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June 20, 2011

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Gary Johnson
Vice President LP
The Vitamin Shoppe
Also Vice Chair NRF Advisory Council,
Effective June 16 Chair of NRF Advisory Council

Doug Marker
Vice President
LP, Risk and Audit
Michael Stores, Inc.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

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July 13-15, 2011
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Complimentary Webcast:
Enhancing Your Operational Audit Process

June 29, 2011
2:00 p.m. EST

Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
Register Here

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


Wal-Mart closes deal on South Africa
Chairman of Massmart, Mark Lamberti, will remain in his position and Wal-Mart will seek 3 additional non-executive directors to manage the transition. The African-based Massmart shares fell 1.4%.  (Source: 

Best Buy settles $10.3 Million discrimination lawsuit

The lawsuit, filed in late 2005, had alleged Best Buy discriminates against women, African-American and Latino employees by denying them promotions and more lucrative sales positions. The electronics retailer has denied any wrongdoing throughout the litigation. The nine named plaintiffs in the matter would split a total of up to $290,000 and are dropping individual claims they have or may have against the company, according to a court filing. Their attorneys would receive up to $10 million to cover costs and a portion of their fees. The terms are subject to court review and approval.  (Source: 

Wal-Mart China Reports Exit Of Another Senior Executive

Wal-Mart has reported the departure of its third senior executive in less than a month, confirming that Shawn Gray, VP of Operations, has left the company. The retailer said Gray had left for "personal reasons," and has not yet named a replacement. The move comes after Wal-Mart was hit by the exit of Roland Lawrence and Rob Cissell, CFO and COO at Wal-Mart China, respectively.   (Source:    

Sears Holding Corp. is rumored to be leaving its headquarters in Chicago
The company is one of more than 100 in Illinois with tax breaks that are scheduled to expire and last month suggested that it would be considering leaving. It has reportedly been considering several states including Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas. 

Detailed shoplifter fatally shoots himself at a Florida Kmart
Pasco County Sheriff's spokesman says the 52-year-old Port Richey man was brought to an office at the back of the store after being caught trying to shoplift items valued at $39.   
UK Businesses join forces to fight shoplifting
York retailers have built a strong partnership with local law enforcement to re-take control of shrink. Michelle Sutcliffe (Retailers Against Crime in York) receives an award from the Association of Business Crime Partnerships.

What would you do if you woke up one morning and found $110 000 in your bank account?
The IRS unwittingly deposited a tax refund to Mr McDow's account after a 67-year-old woman whom it was intended for made an error in one of the digits of her bank account. The money apparently landed in Mr McDow's account September 10 and, by Sept 11, he began taking it out -- eventually spending up to $65,000 on previous debts he had acquired and a new car before eventually being caught out.  (Source:

Hackers Steal 1.3 Million SEGA Users' Information, fortunately credit card information was not effected.



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We are currently casting for LOSS PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS to be featured on the show. If you're interested in helping us re-create a number of stories highlighting the work that you do every day, please call us or e-mail with your information. We are looking to hire a number of people to be LOSS PREVENTION AGENTS on camera for a few days work in mid to late July.

Please e-mail your personal info (with picture or video if available) if you're interested in being an agent on the show!

E-MAIL to: OR call Jordan (323)468-4621.


Annual Technology Showcase and Golf Outing

June 29-30, 2011
Hilton Hotel
Beachwood, OH

Please see our
Invitation and Agenda


eBay Asset Protection Investigators Provide Information Leads to Murder Suspect Arrest

eBay Asset Protection investigators were contacted by Interpol and other law enforcement agencies in their effort to obtain critical information identifying the whereabouts of a murder suspect. The fugitive is now in police custody, nabbed 14 years after and more than 1,600 miles from where authorities say he gunned down a man in cold blood after being arrested in Miami. Over the course of a couple of weeks, eBay investigators provided links of possible email addresses, name variations, suspicious physical addresses, computer log-ins & machine ID's, and financial records. The suspect is also suspected of committing fraud on eBay, PayPal and potentially other internet sites while on the run. Last April, Canada's Interpol branch requested assistance from their American counterparts for help in tracking down the fugitive. Investigators determined a month later that he had eluded capture "by assembling a complex labyrinth of intentional disinformation, telephone numbers, addresses, financial accounts and postal boxes in Canada & United States," per U.S. Marshal's statement. He is also wanted in Virginia on a felony warrant for three counts of obtaining money under false pretenses. 
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Job Opening




ORC Investigator Walgreens Texas Walgreens
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 Burlington Coat Factory
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Burlington Coat Factory San Antonio Region Burlington Coat Factory
Director of Asset Protection Confidential NYC, NY Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Honolulu, HI Sears Holdings Corp.
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Midwest Downing & Downing
National Account Sales Mgr Confidential Chicago, IL 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
Corporate Inv. & Training Mgr Confidential Ohio Downing & Downing
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential California Downing & Downing
Regional LP Director Confidential Los Angeles, CA Downing & Downing

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

Job Opening




Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Laredo, TX Sears Holdings Corp
Sr. Loss Prevention Mgr JCPenney Omaha, NE JCPenney
Area Mgr Loss Prevention Family Dollar Newark, NJ Indeed
Store Safety and LP Mgr Lowes Southaven, MS Lowes
Distribution Ctr AP Mgr The Home Depot Winchester, VA The Home Depot
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Frederick, MD The Home Depot
Store Safety and LP Mgr Lowes Summerville, SC Lowes
Store Safety and LP Mgr Lowes San Antonio, TX Lowes
Store Safety and LP Mgr Lowes Tampa, FL Lowes
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Rego Park, NY Sears Holdings Corp
Loss Protection Mgr New Breed Logistics Memphis, TN CareerBuilder
Loss Protection Field Mgr Office Max Bayamon, Puerto Rico Office Max
District LP Mgr Big Lots Cleveland, OH Indeed
LP Mgr/Safety Training Mgr thru Exec Leadership SW United States Indeed
Loss Protection Mgr Amazon West Columbia, SC Amazon
Director, LP Regional Ross/dd's Discounts Texas Ross Stores

David Cohen, CFE was named Director of Loss Prevention - Retail Services at Radio Shack.

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One of the keys to success is being prepared.  Preparation is something many take for granted and don't give it the focus they should.  If you want to increase your performance in any endeavor, look at your preparation as a separate project with steps.  Break down and prepare a plan for the actual preparation work, itself, making sure it's thorough, deep, exhaustive and timely.  Certainly, we all operate best under pressure, but waiting until the last moment to prepare yourself may preclude you from doing all you can do and should do.

Just a Thought
Gus Downing

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