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October 2, 2013

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7-Eleven team raises $20,000 for American Heart Association to promote cardiovascular health

In early September, Team 7-Eleven along with family and friends, participated in the American Heart Association’s 2013 Dallas Heart Walk. The team included representation from Asset Protection, Accounting, Merchandising, Human Resources and Operations.

The Dallas Heart Walk is the largest Heart Walk in the nation, and with 60,000 walkers at this year’s event, it was the largest yet. Team 7-Eleven showed up in force to raise awareness and nearly $20,000 in funds to promote cardiovascular health. The energy level was high and 7-Eleven was a big hit on and off the course, offering fresh fruit for walkers visiting the 7-Eleven tent and distributing Slurpee coupons to kids along the route. Big thanks to all those who joined the event!

 

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John Gregg was named South Region, Safety and Loss Prevention Director for Domino's Pizza. John was previously the Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Dollar General where he was responsible for the loss prevention programs for over 200 stores. He has also held other leadership roles in the loss prevention industry in such places as Service Merchandise where he was the Loss Prevention District Manager, and he was also the Senior Criminal Investigator, AVP for Union Planters Bank. John earned his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Marketing/Management from David Lipscomb University. Congratulations John!

Visa Announces Improved Payment Card Fraud Detection  Enhanced Authorization Technology Improves Security for Consumers While Reducing Fraud for Retailers and Financial Institutions. Visa announced a series of enhancements to Visa's Advanced Authorization (VAA) technology that significantly improve the ability of its global processing network to detect potential electronic payments fraud. Financial institutions can use the information to more reliably know which transactions to decline in real time, potentially reducing fraud by billions per year, while more confidently approving legitimate transactions to remove friction from payments for merchants and consumers alike. Visa has increased the breadth of each account profile in the Advanced Authorization model by adding more transactional history data, along with additional neural networks to analyze that data. The account profile is a major component of the risk score assigned to a given transaction and provided to the issuer for them to make an authorization decision. The result is more robust performance and improvement of as much as 130% in detecting fraud in debit transactions and 175% for credit transactions. (Source wsj.com)

Mobile devices surpass PCs in online retail
The mobile revolution has reached another milestone: Consumers now spend more time interacting with online retailers on smartphones and tablets than they do on desktops and laptops. 55% of all time spent with online retail in June 2013 occurred on a mobile device. (Source internetretailer.com)

Abercrombie Settles Hijab Discrimination Suits  
Abercrombie & Fitch agreed on Sept. 23 to settle two employment discrimination suits with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission based on the clothing retailer’s firing and refusing to hire workers who wore hijabs, or Muslim headscarves. The company had argued that the hijab violated its infamous “Look Policy” and harmed its brand. Khan had worn the hijab to her interview and had worked for Abercrombie’s Hollister store in San Mateo, Calif., for four months before being fired. the other case, a judge had found in April against Abercrombie on its motion for summary judgment to dismiss an EEOC lawsuit brought on behalf of Halla Banafa, who was asked about her hijab and religious beliefs during her interview for a job at an Abercrombie outlet store in Milpitas, Calif., and then not hired. In Banafa’s case, Abercrombie, again citing its Look Policy, had argued that accommodating her religious headscarf-wearing would have resulted in an undue hardship on its business. Under the settlement reached by the EEOC and Abercrombie, the company will pay Khan and Banafa $71,000. It also agreed to reform its hiring practices. Abercrombie promised to create an appeals process for when religious accommodations are denied, tell applicants that accommodations to its Look Policy may be available and incorporate hijab scenarios in its manager training. Editors note: The above article appeared yesterday in Lawyers.com and the below appeared in another publication. (Source lawyers.com)

Federal appeals court rules in favor of Abercrombie & Fitch over hijab 
A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of an Oklahoma woman who says she wasn't hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because her headscarf conflicted with the retailer's dress code, which has since been changed. A federal judge initially ruled in favor of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the lawsuit for Samantha Elauf. The EEOC alleges that Elauf wasn't hired in 2008 at an Abercrombie store in Tulsa's Woodland Hills Mall because her hijab violated the retailer's "Look Policy." The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision Tuesday, finding that Elauf never told Abercrombie she needed a religious accommodation - even though she was wearing the headscarf during her interview. The company changed its policy three years ago to allow the head coverings. (Source ktul.com)

Target restructures Asset Protection field coverage  According to sources Target has restructured their field AP coverage and doubled the store count for their Business Partner - Asset Protection executives (DLPM's) in all but six locations.

