Studies show that the most common method of detecting fraud committed by an employee is through a tip – often from another employee. Public entities should keep channels of communication open so employees feel that their concerns will be positively received. Appropriate action should then be taken in response to these tips.
For more information on employee theft, see the most recent study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc., "Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse", copyright 2012. To see the key findings of the report, click on the following link which will take you to the ACFE website at:
Date this Avoiding Pitfall was most recently published: 07/06/2012