Captain III Bill Williams, Commanding Officer, Commercial Crimes Division, LAPD

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

Captain III Bill Williams, Commanding Officer of the Commercial Crimes Division, LAPD, and the LAAORCA Law Enforcement Co-Chair gives his opening speeach at LAAORCA 2012.

Tom Arigi - Sr. VP of LP for National Stores

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

LPNN meets up with Tom Arigi, Senior VP of LP for National Stores at the LAAORCA Conference 2012

ORC’s Attack on Retail – Redefining ORC
Filmed January 2017 Live at the NRF Big Show

Organized Retail Crime has changed and grown dramatically over the years. With surging cybercrime such as identity theft, data breaches, skimming and credit card fraud, ORC has become an internationally connected crime. As the retail environment has changed, so must our definition of ORC. To help us quantify its impact on both a national and global scale, John Matas, Vice President - Asset Protection/Investigations & ORC for Macy's, offers his thoughts on the topic, and why a $100-billion estimate may be too conservative.

Organized Retail Crime - Local & National Update

Filmed January 2017 Live at the NRF Big Show

Hear from our ORC panel featuring Millie Kresevich, Director of Asset Protection at Luxottica; Chris DeSantis, Director of Central Investigations & ORC at Macy's; TJ Flynn, Investigations Sr. Manager for JCPenney & President, MetrORCA; and Lt. Tarik Sheppard, Office of the Commissioner of Public Information, NYPD; as they discuss emerging ORC trends, legislative action, and ORCA development throughout the country.

​Organized Retail Crime – The Great Debate #2
Filmed January 18, 2016 Live at the NRF Big Show

Hear from four professionals with unique skills in developing and leading ORC programs in the public and private sectors: Chris DeSantis, Director of Central Investigations & ORC, Macy's; TJ Flynn, Market Investigations Sr. Manager, J.C. Penney; Jim Cosseboom, Manager, Investigations & Corporate Security, Ahold USA, Inc.; and Tarik Sheppard, NYPD Lt. Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. Learn why technology is a double-edged sword when it comes to ORC, how decriminalization laws are forcing retailers to build bigger cases, and where we’re at in establishing a national information-sharing database

The Big Box & Specialty Store ORC Leaders

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

In this five part series, LPNN talks with Joe LaRocca, senior retail partner and senior advisor of Asset Protection for the NRF, Scott Sanford - the Director, Investigations & Training - Loss Prevention for Barnes & Noble and one of the founders of the ORC Solutions - ORC Workbench - the fastest and most successful online organized retail crime detection and prevention tools, Denny Dansak - Kroger's Corporate Manager, ORC, Nelson Harrah - The Gap's Director of Organized Retail Crime, and Deb Lussier - Home Depot's Senior Manager of Central Investigations. In this series you'll learn exactly how these retailers are addressing Organized Retail Crime and how they've built their models. They discuss what they look for in staffing ORC positions and how they measure the effectiveness of their program. This is a great opportunity to see exactly how four major retailers have responded to the ORC problems facing the nation.


Watch the rest of the five-part series: Part 2Part 3Part 4, Part 5

Assistant Chief Michel Moore -- Office of Special Operations, LAPD

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

Assistant Chief Michel Moore, Office of Special Operations for the LAPD offers his opening comments at LAAORCA 2012.

Los Angeles Organized Retail Crime Assocation's Leaders

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

LAAORCA leaders were share how they developed their association, how it works, and what's involved. In this four-part series they talk about exactly how their model operates and give some great advice on how a city or group of retail LP executives can come together and form their own association. With Captain Bill Williams, Commanding Officer, Commercial Crimes Division, LAPD & LAAORCA Law Enforcement Co-Chair; Kent Oda, LAPD Detective; George Torres, CVS & LAAORCA Retail Co-chair; and Joe LaRocca, Senior retail partner and Senior AP Advisor to the NRF - the group's highly energized discussion serves as a great example of how retail and public law enforcement partnerships can successfully work. A must watch for any retail LP executive who is interested in the national ORC efforts.


Watch the rest of the four-part series: Part 2Part 3Part 4

Suni Shampande Session at LAAORCA

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

LAAORCA Session - Retail Loss Prevention & Asset Protection; So, what do we do? Suni Shamapande - Divisional Vice President Loss Prevention, Sears Holdings Corp., and President of the IOBSE (the International Organization of Black Security Executives). In this session Suni talks about the history of how retail evolved from Security to Loss Prevention and Asset Protection. He clearly defines the roles and differences and bridges the gap between the public and private sector. Suni presents a clear and precise case on how the public sector's response to property crime directly correlates to other, more serious crime trends and makes a great case for why the public sector law enforcement industry should indeed take retail-property crime seriously. It's a great model to use for any retail LP executive that's trying to increase their local law enforcement's involvement. It's worth showing to your local law enforcement partners.


Watch the rest of the three-part series: Part 2Part 3



Steve Cooley, District Attorney of Los Angeles County

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

Steve Cooley, District Attorney of Los Angeles County, gives his opening speech at LAAORCA 2012.

