Case of the Month:
By Catherine Penizotto
A cashier was identified by the Agilence
Analyst Services Group using price checks as a means to
fraud. The cashier passed hundreds of dollars in product
over the belt without scanning and often used the price
check key as a decoy to make it appear items were actually
being rung into the register. This cashier moved so quickly
that on several occasion, items she intended to pass,
actually scanned and she took the care to go back and void
the item so as not to charge her patron. The analyst group
at Agilence identified 12 transactions over the course of 10
days in which this cashier passed $1200 to a family member.
She was investigated; subsequently admitting to her bad
deeds, and was walked, with her head bowed and hands in
cuffs out the front door.
√ Total Number of Incidents: 12
√ Validated Losses: $1,104.23
√ Total Value to Client: $13,250.80
Riddle me this:
When is a price check, not a price check...
When it’s used as a decoy for theft.
When is an employee not really an employee
When from you, your profits, she divests