Make-or-Break for Brands
Industry disruption, mounting debt, and tax reform’s sweeping changes continue
to widen the gap between traditional economic predictors and the retail
industry’s current financial reality. Retailers’ expectations for the year ahead
remain moderate, with C-suite executives forecasting a 3.2 percent increase
in total sales for 2018, according to a mix of 100 retail CEOs, CFOs, and
CIOs in the first annual
2018 BDO Retail Compass Survey of CxOs.
At the same time, the industry is generally bullish for tax reform. When
considering tax changes, more than one third (34 percent) of retailers agree
that a reduction in the U.S. corporate tax rate would have the greatest impact
on their business, followed by a reduction in the U.S. individual income tax
rate, changes to state and local taxes, and cross-border tariffs. The ways
retailers adjust their financial and tax strategies to maximize returns will
define how much money they will be able to spend on initiatives that can help
Lowe’s Expands Benefits and Announces $1,000 Cash Bonus
UK supermarket Morrisons to cut 1,500 management jobs
Tourneau Acquired by European Watch Retailer Bucherer
NRF Says Consumers Will Spend Near-Record $19.6 Billion on Valentine’s Day
Mt. Juliet, TN: Leaders take aim at gun store security
Boot Barn Q3 comp's up 5.2%, net sales up 12.7%
Ralph Lauren Q3 comp's down 10%, revenue down 4%
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Study: LM Tag
The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) conducted a series of in-person
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In this study, all 7 shoplifters indicated they would not attempt to steal a
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Over 300,000 Oracle Point-of-Sale Systems at Security Risk
MICROS POS Breached, Again
A new security flaw has been discovered affecting Oracle MICROS point-of-sale
(POS) systems. The vulnerability allows attackers to collect configuration
files from the affected POS systems, and use this data to gain full access to
the POS system and attached services. This flaw is highly dangerous
considering a lot of customer financial or personal data is linked with these
Security researchers at ERPScan
wrote that criminals have always tried to leverage vulnerabilities that
could be used to target POS systems as they are “a hacker’s coveted choice.” The
exploit in question was discovered by security researcher Dmitry Chastuhin last
year affecting Oracle MICROS POS systems. Tracked as CVE-2018-2636, the
vulnerability has been given a rating of 8.1 out of 10, meaning it’s highly
Using this flaw, attackers can gain unauthenticated read and write access to the
POS server’s database and read local files to obtain usernames and passwords to
gain full access to the database.
Along with stealing data, attackers could also install POS malware to collect
customer payment details or other types of malware for future attacks. While
Oracle fixed the flaw earlier in January, it is unlikely if all the 330,000
affected POS systems will be updated promptly, as it takes month before
businesses update their point-of-sale systems.
96% of Top Merchants Now Accepting Chip-Card Payments
The U.S. Payments Forum recently released its winter 2018 market snapshot,
providing updates on the status of the U.S. credit-card chip migration and
contactless payments, technologies for securing online transactions, and
recently released resources.
At the forum’s December 2017 member meeting, several of the global payment
networks reported that the number of chip-on-chip transactions for credit cards
is more than 50%, and more than 60% of funds transferred during credit-card
purchases are from chip-on-chip transactions. This can be attributed to the
growth in merchant enablement seen over the past year. Today, 96% of the top 200
merchants are now accepting chip payments, compared to 29% of merchants at the
beginning of 2017.
'The (in)Convenience of Clerkless C-stores'
Change is coming to the convenience store industry - but it may not be for the
Earlier this year, 7-Eleven Inc. announced plans to swap out store associates in
Japan with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tagged merchandise. The
intention is to place a greater emphasis on payment cards, as well as mobile
technology at checkout.
While the setup could alleviate the worker shortage facing Japanese convenience
stores, the risks likely outweigh the rewards in the U.S. market. From the
ongoing importance of register clerks to a wide range of security concerns,
here’s why convenience store owners should think twice before going clerkless.
Fewer Protections in Place
Security remains an important concern for convenience store owners. A rise in
fraud at the pump coupled with delays in chip-card compliance have turned up the
pressure on retailers to guard against cybercriminals. But embracing clerkless
stores may be a step in the wrong direction.
Although technology can help speed up the checkout process, some innovations
leave much to be desired when it comes to security. RFID tags, for example,
could be covered up in aluminum foil, thereby blocking the signal and making it
easy for shoplifters to steal valuable products.
By instead opting for a combination of RFID technology and limited human
intervention, retailers can reap the rewards of automated scanning while also
stopping thieves in their tracks.
