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Bill Inzeo promoted to Senior Director of Asset Protection Strategic Analytics, Systems, and Support for Walgreens

Bill has been with Walgreens for more than 14 years, starting with the company as an Instructional Design Administrator. Prior to his promotion to Senior Director of Asset Protection Strategic Analytics, Systems, and Support, he spent more than five years as Director, Asset Protection Solutions. He has served multiple other roles with Wagreens, including Loss Prevention Risk & Control Manager, Loss Prevention Project Coordinator, and Loss Prevention Senior Analyst. He's also Vice Chairman - (R)Tech Asset Protection for RILA. Congratulations, Bill!

Robert Seaser, CFI, PCI promoted to Director, Investigations and Security for PetSmart

Robert Seaser has been with PetSmart for nearly five years, starting with the company as an Investigator. Prior to his promotion to Director, Investigations and Security, he served for nearly two years as Sr. Manager, Investigations & Corporate Security. Before that, he served as Manager, Investigations & Corporate Security for the company. Earlier in his career, he held LP/security positions with L Brands, American Express, Abercrombie & Fitch and Target. Congratulations, Robert!

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JCP's AP Team Driving Results
J.C. Penney CEO - Shrink Improvement Helped Drive Profit Last Two Quarters

Each of the last two quarters J.C. Penney's CEO pointed out the 'three drivers of meaningful improvement' were inventory management, improved shrink results, and lower permanent markdowns.

While they continue to work on top line sales, their focus has also been on 'reconstructing the business, through a holistic approach across all the key tenets of strategic, purposeful and effective retailing.' And the Asset Protection team has played a key role in helping drive improvement as stated in each of the last two quarterly reports. Well done, JCP AP!

2nd Quarter - 3rd Quarter

Kroger Ranked Top For Gun-Safety Out of 29 Retailers

29 stores including Walmart & Nike were graded on their gun-safety policies - and more than half of them failed

A coalition of gun control advocacy groups led by Guns Down America published a gun safety scorecard for national retailers. The list assigns a number and grade letter to 29 businesses, including Walmart, Trader Joe's, Kroger, and Chick-fil-A , and ranks each company according to three categories.

Retailers can earn or lose points based on their in-store gun policies, donations made to the National Rifle Association, and whether the company or its CEO has ever publicly demanded action on gun control.

Walmart, Kroger, and Old Navy were the only companies to receive an A grade. Sixteen companies, including McDonald's and Home Depot, received a failing grade.

Out of the 29 stores on the list, 25 of them had instances of gun violence in their stores, according to Guns Down America.

Kroger: A (95 points)
Walmart: A (90 points)
Old Navy: A (90 points)
Amazon: B (80 points)
Costco: B (80 points)
Nordstrom: B (80 points)
Starbucks: B (80 points)
Target: B (80 points)
Trader Joe's: B (80 points)
Whole Foods: B (80 points)
Waffle House: C (70 points)
TJ Maxx: D (65 points)
Buffalo Wild Wings: D (60 points)
Chick-fil-A: F (45 points)
Dunkin': F (45 points)

McDonald's: F (35 points)
7 Eleven: F (20 points)
Ace Hardware: F (20 points)
Applebee's: F (20 points)
Barnes & Noble: F (20 points)
Dollar Tree: F (20 points)
Hot Topic: F (20 points)
Jos A. Bank: F (20 points)
Kohl's: F (20 points)
Old Chicago Pizza: F (20 points)
Rainbow: F (20 points)
Nike: F (10 points)
Home Depot: F (0 points)
Lowe's: F (0 points)

What's gained and lost when retailers drop firearms sales
Two of the nation's largest retailers in the category, Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart, reduced the retail availability of guns this year when they began to limit or eliminate firearms and ammunitions from their retail floors ahead of the holiday shopping season. The end result may be that the impact of Walmart's and Dick's firearms retailing decisions on both their holiday sales and the sales of rival stores such as Cabela's may be negligible. But that doesn't mean it's not instructional. retaildive.com

Michael Davis, Co-Founder and CEO, Appriss Inc.
Inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

The Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame (KEHOF), presented by Chase, honored four of the Commonwealth's most accomplished entrepreneurs at a ceremony last month. Among them was Michael Davis, Co-Founder and CEO, Appriss Inc.

KEHOF celebrates the stories of Kentucky's most successful entrepreneurs, with a mission to raise awareness around the impact entrepreneurship has made in the Commonwealth and to encourage others to pursue similar ambitious endeavors. The Class of 2019 joins over 40 entrepreneurs who have been inducted since 2010.

