“Trusted” Fire Chief Found Guilty
By Xan Johnson, Marketing –
As human beings, we tend to develop strong relations with those close to us, be it at work, school, or home. After a bond of trust is formed, it is almost impossible for us to imagine that link broken. But can these friends, co-workers, or even leaders, betray us?
Recently, former Fire Chief Michael Nomis pleaded guilty to the embezzlement of over one thousand dollars of department funds. These dollars were used for a variety of personal uses, including buying tools, fuel, and lunches over the course of the 2019 year. Originally pleading not guilty, Nomis has just come out to confess and talk with Judge Suzannah G. Robinson.
It is tragic to see case after case of “trusted” employees taking advantage of their workplace and its lack of security. One would imagine that Nomis did a lot of good throughout his career. He was a local in the area, and had previously served as a sergeant, lieutenant, and firefighter. It was even reported that Nomis became emotional while confessing and found it hard to speak. As a society, we need to take more preventative measures regarding embezzlement and theft, but what can be done?
Working in an environment that puts in place little to no checks to monitor employee loyalty and honesty is a danger to everyone. Even the most noble of us are tempted to commit crime when we know there is almost no chance we would get caught.
Thankfully, due to recent research and breakthroughs in lie detection technology, EyeDetect® may have a solution to help us all. This new creation is a simple, non-invasive lie-detection test that can yield 86% accuracy in just thirty minutes. How does it work? While older tests such as the polygraph rely on measuring many physiological signals such as pulse, breathing, or blood pressure, EyeDetect focuses on just one – the eyes. Micro measurements in involuntary pupil dilation can help us accurately determine whether a person is deceptive.
If organizations such as this fire department were to implement periodical tests using EyeDetect to question activities such as embezzlement, drug use, or other illegal activities, employees would be greatly discouraged from committing such crimes. EyeDetect offers an inexpensive, reliable solution that could protect and help us all.
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