Gary Smith, LPC named Senior Director Assets Protection for Target
being named Senior Director Assets Protection for Target, Gary was with Walmart
for nearly 15 years, starting with the company in 2006 as an Asset Protection
Manager and working his way up to Senior Director of Asset Protection Strategy &
Operations. Prior to his time with Walmart, he served in the United States Air
Force for more than three years. Congratulations, Gary!
Jeff Duszak named Senior Investigator
- Loss Prevention for Verizon
Before being named Senior Investigator Corporate Security - Loss Prevention for
Verizon, Jeff spent roughly 17 years at CVS Pharmacy as Financial Anaylist for a
decade and District Asset Protection Leader for more than six years.
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All-Time Top 10 Videos
Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we count down the
industry's Top 10 LP Leader and Top 10
Solution Provider interviews
Back in 2014, the D&D Daily made LP history with the industry's first-ever
live-streamed broadcast. The Loss Prevention News Network (LPNN) brought
together a who's who list of leading LP/AP leaders, executives, and solution
providers as they discussed the hot topics, the ongoing issues and challenges,
the programs, the latest technology, and the new solutions vendors are bringing
to the industry.
With our mission of "Today's Leaders Teaching Tomorrow's", our
live broadcasts were designed from the beginning with the industry's young
executives in mind, creating an on-demand educational video platform
where they can learn from the best on a wide array of timely and critical
subjects to help make an impact on their career, so they can add value to their
team, their company, and the industry as a whole.
Video remains the most popular medium for engaging an audience and delivering a
message. And our LPNN interviews are designed to help you increase your
knowledge, broaden your vision, and deliver better results in today’s rapidly
changing retail landscape. While also hopefully making you laugh once in a while
7 years, 13 seasons, 531 episodes, and 1.2 million views later... The
Daily and LPNN continue to deliver the industry's only Live Digital
Conference with nonstop 8-hour live broadcasts filmed at the
Big Show and
Protect conferences each year, hosted by Publisher & Editor Gus Downing,
and MC'ed by Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley. LPNN has filmed at
other conferences over the years too, including our two recent
With the current coronavirus pandemic disrupting the retail world, including the
annual LP/AP tradeshow season, we thought it'd be a good time to take a look
back and revisit our most-watched "live" videos since 2014.
Every two weekdays we'll be releasing a new video here on the Daily,
counting down the all-time Top 10 Solution Provider and Top 10 LP Leader
interviews. We recommend watching these videos when you have 10 or so minutes or
down time during your day, or play them in the background while you work.
can also check out our entire library of LPNN videos here.
So without further adieu, let's begin the countdown...
Filmed in June 2015 at the Daily's 'Live in Long Beach at NRF
PROTECT 2015' show
For more than 31 years,
NuTech National has set the pace for innovation and
excellence, serving major retail chains across the nation with the industry's
largest network of sales, service, installation and alarm monitoring. Greg
DeTardo, Founder and President of NuTech National, and Tonya Prive,
Former Director of Sales, talk about the latest features and services the
company has rolled out over the past year in this LPNN interview. From NuTech
Link 6.0, their latest retail management security software – to their Depot
Services – to Smart Retail Alert and Employee Learn how NuTech sets
itself apart from other alarm companies.
NRF Cancels PROTECT 2020 Conference in June
NRF has been tracking the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic with great
concern. Like all of you, our first priority is the health and safety of our
staff, communities and the people we serve.
Following guidance from the CDC, NRF has decided to cancel NRF PROTECT 2020,
scheduled to be held in Pittsburgh this June.
Because we are committed to finding new ways to provide value for you during
this challenging time, NRF will provide free digital content for retail loss
prevention and cyber risk professionals, available in September 2020.
Exhibitors and sponsors will be contacted over the next 3 weeks to discuss how
they wish to handle monies already paid to NRF. There will be a variety of
options, including transferring money to other NRF events (NRF PROTECT 2021 or
NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show based on availability), sponsoring online content
being created or receiving a refund.
Read more here.
RLPSA Postpones its Annual Conference to March 2021
Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) announces the
postponement of its Annual Conference to March 15 – 18, 2021. The
Renaissance SeaWorld Orlando remains the venue of the 41st Annual Conference
hosting restaurant, grocers, and c-store loss prevention, safety, and risk
“The restaurant industry is going through an unprecedented time of change during
this COVID19 crisis,” said RLPSA Executive Director Amber Bradley. “We postponed
the conference so both our restaurant members and our solution provider partners
can focus on their operation and employees. RLPSA stands ready as a resource to
help our industry recover by providing relevant, practical assistance.”
