Poor oversight blamed for $320K embezzlement

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Missy BaxterDue to a lack of oversight at a small Illinois credit union, two employees were able to embezzle more than $320,000 in separate incidents that spanned many years, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Kimberly Kent, 53, a former manager at the $4.2 million Milledgeville Community Credit Union who also served as an elected official for a small Illinois town, was sentenced July 14 to eight months in federal prison for embezzling more than $220,000 from the credit union from 2005 to 2012, the court documents said. continue reading »last_img

Read More »

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Has New Home!

first_imgMembers of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (LAVNS) team gather this morning at their new home at 109 Central Park Square, formerly occupied by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Members include Executive Director Wendi Wolfe; Office Manager Jade Lovato; Julie Banaszek, RN; Alaina Cole Beardslee, RN; Tanny Larson, billing; Zandra Hall, RN; Sherry Destromp, LPN and Jenny Pena, medical records. LAVNS moved Saturday from 2202 Canyon Road after that property sold. ‘We’re happy to be more centrally located,’ Wolfe said. ‘We’re near Nambe Drugs who we partner with and we like the central location. It makes us more accessible to the community.’ Formed in 1973, LAVNS is a not for profit organization providing home health and hospice services in Los Alamos County, northern Santa Fe County and parts of Rio Arriba County. Services include ‘intermittent’ skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, medical social services and home health aides. Learn more about LAVNS by clicking here. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Read More »

Cavaliers sweeps Raptors; 76ers averts ouster

first_img76ERS 103, CELTICS 92In Philadelphia, T.J. McConnell turned a surprise start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help the 76ers stave off elimination in a win over the Celtics in Game 4.The Sixers still face daunting odds headed into Game 5 and trailing 3-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals: No NBA team has ever won a series down 3-0.McConnell had a career-high 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists in only his second start of the season and meshed well in the backcourt with Ben Simmons.The crowd chanted “TJ! TJ!” each time he touched the ball in the fourth and proved why he has been so valuable even as bigger stars have sliced his playing time.He was just what coach Brett Brown needed in a must-win game.With NBA teams down 3-0 having lost all 129 series, the Sixers may need more than spirit to pull off this stunner.Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 20 points and Marcus Morris had 17. (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James shoots against Toronto Raptors’ OG Anunoby. AP CLEVELAND – LeBron James sent Toronto into summer vacation for the third straight season as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a series sweep of the Raptors with a 128-93 win in Game 4 on Monday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.James finished with 29 points, 11 assists and spent some of the final 7:38 dancing near the bench during Cleveland’s 10th straight playoff win over Toronto, which changed its system, its roster and its approach but still can’t beat the game’s best player.Kevin Love added 23 points and J.R. Smith 15 for the Cavs, who can now rest while waiting for the Boston-Philadelphia semifinal series to end.Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 and Kyle Lowry had 10 assists to lead the exasperated Raptors. Toronto’s frustration hit its peak late in the third when All-Star DeMar DeRozan was ejected for a flagrant foul.last_img read more

Read More »

Lloyds Banking Group signs charter to support terminally ill employees

first_imgFinancial services organisation Lloyds Banking Group has signed the Trades Union Congress’ (TUC) ‘Dying to work’ charter, in order to offer greater security to employees who are living and working with a terminal illness.The voluntary charter forms part of the TUC’s wider ‘Dying to work’ campaign. This seeks to have terminal illness recognised as a protected characteristic, so employees can enjoy a protected period at work where they cannot be dismissed as a result of their condition.Rebecca Priestley, people director at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “We have been working hard to provide specialist advice and support for [employees] living with a terminal illness.“Reflecting this important support, we have agreed to become a signatory of the charter, which underscores our commitment to be there for [employees] through challenging times, when they need us most.”The charter further aims to give employees with terminal illnesses more choice in how to spend their final months, and offers peace of mind around job security.Lloyds Banking Group formally signed the charter on Monday 20 August 2018. Other employers who have signed the ‘Dying to work’ charter include Rolls-Royce, Royal Mail, the Co-op and Santander.Paul Nowak, deputy general secretary at the TUC, added: “[An employee’s] job should be the least of [their] worries when [they] get a terminal diagnosis.“I’m delighted that Lloyds Banking Group [has] shown real leadership in this area, working with unions to guarantee fair treatment for terminally ill [employees].“Millions of [employees] are now covered by the Dying to work charter across the country, which is a real success and we expect more employers to follow Lloyds and sign up in the coming months.”last_img read more

Read More »