Fraud 101: Techniques and Strategies for Understanding Fraud

By Stephen Pedneault, CFE

This book’s author is a CFE

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Fraud 101 Techniques and Strategies for Understanding Fraud


Fraud continues to be one of the fastest growing and most costly crimes in the U.S. and around the world. The more an organization can learn about fraud in general, and the potential fraud risks that threaten the financial stability of the organization's cash flow, the better that organization will be equipped to design and implement measures to prevent schemes from occurring in the first place.

"Fraud 101: Techniques and Strategies for Understanding Fraud" serves as an enlightening tool for you, whether you are a business owner or manager, an accountant, or auditor who needs to learn about the nature of fraud. In this invaluable guide, you will discover and better understand the inner workings of numerous financial schemes and internal controls to increase your awareness and possibly prevent fraud from destroying your organization's financial stability. It offers guidance, understanding and new, real-world case studies on the major types of fraud, including:

  • An understanding of why fraud is committed
  • An overview of financial fraud schemes
  • White-collar crime
  • Uncovering employee embezzlement
  • Establishing internal fraud controls
  • The nature of collecting evidence

Product Details

This book's author is a CFE.
Label Value
ISBN 978-0-470-48196-7
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Published 2009
Pages 234
Format Hardcover

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The World of Fraud
Chapter 2 Why Is Fraud Committed?
Chapter 3 Financial Statement Fraud Schemes
Chapter 4 Employee Embezzlements
Chapter 5 Other Fraud Schemes
Chapter 6 Contract Rigging Schemes
Chapter 7 Responses to Fraud
Chapter 8 The Importance of Internal Controls and Internal Audit
Chapter 9 Evidence
Chapter 10 Conducting Fraud Investigations: A Practical Approach
Chapter 11 Fraud Investigation Alternatives
Appendix A Vending Lessons Learned
Appendix B Living a Facade Prevention Techniques
Appendix C Disappearing Inventory

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