Scan - Bag - Go
Kroger expands checkout-free technology to more divisions
The nation’s largest supermarket retailer is outfitting more stores with
technology designed to eliminate checkout lanes. Throughout 2018, Kroger Co.
will deploy its Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in 18 operating divisions,
making the service available to customers at 400 stores. The expansion is based
on a successful 20-store test.
Kroger will roll out the technology at select locations in the following
divisions: Atlanta; Central; Cincinnati; Columbus; Dallas; Delta; Dillons; Fred
Meyer; Fry’s; Houston; King Soopers; Louisville; Michigan; Mid-Atlantic;
Nashville; Ralphs; Smith’s; and QFC. All chosen locations will launch the
technology by the end of the year.
The technology, which was designed by Kroger’s in-house research and development
team, enables shoppers to use a wireless handheld scanner or download the
“Scan, Bag, Go” app onto their personal device. Customers use the technology to
scan and bag products as they shop.
Woodman’s Food Markets pilots 'rapid checkout' technology
Woodman’s Food Markets in Janesville, Wis., is testing new technology that
offers customers quicker checkout options at its Gammon Road location.
The employee-owned supermarket chain is rolling out a pilot program that
includes “rapid checkout” lanes and a hand-held scanning device called the
“mobile shopper,” similar to other scanners being introduced by Walmart and
Kroger this year.
Umbo Computer Vision unveils new AI-based camera
Umbo Computer Vision, a provider of autonomous video security technology based
in San Francisco, announced the release of Umbo SmartBullet, its new AI-based
camera designed for integrators, businesses and governments looking for
autonomous video security capabilities and a simple end-to-end user experience.
With real-time video security capabilities and AI-based technology, SmartBullet
enables facilities managers at businesses in high crime areas, critical
infrastructure installations, school campuses, transportation systems and other
public venues, for example, to record, track and receive more accurate
notifications when intruders have entered a property, climbed a wall or crossed
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Originally Published 4-28-16
Amber calls him "ORC Zen Master", but you may know him
as Scott Sanford,
Director of Loss Prevention for Forman Hills. In this LPNN Quick
Take, he tells us the one crime-fighting resource that would be hard to live
without and why he thinks a national ORC association is needed.
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The Darker Side of eCommerce Fraud
Radial Asks Retailers: Are You Prepared to Handle Top Fraud Threats? New
Fraud Index Says No
Radial, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations,
2017 Fraud Index informing the pervasive and shifting nature of fraud as
eCommerce continues to surge. Data scientists from Radial's Fraud Team
analyzed data from hundreds of clients and billions of transactions to
create the 2017 Fraud Index that identifies the EMV, digital gift card,
cross border and shipping and fulfillment trends putting retailers at risk.
Radial's 2017 Fraud Index takes an in-depth look at five trends and the data
behind them to help retailers decide if managing fraud on their own is a
1. Card-Not-Present fraud continues to rise with some market segments
more vulnerable than others, but the blame does not lie solely with EMV.
In 2017, fraud attacks in cosmetics soared 400 percent versus 2016. Apparel
wasn't far behind, with more than four times the increase in attacks,
followed by a two-times increase in the electronics, home and entertainment
2. Data breaches are igniting fraud attacks, with 2017 reporting the
highest number of breaches since tracking began. One of 2017's worst
data breaches that impacted 145.5 million U.S. consumers, started in mid-May
and wasn't discovered until the end of July. Radial's data shows a
significant uptick in fraud attacks across four market segments during this
same time period, and then a corresponding decrease in attacks and a shift
to other market segments when the attack was made public in September.
3. Digital gift cards steadily increase in risk YoY, showing on average a
four-times increase in fraud attacks from Thanksgiving to Christmas compared
to 2015. Digital gift cards remain a popular target for fraudsters as
they take advantage of the surge in order volumes during the holiday season
to mask their criminal intent.
4. Shipping and fulfillment methods carry different risk, but all areas
saw an increase in attacks in 2017. Fraud attacks were 2.5 times higher
for ground shipments for the first three quarters of 2017, compared to 2016.
Despite this increase, ground shipments carry the least financial risk when
it comes to fraud—for every $211 of good orders shipped via ground there is
$1 of fraud attacks. In contrast, same day (e.g., digital gift cards)
poses the highest financial risk—with every $10 of good orders comes $1 in
fraud attacks. Overnight shipping remains a favorite with fraudsters and the
riskiest physical shipping method for retailers as evidenced by $1 of fraud
attacks for every $13.
