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  • Cooking the Books: Restaurant Theft

    Bellagio chef busted for stealing $2K worth of lobster tails. Waiter caught stealing customers’ credit cards, sentenced to 12 years. Restaurant manager catches employee stealing from safe. We all know employee theft happens in most industries. Restaurants are no different. Just take a look at the headlines pulled from the news. In fact, employee theft […]

  • Social Media: A Powerful Tool

    “Twitter is not a technology, it’s a conversation—and it’s happening with or without you.” Charlene Li, author Social media refers to any website or application that is designed to allow people to share content quickly, efficiently, and in real-time. The major social media platforms (at the moment) are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, and […]

  • Expanding the Definition of “Employee”

    By Agnes Gawecki The definition of “employee” under Employee Theft Coverage is crucial in determining whether benefits will be paid in the event of property theft. Employee Theft addresses various types of employees, though its noteworthy to point out owners and partners are excluded from the coverage. Employee Theft insurance relies on a specific definition […]

  • Workplace Bias

    Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman . . . Tammy Wynette Women in the workplace walk a tightrope between being perceived as too bossy or too weak. The same behaviors are labeled differently for male leaders and female leaders. A male leader who shouts, speaks over others, and ignores opposing viewpoints may command respect. […]

  • Choose Wisely

    Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs. Pearl Strachan Hurd -British Politician (1930s) Appearances, behavior, tone of voice, and even words make an impression. Words can convey both confidence and insecurity. A recent New York Times op-ed by Molly Worthen, a history professor, discusses the tendency, especially among women, to use […]

  • SDCCPA Article: A New Title, Not a Typo

    Mx. A New Title, Not a Typo

    “There is a void in the English language which we undertake to fill,” wrote a journalist from a Massachusetts newspaper in 1901. “Everyone has been put in an embarrassing position by ignorance of the status of some woman. To call a maiden Mrs. is only a shade worse than to insult a matron with the […]

  • SDC CPA Article

    The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    In 1986, U.S. Congress enacted the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), The CFAA was enacted to combat various types of “computer crime.” The Act criminalized, among other things, the act of intentionally accessing a computer without authorization.  In 1986, this meant “hacking or trespassing into computer systems or data.” The CFAA has been expanded […]

  • Unusual News Article by SDC CPAs

    Unusual News

    Employee theft and employee dishonesty cases can follow similar patterns. Employees often steal merchandise, cash, or make personal purchases using company credit cards. But some cases stand out either because of the amount of loss or the method of misappropriation. Here are five over-the-top examples of in-house theft and employee fraud: The Jury Duty that […]

  • Smash, Grab & Run Article by SDC CPAs

    Smash, Grab & Run

    High-end jewelry and precious gems top the list of targets for organized and opportunistic criminals. Grab-and-run losses are all too common in the jewelry industry.  Jewel thieves typically use overt and covert surveillance to gather intelligence before committing their crime. They rely on speed, distraction, store layout, and lax security procedures. While it may be […]