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American Apparel makes graphic allegations about former CEO
In an attempt to stanch an onslaught of lawsuits from American Apparel founder
Dov Charney, the company filed court documents releasing a trove of lurid
details about his alleged conduct at the firm. The descriptions are among the
most specific released during the year-long saga between the retailer and its
former chief executive, who was suspended in June 2014 and then terminated in
December. The documents, filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court,
allege that Charney engaged in violent, derogatory and sexually inappropriate
behavior. They were filed as part of a so-called anti-SLAPP motion, intended to
halt what the company calls Charney's frivolous lawsuits. The accusations were
vehemently denied by Charney's attorneys. American Apparel declined to comment
beyond the filings. But in the documents, the company said that Charney should
be barred from filing more lawsuits because the evidence cited in the lawsuit
proves he was fired for good cause.
Charney Launches New $100M Suit Against American Apparel
Ex-American Apparel Inc. CEO Dov Charney slapped his former company, hedge fund
Standard General LP and others with a fresh suit seeking more than $100 million
in California state court on Wednesday, adding to growing litigation between the
clothier and its founder. The new suit claims the company's former Chief
Financial Officer John Luttrell made mistakes that put the company at risk and,
looking for a graceful exit, he allegedly conspired with the board to diminish
Charney's control so they could sell the company.
Marvin Ellison Steps Out and Talks Penney's Future
Marvin Ellison, J.C. Penney's president and chief executive officer designee, is
stepping out and talking strategy for the recovering midtier department store
chain. On Tuesday, in his first investor conference on behalf of Penney's
without current chairman and ceo Myron Mike Ullman at his side, Ellison
addressed investors at the Oppenheimer Consumer Conference, indicating where
Penney's shines and where it needs repair work and stressing that the $13
billion chain is on recovery road. Asked what the overall mission is at
Penney's, Ellison replied: "It's very simple - sustainable shareholder value."
He also said he wants to get into "a rhythm growing the business, creating
profit" and hitting the $1.2 billion goal for earnings before interest, taxes,
depreciation and amortization by 2017. "We think we have upside potential to do
a little better," he added.
Whole Foods accused of overcharging customers New York City officials are investigating Whole Foods amid accusations that the
grocery chain overcharges customers, The Daily News reports. In a sting
operation during the fall, inspectors weighed 80 items from eight Whole Foods
stores across the city and found inaccurate labeling on every item, according to
New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs. The investigation found many of
those labels overcharged customers by having weights listed that did not match
the actual weight of the product.
Hershey Park Investigates Card Fraud Pattern
Hershey Park, a popular resort and amusement park in Hershey, Pa. has hired a
security firm to investigate reports from multiple financial institutions about
a possible credit card breach, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Contacted after
reports by several financial institutions about a pattern of fraudulent charges
on customer cards that trace back to Hershey properties, the company says it is
investigating. Sources at three financial institutions say they have detected a
pattern of fraudulent activity on customer cards that were used at Hershey
properties in Pennsylvania between mid-March and late May 2015. According to the
banks, the cards were used at a variety of Hershey locations, including food and
beverage outlets, ticketing stations and the Hershey Lodge.
The Retail Equation Unveils Identify Employee Insights at 2015 NRF Protect
The Retail Equation (TRE), the industry leader in retail transaction
optimization solutions, today announced the release of Identify Employee
Insights, the newest offering in the company's portfolio of predictive analytics
tools, including Verify, Identify, and Retail Rewards®. This enhanced module
measures a number of key variables and metrics pre-determined to be indicative
of employee performance-both positive and negative. It allows retailers to
quickly and easily analyze employee behavior and reward or penalize it
This new tool gathers a retailer's t-log data and calculates these key variables
and metrics on a daily basis (or more frequently depending on the regularity of
the data feed). The data is then stored and indexed in a searchable format
allowing the retailer to analyze each employee's performance across many months
"Identify Employee Insights is deeply integrated into our Identify and Verify
solutions, which allows it to provide retailers with the unprecedented ability
to review employee performance and behavior as it compares to the store,
district, region, and chain," said Mark Hammond, CEO of The Retail Equation. "Retailers now have the ability to research down to the transaction level and
take immediate action."
