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You are faced with the last days of a computer conversion and you are receiving calls that people have paid their bills, yet were not being credited for their payments. You later find no copies of receipts, yet patients set you copies of theirs. You know there was theft. How do you address it? How do you prove it? There were 4 people who signed receipts. The total stolen was $10,000. Do you report it? Do you handle it yourself?

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The answer to this depends on some other factors. First, is there insurance involves and does it include theft. If it does, then you would have to report it and the insurance company or the police would do the investigation. Most likely, unless they can prove fraud, you will end up being compensated for the loss so there is a big incentive to reporting it. At the same time, it would still keep up your relationship with ...