History Main / StealingFromTheTill

8th Jan '17 7:16:40 AM Berrenta
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* Much of 1980s to 1990s 'zine culture was born from, raised on, and made of this trope. [[strike:Stealing]] ''[[NoExceptYes Reappropriating ]]'' one's employer's or schools materials were pretty much crucial to the low/no-budget publications until TheInternet became more widely available in the mid to late 1990s.

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* Much of 1980s to 1990s 'zine culture was born from, raised on, and made of this trope. [[strike:Stealing]] ''[[NoExceptYes Reappropriating ]]'' one's employer's or schools materials were pretty much crucial to the low/no-budget publications until TheInternet became more widely available in the mid to late 1990s.



** Since you don't pay for internet service at school? Surely.
** If you pay tuition, then you pay for the internet at school. And if you don't pay tuition and the school is public, you pay for the internet out of your taxes (or will, eventually, you hope). That's totally fair.
19th Dec '16 5:26:04 PM TheCuza
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* On ''Series/CornerGas'', Wanda replaces the gas station's phone because the old one was starting to have terrible battery problems. However, she treats the instruction manual for the new phone as SeriousBusiness, particularly the part that says the phone ''must'' be fully charged before it is used for the first time, and prevents anyone from answering it.
-->'''Brent:''' ''[annoyed]'' So you replaced the phone that doesn't work with one we can't use. What'd ''that'' upgrade cost me?\\
'''Wanda:''' ''[shrugs]'' Whatever's missing from the till.
12th Oct '16 6:28:57 AM DaibhidC
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** However, played straight in other Discworld books with [[Discworld/GoingPostal Moist]], who skims Post Office money, and Nobby of the Watch. It's said that if you need petty cash in the Watch you go and [[ShakeSomeoneObjectsFall shake Nobby until he gives it back.]]

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** However, played straight in other Discworld books with [[Discworld/GoingPostal Moist]], who skims Post Office money, and Nobby of the Watch. It's said that if you need petty cash in the Watch you go and [[ShakeSomeoneObjectsFall shake Nobby until he gives it back.]]]] In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', when Moist von Lipwig learns that the City Watch also serve as bank security, he reflects that the money might be safe, but the coffee and pens almost certainly aren't.
** ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'' features a palace maid who takes home food and candles, and is quite clear that this isn't stealing, it's ''perks''. Commander Vimes agrees with her.
4th Oct '16 3:17:29 PM res20stupid
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* ''Series/MysteryDiners'' is a series where bosses ask the producers to spy on their employees using actors and hidden cameras to see why there are some issues believed to be caused by employees. Theft of money and goods from either the business or customers[[note]]One guy got caught stealing a customer's phone[[/note]] are common issues faced by these investigagors.
31st Aug '16 3:48:14 PM outlander2012
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', [[TheDragon Arl Rendon Howe]] is helping himself to silver from the royal treasury (seemingly uncaring of the fact that Ferelden's army is desperately underfunded and trying to fight a CivilWar with their own people, one triggered primarily by his and Loghain's brutality and incompetence, while simultaneously trying to fight off the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil darkspawn horde]] moving up from the south. One of the Warden's side missions involves swiping said silver from a warehouse in Denerim before Howe can ship it to his private estate.
14th Aug '16 10:52:44 AM FordPrefect
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* This trope is the reason why those who work registers have to give customers receipts for any and every purchase - documenting any and all transactions makes sure that the amount of money in the drawer and the amount of money listed on the ledger at the end of the day match up. More generally, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principal%E2%80%93agent_problem principal-agent problem]] is about how to get someone acting on your behalf to do what ''you'' want to do, not what he wants to do.

