Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business

Edited By Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA

This book’s author is a CFE

Fraud Casebook Lessons from the Bad Side of Business


Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business is the most comprehensive book ever compiled on fraud case studies, presenting the collected insights of some of the most experienced fraud examiners in the world. This book not only provides an insider look at fraud, it serves to educate readers to hopefully avert some of the mistakes made in the past. It illuminates the combination of timing, teamwork and vision necessary to understand fraud and prevent it from happening in the first place.

Highlights include: 

  • 62 cases handpicked and edited by Dr. Joseph T. Wells CFE, CPA, founder and Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Cases explore the three main categories of fraud: asset misappropriation, corruption and fraudulent financial statements
  • Each case provides an informative and entertaining look into the complex social factors behind fraudulent behavior

Product Details

This book's author is a CFE.
Label Value
ISBN 978-0-470-13468-9
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Publishing
Published Copyright 2007
Pages 610
Format Hardcover

Table of Contents

Part 1 Asset Misappropriation
Chapter 1 High Art, Low Value: How a Connoisseur Became a Convict, by Ellen A. Fischer
Chapter 2 The Ambitious Payroll Manager, by John Tonsick
Chapter 3 The Insider, by Craig R. Sinnamon
Chapter 4 Aloha, Hawaii!, by Dominic A. D’Orazio
Chapter 5 What About Pete?, by Michael Goldman
Chapter 6 Check, Please, by Peter Parillo
Chapter 7 The MoJo Skim Twins, by John F. Kronick
Chapter 8 The Mole, by Manuel Pereira
Chapter 9 Her Passion for Fashion, by Bethmara Kessler
Chapter 10 An Unaffordable Complex, by Jeffrey D. Barsky
Chapter 11 A Taxing Problem, by Andrew H. Kautz
Chapter 12 Phantom Links In The Supply Chain, by Christopher J. Kelly
Chapter 13 The Trusting Business Owner, by David H. Glusman
Chapter 14 The $13 Million Man , by John Francolla
Chapter 15 They Didn't Know Jack, by Janet M. McHard
Chapter 16 The Skim Sisters, by Adam K. Bowen
Chapter 17 No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, by Suzanne Coggins
Chapter 18 The Dirty Custodian, by Paul J. Harvey
Chapter 19 The Video Game, by Carlos L. Holt
Chapter 20 Bet Your Life on It, by Howard B. Grobstein and Joshua R. Teeple
Chapter 21 When Petty Cash Isn’t Petty, by Karen Frey
Chapter 22 Where Did My Money Go?, by Robert Barr
Chapter 23 Three Strikes and You’re Out!, by Mary Best
Chapter 24 Country Club Fraud — What a Steal!, by John Boekweg
Chapter 25 Where in the World Is Dina Sanchez?, by Briana J. Paciorek
Chapter 26 School of Fraud, by Nessan Ronan
Chapter 27 Price Check on Register One, by Dwight Taylor
Chapter 28 The Sky Is the Limit, by Brian E. Browning
Chapter 29 Supplemental Income, by James E. Whitaker
Chapter 30 An Innocent Perpetrator, by Howard C. Sparks
Chapter 31 Dr. Amy, by Stephen A. Pedneault
Chapter 32 Patriotic Game, by James Lee
Chapter 33 Would You Like the Special Poutine, If You Know What I Mean?, by Richard Elliott
Chapter 34 Three-Ring Circus: An Exposé of a Corporate Commission Embezzlement, by David A. Schneider
Chapter 35 One Bad Turn Deserves Another, by Forrest Bowman Jr. and Charles F. G. Kuyk III
Chapter 36 Dialing for Dollars, by Ian Henderson
Chapter 37 Wake-Up Call, by Michael Speight
Chapter 38 The Dental Queen, by Kenneth J. Wilson
Chapter 39 Shirley A. Little Wouldn’t Hurt!, by A. T. “Chief” Schwyzer
Chapter 40 Just When You Thought It Was Safe, by Frank D. Moran Jr.
Chapter 41 How Many Ways Can I Defraud You?, by David Clements
Part 2 Corruption Schemes
Chapter 42 A Contract of Convenience, by Robert B. Walsh Jr.
Chapter 43 Corruption by Seduction, by Douglas M. Watson
Chapter 44 “Big Easy” Business, by Patrick W. Malik and Jeffrey R. Sebree
Chapter 45 Unlucky 13, by Graham J. Thomson
Chapter 46 It ’s 11 p.m. Do You Know What Your IT Director Is Up To?, by John Kula
Chapter 47 These Weights Didn’t Measure Up!, by Joseph R. Dervaes
Chapter 48 Swimming with the Sharks, by Pedro Fabiano
Chapter 49 A New York State of Fraud, by Martin T. Biegelman
Chapter 50 Information Superhighway, by Barry Davidow
Part 3 Financial Statement Fraud Schemes
Chapter 51 Banking on Fraud, by Jason Lee
Chapter 52 Just a Matter of Time, by Margaret Smith
Chapter 53 Bury Me Not in Guyandotte, by John W. Burdiss
Chapter 54 The Woolly Mammoth Eats Its Prey, by Paul Pocalyko and Charles N. Persing
Chapter 55 Double Damage, by Matthias K. Kopetzky
Chapter 56 How to Steal a Million Dollars Without Taking the Cash, by Richard A. Riley
Part 4 Other Fraud Schemes
Chapter 57 This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land, by Andrew Pappas
Chapter 58 Paradise Lost, by Pierre E. Lautischer
Chapter 59 Bodies for Rent, by Rebecca S. Busch
Chapter 60 The Million-Dollar Breach of Trust, by Holly Frook Graham
Chapter 61 Troubled Water, by Dimiter Petrov Dinev
Chapter 62 Con Artists Gone Wild, by Heinz Ickert

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