Medical practices—including urgent care centers—are the sites of financial crimes far more often than they should be. From sloppy bookkeeping to outright embezzlement, the consequences of not minding the books closely could be catastrophic for your business and your reputation. Let us interrupt you from thinking It couldn’t happen to me by suggesting that you read on. One of the largest urgent care operators in the country just saw a former manager get sentenced to 10 years’ probation after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $40,000 from the urgent care center where he worked. If his probation is revoked, he could go to prison for up to 20 years. He’s also been ordered to pay $40,199.99 in restitution. Be forewarned:
All businesses, including urgent care centers, must always be diligent in developing, implementing, and auditing cash processes. Your life may not depend on it, but your career might.