Web version / Mobile version



LP, AP & IT Security's #1 News Source





























Howard Stone promoted to Director, AMER Ops Security / LP
for Amazon

Howard has been with Amazon for over seven years, starting with the company in 2015. Before his promotion to Director, AMER Ops Security / LP, he severed as the Director, AMER Logistics LP. In his new role, Howard will be responsible for leading Amazon's AMER LP team, which includes; Logistics LP, Customer Fulfillment LP, Physical Security, Investigations and LP Programs. Prior to joining Amazon, Howard held LP Leadership roles at Wet Seal, Anchor Blue, Dicks Sporting Goods, Old Navy and Macys. Congratulations, Howard!

Angela Ebert, CFI promoted to Experience & Technology Escalation Investigator for Amazon

Angela has been with Amazon for nearly three years, starting with the company in 2019 as a Loss Prevention Specialist. Prior to her promotion to Experience & Technology Escalation Investigator, she served as Loss Prevention Manager I and II. Prior to joining Amazon, she served as Regional Corporate Security Director for GardaWorld. Earlier in her career, she held AP/LP roles with Quality Home Products of Texas, L Brands, 24 Hour Fitness, Lowe's and Target. Congratulations, Angela!

See All the Executives 'Moving Up' Here   |   Submit Your New Corporate Hires/Promotions or New Position







How LP Can Partner with Other Departments to Boost Video Surveillance Investments

Register Now to Watch On-Demand

Security technologies, especially video, have become very powerful data gathering tools that can both reduce shrink and improve the profitability of store operations. In 2021, we reached the major milestone of 1 billion CCTV cameras installed around the world.

Today's video surveillance solutions are far more than just a security system, but how do you get other departments engaged in sharing with the investment?

Join Axis and Prosegur, as we look beyond buzzwords such as AI, machine learning, and IoT to better understand where accelerated digital transformation has brought the video surveillance industry. Walk away with key insights to get IT, HR, Marketing, Operations, and other key stakeholders interested in gaining more value from your systems today and help budget for your interconnected systems of tomorrow.


The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Retail Violence Soars While Prosecution Drops
A rising level of violence as some employees fight back against shoplifters, thieves

Thieves have become more brazen. Now, against the advice of experts, some store employees are fighting back.

It has happened twice in the past week at jewelry stores in Southern California. At about noon Sunday, a store in a Huntington Beach mall was attacked by smash-and-grab bandits, police said. The attack came five days after a similar incident at David's Jewelers in the Los Angeles suburb of El Monte.

Incidents like these - no word yet on whether they may be linked - alarm retail security experts, raising fears that they could lead to serious injuries or death to employees, criminals or bystanders.

Violence rises; prosecution drops

Frustration among merchants has been building in tandem with the growing level of violence. Some aren't surprised that the result would swell into conflict even as they condemn it.

A National Retail Federation survey of its member companies, many of them large chains, taken before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, found the average number of shoplifting apprehensions fell five-fold between 2014 and 2019. Prosecutions were down, too.

California theft gets national attention

Issues of shoplifting and retail theft play out nationwide, but California has received some of the most attention. Store owners have been shaken by incidents of thugs shattering store windows, grabbing armfuls of merchandise and fleeing. In the past, store detectives or uniformed guards might have intervened, holding shoplifting suspects for police. Nowadays, however, workers are often urged only to stand back and, at most, document the crime in progress.

California shoplifting law puts felony threshold at $950

Retailers blame Proposition 47, passed by California voters in 2014, which reclassified many theft and drug crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Under the measure, a nonviolent theft was no longer a felony unless it involved goods valued at least $950. Previously, it was $400. Critics say the measure encourages thieves to hit multiple businesses by imposing the threshold per incident, not cumulatively.

"This is just a different manifestation of this developing culture of lawlessness throughout the United States, but in particular, Los Angeles and San Francisco," Vern Pierson, immediate past president of the California District Attorneys Association and district attorney in El Dorado County, told USA TODAY in January. yahoo.com

Rising Prices Fuel First-Time Shoplifter Boom
Cost-of-living crisis sparks boom in 'first time' shoplifters with supermarket bosses saying theft levels are 'off the charts'

Thefts have soared in shops with many shoplifters shoplifting for the first time

The cost of living crisis has sparked a boom in 'first time' shoplifters, according to supermarket bosses. Thefts have soared since the beginning of the year and are continuing to increase in the wake of price rises caused by the war in Ukraine which have left many consumers struggling to make ends meet.

As a result, retailers say theft levels are 'off the charts so far this year' according to analysts as well as anecdotal evidence from supermarket bosses to their trade journal, The Grocer. The magazine said: 'Store managers have told The Grocer of higher crime rates as they're noticing 'new first time shoplifters' as opposed to 'the usual suspects.''

Professional shoplifters tend to target high value goods they can sell on, such as alcohol, razors and other items but a new breed are stealing even the cheapest of products from the shelves, said The Grocer.

Retail analyst, Bryan Roberts, of Shopfloor Insights said: 'The situation is definitely getting worse' and said the crime rate was 'off the charts'.

Some shops have reintroduced the one-way entry and exit points that were around during Covid to help socially distance customers but are now there to make it easier to track who comes in and out. Others have beefed up security in terms of personnel and/or CCTV cameras.

'The return of 'stealing to eat' instead of being able to 'afford to eat' is yet more proof that we need effective policy solutions that put sufficient income in people's hands in a dignified way so that poverty and resorting to crime do not become mainstream means of securing the most basic essentials of living.'

