or perhaps are they more apt to commit crimes of opportunity? Every couple of months (at most here) there are front-page stories about people stealing money from small businesses and municipalities. Almost exclusively, these people are women. Treasurers, bookkeepers, tax-collectors, mostly. Most recently, I have been stressed by a situation that my 25 years younger brother has been facing. For a few months, a temporary hire (training employee) has been forging his signatures on checks, and has managed to steal over $15K from his employer. He was not under suspicion for long, but the fact that this person managed to use his name to steal is quite troubling.