Pasadena Suffers $6 Mil. Crime Loss; Are Your Governmental Clients Covered?

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This large crime loss caught our attention….

The City of Pasadena was embezzled out of more than $6 million through a scheme that continued for over a decade. The suspect is a former employee who, with two accomplices, allegedly siphoned money out of a utility fund via fraudulent invoices from four bogus vendors. The City Manager Michael Beck admitted that “this is a complete breakdown of our internal controls” since it was allowed to continue for so long without detection. (Click here for the full story in the San Jose Mercury News)
Ensuring that oversight and controls are up-to-date and embedded in organizational DNA is critical to avoiding these types of losses. However, for those times when breaches occur, make sure that your governmental clients are covered for their losses with Berkley Crime’s insurance products. 
Contact Berkley Crime today at 844-44-CRIME or one of our team listed below.


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Sean Missal (860) 466-7377
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Andrea Sullivan (860) 466-7373
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Patricia Logan (212) 497-3708
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Matt McNamara (212) 497-3707
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Jennifer Maggi (925) 472-8217
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Steve Nguyen (925) 472-8233
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