Crazy Termination Stories – Stealing

December 27, 2018
Office Politics Radio
Office Politics Radio
Crazy Termination Stories - Stealing

Bombthreats. Workplace Violence. People using a conference room as a bedroom.

In HR, you see it all.

But one area of concern that Human Resources professionals have to deal with from time to time is employees who steal.

In this episode, we discuss employees stealing – how to spot it, what to do when it happens, and how to handle it.

We also discuss the story of a particular supervisor who was overseeing part time student workers in a workplace. The supervisor instructed the student workers to give him their password so he could have it when the student workers were not in the office.

After he gave him their passwords, he logged in and diverted small amounts of money into his personal account. Overtime, he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars and had event purchased a house with the stolen money.

Regina was there when the FBI showed up to arrest this supervisor and take him away in handcuffs.

Tune in and hear the story yourself.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

(01:30) The case of the stealing supervisor

(05:00) How the FBI got involved in the case

(06:55) The proper sequence of alerting authorities

(08:25) Internal controls & how fraud is tracked

(11:35) Examples of things stolen

(13:40) Regina’s advice to HR professionals on employees stealing

Sponsor for this episode

This episode is sponsored by Regina Romeo Consulting.

If you are an HR professional and want to learn more about how to get started as an expert witness, we can help.  If you are already advanced as an HR expert witness, we can also give you steps on how to take your HR expert witness business to the next level.

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