Coronavirus Update: March 30
Reported U.S. Deaths Double Since Friday
Cases, 2,527 Dead --
Globally: 741K+ Cases, 36K+ Dead
15 Day Nationwide Stay-At-Home Order Extended Another 30 Days
New York mayor pleads for help as U.S. coronavirus toll mounts
York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday pleaded with the Trump administration
for more medical supplies to battle the coronavirus, saying the death toll in
the city, a key epicenter of the outbreak, would rise if help did not arrive by
“If we don’t get more consistent federal help in a growing crisis, there’s a
danger we start to lose lives that could have been saved,” the New York City
mayor said in an interview with CNN. “Sunday is D-Day, we need help by Sunday.”
Hospitals in New York have been overrun with patients suffering from COVID-19,
the respiratory illness caused by the virus. New York state accounts for almost
half of the country's 141,883 cases and more than a third of its 2,477 deaths,
according to a Reuters tally. The United States has the most cases in the
“If we do things together well - almost perfectly - we could get in the range
of 100,000 to 200,000 fatalities,” Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the
White House’s coronavirus task force, told NBC’s “Today” show.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top U.S. health official, cited those figures on Sunday as
a possible outcome, but Birx’s assessment appeared to suggest the figures could
be a floor rather than a ceiling.
The New York Times reported earlier this month that models from the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention projected that 200,000 to 1.7 million
people could die and between 160 million and 214 million people could be
Using Facial Recognition to ID People with Coronavirus
Facial recognition companies are pitching
the technology as a sanitary alternative to fingerprint scanners
The Covid-19 crisis enveloping millions of people around the world is also
presenting an unlikely business opportunity for one sector of tech: facial
recognition technology. Companies including DERMALOG in Germany and Telpo in
China are pitching the technology as a method for identifying individuals
without the risk of close contact.
Fingerprint scanners, for instance, require that many people touch the same
surface, which could potentially spread infection if someone with Covid-19 were
to use an unclean scanner. Businesses in India are being directed by police to
ditch fingerprint authentication in lieu of facial recognition or ID cards, and
the NYPD is pausing its fingerprint entry amid coronavirus concerns.
Companies eager to make facial recognition the default form of identification
are rushing to fill the void.
Russia is using facial recognition to track those who are leaving their
Grocery Stores & Pharmacies Have Become "Super Spreading Virus Vectors"
A March 27 USA Today story asked whether grocery stores and pharmacies had
become “super-spreading virus vectors” with touching shopping carts,
freezer door handles, cardboard boxes and plastic packaging nearly unavoidable.
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found the virus was
detectable up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to three days on plastic and
On Friday, Trader Joe’s temporarily closed eight stores for cleaning because
workers had contracted the virus.
“The biggest concern about a grocery store is everyone wants to be there,”
Virginia Tech epidemiologist Charlotte Baker told USA Today. “That means you’re
closer in proximity than we’re recommending people be.”
Is Kroger’s pick-up only store a solution for grocers now and in the future?
A Kroger store in Cincinnati has converted to pickup-only due to the surge it
has seen in online orders. A byproduct of the change may be that the store is
now better suited to address many of the shopping challenges associated with the
“The pickup-only model is ideal for all customers, especially for senior and
higher-risk shoppers,” Kroger said in a statement. “Because of the ongoing
increase in grocery products and services at this time, it’s also important for
our customers to know they may experience limited inventory options and longer
wait times than usual.”
A survey of more than 1,600 shoppers from e-commerce platform ShopperKit taken
from March 23rd to 25th found 31 percent used grocery pickup and/or delivery
over the last 30 days compared to 13 percent in August 2019. Forty percent of
people over 60 ordered groceries online for the first time.
Due to heightened demands, however, delivery wait times for some grocers are
running more than a week.
Workers say their employers aren't doing enough to keep
Amazon, Instacart Delivery Workers Strike For Coronavirus Protection & Pay
warehouse workers in Staten Island, N.Y., and Instacart's grocery delivery
workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs on Monday. They are demanding
stepped-up protection and pay as they continue to work while much of the country
is asked to isolate as a safeguard against the coronavirus.
