Vending Bookkeeper In Sioux Falls, S.D. Pleads Guilty To Theft

The longtime bookkeeper for a Sioux Falls, S.D. vending company pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $400,000 from the business over six years, according to The Argus Leader in Sioux Falls.

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Editor's Insight: This story demonstrates the need for vending operators to have theft prevention programs. This bookkeeper was a 19-year employee at the company, and the manager who uncovered the theft never suspected her.

Vending companies can prevent internal theft by having accounting systems in place and periodically communicating to employees that a theft prevention program is in place. 01-07-11 Elliot Maras