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May 9, 2011

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Coming May 13:
Doug Marker
Vice President, LP, Risk and Audit,
Michael Stores, Inc.

Coming May 20
Paul Jones
Head of Global
Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

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University of Florida
Security Research Project

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Women in LP Caucus
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May 16-19, 2011
National Level Exercise


May 11-13, 2011
International Anticounterfeiting Coalition
2011 Annual Spring Conference

The St. Regis
San Francisco

August 7-10, 2011
National Food Service Security Council
32nd Annual Meeting

Hyatt Grand Champion
Indian Wells, CA

October 4-6, 2011

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





ORC ring arrested in the Tampa Bay area where more than $200,000 of merchandise over the past six months had been stolen from department stores and drug stores and resold on eBay and Craigslist with Crest Whitestrips, Rogaine and diet pills being the popular items.  (Source

The Retail Industry Leaders Association names Bill Hughes Senior Vice President Government Relations and will serve as RILA's top lobbyist.  (Source

A 29-year-old Columbia, SC man sentenced to 2 years in prison and 3 years of supervised release for selling nearly 1,500 counterfeit movies to federal agents.  The judge stated that one of the reasons for the sentence he imposed was that "intellectual property is an important part of free enterprise in the United States and should be promoted and fostered in the law."  And continued by saying "all those explicit warnings about penalties for illegal copying" that are routinely projected during the opening credits mean that courts can decline to issue "light weight sentences."  (Source

Appleton, Wis., Kwik Trip convenience store employee was assaulted at 3 a.m. Sunday morning by a 29-year-old man who then shot himself in the head and is currently in intensive care.  (Source

The Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011 is being introduced next week by Senator Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. and will obligate companies to honor consumer choice when consumers don't want anyone to collect information about their online activities and it will allow the FTC to enforce actions against companies that don't honor the request.  This is game changing legislation for the consumer and for e-commerce community.  Similar to the do-not-call list enacted years ago about telemarketers this law will make consumer privacy a main issue.  (Source

Facial recognition in the retail market is evolving in the UK as OmniPerception is named a "Cool Vendor in Retail for 2011" by information technology research and advisory company Gatnor Inc.  Each year, Gatnor identifies Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services in an aim to help end users and larger vendors to uncover these emerging technology innovations.  OmniPerception's Checkpoint.S technology captures the face of a moving person and verifies their identity in seconds where traditional face recognition requires the subject to stop and look directly into the camera.  (Source

The recently released Index of Cybersecurity is an experiment launched by two security professionals and is a survey that attempts to gauge the overall security situation online.  One of the creators, Dan Geer is the chief security officer for In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency.  (Source

Consumers keep plugging in despite rising number of high-profile data breaches.  The number of records exposed in data breaches is staggering, more than half a billion in the past six years according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. The Commerce Department has called on Congress to adopt ground rules for companies that collect consumer data online for marketing. Several lawmakers have introduced privacy bills.  (

E-Fencing -- Target, Supervalu, Wal-Mart and other retailers are pushing federal legislation.  While retailers spend $12 billion a year to battle organized retail crime, thieves pilfer $15 billion to $30 billion annually, a huge blow to businesses and, ultimately, their customers.  (

Canadian Tire has agreed to buy the Forzani Group for $771 million in cash to create Canada's biggest sports retailer. The acquisition of Forzani gives Canadian Tire 500 sports retail outlets across the country. The group has annual revenue of about $1.4 billion, with more than 70% of sales coming from apparel and footwear and the balance in sporting hard goods.  (Source:

Canada new breeding ground for cybercrime.  The number of Canadian servers found to be hosting phishing sites -- malicious websites designed to lure visitors to enter sensitive personal information -- jumped 319% over the past year. Canada now sits just behind the United States globally in the number of servers hosting phishing sites, ahead of Germany, U.K. and France.  (
Source: has proposed building three more distribution centers in Nashville or Knoxville, TN, just as the political debate over the Internet retailer's tax burden in Tennessee is heating up.  (

Amazon also announces plans to expand Distribution Centers in Phoenix.  (

Man arrested after Suffolk abbey stone appears on eBay.  A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft from an ancient religious monument in Suffolk, England. Stealing from a church, you just had to know this was going to end badly.  (Source:

