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October 19, 2011

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Regional LP Mgr Ann Taylor West Coast Ann Inc.

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

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

November 9

November 9, 2011
NRF-Investigator's Network Regional Meeting
Miami, FL

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


Reno, NV Police are looking for help identifying a suspected electronics thief. The 300-pound man should be easy to identify, but has eluded store security and police for the last two months. Several stores in the Reno area have been hit for carts full of DVD's and electronics items as the suspect runs out the door. (Source


Death of Dallas shoplifting suspect is investigated. According to investigators, an off-duty police officer was working security at the store when he confronted the alleged shoplifter. They said the thief fled and that the officer chased the man before the pair got into a fistfight. Police who arrived at the scene subdued the suspect, who officials said appeared to be having trouble breathing. While being transported to the hospital, the man died. (Source

Rare coin theft suspect seeing sought in Indiana. Surveillance video released in hopes of finding a suspect in the theft of $2000 in rare currency, including a very rare $1000 bill. (Source the

Home Depot ,Foot Locker, Pac Sun, Nike and Brookstone share ideas to focus of the "surgical strike" shoppers. In an effort to build those add on sales, the simple question of "may I help you" is no longer the recipe for success. (Source:

Seasonal jobs attracting older workforce. Jobs that once attracted high school students are being filled by highly educated, former "career people." (Source

Amazon's VP explains how computer technology is assisting in combating warehouse theft. Amazon's own Web Services/cloud-based technology used by many other e-based companies may be its own best customer. (Source

Thieves use a crane to steal a car. A 2008 Jeep was stolen from an Indiana car dealership. Thieves used a crane to lift the car and place it on the back of a flatbed truck. (Source

Yellowknife, Canada must be a small community; the store owner knew one of the shoplifters that hit his 'convenience store,' so he called the family and asked that his items be returned. The next day, the suspect brought back all of the items. It was the items, which really had me puzzled a sealskin jacket, three sealskin pelts and three fur hats. (Source

Cheese the most stolen food item in the World. In the UK, the dairy item's loss percentage 3.9% is more than three times the global average 1.29%. (Source

Police seek 3 suspects in car stereo theft from a Gonzales, TX Wal-Mart. Mother uses her child to hide her face from store security cameras. Suspects smashed a glass showcase and removed $1500 in car stereo equipment. Police are asking for help. (Source


Vector Security is looking to attract a high-level
 Network Sales Engineer to join their National
 Accounts Division.  The position can be managed
 from most parts of the US.  Click for details.





eBay CEO Discusses Changes in Retail Landscape

eBay CEO, John Donahoe, says standard approaches to retail are "crumbling stunningly fast," at Web 2.0 Summit this week. "The boundary between online and offline is blurring," John said, adding that in the past 18 months, half of retail transactions involved the web, whether through product research, price comparisons or actual transactions." These consumer trends have broad implications and "Retailers need help," John stressed, noting that eBay Inc.'s new open X.commerce platform can help merchants leverage mobile, social and local channels to reach buyers. EBay, for example, is developing an image searching system that lets shoppers take a mobile photo of shoes they like and then call up photos of similar shoes in the retailer's inventory. Such an image-based search system, compared to searches using words, could be a "big step" toward the future of shopping. Click here for full article

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$3 Million in Counterfeit Goods seized in Washington DC farmers market.  Eleven people have been arrested on trademark counterfeiting and 18,640 pieces of illegal merchandise have been recovered. (Source

Delaware, Ohio ORC credit card fraud case turns up additional victims because of a rant on Facebook. Seventeen victims have already been identified and all shopped at the same strip mall. Six of the victims are friends on Facebook. (Source

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D&D Daily Canadian Push

Retail Council of Quebec study indicates 36% of loss is from employee theft.
Gaston Lafleur, President of RCQ, talks of the importance of background checks. Jacques Alain, Security Director of Simon's Department store, is focused on prevention. (Source




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Network Sales Engineer Vector Security Most parts of US Vector Security
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District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Honolulu, HI Sears Holdings Corp.
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Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Fort Smith, AR Lowes
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DC Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Logistics Services Wilkes-Barre, PA Sears Holdings Corp
Sr. VP Loss Prevention Compass Group Atlanta, GA Compass Group
Loss Prevention Mgr NAPA New Mexico NAPA
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Regional Loss Prevention Mgr GNC Denver, CO GNC
Loss Prevention Mgr Amazon Phoenix, AZ Amazon
Loss Prevention Group Mgr Beall's/Burkes Outlet Green Valley, AZ Area Monster


Chris Verdi was named Loss Prevention Manager for Bloomingdale's.

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