Fraud Examination

Author: W. Steve Albrecht,Chad O. Albrecht,Conan C. Albrecht,Mark F. Zimbelman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305840488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

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Learn to identify, detect, investigate, and prevent financial fraud today with the latest edition of FRAUD EXAMINATION, 5E. You study and gain a strong understanding of the types of fraud and nature of fraud investigation today with current business examples and numerous actual fraud cases, delivered first-hand from the authors' experience. The book presents today's most important fraud concepts with an emphasis on the growing area of ebusiness fraud. Significant discussion familiarizes you with forensic analysis. You also review legal options for victims of fraud. New discussion emphasizes how technology is often used to accomplish fraud and how it can be used most effectively to detect fraud. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Faces of Fraud

Cases and Lessons from a Life Fighting Fraudsters

Author: Martin T. Biegelman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118235452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The ultimate tool for understanding, investigating and preventing fraud Fraud is an evil with a life of its own that leaves a financial, repetitional, and emotional toll on its victims. While monumental scandals, such as Enron, WorldCom, and Madoff's Ponzi scheme make the front pages, fraud is a daily occurrence impacting companies and individuals alike. Faces of Fraud reveals must-know characteristics of fraudsters and the skills needed to outwit them. Recognized Fraud Fighting Expert Martin Biegelman draws from his 40 years of experience fighting fraud to profile not only the key traits fraudsters share, but also the qualities fraud examiners must possess to be successful. Each chapter contains stories from actual cases that the author investigated Profiles the must-know characteristics of fraudsters and the skills you'll need to outwit them Reveals the traits of accomplished fraud examiners Explores the best practices in fraud detection, investigation and prevention to cultivate in order to maximize success Written by fraud fighting expert Martin T. Biegelman Although fraud will never be completely eradicated, there is much that can be done to reduce the number and size of frauds that take place in any organization. Boiling down the key lessons the author has culled from his long career, Faces of Fraud entertains and informs with stories from real cases the author investigated over his long career, and imparts useful tips you can start using right away in the fraud examination field.

Corporate Fraud Handbook

Prevention and Detection

Author: Joseph T. Wells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119351952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Delve into the mind of a fraudster to beat them at their own game Corporate Fraud Handbook details the many forms of fraud to help you identify red flags and prevent fraud before it occurs. Written by the founder and chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), this book provides indispensable guidance for auditors, examiners, managers, and criminal investigators: from asset misappropriation, to corruption, to financial statement fraud, the most common schemes are dissected to show you where to look and what to look for. This new fifth edition includes the all-new statistics from the ACFE 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, providing a current look at the impact of and trends in fraud. Real-world case studies submitted to the ACFE by actual fraud examiners show how different scenarios play out in practice, to help you build an effective anti-fraud program within your own organization. This systematic examination into the mind of a fraudster is backed by practical guidance for before, during, and after fraud has been committed; you'll learn how to stop various schemes in their tracks, where to find evidence, and how to quantify financial losses after the fact. Fraud continues to be a serious problem for businesses and government agencies, and can manifest in myriad ways. This book walks you through detection, prevention, and aftermath to help you shore up your defenses and effectively manage fraud risk. Understand the most common fraud schemes and identify red flags Learn from illustrative case studies submitted by anti-fraud professionals Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulations Develop and implement effective anti-fraud measures at multiple levels Fraud can be committed by anyone at any level—employees, managers, owners, and executives—and no organization is immune. Anti-fraud regulations are continually evolving, but the magnitude of fraud's impact has yet to be fully realized. Corporate Fraud Handbook provides exceptional coverage of schemes and effective defense to help you keep your organization secure.

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

Author: Mary-Jo Kranacher,Richard Riley,Joseph T. Wells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047043774X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 542

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Forensic Accounting provides comprehensive coverage of fraud detection and deterrence and includes the broader educational material of the forensic accounting field with all the necessary accompaniments. The text follows the model curriculum for education in fraud and forensic funded by the U.S. national Institute of Justice and developed by a Technical Working Group of experts in the field. The text serves as a comprehensive and authoritative resource for teaching forensic accounting concepts and procedures that is also and appropriate and pedagogically ready for class room use. This easy to read, comprehensive textbook includes case study examples to clearly explain technical concepts and bring the material to life.

