The D&D Daily Mobile Edition
LP, AP & IT Security's #1 News Source










TMA Launches Newly-designed Learning Management System

The new delivers increased ease of use and accessibility for users

August 31, 2021, McLean, VAThe Monitoring Association’s (TMA) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly-designed learning management system, known as the TMA Learning Center or TLC. features a dynamic, expanded training catalog and includes a topic-based index with full shopping cart capability and training management options through our popular training manager portal. The Continuing Education menu allows students to find courses recognized for CEUs by various state licensing boards.

Read more here

In Case You Missed it

A Global Survey of Retailers
Utilising and Controlling Self-scan and Pay Technologies (SCO)

The ECR Retail Loss Group has commissioned Professor Adrian Beck to carry out research focussed upon developing a better understanding of the ways in which retailers are addressing the issue of losses associated with Self-scan and pay technologies. As part of this work, Professor Beck is interested to hear from all retailers currently using these technologies.

This survey is focused upon understanding how retailers use various types of Self-checkout and Pay technologies (SCO) and the ways in which they are trying to manage the risks associated with them. If your company currently does not use any form of SCO systems, nor has any plans for using them soon, please do not respond to this survey.

This research is being undertaken by Professor Adrian Beck on behalf of the ECR Retail Loss Group, which is an independent body representing retailers and their suppliers. All the information collected will be stored securely and the results will only be published in aggregate form - no retailers will be identified. The results from this study will be made freely available.

Professor Beck would be extremely grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing an online survey: Click HERE to start the survey

To find out more about this research, please contact: Professor Adrian Beck:

The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

#1 Most Popular Article Over the Last 24 Hours on WSJ
Special Note: WSJ Article Published Yesterday 24 Hours ago

'Ben Dugan Works for CVS. His Job Is Battling a $45 Billion Crime Spree.'

Read the Full Article & Call to Action

The Strongest Article Published By Major News Outlet Detailing the ORC Epidemic

And in support of Senate Bill S.936
 - The INFORM Consumers Act

Every member of Congress should read the article

Send a copy to your elected official today!

S.936 INFORM Consumers Act.

Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 03/23/2021)

Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation

How to Contact Your Elected Officials

Locate your U.S. senators' contact information.
Find your U.S. representative's website and contact information.

Folks, for years everyone has talked about the need for a Federal ORC law and now we have Bill sitting in Congress that tackles the issue. But like so many times before, Congress is dealing with issues that far out weight this issue, speaking realistically, and if we want to get it at least to the floor for a vote it's going to take a Herculean effort on the industry's part to get it there. And it needs an article of this caliber and a massive lobbying effort. Which is all of you, your teams, your solution providers, and especially your senior management teams - your CEO's and Legal Council.

Write a template letter everyone can sign. Make the effort easy for everyone. And include the Buy Safe America Coalition information

Every Retail CEO & Chief Legal Council Should Demand Action - It's their fiduciary responsibility

Security Staff Face Daily Violence & Abuse
Major new study reveals significant levels of verbal and physical violence towards security staff

A new study revealed the levels of verbal and physical violence security staff receive while at work.

The research, led by the Working the Doors team – a dedicated blog for frontline security staff – has highlighted the levels of abuse security staff face on a day-to-day basis. The study, which was supported by many across the security industry including IFSEC Global, aimed to highlight the violence that many in the sector face and the impact this is having on the individuals involved.

Rollo Davies, F.ISRM MSyI, Managing Editor – TPSO magazine, added: “This survey is one of the most important pieces of research into the experiences of front line security personnel in the last decade.”

Some of the key findings include:

36% physically attacked monthly
36% use physical force weekly
51% verbally abused every time they work
57% say that an incident has affected their mental state more than 24 hours after the event
48% have had a flashback/nightmare about a specific incident
65% resigned to the fact that violence within the security industry was inevitable
68% had not received any ongoing training after gaining their SIA license.
86% felt that the levels of violence they see and experience at work had increased over last 5 years

Security guards, door supervisors, retail guards and close protection officers protect thousands of organisations across a plethora of industries, such as shopping areas and transport hubs, night-time and entertainment venues and important infrastructure such as government buildings, courts and airports. As well as this, their role often fills the gaps left from the police cuts including work as street marshalls and street wardens.

Protests Planned on Ocean City Boardwalk - After Arrests of Black Teenagers
Civil rights activists plan Ocean City protest Thursday over violent arrests of Black teenagers on boardwalk
Civil rights activists say they’ll protest along the way to Ocean City on Thursday to bring attention to the violent arrests of Black teenagers in June that stemmed from confrontations over vaping.

Carl Snowden from the Caucus of African American Leaders said during a Monday news conference in Annapolis that the demonstrators are aiming to “raise the consciousness” of people traveling to the popular Maryland beach destination ahead of Labor Day weekend.

“There’s this belief that if you just keep quiet long enough, people will forget,” Snowden said. “It’s our intention to make sure they do not forget.”

A Perryville 18-year-old was shot with a stun gun on June 6 when police tried to stop him from vaping on the boardwalk, according to court documents. Four 18- and 19-year-olds from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, were charged in connection with a separate confrontation on June 12 — also over vaping.

In a video of the second incident, a Black teen gets kneed repeatedly by an officer. One is taken into custody after lifting one of several police bicycles encircling the officers and another is shot with a stun gun as he struggles with officers.

Snowden said activists met with Mayor Rick Meehan to call for the suspension of officers while an investigation was conducted. They also want an independent probe of the incidents, but their demands weren’t met.

The civil rights leader on Monday outlined other actions that his organization plans to take, including meeting with all the state’s attorneys in Maryland to discuss similar cases, filing a federal complaint for an independent investigation and packing the courthouse for a trial related to the June 12 incident that’s scheduled for October.

More: Amid a rash of boardwalk beatings, Ocean City police toughened up enforcement. Did the town go too far?

MPLS Defund/Disband Police Movement Epicenter - Political Update

"Would be Wholly Unbearable"
Mpls. Police Chief on Charter Replacing PD With Public Safety Agency - Nov. Ballot
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo on Tuesday broke his public silence on a charter amendment that would replace his department with a new public safety agency partly under the City Council's control, saying the move would be "wholly unbearable" for any law enforcement leader.

His comments came amid a flurry of reactions from leading Democrats, with both progressives throwing their support behind the ballot measure, like Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, and days after Gov. Tim Walz and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke out in opposition to the proposed amendment.

In November, city residents will get a chance to decide whether to adopt a charter amendment that would replace the MPD with a new agency that proponents say would have a public health-centered approach, seeking to identify and address the root causes of crime. Under the proposal, written by a political committee called Yes 4 Minneapolis, the new public safety department could likely still include police officers — though the city would no longer be required to keep a minimum number based on the city's population — and would be under the combined control of the Council and the mayor. Under the current model, Arradondo answers only to the mayor.

On Tuesday, Arradondo waded into the politically-charged issue, saying, "Putting the department under the control of the 13-person Council and mayor, he said, would threaten that safety with "additional layers of bureaucracy."

The Council last December voted to redirect nearly $8 million from the MPD's budget to fund its vision of crime prevention, which prioritizes mental health care and drug treatment to address the cycles of trauma that can lead to violence in poor communities. In unveiling his proposed 2022 budget, Mayor Jacob Frey signaled that he wants to restore most of the department's budget to levels before Floyd's death, while providing nearly $8 million in ongoing funding to the violence prevention office.

