To thwart another's success through subversion unbeknownst to that individual or others.
Did you see how Dave's been stealing lollipops? Dave talked to Darrell's boss, and now Darrell isn't going to get the promotion they promised him.
To exhibit a false presentation of one's character for the purpose of workplace political gain.
Buddy is the life of the office. He's stealing lollipops from everyone in the office to get the new Sr. position.