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Trust but Verify: A Case Study Webinar on Municipal Fraud

MPA@UNC | National League of Cities

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

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You are invited to join expert panelists for “Trust but Verify,” a free webinar by the UNC School of Government and the National League of Cities, that explores a 2011 case in which city officials discovered that a city comptroller had embezzled $30 million from a small town’s coffers in a decades-long scam.

Learn what went wrong in this small-town fraud, how the city responded, and the internal controls that can protect an organization or city from similar losses. 

Presenters include:

  • Kimberly Nelson, Ph.D., associate professor of public administration and government at the University of North Carolina’s School of Government and consultant to local governments.

  • David A. Richardson, CPA and Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) and financial management consultant to various Illinois municipalities.

  • Stan Helgerson, CPFO, former Finance Director for the Village of Carol Stream and former Chair of the GFOA’s Treasury and Investment Management Committee.


We look forward to seeing you at the webinar.


cid:c8c9f9f8-2cee-4707-a4f4-ca04677600e8@sh11.lanThe National League of Cities is proud to partner with MPA@UNC, the online Master of Public Adminstration program from the UNC School of Government, in presenting this free webinar to NLC members. As part of this partnership, employees and of NLC member cities who are accepted into and enroll in MPA@UNC are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship.  Learn more about MPA@UNC.

Have questions about Trust but Verify: A Case Study Webinar on Municipal Fraud? Contact MPA@UNC | National League of Cities

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MPA@UNC | National League of Cities

UNC School of Government’s MPA@UNC is a groundbreaking online MPA program that gives professionals seeking to advance their careers in public service the opportunity to earn an accredited MPA degree online from a top-ranked school of government anywhere in the world. The online Master’s of Public Administration at UNC combines the flexibility of online education with the best of an on-campus experience through the delivery of live online classes led by UNC School of Government faculty, self-paced coursework and hands-on learning through a professional experience component. 

The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for more than 1,800 members and 49 state municipal leagues, representing 19,000 cities and towns.

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