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National Crime Prevention Council

American Society for Industrial Security

North Carolina Food Dealers Association

North Carolina Association of Convenience Stores

North Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association

Texas Grocery and Convenience Association

Texas Food Industry Association

North Carolina Association of ABC Boards

Georgia Food Industry Association

North Carolina Treasury Management Association

South Carolina Treasury Management Association

North Carolina Recruiters Association

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

National Responsible Retailing Forum

Oregon Partnership for Substance Abuse Prevention

Connecticut Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking

 Areas of Expertise

Bill Alford is an expert in the field of retail Loss Prevention and management level “hands on” leadership having directed effective programs for major retail companies for the past 20 years.

The following is an example of just a few of the programs and seminars that designed to educate and provide effective tools and procedures that can be put in place immediately to positively impact your Bottom Line!

Of course, all presentations are customized to meet the needs of your organzation.

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Educational Programs and Seminars

  • Internal Theft Detection and Prevention
  • Retail Theft / Shoplifting ("Five Finger Discount")
  • Vendor / Delivery Theft ("Taking a Little Off of the Route")
  • Managing the Media in Crisis Situation ("Media-101 for Non-Media Professionals")
  • Identity Fraud - ("Don't Let Lightning Strike You!")
  • Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery ("Prepare for What You Hope Never Happens")
  • Workplace Violence
  • Identity Theft
  • Check and Credit Card Fraud
  • Responsible Alcohol and Tobacco Retailing

Internal Theft Detection and Prevention
Have you ever had a trusted long-time employee steal from you?   Did you ask yourself WHY? 

Companies and organizations have many tools at their disposal to make sure that their hiring decision are the "right ones".  However, negative behavior from employees still occurs.

Bill has personally interviewed hundreds of "good employees" who turned "to the dark side".  Their stories of rationalization, while not excusing their behavior, do provide a glimpse into human behavior.  Once caught, these employees were asked "what controls need to be in place..or strengthend" to prevent others from falling into the same trap.  Their answers will surprise you!

This presentation is a real-world look at human behavior with regards to the physcology of theft and other negative behavior and illistrates the "whys".
 - Impact of Internal Theft
 - Why Employees Steal  (Understanding Behaviorand the Rationalizations) 
 - How They Steal (Cash, Merchandise,  Products, Supplies, etc.)
 - Accounting Fraud and Embezzlement
 - Easy to Recognize Clues and Signs of Theft
 - Prevention Techniques and How to Address Suspected Theft Behavior
 - Controls and Tools to Deny Opportunity and Detect Internal Theft

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