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Make Prosecution the Final Step in Your Fraud Deterrence Plan

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. So, you’ve been the victim of fraud. You knew something was amiss.  You hired a Certified Fraud Examiner.  A thorough… Read more »

A Refresher on the Elements of Fraud; Look for the Warning Signs

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including fraud investigation and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. In several earlier blogs, I discussed the three key elements of fraud – Pressure, Opportunity, and Rationalization – a.k.a…. Read more »

When You Collect Taxes, Be Sure to Remit Them in a Timely Fashion

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. Almost every organization is responsible for collecting and remitting taxes. These taxes, which occur on the Federal, state, county or… Read more »

Have You Completed Your Year-End Business and Personal To-Do List?

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. With the winter holidays fast approaching, most of us are looking forward to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New… Read more »

Is Your Bank Unknowingly Promoting or Enabling Fraud?

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. Several frauds I have investigated during my tenure as a forensic accountant have been strikingly similar.  In each… Read more »

Forensic Accountants Can Oversee, Mediate Family Inheritance Issues

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. Family arguments over such minor issues as toys, chores, or family rules are quite common among siblings, cousins, or other relations…. Read more »

Serial Fraud Shares Traits with Other Types of Crime Sprees

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. Serial crimes, such as murder and arson, have certain characteristics in common with fraud. According to Certified Fraud Examiner David… Read more »

Leave No Stone Unturned in Your Search for Fraud

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. The Director of Operations at a large national financial services firm did such a good job reducing costs… Read more »

Fraud Investigations Can Uncover Inventory Control Weaknesses

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. The anti-fraud controls in place at a shipping supplies company were extensive and outwardly thorough.  Incoming shipments were… Read more »

It Should Always Feel Like Someone is Watching Your Potential Fraudsters

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. Despite what might be a common perception, it’s much more effective to let your employees know – right… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Give a Fraudster a Second Chance

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. We are taught to forgive others who make a mistake, and to usually offer them a second chance.  While this philosophy… Read more »

Substitution Schemes: Fraudsters Want More Than Just Cash

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 most fraudsters misappropriate corporate or organizational cash as it is easier to take, more and more institutions are finding their… Read more »

Without Oversight, Petty Cash Fraud Losses Can Grow Rapidly

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 a company’s petty cash account is designed to quickly and easily provide reimbursement for such small expenditures… Read more »