A Forest Full of Fraud: Case Study of a $4.5 Million Fraud (On-Demand Webinar)

A Forest Full of Fraud
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A Forest Full of Fraud: Case Study of a $4.5 Million Fraud (On-Demand Webinar)


28 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:

Determine best practices of an embezzlement investigation.

Identify the essential controls to mitigate embezzlement and vendor fraud.

Determine best practices of an embezzlement investigation.

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Auditing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: November 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


Rick Roybal - Speaker


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