There are a number of predator employees who have played his/her bosses before. S/he enjoys being underestimated. Enjoys being thought too stupid to construct a plot.
This menial employee will complain about another member of staff, a customer, client or guest, so that when s/he sets up that staff member, rips off that customer, client or guest, the fact s/he complained first makes the Boss dismiss the charge as simply retribution.
Afterall, Odette/Omar is too stupid to have figured out that if you complain about Miss Smith or Mr. Brown to the Boss in such a way that Miss Smith or Mr. Brown will learn Odette/Omar complained, the animosity would lead to counter ‘false charges’.
So ‘to get back’ at Odette/Omar, Miss Smith or Mr. Brown will complain that something was stolen or the wrong information was given as a ‘cover up’.
When I Troubleshoot a business, I always look for the complaint made against Miss Smith or Mr. Brown which precedes the complaint they make against Odette/Omar.
The Boss may think that Odette/Omar are too stupid to have figured out that if they lodge a complaint against another, that the other would then complain about them; and the complaint would be dismissed. The Boss doesn’t believe that Odette/Omar, planning to steal from Miss Smith, or complain about Mr Brown because they are planning to come late tomorrow, and know Brown would report them.