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And third, you may ask PACA to audit the consignee’s account of sales; PACA’s role as an auditor of accountings not only gives you a way to challenge the accuracy of the document, but deters improper or fraudulent accountings in the first place.

Accordingly, the first step here would be to insist upon a detailed accounting from the consignee-receiver, which it is required to provide.  Then check the dates of sale and the selling prices to see how strong your position would be if you decided to challenge their returns. 


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Doug Nelson is vice president of the Special Services department at Blue Book Services. Nelson previously worked as an investigator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and as an attorney specializing in commercial litigation.