Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 6, 1972 · Page 64
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 64

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 6, 1972
Page 64
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About the Cover Ginny IVck Kichmoml, llic daughter of Mr. Mm. Hurry IVi-k of Daniels, Kalnigh County, was grailualrii from Sliaily Spring High school and the Wesl Virginia Institute of Technology. With H It.A. in language arts, ·lie now leaclH'it in Kaleigh County. " unmistakably Polyester CASUAL Smart zip front dress in 100% polyester stripe, machine washable. Short sleeve with 2 pockets and a thong belt. So easy to wear care. Colors Hunter Green Burgundy Brown 18. Third Floor Sizes 10 to 18 · ?' Embees, 214 Capitol St. Charleston, W. Va. |:g Please send me Polyester Casual Shirtdress 1$ Size Color 2nd Choice NAME ADDRESS '. ... CITY St n CHARGE n CASH (SORRY NO C.O.D.) please add 54' sales tax CHARLESTON, W,VA.' Crooks on the Payroll By Irwin Ross Early on a hot summer day, a police captain stepped from a factory doorway and stopped a young employee carrying some apparently empty cartons off the plant grounds. As soon as the handcuffs stopped clicking, the captain poked through the c a r t o n s . "You sure have plenty of oilburner parts here," he remarked. To the horror of company officials, the thief turned out to be a trusted worker who was slated to receive a bonus for reporting to work an hour early each day. Actually, he had been .using this precious hour to pack and remove machine parts valued at thousands of dollars. At about the same time, a railroad executive vacationing in Florida was discovering that the absentee owner of the resort at which he was staying was an agent for his railroad. He hurried home to find out that the agent had stolen $50,000 in company funds to build up a little Florida empire. Are these isolated cases? Hardly. The thefts of goods, money and tools by slick- fingered employees are zooming to astounding heights. Despite attempts in many cases to hush the situation for fear of unwelcome industrial publicity, it is known that thousands of inside thefts are being committed each working day, and that the annual total now is well over the billion dollar mark. Every class of worker and business is represented on the theft roster. Even a judge with a record as a stern disciplinarian of criminals confessed, several years ago, to embezzlements totaling $630,000 from the family's bank, which he served .as vice-president and counsel. The money, he said, was stolen to cover losses at the race track. In the Chicago area alone, such varied embezzling items as these have appeared recently in the press: · "Employees charged with. removing rare drugs and medical supplies from hospital stock room"; "Sailors and dockmen arrested on · charges of stealing alcohol from boats"; "FBI receiving unusually large number - ··*'? «i *'* .tSf :·*·,; V»*i n \ \ \ Sunday Gazette-Mail

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