The Retail Equation will be exhibiting at NRF Protect 2015 in booth number 919.
To learn more about the NRF Protect 2015 Loss Prevention Conference and Expo,
3VR Adds Directional Heat Maps to Flagship
Retail Analytics Product, Customer Insights 3VR, the video
intelligence company, announced that it has enhanced its retail analytics
product, Customer Insights, with directional heat map technology for improved
store traffic pattern analysis. Building upon traditional heat maps which
indicate how many people visit each area of a store, directional heat maps from
3VR provide additional information about how customers move through a store as
they shop for merchandise. These insights can help retailers create effective
store designs and make better merchandising decisions. "Our goal with Customer
Insights has always been to give retailers the information they need in order to
maximize business objectives through improved marketing, store operations and
loss prevention," said Jeff Karnes, senior vice president of marketing and
operations for 3VR. "Our latest advances with directional heat maps do just
that, by helping retail professionals understand and act upon customer behavior
for better shopping experiences." 3VR is demonstrating its directional heat map
technology for the first time at the NRF Protect Loss Prevention Conference &
Expo from June 24-25, in Long Beach, Calif. Interested retailers are invited to
visit booth No. 754 for more information.
CEO touts 'invisible' barcode to drastically speed up checkout process
Monday's post from Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon describes a photo "Inside
Walmart's Lab 415-C," where a bag of potato chips pass over what appears to be a
standard grocery store barcode scanner. But McMillon says it is "invisible
watermarking," which "could transform the way our customers check out."
Conventional packaging contains a single barcode, typically on the bottom of a
package. Supermarket scanners don't always find it right away, though, slowing
up the checkout process. That takes more time for shoppers and costs retailers
more money. Digimarc's barcodes can embed 200 barcodes on a box of cereal, Davis
said, embedding it invisibly all over the package so scanners locate them
immediately. Eventually, Davis said, Digimarc's barcodes may help eliminate the
need for lines at the checkout register altogether. Shoppers could place items
in a cart equipped with scanners that can easily find barcodes all over.
These 3 kinds of Shoplifters cost Wal-Mart a ton of money
How much theft goes on depends on the location of the store. Some stores get
victimized more than others. The non-employees who steal from Walmart fall into
● Petty thieves who steal one or two items relatively low-cost items at a time.
When my wife worked there, the most commonly stolen item was a home pregnancy
test kit, which would be used in the store rest room and then ditched. The
(presumably) girls who took these always went for the most expensive brand.
● Serial thieves who stole mostly in order to return the items at the service
desk for cash, one item at a time. Popular items were small and relatively high
cost. Printer cartridges and small tools were popular with this group.
● Theft ring members who would come into the store and take single items every
day, or would take a lot of items out in a single haul. My wife once found a
huge plastic tote box abandoned near the entryway. It contained cartons of
cigarettes, boxes of Sudafed (this was before it was kept behind the pharmacy
counter), 9-volt batteries (also useful in meth labs), and various brand name
OTC drugs. The latter were sold to convenience store owners for resale, far
below the price they would pay to legitimate distributors.
The store loses far more money to employee theft and fraud schemes. Stealing
money out of the till is easy, but easily traced back to the employee. A more
sophisticated scam was to short-change customers, or to secretly add a cash-back
charge to their credit card, pocketing the cash. Another method involved having
a confederate, acting as a customer. The customer would bring a high-ticket item
to the register, but a low-ticket bar code would be scanned, allowing the
customer to pay a greatly reduced price. The customer could bring multiple
high-cost items through on each trip.
Federal Judge Issues Injunction Blocking Sysco-US Foods Merger -- 3rd Update
A federal judge on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction blocking Sysco
Corp.'s planned acquisition of US Foods Inc., a ruling that could kill a deal to
combine the nation's two largest food distributors. The decision by U.S.
District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington handed a high-profile victory to the
Federal Trade Commission, which filed a lawsuit in February challenging the
transaction on antitrust grounds.
