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Did you see this story from the Orlando Sentinel: Lake Mary Embezzler stole $85,000 while repaying first victim $260,000

A woman embezzled money from a business and was then hired by another business to handle payroll and accounting, which gave her the means to embezzle again!

Remember, internal controls are crucial! Make sure you have a system of checks and balances in place to prevent embezzlement. If you need help implementing a system or are concerned there may be fraud occurring in your business contact Kit Powell, our Certified Fraud Examiner.

Kit Powell, CFE

Don’t Become a Victim of Employee Embezzlement

The professionals at H&S have found that when there is a downturn in the economy there is typically an upturn in white-collar crime. There are many things you can do to prevent fraud from happening in your organization, such as instituting a system of checks and balances.

A simple fraud risk assessment — performed by Kit Powell, Certified Fraud Examiner — will give you a detailed report with recommendations on how to strengthen internal controls to prevent fraudulent activity. Contact Kit today to schedule an appointment for your free fraud risk assessment via phone at 231.924.8035 or email at