February 22, 2002, Newsletter Issue #33: Preventing Embezzlement

Tip of the Week

There are four basic things that you can do in implementing an internal system of controls:
Screen applicants before they are hired.
Periodically examine canceled checks to see if there is anything unusual.
Take precautions in preparing payroll: have more than one person prepare it, have several different people prepare it, or oversee it yourself.
Have two people sign off on checks, preferably in front of each other.

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