The shock when a victim discovers that a trusted employee – and even a friend – has stolen from him or her is absolute. It’s a feeling of betrayal and violation that strikes fear in some, grief in others and anger in most.

In my experience, it is almost always accompanied by a sense that the victim should have known it was going on. The evidence of theft sheds a bright light in the rear-view mirror. Patterns and circumstances take on a clarity that contemporaneous experience obscured. Sometimes the clarity was there but for a variety of reasons it was ignored … (click here for complete article in HTML or PDF formats).

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