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September 28, 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 October

Kelly Gorman
Vice President LP

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

Dec. 1 deadline
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National Retail Federation
2011 ORC Survey

Executive Summary
Full Report 

Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
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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


ORC Conferences
sponsored by
Universal Surveillance Systems

CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail

2nd Annual Training Conference

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




North Carolina ORC Conference

Friday, October7, 2011
8:00am - 4:30pm
2801 W. Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28217




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




LPRC 2011 Impact Conference

October 10-12, 2011

Office Depot Headquarters
Boca Raton, FL



Best Buy going with experience over numbers for Holiday staffing
CEO Brian Dunn of Best Buy annocnced it will only hire 15,000 additional seasonal employees, compared to 29,000 last year, but will be giving its current employees additional hours to meet the needs. The total number of hours that employees work will remain the same, because regular staffers, trained in customer service, will work more hours. Dunn said that the aim is to have more “experienced and seasoned” workers on hand during the busiest time of year. (Source

Best Buy Loss Prevention Associates assaulted in Chicago.
The suspect is being charged with two counts of felony aggravated battery, two counts of felony theft and resisting, following his attempt to conceal 2 iPads wrapped in foil under his coat. (Source privateofficerbreakingnews)

Employee charged with $400,000 lottery theft
The North Carolina grocery store associate was arrested for the theft of scratch-off lottery tickets, valued at nearly $400,000 over the past several years. The story does not indicate that she ever won. (Source

Woman robs a White Castle climbing through drive-thru window
A 33-year-old St. Louis female was arrested for first degree robbery following the theft of nearly $700 from the drive thru register. The suspect had given the drive thru cashier a note and displayed a weapon, the cashier walked away from the window and the suspect crawled through. The suspect was arrested shortly afterwards at her home, information on her description, her car and her license number were all obtained from the others sitting in the drive thru line. (Source

Cadbury Chocolate bars get EAS tag
Tesco (UK) will begin tagging Canbury chocolate bars with EAS labels, the company estimates that one candy bar is stolen every hour. (Source

Russian Mall Construction May Reach Record as Retail Sales Climb
Falling unemployment and a rise in wages have boosted the retail sector in Russia. Nine new shopping malls have been completed in the first half of this year and construction growth is continuing. (Source

Family Dollar stronger-then-expected fourth quarter
Profit Up 8%. Family Dollar had opened 300 new stores this year and announced a new $250 million stock buyback program which it plans to fund using cash from operations. (Source

Halloween Sales may be a Treat for Retailers
It is estimated that the average consumer will spend nearly $75 on decorations, costumes and candy, adding up to $6.86 billion in Halloween sales. (Source


New system will identify and analyze trends, enhance security

The American Bankers Association has launched a secure Web portal where crime data for bank robberies, burglaries and ATM crimes – reported by subscribing banks – are collected and analyzed, then made available to participants. ABA Bank Capture will aggregate data in real-time, allowing banks to access information on incidents as they are reported.

"ABA Bank Capture provides an invaluable tool for banks and law enforcement to detect and deter bank crimes," said Larry Brown, senior vice president of risk management, First Citizens Bank, Raleigh, N.C., and chairman of the ABA Bank Security Committee. "Banks will now have the ability to more deeply analyze crime trends and be alerted to crimes occurring at other banks in their vicinity."

ABA Bank Capture integrates with the FBI Bank Robbery Intelligence Center to communicate robbery details as they are received. The FBI reports back on cases as they are closed. Subscribers can customize incident alerts and system notification emails.

The new program is designed to help banks:

  • Get real-time robbery and ATM crime alerts;

  • Benchmark against their peers;

  • Track incidents regardless of location;

  • Enhance communication with law enforcement; and

  • Reduce losses.

"ABA Bank Capture is designed to enhance banker and law enforcement reaction to bank crimes," said Kevin McMenimen, president and CEO of Enabl-u Technologies, a division of ISO Crime Analytics, the company responsible for building the data management system. "The fully automated alerting and analytical capabilities of the system are particularly valuable in this era of constrained resources."

"CAP Index is proud to be the analytical arm of ABA Bank Capture," said Jon D. Groussman, president and COO of CAP Index. "We have a rich history at CAP of supporting corporations and associations with data-driven solutions. The participating members of the ABA system will reap the benefits of understanding, in a quantifiable manner, the trends and patterns of loss that will ultimately assist them in their quest to mitigate negative events and safeguard their assets."

For more information or to subscribe, visit or call 1-800-BANKERS (226-5377).




eBay Investigation Leads to Suspended Jail Sentence

eBay & PayPal investigators actively assisted law enforcement agencies into the sale of counterfeit car manuals leads to suspended jail sentence for a retired college engineering lecturer after guilty plea. The suspect's son previously was convicted on similar charges and was sentenced to a year in jail. Prosecutor Ben Mills said between November 2006 and March 2009 father and son both ran enterprises making and selling counterfeit DVD car workshop manuals and grossed approx. $65K in the fraud scam.   Click here for full article

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Interstate ORC ring busted in Dayton,Ohio

WaMart and Local Law Enforcement believe they have arrested part of a 10-person shoplifting team that has hit stores in at least 3 states. Police recovered nearly $5000 worth of laptop computers and other electronic items, including a 47-inch flat screen TV. Police believe the group had hit the same location a week prior. (Source





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Energy is the primary force behind success and without it mediocrity or failure is almost guaranteed.  The ability to move things forward and influence change requires energy and there's a direct correlation to the amount of it and to the degree of success.  It's great to start off energized and gung ho about a project or initiative, but it's critical to maintain the energy thru to completion.  As one senior executive has said, "there's no bad plan -- it's always a matter of execution" and execution is all about energy.  So when you think you've lost your energy, take a break, do something different, and give your mind a chance to re-energize.  Because the worst thing you can do is to try to execute without it.

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