The Sysco-US Foods deal, announced in December 2013, sought to combine the food
distributors that lead the pack in providing ingredients and a range of other
supplies to restaurants, hotels, schools and other food service operations. The
FTC argued the merger would leave customers large and small vulnerable to higher
prices and reduced levels of service. The companies argued their tie-up would
help them improve service and become more efficient, while cutting hundreds of
millions of dollars in costs. Judge Mehta said the FTC had shown that putting
the brakes on the merger was in the public interest.
Lowe's looking for Director of Fraud and ORC
Wal-Mart to impose charges on suppliers as its costs mount
DABC budget cuts include reduced pay for Utah
Liquor Store Security Officers
Ikea raises minimum wage for US workers 2nd year in a row
Study: Shoppers leaving national brands behind
Survey: Publix, Trader Joe's, H-E-B make people
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Gap in cybersecurity knowledge creates challenges for organizations
A new survey from the Ponemon Institute and Fidelis Cybersecurity highlights
some concerning data about the state of cybersecurity. Defining the Gap: The
Cybersecurity Governance Survey shares the results of the study and finds a
disturbing rift in cybersecurity knowledge between those who make decisions and
manage the budgets and those who have to implement and manage the security
measures. Ponemon surveyed more than 650 board members and IT security
professionals (CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and others) to get perspective on the level of
cybersecurity knowledge and involvement by board members. The board members are
ultimately responsible for governance of cybersecurity efforts, but many seem to
lack the basic knowledge necessary to make informed decisions when it comes to
managing the cybersecurity posture for the organization. A press release from
Fidelis explains, "Cybersecurity is a critical issue for boards, but many
members lack the necessary knowledge to properly address the challenges and are
even unaware when breaches occur. Further widening the gap, IT security
professionals lack confidence in the board's understanding of the cyber risks
their organizations face, leading to a breakdown of trust and communication
between the two groups."
Beyond EMV: Why Cloud-Based Payments Security is Key
Cloud-based payments security is critical for any business planning to make the
switch to EMV. These features offer among the highest level of transaction
security, reduce the risk of data breach, and further protect consumers from
fraud. Most of these features place the onus on the payment processor and card
issuer to protect customer card data by ensuring the information never touches a
business' own servers. When coupled with EMV, these solutions can offer
protection from end-to-end in any environment, long after 1 October has come and
Vaulting is key for online transactions where an EMV card does not pass
through a secure card reader and a business cannot validate cardholder
information in person. Vaulting also makes a business more secure because
they're no longer tasked with the burden of securing and storing customer data
themselves. That responsibility is left to the payment processor.
P2PE ensures the most sensitive customer information is encrypted almost
immediately after the moment it's captured. With P2PE the payment processor is
the only party with the capability to decrypt the data, which it does to perform
an authorization before re-encrypting the information and sending it back to the
POS to complete a transaction.
Today's more advanced payment processors can facilitate automated
pre-authorization on fraud checks. Through a sophisticated combination of
behavioral profiling - such as the location and quantity of a purchase - and
multi-currency factoring, the process can facilitate real-time payment
authorization. This substantially minimizes the chance of unnecessary voids and
transaction reversals. Pre-authorization on fraud checks is critical in the
grand scheme of payments security. If the processor can minimize fraud occurring
through them, they won't have to charge to recover from losses. In the long term
this benefits the processor and the business from a cost perspective.
Employers must do more to fight internal fraud and support 'honest majority'
Employers need to step up the fight against internal fraud and strengthen their
businesses, Cifas, the UK's fraud prevention service, said. The comments come as
Cifas publishes its annual Employee Fraudscape report. The report finds that
recorded internal frauds rose by 18 per cent in 2014. In total, Cifas Internal
Fraud Member Organisations recorded 751 confirmed cases of employee (or insider)
frauds last year, compared to 638 in 2013. "Fraud is not just about remote
attacks - some of the most dangerous threats can come from within. Internal
fraud costs huge amounts in money, reputation and employee morale. Customers are
also affected when their personal data is stolen by an insider."
"Developing an anti-fraud culture in the workplace, led from the top, and
sharing data can dramatically reduce the threat from internal fraudsters. We
hope that the report encourages many more organisations to participate and to
adopt a zero tolerance policy towards all types of fraud."