5. Credit card BIN Country and IP Country are red flags for fraud, with
certain geographies representing higher risk internationally across market
segments. For the countries with the highest attack rates by BIN and IP
for all eCommerce volume within each country, nearly 20 percent of eCommerce
fraud in Italy's entertainment market segment was attributed to credit cards
issued from that country's BIN, while nearly 30 percent in Dominica
originated from an IP address in that country. Even more startling is the
amount of eCommerce fraud for cosmetics in Venezuela – nearly 75 percent
originates from a Venezuelan IP address.
Robots gain ground in ecommerce warehouses
Debate rages over whether enough new jobs will be created
Ecommerce growth fell 26% in 2017: Forrester
Mexico antirust body opens e-commerce probe for potential
Pandora is laying off 5% of its workforce
"Fraud is not a person - it is a dynamic grouping of statistics that deviate
from the norm."
Stuart B. Levine, CFI, CFCI
CEO, The Zellman Group & Zelligent
Annapolis, MD: Five Women Charged With Stealing $100K-Plus from Dick’s,
Victoria’s Secret and Pink in Theft Ring
Five Maryland women have been charged with stealing more than $100,000 of retail
merchandise in an alleged theft ring. Tyrayah Shonita Graham, Donna Leurine Moye,
Lisa Marie Williams, Lyric Taj McLaughlin and Tiara Kianna Baker were charged
with conspiracy to commit a theft scheme with a value of $100,000 or more. Moye
and Williams were also charged with possessing and selling counterfeit goods.
The women allegedly targeted retail stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods,
Victoria’s Secret and Pink, prosecutors said. The newspaper quotes prosecutors
as saying the women would enter stores together, put display merchandise into
large bags and leave without paying. They say the theft ring operated in
Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel, Charles and Montgomery counties.
Memphis, TN: Owner of a Meat Market charged in $1.2 Million Food Stamp Scam
The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said Tuesday that 59-year-old Guy Randal
Stockard has been charged with defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program. A Jan. 11 indictment says Stockard owned Southern Meat Market in
Memphis. Prosecutors say he bought customers’ food assistance program benefits
at a discount in exchange for cash. The indictment says Stockard then redeemed
those benefits at full face value. Prosecutors say the value of the fraudulent
transactions was at least $1.2 million. Stockard faces up to 20 years in prison
Fremont, CA: Police Recover 2,000 Stolen Laptops in International Theft Ring
Northern California police have arrested nine people and recovered $2 million in
stolen electronics after they say they broke up a massive auto burglary ring.
Fremont Police announced the arrests Wednesday. Several Northern California law
enforcement agencies joined forces a few months ago to investigate a surge in
auto burglaries. Investigators said the evidence led them to a gang operating on
the east side of the San Francisco Bay, which in turn led them to a man they
said was buying the stolen equipment.
Police last month seized more than 2,000 stolen laptops stored in a rental unit
and found in a tractor trailer investigators pulled over near Oakland,
California. Investigators believe the vehicle was headed to the Port of Oakland
so the laptops could be shipped to Vietnam.
Update: Horry County, SC: Three suspects facing over 100 charges after breaking
into 50 Dollar Generals in a multi-state crime spree
The department's Facebook post says 13 break-ins happened within the county. CID
Employees of the Month October 2017 are Det. Jonathan Rabon, Det. Matt Treitler,
and Det. Ashley Soucy (now SLED agent). During a months long rash of burglaries
targeting Dollar General stores, these detectives worked tirelessly to
coordinate with over 19 other jurisdictions, in two states, that were observing
similar incidents. Of the at least 50 burglaries that occurred, 13 were in Horry
Tucson, AZ: ‘Foundrop’ assists Ace Hardware recover thousands in stolen
A new website called Foundrop helped a local business find thousands of dollars
worth of merchandise that was stolen from its store two weeks ago. On January
17, Security cameras caught two people smashing a glass doorwith a small hammer
at an Ace Hardware near 22nd and Kolb. Surveillance video shows once inside, the
thieves spent less than two minutes to steal about $15,000 worth of expensive
knives and gun scopes. A couple days later, Tucson Police detective Todd Landau
says officers pulled over a driver with a suspended license and impounded the
Sonora, CA: Four arrested in another $1,500 baby formula heist
A group of four Modesto residents were arrested Tuesday evening after racking up
more than $1,500 in stolen items during a crime spree at two businesses in the
Timberhills Shopping Center. At about 3:30 p.m., two men and a woman left Sav-Mart
on Mono Way with multiple cans of baby formula and bottles of liquor.
