Jewelry Store Fraud & Theft Investigation
Using jeweler Store video cameras to record and discourage retail theft is obvious. However, all thieves are not created equal. The stranger among us is the obvious suspect. Employee theft however is far more common and difficult to detect and prove.
What can jewelry store management do about fraud and theft legally?
If are convinced the employee has stolen from your store, what are you going to do about it?
- If you just fire them, they win with an unemployment claim, or worse, a libel suite against you!
- Can you get restitution for the thefts?
- Do you make it public by calling the police?
You can tarnish the image of your jewelry store. Your assigned police detective may not diligently work your case; your case is one of many to them.
- Do you keep it quiet?
Negative social media exposure can degrade your jewelry store’s branded image.
Why does a trusted employee steal from their jewelry store employer?
The loyal employee may have years of service to the store. There is usually a reason. Perhaps a personal crisis may have occurred. They are desperate for cash and have run out of options.
The forensic trail
Both company specific and employee personal. Sometimes direct observation off site is necessary to determine culpability.
We can’t go into specifics of our Jewelry store clientele for confidentiality reasons. Our clients do include both major jewelry store chains and small individual jewelry shops.
There have been public cases we can talk about (not ours). Have you heard about
Jewelry Store Employee Stole $1.3 Million?
How a Tiffany's Employee Stole $1.3 Million in Jewelry by Eric Spitznagel — July 8, 2013 — 5:41 PM ED
ROBERT DIGITALE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | March 15, 2014 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/1859231-181/suspect-arrested-in-sonoma-jewelry
The Jewelry Shop Scam — Real Life Scam: Jewelry Shop