The company is small, but has some big-time clients and some serious cash-flow that is quite changeable, depending on what they are making and selling at any time. They make components for automobile manufacturers and other biggies, and also make stuff for esoteric customers, like companies that build and install hockey-rinks (white refrigerant-tubing that practically disappears when encased in ice). It is easier to hide embezzlement under such circumstances, and the perp thought she could get away with it, apparently, by stealing at a moderate pace ($5K or a little more/ month).Turbo,
Makes sense, you write a check for A and expect to find A somewhere in the facility, don't, then it's onto B, C, D, etc... and pretty soon you figure out the money is disappearing into a rat hole somewhere (the embezzler). For what it is worth a long time ago, my wife had the same situation at work, smaller scale, but same deal, it took about 4 - 6 months but the person was fingered and he left the University voluntarily, heard he was working in Florida, got away with it too, probably doing the same thing there. In a little company it can be a big problem, in a big company, university, not so much because the bottom line is not affected.