Macy's Is Asking Employees If They Can Work on Thanksgiving Day at 8 P.M. 
Now the Consumerist has turned up evidence that Macy's will be getting in on the early bird action this year after opening at midnight last year. A tipster working at an unidentified Macy's store passed along a poll given to employees asking if they would be willing to work on Thanksgiving at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 8 p.m. (Source consumerist.com)

JC's 5 Star Outlet to close doors of their 15 stores in 14 states  JC's 5 Star Outlet/J.C. Penney Outlet will be closing all 15 outlet stores in 14 states. The outlet stores trace their roots to the J.C. Penney’s 1962 purchase of a Milwaukee, Wis., mail order company, the General Merchandise Company. In 1963 the retailer opened its first outlet store in Wauwatosa, Wis. This original store, selling overstocked and discontinued merchandise, was advertised as "Penney's Catalog Warehouse Outlet, an all-new, revolutionary type of Penney store." The outlet stores, which had been designated for closure by J.C. Penney, were acquired by SB Acquisitions Oct. 2011. (Source retailingtoday.com)

Common data breach handling mistakes - With average cost being $9.4M  "Being properly prepared doesn't stop with having a response plan. Organizations need to practice the plan and ensure it will result in smooth execution that mitigates the negative consequences of a data breach." Those possible outcomes can include a loss of customers, regulatory fines and class-action lawsuits. Studies show that a majority of organizations had or expect to have a data breach that results in the loss of customers and business partners, and more than 65 percent of companies have or believe they will suffer serious financial consequences as a result of an incident. Three of the most common mistakes include: No engagement with outside counsel — Enlisting an outside attorney is highly recommended. No external agencies secured — All external partners should be in place prior to a data breach so they can be called upon immediately when a breach occurs. No single decision maker — While there are several parties within an organization that should be on a data breach response team, every team needs a leader. (Source net-security.org)

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2013 
October marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Established by presidential directive in 2004, the initiative—administered by the Department of Homeland Security—raises cyber security awareness across the nation by engaging and educating public and private sector partners through a variety of events and programs. The ultimate goal is to protect the country from cyber incidents and respond to them effectively if they do occur. For more information about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the FBI’s cyber programs, and other cyber-related matters including how to report cyber crimes and scams, visit www.fbi.gov.

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The Daily to name Editorial Board next Wednesday  Given the growth and continued evolution of the D&D Daily, we're pleased to announce that next week we will be naming an Editorial Board that will ensure we stay focused on the priorities of the industry and the individual readers. Their mission is to provide us with the guidance, direction and feedback that's critical for any communications vehicle to stay responsive to the needs of the community and provide you with information that adds value to you, your employer and your individual career. As an independent news source, our priorities have been to deliver the news without limitations or restrictions, and while we strive to continue this unencumbered vehicle, the new Editorial Board will help to refine our long term impact and ultimately increase our deliverables. Stay tuned for our announcement next week and thank you for your continued readership.

Coming tomorrow: Retail crime in the UK: what the experts say  Full recap on this week's British Retail Consortium Crime and Loss Prevention 2013 conference - Find out what your UK colleagues are saying.

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Confession Time

By Amber Virgillo

Loss prevention and security professionals are tough.
Never let them see you sweat. Take it like a man (or woman, if you’re really tough).
Get the confession, make your numbers, win for the company.

Are you ever left wondering what’s it all for? Is this truly your purpose in life?
Are we trading in our lives for some sparkly, socially acceptable image of a successful life?
If so, perhaps we owe ourselves an internal confession.

