Employee Theft: Definition & Prevention


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Which type of employee theft involves the theft of money before it has been recorded in a business's systems?

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1. Employee theft most closely matches which of the following definitions?

2. How does creating a reporting hotline help prevent employee theft?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offers the chance to examine your understanding of employee theft. You'll review your knowledge of what it is and what employers can do to prevent losses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet checks what you know about:

  • The employee theft that involves theft of money before it's recorded in the system
  • Defining employee theft
  • How creating a reporting hotline help prevent employee theft
  • Examples of fraudulent disbursements as a form of employee theft

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can recall the definition of employee theft
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw out how creating a reporting hotline can help prevent employee theft
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about what resource helps employers keep an eye on employees and customers

Additional Learning

If you would like to dive deeper into this type of stealing, there is a more detailed review in the lesson, Employee Theft: Definition & Prevention. In this lesson, you'll read more about:

  • Assets that are commonly taken
  • Formal terms for employee theft
  • Defining larceny
  • Reasons employees steal from workplaces
  • Steps to reduce employee theft