The strikes come as both Amazon and Instacart
have said they plan to hire tens of thousands of new workers. Online
shopping and grocery home delivery are skyrocketing as much of the nation
hunkers down and people stay at home, following orders and recommendations from
the federal and local governments.
Workers from both Amazon and Instacart want more access to paid sick time off.
At this time, it's available only to those who have tested positive for the
coronavirus or get placed on mandatory self-quarantine.
• Amazon workers want their warehouse
to be closed for a longer cleaning, with guaranteed pay.
• Instacart's grocery delivery gig
workers are asking for disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer and better pay to
offset the risk they are taking.
Survival mode: retailers take extreme action
Non-essential retailers who are eager to re-open stores face hard choices after
President Donald Trump on Sunday, March 30 extended national social distancing
guidelines to April 30.
Now, some retailers have begun to extend their temporary closing dates while
implementing extreme cash conservation measures to weather a public health
crisis that strikes at the heart of retail as a social activity.
Amid great uncertainty around when it will be safe for non-essential store to
re-open, retailers are implementing a wide range of cash conservation measures
to ensure long term survival. There have been a barrage of announcements lately
from companies who are cutting capital expenditures, suspending dividend
payments, furloughing workers and reducing or eliminating executive
Why isn't this store closed?
retailers deeming themselves "essential" might think it's profitable to stay
open during a pandemic. But they may be wrecking their reputations.
The scope is unprecedented: As of March 26,
more than 40% of the retail floorspace in the U.S. was closed to the
public, an amount that last March brought in $107 billion in sales, according to
data from GlobalData Retail. It's a bleak situation that has endangered retail
workers' livelihoods and companies' bottom lines.
It's unsurprising, then, that some specialty retailers and department stores
have stretched that word, "essential," to include themselves — in many cases
staying open over the objections of their own employees, who, as Retail Dive
investigating the situation at supplements retailer GNC, are concerned about
their health and safety, and that of their customers.
GNC is not alone. Hibbett Sports, crafts stores Michael's and Joann Stores,
Guitar Center and department stores Sears and Dillard's, among others, have
all kept locations open, some still even at press time. That has drawn headlines
in the news, scorn on social media and criticism from analysts.
"The real reason behind all of this is that these retailers want to minimize
losses," he told Retail Dive in an interview. "Some of them have very weak
balance sheets already, others will be concerned about the potential long-term
damage to their balance sheets and capitalization. That's really what this boils
There's a real risk, however, that the move backfires.
Retail Layoffs &
Macy's to Furlough Most of Its 130,000 Workers as Stores Stay Shut Because of
Claire's announces a "majority" of store associates have been furloughed
Sally's Beauty furloughing some of corporate staff & workers related to store
Stage Stores will furlough "virtually all" store associates, and DC, field
The Container store will furlough “a portion” of corporate employees
Tilly’s Inc. furloughs all non-management store associates & some corporate
La-Z-Boy is furloughing 6,800 employees, around 70% of its global workforce
TOMORROW @ 2:00 PM EST
NRF Retail Members-only CARES Act Update Webinar
policy experts will provide key takeaways from the CARES Act and the provisions
that offer the most economic relief to retailers, associates and consumers
during this difficult time.
Due to the large number of attendees, we will not be taking questions live
during the webinar. Questions submitted before 12 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 31,
will be addressed at the end of the presentation. Please send questions to
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Home Delivery Expert Advice
Restaurant Delivery Safety and Security Risks
By Van Carney, Director, Loss Prevention,
Safety & Security at Domino's
Restaurant Marketing and Delivery Association (RMDA) reports the food delivery
and takeout industry is growing with annual sales into the billions of dollars.
With the recent COVID 19 crisis, delivery and carryout have become even more
prominent. More than ever, restaurant businesses and restaurant franchisees need
to understand and prepare for risks such as delivery safety, employee injury and
In a recent Restaurant Loss Cost Benchmarking Report, it was revealed an average
workers’ compensation claim cost $5,000 annually over a five-year period and an
auto liability claim averaged $7,900. The most common risk faced by delivery
drivers were auto accidents, followed by slips and falls, then robbery. Most
auto accidents were caused by distracted driving mainly because drivers were on
their cells phones. Slip and falls were associated to uneven walkways, damaged
steps, sprinkler heads in the grass, loose pets and poor or no lighting. Robbery
issues were reported as a concern because drivers were easy targets because they
were not in a secured environment and most likely to be carrying cash.
