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ORC 7-13-15




Retail LP and Federal Law Enforcement step up the fight against Organized Retail Crime

A powerful new alliance connecting retail Loss Prevention Investigators and Federal Law Enforcement goes live this September. Join us at the conferences below to learn details associated with the industry group.

The Retail Organized Crime Coalition Industry Group (ROCC) sponsored by The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) is a venue for training, current trends and case referral to Federal Agencies including the United States Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is chaired by Glenn Justus, Senior Corporate Investigator at Barnes & Noble. Vice Chairs and advisors include:

Shane Hunter - Director of Global Investigations Wal-Mart, Tony Sheppard - National Manager ORC Unit CVS Health, Stuart Tryon - Special Agent in Charge of Criminal Investigations USSS, Bryan Smith - Unit Chief Financial Fraud FBI, Jeff Fulmer - VP of LP Barnes & Noble, Scott Sanford - Director of Investigations Barnes & Noble.

Glenn will host the launch of the group on September 1st at the forthcoming IAFCI conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, MN. He will be joined by IAFCI President Sam Guttman and a panel of partners from Loss Prevention, the USSS and the FBI who will speak to conference delegates and answer their questions. The panel will also be speaking at Retail Fraud New York and the IAFCI Carolinas Chapter Conference (links to each below).

"The group's key goals will serve to accomplish training, discussion of current Retail Organized Crime trends and case submission / review to federal agencies for investigations that have a nexus to title 18 infractions", explains group chair Glenn Justus.

Please join the ROCC to learn details, including participation and the mechanics of case submission on the following dates:

IAFCI 47th Annual International Conference, Minneapolis, MN - Sept. 1st
Retail Fraud New York, NYC - September 24th

IAFCI Carolinas Chapter Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC - November 13th

Swanson's Rental employee in Minnesota busted for theft of $24,000 in Chainsaws  A longtime former employee of Swanson's Rental in Detroit Lakes, MN has been charged with felony theft in Becker County District Court. Ira George Jahnke is accused of stealing more than $24,000 worth of inventory from Swanson's over a four year period. According to court records, he sold numerous items, mostly chainsaws, on the online auction site eBay under the name "Minnsledder," from March 19, 2011 to March 18, 2015. The business was tipped off to the alleged thefts by an anonymous letter with photos of new products put on sale on eBay.

Two arrested in $11,000 theft from True Religion and Belk in James City Co, Virginia  A 25-year-old man and a 17-year-old man are accused of taking stacks of clothing from two James City County stores. Police arrested Virginia Beach resident Darnell R. Jones and a 17-year-old, after months of investigation into the shoplifting incidents that occurred in True Religion and Belk. Authorities said the two suspects walked into the True Religion in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets on Jan. 13 and each grabbed a stack of about 10 jeans before running out the front door. The 20 jeans are estimated to cost more than $7,000. Belk in Windsormeade Marketplace was later hit for $4,000 in polo shirts.

ORC 7-13-15
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