Sedgwick County forms group to review financial vulnerability after fraud

Sedgwick County has formed a working group of county staff to examine its financial risks and vulnerabilities.

And it has already taken some action: removing an electronic document that vendors use to request payment from the county’s website.

The Vulnerabilities Working Group is tasked with performing “an overall review of securing financial data,” according to Kate Flavin, Sedgwick County’s public information officer. She said the group formed during the last week of December.

That was about two months after Sedgwick County realized it lost roughly $566,000 to fraud in October.

(Read more: Wichita Eagle)