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April 19, 2011

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Paul Jones
Head of Global
Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

Dan Provost
VP US Retail Store and Distribution Center LP,
Staples, Inc.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

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Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
Register Here

April 20, 2011
Georgia Retail Association ORC Symposium
Atlanta, GA

NRF-Investigators' Network Meetings
McLean, VA April 20
Houston, TX April 21
Dallas, TX April 28

April 28, 2011
2011 Great Central U.S. Shakeout

April 28, 2011
Retail Council of New York ORC Conference Albany, NY

May 3, 2011

LP Professional Development Call, hosted by the women in LP Caucus
2:00 p.m. Eastern

May 3-4, 2011
NRF LP Legislative Committee Meeting
Washington, DC

May 16-19, 2011
National Level Exercise


October 4-6, 2011

CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail
2nd Annual Training Conference
Peppermill Resort/Casino
Reno, NV





Cincinnati Reds 2009 first-round draft pick pitcher Mike Leake arrested for shoplifting at Macy's in Cincinnati for stealing 6 -- $9.99 t-shirts a few hours before the final game of a series against Pittsburgh.  On Saturday, Leake started and got the victory in an 11-2 win over the Pirates.  Also, when he was drafted he received a $2.3 million sign up bonus and makes $425,000 a year.  (Source

Anderson, South Carolina, law enforcement seized $251,275 in counterfeit goods from the Jocky Lot vendors flea market this past weekend.  They found more than 9,000 bootleg DVD's, 1,000 bootleg CD's, designer-name clothing, purses and shoes and arrested 14 vendors.  (Source

With online piracy costing the U.S. economy more than $100 million a year, Congress has agreed to press for new laws to crack down on "rogue websites" that sell pirate copies of movies, TV shows, music and video games or counterfeit goods and prescription drugs.  "Lawmakers are considering proposals that would authorize the Justice Department to quickly obtain court orders to shut down websites that sell pirated copies. Other measures would target credit card companies and advertisers that do business with the pirates. Google Inc. could be a target as well."  (Source

ORC ring of three arrested operating in the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick Township.  (Source

Five stores in Chicago raided and 9 arrested after seizing 4,000 counterfeit items with logos of Nike, Timberland and Major League Baseball clubs.  A tip in March led law enforcement to conduct the investigation.  (Source

Today is the day McDonalds wants to hire 50,000 workers for "McJobs" which even the Oxford English Dictionary defines as "an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects."  What a pre-employment screening task.  (Source Associated Press)

At a $250 million dollar retailer in Philadelphia, the CIO was called by the Business Software Alliance saying that some of the software the company was using was pirated.   After a long investigation, the retailer's internal IT system administrator -- the only one who had the administrative passwords -- was found to have sold the actual pirated software to the company thru his secretly owned company.  They also found a for-pay porn website he had been running on one of the company servers and found that he had downloaded 400 customer credit card numbers from the retailers e-commerce site.  So what do you do if one of your IT employees goes rogue?  Most companies hide these incidents and keep it internal, but there is external help called CERT (a program of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mello University).  CERT's Insider Threat Center has studied insider threats since 2001, collecting information on over 400 cases and is there to help.  (Source

Last year China's supreme court reviewed 42,931 intellectual property cases and rendered verdicts in 41,718 for a total property amount of $1.2 billion which is a 40% increase over 2009.  Since October, their Commerce Ministry in its crackdown on fakes has arrested more than 3,000 and seized "large amounts of fake and counterfeit goods."  (Source Associated Press)

Yahoo will join Google and be storing everyone's search logs for 18 months after promising to delete it promptly.  These vast databases could become easy targets for government surveillance, identity theft and online scams as well as their intended use -- marketing.  But it also allows for subpoenas as well for investigative needs.  (Source Associated Press)

A production studio in Hollywood is considering a reality show that will film shoplifter apprehensions.  More to follow soon!