George Floyd's killing in police custody last year thrust the MPD into the international spotlight and turned Minneapolis into the epicenter of a nationwide movement to defund, or even disband, police departments, in favor of new strategies for keeping communities safe. The department, which is down hundreds of police officers due to resignations, retirements and personnel leaves, is also the subject of separate state and federal investigations that could lead to sweeping reforms down the road.

Police Speak Out Over New Texas Gun Law
Texans can now openly carry guns in public without a permit or training - police say the new law makes it harder to do their jobs
A new pro-gun law in Texas that went into effect Wednesday allows most Texans who legally own a firearm to carry it openly in public without obtaining a permit or training, a measure that experts say will make it more challenging for law enforcement to protect the public from gun violence.

The controversial "constitutional carry" legislation is the latest in a series of pro-gun bills that state lawmakers passed this year as gun violence incidents rise in Texas and across the country.

The number of shootings in Texas, not including suicides, increased 14% this year with roughly 3,200 shootings compared to the same period in 2020, which recorded roughly 2,800 shootings, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). Gun violence incidents this year represent a 50% increase over the same period in 2019, which saw 2,100 shootings, the data shows.

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said people open carrying firearms have made it harder for officers to differentiate a "good guy with a gun from a bad guy with a gun."

"It makes our job, the job of our men and women, more dangerous," he added. "Gun owners have a duty to ensure that their firearms are handled safely and a duty to know applicable laws."

Defunding Police Budget Backfires in LA
After slashing budget, L.A. now owes $47M in unpaid overtime to LAPD officers
Faced with massive demonstrations over the murder of George Floyd, the Los Angeles City Council took a dramatic and symbolic step last year, cutting $150 million from the Police Department’s budget and promising to put that money into other social services.

Council members found much of the savings by slashing the funding available for LAPD overtime. But before they did, they received a warning: Many officers would end up working overtime anyway, and if there wasn’t enough money to pay them, those hours would wind up on the city’s so-called credit card.

The predictions, as it turned out, were spot on.

During the budget year that ended June 30, LAPD officers worked more than 680,000 overtime hours for which they have not yet been compensated, according to figures provided to The Times by the LAPD and the city’s financial analysts. Those hours, currently valued at $47.3 million, represent nearly a third of last year’s cut to the LAPD.

Grand jury indicts police officers and paramedics in 2019 death of Elijah McClain


COVID Update

371.2M Vaccinations Given

US: 40.3M Cases - 659.9K Dead - 31.1M Recovered
Worldwide: 219.4M Cases - 4.5M Dead - 196.2M Recovered

Former Senior Loss Prevention Executive
Know of any fallen LP exec? Let's remember & recognize.

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 306  
Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 367

*Red indicates change in total deaths

A Look Back at COVID-19's Retail & Consumer Impact
Retail, Consumer Behavior, Health & Safety According to First Insight

First Insight has produced an exclusive, highly detailed COVID-19 timeline infographic which depicts consumer sentiment and the retail sector

As part of their ongoing series of consumer studies, “The Impact of Coronavirus on Consumer Purchase Decisions and Behaviors,” First Insight has produced an exclusive, highly detailed COVID-19 timeline infographic which depicts how consumer sentiment and the retail sector were affected by wider external events such as the spread of the pandemic, government mandates, closures, stimulus checks, the rise of the delta variant and other COVID-19-driven milestones.

Download to view the full infographic and for a deeper look at the retail industry, consumer behavior, health & safety as it relates to COVID-19.

Click here to download the full infographic

Florida Businesses Fined for Asking to see Vax Proof
Ask for COVID vaccine proof, face a $5,000 fine in this state
Florida will start issuing $5,000 fines to businesses, schools and government agencies that require customers or visitors to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill earlier this year that banned so-called vaccine passports. The fines will start Sept. 16 if people are asked to show proof of a vaccine. The law does not apply to employers that require vaccination of their staff.

The fines, however, will not be issued to cruise lines because of a federal court order that at least temporarily blocked enforcement of the law for that industry, according to an earlier statement from the governor’s office. DeSantis is appealing that decision.

“We believe the ruling will be overturned upon appeal, and we are confident in the legal basis for Florida’s vaccine passport ban,” press secretary Christina Pushaw said in an email to the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 24.

South Carolina the New Hot Spot?
South Carolina tops nation in COVID-19 new cases per 100K people, report says
The New York Times is reporting that South Carolina has the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people of any state in the country in the past week. The trends among new pediatric cases of COVID-19 are of particular concern to the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Dr. Jonathan Knoche, DHEC medical consultant, said that, since Aug. 21, the 11 to 20 age group has recorded the highest number of new cases in the state. The second highest group are those 0 to 10 age group.

When asked what might account for South Carolina leading the nation in the number of new cases, Knoche said there was no clear explanation of why other states with a similar rate of vaccinations did not see such a surge.

42% Scared - 33%+ Looking - 80%+ Work Arrangements
Delta Variant Has Workers Worrying About Returning to Office

Four in 10 workers fear COVID-19 exposure.

As the Delta variant continues to proliferate and workers head into the Labor Day weekend, 42% of workers are worried about returning to the workplace for fear of contracting COVID-19, according to a new survey from the Conference Board of 2,400 workers. This marks a substantial jump from June 2021 when only 24% had that concern.

The survey findings also reveal that more than one-third of workers may leave their jobs within the next six months. The driving factor: a desire for flexible work arrangements. Indeed, 80% cite work arrangements as very important or important in their decision to leave their current job. Survey respondents rank a flexible work location as the most desired aspect of a new job, prioritizing it slightly over better pay and career advancement, the two traditional drivers of job changes.

Millennials are also more concerned than other generations about COVID exposure, job security, and mental health: Contracting: Women 48%, Men 37%

Workers, especially women and Millennials, continue to question the wisdom of returning to the workplace given the belief that productivity remained high while working remotely.

“The long-term effect of extended remote working arrangements has left its mark. Employees are much less willing to embrace the rigid, conventional work policies of the past about how and where work gets done,” “Especially for women, to whom the bulk of caretaking and household responsibilities still, unfortunately, fall, the flexibility to choose what works best for them is critically important. We are starting to see companies with flexible work arrangements successfully attracting the top talent of their competitors who have adopted a more rigid stance. The challenge of attracting and retaining talent in a tightening labor market is only going to become more difficult.”

52% Mandates With 65% Returning in 2022
Most employers say vaccine mandates possible by end of year
A majority of U.S. employers — 52% — are planning or considering requirements for a COVID-19 shot by the end of the year, according to a survey released Wednesday by consultant Willis Towers Watson. That’s more than double the 21% of companies polled that currently have some form of mandate.

The options vary, ranging from a strict order for all employees to limiting access to certain areas to inoculated workers. About 14% of respondents also said they are weighing a health-care surcharge for people who choose not to get the vaccine, while 1% are planning to impose one, according to the survey of 961 employers, conducted Aug. 18-25.

Walmart Inc., McDonald’s Corp. and Walt Disney Co. are among companies requiring at least some employees get vaccinated before going to their workplaces.

The outcomes may not be clear for some time. The survey showed that 26% of employers don’t expect a full return to the office until the first quarter of next year, while 39% said the delay likely will stretch until the second quarter.

Enforcing Vaccine Mandates Is Messy Business

Companies find that setting vaccine policies is only the first step: ‘There’s 101 questions’ when it comes to implementing new rules

Questions and complications are popping up as employees and managers apply the new rules to once-routine business activities such as travel, trade shows, office socializing and interactions with vendors and clients, executives say.