Shore Capital analyst, Clive Black, said the 'temptation to shoplift is likely to grow for some' as prices rose. The reported 'rise' comes as police officers were told in the last week to use their 'discretion' when deciding whether to prosecute shoplifters amid the cost of living crisis.

Andy Cooke, the new policing watchdog, risked the wrath of retailers as he suggested officers should weigh up whether it was best to haul those who steal to eat before the courts. dailymail.co.uk

   RELATED: Shop staff paying for strangers' groceries or turning a blind eye to theft

Seattle's Crime and Punishment
New City Attorney Targeting Repeat Offenders & Restoring Order to Seattle

No more automatic leniency for the most prolific criminals.

Good news out of Seattle, for once. The city's most prolific criminals will no longer be eligible for an automatic get-out-of-jail-free pass. Ann Davison won election in November on a campaign of restoring order to a city losing control of the streets. Now she's won a notable victory with a new agreement that will increase the chances that repeat offenders face consequences.

The new deal revises a 2019 agreement that let Seattle's notoriously lenient Community Court handle some two dozen misdemeanors, including theft of up to $750 in goods, residential trespass, and property destruction. The accused were typically released with a referral to support services and sometimes an assignment for a life-skills class or community service. We recently wrote about William Piccone, who in recent years has been referred for prosecution to the Seattle city attorney 46 times.

The revised agreement excludes those who have had 12 or more charges referred to the city attorney for prosecution in the past five years, including one in the past eight months. Their cases will instead be heard in Municipal Court, where judges can require bail and impose jail sentences.

Ms. Davison pushed for the revisions after learning that a mere 118 individuals were responsible for more than 2,400 crimes in Seattle over the past five years.

Prolific criminals qualified for Community Court regardless of their rap sheets, and they had four tries-often involving multiple misdemeanors-before being pushed into Municipal Court. Excluding cases involving domestic violence and traffic offenses, the Community Court was handling 55% of all crimes referred to the city attorney by police for prosecution, Ms. Davison's office reported.

Ms. Davison's proposal met significant resistance from the Community Court and the city's Department of Public Defense. But she asked Municipal Court judges to intervene, and they finally approved the revisions. Seattle still has a long way to go to be a safe city, but the voters are beginning to see some results from their democratic intervention. wsj.com

   RELATED: New Seattle City Attorney Had to Ask for Permission to Prosecute Criminals

From a Boulder King Soopers to a Buffalo Tops Market
Boulder feeling impact of mass shooting at supermarket in Buffalo, New York
A little over a year after the mass shooting at the south Boulder King Soopers, the community turned on their TVs or opened social media to news of a similar story unfolding in Buffalo, New York. Ten people killed in a shooting at a local grocery store.

While the motivation may have been different, the circumstances - the location, the number of people who died, the local time it occurred - were close enough to what happened in Boulder, that it could easily lead to people feeling retraumatized, according to Janine D'Anniballe, director of trauma services at Mental Health Partners.

"Really, anytime there is a mass shooting event, it's likely to trigger our community or people who've been impacted by the King Soopers shooting," she said. "(But) the more similar to the original trauma, the more powerful the trigger, for sure."

Some community members quickly stepped up to show their support. Members of the Boulder Collective Facebook group, for example, collected signatures for an e-card they planned to send to Buffalo. Boulder Mayor Aaron Brockett reached out to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown with the intent to show solidarity and offer support for the community - whenever it may feel ready to accept it.

"The circumstances of the Buffalo shooting in particular hit very close to home as we in Boulder know all too well the terror and the trauma of a mass shooting in our beloved neighborhood grocery store," Brockett said in Tuesday's City Council meeting.

The Boulder Strong Resource Center on Baseline Road remains open for anyone impacted by the King Soopers shooting. Learn more at weareboulderstrong.com. dailycamera.com

All Talk, No Action on Mass Shootings?
Task force created in 2020 to prevent mass shootings hasn't held a single meeting
Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled an agenda meant to prevent future acts of domestic terrorism in the wake of the racist massacre at the Tops Markets near Buffalo's Cold Spring neighborhood.

In 2020, her predecessor signed into law a similar measure, also prompted by a horrific hate crime. Among other provisions, it created a state Domestic Terrorism Task Force to recommend how to stop future mass shootings like the one on May 14. Two years later, the task force has yet to meet. buffalonews.com

Buffalo prosecutors get more time to build case against Tops shooting suspect

NYC Mayor Adams pushes for gun 'scanners' at Port Authority

Op-Ed: America's solution to mass shootings must come from Congress


COVID Update

584.4M Vaccinations Given

US: 85.1M Cases - 1M Dead - 81.7M Recovered
Worldwide: 528.3M Cases - 6.3M Dead - 498.8M Recovered

Former Senior Loss Prevention Executive
Know of any fallen LP exec? Let's remember & recognize.

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 358   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 772
*Red indicates change in total deaths

COVID Transmission in US by County

'We Are Blinding Ourselves' to Another COVID Surge
WHO chief: The COVID pandemic is 'most certainly not over'
The COVID-19 pandemic is "most certainly not over," the head of the World Health Organization warned Sunday, despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the omicron wave. He told governments that "we lower our guard at our peril."

The U.N. health agency's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told officials gathered in Geneva for opening of the WHO's annual meeting that "declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus." He also noted that almost 1 billion people in lower-income countries still haven't been vaccinated.

