More often than not, employee theft is a solitary action. Most employees who steal are doing it solo. When they invite in additional parties, they are faced with a whole new set of concerns, mostly surrounding the trust between these partners in crime.
Having more than one person in on a theft job can be problematic. There are questions about whether or not they trust each other. What happens if one of them gets cold feet? What happens if they start to get greedy and want to steal more than the initial agreement was for? Can both employees be trusted to uphold and execute their end of the scheme?
Because of those kinds of concerns, many employee theft cases are ones that have acted solo. The good news is that by using the buddy system within your business, you have a better chance to deter internal theft.
One of the easiest times for an employee to steal is when they open and close down the tills. If there is only one person in the building, temptation has a funny way of sneaking in. When two or more employees are in the building and part of the opening and closing process, temptation is easier to be held at bay.
The same rule applies for refunds and returns. If an employee can access and perform refunds at will, there is little stopping them from taking advantage of the opportunity to perform their own fraudulent refund. When another employee (or manager) has to sign off and validate those returns, employee theft is less likely.
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