You work at a retail-clothing store as an assistant manager, and you are aware of multiple incidents of insider theft. The cash drawer is always short several dollars at a time.
Her manager, Paul, is also your friend. He is responsible for your current position as assistant manager. The entire staff consists of six people, and Paul explains that it is other employees he is suspicious of, even though you and him are the only people in charge of paperwork, inventory, and deposits.
It is the sales associates I am suspicious of!
All the clues are pointing to your manager, but he is insisting that it is the lower level employees. All cash shortages are reported to the corporate office of the company, and it reflects on you.
Paul realizes at this point that you have proof that he is acting unethically and is harming the company. You also believe that there are other instances of Paul's unethical behaviour. But you are not sure what actions to take.
You can either keep quiet, keep your friendship with your manager and let him accuse lower level employees. You can go above his head to the District Manager with the proof. Lastly, you could confront Paul about his behaviour.
You decide to go to the District Manager with the proof, regardless of your friendship with Paul, his unethical behaviour is greatly harming the company. Also, you don't want someone else being accused of his behaviours.