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Nonprofit Embezzlers (so to speak)

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The Oregonian’s Julie Tripp had an enlightening article in the Sunday Oregonian, 10/14/07, “Most trusted person is often the embezzler.” Make sure you also read the Fact Box, with its list of additional contacts:

An excerpt from the article:

‘As a board member of a church-related nonprofit, Kathy DeYoung came so close to an embezzlement disaster when the pastor ran off with the funds that she became a missionary for financial stewardship.

“For the first time,” she recalls of the fiasco in New York state, “I realized that the most trusted person is often the embezzler.”‘