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The August 2018 issue of LPM Online is Focused On ORC

This edition of LPM Online is focused on organized retail crime (ORC). Here’s a look at the articles in this issue. Please don’t skip over the advertisements and sponsored content that make this publication possible.

Top ORC Units Use Open‑Source Intelligence to Close Cases
LPM’s Garett Seivold looks at retailers and law enforcement that are using open‑source intelligence investigative techniques to connect the dots to identify offenders and close cases more quickly.

Gift Cards Have Become a Common Currency for ORC
Jacque Brittain, LPC, examines how thieves are exploiting retail return policies to receive gift cards that are easily sold online or used in drug transactions.

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Inside the ORC‑Opioid Connection
Does if matter if offenders are stealing to get money to score drugs rather than to pocket cash? We have insights from the Michigan State Police, Ben Dugan from CVS Health, and Walter Palmer.

How ORC Fuels Human Trafficking
Tom Meehan, CFI, examines the ties between ORC and forced prostitution and how investigators can recognize possible human trafficking when interviewing ORC suspects.

Facing a Whale of a Problem, ORCAs Provide Some Answers
ORC associations provide a valuable resource for both retailers and law enforcement. Jacque Brittain, LPC, lists ways for ORCAs to better serve their members who are on the front line fighting ORC.

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5 Things Loss Prevention Professionals Can Do to Impact Retail Crime
Karl Langhorst, CPP, CFI, provides some practical advice for local loss prevention personnel to better partner with law enforcement and prosecutors in the fight against ORC and shoplifting.

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