Hands In the Till - Embezzling Public Money
12/02/10 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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We rely on our town governments to keep close watch on our tax dollars - and most local officials are worthy of our trust. But for a few, the temptation to dip into town coffers is just too strong.
We talk with Steven Jeffrey, Executive Director of the Vermont League Of Cities And Towns and Assistant Attorney General John Treadwell about the challenges of safeguarding public funds and how embezzlement is detected and prosecuted.
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