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All the Queen's Horses (The Rita Crundwell Story) A Classic Case of Fraud (...

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University of Wisconsin Whitewater

James R. Connor University Center

228 Wyman Mall

Whitewater, WI 53190

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PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP BY WISCONSIN CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, WISCONSIN GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION, AND THE LEAGUE OF WISCONSIN MUNICIPALITIES

“All the Queen's Horses" Documentary Film (The Rita Crundwell Story)
How could one woman steal $53 million without anyone noticing? As city comptroller of Dixon, IL, Rita Crundwell stole $53 million of public funds across 20 years––making her the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. She used the funds to build one of the nation's leading quarter horse breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. The movie, ALL THE QUEEN'S HORSES, investigates her crime, her lavish lifestyle and the small town she left in her wake. Runtime: 70 minutes.

“Building back Trust after Embezzlement”
By Paula Meyer, Former Finance Director, City of Dixon (Oshkosh presenter)
or Kathryn Schauf, County Administrator, Eau Claire County (Whitewater presenter)

Presenters will discuss the challenges faced when embezzlement occurs, steps taken to restore confidence and trust in the City’s or County’s financial management in the wake of the discovery of fraud in the organization.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Building a Strong System of Internal Controls to Prevent Fraud”
By Mary O’Connor, ASA, CFE Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services, Sikich LLP

A strong system of internal controls not only deters fraud but also supports greater efficiency and legal compliance within the local government business function. This seminar identifies types and common methods of employee dishonesty, the role of the external auditor to detect fraud, and the personality of a fraudster. The COSO system to install adequate internal controls is discussed and the all-important concept of separation of duties is presented in a practical, easy to apply context. And because fraud can and will happen, the appropriate way to handle the shock and resulting investigation is outlined.

DECEMBER 13 AGENDA at UW-Whitewater:

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Registration

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Showing of “All the Queen’s Horses”

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Presentation: “Building back Trust after Embezzlement” Kathryn Schauf, County Administrator, Eau Claire County

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Presentation: “Hidden in Plain Sight: Building a Strong System of Internal Controls to Prevent Fraud”
Mary O’Connor, ASA, CFE Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services, Sikich LLP

If you prefer to pay by check please click here to access the mail in registration form complete and mail with check payable to WCMA.


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