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A new study looks at office thieves, finds they’re usually middle-aged men


Workplace fraud in Canada is overwhelmingly the domain of middle-aged males, according to a study by KPMG. More often than not, it’s committed by people working in operations, accounting or procurement position and usually involves small amounts of money. Still, it all adds up quickly because, as KPMG’s national leader for forensic practice puts it, “It’s happening all the time.” The study found the most common techniques involved the fudging of expense accounts or the theft of cash and other assets.


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