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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_432937852.jpgBurglary and robbery are very serious crimes that can come with undesired consequences.  Along with other types of theft, being charged for these types of crimes can impact your future employment opportunities, your relationships with family and loved ones, and your overall quality of life. In Illinois, the definitions of burglary and robbery are very different, and it is very important to know the difference between them.

The Definition and Consequences of Burglary

Burglary is defined as when an individual enters another individual’s property without authorization and has the intention to commit theft. Property could mean another individual’s house, building, house trailer, aircraft, watercraft, railroad car, and personal vehicle:


b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_633190058.jpgSmall businesses want to know for sure that the employees they hire will be trustworthy and will work hard to ensure stability for the company. Even though most employees are trustworthy and are worth keeping in the business, there are, unfortunately, far too many situations in the workplace where employee theft occurs. Theft is a serious crime that may come with unwanted consequences, and theft in the workplace could be grounds for immediate termination of employment.

Why are Small Businesses Not Reporting Employee Theft?

Small businesses do not always get law enforcement involved when an employee steals from the company. As many as 64 percent of all small businesses have experienced some type of employee theft—with only 16 percent of all incidents being reported to law enforcement.


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