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September 9, 2011

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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

Watch for our article the day after each event!

October 12, 2011
NRF-Investigator's Network Meeting
NYC Metro Area

October 19, 2011
NRF-Investigator's Network Meeting
McLean, VA


5th Annual
Crime Symposium & Trade Show

Wednesday, Sept 21, 2011
8:30am - 5:00pm

Hilton Garden Inn
35 Major Taylor Blvd
Worcester, MA



co-hosted by
Universal Surveillance Systems

CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail

2nd Annual Training Conference

October 4-6, 2011
Peppermill Resort/Casino
Reno Nevada



Albuquerque Retail Assets Protection Association (ARAPA)
is hosting their

2nd Annual
Southwest ORC Conference

Albuquerque Convention Center

October 13, 2011

and the cost is free

Additional information including conference topics can be found at the
link below


Washington State ORC ALLIANCE


1st Annual
Training Conference

Wed, November 2, 2011

Training Site:
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission Auditorium

19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA





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National Retail Federation
2011 ORC Survey

Executive Summary
Full Report 

Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
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LPRC 2011 Impact Conference

October 10-12, 2011

Office Depot Headquarters
Boca Raton, FL



Wal-Mart brings back layaways for holiday shopping
Wal-Mart Stores will introduce a holiday layaway plan effective Oct. 17 through Dec. 16, the layaway program had been abandoned back in 2006. The new program has a minimum layaway purchase of $50, and requires a 10% down payment. If the program is successful, Wal-Mart said it may extend it throughout the year. (Source:

Sephora to launch 50 "no cash wrap" stores
Sephora will open its first mobile checkout model in New York next week and plans are to take the concept forward to 50 locations by the end of 2011. (Source:

Dollar General goes E-Commerce
The convenience of home delivery and shipping costs are not the true focus of the move to e-commerce for Dollar General, it brings the ability to expand product lines with both selection and size/price of traditional items found in the the current store format. (Source:

Winn Dixie Associate kidnapped in domestic dispute, husband kills himself
Gulfport, MS Police continue to piece together the details of the domestic dispute that led to the hostage situation that played out at the Winn Dixie store. The husband was apparently after his estranged wife when he came to the Winn Dixie armed with a semi-automatic rifle, two hand guns and multiple rounds of ammunition. After two hours of negations, the wife was released unharmed and the suspect took his life. No Associates or customers were injured. (Source:

Daytona Beach Publix Store nearly hit by arson
Police in Daytona Beach are investigating an attempted arson at the Publix on N. Atlantic Avenue. Surveillance video shows a man attempting to light items on fire in a grocery aisle, but was stopped by a manager and escorted out of the building. A Wal-Mart store in the area was targeted by arson earlier this month. (Source:

Target Store Cash Room Associate arrested for embezzlement
During a six-month period, Target Asset Protection Associates focused on a cash room associate, yesterday the apprehension resulted in charges filed for the theft of nearly $6000.  (Source:

Shoplifting complaint leads to a small town Meth Lab
Three suspects were arrested for operating a meth lab, following a shoplifting compliant at a local Ace Hardware store. (Source:

Women arrested for shoplifting, caught because they parked in a handicapped space
Police were waiting in the parking lot for the owner to return to the car, when the 2 Wisconsin women returned to the vehicle with $500 in stolen property.  (Source:

Police update on the lobster story
Nathan Hardy, the shoplifter accused of having 2 live lobsters in his pants, was the talk of the world-wide web just days ago, today an update released by police indicate that in fact Hardy only had 2 lobster 'tails', plus the shrimp and the pork loin.  (Source:

National Preparedness Month Coalition
September 2011
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eBay Investigators Support State Police in Employee Theft Matter

eBay Global Asset Protection investigators support criminal investigation conducted by the PA State Police leads to charges in $80K employee theft matter. A warrant has been issued for a woman accused of taking more than $82,000 from the Eye Care Center she worked at along with selling its merchandise on the Internet. The suspect faces several charges including receiving stolen property & theft by unlawful taking. State Police reports say the suspect worked at an Eye Care Center from 2006 until 2010, was responsible for making business deposits and completing daily receivables. But, police said she failed to make cash deposits, about $82K and falsified, changed and concealed records of her theft on business records.
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Job Opening




District Asset Protection Specialist Winn-Dixie Mobile, AL Winn-Dixie
Sr. Manager of AP Safety Winn-Dixie Jacksonville, FL Winn-Dixie
Director of Safety Confidential Chicago, IL Downing & Downing
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Boston, MA Downing & Downing
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Dallas, TX Downing & Downing
Corp LPM of Analytics & Exception Reporting Confidential Florida Downing & Downing
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

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Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Jacksonville, FL Wal-Mart

Market AP Mgr

Wal-Mart Auburn, ME Wal-Mart
Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Bradenton, FL Wal-Mart
Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Princeton, NJ Wal-Mart
Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Hinsdale, NH Wal-Mart
Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Fayetteville, AR Wal-Mart
Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Bartlett, TN Wal-Mart
Loss Prevention Mgr Wireless Vision, LLC Bloomfield Hills, MI Wireless Vision, LLC
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Terre Haute, IN Sears Holdings Corp
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's King of Prussia, PA Macy's
Retail Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's Boca Raton, FL Macy's
Security/LP Mgr McDonald's Corporate Long Beach, CA McDonald's
District LP Mgr Kohl's Denver, CO Indeed
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Tuscaloosa, AL Lowes
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Kansas City, MO Lowes
Regional LP Mgr RadioShack Houston, TX RadioShack
Regional LP Mgr RadioShack Guaynabo, PR RadioShack
Area LP Mgr Family Dollar Albuquerque, NM Monster
Asset Protection Mgr Advance Auto Parts Jacksonville, FL Advance Auto Parts
Mgr, Safety & LP The Andersons Maumee, OH The Andersons
Safety/Loss Control Mgr NewPage Biron, WI Indeed
Territory Mgr, AP HHGregg Atlanta, GA Indeed



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