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    MayJune-tax-refund-thumb.jpg Identity theft tax refund fraud: A growing epidemic, part 2 of 2 

    Identity thieves are using stolen personally identifiable information to file victims' tax returns and then receive their refunds. Here's how the IRS is protecting victims, pursuing the criminals and ways all of us can fight this scourge.

    MayJune-collusion-thumb.jpg Collusion in the workplace: Tuition reimbursement, excessive payroll and fraud 

    Poor internal controls resulted in fraud in excess of $500,000 for a newly acquired division of a publicly traded Fortune 500 Company. The culprits included an hourly line clerk, human resources clerk, an administrative assistant and the human resources manager.

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    New Regents join board during its semi-annual meeting 

    Nominations open for 2015-2016 Board of Regents 

     

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    Jacob Parks, J.D., CFE, ACFE research specialist, examines how digital currencies have become a future fraud trend in the first of two parts.

  • Chipping away at corruption: An interview with Dr. Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International 

    Dr. Peter Eigen, as a World Bank director in the 1990s, witnessed the ravages of corruption in Africa. He and a small group of like-minded leaders began Transparency International - a nonprofit that is helping move anti-corruption efforts to the top of governmental and corporate agendas.

    MayJune-needles-paystack-thumb.jpg Needles in a paystack: Physician submits $500,000 in false claims 

    Dr. Susan Shamrock wanted to give a non-approved, experimental allergy treatment to her suffering patients. Unfortunately, she overcharged for the drug to the tune of about a half a million dollars. Here's how fraud examiners found the incriminating evidence.

    MayJune-empty-desk-thumb.jpg Skip class and collect the cash: Student financial aid fraud schemes 

    Federal financial aid can help college students' dreams come true. It can also line a fraudsters' pockets with undeserved, unearned “aid,” which costs taxpayers' money and steals deserving students' futures.

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