Today’s story involves a former dealership employee who managed to scam millions from her place of employment.
According to a Buffalo Law Journal report, Billie Becker, 55, of East Aurora, New York has admitted to stealing over $4.1 million from her place of employment. Becker served as the controller for the Towne Auto Group
Becker admitted stealing more than $4.1 million dollars from the Erie County New York new and used vehicle dealership group. Becker had been employed with the dealer group for 16 years. The theft was reportedly discovered in the fall of 2016 when another business contacted the group about a $125,000 check, which led to the investigation and discovery of Becker’s fraud.
The former dealership controller could face 25 years in prison for her crime. What is the biggest challenge dealers face when it comes to finding and retaining trusted, long-term employees?