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    October 18, 2023
    Dhrendra Prasad, formerly employed as a buyer for Apple’s global service supply chain, has been sentenced to three years in prison as of November 2022. While employed between the years of 2008 to 2018, Mr. Prasad admitted in his plea agreement that he defrauded his employer since 2011 by diverting funds to himself totaling $17 million. Two owners of the involved vendor companies were also charged in separate cases as part of the theft. Mr. Prasad admitted in his plea…

    October 18, 2023
    In the spirit of the spooky season ghosts, goblins and witches come to mind, but one thing we do not think of is a thief. This was not the case for Mr. Ronald J. Bally.   In 2019 Mr. Bally was convicted of stealing Halloween costumes valued at over $200,000.00 from the SpookShop.  Mr. Bally began his employment with the SpookShop, a seller of Halloween costumes, in 2004.  In 2012 he set up his own business selling Halloween costumes online.  In…
  • Three Strikes…You’re Out

    June 23, 2023
    At a Little League game, you usually think about bases being stolen, not cash. Unfortunately, the same volunteers selling hotdogs and cotton candy at the concession stand may also be taking advantage of their volunteer position and stealing. One woman recently pocketed more than $2,000.00 from the team’s concession stand.
  • World Bicycle Day on June 3: The Rising Concern In The Bicycle Industry

    June 1, 2023
    Employee theft is a pressing issue that affects various industries, including the bicycle sector. While bicycles bring joy and convenience to many, they have unfortunately become a target for employee theft. The loss of valuable bicycles not only impacts businesses financially but also undermines customer trust and disrupts the cycling community.  The bicycle industry has witnessed an increase in employee theft incidents in recent years. According to a report published by the National Bike Dealers Association (NBDA), employee theft accounted…
  • Taking Care of Mind and Body

    May 19, 2023
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health issues. While mental health should be a priority year-round, this month is an important reminder to take steps to support the mental health and wellbeing of our colleagues and employees. One of the key places to start is in the office environment.
  • Non-Profits – Easy Targets for Fraudsters

    May 1, 2018
    Caring Hands was a non-profit organization providing mental health care and substance abuse rehabilitation services in Pennsylvania. Ms. Graham, one of Caring Hands’ social workers, visited clients’ homes to provide social services for families and children. Ms. Graham would compile case notes and information for families and children and submit timesheets to Caring Hands; Caring Hands, in turn, would bill the Pennsylvania Medicaid program. Caring Hands’ IT department was testing employee data and found personnel records for Ms. Graham did…
  • Inventory 101

    April 26, 2018
    When a company’s inventory count comes up short, the hunt for the missing inventory begins. Are employees are stealing from the warehouse in the middle of the night? Is a dishonest bookkeeper recording fictitious purchases and pocketing the difference? Possibly. But while employee theft may be the reason, less nefarious causes might be to blame. Defining & Tracking Inventory Inventory can be defined as the raw materials, work-in-process products and finished goods considered to be the portion of a business's…
  • Establishing a Company Social Media Policy

    February 1, 2018
    Richard Hy, a New York policeman, found out the hard way that joking on social media about stealing cocaine from the evidence room was a bad idea. Hy was suspended without pay. A waitress was recently fired for posting complaints about a customer on Facebook. A woman lost a job offer at  Cisco because of comments she made on Twitter. Social media sites, such as Facebook, Vine and Twitter, represent potential pitfalls for both employees and businesses. Employees need to…
  • The Person in the Middle Scheme

    August 3, 2016
    In Asia, there is a popular fidelity claim involving the person-in- the-middle scheme. These schemes have increased as more foreign companies enter the market in Asia due to the rapid economic growth and significant consumer market. Language differentials, lack of access to sales channels, requirements of joint ventures, ownership and control by citizens of the country make these schemes popular. The Types Generally, there are two types of person-in-the-middle schemes. The first type of scheme involves the foreign company selling…
  • Keeping Hackers Out

    September 12, 2013
    Cyber Liability & Prevention In April 2011, Sony’s online gaming network was hacked, compromising the personal and credit card information of 77 million users. The network outage lasted 23 days and cost Sony $171 million. A class action suit has charged Sony with negligent data security, unauthorized storage and retention of data, and failure to properly encrypt data. News stories of company data breaches are common these days, although perhaps inflated. The Economist[1indicated the survey and statistical extrapolations for determining the…