Employee theft in the workplace is a growing problem that affects many employers. Nearly 95 percent of all businesses suffer from theft in the workplace and approximately 75 percent of all employees steal from their employers at least once. Studies have shown that it is more often the younger employee (younger than 35) who steals from an employer. However, when older workers engage in theft, they tend to take much more than their younger counterparts. Managers are the usual culprits for the worst cases of fraud. All too often, it is the long-term and trusted employee who ends up being the culprit. Because of this growing problem, it is important to be aware of the signs and understand how to prevent the theft from occurring.