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Yesterday's report that Wal-Mart was "considering store changes nationwide" in response to the robbery - murder of a Wal-Mart manager last weekend in Phoenix was incorrect, as a local reporter covering Wal-Mart's response to questions concerning the store's security measures took their answers out of context. Wal-Mart's response to the reporter's questions and their response to the reporters miss-interpretation - "We routinely assess our stores to determine what level of security is appropriate based on a number of risk factors. We make security decisions on a store by store basis. In this situation, we have off-duty officers working security inside the store now to reassure associates and customers. We are also continuing to have third party security monitoring our parking lot as well. ‬ We are continuing to evaluate the situation to ensure the appropriate security measures are in place. We will continue to provide extra security for the immediate future until a long term plan is determined. ‬ When the reporter asked if we do this for all stores, our spokesperson in the field said yes referring to our store by store assessment. That was taken out of context to say we were considering nationwide changes."
Ohio is joining the fight against Organized Retail Crime! The Ohio Regional Organized Crime Coalition (OROCC) is holding its 1st Annual Ohio Crime Symposium. Through the efforts of retail and law enforcement, a one day training event will be held to provide education to partners across the state about Organized Retail Crime. The first conference will focus on the importance of partnerships to combat ORC, real case studies, training and leveraging resources. Ohio marks the 3rd state to join the Midwest fight against ORC alongside Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force (CCROC) and Indiana Retail Organized Crime Alliance (IROC).

We have a great line up of guest speakers forming and are looking for additional expert volunteers to fill open slots on the agenda. Those scheduled to speak include: Dennis Dansak – Corporate Manager, Organized Retail Crime – Kroger, David Williams – Cook County (Chicago) District Attorney and CCROC Coordinator, Sue Boulton - Manager of Supply Chain Loss Prevention and Corporate Investigations – Meijer, Detective Brian Lacy – Division of Columbus Police and Krishna Mungar – Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Analyst – Valor Security Services. The conference will be held at the Columbus Police Academy, 1000 N Hague Rd Columbus, OH on June 6th, 2012 and will include refreshments, lunch, and a raffle with proceeds going to Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).

The conference is open to Loss Prevention and Law Enforcement Professionals and attendance is free, excluding the raffle. Once the guest list is finalized, a conference flyer will be published and registration open. If you would like more information or would like to be a guest speaker at this event, please contact

Apple rejects U.S. Attorney General claim that it conspired with publishers over e-book pricing - saying the charges are "simply not true." The U.S. government had sued Apple and five publishers, saying they conspired to fix the prices of electronic books. It has reached a settlement with three of the publishers that could lead to cheaper e-books for consumers. Why would three of the publishers settle already? (Source

Gucci is arming employees with iPhone 4S devices worldwide so staff members can roam the floor & check out customers anywhere in the store. Using app technology developed and customized by Micros Retail to enable employees to check customers out on the mobile phones, e-mail them receipts, and loaded with the Gucci Style app, a mobile commerce-enabled fashion magazine. The devices wirelessly connect with a store’s point of sale system to complete a transaction. (Source

Convenience store robberies up 102% and total cost of staff theft up 143% in the UK convenience store industry. The 2011 Association of Convenience Stores Crime Survey showed in the 3,112 stores responding robberies were up 102%, total cost of staff theft up 143%, while the cost per incident rose 90%. Alarming statistics. (Source

The Wal-Mart and Target battle in Canada is heating up and Target hasn't even opened a store yet. In a recent survey of 1,500 Canadians 61% said they were somewhat or very interested in shopping at Target and 73% expect Wal-Mart to lose sales. And while Wal-Mart has an $11B established business Target has the "fun factor". "They will come in and wow Canadian shoppers. Wal-Mart will have no choice but to become even fiercer on price." (Source

What Chinese companies want: intellectual property protection As Chinese innovators begin to see that there's money to be made in protecting their own intellectual property, they're becoming more willing to cooperate with big foreign firms. "Ten or 15 years ago, most people in China saw IPR protection as something only US or foreign companies cared about, but that is changing as more and more Chinese entities are creating intellectual property of their own," U.S. Ambassador Locke said yesterday at an IPR roundtable. The result? China's courts are now among the busiest in the world for intellectual property rights (IPR) lawsuits. (Source

The New Thing - ATM "Cash Trapping" skyrocketed from 240 incidents in 2010 to 10,808 incidents in 2011 in Europe. Cash trapping, which, like it sounds, blocks an ATM's cash dispenser shutter so that bills cannot be presented. Skimming attacks, card trapping and transaction reversal events were either down or remained steady. So if you don't get your money notify the bank immediately. What's happening over there is bound to be happening here. (Source

See how a Russian Crimepack (exploit kits) works - this video actually shows how one shelf product you can buy works to infect computers and logs your work. With an exploit kit, criminals can "get new malware, infect web sites, build business intelligence and manage an overall malicious campaign," according to James Lyne, director of technology strategy for security firm Sophos. See how it works. (Source

There are 14 senior Loss Prevention positions available in the U.S. presently - the highest numbered ever reported in the Daily.

