Condé Goes on Fraud Watch, Asks Employees to Help

Keith Kelly “can hardly wait for the latest installment of the CBS crime show, CSI: The Condé Nasties Unit,” he writes.

Condé Nast’s CFO issued a memo yesterday announcing the formation of an employee-fraud hotline, which will allow staffers to report ethically iffy co-workers.

The Fraud Reporting Hotline will try to stop “release of proprietary information, accounting/audit irregularities, falsification of company records, theft of goods/services/cash,” and even “unauthroized discounts/payoffs.”

Kelly reports employees were “surprised.”

As an intelligence-gathering measure, this is probably a few notches above eavesdropping.

Condé Goes on Fraud Watch, Asks Employees to Help