God’s money is now my money: Why houses of worship are victims of fraud
Houses of worship are havens from fraud, right? Wrong. The author describes how church workers’ erroneous thinking leaves them particularly vulnerable to fraud and what congregations can do to deter and prevent fraudsters’ attacks.
Computer-assisted interviews: fact or folly?
Some suggest that fraud examiners could use computerized “avatars” to collect basic information. Here we look at potential technological advancements and the implications of avatars in the fraud-fighting profession. You decide.
ACFE Foundation awards scholarships in 21st year of Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship program
ACFE Headquarters fights Austin floods
Why you should take the ACFE Fraud Prevention Check-Up
Board of Regents expels Daniel Burson
Vindication at a high price: An interview with James Holzrichter, recipient of the ACFE’s 2015 Sentinel Award
When James Holzrichter reported some management issues to his supervisor, he had no idea that he would later discover widespread alleged fraud at Northrop. He’d lose his job, health and 17 years of his life. But he’d retain his integrity and his family’s love.
Defrauding for fun not need
Does the Fraud Triangle explain fraudsters who steal for enjoyment? The author contends that Dr. Donald Cressey didn’t necessarily develop his theories to explain behavior of those who don’t have financial needs and are predisposed to committing fraud even before organizations hire them.
Identity theft complaints soar 14.7 percent in 2014
Based on the tremendous increase in data breaches and related compromised records in 2014 plus the soaring incidents of income tax refund fraud, it’s no surprise that identity theft is also growing. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission reports a sizable increase in complaints.
Whistleblower James Holzrichter spoke with attendees at the 26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference about his 17-year ordeal in a defense contractor qui tam suit against Northrop.