A Forest Full of Fraud: Case Study of a $4.5 Million Fraud

  • Nov 20, 2023 10:00 a.m.
  • Central Time (CT)
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100 minutes
A Forest Full of Fraud: Case Study of a $4.5 Million Fraud


Twenty-eight years into her 40-year career with multi-national lumber company Weyerhaeuser, Susan Tranberg stole her colleagues’ computer credentials, forged her supervisor’s signatures and used her dead mother's name to embezzle $4.5 million from her employer over the next 12 years. 

This case study will detail how Tranberg was able to circumvent internal controls, explore her motivations to commit embezzlement and provide steps fraud examiners can use in their own investigations. 



You Will Learn How To:

Recognize the warning signs of embezzlement.

Identify the essential controls to mitigate embezzlement and vendor fraud.

Determine best practices of an embezzlement investigation.

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge: 2

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
Members: $110
Non-Members: $150


Rick Roybal, CFE - Speaker


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