What is an Integrity Audit?
Accurate Information Services has experienced investigators who work with retailers to pinpoint weaknesses in policy and investigate the mishandling of cash. The Investigator operates undercover, posing as a customer, and initiates cash transactions to detect employee theft and dishonesty at the point of sale. As the transaction is initiated, the Investigator monitors the cashier to ensure they are following policy and completing the transaction by placing the money in the register, providing the proper change and handing the Investigator both the change and receipt concluding the transaction. AIS Investigators are trained to look for subtle movements by the cashier to determine if they are pocketing money or using pennies to count how much they short changed a customer.
Loss Prevention Investigative Services
These types of audits uncover critical loss prevention issues, such as:
• Cash Mishandling
• Internal Theft of Money and/or Merchandise
• Under-Ringing Sales (also known as sweet heart deals)
• Voiding Recorded Sales
• Unauthorized Discounts
• Using Old Receipts to Make Fraudulent Refunds
In the event the Investigator detects mishandling of money or violation of procedure, Accurate Information Services will recommend actions the client may choose to pursue. If it is determined that theft has occurred, AIS can assist with prosecution if the client so chooses.