Read full article here
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From warehouse workers to the grocery stores to DLPM’s and RLPM’s traveling
stores, we at the D&D Daily want to hear your advice when it comes to safety and
security during this unique and challenging time in retail history.
Email us here, whether
you want to share a full article or just a couple short thoughts. Share your
knowledge, advice and experience with your LP/AP peers, and we’ll all get
through this together!
How coronavirus cripples the New York Mafia
coronavirus has succeeded where lawmen like Bobby Kennedy and Rudy Giuliani
failed for more than a century — by putting the freeze on the mob.
wholesale cancellation of major sports in the face of the contagion has
wiped out tens of millions of dollars in illegal gambling income, a “historic”
blow to the Mafia, law enforcement sources told The Post. “There’s never
been a time when they weren’t making money through gambling,” said one insider.
“Since the days of Lucky Luciano, when the Five Families started.
Other mob mainstays have also been hard hit. The extortion of restaurants has
fallen, with eateries ordered closed
except for takeout and delivery, and construction rackets had been
bringing in the bucks until
Gov. Andrew Cuomo halted all non-essential projects on Friday, sources said.
“Construction’s a very big deal because it has a lot of branches,” one law
enforcement source said, noting that goodfellas don’t just profit off jobs
themselves but related ventures like trucking and the ports.
And with fewer businesses open and generating garbage, private carting
companies, historically a popular mob enterprise, are also feeling the
pinch, sources said.
Money-hungry made men may soon be forced to lean more on narcotics, which is
still doing a brisk business even as much of the world grinds to a halt.
Senior LP & AP Jobs
VP Asset Protection Job reposted for BJ's Wholesale Club,
in Westborough-Home Office, MA
Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in
the northeastern United States. Today, we're a multibillion dollar operation
with more than
200 clubs in 17 states
from Maine to Florida.
The VP, Asset Protection is responsible for overseeing and validating all
corporate Asset Protection, security, and related procedures within the field &
home office. The VP, Asset Protection interacts continuously with the Directors
of Field AP and RAPMs, as well as club management to talk through questions and
issues related to protecting the company's assets and conducting investigations.
The VP partners with business owners throughout the Field and Home Office to
identify opportunities to protect assets, streamline processes and recommend
potential solutions. This role is a subject matter expert in all asset
protection-related technical skills, including CCTV, alarms, POS analytics,
investigations and case management.
5,000, Or Nearly 14% of NYPD Out Sick - 900 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
Fashion & Luxury Retail Industry to Lose $450 to $600 Billion
UK: Coronavirus: Organization issues guidance for firms setting up delivery and
Convenience Store Industry Suspends Self Serve Foodservice
Survey: 59% of US companies would have 2 weeks of stock after halting production
Lowe's donates supplies to Johnson City firefighters
Lululemon Q4 comp's up 9%, sales up 20%, full yr comp's up 17%, net sales up
Game Stop Q4 comp's down 26.1%, full yr comp's down 19.4%
Last week's #1 article --
In the U.S.
'Our Industry Will Fail': Retail Leaders Ask for Emergency Aid
Predicting millions of job losses in retail,
an industry presses for federal money to save the retail clothing industries.
Over the past five days, executives from the largest American clothing brands
and department stores have been engaged in urgent late-night phone calls and
marathon video conferences in which they game out scenarios for their future in
a world with
a coronavirus pandemic.
In the end, they have decided to request a stimulus package from the United
States government that would defray the worst of the effects for both big and
small businesses alike, framing it as a "bridge," not a "bailout."
Read more here
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Vector Security Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Scholarships: Deadline
running out - Deadline to apply is TOMORROW - March 31, 2020
PITTSBURGH - Those
interested in applying for Vector Security's Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF)
scholarships must do so before the March 31, 2020 deadline.
Applications can be
submitted via the Vector Security website at
The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals - or
those who have an interest in loss prevention - seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC
certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in
support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this
important and rapidly-growing industry.
More than 260 scholarships totaling $262,460 have been awarded since the program
began. The scholarships cover all course and examination fees for retail loss
prevention professionals who wish to obtain LPF's Loss Prevention Qualified
(LPQ) or Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.
total of 10 LPQ and 10 LPC scholarships will be awarded to U.S.-based
professionals, while another five LPC scholarships will be awarded to
Anyone currently in the loss prevention industry, or has an interest in the
industry, may apply for an LPQ scholarship. Those applying for the LPC
scholarship must meet certain eligibility requirements. Detailed information can
be found at
All interest individuals are encouraged to apply, including those who applied in
the past, but were not selected. Hurry though, the March 31 deadline is
Here they come!
