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Paul Weathers
was promoted to VP of Loss Prevention at Genesco, Inc. Paul has worked in various capacities for Genesco since 1994, including VP of Operations/Director, New Stores; General Manager; and Regional VP/VP Administration & New Store Development. Congratulations Paul!

Jason Jones
was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention & Risk Management at Vans/ 7 for all mankind/ Splendid/ Ella Moss. Jason has been with Vans since 2006. Previously he worked for Hot Topic and Kmart. Congratulations Jason!

Malcolm Gaspard
was promoted to Territory VP Loss Prevention at Kohl's Department Stores. Before this promotion Malcolm was Regional Director of Loss Prevention for Kohl's since 2007. Prior to working for Kohl's, Malcolm has held LP positions with Macy's and Hollywood Video. Congratulations Malcolm!

News has it exclusively at the Daily that a major retailer is facing some significant corporate budget cuts that may be impacting corporate LP jobs. More to follow on this breaking news.

Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO wants to close 180 Stores by 2015. Abercrombie currently operates just over 1000 stores in the US and has aggressively expanded into Europe opening 30+ stores since 2007. The 180 under-performing store locations have not yet been released.  (Source

Budget cuts cause for concern at Miami airport. $1.4 million cargo theft this past week and fourth electronics theft this month.  (Source

Luxury retailers in the UK are now accepting China’s UnionPay cards. Prada, Tiffany and World Duty Free are among the first to enter into an agreement with HSBC Merchant Service to accept the Chinese UnionPay cards. UnionPay is the sole national bankcard network in China, with more than 250 Chinese domestic and international bank members. It recently overtook Visa as the world's largest payments card, with two billion cards, representing over $1 trillion in annual spending. (Source

Hong Kong’s Prime retail locations are the highest priced in the world. With 28 million tourists last year, Hong Kong is the place to be for many retailers. Forever 21, which opened its first Hong Kong store in January, said it is paying $1.4 million a month, its highest rent in the world, both in total terms and per square foot. It pays less in New York’s Times Square.  (Source

Eddie Bauer CEO resigns. Neil Fiske, who joined the retailer in 2007 and led it through bankruptcy, will leave his post effective March 2. Fiske is also credited with the turn around on Bath & Body Works, where he was the CEO prior to his move to Eddie Bauer.  (Source

IT Security experts polled, "The 15 worst data security breaches of the 21st century." The IT Security community takes a look back at the biggest incidents and impacts of global hacking. The theft of hundreds of millions of credit card information, personal data, intellectual property and threats to global security -- but, they say it happens everyday.  (Source

Army Air Force Exchange internet site hacked, 16,000 credit card files stolen. One suspect arrested was sending exchange items to the Mexican Mafia.  (Source

Houston High End Jeweler, hit again with a smash and grab. Wednesday evening, the Manager of Ben Bridge Jewelers in Memorial City Mall said three men wearing all black clothing used hammers to smash cases containing Rolex watches. Robbers did not display any guns and the incident lasted less than a minute. No one was injured, no customers were inside the store at the time of the robbery. The attached video is from an incident at the same store in December, police believe the method of the attack is very similar, the December suspects have not been captured.  (Source

Sephora shoplifters nabbed; gave names and phone numbers to clerk because some items were out-of-stock. Two juveniles were charged with shoplifting over $1000 from the Sephora store in Destin, Florida. The two suspects had also hit Forever 21 and Flock Candy, hiding the items behind an outdoor dumpster.  (Source

Hawaiian man charged with 200+ Felony Offenses. Pohaku Matsuura of Lihue, Hawaii has been charged with 179 counts of Unauthorized Possession of Confidential Personal Information, 8 credit card frauds and a number of other felonies. Matsuura had stolen the information from hotels, businesses and cars, an estimated 100 individuals.  (Source

17,000 fake Swiss watches taken off the market in Dubai. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, sent their own members to Dubai to uncover an apartment/factory operated by Chinese nationals. (Source

Texas jury gives the max to steak thief. A $50 package of Texas steaks has cost one shoplifter 2 years in jail and a $10,000 fine. The suspect had several prior thefts and crimes on his record. The jury sentenced Green to the maximum punishment they could assess.  (Source


Doug Marker
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LP, Risk and Audit
Michael Stores, Inc.

Coming in February
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Vice President LP

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September 12, 2012
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Jones County sisters charged with fraud. Investigators continue to work with detectives in Virginia to determine the reach of a credit card scam allegedly organized by two Kinston sisters for thousands of dollars of dietary supplements, exercise equipment and fitness books and videos. Stephanie Devon Pitts, 34, and Kischa D. Becton, 32, altogether face more than 60 charges in Jones County; and more could be coming in connection to a scheme the two reportedly launched in January.  (Source

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Kevin Hutcherson Named Universal Surveillance Systems
National Accounts Manager

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, February 15, 2012 – Universal Surveillance Systems LLC (USS), the largest privately held manufacturer of loss prevention technology in the United States, announced the appointment of Kevin Hutcherson as National Accounts Manager. In this position, Hutcherson will work with large companies with national presence in meeting their loss prevention needs.

Hutcherson has extensive experience with loss prevention dating back to 1984 when he began his career as store detective at Macy’s. Since that time he has worked for several large national retailers including TJX, Whitehall Jewelers and Bally’s Total Fitness where he held senior and executive level loss prevention positions.

"I was first introduced to USS when I worked at Bally’s Total Fitness and was drawn to their extraordinary innovation," Hutcherson said. "Bally’s was seeking a unique closed circuit television (CCTV) system installation, and USS listened to our ideas and customized a solution that met all of our needs and vastly increased the effectiveness of our LP program. With their focus on superior customer service, I am pleased to be a part of such an innovative, customer-focused company."

Adel Sayegh, USS President and CEO, commented, "USS is pleased to add a seasoned loss prevention pro like Kevin to our talented team. With his extensive background in the industry that ranges from the sales floor to the executive level, he brings unparalleled insight into the entire operations of the loss prevention industry. His in-depth understanding of innovative approaches to reduce shrink will help solve the evolving challenges faced by the loss prevention professionals in a multitude of retail settings."

For more information, contact:

Scott Richardson
Corporate Communications Manager
Universal Surveillance Systems

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Paul Weathers was promoted to VP of Loss Prevention at Genesco, Inc.
Jason Jones was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention & Risk Management at Vans/ 7 for all mankind/ Splendid/ Ella Moss.
Malcolm Gaspard was promoted to Territory VP Loss Prevention at Kohl's Department Stores.
Keith Landshot was promoted to LP Manager at Genesco, Inc.
Kyndra Walker was named Division Loss Prevention Specialist at Sherwin-Williams Paints.

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Managing your career upwards requires a vision of where you want to go and how you're going to get there. Other than personal performance, one of the primary factors is who you know and how you develop those relationships. Everything you read talks about managing relationships around you in your current role, but the real key is the relationships you have outside your role or your company and not just in the LP community but with successful operators outside your current scope. If you expect to truly excel in your career, you've got to expand your contacts and develop them as you would the operator beside you. Obviously, this can be difficult and slow to progress. But give it some thought for the new year and set some goals of meeting new executives and expanding your circle. Because one person, one contact, can make a difference and you never know who that might be.

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