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inside job

n. Slang
A crime perpetrated by, or with the help of, a person working for or trusted by the victim.
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inside job

n
informal a crime committed with the assistance of someone associated with the victim, such as a person employed on the premises burgled
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in′side job′


n.
a crime committed by or in collusion with a person or persons closely associated with the victim.
[1905–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inside job - some transgression committed with the assistance of someone trusted by the victim; "the police decided that the crime was an inside job"
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
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* Approximately 80 percent of computer crime consists of "inside jobs" by disgruntled employees.
About half of identity thefts are inside jobs according to Collins (industrial and organizational psychology; MSU Identity Theft Crime and Research Lab, Michigan State U.), who addresses this growing problem from a business perspective.
Furthermore, in the process of confirming internal control effectiveness, management can and should increase antifraud efforts to identify and halt manipulation of financial reporting and asset misappropriation, since the most common incarnations of fraud in today's companies are "inside jobs." It's a worthy next step.