Fraud can be devastating to a business. For one, it can be a major drain on the financial resources of a company. Also, fraud within a business can destroy trust among important players in the business, such as partners in the business. Trust among these individuals can be an incredibly important thing for a business. Thus, fraud has a real potential to throw a company off the rails.
It can be a very delicate situation when a business owner suspects that a business partner or some other person involved in the business has committed fraud against the business. On one hand, it is very important to do everything one can to protect the financial well-being and security of one's business. One the other hand, it is also important to avoid doing things that could end up unnecessarily destroying the relationships among the different individuals involved in the business if it turns out the business partner or associate the fraud suspicions arose in connection to didn't actually do anything wrong or inappropriate.