Initiating Workplace Fraud Investigations30-November-2010 Fraud and Insolvency By admin
Preventing or dealing with workplace fraud or theft takes work. Preparation is a big part of this. Even just saying you will be doing background checks during an interview process may help weed out some people from ever being hired.
Business owners should consider the level of risk their business is exposed to. Always presume innocence of staff. However ensure you have policies in place. Breach of these policies may allow you to dismiss staff much easier than simply suspecting them of theft or fraud. The American video below includes some practical tips if you want to initiate an investigation. Be very careful before making accusations of staff who may have been involved in workplace fraud.
Comment from Mark Streeter – Fraud Lawyer
While this video suggests a do-it-yourself approach to fraud investigation is possible to do in-house, it is pretty easy to see how it could get complicated. Streeterlaw are experienced in investigating workplace fraud. Acting quickly is important before evidence can be tampered with. Unfortunately taking the untrained approach, or relying on HR staff as promoted in the video, can give the suspect too much time and power in the situation to cover tracks.
If you suspect workplace fraud or theft give Streeterlaw a call.
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