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Brandon Cummings, CFI promoted to Director of Corporate Asset Protection for Dollar General

Brandon has been with Dollar General for more than two years. Prior to his promotion to Director of Corporate Asset Protection, he served as Senior Manager - Asset Protection Programs. Before that, he worked with Victoria's Secret as Regional Asset Protection Manager for four years. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly six years with Camping World and Good Sam as Sr. LP Auditor - LP Manager and Business Analyst. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Western Kentucky University. Congratulations, Brandon!

Scott Tranum promoted to Senior Director - Global Investigations & NC Campus Asset Protection Operations for Ralph Lauren

Scott has been with Ralph Lauren for nearly 13 years. Prior to his promotion to this position, he served as Director of Asset Protection Global Supply Chain for the company for more than 12 years. Before that, he spent 10 years at Office Depot as a Loss Prevention Manager. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Congratulations, Scott!

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El Paso Walmart Unveils Plans for Permanent Memorial for Shooting Victims

The memorial will be built on the south side of the store's parking lot and will be enclosed by a decorative metal fence and landscaped with native plants.

Walmart has unveiled its plans for a permanent memorial to honor the 22 victims shot inside the El Paso store on Aug. 3, 2019.

The memorial's centerpiece will be a 30-foot tall Grand Candela that will be made up of 22 individual perforated aluminum arcs that are grouped together into one piece. The candela will symbolize unity and emanate light into the sky.

"We are grateful to be part of such an incredible community that when faced with tragedy has responded with unity, compassion and love," said Todd Peterson, Walmart vice president and regional general manager.

Store to reopen Thursday November 14. nbcdfw.com

WSJ Article: Worries about Facial Recognition
Business Groups Push Back Against Proposed Facial-Recognition Bans

Moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology would be premature and have unintended consequences'

The corporate sector is working to influence how facial-recognition tools are regulated, spooked by local bans on government agencies' use of the technology and lawmakers' proposals for nationwide restrictions.

The issue is a talking point among Democratic presidential candidates. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has called for a nationwide ban on police use of facial recognition. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) have both called for regulations on facial-recognition technology as part of their criminal-justice platforms.

Also worrying for corporations is a bill that Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D., Hawaii) introduced in March. The Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act would limit companies' ability to share facial-recognition data and would prohibit the use of the technology unless a business obtains consent from the people it is used on and provides notice and documentation explaining how the technology works. The bill hasn't made it to a committee vote.

Artificial Intelligence Use Expected to Increase in Risk and Compliance Efforts
Nearly half (48.5 percent) of C-suite and other executives at organizations that use artificial intelligence (AI) expect to increase AI use for risk management and compliance efforts in the year ahead, according to a recent Deloitte poll.

The findings are based on more than 565 C-suite and other executives working at organizations using AI, polled online during a Deloitte webcast.

Only 21.1 percent of respondents report that their organizations have an ethical framework in place for AI use within risk management and compliance programs. While AI ethics frameworks for risk management and compliance may be few, there is a silver lining, says the report: companies are more likely than not to involve top leaders in developing ethical AI practices. More than half of respondents (53.5 percent) indicated that AI ethics responsibilities are established including the C-suite. Just one-fifth (19 percent) indicate the C-suite in their organizations have no AI ethics responsibilities, notes the report. securitymagazine.com


What the CEO's Are Reading
How Retailers Get Ahead of the Weather
Retailers Companies Must Make Weather Work for Them not Against Them

We've all heard it thousands of times in earnings calls. "Unfavorable weather conditions" are a popular excuse as to why sales are down, and profits not realized. Quarter after quarter, year after year, this straw man is trotted out, and shareholders and investors buy it. After all, the weather in that earnings period was pretty bad.

But IBM's global director of consumer weather Paul Walsh says that excuse can't fly anymore. "We now have the data, forecasts, and ability to measure precisely what the weather will mean in terms of what consumers will be wanting and buying so we can change our businesses and our results accordingly."

Walsh knows what he is talking about. He served for10 years as chief meteorologist in the U.S. Air Force until 1994, then moved over into civilian life to develop weather-based decision and planning tools for retail, CPG/FMCG, pharmaceutical, restaurant and financial services companies. This led to The Weather Company and now IBM. He quips, "We were big data before big data was cool."

