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Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation

 
 
 
 
Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation
Author: Stephen Pedneault
ISBN 13: 9780470560471
ISBN 10: 470560479
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2010-02-08
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
List Price: $60.00
 
 

Most fraud cases, especially thefts and em-bezzlements, never make it into the public eye. Those that do grab the media's attention merely report the end result of weeks, months, and even years of investigative procedures. For experienced and inexperienced fraud professionals alike, there is little available to keep abreast of the latest fraud tactics.

Providing unparalleled insights into what takes place during a fraud investigation, Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation is a valuable resource for you, whether you are a fraud investigator, auditor, or if you simply suspect fraud may be occurring in your organization and aren't sure what to do. This is a fascinating, insider look at a fraud investigation, designed to help you better understand fraud detection, investigation, and prevention—from the inside out.

Written by a seasoned investigator with over twenty-two years of experience conducting fraud investigations, this unique book articulates the investigative thought process through an authentic case, from the first tip to the forensic accountant that fraud is suspected, to the final judgment in court. No detail is too small here, with consideration given to sometimes-overlooked details, including:

  • How does a case come to light in the first place?

  • Who are the individuals behind the scene putting the case together, sifting through ledgers, cancelled checks, and other records that comprise a mountain of evidence?

  • Who handles all the information, and where is evidence stored?

  • Who are the witnesses, and how can you know if the suspect acted alone or with the assistance of an accomplice?

  • If computer forensics is involved, how can you extract the most evidence from the suspects' computers?

Unpacking the finer points that make fraud investigative work interesting and challenging, Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation breaks down the "juicy details" of a fraud investigation from beginning to end, with a you-are-there analysis of the steps and measures involved in each stage of an actual fraud investigation.