What is workplace fraud?
Workplace fraud (also known as occupational fraud) is when an employee steals from their workplace. Fraud costs New Zealand businesses millions of dollars a year.
Workplace fraud varies in severity. Some cases are as small as an employee stealing office supplies whereas other more elaborate schemes involve the theft of thousands of company dollars. Some cases are as small as an employee stealing office supplies whereas other more elaborate schemes involve the theft of thousands of company dollars.
Signs of fraud in your workplace
- Unexplained losses of money – You may notice that funds are missing from company accounts for an unexplained reason. This may happen slowly over time so that the fraudulent employee doesn’t draw attention to him/herself.
- Reluctance to provide information – Fraudulent employees may attempt to avoid sharing information with you, particularly information regarding inventory, vendors and payments.
- Changes in employee lifestyle – An employee may suddenly begin to live beyond their means and make unusual purchases. This is a common form of behavior that is linked with employee fraud.
How can we help?
With our help, you can protect your business against occupational fraud. Our certified fraud examiner can review, analyse and detect trends in your financial information that point to fraudulent activity.
Detecting employee fraud early will prevent further economic damage to your business. Act today and start protecting your business.