Protecting Yourself from Employee Theft: Part II
Methods of Employee Theft
THE NEXT DDS
This is Part II of our three-part podcast series about employee theft, embezzlement, and fraud. After hearing this podcast, the listener should:
- Be able to recognize some warning signs and methods of employee theft
- Be able to adjust their daily office routines and practices to remove the possibility of theft
This is Part II of our three-part podcast series about identifying and ultimately stopping employee theft from a dental practice. We encourage you to listen to Part I - Introduction to Employee Theft
before listening to this podcast. The most common sign that theft by embezzlement may be occurring is patient complaints regarding their accounts. The problem with relying on this sign to deter theft is that most of the time the person who handles the complaints is also the person doing the stealing. However, patient complaints that come to the attention of another staff person or the doctor must be carefully and fully investigated.