Uncovering a Phantom Workforce: The Dangers and Prevention of Ghost Employees
Payroll theft comes in all shapes and sizes and often lies hidden below the surface. Fraudsters who perpetrate ghost employee schemes use the shadow of another employee to cover their tracks. One of the best ways to prevent payroll theft is to understand what ghost employees are, and the motives behind their creation. Through a real-life case study, we look at how payroll fraud can be perpetrated, then offer strategies to uncover and prevent this kind of fraud.