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October 4, 2011

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LP, Risk and Audit
Michael Stores, Inc.

Stephen O'Keefe
Loss Prevention and
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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



Five years in the making 8 nations sign a trade agreement Saturday that aims to reduce the sale of pirated and counterfeit goods. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (full text- pdf file) will see a new international governing body established in response to "the increase in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected works." It aims to provide enhanced international cooperation against counterfeiters, promote enforcement practices, and provide a legal framework for criminal enforcement against offenders. In all, eight governments signed the agreement in a ceremony in Japan on Saturday: Australia, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States. The European Union, Mexico and Switzerland attended the ceremony but did not sign, though they said they will continue to show "strong support" for the agreement and will sign it "as soon as practicable." (Source

"Evaluating the Use of Public Surveillance Cameras for Crime Control and Prevention." In many ways, the security industry has become the video surveillance industry. With only anecdotal and presupposed insight into the effectiveness of cameras. Now, we finally have some definitive input on the effectiveness of cameras. Dr. Nancy La Vigne, Director of the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, is considered by many to be the nation's premier researcher on crime mapping and crime prevention strategies, and last week she published her report, "Evaluating the Use of Public Surveillance Cameras for Crime Control and Prevention." Dr. La Vigne, who is presenting her research at the Secured Cities conference on Nov. 10-11, found a few key things from Baltimore's video project. She found that that 1) crime dropped 25 percent in the areas of the downtown cameras, and 2) that crime was not simply displaced. (Source

JCPenney who recently hired the executive who designed the Apple stores, Ron Johnson, to replace departing CEO Mike Ullman in February has now hired Target's EVP and CMO, Michael Francis, as President. A great power house to lead that company. (Source

Three counterfeiter salesmen busted in the store they set up in a storage facility after Southaven, MS PD shut down the local Flea Market because of the rampart counterfeiting problem in that city. Southaven PD crackdown of counterfeiting has forced the counterfeiters to look for new places to sell, from warehouses to booths, they're scrambling all over the county to find places to sell their counterfeit merchandise. (Source


The National Hockey League is teaming with the Montreal Canadiens and sports equipment company Reebok in a bid to eliminate counterfeit hockey jerseys and other gear. The program will start with the Canadiens and may expand to the other 29 NHL clubs later, a spokesman said. "Fans should understand that there is no way of knowing what you're getting when you purchase counterfeit merchandise," Tom Prochnow, the NHL's vice-president of legal affairs, said in a statement. Beginning with the Canadiens regular season home opener on Oct. 13, there will be ads on radio and other media. A quiz on counterfeits will run on the Bell Centre scoreboard. Montreal is considered a hub of counterfeit hockey merchandise. (Source

Police and customs officers from 81 countries have seized 2.4 million doses of counterfeit medicine worth $6.3 million sold over the Internet during a one-week operation, international police body Interpol said Thursday. Fifty-five people were arrested during the September 20 - 27 - 92 raid operation, code-named Pangea 4, and more than 13,000 websites closed down, Interpol said. More than 100,000 illegal doses were seized in France, over half of which were supposed to be for treating male erection problems, France's medical security agency that took part in the operation, AFSSAPS, said. The operation was carried out for the fourth successive year in an effort to inform the public about the risks of buying medicines online. (Source

A fifth member of an identity theft ring was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison after he and four women stole personal information, used funds to purchase high-end jewelry and then pawned the jewelry for cash. The indictment named 19 people and 36 businesses as victims. Businesses included banks, credit unions, King Soopers, Safeway, convenience stores, Zales, Helzberg, Jared's, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. In many ways, this ID theft ring operated like others we've seen," said District Attorney Scott Storey, "But an unusual twist was that the participants used stolen personal and financial information to open credit accounts in jewelry stores." (Source

A young Wal-Mart employee was stabbed to death at work Wednesday afternoon in Mount Pleasant, SC causing police to close the store for several hours. An 18-year-old suspect was taken into custody and there were verified reports that the two men were arguing over a woman. (Source

Counterfeit $100 bills are circulating in Petaluma, Calif. – be on the look out. (Source

The NRF annual Halloween survey shows the average spending per person expected to increase to $72.31 from $66.28 last year with 161 million people expected to celebrate.  (Source

For those that missed it, CNBC will be running "The Truth About Shoplifting" documentary Tuesday, the 4th, at 8PM EDT.

