The #1 Digital News Source for Retail Loss Prevention,
IT Security & Safety Executives throughout North America

FREE Daily
eNews Special
Reports Spotlight on
Leadership ORC
News Canadian
Push Vendor
Spotlights LP
Newswire Group LP
ORC 11-3-14




Two more charged in Winnipeg ORC ring
Winnipeg police have charged two more people in connection to several clothing store robberies in the city. A 17-year-old girl is charged with numerous counts of theft as well as failing to comply with court orders. An 18-year-old man is charged with robbery, possession of a weapon and failure to comply with court conditions. A 21-year-old woman and two girls, aged 16 and 17, were arrested and charged earlier this week for their alleged role in the robberies, which occurred between Aug. 27 and Oct. 27. Police said the investigation is continuing and further arrests are expected.

ORC violent repeat shoplifter stealing car batteries attacks Kmart Loss Prevention officer - Police Need Help Identifying in Cobb County, GA  Police told Channel 2's Ross Cavitt that employees have their eyes open for a short, balding shoplifter who had been spotted before, wheeling carts full of merchandise out the front door. During his most recent trip to Kmart, a female loss prevention officer on the phone with 911 intercepted him as he wheeled out a cart full of car batteries. They noticed him and followed him and met him at the front door of the Kmart," said Cobb County police Officer Michael Bowman. "The loss prevention officer confronted him and that's when the assault occurred. He has allegedly shoplifted at least twice before at the Mableton Kmart, and possibly elsewhere.

GA Tech says $475K stolen by employees at Georgia Tech Research Institute; $160,000 spent at Barnes and Noble and other online retailers  GA Tech says seven employees have either been fired or resigned in the wake of a year long investigation into P-Card abuse. Investigators at Georgia Tech say the people named in the report stole nearly a half a million dollars, all of it taxpayer money in the form of federal grants. The men all worked at the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Advanced Concepts Lab. They had titles of respect. James Fraley was a senior research technologist when he resigned amid the allegations last October. James Maloney was chief scientist, John Schultz was deputy director, James Acree a branch chief and Stephen Blalock was a principal research engineer when dismissed in February. Alan Golivesky was assistant director of financial operations when he resigned in November 2013 and Lon Pringle was the GRTI Deputy Director in May, when he retired. According to the report, the men played different roles in the scheme. Some were actively involved, others were simply in a position to notice the fraud and didn't, and therefore failing to stop it. Investigators say the men bought supplies for the company, spending more than $160,000 at Barnes & Noble and at online retailers like Amazon. Investigators believe one of the men ordered solar panels, and altered the invoice to hide the fact, they ended up at his house, not the lab. Invoices were also altered to cover nearly $5,000 in hunting equipment, spent at the online retailer Man's Toys. Other invoices investigators say, were completely made up, to move money from the school to their personal accounts. The FBI is also investigating since most of the money came from federal grants. A spokesperson for Georgia Institute of Technology says all of the money has been repaid.

Last of 6 suspects wanted for 40 break-ins is arrested in Pleasantville, NJ
Carlos Soler was taken into custody Thursday night by Pleasantville police and brought to the Atlantic County jail in lieu of $250,000 bail with no 10 percent option, authorities said. Soler, 26, of the Mays Landing section of Hamilton is one of five men and a woman who had been sought by police for breaking into sheds and garages and stealing motorcycles, lawnmowers, generators, power tools and other items, officials said. Many of the stolen goods were recovered after Hamilton police executed a search warrant in Mays Landing. The group is also believed to have set fire to a trailer in Pleasantville and committed credit card fraud.

2 Women flee Walmart with cart load on merchandise in Murfreesboro, TN, forgot their purse  A 26-year old woman accused of shoplifting at Walmart was positively identified after a small mistake... she reportedly left her purse in the shopping cart that was loaded down with merchandise and later pushed out the front doors of the store. The shoplifting incident was reported at the Old Fort Parkway store in Murfreesboro. The female, who was identified as Lynne K. Craig and another woman from Nashville, allegedly filled a cart with over $900 worth of clothing, sheet sets, DVD's and makeup. The women then pushed the cart out of the store where they were confronted by a loss prevention worker. The two females then fled the scene leaving a purse behind that contained a driver's license belonging to Craig. Warrants have been taken out, but arrests have not been made.

Two women suspected in significant Wal-Mart theft in State College, PA
Two women are being sought after a reported theft at about 4:40 p.m. Thursday from the Wal-Mart at 373 Benner Pike, police said. According to State College police, the suspects entered the store on Oct. 24 and "took carts full of merchandise, including iPads" from the store. The merchandise was valued at $2,196.

Mich. ORC Sentencing -Kenneth Robert Anderson, 34, of North Muskegon, eight months Muskegon County Jail, two years probation for organized retail crime, habitual offender second, $198 fees/costs

Walmart Associate admits to stealing $6,000 in Hopkinsville, KY

ORC 11-3-14
Powered by Design By J, LLC
ASP.NET Shopping Cart Software