"Entrepreneurs are key drivers of our state's economy and we're thrilled to shine a light on some of Kentucky's most successful business leaders," said Paul Costel, Region Manager for JPMorgan Chase in Kentucky. "This year's honorees have had a tremendous impact on our community and we look forward to the mark they'll leave on Kentucky for years to come." kychamberbottomline.com

About Michael Davis:
Michael Davis is a co-founder and CEO of Appriss, a Louisville based technology business focused on its mission of creating "Knowledge for Good." As a lifelong entrepreneur, Davis and his partner Yung Nguyen launched Appriss by inventing VINE, the nation's first automated victim notification service. Today, VINE is used throughout the country keeping millions of crime victims safe and informed. Over the last decade, Davis has led Appriss' transformation into an international data and analytics business focused on retail, safety, risk, and fraud across multiple markets. The company has grown by taking on complex national challenges faced by law enforcement, exposing fraud across multiple markets, and addressing the nation's challenges with drug diversion and addiction. Read more here

Updated Numbers:
Sensormatic Solutions releases its ShopperTrak 2019 Black Friday weekend shopper traffic recap

Data indicates winter storm and buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) trend impacted shopper traffic for Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday

Johnson Controls today announced that Sensormatic Solutions, its leading global retail solutions portfolio, released a comprehensive ShopperTrak recap of shopper traffic during Black Friday weekend 2019, the period spanning Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2019, through Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.

Sensormatic Solutions found that store traffic for the 2019 Black Friday weekend resulted in a 4.0% decrease compared to 2018. Store traffic on Saturday, Nov. 30, resulted in a 2.6% decrease and traffic on Sunday, Dec. 1, resulted in a 7.5% decrease.

On Saturday, traffic increased 0.9% in the Northeast and decreased in all other regions, including Midwest (-10.1%), South (-1.2%) and West (-2.6%). On Sunday, traffic was down significantly by 30% in the Northeast and only down nominally in other regions, including Midwest (-1.4%), South (-3.8%) and West (-1.7%).

Sensormatic Solutions also looked at the effect of Cyber Monday on brick-and-mortar retail traffic on Monday and found that this year's traffic increased 0.5%.

Sensormatic Solutions also analyzed traffic on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. After all data was tallied, the final results found that store traffic on Thanksgiving resulted in a 0.8% decrease and store traffic on Black Friday resulted in a 4.4% decrease. Data for the combined two-day period resulted in a 3.6% decline in traffic. A slight variation from what was originally reported, Black Friday remains the busiest holiday shopping day by a landslide.

More information on the 2019 top busiest shopping days here: Top Busiest Holiday Shopping Days.

Uber Releases 1st Ever 2 Yr. Safety Report
5,981 Sexual Assaults & 9 Murders in 2 Years

Uber said it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault involving U.S. passengers or drivers during 2017 and 2018, underscoring the risk that has been a chief criticism of ride-hailing companies around the world.

In 2018 more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018. Nonconsensual touching was the most prevalent type of sexual assault that occurred.

There were 515 incidents of rape or attempted rape in 2018.

The Thursday report, which the company hailed as the first of its kind. It is part of the company's effort to be more transparent after years of criticism over its safety record.

In 2017, the company counted 2,936 reported sexual assaults - including 229 rapes - during 1 billion U.S. trips. Uber bases its numbers on reports from riders and drivers, meaning the actual numbers could be much higher. Sexual assaults commonly go unreported.

Uber and Lyft have both formed partnerships with sexual assault prevention networks and other safety groups, and have touted their background check policies for drivers. But many say they haven't gone far enough to protect passengers and drivers, who are contract workers for the companies.

Bomberger, a lawyer representing more than 100 victims of sexual assault in lawsuits against Uber and Lyft, said he believes 80% to 90% of the assaults in the Uber report could have been prevented by measures such as cameras in the cars recording rides and the companies reporting every assault they learn of to the police.

The company also said Uber rides were involved in nine murders during 2018, and 10 during 2017. Uber noted that the vast majority - 99.9% - of its rides had no reported safety issues.

Uber said in its report that during 2017 and 2018, more than a million prospective drivers didn't make it through Uber's screening process. wsj.com

Funding Opportunity For Local Level Efforts
Justice Department Announces More Than $376 Million In Awards To Promote Public Safety

The Department of Justice announced that it has awarded more than $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local, and tribal law enforcement operations and to reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States.