Weather Can Make or Break You

FedEx Bribery Generates $150M in Revenue for Trucking Co's At Utah FedEx Ground Hub
Four indictments reveal trucking companies in Utah paid more than $1 million in bribes to the Utah FedEx Ground hub manager as a part of a scheme to exploit the employee's position within FedEx Ground (FXG) to make the trucking businesses as lucrative as possible. Ten individuals are charged in the indictments.

One of the four indictments, for example, alleges that by fraudulently obtaining runs, allowing unauthorized runs to continue, boosting miles and receiving payment for "ghost runs," falsely reporting accidents, and falsely reporting miles to gain income - among other things, five co-conspirators received approximately $150 million in FedEx Ground revenue and paid $300,000 in bribes to Mower.

Ryan Lee Mower, age 47, of Bountiful, was FXG's highest-ranking employee in Utah from at least 2008 to October 2019. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the FXG contract service providers and ensuring that each local trucking company complied with FXG policies and regulations. He received more than $1 million in bribes. justice.gov

Black Friday retail outlook is challenging
Crowds & Online's Easier Plain & Simple

There is good news and bad news for retailers about Black Friday.

The good news is slightly more consumers say they intend to go into physical stores on Black Friday this year than in 2018 - 39%, up 2% from the response in a similar consumer survey last year, according to a report by Genesys.

However, 61% of U.S. consumers said they do not plan to shop in-store on Black Friday and, of that total, 33% said they simply "never" go. In a challenge for retailers, 28% claim they used to go shopping on Black Friday but have stopped.

67% cited crowds as their main reason for staying home. Other reasons for staying home: price reductions aren't worth the inconvenience (25%); and online shopping is easier (27%). chainstoreage.com

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

VP, Asset Protection, North America for Ralph Lauren Corporation in Nutley, NJ
The Company is seeking a Vice President, Asset Protection based in either Nutley, New Jersey or Greensboro, North Carolina. This leader will be passionate about our mission - to serve everyone like family. This simple, passionate mission provides a better shopping experience for our customer, shows respect, value and development for our team, and creates growth for our shareholders.

In addition, the role oversees and directs North America Asset Protection related functions for multi-state distribution centers and large retail store network as well as supports the SVP of Asset Protection and Internal Audit in executing the strategy with a goal of minimizing shrink, ensuring compliance, and maximizing security and associate safety.

Sr. Security Project Manager job posted for Verizon in Waltham, MA

Carvana Post First Dir. Risk Management & Senior LP Manager Corporate positions in Phoenix

Manager, Risk Management for Harvest Health and Recreating in Tempe, AZ (Cannabis grower/retailer)

Legislation Introduced to Help Rental Car Firms Identify Potential Terrorists

Walgreens To Open 30 More 'Small Stores' In Big U.S. Cities

Raley's to close 27 pharmacies

Publishing Note: LP Newswire will not be published tomorrow. It will resume publication on Nov. 7

Quarterly Results
The Container Store Group Q2 comp's up 5.4%, net sales up 5.3%
Cheesecake Factory Q3 comp's up 0.4%, sales up 1.9%
MarineMax Q4 comp's down 9%, sales down .16%, full yr comp's up 1%, sales up 5%
Regis Corp. Q1 comp's down 1.1%, franchise comp's down 0.1%, sales down 14.2 (driven by conversion of 1,143 salons to franchise ownership)

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Everyone can agree that technology has made life easier and, in many cases, safer. People all over the world tend to race toward the newest technology, such as the latest iPhone, or the most recent Virtual Assistant, such as the Amazon Echo. In some cases, newly offered features on some of these devices are so minimal they hardly warrant a new product release. Yet, people still line up to be the first to purchase them. This technomania is rarely concerning because it doesn't affect the masses. Any decision to purchase these technologies is a personal one.

But what if retailers are too quick to adopt a technological solution that they feel will positively impact their business? Worse yet - what if Loss Prevention (LP) executives unwittingly purchase a technological solution that either doesn't work as intended or puts their respective organizations in a liability situation?

