The Why

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that one of every three business failures are the direct result of employee theft.

Liz Pulliam Weston of MSN Money found that 9 out of 10 large employers are now investigating applicants.

Small businesses are the most vulnerable to occupational fraud and abuse. The average scheme in a small business causes $127,500 in losses. The average scheme in the largest companies costs $97,000.

The number of background checks performed in the U.S. is increasing by 26% a year.