The awards announced support an array of crime-fighting initiatives, including the quarter-billion-dollar Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grants Program, which funds public safety efforts in 929 state, local, and tribal jurisdictions. justice.gov

Editor's Note: Each year, we see local police departments funding ORC task forces and shoplifting blitzes with grant money from this fund. Let's hope we're successful in 2020 in working with the local PD's and obtaining funds as the ORC problem and the decriminalization trends continue to plague retailers nationwide. Get Your Local Teams Involved!

ISO Releases New Drone Safety Standard
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) announced a new set of international standards that covers the quality, safety, security and etiquette for the operation of commercial drones.

ISO 21384-3, Unmanned aircraft systems - Part 3: Operational procedures, is the first International Standard for UAS and specifies internationally agreed and accepted requirements for safe commercial operations. securitymagazine.com

Surveillance cameras to reach 1 billion by 2021 as face biometrics for police, schools, retail roll out
Global numbers to grow almost 30% as higher image quality allows better facial recognition

The report, from industry researcher IHS Markit said the number of cameras used for surveillance would climb above 1 billion by the end of 2021. That would represent an almost 30% increase from the 770 million cameras today. China would continue to account for a little over half the total.

The number of surveillance cameras in the U.S. would grow to 85 million by 2021, from 70 million last year, as American schools, malls and offices seek to tighten security on their premises, IHS analyst Oliver Philippou said. biometricupdate.com wsj.com

U.S. Department of Labor Posts Retail-Focused Blog
"Tips for Protecting Workers' Safety and Pay This Holiday Season"

Young & New Retail Workers - Simple But Critical to Repeat Every Year
As an increase in hiring for the coming holiday season is upon us, there are a few things to remember to ensure that workers go home safe and healthy at the end of their shift and receive the wages that they've earned.

If you're not familiar with hiring seasonal workers, you should know that employment rules under federal labor law apply to all workers. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Compliance Initiatives offers compliance assistance through Worker.gov and Employer.gov, which give an overview of rights and responsibilities regarding federal labor laws, as well as where to go for help. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Safety and Health Tips

All workers - especially young employees and those new to the work environment - need to know they have the right to report safety concerns at any time, without retaliation. Safety takes teamwork, which means everyone needs to know the rules and feel comfortable speaking up. Employers should also know that certain hazardous jobs are prohibited for young workers.

Whether workers are stocking shelves, packing boxes, delivering products, or selling merchandise, it's important to give clear instructions for each task. New or seasonal workers may be unfamiliar with seemingly common tasks. OSHA can help employers and workers understand the requirements to provide hands-on training for using equipment, how to recognize hazards, and what to do in an emergency. dol.gov

Editor's Note: Field managers need to know this info. As UPS, reported last week in the Daily, was fined $47k for a simple safety issue and coerced the driver to bypass the regulation.

Iconix Brands Founder & Ex-CEO Neil Cole Charged in Inflating Company's Revenue & Earnings

Target to Open Small-Format Times Square Store - 10th in NY Area

RTW Retailwinds (New York & Co.) to Close 30 Stores

Los Angeles: Dodgers Fan Sues Team for Alleged Lack of Security Leading to Assault

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Last week's #1 article --

ORC Makes CNBC's 'On The Money'
C.L.E.A.R. President Ben Dugan Interviewed

Retailers aren't only bracing for shoppers this holiday season. They're also getting ready for sophisticated organized crime rings. How do stores stop the thieves and combat these criminals? Ben Dugan, President of the Coalition for Law Enforcement and Retail, explains how widespread the problem is and how it could be costing you. cnbc.com

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Kroger Asset Protection Delivers 9 Consecutive Quarters of Shrink Improvement

Thanksgiving weekend draws nearly 190 million shoppers, spending up 16 percent

Former CEO Convicted of Fixing Prices For Canned Tuna, affecting hundreds of millions of dollars

The D&D Daily Announces 'Group LP Selfie' Holiday Pizza Party Winner:
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino Loss Prevention Team


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eBay Hosts Another Successful Connect & Collaborate
Conference on April 10th

This year was our 4th event - and biggest yet - with ~175 participants (out of 200+ RSVPs) representing over 50 retailers, 14 law enforcement agencies, and 10 financial institutions - including the FBI, US Marshalls, Facebook, and the EVP for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

Many key topics were discussed during the conference, including a prosecutor's view on packaging evidence, freight forwarding/reshipping schemes from USPIS, shadow economics, and case studies of known Organized Retail Crime cases.

