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Beacon Ambulance Corps Bolsters Bookkeeping After Losing $20,000 To Thieves

The Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps has updated its bookkeeping policies after it was scammed out of thousands of dollars last fall.
The Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps has updated its bookkeeping policies after it was scammed out of thousands of dollars last fall. Photo Credit: Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps/Facebook

BEACON, N.Y. -- Policies have been bolstered at the Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps after, police said, scammers hacked its president’s email account and stole close to $20,000, according to a report by the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The new bookkeeping measures now require that purchases of more than $1,000 undergo a wait period and be signed off on by two senior members of the corps, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported.

There have been no arrests in the case and the loss was covered by the corps’ insurance police, the Poughkeepsie Journal story said.

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