From KTVQ, “Business owners know a good employee is better than gold, but one deceptive one can bury a company.
FBI Special Agent John Teeling said about 90 percent of his caseload — surrounds employee embezzlement. It’s generally not sophisticated, and it’s often that valued employee, the last person you’d ever expect, he said.
“White collar crime is real. People work their whole life for their money, their businesses, and it creates incredible harm. It’s different, but it’s incredible suffering. When you steal people’s money, people suffer. It’s a different type of suffering. It’s not a physical pain, but… it is devastating and it is real,” Teeling said.
The FBI also suggests rotating employee duties, carefully watching employees who gamble or have financial or drug problems and maintaining independence between the accounting department and the owner. “