LP Magazine

MAR-APR 2018

LP magazine publishes articles for loss prevention, asset protection, and retail professionals covering shrinkage, investigations, shoplifting, internal theft, fraud, technology, best practices, and career development.

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Organized Retail Crime in Idaho 3rd Annual Conference Washington Group Plaza, Boise orcaid.org CALENDAR March 13–15, 2018 Jewelers' Security Alliance 40 th Annual Security Seminar Las Vegas, NV jewelerssecurity.org March 18–21, 2018 Shoptalk 2018 The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV shoptalk.com March 19–22, 2018 Merchant Risk Council MRC Vegas 2018 Aria Resort and Casino Las Vegas, NV merchantriskcouncil.org March 22, 2018 Cyber Security Summit Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO cybersummitusa.com April 10–13, 2018 ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition Sands Expo, Las Vegas, NV iscwest.com April 24–26, 2018 International Organization of Black Security Executives 2018 Spring Conference JCPenney Headquarters Plano, TX iobse.org April 29–May 2, 2018 Retail Industry Leaders Association Asset Protection Conference Gaylord Palms Resort Orlando, FL rila.org May 15, 2018 Cyber Security Summit Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, TX cybersummitusa.com June 5, 2018 Cyber Security Summit Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA cybersummitusa.com June 10, 2018 Loss Prevention Foundation "Swing for Certification" Golf Tournament Bear Creek Golf Club, Dallas, TX swingforcertification.org June 11–13, 2018 National Retail Federation NRF Protect Gaylord Texan, Dallas nrfprotect.com petty theft charge had his bail increased from $5,000 to $50,000 based on information provided to the Los Angeles city attorney's office by ALTO US, a risk management technology company that provides retailers an innovative approach to stopping retail theft repeat offenders. On October 25, 2017, Justin Riles was stopped by undercover loss prevention agents for allegedly shoplifting multiple items of shampoo and toothpaste at an Albertsons grocery store on Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. Riles was booked by police and released on $5,000 bail. The ALTO Alliance legal team supporting Albertsons researched Riles' lengthy retail theft background and compiled an extensive case report that was presented to Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Keith de la Rosa. When Riles' arraignment hearing was held on November 17 in Los Angeles Superior Court before Judge Christopher K. Liu, the defendant did not show up, but the ALTO team did. The team, consisting of an attorney, paralegal, and regional operations director, were in court as "friends of the victim"—an almost unprecedented action for a misdemeanor shoplifting case. Based on the ALTO research and their presence in court, the deputy city attorney asked for and received the significant bail increase on the shoplifting charge as well as an increase to $26,000 for each of two outstanding warrants on Riles. "I have seen victim representatives in cases involving large sums of restitution but never on a petty theft case where the victim was asking for relief from the incessant pain caused by a recidivist defendant," said Loren M. Naiman, retired career prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and member of the advisory board for ALTO US. "This is a first for the rights of retail victims and a first in the pushback against unanticipated negative consequences caused by the passage in 2014 of California's Proposition 47." "We are extremely pleased and encouraged by the progress ALTO has made in our efforts to identify and prosecute the habitual offender," said Kathleen A. Smith, CFI, vice president of asset protection for Albertsons-Safeway. "Removing this type of negative element from our stores, creating a safer environment for our customers and associates, and increasing sales is exactly why we partnered with ALTO." Karl Langhorst, CPP, CFI, executive vice president for ALTO US, said, "This is an excellent example of how retailers can provide the additional intelligence needed to assist our criminal justice system to hold recidivist retail theft offenders accountable. ALTO Alliance provides retailers, law enforcement, and prosecutors a state-of-the-art technology solution, supported by concierge-level service, that bridges the offender information gap to ensure justice is served." More on LossPreventionMedia.com For more original news content, see the following articles: ■ Active Shooter Protocol for Stores ■ Credit Card Fraud News: 2018 Update ■ Expansive Active Shooter Drills Aren't the Only Option for Assessing Readiness ■ Preventing Workplace Violence: How to Make Good Threat Assessments Better ■ It's Not Just Employee Victims; Retailers Also Pay for Domestic Violence ■ Key Features and Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management ■ Workplace Violence Encompasses More than You Think ■ Why Do People Steal? Examining the Robin Hood Complex ■ First Annual "Swing for Education" Golf Tournament Hosted by the LP Foundation at NRF PROTECT ■ When Employees Leave, Keep a Close Eye On Your Data ■ Distribution Center Security: How Some of the Biggest Retail Companies Deter Theft and Crime ■ The Chertoff Group Predicts the Top 6 Security Risks of 2018 ■ Retail Theft and Loss Prevention Analytics ■ 2018 Emerging Trends in Cyber Risk for Retail ■ The Numbers Problem ■ Special Event Risk Assessment and Planning continued from page 68 70 MARCH–APRIL 2018 | LOSSPREVENTIONMEDIA.COM

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