The Automotive Service Association (ASA) on May 8 revealed that an undisclosed employee has been fired for stealing. Neither the nature of the supposed theft nor the identity of the now-former worker have been made public. ASA says that it has contacted the authorities and that action is being taken to hold that person accountable for the alleged crimes.
ASA further disclosed that, following discovery of the supposed theft, two executives have stepped down. Again, the association has not disclosed the names of these executives nor the rationale for their exits.
“The ASA board of directors realizes there may be some unanswered questions,” reads a statement from the association. “ASA has been advised by its attorney, as well as the authorities, not to provide further details due to the pending investigation.”
In regard to the theft, ASA reports that the association was insured. “Thankfully, our insurance partners expedited the process, and ASA recuperated a portion of its loss,” the statement reads. “In addition, proper measures have been taken to prevent any further such activity.
ASA emphasizes that the NACE and CARS events, which are produced for the association by Hanley Wood Exhibitions, were not compromised. ASA assures that those events and any related income are handled directly by Hanley Wood and are separate from the association’s finances.
The association’s statement also asserts that the recent “announcements specific to the board’s vision and the hiring of an interim executive director support the board’s resolve to usher in a new era at ASA.”
* Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in our sister publication, The Greensheet.
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