16Nov

$1.2M Worth of Fajitas Stolen By Texas Juvenile Justice Worker!!

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A former Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department employee missed work one day in August for a medical appointment, the same day a delivery driver called the kitchen about the delivery of 800 pounds of fajitas. The delivery driver was informed by a worker that the juvenile department did not serve the Tex-Mex food, but the driver insisted that he had been delivering it for the past nine years.

The former south Texas worker was fired that month and arrested a day later after investigators obtained a search warrant and found packages of the Tex-Mex food in his refrigerator. He was re-arrested in October on felony theft charges. The scheme has led to a complete review of department policy.

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Prevent This From Happening to YOU!

Know your employees. Be alert to key indicators of potential theft such as a sudden commitment to work and not taking time off or a change in lifestyle that is well above their compensation.

Use purchase orders. The payment, receipt and preparation of purchase orders should be separate functions and handled by different individuals. Use serially pre-numbered purchase order and always verify incoming orders.

Manage inventory and use security systems. Be sure to separate receiving, store keeping and shipping functions. Physical inventories should be done periodically by individuals who are not responsible for inventory records or ordering. Some businesses also install security devices to monitor inventory.

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Make sure your clients have crime insurance. Take the steps to ensure that your clients are covered by calling Berkley Crime.