UK: England: House of Fraser worker caught with hand in till used dodgy refunds
to bankroll cocaine habit; James McCaughey for almost 20 years, stole thousands
to pay off drug dealers
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Shootings, Stabbings & Deaths
Miami Beach, FL: 2 Publix employees stabbed by shoplifter
The incident happened at a Publix on Collins Avenue, at around 6:30 p.m. Police
said an investigation into the incident is in its early stages, but they believe
the suspect may have been shoplifting when an employee intervened. Police said
Miller had pulled out a knife during the confrontation. The conditions of the
victims remain unknown, but they are expected to be OK.
Fort Worth, TX: She helped plan Save a Lot robbery that left a man dead
She’s now facing a capital murder charge. A 19-year-old woman who admitted to
police that she helped plan a robbery at her former workplace that left a Fort
Worth man dead now faces a capital murder charge in the case. Sonja Jones was
arrested Monday on a capital murder warrant in connection with the Jan. 11
robbery and fatal shooting of Raymond Huerta, 26, at a Save-A-Lot grocery store
in south Fort Worth. Raymond Huerta did not work at the store at 5519 James
Ave., but was trying to intervene in the robbery to protect his wife, an
employee there, when he was shot multiple times.
Bal Harbour, FL: Mysterious murder of Prada store manager intensifies
Two questioned, car involved found. Police on Wednesday were trying to tie
together two more pieces of the mysterious puzzle surrounding who shot and
killed a Bal Harbour retail store manager last week, as they questioned one man
at length and found another who had been missing for almost a week. The first
man, whose name has not been released, was found at a Miami Metrorail station
with the white Honda Accord police believe was used in the crime. He was let go
late Tuesday after several hours of interviews. Also Tuesday, police found
Orestes Marrero, 54, the man last seen in the Honda by family members who
reported him and the vehicle missing last week — the day after the murder of
Patel, 29, who moved to Miami Beach from Dallas three weeks ago to manage a
Prada store in Bal Harbour was shot and killed just before midnight last
Thursday as he and his girlfriend walked through an alley after leaving Mac’s
Club Deuce and on their way to a karaoke bar.
St James, MN: Armed Car Theft suspect shot and killed by Police inside Casey’s
The incident started late Wednesday morning when deputies in Nicollet County
spotted a vehicle in LaFayette, Minn., that had been reported stolen. There was
a chase, but it was called off for safety reasons. About a half-hour later, the
vehicle was spotted in St. James. Officers followed it until the driver drove
into a snowbank and then fled on foot. The man ran into Casey's General Store
and shots were heard from the store. Investigators found a knife at the scene,
the BCA said. One officer suffered a noncritical injury, the agency said.
Council Bluffs, IA: Police Shooting outside C-Store leaves suspect in Critical
Tinley Park, IL: Police release new composite image of 2008 Lane Bryant shooting
Robberies & Thefts
Wilton, CT: 1 of 4 suspects in $20,000 jewelry store robbery charged
One of four people wanted for stealing more than $20,000 in merchandise from a
jewelry store in Wilton has been charged in the crime. Yolanda Santa, 56, was
arrested last month at her home in Ridgewood, New York. She returned Wednesday
to Connecticut. he crime happened at Campus Jewelers on River Road back in
October and was all caught on camera. According to police, Santa and two other
women distracted the sales people while a man who came with them stole jewelry
from behind the counter.
Broward, FL: He asked to see the $60,000 flea market necklace
Two seconds later, both were gone. A young man scampered from a flea market
jewelry stand with a stolen $60,000 necklace around his neck in a video released
Wednesday by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. BSO says that the value was put on
the necklace with a large San Lázaro charm by the owner of Rambo Jewelry.
Despite the necklace’s claimed value — and Rambo’s history with theft — the
owner let the young man across the jewelry counter put the necklace around his
neck just before noon Dec. 17. The owner asked for identification. The owner
looked at it for two seconds before flipping it onto the counter and handing
over the necklace.
Benton County, WA: Richland Rite Aid manager accused of robbing her own store —
then marrying her accomplice
The manager of the Richland Rite Aid allegedly targeted her own store for a
robbery so she could give insider intel to her accomplices and open the safe.
Tonya M. Wright, her husband and his brother made off with $6,000 total in cash
and bank coin rolls in the Dec. 22 holdup, court documents show.
