Fraud-probe report finds multi-breaches
A state investigation into an alleged fraud by a former clerk shows Broward County's labor agency failed to follow rules already in place.
Officials at Broward County's labor agency didn't follow the rules they had put in place to prevent fraud, allowing one clerk to steal more than $2 million from the local employment agency,
Former accounts payable clerk Brenda Felder faces trial in three weeks on charges that she wrote hundreds of checks to herself from the agency over a period of four years. The theft, which investigators believe began in 2002, was uncovered last fall by a teller at Felder's bank.
Felder had previous convictions for grand theft in Broward County, but the agency wasn't doing background checks when she was hired. When the human resource department required the checks years
later, it never checked existing workers.
(Excerpts from article by NIALA BOODHOO)<br><br>Post edited by: billyJJ, at: 2007/08/02 15:05