History Main / StealingFromTheTill

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."
7th Mar '16 6:16:37 PM videogmer314
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4th Jan '16 6:14:50 PM Cakeman
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* In Pom Pom's Eleven, the main plot point is Homestar Runner and his friends getting back at Homeschool Winner for embezzling money from them. The reason that he did this was because he grew tired of Homestar Runner being in charge of the website despite being less intelligent than he was.
21st Dec '15 8:21:19 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Literature/BigTrouble'', Arthur Herk has been embezzling from his employer, Penultimate, Inc. Penultimate, being a major government contractor which has far more professional experience in StealingFromTheTill, does not tolerate having its own accounts embezzled, and its {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s are willing to hire hitmen to punish embezzling employees.

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* In ''Literature/BigTrouble'', Arthur Herk has been embezzling stealing bribe money from his employer, Penultimate, Inc. Inc., to pay off his own gambling debts. Penultimate, being a major government contractor which has whose {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s have far more professional experience in StealingFromTheTill, does not tolerate having its own accounts embezzled, and its {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s are willing to hire hitmen skimming money, decides to punish the embezzling employees.employee by hiring a couple of New Jersey hitmen.
1st Nov '15 1:08:46 PM DavidCowie
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* In Creator/AnthonyBourdain's memoir ''Kitchen Confidential'', this is one of the many problems that restaurant managers have to deal with. Bar staff are particularly prone to it, and Bourdain gives an anecdote about about a bar person who had ''his own till'' -- at the end of his shift he would take the whole lot home with him.
16th Oct '15 4:24:43 PM eroock
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->''Take stuff from work.''\\

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