We’ve all been there – arriving home from a long day at work, you realize that you’ve pocketed a piece of office stationary or equipment. For many people, workplace theft stops at the stationary closet. However, in some instances, office thieves are compelled to steal bigger and more expensive items. Why? What compels an individual to take such a risk and jeopardize their livelihood?
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that on-the-job theft costs American businesses and workers almost $50 billion annually. Additionally, the government estimates that roughly 75% of the national workforce has stolen from their employer at one point or another. A great deal of research has gone into discovering what motivates a person to commit embezzlement. Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast answer. Each situation as unique as the company it concerns.
For some workers, theft is a way of getting even for what they view as unfair or lousy treatment; an eye for an eye mentality. In other instances, it is a matter of economics. The employee isn’t making enough money, so they steal the bare necessities from their place of business. In all likelihood, if you are stealing from your boss, there are a number of reasons for the behavior. Whatever the case may be, if you have been caught stealing from your employer or accused of embezzlement, you’ll need effective legal defense.
Contact Criminal Defense Incorporated today to schedule a consultation to review your options. We can be reached at (800) 458-1488.