Employee theft is an unpleasant reality in the workplace, but when the employee is still on the job, at least the employer can easily confront the worker. But what’s an employer to do if the theft is discovered after the employee leaves the job and moves out of state? Does the errant worker get off scot-free?
Not necessarily, but recovering the theft may not be easy. Recently, a group of attorneys was asked what to do about an employee who left the company a month earlier and moved to another state. The employer found out too late that she had been using one of the company gas cards for her personal use for the last nine months of her employment. The employer wanted to know if there’s any hope of recovering the money.