By Scott Bowlen
Ketchikan Daily News 

Ketchikan Borough loses $625,000 to fake vendor account


The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is working to recover a $625,125 electronic payment that was sent to a fake vendor account on May 3, according to Borough Manager Ruben Duran.

The case is under investigation by the FBI, and a claim has been filed with the borough’s insurer, Duran said. The borough has made arrangements to pay the real vendor with a check via certified mail.

Duran provided an update to the borough assembly on May 6, followed by an interview with the Ketchikan Daily News on May 8.

The borough had intended to pay the contractor on the Dudley Field turf project on May 3 when it initi...

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