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Local investigator warns: Clear Lake businesses not immune from fraud

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:23

Would your business or non-profit organization turn down a 5 percent increase in revenue every year?  If the organization has no anti-fraud controls, then that may be exactly what it’s doing. 

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), organizations lose an average of 5 percent of their revenues to fraud each year.  Clear Lake businesses and volunteer organizations aren’t immune from the problem.

“Fraud hits small businesses particularly hard,” says local CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner, Kelly Westphal Murphy.  “Oftentimes small businesses and non-profit organizations don’t have the resources to devote to putting effective anti-fraud controls in place.” 

   

Community Kitchen location changing

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:23

The Clear Lake Community Kitchen serves a hot meal each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  Mondays and Fridays the meal is served in the Fellowship Hall at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. 4th St.  The Wednesday meal has been served for the past years at the Clear Lake Senior Citizens Center. 

   

Council votes to buy three properties

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:22

Homes to be razed for redevelopment

The City of Clear Lake will purchase three dilapidated properties on South 3rd Street to clear the way for redevelopment.

Monday night Council members approved spending $98,000 to buy 1115, 1119 and 1123 S. 3rd St.  The properties are 

   

Giving Tree and Engage programs reach local families

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:22

You’ve done it again!  The Clear Lake and Ventura community stepped up to the challenge of providing a growing number of families in need of a little help this holiday season.  

   

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