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July 18, 2011

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July 22, 2011

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

Stephen O'Keefe
Loss Prevention and
Risk Management
Wal-Mart Canada

Coming in August

Kelly Gorman
Vice President LP

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

LPRC invites
innovative solutions providers to join their

Benefit Denial Working Group (BDWG)

to develop and test leading-edge product protection solutions


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National Retail Federation
2011 ORC Survey

Executive Summary
Full Report

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



1st Annual One-Day
ORC Conference

Friday, August 19, 2011
7:30am - 4:30pm
Cal State San Macros




Retail Council of Canada's

2011 Loss Prevention Conference

Going Beyond LP - Partnering for Success

September 14, 2011
7:30am - 5:00pm
International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario




Contact the RCC Events Team at 1(888) 373-8245 or visit

October 4-6, 2011

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


eBay Asset Protection Investigations Tackles Romanian Fraud Ring
(Corrected content from Friday's Daily)

eBay Asset Protection investigators, both in the US & Europe, proactively supported multi agencies investigative efforts related to major Romanian fraud ring leads to the execution of greater than 100 search warrants and approx. 90 arrests. The suspects are accused of cheating online shoppers of an estimated $20m (£12.4m) by selling fictitious goods on sites such as eBay & Craigslist. Hundreds of victims, most of them in the United States, paid for purchases, but never received them. The large-scale law enforcement action was a joint effort between DIICOT and other Romanian agencies, including the Romanian National Police (IGPR), the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), and the General Directorate for Intelligence and Internal Security (DGIPI). Arrested suspects are being charged with electronic fraud, adhering to an organized criminal group and fraud with grave consequences. The FBI & Secret Service agents stationed at the US Embassy in Bucharest assisted the investigation by providing informational and operational support. Click here for full article.

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Terry Nichols was promoted to Senior Director, Loss Prevention & Safety, Retail Stores at Office Depot. 

Ryan Dzwigalski was named Manager of Investigations at Michael Stores, Inc.  His previous position was Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Vans.

Chris Gourty
has accepted the position of Corporate Manager of Loss Prevention for Pride Convenience, which is a chain of 25 stores in Western MA and Connecticut.  Chris' prior experience includes being on the National Task Force/ORC Investigations at TJX, was LP Manager at Lowes, and Multi Unit LP Manager (Western MA and CT) at Filene's Basement.  He started his career with a BS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and specializes in complex retail crime investigations.

Levi Strauss & Co's Director of Global Anti-counterfeiting, Eric Mueller, says California is leading the way in enforcement of counterfeiting tactics in the apparel industry.  At a recent hearing on piracy and counterfeiting hosted by the California Legislative's Joint Committee on the Arts, Mueller stated that "We train other law enforcement and prosecutors office around the world."  Levi Strauss worked on over 800 counterfeiting cases last year and has recently started working with the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition to train customs officials in Brazil and will begin training in China later this year, Mueller said.  California alone losses $480 million a year in tax revenue from counterfeiting and last year San Francisco seized over $100 million.  (Source

Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow the carrying of concealed weapons.   Employers have the right to say keep your weapons in your vehicle and don't bring them into the building.  But what policy have you made for your customers?  The Walgreens' employee, who on a Sunday morning a few months ago pulled his gun out and stopped a morning robbery, no longer works at Walgreens.  (Source

Does Border's continue or are they facing the Hangman's Noose?  Today we'll all find out.  Actually if they do liquidate, it will drive up the price for Barnes & Noble who currently has an offer on the table for the company.

Counterfeit seller at Algiers flea market in New Orleans pleads guilty and faces 10 years in prison.  (Source

There's a major ORC bust coming this week that we'll be covering exclusively this week here on the D&D Daily.

Retired New York police detective William Ryan now is the Director of Allegiance Protection Group, which investigates Chinatown, NYC, counterfeiting on behalf of the manufacturers.  "Everybody rats on everybody," he said. "I tell them like I used to tell drug dealers: 'Don’t give me your friends. Give me your enemies.' Chinese rat on the Vietnamese. Vietnamese rat on the Koreans."  Proving his point, his cell phone rings constantly, often a tipster whispering an apartment number into his ear.   (Source

This back to school season could be trouble with retailers and apparel makers looking to raise prices 10% to 15% for products including jeans, t-shirts, sheets and towels because of the surge in cotton and other raw material prices.  However, many will try to spread the pain across the entire chain, with suppliers, retailers and customers taking a hit.  The stakes are very high," said Adrienne Tennant, retail analyst at Janney Capital Markets. "Retailers must pass along cost increases to a consumer that is very used to a promotional environment."  (Source

Strong payment security practices webinar from CyberSource is an interesting educational 60 minute presentation and might be worthwhile investment of your time.  (Source   Payment Security Practices Webinar

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Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Endicott, NY Indeed
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Regional LP Mgr RadioShack Fort Worth, TX JobsOnTheMenu

Eric Bieghler, District Loss Prevention Manager for Kroger Southwest has accepted a Loss Prevention Manager position with Kroger owned Fred Meyer Stores in Portland Oregon. Mr. Bieghler started his loss prevention career in 1996 and is very active in networking partnerships between the retail industry and the law enforcement community. 

Jennifer Byford was named Area Loss Prevention Manager for Lowes in Oklahoma City.
Al Moriarty was named ORC Investigator for Walgreen's in Houston Texas.

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As a 35-year veteran of Retail Loss Prevention, and someone who has conducted many pre-employment interviews, I thought readers might be interested in some of my favorite interview questions and the thinking behind each of them. Each day for the next five days I’ll be sharing one of the questions from my list of first interview questions. Answers to these questions tell me a lot about who a candidate is:

Day 1 - What did you do to prepare for this interview?

Your response will tell me a whole lot about your ability to communicate multiple ideas in a concise informative way. Good answers will include three or more major themes which illustrate that you've done some homework on our business, our company, and our leadership. If the extent of your "research" was visiting our company website, it will be easy to detect and I won't be impressed. Glib answers like "I bought a new suit and polished my shoes" don't go over very well.

Hint: Loss Prevention is a small world. Talk to someone who knows the person conducting the interview. The interview process is about more than whether or not he or she wants to hire you. It is also about whether or not you want to work for that person.

John Velke
V.P. Loss Prevention & Safety
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