"We're talking about limited resources. Do you want to spend time and money on something like this or actual criminal activity occurring? I'd say the latter," said Paul Secunda, an employment attorney and Marquette University Law School faculty member. "You're trying to save money by not having many investigators, but you end up being inefficient in processing these cases."
The state also potentially racks up overtime when another worker must be paid to fill the shoes of an employee on leave, Secunda said.