A Good Case for Whistleblower Status?

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The executive director of an arts charity, D. Alexandra Dyer, was attacked with drain cleaner last year. On Friday, she was fired by the board of the charity, along with the financial officer who helped her unearth what the authorities have called a $750,000 embezzlement scheme. Questions: 1. What led up to the “Drano” attack?… Read more »

Word to the Wise: Watch the Spelling!

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Ephonia Green has given away 275 wedding gown ensembles to military brides over the last five years from her bridal shop in Maryland. But how has she been able to afford such philanthropy, while working as a $56,000-a-year administrative assistant for a nonprofit organization? Since 2005, when Green started receiving publicity for her charitable gifts… Read more »

An Ugly Tale: Double-Life and Secret Fortune

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CFO John Franklin Howard, the trusted CFO and CPA for Raley Holdings, Inc., a defense contractor based in Grapevine, Texas, now has more than just $32 million to account for from his embezzlement; he is also facing solicitation of murder charges. Interestingly, he used some of the embezzled money to pay someone to murder his… Read more »

Does Embezzlement Pay?

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Bradley Whitsell, chief accountant of SDN Communications in Sioux Falls, SD, pleaded guilty to mail fraud on Monday, August 22.  According to the U.S. Attorney’s office 46-year-old Whitsell used his various oversight positions to embezzle more than $392,000 over a 10 year period beginning in 2000. Whitsell could end up in prison for up to… Read more »