For some, these questions are fluffy. But take a minute. Take a breath. And think about them.

The Jolt
USA Today describes Martha Beck as one of “the best-known life coaches in the country” and she’s made a living helping others find their purpose. In her interview with SUCCESS magazine’s Amy Anderson (July, 2013), Beck describes three ways to be jolted or moved out of a life that isn’t working for you. If these haven’t happened to you yet, trust me, they’re likely coming. The first way is what Beck refers to as, shock. Shock can happen through a car accident, company restructure, loss of a loved one, or even a diagnosis of a terminal illness. The second way to be jolted is through opportunity. Opportunity to take a leap of faith by choosing a new career path, having a child or trying something new. The third is referred to as growth; you simply wake up unsatisfied with what used to satisfy you completely.

Beck says these events can be terrifying, but if we know how to walk confidently toward the “jolt” we actually could find our true purpose in life instead of our sliding comfortably back into an old life that doesn’t fit anyway.

Breaking the Model
We can become fixated on “mental models” says Beck, that are essentially just models our families, friends and institutions push on us as the acceptable “norm.” The best way for us to find our true purpose in life is by listening to our inner compass; that little voice inside that tells us to, “JUMP!” Sit quietly and try to understand what brings us positive, joyful and liberating emotions.

Be You
Your emotionally engaging life-fulfilling purpose might be solving your shrink puzzles. It may be putting a stop to internal loss for your company. Or, it may be punching a clock to spend time with the ones in your life that matter most to you. No matter what fulfills your spirit, consider taking a moment to answer these questions: Am I fulfilling my purpose? Am I truly free to make the necessary changes it will take to fulfill my purpose in life? Yes, freedom can be frightening. But isn’t it better than suffocating? Anderson summarizes it best with, “Finding our purpose is about finding the willingness to listen to our truest selves and then ignoring the fear.”

Or for all you tough guys out there ... Muhammad Ali said, “I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.”

About the Author
Amber Virgillo is the founder of Calibration, LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Calibration is a full-service marketing and communications firm specializing in customized marketing solutions from action-inspiring awareness campaigns to fully integrated branding strategies for any size business. Amber can be reached at amber@calibrationmarketing.com.

 

Retail Crime News
 
Atlanta shoplifter attempting to flee stabs security guard, the guard draws a gun and fires several shots  A would-be shoplifter was shot in the leg Tuesday evening while fleeing from a security guard he had stabbed in arm. Officers were called to the area of Broad and Marietta streets downtown around 6:15 p.m. A man was confronted by a security guard while attempting to shoplift from a CVS pharmacy. The guard pepper-sprayed the suspect during a physical confrontation. The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the guard in the arm while the guard was attempting to handcuff him. As the suspect tried to run away, the guard chased him and fired several shots, hitting him in the leg. The suspect was held at the scene until police arrived. The security guard and the shoplifting suspect were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. The suspect is facing several charges. (Source wsbtv.com)

10,000 fly trap plants stolen from NC grower valued at $65,000  Sheriff's deputies in Brunswick County are looking for a thief who took 10,000 fly trap plants from a local grower. Authorities say the plants were taken from the greenhouses at Fly Trap Farm sometime overnight last Friday. The plants are valued at about $65,000. Some tools also were taken. Editor's note: Ok now how do you unload 10,000 fly trap plants without having your fly trapped? (Source wcnc.com)

ID thieves nailed by TSA at Baltimore Washington Airport - on their way to NY obviously  TSA officers opened a piece of checked baggage that alarmed for an unidentifiable object, which turned out to be a stack of fraudulent identification cards. The cards included multiple New York State driver’s licenses and credit cards in different names. Police removed the two Nevada residents from the plane, began an investigation, confiscated the fraudulent cards and cited the men. (Source abc2news.com)

Smash-and-grab robbers empty jewelry store in 2 minutes - well planned and organized in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  The two robbers got away with thousands of dollars in jewelry and did even more in damage at the Platinum & Gold Jewelers in Murfreesboro and it only took them two minutes. They used a large rental box-truck to block the entrance of the store. That truck was later found ditched on the side of the road. Murfreesboro Police said it appears to be a very targeted and well-planned robbery. (Source newschannel5.com)

