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Moving Up

Michael Oren, CFI, CCEP named Senior Manager - Corporate Asset Protection for Dollar General
Yvonne Rouse, VP of LP Ross Stores, named President of the International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE)
Steve Molina promoted to Director of Supply Chain Security for Under Armour
Kazuya Ohara, LPC named Director of Digital Operations for Foot Locker
Brendan "Ben" Dugan, CFI promoted to Senior Manager, Organized Retail Crime for CVS Health

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LP's New Role: Fighting Counterfeits

U.S. increases liability for online retailers to police counterfeit goods

With news of the U.S. government's plan to step up enforcement of counterfeit goods, law enforcement will have greater rights to inspect warehouses and fulfillment centers of U.S. online marketplaces for counterfeit merchandise.  Read more

New York Braces for Coronavirus: 'It's Inevitable'

 

Chipotle Fined $1.3M Over Thousands of Child Labor Abuses in Mass.

WSJ: U.S. Signals Crackdown on Counterfeit Goods Sold Online

The Trump administration is moving to curb the sale of imported counterfeit goods over the internet, warning electronic commerce platforms and warehouse operators of greater scrutiny and penalties if they don't help ferret out fakes.  Read more

Wells Fargo Scandal: Chief Risk Officer & Chief Auditor Held Accountable & Fined Millions

Regulator also bars former CEO John Stumpf from banking industry and fines him $17.5 million over the firm's fake-accounts scandal.  Read more

Former CEO & Co-Founder of Aspen Skiing Co. Gets 6 Years Prison for Stealing $6M & Selling Online

Husband and Wife Duo Sold Company in 2003, then Started Stealing 13,000 Pairs of Skis Over 12 Years.  Read more

Jeff Bezos hack: Amazon boss's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'

The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources say. Read more

2020 Security Industry Forecast: Prepare Yourself for AI, DIY, More M&A

Two dozen security industry observers explain why the future is bright for those embracing technology, service, business and competitive variables.  Read more

FBI Releases 2019 Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report

Preliminary statistics show overall declines in both violent and property crime in the first half of 2019 compared to the same time frame the previous year.  Read more

#MeToo's Impact Again?

Best Buy Opens Probe Into CEO's Personal Conduct

The board of Best Buy is investigating allegations that Chief Executive Corie Barry had an inappropriate romantic relationship with a fellow executive, who has since left the electronics retailer. Read more

Gun Violence: Mass Shootings in 2019 Up 55% in 5 Years

 

New York's New No-Cash Bail Law Under Fire

the new law puts communities in danger and is "empowering these criminals to actually continue their criminogenic behavior."  Read more

Asset Protection Effort in the Asian Rim

The eight JEAS members visited the China Shop in Qingdao, the largest trade fair in Asia (850 companies).  Read more

Multi-Million $$$ Black Market Driving Laptop Theft Epidemic in Bay Area

"What we know is that overall in the Bay Area there's an extremely lucrative multi-million dollar market for stolen electronics." Read more

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Chris Hackler, VP of AP, Signet Jewelers, Wins JSA's Industry Service Award

The JSA awarded its 15th Annual Industry Service Award to Christina (Chris) Hackler, vice president of Asset Protection - Global for Signet Jewelers.  Read more

Retailers Fail to Fill Holiday Jobs

The study was conducted among 300 U.S. retail hiring managers, with 94% saying their company faced hiring challenges around the 2019 holiday season.  Read more

 

Tampa, FL: Alert LP Agent Stops 'Firebomb' From Exploding at Walmart

Authorities in Tampa say they arrested a woman over the weekend who was trying to build a bomb inside a local Walmart.  Read more

D&D Daily's Most Read & Top Stories

Mass Killings in US Hit New High in 2019

Data compiled by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University shows that there were more mass killings in 2019 than any year dating back to at least the 1970s.  Read more

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3 Members Of Trip-And-Fall Scheme Get 80-60-68 Months Fed. Prison For $31.7 Million Scheme

During the course of the fraud scheme, the defendants, together with others known and unknown, attempted to defraud the Victims of at least $31,791,000.  Read more

Product Safety Failure Takes 4 Children's Lives
IKEA to Pay $46M to Parents of Child Killed by Dresser

The family of the two year old said it would donate $1 million to organizations advocating for more rigorous stability testing for dressers.  Read more

Facial recognition hardware to reach over 800 million devices by 2024

A new report from Juniper Research found that facial recognition hardware will be the fastest growing form of smartphone biometric hardware.  Read more

 

#MeToo Impact Hits the Top - CEOs

CEO turnover jumped 8%, from 148 in November to 160 in December, the second-highest monthly total since Challenger began tracking CEO departures in 2002.  Read more

'Amazon Is a Brand Disaster Waiting to Happen'

The company is playing fast and loose in some markets where it's crucial to maintain the customers' trust.  Read more

Do alcohol and shopping mix?

