November 22, 1996 |
With just one week left before the official start of the year's busiest shopping season, a study warned retailers that they lose billions each year to theft. In 1995, retailers lost $27 billion, or 1.9% of total sales, because of the combination of employee and customer theft, administrative error and vendor fraud, according to the 1996 National Retail Security Survey conducted by the University of Florida's Security Research Project.
January 22, 1993 |
Four Indicted in Alleged Bank Scam: The U.S. attorney's office filed fraud charges against four Florida men, saying they provided San Francisco-based Wells Fargo Bank with false information when applying for a $40-million loan. Harold F. Sahlen Jr., Aarif Dahod, Nelson H. Logal and Lawrence E. C. Bodden are accused of doctoring the books of Sahlen & Associates Inc., a Florida-based security and investigative firm, in order to get the loan in 1989, and then failing to pay the money back.
October 19, 1994 |
Prisons are a growth industry in California, so some entrepreneurs are hoping that the state will turn increasingly to privately owned and operated prisons as a way to shave costs. The Department of Corrections is unlikely to turn over control of maximum-security prisons anytime soon, and officials say private prisons will remain only a limited player as the $3-billion-a-year state prison system expands.
May 10, 1993 |
Shows about the personal lives of Superman and Lois Lane, a teen-age tennis phenomenon and the New York Police Department are among the new television series planned for ABC's fall schedule, sources said Sunday. ABC on Tuesday will be the first network to announce its schedule. The other three networks are expected to unveil their fall programming later this month. Among the ABC shows canceled are "Homefront," "Doogie Howser M.D.
January 31, 1987 |
U.S. marshals confirmed Friday that two suspects charged with setting the New Year's Eve fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, have been transferred to a federal prison near Miami. Hector Escudero Aponte, charged with setting the blaze that killed 96 people, and Armando Jimenez Rivera, accused of providing the fuel, were transferred on Jan. 23 to the Metropolitan Correctional Center south of Miami. Herman Wirshing, the U.S.
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January 9, 1991 |
A federal trial began Tuesday for a man accused of bank robbery who was nabbed with help from a new high-tech tracking device--an instrument whose workings law enforcement officials are trying to keep secret and prosecutors have asked not be revealed in open court. Since its introduction in Orange County in fall of 1989, the electronic tracking system has been used to catch at least six people suspected of bank robbery and other felony suspects.