Tonya and Anthony D. Wright got married four days after James E. Wright went
into the Lee Blvd. store, pointed a revolver at his future sister-in-law and a
male clerk and demanded money. Anthony Wright, 47, is a career criminal with 11
felony convictions including staging the burglary of a Kennewick payday loan
store 16 years ago. That 2002 crime was similar to the Rite Aid robbery in that
Anthony Wright was romantically involved with the Payday Loans manager.
Little Rock, AR: Teen charged in dozen holdups; robbery streak spanned 8 weeks
Lexington, NC: Man charged in Winston-Salem C-store Armed Robbery suspected in
Thomasville, Salisbury and Danville, Va.
Palo Alto, CA: Man booked for groping, spitting and punching at Stanford
Cleburne County, AR: Jail Escapee charged in Theft of Cuffs, Restraints gone
Janesville, WI: Wisconsin Lawmaker renews call for Bill requiring increased
Security at Gun Shops
Following three gun shop burglaries this week, Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison,
renewed her call Wednesday for a hearing on a bill that would require guns be
secured when gun shops are closed. Subeck's bill would require shop owners to
secure their weapons in gun cabinets or safes with rod-and-cable locks when the
stores are closed. Federal rules currently only require gun shops owners to lock
their store entrance doors securely after-hours.
Tallahassee, FL: 3 criminal justice reform bills advance in Florida Legislature;
felony threshold from $300 to $1,000
A trio of bills aimed at reducing the penalties for low-level criminal offenses
advanced in the Florida Legislature on Tuesday. One proposed change would
increase the monetary threshold for felony theft from $300 to $1,000. Another
proposal would allow judges to depart from mandatory-minimum sentencing for
low-level drug offenses. Yet another proposal would reduce driver’s license
suspensions for non-driving offenses. Though the bills are still a ways off from
becoming law, the advances may be indicative of a bipartisan push to rethink the
way we administer justice.
Sentencings & Arrests
Former Pharmacist has been granted a hearing on his request for a Commutation of
Life Sentence; shot a wounded Robber 5 more times
Former pharmacist Jerome Jay Ersland has been granted a rare hearing on his long
shot request for a commutation of his life sentence. Ersland, 66, applied for a
commutation in November, six years after a jury found him guilty of first-degree
murder for shooting an already wounded robber five more times. In his
application, Ersland called his conviction an "injustice" and complained he will
die in prison unless his sentence is commuted.
Philadelphia, PA: Man who threatened ‘acid’ attack robberies at CVS and Lowe’s
Carlton Ayers faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 to 40 years in prison on
Lima, OH: 10-year prison sentence doled out to Walgreens Armed Robber
Sacramento, CA: 3 men face jail time for robbery, looting of CVS pharmacies
during Napa Valley fires
Pottsville, PA: Man sentenced to 6 to 23 months for 3 Walmart thefts in a year;
$831 in restitution
Robberies and Burglaries
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AT&T – Martin, TN –
C-Store – Milroy, MN –
C-Store – Beatrice, NE
C-Store – Cairo, GA –
Armed Robbery/ clerk shot & wounded
C-Store – Cambridge,
MA – Armed Robbery
Cricket Wireless –
Brooklyn, NY – Robbery / Assault
Family Dollar –
Salisbury, MD - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar – Gray,
LA – Armed Robbery
Gun Store – Loomis, CA
Jack in the Box –
Dallas, TX – Armed Robbery
Jimmy Johns –
Greenville, SC – Burglary
Liquor Store –
Hattiesburg, MS – Burglary
Postal Store – San
Francisco, CA – Burglary
Restaurant – San
Antonio, TX – Robbery
Restaurant – Waukesha,
WI – Burglary
Verizon - Monrovia, CA
– Armed Robbery
Walgreens – Rock Hill,
SC - Armed Robbery
Whataburger – Dallas,
TX – Armed Robbery
7-Eleven – Lehigh
Acres, FL – Robbery
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scared to try and say "Let Mikey do it." Well the metaphor is incredible. As it
relates to virtually all of us in so many situations. Especially those at work
where we have so much to learn and mountains of new technology burying us in a
world changing every day. And while the commercial was just downright funny,
it's also a sad commentary when applied to the adult professional world.
For those of us who do play it safe, it may seem like it's the best bet when in
reality, it's absolutely the most risky position to put yourself in. Certainly
that motto applies in some situations but for the most part the best role in the
world is to be that Mikey.
The new age of retail requires that we all learn as much as possible about so
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