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My Head-on car crash and dealing with the insurance companies

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This is a narrative of what I went through trying to recover a somewhat minor amount with respect to property loss from the accident with another driver who swerved into my lane at the last possible second and hit me head-on. There are 2 separate aspects to an auto accident – personal injury and property […]

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The True Venn Diagram for Fraud

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Cressy (see my post on “Other People’s Money – a Book Report” and “The Triad of Fraud”) and his minions claim that a Venn diagram for fraud should be presented as follows:   They are all wrong. Here is the true Venn diagram for fraud:  

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Embezzlement never takes a holiday

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If you have concerns along this line for your business or organization, contact me. benson.dana@gmail.com Read through other blog entries to gain a more complete understanding of internal controls that can prevent and detect this sort of thing. Bookkeeper charged with embezzling more than $150,000 from 2 Lincoln County businesses From the 12/23/2015 Portland Press […]

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What can be done to stem the tide of fraud and embezzlement at small firms and non-profits?

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Here is the link to my letter to the editor today: http://www.pressherald.com/2015/11/11/letter-to-the-editor-cpa-firms-need-to-offer-free-reviews-to-nonprofit-groups/ For those who are skittish about clicking on links, here is the text: The former treasurer of the Winslow Travel Soccer Club pleaded guilty Nov. 5 to stealing almost $15,000 from the club over a 2½-year period. I’m tired of seeing headlines like […]

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