Released from prison on April 18th, ex-con commits string of robberies in Florida  Hitting CVS, Walgreens, Orlando Dollar store, 7-Eleven, and Cumberland Farms convenience store - all in September. Joe E. Clinton Jr., 22, was arrested Tuesday in Dothan, Ala., where detectives were traveling to interview him. (Source orlandosentinel.com)

$500,000 Stolen Property theft ring busted in Meigs County, Tennessee  With the property spotted. Police had everything they needed to begin a search. What they found was jaw-dropping. Meigs County Sheriff Jackie Melton details that, "we got bobcats, tractors, some pontoons, Sea-Doos, a bunch of construction site tools. Police say the crimes spread across East Tennessee. Winter Kirby and Michael Kirby have been taken into custody for theft of almost a half a million dollars. Officers from 6 different counties are poring through the items to find out how many charges the two will face. All in all there were about 5 acres of stolen property. The county even had to call on a handful of inmates to help sort through the mess. (Source wdef.com)

CVS robbery suspects in custody in Palm Bay, Florida  The woman, Lynell Kay Reeves and her accomplice/ driver Jessie Owen Curtis were arrested following the robbery of a CVS store in Palm Bay as well as a Dominos in Melbourne. Reeves, 32, explained to police that she first went into the CVS to steal something and return it, but she changed her mind and decided to rob the clerk. When she first approached the clerk on September 13, she was going to tell her to empty the cash drawer, but she got cold feet. She walked out of the store and tore a piece of paper off a Steak and Shake bag that was in a trash can. The cashier complied, and Reeves stole $148 from the CVS. She said she used the money to buy four opiate pills on the street. (Source floridatoday.com)

Alpharetta Police seeking a man in connection with the robbery of a CVS store and a Wells Fargo Bank  The FBI is searching for a suspect in two robberies. Investigators say the man first robbed a CVS store in Roswell on Monday and then hit a Wells Fargo Bank in Alpharetta on Tuesday. The suspect was armed with a gun in both robberies. He has a thin goatee and tattoos on his arm. The suspect is believed to have worn the same Harley t-shirt in Monday and Tuesday robbery. (Source ajc.com)

Police looking for two suspects in the theft and assault of a Kohl’s Loss Prevention agent near Northtown Mall  Spokane Police are looking for two females who are accused of stealing numerous items from Kohl’s department store in the Northtown Mall. When approached by the store’s loss prevention officers, the two females shoved the loss prevention officer down and drove away from the parking garage area near the Northtown Mall Sears store. (Source kxly.com)

Robbery suspect in Columbus holds up a Radio Shack with a knife  Columbus Police are searching for a man they say robbed a store of a cell phone. According to the Columbus Police Department, at about 6:07 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the Radio Shack at Morse Crossing on the report of a robbery. Police say a man entered the store and asked an employee to see a Samsung Galaxy S III cell phone. As the employee retrieved the phone, the man pulled a kitchen-type knife and stole the phone. (Source nbc4i.com)

Accused serial robber arrested in Alabama for crimes in Central Florida  Police have made a bust in an interstate hunt for a possible serial robber. There have been a string of armed robberies recently across Central Florida. A man police believe is behind at least one of those was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Orlando Police say his name is Joe Clinton, Junior. He was arrested in Alabama. Detectives say he was involved in at least one of the multiple robberies in Orlando. Orlando Police have been looking for this man for over a month. He's about 6 feet tall, with a goatee, and is a heavy set guy. Numerous stores have been robbed in the last month: Walgreens, CVS, Cumberland Farms, and now a Family Dollar store. (Source myfoxorlando.com)

