Forensic Accountant

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5 Signs of a Fraudster

Every year, fraud hits businesses BIG-TIME! According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, businesses are losing BILLIONS of dollars to employee thief each and every year. Insider fraud is real and it’s happening every day to unsuspecting business owner.  In many cases, it’s discovered too late. Hiring the wrong […]

5 Schemes of a Fraudster

No business or organization is immune to fraud.  It can happen anywhere.  In 2017, organizations with less than 100 employees lost nearly $1M to insider theft.  Discovering a fraud too late, could close the doors of a thriving business for good. Don’t be the next victim. Here are a few […]

A trusted assistant steals over $365,000 from a non-profit organization

In another chapter of my book Did You Hire a Fraud?, I shared a story of how a loved and trusted assistant took her boss for granted.  He trusted her (too much) and allowed her to pay bills with checks he signed in advance. She took his trust for granted […]

Crafty Couple Steals $673,000 from a Church

As you know, I wrote a book called, Did You Hire a Fraud? In this book, I shared lots of true stories.  Another story that I share in the book is about a couple who emptied a church’s endowment fund to the tune of $673,000. Churches tend to be trusting […]

Bookkeeper steals $325,000 from small business owner

In 2006, Tim Fruehe, owner of a successful family-owned t-shirt company called Simply Smashing, Inc., in Oakhurst, CA, hired Sue Tashima as his bookkeeper. He said he hired her because of her 20 years of experience, seemingly spotless record, and her charming personality. She was loved by everyone and, as […]