Always Check the Receipts

December 28, 2009

John Runowicz, former budget coordinator for New York University's chemistry department, was charged Wednesday with submitting $409,000 in bogus expenses -- and succeeding for about five years in fooling his employers, The New York Daily News reported. Authorities say that Runowicz gathered receipts from a Manhattan liquor store and submitted them as expenses, believing (correctly it turns out) that no one would pay attention to what the receipts were actually for. His lawyer declined to comment on the case, but Runowicz pleaded not guilty.

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