March 21, 2020

Blasé About Embezzlement? How a Nashville Entrepreneur Lost $300k to a “Loyal” Employee

Robert Hartline talks to James Kennedy about his payroll fraud nightmare. He was baffled when he first came across suspicious numbers on his payroll but soon discovered that a contractor had stolen $300k from his business.
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Blasé About Embezzlement? How a Nashville Entrepreneur Lost $300k to a “Loyal” Employee
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Show Notes

Robert Hartline talks to James Kennedy about his payroll fraud nightmare. He was baffled when he first came across suspicious numbers on his payroll but soon discovered that a contractor had stolen $300k from his business. In this episode, Robert urges listeners to be ruthless about double-checking transactions and verifying facts, and explains why American Greed should be on every business owner’s list of shows to watch.

Key points

  • Hear about Robert’s career background and involvement in CallProof, Hytch, and Absolute Wireless.  
  • The high prevalence of embezzlement and business owners’ reluctance to talk about it. 
  • What American Greed will teach you about your chances of being swindled. 
  • Robert shares how a cash flow issue and strange report led him to a nasty discovery. 
  • Find out what Robert did when he discovered the payroll fraud. 
  • The subsequent correspondence between Robert and the guilty party. 
  • The importance of working with companies with errors and omissions policies. 
  • Why no one is exempt from being defrauded by someone they work with. 
  • Robert shares what he now does to ensure he’s never embezzled again. 
  • Why you should never blindly trust or assume anything in business. 
  • The disappointing way the government dealt with the offender. 
  • Why it’s vital to have trusted people who check up on all transactions. 

Key links 

Robert Hartline on LinkedIn 

Robert Hartline on Twitter

CallProof

CallProof Blog 

Hytch Rewards

Absolute Wireless

American Greed 

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