A court in Brisbane has sentenced a woman to 5.5 years in jail for fraud offences committed at two different companies between 2015 and 2017. She purportedly used the stolen funds to finance a gambling addiction and luxury vacations for her family.
After being fired from the first company for frequently skipping work, she was hired by a second employer just weeks later.
Employers must be on the lookout for the warning signs of a high-risk employee. Best practice screening protocols such as conducting a background check and verifying employment history and references could prevent hiring these kind of employees.