Today was the day… the FIRST day that I stole from the company. Today, I forged my first check with the owner’s signature. I would have done it a couple days ago – as soon as I found out the owner doesn’t open the bank statements, and in fact expects me to do it – but the owner suddenly changed his pattern. Instead of staying out of the office, like he had done every … Read More →
She’s embezzling thousands of dollars a month from her unsuspecting Small Business Owner boss. Her boss has absolutely no idea because she seems like such a good woman. It’s that trust which makes it so tempting and so easy for Betty to steal.
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I got a new credit card today. Well, technically, I got a new “company credit card” today. When the boss wasn’t around, I went ahead and called his credit card company and told them we had lost his company card and needed a new one. They asked me for all of the usual identifying information – social security number, mother’s maiden name, address, phone, account number, etc. – and of course, I gave the guy on the other end of the line … Read More →
Well, it’s been a little over a week, and I would say I’ve got “the lay of the land.” Apparently, the Owner wasn’t kidding when he said he’d be out of the office a lot. I have yet to actually see him in the office for more than an hour a day. He comes into the office in the morning to give his field guys their daily assignments, then he talks to me for about 10 minutes before he too heads … Read More →
Let me just premise this entry by saying — crap crap crap crap crap.
I got a phone call from the accountant today. It’s tax time, and the accountant wants to meet with me to go over the books. Since I’ve never worked with this accountant before, I have no idea how closely they are going to want to look at the books. I can’t help but fear that the accountant is going to figure out what I’ve been doing if he looks too closely at the books. So I was in … Read More →
There I was, minding my own business, when in walks the boss with a receipt. On the receipt are stamped the letters C.O.D. It was from one of our vendors that apparently hasn’t been paid in so long, they’ve changed our account from credit to C.O.D.
“What is this, Betty?” the boss asked me. “Why has ABC Hardware turned our credit account … Read More →
Another day, another dollar…or at least, another stolen dollar.
Well – I’ve had my own company for about two weeks now and I’ve made a couple thousand dollars skimming off the deposits. The boss hasn’t noticed. As far as he’s concerned, all of the invoices are paid, and I’m doing my job incredibly well. In fact, I just passed the three month trial period, and the boss gave me a $0.50 an hour raise. When he told me that, I felt like saying, “Really? A … Read More →
Today, I was bored at work. Really bored. I mean – surf-the-internet-looking-for-designer-handbags bored. (And I don’t even like designer handbags…although I wouldn’t mind a Brighton.)
Anyway…it was Payroll Day, which usually I’m happy about. When payroll comes around, I take my sweet time entering all the timecards and wages. I tell the boss it’s an all-day project, but in actuality, I’m done before lunchtime. I usually bring the checks into his office around 4PM, thus I get the rest of the … Read More →
Today I got a notice from the IRS. Luckily, the receptionist passed the letter to me unopened before the boss saw it (she didn’t know what it was), and he doesn’t know it’s here.
Opening the letter, I was shocked. The IRS said that the company owned payroll taxes on the paychecks for the last three months that I’ve been here, and since we hadn’t paid when we were supposed to, we now owe penalties and interest. Apparently, payroll taxes are due within three business days of cutting payroll checks, and the … Read More →