Purported Brute-Force Attack Aims at Linksys Routers as More People
The attack joins a
general rise in malicious activity aimed at home users as many of the
world's knowledge workers are sequestered at home in an effort to blunt the
spread of the novel coronavirus. About 1,200 users have seemingly downloaded the
malware between March 18 and March 23, the company said.
"While it's not uncommon for hackers to piggyback global news, such as the
pandemic, to deliver phishing emails laced with tainted attachments, this recent
development proves they are nothing if not creative in compromising victims,"
in a blog post on the attack.
Coalition Formed to Address COVID-19 Crisis
Cybersecurity experts come together to fight coronavirus-related hacking
An international group of nearly 400 volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity
formed last Wednesday to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus.
Called the COVID-19 CTI League, for cyber threat intelligence, the group spans
more than 40 countries and includes professionals in senior positions at such
major companies as Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc.
One of four initial managers of the effort, Marc Rogers, said the top priority
would be working to combat hacks against medical facilities and other frontline
responders to the pandemic. It is already working on hacks of health
Also key is the defense of communication networks and services that have become
essential as more people work from home, said Rogers, head of security at the
long-running hacking conference Def Con and a vice president at security company
Okta Inc OKTA.o.
“I’ve never seen this volume of phishing,” Rogers said. “I am literally seeing
phishing messages in every language known to man.”
Rogers said law enforcement had been surprisingly welcoming of the
collaboration, recognizing the vastness of the threat.
3 ways COVID-19 is changing CISO priorities
Big projects have been postponed indefinitely. Large organizations tend
to have a few cybersecurity projects that require engineering, piloting, and
cooperation with IT operations. These projects have been tabled for now — even
if they were already progressing.
It’s all about securing remote users. This one is obvious but its also
the reason why CISOs are so busy. The mandate from executives was to get
employees up and running first and then address security afterward. CISOs have
been fighting “bolt on” security cycles like this for years, but the virus has
forced security teams to work uphill to catch up. This means on-the-fly risk
assessments, controls adjustments, and lots of work in tandem with IT and
network operations teams.
An immediate search for “quick wins.” CISOs are finding and patching
holes as quickly as they can. In some cases, this means they are starting from
scratch as they quickly ramp up product research, purchasing cycles, testing,
piloting, and deployment. Despite this workflow, CISOs are looking for tools
that can be easily installed and configured to mitigate new risks.
Budgets haven’t been cut yet and CISOs really don’t have time right now
to deal with paper pushing. Rather, security teams are robbing Peter to pay
Paul, grabbing money as they can to address the new reality. Some of the
emergency purchasing needs include:
Endpoint security controls. There are two priorities here: providing
network access and blocking
malware. This equates to VPN clients and antivirus software — especially for
employees sharing their systems with family members. Some are also looking at
asset and operations management tools (a la Tanium) to turn unmanaged home PCs
into managed short-term corporate assets.
Mobile device security. This was on the to-do list at the beginning of
the year. Now that executives, high-value employees, and privileged account
managers are working from home, mobile device security efforts have become a
Network security. CISOs are defaulting to VPNs to deal with a work from
home population that grew from 20% to greater than 80% of employees in a matter
of weeks. In some cases, basic VPN access has superseded more thorough
zero-trust access projects that require time and planning for things like
policy management. VPN growth is accompanied by the need for more firewall and
other gateway appliances. Finally, I’m seeing increasing interest in secure DNS
services, which is also perceived as a quick win.
Simple multi-factor authentication (MFA). Organizations that have success
with MFA in small pockets are expanding these efforts as high-value employees
migrate from office cubicles to their home offices. Again, the goal is to
bolster security first and then fine-tune policies over time.
The Top 10 Employer Cybersecurity Concerns For Employees Regarding
Pause & Validate Spelling - Before
Responding to Any Email
The solutions are basic. Employees need to be reminded (and tested) that
legitimate groups do not request personal information. Verify any hyperlink
before clicking on it. Be wary of any email insisting on immediate action.
Generic greetings or an unfamiliar sender are other markers. And while bad
spelling and grammar often signal phishing, beautifully written communiques can
be just as dangerous. The best defense is common sense. Remote workers should
get into the habit of pausing before responding.
Second, remote workers should be restricted to the use of company devices.
