From soon after the first cash transaction, employers have been keeping an eye on employees to make sure they stay honest.
Along the way — they’ve gotten some help from technology.
Nope. Not a camera and recording system from the 21st century. This fine device has it’s roots firmly in the 19th century. With invention and patent issued in 1879 the idea of a cash register (they were expensive), did not gain popularity until several years after the Patterson brothers purchased the original company in 1884. They gave it a new name — perhaps you’ve heard of National Cash Register.
Accurate records tend to keep sticky fingers out of the till.
New Dreams, a sweet romance set prior to the cash register’s invention, includes characters with varying degrees of stickiness and their fingers — and varying attitudes toward thievery. https://amzn.to/3vWydWE