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'Stealing' Categories

Dishonest Employees

According to one survey, 4 out of 5 employees are prone to theft. In a poll reported on cnnfn.com, 13% of workers admitted they will steal from employers, 66% said they would steal if they saw others do so without consequences, and only 21% said they will never steal. So 4 out of 5 employees admit they can't be trusted to keep their hands off their employer's stuff.

Reference: Janie Magruder, "Another day, another pilferer," The Arizona Republic

Employee Theft Costs Businesses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimated that American companies lose about $40 billion a year due to employee theft. In fact, one-third of all bankruptcies are due to it. According to one survey of people who stole fro... [Read More]

Reference: Janie Magruder, "Another day, another pilferer," The Arizona Republic

Shoplifting

A UPI article said that there are 1.2 million shoplifting incidents in the U.S. per day. That's an average of 833 per minute, at an estimated cost of between $19,000 to $25,000 to companies per minute due to shopl... [Read More]

Reference: Julia Watson, "Eat To Live: High cost of shoplifting," UPI.com, 5/22/07 

Priest Advises Shoplifting

In December 2009 a British priest made the news. Tim Jones, at St. Lawrence Church in York, England, advised his congregation to shoplift if necessary to meet their needs in tough economic times. He said that was some... [Read More]
Reference: "Priest in Britain Advises Congregation to Shoplift," Daily Mail (12-21-2009)