Many CEOs say they are fielding a stream of hard-to-answer questions from employees who are hesitant to get shots or asking for exemptions.

Some staffers asked if they could show proof of a negative test to opt out of the vaccine requirement. (They can’t.) Others inquired whether vaccination was a condition of employment (It isn’t.), if the mandate would be permanent, or if the unvaccinated would ever be able to enter the building in the future.

Some unvaccinated employees asked whether they could visit the office of a client that doesn’t require vaccinations, arguing, “Why can’t I go to that customer meeting if they don’t care?”

UKG has generally told employees that they can’t participate in meetings or group functions if they aren’t vaccinated, and has provided virtual alternatives. The company will now allow unvaccinated employees to travel to a customer site by themselves if a client requests a visit and doesn’t have a policy requiring vaccinations.

Retailers Saying: Delta Variant Causing More Staffing Issues Than Pandemic’s 1st & 2nd Waves
Texas retailers’ outlooks weakened in August on pace with the spike in the virus variant even though sales rebounded at the fastest rate since April, according to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Staffing shortages, quarantines and supply chain issues are weighing on the retail industry, which has become more resilient throughout the pandemic, she said.

Retail sales rebounded in August and are well above average, Kerr said. “But unfortunately there’s a major headwind of labor shortages. They aren’t seeing relief.”

Retailers said the lack of applicants is as big of an issue as it was in April when they thought supplemental unemployment benefits were keeping applicants home.

“Then came the delta variant, which has caused absenteeism to spike as parents and caregivers have to be quarantined with household members,” Kerr said.

When Texas retailers were asked to pick three primary factors restraining their company’s revenues, supply-chain disruptions received the highest response of almost 74%, followed by weak demand (26%) and limited operating capacity due to staffing shortages (24%).

Customers See It Coming
Americans Are Stocking Up on Toilet Paper Again

Several retailers said is limiting shipments of paper products to stores.

The situation isn’t as dire as it was early in the pandemic, when panicked customers cleared shelves as they stockpiled large quantities of paper towels and toilet paper, according to industry data, manufacturers and retailers.

Study finds low rate of COVID-19 "breakthrough" infections, fewer symptoms in vaccinated people

Hurricane Ida's Impact Continues

Deadly Flooding in NYC, NJ & PA - $18B in Damages - Storm Preparedness

'State of Emergency' in NY & NJ as Ida Pummels Northeast
Ida Causes Massive Flooding, Killing at Least 17 in Northeast

Post-tropical cyclone drops more than 3 inches of rain in an hour in New York City

At least 17 people died in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as the remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled the Northeast, causing record-breaking rainfall, tornadoes, flash floods and power outages.

Hundreds of stranded New York City residents had to be rescued from cars and subway trains caught in the floods late Wednesday into Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Nine people died from flooding in the city, including eight in basements of residential homes, city officials said.

New York state and city officials said they were assessing the damage and called the speed of the rainfall unprecedented.

The torrent left New York City largely at a standstill, with most subway service limited, delayed or suspended, and a citywide travel advisory in effect. The city is urging people to avoid non-emergency travel. Power was knocked out for more than 200,000 customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

The New York Police Department said Thursday morning that the death toll from the flooding had risen to eight people in the city. In every case, police said, officers were responding to calls about flooding. Most of the deaths as of Thursday morning were reported in Queens.

The rain came as the remnants of Hurricane Ida interacted with a frontal system over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Ahead of the deluge, the Weather Service had declared a rare “high risk” of excessive rainfall from southern and eastern Pennsylvania through New York City into Connecticut.

Businesses & Homes Rebuild
Hurricane Ida Damage to Cost Insurers Close to $18 Billion
Hurricane Ida, which swept through Louisiana with some of the strongest winds ever to hit the state, knocking out power to millions of homes and businesses, is estimated to have caused almost $18 billion in damage that’ll be covered by insurers, according to one risk-modeling firm.

Karen Clark & Co. estimates that the bulk of the insured losses occurred in the U.S., with just $40 million of covered damage in the Caribbean. The estimate includes privately insured damage to vehicles, houses and commercial and industrial properties, but does not include boats, offshore properties or National Flood Insurance Program losses.

Ida pummeled Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour (240 kilometers per hour) when it made landfall in the U.S. near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, according to Karen Clark & Co. Those winds took down trees and power lines and damaged schools, hospitals and other buildings, including complete roof and wall collapses in some cases. Analysts had said earlier they expected insured damages to range from $15 billion to $20 billion.

Clean-up may become even more costly, with insurance ratings firm A.M. Best warning that a surge in demand could increase losses “meaningfully.” While expenses normally climb after a hurricane, insurers will also be contending with higher costs broadly, with the consumer price index climbing.

Climate Change Ruining Disaster Prep?
We’re Hitting the Limits of Hurricane Preparedness

Cities simply don’t have enough time to run from a storm like Ida.

Climate change has a subtle influence on hurricanes: They seem to be getting wetter and more intense, but not necessarily more frequent. Scientists are confident that global warming is increasing rainfall from major tropical cyclones, just as it is increasing precipitation amounts from all types of storms. Scientists have observed that tropical cyclones are generally getting stronger worldwide as well.

A growing share of hurricanes are Category 3 or greater, according to the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But some researchers also believe that more hurricanes are following the pattern taken by Ida and getting significantly stronger in the hours before landfall.

If rapid intensification becomes more common, as Emanuel fears, then officials will find it harder to make good judgments about hurricanes. If major hurricanes can form in less than 72 hours, but local governments need more than 72 hours to prepare and evacuate, then we’re running up against the physical limits of hurricane preparedness.

Hurricane Ida's destruction revealed in before-and-after satellite images

White Collar Crime

After Start-Up 'Beyond Meat's' 3rd Party Developed Successful Flagship Product

They Dumped Partner & Took Partner's Trade Secrets To Other Manufacturers

Did Beyond Meat's CEO Delete 17 Months of Text Messages That Disappeared?

Court Rules Food Safety Fraud Claim on Beyond Meat and Upper Management
To Proceed
The Superior Court of California ruled fraud claims on Beyond Meat and their upper management can move forward. Fraud claims regarding Beyond Meat’s doctored food safety report and contract claims will proceed to a public trial.

Members of Beyond Meat’s senior management team, namely its former chief financial officer Mark Nelson, its senior quality assurance manager Jessica Quetsch and its director of operations Anthony Miller, are being sued for fraud. The fraud claim alleges Beyond Meat deliberately altered and excluded important information from their food safety consultant’s report on their facility which was then sent to Don Lee Farms.

Don Lee Farms is also seeking, among other things, the appointment of an independent forensic examiner to assess the potential deletion of text messages by Ethan Brown, Co-Founder and CEO of Beyond Meat. The motion filed stated that Beyond Meat outright ignored the court Order requiring it to provide the text messages of Mr. Brown. The Court ordered Beyond Meat to provide an explanation for “the 17 months for which [Beyond Meat CEO] Ethan Brown has produced no text messages as well as the missing text messages evidently sent or received but not produced.”  Continue Reading

Amazon's new union battle: Teamsters go local to snarl expansion
In June, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the nation's largest and most influential unions, vowed to make organizing the Inc workforce a top priority.

Two months later, details of the Teamsters' ground game are starting to take shape, Reuters has learned from interviews with local union leaders. While organizing workers is the ultimate aim, the short-term strategy is one of disruption.

