Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Copper Theves

Plumbing contractor, Tom Sondergeld took a call from the supply house. An employee was trying to pick up some copper. He was wearing a company shirt and using a company purchase order. The only problem was he wasn't on the list of employees Sondergeld sent to the supply house.

When Sondergeld arrived at the supply house, he did find an employee. The employee wasn't the guy picking up the copper. The employee was waiting in the truck, while is buddy posed as an employee. Both got arrested.

If Sondergeld hadn't sent his suppliers a list of current employees and required his suppliers to check IDs, it's unlikely the wannabe copper thieves would have been caught. Read the full story.

What steps have you taken to protect your company against theft?

(c) 2011 Matt Michel

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