More than half of retailers believe they lack the tools to tackle omni-channel
54 per cent of retailers in Europe and the US still have to consolidate their
fraud management solutions across all channels, according to new commissioned
research conducted by Forrester Consulting for ACI Worldwide and published in a
report titled, Managing Fraud in an Omni-Channel World. The research reveals
that omni-channel data aggregation, the increasing number of payment options,
the demand for faster fulfilment and the rapidly changing nature of fraud all
present significant challenges to retailers' fraud management programs. The
study also shows a mismatch between fraud trends and retailers' ability to
tackle new forms of fraud. For example, Card Not Present (CNP) transactions
worldwide are growing at an annual rate of 15 per cent, and will reach more than
27 billion (transactions) by 2018. By comparison, card-present (CP) transactions
are expected to grow less than 5 per cent (4 per cent) during the same time
period. However, less than half of retailers surveyed say they use real-time
rules and neural models for the protection of their CNP channels, while almost
two-thirds say they use such tools for their CP channels. Apart from
sophisticated tools and the shortage of adequately skilled staff, respondents
also believe that lack of funding (60 per cent) and executive sponsorship (63
per cent) limit their ability to perform effective omni-channel fraud
NRF Protect Recap: Sheep
Dogs, Social & Standing Room Only
The new NRF Protect brand came alive yesterday morning as the first official
"Protect" branded conference began in Long Beach, CA. NRF created a brand
experience for its opening session creating a darkly lit, shadowy environment
with flanks of red hues and spunky music.
NRF's Vicki Cantrell, SVP of communities and executive director of Shop.org
welcomed conference goers and described the year of change NRF has recently
completed. Cantrell stated after significant research, NRF found that the heart
of retail loss prevention can be summed up with the phrase, "We protect."
Cantrell also stated retailer attendance was up 30 percent from last year.
Rorke T. Denver followed Cantrell providing leadership lessons he learned as a
1. Limit your field of view, you'll see more
2. Choose your ruck wisely, fill it with what you need
3. Plans are useless, but planning is critical
4. Be a sheepdog - be that person protecting the flock
The keynote speaker, Alec Ross, author, global thinker and innovation advisor
shared how disruptive change will create more challenges within the traditional
retail structure. He also discussed how massive social media sharing has become,
saying, "Your customers are constantly connected and constantly online." Another
point he addressed is that consumers are looking for frictionless sharing,
openness between physical and electronic and this desire will get even more
intense in the coming years.
But what about the EXPO hall?
The top three don't miss attractions on the EXPO floor:
1. General Dynamics IT: Booth: 1538
Why: Background checks are currently under fire. Want to ensure you're in
compliance? General Dynamics IT has the solution (and have for the last 30
2. CONTROL TEK: Booth 1449
Why: Curious about how RFID can truly help you reduce shrink in
innovative ways? CONTROL TEK takes an "APP" approach to RFID creating a flexible
solution with rich features and robust reporting. The best part about it? It's
not a proprietary system, which means you can pick and choose what features work
best in your operation and environment. This creates an affordable, scalable
solution that makes sense.
3. LP Innovations: Booth 922
Why: Taking GPS tracking to a whole new level, LPI created a GPS system
used for tracking merchandise, cash and bank deposit bags after a theft or
Breakouts? More like Break Ins.
The day concluded with break outs covering professional development, data
Wicklander-Zulawski and Associates was a break-out favorite presenting to a
packed room with standing room only. Attendees practiced the act of the
Selective Interview and walked through a real case conducted by WZ.
On the docket for today, the conference will cover:
- Breach assessment: One-on-One Cybersecurity Consultations
- Identifying Trends and Solving Crimes Using Advanced GPS Tracking Technology
- Understanding Emotional Intelligence
- Why Cyber Attacks Occur in Retail
Make sure to tune in LIVE to LPNN's interviews today recapping some of the best
sessions of the conference
Game Changing & Innovative technology
coming to NRF Protect 2015
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has been waiting for and we are proud to be introducing our product line to
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Come see why we were the busiest booth at RILA 2015 last month in Orlando where
we launched Snaptagg!
