April 26, 2009

We used to have a small canteen at home which caters to bus drivers and passengers since we live near a bus terminal.  It started out well and we had loyal customers as well as walk-in clients.  I had a very good cook and she can almost cook anything.  Among her bestsellers are Kare-Kare, Sinigang na Tanguinge, Patatim, Chicken and Pork Adobo, and Pancit.  These dishes are always sold out.

After a while, I became really busy because I opened a convenient store which took up a lot of my time.  I was forced to hire staff that would run the canteen for us and I would just check it  before it closes at night.  After some time, I noticed that despite the volume of customers, the earnings were decreasing.  We had a suspicion that the cashier was pocketing some of the earnings.  So my husband decided to install a Hidden Camera.


He purchased an Eye Witness Security Camera Recorder with Nightvision and installed it somewhere in the canteen.  It’s surveillance recorder can capture up to 6 hours of video in real time onto a removable SD card.  True enough, only a day after he has installed the hidden camera, we caught the cashier.  She was really pocketing some of the earnings and that time she took 2000 pesos.  When I confronted her, she denied it but when hubs showed her the video, she started crying and asked for forgiveness.

At first I shrugged off the idea of installing a hidden camera but later on realized the importance of it.


One response to “Caught In The Act”

  1. Ebie says:

    That was a good idea. But wondering, if, you had kept her. Its hard to find trusting workers.

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