Whistleblower complaint leads to the termination of the head of Systemax Inc.'s technology products group which is the retailer that now owns and operates the TigerDirect website, CompUSA and Circuit City names.  That division, which sells computers and other consumer electronics in North America and Europe, accounts for 90% of Systemax's $3.59 billion in revenue.  No information was released about the actual complaint.  (Source Associated Press)

Dish Network Corp, who recently won the auction for Blockbuster, filed papers with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court that it will keep 500 of the 1,700 store leases.  Does this mean they're closing another 1,200 stores?  But it does mean they'll have a retail presence.  (Source Associated Press)

As states and cities struggle with declining tax revenues, Paterson, New Jersey, the third largest city in New Jersey, lays off 25%, 125 officers, of its police force.  This tide will continue to mount nationwide over the next 6 months and what the retail LP industry has felt over the last few years, now the public law enforcement community at the state and city level will experience.  The budget cuts will be significant nationwide and that will impact police response times, investigative services, and retail assistance.  You can also expect to see more public law enforcement candidates entering the market for jobs as well.  (Source Associated Press)


Upcoming event!
Southeastern ORC Conference
Sponsored by the Georgia Retail Association
Loss Prevention Council
April 20, 2011
AmericasMart, Atlanta, GA


Job Opening




Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Burlington Coat Factory AL, MS, TN Region Burlington Coat Factory
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Burlington Coat Factory AR, LA, OK Region Burlington Coat Factory
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Burlington Coat Factory Metro NY, NJ and CT Region Burlington Coat Factory
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Burlington Coat Factory San Antonio Region Burlington Coat Factory
Corporate LP Mgr Confidential NYC, NY Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Washington DC Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Honolulu, HI Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Redwood City, CA Sears Holdings Corp.
Regional LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Atlanta, GA Sears Holdings Corp.
Director of Investigations Confidential Dallas, TX Downing & Downing
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Midwest Downing & Downing
National Account Sales Mgr Confidential New York City, NY Downing & Downing
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Phoenix, AZ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Metro Northern NJ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Sacramento, CA The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Salem, OR The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Detroit, MI The Home Depot
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential California Downing & Downing

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - Appearing Today Only

Job Opening




Distribution Ctr Mgr AP The Home Depot Winchester, VA The Home Depot
District LP Mgr Marshall's Denver, CO TJX
District LP Mgr Marshall's Moorestown, NJ TJX
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Langhorne, PA Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Albuquerque, NM Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Rite Aid Philadelphia, PA Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr The Bon Ton Stores Herbergers Bloomington, IN Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Tuscon, AZ Indeed
Safety & Security Officer WellSpan Health York, PA Indeed
Asset Protection Mgr SFA Stores New York, NY SFA
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Herald Square New York, NY Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Amazon Chattanooga, TN Monster
Area LP Mgr Ross Stores/Corporate Tampa, FL Ross
Safety Mgr Domino Sugar Cleveland, OH Indeed
Safety Engineer Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH Indeed
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath & Beyond San Francisco, CA Bed Bath & Beyond
District LP Mgr Old Navy West Philly to Pittsburgh SimplyHired
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Stein Mart Beachwood, OH SnagAJob
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Brooklyn, NY LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart/Big Box Pittsburgh, PA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Rochester, NY LPJobs
District LP Mgr Hastings Entertainment Lubbock, TX LPJobs
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Woodbridge, NJ LPJobs

Laurie Sorensen was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Burlington Coat Factory in Seattle.
Eric Koopmeiners was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Pamida.

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Getting advice from trusted friends, family members, co-workers and former bosses is always a great thing to do and, quite frankly, it can help you to see more clearly.  But remember, at the end of the day it's your decision to make and it's your decision that you have to live with.  Your friends, co-workers, and former bosses won't be living with the consequences, but your family will be.  So you've got to be more sensitive to their advice.  Advice is easy to give, hard to follow and almost impossible to live up to.  And everyone has a lot of advice to give; it's the easiest thing to give.  Just remember, at 5 a.m. after all the advice has been given, the mirror may be where the answer lies. 

Here's to staring back at you,
Gus Downing

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