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DID YOU KNOW: Payroll errors occur in 100% of organizations? Over the next few weeks, I will share a number of real-life case studies and provide recommendations on detecting and preventing both intentional and unintentional payroll errors

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I have been asked many-a-time by senior management and boards what kinds of frauds should be keeping them up at night, when it comes to misappropriation? Logically, I think about the cases that I have been brought in to investigate for almost two decades, and my mind keeps gravitating towards payroll fraud. I also consider accounts payable and procurement as two other key areas targeted by fraudsters

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As we enter 2014, I want to review one of the big stories from 2013-at least from the perspective of forensic and investigative accounting-is the first trial and conviction that occurred under the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (“CFPOA”)

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To our colleagues, friends and loyal readers, greetings and salutations!  Notwithstanding that the Summer of 2013 will go down on record as one of the wettest in recent years, I […]

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Greetings fellow bean counters! I feel it is appropriate that we take a moment to salute our many colleagues, who on May 1, 2013 (or April 16, 2013 for our […]

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To blow the whistle or not blow the whistle: That is the question. * Recent fraud surveys, such as that released by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) have consistently […]

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Most organizations today recognize that it’s not a matter of if, but rather when they will be victimized by fraud. So why do certain occupational fraud schemes—or frauds committed from within an organization—go undetected for months and often years? There are certain misconceptions about fraud that could help explain this, while assisting organizations to uncover potential schemes. This article explores some of these common misconceptions.

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Fraud is a prevalent risk in any entity.  However,  when it comes to charitable and not-for-profit organizations, the risk of fraud appears to be more significant. One of the recent […]

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Facebook fraud, social media mis-identity, and misleading schemes to get people “linked in.”  In the field of forensic investigations, this kind of stuff is not trivial. It reflects the overwhelming […]

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construction fraud

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Jun

2012

Fraud in the Construction Industry: Time to Nail Down the Corruption* In response to growing public pressure, the Quebec government is finally taking aggressive steps to address fraud and corruption […]

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