For further information on PROACT, email inquiries to PROACT@eBay.com.





FaceFirst Influencing Future Facial Recognition
Privacy Legislation

FaceFirst team working actively with congressional lawmakers
to influence future facial recognition privacy regulations

Pictured Above: Peter Trepp, CEO & President (red tie)
Dara Riordan, EVP of Sales & Chief Revenue Officer
Roger Angarita, VP of Product Management (striped tie)

FaceFirst, the leading U.S. computer vision company, is working closely with D.C. lawmakers to influence future facial recognition regulations.

A team of FaceFirst executives, led by FaceFirst President and CEO Peter Trepp, recently traveled to Capitol Hill to help the bipartisan Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019 (S. 847) move forward. The FaceFirst team briefed bill co-sponsor Senator Roy Blunt's office on the need to protect consumer privacy while still allowing the public to benefit from this transformative technology.

Since the meeting, FaceFirst has continued to work actively with Congress, making comments to the bill to ensure its language is very clear and specifically carved out for retail loss prevention use, while protecting honest consumers' privacy in an opt-in-only scenario for personalization.

"While we're seeing rapid market adoption of facial recognition technology, there remain valid concerns that this technology needs to be regulated and used responsibly," stated Trepp. "Regulations are necessary guardrails for protecting privacy, but it's essential that they don't unduly compromise public safety or stifle innovation."

"Congressional lawmakers see and understand that retailers need facial recognition technology to combat organized retail crime, shoplifter recidivism, and to keep their employees and customers safe," stated FaceFirst Chief Revenue Officer Dara Riordan. Due to high levels of recidivism, ORC costs the U.S. retail industry $46.8 billion every year according to the National Retail Federation.

Read more here.





2020 predictions: Rising complexity of managing digital risk
Digital risk management experts at RSA Security have released their predictions for 2020, detailing key cyber trends for the year ahead. With contributions from President, Rohit Ghai and CTO, Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan - the predictions offer a steer to companies on emerging threats and highlight that cybersecurity issues remain the number one digital risk for organizations undergoing digital transformation.

Some of the key trends that businesses need be aware of include:

● Cybersecurity: A matter of safety
● Expect to see a cyber incident at the edge next year
● Breach accountability
● The rise of cyber attacks in the crypto-sphere
● The API house of cards will start to tumble
● The identity crisis will worsen

7 in 10 Cameras Are Running Outdated Firmware
According to research conducted by Genetec, outdated camera firmware, and failing to change default passwords present some of the biggest weaknesses in cybersecurity defense and as the number of interconnected security devices keeps on growing, keeping pace with the latest updates can be tricky and very time-consuming.

Installing the latest firmware is not just about accessing exciting new features, warns the research: "It ensures the latest cybersecurity protection measures are implemented as soon as they become available, a crucial step in ensuring an organization's resilience against cyber-attacks."

"Our primary research data points to the fact that more than half of the cameras with out of date firmware (53.9 percent) contain known cybersecurity vulnerabilities. By extrapolating this to an average security network, nearly 4 out of every 10 cameras are vulnerable to a cyber-attack," said Mathieu Chevalier, Lead Security Architect at Genetec.

"Unfortunately, our research shows that the "set it and forget it" mentality remains prevalent putting an entire organization's security and people's privacy at risk. All it takes is one camera with obsolete firmware or a default password to create a foothold for an attacker to compromise the whole network," securitymagazine.com

Proposed GOP Federal Privacy Bill Would Supersede All Existing State Laws
After several moves by Democrats to introduce federal privacy legislation, Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi on Tuesday unveiled a draft consumer privacy bill, the United States Consumer Data Privacy Act of 2019, that would override various state laws on privacy, including the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Wicker claims that compared with California's law, which goes into effect in January, his proposed federal legislation has more detailed consumer protections, covers more companies and has more explicit requirements that companies collect the minimum amount of personal data needed for their purpose, according to Reuters.

