As an operator, you have to be wary of who you put into management as they will have access to your only incoming cash on a daily basis. It’s no secret that most theft that occurs in a business is done by employees and as this latest news breaks of an arcade manager stealing from the arcade he was working for, this just serves as a reminder of how careful you need to be. It’s terrible to see this sort of behavior although not unexpected as arcades begin to become quite profitable again. It also shows that theives really are idiots – the change machines will show how much money it has received and with a simple check against the books and the operator knows if someone has been stealing from them.
As for the ex-arcade manager, a 30 year old man working for an arcade in Utica, NY called “Fun on the Run”, he stole more than $1,500 from the arcade he managed over a two week period. He was caught of course and is now being charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. It would be interesting to see some pics of this arcade actually so if anyone is familiar with it, send us a review so we can add it to our location report. 🙂