Anyone who thinks this is a far-fetched scenario should rethink their position. Here are three technological solutions retailers have implemented that can have disastrous results:

1. Entrance/Exit Gates

2. Self-Checkout

3. Facial Recognition Software

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'Three LP Solutions with Unintended Consequences'





Topco & Food City to Test Mastercard & Envisible Blockchain - Food Traceability
Mastercard said Monday that, under the initiative, its blockchain-based Provenance Solution will power Envisible's Wholechain traceability system to help Topco members' supermarkets trace and highlight the origin of seafood. The test will start with Food City, part of Abington, Va.-based K-VA-T Food Stores, which operates more than 130 stores overall.

"Using Envisible Wholechain, powered by Mastercard, our grocers will be able to stock shelves with confidence and also be able to pinpoint issues in the food chain during any unfortunate events such as recalls,"

"The identity of things is becoming even more important as consumers raise demands for transparency." supermarketnews.com

Webroot Reveals 2019's Nastiest Threats
From ransomware strains and cryptomining campaigns that delivered the most attack payloads to phishing attacks that wreaked the most havoc, what are 2019's nastiest malware threats, identified by Webroot?

Ransomware - Evolving more targeted models with SMB's their primary target.

1. Emotet - Trickbot - Ryuk ("Triple Threat") - The strains have shifted their focus to more reconnaissance-based operations. They assign a value to the targeted network post infection and then send the ransom for that amount after moving laterally and deploying the ransomware.

2. GandCrab - One the most successful instance of RaaS (ransomware-as-a-service) to date, the authors have boasted shared profits in excess of $2 billion.

3. Sodinokibi - Sodin / REvil - This combination arose after the retirement of GandCrab. It's not uncommon for successful threat actors who receive a lot of attention to try to start new projects in an attempt remain successful.

Phishing - Email-based malware campaigns increased dramatically in complexity and believability in 2019. Phishing campaigns became more personalized and extortion emails claimed to have captured lude behavior using compromised passwords.

1 Company Impersonation: Top impersonated brands like Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Google and PayPal - caused significant damage.

2. Business Email Compromise (BEC) - In 2019 there was a rise of email address hijacking and deep fakes. Individuals who are responsible for sending payments or purchasing gift cards were targeted through spoof email accounts impersonating company executives or familiar parties. Victims were tricked into giving up wire transfers, credentials, gift cards and more. securitymagazine.com

IaaS cloud vulnerabilities expected to increase 50% over 2018 figures
Although the total number of IaaS cloud vulnerabilities is still small and the technology relatively young, volumes are increasing year-over-year at a steady rate, an expected to hit 50-percent growth by the end of 2019, Skybox reveals.

Key findings of the report include:

Vulnerabilities affecting cloud IaaS solutions likely to increase 50% over 2018 figures
Cloud container vulnerabilities have increased by 82% thus far in 2019
Third-party cloud plugins and apps further expanding the attack surface
Misconfigurations the greatest risk to cloud security

"Organizations would be wise not to be too distracted by this increase in vulnerability reports. The biggest cloud insecurities don't exist within the service provider's infrastructure itself, but in the way that companies implement and manage the technology.

"Without proper security considerations and oversight, misconfigurations and policy violations may abound. These process-related issues are hiding in plain sight within organizations - and they present the greatest risk." helpnetsecurity.com

Fast-Food Chain Krystal Investigates Card 'Security Incident'

Beginners Guide to AWS Security Monitoring - Registration Required

57% of Midsized Companies in U.S. Have No CISO


De-escalation of Aggressive Customer Behaviour:
A Critical Analysis of the Canadian Retail Environment

Register now for a complimentary workshop on de-escalating agression & violence in the retail setting sponsored by Axis Communications

By Stephen O'Keefe - President, Bottom Line Matters

Aggression and violent incidents in the retail setting are increasing around the globe but how can we mitigate these risks as a community? De-escalation techniques are known to be a valuable way to intervene to counter this growing issue of violence and aggression on site. You're invited to be a part of our upcoming workshop on de-escalation techniques while you prepare for the holiday rush with these tactics to manage aggression or the potential of an escalated situation in your retail space.