In a weekly report Thursday on the global situation, WHO said the number of new COVID-19 cases appears to have stabilized after weeks of decline since late March, while the overall number of weekly deaths dropped. thehill.com

How COVID Upended Retail
Perfect Storm - Retail is Changing, and Fast

The pandemic, e-commerce, labor shortages, and supply chain issues are further igniting the transformation of the retail industry.

When the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world two years ago, with stores and restaurants temporarily closing and office staff working from home, the reeling retail world was upended with labor shortages and supply chain challenges.

While 2019 saw a record number (9,302) of permanent store closures in the U.S., 2020 broke that record with 12,200 store closures. Labeled a "retail apocalypse" by some, one third of the closures were department stores, clothing chains, large chain retailers, and mall-oriented companies, according to CoStar Group, a commercial real estate firm. That same year, more than two dozen major retailers filed for bankruptcy, including Nieman Marcus, J. Crew, Pier 1, and the parent companies of Ann Taylor and Men's Warehouse.

As a result of the temporary closing of stores and restaurants, many businesses scrambled to survive by creating a greater online sales and social media presence while offering services such as curbside pickup, increased delivery services, and online delivery at service centers.

At the same time, stay-at-home mandates and social distancing requirements caused many consumers, some for the first time, to rely on buying products online. According to the NRF, nearly 45 percent of baby boomers who were surveyed said they're now shopping more online. dbusiness.com

Grappling with the COVID Era Remote Transition
How employers can help struggling hybrid workers

Employers can't just take one approach toward this issue but there are a number of ways to adjust old structures to new work realities.

Employers transitioning to hybrid work arrangements may need to reevaluate their performance management strategies and recalibrate how they approach employees who are struggling, according to sources who spoke to HR Dive.

One of the biggest challenges may be the relative lack of face time employers have with their reports than they otherwise would have had pre-pandemic, according to Joe Du Bey, CEO and co-founder of workplace management software firm Eden Workplace. In the past, visual cues signaling distress could be easy to pick up. That same process might take a bit more effort when moving to hybrid arrangements.

Working through struggles

Employers can't just take one approach to working with underperforming hybrid workers, Du Bey said. Some software platforms may allow managers to track how their reports are doing, but there also may be space for shout outs when an employee does well, which can be "critical for their mental health," he added.

Avoiding overload: cfodive.com

The U.S. is in a sixth COVID wave-but it doesn't look like it on a new CDC map

Repeat Infections With COVID-19 May Become the Norm

Monkeypox 'isn't COVID,' but CDC still wants public to be aware of cases

Monkeypox Not Yet as Concerning as COVID-19


Walmart's RFID Adoption Ripple Effects
IDTechEx Discusses the Effect Walmart's RFID Mandate Will Have On RFID Adoption in Retail
The big news in the RFID industry at the start of 2022 was Walmart's announcement - the world's leading retailer revealed plans to expand RFID use from retail apparel to other retail departments. The retailer requested that its suppliers for the departments listed above place Gen 2 UHF RFID tags, which has a frequency of 902-928 megahertz, on all items delivered to Walmart.

According to Walmart, UHF RFID tags were adopted in its retail apparel sector in 2020, and inventory management has improved dramatically since then, resulting in a better in-store shopping experience for customers, additional online and in-store pickup opportunities, and improved sales potential. This is considered the primary motivator for Walmart to expand RFID deployment to other categories.

The use of UHF RFID proliferated initially in retail in the apparel and footwear segments. Last year, more than 70% of UHF RFID tags are utilized in that two segments combined, according to IDTechEx, a market research firm that has been monitoring RFID for more than 20 years. Now, Walmart's announcement may potentially accelerate the UHF RFID adoption process in other retail segments, inevitably driving other retailers to follow suit.

UHF readers are becoming lower cost and ultimately may be integrated into consumer smartphones, as NFC often is. UHF reader smartphones are available now but mainly at price points where they are used in the industry, and they are not targeted at consumers. prnewswire.com
DG Workers to Hold Protest & Demand Higher Wages
Dollar General Workers To Hold Rally During Annual Shareholder Meeting

Workers from across the nation will come together to demand higher wages, safer working conditions as corporation faces widespread scrutiny

For the first time ever, Dollar General workers, supported by labor advocacy groups, will hold a rally on May 25th during the retailer's annual shareholder meeting to demand higher wages and safer working conditions.

The rally marks the public launch of a national movement to take on Dollar General and demand they address dangerous in-store conditions and poverty wages that are affecting workers' health and well-being. This demonstration comes after years of grassroots organizing from worker groups that have mobilized workers at the community level to speak out and fight for the changes they need in their workplaces.

Dollar General has recently made headlines for their perpetually understaffed stores, in-store violence including armed robbery and murder, backbreaking pace of work, poverty wages, rat infestations, and OSHA violations.

Now, workers are calling on shareholders to join them in demanding the corporation address these issues. Workers and advocates will join together in Peay Park before marching towards the Dollar General shareholder meeting taking place at Goodlettsville City Hall. During the action, workers will hand out fliers and hold banners and signs calling on the retailer to pay a living wage and address dangerous working conditions. tntribune.com

Apple's War on Homelessness
Apple spent millions, but it couldn't pull these residents out of homelessness

Program highlights just how hard it is to house people in the Bay Area

When Apple wanted to clear a large homeless encampment from its property last year, the tech giant didn't just sweep everyone off the site - it spent millions of dollars to give dozens of people a nine-month motel stay and help them find housing.

