I think an employee stole money from my business, but how much? I just got a call from a vendor who says they haven’t been paid in months, but I know I’ve signed the checks; how is this possible? How can I prevent fraud in my business?
Sometimes the goal is to find money that has gone missing. Sometimes the goal is to put procedures in place to protect money before it goes missing. Whatever the case, it is always helpful to think about how fraud can impact you and your business.
If you suspect an employee has been stealing funds, please call us before you do anything else! There are a number of steps that need to be taken immediately because –
- you do not want to be sued by an accused employee for slander or libel if they did not actually do anything;
- you want to ensure that you recover the maximum amount of funds available if money has been embezzled;
- you want to protect you and your company from real or perceived reputation risk that may arise; and
- you may also want to pursue legal action against the fraudster.
Getting us involved early can help ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to help you determine whether wrongdoing has occurred and prevent further damage to the business as a result of a poorly planned investigation.
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