Employee Theft During the Holidays

During the holiday shopping season, the stores are filled with people looking for gifts and spending plenty of money. However, this is also the time of year when store owners must deal with more incidents of retail theft committed by their own employees.

Loss Prevention Efforts

Reports indicate that many large retailers have cut back on some security measures, making things more difficult for their Loss Prevention staff. This seems to be a result of cost-cutting efforts being made to offset the fragile financial nature of the retail business. Here are few variables that may have an impact on the rise of employee retail theft during the holidays:

  • The increase in traffic during the holiday shopping season makes it easier for dishonest employees to act without being noticed.
  • In hiring temporary or seasonal employees, some managers do not conduct a thorough background check that might otherwise alert them to a potential problem.
  • With the increased crowds and the pressure of seasonal promotions, many managers are otherwise preoccupied, and their attention is drawn away from the issue of employee conduct.
  • An employee’s own financial burden during the holidays may result in an otherwise honest employee partaking in theft from their employer.

Seek the Counsel of a Knowledgeable Illinois Retail Theft Defense Attorney

Employers usually take a hard stance against theft by their employees. Should you suddenly find yourself without work and facing charges of employee theft, it is important to protect yourself with the help of an experienced and resourceful Joliet retail theft defense lawyer. The Law Office of Jack L. Zaremba provides clients the benefit of years of experience in building a thorough and aggressive defense against criminal charges. Call 815-740-4025 to schedule a time to meet, and during this free consultation, you can get answers to all your questions.

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