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DA: Business finances need checks, balances for employees

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty District Attorney urges South Georgia organizations and businesses not to lean too heavily on one employee to handle their finances.

After Chehaw former administrative assistant Angela Rivera pled guilty to theft and fraud charges this week, District Attorney Greg Edwards said he has seen too many financial officers get in trouble.

He urges business leaders to set up checks and balances and inspections over finances.

"Trust but verify," Edwards said. "And have separate accounting measures and these things will be hopefully useful in preventing this type of crime."

Edwards said financial scandals will harm fundraising for most non profit organizations... so having known accounting principals on their financial records will keep people from considering theft.

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