By Cami Toronto, Communications —
In an interesting follow up from a previous blog regarding civic dishonesty, a real-life example of civic dishonesty has been reported. Earlier last month a lost wallet was given to several employees at a Dunkin’ Donuts shop to be returned to its owner. When the wallet was returned, it was discovered that over $300 in cash was missing from the wallet. One of the store’s managers, as well as two other employees, were involved in the theft.
According to the police, when the owner of the wallet received it, the customer called the police to report the theft. Then the police found video footage showing the store manager, after receiving the wallet, taking the money out of the wallet in a back office. Two other employees on duty were said to be accomplices to this crime. All three have been charged with theft of lost property. They’re scheduled to appear at a preliminary court hearing.
Whatever happens, this hurts the Dunkin’ Donuts brand image. Its corporate reputation is tarnished. The trustworthiness of the company in its customers’ eyes has taken a hit.
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