•  Advanced fraud examination techniques 
     
    DAY ONE  DAY TWO  DAY THREE 
    7:30 a.m. -
    8:00 a.m.
     
    Registration     

    8:00 a.m. -
    9:20 a.m.
     

    Planning the Fraud Examination  

    One of the best ways to sharpen your fraud examination skills is through practice. This week you will hone your skills by working two different fraud case scenarios. In this session, you will explore the details of one case and decide how to assemble the fraud team, compile a thorough fraud examination checklist and begin developing information.

    Identifying and Gathering Evidence 

    Your second case, like most fraud cases, involves massive amounts of documentation and complex relationships. You will decide what evidence is needed and relevant, how it should be gathered and interpreted and what should be done to best protect the chain of custody.

    You will also apply analytical techniques to determine where fraud might have occurred based on the risks you’ve identified as part of your planning.


     

    Reporting the Case and Preparing for Litigation 

    You will meet with counsel and the client to provide a summation of the case and your findings. The findings will then be formatted into a written report. You will also learn how to work with prosecutors, civil counsel and defense counsel to tip the scales of justice in your client’s favor.

    9:20 a.m. -
    9:35 a.m.
     

    Break  

    Break  

    Break  

    9:35 a.m. -
    10:55 a.m.
     

    Analytical Techniques

    There are several different fraud schemes that might be present in your cases. In this session, you will apply analytical techniques to determine where fraud might have occurred based on the specifics of the first case and the risks you’ve identified as part of your planning. 

    Analytical Techniques, Part 2 

    You will gather information about your second case by conducting actual interviews of witnesses and potential suspects.

    Advanced Testifying Methods  

    With the assistance of counsel, you will decide what evidence will be introduced on direct examination, how the testimony should be presented and what visual aids will be used. Then, you will determine what the weaknesses are in the case, and how to best answer the questions so that you are properly prepared to be grilled under cross-examination.

     

    10:55 a.m. -
    11:10 a.m.
     

    Break  

    Break  

    Break  

    11:10 a.m. -
    12:30 p.m.
     

    Legal Issues, Part 1  

    When conducting an investigation involving powerful people, you must be sensitive to the potential volatility of the situation. In this session, you will discuss the intricacies of certain privileges, and the duties of officers and directors to conduct investigations of wrongdoing.

    Legal Issues, Part 2 

    Fraud examiners must plan their investigation around the legal parameters that protect both employees and employers. This session will discuss specific legal issues concerning the investigation, ranging from workplace searches to electronic communication.

     

    After the Confession  

    Often people mistakenly believe that once you get a confession, the fraud examination is over. But what steps do you need to take after you know what happened? In this session, you will watch a real fraudster explaining exactly how he stole $9 million from his employer and how he covered it up. You will use the information you gain from his confession to develop a an action plan for discovering who else might be involved, preserving evidence, and identifying the specific loss to the organization.

    12:30 p.m. -
    1:30 p.m.
     

    Group Lunch  

    Lunch on your own 

    Group Lunch 

    1:30 p.m. -
    2:50 p.m.
     

    Computer Forensics  

    As part of the case evidence, you will review how information can be recovered from a computer through forensic examination.

    Using the Computer in Fraud Examinations    

    With the numerous schemes that you have identified as part of your cases, you'll use Internet websites and other computer programs to identify additional red flags. You will also be shown how to present the data that is easily understood by the client and, most important, the judge and jury. 


    Dissecting and Analyzing Mistakes
    Examining past mistakes is the best way to avoid repeating them in the future. Based on information provided by a real fraudster, you will dissect what the company and auditors did and analyze the mistakes they made that allowed the fraud to continue for so long and to cause such a large loss.

    2:50 p.m. -
    3:05 p.m.
     

    Break  

    Break  

    Break  

    3:05 p.m. -
    4:25 p.m.
     

    Applying Interview Techniques, Part 1  

    Before interviewing witnesses, your team must decide how, where and when to conduct critical interviews. Using ACFE staff as subjects, you will conduct interviews to obtain information and evidence for your case. 

    Admission-Seeking Interview Techniques

    Getting a confession is never easy, and the players that you are up against in this case are highly intelligent and most likely will be arrogant and uncooperative. Your team will interview the suspects and try to walk away with a confession and signed statement. 

    Anti-Fraud Programs/Fraud Prevention   

    At the conclusion of an investigation, you might be asked to put together an anti-fraud program based on what was learned from the case. What programs and procedures can you implement to help protect the organization from this and other frauds in the future?  

     

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