Last week, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced another federal privacy bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, which intends to expand the rights of individuals when it comes to how their personal data is collected, shared and used. Unlike Wicker's bill, however, Cantwell's would not pre-empt state privacy laws, including CCPA. govinfosecurity.com

Two Members of the Romanian Cybercriminal Enterprise Bayrob Group Sentenced on 21 Counts Relating to Infecting Over 400,000 Victim Computers with Malware and Stealing At Least $4 Million
Bogdan Nicolescu, 37, and Radu Miclaus, 37, both from Bucharest, Romania, were sentenced to 20 years and 18 years, respectively, for their roles in a scheme to, among other things, infect more than 400,000 computers with malware and gain access to credit card and other information for later sale on dark market websites. justice.gov

The Top 12 Data Breaches of 2019

FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network

Domino's GPS Delivery Tracking Technology Expanding into Stores Across the U.S.



3SI Security Systems

Disrupting the Status Quo:
A Layered Approach to Loss Prevention

Todd Leggett, CEO
Dan Reynolds, VP of Retail Sales


3SI is on a mission to create a safer world with innovative technologies that redefine asset recovery and criminal apprehension. Todd Leggett and Dan Reynolds tell us how 3SI has significantly increased its footprint in the retail space by developing new retail applications for their patented GPS technology to address loss impacting multiple verticals within the retail segment. Today, they protect more than 250,000 locations worldwide and are one of the leading providers of Retail GPS Tracking and Tracing solutions.

Quick Take 8 with Bob Moraca, VP of LP, NRF

Bob Moraca, Vice President,
Loss Prevention, NRF

with MCs Joe LaRocca
and Amber Bradley


Bob Moraca, VP of LP for the National Retail Federation, chats with Joe and Amber about the NRF's support for non-violent criminal justice reform, the latest findings of the NRF's ORC report, and why Cyber Risk is a major new area of focus at this year's NRF Protect conference.




Chinese hackers dominating online attacks, holiday-shopping fraud

A quarter of Black Friday purchases suspected to be fraudulent - and China blamed for 57 percent of them

China continues to cement its reputation as a global epicentre of online crime, with new analysis blaming Chinese and Russian hackers for most of this year's attacks, and Chinese cybercriminals driving a 60 percent surge in Black Friday weekend fraud over the last two years.

Fully 63 percent of online retail transactions were completed using a mobile phone over the four-day shopping weekend and suspected online retail fraud increased 29 percent compared with a year ago, according to new research from TransUnion fraud-detection subsidiary Iovation that also found that suspected e-commerce fraud had increased by 60 percent since 2017.

The figures validated concerns identified in TransUnion's recent 2019 Holiday Retail Fraud Survey, in which 46 percent of surveyed consumers said they were concerned with being victimised by fraudsters this holiday season. Fully 25 percent of Black Friday purchases were suspected of being fraudulent, as were 21 percent of Cyber Monday purchases - compared with 19 percent and 17 percent, respectively, on the intervening Saturday and Sunday.

The most common source of suspected fraudulent traffic was China, which was flagged as the source of 57 percent of suspected fraud - equal with the Central African Republic (57 percent) and handily ahead of Lebanon (45 percent). cso.com

How Amazon Dodges Responsibility for Unsafe Products:
The Case of the Hoverboard

Courts are starting to challenge the idea that big tech companies are mere platforms connecting buyers and sellers

The Wall Street Journal obtained government investigation reports for that and 56 other hoverboard fires, explosions and similar issues from the end of 2015 to the first few months of 2016, household disasters that were a bleak feature of that Christmas season. Together the fires caused at least $2.3 million in property damage and a handful of minor injuries.

What followed were at least 17 lawsuits against Amazon.com Inc. from insurance companies and families, including the Foxes, relating to problems with hoverboards largely shipped from unknown factories in China. Around half of those legal battles are still active.

The cases are testing a longtime argument made by Amazon and other internet companies, one that underpins the modern tech industry. We are just operating a platform that connects buyers and sellers, the argument goes. It's up to the sellers who use our site to make sure that they meet proper safety standards. A similar argument is made by ride-sharing companies, online babysitting services and social-media platforms. wsj.com

Fake 'Likes' Remain Just a Few Dollars Away, Researchers Say
Despite Big Tech's attempts to combat manipulation, companies that sell clicks, likes and followers on social media are easy to find.

