I'm in a bit of an awry situation. I got my first job as a developer at a company in the beginning of february. It all seemed fun at first as it was very fulfilling and I was learning a lot. My boss, however, which happens to be the owner's son, soon started showing signs things weren't quite alright in his personal life.
Over time I began getting more signals about his problematic personality and the things happening in his immediate surroundings. First of all he purchases a lot of items for personal use with company money. I am not talking about a dinner now and then or something justifiable; the other day a package from a sex shop arrived. I happened to intercept that packet and had to sign off for it. I have also seen many instances of him accepting large sums of cash money from clients when they came to visit, but could not see any mention of it in our bookkeeping. I also happen to know of several practices he conducts to launder this money using some of our projects with cryptocurrency.
I am also certain of the fact that he is an alcoholic. I have often seen him chugging cans of beer on company premises early in the morning. Every time I happen to be at his house (he invites me rather often) he will drink a lot. This is a periodic thing and it's starting to have an effect on his health.
All these were things I can live with. They are his decisions and I can't think of a reason for me to get involved in it and risk my job. What I recently discovered, however, is something I can't just ignore: he abuses his children and possibly his wife.
One day, after hours, he asked me to stick together a montage of clips he made for his aging mother. I'm always happy to help out in these situations, so I accepted. I don't think he realized, however, that he accidentally also gave me footage of him getting incredibly angry and physically assaulting one of his 10 year-old boys. Due to the circumstances I was not able to copy the footage. Apart from that he often verbally asaults his wife over the telephone and threatens with physical assault if she does not comply with his demands. I have seen his children and can clearly tell that they are emotionally unstable. They are extremely fearful of strangers and always seem to be absent minded. He even abuses his dog by kicking it. The dog recently dissapeared.
The man really has no ethics. I know of him asking co-workers of mine to get him marijuana and other narcotics and even proposed to some of them to consume it together during work hours. He also has a forged parking pass for persons of reduced mobility because he finds it handy. He uses company resources to buy stolen license plates for his ATV's in his holiday homes so he doesn't need to insure them.
All the other staff are partially aware of this problem, but do not want to speak up or do something about it. Speaking up about it is sure to get you fired or worse.
I really do not know what to do. I can't stand to see all these illegal and downright disturbing things happening at my workplace. I recently announced I was quitting. I decided to go back to school as I was no longer able to stand these practices. His company, however, has a serious sphere of influence in the local sector and could do nasty things if it ever were to become apparent I had gone to the police about this.
What should I do? I want to go to the police with this but I am afraid of the consequences. I do not know what this person is capable of, and he trusts me. 'Breaking' this trust would surely enfuriate him to the degree he would try to make me miserable for a long time.
I have contacted the authorities and they have guaranteed complete discretion in handling this case. I have an appointment tomorrow to explain the entire case. At their bureau.
I have also contacted my parents, who immediately offered to pay for any legal assistance I might require.