Over the past year, the Teamsters have raised concerns about Amazon at local government meetings in at least 10 communities, leading to the scrapping of projects and the rejection of a tax break, as well as resolutions calling on the company to meet local labor standards, according to a Reuters tally.

From Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Oceanside, California, the Teamsters are popping up in city halls around the country, joining forces with community groups as they seek to persuade local officials to ask more of the tech giant or reject its expansion plans outright. They are training members at logistics companies on how to talk to Amazon drivers about the benefits of unionizing.

Taken together, these early moves show the Teamsters are tapping into their network of more than 1 million members to take on Amazon at the local level. The escalating push suggests that while Amazon earlier this year fended off an attempt by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) to organize workers in Bessemer, Alabama, the fight with organized labor has only just begun, and it is being waged across the country.

Editor's Note: And who's behind the Starbuck's Buffalo Union push?

The Next Trend?
Can 14 and 15-year-olds solve the labor shortage?
At a McDonald’s in Medford, OR, a ginormous banner, “Now Hiring 14 and 15-year-olds,” has drawn nationwide media attention and a healthy amount of applicants amid the country’s labor crisis.

Raising the location’s minimum pay to $15 still left a shortfall in scheduling, but the sign brought in 25 applications within two weeks.

There are always staffing issues, but this is unheard of,” Heather Coleman, the McDonald’s proprietor. “[14-year-old and 15-year-old workers] have been a blessing in disguise. They have the drive and work ethic. They get the technology. They catch on really quickly.”

The move comes as fast food chains have been closing dining rooms and shortening hours due to staff challenges that are also being felt by retailers.

An article from Raleigh’s WRAL from January of this year listed Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, AMC Theaters and Kroger among those sometimes hiring 14 to 15-year-olds, although they may limit their roles. Kroger, for instance, hires 14 to 15-year-olds as baggers, shelf-stockers and prep-pickup order takers.

Hiring young teens would require changes for many chains. Walmart, Target, Best Buy, CVS, TJX and Home Depot welcome hires at the age of 16, Kohl’s at 17, and Macy’s, Costco and Urban Outfitters at 18.

Food establishments and retailers could face accusations of child abuse with younger hires. A popular Reddit post on the Medford McDonald’s hires was entitled, ”Because if adults won’t work for you, take advantage of some great child labor.”

Editor's Note: The LP interview and even the investigation takes on a totally different approach and concerns.

Talk About a Zoom-Bomb
Zoom-call blunders led to someone getting axed, 1 in 4 bosses say
Nearly one in four executives have fired a staffer for slipping up during a video or audio conference, and most have levied some sort of disciplinary action for gaffes made in virtual meetings, a survey of 200 managers at large companies found. The survey, commissioned by Vyopta Inc., which helps companies manage their workplace collaboration and communication systems, also found that executives don’t fully trust a third of their staff to perform effectively when working remotely.

The pessimistic findings illustrate how workers are still getting accustomed to working remotely, which has become commonplace during the Covid-19 pandemic. Daily participants in Zoom calls surged from 10 million a day at the end of 2019 to 300 million in April 2020, the conferencing company has said, and in recent weeks many companies have pushed back their plans to return to offices due to the delta variant’s spread.

Virtual-meeting miscues include joining a call late, having a bad Internet connection, accidentally sharing sensitive information, and of course, not knowing when to mute yourself. The slip-ups can hurt businesses, leading to client defections, lost sales opportunities or missed deadlines, the survey found.

Quarterly Results
Signet Jewelers Q2 comp's up 97.4%, ecommerce sales up 24.5%, total sales up 99.4%

Five Below Q2 comp's up 21%, net sales up 51.7%

American Eagle Q2 consolidated store revenue up 73%, digital down 5%, net revenue up 35%
   Aerie revenue up 34%
   Eagle revenue up 35% net sales up 26.8%

PVH Q2 Direct to Consumer (DTC) sales up 19%, Wholesale up 77%, revenue up 46%
   Tommy Hilfiger sales up 41%
   Calvin Klein sales up 56%
   Hermitage Brands sales up 37%

Costco August comp's up 9.1%, E-commerce up 1.8%, sales up 14.2%
Costco Q4 comp's up 9.4%, E-Commerce up 8.9%, sales up 15.5%

Caleres Q2 Famous Footwear comp's down 1.1%, FF Sales up 35.8%, consolidated net sales up 34.7%
Caleres Q2 Brand Portfolio comps up 16.3%, BP sales up 30.2%, DTC sales represented 79% of total net sales

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

VP of Risk Management and Safety job posted for Bowlero Corporation in Mechanicsville, VA
The VP of Safety and Risk Management is responsible for management of Bowlero Corporation’s total cost of risk through the planning and execution of claims management activities, loss control and prevention programs, and insurance program design and placement. The position’s responsibilities include the preparation of reports that will make the company’s senior management aware of the information needed to facilitate effective decision making.

Area VP job posted for Securitas in Cincinnati, OH
Provides strategic direction and leadership to assigned Area. Ensures that Branches within Area achieve short- and long-term revenue growth and profitability goals. Directs and coaches Branch Managers in Securitas business management philosophy. Facilitates client retention, service expansion, and delivery of quality services. Ensures that Area’s operational and administrative management services are effective, timely and efficient.

Director of Loss Prevention job posted for Ashley Furniture in Advance, NC
You will develop, implement and monitor policies, procedures and services related to all aspects of Security, Fire Detection, Suppression and Emergency Management services and incidents across all Company personnel and facilities. This position will provide education, training and advice to corporate management, location management and employees regarding Loss Prevention issues. The Director of Loss Prevention will establish and maintain department strategies aligned with corporate goals and objectives.

Director Asset Protection & Safety job posted for Weis Markets in Sunbury, PA
The role of the Director of Asset Protection & Safety is to lead Weis Markets’ Asset Protection team in the development, implementation and sustainability of all Asset Protection programs. Follows-up on the implementation and execution of programs and procedures as directed through store operations. Appraises and evaluates the results of shrink related program on a regular basis and oversees mitigation efforts to reduce loss. Oversees all retail store Asset Protection programs and staff.

Director, Organizational Safety & Security job posted for Ross Stores in Dublin, CA
The Director of Organizational Safety and Security is responsible for promoting the Loss Prevention key objectives through ensuring the safety, security, and protection of company assets within the corporate environment. This position will effectively lead, manage and support the security and life safety program for the corporate offices to include physical security, fire and life safety, alarm response, access control, visitor's control, CCTV, etc.

AP Supply Chain Director (Midwest & West Coast) job posted for CVS Health
in Conroe, TX
As the AP Supply Chain Director you will be responsible for the development and implementation of various AP policies and programs designed to safeguard personnel, property, merchandise, facilities and other assets. You will be responsible for the development, coordination and communication of Asset Protection policies and support of safety programs are critical responsibilities that must be carried out with a global perspective conducive to CVS operating philosophy.

Associate Director, Loss Prevention job reposted for Chewy in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Chewy is hiring an Associate Director, Loss Prevention to report directly to the Director, Safety and Loss Prevention. This position is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the protection, safeguarding, and security of company assets and employees with a focus on all channels of commerce and LP operations.


Publishing Note:
The Daily will not be publishing Sept. 3 & Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day

Given the extra 'labor' our team has endured and invested on behalf of the industry throughout the pandemic, the D&D Daily will not be publishing Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6. We will resume publication on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

We would also like to extend our deep gratitude to essential workers, and those who returned as stores opened across North America and around the globe, for getting us through the last year and a half - and for continuing to serve our communities going forward.

