Who hasn’t taken a box of paper clips or a few pens home from the company supply room?
“Big deal,” you say. “They’re just pens.”
But what if all your coworkers took something, too? All those small things — a box of thumbtacks here, a roll of toilet paper there — would add up to big losses in the company’s bank book.
Worldwide, businesses lose about $3.5 trillion every year due to frauds committed by their own employees, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.