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From the President

We should have zero tolerance for fraud in government. In the United States, the Sarbanes-Oxley era is now well underway. The public sector needs a similar change.

When Employees GO BAD

In a perfect world, employees wouldn't steal from their employers. However, this is far from a perfect world. Here are some basics in beginning an internal investigation.

Capturing computer screens and crooks

Learn how to use the Print Screen function on your personal computer keyboard to save evidence and prepare it for court presentation.

From The President

April 2005 may set a record for the largest number of false individual tax returns and corporate annual filings submitted to the government in a single month.

Ensnared In The Web

We now have tools we can use to search on the Web for the minutest details of suspected fraudsters. Use Google Alerts, social network sites, financial and relational blogs, classified and auction sites, plus new targeted search engines to find evidence that will stick.

From the President

ACFE President Jim Ratley provide his insight on the financial meltdown and the ensuing impact it will have on occupational fraud.

Institute for Fraud Prevention is an Integral Spur for Research

Created by the ACFE and AICPA, the new Institute for Fraud Prevention is dedicated to spurring multi-disciplinary research, education, anti-fraud best practices, and prevention and deterrence of fraud and corruption.

Nine Candidates Selected for Board of Regents’ Ballot

The ACFE’s Nominations Committee has selected nine candidates to compete for three positions on the 2010-2011 Board of Regents. The board sets standards to promote professionalism and ensure the reputation of the CFE credential.

New Regents Join Board During Semi-Annual Meeting

Two newly elected members of the ACFE Board of Regents took their oaths of office during its semi-annual meeting Feb. 24-25, 2009 at ACFE headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Cash Larceny, Part Five

Unscrupulous cashiers often prepare false accounting records or alter these documents in cash receipting operations to conceal a misappropriation of funds from their employers. The next three columns present fraud cases that illustrate some of the common alterations of accounting records I've encountered in my practice.