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Asset Protection for the Small Business

The protection of company assets in the small office is normally very informal and left to the honesty of the employees. Unfortunately, this is not always effective and appropriate.

Interview and Interrogation Training: The Five Types of Lies

When trying to obtain the truth from a dishonest employee or other interview, we typically see five types of lies. Here they are.

The Hidden Cause of Employee Theft and How to Stop It

There are many ways your employees can steal from you. From the “borrowing” of office supplies to overreporting of hours, there’s no one with greater opportunity to help themselves to your company assets.
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Post-Pandemic Employee Fraud Expected to Increase Predict Experts

There has been a sharp drop in crime during stay-at-home directives and social isolation. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said his city hasn’t...
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How to Expand Admissions in Employee Theft Cases

It is rare for an associate to be caught the first time they engage in dishonest behavior. When a person is caught the very first time they steal, it is likely they have been involved in a pattern of theft activity elsewhere.

Interview and Interrogation Training: Rationalizing in the Third Person

This International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI discussing the importance of rationalizing in the third person. When we rationalize with the subject, what we’re doing is we’re allowing them to save face while we’re showing understanding.

Interview and Interrogation Training: Withholding Evidence

This International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI, discussing the importance of withholding key evidence during an interview or interrogation. The term "withholding" really means keeping the information within the investigative resources. By not releasing that information to your subject, it gives you several advantages in the conversation.
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Cheater, Cheater: Dishonest Workplace Behavior Is a Complicated Phenomenon

For those charged with protecting company assets, a couple of recent news items raised red flags about dishonest insiders. Multiple studies underscore the risk from dishonest insiders and found that an important security tactic—the “two-person rule”—isn’t always enough. The research also provide insights into how employees rationalize dishonest behavior.

2019 National Retail Security Survey Finds Increase in Shrink

Theft, fraud, and losses from other retail “shrink” totaled $50.6 billion in 2018, up from $46.8 billion the year before.
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Interview and Interrogation Training: Enticement Questions

The great thing about the enticement question is that we can use it regardless of whether we have any evidence. The wording of the question thus becomes very important.
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