Free seminar to focus on nonprofit thefts

The Chester County Office of the Controller will host its second community “fraud protection” seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 15,  at 6:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Hankin Library in Chester Springs.

This free seminar will explain how thefts occur within nonprofit or community groups, and will offer guidance on how to structure financial controls to avoid fraud, a county press release said.

“This program is in response to the many cases that have been reported, not only in our county but across the Commonwealth, regarding fraudulent activity that has unfortunately occurred within community organizations,” Chester County Controller Norman MacQueen said in the release. “The types of groups that would truly benefit from the seminar include school parent and teacher associations, youth sports teams, scout troops, churches and volunteer fire companies.”

The first seminar, held in August at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus, was well-attended by local Coatesville and Downingtown residents and involved engaging dialogue between representatives of the Office of the Controller and members of the audience.

It is anticipated that the northern Chester County venue will attract residents from the Chester Springs, Lionville, Phoenixville, Spring City, and Coventry areas. Additional seminars will be held throughout the county in 2017.

Sharon Jones, Chester County’s internal audit manager,  will present the seminar and will be joined by County Controller Norman MacQueen and Deputy Controller Carol Pollitz.   Additional seminars will be held throughout Chester County in 2017.

For questions or further information, email or call 610-344-6155.




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