Migdalia Ruiz Summary

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In Miami an accounting clerk by the name of Migdalia Ruiz was a able to steal 85,000 from the city of Miami over the course of a couple of years. She too checks from solid waste fees, false alarm fees, liens and business tax receipts from the government and directed the checks to her own personal bank account. She was only caught after leaving her job and the city’s bank informed the government that a check that the city deposited had already been cashed. This shows a major breakdown in managerial controls that a low level employee was able to take steal money over the course of a couple of years without ever being suspected. This is a prime example of why internal controls are so vital and why even the government needs to be audited. Ruiz

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