By Rachel Morgan, Marketing –
Nikki Diane May served as treasurer for Pleasant Grove High School’s Showstoppers Booster Club in Texarkana Texas during 2017-2018. As treasurer, it was May’s responsibility to manage and keep track of the charitable donations made to the club. She was also responsible for any checks written on the club’s behalf, as well as the club’s debit card.
An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Texarkana Resident Agency of the Dallas Field Office proved that May was responsible for dipping into the club’s funds. She was recently sentenced to 23 months in federal prison for committing wire fraud and was found to have stolen over $60,000 from the school’s booster club. She was found guilty of pocketing cash donations made to the club, as well as withdrawing money using the club’s debit card for her personal use, and altering the club’s financial records to cover her crimes.
Why would someone steal charitable donations? Crimes such as this are unfortunate, but sadly it is not uncommon for employees to steal from their places of work. Even if that means robbing from a high school booster club. For this reason, many employers outside the United States routinely screen their employees for fraud, holding them accountable for their actions within the company, school, or organization. These screenings are especially important for employees in charge of managing funds.
You may be wondering how such screenings can be administered effectively in the workplace. Fortunately, advances in lie detection technology make these security upgrades possible. EyeDetect, a new form of lie detection technology, can identify a lie by analyzing pupil movement while a person takes a 30-minute standardized test. These tests are quick, easy to administer, and reliable. For a company wishing to keep its funds secure, this technology is a game-changer.