Alleged embezzlements show the need for vigilance
The Sept. 25 Morning Call carried two stories of alleged financial irregularity — two alleged embezzlements, if you will, one in Harrisburg and one in Freemansburg.
State Sen. Pat Browne has a longtime friend and treasurer of his campaign funds who allegedly stole over $600,000 of those funds over the past 12 years. The other incident involves a woman accused of taking more than $100,000 from a private businessman in Freemansburg.
Embezzlement often involves a person who is entrusted with private or public funds — without adequate oversight — taking some of those funds for whatever reason. Persons who are friends or have been on the job for many years are not a substitute for professional or adequate oversight.
So, I implore those in authority in an organization to make sure their funds are safe going forward.
Thomas C. Miller Bethlehem