This has always been a bit of a sensitive message to deliver. One of the benefits of implementing Fixed Asset Tracker is the tracking of responsible parties. When you know who is assigned to an asset the probability of loss drops. If your employees know that every asset you provide to them is being tracked and that they are responsible for the asset the instances of asset loss are reduced.
Well it seems that the problem is worse than I thought. Today the Certified General Accountants delivered a report on workplace fraud in SMEs. It seems the most common form of fraud is the misappropriation of inventory or assets. According to the report 26% of SMEs were victim to employee fraud, and the prediction is that it will get worse due to economic hardship. You can read the summary and download the actual report here.