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  • Loss Prevention Staff Stealing at Nordstrom’s

    By Curtis Baillie - Tuesday September 30, 2008
    The other week an investigation by Nordstrom’s and police revealed a theft ring working out of the King of Prussia mall store, located in the greater Philadelphia area. This in itself is not unusual news. What's shocking about this case is that...
  • Dallas Passes New Convience Store Security Law

    By Curtis Baillie - Friday September 12, 2008
    Dallas, Texas has passed a new Convenience Store (C-Store) safety ordinance. Houston passed a similar law not long ago. Some of the Dallas requirements include: cameras, mandated storage requirements, alarms with "panic systems" and drop safes. Read...
  • Federal “Organized Retail Crime” bill introduced

    By Curtis Baillie - Friday August 1, 2008
    Congress has introduced legislation that would make "Organized Retail Crime" a federal offense. This is good news as current state laws only address ORC as an individual state issue. Frequently ORC cases encompasses thefts from multiple states...
  • Ohio “ORC” Bill

    By Curtis Baillie - Wednesday June 18, 2008
    The Ohio legislature is hearing testimony regarding a bill that would increase penalities for organized retail crime offenders. The current model of the bill would make it a first or second-degree felony to steal more than $500 in merchandise in a...
  • Where’s the Customer Service?

    By Curtis Baillie - Monday June 16, 2008
    Remember the Wendys commercials where Clara Peller asked , "Where's the Beef?"  I was suddenly reminded of the commercials last week when I was shopping at ShopRite grocery store and a WalMart. First, I was in WalMart at about 11:30AM...
  • City of Vallejo, CA on the Brink of Bankruptcy?

    By Curtis Baillie - Monday June 9, 2008
    I heard on my car radio this AM about the likely prospects of the City of Vallejo, CA possibly filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. For those who are unfamiliar with this city, it's just across the George Miller Bridge, North of San Francisco. This is some...
  • GeekWeekly - RFID Tags

    By Curtis Baillie - Monday June 9, 2008
    In earlier blogs we have talked about RFID technology. Here's an article that appeared last week in "geekweekly" Written by Michelle V. Rafter. RFID Tags Are Tracking Your Every Move By Michelle V. Rafter - Contributor to " g eekweekly...
  • So - The Bank Says Your Deposit is Missing?

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday May 22, 2008
     The following article appears in the publication - Retail Crime, Security, and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference . Published by: Butterworth-Heinemann (February 28, 2008) Authors: Charles Sennewald & John Christman. Your bank deposit...
  • We Don’t Sell Cigarettes Anymore - Followup

    By Curtis Baillie - Monday May 12, 2008
      In February I wrote a blog about Wegmans grocery stores deciding not to sell tobacco products anymore. ( View article ) Last week there was a front page article in USA Today  about pharmacies "putting out their smokes".According to Wendy...
  • Right Brain - Left Brain

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday May 1, 2008
    I'm a longtime student of interpreting body language and eye movements to determine if someone is telling the truth. During my law enforcement and retail loss prevention career I've had the opportunity to interview hundreds of employees suspected of...