At times, even good employees may have a tendency to steal. But what can possibly motivate an honest person to make a bad decision?
In some ways, embezzlement can be perceived as similar to any addiction. Once a fraudster starts, they have a hard time stopping. Worse, with each repeated theft, the “good employee gone bad” gains confidence that they will never get caught. They think that they cannot be caught, or at minimum that they are “smarter than everyone else” – that is, until the experienced forensic CPA or Certified Fraud Examiner arrives!
National statistics and our own first-hand experience indicate that internal fraud and employee embezzlement is not going away anytime soon. So what’s the easiest and least costly step that a company or organization can implement to combat the hidden threat of employee misappropriation, theft and fraud?
There has never been a more crucial time to be cautious while on the Internet. Reports come in every day about the latest victims of phishing emails. It is of upmost importance that you and your business are aware of these scams, as they could end up stealing fortunes from your pockets or sometimes even worse – proprietary, confidential data.