Participants will be walked through eight stages of aggression in practical retail situations ranging from feelings of being annoyed, irate, verbally aggressive, through mental health and substance abuse situations, to the extreme active shooter scenario and how to deal with there outcomes. The participants will be provided with the legal foundation to know their rights, and limitations.

Winnipeg is Canada's Shoplifting 'Hot' Spot
Retailers hiring more security, adding technology in effort to battle shoplifting epidemic; Not just liquor stores seeing more theft

Feel as though you were being watched while you browsed at a Winnipeg store recently? It probably wasn't your imagination.

Some retailers in the city are ramping up security measures in the face of a marked increase in shoplifting, adding both uniformed and plainclothes guards, installing more sophisticated loss-prevention technology and changing the layout of their stores.

And while brazen thefts at Liquor Marts have generated headlines over the past year, the problem is growing in other types of stores as well.

"What we know is that there are national retailers that report that their Winnipeg core-area stores primarily - downtown Winnipeg stores - are amongst the top five for shoplifting incidences, and that Winnipeg is one of the hot spots of concern for loss-prevention teams across Canada."

The Retail Council of Canada says its members have anecdotally highlighted Winnipeg as an "area of concern," along with cities in Alberta and B.C., even though overall rates of shoplifting have remained relatively stable, said John Graham, Prairie Region director of government relations for the organization.

"For large national retailers, they don't have security in every single store. They say, 'We've got budget enough for 30 stores out of our 100 across Canada, where should we put them?' and Winnipeg is where they're investing those resources."

"I think right now, this is probably the darkest time for all retailers in this time and age in Winnipeg than they've ever experienced in all the years past. winnipegfreepress.com

Canadian retailers brainstorm over retail theft at Security Intelligence
Network conference
Representatives from about 30 businesses attended the Security Intelligence Network event to discuss ways to prevent retail shoplifting, as well as fraud with credit cards, gift cards and currencies. Loss-prevention officers and law enforcement officials were in attendance at the Best Buy Canada-run conference, at times showing confidential presentations reporters were not privy to.

Addesa said Wednesday, over time, the company has learned providing "excellent customer service" deters shoplifters from pinching devices from store shelves. Best Buy Canada also installs security cameras in its stores and hires uniformed officers to survey stores on certain occasions such as Boxing Day and "Black Friday" sales. The electronics retailer does not make public its estimated losses from theft.

Approximately 60 people attended the conference, including representatives from Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Staples, Hudson's Bay and Sobeys. Staff from the Bank of Canada, GardaWorld, Manitoba Justice and local police officers were present on the security expert side. winnipegfreepress.com

Liquor store thefts appear to be turning violent in Winnipeg; 10 to 20 Shoplifting Incidents Per Day

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries 'not giving up' as weekly thefts reach hundreds

Holidays a busy time for retail theft in Canada: Loss prevention expert

Plenty of ideas but no easy answer to prevent Liquor Mart thefts

AI 'Smart Carts' to Transform Grocery Retail in Canada: Expert
Less Costly Cashier-less Model Than Amazon Go
Grocery giant Sobeys unveiled what it calls Canada's first ever "smart" shopping cart at a store in Oakville, Ontario. Essentially, the cart you pick up as you enter the store will have high-tech devices attached to it.

These devices will allow customers to shop, get recipe ideas, obtain information on where to get ingredients, weigh and pay for their food. It has a built-in GPS so you can find whatever you need in the store. Great idea for people looking for some assistance and who want to be on their way as soon as they can. The "smart cart" has been developed to enable shoppers to bypass traditional checkout lanes, one of the most unpleasant moments for any grocery shopper. The shopping cart helps you to pay without dealing with lineups and cashiers.

