Having more than one person in on a theft job can be problematic. As a result many employee theft investigations are based on employees who have acted solo. The good news for retailers is that by using the buddy system you have a better chance to deter internal theft.
One of the easiest times for an employee to steal is when they open and close down the tills. If there is only one person in the building, temptation has a funny way of sneaking in. Faced with large sums of cash and no one to provide a check and balance, employees are more easily swayed towards cash theft.
When two or more employees are present inside the building and part of the opening and closing process, temptation is easier to be held at bay. Faced with the prospect of this additional employee walking in on them, many would be thieves choose not to steal.
The same rule applies for refunds and returns. If an employee can access and perform refunds at will, there is little stopping them from taking advantage of the opportunity to perform their own fraudulent refund.
When another employee (or manager) has to sign off and validate those returns, internal theft is less likely. The employee knows that if someone starts to question where the customer, or the product is (or the refund can be validated via CCTV) it won’t take long to determine if the refund is fake or not.
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