Understand how to conduct investigation interviews to suspected employees by checking the following questions

Top 35 Employee Theft Investigation Questions to Ask

Employee theft is something that you as a manager, cannot escape for long. At a particular point in your career, you will have to investigate an employee for suspected theft. After collecting your findings while investigating a crime, the next step is employee theft investigation question to ask. At times the question raised by every HR manager may defer depending on the type of fraud committed. Also, the different firm hires organization or take legal actions to assist with the investigation and even interview the employees on their behalf. However, you can conduct these interview as an HR and even get the better outcome after the interview. Here are some of the questions you should ask when asked to carry out a workplace investigation. The employees are allowed to phrase the answer in his/her word.


Open questions

  • Can you explain to me what you heard?
  • Describe what you saw
  • Did you know any information or incident that could have led to the event happening?
  • Can you narrate what exactly happened?
  • When did it happen?
  • Could the act have been avoided?

Specific questions

  • What time did you leave the scene?
  • At what point did the complainant tell you about this?
  • How many times did this happen?
  • Did you notify any executive or the supervisor?
  • Who else was there?
  • Did you narrate the encounter to anyone?

Relation questions

  • What was the importance to you about that?
  • Do you have any relationship with the correspondent?
  • How does this make you feel?
  • What is important to you about what happened?
  • How do you respond to the allegation?

Fact developing questions

  • Why are you coming forward now?
  • Are there any notes or evidence to support your claim?
  • How exactly did it happen?
  • How did you respond?
  • Where did it happen?

What else questions

  • What else can you add to what you have said?
  • What else do you think happened?
  • What else can you provide as proof of the allegations?
  • Who else do you think is responsible for the fraud?
  • Who else do you think may have relevant information?

Probing question

  • When you said he was aggressive towards you, what did you mean?
  • Earlier you mentioned about X can you explain further.
  • What do you mean by the sentence X?
  • Are you sure about the evidence you are providing?

Question to yourself

  • Does the witness have the knowledge of the crime?
  • What are the sources of the employee information?
  • How did the crime affect the witness?
  • What are my limits to the questions I ask?