Whether you're on the road or at home over this holiday weekend, let's keep 'em all safe out there!

All the News - One Place - One Source - One Time

Thanks to our sponsors/partners - Take the time to thank them as well please. If it wasn't for them The Daily wouldn't be here every day for you.







Victim Impact Statements - Follow-through is the key to success

More than 40% of Victim Impact Statements are never returned by retailers.

Do not lose your restitution opportunities!

It is fair to say that without an organized program for collecting and responding to Victim Impact Statements, most retailers are missing an opportunity to inform jurisdictions of their full loss. Retailers may not be awarded restitution from a loss suffered in their stores, warehouses and/or corporate locations if they do not respond to official requests. Without having a central location for jurisdictions to send Victim Impact Statements, they will most likely be sent to the location where the theft occurred; where they may sit unanswered or worse yet, be discarded. Victim Impact Statements are deadline driven and normally require research and follow through. Each year thousands become stale due to lack of response or are rejected as incomplete. While the basic information may be the same, each jurisdiction has its own set of rules and expectations for completion. Knowing the nuances required by each jurisdiction can make the difference to the restitution awarded.

The Zellman Group has a long-standing relationship with thousands of Courts and Department of Corrections across the country. This relationship ensures smooth communication between all parties. Our centralized process ensures every Victim Impact Statement arrives from the jurisdiction of offense to our firm. Zellman processes all Victim Impact Statements well within deadlines and manages all follow-up. Our process ensures that our retail partners will recover substantially more money with very little expense.

Click here to learn more.

The Zellman Group, LLC is a full-service Loss Prevention provider located in Greenvale, NY. Contact us at or at 516-625-0006.





Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Taking Priority Over Privacy in 117th Congress
Fragmented State-Driven Privacy Regulations To Continue

U.S. Senators Reintroduce Privacy Legislation
In recent months, updated versions of the
Data Protection Act of 2020 and the SAFE DATA Act have been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate. This post provides an overview of these updated privacy bills, both of which were previously introduced during the 116th Congress.

The Data Protection Act of 2021

On June 17, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the
Data Protection Act of 2021 (S. 2134). This latest bill includes significant updates from the previous version; however, both versions share the primary purpose of establishing a federal Data Protection Agency (DPA).

Up to this point in the legislative session however,
cybersecurity and infrastructure seem to have taken priority over privacy. This focus can be attributed in part to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.

Given this lack of federal movement,
the prospect of a fragmented state-driven privacy regulatory landscape in the U.S. seems more likely than ever. Businesses should focus on ensuring that they are prepared for 2023, when the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act ( CDPA), and the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) all come into effect. During this current period of uncertainty businesses should also focus on the concepts that are consistent across most of the federal and state privacy bills/laws (e.g., data minimization, data subject rights, consent for sensitive data, etc.). Focusing on these general concepts and remaining flexible will allow for businesses to more quickly adapt and comply with future privacy regimes.

Industry Groups Urge Lawmakers to Streamline Cyber Breach Reporting Rules
The growing body and scope of breach notification rules from regulators, state authorities and soon the federal government risks harming their effectiveness, industry groups warn.

Separately, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing a proposal on cybersecurity risk governance, which could include a notification component, chairman Gary Gensler said Wednesday w

Some bills are positioning federal agencies such as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency as clearinghouses for breach notifications. The House Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2021, for instance, would require CISA to establish a central office to receive and manage these reports.

BEC - The Dominant Attack Surface for Organizations
Attackers Keep Refining Business Email Compromise Schemes

Tactics Include Subverting Advertising Redirect Services, Hiring English Speakers

During the first half of this year, cyber insurance provider Coalition reports that
BEC attacks were the most common claim filed by policyholders, accounting for 23% of all reported incidents, which was an increase of 51% compared to the first half of 2020. "BEC incidents continue to be the most widespread as email is the dominant attack surface of most organizations," Coalition says, noting that in the first half of this year, the average BEC claim was $37,000.

Advertising Redirect Service Subverted

To give their efforts a greater chance of success, fraudsters regularly refine their tactics. Throughout the pandemic, BEC attacks with a COVID-19 theme have surged.

Subverting legitimate services also remains a favored tactic for helping attacks succeed.

Criminals Seek Partners

As criminals seek new ways to amass fresh victims, they regularly take to cybercrime forums - including Russian-language forums - to advertise for partners, especially if they're targeting businesses in North America or Europe, according to a new report from threat intelligence firm Intel 471.

For example, Intel 471 reports, "In February, an actor on a popular Russian-language cybercrime forum announced he was
searching for a team of native English speakers for the social engineering elements of BEC attacks after they had obtained access to custom Microsoft Office 365 domains."

Many BEC attacks are relatively low-tech, but proper spelling and grammar can make or break a campaign. "The use of proper English is very important to these actors, as they want to ensure the messages they send to their victims - mainly high-level employees of an organization - do not raise any red flags," Intel 471 says.

Quick Reporting May Aid Recovery

One FBI agent's testimonial, for example, notes that after a business reported such a transfer, "IC3 proactively reached out to the Boston field office to alert us to a $1.8 million wire," and that "based on the early notification," the field office "was able to take the necessary steps to successfully recover the entire amount on behalf of the victim."

More Intense Attacks in Shorter Bursts
DDoS Attacks Hitting Victims in High-Bandwidth 'Bursts'

The volume of traffic harnessed by attackers has grown steadily over the years, with distributed denial-of-service attacks regularly topping hundreds of gigabytes per second.

The number of distributed denial-of-service
(DDoS) attacks grew fourfold in the first half of 2021, with attack volume doubling, new data shows.

Security firm Imperva culled the intelligence from nearly 5,600 network-level attacks encountered by its clients to find that
attackers continued to increase the intensity of attacks as they also shortened attack duration. More than half of the attacks lasted eight minutes or less, with attackers repeatedly inundating the same companies with floods of data — including one attack that topped 1 Tbps, according to Imperva.

Companies have trouble responding to such attacks in an agile way, says David Elmaleh, senior product manager of edge services at Imperva.

"There's an inherent imbalance between the infrastructure that attackers can leverage and the capability of the target's infrastructure to withstand increased levels of traffic," he says. "There's a
gap between the enterprise connectivity and the attacker's capacity, which means that no organizations can confidently rely on its current infrastructure — even if it can handle a large volume of gigabits per second."

While the top attack bandwidth and packet rates are not setting records — Google saw larger attacks a year ago — Imperva's data shows both are quickly rising. The increase in volume and cadence of attacks is likely because attackers have more tools at their disposal and
the pandemic has left companies with a greater range of services to target, he says.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sent this bulletin at 09/01/2021 02:28 PM EDT
NIST Seeking Comments | Draft Criteria for Labeling Program on Capabilities
of IoT Devices
seeking comments by October 17, 2021, on draft criteria for a labeling program on the cybersecurity capabilities of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This effort is part of an initiative assigned to NIST under the Presidential Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (14028) issued May 12, 2021. We aim to identify the key elements and desired outcomes of a labeling program rather than establish a new one, and the draft criteria suggest potential baseline security measures for IoT devices.

A CISO's Perspective on Ransomware Payments

15-Year-Old Malware Proxy Network VIP72 Goes Dark

Register Now for the 2021 RH-ISAC Summit - September 28-29

Hey LP/AP senior: If your retailer is a member you might want to consider attending yourself or sending one of your team members who works with cybersecurity on investigations or e-commerce fraud.

