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Employee Embezzlement: A Growing Problem

Employee Embezzlement: A Growing Problem

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Deborah R. Mathis, CPA, CHBC, and Michael S. Lewis, MBA, FACMPE
Experts agree that the recession exposes all types of businesses, including medical practices, to a greater risk of employee fraud and embezzlement. There are many cases of employee embezzlement that can remain undetected for long periods of time, costing practices thousands of dollars from their top and bottom lines. In this article, we explore the reasons employees embezzle, the areas in which medical practices are at risk, and ways to safeguard your practice from this threat—in good times and in bad.