Ohio Female suspect charged $5400 to a stolen credit card at TJ Maxx and Target; card stolen from a gym  Springfield Township Police are attempting to identify a suspect accused of using a stolen credit card at Target and TJ Maxx. Detectives say a credit card was stolen from the victim's wallet on September 21 at the Kolping Park sports complex on Mill Road. According to police, over $5,400 worth of merchandise was quickly charged on the card. Police say it was used at Target and TJ Maxx near the Tri-County Mall. The female suspect seen in surveillance footage then attempted to charge more than $1,600 on the card but was declined. Police say the suspect showed the victim's identification when she was challenged at the register due to the high dollar amount of the sale. The suspect is now wanted for theft and misuse of a credit card. (Source wxix.com)

Two women arrested for identity and check fraud at JC Penney in Clarksville  Two Louisville women were arrested Monday afternoon after employees of JC Penney in Clarksville contacted police about attempts to use fraudulent checks. Both women face preliminarily charged with felony forgery; theft and possession of stolen property, both felonies; and false reporting, a misdemeanor. The officer asked one suspect for an identification card that he could see hidden in her waistband. She tore the taped on photograph from the identification card and disposed of it before the officer took it from her. The officer found the identification to have half the photograph and glue residue where the photograph had been. (Source newsandtribune.com)

Panorama City, California Jeweler hit with a $14,800 grab and run  On September 30 at 11:30am a man enter Daniel’s Jewelers and asked to see an engagement ring. After browsing for a while, the suspect selected a 14KT White Gold 1CT Round EGL Solitaire Ring with a retail price of $14,800. While the sale’s associate was completing the credit application, holding both the suspects drivers license and the diamond ring, the suspect quickly snatched both items from the associates hands and ran out of the store. No one was injured; the incident was reported to the Los Angeles Police Department.

UK Police in Cambridgeshire seek 2 suspects in $42,000 smash and grab  Detectives have released CCTV images in connection with a raid after burglars stole $42,000 worth of jewelry from the H. Samuel Jewellers store on 10 September. Burglars stole $42,000 worth of jewelry in just three minutes during an early hour raid of the shop in the centre of Peterborough. Detectives investigating the burglary which took place at 5am have released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident. During the break-in, the raiders helped themselves to gold and diamond rings, bracelets and bangles. No one was injured in the raid. (Source peterboroughtoday.co.uk)

Video of male suspects stealing $21,000 of merchandise from Macy's, Hillsborough County

Man wanted to surprise wife with new rugs, got arrested stealing them  A 30-year-old man said he wanted to surprise his wife Sunday by getting new rugs for their new home. Surprise. The man was arrested when he attempted to steal them from the Walmart in Lower Macungie Township. Juan C. Medina was caught around 6:54 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart. He allegedly placed several area rugs valued at more than $200 in his shopping cart and attempted to walk past security checkpoints. An employee stopped him and told him he had to pay for the rugs, but Medina told the employee the rugs were already paid for and his wife had the receipt. A loss prevention officer then stopped Medina and took him to a store office where police were contacted. Medina told a state trooper he is moving in a few weeks and was trying to surprise his wife with the rugs. Medina was charged with one count of retail theft. (Source mcall.com)

 

eBay News
 

eBay Connect and Collaborate

By Dave DiSilva
Manager, Global Asset Protection, eBay


On Thursday, September 26, 2013, eBay hosted some of the nation's leaders in combating organized retail crime at its new facility in Draper, Utah. The meeting was part of eBay’s on-going outreach effort to work through partnerships with retail loss prevention professionals and law enforcement to combat organized retail crime. The meeting attracted more than 80 retailers and law enforcement representatives from across the country.

Attendees watched presentations from retail executives, eBay executives and key law enforcement officials dedicated to combating organized retail crime.

Speakers and topics at the Connect and Collaborate conference included the following:

How We Proactively Protect Our Community
Denise LeLux – VP North American Customer Experience
Mark Roberts – Director, Trust and Safety North American Customer Experience
eBay, Inc.

PROACT Connect & Collaborate- A review of what is new and coming in the future
Dave DiSilva – Manager, Global Asset Protection
Hawken Averett – Sr. Investigator, Global Asset Protection
Christian Hardman – Investigator, Global Asset Protection
eBay, Inc

Macy’s ORC Overview
John Matas – VP, Investigations/Fraud/Technology
Macy’s Inc.

