Scam contractors and employees guilty of theft & fraud
In businesses all across the nation, employees are stealing. Businesses often find out about it when it’s too late, after their products have been stolen and customers solicited into other options. In other cases, contractors are hired from sites like Upwork or Fiver, where these contractors are hired to put up websites. Sure, they put up websites but will manipulate their customer’s website to benefit themselves financially. One common marketing scheme involves when a marketer is hired to build a website and will then place ads inside their customer’s website that are connected to their own personal bank account. Over many years these ads can earn the contractor thousands of dollars. Eventually, though, most thieves will get caught. The following list of fraudulent employees and contractors will hopefully warn business owners of the crimes that these people have committed, and save businesses from having to go through the nightmare of dealing with employees that steal!
When a business steals or misleads a client, the world knows about it through online customer reviews, but when an employee or contractor hurts the company that they worked for they often get away with it. Other businesses will then hire these untrustworthy people, getting taken advantage of, stolen from, and mislead in one way or another.
Like all reviews, online reviews have two sides to the story. Therefore, we urge anyone on this list to respond in the comments section below. This list of fraudulent contractors and employees exists only to warn future employers about these people and the crimes they’ve been convicted of.
- Jose O Nolasco – California – Jose Nolasco stole consumer leads from his employer, a financial services company, enrolling the consumers into outside programs. Nolasco stole over $15,000 of marketing. For months after getting terminated by his employer for stealing the leads, Nolasco continued to solicit to the same consumers, offering different programs that he became affiliated with.
- Jennifer Aberly – Ohio – Jennifer Aberly was convicted of fraud in 2015, stealing social security numbers from her employer. There is no description of what she used these social security numbers for but this is what the charge states.
- Julie Ann Ashman – Julie Ashman, once a bookkeeper for a small business that repaired and refurbished X-ray medical equipment, was convicted of stealing $1.8 million from her employer. She wrote 436 company checks, to her own bank account over the course of four in a half years. She did this by cutting checks to herself and then understating the company’s revenues to cover up the missing cash.
- Michael Boyce – While Michael Boyce was employed by a manufacturing company, in their IT department, Boyce submitted purchase orders for more than $6.5 million in supplies that were never provided to the company. Boyce falsified documents verifying receipt of the nonexistent supplies, and the company paid the two suppliers listed on the invoices. Those suppliers, in turn, gave more than 85 percent of those payments back to Boyce in the form of personal checks or checks written to Data Vault, a sole proprietorship formed, owned and maintained by Boyce, according to court documents.
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5 Steps to Protect Your Business From Employee Fraud & Abuse
- Conduct a fraud risk assessment to understand your exposure. Ask your accountant to help with this or seek out a fraud risk assessment tool.
- Know your business’s numbers. What’s the average amount of revenue one employee brings in? It’s essential that a business reviews its financial statements at least two times per year. Watch for any unusual or unexpected changes in revenue.
- Segregate duties. No employee (or paid advisor) should have end-to-end control over your company’s finances.
- Conduct an anti-fraud training for your staff at least once a year. This will let your employees know that you are aware of fraud schemes and that you are paying attention. Also, if you have proof that an ex-employee stole from your business report that person to TrustedCompanyReviews.com. TrustedCompanyReviews.com will publish fraudulent employees on this website so that other business are alerted not to hire them or at least to beware of their past work activity.
- Cultivate a culture of integrity. Adopt a code of conduct and make sure that your employees know that you expect them to behave ethically at all times. Don’t solely hire a manager based on how many products they can sell on a daily basis, also make sure your business’s manager operates on a daily basis with the highest moral and ethical standards. Source: Forbes