How to Avoid Employee Theft!

Former worker admits stealing nearly $170,000 from University Plaza Hotel

edited news release from U.S. attorney’s office

2:10 p.m. CST, February 22, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A former employee of University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for stealing nearly $170,000 from the hotel. “JM”, 47, of Springfield, waived her right to a grand jury indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate James England to a federal information that charges her with wire fraud. 

Every couple of months, I hear a horror story from a business owner who was ripped off…by one of his employees.  These are sad, sorry tales.  Tales of lies, misplaced trust and broken hearts.  How does it happen?  And how can you keep it from happening at your small shop?   Good questions.  Let’s take a look…


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