Saturday, May 31, 2014
Make it big
A former UC Berkeley research administrator with a prior embezzlement conviction has been charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the university to help pay for her children's private-school tuition, make catering orders and pay other expenses, authorities said Friday...
Full story at http://m.sfgate.com/crime/article/Charge-UC-Berkeley-administrator-stole-thousands-5517119.php
So how does it happen that endless time can be spent haggling over a few dollars of lunch expenses while overt stealing - as above - on a larger scale is possible? The answer has to be that university accounting systems are designed to prevent you from stealing less than $50.