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Stories Behind the Numbers

Stories Behind the Numbers

April 26, 2019

Each of the 2,690 real cases of occupational fraud reported in the ACFE’s 2018 Report to the Nations has a unique story behind it. Dive deeper by reading these case studies from the investigating CFEs.

Veteran Bookeeper_Fraud Talk_Melissa Broccolo_Episode 84

Veteran Bookeeper_Fraud Talk_Melissa Broccolo_Episode 84

April 26, 2019

An accountant with 20 years’ tenure bleeds a nonprofit dry.

The Vacation Day_ Fraud Talk_Sarah Hofmann_Episode 83

The Vacation Day_ Fraud Talk_Sarah Hofmann_Episode 83

April 26, 2019

A banker’s fraud scheme is caught when he takes a day off.

Taking_Advantage_Fraud_Talk_Patrick_Rubio_Episode_82

Taking_Advantage_Fraud_Talk_Patrick_Rubio_Episode_82

April 26, 2019

A part-time caregiver defrauds an elderly owner of a working farm.

Practice_Makes_ImPerfect_Fraud_Talk_Ross_Pry_Episode_81

Practice_Makes_ImPerfect_Fraud_Talk_Ross_Pry_Episode_81

April 26, 2019

A charismatic fraudster drains a physicians’ practice for more than 20 years.

Banker_on_the_Run_Fraud_Talk_Mandy_Moody_Episode_80

Banker_on_the_Run_Fraud_Talk_Mandy_Moody_Episode_80

April 26, 2019

A bank client comes to regret their close relationship with a bank officer.

White-Collar Crime and the Innocent Spouse-Fraud Talk-March 2019- John Gill- Episode 79

White-Collar Crime and the Innocent Spouse-Fraud Talk-March 2019- John Gill- Episode 79

March 28, 2019

John Gill, J.D., CFE, ACFE VP of Education, speaks with Lisa Lawler, founder of the White-Collar Wives Project. Lawler discusses how her husband’s fraud affected her and her family, and how it led to her creating a place for wives to turn for advice and support.

The Dark Web: A Means to Commit Fraud on a Grander Scale – Emily Wilson – Fraud Talk – Episode 78

The Dark Web: A Means to Commit Fraud on a Grander Scale – Emily Wilson – Fraud Talk – Episode 78

February 28, 2019

In this episode of Fraud Talk, Emily Wilson, CFE, Vice President of Research at Terbium Labs and upcoming keynote speaker at the 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, discusses the dark web and what fraud examiners should know about this mysterious, misunderstood part of the internet.

Challenges in the Executive Design of Compensation and Incentives - Fraud Talk - Moody Wagner - Episode 77

Challenges in the Executive Design of Compensation and Incentives - Fraud Talk - Moody Wagner - Episode 77

January 25, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Alexander Wagner, associate professor of finance at the University of Zurich and upcoming keynote speaker at the ACFE Fraud Conference Europe, describes the roles incentives play in the decision-making of employees and organizations.

The 5 Most Scandalous Fraud Cases of 2018 - Dorris, Moody - Fraud Talk - Episode 76

The 5 Most Scandalous Fraud Cases of 2018 - Dorris, Moody - Fraud Talk - Episode 76

December 13, 2018

In this month's episode, Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, ACFE President and CEO, and Mandy Moody, CFE, ACFE Content Manager, discuss the top five most scandalous frauds of 2018 and what they each mean to the anti-fraud profession.