Schneider reports 35% decline in Cargo Thefts. Schneider National’s Director of Loss Prevention and Enterprise Security, Walter Fountain CPP has taken a pro-active approach to keep the freight moving and out of the hands of thieves. Fountain is the current chairman of the American Trucking Associations' Supply Chain Security and Loss Prevention Council. (source

AT&T facing a class action lawsuit for enabling cell phone theft. The law suit claims AT&T lied about its ability to track and disable phones. Thieves were able to replace the inexpensive SIM card of a stolen phone and restart service, while the legitimate customers were faced with purchasing a new phone and extension of the service contracts. This week AT&T announced they would start blocking stolen cell phones due to pressure from the government. (source

Long Island Police nab Identity Theft Suspect with $200,000 in forged payroll checks. The Suffolk County Police Department Identity Theft Unit, in conjunction with the United States Postal Investigations Service, began investigating a group of individuals in October 2011 who were defrauding banks in the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk County. The ring opened bank accounts in New York City and then deposited forged payroll checks into these accounts. Once the money became available, funds were withdrawn via ATMs and through the purchase of postal money orders. (source

Dollarama store in Windsor, Ontario mid-day fire being investigated as arson; $4M loss. During store hours a customer noticed smoke and alerted employees, the store was evacuated, no one was injured. The fire spread very quickly due to high volumes of paper and plastic products, the building was a total loss. (source

Dynamite found at the home of suspect Identity Thief. Sticks of dynamite were removed safely by the police bomb squad before Police could continue to search through the stolen US mail in the suspect’s home in Colorado. (source

Man breaks into a Goodwill Store to try on a red dress. Estimated $30,000 in damages stemming from donations which will need to be destroyed and a hazmat team needed to clean the store due to the suspect’s blood found throughout the store from his cuts and scrapes. (source


The "Lords of Mockery" Loss Prevention Motorcycle Club Sponsors Spring Ride for Charity

The industry’s first loss prevention motorcycle club, Lords of Mockery (LOM), has scheduled a Spring motorcycle ride from Monroe, NJ to Ocean City, MD from June 8 – 10, 2012. The planned trip, which benefits the St. Jude’s Children’s Research hospital, starts in Monroe, NJ, and follows the intercoastal along the east coast culminating in a ferry ride from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE; then down to Ocean City, MD. The trip begins 9:00AM on Friday, June 8, 2012 and returns on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Click here to see the map.

If you don’t have a motorcycle, no problem. The Harley Davidson dealership in the area rents Harleys with a valid motorcycle license.

Riders must be LOM members and contribute $100 to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research hospital. LOM membership is easy – just sign up on their website ( and give a small donation directly to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research hospital.

We are also encouraging corporate sponsorship:

Bronze - $500
Silver - $1,000 (riders receive jacket patches with company’s logo)
Gold - $5,000 (riders receive riding flags with company’s logo)

If you have an interest in the Spring Ride, please contact Scott Sanford at or sign-up directly on the LOM’s website. "Be free. Free to ride your machine without being hassled by the man".




The Kentucky Derby & Kroger's LP Team

by Katie Tuttle



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2012 International Organization of Black Security Executives

Spring Conference
April 18-20
Chicago, IL

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for more details.

Retail Fraud 2012

Largest Retail Fraud & LP conference in Europe

Novotel West, London

April 19, 2012

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2012 Retail
Loss Prevention

September 12, 2012
International Centre


Watch for our article the day after each event!

Washington State Organized Retail Crime Alliance (WSORCA)

Annual Training Conference
October 18, 2012

To register visit:

Northern Michigan University, located in Michigan’s incredible Upper Peninsula, offers one of the only baccalaureate loss prevention management programs in the United States. It is offered completely online and accepts up to 92 transfer credits. An affordable investment into a dynamic and growing profession.

