Nick Ursini SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Dunkin’ launched an internal investigation into their stores for hiring fake employees and hiring workers who cannot prove they are legal in the United States.
Dunkin’ has the consequences listed in the Dunkin’ Code of Business Ethics and Conducts for penalties of violations in section 1.2.
“The failure to report known or suspected wrongdoing may, by itself, subject that person to disciplinary action. In addition to imposing its own discipline, Dunkin’ Brands may also bring violations of law, or suspected violations of law, to the attention of appropriate law enforcement personnel.”
Ariannie Romero who works at the Dunkin’ on South Crouse Avenue says she was unaware of the internal investigations but says her store has not been approached or targeted in any internal investigations.
Romero has been working for Dunkin’ for nine months. She doubts her boss would be involved with any illegal hiring at her location.
“I don’t think she would ever do something like that,” Romero said. The manager for the South Crouse Avenue Dunkin’ was unavailable for comment at the time.
When asked if this would impact the business of the store, Romero emphatically said, “No, we remain busy in the summer with the students here.”
The manager who allegedly stole money from the Largo, Florida store using a fake employee was charged with grand theft. The scheme went on for two months resulting in 1,600 dollars stolen and deposited into her own account.
No reports of lawsuits have been reported in any Dunkin’ in the state of New York.