Business & Retail Crime Awareness Seminar


The Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), the South American Theft Group Intelligence Network and Keiser University invite business owners and members in the retail and loss prevention industries to attend critical training at the “Business and Retail Crime Awareness Seminar 2017.” Expert speakers will share the newest information on cyber security risks, credit card fraud and other serious issues beneficial to employees, customers and stakeholders.

Topics and speakers include “Beyond the Traffic Stop” with Captain Pete Hedrick of the LCSO Highway Interdiction Unit where you learn to identify counterfeit credit cards, gift cards and fraudulent checks; LCSO staff officer Scott Griffith examines how to plan for workplace violence or an active shooter situation; Robert Taylor, director of the South American Theft Group, discusses “Stealing From Your Bottom Line,” about travelling thieves and the crimes they commit; and Carrie Kerskie, director of the Identity Fraud Institute, instructs “Business Security Risks: Cybersecurity & Data Breaches.”

The program is Thursday, May 11, at Keiser University at 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway in Fort Myers, with a continental breakfast and lunch, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is necessary to attend the free event, as there is limited seating. To register, call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-258-3287.


Gary Mooney