Just the other day I read a story about a small business owner who was “taken” by the person they should be able to trust the most – their bookkeeper. For about a year, she was forging checks and stole nearly ½ million dollars! That’s a lot of money! Imagine […]
Many divorcing couples do not realize how important it is to speak with a tax accountant when they are planning a divorce. Listen to Bernadette’s interview on Impact Radio about the subject.
In another chapter of my book Did You Hire a Fraud?, I shared a story of how a loved and trusted assistant took her boss for granted. He trusted her (too much) and allowed her to pay bills with checks he signed in advance. She took his trust for granted […]
As you know, I wrote a book called, Did You Hire a Fraud? In this book, I shared lots of true stories. Another story that I share in the book is about a couple who emptied a church’s endowment fund to the tune of $673,000. Churches tend to be trusting […]
In 2006, Tim Fruehe, owner of a successful family-owned t-shirt company called Simply Smashing, Inc., in Oakhurst, CA, hired Sue Tashima as his bookkeeper. He said he hired her because of her 20 years of experience, seemingly spotless record, and her charming personality. She was loved by everyone and, as […]
I had the pleasure of being featured on Business RadioX on June 14, 2017. Here’s a link to my interview: LISTEN HERE
Don’t panic…..you have options! The first piece of advice I would give is do not ignore the IRS. Contrary to what many people think, they will work with you. The IRS does not want to take your car, house or seize your bank accounts. They want you to pay your […]