Business Advisory

What You and Your Attorney Can Expect From a Fraud Investigation Report

Uncovering and documenting facts in a fraud case is just the precursor to what may be the most important part of an investigation: producing a report that will stand up in court. Here’s what a fraud investigator will do to ensure that his or her report effectively supports your position. Precision counts To ensure evidence […]

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Ghost Employees May Be Haunting Your Payroll

Matt was a trusted long-term employee who, unfortunately, was deeply in debt. Recognizing that his company’s payroll controls were loose enough to be exploited, he put a “ghost” employee, “Scott,” on the payroll, opened a bank account in Scott’s name and arranged for direct deposit of Scott’s paychecks. Although both Scott and Matt are fictitious, […]

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Deadbeat or dead broke? A solvency opinion can help find the money

A company’s solvency can come into play if it paid another creditor when it had an obligation to pay you first. If such circumstances lead to litigation, you should consider hiring a solvency expert to determine whether the company actually could meet its long-term interest and repayment obligations at the time of the payment. 3 […]

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Workers’ Comp Fraud is Painful but Preventable

Workers’ compensation fraud costs American employers millions of dollars a year. The most publicized form of the fraud involves bogus claims by workers.  This fraud can be prevented or detected with some awareness and skepticism. Employee-perpetrated scams The vast majority of workers’ compensation claims are valid. However, when claims aren’t valid, it can be a […]

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