Houses of Worship Work to Combat Fraud

| January 9, 2012

LAS VEGAS — Typically fraud schemes and embezzlement in government and business make the news. But fraud examiners say places of worship are the most vulnerable to fraud. Experts say it is an unlikely venue that needs more safeguards.

The Nehemiah Ministries on Rancho Drive and Gowan Road takes extra precautions .

"With everything we do, we need multiple signatures. We need people ensuring deposits are made properly and documentation has to be brought back to ensure that those deposits were made as they were reported," said Pastor Kelcey West.

Pastor West says members also have weekly and monthly access to church finances, including annual reports of everything from operating expenses to tithes and offerings. They also meet with bank officials and members to be transparent amount the church's money.

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