Snaptagg is a new and extremely innovative multi-functional "wire-free"
self-alarming tag (10+ alarms) which solves many of today's retail pain points
relating to current solutions such as wraps, acrylic lock boxes, box opening,
box concealment, tag cut-out, blister package security (item cut-out), "wrap
rage", blister packaging return losses, packaging design, EAS alarm response,
merchandising, locked items, cable protection, ORC, online (youtube)
"how-to-defeat" schemes, easy-to-obtain detachers, multi-device management,
unnecessary labor cost, POS throughput, self-checkout, and much more!!!
Snaptagg's patented twist & lift design creates the right balance between
store security, employee handling, and the future of retail with self-pay
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Our product effectively protects items in blister packages & boxes without
wires: featuring Snaptagg Cut-Out Protection, Snaptagg Booster Bag
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Snaptagg embodies a "grow concept" so it is ready for use today on all
merchandise, but also tomorrow when packages are sourced with an integrated
Snaptagg base! Come see live proto-types of Snaptagg Ready products at
our booth (#1465). Snaptagg will endeavor to marry the retail LP industry with
the brand owners and the packaging industry to achieve impressive solutions
never before seen!
Also, discover our "hybrid one key" POS solution for "wraps and snaps"!
Simple to utilize and effective against ORC!
As if this were not enough, Snaptagg converts into a cable solution. Tiny
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Who's Afraid of Global Fraud?
Globally, the U.S., UK, Germany and China are the big four of e-commerce-and
they're set to double in size over the next three years. These markets are so
significant that conservative retailers may focus their efforts on domestic
markets rather than reach out to tackle the challenges of selling to a worldwide
audience, or perhaps just one or two other countries with which they're most
familiar. There are many businesses that are acutely aware of both the enormous
benefits of going global and the inherent dangers. In particular, fear of fraud
on a global level is a primary reason many retailers delay entering the global
sales arena. And it's a completely rational fear. According to LexisNexis, fraud
loss as a percent of revenue grew significantly in 2014 for retailers with an
international aspect to their business-in fact, it grew nearly twice as much as
that of domestic-only merchants. So how can e-commerce merchants reap the
benefits of international growth without suffering the effects of international
fraud? The answer is information.
Fraud is Now a $5.5B Business-Are You at Risk?
In the newer state of commerce in which an online marketplace or "platform" sits
between buyers and sellers-as is the case with the likes of Airbnb, Care.com and
Constant Contact-the specifics of the platform-merchant relationship will
dictate who is exposed and liable. There's also a growing scenario of bad guys
operating as merchants on platforms, with an aim to defraud the platforms and
quickly vanish into the night, leaving the platform on the hook for all
fraudulent charges. For online platforms, collusion fraud is when a fraudster
creates a merchant account with a fake identity, then creates fake customers who
buy from the merchant with stolen credit card numbers, and tries to pull out the
money before the legitimate credit card holder ever sees or disputes the
charges. Awareness of such risks is the first step in avoiding them.
Apple, Google, Samsung refining pay-by-phone technology
"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
Sponsored by Security Resources
St. Paul police sergeant receives award for helping bust stolen cellphone ring
St. Paul Police Sgt. Charles Anderson is slated to received the Law Enforcement
Retail Partnership Award at the National Retail Federation's annual convention
in Long Beach, Calif. The award is to be presented Thursday evening. Anderson
collaborated with co-winner Michael Olson, a senior Secret Service special
agent, to stop a Twin Cities crime ring that ran 13 mobile phone stores as
fronts for the group's criminal activities. More than 300 local, state and
federal law enforcement agents contributed to the investigation, which began in
2006 and led to the indictment of 20 people for moving stolen goods across state
Third person charged in Calgary credit card skimming operation
Melanie Brazeau, 28, was charged with possession of property over $5,000 in
suspected proceeds of crime. She is expected to appear in court on July 29. Last
week, police charged Denys Ranyuk, 32, and Dimitri Barbu, 33, with a total of 39
charges including mischief to property, mischief to data, possessing an
instrument of forgery, and other fraud-related offences. Police launched an
investigation after receiving reports that credit card skimming devices were
being installed on gas pumps throughout the city. Investigators identified 38
stations but cautioned there may be more in the city that were affected. On June
17, police executed search warrants at a home in the 400 block of Mahogany
Terrace S.E. and another in the 100 block of Silverado Boulevard S.W. Officers
uncovered a credit card and identification counterfeiting lab, which included
hand tools and paint to create overlays, pinpad keys, cash, a track-two data
reader and encoder.