Especially now with the increased ransomware attacks and data beaches and the corresponding increased attention from law enforcement. Cross pollinating and building those relationships could pay off long term. 
Register here






Cannabis Industry Security & Tech
Security trends and emerging technologies in the cannabis industry

From access control to video surveillance and beyond, myriad options open to distributors and growers

Security in the cannabis industry has come a long way since its implementation in the first legal businesses more than 15 years ago.
Initially, cannabis businesses were often designed with high, uninviting fences and other external security measures to discourage crime. Though these security tactics are effective for keeping people out, modern cannabis retailers want to be seen as welcoming to customers while still protecting their business from theft and diversion.

As the cannabis industry is
adapting to changing laws and a more accepting society, the security industry is also advancing to meet these new needs. Each year, new security technologies emerge that can be applied or modified for the cannabis industry. This year, the cannabis industry is trending toward remote security technologies that could potentially improve business operations and efficiency. Although these remote technologies had already been in development, their use in security solutions has been increasing in popularity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video Surveillance Systems

Video surveillance systems have made some of the most impressive technological strides of any security equipment in the past decade and
almost all cannabis businesses now use advanced IP cameras. These systems are capable of streaming in real-time to almost anywhere with a connection to the internet and have made remote monitoring possible for any size cannabis business.

While these advanced systems are trending in both retail and commercial industries,
cannabis businesses are often required by regulation to install and maintain a video surveillance system that can transmit a live feed so that law enforcement can remotely monitor the business.

Access Control Systems

Another trending security technology for cannabis businesses is advanced access control systems that can be managed remotely.
Cannabis business management is able to remotely manage employee access to limited access areas of the facility using the cloud, granting or revoking access instantaneously to respond to changing security concerns. Additionally, these systems allow management to remotely lockdown the facility or unlock secure doors using a mobile app or website. Cannabis business management can also use these systems to remotely monitor access to the premises in real-time and review and export access logs.

Alarm Systems - Smart Safes and Secure Storage:

Security Awareness is Key in the Cannabis Sector
Proactive Security Vs. Reactive Security
While reactive security measures are a foundational part of any business, proactive security measures have been increasing in popularity due to
recent technological advancements in the security industry. Reactive security measures are those used to respond to a crime after it occurs, but proactive security measures seek to prevent the crime from ever occurring. Reactive and proactive security measures serve different roles in a business’ security strategy, but are both essential in securing people, products, and properties.

What is Proactive Security?

Though some
security is required by law in some highly-regulated industries like cannabis, many businesses must decide for themselves if they are going to invest in their security. Implementing only the bare-minimum reactive security measures may help the business remain compliant, but can also open the business up to theft and loss longterm.

Examples of proactive security include: Video surveillance systems, proactive video monitoring, employee background checks, employee training, witten policies and procedures, and on-site security risk assessments.

Proactive Security vs. Reactive Security

Unlike proactive security measures, reactive measures are typically only useful after an incident. Reactive security measures include security personnel and alarm systems that are used in response to an incident, not to prevent an incident. While these personnel and alarm system devices can act as a proactive visible deterrent to crime, their main purpose is reactionary.

More Texans will have access to medical marijuana this week, but the state lags in cannabis reform

Comparing New York and New Jersey Cannabis Laws

Nearly 900 New Mexicans are applying to grow recreational cannabis







Recruiting Pot Smokers to Fill Delivery Driver Shortages?
Amazon’s Answer to Delivery Driver Shortage: Recruit Pot Smokers Inc. has a solution for a potentially crippling shortage of delivery drivers: Recruit pot smokers.

The company is advising its delivery partners -- the mom and pops that operate the ubiquitous blue Amazon vans -- to
prominently advertise that they don’t screen applicants for marijuana use, according to correspondence reviewed by Bloomberg and interviews with four business owners.

Doing so can
boost the number of job applicants by as much as 400%, Amazon says in one message, without explaining how it came up with the statistic. Conversely, the company says, screening for marijuana cuts the prospective worker pool by up to 30%.

One delivery partner, who stopped screening applicants at Amazon’s behest, says
marijuana was the prevailing reason most people failed drug tests. Now that she’s only testing for drugs like opiates and amphetamines, more drivers pass.

Other delivery companies are continuing to screen applicants,
concerned about the insurance and liability implications in the many states where weed use remains illegal. They also worry that ending drug testing might prompt some drivers to toke up before going out on a route.

Becoming the King of Next-Day Delivery - 3rd Party Logistics Services Offering?
Report: Amazon Air puts 70% of US population within next-day reach
An expanded route network, more sophisticated scheduling through hub airports and greater use of partner airlines to supplement its fleet have significantly enhanced Amazon Air’s ability to conduct overnight deliveries, according to new research from DePaul University.

Amazon Air now serves 42 domestic airports that are within 100 miles of 70% of the U.S. population. Amazon Air now has 73 aircraft in its fleet — smaller Boeing 737s and 767 widebody aircraft — and now averages 163.5 flights per day.

Amazon will expand flight operations by another 12% to 14% in the coming months and fleet will reach more than 80 jets.

Amazon-Affirm partnership that lets consumers buy expensive things in installments







Athens, GA: Man accused in $70,000 shoplifting case
Authorities have charged a Clarke County man in what they call a massive shoplifting case. Police shared a surveillance video from a local Academy Sports that they say shows Joshua Martin leaving the store with a huge plastic bag of stolen goods. According to investigators, the 32-year-old Martin never runs, always walks out, and has been doing shoplifting crimes for almost a year. Authorities say he also hit a Kohls on Aug. 18. Deputies raided his apartment, where they say they found hundreds of stolen hats, shoes, and pieces of sportswear. In total, officials estimate he may have had over $70,000 worth of stolen merchandise from the alleged statewide shoplifting spree. When deputies went to arrest Martin Tuesday, they say he barricaded himself in his apartment for about a half-hour. They eventually were able to go in and arrest him. Martin has been charged with two counts of felony shoplifting. More charges are expected in the upcoming days.

Spring Hill, TN: Spring Hill officers nab credit card thieves allegedly part of national crime syndicate
Spring Hill Police arrested two people suspected of being involved in a nationwide theft ring. It happened Saturday outside a store in The Crossings shopping center. Police tell News 2 that a man and woman stole a credit card from a shopper at Target. Police say the duo is part of a larger ring that uses distraction techniques to essentially pick-pocket shoppers of their credit cards. Once the thieves have the credit card, they load up gift cards that they can redeem anywhere. Lieutenant Mike Foster with Spring Hill Police Department says the operation involves tens of thousands of dollars and possibly hundreds of victims across the country. On Saturday, officers got a call from loss prevention officers after being tipped by a female shopper that a man and woman stole her credit card from her purse. Officers responded a quickly arrested the couple, identified as 37-year-old Saul Alejandro Serrano Vega from Van Nuys, California and 27-year-old Maria Guzman from Long Beach, California.

Update: Roanoke, VA: Woman sentenced for credit card fraud after buying nearly $5,500 in Best Buy items
Back in 2016, she used three different people’s credit card accounts at the Valley View Best Buy. A 61-year-old woman from Buchanan will spend two years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to multiple credit card fraud charges from summer 2016. Court documents show that on three separate occasions, Patricia Moseley used three different people’s credit card accounts to purchase merchandise from the Best Buy in Roanoke. In February 2021, Moseley pleaded guilty to all three counts of access device fraud. More specifically, she admitted to using their credit card accounts to purchase a total of $5,475 in merchandise without their knowledge or consent. When she pleaded guilty, she said that on June 30, 2016, she bought $1,368 in merchandise from the Valley View Best Buy. Then again, on July 6, 2016, Moseley bought items that totaled $2,737 while using one person’s credit card account without their permission or knowledge. The investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service and Virginia State Police.

