What is one of the things that most businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and governments have in common? Unfortunately, it’s susceptibility to employee fraud, for which these three employee fraud red flags should be helpful when trying to detect it. Why does this topic deserve your focus? Because according to the ACFE’s 2014 Report to [...]
Are you considering filing a business lawsuit? If so, then your first call should be to your CPA instead of your lawyer. Why? Litigation is expensive and it's important to estimate damages to determine if a lawsuit is cost-effective. Watch Miles Harper discuss three ways your CPA can help you determine the value [...]
The average business loses 6% of their revenue to fraud every 18 months. How can your business deter employee fraud? Watch Mike Scott and Tommie Singleton discuss fraud warning signs and the importance of management's role in fraud prevention.
Can you spot a fraudster? Probably not. Fraudsters don't look like criminals. They look like your next door neighbor. Watch CRI's Tommie Singleton discuss the profile of a fraudster.
When it comes to stealing individuals’ identities, criminals get more creative every day. Several clients have called us recently as they have received IRS letters asking questions regarding tax returns that they didn’t file. It usually turns out that a thief has stolen these clients’ identities and used the information to file fraudulent income tax [...]
In a downturned economy, businesses may not only be robbed blind, but also become blind to what is stolen. Whether the stolen assets include cash, products, raw materials, or personal property, many business operators are satisfied with what they consider an “acceptable” level of loss. If fact, they refer to this level as a cost [...]
Spring has sprung! Green thumbs are seeing their careful planting, mulching, fertilizing, and watering come to fruition in the form of tulips, lilacs, daffodils, and hyacinths. At the same time, black thumbs (“wannabe” gardeners who kill plants) are admiring these spring flowers – hopefully, from a safe distance. Green thumbs are acutely aware of the [...]
Employee fraud almost always exhibits red flags. Sometimes those red flags go unnoticed, but that does not have to be the case. Individuals with fiduciary responsibilities can learn to recognize some of the common red flags that may indicate fraud. The Employee Fraud Signs or Red Flags Large Items in Account Reconciliations First, account reconciliations [...]