Now, that nine-month motel reprieve is set to expire Monday, and while the wealthy tech company's efforts have helped permanently house eight people, more than three times that many were still awaiting placements days before the deadline.

The situation, which has left multiple residents anxious about where they will go when the clock runs out, highlights just how difficult it is to pull people out of homelessness in the Bay Area - even for one of the world's most valuable companies. mercurynews.com

'Unacceptable' Data Use - UK Blocks Clearview FRT
Clearview AI fined in UK for illegally storing facial images

Facial recognition company Clearview AI has been fined more than £7.5m by the UK's privacy watchdog and told to delete the data of UK residents.

The company gathers images from the internet to create a global facial recognition database.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says that breaches UK data protection laws.

It has ordered the firm to stop obtaining and using the personal data of UK residents.

John Edwards, UK information commissioner, said: "The company not only enables identification of those people, but effectively monitors their behaviour and offers it as a commercial service. That is unacceptable." bbc.com

Register Now!
IAFCI Annual Spotlight on Fraud Conference
The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) Connecticut Chapter annual Spotlight on Fraud Conference is set for June 9-10, 2022 at Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT. This is a great opportunity to hear about some recent financial crime trends and how to address and prevent them.

Not only retail crime but also cryptocurrency, social media investigations and many more presentations. This is also a great opportunity to network with various branches of federal, state and local law enforcement and the financial investigators industry. Come and hear some awesome presentations.

Conference Agenda | Registration Information

Starbucks is closing all 130 locations in Russia, following McDonald's lead
Starbucks is closing Russian locations after suspending business in March. The chain's 130 Russian stores make up less than 1% of global revenue.

Adidas has lured employees back to campus with free meals and fitness classes

Quarterly Results

Ralph Lauren Q4 NA comp's in stores up 21%, sales up 19%, Europe comp's up 77%, sales up 26%, Asia comp's up 12%, sales up 20%, sale up 18%

Ralph Lauren FY 22 North America up 49%, Europe sales up 53%, Asia sales up 25%, net sales up 41%
Petco Q1 comp's up 5.1%, sales up 4.3%

Abercrombie & Fitch Q1 sales up 4%

AutoZone Q3 comp's up 2.6%, net sales up 5.9%

Advance Auto Parts Q1 comp's up 0.6%, net sales up 1.3%

Best Buy Q1 Enterprise comp's down 8%, Domestic comp's down 8.5%, domestic online sales down 14.9%, sales down 8.5%

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Director AP - Distribution job posted for The Home Depot in Atlanta, GA
Responsible for the design and execution of all programs within the Supply Chain organization relating to safety, environmental compliance, and loss prevention. This will include driving company programs designed to reduce accidental losses to customers, associates, and property, comply with applicable regulatory requirements, theft and fraud detection and shrink reduction. The Director will focus on maximizing the performance of the Supply Chain team to meet performance and company goals. careers.homedepot.com

All the News - One Place - One Source - One Time
Thanks to our sponsors/partners - Take the time to thank them as well please.
If it wasn't for them The Daily wouldn't be here every day for you.







Reliable and customer-centric security guarding services with expanded off duty police capabilities

Protos' mission is to provide differentiated, best total-value solutions that deliver a world class service to our customers.

By joining with Off Duty Services, you can expect:

Security guarding and off duty police through the largest national managed services provider network.

An expansion of capabilities with a proven network of off duty police services.

High-quality service backed by technology driving program flexibility.

Learn more >






24% of All Cyberattacks Targeted at Retailers
Tips for retailers on how to adopt an effective digital-first business approach

Retailers continue to adopt a digital-first approach to customer experience, both in-store and online.

According to a recent survey by DemandScience and Comcast Business, over the next 12 months, retail IT executives will prioritize upgrades in digital customer experience (CX), network and cybersecurity solutions, expanded use of analytics-backed decision-making, and increased investments in AI.

To meet the customer demands of a digital-first business model, retailers need to address their critical digital infrastructure and rethink network design and cybersecurity.

Customer demand driving digital adoption

The pandemic drastically and rapidly changed how retailers interact with their customers. The customer preference for a more digital, frictionless experience continues to drive the adoption of digitally-enabled processes and tools such as online and contactless ordering apps, self-checkout, and AI-powered product offerings and recommendations. This rapid adoption of new technologies brings with it an increase in the complexity of network design and security architecture for IT teams.

Confronted with escalating threats, privacy regulations, and growing customer concerns about data security, retailers are facing unprecedented pressures to keep their network connections secure.

Retail-specific vulnerabilities

Retailers have always been attractive targets for cyberattackers and data thieves. But now, cybersecurity threats have become an even bigger concern with 24% of all cyberattacks targeted at retailers, more than any other industry. For retail security teams, the network perimeter continues to transform as data and applications move to the cloud, more devices and merchandise are connected in-store, and users are working from outside headquarters and branch locations.

With the expanding range of possible entry points, PCI compliance - always a top-line security priority - can be more challenging to manage. Retail security is further complicated by the broader threat surface due to digital POS systems, eCommerce platforms, digital supply chains with third-party partners, and digital loyalty programs. bizjournals.com

New Federal Initiative Tackles Ransomware
US Sets Up Multiagency Initiatives to Curb Ransomware

FBI, CISA Will Focus on Threat Awareness and DOJ Will Focus on Illicit Crypto Use

The U.S. is setting up a Joint Ransomware Task Force, headed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI, as well as two international initiatives, chaired by the Department of Justice, to tackle illegal cryptocurrency activities related to ransomware.

