Employee Fidelity/Workplace Fraud

Disappearing petty cash… false billing… bogus cheques… altered expense claims… credit card fraud… financial misrepresentation…

Theft occurs in all kinds of organizations including small, not-for-profit agencies, retirement homes, schools and faith communities. Sadly, the culprits are often ‘insiders’ – managers, employees and volunteers who were once valued and trusted members of the community.

Employee fraud ranges from simple theft – taking donations from a collection box in a place of worship or stealing cash and other valuables in a care home – to cheque forgery, bogus invoices, and elaborate accounting schemes. In some cases, employees have diverted small sums on a regular basis. Over a period of years –even decades– this may add up…

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