ORC Discussion: National Retail Federation
Richard Mellor – VP, Loss Prevention
Jonathan Gold – VP, Supply Chain and Customs Policy
National Retail Federation

Kohl’s Approach to ORC Investigations

Wallace Crosno - Manager, Investigations
Kohl’s

Law Enforcement & Retail Partnerships
Sergeant Richard Rossman
Broward County Sheriff’s Office – (Federal ORC Task Force)

eBay Brand Protection 101
Raquel Smith – Manager, Brand Protection
eBay, Inc.

Online Investigations Using Third Party Tools to investigate ORC
Dave DiSilva – Manager, Global Asset Protection
eBay, Inc.

Thank you to everyone for being part of our event. We look forward to building upon our collaborative partnerships with retailers and law enforcement relationships.


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Toronto ORC gang hits GTA retailers for $395,000+ in credit card scam - hitting Home Depot and others  Nao Khou, 51, allegedly scammed financial institutions by inflating credit card accounts by depositing fake cheques, said Detective Ian Nichol of the Financial Crimes Unit. The group of people used fraudulent gift cards, credit cards, debit cards and cheques to purchase items at several area retailers. The group purchased hundreds of appliances, tools and related items from big box retailers, including Home Depot, using payment cards whose values were artificially boosted using forged cheques. These actions were committed over a 30-day period between August and September 2013. The Toronto man is facing four charges after taking more than $395,000 worth of goods from various GTA retailers, police say. Police said it was The Home Depot who initially caught on to the thefts before the Financial Crimes Unit was called in. Police are still looking for one female suspect and possibly others. (Source theglobeandmail.com) (Source ctvnews.ca)

Identity theft couple busted for ORC hitting Wal-Mart in San Tan Valley, Az.  Inside the suspects vehicle, detectives discovered false photo identifications for both Colby and Mancuso along with fake checks, business cards and retail store memberships in their names. Also located in the vehicle were computers and other equipment used to create false documents. Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Colby and Mancuso were both wanted for other outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants from prior cases. This investigation determined, they used the computers and other equipment to create false identifications and checks. The suspects then purchased computers and other items and later sold them at pawn shops. Laptop computers and other equipment were seized both in their vehicle and at a pawn shop.” Colby and Mancuso were both booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for Organized Retail Theft, Fraud Schemes, Possession of Forgery Device, Forgery, Criminal Impersonation, Taking the Identity of Another Person and their outstanding warrants. (Source santanvalley.com)

Three men indicted on federal charges for stealing construction supplies from Columbia, S.C., area Lowe’s Home Improvement stores  Falsely claiming to represent legitimate commercial accounts Brown would add his accomplice’s names to the account as purchasing agents, the indictment says. The three men then would travel to “various Lowe’s and make purchases of construction materials using the fraudulently obtained commercial charge account information.” If convicted, Brown, Peay and Coker could face fines of $250,000 each and/or 30 years in prison, or both. (Source thestate.com)

Fraudster hits T-Mobile for 22 iPhones worth $16,400 with closed credit card  Police said a man bilked T-Mobile out of more than $16,400 by making more than 20 purchases by using a closed credit card account. charged with several counts of access device fraud and theft after police said he purchased 22 iPhone 5s and related accessories at area T-Mobile stores by using a closed Visa credit card account. Shuib visited several T-Mobile stores between July 3 and July 24. In each instance, Shuib made purchases on the closed credit card account by telling T-Mobile associates that there was “something wrong” with his Metro Bank Visa debit card, adding that the card number had to be entered manually. The alleged thefts happened at T-Mobile stores in Montgomery County — including stores in Elkins Park, Willow Grove, King of Prussia and North Wales— Philadelphia, Lebanon and Delaware counties. There were also four allegedly fraudulent purchases made in New Jersey. (Source abington.patch.com)

