Here’s a recent report found at patch.com written by Priscila Korb about an employee of the Shinnecock Animal Hospital who was arrested for stealing more than $50,000 from the hospital and its customers.
Keri A. Guillo, 28, who worked as an administrative assistant at the hospital, stole money from the hospital and its clients by using their credit card information, police said.
She stole varying amounts of money totaling over $50,000 in 2011 and 2012, police said.
These types of fraud are very common, and businesses and organizations of every size can be victims. As we’ve been discussing on our blog, however, there are many ways that we can help to reduce the risk of these kinds of frauds, or to minimize the damage and catch the thieves before too much damage is done. These preventive methods include comprehensive pre-employment background checks, strong internal accounting controls and procedures, robust data security practices, and a swift and thorough investigation when a “red flag” of fraud or misconduct is observed.