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LPRC releases ORC Booster Interview Form

New Industry Tool for Store-Level LP Personnel

Download for free here

In an effort to help store-level LP personnel help identify if a shoplifter is linked to an organized retail crime group, the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) has published an ORC Booster Interview Form to be used by any LP team throughout the retail industry. The questions were developed by the LPRC's ORC Working Group, an ongoing effort to coordinate with industry associations to produce more impactful ORC data, as well as enhanced ways to ID detained boosters. At least 29 different retailers are currently participating in the initiative, with leadership coming from veterans throughout the LP industry - including Group Leader John Hawthorne (Publix) and Co-Leaders Denny Dansak (Kroger), Tony Sheppard (CVS), Shane Hunter (Walmart) and Kevin Morrison (Lowe's).

The list of questions on the form is intended for apprehended individuals believed to be involved in ORC. Answers to the questions may be used to initiate an ORC investigation internally. After store-level personnel complete the form, they are to provide it to the individual(s) responsible for handling ORC investigations. Additionally, each form is also submitted to the LPRC for research and trend analysis - with the goal of sharing best practices with the industry and better measuring the impact that ORC has on retail.

We at the D&D Daily would like to highlight the importance of this new collaborative industry tool as an important step forward in the fight against ORC. We hope you and your team download and distribute this document as you see fit. To learn more about the ORC Working Group, how you can participate, or if you have questions about the new Booster Interview Form, please contact Kyle Grottini at



ORC Investigators team-up to on 22 state investigation
"Macy's, in partnership with Bloomingdales, Bed Bath & Beyond, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, The Container Store and Saks Fifth Avenue are actively conducting a nation-wide investigation into a group led by an individual by the name of Darius Jackson. This group is primarily based out of the East Coast but have been active for us 22 different states. Their manner of operation at Macy's/Bloomingdales includes alleged theft of Men's Suits/Luxury Bedding and subsequent returns to a series of Debit Cards along with alleged compromises of employee ID#'s to process fraudulent transactions at Point of Sale to include fraud returns directly to Debit Cards and phantom EGC sales. Macy's and Bloomingdales have initiated law enforcement investigations at both the local and federal level but are looking to strengthen our investigation through collaboration with partner retailers. Please contact Chris DeSantis, Director of Central Investigations & Organized Retail Crime at to contribute to this matter or for further information."

Milwaukee area Auto Parts stores robbed 5 times in last 9 days
Milwaukee police are investigating the robbery of the Advance Auto Parts store located in the 1300 block of W. Oklahoma Avenue that occurred Wednesday evening, January 7th. Police say the robbery occurred around 6:00 p.m. It is unclear how many suspects were involved. Wednesday's robbery marks at least the fifth robbery involving an auto parts store within the last nine days in Milwaukee. The following stores have been robbed: Advance Auto Parts (12/30/14) Advance Auto Parts (12/30/14) AutoZone (12/30/14) AutoZone (1/6/15) Advance Auto Parts (1/7/15).

2 who allegedly tried to steal teeth whiteners from Hempfield, PA Target in custody 
A Cambria County couple who scuffled with a security officer at the Hempfield Target store while attempting to steal $1,200 in teeth-whitening products was arrested this week by state police in Greensburg. Christine A. Altschuh, 31, and Richard G. Mitchell, 42, both of Johnstown, were arraigned Tuesday on charges of robbery, conspiracy and retail theft. Court documents indicate that on Oct. 27, a security officer at the Route 30 store noticed Altschuh and Mitchell picking up a large number of whitening-strip kits where they began stashing the kits in Altschuh's purse. Altschuh attempted to leave the store and was stopped by the security officer. When Altschuh struggled with the officer over control of the purse, the officer was punched and kicked from behind by Mitchell.

Duo Returns to Kohl's After Stealing Merchandise, Arrested for Grand Theft
A duo was arrested for grand theft after stealing two suitcases full of merchandise from Kohl's and then returning to the store later that same day. On Friday, the duo, later identified as Eric Penrose, 40, and Alex Penrose, 19, entered Kohl's and allegedly stole several items. According to Turlock, CA Police spokesperson Sgt. Stephen Webb, the suspects loaded up two suitcases full of merchandise and left the store undetected. Loss prevention officers were reviewing the security videos and noticed the theft, according to Webb. Later that same evening, around 8:39 p.m., the two suspects returned to the store.

Two women charged with credit card fraud at Wal-Mart in Batavia, IL
Two Chicago women are facing multiple felony charges after they were allegedly caught using fraudulent credit cards at a west suburban Wal-Mart. Employees at the store in Batavia, called police Tuesday after they saw the women swiping several different cards at self-check-out aisles while trying to make multiple purchases.

Harlan, Iowa Police tracks down alleged shoplifter; persistent felony offender

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