Baby formula ORC duo busted hitting Wal-Mart stores in Lexington, Ky.  Theodore Roosevelt Woodard II, 52, of Louisville, was arrested on a warrant for theft by unlawful taking over $500. His arrest report says Woodard and a co-defendant entered Walmart on multiple occasions getting baby formula, diapers and paper towels. The report says they left the store without paying for the merchandise. Woodard was arrested at the Walmart on Dixie Highway, but store security officials said he had been caught shoplifting multiple times at the PRP store on Raggard Road. (Source wave3.com)

Memphis trio behind bars for a $1700 jean theft  A trio is in jail accused of stealing hundreds of dollars’ worth of jeans from a store at Wolfchase Galleria. But they’re charged with more than theft because police say one of them pointed a gun at a security guard who tried to stop the thieves. Some believe the crime could be gang-related. In the last week, there have been two major thefts at Sears in Memphis. First, at Oak Court Mall and now at Wolfchase. In both situations, police say the thieves tried to get away with more than $1,700 worth of jeans. (Source wreg.com)

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Complimentary RILA Webinar:

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"The ROC," a first-of-its-kind center within the Midwest Investigations Office in Cook County, Illinois, pulls together dedicated personnel from the retail investigative units, the Cook County state's attorney's office, the U.S. Secret Service, the Illinois State Police, and the Chicago Police Department. Join this webinar to hear how this unique public/private partnership of the key stakeholders works side-by-side to combat organized retail crime.

The latest RILA Asset Protection webinar, "Public/Private Partnership: An Inside Look at the Midwest Regional Organized Retail Crime Center,” will take you inside into how the partnership was created and how they are leading the battle against organized retail crime.

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Mark VanBeest
Director of Global Security & Investigations
JC Penney

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Vendor Spotlight
 

Getting serious about cargo crime

By David Shillingford
President, Verisk Crime Analytics


Cargo theft is a multibillion-dollar problem that affects businesses on a global scale. When large loads of goods are stolen, the supply chain is interrupted, which in turn disrupts manufacturing. Shelves remain empty, affecting retailers’ profitability. And it costs insurers millions of dollars in claims — not to mention the time and effort to investigate incidents and attempt to recover goods.

CargoNet combats cargo crime

Formed in 2009 by Verisk Analytics and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), CargoNet helps prevent cargo theft and increases recovery rates through secure and controlled information sharing among theft victims, their business partners, and law enforcement. Crime analysts and subject matter experts manage the CargoNet database and information-sharing system. CargoNet applies an integrated, layered approach that analyzes cargo crime from multiple perspectives.

Insurers have joined the effort

Many leading cargo insurers have become CargoNet members to help recover their insureds’ stolen cargo and help policy­holders reduce the chances of becoming victims of cargo theft. Insurers believe that an industry solution such as this requires leadership and that this leadership is recognized and rewarded by agents and policyholders.

Insurers appreciate that the sooner their insureds report a theft incident to CargoNet, the greater the likelihood that the stolen goods will be recovered. That’s because CargoNet’s extensive network and recovery efforts go into effect as soon as a theft is reported — whether at 3:00 p.m. on a Thursday or 1:00 a.m. on a Sunday. Insurers maximize CargoNet’s benefits by providing same-day reporting via first notice of loss proce­dures, by offering policyholders an incentive tied to prompt reporting, and by promoting CargoNet membership to their policyholders.

Cargo theft driver advisory available to your insureds

If your company insures businesses in the transportation industry, you can order a CargoNet Driver Advisory electroni­cally. The advisory includes eight easy-to-follow tips to help protect drivers and their cargo. If you’d like a copy of the Driver Advisory to distribute to your transportation clients or if you’d like to learn about becoming a member of CargoNet, please send e-mail to  info@cargonet.com.

 

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No matter what you do, there's always two sides in every stadium, both supported by their beliefs, convictions and opinions and both equally opposed in their desire to win. While winning is everyone's objective, how you play the game is, in actuality, more important. Regardless of how the other side plays, one must always remember that afterwards, regardless of the win or loss, everyone respects the one who played like a professional and gave it their best.

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