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Does your cash register always balance? 20 Jun 2017

People make mistakes. Every so often there’ll be less in the till than you expect.

It’s easy to give the wrong change and customers are unlikely to complain if they receive too much.

If your cash register always balances, it could be someone is manipulating the figures.

You can get more in the till than receipts show if staff don’t ring up every sale. Also, if the customer can’t see what's being rung up, it could be a smaller figure than the price of the goods.

These are two ways the till can have too much in it and an unscrupulous employee can keep the excess cash.

Modest till shortages are a good sign. The till always balancing is a bad sign. It may indicate there’s a thief in your business.

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