Instead of installing all kinds of high-tech cameras and sensors in ceilings and on shelves, like Amazon Go's model, all that purchasing automation is part of the grocery cart itself. The cost to equip a store with multiple sensors can be prohibitive, especially for a low-margin industry like the grocery business. The smart cart allows the legacy of a brick-and-motor outfit to adopt state-of-the-art technology without any costly adjustments to its infrastructure. retail-insider.com

2009 U.S. Great Recession Pushed Retailers North
Now Canadian Push May be Over?
Canadian Retail Sales Growth Headed for 10 Year Low
Current trends imply things are going to get worse before they get better. Retail sales growth in 2019 could end up at around 1.3% or 1.4%, which would make it the worst year since 2009 and the so-called Great Recession. retail-insider.com

You could soon use your face to pay for groceries, but privacy experts are urging caution

A year later: Alberta cannabis use up 25%, 500 pot stores likely by 2021

BDS Analytics' Top 10 Cannabis Market Trends for 2018

Costco Continues Phenomenal Growth as it Becomes Canada's 2nd Largest Retailer

Levi's Sees Success in Canadian Concept Store Expansion

Motherhood Maternity Closing Canadian Stores, Spanish Fragrance Retailer to Enter Canada

Kitchener, ON: Trailer loaded with tires worth $110K stolen from business

Cookstown, ON: Toronto Couple - One Former Employee - Arrested Following $50,000 Perfume Theft; Selling Online

GTA: Three Romanians facing 114 charges in distraction theft ring

156 criminal charges later, Calgary police ask public to look out for distraction scammers

Credit card fraud alert: Kelowna woman warns after false food order

A lot of people 'getting ripped off' by gift card scammers, victims and experts warn

Robberies & Burglaries

C-Store - Montreal, QC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Oshawa, ON - Armed Robbery
C-Store - St. Johns, NL - Armed Robberies (2)
Cycle Store - Kingston, ON - Burglary
Grocery Store - Edmonton, AB - Armed Robbery
Grocery Store - St. Johns, NL - Armed Robbery
Salvation Army - Wiarton, ON - Burglary
Sports Store - Kingston, ON - Burglary

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Intelligent Video.
What's Your Store Showing You?



Network surveillance technologies continue to revolutionize the way retail professionals work with not just loss prevention, but also with store optimization, operational efficiencies, and enhancements to the overall customer experience. Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Development Manager for Axis Communications, tells us how new advancements in intelligent devices and deep learning technology can provide business intelligence that helps LP/AP professionals drive results beyond shrink, safety, and security.

Learn about WG Security's
'Undefeatable' EAS Tags

Ed Wolfe, Vice President of Business Development for WG Security, tells us how WG has reduced shrink in some high-theft stores by up to 60% and why EAS technology is still a strong deterrent to shoplifting.




China: The World's Ad Fraud Capital
83% of Global Ad Fraud Occurs in China

Brands' battle against digital ad fraud has heated up in recent years, but major challenges still remain when it comes to cleaning up the global digital supply chain.

The largest of these challenges, by far, is China. According to a recent estimate, a staggering 83% of all global ad fraud occurs in China, comprising an estimated 30.7% of total digital ad spending. Another estimate finds that that 44% of traffic to display ads in China is fake.

Fraudsters use a range of tactics that not only lose brands billions of dollars but also harm brand safety by placing ads next to inappropriate content. Earlier this year, third-party ad verification company Adbug released a report stating that it had uncovered a massive ad fraud operation in China that created billions of fraudulent ad impressions a day, impacting ads purchased through both programmatic and direct buying on both websites and mobile apps.

Adbug stated in the report that the operation, nicknamed "RedEye," generated fraudulent traffic through traffic exchange platforms using a combination of bots and human users. The firm said it found thousands of digital publishers involved, with over 300,000 different URLs and apps connected through up to 99 different nodes that generated fake traffic. gartner.com

60 e-commerce fraudsters busted in $5.5M fraud during international operation
A joint law enforcement operation supported by 19 countries led to the arrest of 60 people suspected of fraud. The main aim of the 2019 e-Commerce Action (eComm 2019) is to target criminal networks suspected of online fraud through coordinated law enforcement action within the European Union, followed by an awareness-raising campaign.

The operation, carried out nationally, was coordinated by Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and received direct assistance from national law enforcement authorities and the private sector.

