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Posts Categorized: Fraud Deterrence

Knowing “The Fraud Triangle” Can Keep Employee Fraud at Bay

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. While there are many facets to fraud deterrence, there is a seemingly simple approach to this unquestionably complex… Read more »

Specialized Software Helps Forensic Accountants Reduce Litigation Costs

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation and fraud deterrence, litigation support, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The use of specialized data-mining software in complex litigation support and forensic accounting engagements can yield significant cost… Read more »

Keeping You Up to Date on The Top Tax Scams

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Here, once again, is the annual list released by the Internal Revenue Service of the top tax scams it has… Read more »

Forensic Accountants Help Jurors Understand Complex Information

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The task of explaining complex matters to jurors and presenting them with reams of financial information can seem nearly impossible. … Read more »

Calculating the Value of Forensic Accountants in Termination, Discrimination Cases

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. In many wrongful termination and employment discrimination, attorneys depend on forensic accountants to calculate damages and, if necessary, provide expert… Read more »

When Tip Lines Don’t Work

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.  In last week’s blog, Certified Fraud Examiner David Anderson reported that tips remain the most frequent source for the discovery… Read more »

Tips Still the Most Common Way Fraud Is Discovered

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.  Many people believe that if their financials are audited or reviewed, then any existing fraud will be discovered.  However, national… Read more »

Look for Fraud in Every Corner of Your Business

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. When asked to cut costs during a recent business downturn, the Director of Operations at a large national financial services firm… Read more »

Firm Forensically Finds Phony, Fraudulent Vendors

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. A relatively successful and difficult to uncover scheme used by deceptive employees to steal money on the job is creating phony… Read more »

Meet the New Socially Engineered Fraud: The CEO Scam

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. John Jenkins was a hardworking and loyal corporate controller for Zest Products, a mid-sized wholesale distributor of cleaning products.  So, when… Read more »

Substitution Schemes and How to Avoid Them

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Although most fraudsters go after cash because it is easier to misappropriate, more and more organizations are being hit with misappropriation… Read more »

Take Some Time (Off) to Help Prevent Fraud

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. While your fraud deterrence program should be on the job 24/7, you should require your employees to regularly take vacations. It’s… Read more »

Keeping Non-Profits and Charities Safe from Fraud

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. While non-profit organizations and charities spend most of their time helping people and providing valuable services, fraudsters often are busy helping… Read more »