Fraud & Forensics

We believe fraud education and awareness help a company identify risks and implement appropriate fraud prevention activities. Our Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and auditors utilize software and technology tools to examine vast amounts of data and quickly detect anomalies and questionable trends. We are experienced in auditing and control practice reviews, including investigating incidents of potential fraud, or other ethical violations, and
conducting fraud risk assessments.

Common areas of investigation include:

  • Non-existent or “ghost” employees
  • Payments to fictitious vendors
  • Mishandling of cash or rebates
  • Misappropriation of assets – vehicles, equipment, inventory, etc.
  • Falsified expense report(s)
  • Inappropriate or unapproved purchase activity; abuse of purchase card
  • Inaccurate or misleading reporting to management
  • Segregation of duties conflicts

Engagement ExamplesPotential Benefits

  • Fraud Investigation
  • Identify similar invoices across multiple vendors
  • Confirm relationships between company and vendor employees
  • Identify unexplained anomalies in unit charges among invoices and with competitors
  • Uncover intentional overstatements in labor hours charged
  • Quantify dollar exposure of fraud losses for restitution purposes

  • Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Reduce opportunities for fraud and misuse of assets
  • Improve monitoring effectiveness for potential fraud activities
  • Increase communication of current anti-fraud measures
  • Detect and possibly prevent more “real time” fraud activities