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$3,000 missing. Was it the bank teller, truck driver or janitor? - Submitted by Hector Arenas

Last year I was asked to conduct two polygraph exams, the first one was administered to a safe truck driver, this person stated that he had handed in 6 different bags to a bank teller, she had signed the receipt but not the control book and he left. Later on when he returned to the bank, she questioned him about a missing bag which contained bout $3,000.

After all the facts were gathered and all the steps were fulfilled, I tested the driver and found out that he had nothing to do with it.

The teller (an unwed mother with a lot of debts) did in fact receive all 6 money bags but her test revealed she had not taken the money. We did a follow up and remembering the wise teachings of Mr. James Kelly, former instructor at the Coastal Institute of Forensic Science, I conducted a Sociogram to search for other suspects. Here I found out that we were left with two people. One was a security guard who after the interview was dismissed because he was never even near the tellers window. The second person was the Janitor.

Since the agreement with the bank was for only two tests, the teller, from her pocket, asked for the third polygraph, indicating that she wanted to clear her name; Therefore third polygraph was conducted. After a long talk the janitor, he confessed verbally and in writing that he had in fact taken the money, and that he was willing to hand in the money. We later learned that within the bank there had been previous thefts, which of course were proven to also be the work of the janitor. It felt really great to have such a clean outcome.

$3,000 missing. Was it the bank teller, truck driver or janitor? - Submitted by Hector Arenas

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