AdvertisementThe announcement was made at the Institute for Security and Technology event celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Ransomware Task Force. The task force comprises industry, government and civil society members to counter the ransomware threat. It was set up by the Department of Justice in March 2021.

Ransomware Initiative

The Joint Ransomware Task Force was set up under the guidance of the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022, an omnibus spending bill passed last month. The bill required CISA to launch a program that would coordinate federal efforts to warn organizations of vulnerabilities that ransomware actors could likely exploit.

CISA Director Jen Easterly, at the Friday event, said: "Given what's in that legislation and what the Task Force is envisioned to do - there's a lot of disruption of ransomware actors infrastructure, finances - I thought it was really important that the FBI co-chairs."

The group, she said, will hold its first official meeting in the next few months. "It's very likely that industry is going to see a cyberattack on the homeland before we see it... We have to be in the same room. We have to trust each other."

Supplementing Ransomware Crackdown

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, at the same event, announced the launch of two key initiatives aimed at disrupting ransomware activities and the confiscation of funds routed through the blockchain. govinfosecurity.com

Ransomware Gangs Are Becoming Greedier
Ransomware still winning: Average ransom demand jumped by 45%
Group-IB unveils its guide to the evolution of threat number one "Ransomware Uncovered 2021/2022". The findings of the second edition of the report indicate that the ransomware empire kept its winning streak going with the average ransom demand growing by 45% to reach $247,000 in 2021.

Ransomware gangs have also become way greedier since 2020. A record-breaking ransom of $240 million ($30 mln in 2020) was demanded by Hive from MediaMarkt. Hive and another 2021 newcomer to the Big Game Hunting, Grief, quickly made its way to the top 10 gangs by the number of victims posted on dedicated leak sites (DLS).

Ransomware assembly line

The new report takes stock of the most up-to-date tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of ransomware threat actors observed across all geographic locations by Group-IB Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) team. In addition to the analysis of more than 700 attacks investigated, the report also examines ransomware DLS.

Human-operated ransomware attacks have maintained the global cyber threat landscape lead by solid margins over the last three years. The rise of initial access brokers and the expansion of Ransomware-as-a-Service programs (RaaS) have become the two main driving forces behind continuous growth of ransomware operations. RaaS made it possible for low-skilled cybercriminals to join the game to ultimately bring the victim numbers up.

Based on the analysis of more than 700 attacks in 2021, experts estimated that the ransom demand averaged $247,000 in 2021, 45% more than in 2020. Ransomware evolved with more sophistication which is clearly visible from the victim's downtime, which increased from 18 days in 2020 to 22 days in 2021. helpnetsecurity.com

Senior Job Posting
Vice President, Information Security Engineering and Architecture job posted for Experian in Allen, TX (Open to 100% Remote)
The Information Security Engineering and Architecture functional tower has a Global remit focused on activities including threat prevention, data identification and loss prevention, security analytics, data protection, and solution design. The Vice President of Global Information Security Engineering and Architecture leads a team which is responsible for designing, implementing and operating information security technologies which protect our network and endpoint systems. linkedin.com

You should be able to trust organizations that handle your personal data







Amazon Union Busting?
'Amazon Says It Complies With Labor Standards. It Absolutely Does Not.'

Is Amazon violating international labor standards with its union-busting strategies?

On March 11, 2022, Amazon published a policy statement professing a commitment to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

The human-rights policy opens by affirming that "Amazon employees are the foundation of our success as a company, and we are committed to respecting the fundamental human rights and the dignity of workers everywhere we operate around the world." The company notes that the International Labor Organization (ILO) and United Nations recognize workers' right to freedom of association and collective bargaining. "We respect and support these standards," the statement reads.

While anyone who has followed the company's union busting as of late knows that is untrue, a new report from the UC Berkeley Labor Center details the extent of the problem. Titled Failure to Deliver: Assessing Amazon's Freedom of Association Policy under International Labor Standards, the report details Amazon's violations of the international standards to which the company has now pledged allegiance.

As Lance Compa, the report's author, notes, a key foundation of such international standards is the principle of noninterference in workers' organizing.

Examples of what the committee has deemed employer interference in workers' organizing and bargaining rights include: imposing pressure, instilling fear, and making threats of any kind that undermine workers' right to freedom of association; harassing and intimidating workers by reason of trade union membership or legitimate union activities; and dismissing a worker by reason of union membership or legitimate union activities, including by invoking "neglect of duty" [or other employer rules] when the real motive for dismissal is a worker's trade union activities.

Amazon has not only engaged in all of those activities in the past; it was engaged in them when it published its freedom-of-association policy statement and continues to engage in them now. jacobinmag.com

Charging for Online Returns
Should Zara (and other retailers) be charging for online returns?
Zara risks disappointing customers who gain confidence in making an online purchase when they see free shipping and returns. Power Reviews' 2021 returns study found consumers indicating free shipping (96 percent) and free returns (76 percent) as important considerations when shopping online.

An analysis by parcelLab in early 2021 of the NRF's top 100 U.S. e-commerce sites found slightly more than a majority of retailers offered returns for free or with a "no need to return" policy. Of the 43 percent of retailers charging for returns, 59 percent charged more than $10.

Among those charging for mailed returns in the U.S., Uniqlo charges $7, Urban Outfitters, $5; J. Crew, $7.50; Lands' End, $6.95; and L.L. Bean, $6.50. Belk and Wayfair customers are responsible for return shipping costs.

