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Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Christmas Crime

How embarrassing, a major city mayor stands accused of misappropriating gift cards intended for the needy. Baltimore mayor, Sheila Dixon, may be totally disgraced for assuming that the unused gift cards were available for her personal use. She spent that was not her’s to spend, and that is a crime.

How does this happen? Well, it probably starts with poor accounting practices. It most likely has been going on year after year. Those that should have been paying attention just turned their heads and paid no attention to what was a crime.

Who keeps track in your organization? Is it a city or county council? Is it an executive board? Does the guilt reside only at the top? I don’t think so. The boss can only get away with what the accountants allow. The accountants are as guilty as the boss. They should also be charged in the crime.

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