Companies like Facebook and Twitter are poorly policing automated bots and other methods for manipulating social media platforms, according to a report released on Friday by researchers from the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence. With a small amount of money, the researchers found, virtually anyone can hire a company to get more likes, comments and clicks. nytimes.com

Amazon to open Queens Delivery Hub

Walmart Canada supports e-commerce with smart facility


$10 Million Best Buy Burglary Ring
Tulsa, OK: Burglary Ring Suspects Accused Of Crimes Across The State, Arrested
Police arrested a team of suspected burglars after a break-in at a Best Buy, Sunday in Tulsa. Officers said they're part of a burglary ring that stretches from Texas to the Canadian border. Tulsa police said they're responsible for break-ins across the state, and the country. Authorities said Aaron Davis, Dequincy Dunn and Jevonte Morgan have hit Best Buys in Oklahoma before. In August, Best Buy stores in Tulsa were burglarized. Then, last week the three targeted the Owasso Best Buy. And just a couple days ago, an Oklahoma City Best Buy was broken into.

They're allegedly responsible for about $10 million of stolen merchandise from Best Buys across the nation. Sunday morning, the Tulsa Police Burglary Unit set up a sting at three Best Buy stores in town. They said Aaron Davis was caught on surveillance camera breaking the glass at one of the locations. Davis, along with the other three, went in and stole all the Apple products from the display, about $20,000 worth of merchandise. Tulsa police caught him as he was running from the store. Investigators went to the hotel he was staying at and found Dunn and Morgan in the room with more loot from Best Buy.

Officers said Morgan confessed to the Oklahoma City Best Buy burglary. Davis has previous felony convictions. Dunn has an outstanding warrant for his arrest and will be moved to Texas. The three are waiting for their day in court. News On 6 is still waiting for information about the fourth suspect. newson6.com

(Update) Former CVS Employee Gets 30 Months For Stealing Over $2 Million Worth Of Diabetic Test Strips
Antonio Rivera, 36, of Williamsville, NY, who was convicted of wire fraud, was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison.

In July, 2018, CVS's internal systems red flagged the purchasing of diabetic test strips at a CVS located in Rochester, NY. A package located in the store's shipping area did not have a CVS label, included Rivera's return address, and came from a company with which CVS does not do business. A subsequent internal investigation by CVS determined that Rivera routinely purchased diabetic test strips in excessive amounts, well over the need for that CVS location. The audit could not account for 20,203 boxes purchased by Rivera, for a total financial loss of approximately $2,535,307.62.

The defendant ordered surplus diabetic test strips and then intercepted the shipments once they arrived. He then sold the stolen product to a third party located in the State of Florida. A forensic accounting of Rivera's bank accounts identified deposits which represented payments for the fraudulently obtained diabetic test strips that he sold. justice.gov

Louisville, KY: LMPD, St. Matthews Police arrest dozens of shoplifters during holiday blitz
This week, for the third year, Louisville Metro Police and St. Matthews Police cracked down on shoplifters in partnership with the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association. "We work with law enforcement and loss prevention to stop as many boosters a possible in the stores," Terry Young, Organized Retail Crime Manager for the Louisville Division Kroger Corporation, said. "A booster, their whole goal is to get up in the morning and decide where they're going to boost and how much they can make that day." KYORCA, LMPD, and St. Matthews PD partnered with 31 local retailers for a holiday shoplifting blitz. "We want to stop the professional shoplifters mainly who make a living doing this especially this time of year during the holiday seasons," Sgt. Matt Brown with LMPD's 8th Division said. Over a five day operation spanning from LMPD's 7th and 8th divisions and St. Matthews, police arrested 57 people. They served 19 warrants and recovered more than $10,000 in stolen property. They also seized various drugs and tools to take tags off merchandise. wave3.com

Atlanta, GA: 11 arrests made in Old Fourth Ward mail thefts
After receiving calls from residents who complained their mail was being stolen, officers set up a surveillance detail early Thursday on Gilbert Trail, Atlanta police Investigator James White said. According to a police report, officers observed two suspects approach a group of mailboxes about 1 a.m. Snow acted as a lookout while Osby began prying open the boxes and taking mail, police said. Both were arrested at the scene. After questioning the suspects, detectives learned the two were part of a larger crew responsible for stealing mail from residents across East Atlanta, police said. They also learned there was a large stash of stolen mail being held in two rooms at a motel on Pine Street. ajc.com

Trussville, AL: Over $50K worth of inventory stolen from Trussville off-road dealer could be connected to criminal ring
The Trussville Police Department is investigating the theft of over $50,000 worth of inventory from Hall's Motorsports on South Chalkville Road.
Several thieves were caught on camera on Sunday night, Dec. 1, 2019. For nearly two hours, the crooks worked to load off-road inventory into at least two U-Haul trucks, a devastating blow to the business. trussvilletribune.com

