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Often, these theft events will occur in the retail setting, but there are other ways by which the devices can be used to steal information. Unfortunately, all it requires is a little illicit technology and a lot of criminal intent.
Simply stated, embezzlement involves a breach of trust. The nature of embezzlement can be either minor in nature (for example, a dishonest employee pocketing a few dollars from the cash register), or involve immense sums of money and sophisticated schemes.
Not every solution needs to feed into the crime prevention arms race. An important foundation, say researchers and industry experts, is for retailers to assess whether their basic control policies and procedures might be inadvertently contributing to employee dishonesty.
Using rapport-building techniques with the subject can aid in gleaning information that can help identify and build rationalizations to be used later in the interview process. Establishing a rapport is a critical part of the interview, helping to build trust and injecting a certain level of serenity into the process.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Chad McIntosh is the vice president of loss prevention and risk management for Bloomingdale's. He has more than forty years of loss...
Everyone has known an Eric. He was the person who could join a crowd and seem to know everyone moments later. Walk with him into a crowded pub, and in minutes, he would be laughing and moving from person to person as if he had been a regular there for years.
Employees should be taught the signs of customer who uses a stolen credit card. Credit card fraud detection signs may include the red flags listed in this post.
Compassion can be an important component to assist people when they decide to tell the truth. How might you, as an interviewer, apply compassion to your conversations about employee dishonesty?
One question I have been asked frequently is, “How did you know how to battle retail shrink in the grocery business, especially considering your...
Over 432,000 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2017 by just 21 large retailers who recovered over $188 million from these thieves, according...