Pair jailed in Johnson Co, KS as part of large identity theft probe; arrested
after bogus Best Buy purchase A man and woman from New York City are
in the Johnson County Jail awaiting charges in a complex identity theft case. A
man and woman from New York City are in the Johnson County Jail awaiting charges
in a complex identity theft case. Police said the pair, whose names have not
been released, were caught in the act at a Best Buy store in Overland Park.
"They were trying to purchase cellphones and the plan using the victims'
information, credit card information and even identification that was made up
and their own picture that shows them as the victims," said Officer Gary Mason,
of the Overland Park Police Department. Store loss prevention notified police
because they think the man and woman had struck at another Best Buy store
earlier, police said. Investigators said they were able to determine that some
of the victims are from Rhode Island, but they're still tracking the location of
others. Mason said cases like this keep fraud detectives busy.
Credit card fraud ring growing in Maine, New Hampshire
Police are searching for at least four people suspected of being part of a
growing credit card fraud ring. The CBS 13 On Your Side I-Team has confirmed
there are victims of this alleged scheme to steal your money in both Maine and
New Hampshire. Police say the suspects are using stolen credit and debit card
numbers and then making counterfeit cards attached to real accounts. They're
then accused of using the cards at grocery and drug stores to make some quick
and expensive purchases. Surveillance pictures how what police say are credit
card fraud suspects in action. Pictures and video show two women checking out at
a Shaw's in Dover, New Hampshire, leaving the store, and driving away.
$14,000 Shopping Spree Lands 4 in Jail
Four South Florida men are in hot water after Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies
say their recent shopping sprees at the Mall at University Town Center drew
attention from security officers. It seems two of the men were seen making
numerous purchases with several different credit cards one day last week.
Sarasota detectives began poking into the
purchases, an email from the agency stated, and discovered that Capital One Bank
had deemed the transactions fraudulent. On Tuesday, June 23, the men returned to
the mall with two others along with them. Detectives watched as the four split
up to shop separately and used various credit cards to make purchases. It was in the parking lot that deputies
approached the men and conducted a search of their wallets and vehicle. That
search turned up 23 credit cards that did have the men's names embossed on the
front, but account numbers that didn't match the encoded financial institution
information on the back strip. All told, deputies estimate the
men purchased more than $14,000 worth of gift cards and items during their
Couple charged with Scheels theft
Two people from a Minneapolis theft ring have been charged after Scheels
reported thefts in April to the Mankato Department of Public Safety. The theft
was of numerous pieces of exercise equipment and watch-related items. Their
value was determined to be $4,019.79, the said the criminal complaint filed in
Blue Earth County District Court.
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robbery suspect on loose after Family Dollar store shooting A man
wanted for attempted robbery is on loose after a shooting at a northwest Harris
County Family Dollar Store yesterday morning. He is believed to be armed. Harris
County authorities say a man entered the store around 7:35am. He came in through
a back door where workers were unloading a truck. The suspect ordered the two
employees at the store inside the building and tried to tie them up. However,
authorities say, a female employee struggled and the man's gun went off,
striking her in the back. The other employee got away and eventually called for
help. The suspect fled the scene, and got away with nothing.
