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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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ATM cards… did you know?

I while back after falling victim of yet another debit card violation, I destroyed my debit card, and reverted back to traditional credit cards.  I also requested and received a traditional, plain Jane ATM card (just like the ones that… 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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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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Another Case of Irony (steal from the poor to get rich)

A case of reverse Robin Hood – steal from the poor to become rich. “Kentucky woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Little Sisters of the Poor, Facing Prison Time.” “A former bookkeeper for the Little Sisters of the Poor pleaded… Read More »

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