Middlesbrough Eye Detect Test proves theft

by | Apr 25, 2022 | Polygraph Examiner | 0 comments

Middlesbrough Eye Detect Test proves theft

A Middlesbrough eye detect test recently proved an employee guilty of stealing. Frank came to us with suspicions that his recent apprentice Rob was guilty of theft. Here is Frank’s story and how EyeDetect Test UK helped him discover the truth before he lost valuable items from his car audio business.

The beginning

Frank has been building his car audio company for over 20 years. Since leaving college and having a passion for cars, Frank worked hard at his local Kwikfit to gain the skills and knowledge he needed to set up his own business within the car industry. Frank’s oldest son Toby always gave him an extra hand during his most demanding times. However, Toby recently left for university so Frank decided to apply for the government kickstart scheme. The sceme meant the government would help pay for a young apprentice to work and learn under Frank’s company.

Suspicions starts

18-year-old Rob applied for the role within two weeks of Frank advertising it. Thrilled that Rob already had experience working at his uncle’s garage he put Rob to work just a week after. Frank recalls how Rob was a great guy to work with, he had a mature head on his shoulders for a young age and was polite and respectful with the customers. However, three months into Rob starting, Frank noticed small items were missing. First he noticed a dash cam had gone from his stock cupboard. Two weeks later he noticed two speakers were also missing.

The evidence

Unsure what was going on, Frank decided not to alarm Rob but to install a small camera in his stock room instead. Frank kept his spare stock in a Middlesbrough lock-up and both he and Rob had keys encase of emergencies. Often if he was working on a job, he would send Rob to the lock up to pick up any extra stock he needed, or if he picked up the wrong parts. Each week Frank reviewed the cameras footage in private and couldn’t see anything suspicious. Three weeks passed since the last item he noticed had gone missing, and sure enough one night he saw the lock up was entered by a hooded figure who took another dash cam.


The next day, with the video downloaded onto his phone, Frank confronted Rob. Rob seemed upset and shocked, and said he was concerned his brother had taken his keys. He confessed to Frank that his brother was in with a bad group of friends, who were drug addicts. His brother had a history of theft and he said he would talk to him to see if he could get the items back, he begged Frank not to go to the police and apologised.

More lies

Unsure that Rob was telling the truth, he decided to give him a chance to return the stolen equipment. Rob turned up the next day with all the missing items and apologised on behalf of his brother, he gave Frank his key back. Frank said he wouldn’t dismiss Rob but with his permission he wanted him to take a lie detector test at our EyeDetect Darlington office. Rob agreed and took his lie detector test the week after. The results showed Rob was guilty of lying. Frank asked Rob what was going on and Rob said it was him who stole the goods. He said he didn’t even have a brother, but he was so scared and embarrassed he had been caught that he lied. Frank said he wouldn’t press charges, but he would have to tell the local job centre he couldn’t work for him any longer.

Rob has since returned back to college in Middlesbrough to further study mechanics and says he learnt a valuable lesson from Frank and thanks EyeDetect Test UK for helping him realise how wrong he had been to steal. Frank thanks EyeDetect Test UK for their professionalism and help in his case.

If you suspect an employee has stolen from you then why not 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.