Steven Woods, a successful businessman, owns several self storage facilities in the state of Georgia. Steve could not quite figure out why since switching management in one of his facilities, his current client renewal rates have dropped 61% from the previous year. A Honey Trap field agent was brought in to investigate employee theft. She approached the facility to inquire about a storage unit rental. The agent posed as a local college student looking to store personal items her dorm room could not fit. The site manager suggested that she used another facility whose prices were much lower.The agent continued to flirt with the manager and it was revealed the storage facility he recommended was actually owned by him and his brother in law. Giving signals of interest, the agent managed to set a dinner date later on in the evening with the manager. During the dinner, the agent was offered a position with the new company. The position entailed meeting new clients at the facility and setting them up. The agent was assured to not worry about clients because he would send them over.
In another case, a concerned business owner noticed what was once a common occurrence of being asked to go to lunch and being part of group conversations in her office had become suddenly become nonexistent. She could feel there was something wrong but did not get any indications when asking her employees. Brad, a recent college graduate, was brought in to the company. Since Brad was so charming and easy to get along with, the office staff quickly embraced him and was lead in on a little secret. Some of the long term employees have conspired together and are opening their own company in direct competition with their current company. Brad was also told a computer technician would be brought in that same evening to copy all existing data in the office. Two of the co workers were coming back later to let the computer tech in. As they unlocked the front door and disabled the alarm, they quickly realized they were not alone. In front of them stood Brad, the business owner and local law enforcements ready to cuff them. The following day, the office was surprised to learn that two of their co workers have been arrested the prior evening for breaking and entering. Other surprises that day included multiple terminations and new computer security policies were established.
Employee theft and unethical behavior can cost your company revenue and business. At Honey Trap USA, we have trained units to uncover the truth and provide answers in these areas.
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