Blog Archives: 2014

The Fraud Triangle: Even the Most Complicated Things Can Be Simple

Recently, I saw a quote that served as a good reminder to me that fundamentals and simplicity will quite often rule the day over complexity.  The quote was conveyed by a key figure in one of the most high profile fraud cases in a century. 

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B&O Traps for Real Property Lessors

NOTE: The information in this post was updated on October 13, 2015. Read the update.

Many owners of commercial or residential rental property in Washington are surprised to learn that they may owe business and occupation (B&O) tax to the state as a result of their rental activities.

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The Importance of “the Story of the Business”

One of the great myths of forensic accounting is that it is a study entirely of numbers and financial data.  It can be, but the trickier frauds will likely not be discovered from a study of numbers alone. 

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10 Questions to Help Assess Your Fraud IQ

This is a great little article from the Journal of Accountancy that features a 10-question quiz to help you assess your fraud IQ.  Whether you know the answers or not (the answers are included in the text),

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Procurement Cards and Expense Reimbursement Fraud

Procurement cards (more commonly known as p-cards) have become increasingly popular over the past several years, and interestingly enough the frequency of expense reimbursement fraud has been steadily growing as well. 

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