Green Bay, Wis. (Aug. 21, 2003) -- A Wisconsin accountant charged with malpractice testified this week that his accusers' security lapses -- not poor financial oversight -- allowed a $370,000 embezzlement scheme to go undetected.

According to a story in Gambling Magazine, Bill Ritchay, a lead accountant with the firm Shinners, Hucovski and Co., said that the Sokaogan Chippewa Community started having problems tracking casino revenues when the tribe's internal controller quit in 1995.

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