​​'$6M Box Stuffer Crew'' Bust

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

LPNN's Exclusive interview with the San Diego Detective Dave Iorillo who busted the "Box Stuffer Crew" for $6.4 million. This crew stole well in excess of the $6.4 million they were busted for - with the Detective estimating they stole over $12 million. Here's our exclusive interview we had with the Detective at the Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crime Association's 3rd annual conference, and a brief case history.

The Drug Store Industry's ORC Leaders

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

In this four part series, LPNN talks with Joe LaRocca, senior retail partner and senior advisor of Asset Protection for the NRF, Jerry Biggs - Walgreens Director of ORC, Jim Lynch - CVS's Dir. LP Corp. Investigations & Security, and Cathy Langley - Rite Aid's Senior Director of Asset Prevention. This series is a specialized and focused group, all from the same industry that happens to probably be the most impacted retail segment of all as it relates to Organized Retail Crime. We talk about where they are and how they measure what they're doing in regards to tackling ORC. From staffing ORC positions to leading them, this group gives you the ability to hear about how ORC is impacting the drug store industry and how they're responding.


Watch the rest of the four-part series: Part 2Part 3Part 4

View the ORC Series page on lpnn.net to see previous Live interviews about ORC.

"ORC in the Retail Industry"

Filmed January 13, 2014 Live in NYC​

Scott Sanford, Director of Investigations & Training for Barnes & Noble, discusses where he thinks the loss prevention industry is going and how we're making progress in the fight against Organized Retail Crime. A subject matter expert on the topic, Scott has a unique gift and ability at resolving ORC cases and has been extremely involved in the national effort for many years. Learn how you can be better prepared to combat the North American epidemic that is ORC. Filmed January 13, 2014 in NYC.

ORC - Interviews from LPNN (Loss Prevention News Network)

Suni Shamapande, President of IOBSE

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

The LPNN interviews Suni Shamapande, President of the International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE), and DVP of LP Sears Full Line stores about the upcoming 2012 IOBSE Spring Conference. In addition they discuss the importance of the networking value at the LAAORCA conference. With one of their primary focuses being student development, the IOBSE has a student sponsorship program where vendors and retailers alike can sponsor selected students, enabling them to attend the conference and gain invaluable experience, knowledge, and networking opportunities that will help them with getting their careers started. Additionally, they have a student internship program where companies can benefit from these aspiring youths and help develop their skills for a rewarding career in Loss Prevention

Sheriff Leroy Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

Sheriff Leroy Baca, LA County Sherrif's Department, gives his opening speech at LAAORCA 2012.

WG Security Products, LPNN's Sponsor for the LAAORCA Conference

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

The D&D Daily's LPNN would like to thank WG Security Products for sponsoring the event coverage at LAAORCA's conference last month. It is only through the help of Ed Wolfe, VP of Business Development, and Graham Handyside, Senior VP Global Operations, that the LPNN was able to bring you these videos.

Organized Retail Crime Roundtable: A National Update   

Filmed June 2014 Live at the NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo

In this national update on ORC, hear from five of the leading experts on this growing threat to the LP industry and the latest efforts to combat it. Denny Dansak, Sr. Corp. Mgr. ORC, The Kroger Co.; Nelson Harrah, Dir. of ORC, Gap Inc.; Tony Sheppard, National Mgr., ORC Unit, CVS Caremark; Debra Lussier, Sr. Mgr., Investigations, The Home Depot; and Scott Sanford, Dir. of Investigations & Training, Barnes & Noble Inc., discuss the link between online fraud and brick-and-mortar crimes, the impact of state ORC laws, and the mounting national effort of ORC associations that are helping to bridge the gap.

17 States - No ORC Laws
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National Stores' LP Team

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

LPNN interviews National Stores' Loss Prevention Team. John Zieman, Regional Manager of Loss Prevention and District Loss Prevention Managers Veasna Koy and Frank Hernandez were interviewed by the LPNN at the February 2012 LAAORCA Conference.

Councilmember Dennis Zine, Third District, City of Los Angeles

Filmed February 2012 Live at LAAORCA's 3rd annual conference

One of four opening speakers at the 2012 LAAORCA conference, Councilmember Dennis Zine, Third District, City of Los Angeles has been heavily involved in the ORC efforts of that city.

Organized Retail Crime – The Great Debate #1

Filmed January 18, 2016 Live at the NRF Big Show

How big is the ORC problem and how should it be defined? How accurate is the $30 billion estimate? What are the implications of the NRSS’ finding that external theft has surpassed internal theft for the first time ever? And how are the current decriminalization trends going to impact ORC long-term? Joining us to tackle these complicated questions are John Matas, VP Asset Protection/Investigations & ORC, Macy's; Millie Kresevich, Director, Asset Protection, Luxottica; and Scott Sanford, Director of Investigations & Training, Barnes & Noble, Inc.