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Moving Up

Corey May, CBCI promoted to Director, Global Readiness & Business Continuity for Nike
Christopher Perry, CFI Legacy promoted to Director of Asset Protection & Safety for CKE Restaurants
Brendan Saritschniy promoted to Head of Global Programs & Services (Corporate Security) for Amazon
Nicholas Cranfill promoted to Director of Loss Prevention for Variety Wholesalers

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Two Former Ebay Employees Plead Guilty To Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign Targeting Natick, MA Couple

Two former employees of eBay, Inc. pleaded guilty today to their roles in a cyberstalking campaign targeting the editor and publisher of a newsletter.  Read more

Retail Top Leading Activity for Workplace Homicides

Workplace violence was the second leading cause of occupational fatalities, behind transportation incidents (2,080 deaths).  Read more

Grocery LP Execs Share Insights on Managing Store Operations During a Crisis

The teams that manage grocery store operations during hurricanes and snowstorms have recently had to figure out how to activate emergency plans.  Read more

Amazon Accused of Using Monopoly Power as E-Commerce 'Gatekeeper'

A congressional panel took direct aim at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s defenses against antitrust scrutiny of its retail dominance and detailed allegations about how the company wields its market power.  Read more

California Fire is Now a 'Gigafire,' A rare designation for a blaze that burns at least a million acres

California recorded its first gigafire in modern history on Monday, after the expansive August Complex in the northern part of the state.  Read more

After summer of protests, U.S. National Guard puts troops on standby for coming months: officials

The military police "Rapid Response Units" had been established in the past month and could deploy to any part of the country within 24 hours.  Read more

Sensormatic Solutions Predicts the 2020 Top Busiest Holiday Shopping Days

COVID-19 impacts shopping behaviors, but top 10 days
expected to account for over a third of holiday traffic.  Read more

Amazon workers march to Jeff Bezos' mansion,
calling for higher wages, protections

Demonstrators on Sunday marched to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Beverly Hills mansion, protesting company working conditions during the COVID-19 crisis.  Read more

Fearing 2nd Wave, N.Y.C. Will Adopt Restrictions in Hard-Hit Areas

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an emergency crackdown, saying that he intended to impose new restrictions in 20 hot spots in Brooklyn and Queens.  Read more

'Self-Proclaimed Security Team' Keeping Louisville Demonstrations in Check

The presence of the armed security teams are a reminder of how the nationwide protests have come from the mostly spontaneous demonstrations.  Read more

With the US making no progress on average daily Covid-19 cases last month, officials fear a coming crisis

The US made no progress in lowering its baseline of Covid-19 cases in the past month despite experts' urgent admonitions.  Read more

Diversity & Inclusion Has Become a Movement

Numerous organizations have reported a notable increase in participation and investment in training for diversity, equity and inclusion.  Read more

 

An Inside Look At The Chicago Police Looting Task Force

A few mouse clicks here, a couple taps there - combing through hours of video can be tedious. But a split-second shot can be a big break.  Read more

D&D Daily's Most Read & Top Stories

FBI 2019 Crime Report Shows Continued Decline in Violent & Property Crimes

For the third consecutive year, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased when compared with the previous year's statistics.  Read more

Retailers Called Out On COVID Gag Orders
Walmart's 'United for Respect' Activist Group

Walmart employees worked with labor activist group United for Respect to create their own COVID-19 tracker and found that 22 workers have died from COVID-19.  Read more

Security Officer's Annual Fatality and Injury Report
According to a new report from Private Officer, 273 security officers have died over the past year, including 190 who died from COVID-19 .  Read more

Retailers, brands and NACDS join Buy Safe America 

Several leading personal care and beauty brands are joining the ranks of the Buy Safe America Coalition, a group focused on combating organized retail crime.  Read more

'Inside eBay's Cockroach Cult: The Ghastly Story of a Stalking Scandal'

In the deranged summer of 2019, prosecutors say, a campaign to terrorize a blogger crawled out of a dark place in the corporate soul.  Read more

U.S. Trending In Wrong Direction As Coronavirus Cases Rise In First Week Of Fall
The United States posted its highest-average number of cases over a seven-day span since August on Saturday, according to data from the CDC.  Read more

Here are some of the many highlights from
this week's virtual NRF PROTECT event

Check out the Daily's recap of this week's NRF PROTECT ALL ACCESS virtual event.  Read more

Organized Rioters?

Video emerges of 'riot supplies' being unloaded from U-Haul truck in Louisville

Footage showing a U-Haul truck full of 'riot supplies' being unloaded ahead of protests in Louisville has raised questions about the organizers.  Read more

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RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its 14th Annual RFID Journal Awards

The goal is to recognize the leaders in the RFID and IoT field, and to foster the adoption of such technologies by highlighting the best deployments and product offerings.  Read more

Retailer Hit with 2nd Largest GDPR Fine Ever
H&M fined $41 million for staff privacy breaches in Germany

H&M has been fined 35 million euros ($41.1 million) after monitoring "several hundred employees," including recording extensive information about family issues, religious beliefs, and illnesses.  Read more

Study: The Average American is Filmed by At Least an Estimated 238 Security Cameras a Week

In a study conducted by the Safety.com security team, research has found that the average American is filmed by security cameras over 230 times a week.  Read more

Senate Passes SAFE WEB Act - On Trump's Desk Now

"This important, bipartisan legislation strengthens the Federal Trade Commission's ability to protect Americans from international fraudsters and scammers."  Read more

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Canada 'going in the wrong direction' on COVID-19, Trudeau says as cases rise through most of country

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted Monday that efforts to prepare Canada for a second wave of COVID-19 have fallen short.  Read more

30 percent of Canadians now nervous to shop-in store

With the end of the year fast approaching, Google has revealed new data on Canadians shopping habits amid the COVID-19 pandemic and leading up to the holidays.  Read more

Winnipeg police warning of COVID-19-related frauds and scams

Accused of COVID price gouging, Calgary company pleads guilty and admits to 'grossly excessive' prices

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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
2020 YTD

5,013 robberies & burglaries
 

Q3 2019 Robbery Report
 

Mid-Year/Q2 Robbery Report
 

Q1 2019 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 October

  • Week 1 - 85 robberies, 19 burglaries, 1 shooting, 1 killed

  • Week 2 -77 robberies, 21 burglaries, 0 shootings, 0 killed

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Chinese Nationals Involved in $1.1 Million Gift Card Fraud Scheme

Two Chinese nationals involved in a $1.1 million fraud scheme involving gift cards, have both pleaded guilty.  Read more

Amador County, CA: Tractor Supply Store Manager Under Investigation For Theft and Ties To Mexican Drug Cartel

Amador County Sheriff's deputies say it's all tied to an investigation of a Tractor Supply Company store assistant manager.  Read more

San Francisco, CA: Major Area Retail Theft Ring Busted; Five Suspects Arrested; $8 Million In Stolen Merchandise Recovered

Five suspects were facing a variety of charges and approximately $8 million in stolen merchandise has been recovered.  Read more

Ex-employee at Austin Library stole $1.3 million in Printer Toner

The theft occurred from 2007 and 2019 when Whited could approve his own purchases and was subjected to little oversight by supervisors.  Read more

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Lessons from a Four-Star General

By Phil Thomson, Co-CEO at 
Auror, the Retail Crime Intelligence Platform working with retailers across the world.

Shortly after taking command of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in Iraq, General Stanley McChrystal realised he had a major problem with intelligence. This problem had given the terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, the upper hand against the world's best military with some of the most advanced technology available. So General McChrystal went about completely changing how JSOC and its partners operated with a focus on intelligence that empowered his teams.

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