Growing environmental concerns may lower consumers' expectations around free returns. A recent study from Cycleon found almost two-thirds (64 percent) of U.S. consumers willing to pay extra when returning a parcel to subsidize greener carrier options. retailwire.com

Why the Retail Wreck Is Good News for Amazon Stock







New CalORCA Information Sharing System Now Online

Partnering with Auror

This is an important update and follow-up on a new information sharing system now available on the new CalORCA platform. CalORCA, in partnership with the California Retailers Association, is excited to bring on Auror, a new platform that will allow Cal Retailers and law enforcement to begin aggregating data - an important and crucial educational tool to highlight the seriousness of ORC in California.

As we work through this platform transition, we ask that all those who were already submitting information via the previous CalORCA platform to please sign up via the link below to gain access to the new platform. CRA will be onboarding everyone on the new Auror platform, which will include new log-in information. We are also working with Auror to provide training sessions on the platform to learn how the new system will work moving forward.

If you need an Auror account and would like to be included in these trainings, please click on the button below or visit the CalORCA website. A representative with Auror will be in touch with you to set up new credentials and provide access information for the new platform and a member of the CRA team will be in touch to set up the on-boarding training.

To learn more about the CRA-CalORCA collaborative and to receive the latest updates on ORC, visit the new website.

Exton, PA: Police wrestle 2 suspected shoplifters into custody at Ulta
Surveillance video shows the moment police say two shoplifters were wrested into custody after they tried to steal thousands in perfume from a Pennsylvania Ulta. In a Facebook post on Friday, the West Whiteland Police Department said they received information about a plan to steal $10k in fragrances from an Ulta in Exton. Detective Scott Pezick told FOX 29 that his department was told to be on the lookout for a red Nissan Altima thought to be linked to other Ulta thefts. Perzick said authorities called the Ulta on Swedesford Road in Exton to let employees know that their store could be targeted.

A short time later, investigators say Nyzaiah Williams, 19, and a 16-year-old entered the store and tried to stuff laundry bags full of perfume. The attempted robbery was captured on store surveillance camera. When the alarms for each perfume began to sound, police say officers approached the suspects who tried to run away. Surveillance video shows the officers give chase and wrestle the suspects into custody, knocking over shelves and store displays. "As you can tell they're very quick, and we know they're not going to give up easily," Pezick said. The loot recovered during the attempted theft tallied up to $8.5k, according to police. Williams and the teen are both from New York, and were previously arrested in Connecticut for another Ulta theft. The third suspect managed to flee in the red Altima. Investigators are not ruling out that they could be part of a larger ring.  foxla.com

(DOJ) New York, NY: Leader Of $500,000 Cellphone Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme Sentenced To More Than Seven Years In Prison
Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HENRY PEREZ was sentenced today to more than seven years in prison for leading a multi-year cellphone account takeover fraud and identity theft conspiracy. PEREZ impersonated legitimate cellphone accountholders in order to fraudulently obtain smartphones and electronic devices that he charged to compromised accounts. The fraud scheme also caused more than 300 victims across the United States to lose cellphone service for a period of time; during the time that PEREZ controlled victims' phone numbers, "inbound" text messages intended for victims were instead received by PEREZ. PEREZ's sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, before whom PEREZ previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. justice.gov

(DOJ) Dallas, Texas Man Sentenced for Illegally Obtaining Money from Pre-Paid Debit Cards; restitution ordered $2.3M
United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Chukwuma N. Okoye, Jr., 38, of Dallas, Texas, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Donald E. Walter to 46 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for illegally obtaining money using pre-paid debit cards. Okoye was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,379,860. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to use unauthorized access devices on November 9, 2021. According to evidence introduced in court at the guilty plea hearing, Okoye and his co-defendants used unauthorized access devices, specifically, pre-paid Green Dot debit cards which were registered to other individuals to purchase money orders and conduct cash withdrawals. Between July and September of 2020, Okoye and others traveled from Texas to Bossier City, Louisiana, where the Green Dot cards were used at a Walmart store on Airline Drive in Bossier City. justice.gov

Nordstrom employee accused of stealing Purses and Shoes
Keisha Richardson, 27, was a Nordstrom employee at South Park Mall in Charlotte, NC. Keisha was arrested on April 19, 2022 accused of stealing thousands of dollars in high-end merchandise from Nordstrom. Nordstrom contacted authorities and relayed that an employee was found to have diverted online orders to her residence and converted to her own use without purchasing the items, cops say. The alleged online orders included shoes, dresses, sun glasses, purses, and hand bags worth thousands of dollars. newsmaven.io

Ellenville, NY: State Police arrested man for $3500 Grand Larceny at Walmart

Dickinson County, KS: Man charged with $2000 burglary of an Adult Store

Brownsville, TX: Man wanted for $1700 theft from Target

Yakima, WA: Harbor Freight generator theft goes bad, to big for the car

View ORC Archives

Case Goes Public?
Share it with the industry

Submit your ORC Association News

Visit ORC
Resource Center



Shootings & Deaths

Update: Polk County, FL: Former Lakeland city commissioner Michael Dunn sentenced in fatal shooting of shoplifter
A former Lakeland city commissioner has been sentenced to three years in prison for fatally shooting a shoplifter at his store. Michael Dunn was sentenced Monday in Polk County court. Court records show he pleaded guilty in March to manslaughter with a firearm. Dunn resigned from his seat on the Lakeland City Commission several weeks after the October 2018 killing of Christobal Lopez. Officials say Lopez had been attempting to shoplift a hatchet at Vets Army & Navy Surplus when Dunn, who was armed with a handgun, confronted Lopez. Video surveillance showed Lopez try to flee the store. Investigators say Dunn grabbed Lopez and then shot him twice in the torso. wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu

