by Rick Boxx
May 5, 2010
Appropriating company assets for personal gain was the most common ethical problem noted in a survey by the Ethics Resource Center. 23% of those surveyed, witnessed someone abusing company resources.
My past experience with bank fraud investigations tells me that when people start using company assets for personal gain they typically begin small. Unfortunately, once a person gets away with fraud, they frequently continue until it escalates into something bigger than they ever imagined. Their heart hardens to the reality of their actions.
Hebrews 3:13 teaches, "Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness."
If you know someone who has taken the first step towards disaster, encourage them to do the right thing, before it's too late.
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