More shoppers in Virginia will be able to drink alcohol beverages openly at shopping centers if a recently-introduced law is passed.  Read more

 

US cities ramp up security in wake of Iran strike

Cities around the United States are ramping up security in the wake of an American airstrike that killed Iran's top military commander.  Read more

McD's Clamping Down on 'Macho Guys Club Culture' After Last CEO

McDonald's new CEO is determined to make changes at the top to move the company away from a culture that tolerated partying and fraternizing.  Read more

 

Retailers to Pilot Sensormatic RFID for Loss Prevention

Six retailers worldwide will begin piloting a new feature from Sensormatic Solutions (a Johnson Controls company) early next year, using passive UHF RFID for shrink management. Read more

Top News

US Could Appoint a Cybersecurity Leader for Each State

​The USA is considering legislation that would protect local governments by requiring the appointment of a cybersecurity leader for each state. Read more

How Wireless Carriers Open the Door to SIM Swapping Attacks

The FBI has highlighted the issue, and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology lists SIM swapping as a major mobile security threat.  Read more

NRF Podcast: Inside Walmart's Intelligent Retail Lab

Walmart is sprinting ahead with projects like its Intelligent Retail Lab, a fully operating store with an in-store AI lab.  Read more

Will This Be the Year of the Branded Cybercriminal?

Threat actors will continue to grow enterprise-style businesses that evolve just like their legitimate counterparts.  Read more

Cybercrime's Most Lucrative Careers

The highest earners take home more than $167,000 a month. Lower wages hover around 75,000 a month. And as Guirakhoo notes, certain skills net a better income.  Read more

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RCC hosting theft and safety roundtable on January 31

As a response to rising theft, RCC will be leading a coalition of business associations in hosting a Manitoba Retail Crime Round Table on January 31, 2020.  Read more

Cargo theft surges across the Greater Toronto Area - Police struggling to stop it

In 2018, GTA saw 341 reported cargo thefts (Up 247% from 2015), 261 stolen tractors and 86 empty stolen trailers.  Read more

Halifax: ‘End racial profiling’: Protesters rally where woman was arrested; Mother of 2 says she was assaulted by Police after Walmart workers profiled her

 

Calgary, AB: Province cracking down on liquor thefts; Working group looks at ID-scanning

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Organized Retail Crime
2019 YTD
 

$101.2M in theft / 825 cases

1,712 suspects

Q3 2019 ORC Report

Mid-Year.Q2 2019 ORC Report

Q1 2019 ORC Report

Retail Robberies
2019 YTD

6,180 robberies & burglaries
 

Q3 Robbery Report
 

Mid-Year/Q2 Robbery Report
 

Q1 Robbery Report

Retail Violent Deaths

2019

375 total deaths YTD

Q3 Retail Fatalities Report

 

Q2/Mid-Year Retail Fatalities Report

 

Q1 Retail Violent

Death Report

Monthly Robberies & Violence January

  • Week 1 - 18 robberies, 12 burglaries, 0 shootings, 0 killed

  • Week 2 - 102 robberies, 34 burglaries, 3 shootings, 3 killed

  • Week 3 - 80 robberies, 43 burglaries, 1 shootings, 1 killed

  • Week 4 - 102 robberies, 23 burglaries, 0 shootings, 0 killed

  • Week 5 - 32 robberies, 24 burglaries, 2 shootings, 2 killed

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Redwood, CA: Fencing ring bust yields $2M in stolen goods in San Francisco, San Mateo Counties

Authorities targeted a suspected fencing operation during an early morning sting Thursday at several homes along the peninsula and San Francisco, arresting eight people and seizing more than $2 million in stolen property, including electronics, cameras and laptops. Read more

ORC Call To Action: Join the NRF's ORC Investigators Network of over 1,000 LP Professionals

 

Knoxville, TN: ORC Holiday Task Force recovers $170,000 in stolen property, arrests 325 people

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office released its final statistics regarding its Organized Retail Crime Holiday Task Force and what success it had in stopping alleged thieves during the holiday shopping season. Read more

Detroit, MI: VICE Officers raid Livernois Food Center for stolen merchandise

However, people who shop at the store didn't suspect the establishment to be anything but a genuine food mart.  Read more

 

Newport Beach, CA: Woman Behind Bars for Allegedly Stealing $2 Million Worth of Jewelry

A Newport Beach woman was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of stealing merchandise valued at more than $2 million from a high-end jewelry store.  Read more

 

Two Men Charged After Stealing Nearly $20k In Apple Watches And Selling On Mom's Facebook

The watches had been on display and attached to security devices, but the thieves were able to run out of the store with them anyway.  Read more

Roswell, GA: Brazen Thieves Rappel Into Store, Take Millions in Jewelry

Police are searching for several burglars who made off with millions in diamonds after executing a “Mission Impossible”-style heist.  Read more

 

Palo Alto, CA: Bloomingdale's burglarized, trio of thieves steal $83K in jewelry

Thieves targeted a department store on the Peninsula in a brazen smash and grab burglary.  Read more

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