Harris County to analyze payment processes after nearly losing $900K to fraudster
Harris County Commissioners Court voted unanimously this week to hire an outside firm to analyze how the county processes and sends out payments, after revelations last month that the county nearly lost $900,000 to a fraudster posing as a contractor.
According to a county document, the county is seeking an outside firm that will perform two tasks:
"1) Assess the quality of the County's internal controls over the funds disbursement process; and
2) Assess the County's internal cybersecurity controls as they relate to funds disbursement"
The hiring of the firm comes after it was... read more