Skim off the Top
New Class Ability of Thieves and Burglars
Members of the underworld can't keep their hands off loot. Characters of the thief (and burglar) class automatically get %1 per level of coin and non-precious stones loot collected by the party before any shares or divisions are calculated. This represents their penchant for being the first with their hands in the sack, lifting of small amounts of coins during sorting, and intentional miscalculations during the actual division of shares ("one for you, two for me").
Thieves and burglars gain experience points for any of the above skimming activity as they would for any other treasure.