The suspects arrested during the operation - which ran from 23 September to 4 October 2019 - were responsible for almost 6,500 fraudulent transactions with compromised credit cards, with an estimated value exceeding $5.5M U.S. europa.eu

Cyber Monday will set new record as the largest- fastest-growing online shopping day of the year; Sales skyrocket 18.9% to $9.4B

New Visa Study Shows Cross-Border eCommerce Sales Poised for Explosive Growth




International Multimillion 'Gold Trafficking'
French Jeweler + 9 Accomplices Arrested By Europol
Fencing Operation - Retail Store - Busted in Germany

A gold trafficking case between France and Germany thought to be worth at least 1 million euros has led to the arrest on 21 October of a French jeweler and nine of his accomplices, as well as the seizure of nearly 3 million of criminal assets. The 56-year old jeweller was arrested on a train at the border between France and Germany with 37 000 euros in cash on him. Two accomplices were arrested in Germany, and one in Austria.

The year long investigation, by the French Gendarmerie, identified a jeweler in Nantes, France, who is believed to be the mastermind behind a large-scale gold trafficking scheme. The suspect would be provided with large amounts of gold jewellery - most of it thought to be stolen, which he would proceed to melt. The French jeweler would then travel to Frankfurt, Germany, where he would sell the melted jewels with the help of an accomplice who managed a shop selling gold. The jeweler is believed to have traveled to Frankfurt over 28 times this past year for such illegal activities which are thought to have generated at least 1 million euros in criminal profits.

Organized property crime is one of the Europol's EMPACT priorities, Europol's priority crime areas, under the 2018-2021 EU Policy Cycle. europa.eu

Brazilian Skimming Gang Hit U.S. ATM's - Casinos - Retailers For Millions
11th Man Sentenced For International Credit Card Fraud Scheme Receives 97-Month Prison Sentence
Anderson Clayton Mariano Alcantara, 29, of Sorocaba, Brazil, was sentenced Monday to 97 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich announced.

According to court documents, from about January 1, 2013, to about January 3, 2017, Alcantara and others conspired to commit credit and debit card fraud by placing "skimmers" on automatic teller machines (ATM).

Alcantara and his co-conspirators used the counterfeit credit and debit cards at hotel casinos; nightclub;, high-end watch, jewelry, and fashion boutiques: electronic retailers; and ATMs in Las Vegas and in other cities around the country. The Alcantara group's conspiracy touched Del Mar, California; Detroit, Michigan; New Orleans, Louisiana; Nassau County, New York; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Atlantic City, New Jersey. These activities caused millions of dollars in losses to hotel-casino properties and other retail businesses. justice.gov

Cedar Rapids, IA: Nordstrom Distribution Center employee accused of stealing more than $20,000 in merchandise
A Vinton woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly stole more than $20,000 worth of items from the Nordstrom Midwest Fulfillment Center. Officers were called to the center to meet with loss prevention staff. Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said Rhonda L. Kies, 48, who was a center employee, allegedly had placed several thousand dollars worth of stolen items on an online auction site to sell. The center's loss prevention staff also reported that Kies was seen on the facility's video security system stealing a bracelet before police were called. The criminal complaint states Kies allegedly admitted to stealing items from the business on more than one occasion over the past couple of years. Buelow said a majority of the items Kies took were jewelry pieces. Kies faces a charge of first-degree theft. Kies is the third Nordstrom employee in the past 11 months to be arrested on accusations of stealing. thegazette.com

Forsyth, WI: Man arrested for $4,700 of fraudulent transactions at Menards
Police said they have arrested a Decatur man responsible for setting up a fraudulent account that cheated Menards out of merchandise valued at more than $4,700. A sworn affidavit from the Macon County Sheriff's Office said the goods were taken in a flurry of purchases made between June 22 and June 24. The affidavit said deputies found and arrested the 25-year-old man Friday and he was booked on a preliminary charge of fraud; preliminary charges are subject to review by the state attorney's office. Writing in the affidavit, Deputy Anthony Anello said the sheriff's office had been alerted to the fraud in August when it was contacted by a Menards "security adviser" from the home improvement chain's home office in Wisconsin. "They stated they had just discovered a fraudulent account had been used to make purchases at the store in Forsyth," said Anello. herald-review.com

