Public Signs: The Start Of A Trend For Consequences?

Day after day, people choose to break the law, and there simply are not enough resources available to address the growing frequency of crimes.  Naturally the resources are directed towards the most serious offenses, such as homicides, assaults, sexual assaults… Read More »

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Is “Trust” a consideration in designing and implementing internal controls?

When I am working on evaluating, designing and implementing internal controls and accounting procedures within client organizations to minimize the risk of employee theft and embezzlement, I am frequently asked why certain measures are needed, given that a certain individual… Read More »

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Documents and Images – “Live or Memorex”?

A few years back (maybe dating myself) Memorex ran an ad campaign whereby they proclaimed their recordings were so realistic  it was hard to tell if it was live or recorded.  Funny how successful advertising lines can stick with you… Read More »

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Embezzlement versus Larceny: Ice Cream Truck?

Larceny is a legal term for theft or stealing, the taking of another’s property for personal gain with no intent to return the property (permanently deprive rightful owner of their property). Embezzlement is a form of larceny, with some unique… Read More »

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Here, There, and Everywhere: Embezzlement is BIG Business, and Business is Good.

Just read the following headlines for a mere sampling of the hundreds of articles appearing online in only the past two weeks: Ex-ICE Intelligence Chief Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Dixon, Illinois Comptroller Allegedly Embezzled $30 Million To Fund Horse Breeding… Read More »

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