It is a well known fact that carrying a clip board can get you into almost any business. Depending on the circumstances, a clip board and a hard hat can get you into place that you may otherwise not be able to access. Many con men have used this technique. That is why, a recent news story about an attempted robbery of a Dunkin Donuts should be of no surprise to anyone.
Orlando, Florida police arrested 48-year-old Ricardo Diaz on charges of robbery, petty theft and burglary after he posed as an internal auditor and gained access to the cash at a local donut shop. Good Samaritans detained him until police arrived.
I once worked for a retail chain where we performed store audits. Most of the time, we were asked for identification. When we were not asked to provide id, we made sure individuals understood the dangers of not identifying those entering the office. This story demonstrates the importance of knowing who is accessing you organization’s assets.
The link to the story is below: