When this business owner attempted to teach a fraudulent worker a lesson, he ended up learning a few things himself.
Here’s the background: A business owner in England found out one of his trusted employees wrote a company check to himself for £845 ($1,375.66 US) and then cashed it.
Enraged, the owner decided to practice a bit of street justice. So he placed a sign — which read “Thief. I stole £845. Am On My Way To Police Station — around the thieving staffer’s neck and marched him through town before eventually handing him over to the police.
But the police let the thief off with just a warning, and then he sued his boss for humiliation, false imprisonment and lost wages. In the end, the business owner was forced to settle the lawsuit for £13,000 ($21,164).
Lesson learned: Justice is better left to the professionals.