Auburn, ME: Police bust up counterfeit money ring buying goods at Home Depot stores
Investigators determined the three suspects, Shaniya Jade Simmons, 19, Sadie Hiers, 22, and Kshawn Vincent Brooks, 22, had been traveling through Maine from New York using the fake money at Home Depots to buy "high value items." The three made several purchases at the Augusta Home Depot, totaling $3,500. Chief Jason Moen and the Auburn Police Department initiated an "Anti-Shoplifting Campaign" in the summer of 2018 after a "significant" rise in the number retail thefts. As part of the campaign, Auburn detectives and police officers have been meeting with local retail loss prevention and asset protection employees to ensure everyone is working together and communicating about what each store is experiencing. wgme.com

Middleman, or money mule, in a larger scale fraud scheme charged with 14 Aggravated ID Theft
Crystal Lynne Clark, 54, of Skiatook, OK., was sent new billing statements and cards at her residence that her associates had applied for or requested change of addresses for using stolen bank information. Clark used the victims' credit cards to purchase gift cards which she then sent to her "associates." Clark also allegedly used the victims' credit cards to make numerous purchases.

Money mules assist fraud schemes by receiving funds from victims and forwarding that money to foreign-based perpetrators. justice.gov

Osceola County, FL Woman arrested for a Grab & Run of a $22,299 engagement ring from Kay Jewelers

Bowling Green, OH: Two men arrested for theft of $5,000 of electronics / tools from Walmart and The Home Depot

Stamford, CT: Woman tried to buy over $4,000 of iPhones on someone else's account

Bellingham, WA: Man's alleged theft of $3,000 sound mixer from Guitar Center part of a spree

Sumter County, FL: Sheriff's detectives searching for couple who stole $1,200 of merchandise from Bushnell Wal-Mart

Norridge, IL: Man charged with taking 66 items worth $760 from Walgreens

Bryan, TX: Vendor accused of stealing $750 of Nintendo Switches, beer from local Walmart


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Shootings & Deaths

Hinesville, GA: Convenience Store Robber Shot Dead By Armed Clerk
Hinesville Police Department Captain Tracey Howard said around 8:35 p.m. a man entered the Kwik Way Food Mart to allegedly attempt to rob the store. A male clerk who was on duty at the time fired a shot striking and killing the alleged robbery suspect with a handgun he had in his possession. concealednation.org

Bentonville, AR: A Police officer shoots and kills a teenager near the scene of a reported robbery
Arkansas State Police said the shooting happened last night in Bentonville just before 11:30pm on Greenhouse Road. A.S.P. said a Bentonville police officer was responding to a report of an attempted robbery at the Kum and Go convenience store a few blocks from where the shooting took place. According to A.S.P. the officer approached 17-year old, Dominick Matt who was walking in the area. Authorities said Matt brandished a handgun causing the officer to shoot him.  nwahomepage.com

Friendswood, TX: Customer shoots at Armed Robber running out of Walgreens
A customer shot at an armed robber at a Walgreens store in Friendswood. Police say the suspect held up the store on East Parkwood Avenue around 8 p.m. Saturday. A customer inside saw what happened and shot at the man as he left, causing him to drop some of the stolen money. Police don't know if he was hit. Authorities say he got away in Kia, possibly driven by a woman. abc13.com

A South Carolina deputy accidentally shot a shoplifting suspect's mother
A South Carolina sheriff's deputy is under investigation after she unintentionally shot the mother of a shoplifting suspect while attempting to make an arrest, officials said. The October 20 incident occurred after the deputy recognized the suspect in a shoplifting video from a convenience store and went to his home in Greer, South Carolina, to arrest him. The sheriff's office has identified the shoplifting suspect as Sean Theodore Kaiser.

The encounter between Kaiser and the deputy, who has not been identified, was captured by her body camera and released by the sheriff's office Wednesday. Video from the camera shows the deputy arriving at Kaiser's home in, where he is standing outside and confirms that he had been at the store where the shoplifting took place. As the deputy begins reading Kaiser his rights, he goes inside the home and she grabs his sleeve and follows him, the video shows. Inside the house, the deputy tries to negotiate Kaiser's surrender for several minutes, while his mother pleads for him to comply.

