Fraud 101 Techniques and Strategies for Detection

ISBN-10: 0471721123
ISBN-13: 9780471721123
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This text provides step-by-step guidance and real-world case studies on how to perform a proactive fraud audit. The major types of fraud are discussed, providing an audit detection procedure for each.

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This text provides step-by-step guidance and real-world case studies on how to perform a proactive fraud audit. The major types of fraud are discussed, providing an audit detection procedure for each.

Silverstone is a principal in the Philadelphia office of Kroll, Inc. He has concentrated on forensic and investigative accounting since 1985 and has been involved in every aspect of cases, including planning, detailed analysis, discovery, and expert testimony in forensic accounting.

Introduction
The World of Fraud
Who Commits Fraud and Why?
Fraud Prevention and Detection
Notes
Fraud Combatants
Fraud Company Profile (1987-1997)
Auditor Responsibilities to Detect Fraud
Financial Statement Audit versus Fraud Investigation
Fraud Guidance
Audit Deficiencies and Audit Failures
The New World
Recommended Reading
Notes
Sarbanes-Oxley and Its Influence on Fraud Prevention
Audit Committee
Code of Ethics
Internal Controls
Internal Audit
Common Problems
Note
Proactive Fraud Investigations: An Introduction
Fraud Investigations Defined
Three Objectives of Fraud Investigations
Proactive Fraud Investigations
Advice for Inexperienced Fraud Investigators
Notes
Proactive Fraud Investigations: Conducting the Investigation
Art of Fishing
How Proactive Fraud Investigators Think and Work
Beginning the Investigation
Selecting a Fraud Type
Fraud Investigation Procedure
Summary
Notes
Elementary Fraud Types
Three Elementary Fraud Types: Definitions
Duplicate Payment Fraud
Multiple Payee Fraud
Shell Fraud
Notes
Fraud Defectives
Defective Delivery Fraud
Defective Shipment Fraud
Defective Pricing Fraud
Summary
Notes
Contract Rigging Fraud
Definition
Obtaining the Contract
Contract Change Orders
Unbalanced Bidding
Detection Recommendations
Rotation Fraud
Note
Ethical Behavior
Accounting Ethical Standards
Consequences of Unethical Behavior
Codes of Conduct
Notes
Evidence
Indicative Evidence
Validating Evidence
Notes
Symptomatic Fraud Investigation
Symptoms of Fraud
Variations in Actual versus Planned Cost
"Should Cost" Approach
Employee Lifestyle Changes
Notes
Fraud Investigation Alternatives
Monitoring Known or Suspected Fraud
Monitoring Operational Areas at Risk of Fraud
Fraud Investigations and Internal Control
Note
Anatomy of a Corporate Fraud
Symptomatic Fraud Investigation Case Study
Fraud-Specific Contract Review Case Study
World Top Corporation Case Study
Glossary
Index

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