Hidden Camera Busts Thieving Employees
In my previous article ‘Is There A Hidden Spy Camera In Your Future?’ we said “Another common use of a hidden spy camera is for business security. This allows a business owner to keep an eye on what’s going on in his business when he can’t be there. If you suspect that you have an employee with sticky fingers running your cash register, there is no better way to catch them than with a hidden spy camera inside an overhead smoke detector.”
Using a hidden camera to get evidence of employees stealing from your business is one of the most effective techniques to catch them, and it provides irrefutable evidence of the theft that will hold up in any court.
In today’s article, we are going to look at three examples of how hidden cameras were used to catch thieving employees.
In the first example out in Riverside, California police began investigating thefts at Ralph’s Warehouse distribution center where the loss prevention manager had reported losses of more than $100,000 just in razor products. Two employees were questioned by police after their images were captured on hidden cameras in the warehouse. The suspects told investigators that they were taking merchandise weekly and selling the products to people they knew and on eBay. When asked why they were taking the merchandise, one of the thieves said that he didn’t make enough money.
In Fort Wayne, Ind. an employee of the United States Postal Service was seen in video captured via hidden cameras at the New Haven Post Office where she worked opening gift card mailers. The employee is facing felony and misdemeanor theft charges relating to an investigation in September 2014. According to the story, hidden cameras were placed in the area where the suspect worked in undeliverable bulk mail. A Postal Service investigator planted several gift cards from Kohl’s department store. Some of them were later used. A fellow employee pointed out the suspect but when confronted with the theft admitted to them.
Over in England, a valued and trusted employee in a hairdressing salon was Caught Stealing money from her employer's purse. The employee had worked at the salon for seven years and was so valued and trusted that she even attended some of her boss’s family parties. She was ordered to pay close to $1000 in compensation. She will also be fitted with an electronic tag (GPS) for eight weeks which prevents her from leaving her home from 7 PM to 7 AM.
If you suspect employees might be cheating on you at your business, you owe it to yourself to install a hidden camera and catch them in the act. That may be the only way you can stop the bleeding from losses due to theft.
We have close to 150 hidden spy cameras in ten categories to choose from. This Smoke Detector Spy Camera fits into just about any situation and gives you the added flexibility of remote viewing, seeing what your camera sees from anywhere, even on your smartphone.
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