Principles of Fraud Examination, 4th Edition

Author: Joseph T. Wells

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118803264

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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Accountants have historically had an important role in the detection and deterrence of fraud. As Joe Wells’ Principles of Fraud Examination 4th edition illustrates, fraud is much more than numbers; books and records don’t commit fraud – people do. Widely embraced by fraud examination instructors across the country, Principles of Fraud Examination, 4th Edition, by Joseph Wells, is written to provide a broad understanding of fraud to today’s accounting students – what it is and how it is committed, prevented, detected, and resolved. This 4th edition of the text includes a chapter on frauds perpetrated against organizations by individuals outside their staff—a growing threat for many entities as commerce increasingly crosses technological and geographical borders.

The Complete Guide to Spotting Accounting Fraud & Cover-ups

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Martha Maeda

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 160138212X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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In 2009, high-profile fraud cases like the Ponzi schemes of Bernard Madoff and Arthur Nadel vividly illustrated the harm done to investors who placed their trust in these apparently successful money managers and then discovered their money had never been invested at all. News stories featured 90-year-olds forced by necessity to work in supermarkets, elderly people losing their homes because their life savings were gone, and wealthy retirees suddenly unable to pay their electricity bills. Charities were forced to curtail their services, lay off staff, and even close their doors forever as their funds evaporated. Almost every day, there are stories in the media about dishonest employees who have robbed their organisations of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not so well-publicised are the countless smaller thefts occurring every day from cash registers, warehouses, and business bank accounts. Sadly, the organisations that have the most to lose small businesses, family-run companies, churches, and charities are often the most vulnerable because of their size and inexperience. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, accounting fraud cost over $994 billion in 2008, and the average organisation lost 7 percent of its total revenue to fraud. How can you prevent this from happening to you as an investor, business owner, or a person attempting to acquire or merge with another firm? Read this book and you will be able to understand, detect, and avoid accounting fraud. You will learn how to identify fraud, how to spot minor abnormalities that may hide fraud, how to spot forgeries, and how to prove your case, as well as what to immediately suspect and methods for uncovering scams. You will know what signs to look for, including excessive turnover of lawyers and auditors, changing professionals in the middle of a transaction, inconsistent information, and significant declines in stock prices. In addition, you will know how to recognise the common manoeuvres, earnings manipulation, premature and fictitious revenue, overvalued assets, undervalued liabilities, bogus revenue, expenses that have been shifted to another period, overstating revenues, understating expenses, and the misuse and misdirecting of funds. This new book is filled with studies and discussions of fraud cases and how they could have been avoided, checklists for detecting accounts misdeeds, and advice from analysts, CFOs, and CPAs. This manual will be an indispensable aid for serious investors, industry pros, acquisition and merger managers, and small business owners alike. After reading this book you will no longer have to worry about accounting fraud and you can increase your company's profits.

Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents

A Hands-on Approach

Author: William H. Beecken,Clark A. Beecken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119349877

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A practical advantage for entry-level fraud examiners with start-to-finish casework Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents provides critical practice for students and new CPAs; criminal and insurance investigators; and attorneys seeking additional guidance on real-world fraud investigation. With five cases that include over 100 pages of documentation, this guide helps you put your conceptual knowledge to work as you conduct full-length Fraud Examinations from predication through report. Short instructional narratives guide you through tools like horizontal and vertical analysis, report writing, and other important tasks, while Excel templates streamline the process and kick start your investigation. Multiple-choice questions help you gauge your understanding and practical mastery, while expert guidance throughout prompts you to draw on your existing knowledge and apply it to casework. With a focus on asset misappropriation and financial statement fraud, these cases provide highly relevant experience for real-world practice. Learning concept isn't always enough to do the job effectively; "knowing" is different from "applying,” yet few practical resources exist for new and aspiring fraud examiners—until now. This book provides the much-needed practice that helps examiners polish their skills, with expert guidance every step of the way. Conduct actual Fraud Examinations Perform horizontal and vertical analyses Review checks and decode debit card transactions Examine adjustments to electronic records Perform simple forensic data analytics Vouch to/from documentation Write complete Fraud Examination reports Prepare court-ready schedules and audio-visuals As you work your way through the cases, you'll develop the skills and instinct experienced examiners rely upon every day. You'll hone your analytical edge and master the essentials of report writing, leaving you fully equipped to conduct a thorough investigation and deliver your findings clearly, comprehensively, and authoritatively. Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents is a vital resource for students and new fraud examiners seeking a practical advantage in real-world skills.

