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  • Thoughts for Giving Tuesday

    November 14, 2023
    by Kerry Sapet
    If you are looking for an organization to support on Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2023, your local animal rescue shelter may be just the cause. Animal shelters often struggle to keep up with demand during the holiday season. There are several ways that you can help.

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  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month 

    November 14, 2023
    by Linda Roth
    Every year we devote the month of November to the cause of adopting a senior pet. Adopting a pet, especially a senior pet, is a gift to be celebrated. Unfortunately, there are people who will take advantage of you if you are not careful. Be aware of the warning signs.

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  • POISON APPLE

    October 18, 2023
    by Linda Roth
    Dhrendra Prasad, formerly employed as a buyer for Apple’s global service supply chain, has been sentenced to three years in prison as of November 2022. While employed between the years of 2008 to 2018, Mr. Prasad admitted in his plea agreement that he defrauded his employer since 2011 by diverting funds to himself totaling $17…

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  • GHOSTS, GOBLINS, WITCHES, THIEVES?

    October 18, 2023
    by Linda Roth
    In the spirit of the spooky season ghosts, goblins and witches come to mind, but one thing we do not think of is a thief. This was not the case for Mr. Ronald J. Bally.   In 2019 Mr. Bally was convicted of stealing Halloween costumes valued at over $200,000.00 from the SpookShop.  Mr. Bally began…

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  • Three Strikes…You’re Out

    June 23, 2023
    by Kerry Sapet
    At a Little League game, you usually think about bases being stolen, not cash. Unfortunately, the same volunteers selling hotdogs and cotton candy at the concession stand may also be taking advantage of their volunteer position and stealing. One woman recently pocketed more than $2,000.00 from the team’s concession stand.

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  • Travel Rewards: Hidden Misappropriation

    June 23, 2023
    by Kerry Sapet
    As a forensic accounting company, SDC frequently sees fidelity insurance claims involving the misappropriation of travel rewards or credit card points. With airlines and hotels offering loyalty programs that provide travel rewards or points, frequent business travelers can rack up a lot of points.

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  • World Bicycle Day on June 3: The Rising Concern In The Bicycle Industry

    June 1, 2023
    by SDC CPAs LLC
    Employee theft is a pressing issue that affects various industries, including the bicycle sector. While bicycles bring joy and convenience to many, they have unfortunately become a target for employee theft. The loss of valuable bicycles not only impacts businesses financially but also undermines customer trust and disrupts the cycling community.  The bicycle industry has…

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  • Taking Care of Mind and Body

    May 19, 2023
    by Kerry Sapet
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health issues. While mental health should be a priority year-round, this month is an important reminder to take steps to support the mental health and wellbeing of our colleagues and employees. One of the key places to start…

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  • An “Eggs-travagent” Theft

    April 5, 2023
    by Kerry Sapet
    On February 11, 2023, a British police department thwarted what they called an “eggs-travagent theft” when they arrested a man driving a semi-truck filled with 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs.

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  • Twitter Security

    November 30, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    As anyone with a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account knows, privacy settings can be baffling. There’s a multitude of places to click, choices to make, and settings to turn on or off. It can be difficult to know how secure you are when using social media. Complicating matters, some recent events have set off alarm…

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