An Easy Antidote to Employee Theft

A leading security consulant is urging business owners to take a simple step that will make customers their first line of defense

For retailers large and small, the cash register is the center of the universe. It collects the bucks, measures success, and underwrites the future. Yet, the cash drawer often proves irresistible to light-fingered employees. According to the 2001 National Retail Security Survey conducted by the University of Florida, 46% of the $32 billion in total retail theft losses nationwide are due to employees helping themselves to the profits (to read the report in .pdf format click here).

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