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is the theft or unauthorized acquisition of secret or restricted information. The object of industrial espionage is usually to acquire valuable business or product information belonging to a commercial enterprise.


are payments or favors given surreptitiously to decision makers for selecting the offender's products or services, and can be money, gifts, or personal favors.


is committed whenever someone intentionally provides false or deceptive information to others to make money or gain business. The most common employee fraud is fraudulent expense account statements.


is the misappropriation of money or property by a person who has been entrusted with its care, custody, or control. It is usually rationalized in one of three ways:

(1)  they have a financial problem that cannot be openly
discussed such as blackmail or gambling losses, or

(2)  their position of trust gives them the ability to
secretly solve or stave off their problem, or

(3)  "just this once",
"I'll put it back", or
"this is a real emergency".


is theft by an employee of relatively inexpensive materials, tools, or other items owned by the organization.

  Theft of Services:

is the unauthorized use of, or the failure to pay for, non-gratis services acquired through the organization. The services may be used entirely at the workplace such as long-distance calls or photocopying.


consists of actions, such as damaging property, that are intended to hamper an organization's operations. It is generally associated with employees that are bored, feel overworked, have unresolved grievances, or are attempting for some reason to gain unfair competitive advantage.


means forcibly taking something of value from another person by threatening or actually harming the victim.  Employees not only rob other employees or outsiders, they may provide information to outsiders who want to rob their organization or the residence of someone associated with the organization.


means entering a building or vehicle without authorization and either stealing something or committing another serious offense while inside. Employees can commit the offense, or provide the information to those who will then actually physically commit the offense.


is stealing something from a place where one has the right to be present. Shoplifting and employee theft are two of the most common forms of larceny.

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   Credit Reporting
   Act (FCRA) ?

Do I need a
   Candidate's written
   permission ?

What is a
   screening tool ?

What is a
   Background Check ?

What are
   Employee Crimes ?

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   Litigation Records ?

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   do Security
   Interviews ?

What is
   SSN Validation vs.
   SSN Verification ?

Why should we
   Background Check ?

Where should we
   actually check ?

What are the turn-
   around times ?

What is actually
   done for us ?

How do I cost
   justify Checking ?

Why should I use
   a Hiring Checklist ?

Why not use
   a hair drug test ?

Why not use
   database services ?

Why is The Examiner
   so accurate ?

What are the
   Key Words ?