Re: Padding the Books (Computers and BSA)
Sleezer, Jim (newcomb@NAVO.NAVY.MIL)
Tue, 15 Sep 1992 09:01:43 CDT
>From: "Sleezer, Jim" <JHS8%OSUVM1.BITNET@ricevm1.rice.edu>
>John, as I understand it, the books are audited each year--from a financial
>perspective. The only occasion I know of where membership records were
>padded was a DE who took a stack of blank applications and a phone book.
>He simply filled in the apps with a name from the book, turned the page and
>filled out another. The names then matched addresses. I'm not sure that
>a CPA would identify this kind of padding. I believe financial audits are
>a requirement . . . we've had them in every council I have worked with.
A few years back the local DE, who didn't do much else, seemed VERY
conscientious about collecting each troop's re-chartering paperwork
and taking it personally to the Council office. He even insisted that
it was part of his job to collect the papers to check them for errors.
This was enough to light up the suspicion light in our SM's head.
When an errand took him by the Council's office he made a point of
dropping off the paperwork himself and then told the DE that he had
saved him the trip. The DE became livid. About that time various
SM were asking the DE to please help them locate some of the Scouts
that had shown up on their rosters because they had never met these
Scouts. Shortly after that most of the SMs began sending their paperwork
in themselves to "save the DE the bother." It was only a couple of months
later that there was an opening for the DE position in our District.
I wonder why?
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