How To Deal With Employee Theft
Do you suspect that one of your employees is stealing from the business? Are you concerned that employee theft is contributing to a serious loss of business profits, but you don’t know where to look? Are you interested in finding out how you can minimize the likelihood of theft in your workplace or online? If any of these questions strike a chord with you, or anxiety about your suspicions is clouding your focus on other important business decisions, you should consider getting professional help to assist you.
When workplace or online theft are suspected, it is not always easy to prove criminal behavior. Even if you have evidence that stealing or embezzlement is really happening, it is often quite tricky to pinpoint the offending party. The top professionals are trained and experienced at cutting through digital camouflauge and barriers, lies, excuses, red herrings and fabricated alibis to ferret out the truth – before it can cause irreparable harm to your business or organization. Give them some time to conduct a thorough investigation and the truth will be revealed sooner rather than later.
If you uncover employee stealing and you do something to break privacy laws while in the process, there is a possibility that you can be sued, or even worse, charged with a crime yourself. Imagine that! Someone is stealing from you and the result could be legal trouble for you, and, potentially, even more cost to you to cover the cost of defending yourself in court! Violating an employee’s rights while you are on the hunt for the truth can still get you into a lot of trouble. This is one of the main reasons that you should not try to be Kojak, but rather allow a pro to do the job thoroughly and within the law.
People who commit crimes usually have a very sensitive antenna that alerts the criminal when someone is close to discovering their illegal activity. If they sense surveillance, they can disappear into thin air. The last thing you want is to have them figure out that you are getting close to uncovering their misdeeds. You do not want to give them time to cover their tracks, disappear or possibly do harm to you. A seasoned private investigator is experienced at pursuing such cases discreetly. Often times, your suspicions may be unfounded, and a good employee can be saved the humiliation and anger at you that a false accusation can generate.
The reality is that you likely are not skilled at uncovering and mounting evidence to convict a thieving employee. It is not as simple as installing a hidden camera and waiting in the wings. There are many tactics that can be used to bring the truth out into the open, but these are methods that only an experienced investigator would know.
An employee stealing from you is bad enough, but trying to deal with it alone could make the situation even worse. If you suspect employee theft, call the Jaye Mundy Investigations pros and get it addressed the right way.