Forensic Fraud

Evaluating Law Enforcement and Forensic Science Cultures in the Context of Examiner Misconduct

Author: Brent E. Turvey

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124080588

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Forensic Fraud is the culmination of 12 years of research by author Brent E. Turvey. A practicing forensic scientist since 1996, Turvey has rendered this first of its kind study into the widespread problem of forensic fraud in the United States. It defines the nature and scope of the problem, the cultural attitudes and beliefs of those involved, and establishes clear systemic contributors. Backed up by scrupulous research and hard data, community reforms are proposed and discussed in light of the recently published National Academy of Sciences report on forensic science. An adaptation of Dr. Turvey’s doctoral dissertation, this volume relentlessly cites chapter and verse in support of its conclusions that law enforcement cultural and scientific values are incompatible, and that the problem of forensic fraud is systemic in nature. It begins with an overview of forensic fraud as a sub-type of occupational fraud, it explores the extent of fraud in both law enforcement and scientific employment settings, it establishes and then contrasts the core values of law enforcement and scientific cultures and then it provides a comprehensive review of the scientific literature regarding forensic fraud. The final chapters present data from Dr. Turvey’s original research into more than 100 fraudulent examiners between 2000 and 2010, consideration of significant findings, and a review of proposed reforms to the forensic science community based on what was learned. It closes with a chapter on the numerous crime lab scandals, and closures that occurred between 2010 and 2012 – an update on the deteriorating state of the forensic science community in the United States subsequent to data collection efforts in the present research. Forensic Fraud is intended for use as a professional reference manual by those working in the criminal system who encounter the phenomenon and want to understand its context and origins. It is intended to help forensic scientist and their supervisors to recognize, manage and expel it; to provide policy makers with the necessary understaffing for acknowledging and mitigating it; and to provide agents of the courts with the knowledge, and confidence, to adjudicate it. It is also useful for those at the university level seeking a strong secondary text for courses on forensic science, law and evidence, or miscarriages of justice. First of its kind overview of the cultural instigators of forensic fraud First of its kind research into the nature and impact of forensic fraud, with data (2000-2010) First of its kind typology of forensic fraud, for use in future case examination in research Numerous profiles of forensic fraudsters Review of major crime lab scandals between 2010 and 2012

International Fraud Handbook

Author: Joseph T. Wells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118728556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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The essential resource for fraud examiners around the globe The International Fraud Handbook provides comprehensive guidance toward effective anti-fraud measures around the world. Written by the founder and chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), this book gives examiners a one-stop resource packed with authoritative information on cross-border fraud investigations, examination methodology, risk management, detection, prevention, response, and more, including new statistics from the ACFE 2018 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse that reveal the prevalence and real-world impact of different types of fraud. Examples and detailed descriptions of the major types of fraud demonstrate the various manifestations examiners may encounter in organizations and show readers how to spot the “red flags” and develop a robust anti-fraud program. In addition, this book includes jurisdiction-specific information on the anti-fraud environment for more than 35 countries around the globe. These country-focused discussions contributed by local anti-fraud experts provide readers with the information they need when conducting cross-border engagements, including applicable legal and regulatory requirements, the types and sources of information available when investigating fraud, foundational anti-fraud frameworks, cultural considerations, and more. The rising global economy brings both tremendous opportunity and risks that are becoming increasingly difficult to manage. As a result, many jurisdictions are attempting to strengthen their anti-fraud environments — whether through stricter anti-bribery laws or more stringent risk management guidelines — but a lack of uniformity in legal rules and guidance can be challenging for organizations doing business abroad. This book helps examiners mitigate fraud in their own organizations, while taking the necessary steps to prevent potential legal exposure. Understand the different types of fraud, their common elements, and their impacts across an organization Conduct a thorough risk assessment and implement effective response and control activities Learn the ACFE’s standard investigation methodology for domestic and cross-border fraud investigations Explore fraud trends and region-specific information for countries on every continent As levels of risk increase and the risks themselves become more complex, the International Fraud Handbook gives examiners a robust resource for more effective prevention and detection.

