Expert Fraud Investigation: A Step-by-Step Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 23, 2009 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
A fraud investigation is aimed at examining evidence to determine if a fraud occurred, how it happened, who was involved, and how much money was lost. Investigations occur in cases ranging from embezzlement, to falsification of financial statements, to suspicious insurance claims. Expert Fraud Investigation: A Step-by-Step Guide provides all the tools to conduct a fraud investigation, detailing when and how to investigate. This guide takes the professional from the point of opening an investigation, selecting a team, gathering data, and through the entire investigation process. Business executives, auditors, and security professionals will benefit from this book, and companies will find this a useful tool for fighting fraud within their own organizations.
 

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Contents

Contents
39
Searching for Fraud
59
Sources of Information
73
Investigative Techniques
93
Contents xi
96
Investigation of Asset Misappropriation
107
Disbursement Schemes
113
Noncash Schemes
129
Investigation of Corruption Schemes
153
Investigation of External Fraud Schemes
163
11
177
12
197
Contents xiii
202
Appendix
209
13
215
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Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE is a fraud expert and President of Sequence Inc., a forensic accounting firm with offices in Milwaukee and Chicago. She conducts financial investigations for private and public companies, reports her findings to executives and boards of directors, and testifies in court as an expert witness. She has provided fraud-related commentary to television and print media. Her commentary has been featured on NBC news and on CNBC's personal finance show, On the Money, and her comments have been printed in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, BusinessWeek.com, CBSNews.com, and Entrepreneur.com, among others. Tracy writes articles on fraud for national business publications including Fraud Magazine.

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