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Lou Francavilla has been promoted to Zone Director of Loss Prevention for Western/US/Canada at The Children's Place.

Annette Barry was promoted to Regional Director of Loss Prevention/Operations for The Paradise Shops.


Police kill armed shoplifter at Knoxville Walmart Knoxville police officers received a call about two suspected shoplifters in custody at Wal-Mart, upon arrival police say one suspect pulled out a weapon. One of the officers shot the suspect, killing him. The shooting occurred inside the Loss Prevention office, no customers were injured although the store was quickly evacuated. Neither the suspects nor the officers have been identified. The other suspect is in police custody. (source

Retail sales up 7.3% in October over last year as consumers spent $397.7 billion.  And the NRF said not only is this the 16th straight month of increases but that "consumers are ready to spend this holiday season." What a great start!  (Source

UKís largest copyright piracy factory discovered in Sussex. The North West Regional Crime Unit carried out the raid, seizing nearly 150,000 CDs and DVDs, a catalogue of 25,000 titles as well as the 100 hard drives and equipment used in copying the disks. (source

Counterfeit bills purchased on 'craigslist'  Douglas County sheriff's deputies are investigating a report of counterfeit bills which a suspect said he purchased from craigslist in Carson City.  Officers were called to AM-PM Mini-mart in Gardnerville at 8:30 pm Nov. 11 after an employee said a customer tried to pay for items with a $20 counterfeit bill.  When asked where he obtained the phony money, the suspect said he obtained $200 in counterfeit bills from a craigslist item in Carson City.  (Source

Home Depot announces a 16% increase in quarterly dividends, focused on strong operating performance. With a sales increase of 4.4% over 3 quarter last year and 4.2% over last year, this will be the 99th consecutive quarter the company has paid a cash dividend. (source

Target 3Q report indicates at 3.7% increase in profits. The 5% discount program for purchases made on your Target credit/debit card is still very popular, but bad debt expenses for the 3rd quarter of 2011 were at $40 million. (source

TJX 3Q reports same sales up 3% with revenue up 5%

Madison, Wisconsin Police are currently searching for three women after stolen merchandise was reported from the Sephora store. MPD was first notified last Tuesday, when one of the women allegedly stole $3,100 worth of perfume bottles while the other two distracted store employees. Police said the women returned to the store Monday. They again stole numerous bottles of perfume; the dollar value of the recent theft is still being calculated. (source madisonwest.channel3000)

Masked gunmen rammed a pick-up truck through a window of a gas station to attempt to steal an ATM. There were no customers in the station at the time, and no one suffered any injuries. Police believe the same suspects were involved in a similar robbery in July where the thieves were able to get away with the ATM machine. (source

Shoplifting couple has some trouble. The get-away driver runs over his girlfriend as the two were trying to steal beer from a 7-11 store. (source



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eBay Notorious Romanian Fraudster Sentenced

eBay Global Asset Protection and internal business partners within the Global Information Security team coordinate international investigation into notorious Romanian hacker leads to three year suspended sentence, although suspect had already served approx 2 years in custody while case worked through the courts. Members of the eBay investigation groups assisted with arrest and testified at trial providing critical evidence leading to conviction. The Bucharest, Romanian appeal court issued the sentence to 23-year-old Vlad Duiculescu, AFP reported. He was arrested in Romania in 2008, with help from US Secret Service agents, after eBay said his exploits caused at least $1 million in damage. eBay programmers utilized this case to tighten internal trust & safety vulnerabilities that either were exploited or at least attempted to by this suspect. Click here for full article.

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Senior Citizen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, pleas 'no contest' to racketeering in ORC case. The suspect was found to be the fencing source of shoplifters and later selling the merchandise at a local flee market. In 2008, Moreno was originally charged with receiving stolen property, but over time police continued to expand the investigation. (source



Ex-CSK Auto CEO giving back $2.8M in SEC accord. The former CEO and chairman of CSK Auto Corp. will give back about $2.8 million in bonuses and profits from sales of company stock he received while federal regulators say the auto parts supplier was committing accounting fraud in 2002 to 2004. Jenkins wasn't personally charged in connection with the alleged accounting violations. But a 2002 anti-fraud law requires senior executives to repay bonuses, other incentive pay and stock profits they received during a period in which their company violated financial reporting rules. The SEC is empowered to recoup the money for the company in what is called a "clawback." The SEC had sued Jenkins in July 2009, seeking $4.1 million. It was the agency's first "clawback" case against a person who wasn't accused of otherwise violating the securities laws. (Source

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Lou Francavilla
was promoted to Zone Director of Loss Prevention for Western/US/Canada at The Children's Place.
Annette Barry was promoted to Regional Director of Loss Prevention/Operations for The Paradise Shops.
Randall Trogdon, CFE has been named Manager of Loss Prevention Analytics at Delhaize Group.

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Working in the Grey, by Using your Grey

Concepts of right and wrong differ among cultures, change over time, and arenít always black or white. During a career in loss prevention it is inevitable that you will be put in the position of interpreting a policy or legal statute and making a recommendation or decision on what action your company should take. While consistency is important, it is even more important to gather all of the facts, consider them in light of everything you know and believe today, and come to a conclusion without being influenced by your personal biases. In other words, use the grey matter between your ears. Those that base their decision entirely on whatís written down in a policy binder or who say, "we've always handled it this way before" reach easy decisions - not necessarily good decisions.

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