Update: Smyrna, GA: Police seeking persons of interest in deadly Smyrna shopping center shooting
Police released images of two persons of interest in the deadly shooting of a 22-year-old man at a Smyrna shopping center. Police did not identify the people, but said detectives are looking to speak with them and find a gray Honda sedan with license plate CSX9668. Police think this could lead to an arrest in the May 16 death of 22-year-old Michael Ezzard at the Five Points shopping center at the 1600 block of Roswell Street. Surveillance video showed the moments leading up to the shooting. Smyrna police said the suspect is a man, who runs up to the victim in front of a package store. He puts the gun in the victims face during a scuffle before firing one, deadly shot.  fox5atlanta.com

Cleveland, OH: 3 men, 2 women injured after shooting near Five Points Shopping Center
Cleveland police are investigating after three men and two women were shot near a shopping center on the city's east side. The shooting happened Monday afternoon at East 152nd Street and St. Clair Avenue. Police said a 37-year-old woman was found with a gunshot wound to the butt at the scene. She was transported to University Hospital. Police said a 28-year-old man, a 33-year-old man, a 56-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were transported by private vehicle to University Hospital. Their conditions are unknown. It is unknown if any arrests have been made. youtube.com

Alliance, OH: 78 year old Man accused of attempted murder at gas station
A 78-year-old man is accused of attempted murder in the Monday morning shooting outside a gas station/convenience store. Charles A. Reed was arrested at 10:22 a.m. Monday at the BellStores /Marathon gas station , according to Stark County Jail records. He was booked into the jail on an attempted murder charge. According to jail records, he is accused of shooting a man in the chest with a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun. The condition of the man, who is in his 50s, was not listed, and police have declined to provide any details of the incident. Bystanders on Monday said the shooting occurred outside the store on the side of the building as customers were inside and other customers pumped gas. cantonrep.com

Kansas City, MO: KC Man Involved in Shoot-out Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm
A man who was involved in a shoot-out at a local gas station pleaded guilty in federal court today to illegally possessing a firearm. Tirrell M. Thompson, 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty today, Thompson admitted that he was involved in a shoot-out at a gas station near 45th and The Paseo on May 6, 2020. A federal marshal witnessed the shooting, in which Thompson pulled a Taurus .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun from his waistband, ducked behind his car, and shot back at another individual who was shooting at him. The marshal also saw Thompson flee from the gas station in a silver vehicle. justice.gov

Montebello, CA: Shootout inside 7-Eleven
Video shows two men getting into a shootout at a 7-Eleven gas station store in Montebello, CA on April 30, 2022. Several people were in the convenience store when two men got into an argument and began firing shots at each other. No one at the 7-Eleven store was shot. The shooters escaped and are still being actively sought. newsmaven.io


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Daleville, VA: Authorities searching for Daleville Kroger robbery suspect who reportedly left explosives behind
The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery at the Daleville Kroger Monday night. At about 7:22 p.m., the sheriff's office received a 911 call from an employee at the Kroger, located at 72 Kingston Drive, who reported a robbery. The employee said a man approached one of the cashiers while carrying a bag, which he said contained an explosive device inside. The man demanded money and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, leaving the bag behind. Deputies with the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office arrived promptly after the call. Due to the reported device being left behind, the store was evacuated as a precaution until Virginia State Police Explosives Unit could examine the bag. As of 10:40 p.m., crews are still on the scene. wsls.com

Rutland, VT: Man Charged with 2 Convenience Store Robberies

Phoenix, AZ: Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Series of Armed Robberies, Hobbs Act

New Haven, CT: Manchester Convenience Store Owner, Worker, Admit Defrauding Federal Food Stamp Program



AT&T - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
Adult - Dickinson County, KS - Burglary
Dollar General - Rome, GA - Robbery
Gas Station - Morganton, NC - Robbery
Grocery - Daleville, VA - Armed Robbery (Bomb Threat)
Hardware- Mounds, OK - Robbery
Hardware - Yakima, WA - Robbery
Jewelry- Pembroke Pines, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - Atlanta, GA - Robbery
Jewelry - Whittier, CA - Robbery
Pawn - Bloomington, IL - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Greenwich, CT - Armed Robbery (Wendy's)
T-Mobile - Flagler County, FL - Robbery
T-Mobile - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
Target - Brownsville, TX - Robbery
Ulta- Exton, PA- Robbery
Walmart- Pasco, WA - Robbery
Walgreens - Fort Hall, ID - Robbery
7-Eleven - Merced, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 17 robberies
• 3 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

Click to enlarge map



None to report.

Submit Your New Hires/Promotions or New Position






Featured Job Spotlights


An Industry Obligation - Staffing 'Best in Class' Teams

Every one has a role to play in building an industry.
Filled your job? Any good candidates left over?
Help your colleagues - your industry - Build 'Best in Class' teams.

Refer the Best & Build the Best
Quality - Diversity - Industry Obligation


VP, Asset Protection & Retail Operations
Washington, D.C. - posted April 29
The candidate will oversee the development of innovative strategies, programs and solution which help retailers mitigate loss and reduce total retail risk; Direct oversight of the NRF Loss Prevention Council and Retail Operations Council...

