Corporate Fraud Handbook: Prevention and Detection

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Learn how to spot the "red flags" of fraud, how to comply with recent regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley, and how to develop and implement effective preventative measures. Emphasizing that it is much more cost effective to prevent fraud than to punish it, Corporate Fraud Handbook: Prevention and Detection, Second Edition gives you practical insight into fraud schemes used by employees, owners, managers, and executives to defraud their customers.  This new edition also gives you access to all new statistics from the ACFE 2006 Report to the Nation as well as new cases.

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Corporate Fraud Handbook: Prevention and Detection, Second Edition

Fraud is a serious, costly, and growing epidemic for business and government.Now in a second edition, Corporate Fraud Handbook provides an insider's look into the most prevalent fraud schemes used by employees, owners, managers, and executives. Each scheme is illustrated with real-life case studies submitted to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) by certified fraud examiners who aided in the case resolutions.

With tips and techniques to help spot the "red flags" of fraud, comply with recent regulation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, and develop and implement effective preventative measures, author and fraud authority Joseph Wells, founder and Chairman of the ACFE provides fraud examiners, auditors, investigators, loss prevention specialists, managers and business owners, criminologists, human resources personnel, academicians, and law enforcement professionals with a groundbreaking and relevant desktop resource.

Now including all-new statistics from the 2006 Report to the Nation, this comprehensive book explores the three main categories of occupational fraud and abuse—asset misappropriation, corruption, and fraudulent statements—and identifies and classifies thirteen separate schemes. Corporate Fraud Handbook, Second Edition also provides an overview of the complex social factors that go into creating an occupational offender, exploring the reasons behind people's deviances. In addition, this important book features:

  • Case studies revealing clear insights into the mind of the fraud-ulent employee

  • Observations and conclusions in each chapter to guide readers through devising prevention and detection strategies

  • A classification system explaining the various schemes used by offending executives, owners, managers, and employees

  • Tips and techniques to quantify the losses from schemes

From sophisticated investment swindles to petty theft, false overtime to pilferage, learn how to detect corporate fraud with the expert help found in Corporate Fraud Handbook.

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Praise For Corporate Fraud Handbook: Prevention and Detection, Second Edition

"The Corporate Fraud Handbook offers insightful information for fraud detection and prevention and is illustrated with a multitude of actual case examples."
—Mary-Jo KranacherEditor-in-Chief, The CPA Journal

"I have worked with Mr. Wells for more than a decade. In my opinion, his knowledge of fraud puts him in the top echelon of professionals anywhere."
—Barry C. Melancon President and CEO, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

"Joe Wells is a pioneer in the anti-fraud field, as well as a terrific writer."
—Greg FarrelInvestigative Reporter, USA Today

Praise For the First Edition of Corporate Fraud Handbook:Prevention and Detection

"This book harmonizes the study of actual fraud cases and related theories. A must-read for anyone interested in the global fight against fraud."
—Pedro FabianoFraud Investigator, Buenos Aires, Argentina

"This book should be the cornerstone of any good fraud investigator's library."
—Isabel Mercedes CummingAssistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, Maryland

"Mr. Wells is a brilliant author. His writing is clear, to the point, and entertaining. I find the Corporate Fraud Handbook indispensable."
—Corey A. BloomSenior Associate, RSM Richter, Montreal, Canada

"A wonderful read! A systematic approach with many examples from real life."
—Dr. Dimiter DinevAssociate Professor at the University of National and International Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

"I have been an admirer of Mr. Wells' work for more than twenty years. He's a world leader in the prevention and detection of fraud. I highly recommend this book to anyone concerned with compliance, controls, and keeping their organizations immune from the ever-growing risks of fraud."
—Mike ComerCorporate Fraud Investigator, London, England

"The Corporate Fraud Handbook provides unparalleled insights on the scams used by employees to perpetrate fraud."
—Robert DiPasqualePartner, J.H. Cohn, LLP

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