Learn more here



eBay Supported Investigation Leads to Federal Jail Term

eBay Global Asset Protection team supported criminal investigation research leads to conviction and Federal jail sentence for fraudster who was victimizing eBay and its user community. David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for a scheme to defraud more than 1,200 victims by selling forged celebrity memorabilia through as well as illegally possessing a firearm when he was arrested after a police chase. The suspect was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison without parole. The court also ordered him to pay $174,894 in restitution to his victims. On Oct. 3, 2011, the suspect pleaded guilty to wire fraud and to being a felon in possession of a firearm, admitting that from February 2005 to December 2010, he used eight separate eBay accounts to defraud 1,232 victims. Click here for full article.

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Neil Watanabe, The Journey from LP to CFO - Leadership & Development Series           Coming Next Week                 --                      The ORC Leaders Panel Discussions -  #1 - The Drug Store Industry's ORC Leaders             #2 - The Big Box & Specialty ORC Leaders               Coming soon!

LPNN's "External Business Partners Series"

This series is dedicated to educating and informing each reader about the various solution providers in North America that make it possible for you to provide your company with the resources you need to develop, build, and deliver your Loss Prevention services. As you progress in your career you'll find that these companies and executives, who are dedicated and committed to the Loss Prevention industry, play a vital role in the success of your program. They're an extension of your team and the relationships you build with them are critical. They also provide a wealth of information and knowledge that can help add value to your company, your department, and most importantly to you, the Loss Prevention executives of North America. This series is dedicated to bringing you these executives, their companies, and their knowledge.

Bass Security Services, Inc.
Dale Bass, President and CEO &
Joe Mignone, Vice President Sales and Marketing

Meet Dale Bass and Joe Mignone, the two leaders of Bass Security and learn about their organization, their history, and their focus on customer service. With over 30 years of experience and dramatic growth, including the acquisition of The Girtman Group, they're well positioned to be a One Point Contact dedicated to all aspects of mechanical and electronic security.


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$1M Theft Ring busted in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hitting 20 stores over two years, the suspect hit stores by disabling alarms. They recovered so much merchandise they don't know where to send it. They are trying to find two additional suspects. The investigation continues. Police are having difficulty cataloging all the evidence in the 6,000 square foot warehouse. (source

Identity theft ring in Scotts Valley, CA., identified with one suspect arrested and information on others that was "responsible for several hundred thousand dollars in stolen items." Michael Buck, 43, was arrested in Las Vegas after a four-month investigation that involved agencies at the city, county and state level, according to Scotts Valley Police. The investigation began as a cooperative effort between the SVPD and the Santa Cruz Police Department, but quickly expanded to include Santa Cruz County, Capitola, San Francisco and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The SVPD are asking that anyone with information on this crime call 831-440-5670. (Source


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LP XBR Analyst Urban Outfitters, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Urban Outfitters, Inc.
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Dir of Loss Prevention Confidential Southern Florida Downing & Downing
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Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's San Jose, CA Lowe's
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Lancaster, PA Sears Holdings Corp
Market AP Manager Wal-mart Noblesville, IN Wal-mart
Market AP Manager Wal-mart Munice, IN Wal-mart
Asset Protection Manager Sam's Southgate, CA Wal-mart
Asset Protection Manager Sam's Mobile, AL Wal-mart
Manager AP Wal-mart Williamsburg, VA Wal-mart
Asset Protection Manager Sam's Lincoln, NE Wal-mart
Asset Protection Manager Sam's G1 Hendersonville, NC Wal-mart


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12 Ways to Spot A Liar At Work Wouldn't it be great to know when we're being lied to? Spotting deception begins with observing a person's baseline behavior under generally stress-free conditions so that you can detect meaningful deviations. Don't look for just one sign but clusters of behavior. (body language)

The Body Language of "Horrible Bosses" An eye roll, a smirk, a "whatever" shoulder shrug, an expression of disgust or contempt – all of these send their own clear signals. Here are the top 12 body language behaviors of less than ideal bosses. (are you guilty?)
How Women Can Flourish in the Workplace Some of the world's best managers are mothers. However, organizational molds often times force them to opt out of the workforce resulting in "a leaking leadership pipeline". (change the status quo)

Gender Neutral Quotas Many companies look to balance genders in the workplace by setting a target number of women in their organization, but this approach can be problematic. A better a approach may be to set a target proportion. (40/60 mix)

Share your thoughts.


Knowing the basic interview questions is one thing. Having the answers is another. What's more important is communicating openly and honestly in a professional manner that shows thought, vision and your business knowledge. Try to apply your background to the interviewer's business and how you can impact it and add value. The key to a successful interview is bridging the gap between your background and the prospective employer's company and needs. Preparation-preparation-preparation!

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