CORPORATIONS: White Collar Thieves

By pocketing cash, jiggering books, stealing merchandise, and a score of other similar practices, employees this year will steal more than $1 billion—more than twice the amount stolen by all the nation's professional thieves. This is the estimate of Norman Jaspan in The Thief in the White Collar (Lippincott; $4.95), an analysis of corporate stealing. Jaspan, 43, who is president of his own management consulting firm, speaks from experience. His clients include 35% of all major retail outlets in the U.S., plus many airlines and manufacturing firms. In the past ten years, while working to improve operating efficiency, Jaspan's firm...

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