To give the alarm that there was a leak in the warehouse was the accountant. “What do you think you’re doing? There is a gap in sales”, he reprimanded the customer. The entrepreneur, a 43-year old with a prosperous trade activities in the food industry, was incredulous. No doubt, at that point, for the reason of the inconsistencies in the accounting books: someone was stealing in the warehouses.
An unfaithful employee? How to find out him? After days of anxieties and worries and sleepless nights, the entrepreneur has searched on the internet. He found an Italian company leader in the security and surveillance field and he called to this.
After a careful evaluation, he has placed four micro cameras at strategic points in the company and waited. So he discovered that the robbers were two unexpected in the company: a shipper and an employee. Licensed, have not been reported for theft but they were asked, through the Civil Court to return the amount of the stolen goods, about 60,000 euros.
But let’s see how they acted. The shipper was a man of thirty-seven, he loaded the truck and carried the goods to the destination. He cheated the company by changing the shipments. On the electronic register he marked, for example, ten bottles departing, in fact he took twenty bottles. The recorded ten bottles were sold regularly to the recipient, the ten in excess sold at undervalue. So the company suffered a double loss: the goods disappeared and decreased turnover as some customers were buying stolen goods more than regular, saving money and filling the pockets of the shipper.
The trick would go on for at least six months during which the employee would have cashed about 25 thousand euro. But his theft activities against the company was not limited to this, because in addition to the stolen merchandise for sale, there were the goods subtracted for his own consumption: the employee was shopping for himself and his family, for free, in the corporate warehouse.
The evidence gathered were placed in the recordings of the cameras in the company. The electronic eye would also picked up the illegal shopping of another unsuspecting employee, a reliable 43-year old who, according to the charges, she had stolen merchandise for years.
The two employees, after they were discovered, they have behaved differently. He, after admitting all, returned the 25 thousand euro established by the decree of the civil court. But she, that according to the court must give the company 35 thousand euro, would have tried (in vain) to make opposition.