Police seek suspect after shooting outside Toronto-area café leaves two dead
A brazen 8 a.m. shooting at a café north of Toronto has left two people dead,
two more in hospital and police on the hunt for a suspect. The incident at Moka,
an espresso and gelato bar, is one in a string of violent crimes in the
neighbourhood recently. Residents speak in fearful terms of the café and its
regular customers. Police received a report shortly after 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday
of a shooting at the Moka café in the suburb of Woodbridge at Highway 7 and
Islington Avenue. Maria Voci, 47, and 24-year-old Christopher Desimone, both of
Vaughan, were pronounced dead at the scene, said Constable Andy Pattenden of
York Regional Police. He said one of the wounded people had life-threatening
injuries, and the other was in stable condition. Three other fatal shootings
occurred within kilometres of the area last year. A man was killed in a daytime
shooting outside a Regina Road café at Martin Grove Road and Highway 7. Italian
prosecutors said the victim, 56-year-old Carmine Verduci, had ties to an
Italy-based organized crime network. Less than two weeks later, Ritesh Thakur,
41, was gunned down outside a HomeSense near Highway 7 and Weston Road. And
36-year-old Sarhad Sadiq was shot dead outside Baggio's Café near Martin Grove
and Highway 7 in June, 2014. Police have released little information about
possible motives for Wednesday's shooting or any connections between the victims
and the suspect. Even though the man is still at large after opening fire in a
public place, police say the community is not at risk.
91-year-old woman attacked, shot during robbery in Ocala, FL; Same people
responsible for 11 robberies Police are looking for the robbers
responsible for at least 11 armed robberies, including one where a 91-year-old
woman was attacked and shot last weekend. The string of robberies began on March
26 at a Dollar General store on State Road 40, police said. After that, the
robbers hit a Kangaroo Express, three Family Dollar stores, a Citgo station, a
delivery driver, a seafood restaurant and a cleaners. "In just about every case,
they've had their face covered, T-shirt wrapped around their faces. There have
been cases where bandanas have been used to cover their face," Brian Young with
Ocala police said. In the case of the 91-year-old woman, the victim said she
told the robbers she didn't have any money, but they attacked her anyway in her
home. She is expected to be OK. The suspects are described as black males,
possibly in their teens. They carry revolvers and a silver-colored automatic
pistol was seen in one case.
Pizza deliveryman kills alleged robber in Hollywood, 1 at large
Authorities said a pizza delivery driver shot and killed a suspected robber in
self-defense, early Wednesday morning. The shooting happened after midnight
outside a Domino's along the 5700 block of Hollywood Boulevard. "Six shots. It's
incredible, very incredible," said a witness. According to the Hollywood Police
Department, two masked men believed to be armed with guns, approached the
delivery driver, and in fear for his life, he pulled out a gun and fatally shot
one of them. The other robber fled the scene. One of the store's managers said
the employee involved is OK and did not sustain any injuries. Police continue to
search for the crook's accomplice.
CVS stores targeted within an hour of each other, armed robber sought in
Indianapolis, IN Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police
Department are investigating an armed robbery and two attempted robberies of CVS
stores across Indianapolis Wednesday. Police said the first store was targeted
around 9 a.m. IMPD believes the suspect then targeted two other CVS stories
within almost an hour of each other. Police arrested Jensen Gayden, 18 years
old, at the Walgreens pharmacy at 30th and Kessler, where they say he had made
another robbery attempt. Gayden was apprehended after a short foot chase and was
found with a loaded gun and the same robbery note he'd used to demand narcotics
earlier in the day.
East Peoria, IL Target employee accused in theft ploy
A woman told police she was in danger if she refused to use her job as an East
Peoria clothing store employee to help a customer steal from the store. Sierra
Jordan's claim didn't convince prosecutors. She was charged this week with
stealing $830 in cash and clothing from the Target store. Jordan, 24, of Peoria,
actually worked with two other women posing as customers at least five times
last month in a ruse to commit the thefts, according to a prosecutor's court
affidavit. The tricks were revealed by an audit of the cash registers that
Jordan operated and subsequent review of store security video taken between May
12 and 16, the affidavit stated. When the same two unidentified women came to
Jordan's checkout line, Jordan did not scan some of the items they presented for
purchase. She also handed the women more money from the register than they gave
her for the items they did purchase, the affidavit stated. Jordan ran from the
store on May 21 after a manager questioned her about the alleged thefts, the
affidavit stated. Two days later she told police that she had struck a woman's
car in a Peoria tavern's parking lot. She said the woman later found her at the
store and told her "she would be sorry" if she didn't comply with the woman's
demand to give her money from the store's registers, the affidavit stated.
