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  • National Pinot Noir Day

    August 8, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    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…

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  • New Art of Employee Theft

    August 3, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    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…

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  • Youth of Employee Theft

    July 18, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    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…

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  • “Reach for the Stars”

    June 10, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    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…

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  • Background Checks and Internal Controls – More Important Than Ever

    June 10, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    COVID-19 has forever changed the office environment. There are more remote positions than ever before, staffing shortages are creating stress for employees and employers alike, and with a sluggish economy some have found themselves facing financial stress. Remote work means less supervision, which potentially means a greater opportunity for employees to commit fraud… right? Not…

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  • Diversity in the Insurance Industry

    May 25, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    “There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” —Michelle Obama A special day is becoming more recognized and celebrated throughout the country. Juneteenth is also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day and Black Independence Day. Even though this day has been celebrated on June 19th in various…

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  • National Donut Day – June 3, 2022

    May 25, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    Donuts are a delicious confectionery treat enjoyed worldwide by children and adults alike. Fried to perfection and dipped in glaze, these sugar packed pastries are a staple in any office. Because of their popularity, donuts have two days of celebration in their honor: The first Friday of every June, and November 5th of every year.…

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  • June – National Home Ownership Month

    May 25, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    Owning a home can be a big milestone in someone’s life. Unfortunately, in the current real estate market, it can be difficult to snag your dream home (or any home at all). The last thing you need after finding your home is to fall victim to a scam or fraud. According to the Federal Trade…

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  • Celebrate in May: International Internal Audit Awareness Month

    May 2, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    Amidst the warming weather of spring, May presents a great time to observe International Internal Audit Awareness Month. The Institute of Internal Auditors created this awareness month in the 1990s to promote the profession as a whole and the value it brings organizations. [1]   What is Internal Audit? According to the Institute of Internal…

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  • World Laughter Day – First Sunday in May

    May 2, 2022
    by Kerry Sapet
    Laughter can bring people joy. Some doctors say it boosts the immune system and triggers the release of endorphins making laughter "the best medicine". So, in celebration of World Laughter Day, let's have a laugh at a few thieves and their bizarre stories. United Kingdom - A 21-year-old male was caught by surveillance cameras breaking…

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