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The city of Brighton announced the recovery of almost $350,000 from a potential fraud case.
A city statement said staff sent a $348,000 Automated Clearing House transaction to a bank March 29. The …
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A city statement said staff sent a $348,000 Automated Clearing House transaction to a bank March 29. The money was part of a contract for a construction project that city council approved three months ago. The bank called the city March 30 to report suspicious activity concerning that transaction.
The press statement said the bank was able to recover the money and return it to the city March 30.
"Due to the hard work and prompt action of our city staff and the bank, the city was able to recover the money," City Manager Jane Bais DiSessa said in the statement. "This incident is a good reminder of the prevalence of constant attempts at fraudulent activity. We will continue to work with investigators and strengthen any safeguards to prevent this from happening in the future."
The city said it will not pay contracted vendors through the clearing house.
The investigation was continuing.
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