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CJ Denton, CFI
was named Loss Prevention Director for HERMES of Paris. Before joining with HERMES, CJ spent six years with Polo Ralph Lauren as a District Manager Asset Protection, Director of Asset Protection and Director of Corporate Asset Protection. Before that, CJ spent eight years at Target as District Asset Protection Team Leader. Congrats CJ!
Adam Alford was promoted to Director, Loss Prevention Operations for GameStop, Inc. He's spent the past five years with GameStop, Inc., where he was previously the Regional Loss Prevention Manager. Before joining with GameStop, Adam was a Regional Auditor at LP Innovations. Before that he spent about a year and a half at Target as an Executive Team Leader Assets Protection. Congratulations Adam!

Yahoo's CEO steps down Sunday after 4 months on the job because a mystery resume writer put down he had a second degree in computer science. The Director who managed the search will be gone soon as well and no one is taking credit for who was the one who added his second ghost degree to his list of qualifications. And now four other members of the Board of Directors are leaving as well. What a week for Yahoo's Board! Third Point, the hedge fund who pointed out the false claim, picked up three seats on the Board. (Source

Best Buy's Chairman and founder steps down after investigation into CEO revealed that the chairman of the board of directors acted inappropriately when he failed to bring the matter to the audit committee of the board of directors in December 2011, when the allegations were first raised with him The investigation showed the former CEO violated company policy by engaging in "an extremely close personal relationship with a female employee that negatively impacted the work environment." And while the report did find the relationship to be poor judgment on Dunn's part, he was not found guilty of misusing company resources or of the company aircraft. (Source

The FBI turns up the heat on $13B Corporate Espionage annual lost with billboards in 9 U.S. cities saying "Protect America's Trade Secrets" The billboards direct the public to a section of the FBI website where the bureau provides warning signs to look for in the cubicle next to you. Behind the campaign is the government's view that state-sponsored espionage targeting companies is growing so fast it is a national security concern. (Source

Supervalu is shaking up the management ranks with an EVP and a Division President leaving. "Changing executives is like a baseball owner changing managers. Whatever the problems are, they are usually not the managerís fault, but you have to shake up the organization a bit ó" A quote that fits a lot of executive turn - and now it's in writing. (Source

CBS takes a look at the counterfeit problem in the U.S. saying 62% of our seizures are from China. With one company going to the extent of actually copying what the counterfeiters are doing and setting up a bogus website and selling their own product as a knockoff just to see - and it made over $75 million in sales. It's all there for the taking. (Source


Chris NovakVerizon's Chris Novak on - How to improve your data breach investigation. Sitting on Verizon's Investigative Response Team, Chris offers expert advice on how organizations can improve their response to data breaches by simply knowing where they have data and how it's being handled. He states that 96% of all data breaches can be prevented by just keeping an eye on the data. Even if you're not a computer security professional it's important to listen to this broadcast as most senior managers will ultimately end up in your office asking questions about the investigation if it goes externally or internally. (Source


Vector Security received the prestigious Industry False Alarm Reduction Achievement Award from the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) at the associationís annual conference in Albuquerque earlier this month. A significant accomplishment for any alarm company especially when you consider the fact this is the second time they received it. To win the award, a company must first be nominated by a public safety agency and then selected as a winner through a voting process at FARAís annual meeting that includes industry peers, alarm association representatives and public safety officials. (Source

3 Canadians responsible for $1 million dollar jewelry heist in Thailand. Breaking into a car transporting a suitcase with gold and diamonds, now three Canadians are going jail in Bangkok. It is believed that the three suspects followed the owner from a jewelry show and broke into his car while he was eating breakfast at a local restaurant. (source

The lines between old-school schemes such as check fraud and emerging e-commerce scams are blurring The advent of check images has married the check to the online channel. And financial institutions that continue to rely on manual processes to detect check fraud find themselves challenged by new cross-channel schemes. (Source

Multiple Counterfeit $100's popped up yesterday at a Wal-Mart store in Purcell, Oklahoma And the counterfeit pen didn't pick it up. (Source

Golf Town in Canada will buy Golfsmiths 85 U.S. stores. The Canadian company currently has 54 stores across Canada and has recently expanded into the U.S. market with 6 stores in the greater Boston area. (Source

The announcement about a rather large re-organization is coming soon - However it does take time to orchestrate and the Daily wants to ensure we're adding value by informing the industry of this great development because at the end of the day it is about job growth.

Going to the Regional ORC Conference next week in Pleasanton, CA? Want to be a journalist for the day? The D&D Daily is looking for an LP Professional to write up their experience at the conference for publication in the Daily. Contact Gus Downing or Katie Tuttle, Content Manager for more info.

