Gateshead Eye Detect proves company theft
A Gateshead eye detect test recently proved company theft. Our client Gemma suspected her employee Ricky guilty of stealing equipment from her wedding styling business. Here is Gemma’s story and how Eye Detect Test UK got her the answers she needed to know.
Gemma has owned her own Gateshead based wedding business since leaving university. After the pandemic caused chaos in cancelled weddings, Gemma found a sudden increase in clients when the pandemic eased again. Gemma decided she needed an assistant to help her. She put an advert out online and in a local newspaper for someone to join her on a part time basis. To her delight, Ricky answered her advert and just two weeks later he started as her assistant. Gemma adored Ricky and the pair soon became good friends as well as work colleagues.
Gemma recalls how she started to have suspicions about Ricky when the company moved to a new studio. Gemma had a delay in the signing of the studio contract, so the move was delayed by three weeks. This meant Gemma was away on holiday when the move happened. She decided to leave Ricky in charge of the move. The pair packed up as much props and equipment as they could before Gemma had to go away. When Gemma returned, she decided to go through her stock records and update the website.
When Gemma started to update her stock records, she found multiple items were unaccounted for. It was just the odd vase, odd photo frame or small items that seemed to be missing by one or two pieces. Confused what had happened she decided to check that Ricky hadn’t listed the items incorrectly. She called Ricky into the office and he sat and went through the stock take with her. He agreed something wasn’t right, but said perhaps some items had been broken in transit and blamed the moving company.
Time for a lie detector test
However, a week later Gemma received a Facebook message from her best friend Tilly. Tilly sent her multiple links to items for sale on a Gateshead Facebook Marketplace that looked identical to the items she was missing. Gemma had told Tilly about the nightmare at work when they had gone for a drink one night. Tilly was shocked and remembered certain items that were missing, hence sending the links when she saw similar items for sale online. Gemma’s heart sunk as she immediately recognised the items were all the ones she was missing. She knew only her and Ricky had access to the studio and the rental equipment. She rang Tilly and Tilly advised her to book a lie detector test as it was a clear way to prove Ricky guilty without things becoming nasty. Gemma took Tilly’s advice and rang Eye Detect Test UK later that day, to book a lie detector test on behalf of Ricky.
When Ricky turned up to work the next day, Gemma told him she had booked him a lie detector test that she wanted him to take on his lunch break that day. He turned up to our Newcastle office and took his lie detector test. The results showed he had been lying about the moving company damaging the items in question. When he got back to the office, he confessed to Gemma he had taken the items and tried selling them on marketplace to earn extra cash for debts he had ran up on his credit card during the pandemic. Gemma dismissed Ricky and said she couldn’t trust him again. She told Ricky if he returned the items and the money that he had made from selling the others, she wouldn’t press charges. Ricky paid her back and bought the remaining items and apologised. Gemma said she couldn’t thank Eye Detect Test UK enough for their help in her case and said thanks to us she can now continue business and has an assistant who she trusts.
If you suspect an employee or someone you know guilty of stealing then book a lie detector test with us today online. You can also call our free helpline on 0800 368 8279 for advice and booking information.