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* This trope is the reason why those who work registers have to give customers receipts for any and every purchase - documenting any and all transactions makes sure that the amount of money in the drawer and the amount of money listed on the ledger at the end of the day match up. More generally, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principal%E2%80%93agent_problem org/wiki/Principal–agent_problem principal-agent problem]] is about how to get someone acting on your behalf to do what ''you'' want to do, not what he wants to do.
12th Aug '16 1:51:55 AM PaulA
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* Literature/VorkosiganSaga
** The [[FramingDevice framing story]] in the difficult to find ''Borders of Infinity'' mash-up by LoisMcMasterBujold involves an alleged peculation plot by Miles Vorkosigan for several million Imperial Marks. Two of the three component stories explain the rather large cost overruns his missions incurred that form the basis of the accusation. (The third story is about why Miles would never steal from the Imperium.)
** ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'' begins with looking for a ring stealing military equipment.

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* Literature/VorkosiganSaga
''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold:
** The [[FramingDevice framing story]] in the difficult to find ''Borders of Infinity'' mash-up by LoisMcMasterBujold FixUpNovel involves an alleged peculation plot by Miles Vorkosigan for several million Imperial Marks. Two of the three component stories explain the rather large cost overruns his missions incurred that form the basis of the accusation. (The third story is about why Miles would never steal from the Imperium.)
** ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'' ''Literature/CaptainVorpatrilsAlliance'' begins with looking for a ring stealing military equipment.
2nd Aug '16 11:04:50 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* In one episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', Leo tells Fez that he steals money from the register when the boss isn't looking. Hyde [[FridgeLogic points out]] that Leo ''is'' the boss, with Leo defending himself by saying [[ExactWords he isn't looking when he does it]].
22nd Apr '16 8:27:46 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** He also tricks Jessica into signing a non-disclosure agreement that prevents her from telling anyone about the embezzlement. She ''sort-of'' does it to a rival lawyer who's backing Hardman, who immediately figures out why she can't use this information and doesn't seem to care. Jessica then tries to merge her firm with a powerful British law firm. As part of the merger, she is required to show her counterpart the firm's books. The next scene is the Brit telling Hardman that he knows the truth but not from Jessica telling him, claiming to have figured it out from the books. Since the Brit is not bound by the agreement, he is free to make the information public.


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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': Jimmy's childhood StartOfDarkness was working at his father's general store and watching his father get duped by an obvious conman. The conman tells Jimmy that there are two people in the world: wolves and sheep. An angry and disenchanted Jimmy apparently resolves to be a wolf and helps himself to cash from his father's register. Many years later, Jimmy's brother recalls their father going out of business, with thousands of dollars having gone missing over the years.
8th Apr '16 8:40:35 PM karstovich2
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* Amongst lawyers, it's said that there is no quicker way to lose your license to practice law than to take money from your clients without their knowledge or consent. Even if you didn't take that much, even if you pay the client back, or even if you pay the client back more than what you stole, it doesn't matter. Many an EvilLawyerJoke aside, it's the one behavior that the legal profession has zero tolerance for: whatever organization regulates the legal profession in your area ''will'' bring down the banhammer on you. As more than one law professor has said, "touch your client's money and you're done."

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* Amongst lawyers, it's said that there is no quicker way to lose your license to practice law than to take money from your clients (or more specifically, their trust accounts[[note]]Bank accounts containing money the client pays in so that lawyers can get paid in an orderly fashion[[/note]]) without their knowledge or consent. Even if you didn't take that much, even if you pay the client back, or even if you pay the client back more than what you stole, it doesn't matter. [[note]]The only argument that could possibly get you out of it is "There was a mixup--I was trying to withdraw from my own account, but there was a typo/technical glitch and the money ended up coming out of the trust account instead." Even that is not especially likely to succeed, as you'd need to provide some evidence that's pretty hard to produce.[[/note]] Many an EvilLawyerJoke aside, it's the one behavior that the legal profession has zero tolerance for: whatever organization regulates the legal profession in your area ''will'' bring down the banhammer on you. As more than one law professor has said, "touch your client's money and you're done."
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