Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement: A Practical Guide

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"If you don't think that some employees have figured outingenious ways to steal from businesses, read this book. Thereal-life examples will change your mind." —Joseph T. Wells,CFE, CPA, founder and Chairman, Association of Certified FraudExaminers

"An easy-to-read, but comprehensive step-by-step approach thatcovers every potential area for employee fraud and embezzlement.Great checklists at the end of each chapter show what steps to putinto place for controls and protection. Includes real-life examplesthat really 'bring the story home.' " —Jean L. Conover, CPA,past CEO/CFO, Jefferson Radiology PC

"This book is a must-read for seasoned entrepreneurs as well asthose considering entering their own business venture. Whiledeveloped for small business, the risk detection and preventionmethodologies presented by Mr. Pedneault are universal to allbusinesses. The concise checklists provide ready guidance forestablishing a complete system of controls."—Denise H.Armstrong, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Sea Research Foundation,Inc. d/b/a Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration

"This book is a must for every individual owning their ownbusiness. Mr. Pedneault clearly articulates the fraud risks thatoccur in each business system. In the book, he offers practicaladvice for internal controls and illustrates the risks withreal-life examples."—Leonard W. Vona, President, FraudAuditing, Inc.

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You're a busy business owner. You don't have time to think aboutwhether or not any of your employees may be stealing from you orembezzling from your business. Or . . . do you?

Based on author Stephen Pedneault's experience of over twentyyears working with clients and counsel in a wide range ofemployment-related issues—many stemming from some type oftheft or embezzlement of assets, money, proprietary information, orall three—Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft andEmbezzlement: A Practical Guide is the readable, usefulresource that will help you better protect your business.

From implementing prudent hiring policies and practices throughcollecting receipts, making deposits, writing checks, payingemployees, and evaluating the adequacy of insurance coverage, thisessential book covers the major financial areas commonly found inmost small businesses, and provides you with easy steps to followin preventing and detecting embezzlement.

With checklists at the end of each chapter so you can literallystart protecting your business right away, this practical guidetakes a closer look at:

  • Why you would be wise to perform independent due diligence on apotential employee—even if they are referred by someoneelse

  • The truth about contacting past employers when checking on acandidate—why it's not much help

  • What you must do in the hiring process to better protectyourself and your business

  • How to know and monitor your existing employees

If you are a business owner—even if your business is verysmall—and you don't want to get burned by employee theft orembezzlement of any kind, Preventing and Detecting EmployeeTheft and Embezzlement is the practical guide you want to keepby your side. Its shorter chapters, checklists, and cases arespecifically designed to work with your busy schedule, to makeprevention and detection of employee theft a more effortlessreality in your business.

About the Author:

STEPHEN PEDNEAULT, CPA/CFF, CFE, is the founder and Principal of Forensic Accounting Services, LLC, a CPA firm specializing in forensic accounting, employee fraud, and litigation support matters. Steve is the author of Fraud 101: Techniques and Strategies for Understanding Fraud and Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation, and a contributor to Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business, all published by Wiley. Steve has also written numerous articles appearing in local and national media, and is a frequent speaker on the subjects of employee embezzlement and forensic accounting. For more information about Stephen Pedneault, go to www.forensicaccountingservices.com.

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