Concord, NH: Man indicted on Felony Organized Retail Crime charges in Merrimack County for theft of Baby Formula
Ryan Appel-Sullivan, 33, of Water Street in Exeter on a felony organized retail crime enterprise charge. He was accused of acting as a lookout for others after baby formula was stolen from Hannaford in Hooksett on April 1, 2019.

Wausau, WI: Marathon Co. Crime Stoppers is searching for a Theft Ring
"Three males distracted a woman shopping in the County Market in Wausau and stole her wallet," Marathon Co. Sheriff's Deputy Brad Tatro says. Investigators say the thieves used one of the woman's credit cards to buy prepaid gift cards at Sam's Club totaling $4300. It appears the thieves have targeted other shoppers--including another one earlier in Wausau. "They stole the woman's credit cards and bought $8,000 worth of gift cards," Deputy Tatro says. In addition, similar reports have come in from Marshfield, Stevens Point, Eau Claire, Onalaska and Brown County.

Columbus, OH: Suspected Robbery leads to physical fight with Menards Security Officers
An alleged robbery at Menards led to a physical fight between two store officers and two robbery suspects who had allegedly grabbed several items without paying. Columbus police say it happened at the Menards at 1805 Morse Rd. on Monday, August 30. Two suspects entered the store around 11:15 a.m. and allegedly grabbed several items before leaving through the Garden Center. Police say a loss prevention officer approached the suspects and the confrontation turned physical. A Menards security officer tried to assist, according to police, and was bitten in the arm. The officers managed to recover the allegedly stolen items, then the suspects took off in a gray truck.

Berks County, PA: Man stole 28 cases of Red Bull from Target
Muhlenberg Township police arrested a Fleetwood man as he was leaving the Target Store along Fifth Street Highway after shoplifting 28 cases of Red Bull energy drink, authorities said Wednesday. Jesse Bredbenner, 22, was taken into custody after an officer used his patrol vehicle to block Bredbenner’s vehicle in the parking lot.

Lower Allen Township, PA: Candle theft at CVS
On August 28, 2021 around 7:13 PM, the Lower Allen Township Police Department was dispatched to the CVS on Carlisle Road for a non-active retail theft. An employee was walking through the store and noticed that two shelves were completely empty. She was able to do an inventory and discovered that 51 candles were missing. She then reviewed video and found that the two pictured females stole $993.99 worth of merchandise earlier in the day around 2:30 PM. Both females used a child in a car seat in their shopping cart to conceal the stolen merchandise.







Shootings & Deaths

Houston, TX: Second victim dies after Houston shooting that killed NOPD Officer
A second victim who was placed on life support after he was shot alongside an off-duty New Orleans police officer has died. On Wednesday, New Orleans Councilman Jay Banks confirmed that DJ Riculfy died in the hospital nearly two weeks after the shooting. Dyrin "DJ" Riculfy, 43, was a member of the Zulu Social Aid & Please Club. Riculfy was shot during an attempted robbery while eating at a restaurant in Houston with a group of people on August 21. NOPD Officer Everett Briscoe was also shot but died at the scene. Houston police have arrested two suspects in connection to the shooting. Anthony Jenkins, 21, and Frederick Jackson, 19, have both been charged with capital murder. Authorities believe a third person was involved, but have not released any information on the possible suspect.

Albuquerque, NM: Shots fired at the head of C-Store Employee
Two weeks ago, armed robbers walked into a family-owned Albuquerque convenience store around closing time. They took what they could, and before leaving, one of the suspects fires off a shot just inches from the clerk’s head. Employees at the store said the entire ordeal was traumatizing.

Richmond, VA: Family still seeking justice one year after father of four is shot at a C-Store
On Aug. 27, 2020, Richmond police responded to a shooting around 8:30p.m. at a 7-Eleven on Chamberlayne Avenue near Azalea Avenue. According to police, Fields was found in the parking lot with gunshot wounds and died at the scene. Forty-nine year old Craig Maryland is now charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in connection with the case. Richmond Police said Maryland and Fields knew each other. They two had gotten into a fight, which led to the shooting.


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Fort Smith, AR: Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing at C-Store
A man has been charged in Sebastian County Circuit Court in connection with a stabbing at a convenience store Tuesday night. Jacob Riley Favela, 22, of Fort Smith was charged with one count each of attempted first degree murder, armed aggravated robbery, kidnapping and with being a habitual offender, according to a Wednesday news release from Sebastian County Prosecutor Dan Shue. Favela will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 8. A post on the Fort Smith Police Department's Facebook page Tuesday stated Favela had been arrested on suspicion of first-degree battery and on a parole violation. This was after police responded to a 61-year-old man being stabbed at a convenience store at 3620 N. O St. at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. The probable cause affidavit for Favela stated the man, identified as Michael Robinson, had been stabbed repeatedly in the hands and neck Tuesday. He was taken to Mercy Hospital Fort Smith to undergo emergency surgery for his injuries. Favela both described his desire to "act out a homicidal tendency" and admitted to hurting Robinson during an interview at the Police Department, the affidavit states. He suffered cut injuries on his left fingers from using a knife, which was found under a bed at his mother's house.

Manchester, NH: Customer confronts a shoplifter suffers life-threatening injuries at 7-Eleven
A customer who confronted would-be shoplifters at a 7-Eleven in Manchester last Monday night suffered life-threatening injuries during a melee between customers and a group of youths, police said. The victim and others confronted youths who were causing trouble and trying to steal things inside the South Main Street store, police said. The confrontation escalated and the victim was allegedly punched in the face. Outside, he was assaulted again, fell to the ground and hit his head on the pavement. Police said he was transported to Catholic Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Police arrested four people, three juveniles and Bernard Doe, 19, of Manchester. Doe is charged with felony riot, and the investigation is continuing, police said.

Hillsborough County, NH: 9 people facing felonies in Walmart shoplifting, theft incidents
Repeat shoplifters at Walmart beware — you could be staring at a state prison sentence. Last month a Hillsborough County grand jury issued felony charges against nine people accused of shoplifting and other theft-related crimes against the Walmart in Manchester. The charges involve eight separate incidents. Two people were charged in a single attempt to swipe goods by hiding them in storage bins. The charges are detailed in the monthly batch of indictments issued by a grand jury sitting in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester.
They are all class B felonies, which carry a maximum prison term of 3.5 to 7 years.

In one of the busiest courts in the state, it’s not unusual for the Hillsborough North grand jury to issue 100 or more formal charges a month.
But to have nine involving incidents at a single retailer, even one of the city’s largest, is unusual. Shawn Sweeney, the manager of the Hillsborough County prosecutors who brought the indictments, said Wednesday he can’t explain the reason for the spate of Walmart cases. “There’s nothing in particular happening here with regard to shoplifting offenses or Walmart,” said Sweeney, first assistant in the Manchester office of Hillsborough County Attorney John Coughlin. “There is no specific reason for these turn of events,” wrote Manchester police spokesman Heather Hamel in an email. A defense attorney said the felony shoplifting charges stem from a years-old three-strikes law that elevates petty shoplifting charges to felonies in the case of someone facing a third offense.

