I worked at a large department store as a front end manager and it absolutely floored me at the amount and lengths the cashiers would go to to steal. We had a policy that employees were NOT allowed to ring up family and friends..why, you ask? Because cashiers sister would come through the line with $400 worth of clothing and cashier would ring up maybe every 5th piece, and usually the cheapest items (they always got caught!). And the pocketing of money was a biggie too..because obviously those readings we took and the counts we made would not show a drawer short. Not only did we have cameras, but in the security office was a cash register that, when a cashiers number was punched in, it would ring up the sale simultaneously and we caught many short ringing sales. They were always shocked they were fired and prosecuted.