Of all crimes measured by the 2019 General Social Survey (GSS) on Canadians’ Safety, fraud is the most common. In 2019, 2.5 million people reported being the victim of fraud in the previous 12 months, or 7.8% of the Canadian population aged 15 and older.

Employee fraud is troubling, but also incredibly common. 75% of employees in America have admitted to stealing from the workplace at least once (https://lnkd.in/gxPCVKGR).

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners report, 38% of fraud cases in Canada happened in businesses with fewer than 100 employees, while 24% happened in businesses with 100-1000 employees. In both cases, the median loss was $200,000.

One trend that I have heard is that if you have an employee that never or rarely takes an extended amount of time off then perhaps this is someone that has something to hide.

If in doubt about which employees to hire, then I would suggest you contact SterlingBackcheck. They can help for sure.


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