By: Diane Benjamin
It really isn’t difficult to stop employees from pocketing your money. The City of Bloomington leaders buried their heads underground when they were repeatedly told about CIAM, evidently ISU did the same thing at Bone Student Center.
A woman is accused of stealing $161,000 going ll the way to 2013. Nobody noticed? Nobody compared receipts to deposits? Nobody cared to protect cash? That money isn’t the property of Illinois State University – it belongs to you!
Anybody believe this is the only failure at ISU? Anybody think ISU is fiscally responsible with money taken from taxpayers, but just failed in this one small area?
When I graduated with an accounting major from ISU, I think the department was rated #5 nationwide. It appears ISU didn’t bother to use their own department to create safeguards. Obviously audits were useless too.
This is complete incompetence by government. They aren’t forced to care because they know where to find more money when needed, get more from the State or raise tuition.
It is appalling that an employee was allowed to steal for so long. Taxpayers deserve an apology from President Dietz.
Don’t expect one however, Bloomington still hasn’t apologized for CIAM.