At one point, Kaiser grabs the deputy's wrists as she tries to take him into custody, the video shows. Later, his distraught mother can be seen attempting to hold Kaiser back, but he gets away and charges at the officer. She fires and misses him but strikes his mother, who was standing behind him, the video shows. A neighbor can also be seen in the video. Kaiser was arrested by another deputy who responded to a call for backup. rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Delaware County, PA: Kim Kardashian Calls for Release of Man Being Held on Nearly 30-Year-Old Shoplifting Charge
Kim Kardashian continues to crusade for criminal justice reform by seeking the release of a Pennsylvania man. On Thursday, Governor Tom Wolf commuted David Sheppard's life sentence. Sheppard served 25 years in prison for his role in a 1992 robbery during which his accomplice shot and killed a man. Yet instead of living his life as a free man, Sheppard was re-arrested upon his release and sent to the Delaware County jail. Authorities in Delaware County are holding Sheppard because of an outstanding warrant that stems from a shoplifting incident. Sheppard is accused of stealing five pairs of jeans worth $324.95 from the Jeans West store in 1992. This was prior to him being sentenced to life in prison. And to make matters worse, the store has been out of business for a while. complex.com

Man Stages Robbery In C-Store To Propose To His Girlfriend
Folks are taking their proposals to the next level. A woman who thought she was casually shopping at convenience store with her boyfriend got the shock of her life after being terrified by a fake robber. In the clip that has re-emerged and now gone viral, you can see the robber storm in, and order the couple to go to the back of an aisle in the store. The robber then questions the couple if they have any kids. Frightened and shook, the woman tearfully responds as she hopes to see her little ones again. Just moments after she sees her boyfriend get down on one knee to propose. The woman eventually calms down and realizes what's actually happening. After the big panic, the woman answers her boyfriends big question, "would you marry me?" She shockingly replies "yes!" thehollywoodunlocked.com

Modesto, CA: Two Smash & Grab Jewelry store Robberies within hours; sounds causing panic in the malls

Warner Robins, GA: Two armed men attempt to rob Walmart gas station

Citrus County, FL: Deputies searching for Winn Dixie robbery suspect

Portland, OR: Safeway Armed Robbery Suspect Rams Patrol Car


Attleboro, MA: Mastermind of $2.5 million gold heist in Attleboro pleads guilty
The mastermind behind the Ocean's Eleven-style $2.5 million gold heist in Attleboro in 2008 pleaded guilty Thursday in Fall River Superior Court. Sean D. Murphy, 55, the leader of the Lynn Breakers - who has been in jail since his arrest in January 2009 - was sentenced to two years in jail followed by five years for probation. The charges stem from the high-tech style burglary at E.A. Dion Co. in June 2008 in which gold, jewelry, gems and New York Giant Super Bowl rings were stolen. thesunchronicle.com

Credit Card Skimming in Kansas Sends Florida Man to Federal Prison for 24 months



C-Store - Bentonville, AR - Robbery / Teen killed by Police
C-Store - Hinesville, GA - Armed Robbery / Clerk shot-killed suspect
C-Store - Nampa, ID - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Sioux Falls, SD - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lacey, WA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Austin, TX - Robbery/ Assault
CVS - Bryans Road, MD - Armed Robbery
Candy - Salem, NH - Armed Robbery
Cricket Wireless - Alsip, IL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Jackson, MS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Rockford, IL - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - Raleigh, NC -Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Randolph, MA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Crisp County, GA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Watervliet, NY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Moberly, MO - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Raleigh, NC - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Starkville, MS - Armed Robbery
Jewelry- Morrisville, NC -Robbery
Jewelry - Camden, SC - Robbery
Jewelry - Chicago, IL - Robbery
Jewelry - Folsom, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - New York, NY - Burglary
Jewelry - Milpitas, CA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Modesto, CA - Armed Robbery
Liquor - Nashville, TN - Robbery
Safeway - Portland, OR - Armed Robbery
Vape - Prince George, VA - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Warner Robins, GA - Armed Robbery
Winn Dixie - Citrus County, FL - Robbery



Daily Totals:
• 29 robberies
• 1 burglaries
• 2 shootings
• 2 killed


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Nelson Rodriquez
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Kelsy Liddell, LPQ promoted to Senior Analyst, Product Protection for Rite Aid
Merete Marino promoted to Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager
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Draper Ray promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Hy-Vee

Thiago Araujo named Investigations Analyst for The TJX Companies

Ben Robeano, CFI Legacy named Regional Manager, Safety and Asset Protection for Maintenance Supply Headquarters/Lowes

Nikki Campbell named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Sally Beauty

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