Finding Fraud Through Internal Audit: 3 Case Studies

Finding Fraud Through Internal Audit
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2 Credits


In this archived webinar, you will learn about three fraud cases detected by internal audit, each of which led to criminal prosecution. You will discover what occurred, what opportunities existed that allowed the fraud to occur and the related fraudster behavior. Additionally, you will learn about the final outcome and how each of the frauds were detected, investigated and resolved.

Case Studies:

  • Lima, Peru: A $5 million materials theft that was concealed through capitalization
  • Adelaide, Australia: A kickback scheme involving inferior materials for critical parts of a drilling rig, resulting in the death of an employee
  • Phoenix, Arizona: An asset misappropriation/theft of funding for federally funded community programs run by a church


Two years of audit experience

You Will Learn How To:

Identify the various types of fraud schemes committed.

Recall red flags that indicate fraud schemes occurring.

Recognize effective preventive controls to implement based off real-life examples.

CPE Information

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


Mary Breslin, CFE, CIA - Speaker

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CPE Credit

Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once.

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  • Internet access: High-speed connection recommended
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The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org/


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