Hodges Trial Lawyers filed suit recently against a bookkeeper gone rogue. This is not the first time we have been retained and discovered that a bookkeeper has helped him or herself to the hard earned profits of a small business. Generally, this occurs in environments where the bookkeeper has full check signing authority and/or there are no checks and balances. The temptation is to run your business and let someone else worry about the finances. This is generally a bad idea. We will seek justice and full recovery of all of our client’s damages. It is hard enough to be profitable in this economy without someone stealing from you.
Here is a list of things you can do that can help prevent your firm from being a victim of fraud.