Employee Theft At Point Of Sale

I was in CVS today, and as the cashier was ringing up my items, I handed him my credit card and he said he would not take it. He told me he wouldn't take my card due to company policy, and he himself was under watch by surveillance cameras. I asked him if it had anything to do with cashiers taking $5 or so as cash back and people not checking their receipts, and he replied with yes, as well as a number of other factors.

Have you seen or experienced this? If you are in retail, are you mindful of these types of thefts or has it happened to you and, if so, what steps did you take to decrease/stop employee theft in this context?

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