Financial Investigations

A Financial Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimes

Author: United States. Internal Revenue Service

Publisher: Accents Pubns Service

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

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Financial Investigations

A Financial Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimes

Author: Don Vogel

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788143519

Category:

Page: 401

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A course developed by the IRS Criminal Investigation for colleges, universities & students who have expressed an interest in learning more about financial investigations. The purpose of this course is twofold: first, to encourage young men & women to consider law enforcement as an enriching career & second, to bring to the reader's attention the serious & sometimes evil crimes that are motivated by money & greed. Contents: evidence, sources of information, financial institutions as sources of information, tracing the movement of money through a business, investigative techniques, money laundering & forfeitures, & much more.

Asset Tracing & Recovery

The FraudNet World Compendium

Author: Bernd H. Klose

Publisher: Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783503116607

Category: Collecting of accounts

Page: 1145

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Globalization has given criminals an unlimited number of possibilities especially in offshore areas to hide deprived assets. International experts of FraudNet deliver comprehensive and crucial knowledge about the possibilities of asset tracing and recovery, including: an introduction to the methods of fraud; international available remedies; supranational legal sources; basics of asset tracing and recovery in common law and civil law; respective national laws, regulations and proceedings of over 40 countries -- Back cover.

Fraud Casebook

Lessons from the Bad Side of Business

Author: Joseph T. Wells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470178676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 610

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Praise for Fraud Casebook Lessons from the Bad Side of Business "I have known Mr. Wells for over twenty years. In my opinion, no one in the world knows more about fraud than he does." -W. Steve Albrecht, Associate Dean, Marriott School of ManagementBrigham Young University, Provo, Utah "This book covers the entire range of fraud that can be encountered in the workplace." -Grant D. Ashley, Vice President for Corporate Security and SurveillanceHarrah's Entertainment Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada "I had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Wells when both of us were volunteers for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He knows as much as anyone about how to detect and deter fraud." -James G. Castellano, Chairman, RubinBrown LLP, St. Louis, Missouri "I have worked with Mr. Wells for ten years. His reputation is unsurpassed." -John F. Morrow, Vice President, The New FinanceAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York, New York "Fraud Casebook is a terrific work. I highly recommend it." -Sherron S. Watkins, a Time magazine "Person of the Year," Houston, Texas "No one has done more for fraud prevention and detection than Mr. Wells and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Their guidance and training proved invaluable to my staff and me in uncovering the WorldCom fraud." -Cynthia Cooper, a Time magazine "Person of the Year," Clinton, Mississippi

Financial Statement Fraud Casebook

Baking the Ledgers and Cooking the Books

Author: Joseph T. Wells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118077061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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A comprehensive look at financial statement fraud from the experts who actually investigated them This collection of revealing case studies sheds clear insights into the dark corners of financial statement fraud. Includes cases submitted by fraud examiners across industries and throughout the world Fascinating cases hand-picked and edited by Joseph T. Wells, the founder and Chairman of the world's leading anti-fraud organization ? the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) ? and author of Corporate Fraud Handbook Outlines how each fraud was engineered, how it was investigated and how the perpetrators were brought to justice Providing an insider's look at fraud, Financial Statement Fraud Casebook illuminates the combination of timing, teamwork and vision necessary to understand financial statement fraud and prevent it from happening in the first place.