Company devices meet minimal security benchmarks. Remote workers will be limited
to company devices. If this is impossible, personal devices should be vetted by
employer IT prior to being used for company work.
Third, remote workers must restrict themselves to home or other secure
networks. The “free” WiFi available at cafes, libraries, or similar
public places carry a steep security price tag.
Fourth, remote access should be limited to network sections necessary to
enable workers to complete their tasks. Every employer has data with
varying degrees of value and sensitivity. The most valuable data – the “crown
jewels” should not be remotely accessible. If access is imperative, it
should be limited to the extent and time necessary to complete the assigned
Fifth, make remote work easy.
Sixth, is critical - the IT department should be patching often.
Seventh, the IT department should be monitoring traffic continually.
Like vehicular traffic, electronic traffic exhibits typical patterns over time.
Occasional deviations from the norm are expected. But IT staffers have the
experience to appreciate which deviations may signal a security concern.
Eight, not all damage comes from electronic attacks. Humans are
social. Employees like to talk. And jobs tend to be a favorite subject of
discussion. Remote employees need to adjust to their new environment. They must
remember that loose lips sink ships. Work talk should be limited to
Ninth, virtually every employer depends on vendors and contractors.
Employers should ensure that vendors are contractually
obligated to adhere to the same security standards as full-time employees.
This would include everything from not using public WiFi to limiting
their access to relevant silos.
Editor's Note: We'd suggest an email
be sent to ALL contractors reminding them of this contractual obligation and
setting up a post pandemic audit process. This could end up being the #1 attack
Tenth and finally, security is a people business. Most breaches can be
attributed to human error. The opportunities for such mistakes rise
exponentially when employees are working remotely. The only cures are simple.
Employees must be trained, and periodically retrained, in the fundamentals. And
they must rely on checklists.
Report says online sellers need to do more to block counterfeits
new report on counterfeit merchandise blames online sellers for failing to do
enough to verify that items sold on their websites are legitimate, and
Congress has responded with legislation that would hit sellers with penalties if
they don’t do more.
Bricks-and-mortar retailers have “a well-developed regime” for licensing,
monitoring and otherwise ensuring the protection of intellectual property
rights, according to the “Combating
Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods” report released by the
Department of Homeland Security in January. Such an anti-counterfeit system,
however, “is largely non-existent” for ecommerce sellers, the report says.
Lawmakers in Washington were quick to respond, with a bipartisan group in the
House introducing the
SHOP SAFE Act, short for Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by
Screening Against Fakes in Ecommerce, in March.
The measure, which has yet to see action, would require ecommerce platforms to
monitor goods sold via their marketplaces or be held liable for trademark
infringement. Bogus items that could potentially harm consumers’ health or
safety would be particularly scrutinized.
Security and safety threats - Reputations at risk -
Challenging standards - Vetting sellers
Amazon adding more grocery delivery capacity during surge in online orders
Amazon is working to beef up delivery capacity and pick-up options for its
Amazon Fresh grocery service and Whole Foods markets during the coronavirus
pandemic, to help more people get food to their homes, the company said.
Nike’s online sales near holiday peak levels amid the coronavirus outbreak
The SARS epidemic threatened Alibaba’s survival in 2003—here’s how it made it
through to become a $470 billion company
Top 10' ORC Cases Countdown
June 11, 2019)
New York: Third Person Cops To $6.5M Navy Exchange Bribery Scheme
A 45-year-old New York man is the latest to plead guilty to conspiracy charges
for his part in a scheme in which prosecutors claim a Navy employee was
bribed to purchase nearly $6.5 million in liquor through a Navy Exchange for
later resale, skirting taxes and restrictions in the process.
Fragoso, who isn't officially connected to the Navy, admitted to paying a
Mitchel Field Navy Exchange supervisor $95,000 in bribes over a year, the
DOJ said. In exchange, the supervisor helped him to purchase $1.3 million worth
of the liquor at significant discounts, according to the statement. Fragoso, of
Freeport, is the third person to plead guilty to the bribery scheme this year,
according to court filings.
COMING APRIL 6: The
D&D Daily countdown of
the Top 10 ORC Cases of the past 5 years
Portland, OR: Man Arrest for Theft of Thousands Of N95 Masks; recovered items
donated to hospital
A man in Oregon who stole thousands of N95 masks was arrested Saturday, police
said. At least 20-25 boxes of the respirators went missing on March 6 from The
ReBuilding Center, a hardware store in Portland. Each box contained at least 400
masks amounting to nearly $2,500 worth of total loss. The store’s owner noticed
an advertisement on online classified listings platform CraigsList on March 7
regarding the sale of what she believed were the stolen masks. She informed
Beaverton Police who then arrested the suspect, identified as Vladislav V.