Columbus, OH: Shoplifter Kicked Out of Family Dollar Shatters Window Continues Stealing
It is absolutely bonkers the effort this woman put into shoplifting at a Family Dollar last week. It was just a normal Wednesday afternoon at a Family Dollar store in Columbus, Ohio until things got crazy. A 23-year-old woman named Elizabeth Dowell was arrested after she was caught shoplifting. In a normal world, that would pretty much be the whole story. Well, the world is far from normal these days. Dowell was allegedly caught shoplifting and was kicked out of the store by employees. When Elizabeth Dowell allegedly attempted to get back into the store, the employees locked the doors. The suspect wasn't letting locked doors stand in her way according to, Dowell reportedly used a chunk of concrete to smash the glass on the doors and unlocked them. She then went inside and stole “arms full of merchandise,” police say. The police report goes on to say that Dowell allegedly threatened store employees with a razor after breaking back into the Family Dollar. The 23-year-old suspect has been charged with aggravated robbery and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Plantation, FL: Police have taken a Grocery store armed robbery suspect into custody

Tupelo, MS: Tupelo and Fulton PDs ask for help in credit card fraud investigation




C-Store – Norfolk, NE – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Shelbyville, TN – Armed Robbery
C-Store Albuquerque, NM – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Casper, WY – Robbery
Dollar General – Meriden, KS – Robbery
Family Dollar – Columbus, OH – Armed Robbery
GameStop – San Antonio, TX – Armed Robbery
Gas Station – Prince William County, VA – Armed Robbery
Gas Station – Kent, WA – Armed Robbery
Hardware – Columbus, OH – Robbery
Jewelry – Hurst, TX – Robbery
Jewelry – Moorestown, NJ – Robbery
Jewelry – Ontario, CA – Robbery
Liquor – Smithtown, NY – Robbery
Pharmacy – Montgomery County, MD - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven – Manchester, NH – Robbery                                                  

Daily Totals:
• 16 robberies
• 0 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 60 robberies
• 8 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

Click to enlarge map



None to report.

Submit Your New Hires/Promotions
or New Position

See all the Industry Movement







Feature Your Job Here For 30 Days -

70% Aren't On The Boards

Post your job listing

Featured Job Spotlights

Help Your Colleagues By Referring the Best

Refer the Best & Build the Best


District Asset Protection Manager
Burlington, MA - posted September 1

The District Asset Protection Manager is responsible for mitigating safety and security related risks for the organization through the implementation of programs, procedures, policies and training. This role promotes a safe store environment while addressing and minimizing loss caused by shrink, theft and fraud in assigned stores, across multiple locations...

LP Manager - Distribution Center (Temporary)
Carteret, NJ - posted August 20

As we commence relocating our operations to our brand new facility in Piscataway, NJ you will be assigned to the Carteret location to insure company Loss Prevention and Operational compliance are met. You will work with the Piscataway Loss Prevention Manager as well as the Director of Loss Prevention and Distribution Management in maintaining a safe and secure facility as operations are transferred...

Seasonal Asset Protection Associate
Charlotte, NC - posted August 10

The Asset Protection Associate (APA) is responsible for the detection, apprehension, or deterrence of customer and associate activity that could result in a loss to Ralph Lauren. APAs are also responsible for ensuring a safe environment for all customers, associates, and vendors...

Corporate Security Manager
Calabasas, CA - posted August 13

The Corporate Security Manager will, among other things, (a) be responsible for ensuring a safe and secure environment for our employees, vendors, and visitors, (b) develop, manage, execute and continuously improve corporate security processes and protocols, and (c) lead a team of security specialists at our corporate offices...

Area Loss Prevention Manager
Pittsburgh, PA and/or Cleveland, OH - posted July 30

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...

Regional Manager LP, Audit & Firearms Compliance
Indianapolis, IN - posted July 21

The Central Regional Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for the control and reduction of shrinkage at the stores in their Territory and the company’s Distribution Centers. Investigate and resolves all matters that jeopardize or cause a loss to the company’s assets...

Senior AP Operations Manager, Supply Chain
Albany, OR - posted July 14

As a Senior Assets Protection Operations Manager (SAPOM), you’ll manage a multi-level team comprised of both exempt AP leaders and non-exempt AP Security Specialists responsible for the execution of Assets Protection routines and initiatives to support secure environments and protect Target’s profitability...


Featured Jobs


Vice President
VP AP Four Corners Group Remote August 11
VP Corp. Security NFI Industries Camden, NJ June 29
VP, Risk Management YRC Worldwide Overland Park, KS August 9

LP Dir. 2nd Ave LLC Bensalem, PA August 30
Associate Dir. LP Chewy Wilkes-Barre, PA July 28
LP Director The Company, Retail Gas Stations Upland, CA August 9
AP Supply Chain Dir. CVS Health Conroe, TX September 2
Sr. Dir. Global Security eBay San Jose, CA July 19
Sr. Dir. Physical Security & LP Fanatics USA (Remote) July 27
Dir. AP/Risk Management Ferragamo USA Secaucus, NJ August 20
Director - AP Investigations (Remote) Gap Inc. U.S. July 27
Safety & LP Associate Dir. Goodwill of Southern Arizona Tucson, AZ August 23
Sr. Dir. Risk Management, LP & Safety Goodwill of Central Florida Orlando, FL April 6
Dir. Safety/Risk Mgmt. Goodwill of SE Louisiana New Orleans, LA April 2
Dir. Risk Mgmt Goodwill of South Mississippi Gulfport, MS August 25
Dir. of Safety Ocean State Job Lot North Kingstown, RI June 1
Executive Dir. AP Panda Restaurant Group Rosemead, CA January 28
Dir. AP Walgreens Chantilly, VA August 20

Corporate/Senior Manager
AP Mgr of Investigations & Supply Chain Belk Charlotte, NC August 30
Sr. Mgr, Field AP Carvana U.S. July 30
Sr. Analyst Profit Protection Chico's FAS Fort Myers, FL July 30
Sr. Mgr Supply Chain AP Home Depot Atlanta, GA August 10
Sr. Mgr Environmental Health Safety Home Depot Atlanta, GA May 14
Manager, Corp. Investigations Saks Fifth Avenue New York, NY July 29
Sr. Mgr Fraud Saks OFF 5th New York, NY August 20












The first step to having a successful mentoring experience is to change your definitions about it as it doesn't have to be a long-term commitment and it can even be for a specific project, a specific incident, or even for a specific weakness that you may have. The point is, while you may have the desire to find one, you may want to consider how you can be one for someone as well. A successful mentoring program offers an executive an oasis, a place of safety and trust, a place where you can get answers and advice about your own career. Just remember pay it forward and return the good deed.

Just a Thought,



Post Your Tip or Advice!
(content subject to approval)



RILA AP Conference

APEX Grocery
Sept. 15-17

2021 GROC Virtual Summit
Sept. 16

RFID Journal LIVE!
Sept. 26-28

GSX 2021
Sept. 27-29

RH-ISAC Cyber Intelligence Summit
Sept. 28-29

Oct. 4-6

Nov. 7-11

CLEAR Conference
Nov. 16-18

2022 Events

RLPSA Conference
April 10-13

See More Events


Get your job e-mailed to everyone... everyday
Post on our Featured Jobs Board!


Not getting the Daily?
Is it ending up in your spam folder?
Please make sure to add to your contact list, address book, trusted sender list, and/or company whitelist to ensure you receive our newsletter. 
Want to know how? Read Here

Advertise With The D&D Daily

36615 Vine Street, Suite 103
Willoughby, OH 44094
copyright 2009-2019
all rights reserved globally