Indications of Misappropriation Schemes

June 2017

Misappropriation is the use of property or funds of another person for an unauthorized purpose and is classified as a felony.  In misappropriation, the perpetrator steals or misuses an organization’s belongings and resources; usually without force.  Meaning, they are taken

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The Value of Forensic Accounting Goes Beyond the Courtroom

March 2017

Forensic Accountants play an integral role in the changing landscape of today’s business management and oversight.  Successful business owners prepare for the possibility of malware attacks, internal fraud, lawsuits, accounting irregularities and white collar crimes. Existing or potential dispute resolution

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Do You Know What an IRS Criminal Investigation is?

February 2016

The US taxes its citizens and permanent residents on their worldwide income regardless of where they live or how long they’ve lived outside of the US.  There is only one other country in the world that operates like the US

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How A Defendant Won The Lottery!

January 2017

The decision to hire a Forensic Accountant can be like buying a lottery ticket. Not all Forensic Accountants are equal. Not all possess the characteristics and critical success factors of an effective Forensic Accountant, such as being able to “see

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Are Forensic Accountants an Attorney’s Silver Bullet?

January 2017

From the art of interviewing, to recognizing mathematical irregularities, and following the money, Forensic Accountants are a proven invaluable tool for Attorneys and their clients. “Finding” the money combines the skill set of a financial investigator with the experience of

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Asset misappropriation – investigating people and money?

November 2016

Forensic accounting has been described as an “art and science” that investigates people and money. Forensic accountants are known for tracing funds (following the money), uncovering hidden assets and educating involved parties as to potential damages. In simple words, a

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Are Cyber Thieves Compromising E-Mail? .. YES!

November 2016

Recently FinCEN issued Advisory (FIN-2016-A003) regarding e-mail compromise schemes that defraud Financial Institutions by deceiving them into conducting wire transfers that result in misappropriated customers funds.  The cyber-criminals are “impersonating” victims, and submitting what seem to be legitimate wire transfers

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Do you have a FRAUD CHECKUP LIST?

November 2016

Managing fraud risk proactively is imperative in today’s transparent world.   It is not only about protecting against financial losses commonly associated with fraud.  It is also about surviving reputational risk.  An example of reputational risk is the recent Wells Fargo

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Audit Sampling in Forensic Accounting – Could Something be Missed?

September 2016

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/audit-sampling-in-forensic-accounting-14167/ audit-sampling-in-forensic-accounting-could-something-be-missedAudit sampling techniques may permit errors or dishonesty to go undetected. Audit sampling occurs when a review of less than 100% of a population occurs.  Determining how the size of a population is used in an audit sample is

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“Sherlock Holmes” in Bankruptcy

May 2016

According to the US Court system, there were over 900 thousand bankruptcy filings during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. Although this number has been decreasing over the last 4 years (there were 1.5 million filings in 2011), bankruptcy

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16 reasons why you need a forensic accountant

29 March, 2016

Forensic accountants are specialists that integrate accounting, auditing and investigation – all in one. The merging of all these skills under the forensic hat means that the results are suitable for the courts for discussion, debate and dispute resolution. A

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Why Attorneys and Forensic Accountants Need Each Other

November 2015

Many attorneys think that the forensic accountants are simply fraud investigators, yet that isn’t entirely a true statement. Forensic accounting is really much more than dealing with the numbers. We live in a new world that deals with the issues

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