Police said about 6 boxes of the masks were recovered initially. Seven more
boxes were recovered in a follow-up investigation carried out jointly by the two
departments on March 21. The masks were returned to the store’s owner who later
donated them to local hospitals to help deal with the outbreak.
West Rome, GA: Two Arrested for Felony Shoplifting, Terroristic Threats
A 44 year-old homeless man Rory Thompson, and 34 year-old Jonathan Junior
Salvodon, of Atlanta, were arrested at the West Rome Walmart after they
allegedly were caught attempting to steal over $300 in merchandise. Reports said
that when confronted Thompson told the employee ‘I will see you again” in a
threatening manner. Thompson is charged with terroristic threats and acts and
felony theft by shoplifting. Salvodon is also charged with felony shoplifting.
Shootings & Deaths
Stamford, CT: Jewelry store owner killed in Armed Robbery
The owner of Marco Jewelers was shot and killed during an afternoon robbery on
Saturday, police said. Mark Vuono, 69, was pronounced dead by responding
paramedics, police say. At 2:45 p.m. a customer entered the store and called
police after seeing evidence of a crime. Patrol officers and Stamford Emergency
Medical Services responded to the scene and found Vuono, who police say received
a gunshot wound.
Tulsa, OK: Woman Shot Dead After Opening Fire at Others outside C-Store
A woman was fatally shot after she opened fire on a group of people in north
Tulsa, according to the Tulsa Police Department. The shooting happened Friday
evening at a convenience store on North Peoria Avenue, officials said. A man
with a concealed carry permit told officers that he fired at the woman after she
fired at customers outside a business, according to Tulsa police. Police say
video showed the woman involved in an earlier altercation in the parking lot of
the business because of parking. She left and then returned shortly after,
firing at people standing outside the business, police said. The man with a
concealed carry permit returned fire, shooting and killing the woman.
Fort Worth, TX: Man wanted in robbery, slaying of C-store employee
are searching for a man suspected of robbing a convenience store, killing the
clerk and stealing the victim's minivan. An armed man entered the Super Big
County Mart early Friday and robbed the employee who had recently opened the
store, according to the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office. When deputies arrived
just after 7 a.m., they found the employee dead of an apparent gunshot wound
inside the store, the sheriff's office said.
Baton Rouge, LA: Shooting outside of Food Mart leaves 36-year-old man dead
Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department say a man was fatally shot
Sunday night at Cousins Food Mart, within the 6200 block of Airline Highway.
Police have identified the deceased man as Jason Nixon. They say he was found
suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the store's parking lot shortly after
After being rushed to an area hospital, Nixon passed away.
Greenville, NC: Bystander shot and wounded outside ‘Trade It’ store
A Greenville man is behind bars tonight after a shooting outside of the “Trade
It” store. Officers responded to the incident around 3:30 p.m. Saturday
afternoon. The suspect fled the scene but was later taken in to custody. The
suspect was upset with the store manager, who was the intended target of the
shooting. Instead, the bullet grazed a bystander who was in the parking lot.
No serious injuries were reported.
Arlington, VA: C-Store Employee Charged After Shooting Would-Be Thief
An employee of a local shop is facing charges after police say he shot someone
breaking into the store. The incident happened Sunday morning in the Green
Valley neighborhood, shortly before 5 a.m. Police say a group of three suspects
broke into a store and began stealing cash and merchandise. The employee, who
was in a backroom at the time, picked up a gun, opened a door into the store,
and shot one of the suspects, according to an Arlington County Police press
release. The employee then retreated, before going back into the store and
firing another shot, police said. The wounded suspect was a juvenile male; he
suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. The two other suspects fled
the scene before police arrived.
Visalia, CA: Couple arrested after allegedly shooting Flare Gun into Walmart
A couple has been arrested in Visalia after they allegedly fired a flare gun
into the gardening department of a Walmart. On March 10th, officers were called
out to Walmart after the couple had shot the flare gun. The couple then
reportedly drove away after having an argument with employees at the store.
Police say the couple had a previous run in with employees after they were
caught shoplifting. After investigating, police identified Miguel Ayalla and
Amanda Jaramillo as the couple that fired the flare. On Sunday, March 29th,
officers located and arrested both suspects. Both suspects were booked for
Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Arson.
