Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement

By Stephen Pedneault, CFE

This book’s author is a CFE

Book cover for Preventing Employee Theft
Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement


From implementing prudent hiring policies and practices through collecting receipts, making deposits, writing checks, and evaluating the adequacy of insurance coverage, this essential book covers the major financial areas commonly found in most companies and provides you with easy steps to follow in preventing and detecting embezzlement.

This practical guide takes a closer look at:

  • Why you would be wise to perform independent due diligence on a potential employee
  • The truth about contacting past employers when checking on a candidate
  • What you must do in the hiring process to better protect yourself and your business
  • How to know and monitor your existing employees

Its shorter chapters, checklists and cases are specifically designed to work with your busy schedule, to make prevention and detection of employee theft a more effortless reality in your business.

Product Details

This book's author is a CFE.
Label Value
ISBN 978-0-470-54571-3
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Publishing
Published Copyright 2010
Pages 310
Format Hardcover

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Hiring the Right Employees
Chapter 2 Know Your Employees
Chapter 3 Sales, Cash Receipts, and Collections
Chapter 4 Credit Card Sales, Transactions, and Merchant Statements
Chapter 5 Purchases, Cash Disbursements, Checks, and Petty Cash
Chapter 6 Credit Cards and Debit Cards
Chapter 7 Employee Expense Reimbursement
Chapter 8 Electronic Banking
Chapter 9 Payroll Processing
Chapter 10 Inventory Issues and Controls
Chapter 11 Bank Statements, Canceled Checks, and Reconciliations
Chapter 12 Financial Reports
Chapter 13 Safeguarding Your Bookkeeping or Accounting Systems
Chapter 14 Prevention, Detection, and Insurance
Chapter 15 Your Response to an Identified or Potential Issue
Appendix A Embezzlement Controls for Business Enterprises
Appendix B Who Was Lester Amos Pratt?

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