Senior Manager, Asset Protection
Orlando, FL - posted May 13
You will lead and manage NA processes and programs to protect company assets, people and brand. Our mission for this role is to provide an operational focus on workplace and physical security programs, profit protection and investigations. You will report to the Consumer Products, Games and Publishing Executive Director, Global AP and Safety...

Region Asset Protection Manager-Southwest Florida
Fort Myers, FL - posted May 12
Responsible for managing asset protection programs designed to minimize shrink, associate and customer liability accidents, bad check and cash loss, and safety incidents for stores within assigned region. This position will develop the framework for the groups' response to critical incidents, investigative needs, safety concerns and regulatory agency visits...

Loss Prevention Specialists (Store Detective)
Albany, NY; Hyannis, MA; Burlington, VT; Hartford, CT
- posted May 6
Detect and respond to external theft and fraud by working undercover within the store(s) you are assigned to. Working as a team with store management and associates in combating loss in the store(s). Developing and analyzing external theft trends, utilizing information in company reports and information gathered from store management and associates...

Retail Asset Protection Associate
Medford, MA; Brockton, MA; East Springfield, MA - posted May 6
The Asset Protection Greeter role is responsible for greeting all customers as they enter the store, ensuring that customers see the Company's commitment to provide a safe and secure shopping environment, as well as deterring theft, shoplifting, or other dishonest activities...


Director Loss Prevention
Multiple Locations - posted April 25
The Director, Loss Prevention - Store Operations is responsible for leading and inspiring a team of Regional Loss Prevention Managers and Area Loss Prevention Managers and coordinating Loss Prevention efforts for the largest beauty retailer in the United States...

Regional LP Manager
San Francisco Bay Area, CA - posted April 25
The Regional Loss Prevention Manager (RLPM) leads a team of 3-7 field based multi-unit Area Loss Prevention Managers (ALPMs); coordinates shrink improvement and asset protection programs for a Region of approximately 8- 16 Districts which includes approximately 100- 190 Ulta Beauty Stores...

Loss Prevention Supply Chain Manager
Fresno, CA - posted April 25
The Loss Prevention Manager, Supply Chain (LPMSC) drives shrink improvement and profit protection activities for an assigned distribution center (DC), its in-bound and outbound shipping networks and its third party pooling centers...

LP Manager Supply Chain FFC
Romeoville, IL - posted April 25
The LP Manager, Supply Chain - FFC (SCLPM) drives shrink improvement and profit protection activities for an assigned fast fulfillment center (FFC), and its in-bound and outbound shipping networks. The SCLPM is responsible for assessing the shrink and safety posture of the fast fulfillment center...

Asset Protection Lead (Regional), Atlanta/Carolinas
Atlanta/Charlotte - posted April 22
Responsible for the protection of company assets and mitigation of risk. Effectively communicates, trains, implements, and monitors all aspects of Asset Protection programs in assigned markets. These programs include Tier Shrink Reduction Strategy, training and awareness, store audits, investigative initiatives, profit protection, health and safety and budgetary compliance...

Regional LP Manager
Pacific Northwest - posted April 22
Minimize losses to the business, improve profitability and provide dedicated support to the field and all field personnel, focusing on external theft, internal theft, systems and administrating training and P&P compliance, stocktaking processing and analysis...

Regional Loss Prevention Auditor
Multiple Locations - posted April 20
The Regional Loss Prevention Auditor (RLPA) is responsible for conducting operational audits and facilitating training meetings in our clients' locations. The audit examines operational controls, loss prevention best practices, and customer service-related opportunities.

Business Manager
Dallas/Fort Worth Area, TX - posted April 6
Sapphire Risk Advisory Group is seeking a Business Manager to work in the company's Dallas-area office in a W2 position and will closely partner with other members of the team to manage projects and communicate with contractors, vendors, and clients...

Loss Prevention Security Investigator
San Bernardino, CA - posted March 8
Protecting of Company property against theft. Detection, apprehension, detention and/or arrest of shoplifters. Internal investigations and investigations of crimes against the Company. Detect and apprehend shoplifters. Conduct internal theft, ORC and Corporate investigations. Prepare thorough and concise investigative reports...

Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Sugar Land, TX - posted March 7
The position will be responsible for: -Internal theft investigations -External theft investigations -Major cash shortage investigations -Fraudulent transaction investigations -Missing inventory investigations -Reviewing stores for physical security improvements -Liaison with local Police Depts. and make court appearances...


Loss Prevention Supervisor
West Jefferson, OH - posted March 7
Provides leadership to the LP staff which includes but not limited to performance development, direction on daily duties, and meeting department goals. Supervises Loss Prevention programs and process in the Distribution Center (DC) and partners with DC Management team to ensure physical security, product, equipment and employees meet LP requirements...

Featured Jobs

To apply to any of today's Featured Jobs, Click Here


View Featured Jobs   |   Post Your Job



In preparing for any interview or meeting, I would suggest that, not only do you educate yourself about the potential employer, but that you study their competitor as well, because not only do these executives know their business, the good ones will know their competitors business even better. And if you show them you've taken the time to really learn their business and the number one thing that impacts them beyond the customer which is their competitor, then they'll be impressed that you went to that effort. And at the end of the day you'll learn an entire channel of trade.  

Just a Thought,

We want to post your tips or advice... Click here


Not getting the Daily? Is it ending up in your spam folder?
Please make sure to add d-ddaily@downing-downing.com to your contact list, address book, trusted sender list, and/or company whitelist to ensure you receive our newsletter. 
Want to know how? Read Here

FEEDBACK    /    downing-downing.com    /    Advertise with The D&D Daily