Upcoming event!
May 16-19, 2011
National Level Exercise



eBay Asset Protection Initiated Investigation Leads to Arrest

eBay's Global Asset Protection team leveraged internal reporting and fraud models to detect and subsequently reported to law enforcement fraudulent activity perpetrated by an AZ man that led to an arrest. The man's activity was detected upon his attempting to open accounts in others' names. The suspect was arrested after an IP address tied together fictitious accounts he used to attempt to circumvent eBay's internal fraud protections, authorities say. The known suspect caused eBay a loss of $1,137, police said. He is also accused of stealing his ex-wife's personal identification information without her consent and using that information to open accounts and lines of credit to fund his scheme, police said. He has previously been convicted of fraud schemes and was on probation, authorities said. The new felony charges include one count of taking the identity of another and one count of theft. 
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The Organized Retail Crime effort at Kroger -- Great Job Kroger!

Led by Dennis Dansak, Corporate Manager, ORC

Yesterday, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the USA Today ran an article about Kroger's fight against Organized Retail Crime and the efforts of Dennis Dansak and the entire Kroger LP team.  Entitled "Retailers Reining in Sophisticated Theft Rings," it details one recent case in Seattle where 32 suspects were apprehended for stealing $4.87 million worth of merchandise from six retailers over 16 months and shipped vehicles full of stolen goods overseas to be sold in Cambodia. 

The article is a great story about and testament to how Kroger, Dennis Dansak, and his team have developed the ORC efforts and the success they've had since beginning their fight in 2007.   Under Karl Langhorst's, Director of Loss Prevention for Kroger, vision the ORC team has evolved as one of the industry's strongest teams.  They've established a "best in class" model that has added value to the industry, and to this ever-increasing national effort.

The article also recognizes eBay and and their efforts with the PROACT program that has grown from 44 retailers to more than 285 as of January 2011.

With the ongoing national press coverage this issue is now getting, the new legislation currently in Congress that provides for a new federal organized retail crime unit will hopefully become reality. 

Every Loss Prevention executive in the industry and every retailer should write their respective US Congressperson and US Senator and urge the government to take action and support this new bill.

These are must read articles and

ORC -- The "Gateway Crime"

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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




Loss Prevention Mgr Office Depot Boca Raton, FL Office Depot
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Richmond, VA Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Daytona Beach, FL Indeed
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Cedar Rapids, IA Lowes
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Wilmington, DE Indeed
Security Mgr Oxford Properties Group Calgary, AB, Canada Workopolis
Sec Mgr, Fire/Safety/Parking Markham Stouffville Hospital Markham, ON, Canada Workopolis
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's West Park Cape Girardeau, MO Macy's
Sr. Loss Prevention Mgr JCPenney Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge, LA
Group Loss Prevention Mgr Areas USA, Inc. Orlando, FL CareerBuilder
Loss Prevention Mgr Castle Megastore Tempe, AZ CareerBulider
Regional LP Mgr Limited/Victoria's Secret San Francisco, CA SimplyHired
Regional LP Mgr RadioShack Tampa, FL SimplyHired
Regional LP Mgr 99 cent Stores California SimplyHired
Asst. Loss Prevention Mgr Neiman Marcus Group Dallas, TX SimplyHired
Sr. Loss Prevention Mgr JCPenney Louisville, KY SimplyHired
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Lithonia, GA SimplyHired
Safety and LP Mgr Ryder Rochester, NY SimplyHired
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Cary, NC SimplyHired
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Kansas City, MO Lowes
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Midwest City, OK Lowes
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Irvine, CA Lowes
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Opelousas, LA Lowes
Resource Protection Mgr Six Flags San Antonio, TX LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Neiman Marcus Group Atlanta, GA LPJobs
Nat'l Task Force Investigator TJ Maxx Miami, FL LPJobs
Regional LP Mgr CVS Caremark Phoenix, AZ SimplyHired

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Managing your career upwards is also about learning new things and expanding your knowledge base.  Right now the number 1 crime in the world is identity theft and the more you learn about it and the more you can bring to the table to help combat it, the more valuable you'll be. 

Just a thought
Gus Downing

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