Are women more dishonest than men

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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.

Rhody... :grumpy:
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).
 
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There's a huge city of lies that women like to turn to for protection. In fact, the city of lies is so big, It's easy to hide in. Once we start looking for the truth, It's easy for us guys to lose our interests in looking. It's not until like sudden moments that we accidently find something and we just get ****ing furious. that city of lies is brutal! I hate it!
 
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I don't think they are more dishonest or more likely to be criminals.
Agreed.
 
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I don't think that there is a gender-based difference (no reason to think that, anyway), but every month or so, there is a front-page story about someone who has stolen money from business or a municipal entity, and every single time (seemingly), the perp is a woman. Some creep robs a bank and gets a couple thousand bucks, gets caught, and spends years in the state prison, and some "trusted" employee steals 100x that much and gets probation and restitution. It just doesn't seem right.
 
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I don't think that there is a gender-based difference (no reason to think that, anyway), but every month or so, there is a front-page story about someone who has stolen money from business or a municipal entity, and every single time (seemingly), the perp is a woman. Some creep robs a bank and gets a couple thousand bucks, gets caught, and spends years in the state prison, and some "trusted" employee steals 100x that much and gets probation and restitution. It just doesn't seem right.
In my hometown of Ledyard, CT, adjacent to the Foxwoods casino, the town clerk got into a little gambling tail-spin. Over a few years she spent a few hundred-k of the town's money chasing her debts. After her termination and relatively light sentencing, she sued the town to get her "rightful" pension. 2000 libertarians were created the day that news broke.
 
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Can stealing tens or hundreds of thousands or dollars from one's employer be a result of "communicating differently"?
No, but many other things are. Such as the "two-faced-ness" referenced elsewhere in this thread.
 
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:grumpy:
 
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I'm putting one huge fish in the freezer just for you, Pengy bird!
 
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Yes, women are horrible
I'm putting one huge fish in the freezer just for you, Pengy bird!
Is this what that huge fish is for Drizzle ? Surely, Mr Feynman, er (Mr Penguino), you must be joking, eh ??

Rhody... :redface: :smile:
 
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No Rhody, it's because he's a bird.
 
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In my hometown of Ledyard, CT, adjacent to the Foxwoods casino, the town clerk got into a little gambling tail-spin. Over a few years she spent a few hundred-k of the town's money chasing her debts. After her termination and relatively light sentencing, she sued the town to get her "rightful" pension. 2000 libertarians were created the day that news broke.
I used to make technical service calls at a linerboard mill in Uncasville, right across the river from you. They had to recycle all their waste-water because they had no discharge permit. Very odd situation.

When I heard that a big casino was in the works, all I could think of was that there would be some BIG winners (property-owners, developers, suppliers) and lots of losers due to that facility. I guess we know where your town clerk fell in those categories. Gambling debts are more heavily implicated in embezzlement cases, now that we have Hollywood Slots in Bangor. There is a full table-gaming casino under development in Oxford county, too, which will only add fuel to the fire.
 
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Maybe it's treated as more newsworthy for women criminals, so they are getting more attention?
Dog bites man is not news.
Woman bites man's dog, now that's news.


But all seriousness aside. The frequency of news reports says absolutely nothing about the real frequency of an event.
Train wrecks, earthquakes or other disasters occur in waves of reporting spates.
 
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and some "trusted" employee steals 100x that much and gets probation and restitution. It just doesn't seem right.
What's even worse is the number of people who are committing mortgage and medicare fraud, law enforcement knows who they are, but nothing is being done about it because the resources to manage such crimes is limited.
 

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