North American
  • Engaged in surreptitious theft from one's employer.

    ‘they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar’
    • ‘Abuse would require a wider circle of cooperation, and so increase the likelihood that an overzealous agent would be caught with his hand in the cookie jar by a supervisor.’
    • ‘When was the last time a politician shocked us for reasons other than being caught with his pants down or his hand in the public cookie jar?’