Cheltenham Township, PA: Home Depot thief busted with $229 in merchandise, also an active warrant
Felix Rodriguez-Nazario, 49, and Maria Gonzalez, 48, of the 3300 block of North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, were charged with retail theft after taking $229 in goods from Home Depot, 7690 Washington lane, at 3:25 p.m. Oct. 10, police said. Rodriguez-Nazario was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Burlington County, police said. thereporteronline.com

Fort Hays, KS: Stolen Credit card used to purchase $4,000 in gift cards

Omaha, NE: Police find credit card-making machine, 9 laptops, credit cards and IDs in man's car


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Shootings & Deaths

Daphne, AL: Microtel Inn robbery suspect murdered in Ohio
Almost 48 hours after the Microtel Inn in Daphne was robbed last week, the body of one of the suspects, 18-year-old Baylee Wall was found near a high school baseball field in Cincinnati. She had been beaten and shot. Police believe she had been dumped there and was killed somewhere else. Cincinnati Police released photos of tattoos and jewelry in an attempt to identify Wall which was officially determined Monday. Our first introduction to the Mississippi teenager was in security camera footage taken Monday night just before 11 o'clock as she entered the lobby of the Microtel Inn in Daphne. Police believe she was making sure the lobby was empty and the clerk was alone. Moments later, Wall's boyfriend, 25-year-old Gary Eubanks, Jr. would come in, lay a handgun on the counter and empty the cash drawer. wkrg.com

Baltimore, MD: 3 Shot and wounded outside C-Store; a total of 9 Shot, 3 Dead In 4 Separate Shootings
Three victims, a 17-year-old boy, a 22-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, walked into hospitals and were all suffering from non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Homicide detectives learned that all the victims were in front of the corner store at Park Heights and Quantico avenues when two unknown men walked onto the block and opened fire on the group. wbaltv.com

Atlanta, GA: Board denies request for Stay of Execution in C- Store Murder case in 1994
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied a request to stay the scheduled execution of Ray Jefferson Cromartie. He's convicted of a 1994 murder and other violent acts at two Thomasville convenience stores in 1994. The board also denied clemency in the case. The request to stay the execution came from Cromartie's representatives on Tuesday. Representatives for Cromartie asked the board to stay the execution to allow time for federal courts to determine whether his request for DNA testing of evidence in the criminal case resulting in his conviction could move forward. The board's authority does not include issuing a stay for this purpose. The board has the authority to grant a stay of up to 90 days for it to further examine information to determine whether to commute a death sentence. Cromartie did not request a commutation of his death sentence. Cromartie is scheduled to be executed Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. walb.com

Nashville, TN: Robbery, shooting reported at Waffle House
The Waffle House on Stewarts Ferry Pike was the scene of an apparent drug-related robbery and shooting on Oct. 23. Police said there were two victims, a man and woman, inside a vehicle parked outside the restaurant. mainstreet-nashville.com

Speedway Store, Vendor Fatal Accident - Tank Cleaning Explosion in Binghamton, NY

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Charlotte County, FL: Suspect in intimate items theft at Walmart identified
Investigators say they have identified a man wanted for two retail thefts this month, and are still trying to locate him. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, the suspect is 24-year-old John Speicher. They say he stole condoms and personal lubricant from the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Port Charlotte on October 27th. He is also wanted for a theft at the Murdock Walmart on October 5th. fox4now.com

Cincinnati, OH: Former Green Twp. Dollar General employee accused of trying to rob the store
Michael Williams was arraigned on an aggravated robbery charge Tuesday. Williams tried to rob the Dollar General on Harrison Avenue on Monday. He demanded the clerk open the register, but she recognized him as a former employee and refused. That's when police say Williams pulled a gun. However, the clerk believed the gun had a red tip on it, marking it as a toy. Again, she refused. Williams apparently then ran off and said he'd be back. Employees called 911 who caught up with Williams nearby. local12.com

UK: Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner reveals new approach aimed at tackling shoplifters

UK: Middlesbrough, England: $10,000 of jewelry stolen by 'sophisticated' gang of thieves

