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When honest people are dishonest

Online Published Date : 06 July 2020 | Appeared in issue: August/September 2020 - 01 July 2020

Kelly Paxton (https://kellypaxton.com) is aspeaker and trainer. She has served as a US Customs special agent, conducted backgroundinvestigations for the Department of Homeland Security, fraud analysis at theWashington County Sheriff’s Office, as well as undertaken numerousinvestigations in the private sector. She can be reached on kelly@kellypaxton.com.

Audit inspection

Online Published Date : 27 July 2020 | Appeared in issue: August/September 2020 - 04 June 2020

Therole of audit in fraud discovery is in the spotlight again in the wake of Wirecard,the German payments company’s collapse. External auditors EY allegedly failed for more than threeyears to confirm the existence of up to €1 billion in cash that..

Audit inspection

Online Published Date : 28 July 2020 | Appeared in issue: August/September 2020 - 04 June 2020

The role of audit in fraud discovery is in the spotlight again in the wake of Wirecard, the German payments company’s collapse.External auditors EY allegedly failed for more than three years to confirm the existence of up to €1 billion in cash that..

Inside the ‘inside job’

Online Published Date : 29 July 2020 | Appeared in issue: August/September 2020 - 04 June 2020

With more than 85,000 members, the ACFE (www.acfe.com) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and is a leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. Esther Martin (esther.martin@informa.com) is Assistant Editor of Fraud Intelligence.

The ‘frauditor’ at work

Online Published Date : 29 July 2020 | Appeared in issue: August/September 2020 - 04 June 2020

Peter Tickner is a freelance consultant, fraud investigator and academic as wellas the author of a number of books on fraud investigation. He was director ofinternal audit for the Metropolitan Police Service in the UK from 1995 to 2009.He has recently successfully completed a doctorate at the University ofPortsmouth’s Institute of Criminal Justice Studies around his methodology forinvestigating fraud in the public sector.