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  • Fowl Play

    It’s sad, but true. Theft of Thanksgiving turkeys runs rampant in November. One year, Tisdale showed up at her small church in Pensacola, Florida to prepare the Thanksgiving feast they serve to the homeless and hungry in their community. Tisdale found the ten turkeys stolen. In Salem, Alabama, the owners of Backwater BBQ arrived the […]

  • Native American Heritage Month

    Efforts to honor the contributions Native Americans made to the growth of the United States began in the early 1900s. Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, worked with the Boys Scouts of America to create a day honoring the “First Americans.” In 1915, Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to […]

  • Small Businesses Beware

    On Saturday, November 26, 2022, customers across the nation may “Shop Small.” The “Shop Small” movement is a part of Small Business Saturday—a day to support and celebrate small businesses and the impact they have on their communities. American Express founded the day in 2010 “because shopping at a family-owned framing spot or buying a […]

  • National Fast-Food Day

    People have been eating fast food for approximately 4,000 years. In Ancient Rome and Greece, people visited street stands called thermopoliums. The name means “a place where something hot is sold.” These early fast-food joints offered skewers of meat, fish, cheese, olives, bread, wine, and sweets. The first fast-food restaurant in the United States – […]

  • Candy Thieves

    It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to autumn leaves, chilly temperatures, and for kids (and the young at heart) costumes and candy. In 2021, consumers spent $4.6 billion on candy during the eight weeks leading up to Halloween, according to the National Confectioners’ Association. More people hand out Skittles to trick or treaters […]

  • Halloween Hijinks

    Halloween is right around the corner.  Time to find the perfect costume and the best decorations so you can outdo that guy down the street.  So, you hop online and start hunting through all of the online Halloween shops offering up this year’s best deals and amazing prices. You happily plug in your credit card […]

  • Making Sense of Cryptocurrency

    Warnings about cryptocurrency scams are all over the news. But just what is cryptocurrency? October is National Cryptocurrency Month and a good time to learn more about digital currencies. Kaspersky, an internet security company, defines cryptocurrency as “any form of currency that exists digitally or virtually and uses cryptography to secure transactions.” The word “crypto” […]

  • Pink Is In

    Kelly Paxton, Certified Fraud Examiner and Private Investigator, presented at the Indiana Certified Fraud Examiner training conference for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Ms. Paxton is the author of Embezzlement – How to Detect, Prevent, and Investigate Pink-Collar Crime. Based on her research, Pink-Collar crime is based on position, not gender. Women make up […]

  • National Pinot Noir Day

    Happy August 18th, also known as National Pinot Noir Day, to all wine lovers of the world. As we all know, a glass of red wine with dinner is a tradition in many households. However, for those nights that merit a little something special we often find ourselves looking to the top shelf for a […]

  • New Art of Employee Theft

    As noted in SDC’s article “Youth of Employee Theft”, there is a trend of young professionals engaging in employee theft. Another recent trend, or rather an old trend making a comeback, is bartering. Unlike in the past where farmers bartered their own goods, employees now barter their employers’ products and services. Employees profit from things […]

  • Youth of Employee Theft

    We live in an age where everything imaginable runs on software programs and digital platforms. Everything from social media, gaming, stock trade, telecommunications, to banking. You would be hard-pressed to find a company that does not use digital software in some shape or form. Digital platforms now serve as a backbone for operations. A startling […]

  • “Reach for the Stars”

    Being a woman in the modern world is challenging in many ways. A woman may be the breadwinner in the family, but she is also the caretaker, the cleaner, the cook, and the mother. Being a successful woman means she has to be better than the men around her. Being a gay woman means she […]