Vancouver, WA: Shots fired outside Red Robin Restaurant at Vancouver Mall
Shots were fired outside the Red Robin restaurant at Vancouver Mall Saturday
afternoon, an incident currently under investigation by the Vancouver Police
Department. It appeared that bullets hit a car window around 4:40 p.m., leaving
shattered glass in the parking lot. There was no evidence during the initial
investigation that any person had been shot. It’s also unclear whether there was
one shooter or multiple shooters.
Johnstown, PA: Police respond after shots fired at Sheetz
Johnstown police responded to a call of shots fired around noon Saturday at a
Sheetz store on Broad Street. No injuries were reported and multiple people are
now in custody, police said. JPD said the alleged shooter is facing a number of
charges, including aggravated assault. Video of the incident began circulating
on social media shortly after it occurred. The phone clip shows one individual
opening fire on a vehicle as its occupants are attempting to leave the parking
Burton, MI: Police investigate shooting outside Little Caesars
Police say two people were shot in Burton Saturday evening. Two people were
taken to the hospital, according to police. There's no word on their conditions
right now, and there's no one in custody at this time. Police had the restaurant
and the parking lot taped off Saturday night.
Robberies, Incidents & Thefts
Joplin, MO: Good Samaritan patron stabbed after confronting shoplifter
It was about 8:00 PM Sunday evening that Joplin Fire Department and METS
ambulance were dispatched to the east alley behind 801 South Maiden Lane, Dave’s
Mini Mart, regarding a man who was stabbed. Cpl. Michael Gauss of the Joplin
Police tells us tonight that a man, the suspect, had entered the store at 8th
and Maiden Lane and had started collecting items and acting like he was going to
steal them. Patrons in the store attempted to confront him, even offering to
purchase them for him. The suspect then left the store on foot, not paying for
items. A regular patron of the store then went outside, following the suspect
shoplifter. That good Samaritan patron confronted the suspect. He then suffered
a life-threatening stab wound to the abdomen.
Kenner, LA: Police search for man wanted in Walmart Armed Robbery
police are searching for a man who robbed a Walmart on Saturday. Police say a
man with a shirt concealing his face and a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his
head, approached the customer service counter of the Neighborhood Walmart in
Kenner. The man handed the cashier a note that demanded money from the register
and stated the man was armed with a handgun, police say. Officials say the
cashier handed over an undetermined amount of money and the man fled from the
Los Alamos, NM: Police seeking Burglary suspects who hit 7 Restaurants and
Business in one night
Yakima, WA: C-Store clerk disarms suspect of his gun during robbery
Wilmington, DE: 17 year old Charged With Walgreens Knifepoint Robbery
Jonesboro, AR: Tornado hits; Mall at Turtle Creek significantly damaged
C-Store – Arlington,
VA – Burglary / Suspect shot by employee
C-Store – Manchester,
NH – Robbery
C-Store – Kingston, PA
– Armed Robbery
C-Store – Yakima, WA –
C-Store – Overland
Park, KS – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Roanoke
Rapids, NC – Robbery / assault on employee
C-Store – Lehigh
Township, PA – Robbery
CVS – San Diego, CA –
Dollar General –
Dartmouth, MA – Armed Robbery
Gas Station – Eureka,
CA – Armed Robbery
Gas Station – Duluth,
MN – Burglary
Guns – Hastings, MI –
Hardware – Los Alamos,
NM - Burglary
Laundry – Meridian, MS
– Armed Robbery
Nail Salon – Los
Alamos, NM - Burglary
Pharmacy – Round Rock,
TX – Armed Robbery
Wilmington, DE – Armed Robbery
Restaurant – Oregon
City, OR – Burglary
Restaurant – Honolulu,
HI – Burglary
Restaurant – Killeen,
TX - Burglary
Restaurant – Los
Alamos, NM - Burglary (Subway)
Restaurant – Los
Alamos, NM - Burglary
Restaurant – Los
Alamos, NM Burglary
Sporting Goods –
Kooskia, ID – Burglary
Thrift – Dallas, TX –
Walmart – Kenner, LA –
7-Eleven – San Diego,
CA – Armed Robbery
7-Eleven – Eugene, OR
– Armed Robbery
Hummelstown, PA – Robbery
• 16 robberies
• 13 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 0 killed
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