Integrity at Stake
Integrity at Stake: Safeguarding Your Church from Financial Fraud
by Rollie Dimos
This excellent new book is interesting and important. You need to read it—and so do the
members of your leadership team.
Rollie Dimos shares real-life fraud examples to help you recognize common abuses that occur in
churches and other non-profits. While the info he shares may startle you, it’s valid, and can
protect your church.
The bad news is that when fraud occurs, significant spiritual ramifications linger long after.
It can cause a huge drop in attendance and reduce the effectiveness of your ministry.
There is good news, though. By adding a few simple controls, you can safeguard your church and
continue your outreach to those who already know Jesus and those who still need to meet Him.
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Meet the Author
is a certified fraud examiner and internal auditor. He has a deep
desire to help church leaders reduce the risk of fraud and increase financial accountability
and integrity. As an auditor in the government and nonprofit sectors, Rollie has been helping
leaders assess the strength of their organizational controls for over twenty-five years. He is
a graduate of Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and speaks
frequently at conferences around the country on the topic. Rollie resides in Ozark, Missouri
with his wife and children.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Doug Clay
Who Should Read This Book
SECTION ONE: Fraud: A Frank Discussion on the Potential Risks to Your Organization
1. Fraud Risk: What Every Leader Needs to Know
2. Internal Control & Risk Management
3. Moving Forward After Fraud
SECTION TWO: Case Studies: True Stories of Fraud & Practical Ways to Prevent It
Case Study 1: Skimming Donations
Case Study 2: Secret Bank Account
Case Study 3: Writing Blank Checks
Case Study 4: Charge Accounts
Case Study 5: Separate Checking Accounts
Case Study 6: Electronic Funds Transfers
Case Study 7: Credit Card Abuse
Case Study 8: Credit Card Refunds
Case Study 9: Unpaid Payroll Taxes