Amarillo, TX: Winn-Dixie employee celebrates 100th birthday; still working 20 hours per week

West Scranton, PA: Deer crashes through cell phone store window

Cargo Theft

TRACER reports thefts in Maryland, Florida
TRACER Alerts have been issued for tractor reported stolen in Rosedale, MD and the theft of a trailer reported stolen in Miami, FL. The 2005 Great Dane van trailer is white with gold strips. It has "#53109 on sides." The trailer was loaded with a variety of shoes from different vendors. The theft occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 28, from 3700 NW 62nd St. in Miami. landline.media



AT&T - Wheaton, IL - Burglary
C-Store - Columbia, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Amarillo, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Claymont, DE - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Elizabeth City, NC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Cincinnati, OH - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Concho, AZ - Robbery
Grocery - Fort Hays, KS - Burglary
Jewelry - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Orlando, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
Jewelry - Albuquerque, NM - Robbery
Jewelry = Massillon, OH - Burglary
Jewelry - Tempe, AZ - Robbery
Liquor - Brookfield, IL - Burglary
Restaurant - Phoenix, AZ - Burglary
Restaurant - Merced, CA - Robbery (KFC)
Restaurant - Philadelphia, PA - Burglary
Restaurant - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Oklahoma City, OK - Burglary
Restaurant - Wichita, KS - Burglary (Subway)
Restaurant - Sedgwick County, KS - Burglary (Subway)
7-Eleven - Fort Myers, FL - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 14 robberies
• 9 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


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Area LP Manager
San Jose or Fresno, CA

The Area Loss Prevention Manager (ALPM) drives shrink improvement and asset protection programs for two (2) to four (4) Districts which contain approximately 25-65 Ulta Beauty Stores. The Area Loss Prevention Manager is responsible to assess store procedures, promote awareness and methods to prevent, protect and control losses...

Area LP Manager
Sacramento, CA

The Area Loss Prevention Manager (ALPM) drives shrink improvement and asset protection programs for two (2) to four (4) Districts which contain approximately 25-65 Ulta Beauty Stores. The Area Loss Prevention Manager is responsible to assess store procedures, promote awareness and methods to prevent, protect and control losses...

Regional Asset Protection Manager (North East)
Boston, MA

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the Asset Protection function in their assigned area. Guide the implementation and training of Asset Protection programs, enforcement of policies and procedures, auditing, investigations and directing of shrink reduction efforts...
Area Loss Prevention Manager
Charlotte, NC

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...
Area Loss Prevention Manager
Seattle, Portland or Salt Lake City

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...
Area Loss Prevention Manager
Calabasas, CA

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...

Loss Prevention Operations Specialist
Tucscon, AZ
The Loss Prevention Specialist will oversee the Burglar/Fire Alarm and overall Physical Security function for stores including CCTV for all new stores, renovations, acquisitions, closing, existing stores and warehouses. In addition, this position supports the security/property control component for the Corporate Headquarters main campus...

Region Asset Protection Manager
Jacksonville, FL
Responsible for managing asset protection programs designed to minimize shrink, associate and customer liability accidents, bad check and cash loss, and safety incidents for stores within assigned region. This position will develop the framework for the groups' response to critical incidents, investigative needs, safety concerns and regulatory agency visits...
Region Asset Protection Manager
Charleston, SC
Responsible for managing asset protection programs designed to minimize shrink, associate and customer liability accidents, bad check and cash loss, and safety incidents for stores within assigned region. This position will develop the framework for the groups' response to critical incidents, investigative needs, safety concerns and regulatory agency visits...
Brand Protection Specialist
New York, NY
The role of the Brand Protection Specialist is to deter shrinkage, and to assist in educating the store teams regarding the prevention / deterrence of both internal and external theft and fraud, while serving as an Ambassador to the brand and the department...

Manager of Loss Prevention & Security
Wawa, PA
The Manager of Loss Prevention and Security serves as the subject matter expert in the area of Loss Prevention and Physical Security for the Company with focus on developing and driving solutions that will create an optimum associate and customer experience in a safe and secure environment...

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