The NRF releases a background screening survey today, sponsored by The Zellman Group, that was completed by 96 retailers.  Download the survey at





Albuquerque police said they have busted a very active ORC ring.  According to investigators, the women, who sometimes used their children in the thefts, stole more than $10,000 worth of clothing over the last three years.  Police said the ring was a very sophisticated operation. During the investigation, they found that the suspects would actually take orders, then go steal the merchandise.  Officials said Lisa Griego and two others hit stores, including Express and Victoria's Secret.  "We have upward of 30 retail outlets that have had stuff stolen from them," said APD Organized Crime Unit Lt. Shawn O'Connell.  Officials said the suspects targeted Coronado Center and a majority of the merchandise still had the security tags and almost all of the price tags attached to them.  Investigators said the bust started with an arrest for $100 worth of stolen clothes, which led to Griego's arrest and a stockpile of clothes worth anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000.  (Source

A Delaware County grand jury in Columbus, Ohio, has indicted seven people who authorities say operated a multicounty theft ring that stole and resold more than $650,000 worth of vehicles and heavy equipment. The group is accused of stealing trucks, tractors, trailers and construction and lawn-maintenance equipment in Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Knox, Fairfield, Marion and Huron counties. The stolen equipment was then sold on the Internet, according to Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. (Source

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D&D Daily Canadian Push

Target's Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer who was leading their "Canadian Push" resigns to take the president's position at JCPenney.  This could have some impact, but won't slow it down at all.  (Source

Canada ranks No. 1 in Forbes annual look at the Best Countries for Business. While the U.S. is paralyzed by fears of a double-dip recession and Europe struggles with sovereign debt issues, Canada's economy has held up better than most. The $1.6 trillion economy is the ninth biggest in the world and grew 3.1% last year. It is expected to expand 2.4% in 2011, according to the Royal Bank of Canada.  Canada is the only country that ranks in the top 20 in 10 metrics Forbes considered.  (Source

Ray-Bandits target Windsor, Ontario, Sunglass Hut in a brazen half-million heist that may be linked to similar burglaries in Southwestern Ontario.  Police say thieves who entered a Devonshire Mall store by cutting a hole 4x2 1/2-foot hole in the roof stole more than 1,000 high-end sunglasses that run from $400 to $600 each in a heist that police are trying to link the incident to two similar break-ins at Sunglass Huts in Southwestern Ontario in the last three years.  (Source

RCMP have issued a warning against buying counterfeit products after fake Lululemon items were seized at a house party in Point Edward, Ont. Police say about 100 fake items supposedly from fitness wear retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc. were seized in the community just west of Sarnia on Sept. 1. No charges have been laid and police say the investigation continues. (Source

More than $54,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency has been seized by Richmond RCMP from a passenger flying into Vancover. "This seizure represents just over one third of the total U.S. counterfeits seized in B.C. this year." Flying in from Africa the passenger was arrested. (Source

Pinnacle Security is suing two former employees and an industry consultant, claiming they "conspired together" to create a new Canadian company, Titan Alarm, to compete against Pinnacle in Canada. Pinnacle contends the employees were working for Pinnacle at the time and that the new company was created by “unlawfully using Pinnacle resources and in violation of contractual and fiduciary duties."  (Source

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Networking has always been a key to career development and finding that next job.  However, if you're not careful it can also limit you, eliminate you and even work against you.  If your network is comprised of executives doing exactly what you do, then you may have competition and may even find some working against you.  You've got to broaden and expand your network outside your immediate group and establish relationships outside your company and your professional circle.  Remembering that quantity is no substitute for quality and, as in any mutually beneficial relationship, what you bring to the table for them is as important as what they bring to the table for you.

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