Fraud Fighter: My Fables and Foibles

Fraud Fighter

By Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA   




If you're familiar with the names of Worldcom, Enron and Madoff, it's thanks to the skilled, vigilant, tireless work of accountants, auditors and fraud investigators who likely learned their trade at the feet of Dr. Joseph T. Wells. If corporate fraud is more easily discovered before it becomes a train wreck, it is because of the incalculable contribution Dr. Wells has made in educating the public on white-collar crime and promoting fraud prevention and detection.

Dr. Joseph Wells has lived a life full of adventure — born and raised in the plains of Oklahoma, seeing the world through his years of service in the U.S. Navy, becoming a "real-life, gun totin' FBI agent," and eventually going after the bad guys through his own creation, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), which would eventually become the world's largest anti-fraud organization.

In Fraud Fighter: My Fables and Foibles, he shares fascinating stories from his experiences:


Prosecuting former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell for his involvement in the Watergate break-in

Working with former NYC mayor and former assistant U.S. attorney Rudy Giuliani

His short stint as a music business manager

Meeting Ross Perot - and what he really thinks of the former presidential candidate

Launching an organization that was destined to change the business world


Dr. Wells offers his story as an honest account of his life fighting fraudsters - as well as his own demons and missteps along the way. Alternately humorous and heartbreaking, the startlingly frank memoir finds Wells turning the tables on himself, taking inventory of his painful childhood and struggles with addiction to eventually emerge as a renowned white-collar criminologist, award-wining author, philanthropist and anti-fraud educator.


More than a chronicle of a fraud investigator, Fraud Fighter showcases the insight and wisdom Wells has gained in life and career to eventually pave the way for a new generation of accountants and auditors to become active deterrents to the deceit that plagues the business world today.




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 Table of Contents 


Product Details:  

Copyright 2011 

ISBN 978-0-470-61070-1
Hardcover, 289 Pages
John Wiley & Sons Publishing