The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and its board of directors report the organization has been victimized by theft committed by a former employee. The authorities have been contacted, and they are taking action to hold that person accountable for the crimes committed, according to the ASA.
The individual was terminated with cause earlier this year. Following this discovery, two executives have stepped down.
In regard to the theft, ASA is relieved to report that its insurance partners expedited the claims process, and the association recuperated a portion of its loss. In addition, measures have been taken to prevent a recurrence.
The NACE and CARS events, which are produced for ASA by Hanley Wood Exhibitions, were not compromised, according to the ASA. Those events, and any related income, are handled directly by Hanley Wood and are separate from ASA’s finances.
The ASA board of directors realizes there may be unanswered questions. ASA has been advised by its attorney as well as the authorities not to provide further details due to the pending investigation.