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Embezzlement – Nonprofit

FSS investigated allegations of misappropriation of assets and excessive spending by an employee of a federally funded nonprofit organization with reporting responsibilities to the Office of the Inspector General.

Through the use of advanced data analytics and the analysis of transactional data, the investigators identified:

  • The use of company credit cards for personal benefit and the payment of personal expenses through expense reimbursements.
  • The unauthorized payment of additional payroll to the employee and her assistant.
  • The alteration of supporting documentation to conceal the inappropriate activity.


  • FSS prepared and presented its findings to a representative of the Inspector General’s office.
  • The employee plead guilty to the misappropriation of assets and was sentenced to probation and required to pay restitution.