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[$$] IPS Bankruptcy Shines Light on Ex-CFO's Criminal Past

Inc. say the former finance chief at a payments processor from which the tool maker is trying to recover money previously faced a civil lawsuit over alleged bogus expense reports and has done prison time. A lawyer representing Stanley Black & Decker in the bankruptcy of IPS Worldwide LLC told a bankruptcy judge Thursday that it is “pretty obvious that there has been fraud, dishonesty, incompetence and gross mismanagement at the top” at the freight-shipping services provider, where the tool maker says $50 million of its money has gone missing.