STEALING: How America's Employees Are Stealing Their Companies Blind by Mark Lipman

STEALING: How America's Employees Are Stealing Their Companies Blind

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As if you didn't know, employee rip-offs are on the dramatic rise all over, from New York City to Squaresville, U.S.A., private investigator Mark Lipman's all-purpose place-name for burgs like Carthage, Mississippi, where his organization cracked the Case of the Rapacious S&K Kitchenette Executive who heisted $800 worth of company merchandise; or Tenafly, New Jersey, where the Man from Mark Lipman (in this instance Agent Stark -- there are about 80 others) never had a chance to sew up the Case of the Missing Dress Material (developed by Agent Schmidt at the Moultrie, Georgia, plant) due to corporate lying; or Bayview, Tennessee, where the Disappearing Pants Case split down the middle. So it depressingly goes from Chicago, Illinois, to Waco, Texas; ""There is no morality in this country today""; perhaps seven of ten workers at all levels steal from the firm. Lipman and his bloodhounds have rooted out all sorts of slinky, slippery, sneaky, thieving workers (often tripped up via the polygraph), including a woman who could walk out of the store ""with six or eight cartons of cigarettes clutched between her legs -- she actually had callouses on her thighs"" and another who took frozen meat the same way -- ""One day a frozen chicken got too cold for her. . . ."" Informal, boastful, sententious, with an introduction by Robert Daley, former Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Police Department.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1972
Publisher: Harper's Magazine Press