- Difficult economic times mean more workers are burdened by financial stress.
- Smaller staffs mean more responsibilities and fewer workers; therefore, fewer checks and balances.
- Dissatisfied employees are unable to find different jobs due to a stressed job market.
- More workers are seeing wage freezes despite rising cost of living expenses.
All of these circumstances can tempt some employees to be dishonest. This dishonesty can range from smaller forms of fraud such as exaggerated expense reports and time sheets, to more serious forms of fraud such as forged checks, faulty vendor reports, and even embezzlement. Read more >