With internal safeguards in place, Morrison would not have been able to conduct his long-running theft by wiring money or cutting checks on the charity’s account. He had all the charity’s bank statements and financial statements sent directly to him. He fabricated reports to the charity’s board to hide the fact that the charity’s accounts were dwindling. The charity's apparent fraud was perpetrated on Morrison’s business credit card as well.
To lighten the sentence, Morrison forged his wife’s signature on a medical information release. He failed to keep up the charity’s registration with the state, resulting in penalties to the charity, or file tax returns. He virtually bankrupted the organization. (link) Guess those in positions of trust were not watching.
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