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September 29, 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

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National Retail Federation
2011 ORC Survey

Executive Summary
Full Report 

Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
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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



Largest Jewelry store heist in Georgia’s history
Two suspects are currently in custody, believed to be professionals. Thieves cut through a solid concrete wall to steal $2.8 million worth of items from Milano's Fine Jewelry in Forsyth County, Georgia. (Source

A 35-year-old man is facing murder charges after a botched shoplifting attempt
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Mervin Bettis of Tampa is facing third degree felony murder charges after a Target security guard died following an altercation. A security guard detained Bettis as he attempted to flee with about $1,000 worth of merchandise concealed. Asset Protection Associate, Russell J. Horner, responded to the altercation and also began to struggle with Bettis. Following the apprehension, Homer was rushed to the hospital where he died a short time later. Homer was a retired FBI Agent, married for over 40 years and was 65 years old. (Source

Earlier this month, a Texas man was sentenced to life in prison for the death of a Wal-Mart Greeter who was knocked down during a shoplifting apprehension and later died. (Source:

Hole in the fence leads to shoplifter on the loose
A hole in the fence of a Wal-Mart Garden Center has police looking for a shoplifter who made several successful pass through of merchandise. Electronics, housewares and clothing have been the target, but a twin size mattress!! (Source


Best Buy and Fox Point (WI) Police seeking help
Three female shoplifters are being sought in the theft of nearly $4000 in electronics and video games from Best Buy in Fox Point. One individual made a purchase and had a receipt when the EAS alarm sounded, her accomplices continued to walk out of the store with the concealed merchandise. (Source

Arson suspected at Big Lots store in Shreve City, Louisiana
A small fire which could have gotten out of control is the act of a suspected arsonist. Fire officials believe the fire was possibly set to divert attention from a shoplifting incident. (Source

Kohl’s celebrates 30 new stores
Kohl’s opened 30 new stores in 20 states on Wednesday, creating 4000 new jobs. Kohl's has continued to redesign their stores with new innovations including updated check out areas and moving the customer service area to the front. Kohl’s now operates 1127 stores in 49 states. (Source

H&M net profit drops 15%
The world's second-largest fashion retailer said net profit for the three months to the end of August was $527 million, down 15% compared to LY but ahead of analysts' forecasts. H&M said it will open more stores in this current fiscal year than originally planned, suggesting the troubled European retail sector may be on the road to recovery. (Source

Rite Aid reports 1.3 percent increase over LY. (Source

Compass Group revenue grow by 4%. (Source

Reebok To Pay $25 Million, settling on Deceptive Advertising of "toning shoes"
The design of the “EasyTone” shoe was to help tone your leg hamstrings, calves and buttocks, well the Federal Trade Commission was not believing it. Reebok has agreed to pay $25 million in customer refunds and settle civil charges with the FTC for wrongfully claiming that its "toning shoes" could work better than normal footwear to whip muscles into shape. Reebok still stands behind the design. (Source





Pawn Shop Manager and 2 "suppliers" apprehended in a Million $$ Boca Raton ORC case
Three Million dollars of dental hygiene products (Crest White Strips, Sonic toothbrushes, etc.) have been recovered from Citi Pawn Shop in Boca Raton. The product believed to be from Palm Beach, Dade and Broward County Walgreens, CVS and Publix stores is believed to have been stolen by ORC boosters and brought to the pawn shop for distribution. Police arrested the pawn shop manager for dealing in stolen property and aggravated retail theft, the 2 suspected of shoplifting the items received over $22,000 since July for the pawned items. The Police investigation indicated that over 60 stores were hit by the pair.
(Source: (Additional information and Booking Photos)

Female ORC group busted in Dallas

Police believe the all female ring has been responsible for over $450,000 in stolen merchandise from the Dallas area TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods. Fourteen of the seventeen people involved have already been arrested. The group targeted several retailers, shoplifted and returned the merchandise for gift cards which were sold on eBay and Craigslist. Police had been investigating the group for the past 14 months. (Source:


Laguna Beach Police bust a Credit Card Fraud Ring
Seventy-five fraudulent cards, computers and electronic devices used to covert gift cards into credit cards were discovered when Police raided the home of the suspected ring leader. Police began the investigation because a patrol officer had stopped to investigate a parked car with 2 occupants in the back seat (at 3am, drinking and naked), oh – and had 43 fraudulent credit cards on the dash and front seat. (Source

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D&D Daily Canadian Push

Wal-Mart Canada new CEO ready for competition
Shelley Boarder is preparing for the fight with Target as she takes on her new position as CEO effective immediately. Broader joined WalMart Canada in 2010 as the Chief Merchandising Officer, prior she had served with Michael's and Hannaford Brothers. Broader is succeeding David Cheesewright who becomes the EVP, president and CEO of WalMart's retail operations in Canada, UK, Africa and the Middle East. (Source

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Perception becomes reality slowly on a macro level and it's difficult to change it if it's incorrect or doesn't portray the truth.  It's the same reason law enforcement separates witnesses to ensure clarity and truth.  The group mind becomes influenced by opinion and agendas and distorts the true reality.  One can only rely on daily vigilance based on doing what's right to hopefully impact the individuals one works with on a daily basis to carry the experience forward and be witness to what is right.

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