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Grocery bagger comes to the assistance of Loss Prevention. The bagger, Robert Bradford was upset when he witnessed the suspect strike the female store detective in the face and reacted quickly. Robert who is 17 years old is also a Covington Police Explorer. The suspect was arrested and charged with shoplifting, public drunkenness, battery and violated his probation. (source

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Organized retail crime rings are hitting Charlotte, NC retailers because of the "growing heroin problem." And Charlotte Police are fighting back with a unit they call their target action plan, or Trap for short. "It's been a surge." Itís a surge in what police call organized retail crime, fueled in part, they say, by the increase in black tar heroin in the area, and addicts who police call heroin boosters. "These are predominantly heroin abusers," Sgt. Marc Robson said. "This is what they do. This is their job -- to steal to support their habit." "There are hundreds of these people, happening every day at every store," Robson said. Target is one of several big stores working with police to break up those professional shoplifting rings. Police say the crime bosses actually place specific orders and send shoplifters out to various stores to fill them. It's just one of several property crimes where the Trap team has had an impact. Two years ago, they made 244 arrests. Last year that number almost doubled to 459. This year they're on track to make even more. Deputy Chief Kerr Putney said it's working. "These guys really heard the public complain about property crime and they've done their job so well, they've made property crime fighting sexy," Putney said. (Source

ORC ring operating in Glenarden, MD hitting J.C. Penney cosmetics and police bust two "bit players" of the bigger ring with $20,000 worth of cosmetics. Women, police said at a news conference Friday, were professional shoplifters ó bit players in an organized ring of cosmetically-inclined thieves. Three and four times a day, police said, Darquesha Wilkinson, 19, and Latasha Mungo, 24, both of the District, would walk into department stores across the region, swipe high-end perfume, lotions and makeup, then sell them on the streets at a discount, often out of the trunks of their cars. And until Tuesday ó when a J.C. Penney loss-prevention employee recognized the pair as suspects in previous shoplifting incidents ó they hadnít been charged there, blending in with other shoppers because they were charming and well-dressed, police said. "Thatís what they do. This is their job," said Sgt. Aubrey Thompson, who heads the Prince Georgeís County Policeís Organized Retail Crime Unit. "It only takes them but 30 seconds." Investigators seized nearly $20,000 in perfume, makeup and other beauty products when they arrested the women Tuesday at the J.C. Penney at Woodmore Towne Centre, Thompson said. Wilkinson and Mungo were carrying about a third of the merchandise in large canvas shopping bags filled "to the brim" and the rest was in their car, Thompson said. The alleged thieves preferred big brand names, police said. Victoriaís Secret, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana perfumes ó sold normally at prices ranging from $25 to nearly $80 a bottle ó were among those displayed at the news conference Friday. Investigators suspect that the women sometimes took orders from smaller beauty salons ó which wanted to get the products in bulk at discounted rates ó and are probing othersí involvement in the ring, Thompson said. "Itís the tip of the iceberg," Thompson said of Wilkinsonís and Mungoís arrests. (Source (source


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With today's roll out of LPNN's new broadcasting home page 1.1 on our web site, we're thrilled with the response so far from the LP community and the viewers. This new broadcasting page allows viewers to see more episodes at a glance and select which category of series they choose to watch 24/7. Over the next three weeks we'll be launching the next version of our broadcasting home page 1.2 with plans to continue its evolution, making it easier and quicker to watch with each step.

With four categories to watch - The Leadership & Development series, Organized Retail Crime series, Conferences & Events Series, and Your External Business Partners series and more on the drawing board - the Library is growing!

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FILMING ANNOUNCEMENT- We're currently working with Dr. Richard Hollinger from the University of Florida and author of the National Retail Security Survey, and Read Hayes, PhD., Director of the Loss Prevention Research Council, on setting dates to film two episodes specifically bringing you the background, the history, the current status, and the future direction of both efforts.

We're also taking request for shooting episodes on June 18th and 19th in New Orleans. With three episodes already booked,  we only have five remaining spots.

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CJ Denton, CFI was named Loss Prevention Director at HERMES of Paris.
Adam Alford was promoted to Director, Loss Prevention Operations for GameStop, Inc.
Terrell Williams, CFI was promoted  to Territory Loss Prevention Manager of the Northeast for Nike, Inc.
Penni Martinez was promoted to Manager Asset Protection Reporting & Analytics for Toys R Us.
Angela Lambe was named ORC Investigator, National Task Force for Marmaxx.
Virginia Rodriguez was promoted to Regional Asset Protection Director for Toys R Us.
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Over the years, we've heard a number of CEO's at failing companies remark that the #1 cause for the company's demise, other than competition, was the acceptance of substandard performance on the part of the employee population. A tough comment to make and a difficult thing to change. Motivating and developing your team should be a priority for every executive at every level. The real challenge becomes how do you modify substandard performance and when do you draw the line. Every leader is measured by the success or failure of their team and every leader has a responsibility to maximize performance. If a team member is failing, a leader has to call it out for the good of the team and the company. And at the end of the day, it may be the best thing for that team member as well.

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