Toilet rolls, pens and post-its: These are the most common items stolen from the office

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Ever nabbed a pen from the office? What about, er, a light bulb?

A new study suggests that although office workers aren't always shy about pilfering bits of stationary from the office, they're also inclined towards nicking other items - including loo rolls, light bulbs and even printer ink.

In fact, the survey by online cartridge dealer found while 80 per cent of those who admitted to awarding themselves five-fingered discounts have taken pens home, six per cent have taken tea bags - and 10 per cent have taken toilet rolls.

That said, just 61 per cent of people admitted to stealing from the office - while 39 per cent said they'd never consider such a heinous crime. Although when your workers are going as far as to nick loo roll and tea bags, that be a sign you're not paying them enough...

ItemsPercentage of people who admitted to stealing
Pens80 per cent
Post-it notes40 per cent
Notepads32 per cent
Highlighters26 per cent
Blu-Tack16 per cent
Toilet rolls10 per cent
Tea bags6 per cent
USB sticks6 epr cent
Light bulbs3 per cent
Ink cartridges3 per cent
Mugs2 per cent

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