Cash Shortage Investigator

Investigate cash shortages occurring in sales section of department store.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $75,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cash Shortage Investigators do?

Investigates cash shortages occurring in sales section of department store: Receives notification regarding shortage of cash from audit or sales department. Discusses shortage with sales department and security department supervisors. Reviews sales checks and cash register tapes, and counts cash to verify shortages. Observes personnel on closed circuit television to detect thefts. Questions store personnel to obtain evidence and develop cases. Apprehends and turns suspect over to security department. Prepares case summaries and testifies at hearings of suspects.

Should I be a Cash Shortage Investigator?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Investigator, Cash Shortage

    How to Become a
    Cash Shortage Investigator

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