Jordan was released with a notice to appear in court June 30 on a charge of
New York man arrested for multiple credit card fraud charges in New Orleans
Detectives with Louisiana State Police's Bureau of Investigations Gaming
Division have arrested a New York man for multiple counts of credit card fraud
after he was found to be the ring leader of a large criminal fraud organization.
Jorge Mejia, 30, was extradited to New Orleans, Tuesday, after he was issued a
Governor's Warrant on Racketeering Charges. According to police, the
investigation began in December 2012 when police learned that multiple
individuals walked into Harrah's Casino with stolen information to withdraw
thousands of dollars from casino tellers and ATM's. After further investigation,
police arrested 11 individuals involved after detectives identified Mejia as the
ring leader. Mejia's charges include: theft in the amount of $46,694.85, 27
counts of possession of fraudulent documents for identification, 27 counts of
forgery and 27 counts of monetary instrument abuse. Police say that detectives
learned that Mejia instructed members of the group to steal account information
from people in New York parking garages and nightclubs. The information was then
placed on fraudulent credit cards and used for cash advances in multiple cities
in America, including New Orleans. The profits from those transactions would
then go to Mejia. The investigation into the incident continues. Louisiana State
Police are working with the New Jersey Casino Prosecution Bureau, the Bronx New
York District Attorney's Office and other agencies in an effort to expand the
investigation. Police say that there may be additional charges in the case.
Wichita Dollar General fire damage estimated at $400K
A fire that heavily damaged a southwest Wichita Dollar General store near Pawnee
and Meridian Tuesday was intentionally set by three kids. According to the
Wichita Fire Department, the kids were told to leave the store and started the
fire outside near some cardboard boxes and propane tanks. The kids ran off.
Store employees were notified of the fire by the Sonic next door. Nearly 70
firefighters responded to battle the two-alarm blaze. Damage to the store is
estimated at $400,000. The juveniles face possible charges of aggravated arson
and aggravated battery. They haven't been arrested.
Texas law sets felony Cargo Theft rule
Cargo thieves in Texas will soon face stiff punishment for their crime. Gov.
Greg Abbott signed into law a bill to establish the theft of truck, rail or
container cargo as a specific offense and to impose escalating fines and
punishment based on the value of goods. Previously SB1828, the new law takes
effect Sept. 1. Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, has said that cargo theft by
organized crime rings has become a very serious problem in the state, as well as
nationwide. She put the losses to the state at $23 million between 2012 and
2014. During discussion on the Senate floor, Zaffirini told lawmakers that cargo
theft is a growing problem nationwide accounting for an estimated loss of $10
billion to $25 billion per year.
Sparks PD Looking for Man Using Counterfeit Credit Card
Sparks police are looking for a man who used a counterfeit credit card three
times in one day. June 3, 2015, the man seen in the attached Walgreens
surveillance photos bought items at three Sparks locations using stolen credit
card information. He bought at the Kmart at 2125 Oddie Boulevard, Walgreen's at
2299 Oddie Boulevard, and a 7-Eleven. All transactions occurred within hours of
each other. The card information belongs to a woman from another state who still
has her card with her. The counterfeit card has her information on it. The total
loss amounted to more than $600.
AL police looking for identity theft suspect Homewood police need your
help finding a woman accused of identity theft. Authorties said the woman is a
white female with a fake Alabama driver's license. The woman, who always wears a
hat, has been seen in Victoria's Secret and The Buckle at the Riverchase
Galleria, Trussville and University Mall in Tuscaloosa. Police said she has
stolen at least two identities, obtained fraudulent loans, several fraudulent
retail accounts and is traveling between Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham area.
UK: Jewelry store raid caught on CCTV
Fred Meyer Jewelers in
Beaverton, WA hit with a Grab and Run; merchandise valued at $2,395.00
Kay Jewelers in the Emerald Square Mall, North Attleboro, MA hit with a Grab and
Run; merchandise valued at $7200.00
Phillipsburg Dollar General employee facing theft
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- Orange Co, FL - Armed Robbery
- Port Richey, FL - Armed Robbery
- Houston, TX- Armed Robbery/ Shooting
- Newfoundland, CN - Burglary
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- Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
- Tulsa, OK - Shooting
Quik Trip - Mesquite, TX - Armed Robbery
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