I don’t believe the employee is pocketing the money
Every once in a while at the end of the day, the cash register will be a dollar short or a dollar over. This is normal when dealing with cash transactions. A sales clerk might grab a nickel instead of a quarter or a quarter instead of a dime. She might grab two $1 bills instead of three or three instead of two. These types of mistakes happen from time to time. They should not happen frequently. I hired a new employee to work at the counter in the medical marijuana dispensary. We only take cash transactions, so our employees deal with thousands of dollars every day. The new girl started working on Monday. She was on the cash register all afternoon. At the end of the day, her register was short $5. Since it was her first time working at the marijuana dispensary, I didn’t say anything about the short balance. The next day, the register was even shorter. This time there was $23 missing from the till. I asked the employee to speak with me when she was done with her shift. I told her about the missing money from that day and the previous day. The employee didn’t have a lot to say, but she didn’t make excuses either. I don’t believe the employee is pocketing the money. It would be difficult to steal from the company, because there are cameras all over the dispensary. Still, it might be time to find a different job for this particular employee. She might do better in the stock room or fulfilling orders.