Monday, March 9, 2009

Perhaps the education lottery proceeds can help fund the audits

According to a state House press release, "lawmakers voted today to subject Oklahoma schools to random audits to discourage embezzlers."

This is probably a good idea, given that "embezzling money to fuel a gambling habit is becoming one of the most typical crimes prosecutors say they deal with in Oklahoma courts," as the Tulsa World recently reported.
To [Muskogee County District Attorney Larry] Moore and many others, it seems an increasing number of residents, often with otherwise clean records, are resorting to embezzlement, theft or fraud to supply a gambling habit since Oklahomans approved state questions in 2004 that allowed the state to enter into compact agreements with the tribes as well as a statewide lottery.

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