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To Catch an (Almost) Thief – NYTimes.com

I work as an accounting assistant. Our bookkeeper stole a presigned check and issued it to herself for $80,000. When she tried to deposit it, her bank did due diligence and called our company. The bookkeeper was fired immediately. When my boss and I reported this incident to the police, …

BBC News – Vietnam jails officials over land eviction case

Vietnam has jailed a former official for destroying the home of a farmer who won public support for resisting eviction from state-owned land. Nguyen Van Khanh, who was deputy chairman of the district where the incident took place, received two-and-a-half years in jail. Four other officials, including his boss, received …