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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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Vermont – A Leader In Embezzlement Cases

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From Mike Donoghhue of the Burlingtom Free Press, 1/1/2015 For the third time in six years, Vermont has been named No. 1 in America … As the riskiest state for major embezzlements. And Vermont has some of the shorter prison sentences for those caught dipping into the till, according to the latest annual report by […]

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Quickbooks Tips, Traps and Advice

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QuickBooks is probably the #1 selling small business accounting program in the world. Well, in the US, anyway. It does a great job automating and classifying transactions, and simplifying the processing and allows small business owners to take better control of their finances. Unfortunately, it does not come with a CPA certificate or a BA […]

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WHAT??!! ANOTHER multiple-victim embezzler?

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I have an earlier post promoting criminal background checks for employees who have access to cash and accounting records. Here is just one more example of a company being penny wise and pound foolish. They saved a few bucks by not performing a criminal background check on a bookkeeper with, I’m going to guess, pretty […]

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